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

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

During her 2006 and 2008 Senate campaigns, Christine O’Donnell ran as having a “BA in English” from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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: Shame on You Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Tammy Bruce, Tea Party Express, et. al.

It appears that the endorsement of Sean Hannity has come on the heels of more Christine O’Donnell lies.  It is a shame when a big name pundit can’t even name what bills Mike Castle has or has not voted for:

Speaking of Sean Hannity, he is one of the prominent talk-show hosts who (inadvertently, I’m certain) has incorrectly described Castle’s voting record. Last night Hannity said “Mike Castle voted for Obamacare, TARP, cap and tax, the establishment wants him. What can we interpret from that?” Actually, Castle voted against Obamacare.

It was the same with Rush Limbaugh:

Along the same lines, Rush Limbaugh said yesterday that Castle voted for the stimulus. In fact, Castle voted against the 2009 stimulus bill, which is what people understand “the stimulus” to mean. Castle did vote for 2008 stimulus legislation in 2008. However, as Jim Geraghty points out, that bill passed by a vote of 81-16, with the votes of solid conservatives like Richard Burr, John Thune, David Vitter, Jim Bunning. Mitch McConnell, Sam Brownback, Saxby Chambliss, and Orrin Hatch.

Sarah Palin was fed the same line of bull as Hannity and Limbaugh.

“Let me go ahead and endorse Christine O’Donnell because, Sean, she’s the conservative in the race,” Palin said. “She is against Obama’s cap-and-tax scheme, she is against Obamacare, she is for the free market principles that need to get plugged in to put our economy back on the right track.”

Again, Castle did not vote for Obamacare.

Does Sarah Palin do her homework?  Obviously not.  As we know, Chrstine O’Donnell and her henchman, Yates Walker have a penchant for lying to out-of-staters (in-staters too) about her record and about Mike Castle’s record when she thinks that she can get away with it.

Yates Walker
:

According to Politico.com, Yates casually floated the rumor that Castle, who is married, had a gay affair. Castle vigorously denied the affair. It’s not the only bizarre charge lodged in the primary, which will be decided Tuesday.

Walker’s explanation, to the (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, as to why he brought up the affair:

Walker, who said in an interview that he left the campaign last month on good terms, said he had no evidence supporting the rumor. He said he had not discussed the video with the O’Donnell staff.

“We’re happy to attack him whenever we can,” Walker said.

The Xavier Newswire also has this story on Walker, noting his military background and a rape charge, for which he was acquitted.

Here’s the item the Enquirer ran on that in April, 2007

A Xavier University senior has been found not guilty of sexually molesting two female freshmen. Hamilton County prosecutors had alleged Michael Walker, 28, of Norwood, invited them to his off-campus house for a party in October, where he gave them so much alcohol they passed out. One woke up the next morning naked, unable to remember what happened, said Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Seth Tieger. The other woman also did not remember what happened but didn’t suspect anything was wrong and went to the movies with Walker. During the date, Walker attacked her again, Tieger said. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Fred Cartolano found Walker not guilty during a trial last week on two charges of rape and a charge of sexual battery. Cartolano tossed out two other charges of rape – one relating to each victim – saying there was not enough evidence to go forward.

Dan Gaffney’s Interview with Christine O’Donnell:

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

Christine lost all 3 counties in Delaware. Obviously, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Tammy Bruce, etc. would never let the truth get in the way of endorsing a “conservative” republican.

I think that Dan Calabrese from North Star National Blog sums it up the best:

I suppose it’s widely known that I like and respect Sarah Palin. I think highly of her record governing Alaska. I think she’s made a huge and positive impact endorsing candidates around the country this year. And I certainly don’t share the unhinged notions about her that afflict one of my friends and colleagues.

But why the hell did Palin endorse Christine O’Donnell yesterday in the Delaware Senate primary?

I haven’t agreed with all of Palin’s endorsements to date. John McCain in Arizona, I understood because a) she’s personally loyal to him; b) J.D. Hayworth is a moron; and c) on the issues that matter most, spending and national security, McCain is better than Hayworth, whether “true conservatives” like it or not.

I wasn’t crazy about the endorsement of Rand Paul in Kentucky, but that’s mainly because of Paul’s moonbat father, and the fact that the kid sounds an awful lot like him. But given the choices in Kentucky this year, it’s probably fair to say Paul is now the most palatable choice.

But Christine O’Donnell?

OK, I get it that Palin prefers to endorse the more conservative candidate, and O’Donnell certainly espouses positions that are more conservative than the voting record of her primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Mike Castle. I get it that Palin likes to support women – yeah, the Mama Grizzlies. Fine by me.

And I understand that Palin is tight with Sean Hannity, who has a tendency to put Christine O’Donnell on the air either as a guest host (why, I have no idea, because she’s terrible) or as a panelist.

So the surface reasons make sense.

But has Palin listened to this interview? Is Palin aware of O’Donnell’s abysmal handling of her own campaign finances? Has she heard O’Donnell blather on about the people in her bushes? Has she seen the polls that say O’Donnell is an almost certain loser in the general election if she gets through the primary?

Here’s what’s most ironic about this: You know all the critics of Palin who wrongly say she’s stupid, unbalanced and unskilled at governing? You know how they say without any justification that she’s just in it for her personal glory and ambition? Those criticisms of Palin are complete and utter garbage.

But if you leveled them at Christine O’Donnell, you’d be right on the mark.

O’Donnell has no qualifications for the job she’s seeking. She practically runs for office in lieu of anything more substantive to do with her life. She is a professional conservative activist, and I don’t mean that as a compliment. She’s a media talking head, and not even a good one, and she doesn’t demonstrate the slightest clue about how to be an effective senator in the unlikely – no, impossible – event that she is elected.

As for Palin, well, nobody’s perfect. I am still a fan, but endorsing Christine O’Donnell was a mistake. As many things as are wrong with Mike Castle, he’s the only Republican who has a chance to turn Joe Biden’s old Senate seat red in Delaware, and Palin has just made that a much more challenging proposition.

In a year when the GOP has a chance to take control of the Senate, but will truly need to win just about every competitive race to do it, there’s no margin for error to nominate an empty suit who mouths the platitudes of a “true conservative” but is the walking embodiment of “lights on, nobody home.”

If not for Palin, I don’t think serious reformers would be rising up as they are all across the country. Her impact this year has been huge and good. It would be a shame if the GOP fell just short of the Super Bowl because, just as it was getting into range to kick the winning field goal, Palin threw an interception and rescued the Democrats from themselves.

Have all of these endorsers done their homework? I think not. Shame on Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Tammy Bruce, Independence Hall Tea Party, and Tea Party express for endorsing a PROVEN LIAR!

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Don’t Bank on Urquhart for the Truth About Anything

The following is a letter to the editor of the News Journal written from a retired Wilmington Trust employee about TARP and Wilmington Trust.

Don’t Bank on Urquhart for the Truth About TARP Funds

As a Wilmington Trust retiree, I am angered by the false and misleading statements about the bank that Glen Urquhart has been making in his campaign ads and debates.

Wilmington Trust did not take “bailout money” under the Troubled Asset Relief Program as Mr. Urquhart claims. The TARP “bailout money” was for troubled institutions at the beginning of the Great Recession. Wilmington Trust received funds under the subsequent Capital Purchase Program. Through the CPP, the federal government requested that Wilmington Trust, and other good banks around the country like Wilmington Trust and WSFS, borrow these funds to help stimulate the economy. The amounts were based on the size of the institutions and have payback provisions including interest.

Mr. Urquhart needs to educate himself on the differences between the TARP “bailout money” and CPP stimulus funds. I am proud that Wilmington Trust did not lend or invest in the subprime market that helped cause the recession. Wilmington Trust has remained independent for 107 years, and has weathered two world wars, the Great Depression, and several recessions.

As a retiree with 33 years at Wilmington Trust, I have every confidence it will get through this recession with flying colors, as well.

If Mr. Urquhart is the Ronald Reagan devotee he claims to be, why does he continually break President Reagan’s eleventh commandment, thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican, by attacking Michele Rollins? Mr. Urquhart needs to go on a concert tour with Pat Boone, one of his radio endorsers, and sing his swan song.

Mike Walsh

Wilmington

Glen Urquhart’s Communications Director, David Anderson says:

The CPP money is part of the TARP system with the important distinction that it is not meant for banks that are in danger. We accept his technical correction even though published news reports in several publications used the term TARP monies. From the point of view of citizens without jobs and those over-taxed, it’s a distinction without a difference.

It is just a technical correction according the Urquhart campaign and they are pulling one of their ads because of this letter to the editor. Too little, too late. The horse has long been out of the barn on this one.

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WGMD’S Bill Colley: Ugly, Unhinged and on the Record

WARNING: This post is NOT appropriate for children! You have been warned.

Every day from 3 to 7pm on WGMD, Sussex County talk show host Bill Colley has been waging a thuggish war against anyone who dares to speak out on his airwaves against Congressional candidate Glen Urquhart and Christine “they’re hiding in my bushes” O’Donnell.

But has Colley, who touts his unwavering Catholicism and moral values and who ends his daily broadcast with a Christian hymn waded into unholy waters (or is it waded EVEN FARTHER into unholy waters?) with his latest round of political vitriol? Let’s take a look:

In May of this year, Colley wrote an endorsement of Congressional candidate Glen Urquhart that appeared sandwiched between actual news stories on WGMD’s homepage. In the comment section, he’s called out for taking gifts from the candidate and then offering an endorsement, this is his response:

Bill Colley says:
May 11, 2010 at 10:45 am
You betcha. He bought me the ticket because I’m a volunteer media advisor. Who knows, maybe next year a press secretary? My trip to the dinner was an obvious endorsement and meant to signal the party where I stand. You may all remember a far earlier blog post where I offered he was a candidate sharing my views. On other thing you can bet on. I’ll do whatever I can to stop Mrs. Rollins and the entire Castle cabal.

Bill Colley says:
May 11, 2010 at 10:48 am
Oh, and you swell guys need to know Vance Phillips rode to and from the dinner with me. He paid for the tolls.

To even the casual observer, it looks like Bill Colley is using his 4 hour a day radio job and the WGMD homepage to angle for a better job with Glen Urquhart in the event that Urquhart goes (back) to Washington.

His twitter history,which is also proudly displayed on the homepage of WGMD’s website, is more of the same. Check out some of the tweets coming from Colley, the self proclaimed Urquhart Press Secretary hopeful:

Ever watched someone walk into a room and believe you’ve encountered pure evil? It happens when I see Michelle Rollins.
8:42 AM Jul 21st via web

And then there is this one:

How come Michele Rollins’ Bishop hasn’t yet corrected her for bringing Grave Scandal to the Church?
1,283,168,238,000.00 via web

“Grave Scandal”? Speaking of “Grave Scandal” let’s take a look at what Mr. Colley is sending to listeners via his WGMD email account. Someone call his Bishop!

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: billc@wgmd.com
Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: support for O’ D
To: Xxxxxxxxxxxx

Xxxxxxx. Nobody likes a spy. I was nice over the weekend but I always keep my distance from vipers. Fred Silva likes to joke you’re going to choke on all the GOP penises shoved into your mouth all at once. Seriously, what do you get for kissing ass? From what I can see you’ve got one foot in the grave.

The way I see it, my country comes before my party. My children’s future comes before my party.

Only a dog follows without thinking.

This is the e-mail that warranted that disturbing response from Bill Colley using his WGMD e-mail account:

Quoting Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx:

Bill,
Hope u enjoyed the pictures of 8/28.
2 years ago after she won the Primary, I supported her. & she never showed
up again down here. I was hoping to see her after the 8/28 as she was to be
there???/ I had to vote prior as I will not be in town on the 14th, & I
voted for HER. I had a meeting with Mike, & well laid out the 9 points of
the Sussex Cointy Party& he has not held to ONE of them & I can not vote for
him, so I did not.

As for the party support, by LAW they have to support her with the ## of
folks & the $$

But please to share that this without my name as I voted prior.
Thanks,
Xxxxxxxxxx

As you can see, the e-mail that Mr. Colley is responding to is hardly inflammatory, and Colley’s response is nothing short of disgusting.

So WGMD’s Bill Colley, who has accepted gifts from the Urquhart campaign and is angling for a job with Glen Urquhart, is using WGMD’s airwaves, e-mail server and website for his campaign of intimidation and vitriol. All with the apparent blessing of WGMD Radio and their sponsors. (“Apparent blessing?” I was being kind, I could have just as easily used “OBVIOUS BLESSING” since most of this has been prominently displayed on WGMD’s homepage.)

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What Is In The Water At O’Donnell Headquarters?

They're hiding in the bushes.

This past week, Christine O’Donnell spoke with John McCormack of the Weekly Standard. O’Donnell tells McCormack that operatives are following her and are hiding in the bushes at her apartment/headquarters:

They’re following me. They follow me home at night. I make sure that I come back to the townhouse and then we have our team come out and check all the bushes and check all the cars to make sure that—they follow me.

That’s what’s disgusting, as you can see from the YouTube videos. They knock on the door at all hours of the night. They’re hiding in the bushes when I’m at candidate forums. In 2008 they broke into my home. They vandalized my home. They wrote nasty notes on my front door, on my front porch. They jeopardized my safety. They did the same thing to our campaign office. They broke into our campaign office. They vandalized our campaign office. They stole files. My campaign signs that had my picture—they put a spear in my mouth poked out my eyes, and cut out the part of my heart, and wrote nasty names all over those campaign signs.

I would be a fool to be pressured into disclosing where I live, when I know that the stakes are even higher this time. What makes me think they wont do the same distasteful things they did in 2008 when the stakes are even higher, when we’re even more viable. I mean come on, John, you’re a class act. You don’t want to—you know that this is a security issue. You know what they’re capable of.

Meanwhile, as reported by Delaware Online, at a Founder’s Values group candidate forum Monday night, Delaware GOP videographer John Hawley, and O’Donnell supporter Evan Queitsch got into a scuffle:

State GOP staffer John Hawley and Evan Queitsch, a supporter of U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell got into a scuffle after a Founder’s Values group candidate forum Monday night.

During the event, Hawley had been standing in the back of the room video taping the candidates speaking. Hawley has traveled to candidate forums across the state during the campaign to record speakers.

Afterward, Hawley remained in the auditorium filming O’Donnell as she talked to attendees. When O’Donnell went to leave and Hawley followed, the trouble started. During the altercation, Hawley continued to record the interaction in a camera he had been holding.

Queitsch was part of a group of four O’Donnell staff members that had circled around the candidate to keep Hawley and a member of the press from getting near her. When O’Donnell walked out the door, the staffers blocked the entrance.

Apparently Christine O’Donnell isn’t the only one seeing people in the bushes. Friday night at 11:39 p.m., O’Donnell supporter Evan Queitsch tweeted the following:

@degop camera boy found hiding in O’Donnell’s bushes…same guy was stopped @foundersvalues event for stalking. #desen #delaware
11:39 PM Sep 3rd via TweetCaster

However, John Hawley was nowhere near O’Donnell headquarters or any candidate forums on Friday night. It must be something in the water.

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Christine O’Donnell Cut A Deal To Run For Another Party

On July 15, 2010, Christine O’Donnell’s campaign put this on her website:

Kamen’s statement assumes that the liberal Mike Castle hasn’t cut a deal and would, immediately upon election, “pull a Specter” and change parties. Considering Castle’s consistent liberal voting record, such a scenario is far from wild speculation.

That statement by O’Donnell’s campaign set off a firestorm of speculation among O’Donnell’s blog network and a handful of duped conservative media, that a life long member of the Republican Party, her opponent, would jump ship and leave the GOP.

Meanwhile it was Christine O’Donnell who was courting other political parties:

The Constitution Party had nominated Republican Christine O’Donnell for the U.S. Senate after she sought their endorsement, party Chairman Pell Sherman said.

The nominations took place on July 30th in Middletown, here is the announcement:

The Constitution Party of Delaware will be holding its Convention at Bogeys-Bar and Grill, in Middletown DE. at 7pm till 10pm. On the 30th of July.

Yet on August 11th, during a radio interview in Sussex County, Christine O’Donnell was directly asked by a caller if she would still run for the Senate as a third party candidate or a write in if she lost the primary, and O’Donnell claimed that the “REAL” question was whether or not her opponent would switch parties.

The interview was less than two weeks after she sought out and received the endorsement from the Constitution Party.

The answer to that caller’s “real” question was, “Yes.”

So Christine O’Donnell, who has been on the campaign trail spreading the rumor that her opponent would “change parties,” was simultaneously trying to make sure she was on the ballot in November regardless of what party she represented.

The Constitution Party of Delaware, however, failed to beef up their statewide membership over 300 people, so their candidates will not be on the ballot.

What is that name Republicans call other Republicans who have no party loyalty and act like Christine O’Donnell?

Check out what TW at DP.net has to say about it.

And for those of you who listen to O’Donnell on the radio and are amazed at the number of people who call in to support her, she sets it all up ahead of time and even helps with what questions to ask:

Subject: Christine on with Bill Colley Today. Listen & Call in at 5pm

“Team Christine,
It’s time to mobilize ourselves. Christine will be on Bill Colley’s Radio Show today at 5pm. As we all know, as soon as the Castle camp finds out about this they will have their goons call in to trip up Christine. We need to counteract this and flood the radio station with calls. We need to ask Christine things like:

-Will she fight against Cap & Trade?
-Will she fight to repeal Obamacare?
-What votes of Mike Castle’s does she disapprove of?
-Can you explain the Disclose Act and why there is such a fuss about it?
-I heard Mike Castle is a moderate Republican, what sort of things has he voted for which makes him a moderate?
-Why are you running?
-What endorsements have you received?

Here is the call in number: 302-945-9292
Let’s light up those phones. GO TEAM CHRISTINE!!!
-David

Good astroturf.

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Glen Urquhart: And Then There’s the Nazi Video

“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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