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At Politico: Christine O’Donnell a “complete fraud”

Politico: Christine O’Donnell a complete fraud

By DAVID CATANESE | 9/14/10 11:48 AM EDT Updated: 9/14/10 6:28 PM EDT
WILMINGTON, Del. — Christine O’Donnell’s former campaign manager has recorded an Election Day robocall for the Delaware Republican Party meant to shred the tea-party-backed candidate’s conservative credentials as voters head to the polls.

The last-minute move appears to be the grand finale of what’s been a fusillade of orchestrated attacks on O’Donnell originating from GOP headquarters on behalf of her primary opponent, nine-term moderate Rep. Mike Castle.

The call features the voice of Kristin Murray, who ran O’Donnell’s 2008 Senate campaign against then-Sen. Joe Biden, and who charges that her old boss “is no conservative.”

“I got into politics because I believe in conservative values and wanted to make a difference. But I was shocked to learn that O’Donnell is no conservative,” says Murray, according to a script obtained by POLITICO.

“This is her third Senate race in five years. As O’Donnell’s manager, I found out she was living on campaign donations — using them for rent and personal expenses, while leaving her workers unpaid and piling up thousands in debt,” she says.

Perhaps the most biting line in the call delivered by Murray: “She wasn’t concerned about conservative causes. O’Donnell just wanted to make a buck.”

O’Donnell insisted that it was she who ended the working relationship with Murray, not the other way around.

“Kristin Murray was fired by Tom Ross, Delaware GOP chairman, in June 2008 for being incompetent. She was then picked up by my campaign, [and] was paid and fired after 2 weeks of ‘work’,” O’Donnell wrote in a statement to POLITICO.

But Murray says in the call that O’Donnell’s less-than-noble motives are why she left the campaign, and are the reason “why I won’t trust O’Donnell with my hard-earned tax dollars.”

In an interview, Murray said she had been reluctant to speak out about O’Donnell until she saw her campaign gaining traction and becoming a real threat to win the primary.

She said she agreed to record the call only Monday, after being approached by Ross, and had complete control over the script.

“Obviously, I don’t think I would be doing an ad for the state party if they fired me,” she told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon. “And I’m not a big fan of Castle either; I wasn’t going to be, ‘Rah-rah Castle.’ I just wanted people to know it’s more about who is better on taxes. You’re dealing with someone who is a complete fraud.”

Murray said she voluntarily left her position as executive director of the state party to run O’Donnell’s second Senate run in June 2008, after the candidate pleaded with her three different times to sign on. She left the position two months later, after she found out O’Donnell doesn’t have a college degree, had foreclosed on her home and was using the campaign debit card for personal expenses.

“It just amounted to too much,” she said. “The reason she’s running is so she can pay her rent, pay her electricity bill. If it was popular to be really liberal now, maybe she’d do that,” Murray said.

Murray’s call marks the second time a former O’Donnell campaign staffer has come forward in recent days to publicly rebuke the former television commentator’s candidacy.

David Keegan, a former O’Donnell aide, told The New York Times earlier this month that when he found out about O’Donnell’s personal financial problems, he decided he could no longer work for her.

“We are constantly trying to hold her back from spending. She was financially completely irresponsible,” Keegan told the Times.

Before heading in to cast his ballot with his wife Tuesday morning outside of Highlands Elementary School in Wilmington, Castle defended the ads he’s run targeting O’Donnell’s financial woes, insisting that all have been factual.

“The bottom line is they are supported by criteria, by documentation. Quite frankly, I don’t necessarily think that’s the case on the other side.”

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Christine O’Donnell: Pathological Liar?

Bill Kristol on Christine O’Donnell: No Sarah Palin
Posted at 8:02 am by: CNN National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin

(CNN) – Guess who’s getting slimed now in the increasingly nasty Senate race in Delaware: Republican stalwarts Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes.

The charge: both men, editors of the conservative magazine the Weekly Standard, are trying to undermine Delaware Republican Senate candidate and tea party darling Christine O’Donnell, or so her campaign manager says.

“Call Bill Kristol and ask him why he’s crossing swords with Governor Palin’s endorsement. And Google Fred Barnes and see about him taking money from Republican leadership,” a frustrated O’Donnell campaign manager Matt Moran told CNN. 

O’Donnell just won the endorsement of Sarah Palin.

The Weekly Standard folks sound unfazed. In a reply to an e-mail from CNN, Bill Kristol offers this: “I know Sarah Palin. I respect Sarah Palin. And with all due respect- Christine O’Donnell is no Sarah Palin.”

What’s this all about?

Christine O’Donnell, running as a Washington outsider, insists the Republican establishment is trying to drive her out of the race and hand victory to Mike Castle, a nine-term Republican congressman whom she refers to as “the anointed one.”

In an interview with CNN, O’Donnell bemoaned what she called “Republican cannibalism” and alleges GOP operatives are spreading “false accusations” about her as they “are fighting for not only my opponent’s political career but their own political career.” Sarah Palin is echoing that message, saying in a new robocall for O’Donnell, “I can relate to the vicious personal attacks on Christine and can tell you it’s sad to see the establishment’s desperation in this.”

Barnes and Kristol got drawn into this catfight because of a story in the Weekly Standard. On Sunday writer John McCormack reported that back in 2005 O’Donnell filed a lawsuit asking for $6.9 million dollars in damages for alleged gender discrimination and wrongful termination by a non profit called the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. In addition to sharing some eyebrow raising details about the alleged harassment, the article questions a claim in the lawsuit that O’Donnell was trying to “take master’s degree classes at Princeton”. According to the Weekly Standard, the lawsuit states: “Miss O’Donnell has lost the increased earning power that a Master’s degree from Princeton would have created. In the future with proper finances, Miss O’Donnell should probably be able to return and complete that program…”

The problem? O’Donnell never took even a single graduate course at Princeton university, something she acknowledges to CNN.
The Weekly Standard article calls this “the latest of many false statements” and question O’Donnell’s “honesty and stability.”

When CNN asked O’Donnell why the discrepancy about pursuing a masters degree at Princeton she told CNN, “I never claimed that. And it is again, this is one of these false accusations that they are trying to throw out there at the last minute. I was taking an undergraduate course at Princeton University and that has nothing to do with this campaign.” She tells CNN this leak is a sign her opponent “is despearate” and “drowning.”

Her campaign manager Matt Moran tells CNN she audited an undergraduate course at Princeton and says, “None of this is relevant as far as I’m concerned. We’re up against the full weight of the NRSC (the National Republican Senatorial Committee) and the Castle campaign and their media surrogates who have done nothing but try to character assassinate Christine.”

In the interview with CNN, O’Donnell repeatedly invoked Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton as inspirations. So we asked whether she believes she’s being criticized because she’s a woman, O’Donnell says: “Well whenever a strong pioneering woman comes onto the scene theres some backlash.”

When contacted for comment the author of the Weekly Standard article, John McCormack tells CNN, “I hope readers will read my report and judge for themselves if its fair” adding, “More than two days after I first asked her campaign for comment to explain this apparent falsehood, it has not done so – probably because it can’t.”

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Christine O’Donnell: Former Staffer Comes Forward and It Ain’t Pretty

http://bearingdrift.com/author/alan/

Nominating Christine O’Donnell Could Destroy the Tea Party

By Alan Moore

I volunteered for the O’Donnell campaign in 2008. I am not owed any money nor have I ever received payment from either the O’Donnell or Castle campaigns. Working with her for an election cycle taught me one indisputable fact: Christine O’Donnell is not deserving of ever holding elected office and her nomination will be nothing short of catastrophic to the Tea Party Movement. While Virginians may not be concerned with an election in Delaware, they absolutely should be. The implications for conservatives everywhere are enormous.

While I have some serious concerns about Mike Castle, I realize that he is the best option for Republicans in Delaware. At least he has some record of achievement whereas O’Donnell has never held any public office at any level. It would be one thing to justify a political neophyte as a Senator if they were perhaps a savvy businessperson, but this is not the case with O’Donnell, she has struggled to make ends meet all of her adult life.

Everything being said about her is absolutely true – from her house almost going into foreclosure to failing to graduate from Fairleigh Dickenson for payment delinquencies (then lying about it). She has failed to retain a full-time job for the last 5 years or so, she’s on the brink of losing her license because of speeding tickets, and she still refuses to pay her staffers from her last campaign – including a significant amount to Davy Keegan, a member of the U.S. Navy. Running your own life into the ground is one thing, but to treat a member of our Armed Forces in such a way is disgusting.

It is also true that she was fired from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute for attempting to steal their internal email list. She then turned around and unsuccessfully sued them, claiming sexual discrimination. She may talk the talk of a conservative but she certainly does not walk the walk. Christine is hoodwinking the American people into believing she actually cares about them, but she only cares about herself. Her delusions and dishonesty are unbecoming of any elected official at any level. Conservatives everywhere need to learn that we cannot take all candidates at face value without some proof of their dedication to the cause. Claiming to be a conservative is not enough.

There are more crushing components in her back story that have yet to surface, but they will if she wins the GOP nomination. The Coons campaign is licking their collective chops with a smorgasbord of opposition research that hasn’t yet seen the light of day. This is a warning to conservatives if you nominate O’Donnell: The national media will write off not only her but the entire Tea Party Movement as a laughing stock which could result in its ultimate demise.

It’s time to face facts, we lost the battle in Delaware by backing a candidate in O’Donnell who has conned the American people into believing she is a conservative – she is not. We need to cut our losses, nominate Mike Castle, and regroup for the next battle in November.

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Glen Urquhart: And then there’s the Nazi video

I have to repost this the day before the primary because only someone who is truly misguided such as Glen Urquhart would say such a thing.  The democrats are just salivating over this video and if Urquhart wins the primary, they will play it non-stop, day and night, and he will lose the general election.  Is this what you want for your children and your grandchildren?

“Do you know where does this phrase ‘separation of church and state’ come from…does anybody know…I told you…actually that exact phrase is not in Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists…he was reassuring them that the federal government wouldn’t trample on their religion…the exact phrase ‘separation of church and state’ came out of Adolph Hitler’s mouth…that’s where it comes from…the next time your liberal friends talk about ‘separation of church and state’ ask them why they’re Nazis.” – Congressional Candidate Glen Urquhart, April 2010.

Read about how Glen Urquhart considers criticism of his outrageous statement “a badge of honor” HERE.

UPDATE: From Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists: Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

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UPDATE: Christine O’Donnell: Don’t Let the Truth Get in My Way

But if I tell the truth, I can't win.

Update: The Weekly Standard picked up the story about Christine O’Donnell’s lawsuit against ISI and that while working at ISI, she claimed to be pursuing a master’s degree at Princeton University.

Citing “Mental Anguish,” Christine O’Donnell Sought $6.9 Million in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Conservative Group
…and falsely implied she was taking master’s degree classes at Princeton.

By John McCormack at the Weekly Standard

During her 2006 and 2008 Senate campaigns, Christine O’Donnell ran as having a “BA in English” from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Curiously, the July 2005 complaint alleges that “ISI violated its promise to allow Miss O’Donnell time to take master’s degree classes at Princeton,” thus causing a loss of “earning power.”

“Moreover, Miss O’Donnell has lost the increased earning power that a Master’s degree from Princeton would have created. In the future with proper finances, Miss O’Donnell should probably be able to return and complete that program, however that increased earning power has been disrupted and delayed for at least three years, given college application cycles, and the damage to her reputation, creating a loss of increased earning power estimated at up to $50,000 per year, for three lost years at $150,000.”

According to the amended complaint, O’Donnell had considered not taking the ISI job because “she had applied for admission to a Master’s Degree program at Princeton University, to start in the fall of 2003, and was concerned that the ISI position would not fit with her plans.”

But, in fact, O’Donnell had not yet received her bachelor’s degree at that time and had not been accepted to a master’s program at Princeton.

The Delaware News Journal reported on Saturday: “[O'Donnell's] alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University, sued her in 1994 for about $4,000 in unpaid tuition. She satisfied the debt in 2003 and received her diploma this month after completing an additional course.” O’Donnell’s campaign manager Matt Moran acknowledged in an email received at midnight Saturday that O’Donnell “was not admitted to a Masters Degree [sic] program at Princeton. She took an undergraduate non-matriculated class at PU on constitutional government.” Moran has not yet replied to a subsequent email asking why O’Donnell claimed “ISI violated its promise to allow Miss ODonnell [sic] time to take Master’s degree classes at Princeton in return for a salary as small as $65,000 for her credentials and expertise, and as a result of ISI’s breach of its agreement, Miss O’Donnell was forced to quit her courses at Princeton, losing her time and money invested in this course of study at Princeton. [emphasis added].”

While the Weekly Standard posts the complaint the story, the amended complaint is also quite interesting, along with exhibits to the original complaint.

Why does O’Donnell’s campaign manager, Matt Moran, have to keep clearing up all the lies told by Christine O’Donnell? 

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On March 21, 2010, Christine O’Donnell admitted in an interview she was never conferred a degree from FDU.

O’Donnell said the dispute was over student loans.

California reported the debt as satisfied in 2003, but she was never conferred a degree by Fairleigh Dickinson because of non-payment.

“They were withholding the diploma until I paid the bill,” O’Donnell said. “I finished the coursework.

On July 30, 2010 Byron York interviewed O’Donnell and reported this story for the first time:

(She actually went to the ceremony in cap and gown, she recalls, and “I was handed a leather portfolio, and inside, instead of a diploma, there was a bursar’s bill.”)

On September 2, 2010 Christine O’Donnell was interviewed live on the air with Conservative local talk show host Dan Gaffney and she told the same story that she told Byron York about being handed a bursar’s bill.

On September 3, 2010, Politico broke the story that Christine O’Donnell had just received her degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. The reason her diploma was delayed? She didn’t finish the coursework:

She fulfilled the last course requirement this summer. It was just a general elective course,” said O’Donnell campaign manager Matt Moran.

Christine O’Donnell received her degree after finishing her coursework on September 1, 2010, the very next morning she was still telling the voters of Delaware the sad story about being handed a bill instead of a diploma.

As The Delaware Republican Record has stated several times, the issue is not the debts, it’s about the lies.

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Christine O’Donnell: When You Can’t Handle The Truth, Take Down The Video

Denial isn't just a river in Egypt.

Christine O’Donnell is trying to hide the truth. Or is she trying to hide her lies? On May 2, 2010, O’Donnell spoke to the Independence Hall Tea Party about her bid for the U.S. Senate.  O’Donnell told the Independence Hall Tea Party (which videotaped her speech and posted it on YouTube)  that she won 2 counties:

“I was the 2008 endorsed Candidate against Joe Biden and I won 2 counties.”

Since the local and national press got a hold of the Independence Hall Tea Party video, it has been taken down.  We may no longer have the video, but we still have stories written about the video. And to save these stories for all posterity, I will post them here:

Comment Rescue: O’Donnell Whopper in her Own Words by Tennessee Walker at Delaware Politics

[H]ere are O’Donnell’s exact words on this You Tube Video. This can be found between 1:35 and 1:45 into this video.

Christine O’Donnell:

“I was the 2008 endorsed Republican Candidate in 2008 and I won 2 counties.” (Delaware only has 3. Christine also holds up 2 fingers to emphasize the point.)

Now for the uninformed Christine O’Donnell won Zero, Zip, Nada Delaware Counties in 2008. Here are the numbers:

NCC Kent Sussex

Biden 177,070 37,094 43,495
O’Donnell 69,491 27,981 43,123

First Read: Christine O’Donnell’s two of three counties

As pointed out this morning on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, Christine O’Donnell, who is challenging Rep. Mike Castle for the Delaware GOP Senate nomination, recently landed in hot water for saying she had won two (of three) counties in 2008 against Joe Biden.

She did not.

She then backtracked on a radio program and said she meant she tied. She did not do that either. She lost Kent County 57%-43% and came extraordinarily close in Sussex County, the Southernmost county, losing by just 272 votes.

Christine O’Donnell Versus Christine O’Donnell by David Weigel at Slate

First up — a tape of O’Donnell telling an audience that she “won two counties” in her 2008 sacrificial lamb bid against Joe Biden. Now, if you know Delaware, even if O’Donnell had won Kent and Sussex counties, that would have been unimpressive. New Castle County has 2/3 of the state’s voters, and Democrats regularly win statewide elections by racking up votes there while losing “lower, slower Delaware.” But in fact, O’Donnell lost Kent handily and lost Sussex by only 272 votes. She explains this away as a gaffe.

Christine O’Donnell plays defense on radio by David Cantanese at Politico:

“I don’t ever think I ever said I won two out of three counties,” O’Donnell said, before Gaffney played audiotape from an event in Pennsylvania where she made the claim.

“I was the 2008 endorsed candidate against Joe Biden and I won in two counties,” she says in the tape.

O’Donnell’s explanation: “You know that probably was, you’re on the campaign trail a lot, I meant tied.”

Replied Gaffney: “You didn’t tie him either.”

O’Donnell, the 2008 GOP Senate nominee, continued to claim she tied Biden in Sussex County.

“Look at the results: He beat you. He won in votes. You know that,” Gaffney said.

In reality, O’Donnell lost all three counties to Biden in 2008, but was closest in Sussex County, where she fell 272 votes short.

But O’Donnell stood by her claim: “49 percent to 49 percent, Dan. It’s right there in black and white. I would call that a tie.”

Still, she lost Kent County by about 10,000 votes and got drubbed in the statewide total, falling to Biden by more than 107,000 votes.

Christine O’Donnell, Tea Party Senate Candidate, Hammered By Delaware Republicans
by Philip Elliot, Associated Press

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.

She then blamed her schedule for the missteps. “You’re on the campaign trail, starting at 5 a.m., you go to 12 … you go until midnight,” she said. “Sometimes you slip up on those things.”

Politician Christine O’Donnell’s Past Exposed, Lies Told, Money Owed
Plus she doesn’t want your vote if you like to masturbate by James Johnson at Indy Posted

O’Donnell also claimed to have won two counties against Joe Biden in 2008, even though Delaware only has three counties and she lost to Biden 65% to 35% and if you do the math, you realize she probably didn’t earn her b.s. [sic] in Math last week.

By the way, 65% was the best percentage Joe Biden ever received in an election since he started running for office in 1970, and he didn’t even campaign in the State of Delaware in 2008 against Christine O’Donnell.

And of course, there is my favorite interview with Christine O’Donnell where she has an epic meltdown:  Dan Gaffney Audio: Christine O’Donnell for Senate Interview.  Unlike the YouTube video, I have saved the Gaffney interview for all time.

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