Katherine Harris?!?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Mr. Anderson, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    This is disturbing....

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/08/28/senate.harris.ap/index.html

    One of my favorite quotes this week:

    I just don't get people like this and why is it lately that there seem to be more of them getting involved in politics? Is this a trend we're going to be seeing more of?

    Oh, and for those who are curious - I'm Christian and I don't have a problem with religions - I have a problem with religion running politics, though.

    Who'd like to see her and Ann Coulter in Celebrity Death Match? :D

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  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    change it to Celebrity Death *March* and i'll contribute money.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Here in Floriduh, the news on her has been rather critical. Not only have her opponents suggested that she quit but so have her supporters.

    She's becoming more extreme but so are the other Republicans who are losing ground like Tom Gallagher.

    What's odd is that she's attacking Bill Nelson who has time-and-time-again openly opposed the insurance companies as the state's Insurance Commissioner and yet, Harris continues to say that he's never done anything good for Floriduh. Now, she's "gutsy" in her new ad but I think "delusional" fits better.
     
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    In a statement from her office:

    That's great. Just make sure you keep that **** out of your job as a ****ing representative, bitch.
     
  5. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    "wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers."


    So it's Gods fault that Bush is President,interesting view.:rolleyes:
     
  6. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    She's going to lose anyways, the GOP have reduced her campaign funding.
     
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    Right... because Christians never sin. It's in the Bible. I'm sure of it. Even though I've never read it. :rolleyes:
     
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    Maybe I'm just a dumb Brit, but why are these 'politicians' and their 'political views' apparently accepted in the US political scene.

    Don't get me wrong, we need liberals, socialists, conservatives, righties/lefties, and so on in politics, but this woman's toxic thoughts will have been given an apparent 'seal of approval' by the Republican Party, the U.S.A's ruling party, if she isn't disciplined or sacked.
     
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    Because most of the people in this country are idiots.
     
  10. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    The American colonies were founded by Puritans. As a result, we're a conservative Christian nation compared to those in Europe. She's not going to be fired for being a conservative Christian by any party. Her funding's been reduced and the GOP has distanced itself from her already. I wouldn't say her views are toxic, just misguided.
     
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    She isn't the only one in the state of Floriduh. That's a huge part of the problem and there are many, many, many people to whom she's talking. Christian fundamentalists here feel we've strayed too far from the 1950s and 1960s where every problem could be solved in a 30 minute t.v. show and the white man was king. Many of them don't even want women in the work place.

    As OnceUGoMac is saying, a lot of people who came for religious freedom were being persecuted in England for some of their nutzo views. Here, they have the freedom to express those openly. It's always interesting being out on the streets of Central Floriduh.
     
  12. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    I love Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom. :D
     
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    Harris is just trying desperately to motivate her base - religious wackos. They're about the only people who still support her.
     
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    I can't believe that the 2000 elections -- and all that's followed them -- rested in the hands of this nut.

    Seriously. All the hard work and good intentions in the world don't matter when one crazy person finds themself in a position of power.

    History's going to make a mockery of our generation ...
     
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    It's more safe there. The fundamentalists don't go there usually, especially during Gay Days. I think a few went to Gay Days one year and tried to show that there is no fun in fundamentalism.

    Reality goes through a lot of twists and turns in Central Floriduh. Orlando (and Orange County) is the only primarily Democratic area for quite a distance.
     
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    True, she's playing to the republican right wing audience. Using religion because her party cant seem to get anything else right these days?
     
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    It's actually beyond that with Harris. She can't even get support from GOP organizational types, let alone convince anyone that she has a snowball's chance of actually getting elected.
     
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    It's a human nature thing with folks like Harris (and many others). They see stuff like the ACLU efforts to remove the Ten Commandments from court houses as an attack on their strongly-held belief systems, their value systems. (Just as an example)

    Forget any right/wrong. I'm talking perceptions. Anybody who perceives that their fundamental beliefs are under attack is gonna be resentful. Doesn't matter if it's political or religious. Doesn't matter if they're mistaken in their perceptions; it's what they think is going on.

    The normal reaction is to fight back in some manner. Strong emotions. In this particular case, she's dragging her religious views into her politics.

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    So if you perceive your "fundamental beliefs" to be "under attack", it becomes OK, or at least understandable, to spout the BS that Harris is spouting?
     
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    I have a fundemental belief in the Constitution that makes it okay for me to say Katherine Harris should be burned as a witch.
     
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    Think of it as a process of winnowing. She has every right to say whatever she wants but the more she pigeonholes herself as a right wing x-ian nutjob, the narrower her support is going to be. She needs lessons from Karl Rove. Appear to support the extremists if they'll vote for you but don't go so far as to actually commit to their cause.
     
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    I'm not arguing that she doesn't have a right to say what she did. :confused:
     
  24. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    "So if you perceive your "fundamental beliefs" to be "under attack", it becomes OK, or at least understandable, to spout the BS that Harris is spouting?"

    Understandable, yeah. People do it all the time. Nothing new.

    OK? Well, politically, it's stupid. Extremist views get strong support from a very small audience...

    I think Ugg's comment about Rove is apropos. The thing is, Harris isn't sly and cunning...

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    That's not just wacko, it's outright bigotry.
     

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