‘Swimming’ the Witch

I’m beginning to think that Christine O’Donnell never really dabbled in witchcraft.  I don’t know much about Wicca, but from what I’ve seen  in the movies, witches and warlocks aren’t complete idiots like Chrissy O  – at least I understand that they can float when tied up and thrown in the water.  Christine O’Donnell seems to be sinking faster than a 17th Century Salem teenage girl at a witch ‘trial.’  Her stupidity is astounding.

Consider this exchange during her most recent ‘debate’ with Chris Coons at Widener University Law School;

Coons:  “…religious doctrine doesn’t belong in our public schools.”

O’Donnell:  “”Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?”

Coons:  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,”

O’Donnell:  “That’s in the First Amendment…?”

MSNBC noted that the audience gasped in shock at the stunning ignorance of the Republican nominee.  I’m sure that those of you who just hearing about this exchange are also trying to catch your breath right about now.  I’m still cleaning the coffee from my monitor.

As a note; O’Donnell also failed to identify several amendments of the Constitution that are frequently mentioned as targets of Tea Party repeal efforts, excusing herself because she “didn’t bring [her] Constitution with [her].”

Ouch.

Clearly, O’Donnell’s skills in witchcraft are lacking, otherwise she’d be floating with the other tea-bagged loonies, on pace to lower the collective congressional IQ – and who would have thought that even possible in a Congress populated by the likes of  Michelle  Bachmann, Dave Vitter, Joe Barton, and Steve King??

But there are others who fail the classic witchcraft litmus test;

Sharon Angle, for example, must be a witch.  How else would one explain her lead in the Nevada polls?  Angle famously said this;

“People ask me, ‘What are you going to do to develop jobs in your state?’ Well, that’s not my job as a U.S. senator.”

This is coming from a woman who wishes to represent a state that the Bureau of Labor Statistics says had the HIGHEST unemployment in USA according to the most recent data.

Angle must be casting some sort of stupidity spell on the voters in Nevada to be leading in this race.

Joe Miller from Alaska has announced that he would support the repeal of the 17th Amendment, which provides for the direct election of US Senators by the people – the same people Miller is asking to VOTE FOR HIM.

Now this is some amazing warlock stuff right here.  He wants Alaskans to VOTE for him to help repeal their right to VOTE for anyone else for senator.  AND HE’S LEADING IN THE POLLS!

And Rand Paul thinks that Medicare is just plain wrong.  He’s said this:

“The fundamental reason why Medicare is failing is why the Soviet Union failed — socialism doesn’t work,”

Funny, Rand, by his own admission, receives about 50% of his income from Medicare reimbursements.  Clearly he doesn’t hate Medicare that much.

Only a very powerful man-witch like Dr. Paul could convince the poor and elderly of Kentucky that it’s Socialism for them to get assistance for costly medical care while he profits greatly from it.  But this is exactly what he’s doing.

So, despite Christine O’Donnell’s confession that she dabbled in witchcraft as a youth, I think it’s safe to assume that, like her juiced up resume, she’s full of shit.   Just because she may have really really, really liked The Craft it doesn’t qualify her to claim that she actually dabbled in sorcery.  There is no other way to explain her lack of political buoyancy, except to acquit her of the charge of practicing the dark arts.  Now, if Bill Maher can come up with a clip of her admitting to being a high-priestess in the Church of the Mortally Stupid, I might be inclined to believe her.

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8 thoughts on “‘Swimming’ the Witch

  1. is it witchcraft that there are voters out there who will see O’donnell’s ignorance is a plus: “she’s just like one of us. dang those snooty intellectual elites for beating her up on something like lacking knowledge.”

    1. So what’s she do after she gets stomped, Trope?

      Has she further besoiled her already foul reputation such that even Fox News won’t offer her a sinecure? We’re not going to totally lose her broomstick from the radar, are we?

      Actually I bet they’ll have a lot of fluff stories after the elections that she can add giggles and curls too.

      1. MSNY

        Don’t be so sure Fox won’t offer her a slot somewhere. This is all part of the demonization of intelligence, a wholesale effort by the corporate right to keep the electorate stupid enough to keep voting against their interests.

  2. Don’t you just love to watch a trainwreck? We’ll get to watch this one every day for the next two weeks. Every dem who is running for election against a tea party candidate will have this up as a political ad tomorrow. You gotta know that in the republican head shed they know this performance will cost them a few house seats.

    I’d bet money Rupert Murdoch will ban this clip from any political ad or news show on the entire Fox network.

    What I really like about this is the argument it makes for focusing national resources on education. This is like a remake, with a bit of a different slant, of that commercial of a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    1. MSNY

      If you read about Rush’s rant yesterday defending her stupidity, you can see where they want to go with this. They are trying to change the meaning and intent of the First Amendment.

      “Separation of church and state is not in the Constitution, and the fact that people laughed about this is what’s really scary.”

      AND

      “This is a modern and incorrect description of the prohibition of the establishment of a national religion,”

      So even if Rush agrees that the Amendment was intended to prohibit the establishment of a national religion, he refuses to allow that the teaching of a concept based on a certain religious theology is in effect endorsing that theology.

      1. This is similar to Harvard MBA’s who are effectively taught to shed any notion of ethical conduct but in fact endorses stealing. Anything they want to do, that isn’t explicitly prohibited in law, is pefectly fine. Just as long as the outcome suits their purpose all other associated outcomes are coincidental and of no consequence and are not their fault.

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