Christine O’Donnell Is You, But She Isn’t Running For You

I wrote the other day about how the GOP was living on a prayer. I mentioned a few names, Palin, Angle, and of course, the witchy-woman, Christine O’Donnell. All these women – and we should include Minnesota’s Michele Bachmann, think God is on their side, somehow channeling his will into their lives and paving the path to victory, despite such obvious stumbling blocks as Barack Obama’s victory.

But the praying goes on as for some – O’Donnell included – the polls go down. She told the Christian Broadcasting Network that

“God is the reason that I’m running. If I didn’t believe that there were a cause greater than myself worth fighting for, if I didn’t believe that it takes a complete dying of self to make things right in this election cycle I would not be running and when you die to yourself you rely on a power greater than yourself so prayer is what’s gotten us all through.”

I don’t know about you, but I want my candidates running for me and for my friends, family, community, and for my country. I don’t want them running for God. God can take care of himself. We put candidates into office to represent US, not God. God isn’t part of the political equation. The Founding Fathers didn’t put him in the Constitution; he’s not part of our system of checks and balances.

Of course, we all know how little these Republican gals know about the Constitution. Am I being too hard on them?

They do. And speaking of that, Christine, stop whining about how hard things are on conservative women. We heard that song and dance from Sarah Palin. Christine whined to CBN that,

There’s certainly a double standard and I don’t often quote Gloria Steinem but she said you can look at a double standard if they wouldn’t attack the male opponent that way and there’s no doubt that they wouldn’t say the things they’re saying about me, they wouldn’t do the things that they’re doing if I weren’t a woman. I’m not whining but there certainly is a double standard especially when it comes to conservative woman.”

There’s no double standard, Christine. You’re just an idiot and people have noticed. A double-standard would be them giving you the benefit of the doubt because you’re a woman. You don’t want equal rights, you want yours privileged.

And what’s this?

“The day that we saw a spike in the polls was a day that some people had a prayer meeting for me that morning for this campaign so I believe that prayer plays a direct role in this campaign and I always ask please pray for the campaign; please pray for our staff; please pray specifically that the eyes of the voters be opened.”

Oh no, here we go again. Pray those gas prices down, pray that abortion away, and pray Christine into office. What, is God answering phones now when the pollster calls? Like I said, Christine, if you want to prove what you say, take my prayer challenge. Urge your supporters to go to prayer box and we Democrats will go to the ballot box, and we’ll see who wins

I guarantee it won’t be you.

Because God doesn’t get a vote in the United States. The people vote. You remember us, the people you are supposed to be wanting to represent, the people who VOTE according to the Constitution. Surely you remember us. I mean, you said you ARE us, didn’t you?

Isn’t there a contradiction here? You say you are us, but you aren’t running for us?

I don’t detect any sincerity from you. I barely detect a grasp of reality. This is an evidence-based reality we live in, Christine. And trust me in this: our eyes are opened. Wide open.

14 Replies to “Christine O’Donnell Is You, But She Isn’t Running For You”

  1. O’Donnell, Palin, Bachmann, and other conservative women think that they should be elected to public office because they are women. It doesn’t work like that. I look at whether each candidate represents the direction I’d like to see the country move in, not the gender of the politician. I’m totally fed up with the right’s obsession with a woman’s beauty over her brains. They place too much emphasis on physical attributes. I agree with what Judy Judy told a young woman on one of her court shows, “Beauty fades, dumb is forever.”

  2. Majii…I agree and Better yet is Ron White’s comment…”Let me tell you something folks….You just can’t FIX Stupid! There’s not a pill you can take… There’s not a class you can take… Because STUPID I is FOREVER!” LoL!!!

  3. Christine O’Donnell is not “me,” because there is nothing about her that I can either relate to or admire. She is “running” for the corporate “masters” who would be pulling her strings from behind the scenes, and we know they do not have the interests of Americans at heart. If they did, they wouldn’t be trying to foist her and other prize idiots on us.

    She and other conservative women running this year are nothing more than Newt Gingrich, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and other rightwing good old boys wearing skirts. They have been quite clear about the fact that if they win, they intend to enact the same policies that drove us into the proverbial ditch, and some policies that are even worse.

    I’m not surprised that she wants the benefit of the doubt simply because she is a woman. That’s one of the things she has in common with her equally vacuous endorser, Sarah Palin. Both of them are a major embarrassment to women, because they embody so much of what made the women’s movement necessary in the first place.

  4. No, Christine, telling the truth isn’t “sexism”. Your gender does not afford you the right to steal from your campaign, have numerous financial problems, lie about your education, and not have to take responsibility for those things.

    Of course, if this were Hillary, she’d have been hung and quartered by now.

    There was a day when to cry “sexism” was considered “weak” by the Right, but now that it serves them, they trot it out as an excuse for running poor candidates who shouldn’t see the light of day in any public office.

    Here’s a newsflash for the far right: It’s not that everyone is against conservatives, it’s that you people are nuts, you’re ignorant and you’re dishonest. Therefore, the general public does not cotton to you. This has nothing to do with your supposed ideology, of which not one of you actually lives. Your ideology has also proven to be a failure as implemented by the GOP for the last 30 years, but that is at least a valid discussion and debate to have. You people personally are disliked for good reason; you earned it.

  5. And by “you people” I meant the crazy candidates and the Foxservatives, not all of the real conservatives in the world. Every time I meet a real one, I’m heartened. They are so few and far between.

  6. I completely agree with you, Anne.

    If there is a double standard to be concerned about, it is the one that is being initiated by campaigns such as Palins and O’Donnells. It isn’t their religion that gets to me so much, or some of the ridiculous policies they try to push through, but instead, the blatant lack of education, common sense, and wisdom.
    It seems every time one of them opens their mouth, they put women back in politics by a year.

  7. I love how before the election they say “God sent me a message to run for office”, but when they lose the headline will certainly not read “God declines support for Palin/Bachman/Odonnel/et al”. The candidates will most likely not send out press releases saying “Well the election is over, and even though I prayed really hard, there were more sexist men praying even harder for me to lose.” Frowny Face. Wow wow wow.

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