O’Donnell: ‘We Have Always Been in Charge’
Posted on Sep 17, 2010
There was a lot of talk about “us” and “them” in tea party favorite Christine O’Donnell’s speech at the ultra-conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington on Friday—but does that come as any surprise? —KA
AP via Google News:
The tea party’s latest darling, Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, aligned herself squarely with the Republican Party’s social conservative base Friday in criticizing Democrats and “ruling class elites” in her first national appearance since her upset primary victory.
“They’re trying to marginalize us and put us in a box,” O’Donnell said to cheers. “They’re trying to say we’re trying to take over this party or that campaign. They don’t get it. We’re not trying to take over our country. We are our country. We have always been in charge.”
It wasn’t clear whether she was talking about the tea party or the conservative movement or both. But it didn’t seem to matter to the friendly crowd at the annual Values Voters Summit just days after she shocked the GOP with her upset of nine-term Rep. Mike Castle.
AP / Manuel Balce Ceneta
Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell gestures while delivering her speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Friday.