I'm DVRing this shit so I can make an mp3 of it and play it on my iPod when I go to sleep every night. It's, like, one of the few highlights of this election cycle. Though, apparently, she thinks that Chris Coons owes her some legislation or something. (I don't know if she knows how elections work.)
Oh, and Nate Silver is now giving the GOP is a full 2 percent chance of taking the Senate. That's an 00 or 01 on a double-throw of the 10-sided-die. They'd practically need a critical hit. Am I right? Am I right? Anyone?
Tags: Christine O’Donnell, Delaware, Liveblog, Senate
According to CNN, in the race to fill the Delaware Senate seat left vacant by Vice President Joe Biden, Republican Christine O'Donnell is projected to lose to her Democratic opponent, whoever that is.
As you'll recall, O'Donnell garnered more media coverage than any other political candidate during this midterm cycle in part for her anti-masturbation stance, a history of witchcraft followed by a peculiar campaign ad in which she denied being a witch, and a flimsy understanding of the First Amendment of the Constitution.
Her opponent–who I feel like is named something like Chuck or Chaz, something like that, it's right on the tip of my tongue–on the other hand, is best known for not being Christine O'Donnell. Chip? Is that it? Chip Cruise? Let's go with that.
Speculation abounds over how O'Donnell will parlay her notoriety within the GOP, but I'm going to go out on a limb and predict she will quit her job as Governor of Alaska within the next six months.
Tags: Chris Coons, Christine O’Donnell, Delaware, Democrats, Joe Biden, Liveblog, Masturbation, Republicans, Senate
Midterm elections rarely get as interesting as they've gotten this year in Nevada, Alaska and Delaware. Which is to say, midterm elections rarely get interesting…
More election coverage after the jump.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.
Tags: Alaska, Christine O’Donnell, Delaware, Harry Reid, Hispanic, Joe Miller, Karl Rove, LGBT, Lisa Murkowski, Midterms, Nevada, Religion, Scott McAdams, Senate, Sharron Angle
Earlier today, I hinted about a certain Leader of the Free World paying Jon Stewart and the Daily Show team a visit next week — and, I'll tell you, the suits upstairs were none to happy with me, but luckily I made it so hard to figure out who I was talking about that they decided not to fire me — but it turns out that that news was just the tip of the iceberg!
Okay, yes, Comedy Central has confirmed that President Barack Obama will be on the Daily Show next Wednesday, October 27 at at 11pm / 10c during its week-long "When Grizzlies Attack: A 'Daily Show' Midterm Teapartyganza" pre-election coverage from Washington D.C. blah blah blah blah blah.
But now it turns out that next week's Teapartyganza show will also feature appearances from now other than D.C. All-Stars Council Of Economic Advisors Chairman Austan Goolsbee on Monday October 25 and U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman (D-Delaware) on Tuesday October 26. I know, right! It's all happening for us, people! This is our time!
After the jump, check out Austan Goolsbee's previous appearance on the show in February. (Obama's previous appearance can be found here.)
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11pm / 10c.
Tags: Austan Goolsbee, Barack Obama, Delaware, Jon Stewart, Senate, Ted Kaufman, The Daily Show, Video, Washington DC
Do you know what's great about running for the U.S. Senate? You learn all kinds of stuff about the country. Like, did you know that there's a First Amendment? Apparently, it's right there just before the Second Amendment. Who knew?
"Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?" O'Donnell asked [her opponent Chris Coons during a debate]. When Coons responded that the First Amendment bars Congress from making laws respecting the establishment of religion, O'Donnell asked: "You're telling me that's in the First Amendment?"
Her comments, in a debate aired on radio station WDEL, generated a buzz in the audience. "You actually audibly heard the crowd gasp," Widener University political scientist Wesley Leckrone said after the debate, adding that it raised questions about O'Donnell's grasp of the Constitution.
It's true! I checked! And that's not all; there's all kinds of crazy shit in this thing. Like, did you know that you're not allowed to keep slaves. What?! When did this happen? Why did this not show up in my Twitter feed?
Oh, and apparently, we're not allowed to drink alcohol. Of all the fu– Wait, never mind. Yes, we can. Crisis averted, people. Crisis averted.
Update: Politico has some extremely Yikes!y audio from the debate.
Tags: Bill of Rights, Chris Coons, Christine O’Donnell, Constitution, Debates, Delaware, Religion