Posts tagged ‘Christine O’Donnell’

August 21, 2011

“Let’s Bring America Back to the 2nd American Revolution. That’s my goal.”

by Vince

And other batshit scary quotes from the narcissist we should be glad did not become a U.S. senator.

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December 8, 2010

As I Bang My Head On My Desk…

by Vince

Thank you, again and again, teabagger Christine O’Donnell:

Christine O’Donnell on Tuesday compared the “tragedy” of extending unemployment benefits to Pearl Harbor and the death of Elizabeth Edwards.

“Today marks a lot of tragedy,” O’Donnell, who lost her recent bid for a Delaware Senate seat despite strong backing from the Tea Party, said Tuesday night during an appearance in Virginia.

“Tragedy comes in threes,” O’Donnell said. “Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards’s passing and Barack Obama’s announcement of extending the tax cuts, which is good, but also extending the unemployment benefits.”

What the fuck is wrong with these privileged whites and their tax cuts for the uber rich? Let me break the three down into simple terms since O’Donnell has done a beautiful job pinning three events together that need explanation:

1. Bombing of Pearl Harbor: killed 2,400 American’s.

2. The death of Elizabeth Edwards: died from breast cancer and stood by her ex-husband John’s side after numerous extramarital affairs.

3. Tax cuts for the rich for only more years but an extension of unemployment benefits for 36 more months: only grants two more years, at minimum most likely, to the 2% of filthy stinking rich Americans (PS – Warren Buffet said he doesn’t need the tax cut) but ensures 36 more months of ~$300 a week for unemployed Americans (5 applicants are out there for every 1 job).

And this is who was a serious candidate for senator of Delaware? My God, please step away from politics you Christianist moron.

October 20, 2010

That Cringing Feeling

by Vince

I get that now a days when I hear Christine O’Donnell speak. You have two candidates in Delaware: one who clearly knows their stuff when it comes to the Constitution (they should, since they will be appointing Supreme Court justices if they are elected) and another that throws around ad hominem and demagogic claims as if it were a high school debate. Get your emotional health up, O’Donnell, calm down, and stop demonizing.

Ramesh Ponnuru makes a worthy side point:

Vague terminology keeps people talking past one another.

October 15, 2010

Five Videos for your Delaware Senate Intake

by Vince

On the right bar, click on parts 2-5 for the rest.

Come on Christine. If you are on national TV debating your rival, at least be up to par with whats what with SCOTUS. If you win, you will have some sway in SCOTUS appointments, let alone war funding (according to her, we didn’t finish the job in OUR war against the Soviets and Afghans in the 80s). Geesh, this is scary.

October 7, 2010

“I’m You”

by Vince

Christine O’Donnell was the one that told the world in the 90s that she “dabbled with witchcraft”. There are some funny reactions to this. First, an interview with the ad’s director Fred Davis and the National Review:

Q: Isn’t Rule #1 of political advertising “Don’t repeat the accusation?” You have Christine O’Donnell repeating the witch one. What’s the thinking there?

A: That’s she’s a very credible candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Q: Are you remotely concerned that this is all a bit silly for Senate politics?

A: That witch accusation had become her, overshadowed the real Christine.

Q: What’s your goal in presenting O’Donnell in ads?

A: I thought it was essential that she state that, to get it behind her, and let the real Christine shine through.

Q: Is it a problem that she doesn’t talk policy, that it’s all personality driven?

A: She’ll get to policy fast — had to stem the other tide first.

The Daily Wh.at:

Christine O’Donnell: She’s not a witch. She’s you. Unless you’re a witch. In which case, she’s not you. Because she’s not a witch.

September 21, 2010

An Attempt to Document Christine O’Donnell

by Vince

Think Progress did a decent job putting together a wide array of stories on the GOP primary winner (labeled a flake by her own side) from Delaware. Be careful to read into each claim because some of them do not treat O’Donnell fairly. Here is one:

In a lawsuit, O’Donnell falsely implied she was getting a masters at Princeton. In her suit, O’Donnell had considered not taking a job because “she had applied for admission to a Masters Degree program at Princeton University, to start in the fall of 2003, and was concerned that the ISI position would not fit with her plans.” However, as the Weekly Standard reported, “in fact, O’Donnell had not yet received her bachelor’s degree at that time and had not been accepted to a master’s program at Princeton.” [Weekly Standard, 9/12/10]

September 20, 2010

Ring Wing Poppycock

by Vince

Here is your daily, or possibly weekly, dose of right wing Christianist vitriol, non sense, and or hyperbole.

Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, believes that the yoga is heretical for Christians, Phyillis Schlafly says that America spends more on people who are not married than on national defense (stats?), Bryan Fischer couldn’t force the Tea Party to say they would support social conservative issues, Mitt Romney, Christine O’Donnell, Rick Santorum, and other conservative bigots preach unchristian (yet so misunderstood on our founders beliefs) white “lets take back control” hatred here, Bryan Fischer’s full Value’s Voter Summit speech here, here, and here, and this short gem below by Bryan Fischer, saying that we as Christians have turned over control of America. Can Fischer quote Jesus saying that we need to control our governments? Why didn’t Jesus give in and rule over Israel as so many wished for him to do?

September 18, 2010

Is it Legalism, Stupidity, or Dogmatism?

by Vince

Draino said he would vote for a politician that wasn’t a Christian so long as they had common sense. If you follow the trail through the hyper links, it is delving into these comments by Christine O’Donnell:

O’DONNELL: A lie, whether it be a lie or an exaggeration, is disrespect to whoever you’re exaggerating or lying to, because it’s not respecting reality.

MAHER: Quite the opposite, it can be respect.

IZZARD: What if someone comes to you in the middle of the Second World War and says, ‘do you have any Jewish people in your house?’ and you do have them. That would be a lie. That would be disrespectful to Hitler.

O’DONNELL: I believe if I were in that situation, God would provide a way to do the right thing righteously. I believe that!

MAHER: God is not there. Hitler’s there and you’re there.

O’DONNELL: You never have to practice deception. God always provides a way out.

Tim Wise continues the railing against O’Donnell. Here are a few points I have related to O’Donnell:

  1. I never got around to writing this in my last post on O’Donnell, but I believe she is going to be somewhat similar to Scott Brown. O’Donnell hasn’t been elected yet as Senator and the majority of pundits who rip into her won’t be able to vote for her anyway. She is different than a mayor or governor in that her possible reach could be national, but lets not get ahead of ourselves – she hasn’t been elected yet. Scott Brown comes to mind when I think of O’Donnell because of her rise in a super blue state. Could this be a landslide entrance beginning for the GOP? We’ll see. Some may fear this could be a wave coming in with a New age of conservatives. The Bush conservatives are out and the Tea Party conservatives are in. This could affect our social policies and laws and I would be interested to see how this affects our country fiscally. All of this talk about cutting “waste”, “pork barrel spending”, and other largesses may have to come to the policy board and be shown that they 1) are vague 2) not that large of the federal debt as one may assume and 3) do not even compare to the costs of social security, medicare/medicaid, and defense. Why would a bunch of fear mongering baby boomers want the social security or defense budgets cut? These are some of the programs that make them feel so comfortable and secure.
    In the end, I am not overly worried but intrigued by this possibility of GOP control. Hopefully there can be some opportunities for better bipartisanship if the GOP takes control of the House or Senate.
  2. I could dedicate a whole other post to this, but I am curious why Tim Wise, Andrew Sullivan, and other bloggers/media heads are picking on O’Donnell for her anti-masturbation stance. This may not be her standing for the issue, but masturbation can put a clear wedge between spouses and strongly distorts our outlook on sexual encounters, how they should be, and further blurs the line between fantasy, reality, and expectation.
  3. O’Donnell’s stance with refusing to lie (hypothetically) to the Nazi’s sounds to be an ideological decision in line with respecting leadership as ordained by God (Romans 13:1-7). Although saying that there were Nazi’s hiding in her home and giving them over would save her life, where does that line up with standing up for the orphan and against injustice? I am sure this hypothetical situation has been written extensively about and I wish for no one to ever have to face a similar one. Regardless, the context of the Nazi purging of Jews is important: many Germany citizens could of been obedient to Hitler at that point because they may of believed what he was doing was “taking back Germany” – bringing its economy and society up from its crypt due to the Jews.
September 18, 2010

“L” is for Legalsim

by michaelrdrane

I’ll take a politician who isn’t a Christian but has common sense over this legalism anyday.

September 18, 2010

Christine O’Donnell is the New Scott Brown

by Vince

Update Below (as of 9/18/10, 4:40pm)

As I watched the above clip from 2008, I was disappointed in O’Donnell’s hubris. Why do we need to have English as our national/official language? Why can’t we each speak our own language and be OK with that? I haven’t been to a theme park in a while but I remember going to one in Florida and having different ride directions explained in three languages (English, Spanish, and French). Some of the people I was around use to get annoyed and I chimed along with them without any real reason to be upset or gripe. Today, I can’t help but see the somewhat similar wining on Facebook: “welcome to America – we speak English”, “Welcome to America, a Christian nation, press 1 for english, press 2 to hang up and learn english”.

I continue to be blown away by the vitriolic attitudes by fellow Christians. As if being second to any other culture or nationality is anathema.

CROSS NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR
CROSS IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY ARE DETAINED–INDEFINITELY
CROSS AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, GET SHOT
CROSS SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY BE JAILED.
CROSS CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.
CROSS VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED
CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT

IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET: A JOB
A DRIVERS LICENSE
SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
WELFARE
FOOD STAMPS
CREDIT CARDS
SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE
FREE EDUCATION
FREE HEALTH CARE
A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE
THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY’S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DONT GET ENOUGH RESPECT

AND, IN MANY INSTANCES, YOU CAN VOTE.
I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION…

The above is from a conservative Christian Facebook page.

His post does not come with a subjective bias but I wonder what it is implying. You have the worst case scenarios with foreign nations versus our seemingly generous nation. Is it implying that we are offering too much? Should we be harsh to these sojourners or at least not be as free handed? All of these and more are questions or ideas to kick around when it comes to the Christan community and illegal immigration.

September 17, 2010

Friday Night Drag

by Vince

So it is 8:30pm on this Friday night and I am pooped. I just popped open our Acer laptop and it restarted. So all that I wanted to blog on pertaining to Christine O’Donnell and the Tea Party may be on hold until tomorrow. Until then, I am going through my 123 unread items from the Daily What on my Google Reader. Look for some of the stand out items here soon.

September 16, 2010

The Tea Party and the O’Donnell Win

by Vince

It is rather ironic across the scene how the Tea Party and its constituents are responding to Christine O’Donnell’s primary win in Delaware. Some have said that she is too much of a far right Christianist candidate to win in an east coast, perennially blue state, thereby dismissing her primary win. Others say that she shouldn’t be shooed out for a moderate. Anyway you look at this, O’Donnell sees herself as a Washington outsider, a perfect pick therefore by the Tea Party (who are very much anti-Washington/establishment). But you now have Bill Kristol,Karl Rove, and Charles Krauthammer siding against her as the conservative candidate. Who would of guessed this would of been a road the Tea Party would of gone down.

I don’t see her “Christianist” stances as all that bad – anti-masturbation being one of them. I hope to hear more about her. Her nomination shows that the Tea Party cannot be strictly described as caring only about fiscal issues but also crosses over into social policy. I would like to see the Tea Party support a Independent or somewhat left of center candidate to show that the party is not all right wing Bible thumpers but does consist of many independents and some Democrats.