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Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'
ABC news ^ | September 18 2010 | RYAN CREED

Posted on 09/18/2010 11:49:47 AM PDT by Michel12

Fresh off her victory in Delaware, GOP U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is riding a wave of campaign cash but also internet infamy, thanks in part to her controversial statements -- most notably on masturbation -- in the late 1990s on Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect." Christine O'Donnell says one of her first dates occurred on a satanic altar.

On Friday, Maher released on his new HBO show, "Real Time," an unaired clip of O'Donnell admitting to a brief dalliance with witchcraft.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: elections; enemedia; gop; odonnell; romneybotalert; romneybothere; witchcraft
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To: Krankor
"Can you give me three wishes? Or is that only a genie?"

You will NEVER guess this in a million years.....but my actual name is Jeanie (eerie do do do do do do do do)!!!

Although I'm a Christian Jeanie, so no wishes for you!

151 posted on 09/18/2010 12:34:21 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Please Lord, give America a 2nd chance. Through your Son Jesus Christ, Amen.)
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To: Michel12

She needs to get out there and say “I did all kinds of crazy stupid stuff when I was a kid, but the one think I NEVER did is raise taxes on people and spend their country to the verge of bankruptcy as my opponent did”


152 posted on 09/18/2010 12:35:12 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: laconic

And Hillary channeling Eleanor Roosevelt.


153 posted on 09/18/2010 12:35:18 PM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: paulycy

EXACTLY!


154 posted on 09/18/2010 12:35:32 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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and what’s wrong with witchcraft?

are we not a diverse nation,

Cast some spells Christine.


156 posted on 09/18/2010 12:36:04 PM PDT by Sophia777
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To: djf

No, the story is ridiculous and will amount to nothing. She will take her now 2 million raised in four days, and more to come, and stomp the weasely bearded Marxist Coons, just like she stomped the weasely Marxist Castle.

Coons is the one who is toast, along with the cabal of elitist RINO’s.


157 posted on 09/18/2010 12:36:08 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: McGavin999
So I guess 15 years from now anybody who went Gothic in the 90s will also be declared unfit for public service...
158 posted on 09/18/2010 12:36:35 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: KoRn
Stick a fork in her......

She probably dabbled in that too

159 posted on 09/18/2010 12:37:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Michel12
Here is the neat thing:

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?

Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

---------------

My Opinion

All people have sinned. The power of redemption is you can turn away from that sinful lifestyle and choose a new path.

People of the world keep waiting for that moment to point at Christians and say they are hypocrites.

I was sinful in my youth, but have choose a new path for my life. I am sure that there isn't a person reading this who doesn't have sinful acts from their youth that they regret.

If she dabbled with sin in her youth so what. If she has changed and choose a new path that is ok.

160 posted on 09/18/2010 12:37:27 PM PDT by justlittleoleme
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To: KoRn
Stick a fork in her......

She probably dabbled in that too

161 posted on 09/18/2010 12:37:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Absolutely, and those kids who follow the whole vampire thingy.....unfit for office too.


162 posted on 09/18/2010 12:37:43 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: Michel12

ABC News dablled with being a real news station for a while, too, before becoming a left wing propaganda outlet.


163 posted on 09/18/2010 12:37:51 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: OldDeckHand

What’s the big deal? Wicca is a religion no different than Christianity, Buddism, or Islam.

Don’t we have freedom of religion? Or is it standard practice for Christians to shun anyone that doesn’t believe in Christ? I guess you people are no different than the Muslims. Everyone who doesnt believe in Jesus are evil.


164 posted on 09/18/2010 12:38:07 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
No, what has Chris O'Donnell done with her life OTHER than work as an "activist" and sue think tanks for "sexual harassment." Whatever ideological agreement there may be, she cannot be taken seriously as a candidate. I am NOT a Mike Castle fan, but couldn't Delaware "activists" done better than to nominate somebody who is a step above the homeless woman who screams at traffic?

I hope you love the taste of Flavor-Aid.

165 posted on 09/18/2010 12:38:07 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: GeronL

Don’t think she dabbled...but if she is a witch, hope she uses her broom to clean sweep Congress. And then bonks a few people on the head with it.


166 posted on 09/18/2010 12:38:31 PM PDT by kiltie65
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To: GeronL
"I don’t know almost anyone who dabbled in witchcraft or stanism"

Shocking. /s

You must be a liberal then. Clearly, all conservatives dabble in the witchcraft at some point in their lives, right? I mean, that is what these people are saying, isn't it?

167 posted on 09/18/2010 12:39:16 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Siena Dreaming

She just answered the question honestly - lots of girls play this stuff.

Shoot - look at your TV - disney has a “Wizards of Waverly Place” - we have Harry Potter - etc. Didn’t ABC itself have a witch show?

I’ve been to a NASCAR race - what does that make me?


168 posted on 09/18/2010 12:40:23 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Michel12

ACCUSATIONS = POLITICS
FORGIVENESS = AMERICANS BLESSED BY CREATOR

We may be accused.
We stand resolved.


169 posted on 09/18/2010 12:40:32 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: McGavin999
What helped Clinton outta a lot of scandals was how quickly they refuted the accusations. We have a nasty habit of hiding under the bed when the rough gets going!!! She has enough money to put an ad out and START telling the folk what her plans are for the state there!! O'D...GET MOVING!!! Those ads should be airing on Monday as soon as possible. We need to nib this in the butt!!
170 posted on 09/18/2010 12:41:17 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: jerry557
"What’s the big deal? Wicca is a religion no different than Christianity, Buddism, or Islam."

I think you should run for office on that platform. Let me know how that works out for ya'.

171 posted on 09/18/2010 12:44:20 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: who knows what evil?

I told jveritas when I was trying to convince him to change his mind, that I originally supported Duncan Hunter.

I saw DH as the single, best hope to turn our nation around.

Unfortunately the very same GOP establishment we see now, would have nothing of his candidacy. Too vested in sending American jobs to the Chicoms. Too vested in illegal immigration. And Duncan Hunter just didn’t have enough charisma to overcome their cold shoulder.

Then along came Sarah Palin.

Equally conservative by some considerations. But she has that power of personal persuasion. That magnetic draw which inspires people. That’s why Palin and those like her are so important. Because they represent WINNING.

Winning not by compromising with liberals. Winning by appealing to voters with conservative ideas presented in such a way people adopt them as their own.

Reagan had that ability.

Duncan Hunter is spot on, but Sarah Palin can win. And doing so, she presents a platform for people like Duncan Hunter. Who I hope she would bring on board as SecDef, or perhaps Trade Representative.

jv for some reason may have some sort of problem with Palin. I probably shouldn’t have admitted to being an enthusiastic Palinisto from even before the convention. In fact that was when he stopped answering me.

I strongly disagree that increasing support for Palin and the Tea Party indicates any sort of loss of conservative ideas on FR. Exactly the opposite IMHO. Libertarianism is becoming more mainstream here, which I see as a good thing (just to be forthcoming)

But Palin is doing a lot to advance the conservative agenda. As can O’Donnell - simply by being out there, standing tall and fighting back. And everyone else out there winning elections right now for our side - who is not part of the sell-out RINO centrist blob is helping our side.

I don’t think FR is becoming less conservative.

I think FR is becoming more grassroots. More Tea Party.

And a lot more close to clobbering the left at the ballot box.


172 posted on 09/18/2010 12:45:12 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (GOP establishment are dinosaurs. Tea Party is a great big asteroid...)
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To: Michel12
This will backfire on the already discredited lame stream media. People saw the relentless personal attacks on Palin and were turned off by it, especially when her kids were the targets.

People will see through this and say, “Is that what you chose to tell me about her? Really? Something she “dabbled” in over ten years ago and has since repudiated? Nothing about her stand on the issues?”

I hope her family and friends have thick skin because the vultures will be coming for them next.

173 posted on 09/18/2010 12:45:26 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: HerrBlucher

Well, there are some things in American politics that money can’t make up for.

She would have been better off seducing a 13 year old boy, fer cryin out loud!

Besides, with the emphasis on money, you almost make it sound like we are back to the time of Pope Leo and her buying indulgences or something.

It don’t work that way. She will, from now forward, NEVER have a presser where half the questions or more are not about witchcraft. Bet on it.


174 posted on 09/18/2010 12:46:02 PM PDT by djf (It is ISLAM or "We, the People..." Take your pick. THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND!!!)
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To: Michel12

I am not sure how this will play out...

Let me tell you how it will play out.

The Wave that Steamrolled Castle will Steamroll The Democrats, with or without a win in Deleaware.

BUCK UP!


175 posted on 09/18/2010 12:47:24 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: OldDeckHand

I didnt say if it would work or not.

All Im saying is if your whole vote depends on someone’s religion they practiced in their youth, you are a damn fool.

How many Christians did Americans elect that turned out to be corrupt or even pedophiles? I dont think a person’s religion is a very good indicator of their character or how well they will serve the office they were elected to.


176 posted on 09/18/2010 12:47:46 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: Michel12

Voters in Delaware :
This all really simple you can either vote for Christine O’Donnell and her promises to vote conservatively or you can vote for Coons the self-proclaimed Marxist who will vote with Obama. Take a chance, if she sucks, vote her out next time or live with Coons the Marxist.


177 posted on 09/18/2010 12:48:34 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: Mr. K

Exactly!I think after the movie the Exorcist in the early 70’s that opened a lt of curosity in the kids.Nt that Hollywood would ever do something to introduce evil to the kids.....I remember a lot of book on witchcraft and Ouija boards being everywhere back then.I don’t know how old she is but I am approaching 50 now.


178 posted on 09/18/2010 12:48:36 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: OldDeckHand
This is only going to motivate O'Donnell's base by a factor of ten.

Religious people who are sincere all know that turning away from past misdeeds is what it's all about.

St. Peter denies knowing our Lord, repents, is made the first Pope and holds the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven.

St. Paul starts out as a persecutor of Christians, and becomes The Apostle.

O'Donnell does weird occultic things briefly as a kid. Big whoop. Now she is a true professing believer, taking her lumps for it too, by the way.

I want to thank Powerline and Maher for bringing out these positive aspects of O'Donnell's character for people to appreciate: Humility, repentance, reform. All things she is going to use productively as a Senator.

You guys who think she is toast, you are clueless.

179 posted on 09/18/2010 12:48:43 PM PDT by caddie
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To: Michel12

Ahhhh..the liberal media doing what it does BEST...displaying its NON BIAS!!!


180 posted on 09/18/2010 12:48:43 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Soul Seeker

> “People need to accept she is not that great of a candidate and she does have skeletons we wouldn’t ordiarily accept”

.
We can see who you’re working for!

O’Donnell is an excellent candidate that was talked into this run by people that recognized her worth.

Powerline is carrying water for Karl Rove, and nothing more. O’Donnell’s personal admission of poor decisions in her life ten years ago is not a “character issue,” it is an indication of the strength of her character.
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181 posted on 09/18/2010 12:48:46 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: OldDeckHand

>> She doesn’t need my help or anyone else’s in that regard. She’s imploding, all by herself.<<

Only in the eyes of someone who believes they have never made a mistake that they are ashamed of or who have slipped up at some time in there life.

Others see her as a normal person who has grown to understand her shortcomings and attained a level of understanding that the things that she sees as wrong in her life needed changed. She then learned the real meaning of the constitution as a way of making this country strong again and realized that this country is on the wrong track and needs to get back to what made it strong.

Those who are weak or dishonest with themselves will hold past faults against her. Others will see that what she wants to do in Congress is diametrically opposed to what her opponent wants.

We have a clear choice. Either a person is for us or against us.


182 posted on 09/18/2010 12:49:39 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Michel12
Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'

Just for that I'm sending her campaign another donation. This "girl" is the real deal!!!

183 posted on 09/18/2010 12:49:41 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

well, she did say it was one of her first dates, so it must have been years ago. i wouldn’t hold that against her. young and stupid


184 posted on 09/18/2010 12:51:10 PM PDT by mel (since progressive is code word for anti- i am a progressive progressive)
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To: Michel12

Oh, if only we had intelligent upstanding normal people like Barney Frank, Al Franken, and Sheila Jackson Lee


185 posted on 09/18/2010 12:51:25 PM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: Michel12
Heck, my friends-of-color tell me Michelle's mom engages in this at the White House:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santeria

186 posted on 09/18/2010 12:52:02 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Eldon Tyrell
I’ve been to a NASCAR race - what does that make me?

I'm not sure what witchcraft has to do with NASCAR.

Problem is...O'Donnell's past seems to be one of impetuousness, bad financial decisions, and now flakiness (the most generous word I can come up with for spending a date on a Satanic altar). I'm guessing she's got more embarrassing stuff from her past coming out too judging from her tendency to speak too freely.

If I was in DE I would still vote for her over the Dem, but I hope we don't get too many more of this kind of candidate representing the Tea Party, particularly running for the US Senate.

187 posted on 09/18/2010 12:52:08 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: justlittleoleme

“If she dabbled with sin in her youth so what. If she has changed and choose a new path that is ok.”

It’s probably what turned her to Christ.

I will be surprised if this is anything but evidence that she is what she appears to be.


188 posted on 09/18/2010 12:52:17 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: CynicalBear; OldDeckHand
Those who are weak or dishonest with themselves will hold past faults against her...

______________________________________

You see, ODH, that if you don't follow the new party line you are either weak or dishonest...

This is what we have become.

189 posted on 09/18/2010 12:52:32 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: varon

Don’t ferget the eye of newt and chicken entrails!!


190 posted on 09/18/2010 12:52:43 PM PDT by djf (It is ISLAM or "We, the People..." Take your pick. THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND!!!)
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To: Clemenza

>>A total ditz with no visible sign of income other than that resulting from lawsuits. A “professional activist” is no more qualified for office than a “community organizer.” Why should we expect anything less?<<

Well…..support Coons then. We only have two choices at this point. Actually, talking points against O’Donnell is in support of Coons so I guess you have already made your choice.


191 posted on 09/18/2010 12:52:46 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: DefeatCorruption

I can’t see the video, but she did say it was one of her first dates, so what was she 16?


192 posted on 09/18/2010 12:52:57 PM PDT by mel (since progressive is code word for anti- i am a progressive progressive)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Honestly I doubt it is the Democrats that put this out. It’s probably the establisment Republicans and Castle supporters that hate the Tea Party even more than the Democrats do.

We dealt with the same thing down in Florida with Rubio beating Crist. All the stupid moderates in the GOP kept telling us we have to vote for Crist! We have to vote for Crist or the Dems will win! Rubio is too far right and can’t win the general election, etc, etc, etc... That crap is so god damn old.


193 posted on 09/18/2010 12:53:08 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: jonathonandjennifer

Then they would get more support from some us.


194 posted on 09/18/2010 12:53:33 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: djf

Hogwash. She was a kid when she did that stuff, and she can dismiss it all as such in one press release. This is going to last about 2 days max. Look at her opponent FGS, he is an admitted Marxist, you can’t get any more nutty than that, and more destructive of this country. Practicing witchcraft as a kid vs being a Marxist as an adult.....who is the real wacko? And Coons won’t be able to dismiss his idiocy as childhood craziness either.

Coons is Marxist toast, and Christine will be the next Senator from Delaware....bank on it!


195 posted on 09/18/2010 12:53:35 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: McGavin999

This one would probably be a no-go too...
http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Erhard_Seminars_Training


196 posted on 09/18/2010 12:53:52 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: coaltrain

“Great now her and Pelosi have something to talk about.”

Ha!

Zing.


197 posted on 09/18/2010 12:54:02 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: Diogenesis
Incredibly, nearly all the WITCH shows which were on television were promoted by ..... ABC. (ROTFLOL)

Really? In the Witch decade of the 90s, I think the WB was the witchy network(Sabrina the Teenaged Witch, Charmed, Buffy the Vampite Slayer)

198 posted on 09/18/2010 12:54:39 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Pardon him...he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe ... are the laws of nature)
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To: mel

“closing ranks”...that is what we need to do. Stop being defensive or trying to explain anything. My standard answer: “So what...”


199 posted on 09/18/2010 12:54:52 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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To: paulycy

LOL. I think some dark forces are certainly trying to destroy her. This is designed to get the fundies panties all tied up in a wad, maybe? And who knows, maybe they’ll fall for it.


200 posted on 09/18/2010 12:54:59 PM PDT by riri
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