Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Florida Primary - Oh my God!

Imagine waking up on a Wednesday morning and reading that PeeWee Herman is now the heavyweight champion of the world or that Mark Karr was appointed Secretary of Education or Sammy “the Bull” Gravano is the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank. But of course truth is stranger than fiction; much stranger.

Katherine Harris; her name has become a metonym for insanity, a metaphor for demented confidence. Katherine Harris thinks God chooses leaders; either forgetting or not knowing ( or not caring) that the cornerstone of the American Revolution was a rejection of that idea. Katherine Harris thinks only Christians (by her definition) should hold public office. She insists that this country was not founded to be a “nation of secular laws” because lies like that appeal to the ignorant, bigoted, superstitious rabble that vote Republican.

Katherine Harris; delusional, demented, dishonest and disloyal to American principles was the best the Party could come up with and naturally, the Republican voters of Florida chose her to be their candidate to run against Democratic Senator Bill Nelson.

Of course voter turnout was poor, as can be expected in a time when the country’s future is in the balance and poor turnout works well for Republicans.
Let’s hope some Democrats manage to remember Election day come November.


Intellectual Insurgent said...

Hopefully, that gives Nelson a better shot at winning.

Capt. Fogg said...

I'm afraid I've forgotten how to be optimistic about anything.

d.K. said...

There has to be a sensible center - even in Florida - that will preclude her election to the Senate. If not, I'll have given up all hope.

RR said...

This nut-case is as big a threat to democracy as the fundamentalists terrorist.

As you rightly point out, she doesn't even understand the principles on which the country was founded.

Capt. Fogg said...

I have to give up hope because otherwise I will go insane if she wins.

But none of them understand the foundations of our country - or they don't care to because a good part of the country doesn't either and thinks the word Democracy means tyranny by the majority.

Of course their radical viciousness and unscrupulousness makes it more than just disgusting - I think it's the biggest danger we have ever faced as a nation.

mrsleep said...

you got that right. the more we focus inwardly, we take our eyes off the ball, on real issues. conservatives talk about Dem's with the same venom they use for Terrorists, and that is the scary part.

Capt. Fogg said...

Yes, it's a kind of zoroastrian dualism - you're either God or the Devil and only blind conformity with received doctrine keeps you from being the evil one. Nothing keeps you beyond suspicion.

Welcome to the Inquisition.