If anything sums up the current Republican party, it is Katherine Harris. I am watchingthe Harris/Nelson ‘debate,’ and it is painful. When she is not rambling incoherently, she is making weird faces and smiling inappropriately at audience members. It is bit surreal, particularly since Nelson himself has a very odd speaking style.
The scrolling bar of text at the bottom of the screen states Nelson is leading 64-29%, and it truly frightens me that 29% of the population of any state would support her.
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This is awesome. Plus, I have always liked the Waitresses.
and it truly frightens me that 29% of the population of any state would support her
I think that you’re probably looking at the theoretically predicted BTKWB Republican base.
John Rogers has promoted the theory that 27% of the population is crazy and will vote on party lines no matter how repugnant the candidate.
Right, because no matter how insane the R candidate, the D would be worse!
How nice it would be if that held true in Connecticut.
It’s easy to explain. 14% of the electorate likes the right one, and 14% prefers the left one. The remaining 1% is bugshit crazy.
Gold Star for Robot Boy
Having lived in Florida for 4-1/2 years, I can describe Nelson’s speaking style.
It’s much… like Bill Clinton’s… except… a little bit slower… and… a little bit lower.
Gold Star for Robot Boy
But for one night, and one night only, I’d hit it.
Because that never ends badly…
Gold Star for Robot Boy
Harris would be hours of hot mink sex, then weeks of dodging her all-hours phone calls and unexpected visits to my office. Plus, a dead bunny.
Harris’s accent always throws me off–it sounds part British, part Southern, maybe a touch of New Jersey, but taken together just all wrong. It might make sense if she were actually an alien who was trained to speak by robots who had watched too many music videos on VH1 or something–really, I have no idea.
Yeah, with my car…
C’mon guys–Harris is daffy, but the blog-obsession with her boobs is more than a little sexist.
Did she have a boob job?
Yes, Matt, it is sexist. I happen to think that her infamous “I’ve got great knockers” shot with whichever right wing talking head was horrific, but, at the end of the day, focusing on them, instead of the projectile-vomit-inducing person that she is, is sexist.
The Disenfranchised Voter
Ugh, you would seriously stick it to Katherine Harris?
Good go man, I hope you would at least consider donkey punching her…
The Disenfranchised Voter
As Lincoln said, “You may fool all the people some of the time (9/12/2001);
you can even fool some of the people all the time (The Republican Base);
but you can’t fool all of the people all the time (The rest of us that will be voting these bastards out of office).”
Yeah, I wonder what the explanation for that could be. Maybe she was just drunk on Hannity and Colmes?
I think your post title should be fixed:
The Pride of the GOP
The Bride of the GOP.
That is much better i think.
Sorry, I wouldn’t hit it with Wilford Brimley’s dick.
As to sexism, I’m sorry, but if Tightjeans McPenisimplant went on Hannity & Colmes and started profiling his crotch, it may be a topic of conversation.
Andrew J. Lazarus
She was just as loony while fixing the 2000 election.
Mark Foley and Katherine Harris just sort of personify the Bush GOP. The yin and yang of the base. Maybe after the midterms those two in Florida can get together. They’d be good for each other.
Clearly, she was a paragon of truth and justice in 2000, and she still is today. Darrell says so.
srv, it’s clear that most people would believe that she did her job, and that she should be kept away from gay scoutmasters.
Or something like that.
Don’t give Hannity any ideas.
If anything sums up the current Democratic party it’s Senator Robert Byrd, and you’re voting for that senile old fart.
So, John, since you seem to be still reading…what are you thinking about the soldier in Sadr City? I know that Sullivan’s been on this, as has the Commissar…what do you think?
Ah, Gaijin Biker got it: Harris’s 29% is indeed within the margin of error of the crazification factor, which I’ve found to pop up in just the spots you’d expect. Rogers is onto something.
It’s obviously the fault of the US generals in Iraq. Ask John Boehner (D – No Accountability).
The sad part is, there are Republican candidates who are even more insane, but are doing better than her in their respective polls, e.g. Curt “my Democratic opponent runs the Bush justice department” Weldon and Michelle “the Earth is 6000 years old” Bachmann.
Actually, I’m not sure if we should ask Rep. Boehner or Rep. al Sadr (D – Sadr City). Whoever we ask, it is clearly John Kerry’s fault.
And Michael Moore is still fat.
John Rogers need only post this, and his place in the blogosphere is secure.
What I can’t figure out is how she got into office in the first place. If you stuck an R on a dead whale, I suspect it would get at least 25% of the vote in Florida.
I think that the right title for the post might be “The Pride of Frankenstein”…she is, after all, an unnatural melding of living and unliving matter…
The Other Steve
John Cole, based on the better understanding of just what type of a person Katherine Harris is.
Do you have any comments in retrospect regarding her actions in the 2000 election?
Oh, one other thing… Don’t be too concerned. Here in Minnesota we have Michelle Bachmann, who is virtually an identical twin to Katherine Harris. And she’s doing quite well. It might be because while she’s batshit crazy, she’s not clinically insane like Harris.
Like Sali in Idaho, who was described by his fellow Republicans as “[that] idiot is just an absolute idiot” with another Republican remarking “If you want to debate this, I’ll put the House at ease and we can go back into my office and I’ll throw you out the window”? And this is the guy Republica primary voters chose to replacing Helen Chenoweth-Hage (the UN/Clinton black helicopter lady). At least they’re consistent.
I think short of the fact that it appears he , he’s going to win.
How come we literally can’t go a day without finding another Republican assaulting a mistress or their wives or cheating on said wives with young pages?
Or, on the more general tip, there are the 19 open Federal investigations into members of Congress, and that’s with Republicans doing their best to shut down every avenue of oversight. 15 of those investigations are into Republicans (including our old pal Katherine Harris). This means that after 12 years in charge they’re 400% as corrupt as Democrats :-)
And that doesn’t count some non-federal investigations or other criminal issues like: Foley, Kolbe, Gibbons in Nevada, the Plame/Libby case, the phone jamming scandal in VT (remember that one? Looks like it might reach up to at least Melhman in the end), Safavian, Abramoff, etc.
But Kerry’s an oaf, so it’s all OK.
Oh and FUCK YEAH. That just made my day.
Sorry, the “FUCK YEAH” was supposed to link to this about Ann Coulter. Couldn’t happen to a nicer shrieking harpie/Nazgul/Agent of Death.
When Rush Limbaugh’s done with his current affair/temporary receptacle, and Ann Coulter’s done feasting on babies or puppies or whatever she does, I hope they get married. That would be awesome.
Funny, but I can’t talk. ‘Cause if the Dems had nominated a cheese sandwhich for President in 2004, against Bush, I would have voted for the snack.
Was it H.L. Mencken that said “You’ll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public” or was that P.T. Barnum? Whoever it was, I keep looking for proof the quote is wrong, and then a Katherine Harris comes along with nearly one-third of the voters in her district supporting her, and I retire to my recliner to drink wine and rest up so I can muster the will to continue my quest.
I’d hit it.
Oh yeah. That song was my anthem when I was young and evil. But evil in a “Basic Instinct” way, not in a Katherine Harris, fake tits, bimbo-for-Bush way.
I have to admit, I probably would have as well. I did bring myself to vote for Kerry, after all–would a cheese sandwich really be all that worse?
Love the video — four of the biggest boobs in politics!
Well, thanks for that, anyway.
The Other Steve
Well, it appears the George Allen calling Jim Webb a pedophile thing is backfiring.
Maybe Allen should have ran ditech.com commercials.
“Oh no! I lost another voter to the Democratic Party!”
The Other Steve
The only thing Idaho exports is potatoes and conspiracy theories.
Is there some way we can just partisan the country? Let the dumb bastards kinda just do there own thing and hope Evolution runs its course? Maybe we can reinstate slavery for, like, a week, and hope they all try to secede when it gets taken away again.
I think the word you were looking for was “partition”. There’s quite enough “partisan-ing” as it is.
John, please accept my apologies for slipping in this off-topic comment.
I salute your courage and your honesty. Sharing your feelings about the direction the GOP has taken in recent can’t possibly have been fun.
Re John’s link:
Y’know, if I say, didn’t read English, and hadn’t known that this was an interview with a political candidate, I could have sworn the leering lady in the video was trying to flog some sex manual book, or something: I mean, does Katherine Harris purposely adopt that odd three-quarters stance solely to show off her boobs? Or is it just a reflex? If she thinks she’s going to vamp her way into the Senate, she is seriously deluded: but then, so what else is new?
PS: Did anyone else notice that Krazy Kat’s stop-looking-at-my-tongue-and-stare-at-my-chest-like-you’re-supposed-to efforts went pretty much for naught? I saw that Fox, whether deliberately or not, placed their “Fox News Exclusive” title-box right where it would obscure Ms. Harris’s political assets – censorship, I tell you! Censorship!!
The real fun will be watching Harris’s total meltdown next week. I wouldn’t be surprised if she yells fraud.
Nice distratction attempt, but your material is kind of dated.
Sorry Thomas, if you’re referring to stupid things Byrd said more than 30 years ago, it shows why John might vote for him: Byrd learns from and admits his mistakes, which is more than you can say for the current administration. Additionally, he might not be my entire cup of tea, but Byrd has shown he’s interested in what the constitution really says, as opposed to what he wishes it said.
As for the “old fart” qualification, did you go around telling people not to vote for Strom Thurmond or Jesse Helms? Or do their farts smell sweeter because they’re Republicans?
Yes. Unfortunately the effect is ruined by that hole above her neck that sound comes out of.
Ok. This campaign photo of Harris is pretty amusing… check out what passes for a ‘young Republican’ in Broward County–that’s Florida for ya!
Now *that’s* funny. It looks like the median age is about 70. I guess age is all relative.