O’Donnell Channels Palin on Sup. Ct. Opinions: ‘I Know There are a Lot’ (Video)
October 14, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—The dumbing down of America is now firmly embedded in our national politics. And we have Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to thank for foisting the conspicuously unintelligent and divisive Sarah Palin on America. Dumb is now a coveted trait in the alternate tea party universe, because that means a candidate is just “regular folk.” Former teen witch and Palin protege Christine O’Donnell made the former half-term governor proud last night during her first senatorial debate with her Democratic opponent Chris Coons. She not only was woefully uninformed, but she misinformed at every turn. And just like her mentor, O’Donnell was unable to stray away from her memorized Republican talking points to answer a direct question about recent Supreme Court decisions she disagreed with. Which ones did O’Donnell object to? She couldn’t think of any. And which ones did Palin object to, when asked in the now-infamous and devastating Katie Couric interview? She couldn’t name a single one, beyond Roe vs. Wade. Tea party nation must be proud.
In a different time in our political history, the likes of Christine O’Donnell and the rest of the extremist crop of know-nothing tea party candidates would have been laughed off of the political stage long ago. But these are not normal times.
The much anticipated debate between O’Donnell and Coons was televised live by CNN and moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Delaware news anchor Nancy Karibjanian.
O’Donnell mostly held to her talking points and hurled falsehoods Coon’s way whenever she could, but her overall performance was cringe-worthy. At one point, O’Donnell laughingly said to Coons,”You’re just jealous that you weren’t on Saturday Night Live.” O’Donnell has been thoroughly skewered twice now on SNL.
The Palin-esque deer in the headlights moment came when she drew a blank over Supreme Court opinions.
KARIBJANIAN: What opinions of late that have come from our high court do you most object to?
O’DONNELL: Oh gosh. Give me a specific one, I’m sorry.
KARIBJANIAN: Actually I can’t, because I need you to tell me which ones you object to.
O’DONNELL: Um, I’m very sorry. I know right off the top of my head, I know there are a lot, but I’ll put it up on my website, I promise you.
COURIC: What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?
PALIN: Hmm, well lets’s see of course in the great history of America there’s never going to be absolute consensus by every American, and there are those issues again like Roe v Wade where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So, going through the history of America there would be others.
COURIC: Can you think of any?
O’Donnell: Well, I would think of any again that could best be dealt with on a local level…
Mama Grizzly must be proud.
Coons leads O’Donnell by 19 points.