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Would anyone in legacy media be upset if Christine O'Donnell admitted that she'd dabbled in Sharia?
Director Blue ^ | 9/18/2010 | Doug Ross

Posted on 09/19/2010 8:16:26 AM PDT by Qbert

Seriously.

Would Bill Maher utter a freaking word if Ms. O'Donnell admitted that once, in high school, she'd dabbled with an extremist form of Islam?

No. Because he's a punk. Yes, I said it. He's a punk.

Would the Washington Post raise a ruckus?

No, because they're punks too.

But there's no double standard.

And, last time I checked, there haven't been many stonings, floggings and suicide bombings by Wiccans.


TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: christineodonnell; de; odonnell; sharia
Shoot, they'd probably praise her for being so 'open-minded' and 'tolerant of other cultures'...
1 posted on 09/19/2010 8:16:31 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Sharia is not so bad, Pelosi in a burqua sounds good.


2 posted on 09/19/2010 8:19:35 AM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad,)
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To: Qbert

Sharia is not so bad, Pelosi in a burqua sounds good.


3 posted on 09/19/2010 8:19:43 AM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad,)
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To: Qbert

Yes, they would hammer it, because she is a Republican.

But not if she was a Democrat, any more than they would bring up the witchcraft of a Dem candidate.


4 posted on 09/19/2010 8:21:46 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Want to scare a Dem to death? Sneak up behind them and yell, "NOVEMBER!!!")
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To: Qbert

Thank you for bringing a much-needed perspective to the O’Donnell craziness the media is dishing out.

I am still laughing.


5 posted on 09/19/2010 8:21:51 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Qbert
You know when Bill Maher calls the Tea Party a bunch of loonies, we are WINNING!
6 posted on 09/19/2010 8:30:38 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Qbert

Did the same media have an issue with Hitlery Clinton dabbling in talking to dead people (i.e.: séances)? =.=


7 posted on 09/19/2010 8:32:57 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Qbert

Can we stop saying wiccans (or any group) are not violent like Islamic terrorists? It is illogical. It’s similar to the rantings of the dead atheist Bill Hicks saying, “Last I checked drug addicts aren’t violent like Christians” which is an equally absurd statement. And equally uncomfortably boring, like an entire Hick’s comedy set.

Little history. Hitler and the Nazis were obsessed with wiccan rituals, runes, witchcraft, and the occult. SS night festivals centered around a peculiar form of rituals that supposedly gave them superhuman powers. Last I checked Hitler and the Nazis managed to hate, kill, torture, enslave over 10 million for about 12 years. I think they even had time to fly a few bombs into buildings while they were playing warlock.

Point is Christine O’ Donnell’s curiosity with witchcraft is simply curiosity. Let’s stick to the fact that the establishment is employing a double-faced smear campaign against their enemies. Let’s keep on topic and stop going off on the whole “last I checked XYZ didn’t fly planes into a building” because that absurdity is fast becoming a group think mantra.

We all know that “Must have been the Amish” remains the only standard punchline when dealing with TROP.


10 posted on 09/19/2010 8:51:50 AM PDT by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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Its called..Projection....they ALWAYS accuse others of what they themselves do...


11 posted on 09/19/2010 8:55:20 AM PDT by mo
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To: Qbert

The thing is, nobody’s upset. The MSM aren’t upset, they just think conservatives, who in their mind are completely intolerant, will abandon her with this “revelation”. That’s what this is about, hurting her with her conservative base.

Which of course won’t happen, because conservative are exactly the opposite of what the left this they are. No group of more forgving of past mistakes, provided we believe the repentence is genuine.
They are completely wasting their time.


12 posted on 09/19/2010 9:00:28 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

“Yes, they would hammer it, because she is a Republican.”

Probably- mostly to try to score points on how ‘tough’ they supposedly are on national security issues (Heh)...

...But if a Republican admitted to dabbling in Sharia, they would also use the person as a pawn to hammer the rest of the Republican party. On the mosque issue, the Sharia-dabbler would be trotted out by the MSM to criticize any Conservative who opposed the GZM (much like McCain and others are always used to attack those eeeevil ‘extremist’ Conservatives anytime the liberal Republicans ‘reach across the aisle’) for being ‘intolerant’. The Sharia-dabbler would be used to criticize all the Republicans who voted against Sharia-endorsing Elena Kagan, etc.

The only concern for them is achieving more power at that given moment- ‘consistency’ is irrelevant.

(love the tagline, btw :-) )


13 posted on 09/19/2010 9:02:45 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Have you seen this?:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2576027/posts


14 posted on 09/19/2010 9:09:47 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Truthsearcher

“The thing is, nobody’s upset. The MSM aren’t upset, they just think conservatives, who in their mind are completely intolerant, will abandon her with this “revelation”. That’s what this is about, hurting her with her conservative base.

Which of course won’t happen, because conservative are exactly the opposite of what the left this they are. No group of more forgving of past mistakes, provided we believe the repentence is genuine.
They are completely wasting their time.”

—That is a really good point.

They tried to do the same thing with Reagan and his base because he was a divorcee. Look at how well that turned out for them...

And they completely miss the point about forgiveness, which you correctly emphasize. There are a lot of people who did things that seriously harmed them in their younger years (i.e. drugs, gang membership, etc.) who saved their lives by finding religion. The only thing that matters is where the person is now- not when they were lost and confused.


15 posted on 09/19/2010 9:22:55 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

“a lot of people who did things that seriously harmed them in their younger years”

Those of us who have lived to tell can honestly say with confidence that “only the good die young.” Anyone without something regrettable in his/her past is a bald-faced liar or delusional. There has been only one perfect Man.


16 posted on 09/19/2010 9:25:53 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Qbert

Obama dabbled w dometic terrorists and these idiots stayed silent.


17 posted on 09/19/2010 9:28:13 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: egannacht

I think you would enjoy “Unholy Alliance” by Peter Levenda. I’m reading it now and it is great! So many details, I’m amazed. I just discovered him earlier this year and this is my third one and I already have a fourth one on deck.

Fellow Jews - if you haven’t read this book - you need to do it now.


18 posted on 09/19/2010 9:32:02 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Qbert

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2592219/posts


19 posted on 09/19/2010 9:32:11 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Qbert

Actually, I think they would raise a fuss. Just look at how the liberal media reacts if a conservative admits to being homosexual, or is caught having an affair, or gets charged with a crime.

On the other hand, if a liberal politician does these same things, the liberal media either shushes it up, or is filled with claims that conservatives are raising a fuss, even if conservatives haven’t said a word.


20 posted on 09/19/2010 9:34:44 AM PDT by Ellendra (I'll believe it's a crisis when the people who say it's a crisis, ACT like it's a crisis!)
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To: Ellendra

“Actually, I think they would raise a fuss. Just look at how the liberal media reacts if a conservative admits to being homosexual, or is caught having an affair, or gets charged with a crime.”

It’s not a real ‘fuss’ though- they’re just trying to trying to exploit things for political gain. The hardcore Libs know that they would never vote for a Conservative candidate under any circumstances- what they are trying to do is to make unprincipled Republicans feel guilty, and to convince everybody else in the middle that the person is kooky. Meanwhile, the Dem candidate is free from blame because the leftists have no real standards to follow- the achievement of power is all.


21 posted on 09/19/2010 10:09:01 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: mnehring

Well done!


22 posted on 09/19/2010 10:09:53 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: unixfox

“You know when Bill Maher calls the Tea Party a bunch of loonies, we are WINNING! “

I hope you’re right....I just sent out a notice to my neighbors about Tea Party forming in my area.
This is the response from one of the ‘useful idiots’.

“...explain to me what they are offering? Is this supposed to be for a witch craft
meeting?
I heard that Cristine McDonald plays with some kind of witches and satanic altars?
I am not familiar with it. It is scary.”

HOW can anyone be that stupid??? Of course the name should be ‘Christine O’DONNELL’, but these fools don’t care about facts.


23 posted on 09/19/2010 10:14:33 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: egannacht

“Can we stop saying wiccans (or any group) are not violent like Islamic terrorists? It is illogical. It’s similar to the rantings of the dead atheist Bill Hicks saying, “Last I checked drug addicts aren’t violent like Christians” which is an equally absurd statement. And equally uncomfortably boring, like an entire Hick’s comedy set.

Little history. Hitler and the Nazis were obsessed with wiccan rituals, runes, witchcraft, and the occult. SS night festivals centered around a peculiar form of rituals that supposedly gave them superhuman powers. Last I checked Hitler and the Nazis managed to hate, kill, torture, enslave over 10 million for about 12 years. I think they even had time to fly a few bombs into buildings while they were playing warlock.”

I don’t disagree with your larger point regarding the double standard. But I think your supporting argument is a bit too extended. I think witchcraft, the occult, etc. is beyond goofy (and obviously deeply troubling if it leads to violence), but to imply that it was ‘warlock’ motivating their actions, while leaving out the obvious...?

I could name a ton of practices- out of context- and imply that they played a important role in Nazi Germany: Hitler’s vegetarianism, his anti-smoking beliefs, the fact that he turned a blind eye initially to the homosexuals that led the SA, etc.. Heck, the Nazis even adopted a symbol that was used by certain Native American tribes (who may have practiced scalping)...

None of these practices or symbols out of context of course created the underlying root of anti-Semitism. It may be near impossible to separate the horrible emotional impact of these symbols and practices from what happened- the same way that it’s difficult to listen to “Helter Skelter” without immediately thinking of the Manson murders. But the fact that something is co-opted and perverted by sick minds to attempt to justify or further mass murder, doesn’t mean that a practice, symbol, or song has a negative connotation in a vacuum. (As for somebody going around using Swastikas or playing Helter Skelter *now* after the fact...well, that’s a completely different situation, of course.)

And I think we could agree that the Nazis had a lot more in common with Islamic Jihad than 1600’s American witchcraft practices...


24 posted on 09/19/2010 11:33:25 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

I think we’ve covered the main point of the elites wishing to destroy O’ Donnell’s reputation.


25 posted on 09/19/2010 11:40:07 AM PDT by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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To: egannacht

“I think we’ve covered the main point of the elites wishing to destroy O’ Donnell’s reputation.”

Agree.


26 posted on 09/19/2010 11:50:04 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: egannacht
The campaign manager should have said "watch the tape', it's worth a thousand words.

If you watch the tape in it's entirety, as I did, it's nothing more than entertainment, of 3 liberals pouncing on a young conservative. Hosted by screwball Mayer.

I hope they play all the tapes, IMO O'Donnell comes out on top.

27 posted on 09/19/2010 11:55:02 AM PDT by duckln
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Bill Maher’s IMDB Star Meter///

Maher is down 18% in popularity this week.

You can’t keep taking a hit like that when you’re working with such low numbers. Better start telling people you made the careers of O’ Donnell and Laura Ingraham


28 posted on 09/19/2010 12:13:30 PM PDT by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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