Sunday, August 27, 2006

Voting for sin

Ghastly no-hoper Katherine Harris furthered the no-hope status of her dreary run for the US Senate, offering nothing but embarrassment for herself, Florida and the country in general. And she did all that by appealing to what she thought was her "base."

In an interview with Florida Baptist Weekly this past week, Harris is quoted as saying that separation of Church and State in America is a "lie we have been told" (by Thomas Jefferson, I guess) and that "God is the one who chooses our leaders." The logical chasm evident in the conflicting systems of electoral process and divine selection was not reconciled by Harris.

She further buried herself in a steaming heap of Christianist rhetorical dung by admonishing voters who refused to enact the Reconstructionist agenda:
If you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin.
Of course, this didn't sit well with the sizeable Jewish community in the state and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla) called Harris' comments "disgusting."

Naturally enough, Harris found herself in a hole of her own digging and, in having to "clarify" her comments, offered the excuse the she had been "speaking to a Christian audience," which apparently means that her words of righteousness were not meant for public consumption.

Harris continues to be an embarrassment to Republicans in Florida and more generally, as though the GOP doesn't have enough idiots spouting out bigoted, racist nonsense. Though some in the GOP may actually hold the views espoused by Harris -- may? hell, we know they do -- they have to disown the stupidty of Harris if for only the fact that public statements like this are still recognised as bad form. While the GOP claims to be "the party of America," lately we have been treated to some public exposure of just what kind of America they really mean, despite decorum's approbation of it.


Anonymous Robb said...

"offered the excuse the she had been "speaking to a Christian audience," which apparently means that her words of righteousness were not meant for public consumption"

-I would like to hear what says if she is speaking to a racist audience... (not like that hasn't happened at some point)

4:01 PM  
Blogger The Bengali Fob said...

That totally cracked me up! Sounds like an idiot to me and I hope no one decides vote for her if they know what's good for them.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we need more candidates like crazy kathy harris...this just gives the rest of the world a good view of the clowns running jesusland usa, and hopefully a critical mass of americans who will one day run these clowns out of town and into the desert where they belong

2:50 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

Yeah, you're right. More Harrises would definitely showcase the seething underbelly of the GOP. But they are out there, they're just not dumb enough to say the dumb things Harris says out loud. They usually leave that job to Dobson, Robertson, etc.

5:00 PM  

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