left biblioblography: Accusations Of Witchcraft? In American Politics? They Can’t Be Serious…

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Accusations Of Witchcraft? In American Politics? They Can’t Be Serious…

Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasischristine-the-teenage-witch1

…but they are.

Karl Rove Says Christine O'Donnell Needs to Explain Witchcraft 'Dabbling' to Voters

Oh noes – the Political Prince of Darkness is pointing this kind of finger? At anyone?

Karl Rove, political mastermind for former President George W. Bush, said Sunday that Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party insurgent who won an upset victory in Delaware for the GOP Senate nomination, "can't simply ignore" the controversy stirred over the disclosure that she "dabbled in witchcraft" and has to find a way to "explain it and put it in its most sympathetic light and move on."

What controversy? There is none, at least for (us) mature adults who’ve given up the supernatural for good.

"In southern Delaware, where there are a lot of church-going people, they're probably going to want to know what was that all about," Rove said on "Fox News Sunday." "And again, she said it on television when she went on the ... the Bill Maher show."

I for one could care less about these ‘church-going people’ and their opinions. To be blunt, going to some superstitious outhouse doesn’t mean squat. Jim Jones was religious. So was Manson. The list goes on. If I got upset every time I heard the phrase ‘good church-going people’, I’d have had a stroke already.

The ignorance bleats on:

Rove was referring to an October 1999 appearance O'Donnell made on Maher's "Politically Incorrect" show where she said," I dabbled into witchcraft -- I never joined a coven. ... One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it." O'Donnell had been on Maher's show frequently in the 1990s, and Maher has said he is going to show an O'Donnell clip each week until she agrees to appear again.

Multiple levels of stupidity here. First,  it speaks to the alleged ‘religious tolerance’ that most Americans are expected to have. Second, there’s no such thing as actual witchcraft, just delusional stoners who think the Lord Of The Rings was a documentary. Third, the actual Wiccan religion doesn’t even believe in Ol’ Scratch. And just to demonstrate how achingly stupid O’Donnell is, she was at the forefront of an MTV ‘crusade’ against masturbation. And to top off off the burning idiocy of this woman’s ass-backwards primitivism, she demonstrates her sexual bigotry by opposing homosexual rights.

As the Salon article accurately points out, she’s all for the individual and their rights, as long as they behave as her superstition sees fit.

It’s no small wonder that Europeans think our politics are histrionically hysterical.

Till the next post, then.

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