The Huffington Post is reporting that former GOP Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell said she was “unimpressed” with President Obama’s State of the Union address, calling it “hypocritical” and accusing him of co-opting the Tea Party’s message of fiscal conservatism to push an agenda of bigger spending.
So, Christine, let me get this straight, you’re angry because the President is talking about cutting the deficit? And in so doing he is “co-opting the Tea Party’s message of fiscal conservatism”?
OK, well, for someone to “co-opt” your “message”, you have to have a message. Groups of angry, mostly old, white people screaming they want to “cut everything back to spending levels in 1789” isn’t much of a message.
Huffington reported that O’Donnell also said the speech was “hypocritical,” pointing to a number of the president’s goals, including his promise to eliminate wasteful programs while pushing for increased wireless internet access.
Interesting word choice of words for someone accused of illegally using campaign funds to buy dinner and pay rent. Hypocritical is probably not a word you should be using Christine, not unless you’re going to add, “And as someone who is a hypocrite, I know when I see someone else acting hypocritically”.
And how exactly is “pushing for increased wireless internet access” a “wasteful program”? I suppose you don’t have to worry about accessing the internet, but as the President outlined, there are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of rural Americans who do not have access, and by providing this service it will help farmers and ranchers access a previously untapped potential market. That’s what is known as “free enterprise”.
The Huffington article also related that O’Donnell seemed disappointed by the display of bipartisan unity shown by some members of Congress who decided to sit next to members of the other side of the aisle.
“I like when the Democrats sit on one side and the Republican sit on another,” O’Donnell said. “It’s supposed to be civil debate, you know, we’re not all supposed to braid each other’s hair and sing Kumbaya — not in Congress. Let’s have healthy debate and solve the country’s problems. I think something was missing last night with that whole prom date.”
Of course what she meant to say was, “Give me the good old days of Joe Wilson screaming angrily at the President, ‘YOU LIE!'”. Or, “I really like it when the members of the Congress beat each other up with canes and challenge each other to duels.”
Where have you been the past few weeks Christine? Was your coven on a retreat? Tucson? Congresswoman Giffords? Shooting? Sarah Palin’s lame excuse for why things like that happen?
What Ms. O’Donnell’s comments demonstrate is that like her mentor, Palin, she is uninformed, singularly obtuse in her opinions and not ready for the prime time.