Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Christine O'Donnell

Wow, so I didn't really know anything about this chick and just assumed she was some crazy right wing nut who loved the lord and guns and hated sex and science....Boy was I right.

Here are some excerpts from Wikipedia that I find interesting:

O'Donnell has been described as a former Catholic turned evangelical Christian.[1] She has said that she now attends both Protestant and Catholic services.[93] She has stated that she prays on every decision she makes and that during the 2006 primary she, "heard the audible voice of God".[94]

-Yes, God spoke to her personally

In a 1996 discussion on CNN, O'Donnell advocated the teaching of creationism in public schools. O'Donnell was also critical of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, asserting that it is merely a theory.

-Only in the way that gravity is a "theory". Asserting from no evidence that the Earth was created by a magic man in the sky 10,000 years ago is only a theory.

While in her early 20s, O'Donnell took a stance against masturbation, calling it "sinful".[96] She will not say whether she continues to hold this belief.

-She isn't and has never been married and since she preaches abstinence before marriage, we have to assume that she is either A. being a hypocrite and having sex, B. Being a hypocrite and masturbating or C. Has no genetalia.

O'Donnell is pro-life.[84] She opposes abortion, including in cases of rape and incest.[13] She would allow abortion with the family's consent, if the woman would otherwise die.[75] O'Donnell opposes human embryonic stem cell research,[70] human cloning,[13] and research into cloning monkey embryos.

-I wonder if she were raped by a liberal, illegal Mexican immigrant if she would change her mind on this one?? And yes, she, along with Jesus, is against cloning monkey embryos.

On October 29, 1999, O'Donnell laughingly said, "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."


She came to a turning point during college when she found herself drinking excessively and having sexual relationships with men with whom she lacked a strong emotional connection.[8] She would later say of this period, "I know what it's like to live a life without principle."[13] She became increasingly interested in both politics and religion.[10] She became an evangelical Christian, began preaching sexual abstinence and joined the College Republicans.

-This is code for being gay. Men become Catholic Priests, women do this.

She attended her university's commencement ceremony in 1993 but did not receive a degree. O'Donnell later said the degree was withheld due to unpaid tuition.[nb 2][12] In 1994, Fairleigh Dickinson University sued her for $4,823, winning a judgment for the entire amount according to court documents.

-Fiscal responsibility; strike one

She served as a spokesperson for Concerned Women for America,[15] a conservative Christian political action group that opposes abortion[16] and seeks to apply biblical principles to other issues of public policy.

-Yes, if your kids talk back to you, you should be able to stone them and not only that, you should be put in jail for having "other gods before me" and or not honoring the Sabbath.

She founded The Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth (The SALT) in 1996 and served as its president.[13] The organization lobbied the U.S. Congress on moral issues[3] and promoted Christian values including sexual abstinence before marriage to the college-age generation.[18] O'Donnell made a number of high profile television appearances as a representative of SALT. In 1996 she appeared on MTV's Sex In The 90's, and advocated for sexual "purity" and against masturbation.

-I'll bet she has a huge pile of lesbian porn she rubs one out to every night...Not that there's anything wrong with that.

She registered a gender discrimination complaint against ISI with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), after which she was fired in 2004.[3] She then sued ISI in federal court for $6.9 million for wrongful termination claiming gender discrimination and that she had been fired in retaliation for filing the EEOC discrimination complaint. She said ISI's actions caused her mental anguish[3][24] and were a consequence of "ISI's conservative beliefs".[25] She also claimed and that she had lost future financial earning power because ISI's actions had delayed her education.[nb 3] ISI defended its action by alleging that she had conducted a for-profit public-relations business while on their time.[3][15] O'Donnell dropped the suit in 2008, stating she could no longer afford an attorney.

-Freeloader. Way to stand behind your principles. Sounds like someone was looking for some easy money. I thought Republicans and especially Teabaggers were in favor of corporations and other entities to be free to do and hire and fire as they please and against business crippling regulations and law suites that pad the pockets of ambulance chasing trial lawyers?? Guess not.

In 2008 O'Donnell defaulted on the mortgage for her Wilmington house and the mortgage company obtained a judgment against her for $90,000. The house was due to be sold at a sheriff's auction in August 2008 when she sold it the month prior to her campaign's lawyer and then boyfriend.

-Fiscal Responsibility; strike two

The Internal Revenue Service filed a lien in 2010 that said that O'Donnell owed $11,000 in back taxes and penalties from 2005, according to public records.[3] O’Donnell said that it was a mistake and a computer error,[28] and noted that the IRS agent handling the matter claimed he was perplexed by the agency's actions.[3] In campaign finance reports, she listed herself as self-employed and said she was doing odd jobs to make ends meet.

Her financial practices were criticized by former campaign staffers Kristin Murray and David Keegan, with Murray charging that during her 2008 campaign, O'Donnell used campaign funds "for rent and personal expenses, while leaving her workers unpaid and piling up thousands in debt."[68][69] CNN reported that O'Donnell's 2010 campaign did pay $3500 to the candidate's mother for bookkeeping and financial consulting, and noted that it is not illegal for a candidate to employ a family member to work on their campaign.

-Fiscal Responsibility; strike three


BB-Idaho said...

Mr. K. Rove had it right until he flip-flopped...

Shaw Kenawe said...

These are the sort of people the GOP consider rising stars.

O'Donnell makes Palin look like the Queen of Gravitas.

Mike V. said...

Just when you think you couldn't even make up a "candidate" for office more stupid than Palin.. Just not as fertile.

dmarks said...

Palin is stupid only if you are defining stupidity as "not having your exact political views".

Toad734 said...

No, when defining stupidity as stupid...Like, having to write the one thing the Republican Party gets votes on, on your hand so you don't forget or not knowing what's in the 1st Amendment or by someone who can't read...or refuses to or thinks that you can reduce deficits with Tax Cuts and invading other countries...That's how I define stupid. Bill Oreilly has different views than me but I wouldn't call him stupid...Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck however, ya, they are stupid too.