Skip to comments.Don't fall under her spell: Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell once 'dabbled into witchcraft'
Posted on 09/20/2010 12:10:14 PM PDT by presidio9
One of the new stars of the Tea Party movement, an entertainer recently mistaken in Delaware for an actual politician, is Christine O'Donnell. Start here with O'Donnell, just because you have to:
Even Karl Rove thinks she is too far off the grid. This from a guy who thought Dick Cheney was fine.
Delaware is a state that has about one-third the population of Brooklyn. O'Donnell, running for the U.S. Senate, won her primary race with just over 30,000 votes. Even the Mets occasionally draw more people than that. No matter, she was suddenly a new drum majorette for the Tea Party.
Oh, sure. O'Donnell is a younger, peppier, more pleasant version of Sarah Palin, whom she channels in clothing, mannerisms, peppy rhetoric. So she and her 30,000 votes were supposed to be another example of the tidal wave of Tea Party fervor that is supposed to be sweeping America, even though her real campaign slogan should go something like this:
There are a lot of whack jobs in Congress, from both parties, and I aim to be one of them!
Or perhaps not.
Because on "Real Time" the other night, Bill Maher ran a clip from his old "Politically Incorrect" show in which O'Donnell voluntarily copped to the following:
"I dabbled into witchcraft - I never joined a coven. But I did, I did! I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around with people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me to do.
"One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it."
At this point, you wanted somebody to jump in and ask what she thought the altar was, the counter at White Castle?
The younger version of O'Donnell sure didn't stop there. She can talk the way Michael Phelps can swim. Apparently the only way to shut her up is to have video like this hit the Internet. As soon as it did, O'Donnell canceled both "Face the Nation" and "Fox News Sunday."
O'Donnell also volunteered this in the 1999 clip:
"I mean, there's a little blood and stuff like that. We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar."
Now last week, Rush Limbaugh lost his mind after he heard Rove criticizing O'Donnell, as if Rove had committed an act of high treason by thinking that O'Donnell was some low-common-denominator candidate, especially at a time when we're supposed to need every good Republican we can find to take back the country from the infidels.
The tax liens against O'Donnell in the past weren't supposed to matter, maybe because she's playing to an audience where anybody who doesn't pay taxes is viewed as a living saint. And her weird ideas about masturbation, and how condoms don't really prevent AIDS, weren't supposed to matter. Neither was the suggestion that she has confused campaign contributions with a cost-of-living stipend.
No, sir. O'Donnell was another spunky underdog running against big government and looked like an "All About Eve" version of Palin and anybody who attacked her had to be bad, bad, bad.
You wonder how all those who have fallen madly in love with her would feel if somebody in politics they truly hate, like Nancy Pelosi, admitted she was the one who once dabbled in witchcraft. Or if they'd simply decide that Pelosi being a witch was old news and move on.
You want to worry about this country and how it seems to be getting dumber by the minute? Worry that the problems with it are so profound, and have made people so desperate and crazy, that there are actually 30,000 people in Delaware who think that Christine O'Donnell and her beliefs - whatever they are - are some kind of solution.
Or that in New York a loudmouth like Carl Paladino, another big Tea Party guy with ideas about immigration and illegals that make Arizona's look enlightened, is suddenly a candidate for governor.
You actually want to see Paladino on a whistle-stop tour with that Arizona governor, Jan Brewer, at his side. You may have seen Brewer make a television appearance not long ago and wait 15 seconds for her next thought. Boxers get counted out after 10.
Paladino would have been delighted and jumped right in. Already you can tell he thinks having any kind of unspoken thought is a felony.
Paladino is supposed to be another part of the tidal wave of those set to take back the country, starting in November. And no worries if he stumbles along the way, the way poor Christine O'Donnell did this weekend. He can just say the devil made him do it.
This is an excellent endorsement indeed! I wish I could vote for all of these candidates!
So long as Al Franken sits in the Senate, I will not entertain arguements such as this. I sincerely hope the backlash from these attacks starts to have a real effect on those making them.
Hey Mike, I see where Obama is dabbling in Christianity
Sounds like Lupica forgot his Midol this morning.
Chris Coons “dabbles” in marxism to this day.
I’ll take my chances with the witchcraft.
They have wiccan covens on aircraft carriers fer f#ck's sake.
I am a Hufflepuff. I would vote for her.
Obama dabbled in cocaine - the media doesn’t care...
Bill Clinton “’dabbled” on an intern’s blue dress - the media didn’t care...
I hope Chritine is still dabbling in witchcraft. I could see Chris Coons sitting on a lilly pad sucking down flies.
O Donnell dabbled in witchcraft? Well, let’s ask the the most wicked of them all in Pelosi.
Ny Daily News is written by and for illiterates. Its sentences are short and simple. The words are sensational and without content. I have never bought the Daily News and never will.
I think truth be known, a whole lot of teenage girls have “dabbled” in it or at least thought about it. Why else would that stupid Charmed show with Alyssa Milano have been so popular?
I think Mike needs to do a little homework. COD’s “weird” ideas on masturbation are shared by about 200 million Christians in this country who believe that the Word of God is infallible. In short, Mikey is a bigot.
So what’s the big deal?
Some of us have ended up on dates with witches.
I am a Hufflepuff.
Okay, have to ask, what is a “Hufflepuff”??
You can expect the New York Slimes and all the other leftist media organs to start pulling out every odd thing a conservative candidate did or said years ago, while ginoring the idiotic comments made by the Kenyan in the White House and his comical side-kick Joe Biden.
What it all comes down to is THIS. The Democrats have ruined America by their tax and spend socialism.
O’Donnell, unlike OTHER GOP candidates wants to STOP it.
Rove is a despicable individual. He helped frame the policies Americans rejected TWICE in 2006 and then again in 2008.
Rove is not even worth comment. His attacks on O’Donnell allow him to be used as the same kind of foolish left-wing media tool as that other idiot John McCain.
We need a bit of witchcraft to counteract Obama’s voodoo economics.
Isn’t it funny how nobody is mentioning Hillary Clinton trying to channel Elinor Roosevelt?
Jean Houston became a close advisor of Hillarys, and on numerous occasions she stayed at the Whine House for days at a time. She worked with Hillary through therapy sessions designed to help the First Lady reach her full human potential. Part of the therapy, often called channeling, included guiding Hillary in conversations with the deadEleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi to be precise.
I guess it’s now fashionable to bash Christine O’Donnell.
Note to Ms. O’Donnell: don’t let the boneheads get you down. We don’t care what the Marxist Elites say so don’t let them knock you off your game.
In high school I stuffed my training bra, took part in seances and smoked dried banana stings. (Never at the same time.) It’s a miracle I ever got a job!
B itchs certainly.
A tendency I finally out grew, course I don’t do
much of anything any more.
Counterpoint: Al Franken is not now nor has ever been entertaining, except in the way kids in the country may be entertained by poking a dead raccoon with a stick.
Lupica is a sports writer.
As a political writer he has no credibility.
Why did people watch a dumb show with Alyssa Milano?
You answered your own question. Have you ever seen her in that vampire movie?
I thought Lupica was a sports writer?????
O’Donnell may well be a weird duck with some personal issues.
That said, it doesn’t change the fact that the alternative is a MARXIST and the alternative in the primary was no better than the very things the American people are pissed off about.
Sometimes it takes a few “loonies” to fix a nation. Ben Franklin was a “loony” in his day too, if you asked the British.
Both strategies stem from ignorance and underestimate the sophistication of the voters. The people making these arguments are, generally speaking, agnostic or atheist. What they don't know is that Christians know that there is good in the world and that there is evil in the world. Real evil. Do they believe in witches? No. But Christians know Satan is an actual being and that the real battle is not of flesh and blood.
Southern Delaware is a Christian enclave. Those media types attacking O'Donnell have erred in their estimation of how the voters will respond to this issue. Someone dabbling in Satanism is a serious issue. But so is repentance and redemption.
Just another example of the disconnect between the media and political elites and the people.
So it is okay for Barack Hussein Obama to go to koranic studies class enrolled as a muslim student as a school boy and claim to be a lifelong Christian who attended the racist Jeremiah Wright’s coven of hate for 20 years and was politically sponsored by a man who engaged in a guerilla war campaign in support of the North Vietnamese Communists including bombing the Pentagon, etc.
Does background mean anything anymore?
She was a school girl when all “this stuff happened”.
Why does it matter?
Oh wait, it doesn’t. Saul Alinsky says we should make the Left play by THEIR rule book.
Stuff it Ivory Tower Media.
The US Air Force built a site for wicca worship at the Air Force Aademy. Some of our future military officers are not dabbling in witchcraft, they are practicing it.
Now, may we please talk about obama dabbling in drugs, the weather underground, black liberation, and islam?
Marxism -- 100 million...and counting
Teenage girls playing Witch -- 0, as far as I know
This is beyond stupid
Hufflepuff is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Its founder was the Medieval witch Helga Hufflepuff.
The Communist Left is always crying crocodile tears about “witchhunts”.
Now who is engaging in the witchhunt?
Oh yeah, the same Socialists who are crucifying the tea party as “racists” and “hate mongerers” and “tea bagging homophobes”.
Darn. You beat me too it.
On November 2nd, bring out your (politically) dead.
Will be discussed after 2012 elections, when the pardons are issued.
Wow. Do you really mean to tell me liberals are now reaching back into the 17th century for their slander tactics?
Okay, I thought at least dabbling was a requirement for a political career. No?
You’re smart enuf to be a Ravenclaw.
>>I dabbled into witchcraft - I never joined a coven.<<
1. She said she dabbled, not that she was a witch.
2. It is past tense.
This needs a context to have meaning. If it was just something she looked into when she was young and that is as far as it went, this is completely irrelevant stuff. If she actually became a witch and got into this stuff, and especially if she still is, well, THAT would matter.
I have not followed this woman, her campaign or her position on issues, but if this is all these guys have against her, I’m not impressed.
I even have the scarf
Someone tell Lupica Christine hung out with fools two decades ago when she was in high school, but last year the US govt spent his tax dollars building a wicca worship site at our USAF Academy