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AUDIO of Christine O'Donnell claiming secret Chinese plot to take over U.S.

I've obtained audio of Christine O'Donnell claiming that China has a "carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America" and asserting that she has access to classified info detailing China's takeover plot.

The Associated Press reported yesterday on O'Donnell's 2006 comments without posting the audio. Having audio means this could now get a round of play on cable and the networks.

The full audio -- recorded off WDEL radio, which sponsored the 2006 GOP Senate primary debate where she made the claims -- also offers new details on how O'Donnell purported to have gained access to this classified info: She says she obtained it because "non profit groups" she worked for sent missionaries to China.

Here's part one, in which she claims the takeover plot:

O'DONNELL: I think that making a statement whether China is friend or foe we have to be careful not to label all Chinese. But in terms of the government, I think that there is a very carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America.

I think that the Chinese government is definitely a foe. And one example is that China is taking American oil right now. We are suffering from high gas prices because of the supply because of American dependence on foreign oil when China is drilling off the coast of Florida.

So I think that if we look in the long term we see what could happen to our national sovereignty if we don't step up the plate and start dealing with that issue right now and stop surrendering much of our sovereignty to global powers like the UN. And if we start standing for something and we should be drilling that oil off the coast of Florida, not China.

And here's part two, where she explains how she knows this:

O'DONNELL: There's much that I want to say. I wish I wasn't privy to some of the classified information that I am privy to because I think that I --

QUESTIONER: Can I interrupt and say how are you privy to classified information?

O'DONNELL: Because I've been working with various non-profit groups for over 15 years. And we've been sending missionaries to China for a very long time. And these missionaries go to China, risking their lives because you are not allowed to be a Christian over there.

So a country that forces women to have abortions and mandates that you can only have one child and will not allow you the freedom to read the Bible. You think they can be our friend? We have to look at our history and realize if they pretend to be our friend, they have got something up their sleeve.

An O'Donnell spokesperson didn't immediately return an email for comment.

By Greg Sargent  | October 5, 2010; 11:05 AM ET
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The Woman will lie about anything. She is just a High Stakes Grifter.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 5, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Maybe the secret Chinese plan was the ultimate MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE: Barack Hussein Obama?

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

So does this mean that at least some of the missionaries in China are not missionaries at all, but spies? And for whom are they spying?

Also, BRITISH Petroleum is drilling in the Gulf of Mexico - why are we letting the Brits steal our oil?

It's the ignorance that makes people like O'Donnell dangerous.

Posted by: GeraldWeinand | October 5, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Remember...

She is not a witch.

And she is not Christine O'Donnell.

She is me.

She told me so herself.

I am Christine O'Donnell.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 5, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Why would the Chinese want to take over America, and Impose Sharia Law here?

It is all very mysterious. Some one call Newt, and have him explain it to us.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 5, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Greg, please, jsut stop with this woman already. What are you bringing to the political discussion at this point talking about her. This stuff is all over the internet, you are doing nothing new here, just wasting blogspace.

I enjoy this blog, check it multiple times a day - but this Christine O'Donnell stuff is just getting ridiculous. Never faulted content on this blog before, opinion yes, content no. But this is just getting silly. Don't get distracted by the sideshow, there are real issues out there that probably would better serve your time.

Posted by: zattarra | October 5, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

GeraldWeinand:

Even bona fide missionaires bring back information that ends up "classified" (without directly being employed by the CIA). BRITISH Petroleum (now known as BP) is paying us a pretty penny to drill in the Gulf of Mexico, on top of which they refine and sell it at your local AM/PM. You were saying?

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Liar-still:

No one said that the Chinese are going to impose Sharia law.

zattarra:

It's much better for the GOP if Greg wastes his time with this stuff (that isn't even gaining any traction).

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Richard Nixon was the Republican who went to China and kissed Mao's arse. George Herbert Walker Bush bragged of his special relationship with China, because of how long he was stationed there.

If you are looking for who were the most likely Manchurian Candidates; you need look no further than those two Republican Presidents.

Nixon was the one who made it possible for China to begin to destroy our manufacturing and economic health.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 5, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Eternal gratitude to the Tea Partiers for allowing O'Donnell the opportunity to "take back our government". So, what's your next contribution......the 2nd amendment????

Posted by: wp121606 | October 5, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

* The Dem argument about "extremist" GOPers isn't resonating: One other finding that has to be frustrating for Dems: Only 35 percent say GOP candidates are "too conservative," versus 40 percent who say they're about right -- meaning the public may not be listening to another core Dem message, that the party has been hijacked by Tea Party whackjob extremists.

P.S. Richard Nixon is dead but was CERTIFIABLY born in Yorba Linda, California USA -- the house that he was born in is still there -- nice try though.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

There should be a new blog for teabag candidates: the Scum Line.

Posted by: Observer691 | October 5, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I'm not a witch. I'm a robot.

http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/truecompanion.jpg

Posted by: hamishdad | October 5, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

wow. Witchy Poo was on the Red-China-Drilling-Right-Off-The-Coast-of-Precious-Florida tip wicked early. Maybe SHE was the source of erroneous information both George Will and Dick Cheney spewed, and had to issue corrections for, in 2008?
http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/are_the_chinese_drilling_off_the_coast.html

Posted by: andrewlong | October 5, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

P.S. Richard Nixon is dead but was CERTIFIABLY born in Yorba Linda, California USA -- the house that he was born in is still there -- nice try though.

------------------------------------

But maybe it was all a secret plot cooked up by his parents and the Chinese in 1913 on the off chance he grew up to become President! I'm not serious, of course, because like the birthers, it has no basis in reality and falls apart when logic is applied. I think the earlier poster's point was more that you can cook up a conspiracy theory for any former President. It doesn't mean it has any actual connection to reality, no matter how many people embrace it as true.

Posted by: mustangs79 | October 5, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Stock up on Pop Corn and other snacks folks. This is going to be a great contest to watch; when China and Islam try to outdo each other, to see who gets to take over America.

Perhaps PBS might consider providing a weekly hour of coverage, to keep us all updated on how the invader competition is progressing.

As a salute to Christine, Missionary Positioned Spy, O'Donnell; PBS could name the series:
Masturbatory Theater.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 5, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

There should be a place for D0UCHE-bag candidates too: The Firing Line.

We can't all get what we want though ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

mustangs79:

Are you accusing Obama's own paternal grandmother, who stated that she was in Kenya when he was born there, of not being based in reality?!

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Figures, the doddering, senile Joke wants to take the word of another doddering, senile old person.

Sorry Joke, but the weight of the evidence supports Obama being born in Hawaii.

Once again, Joke shows why he's a retired lawyer. His clients got sick of losing.

Posted by: Observer691 | October 5, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps Nixon ordered the break in to the Democratic Headquarters, on behalf of his Chinese Masters?

Posted by: Liam-still | October 5, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Liar-still:

I will gladly answer your latest question just as soon as you answer my already-pending question.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

The amount of digging into O'Donnell's background continues to amaze me. Soon this column will be demanding the release of her birth certificate.

Posted by: tomtildrum | October 5, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

What nonprofits was she working for?

The Unified Meatball Distribution Fund?

Just think of all the blatant stupid we would be spared if the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster were invented a few decades earlier. If anyone needs, "To be touched by his noodley appendage," it is Christine O'Donnell.

Besides, I think she would be much happier as a Pastafarian. She could rub one out without feeling guilty, which would probably lessen her craziness and make her seem nearly rational. And meatballs hold a religious significance for Pastafarians.

Posted by: PaciolisRevenge | October 5, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

What I don't understand is why, if in 2006, she had known about such a plot for 15 years, she did not take it to Gingrich, or Boehner, or Bush, or Cheney, etc. to do something.

(all of which of course assumes that there is substance to that person, or those who vote or support her).

Posted by: AMviennaVA | October 5, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

How about her opponent, he is a self-described Socialist! I'll take the neurotic everytime over a Socialist/Dem.

Posted by: numbersch13 | October 5, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

"I'm not a witch".

Yeah, right. That's what they all say.


Those who dabble in the black arts will suffer the wrath of the almighty.
Burn witch, burn.

Posted by: captainkona | October 5, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Pathetic Journolists like Sargent have been slandering her from day 1.

She might not be the best candidate but Greg at least some people aren't stooges like you pimping the corrupt establishment candidates.

Liberals: "Rebels" turned conformists all because they naively think they will gain something.

Posted by: Cryos | October 5, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

"I'll take the neurotic everytime over a Socialist/Dem.
Posted by: numbersch13"

That's why you're going to lose in November, moron.

Posted by: captainkona | October 5, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

mustangs79:

Are you accusing Obama's own paternal grandmother, who stated that she was in Kenya when he was born there, of not being based in reality?!
__________________________________
I'm saying you aren't based in reality Jake. There's nothing I could say to convince that the President was born in this country, so there is no point in engaging with you on the topic.

Posted by: mustangs79 | October 5, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

AMviennaVA:

How do you know that she did not take it to Gingrich, or Boehner, or Bush, or Cheney, etc. ?

captainkona:

Barack Obama is a secret Muslim who wasn't even born in the USA.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I guess the people on this thread prefer the Bearded Marxist Pet lol.

Posted by: Cryos | October 5, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

mustangs79:

Are you accusing Obama's own paternal grandmother, who stated that she was in Kenya when he was born there, of not being based in reality?!
__________________________________
I'm saying you aren't based in reality Jake. You believe your opinion to be correct, and judging by your many posts on the subject, there's nothing I could say to convince you that the President was born in this country. In my view, there is no point in engaging with you on the topic.

Posted by: mustangs79 | October 5, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse


What I don't understand is why, if in 2006, she had known about such a plot for 15 years, she did not take it to Gingrich, or Boehner, or Bush, or Cheney, etc. to do something.

(all of which of course assumes that there is substance to that person, or those who vote or support her).

Posted by: AMviennaVA | October 5, 2010 12:00 PM

......................

Having looked at those video clips of the stuff she said on the Bill Maher show, I have become convinced that she started out, on that show, as some unknown that was cast to play the part of the wacky religious celibate young woman. It provided a foil for the other guests and Bill Maher to play off of.

I think she has kept on playing that same part, and just keeps saying stuff for shock value, because it has allowed her to keep getting attention. Do no forget that she tried to shake down that Conservative non-profit organization for over 6 million dollars.

I think that at her core, she is just a habitual lying high stakes grifter.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 5, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

"career politicians" who lie, bribe, wheel & deal with taxpayer dollars are what's truly Scary.Far More
Scary than O'Donnell.
ObamaCare is an example of how ineffective and nazi-like the Democratic Party is, Ramming a piece of Garbage down our Throats.--- THAT is WHAT's Scary.

Posted by: ohioan | October 5, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

numbersch13:

Thanks!

mustangs79:

That's just ONE piece of evidence (but if you don't want to answer my question to you, that's fine by me ; )

As I have stated, repeatedly, all it would take to "convince me" is Barack Obama consenting to the release of his original "vital records" that Hawaii admits to still having on file.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

"Pathetic Journolists like Sargent have been slandering her from day 1."

Posted by: Cryos

+++++++++++

Yes, "slandering" her. With her own words. Poor Christine.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 5, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Obviously this woman is just a fraud , a cute little BS artist just like Palin except even Palin is smarter and more honest than this one . Just what we need a nit wit like this governing and making decisions that affect our lives , our country and the world . For being a holier than thou Christian she sure lies a lot , lets see now , what colleges did she in fact attend ? Who knows ? Then again she's a Republican , lying is what they do , it's all they do .Get a real job for once O'Donnell , for the first time in your life get a real job , try it . It's slim pickings these days but I'm sure you can find something .

Posted by: Koom | October 5, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

All, Adam Serwer has a new post up on Tea Partyers on the dole:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/10/tea_partiers_on_the_dole.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | October 5, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Almost nothing she says in that part of the debate is true. It is not illegal to be a Christian in China and it is fine to read the bible as well. Of course, as others pointed out the whole 'drilling off the coast of Florida' thing is fake as well. And then there is her secret information..... That a joke.

Posted by: michiganmaine | October 5, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

mustangs79:

Are you accusing Obama's own paternal grandmother, who stated that she was in Kenya when he was born there, of not being based in reality?!
__________________________________
I'm saying you aren't based in reality Jake. There's nothing I could say to convince that the President was born in this country, so there is no point in engaging with you on the topic.

Posted by: mustangs79 | October 5, 2010 12:05 PM
=====================
I'm a fence sitter on that issue but Jake brings up a FACT and you reply with a subjective "I can't convince you."

Could that be because Obama hasn't produced a genuine certificate and because the only testimony from his family is that he was born in Kenya?

Obama might have been born in Hawaii but you are an idiot if you got suckered into blindly believing and call anyone who questions it crazy.

What was Obama's first executive order again?

Posted by: Cryos | October 5, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Well as long as they are "ineffective nazis", then we have nothing to worry about.

Springtime For TeaBaggers And Quitter Palin.

Mel Brooks is working on the script.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 5, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

@Liam-still: "She is just a High Stakes Grifter"

Or she's a mild schizophrenic. Which I think is more likely.

@Cryos: "I guess the people on this thread prefer the Bearded Marxist Pet lol."

Actually, I prefer Mike Castle. Between Coons and O'Donnell, however, it's a toss up. Not sure if paranoid delusions are any worse than bearded Marxism. Since I won't be voting in Delaware, the point, I suppose, is moot.

@captainkona: "'I'm not a witch.' -- Yeah, right. That's what they all say."

You're talking about women in general, right? /snark

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 5, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

bearclaw1:

Claiming she LIED (when she didn't, especially about alleged crimes or sex) is libel per se. I would have thought that your Law School taught you about that. Oh well, we can't all have graduated summa cum laude from Stanford or Yale.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

All, Adam Serwer has a new post up on Tea Partyers on the dole:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/10/tea_partiers_on_the_dole.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | October 5, 2010 12:13 PM
===========
That article has horrible examples. For example Rand Paul.

So supporting medicare payments to doctors is hypocritical? Is he supposed to work for free then?

Posted by: Cryos | October 5, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

@Cryos: "Could that be because Obama hasn't produced a genuine certificate and because the only testimony from his family is that he was born in Kenya?"

You know, I've heard that burning jet fuel can't get hot enough to melt steel, either.

You know about the controlled demolition of the WTC, right? And that flight 93 was shot down in PA. Right? And that Bill Clinton had Vince Foster offed, right?

Because someone else knows. Secret Muslim non-citizen Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

Keep an eye on the Bilderbergs. That One World Currency is coming (in the form of carbon credits--hah!) any day now.

Just you wait.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 5, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Cryos:

It's no use convinving them with facts (keep up the good work for "lurkers" though who DO learn from our posts ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

@Liam-still: "She is just a High Stakes Grifter"

Or she's a mild schizophrenic. Which I think is more likely.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 5, 2010 12:17 PM
...........

That would not explained her attempt to shake down that Conservative Non-Profit organization out of more that six million dollars, and even lied in about her education record, in the court filings, in order to bolster her false claim.

That fits the profile of a high stakes grifter.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 5, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

@Cryos: "Could that be because Obama hasn't produced a genuine certificate and because the only testimony from his family is that he was born in Kenya?"

You know, I've heard that burning jet fuel can't get hot enough to melt steel, either.

You know about the controlled demolition of the WTC, right? And that flight 93 was shot down in PA. Right? And that Bill Clinton had Vince Foster offed, right?

Because someone else knows. Secret Muslim non-citizen Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

Keep an eye on the Bilderbergs. That One World Currency is coming (in the form of carbon credits--hah!) any day now.

Just you wait.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 5, 2010 12:21 PM
=============
Nice attempt at deflection and trying to tie my simple facts into a massive conspiracy theory but you're only fooling nutty liberals like yourself.

I'll state again Obama could very well have been born in Hawaii but there is no birth certificate and his own family claims otherwise.

So Kevin what was Obama's first executive order? Why was it so important?

Posted by: Cryos | October 5, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Are some drooling teabaggers really still spewing the bearded Marxist nonsense? They're probably the same droolers who are still spewing the "57 states" line.

You see, morons, everyone says something stupid once in a while. People like O'Donnell, Angle, Miller, etc do it every time they open their mouths. That's why opponents of these freaks always have new material, while you have to bring out the same stale crap over and over.

Posted by: Observer691 | October 5, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Kevin actually claims to NOT be a liberal ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Are some drooling teabaggers really still spewing the bearded Marxist nonsense? They're probably the same droolers who are still spewing the "57 states" line.

You see, morons, everyone says something stupid once in a while. People like O'Donnell, Angle, Miller, etc do it every time they open their mouths. That's why opponents of these freaks always have new material, while you have to bring out the same stale crap over and over.

Posted by: Observer691 | October 5, 2010 12:30 PM
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Lol nice hypocrisy.

Yeah the witch thing is so new.Poor angry tool.

Posted by: Cryos | October 5, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Poor Cryos. Poor angry slackjawed drooling teabag loser, having to defend the honor of the most laughable candidates the country has every seen.

LOL @ you!

Posted by: Observer691 | October 5, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

From Walter Mondale on CNN:

Obama's teleprompters are 'idiot boards,' keep him from connecting with audiences

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Mondale-Obamas-teleprompters-are-idiot-boards-keep-him-from-connecting-with-audiences-104306374.html

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse


O'Donnell is doomed.

Micah 5:12 (NIV) I will destroy your witchcraft, and you will no longer cast spells.

Posted by: captainkona | October 5, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

And yes, Cryos, the witch ad is brand new. The "witch thing" had died down, until the dimwitted O'Donnell allowed her campaign managers to spend untold $$ on this idiotic ad.

LOL more at you!

Posted by: Observer691 | October 5, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Walter Mondale is a punk.

What did he think about Bush(it) wearing an ear piece so Rove could tell the mindless turd what to say?

Posted by: captainkona | October 5, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

captainkona:

If Christine O'Donnell is a witch, then Barack Obama is a secret Muslim who wasn't even born in the USA.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Poll: 1 In 5 Americans Believe Obama Is A Cactus

http://www.theonion.com/articles/poll-1-in-5-americans-believe-obama-is-a-cactus,18127/


WASHINGTON—According to a poll released Tuesday, nearly 20 percent of U.S. citizens now believe Barack Obama is a cactus, the most Americans to identify the president as a water- retaining desert plant since he took office.

A growing segment of the population believes the president is pollinated by moths and hummingbirds.

The poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center, found a sharp rise in the number of Americans who say they firmly believe Obama was either born a cactus, became a cactus during his youth, or has questionable links to the Cactaceae family.

"We asked people of varying races, ages, and backgrounds the same question: 'What is President Barack Obama?'" Pew spokeswoman Jodi Miller told reporters. "And a fifth of them responded, 'A cactus.'"

According to the poll, Obama has lost favor among many voters who supported his candidacy in 2008 but have since come to doubt he is a mammal. While these Americans concede Obama may not specifically be a cactus, most believe he is a plant of some kind, with 18 percent saying the president is a ficus, 37 percent believing him to be a grain such as wheat or millet, and 12 percent convinced he is an old-growth forest in Northern California.

When asked why they agreed with the statement "President Obama is a large succulent plant composed of specialized cells designed for water retention in arid climates," many responded that they "just know," claiming the president only acts like a human being for political purposes and is truly a cactus at heart.

A number of polled Americans identified the above as a photo of President Obama.

White House officials have asserted that the nation's 44th president is a person.

"You can't go a day without hearing how Obama's a radical cactus sympathizer who wants to sap America of all its drinking water, or how he was actually born in the Kalahari Desert," said media critic Lynn Pelmont, referring to cable news outlets that suggest the president has prickly spines he uses to protect himself from thirsty animals. "For a man who prides himself on delivering a coherent message, there's an awful lot of confusion out there about whether he's a Harvard Law graduate or a leafless flowering shrub."

"He must speak frankly to the American people about his mammalian background," Pelmont added. "If not, it's only a matter of time before people start believing those fringe bloggers who claim th

Posted by: Liam-still | October 5, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

"Poll: 1 In 5 Americans Believe Obama Is A Cactus"

LOL!

Posted by: captainkona | October 5, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Someone forgot to tell all the Chinese that go to St. Jo's in Wangfujing in Beijing that they aren't allowed to be Christians.

Posted by: zhnjg | October 5, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

"If Christine O'Donnell is a witch, then Barack Obama is a secret Muslim who wasn't even born in the USA.
Posted by: JakeD2"

Seriously, how old are you?

Posted by: captainkona | October 5, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

How desperate was Greg to bash Christine O'Donnell when he wrote this one? Yawn.

Posted by: peterg73 | October 5, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama Is A Cactus. Part 2


"Some Beltway observers have accused Republicans of tacitly encouraging the cactus rumor, pointing out that if millions of voters believe Obama produces buds through spirally arranged areoles situated along his stem, the GOP has a much better chance of retaking Congress in November.

"If the president says he is a human being, I'll take him at his word," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday on Meet the Press. "Though I've never heard him complain about being thirsty. Not once. That could be a coincidence, I suppose, but it's really not my place to say."

During a Wednesday morning briefing, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs once again denied that President Obama is a cactus, citing numerous physiological attributes of the nation's chief executive, including his ability to walk upright and to manipulate objects with his opposable thumbs.

"Cacti don't talk," said Gibbs, shaking his head. "They just don't."

President Barack Hussein Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961 in Honolulu, HI to parents Ann Dunham and Barack Obama, Sr. From the ages of 6 to 10 he lived with his mother and stepfather in Indonesia, where he attended Besuki Public School and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. In 1971, Obama returned to Hawaii, where he was raised primarily by his grandmother until he left home to attend Occidental College in Los Angeles.

"I don't care what he says or what his people say or what anybody else says," 48-year-old Kansas resident Jake Nolan told reporters. "The guy's a cactus, plain and simple. I mean, Christ, look at him."'

Posted by: Liam-still | October 5, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

@JakeD2: "Kevin actually claims to NOT be a liberal"

I'm not a liberal. I'm also not a birther. Or a conspiracy theorist.

Being a conservative does require that I subscribe to birtherism, or the Friends of Clinton, or be a member in good standing of the John Birch society.

@Cryos: "Nice attempt at deflection and trying to tie my simple facts into a massive conspiracy theory but you're only fooling nutty liberals like yourself."

Hah. You don't spend much time around here, do you?

"What was Obama's first executive order?"

Revoking Bush's executive order allowing former presidents and vice-presidents to limit public access to their records (handy for Clinton, BTW--Bush's original protections, I mean).

I assumed, at the time, it was because the Obama admin planned on pursuing Bush for war crimes or making it easier to try and tar-and-feather Bush, and feed the red meat to the far-left Bush-derangment syndrome base. Oddly, that hasn't happened. Yet.

Sorry, I don't have much patience for birtherism. That would be because it's nonsense. And I don't think folks who argue absurd, conspiratorial premises are good standard bearers for small-c conservatism. But perhaps I'm wrong about that.


Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 5, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

captainkona:

76. How about you?

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

@captainkona: "Walter Mondale is a punk"

Well, he's way to the left of Obama. I'm sure he also wants to stay politically relevant. Who can blame him?

"What did he think about Bush(it) wearing an ear piece so Rove could tell the mindless turd what to say?"

Ah. So, we know that if you were a conservative, you'd be demanding to see Obama's birth certificate. Or insisting that Obama is a secret Muslim.

Presuming you really believe Bush was just Pinocchio to Rove's Gepetto. Or Stromboli.

Seriously.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 5, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Is Jon Stewart a "punk" too?

"Stewartpalooza is happening the weekend before the critical congressional elections. It will suck up plenty of media attention -- and resources. Think of all the people who will be coming -- and the time and money it will take them to plan the trip and to travel to and from the nation's capital. These folks are likely to be more sympathetic to Democrats than Republicans, despite Stewart's skewer-'em-all approach. So if the pro-sanity crowd is packing bags and heading to Washington on the last weekend prior to the elections, these people won't be knocking on doors or making phone calls to get out the vote for Democratic candidates.

Certainly, if many of moderate-as-hell demonstrators hail from congressional districts where the Democratic candidates are likely to win (say, anywhere in Manhattan), there's no real harm done. But if Stewart draws bodies from toss-up districts -- and provides an outlet for citizens who might otherwise be persuaded to do grassroots political work at home -- Republican strategists will be delighted. Moreover, one can expect President Obama to be barnstorming that last weekend and promoting a forceful case against the Republicans. Stewartstock will compete for precious media time with the president. And what will the rally's overall message be? Something like "Enough already"? As much as that might resonate with many Americans, such a call might not do much to motivate voters to hit the polls the following Tuesday. Stewart obviously is a progressive-minded fellow, but how far can he go in pushing a message -- after all, this is comedy, right? -- that helps the Democrats at the last minute?

When Colbert testified before Congress recently, he was masterful -- as a postmodern (or post-O'Reilly) reality-curving humorist. His appearance was a rather sophisticated send-up of American politics. At the same time, he attempted to register a sincere point about the plight of immigrant workers. Ultimately, Colbert the comic ended up competing with Colbert the advocate. Yes, he did bring attention to a subcommittee hearing that was otherwise destined for no notice. But that attention focused on whether Colbert as "Colbert" had brought the right sort of attention to the hearing.

The dynamics of the Stewart/Colbert rallies could be similar. With this event, Stewart is using satire to advance a serious case, but he has to play it for laughs. Come the end of October, the Democrats will be doing everything they can to hold on to the House and beat back an anti-incumbent surge beneficial to the Republicans. Anything that distracts or gets in the way could hamper that effort. And the Republicans end up laughing the most.

But no matter what happens, everyone attending the Rally to Restore Sanity is invited to my house afterward for coffee and cake."

By David Corn

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

How 'bout that Gallup generic poll yesterday? That's far out. 100 seat gains for GOP or what?

Posted by: Truthteller12 | October 5, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

@captainkona: "Walter Mondale is a punk"

Well, he's way to the left of Obama. I'm sure he also wants to stay politically relevant. Who can blame him?
Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 5, 2010 12:51 P
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Saying things like that shows how clueless you really are.

I've seen other posts of yours. You can claim you're a republican in the RINO/neocon sense of the term but don't try implying you are conservative. You are not. Supporting Castle is a perfect example.

Sorry Karl Rove neocons/RINOs are just as bad as liberals. Start your own 'democrat-lite' we tax less but still spend the same party.

Posted by: Cryos | October 5, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute. You can't fool me. Sharia law will save us from the chinese threat!

Posted by: 54465446 | October 5, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

And yes, Cryos, the witch ad is brand new. The "witch thing" had died down, until the dimwitted O'Donnell allowed her campaign managers to spend untold $$ on this idiotic ad.

LOL more at you!

Posted by: Observer691 | October 5, 2010 12:37 PM
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It had not died down. The media has been pimping that line since day 1 of her winning the primary and it is still going.

The media hates that one more fake republican is outed so we can't have horrible fiscal policies with democrats able to blame someone with a (R) behind their name.

When the next bubble crashes no more blaming "conservative principles" when it was neolib/neocon garbage that failed.

Posted by: Cryos | October 5, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Young fool... Only now, at the very end, do you understand...

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

"If Christine O'Donnell is a witch, then Barack Obama is a secret Muslim who wasn't even born in the USA.
Posted by: JakeD2"

Seriously, how old are you?

Posted by: captainkona |

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Shaky Jake is 85-years-old and suffers from senile dementia.

He is best ignored.

Posted by: WhateverHeSaid | October 5, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, my last post was to 54465446.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

captainkona:

I am 76 years young. How about you?

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

"What did he think about Bush(it) wearing an ear piece so Rove could tell the mindless turd what to say?"

Ah. So, we know that if you were a conservative, you'd be demanding to see Obama's birth certificate. Or insisting that Obama is a secret Muslim.

Presuming you really believe Bush was just Pinocchio to Rove's Gepetto. Or Stromboli.

Seriously.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 5, 2010 12:51 PM
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It is a well known fact that President Bush was coached on how to lip-synch by Milli Vanilli, and Briteny Spears, when he was preparing to for the debates.

Seriously; all those claims about being told what to say, through an earpiece, were just ways for people to rationalize why his opponent did not destroy him, during the debates, as many of them had come to believe he would. It was not that Bush did so great, in the debates, it was how poorly both Gore and Kerry performed.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 5, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

gosh! is she really a witch? cuz i mean if she was really a witch, and doing witch-like things that would be bad, right? But maybe if she was like a wiccan-like witch or a druid or something then maybe that wouldn't be so bad...on the other hand if she actually was a witch then some voters might vote for her because she was, like that faux clown in Bolivia or whereever, who is really maskeraiding as a pagan baby labor unionist. frankly all this attention seeking is beginning to make me feel a bit batty. "what did dellawear boys what did della wear? she wore a brand knew goatskin shirt? animal scrafice badge? onanic nocturnal emission? bless me father, and shrive my impure thoughts.

Posted by: littleoysters | October 5, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

How 'bout that Gallup generic poll yesterday? That's far out. 100 seat gains for GOP or what?

Posted by: Truthteller12 |

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How about that poll yesterday from the goobers' favorite pollster, "Robocall" Rasmussen?

"Rasmussen Reports had shown Republicans with a relatively small 3-point advantage on the generic ballot — the narrowest advantage that Rasmussen has shown for Republicans in about a year."

Posted by: WhateverHeSaid | October 5, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

She may not be far off base. I think that China has placed a destruct receiver in every electrical product sent to America and if we try to cut off trade or do something not to their liking, they will push a button and every tv, radie, appliance, phon, gameboy , etc. will self destruct. I also believe that every Christian missionary is an American spy and has greater access to information than the CIA.

Posted by: msjn1 | October 5, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

She has all the credentials to be a quintessential Republican Senator, 2010 version: part of the Republican big tent of howl-at-the-moon crazy, corporate lap dog, anti-immigrant, congressional obstructionist, politics of hate, islamophobic, anti-poor, poll flogging types. All because we have a Black man as President. They just cannot deal with it.

Posted by: dozas | October 5, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

She has all the credentials to be a quintessential Republican Senator, 2010 version: part of the Republican big tent of howl-at-the-moon crazy, corporate lap dog, anti-immigrant, congressional obstructionist, politics of hate, islamophobic, anti-poor, poll flogging types. All because we have a Black man as President. They just cannot deal with it.

Posted by: dozas | October 5, 2010 1:47 PM
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Your post if the summation and epitome of the media bias. I feel sorry for you.

Posted by: Cryos | October 5, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

@Cryos: "Saying things like that shows how clueless you really are."

Well, please, illustrate how. Because it's not as self-evident as you may think. Are you saying Mondale is not to the left of Obama? Were you around for his 1984 presidential campaign?

"I've seen other posts of yours. You can claim you're a republican"

Claim? Dude, I'm a registered Republican.

"in the RINO/neocon sense of the term but don't try implying you are conservative. You are not. Supporting Castle is a perfect example."

Because Castle is a better candidate, and probably more of a conservative, than poseur O'Donnell. If you don't see that, then I'm a little confused about who here is actually lacking an adequate supply of clues.

And I'm definitely not a neocon. But, apparently, if my opinions aren't dictated to me by an acceptable source, then I'm not a "real" conservative. Interesting. I'm assuming, then, there is some platonic conservative ideal from which a true conservative will not deviate, and you, yourself, hold no opinions that vary from some perfect conservative.

Thus, lack of support of Christine O'Donell (who is poseur, and not an ideological conservative of any stripe) is prima facie evidence of being a fake conservative. Is that right?

Interesting.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 5, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I think Christie O'Donell confused "take over" with "overtake". China certainly plans to overtake USA and USA seems to be quietly resigned to help China succeed.

Posted by: AuntMuriel | October 5, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

cryos wrote:

"I'll state again Obama could very well have been born in Hawaii but there is no birth certificate and his own family claims otherwise."

No, nobody in his family claims he was born in other than Hawaii, but don't let the turth worry you. Go ahead and repeat it again.

Posted by: 54465446 | October 5, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I do NOT support this woman, but she is mostly right about China. Look at what they have done in Africa. They have poured billions in infra structure in order to get first crack at oil and minerals from the rich countries and its dictators. They are buying every spare piece of steel from Australia they can get their hands on. They are starving for foreign goods. Look at how our trade debt has gone through the roof because of buying goods from Africa. The Muslims know that the Chinese are the ones they fear the most and will never be able to build large numbers of mosques in like they do in the USA. The Chinese are buying up debt, companies, oil, bonds and anything else they can get their hands on in the USA. We are selling our soles and don't even realize it. I am rambling, but Christine is not far off base on this. This is just my opinion.

Posted by: penseller | October 5, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

54465446:

Sarah Obama, his paternal grandmother, indeed stated exactly that.

“Were you present when your grandson Barack Obama was born in Kenya?” this was asked to her in translation twice, and both times she specifically replied, “Yes! Yes, she was! She was present when Obama was born.”

Back on topic, the WaPo -- and Dems in general -- sure are devoting a lot of resources to destroy a candidate who supposedly has "no chance" of winning ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 5, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

@Cryos: "Saying things like that shows how clueless you really are."

Well, please, illustrate how. Because it's not as self-evident as you may think. Are you saying Mondale is not to the left of Obama? Were you around for his 1984 presidential campaign?

"I've seen other posts of yours. You can claim you're a republican"

Claim? Dude, I'm a registered Republican.

"in the RINO/neocon sense of the term but don't try implying you are conservative. You are not. Supporting Castle is a perfect example."

Because Castle is a better candidate, and probably more of a conservative, than poseur O'Donnell. If you don't see that, then I'm a little confused about who here is actually lacking an adequate supply of clues.

And I'm definitely not a neocon. But, apparently, if my opinions aren't dictated to me by an acceptable source, then I'm not a "real" conservative. Interesting. I'm assuming, then, there is some platonic conservative ideal from which a true conservative will not deviate, and you, yourself, hold no opinions that vary from some perfect conservative.

Thus, lack of support of Christine O'Donell (who is poseur, and not an ideological conservative of any stripe) is prima facie evidence of being a fake conservative. Is that right?

Interesting.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 5, 2010 3:45 P
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Interesting post and assumptions but I suppose my post didn't spell things out very well.

O'Donnell is not a great candidate and of course support of a candidate has nothing to do with "being" anything. Conservatives are a whole swath of things like a "coalition" however from what I know of Castle I disagree with pegging him as conservative.

Maybe I'm mistaking you for someone else if so I apologize. I seemed to recall several past posts where you were far left of conservative across a range of issues.

Posted by: Cryos | October 5, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Christine O'Donnell is not more "conservative" only if you think she's lying about her positions.

Posted by: clawrence12 | October 6, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

"Poll: 1 In 5 Americans Believe Obama Is A Cactus"

Oh my god, and all this time I thought he was a succulent, I'm glad this site has become so informative

Posted by: damon22 | October 6, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2: Do us all a favor and look up the definition of the word "fungible." Think about it for a few minutes, then get back to us. Thanks.

Posted by: ckenjones | October 6, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather have a WITCH in the Senate than a COMMUNIST............

At least the WITCH has a CHANCE of brewing up something CONSTITUTIONAL.

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Posted by: islamislam1 | October 6, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

yes, the Chinese are plotting. I think their goal is to get us out of their faces. Something about not having to kiss up to foreign powers. something like that. in other words, they have foreign policy goals just like us

Posted by: classified1 | October 6, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

ChickaBOOMer| Rachel Maddow: Plum Wrong
http://chickaboomer.blogspot.com/2010/10/rachel-maddow-plum-wrong.html

Posted by: StewartIII | October 7, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

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