Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dela Where?

Christine O'Donnell was a surprise winner in Delaware's GOP Senate primary this week, riding the support of Sarah Palin and a general right-wing hysteria to an upset win over GOP establishment choice Rep. Michael Castle.

I though it might be fun to take a closer look at the new Tea Party belle of the ball, see how she stands on the issues and maybe glean something of what the citizen's of the fine state of Delaware were thinking as they took to the voting booths. And what better way to get a closer look then to hear it right from the horses' mouth...

Christine O'Donnell quotes...

On masturbation...

"It is not enough to be abstinent with other people, you also have to be abstinent alone. The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery, so you can't masturbate without lust."

Wait, what?

On coed dorms...

What's next? Orgy rooms? Menage trois rooms? Coedness is like a radical agenda forced on college students"

On the Bible...

"We took the Bible and prayer out of public schools. Now we're having weekly weekly shootings. We had the 60's sexual revolution, and now people are dying of AIDS."

On Creationism...

Creationism, in essence, is believing that the world began as the Bible in Genesis says, that God created the Earth in six 24-hour periods. And there is just as much, if not more, evidence supporting that."

Sure is. See, look for yourself. It says it right here between the talking snake and the woman being turned into a pillar of salt.

On the Lord of the Rings (honestly)...

"You see Tolkien's wisdom applied to just about everything:Tolkien and Communism, Tolkien and industrialization. In researching this topic I even found a book on Tolkien and sexual fetishes."

Whoa ho! Hold on a minute there sister. Leave John Ronald Reuel out of this. You shall not pass!

On masturbation...again...

"If he already knows what pleases him and he can please himself, than why am I in the picture?"

I'm thinking, I'm thinking...

Well, I'd say the people of Delaware have done well for themselves. Since when is Karl Rove the voice of reason?


  1. This is very frightening. People like this revel in the thought of stealing civil rights from anyone unlike them. The Tea Party, in my opinion, is unAmerican, biased, and the potential downfall of our great nation.

  2. A.J.- glad you posted something on this. This Tea Party revolution sweeping the nation will be a huge step backwards for any non-mainstream groups. I agree with Irving...this could be a major downfall for the U.S.

  3. The one thing about political or social movements, especially radical ones, is that they tend to last only as long as the crisis that created them.

    I often think of the mood of the country immediately after 9/11...Banners, flags, patriotism, Bush with good approval time went on and the attack became a more distant memory, things went back to "normal."

    I'm sure that, as the economy improves, this sort of extremism will fade back into the recesses of political thought. Or at least I hope so...

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  5. Good point. We seemed like a united country for a good couple of weeks. But, for those who didn't directly lose anyone in the Towers, the Pentagon, or on an unfortunate plane ride, life went back to normal fairly quickly. We have become a society of short memories.