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.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush. Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC) and other Republicans decided to embarrass Democrats by having a floor debate. Castle was one of 24 Republicans who voted to refer the resolution to the Judiciary Committee, which killed it. Even Speaker Pelosi, who often does not take a public position, announced her opposition to the Kucinich resolution. The Speaker said “There will be no impeachment resolution.” She personally told that to Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. The vote is clearly labeled as being “On The Motion to Refer.” Mike Castle is a moderate, but he never advocated Bush’s impeachment. In fact, former President George H.W. Bush hosted a fundraiser for Castle at his Kennebunkport home. Senator DeMint (R-SC) was also wrong when he said Castle was for the stimulus and Obamacare.
Castle Will Not Support O’Donnell
Congressman Castle said today he will not endorse or support Christine O’Donnell. He has not said if he will endorse Democrat Chris Coons. He will not run as a write-in candidate in the general election.
The Attack on O’Donnell – Now it Begins
As soon as O’Donnell won last night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow posted a video from 1996 when the GOP candidate was discussing masturbation. We will obviously be hearing alot in the days ahead about the GOP candidate’s unusual views on masturbation, premarital sex, pornography and adultery. All of this is designed to increase O’Donnell’s negative ratings among independents, and to discredit the tea party movement.
Delaware and Iowa
The expected turnout doubled for the 2008 Iowa Democratic precinct caucuses. If the turnout had been similar to 2004, 2000 or 1992, Hillary Clinton would have won, but the new recruits launched Obama. The GOP is now seeing this, and yesterday’s turnout in Delaware was double what was expected. Castle would have won in a normal turnout, but instead of 30,000, the GOP saw almost 60,000 voters.
Today began with Senate candidate Chris Coons (D-DE) having a cash on hand advantage over Christine O’Donnell of $937,453 to $22,890. So far today O’Donnell has raised $861,784.00. This morning former Gov. Mitt Romney contacted all of his previous donors and urged them to support O’Donnell, and an appeal was made on her behalf of radio host Rush Limbaugh.
The Impact of the Tea Party
In a related development from The New York Times: “Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) says the Tea Party has helped Republicans by moving the debate away from social issues. While Tea Party supporters tend to be socially conservative on issues like same-sex marriage and abortion, most say they don’t want to talk about them; they believe that by spending so much time on those issues, the Republican Party failed to focus on fiscal conservatism.”
Should Conservatives Always Oppose Obama Supreme Court Nominees?
Mike Castle never expressed an opinion on the Supreme Court nominees, but the GOP Senate candidate in New Hampshire, Kelly Ayotte, supported the nomination of Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Should conservatives now call Ayotte a RINO? Some conservatives advocated that. The ad attacking Ayotte is as follows:
The Company She Keeps
I’m Carrie Severino from the Judicial Crisis Network with an important
message for New Hampshire:
What was Kelly Ayotte thinking?
First, pro-abortion group NARAL endorsed liberal Obama Supreme Court
nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
So did Kelly Ayotte.
Then another pro-abortion group – Planned Parenthood – endorsed
Sotomayor.
So did Kelly Ayotte.
The radical anti-gun Brady Campaign endorsed Sotomayor.
So did Kelly Ayotte.
NARAL. Planned Parenthood. The Brady Campaign.
So you may not know what Kelly Ayotte stands for … but now you know
who she stands with. Call Kelly Ayotte at 603-232-1162 and tell her to stop supporting liberal Obama nominees to the Supreme Court. Tell her it’s time to stand up for judges who represent New Hampshire’s values …not Barack Obama’s.
This message was paid for by the Judicial Crisis Network. Not paid for by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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