Christine o’Donnell 2010 Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. Speech – Christine O’Donnell may be tea party celebrity after winning the Delaware primary, but that does not mean that she is immune to criticism. She was attacked by members of the GOP who said that she does not give the party its best chance at beating their democratic opponent because she leans so far to the right on most issues. She had been backed by Sarah Palin and other members of the Republican’s Tea Party sect, but was still not expected to pull off her upset victory over Mike Castle.
Now, after a 17 minute speech before the Family Research Council’s summit, she has said that she wants to help invigorate the nation and return it to its original values that apparently have fallen by the wayside in recent years.
She said that the conservative movement has been stagnant, and that the Tea Party has been able to revive it. She defeated Castle by a 6 point margin despite the fact that most of the GOP was not in favor of her winning the primary.
O’Donnell said that she is willing to ensure months of criticism and attacks for her beliefs because she believes that she is doing what is right for the country and went as far as to compare her confused party to the people of Israel saying:
I think it’s a little like the chosen people of Israel and the Hebrew scriptures, who cycle through periods of blessing and suffering and then return to the divine principles in their darker days. It’s almost as if we’re in a season of constitutional repentance. When our country’s on the wrong track, we search back to our first covenant, our founding documents, and the bold and inspired values on which they were based. Those American values enshrined in the Declaration provide the real answer.
It is strange to see a big Tea Party win divide the GOP right down the middle.
Many GOP politicians have been reluctant to align themselves with the Tea Party after facing accusations of condoning racism during the debate revolving around Health Care.