Republican candidate 'dabbled in witchcraft'
Outbackjack: A conservative politician in the United States has caused a stir after it emerged she dabbled in witchcraft as a teenager.
Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is backed by the controversial Tea Party movement and is known for her Christian views.
She once headed a national TV campaign against m^~$~%@%*w&* and has claimed that homosexuals are suffering from an identity disorder.
A recording has now emerged from an 11-year-old television chat show, Politically Incorrect, during which Ms O'Donnell admits to dabbling in the occult.
"I dabbled in witchcraft but I never joined a coven," she said in 1999.
"I hung around people who were doing these things.
"One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it, and there was a little blood there and stuff like that."
Ms O'Donnell has played down the revelations.
"I was in high school," she said. "Who didn't have interesting friends in high school?"
Ms O'Donnell's has since gone to ground, but it seems there is potential for more public humiliation.
The host of Politically Incorrect, Bill Maher, released the tape on his new program, Real Time, and he says there is more to come.
"Christine, if you're listening - I created you! You need to come on this show. If you don't come on this show, I'm going to show a clip every week. I'm the only one who has them," Maher told his audience.
"I'm just saying, Christine, it's like a hostage crisis. Every week you don't show up, I'm going to throw another body out."
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She just might win against her democratic opponent. Her opponent in the November election is a confessed Marxist. So the folks of that state have a choice between an ex-witch or a current Marxist.
The American people were promised a change in politics by Obama which never came. Same old politics..same old players. From a recent town hall meeting…Obama takes a beating…
franklin1950: american politics ...... gotta luv it
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chronology: Christine was the sensation of the primaries, if she does not win her seat it will upset the whack jobs in the Tea Party. No disrespect to Sarah, but Sarah Palin has said even Nuttier things, and she stands a chance of being the next President. So there is still hope for christine yet. The best way the Democrats can deal with these loonies is just question them on the consequences of their Policies.
Chrono said: Christine was the sensation of the primaries; if she does not win her seat it will upset the whack jobs in the Tea Party. No disrespect to Sarah, but Sarah Palin has said even Nuttier things, and she stands a chance of being the next President. So there is still hope for christine yet. The best way the Democrats can deal with these loonies is just question them on the consequences of their Policies.
David said: First, I am not a Palin fan. Just to be clear. The tea party is in response to the lack of responsible leadership in both the democratic and republican parties, pure and simple. Before you dismiss hundreds of thousands if not millions of Americans that have had enough of the past and current Washington politics, you should do some non-partisan research on where the recent tea party idea originated and it's goals. (Hint: Start your research with Ron Paul during his run for the presidency).
There is a grassroots movement in the US that sprung from the disenchanted voter due to what many of you have posted here.
It’s called the Tea Party. The following are excerpts…
What's the Tea Party all about?
By Margaret Talev | McClatchy Newspapers
When the tea party movement rose in early 2009, it seemed more a sign of the times.
The movement has outlived many expectations. Thousands of tea party groups have sprung up across the country, and tea party activists are having a significant impact on shaping primaries across the country.
How the candidates they favor will fare and how their victorious candidates perform in office, could determine how big a force the tea party movement can be going forward, including in the 2012 presidential election.
Here's a question-and-answer primer on the tea party movement.
Q: Is the tea party a political party?
Q: What's their platform?
A: There's no universal platform. Common themes among tea party groups are deficit reduction, opposition to spending "earmarks," reducing the size of government, and eliminating mandates.
Q: Who started the tea party movement and when?
A: There's no one founder
Q: Who's in charge?
A: There's no one leader.
Q: How do establishment Republicans and Democrats view the tea party movement?
A: With apprehension and curiosity
The Tea Party movement is a populist political movement in the United States that emerged in 2009 through a series of locally and nationally-coordinated protests. The protests were partially in response to several Federal laws: the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and a series of health care reform bills.
The theme of the Boston Tea Party, an iconic event of American history, has long been used by anti-tax protesters. It was part of Tax Day protests held throughout the 1990s and earlier.
More recently, the Libertarian-conservatism theme of the "tea party" began with Republican Congressman Ron Paul supporters as a fund raising event during the 2008 presidential primaries to emphasize Paul's fiscal conservatism, which laid the groundwork for the modern-day Tea Party movement.
chronology: O.K. Mr David, interesting. Please answer this for Wireclubbers. What is the percentage of Tea Party members who are Black or Hispanic?
From: USA Today / Gallop…
Tea Partiers Are Fairly Mainstream in Their Demographics
by Lydia Saad
PRINCETON, NJ -- Tea Party supporters are generally representative of the public at large. That's the finding of a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted March 26-28, in which 28% of U.S. adults call themselves supporters of the Tea Party movement. Their age, educational background, employment status, and race -- Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large.
MasterDarkHorse: If the Tea party is representative of the general US population I fear for
your country and the world.
Wampum6: I don't have the slightest idea of where Ms Saad gets her polling stats and comments, but I think you may know choosing how elections will go in this county is argumentative at best, unless the race is a given landslide, and in these elections, there are still about six weeks to go. Lots can happen during that time, but sound polls are indicating that many Americans are unhappy with the Obama Admin. and what is or isn't going on in Congress and the Senate---not unlike some other countries around the world.
chronology: Wampum. Americans have shown good sense in the recent past in elections. The trouble is it is like when you are in an automobile and have a near miss at a bend in the road. 'That was close' you say as you drive on, but soon forget the incident. If you were clipped by the oncoming car and had your car wrecked, you tend to remember the incident for a long time. Everyone I hear say electing the Democrats was the best decision Americans made in 2008. Personally I agree, (for all that is worth), but think the G.O.P. would have done the same as the Democrats in most of the crisis management. What the Democrats have done is just plain common sense. The G.O.P. are not idiots after all.
Outbackjack: The Republican party has always claimed that they have God on their side when really they are a bunch of evil pricks and every man and his dog in the whole joint knows it!
Witchcraft and Devil worship sums these parasites up quite well.
Head down to your local town and buy up every broomstick that is on sale immediately!!!!!!
Wampum6: Those are your opinions, Chrono, and you are entitled, but your opinions are hardly based on facts. You would have a lot of research to do to support your opinions, the ever popular hypothetical(s) notwithstanding.
chronology: Wampum. I hardly think it is 'my' opinion. Practically everyone in the world were impressed with the common sense and good judgment Americans showed in Electing Barack. I know Mr Outback has a low opinion of the G.O.P. but do you honestly think they would have acted differently than the Democrats in 80% of major policies? Do you honestly think they would have let American Cities go bankrupt along with G.M. and others? and let the American Dollar become worthless? The Democrats stopped all that happening, am sure the G.O.P. would have too. 'My Opinion', I like that. Me and 60% of the worlds population.
Wampum6: My comments still stand, Chrono. Discussions are fine, but arguments can go off the deep end. And there is some hint of that here.