Bill Maher Unveils Another Embarrassing Christine O’Donnell Clip (Video)Author: Jon Martin | Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 |
Although Christine O’Donnell seems to have mysteriously disappeared since her senate primary win, that doesn’t mean that Bill Maher or the media, for that matter, has forgotten about her. Ever since footage was uncovered of O’Donnell claiming she “used to be a witch” in high school, O’Donnell has been faced with increasing scrutiny from both the left and right.
In this clip, O’Donnell discusses how she tried many religions in high school. She says that, she didn’t become a Hare Krishna because she wanted to eat meatballs. It’s a funny statement on it’s own but it also speaks to how little respect O’Donnell has for religion. To hold the idea in your head, that you can PICK reality, that you can choose what the absolute truth of existence is… is sort of funny.
This clip and her others could be forgiven, as long as these incidents were just youthful exploring, but it seems she still says some of the same weird stuff in the present. She still believes that evolution is a myth, science is a threat, and she still is an incredibly religious conservative. Alan Grayson recently came under fire for saying that people like O’Donnell were ‘like the Taliban’… which isn’t entirely true but there is a salient point somewhere in there.
The Taliban are willing to use violence as means to solve their problems. Christine and the Tea Party have not done anything like that. However, If Christine was put into a position of power, do you think she would hesitate to put her beliefs into law and then use the power of the law to violently impose those rules? I think if Christine O’Donnell thought she was doing ‘god’s work’ she would do whatever she had to do. This is the underlying problem of religion in politics. At the end of the day, the extremely religious have no allegiance to humans, at least, not any human in particular, they will do what they think god wants.
Later in the show, Bill sat down with David Cross, Arianna Huffington, Joe Klein, and Dr Cornel West. The panel discussed a host of issues, one being the increased focus on internet and social media. Arianna believes that the internet and social media are being used to make great changes to the country, mainly to engage those who, before, could not be engaged so easily. Maher agreed but relented that “but really it’s all bullshit”. In a way it’s true but I am a firm believer that in the midst of historic events, things don’t seem so historic. Although social media seems frivolous and self-centered right now, it’s just in it’s infancy, I think much will change and for the better, it just needs time.
This weeks episode of Real Time was a bit tamer than recent episodes, but as always Maher’s ‘New Rules’ segment was top-notch.
Maher wasn’t the only one discussing O’Donnell Friday night, Joy Behar and her panel on ‘The Joy Behar Show’ also discussed O’Donnell’s comments. Behar’s panel consisted of Linda Blair, Rebecca Dana, and John Fugelsang. You might recognize Fugelsang, he was in the clip of O’Donnell saying that evolution is a myth. Blair makes the point that religion is illiterate in our country now and it’s true. As many people have read by now, a study recently observed that atheists know more about religion than their religious counterparts.
“God is guiding the trajectory of my campaign” – Christine O’Donnell to The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)
John Fugelsang says that she is a one-woman atheist factory like it’s a bad thing but maybe the Tea Party movement is exactly what our country needs to wake up from it’s religious stupor. Time will tell…
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