GOP candidate for Delaware: Masturbation = adultery

borntorum

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I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned already. The Tea Party scored some big wins yesterday in primary elections, defeating a number of prominant Republican establishment figures. Most notable is Christine O'Donnell in Delaware, who beat off (ho ho) the challenge of veteran Republican Mike Castle.

Even by Tea Party standards, O'Donnell is extreme, and a video has emerged of her in the 1990s saying that masturbation is a sin. She was (is?) a member of Saviors Alliance for Lifting the Truth.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzHcqcXo_NA&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Christine O'Donnell's 90's MTV Anti-Masturbation Campaign[/ame]

(Why are so many of these far-right women so attractive? Or is it just me?)

The GOP establishment, having gleefully encouraged the Tea Party since Obama's election, are beginning to realise that they may have spawned a monster.

Karl Rove, George Bush's political strategist, speaking on Fox News, shared the Democratic assessment that her win boosted them. "There's just a lot of nutty things she's been saying that just simply don't add up," Rove said.

"I'm for the Republican, but I've got to tell you we were looking at eight to nine seats in the Senate we're now looking at seven to eight. In my opinion, this is not a race we're going to be able to win."

The Republicans need to win 10 seats to take control of the Senate.
Christine O'Donnell celebrates shock Tea Party triumph in Delaware | World news | The Guardian

Andrew Sullivan is indulging in schadenfreude:

The cynicism of the neocons and Straussians in whipping up the masses they think are useful for the republic can occasionally, it appears, backfire. You have Yuval Levin sounding like Mark Levin on Adderall, while Kristol and Krauthammer and Rove suddenly try to put the brakes on the O'Donnell and Tea Party express. It's a cognitive dissonance too far. One day, even the tea-partiers will understand that these Village pundits and activists have as much quiet contempt for them as they do actual religious believers. And then maybe conservatism can find a serious voice again.
What Kristol Wrought - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

Is this the high-water mark of the Beck-and-Palin bandwagon of lunacy?
 


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I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned already. The Tea Party scored some big wins yesterday in primary elections, defeating a number of prominant Republican establishment figures. Most notable is Christine O'Donnell in Delaware, who beat off (ho ho) the challenge of veteran Republican Mike Castle.

Even by Tea Party standards, O'Donnell is extreme, and a video has emerged of her in the 1990s saying that masturbation is a sin. She was (is?) a member of Saviors Alliance for Lifting the Truth.

YouTube - Christine O'Donnell's 90's MTV Anti-Masturbation Campaign

(Why are so many of these far-right women so attractive? Or is it just me?)

The GOP establishment, having gleefully encouraged the Tea Party since Obama's election, are beginning to realise that they may have spawned a monster.



Christine O'Donnell celebrates shock Tea Party triumph in Delaware | World news | The Guardian

Andrew Sullivan is indulging in schadenfreude:



What Kristol Wrought - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

Is this the high-water mark of the Beck-and-Palin bandwagon of lunacy?
I note that you omit to mention that large numbers of Democratic Party candidates have distanced themselves from the disaster that is Barack Hussein Obama. America is facing a deficit of 1.3 Trillion this year as Obama and the Democrats have gone on a huge binge.
The Democratic Party has its fair quota of left wing loons. Make no mistake about it. Now of course that is never mentioned on this side of the Atlantic.
 

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Who cares?

As long as she votes not only NO, but HELL NO! to any additional legislation coming down late this term in the senate. Unlike the other candidates, if she win the general election she will be seated immediately (since its a vacated seat) and will have a vote this session.

Ha! Senator Jim DeMint expressed the whole controversy best in one sentence:
"I was there when we had the numbers, but did not have the principles"
And what did it buy us? nothing! a bloated budget.

So this time.. who cares if a candidate is deemed 'unelectable' or not? FULL STEAM AHEAD! and throw the bums out! You voted for Tarp? gone! for Cap and Trade? gone! Obamacare? Gone!

It is no longer important if the house or senate are won in numbers if they are not going to vote our way. Besides.. the way things are going and with the wave or support she is getting I think Christine is going to handily beat Coons in the general. (Specially with the voter turn out.. 50,000 voters!! no one predicted more than 30,000 and the democrats are showing very lackluster voter turn out and enthusiasm on their side)

FYI: as of noon today, half a day after it was announced, Christine O'Donnell has met her $200,000 fundraising goal.. so she now bump it up to $350,000
 

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When Karl Rove says she is a bit nutty then you know she even she is out there! Looks like she ran a pretty nasty campaign, so her christianity does stretch as far as treating others with respect!
 

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I note that you omit to mention that large numbers of Democratic Party candidates have distanced themselves from the disaster that is Barack Hussein Obama.
Well, of the 34 Democrats that opposed Obamacare (30 of which faced a challenge in their primaries), and which incurred the wrath of the Democratic party and threats to have them unseated in the primaries.. ALL of them survived. Having opposed Obama is like a protective shield for them.

For some others having supported him is like a dragging anchor that will sink them.
 

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I note that you omit to mention that large numbers of Democratic Party candidates have distanced themselves from the disaster that is Barack Hussein Obama.

And I note your use of Obama's middle name in a deliberate and malicious attempt to insult and demean him. Demean him, that is, in the eyes of the kinds of mean-spirited, ugly people who would consider an Arabic middle name in itself to be a sign of unacceptable "otherness".

Shame on you. I hope Obama shoves it down your (red) necks over the next 6 years, I really do.
 

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I think I read that she is still single. Maybe that's the secret of all that tea party hate - decades of pent up orgasms have to come out some way.
 

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Well, of the 34 Democrats that opposed Obamacare (30 of which faced a challenge in their primaries), and which incurred the wrath of the Democratic party and threats to have them unseated in the primaries.. ALL of them survived. Having opposed Obama is like a protective shield for them.

For some others having supported him is like a dragging anchor that will sink them.
Didn't I read that a progressive beat the incumbent blue dog in New Hampshire? Other progressives are polling well also. Alan Grayson for example.
 

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Tidal wave

Oops, this is going to fast for me...
O'Donnell just exceeded her revised $350,000 funding goal, and now she has bumped it up to $500,000. And it hasn't even been more than a day since the primary victory!

Coons (her democrat opponent) is going to get railroaded.
 

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Oops, this is going to fast for me...
O'Donnell just exceeded her revised $350,000 funding goal, and now she has bumped it up to $500,000. And it hasn't even been more than a day since the primary victory!

Coons (her democrat opponent) is going to get railroaded.
Republican guru Karl Rove doesn't think so. Open warfare has just broken out between the corporate republicans and the tea party republicans. It could get very amusing indeed. Apparently the Tea party are demanding Rove get suspended from Fox News pending an "investigation".

"I believe the questions [about] why she had a problem for five years with paying her federal income taxes, why her house was foreclosed on and put up for sale, why it took 16 years to settle her college debt and get her diploma while she went around for years claiming she was a college graduate," Rove said. "I think a lot of voters in Delaware are going to want more than she is offering to them right now, and we'll see.
 
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Charles Krauthammer is not impressed either

Krauthammer: The Palin endorsement, I think, is disruptive and capricious. Bill Buckley had a rule that he always supported the most conservative candidate who was electable, otherwise the vote is simply self-indulgence.

Beir: Now Jim DeMint, from South Carolina, also endorsed Christine O'Donnell.

Krauthammer: equally capricious and irresponsible. I'm not sexist on this. It's a big mistake. ...
Charles Krauthammer Slams Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint Over Delaware Endorsement
 

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I think I read that she is still single. Maybe that's the secret of all that tea party hate - decades of pent up orgasms have to come out some way.
A similar argument has been made about Muslim fundamentalism - that a lot of the rage of these young men is due to their inability to get laid as a result of the conservative societies in which they live.

In fairness to O'Donnell, her stance on masturbation is not isolated within Christianity. The catechism of the RCC states that the action is "intrinsically and gravely disordered". How many Catholics actually believe that is another question.

Krauthammer: Bill Buckley had a rule that he always supported the most conservative candidate who was electable, otherwise the vote is simply self-indulgence.
Dare one say it, masturbatory?
 

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Holy....

This was initial about outrage of taxes being used to bailout banks, as dramatised by the very open minded liberal man of the world popular legend pundit Rick Santelli from CNBC. Its been completely highjacked by the neo conservatives and religious nutjobs.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp-Jw-5Kx8k]YouTube - CNBC's Rick Santelli's Chicago Tea Party[/ame]
 

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A similar argument has been made about Muslim fundamentalism - that a lot of the rage of these young men is due to their inability to get laid as a result of the conservative societies in which they live.

In fairness to O'Donnell, her stance on masturbation is not isolated within Christianity. The catechism of the RCC states that the action is "intrinsically and gravely disordered". How many Catholics actually believe that is another question.
Can you imagine someone who made a fuss about such matters getting elected in Ireland though even with our 90% plus RC population? They'd be the laughing stock of the country. It's remarkable really that US culture is so familiar in one sense since we are bombarded with it in our living rooms every night but there is this sizable segment that is completely alien and impossible to relate to.
 


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