"...But even for a Senate candidate who's lied repeatedly about her educational background, is suspected of campaign embezzlement, is suspected of tax fraud, rejects modern science, hates gays, has crusaded against masturbation, has talked about stopping Americans from having sex, and embraces a hysterically extreme political worldview, this is pretty extraordinary.
Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware said in a 2006 debate that China was plotting to take over America and claimed to have classified information about the country that she couldn't divulge.
O'Donnell's comments came as she and two other Republican candidates debated U.S. policy on China during Delaware's 2006 Senate primary, which O'Donnell ultimately lost.
She said China had a "carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America" and accused one opponent of appeasement for suggesting that the two countries were economically dependent and should find a way to be allies.
"There's much I want to say," she said at the time. "I wish I wasn't privy to some of the classified information that I am privy to." [Article]
Stop laughing and read something else for a minute: This happened four years ago, so Sarah light cannot blame these statements on her youth.
But let's forget about Sarah light and think about all the blind support that she is getting from her conservative friends simply because she chose to identify with their political tribe. This is politics in A-merry-ca post Obama: I will support you no matter what, just as long as I can say that my party picked up a seat.
For a fleeting moment Karl Rove did what I thought -and now have come to realize- was the impossible. He showed some integrity in speaking out against Sarah light. But he was soon crushed by an avalanche of ignorance and forced to retract every honest word he said about her. Now he and his wingnut buddies might live to regret it. If, by some miracle, she heads off down I-95 to represent Delaware in the US Senate, the image of the republican party will be damaged for generations. But she won't be alone. There are a few other republicans who could end up in the senate and who will contribute to that legacy as well.