Charles Krauthammer is upset with Sarah Palin for endorsing Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell in Delaware’s Senate race:
On Monday’s edition of Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Beir,” columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska and Sen. Jim Demint (R-S.C.) for endorsing Delaware Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell over moderate Rep. Mike Castle.
Here’s an excerpt:
Krauthammer: The Palin endorsement, I think, is disruptive and capricious. Bill Buckley had a rule that he always supported the most conservative candidate who was electable, otherwise the vote is simply self-indulgence.
Beir: Now Jim DeMint, from South Carolina, also endorsed Christine O’Donnell.
Krauthammer: equally capricious and irresponsible. I’m not sexist on this. It’s a big mistake. …
He went on to add, “Delaware is not Alaska.”
It would be nice to think that there is some extremity of right-wing that is too extreme even for Charles Krauthammer. But Steve M. doesn’t think that’s the case:
… If Christine O’Donnell were possibly on the verge of winning the GOP Senate primary in Alaska — or, say, Nevada or Kentucky or Colorado — would the GOP establishment even bother to fight very hard to deny her the nomination? We live in a country where Joe Miller, Sharron Angle, Rand Paul, and Ken Buck can all win general elections — our country is so shockingly accepting of right-wing craziness that even O’Donnell could probably win in those candidates’ states. Isn’t that depressing? Isn’t it disheartening that we’re having this little skirmish right now only because Delaware is one of the handful of states where a batshit crazy teabagger can’t win?
I’ll settle in for a good snicker when the majority of Americans, rather than just my fellow lefties, think these people have gone nuts. We’re nowhere near that point yet.