Daily Archives: September 15, 2010

Did Mike Castle Want to Impeach George W. Bush and the Delaware Aftermath By Gregory Hilton

I was disappointed when respected conservatives such as Dan Riehl and the American Spectator are falsely claiming Congressman Mike Castle (R-DE) voted to impeach President George W. Bush. Of course that is not true. No Republican Congressman, including Ron Paul, advocated that. This issue received considerable publicity at the time. Continue reading

Senate Votes on New START Treaty, McCain and DeMint Lead Opposition by Gregory Hilton

Senators Jim DeMint (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) are all opposed to the New START Treaty. DeMint is concerned about Russian tactical nuclear weapons, while McCain and Coburn are opposed to restrictions on the development of missile defense systems.


After 26 hearings, briefings and executive sessions, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will finally vote on the New START Treaty at 9:30 am on September 16th. START will be overwhelmingly approved in Committee, and only two lawmakers took an active opposition role during the hearings. On the other hand, only one Republican Senator has so far come out in strong support of START. Continue reading

The Verdict: Surprising GOP Primary Results in Delaware, New Hampshire and Maryland

Delaware

The big upset of last night was when conservative insurgent Christine O’Donnell defeated Congressman Mike Castle by a 53% to 47% margin. The loss was the first in the career of the 72-year-old Castle, who has been Delaware’s lone representative in Congress since 1993. O’Donnell claimed victory at the Elks Lodge in Dover, and thanked the two people people who endorsed her in the final weekend, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). When Palin made her endorsement few observers were expecting O’Donnell to win the primary, and no one can accuse Palin of not taking risks. O’Donnell did not mention Congressman Castle in her victory remarks. Hours later the Congressman said he would not endorse or support O’Donnell. He did not indicate if he would endorse Democrat Chris Coons. Castle said he would not run as a write-in candidate in the general election. Continue reading