Christine O’Donnell Falters On Sexual Abstinence And Gay Marriage, Proves She Is Not Mentally Prepared For Public Stage

CP had far too much fun with one of 2010’s more outrageous candidates for the U.S. Senate, Christine O’Donnell, as she tried to convince voters she was not a witch.   Just when most people had forgotten about her tortured use of politics to extricate herself from her personal financial mess she pops up with a book to promote about the Tea Party.    As if that group does not have enough problems without O’Donnell trying to explain their reason for playing politics.

But as the nation witnessed last night Christine O’Donnell’s sense of how interviews proceed when promoting a book, are as shallow as her policy stands were as a candidate last year.

What mystifies me is how conservatives like Christine O’Donnell can stake out the most rigid and ludicrous positions on issues such as gay marriage or other topics that play to the cultural war they always seem to be stoking, and yet get all pissy about being held accountable for further explaining them.

Never in conversations around the kitchen table, or at meetings in the neighborhood where issues are being debated, have I been reticent about where I stand.  This blog is proof of that.  One either has a sense of their convictions and positions, or they should just stay quiet.  O’Donnell has not yet learned that lesson.

So why do airheads like Christine O’Donnell who feel some need to venture into the public arena get all offended over being held accountable for the views they want to promote?

I suggest that gay bigots such as Christine O’Donnell know damn well they are more and more marginalized, as  the polls suggest, and so wish to lob the grenade but never take responsibility for it.  The get frustrated at not having facts to support discrimination.  Just as there were no good reasons for separate drinking fountains decades ago, there is no logic to perpetuating gay bigotry today.

As such when Christine O’Donnell got flustered for being held accountable for her uneducated views she left a national CNN interview.

The least she could have done was fly off on her broom.

Christine O’Donnell, former Delaware GOP Senate candidate, walked off the set of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” Wednesday when asked about her views on sexual abstinence and gay marriage.

“I’m not talking about policies. I’m not running for office,” O’Donnell said. “Ask Michele Bachmann what she thinks.”

When Morgan asked her why she was being “weird” about answering questions on her own statements, as well as issues she addresses in her new book, “Troublemaker,” O’Donnell fired back, saying she only wanted to talk about tea party principles outlined in her book.

“That’s why I agreed to come on your show. That’s what I want to talk about,” O’Donnell said. “I’m not being weird. You’re being a little rude.”

7 thoughts on “Christine O’Donnell Falters On Sexual Abstinence And Gay Marriage, Proves She Is Not Mentally Prepared For Public Stage

  1. I am no fan of O’Donnell or Morgan. Both were at fault. Morgan was being a jerk in his attitude. But O’ Donnell should have just answered the gay marriage question – after all it was in her book. Morgan’ s show will be cancelled within a year or two i predict. He simply is not that interesting of an interviewer.

    Larry King was right; CNN oversold him.

  2. Ferrell,

    July ratings numbers for Morgan suggest he is making an audience for himself. That is not to say he will be at CNN in 5 years, but the numbers do suggest ratings are not bad. “Piers Morgan Tonight continued to grow and also increased more than the other cable news networks in the 9 pm timeslot among 25-54 compared to year-ago programming – up an impressive +50% (249k vs. 166k)”

  3. Fred

    I know very little of O’Donnell and even less of Morgan, but it’s sad that O’Donnell feels she cannot really step up and proclaim her position . . . But I understand why just from the comments made by the writer here . . . Today’s liberal media is so quick to call conservatives names for actually having biblically based values . . . Whether it’s ANY of the gay crap or the audacity of someone to actually feel two people should be married before engaging in sex, or any number of other socially destructive behaviors prevelant today, you liberals call us prudes, bigots et al, all the while refusing to see reality . . . Simple questions: Do you really think the liberalization of the world has made things better for the average person today? OR do you have balls enough to admit that things are definitely worse overall? (The same “it’s all about me” attitude is evident in the economic chaos we see around the world today!) Sure, there has been some great progress for women and people of various races here in America BUT that is not true world-wide AND to use those as comparative examples for the gays is just plain dumb! Short of rape, EVERYONE gets to CHOOSE who they have sex with . . . But you idiots want to claim it’s not a choice when your gay friends choose! Duh! Considering all of this, the ad to the right “claiming” marriage is a human right shows how stupid some can be – Throughout history, marriage has always been a ritual born of religious origins. These fools know that, but it’s not really marriage they want . . . It’s all about influence on our society, and I hope we turn it around SOON! I am fearful that gays pressing this issue will lead to serious violence because “they” leave very little room for civil disagreement – It’s either their way or you’re homophobic and such! It can’t just be that I have different values according to these people – My values have to be wrong! I’m just sorry my kids and grandkids had/have to grow up in a world where morons are allowed to hold moral people hostage to their asinine ideas! And before anyone responds with a comment about how I have just called you liberals alot of names, think about it . . . ANd think about how that makes you feel! That’s exactly what you all do to conservatives! And besides, what are my choices really?

  4. Fred,

    Though we differ greatly, thank you for your comment.

    Quick thoughts.

    Being gay is not a choice…it is who gay people are. And since my God does not create trash I am confident about the life I live. I also would stack my relationship up to so many on your side. Seems straight marriages are in decline wiht so many divorces.

    You have a problem with two loving people in a wedded connectiom, and having all the rights you enjoy. That is a most selfish and outdated way to thinking.

    I might ask exactly when you chose being straight, since you think sexaul desire is a choice.

    I have no way to understand how you argue the rights of blacks or women in America and then compare them with rights of others internationally. That is just jumbled.

    Finally, I smile when you think gay people violent. Standing up for rights is a very basic reaction that goes back to the early days of this nation. Get use to it.

    I suspect that in the next 10 years you will see gay marriage as a legal right in this nation. And you will have time to look back and it will feel just as stupid and mean to have fought against this civil right, as it was to bave in any way accepted white only drinking fountains.

    As for Christine O’Donnell who could not stand up for her position….wow…seems she might learn something from gay people about standing on solid ground in the face of opposition.

    How do you think gay men and women got to this point…by walking away from every conversation that seemed to be slanted against us?

    Heck no, we use the facts and our God-given right for freedom, as we know where freedom comes…and we never give up.

    See you at my wedding?

  5. Patrick

    For the record, I think the government should get out of marriage completely. Were it not for some busy-body monk in holland…I think it was…we would not need to worry about this at all. This being said, I wonder why some views are “uneducated” and others are not? Perhaps this could be explained? How can I recognize an “uneducated view”?

    Please note that as I have stated many times–I support gay marriage (if government must be involved). Strangely, my only “political” donation ever was to Fair Wisconsin. I would suggest, however, that the arguments you make about homosexuality and choice alone are not sufficient reason to allow gay marriage. Society regularly favors some sexual identity types over others. Homosexuality is a favored identity. Should society not set limits at all? Likewise, suggesting that hetero-marriage is falling apart is not a justification for gay marriage, either. What does one have to do with the other? And while my understanding of the gay rights movement does not extend deeply beyond Stonewall, Matthew Shepard, the conversations I’ve had with gay people, and the example they have set, it seems to me to be hyperbole to compare the movement to the civil rights movement in terms of how important it is to the nation. A friend once told me he couldn’t be black on the D.L.–not that anyone should have to be.

    In the end, I think the argument about gay marriage is one that can only be based on emotion and life experience. O’Donnell, we see, is unable to articulate her beliefs about the subject, but we see a lot of that in the higher offices of Washington these days. Morgan just wants to stir up controversy, just as every low and common pundit does. Both lack ethos. But the fact that an opponent of gay marriage is inarticulate is not a victory either. IF she were able to articulate her views clearly, it would better allow people to react and reflect. Conversation about an issue like this brings calmness and familiarity and acceptance. Cultures never change for rational or “educated” reasons. To read the old greeks is to know it is all about “seemly and unseemly.”

  6. Alan Grant

    If you are looking for free promotion of your book then whatever is in the book is free game for Morgan. It is pretty naive to think Morgan would be dictated to on his own show. If she wanted the soft ball questions maybe she should have did the interview on the Fox network or a network sympathetic to the Tea Party cause!

    If Obama makes a mistake he is criticized to no end, however Michelle Bachman gets confused about the anniversayr of Elvis’ death and wishes him a happy birthday and the only byline is “Bachman is All Shook Up”, pretty sad!

    I cant wait to see the Republicans Raise Taxes, too bad they didnt let Obama do it so he could have taken the blame. God Bless America!!

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