Christine O’Donnell Compares “Tragedy” Of Unemployment Benefits To Pearl Harbor And Death Of Elizabeth Edwards
Failed Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is looking to stay politically active, given that she has followed in the footsteps of Sarah Palin and formed her own political action committee. Thus, she is still on the hustings dredging up support for her views.
“Today marks a lot of tragedy,” O’Donnell, who lost her recent bid for a Delaware Senate seat despite strong backing from the Tea Party, said Tuesday night during an appearance in Virginia.
“Tragedy comes in threes,” O’Donnell said. “Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards’s passing and Barack Obama’s announcement of extending the tax cuts, which is good, but also extending the unemployment benefits.”
And the woman who has a long history of financial problems believes she can advise us on “economic principles.”
“The reason I say this is a tragedy is because his announcement of economic recovery was more of a potpourri of sound bytes. It’s like he took a little bit of what each party wanted and put it together. It’s not a solid plan constructed on sound economic principles.”
After her event, O’Donnell tried to back off her statement.
Speaking to reporters after her remarks Tuesday, O’Donnell backed off from the suggestion that the extension of benefits was a tragedy.
“That’s not what I meant at all,” said O’Donnell, who went on to explain that her opposition to the extension of unemployment benefits emanates from how the extension is paid for.
Oh, so that’s why you mentioned Pearl Harbor and Elizabeth Edwards.