Skip to comments.Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'
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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Back off, that comment was out of line.
Does this mean you're a troll too? Or, does it mean you don't have your head up your @ss? Whistling past the graveyard is NOT an endearing trait for conservatives. Too few don't understand that simple fact, apparently.
Larry Craig had a life-time ACU rating of 96. But, all the signs of his perverted behavior were there. But, they were ignored because he repeated the right lines. How did that turn out?
Shouldn't you be finding those Gerald Ford polls, sport?
“Larry Craig had a life-time ACU rating of 96. But, all the signs of his perverted behavior were there. But, they were ignored because he repeated the right lines. How did that turn out?”
Now you’re comparing O’Donnell to Larry Craig. You’re ill, man. Get help.
when will sanity return?
Maher says there is a lot more where that came from. Not coincidentally, I’m sure, O’Donnell’s staff today canceled her scheduled appearances on Fox News Sunday and Face the Nation tomorrow
When they start canceling shows its a bad sign
Check the link I posted, genius if you’re not too busy calling Christine O’Donnell names.
While I've never been fired for cause like O'Donnell was, I've lost a job in this downturn and spent 11 months pounding the pavement before finding a new position. It's humiliating and stressful, but when you have a wife and children to support you can't lie around in bed whining like a toddler or jawing with a shrink.
A little mental toughness, for goodness' sake.
And honestly, if any Democrat was running with a "resume" like O'Donnell's, that individual would be one of the main figures of fun on this forum. This is going to come back and bite us.
In my teenage years I also dabbled in the occult. I read books and subscribed to catalogs on witchcraft and voodoo. Like Christine O’Donnell I never joined any formal group associated with those beliefs.
Anyone who thinks such beliefs have not been actively promoted in this country is ignorant. I am not saying there is a “conspiracy” because most of this advocacy is quite blatant. There are websites, books, magazines, organizations, and conventions which promote occult beliefs and practices. Wicca, in particular, is lionized by feminists as a way for girls to “empower” themselves.
I’m not exactly sure why people think this video should disqualify Christine O’Donnell from elective office.
Is it because witchcraft is so evil (even though O’Donnell has repented of her involvement)?
Is it because anyone who has ever been involved in withcraft (even a brief association at a young age) is necessarily a lunatic? (There are many people involved in various aspects of the occult who are far from crazy.)
Honestly, if I had lived in Delaware I probably would have held my nose and voted for Castle for the strategic reason that a certain win for a Republican who votes conservative 50% of the time is better than a longshot candidate who will probably lose in a liberal state.
Nonetheless, all of this dumping on O’Donnell by the liberals and the RINO establishment is actually making me like her more. She may not be the strongest candidate, but she seems like a woman of sincere conviction. I usually don’t contribute to candidates who don’t have a good chance of winning, but I am considering giving money to O’Donnell just to flip the bird to the slimy liberal establishment.
Someone already did that on that very thread and blew your sorry little excuse for an argument right out of the water.
I'm telling Bill Maher on you.
Well the time is here to stop cannibalizing. This is no freaking game; while we are all caught up on this bullcrap, Obama is handing the U.S. over to the U.N. The energy department is plotting and planning on how to strong arm manufacturers of appliances and limit what is available to us. The American public is continually being lured into shell games to keep our eyes off of the destruction of our Nation by this Marxist and his minions. Why in God’s name are people not seeing these things?
If O’Donnell focuses on DE and if she comes across as articulate as I’ve seen her and heard her, and she campaigns door to door or whatever it takes, she will win.
We also need to focus on Joe Miller, and Michele Bachmann. Bachmann is being targeted and all the head honchos from the Democrat party are headed her way to her district.
It’s a deluge to eliminate threats and people better wake the hell up and that includes Freepers. All this sniping is disgusting. Look at Alan Greene in SC...the DNC was livid about him winning that primary because he is an embarrassement but...they ended up closing ranks around him.
Yep, nothing odd about playing around with casting spells or frivolous lawsuits that misrepresent facts or failing to report alleged burglaries and vandalism of home and office to the police....pefectly normal.
And, what is there in her CV that makes her as close to an ideal candidate as you can get?
Is it her career in service or her successful career in business or is it her years in a conservative think tank where she used her massive intelligence working on direction changing white papers?
That clip is a joke, it looked like she was in junior high. I wouldn’t dignify it as real news. I wouldn’t even address it.
I would think the cancellation of the TV appearances, and the purge of her website are signs someone with experience has taken charge. If they are smart, they're keeping her from speaking publicly until they can assess exactly how much, and what type of damaging information is out there. At which point, they will start responding to the various charges and accusations in a more controlled forum until they can stop the bleeding.
I would give them about a week to see if they can get back on offense and stop playing defense.
There’s an old saying in PR.....”if you’re explaining - you’re losing.”
Somebody sent this clip to me on a political chat board.
This was my respone:
Their own are Democrats, Rinos, Bill Maher, you know...enemies of conservatives.
In my opinion, she’s not as ideal as you can get. Her resume is pretty thin, but to me that’s much more important for an executive position.
She’s running for senator, not governor. Have you seen some of the senators we’ve got? Judging by the Democrats, literally, anyone can be senator. All it takes is a lobotomy and a few balloons and you’ll fit right in with the Dems.
Christine is an effective speaker and seems to be grounded in her principles. Frankly, I don’t think more than that is required for the position. Would I welcome more? Sure. But it’s not a deal breaker.
Right on - we are in the midst of a Goebbels-esque propaganda massacre of an individual. They are literally demonizing her with idle talk show chatter.
Start digging on Coons, because the left will be totally silent on him while they try to destroy this woman.
This is the Palinization of Christine O’Donnell. If you don’t like these attacks from the so called “unbiased” press then forward material on Coons which you know they will never mention. Just like they never mentioned Joe Biden getting thrown out of Syracuse Law School for plagiarism.
Completely different order of magnitude.
And while attorneys might constantly remind you of your lawsuit, a grown person does not let an attorney dictate their thoughts and emotions. Moreover, this was a manifestly ridiculous lawsuit from the beginning - the kind of suit only a self-pitying chump would file.
The writing is really on the wall with this one.
How is it different? Both are belief systems. Both believe in a higher power.
It may come as a shock to you but only 1/3rd of the world population are Christians. About 1/5th are Islam. So nearly 50% of the human population on this planet do not believe in any of the Abrahamic religions.
Yes, it is. It just doesn't say what you think it does... /g
The RATs have the majority because, when a negative fact or factoid comes out about one of theirs, they form up in a phalanx and shout, "SO WHAT?"
I choose to learn from them. I will perhaps criticize Christine O'Donnell after she loses.
Right now, I'm sending her money, and saying, "You want henbane with that?"
Well, the official line on many threads is that anyone who thinks too hard about O’Donnell’s record is a Democrat, a squishy Rockefeller Republican, a paid agent of either Castle or Coons or a supporter of Ron Paul. No honest conservative can have a different opinion. We’re lucky to not have gender discrimination lawsuits filed against, EEOC-style.
“O’Donnell’s only qualification for this Senate seat is “she isn’t Mike Castle”.”
Actually, I like that she isn’t a lawyer, too.
“Right now, I’m sending her money, and saying, “You want henbane with that?”
Excellent. But wouldn’t it be better with eye of newt? :-) Ya know, it’s a bizarro world when Angelina Jolie can wear a vile of blood around her neck, drink it, and become a UN ambassador. But this girl goes on a late night comedy show in the 90s, says some innocuous remark and is villifed. Personally, I’d vote for Foghorn Leghorn at this point if it gets us the House or Senate.
I agree. O’Donnell is not the candidate I would have chosen if I could have had my ideal, but her personal shortcomings (and those are not nearly as numerous or serious as is being claimed) are secondary to how she will vote as a Senator.
Mistakes, yes, but I’m not a politician. This was an unusually stupid and unnecessary mistake for her to have made. Let’s hope she can do better going forward.
As Palin told Rove, it is time to buck up, stop whining and get behind the candidate that Delaware chose. Some freepers are whining concern trolls who love to bitch about the hand that we have been dealt.
COD might not be perfect, but she is more conservative that the RINO she eliminated and is not a communist like Coons.
But will she vote to repeal obamacare?
As I said before, I’m not commenting on the validity or merit of O’Donnell’s case as I haven’t read it. It would be unfair for me to speak on anything without knowing the facts. I’m just commenting on a broad examination of employment lawsuits, which I have direct and indirect experience in. Experience tells me the repercussions of certain actions can have a devestating results from the big to the small and the unimaginable can become very real to the aggrieved party.
And, when I speak of an attorney in these cases, they don’t remind you, they count on and impose a constant reliving of it. Now, I agree that an attorney can’t dictate their will on you, but they engage in a psychological strategy to make you feel the pain in every step of the case, as you did the moment it occurred. Otherwise, trying to trump putting on an act. At least, that’s what the “good” attorneys do.
Regarding O’Donnell, I think that this story will vanish just like the Rand Paul civil rights, for lack of a better term, “thing.” They just don’t sway the electorate now as is plainly seen in the ineffective attempts to demonize the tea party for over a year and a half. Each report on jobs, unemployment data, and etc., is burying the traditional hit pieces. The msm, who would relish keeping a story like this front news, is having it’s hand forced by economic data to a larger degree than in past years. People want to know either exactly how you voted and/or exactly how you will vote. I think that the O’Donnell campaign is in no worse condition than it was before this story, and while not the perfect candidate, a viable one nonetheless.
I won’t argue with a brainless poster.
Your antichristian misogyny has been on display for all to see for years.
Enjoy your insanity!
I suggest she make a TV ad casting herself in the role of Samantha like the TV show Bewitched.
It would take the edge off this and cast it in a family light.
Maybe she could wiggle her nose a little. LOL
>> CV, think tank, direction changing white papers
Your post needs more jargon.
+1 for the crazy chic!
The one thing that matters is the Democrat electorate of New Castle County. 3 out of 5 Delawareans live there, it is heavily Democrat and O'Donnell was beaten 60/40 there in the primary among GOP voters. She got less than 500 votes in Wilmington in the primary.
If the 2008 turnout for Obama was replicated for O'Donnell in 2010 in Kent and Sussex counties, she would still lose with decent, not spectacular, turnout by Democrats in New Castle. It was 55/45 Obama in Kent. It was 55/45 McCain in Sussex. It was 71/29 Obama in New Castle, so McCain lost the state by 25 points.
The high water mark for GOP election results in DE is 171K in 2004. The high water mark for GOP turnout in midterms is 167k in 2002. Even if the GOP turnout dramatically breaks all records and goes over 200k this year, it will be extremely difficult. With only 4% undecideds, it is also difficult.
O'Donnell is not exciting and new in DE. She's been running for office there for years. If she can pull this off, it will be welcome news, because it will mean that Paladino can win in NY.
Christine O'Donnell: "I Dabbled Into Witchcraft"
CBS News ^ | Dan Farber
Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell doesn't need Facebook to dredge up her controversial past statements. As a sometime conservative pundit a decade ago on Bill Maher's former show, "Politically Incorrect", O'Donnell said (in an appearance that wasn't aired) that she dabbled in witchcraft. In the clip shown last night on Maher's current show, "Real Time," O'Donnell said: "I dabbled into witchcraft -- I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. ... I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do....
Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'
ABC news ^ | September 18 2010 | RYAN CREED
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.
Christine O'Donnell in 1999: 'I dabbled into witchcraft'
Washington Post ^ | Matt DeLong
Bill Maher -- on whose former show, "Politically Incorrect," O'Donnell appeared repeatedly in the late 1990s -- showed a previously unaired clip from Oct. 29, 1999, on his current HBO program, "Real Time,": O'DONNELL: I dabbled into witchcraft -- I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. ... I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do. [...] One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little...
No, I have not looked at anything since I made my post--busy getting moss off the roof.
If we are attacking her it is just what the Left wants. This perception of disunity, on the other hand, may cause the Left to sit back down and think we are going to flub the ball just like Charlie Brown. I hope they stay on their couches with their bongs and video games.
Whether we are attacking Christine O'Donnell on this side issue, we must understand that if ABC News and Bill Maher knows about it, the Left knows about it. And what do you think the Left is going to do about it? Stuff it under the mattress? They are going to use it just when there is no time for O'Donnell to respond to it; like the last week of the campaign.
Also, in that ABC News report in this thread, it mentions that O'Donnell canceled two scheduled appearances on national Sunday news shows "Face the Nation" on CBS and "Fox News Sunday." That may have been a smart decision knowing how the State Owned Media has become a pack of wolves with the Tea Party and conservatives. She must control of the media, and not let the media control her.
By concentrating on the battle in Delaware, she can gain momentum that she has already built; especially if she plays the victim card by stirring up major outrage at the lies thrown out at her. This could inoculate her from further attacks and set the stage for a full can of wump ass she can throw at Coon. That's the ticket! Take play the victim card and take the offense at the same time!
You are a liar.
In this work, Ortega traces the genesis of the "mass-man" and analyzes his constitution en route to describing the rise to power and action of the masses in society. Ortega is throughout quite critical of both the masses and the mass-men of which they are made up, contrasting "noble life and common life" and excoriating the barbarism and primitivism he sees in the mass-man. He does not, however, refer to specific social classes, as has been so commonly misunderstood in the English-speaking world. Ortega states that the mass-man could be from any social background, but his specific target is the bourgeois educated man, the señorito satisfecho (satisfied young man or Mr. Satisfied), the specialist who believes he has it all and extends the command he has of his subject to others, contemptuous of his ignorance in all of them.Except in Barry's case, he has no command of anything special except puerile notions of Marxism he has wedded to Alinsky. He's managed, though, to eff things up as thoroughly as people far better educated with far more noble intentions have by trying to substitute their limited, person experience for society as a whole.
What are the lies you’re referring to?
People need help if they take Bill Maher seriously.
We should go and burn some!
At first thought, I agree. However, many campaigns are not run with conventional wisdom. In this case, O'Donnell needs to make sure she is in control of the media. She can better use her time by making sure the people of Delaware have the truth unfiltered by the media. She can also concentrate on her primary mission: building the momentum she has already started. She can inoculate herself by convincing the people of Delaware that all the dirt are lies and she is being victimized. People are already getting sick and tired of this type of negative campaigning. It will not take much to get the message to the people.
While the victim card is being established, she can go on the offense against Coon.
You see, O'Donnell is a woman and a self-proclaimed Christian. Your posts demonstrate that you do not believe that O'Donnell is greatest thing ever to happen to America. Therefore, you must be against Christianity in general and, of course, must also hate all women.
That was a free trip through editor-surveyor's thought process, for lack of a better term.
Kudos! Well said.
People are getting tired of this trivial character assassination. Compared to our nation being taken down the toilet by Zer0 and his minions on the Left, any person brave enough to stand up deserves to have our support.