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Karl Rove: O'Donnell must explain her witchcraft comments
CNN ^ | 09/19/2010 | Alexander Mooney

Posted on 09/19/2010 4:23:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Karl Rove – the top GOP strategist who declared last week that Christine O’Donnell’s surprise victory does “little good” for the party – is now calling on the surprise Senate nominee to explain her comments about witchcraft.

"In southern Delaware where there are a lot of churchgoing people, they're going to want to know what that is all about,” the former aide to President George W. Bush told "Fox News Sunday."

“My view is she can’t simply ignore it,” he said. “She’s got to deal with it and explain it and put it in its most sympathetic light and move on.”

O’Donnell uttered the comments in question during a 1999 appearance on the now-canceled show “Politically Incorrect,” saying then, “I dabbled into witchcraft – I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. ... I dabbled into witchcraft.”

The 11-year-old interview was dug up Friday by liberal comedian Bill Maher – the former host of Politically Incorrect. During the 1999 appearance, O’Donnell also described one of her first dates – with a witch “on a satanic altar.”

A spokesman for the O’Donnell campaign did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.

“She can’t simply say, ‘Oh these are unfactual, and not true,' and just ignore them,” Rove also said. “I don’t think the people of Delaware have or are accepting that as a reasonable explanation.

Citing exhaustion and scheduling conflicts, O’Donnell canceled her plans over the weekend to appear on both "Fox News Sunday" and CBS’ "Face the Nation" – a move Rove called a “smart decision.”

“She shouldn’t have accepted in the first place,” he said. “It’s Delaware voters, not conservatives across the country who will determine the outcome of this election … and there is, as I say, resistance.”

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1 posted on 09/19/2010 4:23:46 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

You know, at least Judas had enough shame to go and hang himself.


2 posted on 09/19/2010 4:25:16 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Detente with the GOP - trust, but verify.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

No, she doesn’t.

Jack.


3 posted on 09/19/2010 4:25:35 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: SeekAndFind

I do find it troublesome. I would never, even in my youth, consider having anything to do with satanic anything.


4 posted on 09/19/2010 4:25:46 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

Define “dabbled.”


5 posted on 09/19/2010 4:26:01 PM PDT by Gamecock ( Christianity is not the movement from vice to virtue, but from virtue to Grace.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"In southern Delaware where there are a lot of churchgoing people, they're going to want to know what that is all about,”

And about 25 percent of them can say, "been there, done that."

The Rovebytes are sounding really sanctimonious.

6 posted on 09/19/2010 4:26:09 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: SeekAndFind

“My view is she can’t simply ignore it”

Sure she can. And she should.

Why don’t you tell us, Karl, why do you have flesh colored hair?


7 posted on 09/19/2010 4:26:40 PM PDT by MissTickly
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To: SeekAndFind
He just keeps digging.

This b*stard will NEVER live this down, IMO.

8 posted on 09/19/2010 4:26:40 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

She did: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2592323/posts


9 posted on 09/19/2010 4:26:59 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, for Gawd sakes.

I was a high schooler and tried Astral Projection. It didn’t work.

She was a high schooler. It didn;t work. She’s a Senatorial candidate.

We all have juvenile attempts that were wacky. Get on with the substance of what O’Donnell is saying.


10 posted on 09/19/2010 4:26:59 PM PDT by plangent
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To: SeekAndFind

“Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt.”


“Rove is pushing Romney so aggressively some folks are beginning to wonder what's going on,” grumbled one veteran Republican strategist.”


“Rove has made no secret of his support for Romney as McCain’s VP. ”

11 posted on 09/19/2010 4:26:59 PM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Psalm 144
You know, at least Judas had enough shame to go and hang himself.

Explain, so that we don't just write you off as completely unhinged.

12 posted on 09/19/2010 4:27:21 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: SeekAndFind

Dying to know what Karl was doing in high school...then again, who cares?


13 posted on 09/19/2010 4:27:25 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy)
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To: plangent
She was a high schooler.

Indeed. One might want to dig a little deeper and find out which teachers turned her on to it.

14 posted on 09/19/2010 4:28:22 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: ilovesarah2012

You gotta admit it was a dumbass thing to say, but hey, wicca is accepted by the armed forces as a religion now.

I am not saying it is acceptable, but liberals certainly embrace it, so THEY can STFU!


15 posted on 09/19/2010 4:29:50 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: SeekAndFind

Karl Rove: O’Donnell must explain her witchcraft comments


How about Karl Rove must explain his harangue against O’Donnell?


16 posted on 09/19/2010 4:29:52 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: SeekAndFind
"In southern Delaware where there are a lot of churchgoing people, they're going to want to know what that is all about,”

Yes Karl, they do. They're all convinced that she was, and is, a witch. Yes they are.

17 posted on 09/19/2010 4:30:20 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Psalm 144

Mr Rove,your time has come and gone.thanks for your past work,but go to your rocking chair and finish your embroidery....


18 posted on 09/19/2010 4:30:49 PM PDT by razbinn (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,and to the republic for which it ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why doesn’t Karl call out O’Donnell’s competition for his Confessions of a Bearded Marxist and stop campaigning against O’Donnell? Karl was too far to the left and so was Bush. I think this is about more that keeping a Republican majority (not that he isn’t hoping for that). I think his temper tantrum may also be about the fact that O’Donnell and the tea-party voters are too far to the right for him. Karl, himself, may be a RINO at heart.


19 posted on 09/19/2010 4:30:54 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: the invisib1e hand
I wouldn't mind if every witch were like these :


20 posted on 09/19/2010 4:31:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ilovesarah2012

Saint Paul took great joy in watching Christians being stoned to death, then later went on to spread Christianity to the world. Christine’s dabbling in witchcraft as a teenager pales in comparison. Considering what she is now, a Christian conservative, I find her story of redemption inspiring.


21 posted on 09/19/2010 4:31:14 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rove probably took his kids to see Harry Potter at the time.


22 posted on 09/19/2010 4:32:48 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: Psalm 144
Rove clearly has some kind of personal problem here. What ever it is he ought to have the common decency to keep it to himself.

I gather this "dating a witch" thing happened in...high school? Sheesh.

23 posted on 09/19/2010 4:33:02 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Gamecock

I think she watched a “Bewitched” rerun.


24 posted on 09/19/2010 4:33:46 PM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: Psalm 144

That is hilarious... meanwhile, my take on this is that a lot of people when they are young “dabble” with a lot of bad stuff - drugs, alcohol, sexual liaisons, and even pagan doings, including witchcraft. Meanwhile, the people who are trying to mock her now for her comments probably think nothing of going to a psychic, playing with Tarot cards, or a host of other abominable activities that all fall under the rubric of witchcraft.

I don’t know what to say about this woman or her potential for office but I know this much. I like that she might be a little too honest. I’m sick of all these people who script everything they say as if they are perfect when they fall far from the mark. And, frankly, her financial issues are a little more worrisome.

Meanwhile, I find it interesting that a comment from someone about something like this is given such enormous scrutiny yet Obama got elected while being in a damnable church for 20 plus years - he could’ve been a Voodoo master, or the dang head of a witches’ coven and still would have been elected.


25 posted on 09/19/2010 4:34:55 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: mylife

Why is it “dumbass” to tell a redemption story? Obviously, all redemption stories must have something that needs redeeming, in Christine’s case it was dabbling with witchcraft, in other cases its promiscuity, alcoholism, drug addiction, liberalism, etc. It wasn’t dumbass at all it was just being honest about her past.


26 posted on 09/19/2010 4:35:28 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: MissTickly

Rove might well reveal when the last time was he could see “himself”.


27 posted on 09/19/2010 4:36:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

I smoked pot in High Screwl.....I’m not a left leaning hippy now.


28 posted on 09/19/2010 4:36:54 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: mylife

Well, liberals are never gonna vote for her so that isn’t who she needs to worry about. And if it was just a one-time thing, probably not that big a deal, but anything satanic freaks me out personally.


29 posted on 09/19/2010 4:37:00 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: HerrBlucher

She turned me into a newt....but I got better.


30 posted on 09/19/2010 4:37:08 PM PDT by ak267
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To: SeekAndFind

my first crush.


31 posted on 09/19/2010 4:37:13 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: HerrBlucher

Brilliant. Go on national TV and say “I used to beat my dog”.


32 posted on 09/19/2010 4:37:25 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: plangent

Good points. I dabbled with seriously ugly eye shadow colors. Now how’s that for being stupid?


33 posted on 09/19/2010 4:37:38 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: the invisib1e hand

I go to church every Sunday, live in Sussex county, and I remember a time I was “into” vampires.

Hell....it was around high school. Some girlfriends and I would sit and talk about it....sometimes watch vampire movies. “Salem’s Lot” by Steve King was one of our faves.

I mean....sheesh. And Karl Rove stands up and sanctimoniously demands an explanation like this is worth dipsquat.

And he is strangley silent on that Chris Coons “I AM A BEARDED MARXIST” thing...you think Rove could have demanded an explanation on this? No wait! That’s the Dem party...Rove doesn’t want to hurt them.


34 posted on 09/19/2010 4:38:03 PM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: HerrBlucher

Thank you and Amen.


35 posted on 09/19/2010 4:38:13 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: SeekAndFind

From Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals

Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.


36 posted on 09/19/2010 4:38:16 PM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard she turned Karl into a newt, but he got better.


37 posted on 09/19/2010 4:38:16 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Fishtalk
In jr high school I wore a “Nixon's the One” button!
38 posted on 09/19/2010 4:38:21 PM PDT by Reily
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yeah. It freaks me out too.

Why would you say such a thing on national TV?


39 posted on 09/19/2010 4:38:31 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: SeekAndFind
But remember, it was a package deal.


40 posted on 09/19/2010 4:38:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Reily
In jr high school I wore a “Nixon's the One” button!

Hey, I voted for Dukakis. Ogawd, I was such a dolt.

Thankfully he didn't stand a chance.

41 posted on 09/19/2010 4:39:35 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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42 posted on 09/19/2010 4:40:59 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SeekAndFind

These are the kind of attacks democrats do.

He has gone so far beyond his role as a analyst.

It’s one thing to give his opinion of who he thinks will win.

But to keep trashing her is another.


43 posted on 09/19/2010 4:41:20 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Karl...where were you on the Obama eligibility issue? Huh??? The good ol’ boys club is goin’ down!


44 posted on 09/19/2010 4:41:52 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: the invisib1e hand

I VOTED FOR MCGOVERN!

And sat hopefully the night and really expected him to win!

I couldn’t believe all the idiots who voted for Reagan.


45 posted on 09/19/2010 4:41:53 PM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: ilovesarah2012
I would never, even in my youth, consider having anything to do with satanic anything.

Big deal...So she wore a witch doctor outfit, while chanting and babbling gibberish, playing like they were casting spells.. ...It was a camp out...They were just having fun...Get over it.

46 posted on 09/19/2010 4:43:01 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Fishtalk

Didn’t you mean Mondale?


47 posted on 09/19/2010 4:43:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Rove is not currently a favorite on this site. However, this witchcraft issue is not going to help elect this lady; Especially if the story is “boomed” by the MSM and as a result “gets legs.” Rove is right on this issue; deal with it as best one can then MOVE ON! She was well advised to cancel her appearances on television until she can consult with some sound advisors.


48 posted on 09/19/2010 4:43:43 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Fishtalk

Nixon


49 posted on 09/19/2010 4:43:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: mylife

Yah, they are the same, beating a dog and teenage dabbling in witchcraft....LOL! One indicates youthful curiosity and the other indicates youthful sociopathy, hardly a good analogy.


50 posted on 09/19/2010 4:44:47 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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