Barry The Insult President: Obama's Trip To Delaware

Erick Erickson had a great piece this morning about Christine O'Donnell, who has evolved into an all-purpose spear catcher for all of the other Tea Party candidates who are running to overturn the established order. Even if she loses, many others will win because so much Democratic resources and media eyeballs were directed at the First State:

The odds are stacked against Christine O’Donnell. Thanks to the industriousness of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Senate GOP Leadership, the Delaware GOP Leadership, and the assorted pundits, journalists, and other talking heads on TV and in print, Christine O’Donnell is really taking one for the team and will likely not make it past the tigers.

But because of Christine O’Donnell’s willing sacrifice, the tigers are distracted. With only about twenty-two days left, the tigers are just now trying to refocus on Sharron Angle, Ken Buck, Mike Lee, Joe Miller, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, and Ron Johnson. Meanwhile, for the past five weeks or so, these candidates have built up leads or drawn even with their opponents.

While the tigers have been taking out Christine O’Donnell, these candidates have surrounded the tigers and are preparing to slay the beasts.

As if to underscore this, the White House announced that President Obama will travel to Delaware to campaign with The Bearded Marxist. This is an odd use of the President's time, given that Coons supposedly has a double-digit lead in the polls. (Rush was all over this story this morning). Oh, no, Obama's not going to Delaware to support Coons. (and bringing Biden, besides). He's going there to rip on Christine O'Donnell. Ah:

Campaigning for Coons - and, more important, against O'Donnell - gives Obama a chance to remind voters nationwide about the Republican nominee, whom Democrats have gleefully embraced as an example of an extreme conservative. In political parlance, this is known as "elevating" your opponent, something Obama has also done with House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio).

White House officials believe candidates such as O'Donnell, especially O'Donnell, have mobilized their previously disaffected liberal base a few weeks before the midterms, giving them a greater chance of keeping control of the House and Senate. Democratic strategists said the Delaware race is having a spillover effect into neighboring Pennsylvania, which has an overlapping media market, appearing to help Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak.

Remember how we used to hear about Obama's first class temperament? At this point, I have to ask whether he even has a steerage class temperament. I mean, the President of the United States is going to Delaware to make fun of Christine O'Donnell. That's the best the post-racial healer can do? As if Saturday Night Live isn't already on the case? O'Donnell may have plenty of flaws, but she obviously appeals to the voting block of hard-working, church going straight arrows. When Obama insults her, he is insulting them as well. Nice.

Carl Paladino had to spend the day apologizing to gays, a typical endgame for a Republican who said the wrong thing about the wrong protected group (never mind how infinitesimally small a percentage of the population they are). When was the last time a liberal had to apologize for insulting people on the Right?

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