Saturday, October 2, 2010

Christine O'Donnell, Mama Grizzly

According to Newsweek's cover, O'Donnell (who is the Tea-Party and Palin sanctioned Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Delaware) is a credible politician, with influence over the fate of our nation's children. As you saw from the video, she also loves meatballs—the only reason she didn't become a hare krishna. As she alluded to in the clip,she flirted with witchcraft, telling Bill Maher,"I dabbled into witchcraft — I never joined a coven ... I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do." She added: "One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it."

O'Donnell has also been under fire for exaggerating her educational background—saying she graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University, when she hadn't quite done so—and for outright lying about being a graduate student at Claremont, Princeton, and Oxford.

She hasn't had a job since being fired by ISI nearly 5 years ago, and has been running a scam ever since, running around fanning the ignorance of white people far and wide to raise money for her quixotic political aspirations. She has been living off of this money (according to numerous sources), and has been cited on eight occasions by the FEC for failing to supply timely contribution reports. She is accused by Citizens for Ethics and Respinsibility in Washington of making false statements on those FEC reports, in effect using campaign funds as her "personal piggy-bank".

"'The small elite don't get us. They call us wacky. They call us wingnuts. We call us, 'We the people.'"

She may have a point. They are all around us—they are your Aunt Marlene, your Uncle Ray. The fat lady across the street who peers out the blinds at you when you walk to the car in the morning, and calls the police the moment one of your visitors parks on the street in front of her house. They are the moon-faced goobers racing up beside you to chide you about your Obama sticker. Their anger and resentment grows every time they look at the White House and see a family there that doesn't coincide with their world-view.

They are so close, and so many, it is tempting to believe that what Al Capp said, long ago, is true: "We have met the enemy, and he is us."

(But can she protect our kids, d'ya think?)...

(By the way, O'Donnell's 15 points down in the polls, and sinking fast. Even in this toxic environment, we're not that far gone. Yet.)


  1. O'Donnell's a joke, and so is Palin to some extent, but Jim DeMint is not and neither is the Tea Party movement within the GOP--I think they are a sign that the GOP is fragmenting--but another thing is that most progressives and liberals don't fully understand them--I can think of a few issues that most people on the left don't quite get, and I think the anger is understandable to a large extent...

  2. From my perspective, DeMint is among the wackiest of the ultra-right wackos...Which issues are we talking about?