Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Christine O'Donnell is Not a Witch! (Payback is Hell)

Christine O'Donnell's witchcraft predicament is a bit of poetic justice. She's been so damaged by the witchcraft association that her first post-primary campaign ad specifically addresses this issue.

Frankly, I couldn't care less about what kind of religion O'Donnell practices. Even if she were a witch, more power to her.

But what makes this situation so enjoyable to observe is how Christine O'Donnell has hoisted herself on her own petard. Her core constituency are fundamentalist evangelical Christianist Tea Partiers, the very people who (1) think any association with heathen religions and witchcraft would automatically be a disqualifier for any kind of position of political or moral authority and (2) believe that Obama's mere exposure to Islam as a child is enough to question his Christian bona-fides.

So, O'Donnell, who is already toast with the liberals and independents of Delaware, has to waste her first advertisement shoring up her support among her core constituency. One would expect that this would be a humbling moment for O'Donnell, at least as far as playing the Christianist card goes in criticizing anything having to do with heathen religions. What I want some journalist to do is to ask O'Donnell point blank if she thinks Obama is a Muslim and if she opposes the Park51 project near to gound zero.

Oh, and there's one other thing I need to mention. In her campaign advertisement, in defending her "youthful indiscretion" in "dabbling into witchcraft," O'Donnell

goes on to say that nobody's perfect and suggests that she's just like everybody else or, in her words: "I'm you."
Reality check: that's a lie. She's not like me. Nor is she like just about everyone else in this regard. I never "dabbled into witchcraft" in my youth. And 95% of the kids I went to school with and grew up with, in spite of all of our other imperfections and youthful indiscretions, never dabbled into witchcraft. And the reason why O'Donnell's witchcraft revelation is so damning to her is because, I'd wager, almost 100% of her core Christianist constituency not only has also never dabbled into witchcraft at any time in their lives, but also recoils in horror at the mere thought of midnight picnic dates on bloody satanic altars.

Let her judgmental Christianist intolerance come back to bite her in her self-righteous derriere.

UPDATE: A roundup of some MSM commentary on the subject from Newsy.com:

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