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Apparently, Ginger Gibson at the News Journal and TW at DP are  at again ranting and raving about their latest new “find” on Christine O’Donnell.  Their gossip is of course never-ending —

Yeah so…the Constitutionalist Party nominated Christine O’Donnell to be their candidate. I say props to the girl. I mean, is it a crime for a Republican or a Democrat to announce that they are a constitutionalist? Is it really such a horror to put the constitution first over a party. I thought that Republicans and Democrats are sworn in to uphold the constitution.  Isn’t that the most supreme law of the land?

For the  Gibson / Castle / Coons cult of followers, I thought I would quote the platform of the Constitutionalist Party:

We declare the platform of the Constitution Party to be predicated on the principles of

The Declaration of Independence,
The Constitution of the United States and
The Bill of Rights

According to the original intent of the Founding Fathers, these founding documents are the foundation of our Liberty and the Supreme Law of the Land.

The sole purpose of government, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, is to secure our unalienable rights given us by our Creator. When Government grows beyond this scope, it is usurpation, and liberty is compromised

We believe the major issues we face today are best solved by a renewed allegiance to the original intent of these founding documents.

Now, I would hope every candidate regardless of party would support the Constitutionalist platform. To come against the Constitutionalists is completely UN-AMERICAN and a disgrace to our country.

It should be to so surprise that Christine supports the platforms of the Constitutionalists. She has consistently said she is a Constitutionalist Republican. If Castle can be a radical left wing supposed centrist Republican who has voted consistently against the 1st and 2nd amendments and with the democrats, then why in the world can’t Christine claim to believe in the Constitution and still vote with the Republicans?

It seems a bit wicked, really of Ginger Gibson and TW to frown upon Christine and the Constitutionalists. It otherwise wouldn’t have been such a big deal.

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My fellow blogger Tennessee Walker from Delaware Politics claims that Ms. O’Donnell opposes Delaware’s Lax Corporation Laws based off an email blast sent from the O’Donnell campaign.  He makes the assumption that Christine O’Donnell is attacking Del. Corporation laws itself for being “lax”.  TW remarks, “This position is shared by Chuck Shumer of New York and other Liberal Politicians”.

I have read this email blast in its entirety, and TW only highlights ONE quote (originating from the American Spectator)  that was captured in the email blast.

Because of its lax regulations and corporate governance laws, more than 50 percent of all publicly traded companies in the United States, including 63 percent of Fortune 500 companies have made Delaware their “legal” home,according to the state’s website. The same is true with the banking industry.

First, looking at this quote alone, it simply is a matter of fact. The regulations ARE lax so that 63% of Fortune 500 companies CAN call Delaware home.   Honestly, I don’t see what’s wrong with calling the regulations “lax”? The term “lax” here is not derogatory. Obviously it is assumed by TW to be negative.

I doubt that Christine is opposed to the lax regulation. She doesn’t say one way or the other by quoting this quote. It’s a State issue.

BUT THE MAJOR STORYLINE HERE:

TW is taking this blast out of context and cherry picking. Any educated person can get the gist of the main idea in just the email blast heading itself:  “Reid to push for climate change in lame duck session. Castle could vote for Cap & Trade again!” Of course no one would know what the nature of the email blast was about with just using ONE quote – a quote that had nothing to do with the key point. Never once did TW bring up Cap and Tax or what Cap and Tax had to do with the banking industry.

The point was that Castle is likely to vote for Cap & Trade not only because of his prior vote for it, but be because he is being courted by the banking industry, whom he treats very favourably with due respect to making Delaware their home.

“Why is this a problem?”  the blast says:

According to the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Tom Borelli says, [this legislation] would lead to “the creation of the largest commodity market in the world.”  The Commodities Futures TradingCommission estimates a $2-trillion futures market would be created. This would be larger than the futures market for oil and gas.

There is nothing wrong with making Deleware home for the banking industry especially since 20% of the revenue does come from these corporations. However, there is obviously a vested interest here for Castle to vote on Cap and Trade to benefit the pocket of the banking industry, and Castle’s own campaign pocket at the expense of Delawareans themselves.

I quote from the email blast:

“Three of Castle’s top five contributors have been from the banking industry — MBNA Corp (acquired by Bank of America in 2006), Bank of America and Morgan Stanley. And 10 of his top 20 contributors were banking firms.”

It’s a no brainer for those who are competent in reading comprehension.

The Conservative Tea Party Paper even quotes the American Spectator article because, unlike TW, they got the gist of O’donnell’s email blast and they go further to explain the dangers…

The American Spectator reports: “One of the key storylines…would be the swearing in of the winner of the special election.” The winner will be sworn in immediately. “… And if cap-and-trade comes up during the session, there’s a historical precedent showing how Castle would vote.”

His continued support for this job-stripping cap and tax energy bill would dangerously burden the standard of living for all Delawareans and Americans.  His vote for cap-and-trade would raise the costs of energy by an estimated $2,000 per family.

By 2030, low-income families in Delaware (with an average income of $12,945) will spend up to 19.2% of their income on energy under Cap and Trade.  By 2035 Delaware residents will see their electricity prices rise by $1,064.41 per household.  Estimates are that cap-and-tax would cost thousands of jobs in Delaware by 2012.

So there folks, you have it….another twisted stunt to misrepresent the case for Christine O’Donnell for US Senate.