Christine O’Donnell says the United States Constituion means a lot to her. She claimed to have studied “Constitutional Government at Claremont Graduate University”
Then, in last week’s debate, Christine made a big deal about her beliefs not meaning anything, if she goes to Washington, it will be to support the Constitution.
Yesterday’s debate at the Widener Law School shows the Constitution to be a document she obviously has not read with any amount of comprehension.
“Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?” O’Donnell asked him.
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,” said Widener University political scientist Wesley Leckrone, adding that he thought it raised questions about O’Donnell’s grasp of the Constitution.
Note in the video how O’Donnell keeps on gleefully repeating her ignorant misunderstanding of the Constitution. She is convinced she is right and has Coons in a “gotcha” moment. She understands that someone in the room is an idiot, but unfortunately does not realize that she is it.
After that debate my team and I we were literally high fiving each other thinking that we had exposed he doesn’t know the First Amendment, and then when we read the reports that said the opposite we were all like “what?”