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I'm not a witch
October 27, 2010 - John Stack
Has there ever been a candidate less qualified to be a Senator than Delaware republican Christine O’Donnell? Has there been a candidate that the official party members have had such a hard time convincingly endorse? Even Meghan McCain, daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain says "My problem is that, no matter what, Christine O'Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office," McCain said on Sunday. "She has no real history, no real success in any kind of business." And ‘it turns people off because she's seen as a nutjob." And Meghan McCain knows personally of what she speaks of about unqualified nutjobs (see Palin, Sarah Winkerville, Ak) Let’s start off with evolution. She has often stated in the past that evolution is a myth. Of course, she claims that NOT teaching creationism alongside evolution is of itself, unconstitutional. (Of course from the mouth of someone who just last week demanded from her Democratic opponent where the Constitution says there should be a separation of church and state). Unfortunately, one would hope that as 3 time Senatorial hopeful, she would have some idea that the Supreme Court has ruled that teaching Creationism, or Intelligent design is prohibited by the First Amendment. Not to mention numerous conservative Federal judges who have also unabashedly ruled against the teaching of creationism and intelligent design. (Some of these ruling are so harshly against teaching of these religious ideas in schools it is worth looking them up!) But, alluding to her lack of intellectual curiosity, one of my favorite quotes from her is ‘You know what, evolution is a myth." / "Why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?" She also believes that what is taught in schools should be completely up to the local teachers. So, if your school decides that druidism should be taught in science class or another says the Wiccanism should be taught – does anyone really think Christine O’Donnell will be playing the ‘local rule’ card? How about her definitions of Marxism? She claimed that raising taxes is a tenet of Marxism. And ‘not supporting the elimination of the death tax’ is also a tenet of Marxism. Not buying it, but lets take a closer look. One must raise taxes to pay for social security and Medicare. OK, these ARE two significantly socialist/Marxist programs. But, I don’t think she is advocating for the elimination of these – although she does want to increase the age for retirement benefits). We pay hundreds of billions a year to pay for our military. Hmmm. Great big governmental program which directly benefits millions of Americans and indirectly benefits millions of other Americans. Maybe she means we should cut the socialist military complex (although it would be tough to cut when she is in favor of escalating our role in the middle east to become a permanent military force).I was just leafing through my signed copy of Marx’s ‘Manisfesto of the Communist Party’ -1848 – and lo and behold on page 268, paragraph 3, he states ‘the one way to true socialism or communism is the permanent enactment of the Death Tax’. So, good play Christine. I had forgotten that, even though I had highlighted all the sexy parts in my copy. At least O’Donnell is honest about not bringing her own beliefs to DC. In a recent interview, she told Wolf Blitzer ‘What I believe is irrelevant, because what I will support in Washington DC is the ability for the local school system to decide what is taught in the classroom’. Huh? Wouldn’t one of her beliefs be that a local school system should be able to decide? Or is she telling us it’s not what she believes; it’s what she will support? And who is it that supports this, if not her? At least we do know of her basis for her campaign. Seemingly everything can boil down to religion. What religion she is talking about is anyone’s guess. She grew up Catholic. As a young liberal pro-choicer she was one thing. Then of course, she dabbled in witchcraft. Then, she became an evangelical Christian (which she still seems to draw most from). Then, just a few years back, she converted back to Catholicism. But she still attends Catholic and Protestant masses. I guess its Ok to be like ‘Martin ! Nail up those theses!!’ then the next week ‘Lets condemn Martin Luther to the gallows!’. But, she sums it up nicely with ‘I realized, you are either very good, or you are evil’. Must be a fun parlor game in Georgetown. “Lets see, who is very good, and who is evil. Hmmm. Evil, evil, evil, evil and uhh evil, evil. Hmmm. Turns out its quite a boring game with a known outcome”. So, for all of you who feel it is best to vote for anyone who ‘isn’t in Nancy Pelosi’s pocket’ (obviously every single democrat) here is some food for thought on your candidate : "It is not enough to be abstinent with other people, you also have to be be abstinent alone. The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery, so you can't masturbate without lust." We took the Bible and prayer out of public schools. Now we're having weekly shootings. We had the 60s sexual revolution, and now people are dying of AIDS."
From Scarborough Country 2003: NIES: You're going to stop the whole country from having sex? O'DONNELL: Yeah. Yeah! she accused then candidate Barack Obama of being anti-American; not because of theories that he was not a natural-born citizen or sympathized with the Muslim world, but because he refused to insist that English be deemed the official language of the United States. From Politically Incorrect in 1998:IZZARD: What if someone comes to you in the middle of the Second World War and says, 'do you have any Jewish people in your house?' and you do have them. That would be a lie. That would be disrespectful to Hitler.
O'DONNELL: I believe if I were in that situation, God would provide a way to do the right thing righteously. I believe that! You never have to practice deception. God always provides a way But, if no other reason, you can feel righteous and less unclean in voting for her because O'Donnell has said that if elected she will not support Mitch McConnell continuing on as the Republican leader of the Senate.
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