Saturday, October 30, 2010

Vote for Christine O’Donnell - Let's Change Washington

Why Delaware needs to vote Christine O'Donnell over Chris Coons.

1. She understands the threat to national sovereignty and he does not.

2. She will be that objection to unanimous consent when they come up and he will not.

3. Sure she is right from a conservative perspective on a hundred issues, but there is one reason that should unite all patriots, America’s right to control her own destiny.

4. So, even if you do not care about jobs, life, the economy, and a host of other issues, that is what is at stake. Christine spent a dozen years in and around D. C. being educated on these issues. They are why she ran for Senate... Vote for Christine O’Donnell.

Dems: The Dirty Tricks Aren’t Working, Let’s Get Ready for 2012
Enemies Foreign and Domestic
The Political Assassination of Christine O’Donnell
By kingsjester

Why all the attacks on Christine O’Donnell? ...She has been under an egregious political attack, not seen since, dare I say it, Sarah Palin.

...Yesterday, in the latest attack against her, Gawker published some sleazebag’s story about the time three years ago on Halloween (when Christine O’Donnell dressed up in a costume) Come on... it was Halloween and who hasn't dressed up for a party) , the would-be Senator from Delaware, and published it anonymously after paying the guy off. (A woman trusts a real man to be a Gentlemen who does not kiss and tell) We all now know what a slug Dustin Dominiak is...The funny thing is, all they did was smooch a little bit. Big whoop.

Brad Kurisko, 28, a district executive with a Boy Scouts council in the Philadelphia area, had his uniform borrowed by Dustin Dominiak, (no, not Dustin ”Screech” Diamond) who was wearing it as a Halloween Costume in a bar. Gawker put a black bar over the name tag on the uniform, so that the jerk could not be traced.

Shortly after his last phone conversation with a reporter from, a single name disappeared from Kurisko’s list of Facebook friends.

The man with whom electronic ties were abruptly cut is Dustin Dominiak, a 28-year-old buddy who attended Albion College with Kurisko. Records show that Dominiak has previously shared a Philadelphia address with Kurisko. One online posting reports that Dominiak, a Michigan native, has worked as an auditor at the Federal Reserve in Philadelphia.

Soon after Dominiak’s name vanished from Kurisko’s list of friends, Dominiak’s entire Facebook page (which listed 356 friends) was suddenly deactivated. Can you say running scared?

This incident is so sleazy, even the National Association of Gals (or, as Rush Limbaugh refers to them, the NAGS) had to, reluctantly, come out against it. Spokesperson Mai Shiozaki said:

NOW/PAC has proudly endorsed women’s rights champion Chris Coons, O’Donnell’s opponent in the Delaware Senate race, and finds O’Donnell’s political positions dangerous for women. That does not mean it’s acceptable to use slut-shaming against her, or any woman.

NOW has repeatedly called out misogyny against women candidates, and this election season is no different. Let me be honest: I look forward to seeing Christine O’Donnell defeated at the polls, but this kind of sexist attack is an affront to all women, and I won’t stand for it.

Translation: Although we hate the (Joy Behar’s new favorite word), we have to speak out about this or lose what little support we have left.

The other hot news item about O’Donnell that came out yesterday, was a poll issued by Fairleigh Dickerson University in Delaware. It presented the surprising conclusion that Coons is leading O’Donnell by 21 points, 57-36.

That’s kind of strange, because the usually accurate guys at, posted the following on 10/26: Yesterday, a poll went around showing Christine O’Donnell just five points behind Commie Coons in Delaware’s Senate race. This SORT OF explains the weird amount of time the White House has been spending in a slam dunk blue state.

But, Democrats are ferociously attacking CoD as hard as they attacked Scott Brown in Massachusetts. If she is so far behind, what is the point in beating up on this woman?

This is anecdotal, but I think I know why they are doing this…just like with [Scott Brown] there are internals showing O’Donnell ahead.

Today I talked to a friend from Team Hillary who is a big Dem fundraiser. He told me that for the last week or so the DNC has been at DEFCON 1 leaning HARD on the rainmakers because they are terrified of a CoD win in Delaware.

The problem is some internal poll that apparently shows that a high percentage of Democrats early voting are voting straight ticket Republican instead…they are Democrats voting against Democrats.

So, how did that esteemed institution, Fairleigh Dickerson University, come up with such different information than

Well, according to the university’s website:

The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll of 797 randomly selected likely voters statewide in Delaware was conducted by telephone, using both landlines and cell phones, from Oct. 20 through Oct. 26, 2010 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points.

Dr. Dan Cassino with Fairleigh Dickinson University says O’Donnell has firmed up her Republican base, but not without great cost:

We’ve seen that the voters in Delaware have become increasingly polarized about Christine O’Donnell, and we’re seeing that right now, she has a very unfavorable number of 44 percent, and that is up significantly.

Chris Coons’ unfavorability numbers, earlier in this month, were at 27 percent. His unfavorability numbers are now up to 36 percent.

Who is Dr. Dan Cassino? He’s an Associate Professor in Social Science, in charge of their political polling department/initiative named Public Minds. What are his bona fides? Well, let’s let his biography page on the school website tell you:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: (2007-) Fairleigh Dickinson University Department of Social Science and History

DIRECTOR OF OUTSIDE RESEARCH: (2007-) Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Survey

LECTURER: (2006-2007) Fairleigh Dickinson University Department of Social Science and History

STAFF RESEARCHER: (2005-2006) Princeton University Department of Politics

INSTRUCTOR: (2003- 2005) Stony Brook University Department of Political Science

Peer Reviewed Academic Publications
“Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: Politics, Religion and Masculinity in Young Men’s views of Abortion.” Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality 1:2.

“Motivated Ignorance and the Dynamics of Partisan Presidential Approval.” (with Matthew Lebo) Political Psychology 28:4.

“Information Processing and Public Opinion.” (with Charles S. Taber and Milton Lodge) Politische Vierteljahresschrift (Political Science Quarterly) 48:2.

Consuming Politics: Jon Stewart, Symbolic Politics and the Youth Vote in America (with Yasemin Besen). Under Contract with Associated Universities Press, for delivery in 2008.

Book Chapters
“The Primacy of Affect in Political Evaluations.” (with Milton Lodge). In The Affect Effect. Marcus, Neuman, et al., eds. 2007: University of Chicago Press.

Non-Peer Reviewed Journals
“Bush Withers Republican in Garden State Senate Race,” (with Peter J. Woolley) The Polling Report, Vol. 22, No. 16 (August 28, 2006), pp. 1, 7-8.
“Why Menendez Won,” (with Peter J. Woolley) The Polling Report, Vol. 22, No. 22, (Nov. 27, 2006), pp. 1, 5-6.

Stony Brook University
Areas of specialty: Political Psychology, Political Economics, Methodology

Stony Brook University

University of Arizona

Parties and Interest Groups
The American Presidency
Research Methods
Introduction to American Politics
Constitutional Law
Political Psychology

Introduction to Quantitative Methodology in Social Sciences
INQUISIT programming seminar

(selected examples)

“New Poll Gives Sen. Menendez Edge in NJ,” Washington Post, Forbes, CBS News, San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, October 5, 2006.
“Poll: Democrat Leads NJ Senate Race,” MSNBC, ABC News, Fox News, Thursday, October 5, 2006.
“GOP Hopeful Says Rumsfeld Should Resign,” New York Times, Sunday, September 3, 2006.
“Iraq Weighs Heavily in Kean’s Balancing Act.” New York Times, Sunday, September 10, 2006.
“Gibes are Traded by Rivals for Senate.” Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday, August 31, 2006.
“Poll: War Concerns Hamper Kean Bid.” Newsday, San Jose Mercury News, others, Wednesday, August 30, 2006.
NPR’s Talk of the Nation, August 30, 2006.

So…Dr. Cassino, the guy responsible for the Fairleigh Dickinson Political Poll is...Liberal. I’m shocked, I tell you. Shocked!

The phrase "separation of church and state" does not appear anywhere in the Constitution.

The Chris Coons’ $10,000 Price Tag
The Chris Coons’ $10,000 Price Tag
Wilmington, DE – Christine O’Donnell, Delaware’s Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, released the following statement today about the high cost of sending her opponent to Washington:

"A vote for my opponent will cost the average Delaware family instantly up to $10,000 in the coming tax hikes and his vote for cap-and-trade. Chris Coons’ campaign says that number is ‘not based in reality.’ It looks like it’s Chris who is out of touch again.

“In less than 80 days a typical Delaware family will pay about $6,100 in personal income taxes because of the Obama tax increases. If Chris Coons gets his way and helps Harry Reid push Cap-and-Trade through a lame duck session, Delawareans can also expect their utility bills to jump about $1,200. Then, there’s the extra $3,000 a year for higher consumer prices when small businesses, service providers and companies raise their prices to cover their own skyrocketing energy costs. That cap-and-trade scheme stands to financially benefit Chris’ family while it costs yours, through so-called green technology manufactured by the company that belongs to my opponent’s family.

“And that’s not all. Under Obamacare, health care costs will jump for families, and for businesses that provide coverage. Delawareans will also pay higher taxes on investments, and, if a loved one passes away, you could face an inheritance tax of up to 60 percent.

“That’s the expensive reality that Chris Coons doesn’t want you to know.”

Wilmington, DE – Christine O’Donnell, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Delaware, laid out the following facts following New Castle County Executive Chris Coons’ support for the economic “stimulus” during the debate Tuesday at the Widener University School of Law.
Coons Praised The Stimulus For Helping To Recover From “The Great Recession.” (Senator Ted Kaufman, “Delaware Officials Announce State Has Been Promised More Than $1 Billion In Recovery Funds,” Press Release, 10/26/09)
“The Stimulus Has Had ‘Enormous And Important Impacts,’ New Castle County Executive Chris Coons Said. (Mike Chalmers, “Stimulus Jobs Difficult To Count,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 10/27/09)
New Castle County Received Stimulus Money For A Jobs Program Aimed At Teens And Young Adults. (“Judge Rules In Favor Of Coons In Firing Of Freebery’s Brother,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 12/22/09)
New Castle County Spent $200,000 Of Stimulus Money On Workshops For An Expected 700 People. (Angie Basiouny, “NCCo To Offer Jobs Workshops,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 11/11/09)
Coons Asked To Receive Any Stimulus Wilmington Didn’t Want To Use (Adam Taylor, “Baker Keeps Options Open On COPS Grant,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 7/30/09)
Coons Sent A Letter To Eric Holder And Joe Biden Asking To Receive Any Stimulus Money Wilmington Rejected. (Adam Taylor, “Baker Keeps Options Open On COPS Grant,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 7/30/09)
Coons Credited Stimulus Funding For Saving Police Jobs. 15 jobs saved (Jennifer Price, “County Police Take Pay Cut, No Layoffs,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 7/10/09)
Roughly $670,000 Of Stimulus Money Went To Provide Money For Rent And Utility Bills For Qualifying Renters Or Homeowners. (“Grant To Aid Those Seeking New Castle County Homes,” The Associated Press, 11/5/09)
Stimulus Money Was Spent For Federal Recovery Zone Bonds, Which Coons Said Would Provide The Opportunity For Hundreds Of New Jobs. $76.3 million (Angie Basiouny, “Stimulus Bonds Will Help Firms Raise Money For NCCo Projects,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 9/26/09)
In 2010, Coons Said The Stimulus Funds Are Flowing Too Slowly. (Shailagh Murray, “Democratic Senatorial Candidates Vie To Be Seen As Outsiders,” The Washington Post, 2/22/10)

Debate Fact Check: Chris Coons Says He Wants to Stop Outsourcing of Jobs
By Campaign Team on October 14, 2010 in Fact Check
Newark, Del. – During tonight’s debate for Delaware’s U.S. Senate seat, Chris Coons said he wants to stop outsourcing of jobs, but the one private company that employed him – the company where he says he did job creation – has several manufacturing plants in China.

Debate Fact Check: Chris Coons Says He Cares About Education
By Campaign Team on October 14, 2010 in Fact Check
Newark, Del. – During tonight’s debate for Delaware’s U.S. Senate seat, Chris Coons said he cares about education, but his latest 304-page document about New Castle County’s priorities doesn’t mention the word “teacher” even once.

Debate Fact Check: Coons on Health Care
By Campaign Team on October 14, 2010 in Fact Check
Newark, Del. – Christine O’Donnell, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Delaware, called attention to her opponent’s record on health care reform during Wednesday night’s debate at the University of Delaware.
Chris Coons has said that he would have voted for ObamaCare even though the measure is not perfect, but earlier he said the health care plan was overly ambitious.
Coons Said He Would Have Voted Yes On The Democrat Health Care Bill Even Though The Measure Is Not Perfect. “(Ginger Gibson, “Vote’s Fallout May Linger Into November Elections,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 3/23/10)
Coons Had Previously Called The Democrat Health Care Plan “Overly Ambitious.” (Shailagh Murray, “Democratic Senatorial Candidates Vie To Be Seen As Outsiders,” The Washington Post, 2/22/10)

Debate Fact Check: Coons on Taxes and Spending
By Campaign Team on October 13, 2010 in Fact Check
Newark, Del. – Christine O’Donnell, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Delaware, laid out the facts after New Castle County Executive Chris Coons’ claims on taxes and spending during their Wednesday debate at the University of Delaware.
Coons Voted For A Prevailing Wage Provision For County-Funded Construction Projects. (O03088, Passed 5-2, 10/14/03, Coons Voted Yes)
The News-Journal’s Ron Williams: It Was Estimated That The Prevailing Wage Law Cost Taxpayers More Than $4 Million In The Year After It Was Passed. (Ron Williams, Op-Ed, “Democrats For Lee Hustle Crossover Vote,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 10/1/04)
It still causes problems for construction companies today by driving up the cost of bids based on workforce costs.
Coons Voted At Least 36 Times To Install Street Lights And Implement A Tax Based On The Cost Of The Lights.
In 2004, Coons Voted To Authorize The Issuance Of Up To $80 Million In General Obligation Bonds. It Was The Largest Amount Of Money The County Has Borrowed At Once.
2009: “‘We’re 18 Months From Being Out Of Money — Unable To Operate, Not To Use The “B” Word,’ Coons Said, In A Reference To Bankruptcy. (Jeff Montgomery, “Sobering Challenges Reflected In Speeches,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 1/22/09)
In 2006, Coons Proposed Increasing Property Taxes Five Percent. (Alison Kepner, “Residents Say Tax Hike Small, But Express Fears For Future,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 5/16/06)
In 2007, Coons Proposed Raising Property Taxes 17.5 Percent. (Angie Basiouny, “17 Percent Tax Hike Proposed For NCCo,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 3/21/07)
In 2007, Coons Said He Planned To Approach The General Assembly With Plans To Levy A Hotel Tax, A 911 Tax And A Paramedic Tax.
Coons Proposed A Tax On 911 Calls Made From Cell Phones. (Ron Williams, “There’s More Than One Tax Hike Proposed For NCCo,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 3/21/07)
Had The Tax Passed The State Legislature, It Would Have Applied To All Three Delaware Counties, Not Just New Castle. (Ron Williams, Op-Ed, “Using Telephone Bills To Raise Tax Income Is Sneaky,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 4/15/07)
Coons Proposed A 2 Percent Hotel Surcharge. The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 3/21/07)
Coons Also Asked The State Legislature To Eliminate A Tax Credit For First-Time Homebuyers.
“Faced With A $40 Million Deficit For This Fiscal Year, County Executive Chris Coons Unveiled A Budget In March [2009] That Called For A 25 Percent Property-Tax Increase And Massive Spending Cuts, Including A Decrease Of $4.8 Million In Personnel Costs.” (Angie Basiouny, “NCCo Signs Pact With Paramedics, Averts More Layoffs,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 10/1/09)
In 2009, Coons Proposed A 25 Percent Increase In The Property Tax, The Second Largest In County History. (Angie Basiouny, “Coons’ 2010 Proposal Hits Hard — And Broad,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 3/18/09)
Coons: “[W]e Raised Taxes More Than Anyone Has In 30 Years.” (Reid Wilson, “Why Delaware Isn’t A GOP Gimme,” National Journal’s Hotline On Call Blog, 6/7/10)
Coons Said He Has Never Heard People Complain Their Tax Burden Was Too High. (David Catanese, “Coons Embraces Del. Tax Decision,” Politico, 6/4/10)
The Budget Was Approved (Jesse Chadderdon, “NCCo Council Approves Budget, 25 Percent Tax Increase,”, 5/26/09)
In 2005, Coons Proposed Increasing The Sewer Tax $63 For The Average Household. (Angie Basiouny, “NCCo Exec Proposes Reining In Spending,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 3/30/05)
The Increase Was Approved. (Angie Basiouny, “NCCo Budget Ups Sewer Rates But Holds Taxes Steady,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 5/25/05)
In 2006, Coons Proposed A Massive Increase In Sewer Fees For Residents Of Southern New Castle County. (Alison Kepner, “First Bill For Sewer Service: $23,000,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 3/10/06)
In 2006, Coons Again Proposed Increasing The Sewer Tax. (“Around Delaware,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 3/22/06)
The Increase Was Approved. (Angie Basiouny, “NCCo OKs Tax Hike, Budget,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 5/24/06)
In 2008, Coons Proposed Raising The Sewer Tax 4.4 Percent. (Angie Basiouny, “Coons To Propose Sewer Rate Increase,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 3/20/08)
In 2009, Coons Proposed To Raise The Sewer Tax 10 Percent. (Angie Basiouny, “Coons’ 2010 Proposal Hits Hard — And Broad,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 3/18/09)
The 10 Percent Tax Increase Was Approved. (Angie Basiouny, “25% NCCo Property Tax Hike OK’d,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 5/27/09
In 2010, Coons Proposed To Raise The Sewer Tax Four Percent. (Adam Taylor, “Coons Proposes Layoffs,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 3/17/10)
In 2007, Coons Supported Legislation That Would Have Raised Taxes On Seniors And The Disabled (Angie Basiouny, “NCCo Tax Exemption Cuts Up For Vote,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 9/10/07)
In 2007, Coons Proposed A Revision Of The Tax Exempt Program That Would Have Resulted In The Tax Bills Of Senior Citizens Going Up (Angie Basiouny, “17 Percent Tax Hike Proposed For NCCo,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 3/21/07)
Coons “Re-Invented” The High-Paying Position Of Public Safety Director After It Had Been Off The Books For Eight Years. (Ron Williams, Op-Ed, “Guess Who’s In Charge Of NCCo Government,” The [Wilmington, DE] News Journal, 1/28/09)

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