Anyone know why?

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Registered: 09-02-2009
Anyone know why?
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Sun, 09-19-2010 - 4:49pm

On our local blogs, and I live near Delaware so the blogs are hopping with posts about O'Donnell, no one seems to mind that she appears on a video stating that she has 'dabbled' in witchcraft. She recently appeared at the Values voter Summit and no one seems to care about her past connection to witchcraft because she 'says' she is a Christian. She was also a Christian before her 'dabbling'. But, when Obama says he is a Christian no one seems to believe him based on his middle name and his father's religion even though he really had a very limited relationship with his father.

I do get frustrated by the appearance of a double standard with this type of behavior so I really wondered if anyone could explain it in a non-snarky manner?

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Registered: 09-01-2010
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 4:53pm
There is no answer without snark, IMHO. There is a double standard - period. I personally don't care if the woman is a vampire, so long as she has good, realistic ideas/solutions to our nation's problems. I rather suspect, however, that she's avoiding being asked about her ideas/solutions.
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Registered: 09-02-2009
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 5:10pm
Sadly when I hear her speak it reminds me of the word salad that Palin throws out. I am further discouraged when I hear her use the word 'unfactual' especially since she purports to be an English major. She and Palin would make quite the team - you'd need an interpreter to understand what they were saying.
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Sun, 09-19-2010 - 5:26pm

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I'm reminded of a stream of consciousness monologue I got from my 15yo one afternoon.

 


 


I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 6:22pm

To be fair, the president's first and last name don't really do him any favors.



Anyway, I think O'Donnell has

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Registered: 09-02-2009
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 6:30pm
That is more or less what I have thought as well, especially that prejudice based on his name - over which he really had no control. I think it paints a very sad picture of Americans in general - that we, as a whole, are so grossly uninformed before we step into the polling booth and that we care more for the image than the ability of the person we are voting for. I have a friend who is basing her entire voting strategy on who is in office and then just voting for the other guy, without a thought to whether the other guy is any better. There are some incumbents I do want out of office, but only if there is a better/qualified alternative. When you just vote 'the other guy' you don't necessarily get a more qualified candidate, in the case of O'Donnell I think Delaware would be getting much worse. I don't think she will win in November, but if she does they will not be well represented.
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Sun, 09-19-2010 - 7:03pm

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