Thursday, October 14, 2010

Christine O'Donnell uses debate against Chris Coons to portray herself as supremely unqualified for U.S. Senate

I watched a bit of the Coons-O'Donnell debate last night on CNN, but I just couldn't be bothered to pay much attention to it. O'Donnell is way behind in the polls, the debate was only televised nationally because O'Donnell is a Tea Party celebrity and media sensation, and, well, it was just plain embarrassing. Coons is a smart, thoughtful man who answered the questions with confidence and a firm grasp of the issues, while O'Donnell is an extremist fool who is in way over her head and who revealed herself to be pretty much what we already knew she was, a woman who is supremely unqualified for any office, let alone the U.S. Senate.

Asked by Wolf Blitzer -- during a part of the debate I was watching -- whether she believes evolution to be a myth, as she has said publicly, she dodged the question, calling her views "irrelevant." That's just sheer cowardice. Of course her ignorant theocratic views are relevant. Blitzer pressed her again and again on this, but she repeatedly refused to answer the question. Instead of defending herself or laying out sensible policy proposals, she resorted to right-wing soundbites and preferred, predictably enough, to attack Coons, calling him a Marxist at every opportunity, seeking to discredit him simply by calling him names. Coons did once write an article about his study-abroad year in Kenya that referred to "bearded Marxists," but of course O'Donnell and others on the right have grossly misrepresented what he wrote, and, as he said during the debate, it was a "joke." (That whooshing sound you hear is the truth going right over O'Donnell's head.)

Anyway, Coons should win this race easily and last night's debate just confirmed that O'Donnell is a moron.

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  • " just confirmed that O'Donnell is a moron."

    Morons like to be represented by morons. I think that's just what she was talking about when she said "I'm you"

    There are a lot of morons.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 11:50 AM  

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