Skip to comments.Karl Rove: O'Donnell must explain her witchcraft comments
Posted on 09/19/2010 4:23:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Karl Rove the top GOP strategist who declared last week that Christine ODonnells 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 cant simply ignore it, he said. Shes got to deal with it and explain it and put it in its most sympathetic light and move on.
ODonnell 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, ODonnell also described one of her first dates with a witch on a satanic altar.
A spokesman for the ODonnell campaign did not respond to CNNs request for comment.
She cant simply say, Oh these are unfactual, and not true,' and just ignore them, Rove also said. I dont think the people of Delaware have or are accepting that as a reasonable explanation.
Citing exhaustion and scheduling conflicts, ODonnell 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 shouldnt have accepted in the first place, he said. Its 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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You know, at least Judas had enough shame to go and hang himself.
No, she doesn’t.
I do find it troublesome. I would never, even in my youth, consider having anything to do with satanic anything.
And about 25 percent of them can say, "been there, done that."
The Rovebytes are sounding really sanctimonious.
My view is she cant simply ignore it
Sure she can. And she should.
Why don’t you tell us, Karl, why do you have flesh colored hair?
This b*stard will NEVER live this down, IMO.
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.
Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt.
Explain, so that we don't just write you off as completely unhinged.
Dying to know what Karl was doing in high school...then again, who cares?
Indeed. One might want to dig a little deeper and find out which teachers turned her on to it.
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!
Karl Rove: O’Donnell must explain her witchcraft comments
How about Karl Rove must explain his harangue against O’Donnell?
Yes Karl, they do. They're all convinced that she was, and is, a witch. Yes they are.
Mr Rove,your time has come and gone.thanks for your past work,but go to your rocking chair and finish your embroidery....
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.
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.
Rove probably took his kids to see Harry Potter at the time.
I gather this "dating a witch" thing happened in...high school? Sheesh.
I think she watched a “Bewitched” rerun.
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.
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.
Rove might well reveal when the last time was he could see “himself”.
I smoked pot in High Screwl.....I’m not a left leaning hippy now.
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.
She turned me into a newt....but I got better.
my first crush.
Brilliant. Go on national TV and say “I used to beat my dog”.
Good points. I dabbled with seriously ugly eye shadow colors. Now how’s that for being stupid?
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.
Thank you and Amen.
From Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals
Rule 5: Ridicule is mans most potent weapon. Its hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.
I heard she turned Karl into a newt, but he got better.
Yeah. It freaks me out too.
Why would you say such a thing on national TV?
Hey, I voted for Dukakis. Ogawd, I was such a dolt.
Thankfully he didn't stand a chance.
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.
Hey Karl...where were you on the Obama eligibility issue? Huh??? The good ol’ boys club is goin’ down!
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.
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.
Didn’t you mean Mondale?
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.
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.