Chrstine O’Donnell’s recent ad has raised some hackles. I don’t imagine she’ll understand why. In the true spirit of Tea Party nutjobs, she’ll assume that anyone who takes exception to the loopy things she says are just “haters”.
I’ll leave it up to you to decide if this ad should offend anyone, but I can’t help thinking about how much of an uproar there would be if she had put out an ad in which she declared “I’m not a Jew” or “I am not a Hindu” – as if the mere suggestion was offensive to most Americans.
I also wonder if the logic the Tea Party applies to President Obama holds here. When he says he’s not a Socialist, it only proves to them that he is. So can we assume that if Christine O’Donnell says “I’m not a witch” that she really is? And how do bona fide witches feel about being singled out like this?
Goddess, I miss reality based politics.
Name calling Tea Party people ” NUT JOBS” is very discriminatory and rude and just further incites hatred and division. I will vote for Libetarians and tea party advocates because I favor small government . Calling me a nut job when you don’t even know me is hurtful. So what if she flip flops on her beliefs , as someone who believes in the separation of Church & State, I don’t care who she worships or not. I am a pagan and I’m gay. I vote conservative, I’m also friends with women in the military . And trust me if I was to live in certain Middle Eastern countries, withcraft would be the least of my problems. Being a lesbian is a death sentence there. I see all sides, and whether I disagree or not , I refuse to lower myself and resort to name calling. It makes me a Pagan very proud to be the mature one in the group. Harm None also includes not abusing others verbally.
I’ve yet to meet a Tea Party supporter who was grounded in reality. If anyone is part of a group which believes, contrary to mountains of contradictory evidence, that the President of the United States was not born in this country and is a Muslim Marxist who is pushing the United States towards Socialism, then I’d say that person shouldn’t be surprised, much less offended, when the word “nutjob” is invoked. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck…
As a gay Pagan myself, I find it amazing that other gay Pagans can vote for conservative candidates and Tea Party advocates, who tend to be both ant-gay and anti-Pagan. Isn’t that rather like African Americans supporting White Supremacists?
Whether or not Christine O’Donnell is a Pagan who practices, or has ever practiced, witchcraft is neither here nor there. I could care less. What offends me is that this self-righteous woman feels free to cast her aspersions upon other religious groups with relative impunity, rightly believing that she will never be held accountable for the bone-headed statements that keep coming out of her mouth.