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Don't fall under her spell: Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell once 'dabbled into witchcraft'
New York Daily News ^ | Monday, September 20th 2010 | Mike Lupica

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.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; drivebymedia; hitpiece; mikelupica; paladino; witchcraft
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1 posted on 09/20/2010 12:10:18 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

This is an excellent endorsement indeed! I wish I could vote for all of these candidates!


2 posted on 09/20/2010 12:11:38 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: presidio9
...an entertainer recently mistaken in Delaware for an actual politician...

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.

3 posted on 09/20/2010 12:13:04 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: presidio9

Hey Mike, I see where Obama is dabbling in Christianity
now too.


4 posted on 09/20/2010 12:13:26 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: presidio9

Sounds like Lupica forgot his Midol this morning.


5 posted on 09/20/2010 12:13:36 PM PDT by VRWCmember (Jesus called us to be Salt and Light, not Vinegar and Water.)
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To: presidio9

Chris Coons “dabbles” in marxism to this day.

I’ll take my chances with the witchcraft.


6 posted on 09/20/2010 12:14:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: presidio9
And as an aside, has anyone seen the PBS series Carrier?

They have wiccan covens on aircraft carriers fer f#ck's sake.

7 posted on 09/20/2010 12:15:26 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: presidio9

I am a Hufflepuff. I would vote for her.


8 posted on 09/20/2010 12:15:29 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: presidio9

Obama dabbled in cocaine - the media doesn’t care...

Bill Clinton “’dabbled” on an intern’s blue dress - the media didn’t care...


9 posted on 09/20/2010 12:15:33 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: presidio9

I hope Chritine is still dabbling in witchcraft. I could see Chris Coons sitting on a lilly pad sucking down flies.


10 posted on 09/20/2010 12:15:56 PM PDT by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: cripplecreek
A teenage girl played with a Ouija board.
11 posted on 09/20/2010 12:17:00 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: pnh102

O Donnell dabbled in witchcraft? Well, let’s ask the the most wicked of them all in Pelosi.


12 posted on 09/20/2010 12:18:50 PM PDT by max americana (I post 1st..and show up last)
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To: presidio9
Mike Lupica and Gladys Kravitz
Separated at birth?

13 posted on 09/20/2010 12:19:15 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: presidio9

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.


14 posted on 09/20/2010 12:19:21 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: presidio9

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?


15 posted on 09/20/2010 12:19:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: presidio9

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.


16 posted on 09/20/2010 12:20:08 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: tet68

So what’s the big deal?

Some of us have ended up on dates with witches.


17 posted on 09/20/2010 12:20:56 PM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: netmilsmom

I am a Hufflepuff.
******************************
Okay, have to ask, what is a “Hufflepuff”??


18 posted on 09/20/2010 12:21:29 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: presidio9

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.


19 posted on 09/20/2010 12:22:06 PM PDT by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization)
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To: presidio9

We need a bit of witchcraft to counteract Obama’s voodoo economics.


20 posted on 09/20/2010 12:23:21 PM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: presidio9

Isn’t it funny how nobody is mentioning Hillary Clinton trying to channel Elinor Roosevelt?

Jean Houston became a close advisor of Hillary’s, 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 dead—Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi to be precise.

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/when-hillary-channeled-eleanor-roosevelt


21 posted on 09/20/2010 12:23:41 PM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: netmilsmom
One of these?

22 posted on 09/20/2010 12:23:50 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: presidio9

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.


23 posted on 09/20/2010 12:24:44 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone
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To: presidio9

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!


24 posted on 09/20/2010 12:25:19 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: swarthyguy

B itchs certainly.
A tendency I finally out grew, course I don’t do
much of anything any more.


25 posted on 09/20/2010 12:25:19 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: gundog
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.

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.

26 posted on 09/20/2010 12:26:03 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: presidio9
Christine looks sweet to me

27 posted on 09/20/2010 12:26:36 PM PDT by y6162
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To: presidio9
Christine looks sweet to me

28 posted on 09/20/2010 12:26:47 PM PDT by y6162
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To: presidio9

Lupica is a sports writer.

As a political writer he has no credibility.


29 posted on 09/20/2010 12:26:47 PM PDT by kidd
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To: presidio9
Christine looks sweet to me

30 posted on 09/20/2010 12:27:00 PM PDT by y6162
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Why did people watch a dumb show with Alyssa Milano?

You answered your own question. Have you ever seen her in that vampire movie?


31 posted on 09/20/2010 12:27:25 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: presidio9

I thought Lupica was a sports writer?????


32 posted on 09/20/2010 12:28:08 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: hampdenkid

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.


33 posted on 09/20/2010 12:30:03 PM PDT by RockinRight (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? (it's a movie quote...))
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To: presidio9
She turned me into a Newt

It got better...
34 posted on 09/20/2010 12:30:13 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: presidio9
These guys don't get it. Their strategy seems to be one of two. Either painting her as crazy or trying to scare Christian voters into thinking she is a devil worshiper.

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.

35 posted on 09/20/2010 12:31:12 PM PDT by Pete
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To: presidio9

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.


36 posted on 09/20/2010 12:31:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: RockinRight
O’Donnell may well be a weird duck with some personal issues.

Well that settles it. If she weighs the same as a duck she's a witch. Burn her.
37 posted on 09/20/2010 12:31:46 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: gundog

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?


38 posted on 09/20/2010 12:32:11 PM PDT by silverleaf (The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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To: cripplecreek
The Body Count:

Marxism -- 100 million...and counting

Teenage girls playing Witch -- 0, as far as I know

Choices, choices....

This is beyond stupid

39 posted on 09/20/2010 12:32:11 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: DefeatCorruption

Hufflepuff is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Its founder was the Medieval witch Helga Hufflepuff.


40 posted on 09/20/2010 12:33:08 PM PDT by rface (Remember to roll your Traditional IRA into ROTH before the end of the year.....)
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To: RockinRight

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”.


41 posted on 09/20/2010 12:33:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: tet68

Very funny!


42 posted on 09/20/2010 12:34:24 PM PDT by altura
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To: GonzoGOP

Darn. You beat me too it.

On November 2nd, bring out your (politically) dead.


43 posted on 09/20/2010 12:34:55 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (I can see November from my house. Christine turned me into a Newt. I got better.)
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To: silverleaf
...the weather underground

Will be discussed after 2012 elections, when the pardons are issued.

44 posted on 09/20/2010 12:35:38 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: presidio9

Wow. Do you really mean to tell me liberals are now reaching back into the 17th century for their slander tactics?


45 posted on 09/20/2010 12:36:02 PM PDT by Julia H. (This tagline for rent--only $999.99 a month!)
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To: presidio9

Okay, I thought at least dabbling was a requirement for a political career. No?


46 posted on 09/20/2010 12:36:09 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: netmilsmom

You’re smart enuf to be a Ravenclaw.


47 posted on 09/20/2010 12:36:20 PM PDT by altura
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To: presidio9

>>I dabbled into witchcraft - I never joined a coven.<<

Two things:
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.


48 posted on 09/20/2010 12:37:14 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: netmilsmom
I'm a Gryffindor.

I even have the scarf

49 posted on 09/20/2010 12:38:00 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: VRWCmember

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/01/air-force-academy-gives-p_n_444800.html


50 posted on 09/20/2010 12:38:12 PM PDT by silverleaf (The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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