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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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Comments (49)

I don't hold dating a wicca... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

I don't hold dating a wiccan as a young person against her.

But going on Beelzebub Maher's show as an adult shows extremely poor judgment.

When you're winning, the pe... (Below threshold)
Roy:

When you're winning, the petty will snipe at you with increasingly silly and irrelevant issues. Case in point.

"Maher probably thinks he's... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Maher probably thinks he's being funny with this gimmick"

Maher as his 'little man' complex ceased to be funny years ago. The only thing he has now is a rather oversized ego that leads him to believe that he's relevant.

Yep, the economy and US way... (Below threshold)
914:

Yep, the economy and US way of life is being dragged into the shitter and Maher is such concern troll he "sherrods" Christine because she rejected his ADVANCES. Go ahead and relese more snippits you wierdo stalker.

What a pig.

I thought leftists were aga... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

I thought leftists were against witch-hunts and witch-burnings on principle. Looks like they are bringing them back. She should stay clear of Salem.

I don't fault her for the p... (Below threshold)
king willie:

I don't fault her for the playing at witchcraft. She was a kid then, and kids do funny things.

What troubles me is that lawsuit she filed against her former employer, for "gender discrimination." That makes her seem like a whiny liberal and a greedy opportunist.


At this rate she'll soon en... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

At this rate she'll soon enter Alvin Greene territory.

Me and friends played with ... (Below threshold)
914:

Me and friends played with a ouiji board and played ding dong ditch among others when we were young. Im sure these would be brought up if I ever ran for office. Ridiculous.

Who cares? This is just a... (Below threshold)
Maddox:

Who cares? This is just an attempted distraction, one not nearly as intriguing as a hidden birth certificate, sealed personal data, and super secret superior grades.

Its all a big hand wave to ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Its all a big hand wave to distract from the main attraction which is not that she is(was) a witch but that the (P)resident's Voodoo economics's and RINO's that support him must be exorcised.

Maher is a misery I avoid o... (Below threshold)
twolaneflash:

Maher is a misery I avoid on my tv screen. All I care about him is that HBO replace him with something people will actually watch. On the upside, Maher is another hateful liberal who has caused the American public to detest network talking heads and to change the channel - a change I can believe in.

I dated a witch in HS. Now... (Below threshold)
epador:

I dated a witch in HS. Now if I can only get my toenail clippings and hair back maybe I'll stop turning into a toad during the full moon.

I will write here what I wr... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

I will write here what I wrote to Mr Hoosen. I think if you took a poll in Nancy Pelosi's voting district you would find that electing a witch to public office is not a big deal.

Maher, Maher, Maher, Maher,... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

Maher, Maher, Maher, Maher, Maher. What the heck...throw Obama in there too. What does any of this have to do with what she said Kim? Don't you think that if the clip were taken out of context that O'Donnell would be all over her twitter and facebook screaming her head off that it was taken out of context? Or does she have no explanation for her remarks so she simply giggles and jokes about turning rove into a newt. If she thinks her response to this will make it all go away she is sadly mistaken. She had the chance to hit this head on by going on the sunday talk show circuit but she chose not to do that.
What would you be saying if Obama said what O'Donnell said Kim? I can only imagine.
This won't be the last shoe to drop with O'Donnell either. She has some major 'splain to do about her finances over the last 5+ years. The FEC and attorney general of Delaware have been asked to look into if she used campaign funds for personal expenses.
Anyone want to place a wager on whether or not she wins her election?

"What troubles me is that l... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

"What troubles me is that lawsuit she filed against her former employer, for "gender discrimination." That makes her seem like a whiny liberal and a greedy opportunist."

You mean the $6.9 million lawsuit she filed against former employer, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a conservative non-profit based in Delaware?
Where she wanted $3,952,447 in "direct damages, including back pay" and "lifetime lost income and liftetime damage to reputation." And $500,000 "for emotional distress, humiliation, emotional pain, embarrassment, depression." And $3.5 million in punitive damages for "willful, legally-malicious and outrageous conduct" by ISI.
The complaint also says that ISI violated its promise to allow Miss O'Donnell time to take master's degree classes at Princeton," thus causing a loss of "earning power.". She claims to have been accepted to a Master's degree program at Princeton. "According to the amended complaint, O'Donnell had considered not taking the ISI job because "she had applied for admission to a Master's Degree program at Princeton University, to start in the fall of 2003, and was concerned that the ISI position would not fit with her plans."". Accepted to a Princeton Master's degree without a bachelors degree huh. Riggghhhhhtttt.

Oh and I almost forgot. Th... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

Oh and I almost forgot. That is the last job she has held. She claims to be self employed doing odd jobs for the past 5+ years.

My son and I touched on thi... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

My son and I touched on this this past weekend. He was concerned about the mainstream republican candidates should be supported. I told him that I am a conservative first and foremost and these attacks on O'Donnell just demonstrate how petty some in the mainstream republican party can be. She won fair and square. The people of Deleware spoke and who am I to lecture them on their choice. Wake up RNC, the conservative and independent is going to make the difference in this next election. You will have to offer your favors in a future election. This one is ours. ww

Jeff L-"She had t... (Below threshold)
914:

Jeff L-

"She had the chance to hit this head on by going on the sunday talk show circuit but she chose not to do that."

Its not worth the time to go on the liberal circuit and listen to a bunch of pious talking heads passing judgement on you.

Fuck that! Shes smarter then that and obviously smarter then YOU!!

A few years back Maher was ... (Below threshold)
AndyN:

A few years back Maher was on Craig Ferguson's talk show and made a comment to the effect that adults fondling young children isn't really that big a deal (it was in reference to Michael Jackson's legal problems at the time).

Ferguson somewhat abruptly went to commercial and when he came back on Maher was gone. I haven't watched anything Maher was on since, and I'm honestly at a loss as to what he might have to say that anybody would find worthwhile listening to.

if Maher was trying the "sh... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

if Maher was trying the "sherrod" O'Donnell he would have included the context ... nothing out of context in l'affair "sherrod" ...
plenty of out of context in Mahers stunt ...

#20 JeffOut of co... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

#20 Jeff

Out of context? How do you know...have you seen the entire episode? I guess you must have a hell of a memory if you remember from seeing the episode when it originally aired.

You mean the $6.9 millio... (Below threshold)
galoob:

You mean the $6.9 million lawsuit she filed against former employer, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a conservative non-profit based in Delaware?
Where she wanted $3,952,447 in "direct damages, including back pay" and "lifetime lost income and liftetime damage to reputation." And $500,000 "for emotional distress, humiliation, emotional pain, embarrassment, depression." And $3.5 million in punitive damages for "willful, legally-malicious and outrageous conduct" by ISI.

Conservatives are supposed to be against frivolous lawsuits. We need tort reform to stop this kind of blood-sucking. ISI gave her a job and a chance at career advancement and she paid them back with a lawsuit.

I think O'Donnell should te... (Below threshold)
Sue:

I think O'Donnell should tell Maher, on national TV, that she doesn't cave to blackmail and that he go pound sand.

And Jeff L... liberals have so often lied about and distorted things that conservatives have said or done that I just assume that is what they do always. You know, the boy who cried wolf....? Conservatives and independents have seen this time and time again so we expect it. What you say has little meaning because of all the past lies.

914.....come on...if your g... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

914.....come on...if your girl is so smart take me up on my wager offer.
She wins....i'll never post here again. Tea can note my IP address, ban my ip address...whatever it takes. Will you do the same when your girl looses for the 3rd time? Step up tough guy.


#23.......yeah and the cons... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

#23.......yeah and the conservatives never lie or distort things. Give me a freaking break. Both sides lie, cheat, steal, distort. It's called politics.

Im in Minnesota so she is n... (Below threshold)
914:

Im in Minnesota so she is not my girl. I like Bachman personally. I already have a bet with the suddenly missing jim x about november.

Your side is already going to be swept in about a month so I will not add to your misery.

914....that's what I though... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

914....that's what I thought you would say.

If conservatives did not ma... (Below threshold)
Tina S:

If conservatives did not make such a big deal of Obama's Pastor and continue to make implications that Obama is secretly a muslim, than democrats would not be making as big an issue out of it. I personally find Christine O'Donnell participation in satanic rituals more disturbing than Obama's Pastor. Many concervatives are still implying that Obama is secretly a Muslim, at least know we can shoot back, how do you know Christine O'Donnell is not secretly a witch?

Tina S., your grasp of hist... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Tina S., your grasp of history is utterly pathetic. I will not take the time to enlighten such a closed off party member.

The left has no business talking about religion, when their fellow sat under the racist rantings of hate for 22 years yet told you he had no idea that was going on and you bought it. You sold your integrity for Obama. You cannot lecture anyone on faith and religion. ww

"Many concervatives are sti... (Below threshold)
914:

"Many concervatives are still implying that Obama is secretly a Muslim, at least know we can shoot back, how do you know Christine O'Donnell is not secretly a witch?"


Its no secret to your first revelation. As to the second, who gives a shit?

"As to the second, who give... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

"As to the second, who gives a shit?"

I think you will find out in roughly 2 months. The voters of Delaware will.

I am thoroughly impressed with your potty mouth 914. It really reinforces your comments.

Oh glory!!!!!!because of th... (Below threshold)
Vinny concepcion:

Oh glory!!!!!!because of the freedon of speech, we all have a POS..t like Maher on TV. Go ahead Maher you and your size of a peanut brain and enjoy our American freedom.....

Maher made her do it....Mah... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

Maher made her do it....Maher made her do it...Maher made her do it.

Last time I checked Maher was not running for Senate.

The Left is concerned about... (Below threshold)
Bill Fabrizio:

The Left is concerned about O'Donnell "dabbling" in witchcraft when she was a teenager?

Well 70% of the country is extremely concerned and outraged by the witchcraft Obama and the dems have been "actively practicing" since he came to power almost two years ago. Yes, only a witch or wicken could believe that Obamanomics and Obamacare would work in the world of mere mortals.

Imagine the potion Obama and his minion witches cooked up to try to convince the country that the best way to reduce the deficit was to borrow trillions of dollars and spend, spend, spend! And what could they possibly have been thinking when they brewed up the formula for Obamacare and the individual mandate, multiple new taxes, medicare reductions, and rationing provisions.

Fortunately, the good witches of the "Tea Party" are working on a freedom potion of their own that will negate the impacts of all the evil elixers Obama has mixed up in his marxist pot.

The Tea Party potion will be ready on November 2nd and all voters are encouraged to drink deeply and get a good night's sleep. All will look and feel better on the morning of November 3rd!

I wish she was a witch! Sh... (Below threshold)
Maddox:

I wish she was a witch! She could make liberals disappear.

Yeahright, as if OTHER THAN... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Yeahright, as if OTHER THAN THAT she's a normal, intelligent person.

It's sad to see anyone settle for such a loser.

I can see November from my house.
~The Anchoress

And Adrian and his friends ... (Below threshold)
John:

And Adrian and his friends have AL Franken. If that crap for brains can be a senator my dog can be a senator.
Oh and Adrian, Nov isn't looking too good for the liberal side this nov no matter what happens in Delaware.

yo' Adrian<... (Below threshold)
914:

yo' Adrian


"It's sad to see anyone settle for such a loser."

Thats what I think evertime ole' jugg ears deep throats the prompter.

Until I see the merits of t... (Below threshold)
Mycroft:

Until I see the merits of the suite, I reserve judgement on her Gender Discrimination suite.

As for Conservatives not sueing over this kind of thing - who fed anyone that line of horsehockey? I'm pretty conservative myself (and a study released years ago says that people my age are about as conservative as they come, as this stuff goes in waves). A few years back now, I filed an ADA lawsuit against a former employer. You know what? They settled out of court, because they didn't want it to go to court. (I did my homework, I had them dead to rights, as my case was very close to the example used to explain the law in the phamplets).

So - is her suit any good - only time will tell? (And I am not going to vet it until I get a lot more information then I have seen so far). (Note: I am not a Lawyer!)

39.O'Donnell was f... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

39.

O'Donnell was forced to drop her lawsuit when she ran out of money because she has not had a job in the last 5+ years. What I really want to see is her tax returns for the last 5 years.
You don't consider $3.9 million for direct damages, including back pay" and "lifetime lost income and liftetime damage to reputation and $3.5 million in punitive damages for "willful, legally-malicious and outrageous conduct" just a tad over the top. Not to mention The complaint also says that ISI violated its promise to allow Miss O'Donnell time to take master's degree classes at Princeton," thus causing a loss of "earning power.". She claims to have been accepted to a Master's degree program at Princeton. "According to the amended complaint, O'Donnell had considered not taking the ISI job because "she had applied for admission to a Master's Degree program at Princeton University, to start in the fall of 2003, and was concerned that the ISI position would not fit with her plans."". Accepted to a Princeton Master's degree without a bachelors degree huh.
That's as rock solid case as you will ever see. I want $6.9 million for lost earning power on the master's degree that I lied about being accepted to and don't have. Makes perfect sense to me. Pay the woman.

When Breitbart releases a v... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

When Breitbart releases a video of someone that turns out to be clipped the left goes wild. When Maher does it, we get deafening silence. Instead, they pile on.

If one knew what a Wiccan t... (Below threshold)
olsoljer:

If one knew what a Wiccan truly is, you would be rolling on the floor. I'm sure that Wiccans all over the world are either laughing their butts off, or shaking their heads in disbelief. What O'Donnel related has absolutely no connection to witchcraft. Do some research. The Wiccan Crede "AN' IT HARM NONE, DO WHAT THOU WILT" - Furthermore they live by the 3 fold rule, if you wish harm on someone, it will come back on you threefold. AND Satan doesn't even exist.
I suspect what O'Donnel was involved in was some ploy by a loser to get in her panties.

42. What does wiccan have ... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

42. What does wiccan have to do with anything. The word wiccan never came out of O'Donnell's mouth. The quote is. "I dabbled into witchcraft -- I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. ... I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do. . . . "

"One of my first dates with a witch was on a Satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little blood there and stuff like that. ... We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a Satanic altar."
Satan doesn't exist according to you, yet she says she dined on a satanic altar with "little blood and stuff like that".

The American people elec... (Below threshold)
Tina S:

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.

I'm a little perplexed by this statement. More about Obama was known prior to getting elected than possibly any president in history. Obama actually wrote his own biography prior to running.

I'm a little perplexed by t... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

I'm a little perplexed by this statement. More about Obama was known prior to getting elected than possibly any president in history. Obama actually wrote his own biography prior to running.

It's called change the subject. When there is no other way to defend X, you bring up Y. Bring up Obama, bring up how much you despise Maher, Maher this and Maher that. Don't make a compelling argument about O'Donnell and her witchcraft comments the only one to be made would be that the comments were taken out of context. You would think that if that were the case that O'Donnell would have said so by now. If it were taken out of context that would be fantastic ammo for O'Donnell. Does anyone think that is the case?

Jeff, I did not bring up Ob... (Below threshold)
Tina S:

Jeff, I did not bring up Obama, Kim made the statement that I responded to in her article.

Sorry, Tina....I didn't mea... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

Sorry, Tina....I didn't mean to imply that you did.....I was referring to the tactic of Kim.

Jeff L - Read what I wrote ... (Below threshold)
olsoljer:

Jeff L - Read what I wrote da - but to help you a little, in the Wiccan religion, there is no satan, therefore if she picnicked at a satanic altar, a Wiccan is a witch, you watch too much TV. Do some research for crying out loud.

Jeff L - Read what I wrote ... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

Jeff L - Read what I wrote da - but to help you a little, in the Wiccan religion, there is no satan, therefore if she picnicked at a satanic altar, a Wiccan is a witch, you watch too much TV. Do some research for crying out loud.

I could care less what wiccan religion is....it has zero bearing in my life. I'm simply going by what she said. "One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little blood there and stuff like that. ... We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar."




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