About Christine O'Donnell's witchcraft comments

Our country is in trouble. Barack Obama is undermining the United States’ standing in the world. His domestic policies have driven unemployment to nearly 10% and the poverty rate to levels we haven’t seen since 1963. The middle class, what those in Obama’s circles would call the bourgeois, is slowly disappearing. Yet, what’s everyone talking about? In the late 90’s on Bill Maher’s now defunct Politically Incorrect television show Christine O’Donnell she “dabbled in witchcraft” when she was young. We’re supposed to be shocked by this? Oh, please. The American people elected Barack Obama president of the United States in spite of not knowing anything about him and his past because the media refused to do their job. That is an outrage.

I wasn’t planning on writing a post about this because the whole thing is stupid, but after reading that Karl Rove says Christine O’Donnell needs to explain her comments, I thought I should see what the big brouhaha was all about.

You know what got my attention? It wasn’t O’Donnell’s comments. It was Maher’s creepiness. In one breath he said he really liked Christine because she’s very nice, unlike Sarah Palin who is mean. Then in the next breath, he threatened to use the appearances she made on Politically Incorrect against her. He said he would release one clip every week until she agreed to come on his show. So he reacts to Christine’s niceness with the nastiness he ascribed to Palin?

Maher probably thinks he’s being funny with this gimmick, but he isn’t. He looks jealous and desperate for attention. He even smirked and in a message meant for Christine he said, “I created you!” I almost half expected him to look into the camera and say, “Well, what am I supposed to do? You won’t answer my calls, you change your number. I mean, I’m not gonna be ignored, Christine!”

The limited clip that Maher released was meant to give the impression that Christine was bragging about having dabbled into witchcraft, but it sounded like Christine was making a larger point, which was that witchcraft was dangerous. Take a look what she said: “I dabbled in witchcraft, I hung around people who were doing these things. I’m not making this stuff up, I know what they told me they were doing.” She then said she had with a guy witch who took her to a movie and afterward, unbeknownst to her, to a midnight picnic on a Satanic alter. Her comments sound like she was trying to back up an argument she had just made a few minutes earlier, which may have been that witchcraft was Satan worship. Since she was a practicing Christian at the time she made those remarks, I’d say the odds are pretty good that was the larger context. But Maher didn’t let us see that larger context because he wanted to embarrass her.

Today, though, O’Donnell responded to the witchcraft comments at a Delaware GOP picnic and got off a good shot at Karl Rove:

Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is making light of comments she made more than a decade ago when she was in high school about having dabbled in witchcraft.

“How many of you didn’t hang out with questionable folks in high school?” she asked fellow Republicans at a GOP picnic in southern Delaware on Sunday.

“There’s been no witchcraft since. If there was, Karl Rove would be a supporter now,” O’Donnell jokingly assured the crowd.

She’s taken a smart tone on the whole thing by making light of her old comments. I hope she takes on Bill Maher as well and tells him to pound sand.

Originally posted at KimPriestap.

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