If you have any sort of political aspirations, it’s very important to never say anything stupid. Ever. Christine O’Donnell’s shocking unawareness of this very basic tenet, which to be fair virtually every politician breaks at one point or another, is really starting to bite her in the ass.
Okay, Christine O’Donnell, you think masturbation is a sin. You think that homosexuals have no place in the military. You are even on record as stating that women will weaken military institutions. That’s stupid.
Dissent is a part of human nature, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with debate and discourse, even when it becomes heated. There are people that I have tremendous respect for that I disagree with …
… politically, and I think the same is true for most people.
In a 2006 debate for the Republican Senate nomination, O’Donnell made it very clear that she had serious concerns about China. I can understand this; it’s an opinion that’s shared by many, and they offer logical and intelligent reasons for their concerns. That’s cool.
What shocks me beyond words is that O’Donnell stated publicly in a formal political debate with national repercussions that China was not only “plotting to take over America” but that she, the great and powerful Christine O’Donnell, possessed secret classified information that proved it.
O’Donnell’s comments came as she and two other Republican candidates debated U.S. policy on China during Delaware’s 2006 Senate primary, which O’Donnell ultimately lost.
She said China had a “carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America” and accused one opponent of appeasement for suggesting that the two countries were economically dependent and should find a way to be allies.
“That doesn’t work,” she said. “There’s much I want to say. I wish I wasn’t privy to some of the classified information that I am privy to.”
Um … don’t you think that the United States government would be privy to some of this top-secret chatter?
If so, I hope that some action has been taken—and the leader of the United States in 2006 was Republican George W. Bush, just to make that perfectly clear, so it’s not like O’Donnell can argue that Barack Obama is part of some conspiracy for China to take over America.
And if not, what the hell kind of United States citizen is Christine O’Donnell for keeping said dangerous information to herself?
At the (2006) debate, opponent Jan Ting countered that China has the potential to become a more Democratic country and an important ally.
“I think our China policy has to be handled very carefully,” Ting said. “We have the capability of making an enemy or a friend out of China.”
When Ting challenged O’Donnell’s claim about having secret information, O’Donnell didn’t answer specifically but suggested she had received it through nonprofit groups she worked with that frequently sent missionaries there.
Is there no end to the freaking comedy that is Christine O’Donnell’s political life? Honestly, this would make a great television show … because it’s so crazy that nobody could possibly believe it to be true.
Or is it just me?