Skip to comments.Karl Rove Says Christine O'Donnell Needs to Explain Witchcraft 'Dabbling' to Voters
Posted on 09/19/2010 1:16:35 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Karl Rove, political mastermind for former President Bush, said Sunday that Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party insurgent who won an upset victory in Delaware for the GOP Senate nomination, "can't simply ignore" the controversy stirred over the disclosure that she "dabbled in witchcraft" and has to find a way to "explain it and put it in its most sympathetic light and move on." "In southern Delaware, where there are a lot of church-going people, they're probably going to want to know what was that all about," Rove said on Fox News Sunday. "And again, she said it on television when she went on the ... the Bill Maher show." Rove was referring to an October 1999 appearance O'Donnell made on Maher's "Politically Incorrect" show where she said," I dabbled into witchcraft -- I never joined a coven... One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it." O'Donnell had been on Maher's show frequently in the 1990s, and Maher has said he is going to show an O'Donnell clip each week until she agrees to appear again.
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"See you at the signing." - George W. Bush
Good bye Karl, we hate to see you go, but go you must.
Karl, we hardly knew ye...but now that we do, you repulse us. Go away on that "man without a country" ship, because you're certainly a traitor.
Rove's anointed candidate loses and now the one who beat him dances with the devil in the pale moonlight. This a smear if I ever saw one.
The Blood of Jesus Christ washed her clean. Is that good enough for you? No matter, it’s good enough for *Him*.
Toyko Rove = The bastard who attacks patriots and conservatives
whom the MSM and Obama cannot attack, themselves.
I love that cartoon - so spot on! :-)
We the people aren’t fooled.
Oh-my-god. You are sooooo bad!
The time has come to send a message. Anytime Rove appears on Fox News be sure to switch the channel folks. It’s time to boycott & blacklist Rove.
“Karl needs to come out of the DEMS closet.”
If he tries hard enough maybe he can land a gig on MSNBC.
Rove...look unto yourself.....
If we need to scourge this one then that time will come...
There is no rational reason in the world for the candidate in a regional election to run the gauntlet of national media which can only be a trap and unflattering at best. If she were running for a national position it would be ducking, although the timing is still not necessarily to be set by the media outlets but by the smarter candidate.
Sorry to puncture your balloon but that's the way a smart and ethical campaign is run.
I kinda agree with you. Karl doesn’t realize that by attacking her, he’s in fact insulating her from the Democrats. Anything they say now will be considered old news thanks to his negative contributions.
You don't have very high standards.
The fact is that he has greatly overestimated his own importance and influence.
The election was a forgone conclusion but the conservatives worked tirelessly to remove the RINOs and largely succeeded beginning in 1977 after the disaster of the Ford campaign. They remained in control largely during the Reagan Administration when they slowly but surely were replaced by the RINO’s. As with the battle against collectivism it never really seems to end.
Now, even with Castle, we still may not get a GOP majority in the Senate.
And even with Castle, a majority would do the Conservative cause no good since Castle was nothing but a liberal with a 'R' next to his name.
And O'Donnell can win in a GOP year, that has shown great voter turnout.
The Del. primary was expecting 30,000, it got almost twice that.
That shows the GOP is going to do very well in this election in Del.
This guy really has gone off the deep end!
Yes, it was a clever ploy by the ‘genius’ Rove.
Speaking of 'deep end'...the sales of his most recent book have gone right over the cliff on Amazon this past weekend. Just a coincidence; I'm sure...
Remember the attempts to bring up the Civil Rights Act with Rand Paul?
If Conservates talk about the issues, we will win.
The talking heads and MSM and Democrats all know that, so they want to bring up non-issues.
Stick a fork in him-he’s done!
Nah, I think it’s more of a what Tokyo Rove meant for evil, God will see ends up good.
I do however respect your respect and appreciation for him. I just happen to differ. Like it or not when you have the White House and both houses of Congress the President takes the heat for the outcome. Rove or no Rove the Republican’s record for those years is a disaster. If Rove was so very instrumental in Bush's career I would have hoped he would have been able to persuade the man to stand up to Congress and not let them behave like Democrats. Rove didn't, Bush didn't and the outcome is history.
Sorry, I'll just have to disagree with you, but do so in as an agreeable a manner as possible.
Your points are well taken though. Sadly, getting to the Super Bowl isn't winning the Super Bowl. Rove got Bush to the Big Game, but after that much of it was downhill.
If everyone knows O'Donnell is going to lose then why is it necessary to go on national TV and speak so badly of her? Love ‘em or hate ‘em you've got to admit the Dems stick up for each other, like having a news conference on the White House lawn the day Clinton is impeached and everyone agreeing he's the greatest President ever.
What did Rove gain by badmouthing the person selected by the voters for the nomination? IMHO, he just showed is butt and no one is better off for it.
The US Senate has been known to deal in national issues.
Lot’s of folks talk about clever. How clever were you to try and embarrass me. I am more than enough prepared to defend myself, thank God I have good meals on Sunday and hooligans get a break.
My suggested response:
“I dabbled in witchcraft, but I didn’t inhale.”
My suggested response:
“I dabbled in witchcraft, but I didn’t inhale.”
How was I trying to embarrass you?
Apparently Rove believes that a Tea Party candidate is by definition NOT a mainstream candidate.
Rove: Tea Party equals Fringe.
Rove is an actual enemy now, not just a prodigal son IMO.
Seems to me that the powers that be are starting to get frightened by the Tea Party. You'll know when we've really hit the big time when they start introducing steadily increasing levels of physical violence against those they percieve as enemies of the state. Trust me, if they ever get to a point where they genuinely think the ruling demopublican oligarchy is threatened, they'll go all banana republic on us. They don't play by rules the average person lives by. They are playing for keeps, as they are nearing one of their end-games.
It was a great weekend here, fairly sunny (though not very much like summer), and quieter than normal.
It was a good change of pace.
How about over in your place? Good?
Private sector tax payers are now the extreme fringe!!!
I'm really, glad this came out so public.
You nailed it. EVERYONE know Rove is an insider and a North Eastern Establishment liberal Country Club Republican. I say, this is not his time and he needs to shut up and sit down ... and he DID throw away the 2006 election...
Rove is savvy but he is not one of us.
If she believes in Christ Jesus, that is a great and proper response.
I haven’t read that. Instead I’ve observed a deflection of a query with an accusation on Karl Rove. I don’t know if she believes in Christ or not, but such a deflection, instead of answering through faith in Him is also consistent with somebody who might be much more degenerate in witchcraft.
Probably isn’t a problem, but the constant avoidance of the issue and coverup by a litany of others doesn’t seem to answer the simple query.
When discussing an issue of faith with many who might not have such faith, then reason is a fair place to communicate for discernment. Letting reason go won’t help communicate to those who don’t discern any problems with remaining aloof to God, let alone attacking Him by condoning witchcraft or Satanism.
30 years ago, nobody in the US thought sexual perversion would be as powerful as it is today. Nobody thought homosexuality would ever influence national legislation. Today, we are daily bombarded by homosexuality and even more perverse agendas.
Witchcraft is even more insidious, as it not only manifests the most degenerate of human thinking, but it also attempts to loose fallen angels into our influence, if not possession, which is far more damaging.
I suspect witchcraft is and has been practiced at higher levels in our government for years, but it hasn’t been overt. I suspect also, that similar to homosexuality, those caught in it’s perverse lair, also soon prefer it become an overt practice, not only legitimized and made equal to belief in God through faith in Christ, but to forwardly attack anything and everything provided by God.
I don’t have anything against either O’Donnell nor Karl Rove. If this is a true tea party movement, then there should be thousands of others equally qualified to be a candidate. I find it absurd for others to attack Rove so heavily, yet not address the question as equally.
I have less trust in those who adopt the Obama standard for prequalification, instead of answering the simple inquiry.
Then address the original query, and let it go. If it is a smear, it will be obvious without further commentary, especially after the question is answered.
Until it is answered, it gives Rove a better reputation and justifies his opposition.
Of course, but they run locally and are tasked with representing their state's constituents. It is the growing trend to view the congress as a national body and not a Republican body that is a big part of the problem.
And just where in the hell was Rove’s attention to questioning his opponents with Bush. It was all new tone BS. There’s something wrong with that boy. He’s done.
I bet she can
You have been listening to pundits like Rove for much too long. And where do we stand as a result? I don't care if she worships at a pile of Gazelle bones as long as she votes Conservative in The Senate. We both know Castle would not once back in power. Don't give me this crap he is the best we could do.
I’ve been skeptical that Palin could make headway in the New Hampshire primary ... figured that somebody else would emerge to challenge MITT ... Pawlenty, Pence, Thune, who knows.
But I’m changin’ my thinking. Palin is the challenger. Makes sense to support her there, even if she runs in 3rd place.
I think the STOP MITT movement in NH could become an irrelevant distraction. I am really pissed off. THere is a genuine civil war in the GOP. If you’d asked me if the national party was stupid enough to start this war, I would not have believed that they were that stupid.
Karl Rove needs to drop the matter and get with the program. The least he could do is keep his opinion to himself.
Rove is already lined up with Mitt, isn’t he? So this is another salvo in the ‘12 race, right? They are freaking out that Palin is gettin’ too influential.
Well, why hasn't Rove ever said that Barack Obama needs to explain COCAINE 'DABBLING' to voters?
Thanks for the ping!
Then don’t vote for either one and find another candidate. Tea Party solutions can also be the simplest.
Republicrats are getting nervous..
Yep, I’m at the point where I don’t care anymore, I just want all of the career politicians from both parties out. We’ll deal with this new crop of candidates in due time.