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Christine O'Donnell calls Karl Rove 'unfactual' (Video)

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In a major coup for the tea party and for Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell won the the Republican nomination for the Delaware Senate seat. The Republican Party did not take the win well.

Tom Ross, the Delaware Republican Party chairman, said that O'Donnell was not a viable candidate and that she "could not be elected dog catcher" in Delaware. The National Republican Party announced it would not give her any funds. And Karl Rove went on Fox News and questioned why O'Donnell took so long to pay off her college debt and how she earns her income today.

This morning, O'Donnell fought back at the accusations saying, "Everything that [Rove] is saying is unfactual."

"This is the so-called political guru that said we couldn't win. And we won and we won big." O'Donnell told George Stephanopoulos that Rove is probably eating humble pie today.

When pushed on answering the questions Rove had asked, O'Donnell said she had answered them before on her Web site. "It took me 12 years to pay off my college loans. I'm not a trust fund baby," she said.

"I wanted to make this race about the issue: how we're going to get back jobs in Delaware, how we're going to defend the homeland of our security," O'Donnell said.

O'Donnell credited Sarah Palin's endorsement for her win. "It allowed them to get past the problems of personal destruction to look at the message."

She also seems to follow Palin's lead in wordplay. Unfactual is not defined in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Here's O'Donnell on "Good Morning America" today:

By Melissa Bell  | September 15, 2010; 8:47 AM ET
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Thank you teabaggers for doing all you can to ensure that the US Senate remains under Democratic control.....Unfactual, LMAO.

Posted by: dem4life1 | September 15, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Look at her refudiate the truth! You go girl! This lying, stealing fraud is dangerous!

Posted by: hockeymom1 | September 15, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

"Defend the homeland of our security"?

yikes.

Posted by: ssergio | September 15, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations, SENATOR Christine O'Donnell!

You are a breathe of fresh air!

The established GOP & staffers have had their "runs", helped destroy The Country with their Democrat counterparts, and cannot face the reality that they are about to lose their sinecures & all that goes with them to the "small people", the no longer silent majority of
Republicans, Independents, and disgusted, angry, frustrated, unhappy Democrats.

All, including apparently Republican gurus, still don't "get it" even after the Scott Brown shocker in Mass. with only 12%
Republican registrants.

People have had it with expansion of Government, higher taxes or penalties, huge deficits, leaders who arrogantly defy The Will Of The People, Government control of every part of their lives, loss of Constitutional rights, and the lies, deceptions and corruption of their elected officials.

They don't like the substance & they don't like the process.

That is why we are saying " we are taking our country back" & The GOP would do well to recognize that & work with us to realize
our goal!

Congratulations again.

My check is on the way & I'm sure thousands
of others across THe Country will be sending checks as well.

Posted by: Concerned14 | September 15, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

"Defend the homeland of our security?" Just what we need - the Palinization of America! Where did she get her degree - off of a Cheereos box?

Posted by: garoth | September 15, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

"'Defend the homeland of our security?' Just what we need - the Palinization of America! Where did she get her degree - off of a Cheereos box?"

She probably earned her degree from the same fine institution of higher education at which you learned to spell "Cheerios," Einstein.

Posted by: pelty | September 15, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

If it walks, talks and acts like a failed quitter ex-governor from Alaska, then it must be unfactual and refudiated... Hopefully the people of Delaware will see through the teabagger garbage being spewed into our political process, regain their rationality, and send this moron back under the rock that she and Failin' Palin crawled out from under...

Posted by: gr8day4bsbll | September 15, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Maybe she should have Palin help her REFUDIATE their claims.

Posted by: grace77 | September 15, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

concerned 14 wrote: People have had it with expansion of Government, higher taxes or penalties, huge deficits, leaders who arrogantly defy The Will Of The People, Government control of every part of their lives, loss of Constitutional rights, and the lies, deceptions and corruption of their elected officials.

They don't like the substance & they don't like the process.

That is why we are saying " we are taking our country back" & The GOP would do well to recognize that & work with us to realize
our goal!
____________________
People seem to have been pretty fed up in 2008; that's how we got a Democratic president and Democratic Congress. The people who were elected, as is always the case, are doing pretty much what they believe their constituents want them to do. Some are corrupt, but in any group of 535 you're likely to find some corruption, whether they have power or not. And if their colleagues don't take care of it, the voters will.

Almost anything can be read several different ways, but while this nation is tolerant of dissent, it still runs on the will of the majority. If you consistently find yourself fed up, perhaps it's time to seek happiness elsewhere.

Posted by: jlhare1 | September 15, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Ha, I thought "You are a breathe of fresh air" was snarky wordplay.

Posted by: davidjknauer | September 15, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

It's pretty low for O'Donnell to so blatantly steal Palin's shtick.

Posted by: Corn_Laden | September 15, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Don't the teabaggers realize that this whole movement was constructed and played up to hurt Democrats and not the Republican elites? Someone forget to put in a contingency plan when they took off the leash.

You deserve it GOPers!!

Posted by: theobserver4 | September 15, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Beware! America should never misunderestimate them Tea baggers.

Posted by: HillRat | September 15, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Don't forget, the people of Delaware (all of them, not just Republicans) rejected her twice in bids for the Senate. And that was before there was a Tea party. Do you actually think that calling the same old candidate a new name is going to change that? She's just another politician, nothing new at all, all prettied up with a new label.

Posted by: curtb | September 15, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

"...She probably earned her degree from the same fine institution of higher education at which you learned to spell "Cheerios," Einstein..."

- at which you learned -

Sounds like somebody else besides Palin and O'Donnell honed his grammar at the same place. "Cheereos" at least is just a typo.

= = = = =

Posted by: osmor | September 15, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Even if any of these Tea Baggers do get into Congress, it will tear the Republican party apart since Michele Bachmann has started a Tea Party caucus in anticipation. It will be quite amusing/interesting to just sit back and watch the "show".

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | September 15, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

"Cheereos" at least is just a typo.
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I thought it was one of those off-brands.

Don't refudiate me with your unfactuals, bro!

Good tea party plan: if your policy ideas don't make sense, just make up nonsensical words to match!

BTW, does anyone know what the tea party plans to do after they "take the country back?" Anyone? Beuller?

I predict the tea party will do everything they can to keep their policy ideas out of the debate. The worst thing that could happen to the tea party right now is to have the electorate make an informed choice based on real policy proposals.

Posted by: leftcoaster | September 15, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Today's Top Story:

Karl Rove plays fast and loose with facts.

In other news:

Scientists have discovered that the sun rises in the East and sets in the West.

Of course, Christine O'Donnell would never be "unfactual"

Posted by: angelos_peter | September 15, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

concerned 14 wrote: People have had it with expansion of Government, higher taxes or penalties, huge deficits, leaders who arrogantly defy The Will Of The People, Government control of every part of their lives, loss of Constitutional rights, and the lies, deceptions and corruption of their elected officials.

They don't like the substance & they don't like the process.

That is why we are saying " we are taking our country back" & The GOP would do well to recognize that & work with us to realize
our goal!

__________________________________________

Uh, where were the Tea Parties when Bush ran up deficits and debt, in part by refusing to run his personal vendetta in Iraq OFF the books through supplemental appropriations? Part of the deficit increase is that Obama added Iraq and Afghanistan to the books.

Second, the Will of the People is not always the best way to govern, particularly when that will is more the rants of small but very loud mobs. At one time, popular opinion supported slavery and segregation.

When Tea Partiers talk about Constitutional rights, what a laugh. They love the Second Amendment but argue that there is no express right to privacy and therefore women have no reproductive rights. They ignore that in same document there is no mention of capitalism, private property rights or corporations; those are custom and case law operational concepts. They also talk about personal freedom but want to:

-Tell consenting adults whom they can or cannot marry/have a committed monogamous relationship with

-Carry on the asinine and costly war on drugs aka the cartel enrichment law

-Continue at the state level penalizing consenting adults exchanging consideration for sex. What is the difference between prostitution and a date? The only concrete difference is on a date, money is paid to a 3rd party i.e. restaurant, theater, coffee shop in the hope of an opportunity for sex (from guy's POV); paying a prostitute or call girl/escort is more direct and to the point. Yet, I never hear Tea Partiers advocate legalizing prostitution.

Under Bush, criticizing the government and president was treasonous. Now, it is the greatest thing since hair on a monkey.

The taxes issue is another distortion. In the 1950s, that black & white era the TP seems to worship, the top tax rate was 90%. This also was the era of the greatest middle class growth in U.S. history; Interstate Highway System, the beginning of space program, polio vaccine. Union membership was between 30%-35%. Now, private sector union membership is less than 8% and real wages since 1980 have been flat. Tax rates are lowest in history and the 1950s and 1990s, when top tax rates were 39%, growth was not impeded.

Small government to TP is basically a mix of Iran and Central American banana republics: Christian theocracy with wealth concentrated among a few corporate oligarchs and no recourse for rotted food, child labor, fraud, discrimination or pollution.

ASTROTURF!

Posted by: Handsome19781 | September 15, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

When the Tea Parties talk about deregulation, do they mean they want to return to the late 19th century? During the Gilded Age and even in the 20th century up unti the 1950s and 1960s, there was no recourse for air and water pollution. In the 19th and early 20th century, corporations could poison people with rotted meat and there was no recourse.

The TP small government fantasy means:

-Businesses can run wild and no recourse for the individual for discrimination, unsafe working conditions, pollution or businesses defrauding public; allow businesses to pay workers slave wages a la the old English and U.S. factory towns

-Theocracy in which abortion and homosexuality are illegal and people can be executed for these "sins" as well as adultery. Everyone in America must convert to their brand of Christianity or be jailed, killed or treated as 2nd class citizens

-Education tightly controlled. Corporate elites & politicians & their kids can go to best schools a la Saudi Arabia but education to public is "evil, eggheaded socialism."

-Minorities persecuted and a return to either slavery or segregation.

-Men can beat their wives or take them for a forced lobotomy.

The S&L and insider trading crises of the 1980s were the results of deregulation and lax enforcement of remaining standards. The S&L crisis cost the nation $160 billion, of which Joe and Jane Taxpayer paid $124 billion. The mortgage crisis was NOT caused by banks forced to lend to minorities who could not repay but by unregulated private mortgage banks and brokers that were not subject to the Community Reinvestment Act. According to Randall Kroszner, former Fed governor, Bush appointee and Milton Friedman disciple, the CRA's contribution to subprime crisis did not exist. Less than 10% of CRA covered lenders engaged in subprime loans. According to a study by Compliance Tech, using data from LendingPatterns, nearly 71 percent of subprime borrowers were white, middle income borrowers; findings published in Real Estate Magazine in July 2008.

http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/kroszner20081203a.htm

http://rismedia.com/2008-07-23/report-shows-subprime-rate-lending-dominant-with-non-hispanic-whites-and-upper-income-borrowers/

Sheila Blair, a Republican and FDIC chair also disputes these claims

http://www.usnews.com/money/blogs/the-home-front/2008/12/17/sheila-bair-stop-blaming-the-community-reinvestment-act

This point was also made by John C. Dugan, the Comptroller of the Currency in the Treasury Department from 2005-2010; worked under both John Snow and Henry Paulson.

http://www.occ.gov/ftp/release/2008-136.htm

Federal Reserve data also showed that over 80 percent of subprime loans were by private institutions. The claims about the CRA or Fannie & Freddie causing meltdown is are a distortion of history.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2008/10/12/53802/private-sector-loans-not-fannie.html

TP is biggest fraud since Milli Vanilli.


Posted by: Handsome19781 | September 15, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

The consequences will never be the same!

Posted by: Ashikahotchu | September 15, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Wow. I saw pics and video of her last night and this morning on the tube, but that's a really unflattering picture of her.

This chick says fappin' is bad? And GUYS voted for her?

How bad *was* Castle that guys would vote for this moron?

Posted by: phillydrifter1 | September 15, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

From the F* article (FTFA): ""I wanted to make this race about the issue: how we're going to get back jobs in Delaware"

Then why did she attack her opponent?

Posted by: phillydrifter1 | September 15, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Concerned14: You are DANGEROUSLY stupid.

Posted by: phillydrifter1 | September 15, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

concernedcitizen14: "Government control of every part of their lives" but this chick wants to stop everyone from pleasuring themselves.

You know what the first currency of this country said/read?

It said 'MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS'

Posted by: phillydrifter1 | September 15, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

jlhare1 you are regrettably ignorant on the topic. "Some are corrupt, but in any group of 535 you're likely to find some corruption, whether they have power or not. And if their colleagues don't take care of it, the voters will." On what experience are you basing this opinion? Have you ever served in an elected government seat? No?

They're all corrupt, just like pigs, because even if they themselves aren't corrupt, they're staying silent on people who are.

Posted by: phillydrifter1 | September 15, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

This person has potential. She speaks slowly, uses simple two or at most three syllable words and if a word doesn't come to her mind, she simply makes one up. She is not a quitter! No wonder she won!

Seriously, everyone is talking about the extreme views of some of the people who won as if that was the only reason they won. I think they won because they were the only option to the person they beat who people simply found unacceptable as much for or maybe in spite of their extreme views.

Posted by: JustAJoe | September 15, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I just noticed - she has her own "You betcha" - "and again" -she repeats it hypnotically like a pro.

And did you see how she quickly dodged a question by turning it into a comparison of herself and Reagan? Awesome! And she has a real talent for saying nothing!

She has already lost several elections, is working on her own "slutty stewardess" look,no wonder Palin endorses her.

Posted by: JustAJoe | September 15, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

concerned14 wrote: "My check is on the way & I'm sure thousands
of others across THe Country will be sending checks as well."

O'Donnell will be pleased to hear that. Now she can pay her rent and hire more security to watch out for enemies hiding in the bushes.

Posted by: mrpetworth | September 16, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Who is the bigger joke?

If the only thing that Christine O'Donnell does is cancel out the vote of Al Franken (D - Minn.), you should vote for her for the US Senate.

Democrat US House office holders:

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is afraid that the U.S. Territory of Guam is going to "tip over and capsize" due to overpopulation.

House investigators accused veteran New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D - NY)of 13 violations of congressional ethics standards ...

The House ethics committee today announced the specific charges against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), accusing her of improperly using her office to help a bank in which her husband owned stock.

The Judicial Council of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ... found that Alcee Hastings (D-Fl.) not only had solicited a bribe, but also repeatedly lied during his trial.

You don't see the Democrat party mounting primary challengers to these guys.
None of the 2010 Republican house or senate candidates are as dumb or unethical as they are.
Citizens should vote for the candidate who will support their views.

Posted by: johnofarc | September 18, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

To: Handsome19781
September 15, 2010 2:51 PM

I'll answer your question: "When the Tea Parties talk about deregulation, do they mean they want to return to the late 19th century?" No.

You typed over 400 words to create a straw man. Use your time more wisely. Get based in reality. Discuss your ideas with a friend before publishing them.

No one, not even James Carville would make these claims about his opponents:
"Minorities persecuted and a return to either slavery or segregation.
"Men can beat their wives or take them for a forced lobotomy."

"To 'attack a straw man' is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by substituting a superficially similar yet unequivalent proposition (the 'straw man'), and refuting it, without ever having actually refuted the original position."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

Posted by: johnofarc | September 18, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

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