A friend suggested tonight, in light of the story published anonymously (and in exceedingly poor taste) about a bawdy night with Christine O'Donnell (allegedly), that Democrats just can't help themselves. I agree.
I'll not offer the link here, in the name of good taste, but Google is your friend and it won't be very difficult to find these allegations. More importantly, spend a little time reading beyond the original trainwreck itself; many many people are not impressed, and a dramatically large number of them are women.
To name a few:
Via The Daily Caller:
NOW defends Christine O’Donnell against Gawker’s “slut-shaming”
Via Michelle Malkin:
The Gawker smear machine: A refresher course
Via The Huffington Post:
O'Donnell's "Hook-Up:" Gawker's in the Wrong
Gawker’s Christine O’Donnell Hit Piece
The Democrats Create A New Low; 'I Had a One-Night Stand With Christine O'Donnell'
There are more, but you get the idea. There's something not being said though, that I can't help but noticing and passing along here...this childishness (and blatant disregard for the very privacy they rail from the rooftops every day to defend) is going to have the reverse effect of that which was intended...and it is going to help guarantee the very thing they are high five-ing themselves right now thinking they have prevented; Christine O'Donnell is sure to win this election now, after today's events.
Having been down by as many as 20 points or better, Rasmussen recently had O'Donnell somewhere within 11 points of Coons. More recently, an internal poll, published by the HillBuzz, suggests she might be as close as 5. Whatever the MoE is for the poll almost doesn't even matter; Democrats are losing women in droves this cycle. Obama has even had to send the Missus out there to beg women not to leave him. Even worse for the Democrats...especially after today's disaster...many of the women were planning to stay home out of anger, frustration, and an overall lack of enthusiasm...now, they're going to come back to the polls with a vengeance-and it's Liberal heads they'll be coming after.
As the O'Donnell camp's official response points out:
“From Secretary Clinton, to Governor Palin, to soon-to-be Governor Haley, Christine’s political opponents have been willing to engage in appalling and baseless attacks — all with the aim of distracting the press from covering the real issues in this race,” said O’Donnell spokesman Doug Sachletben.
In its statement released Thursday night, her campaign also pointed out that the National Organization for Women condemned the piece. “NOW repudiates Gawker’s decision to run this piece. It operates as public sexual harassment,” said NOW president Terry O’Neill. “And like all sexual harassment, it targets not only O’Donnell, but all women contemplating stepping into the public sphere.”
While exactly right, this statement is missing the follow-on sentence: "Democrats have pretended to champion women's issues for generations, and never have they shown more contempt for Women than they do here, tonight, with this offense against the whole of the gender and everything we've been fighting for our entire lives."
O'Donnell has been bloodied and cleaved in this campaign over everything BUT what she stands for and what she means to do when she gets to Washington. This foolishness tonight only solidifies what some of us already knew; she's a threat to them, and now that they realize they're about to lose to her all the same, they're getting desperate like the Frat freshmen a lot of us have always known them to be.
Trouble is, they've pee-ohed the wrong demographic.
[update: my comment at the offending site has been been blocked by the offending site's Admins. All I said was "thanks for giving O'Donnell the win", and suggested they might not have thought this one through all that well. Where's the harm in that? I was nice about it, and I didn't even swear!]