I recently mentioned nutcase Christine O'Donnell, a candidate for the GOP nomination for the Delaware Senate race whom the "Tea Party Express" has backed to the tune of a quarter of a million dollars. O'Donnell grabbed my attention because she's opposed to masturbation on the basis that the Bible says "lusting in your heart" is the same as committing adultery, and called the fact that we have a sexually unhealthy society "wonderful," saying "It's called modesty."
The Delaware GOP tried hard to shoot her down and get more-or-less sane Rep. Mike Castle, a former two-term governor, as the nominee; they went so far as to put out robocalls featuring O'Donnell's campaign manager from her 2008 campaign, accusing O'Donnell of "living on campaign donations — using them for rent and personal expenses, while leaving her workers unpaid and piling up thousands in debt." The GOP dug up records showing that the IRS had once placed a lien against her and that her house had been on the brink of foreclosure; it's also been revealed that she -- falsely -- claimed to have carried two of the state's counties in a race against Biden six years ago.
Showing just how deranged the GOP is this year, Republican voters chose Christine O'Donnell as the nominee for the U.S. Senate seat for Delaware, with 53 percent of the vote. I expect that Democrats all across the country are smiling that someone the state's GOP chairman said "couldn't be elected dog catcher" is now the candidate they'll have to beat, rather than the experienced and well-liked Castle.