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O’Donnell Stands Ground, Regrets Witch Ad

From ABC News:

Christine O’Donnell Stands Her Ground on First Amendment Statement, Blames Media for Distortions

Oct. 21, 2010

In an exclusive and far-ranging interview with ABC News, Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell strongly defended her statements on the separation of church and state but expressed regret for her "I’m Not a Witch" ad.

Well, it sounds to us like Ms. O’Donnell is right on both counts.

During Tuesday night’s debate with Democratic opponent Chris Coons, O’Donnell challenged Coons to show where the Constitution requires separation of church and state, drawing swift criticism from her opponent, laughter from the audience and yet another media firestorm.

Note how artfully ABC misquotes Ms. O’Donnell. Also note that this "laughter" and a "firestorm" founded entirely upon ignorance so dense it could bend light.

"It’s really funny the way that the media reports things," she told ABC News. "After that debate my team and I we were literally high fiving each other thinking that we had exposed he doesn’t know the First Amendment, and then when we read the reports that said the opposite we were all like ‘what?’"

It is sad that even Ms. O’Donnell hasn’t fully realized just how laughably biased and woefully uninformed out watchdog media are. But if she had realized that, she probably wouldn’t have gotten into politics in the first place.

Which is one reason why our media is the way they are. Indeed, they are ‘watch dogs’ only in the sense that they are forever standing guard over their Democrat masters.

O’Donnell explained her line of questioning to Coons was not because she didn’t know the First Amendment, but to the make the point the phrase "separation of church and state" does not appear anywhere in the Constitution. The Supreme Court has interpreted the First Amendment’s declaration that Congress "shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" as a legal separation between government and faith.

If these ABC reporters think this contradicts Ms. O’Donnell, they are sadly misinformed. Which of course they are. Which is probably an asset since they are in the misinformation business.

"I asked him where in the Constitution is the phrase ‘separation of church and state,’" O’Donnell recounted. "He said the First Amendment. I followed up with, ‘Can you name the five freedoms that are guaranteed to us that are protected by the First Amendment?’ And he could not."

O’Donnell maintains she in fact got the better of Coons.

See how crazy she is?

The debate controversy is just the latest in a long string of incidents that have launched Christine O’Donnell into the realm of a national celebrity. The darling of Tea Partiers and Sarah Palin, who O’Donnell says is trying to squeeze in a stop to Delaware, she has also been the subject of scorn and mockery.

The news media always tries to portray conservative women as stupid. They try to make it clear they don’t belong in politics. And never mind that this is the worst kind of ‘sexism.’ The very thing that the ‘feminist movement’ was supposed to be opposed to.

It turns out that ‘sexism’ perfectly fine when it is in the service of the higher cause of getting Democrats elected. Which, after all, is the our news media’s primary mission.

Despite bleak poll numbers, O’Donnell revealed her campaign will continue to target Delaware voters aggressively with mailers and hit the airwaves statewide with TV commercials.

How foolish of her to continue to campaign when all of the experts, like ABC News, say it is a waste of time.

But don’t expect to see any repeats of her "I’m You" ad, which opened with O’Donnell stating "I’m not a witch."

The ad, admittedly intended to appease the interest around comments she made in the 90’s that she had "dabbled in witchcraft" only intensified the media spotlight on her candidacy for Senate.

Notice that the reporters left out that Ms. O’Donnell "dabbled in witchcraft" – in high school. They wanted to leave the impression that she was talking about the 1990s. — And to think Ms. O’Donnell calls the media biased.

"I haven’t publically stated this, and I don’t know if I’ll get in trouble for saying it, but our intention was to kill it, and that’s not what happened," O’Donnell said.

O’Donnell said she hopes when the voters go in they go "this is a woman who wants to lower our taxes" not "this is a woman who is not a witch."

Being a witch doesn’t seem to have hurt Ms. Clinton, Ms. Boxer, Ms. Pelosi or countless other Democrat women. And isn’t it Michelle Obama who is doing incantations of late?

O’Donnell says she will be out and up with new ads with a different tone. And as October draws to a close and November 2 approaches, there is one thing you can be sure you won’t see Christine O’Donnell dressed up as for Halloween.

"Everybody wants to know what I’m going to be for Halloween," she told ABC News. "I can tell you I certainly am not going to be a witch."

And so what then? You read it here first.

"I was thinking about just going as Dorothy," she said. "I killed the witch. There you go."

And as night follows the day the media will begin demanding: ‘Surrender Dorothy!’

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, October 21st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “O’Donnell Stands Ground, Regrets Witch Ad”

  1. untrainable says:

    They’ll get you my pretty… and your little dog too!!! Libs will understand the constitution when monkeys fly. A good first step would be for them to try reading it, at least once.

  2. Petronius says:

    “the phrase ‘separation of church and state’ does not appear anywhere in the Constitution.”

    Indeed. The phrase “separation of church and state” was inserted into the law by Justice Hugo Black in a moment of judicial activism, in Everson v. Board of Education (1947), a 5-4 decision by the US Supreme Court.

    The First Amendment does not require a “wall between church and state,” as Hugo Black declared, but rather was designed to prevent an established church and to preserve freedom of religion.

    Perhaps we should be glad that we have no established church in America.

    For otherwise we would be made to witness the spectacle of Nerobama and his robber gangs looting the church silver and confiscating the church estates.

    We would see its bishops reduced to beggars, and the charities which it supported stripped of their bounties.

    We would read how its monasteries were sold for mosques, and its abbeys converted into community centers for ACORN.

    We would hear how the jeweled crucifix was taken by Senator Harry Reid from the high altar of the great cathedral, to be broken up and melted down, and its pieces distributed to his henchmen as rewards for their participation in his crimes.

    And so –– in one move, at one time –– property, law, ethics, and religion would all be violated.

    But with all destruction done thus in the name of “fairness,” of “hope and change,” of “social justice,” or to alleviate the sufferings of “the poor.” For to the collectivist mind, wherever wealth exists, there is a crime against the poor. And spoils to be had for the taking.

  3. proreason says:

    The lovely Ms. O’Donnell cost herself quite a bit with the ill-advised “i’m not a witch” comment. What a cringe-worthy moment.

    I expect we will hear at some point that she was advised to do so by a rino republican or a sleeper from the enemy camp, or most likely, both.

  4. U NO HOO says:

    Hmmm, McCarthyism…the search for supposedly non-existant Communists…well I’m here to say there were/are Communists in the USA governemnt and there aint no witches. (sic for the double negative)

    No one is a witch.

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