Christine O’Donnell’s Ignorance Tour Continues (Video)
October 21, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—Unemployed former teen witch and anti-masturbation advocate Christine O’Donnell is conspicuously misinformed and uninformed. And like her mentor, former half-term governor Sarah Palin she is blissfully unaware of her ignorance. And when forced to confront it, both Palin and O’Donnell hold out their ignorance as a badge of tea party honor, and blame any criticism on the “lamestream” media. Yesterday’s senatorial debate with her Democratic opponent Chris Coons was more of the same. When asked to name just one Democratic senator, she drew a blank. That’s right, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Delaware can’t name a single senator making up the current nearly 60-member majority caucus.
O’Donnell embarrassed herself one again, during a debate sponsored by local TV station WHYY. Unable to come up with the name of a currently serving Democratic senator, O’Donnell named Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And Hilariously, when it was Coons’ turn to speak she interrupted him, shouting the name of Sen. Joe Lieberman (CT), who is an Independent.
MODERATOR: Give me a name, Christine, of someone in the U.S. Senate, across the aisle that you’re comfortable working with.
O’DONNELL: [Pause] Well, she’s not a senator any more, but I would definitely have to say Hillary Clinton. [...]
COONS: One of the real risks as we go forward, is that if we elect someone who literally cannot name a single currently serving senator in my party with whom she would work –
O’DONNELL: Senator Lieberman!
COONS: Someone who has no experience crossing the bipartisan divide.
During a previous debate, O’Donnell was unaware that the constitutional basis for the concept of the separation of church and state resided in the establishment clause of the First Amendment. And when asked if she would repeal the 14th, 16th and 17th Amendments, she had no idea what the 14th and 16th Amendments were.
And before that cringe-worthy performance, O’Donnell was unable to name a single U.S. Supreme Court case that she disagreed with, besides Roe vs. Wade. “I know there are a lot,” answered O’Donnell.