Christine O’Donnell On The Extension of Unemployment Benefits

Ken AshfordEconomy & Jobs & DeficitLeave a Comment

It's sad that she lost the election and had to return to the witch's coven, because Christine O'Donnell would have been, well, lots of fun.

Not that's she not fun now.  Facing irrelevancy, O’Donnell is forming a new issues-oriented political action committee called “Christine PAC”.  At a launch event for the group in Virginia yesterday, O’Donnell called the extension of jobless benefits a “tragedy,” comparing it to Pearl Harbor and the death of Elizabeth Edwards:

“Today marks a lot of tragedy. … 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.”


First of all, much as I loved Elizabeth Edwards, I wouldn't put her passing in the same breath as Pearl Harbor, but, I suppose, reasonable minds can disagree.

But extending unemployment benefits?  That's a tragedy like Pearl Harbor?