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Katherine Harris Shoots From The Lip

Posted by Daniel on August 28, 2006

U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris – Florida 13- (R)

You know her…You love her. She’s the reason, according to some, that Al Gore still wakes up in a cold sweat.

Her putting a halt to the hand counding of ballots during the 2000 Presidential elections became infamous. Many on the left still hold her accountable as the sole reason George Bush ‘won’ that election. Those on the right, however, secretly praised her.

Since then, Harris has been in and out of the spotlight. She is currently the U.S. Representative representing Florida’s 13th District. And she’s had a lot to say. Again, Republicans like Sean Hannity and many others have praised her as the outspoken lady who never yeilds or winces at the barbs thrown at her by the Left. Republicans knew she would say anything to ruffle the liberal feathers. She and Ann Coulter could do no wrong in the eyes of the GOP and, without formally endorsing their rhetoric directly, the right wing sat back and just enjoyed the fireworks.

That is, until recently.

The bile pouring from Ann Coulter about 9/11 widows being shrieking harpies profiting from their husbands deaths really made the right sit up and slowly step away. Proof of their lapse in praise for Coulter was seen last week when she was dissed by a news commentator…on FOX’s “Hannity & Colmbs” no less. See the story and video here.

But this story is really about Katherine Harris and her latest bout of hoof-in-mouth.

In a recent interview, Harris was asked what role does she think people of faith should play n politics and government. Her answer was, to put it mildly, an unintended swift kick in the ass for the GOP.

“The Bible says we are to be salt and light. And salt and light means not just in the church and not just as a teacher or as a pastor or a banker or a lawyer, but in government and we have to have elected officials in government and we have to have the faithful in government and over time, that lie we have been told, the separation of church and state, people have internalized, thinking that they needed to avoid politics and that is so wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers. And if we are the ones not actively involved in electing those godly men and women and if people aren’t involved in helping godly men in getting elected than we’re going to have a nation of secular laws. That’s not what our founding fathers intended and that’s certainly isn’t what God intended. So it’s really important that members of the church know people’s stands. It’s really important that they get involved in campaigns. I said I’m going to run a campaign of integrity. I’m not going to run it like all of the campaigns that I’ve seen before…. And you know, it’s hard to find people that are gonna behave that way in a campaign and be honorable that way in a campaign. But that’s why we need the faithful and we need to take back this country. It’s time that the churches get involved. Pastors, from the pulpit, can invite people to speak, not on politics, but of their faith. But they can discern, they can ask those people running for election, in the pulpit, what is your position on gay marriage? What is your position on abortion? That is totally permissible in 5013C organizations. They simply cannot endorse from the pulpit. And that’s why I’ve gone to churches and I’ve spoken in four churches, five churches a day on Sunday and people line up afterwards because it’s so important that they know. And if we don’t get involved as Christians then how could we possibly take this back?”

“If you’re not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin.”

Read the entire interview here.

Obviously, these comments, as well as many others made during this interview, drew harsh criticism from the left.  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, who is Jewish, told the Orlando Sentinel that she was “disgusted” by the comments.

And dont think Harris left gays out of the mix. No, she had plenty to say about the mo’s. Such as:

Q: Do you support civil rights protection on the basis of sexual preference?

A: “Civil rights have to do with individual rights and I don’t think they have anything to do with the gay issues. I have not supported gay marriage and I do not support any civil rights actions with regard to homosexuality.”

Isn’t she precious??

Apparently the GOP isn’t so sure anymore. They’re tripping over one another trying to get as far away from her fallout as they possibly can…quicker than when they fled Pat Roberston. Apparently even the GOP realizes that pandering at this level can only backfire and they don’t want to be attached to her in any way when the “Kit” hits the fan.

Of course, now Harris is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate, in an effort to unseat a very popular incumbant, Bill Nelson (D). The GOP knows Nelson will retain his seat. State GOP leaders, including Governor Jeb Bush, don’t think she can win against Nelson in November. As proof, her fundraising has dropped, frustrated campaign workers have defected in droves and the campaign issues have been overshadowed by news of her dealings with a corrupt defense contractor who gave her $32,000 in illegal campaign contributions.

It is a foregone conclusion that Katherine Harris will not become a Senator. To believe otherwise would be laughable. She simply can’t win.

That will not, however, stop her shameless pandering. The very fact that she believes she’s going to ‘heaven’ is proof of her insanity.

Sorry Katherine. This time you just can’t steal the election. And God apparently isn’t on your side.

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11 Responses to “Katherine Harris Shoots From The Lip”

  1. Well, it’s obvious that Florida loves to “drink the Kool-Aid”.

  2. Sabrina Margetson said

    Her leadership skills are far ahead of her competitors

  3. Kody Maitland said

    Harris is fit as a leader for God Fearing state Florida

  4. Because Ms. Harris (and other supposed christians like her) panders to the christians. She embeds hate for certain people, despite the fact that the bible (supposedly) teaches love. Doesn’t it say somewhere in there something to the effect of: If you can’t show love for the man standing right next to you, then how can you love a god that you can’t see?

    Why is it that “Christians” can be so pro-life, yet for the death penalty? Love Thy Neighbor…only if they beliefe in YOUR God?

    Ms. Harris doesn’t believe what she says…and it will all come to light.

  5. Jamie Kaiser said

    Kathy Harris is misinterpreted time and again… let us get out of flogging the horse dead and back…. All she intends to do is awake the christians of Florida to get up and claim their rightfull place in politics

  6. Jamie Kaiser said

    Today America requires outspoken representatives like Harris… She does shoot from the lips but only for the benefit of her people…

  7. James, Jimmy Kahn said

    Today America requires outspoken representatives like Harris… She does shoot from the lips but only for the benefit of her people…

  8. Esmeralda Jekyll said

    Well it is aparent that if someone can compete Bill Nelson, then it is Rep. Harris…. Besides in accordance with states like Florida where most of the population is Christian… Harris is the right choice.

  9. Leslie Maldonado said

    well she is just misinterpreted again and again…. I really feel sorry for her for what did the GOP did to her

  10. Kathy Bland said

    Thanks alot – you know these women give me nightmares! She’s one little voting machine accident from being a US senator.. *goes to get lorazipan now*

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