'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Entitlement reform has become a leading issue in this year's Republican primaries. I don't mean the kind of entitlement reform associated with Medicare or Social Security. I'm referring to the Republican Party's establishment figures and their exaggerated sense of political entitlement.
The "tea party" movement is trying to add to its string of nationwide GOP primary upsets this election year by winning Tuesday in New Hampshire and Delaware, both crucial seats in the fight to control the Senate.
Republican leaders, top strategists and even the Delaware state GOP chairman have taken the unusual step of openly working to defeat 'tea party' favorite Christine O'Donnell and ensure the nomination of their preferred candidate, nine-term Rep. Michael N. Castle.
"I'm confident that Mike Castle is going to be the next senator from Delaware," said Tom Ross, chairman of the Delaware Republican Party. "But voters have a choice: Vote for Mike Castle or vote for Christine O'Donnell and be guaranteed that Chris Coons will be a rubber stamp for the Obama administration. It's a very simple equation."