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Nobody was waiting to hear O'Donnell's side, so I thought it deserved it's own thread.

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Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell responded to old clips that surfaced over the weekend where she said she had once "dabbled in witchcraft," clarifying at a GOP picnic in Delaware Sunday, "I was in high school, how many of you didn't hang out with questionable folks in high school? But no, There's been no witchcraft since, if there was, Karl Rove would be a supporter."

The jab at the former President George W. Bush senior adviser came after Rove had cast doubt on her ability to carry the state for the GOP and said there are too many questions about her past.

The nominee showed up at the picnic in a key county that helped secure her GOP Tuesday primary upset, despite canceling previously scheduled appearances on "Fox News Sunday" and CBS' "Face the Nation." Her campaign backed out of the talk show interviews, saying she needed to get back to Delaware and had a scheduling conflict, including attending church and then the afternoon picnic.

She was greeted with a raucous applause at the annual Sussex County GOP picnic with chants of "yes we can" and "yes we will!"

Many in the crowd kept saying "get over it," to the media when she clarified her original witchcraft comments, which included her giving details about a date she had with a witch. The 1999 tape from "Politically Incorrect" first surfaced Friday when Bill Maher aired it on "Real Time with Bill Maher," saying he would keep airing clips until she appeared on his show.

Local Republicans seemed un-phased by the latest clip, which followed other television interviews that surfaced where O'Donnell talked about such issues as sex and condoms on MTV and to Phil Donahue.

"It seems awfully silly if you see the clip, you can see she was speaking of time when she was a youth and a time when she was exploring youthful things, said Vance Phillips, the president of the Sussex County Council and former Vice Chairman of the Delaware Republican party.

"[I] see it as a continuum of personal attacks -- the left understands they cannot beat her on the issues, "Phillips said.

O'Donnell catapulted into the national spotlight after a surprising Republican primary victory over longtime Delaware Congressman Mike Castle.

She has faced attacks from both parties, with establishment GOP fearing that she didn't have enough appeal to beat her Democratic opponent, Chris Coons -- who is currently ahead in the polls to fill the seat once held by Vice President Joe Biden.

The former political commentator and Tea Party favorite was endorsed by Sarah Palin, and eventually backed by the NRSC, but has yet failed to get the support of influential Republicans, including Rove who again Sunday reiterated his fears of her ability to win.
O'Donnell: No Witchcraft Since High School -- If so, Rove Would be a Supporter | Foxnews.com
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In major damage control mode, she is.

And I didn't dabble in witchcraft or hang with witches when I was in high school. I bet a very small number of Delawareans actually did either of those and won't understand why anyone (read O'Donnell) would.
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I wonder if that is equally true for Marxism. BTW, whats up with Delaware and witches? I lived there in the '80s and on one of my youthful forays into the woods at night I walked up on a "gathering" of individuals chanting and walking around a large fire. Scared the poop out of me then that same summer I went to camp and they used a legend of a salt water witch named Haddy to scare us in our bunks at night.

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I wonder if that is equally true for Marxism.
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Miss Porch,

Koons the self proclaimed "bearded Marxist". I'm waiting for the audio clip of him saying it. If it is true, and I believe it is then the selection seems to be

a.) person that did some dumb things in her past but changed her ways apparently

b.) person that believes that government is the arbiter of fortunes and wealth in our country

I would go with the witch crap personally.
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Miss Porch,

Koons the self proclaimed "bearded Marxist". I'm waiting for the audio clip of him saying it. If it is true, and I believe it is then the selection seems to be

a.) person that did some dumb things in her past but changed her ways apparently

b.) person that believes that government is the arbiter of fortunes and wealth in our country

I would go with the witch crap personally.
OK, sorry - I just wasn't clear as to what you meant or to whom you were responding. Thanks for the clarification.

Upon a search for Coons supposed remark "I am a bearded marxist", the only results were from right wing sites such as freerepublic and hotair. Do you have any other information on who he said that to and under what circumstances?
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OK, sorry - I just wasn't clear as to what you meant or to whom you were responding. Thanks for the clarification.

Upon a search for Coons supposed remark "I am a bearded marxist", the only results were from right wing sites such as freerepublic and hotair. Do you have any other information on who he said that to and under what circumstances?
Coons took 'bearded Marxist' turn

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An article Democrat Chris Coons wrote for his college newspaper may not go over so well in corporation-friendly Delaware, where he already faces an uphill battle for Vice President Joe Biden’s old Senate seat.

The title? “Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist.”

In the article, Coons, then 21 years old and about to graduate from Amherst College, chronicled his transformation from a sheltered, conservative-minded college student who had worked for former GOP Delaware Sen. William Roth and had campaigned for Ronald Reagan in 1980 into a cynical young adult who was distrustful of American power and willing to question the American notion of free enterprise.

Coons, the New Castle County executive who is running against GOP Rep. Michael Castle for the state’s open Senate seat, wrote of his political evolution in the May 23, 1985, edition of the Amherst Student.

The source of his conversion, Coons wrote, was a trip to Kenya he took during the spring semester of his junior year—a time away from America, he wrote, that served as a “catalyst” in altering a conservative political outlook that he was growing increasingly uncomfortable with.
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In major damage control mode, she is.

And I didn't dabble in witchcraft or hang with witches when I was in high school. I bet a very small number of Delawareans actually did either of those and won't understand why anyone (read O'Donnell) would.
In 2008 the Delaware voters believed to a 25% margin of victory that Barack Obama didn't know Rev Wright is a faithful advocate of Marxist Black Liberation theology despite a 22-year close association. Somehow the overwhelming majority of voters were convinced that during more than 2 decades of close association the subject never came up.

So yeah, it's not only possible but probable Delaware voters will understand a high schoolers poor choices. Instead they will focus on which Senate candidate will best represent them on the issues going forward.
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I just read a piece that's absolutely hysterical!...

Here's a tidbit...go and check out the whole piece...

Highlights From A Future Debate

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George Stephanopolous - Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the first official debate of this election cycle. I'm George Stephanopoulos, and with me tonight are two candidates for the United States Senate, Delaware Democrat Chris Coons, and Republican Christine O'Donnell.

Dem. Candidate Chris Coons - Hello George, it's a pleasure to be here.

Rep. Candidate Christine O' Donnell - YOUR VOICE IS THE PITIFUL WHINE OF GNATS, AND YOU REEK WITH THE STINK OF FEAR.

George Stephanopolous - Outstanding. The format tonight will be as follows: I'll ask each of you a question, and you will have two minutes to respond. Your opponent will then have one minute in which to offer a rebuttal. Christine O'Donnell, the first question goes to you: The economic stimulus bill passed last year has been the topic of much discussion. Some argue that it gave the American economy a much-needed shot in the arm, while others claim that it's effects have been marginal or even harmful. What is your opinion on this, and what, if anything, should we have done differently?

Rep. Candidate Christine O' Donnell - JUST AS THE GODDESS CIRCE DID DECEIVE THE COMPANIONS OF ODYSSEUS INTO DRINKING OF THE ENCHANTED WINE, SO DID PRESIDENT OBAMA THROUGH HIS CUNNING DECEIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HE HAS BOUND OUR ECONOMY TO THE YOKE OF PUBLIC SPENDING, MUCH AS THE TRICKSTER GOD LOKI WAS BOUND BY ODIN TO THE ENTRAILS OF HIS SON, NARI, WHOSE SCREAMS WERE AS THE CRIES OF A THOUSAND DYING EAGLES.

George Stephanopolous - And Chris Coons, what do you have to say to that?

Dem. Candidate Chris Coons - George, this is the same empty argument we've been hearing from the Republicans for years. I think it's time we put the machinations of Loki in the past, and looked ahead to the future. This sort of Scandinavian Neo-paganism is bad for Delaware, and it's bad for America.
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I just read a piece that's absolutely hysterical!...

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As funny as it is, it's even funnier knowing that they really have their Gods and Goddess screwed up.
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