Can the Tea Party Express Make an Anti-Masturbator Into Another Miller?

Champing at the bit after Joe Miller successfully overthrew sitting senator Lisa Murkowski in Alaska’s recent GOP primary, the Tea Party Express has a new target in mind: Republican Representative Mike Castle in Delaware, who is running for Vice President Joe Biden’s open senate seat against Democrat Chris Coons.  The extreme conservative group has decided having Castle in the senate is the same as having a Democrat in the seat, and are throwing their full support behind Christine O’Donnell, a woman so anti-sex before marriage she even fights masturbation.

From AOL News:

Back in the 1990s, O’Donnell was the president of a Christian-right group called Saviors Alliance for Lifting the Truth (SALT), and The Huffington Post has taken a look back at her television appearances from the time preaching religious conservatism. On the MTV series “Sex in the 90s,” O’Connell called not only for abstinence but avoidance of masturbation.

“The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. So you can’t masturbate without lust,” she said. “The reason that you don’t tell [people] that masturbation is the answer to AIDS and all these other problems that come with sex outside of marriage is because, again, it is not addressing the issue. You’re just gonna create somebody who is, I was gonna say, toying with his sexuality. Pardon the pun.”

Of course, there is more to O’Donnell than just being very, VERY anti-sex. But sometimes it’s a little hard to tell what, since the O’Donnell campaign sort of has a reputation for, well, not always being entirely truthful.

First, there’s a little matter of a degree she claimed to have, then said she never quite received because she still owed on her student loans.

O’Donnell’s campaign manager said Friday the candidate met a final course requirement this summer.

“She’s gone through the process to receive her degree, that’s not the story. She fulfilled the last course requirement this summer. It was just a general elective course,” said O’Donnell campaign manager Matt Moran.

But that contradicts previous explanations O’Donnell has given about her education history.

Her 2006 Senate campaign website described her as a “graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University.” In March of this year, she told the Delaware News Journal that FDU was withholding her diploma because she had not yet paid off her student loans. “I finished the coursework,” O’Donnell told the newspaper.

After attending the cap and gown ceremony in 1993, Moran said it took 12 years for O’Donnell to pay off the outstanding debt. He said she met with FDU President Michael Adams after her 2008 Senate campaign to make sure “she went through all the proper measures to achieve [the degree].”

But when pressed about why the university didn’t award the degree until this week, Moran said, “They don’t issue these in a heartbeat. They award them three times a year.”

Then there’s her claims about her previous “electoral victories” in the state:

In the radio interview Thursday, O’Donnell refused to back down from claims that she won two of Delaware’s three counties in her 2008 Senate bid against Biden, despite numbers that show she didn’t.

“I was the 2008 endorsed candidate against Joe Biden and I won in two counties,” O’Donnell had told a group in Pennsylvania.

WGMD’s Dan Gaffney, a conservative radio host who backed O’Donnell’s Senate bid, asked her to explain the claim.

“Look at the results,” O’Donnell said. “What do they say? 49 (percent), 49. I call that a tie.”

She lost that county by 272 votes.

Commenting on Kent County, home to state capital Dover, O’Donnell said: “I said I nearly tied.”

The host played the audio again that shows she didn’t couch it that way. Flustered by the questioning, O’Donnell asked Gaffney whether he was being paid off by Castle, who has refused to debate her.

And let’s not forget her former campaign staffers, who pushed a rumor that Rep. Castle is secretly having a gay affair.

In a usual year, there wouldn’t be much worry about a race between a well-established party candidate versus a much more fringey primary running mate, but as the Murkowski/Miller upset showed us, this is not a usual year.  And, much like in Alaska, there is some polling available showing that O’Donnell may actually be in this race, although, to be fair, the poll is from her own backers.

Christine O’Donnell is trailing Rep. Mike Castle by only 2% among voters most likely to turnout in the Delaware Senate GOP primary, according to a Tea Party Express poll.

The poll, obtained by Hotline On Call, found that among GOP voters who indicated they are most likely to vote — or “10s” in polling lingo — Castle leads O’Donnell 43% to 41%.

The Tea Party Express released the top line of the poll on Thursday. That showed O’Donnell trailing Castle by nearly 6%, 43.7% to 38%.

These new numbers suggest that Castle is significantly more vulnerable than originally believed.

Even Hotline is noting, however, that these numbers should be viewed with skepticism considering the source, a very large margin of error, and the embarrassing stories coming out regarding O’Donnell as of late.

Castle’s campaign is taking nothing for granted, and is making a final push to put up ads as this primary comes to a close.  Meanwhile, the Tea Party Express is promising a quarter of a million dollar ad buy of its own.  A last minute Tea Party funding push was part of what put Miller over in Alaska, although he also had added benefit of an anti-abortion ballot measure to help as well.  Will this buy be enough to boost O’Donnell over the top as well?

Delaware’s primary is September 14th.

Christine O'Donnell twitter account

170 comments

Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle6 years ago

jane richmond, I love your comment. Feel the same.

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Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle6 years ago

I write this AFTER O'Donnell has won. Crazy. I'm a Democrat, yet I would have preferred Castle, because of his knowledge and experience. What a shame. Castle served the people of DE well (I lived there for 24 yrs) as a moderate Repub.

The people the Tea-baggies put up to run, are ridiculous in their ignorance and lack of experience. What do they think that cute little face is going to do with the real, serious issues that face this nation? For all our sakes, I hope the Dem wins.

And hey, stay out of my private life with your anti-masturbation and trying to put religion into our constitution. I would bet my whole month's income that she's never read the constitution.

Our poor country is doomed by stupidity. I vote for smart!

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Jonathan Y.
Jonathan Y6 years ago

The United States is no longer a democracy. It is a plutocracy almost completely controlled by the very wealthy, who buy candidates of both parties.

O'Donnell has won in spite of her weird comments about masturbation and witchcraft.

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Catherine K.
Catherine K.6 years ago

I watch American election closely from the outside; I'm Canadian. For the most part I truly prefer your political system better, except for two glaring problems. It seems to me that all too often, the best fund raisers win elections; not always the best leader. I think candidates in all elections should be given the same funding to work from. I also would like to see an end to lobbiests. It seems to me that banks, corporations and big business run gov't yet decisions should be made 'by the people for the people'

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Kunal A.
Past Member 6 years ago

Good grief! Is O'Donnell nuts? Or is she an extremist in a party that's known for its idiots? Should someone explain to her that she probably wouldn't have been born if her parents hadn't given into lust?

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Aod D.
Amberlee B6 years ago

IQ and experience doesn't matter in politics anymore, remember? It is all Dems vs. Reps and they will do anything at all to win. Even say they are the second coming.....

As for Tea Party....I think it began as a way to bring people back to the constitution and taxation issues, but has been blown out of proportion by the media, government, talk show celebrities on both sides of the political fence. Like the DNC or the GOP it has brought out a bunch of wakkos as well as good, well-meaning people. I do not agree that they should be shoving religion at people or acting like they are better than everyone else....but I do agree that this country was founded on a constitution that our government is overlooking and re-writing in ways unknown to the "common man" that is supposed to be governing. The country is in deeply in debt and although they will try to tax us more, it will just tax us out of house/home and we will be unable to continue giving.
I also think most of the Tea Party members are sick to death of working so hard to see their wages taxed so deeply and then given to lazy welfare people (ie those who have been on the system for a long long time--which isn't what it was designed for!).
So as a non-rep, non-dem, non-tea party member--I can still see more sides of the stories that what is being shown. If you want to destroy someone pull out something they said as a teen or college student and beat them over the head with it. It is insane. truly insane... No hope

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Olga K.
Olga K6 years ago

WOW!

PLEASE HELP THE USA AND STOP THIS INSANE TEA PARTY!

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Graca Tilson
Graca T6 years ago

This frigid alien nutjob, certainly makes a good team with heartless icy palin & the californian terminator!!

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Trudi Gray
Trudi Gray6 years ago

Hey- I just realised- maybe they don't know that it's a compliment to desire your sexual partner- and really good to feel desired......

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Trudi Gray
Trudi Gray6 years ago

I have news for MS Palin and the other fool- masturbation is FUN. And the last time I looked, in order to have a satisfying sexual relationship with another person, lust features quite highly on the factors leading up to it.........how do the amazing ladies feel on that one? Perhaps Ms Palin lies back and thinks of killing moose, when engaging in the grubby business necessary in order (only) to procreate.......?

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