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HARKIN HOLLERING
Townhall.com ^ | 6/4/05 | Robert Novak

Posted on 06/04/2005 8:44:53 AM PDT by LdSentinal

On the day before Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen was confirmed by the Senate as part of a negotiated compromise, Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin called her "wacko."

Harkin, appearing on liberal Randi Rhodes's national radio talk show, became animated as he said of Owen: "This is not a person to put on the bench for a lifetime appointment. This person is wacko! She's wacko!"

On the same program, Harkin said Christian broadcasters are "sort of our home-grown Taliban." He added: "They have a direct line to God. And if you don't tune into their line, you're obviously on Satan's line."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 109th; bigot; democrat; harkin; judicialnominees; liberaltalkradio; novak; priscillaowen; rhodes; ussenate

1 posted on 06/04/2005 8:44:53 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

Sad, sad day for upstanding, religious, law-abiding Iowans. My late husband was from Iowa and he always thought Harkin was an idiot. My late husband was such a smart man.


2 posted on 06/04/2005 8:49:06 AM PDT by Virginia Queen (Virginia Queen)
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To: LdSentinal

Harkin is as goofy as Howard Dean, but with a little more hair.


3 posted on 06/04/2005 8:50:56 AM PDT by NewMediaFan (Fake but accurate)
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To: LdSentinal; Virginia Queen
Iowa is a red state. Most of us here know that Harkin is a barking moonbat who spends most of his time at his home in the Caribbean.

What's even worse is that his wifey was recently named to the Iowa Board of Regents, which means that all state-run universities will continue to see 10%+ tuition hikes each year. For a state that was once known for its education system, the Harkins are doing their best to flush it all down the proverbial drain.

4 posted on 06/04/2005 8:52:35 AM PDT by RushCrush (Never give in! Never, never, never, never! Never yield in any way great or small.)
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To: LdSentinal


5 posted on 06/04/2005 8:53:04 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: RushCrush

I've got a qustion for you. I hear his stupidity all of the time on 1040 WHO -- how in the heck does he continue to get elected?


6 posted on 06/04/2005 8:54:59 AM PDT by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I'd like to know what we're talking about.)
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To: LdSentinal

Harkin obviously smoked too much Iowa corn silk when he was a kid.


7 posted on 06/04/2005 8:57:50 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny

I'll dance a jig right down Broadway when he goes!!


8 posted on 06/04/2005 8:59:56 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: scott7278
I wish I knew the answers. Lots of Iowans are older farmers who were Democrat and probably don't realize that the party has left them behind.

Plus he has name recognition from way back, and no viable candidates opposing him.

Luckily we have Grassley but lately he has shown some RINO tendencies :(

9 posted on 06/04/2005 9:03:32 AM PDT by RushCrush (Never give in! Never, never, never, never! Never yield in any way great or small.)
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To: LdSentinal
oxygen thief...
10 posted on 06/04/2005 9:06:27 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: LdSentinal

I get it. The libs are threatening judges. Maybe we'll see a crime show about dead judges in which a police investigator suggests they look for someone wearing a Tom Harkin T-shirt.


11 posted on 06/04/2005 9:09:04 AM PDT by doug from upland (MOCKING DEMOCRATS 24/7 --- www.rightwingparodies.com)
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To: leadpenny
I'll always remember him foremost as the Life of the Party at the Wellstone Funerally...(even tho he's not in this pic)

12 posted on 06/04/2005 9:09:20 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (I don't drink and FReep...it just looks that way)
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To: LdSentinal

Tell us again how you went toe to toe with North Viets over MiG Alley, Tom.


13 posted on 06/04/2005 9:11:04 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: LdSentinal

bump


14 posted on 06/04/2005 9:11:22 AM PDT by RippleFire ("It's a joke, son!")
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To: scott7278

Same way McCain gets elected ... there are many stupid people in the world.


15 posted on 06/04/2005 9:16:40 AM PDT by roylene
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To: doug from upland
Maybe we'll see a crime show about dead judges in which a police investigator suggests they look for someone wearing a Tom Harkin T-shirt.

Every time I hear of a crime of any kind I automatically suspect a DemocRAT.

16 posted on 06/04/2005 9:19:51 AM PDT by ShowMeMom (America: The home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: LdSentinal
Oh, Senator....


A pile of cow manure is seen smoldering at a feedlot near Milford, Neb., Jan. 18, 2005. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Look familair to Iowans? It's your Senator Dung-Heap steaming!

17 posted on 06/04/2005 9:21:58 AM PDT by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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To: ErnBatavia

That's Mondale. He distinguished himself as losing every state but Minnesota in his failed presidential race. He completed the perfecto when he lost Minnesota in the senate race.


18 posted on 06/04/2005 9:24:10 AM PDT by doug from upland (MOCKING DEMOCRATS 24/7 --- www.rightwingparodies.com)
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To: NewMediaFan

Next time..the screaming Dean episode is aired..
watch the background...guy clapping and hollering
is Harkin...he is also the guy at Wellstone's
funeral hyping it up to a liberal crescendo..how
do these guys ever get the Iowa people to vote
for them..besides lying their a$$ off at election time.
They are tunnel vision, Daschle, Democrats...Jake


19 posted on 06/04/2005 9:26:40 AM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: roylene; RushCrush
Same way McCain gets elected ... there are many stupid people in the world.

I wouldn't have thought that there could be so many stupid people in Iowa, though. As much as I despised Richard Gephardt's political views here, at least I could take comfort in knowing that it was a St. Louis 3rd District thing.

But to keep electing Harkin as a U.S. Senator? Makes me want to stop driving at the Iowa border sometimes. ;)

20 posted on 06/04/2005 9:29:28 AM PDT by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I'd like to know what we're talking about.)
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To: doug from upland

I know that's Mondale...my reference was to Harkin's antics at the Funerally. He made Howard Dean look like the Ritalin Kid with his performance there.


21 posted on 06/04/2005 9:47:14 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (I don't drink and FReep...it just looks that way)
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To: LdSentinal
Harkin said Christian broadcasters are "sort of our home-grown Taliban." He added: "They have a direct line to God. And if you don't tune into their line, you're obviously on Satan's line."

Yea....God bad, Howard Dean good. If you get your marching orders from God...you are Taliban. If you get your marching orders from Terry McAuliffe or Howard Dean, you're "enlightened".

Folks, this is what we're up against.

22 posted on 06/04/2005 9:51:01 AM PDT by Jerry Attrick (<B>)
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To: ErnBatavia

Sorry, I didn't pay enough attention to the comment. :)


23 posted on 06/04/2005 9:58:40 AM PDT by doug from upland (MOCKING DEMOCRATS 24/7 --- www.rightwingparodies.com)
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To: scott7278
I
Owe the
World an
Apology


Idiots
Out
Walking
Around


Or so I've been told by a friend from Iowa....
24 posted on 06/04/2005 10:16:16 AM PDT by motzman (now whatda?)
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To: motzman

Another
Iowan
Discovers
Sex


25 posted on 06/04/2005 10:19:16 AM PDT by shoedog
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To: LdSentinal

Robert Byrd probably won't be in the senate much longer. Harkin is auditioning for the role of "most senile senator." What a whack-job.


26 posted on 06/04/2005 10:38:01 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: shoedog

lol!


27 posted on 06/04/2005 10:55:35 AM PDT by motzman (now whatda?)
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To: LdSentinal

Harkin is a human lizard.


28 posted on 06/04/2005 10:56:25 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: RushCrush

Iowa had two Democrat hack senators: real stinkers, Dick Clark and Harold Hughes, back in the seventies, but were a dependable GOP presidential state.

If my memory is correct: with Reagan, they elected two Republican senators, Grassley and a guy named Roger Jepsen, a one termer who was found to have sexual piccadilloes Harkin exploited to get elected with. Democrats love to use other people's foibles and troubles, but don't look at theirs' or they'll scream like castrated pigs.

The drought and farm troubles of the late eighties is the only thing I can point to that brought Iowa into the socialist camp. Their neighbors, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, vote even more stupidly than the Iowans, who at least redeemed themselves last election.


29 posted on 06/04/2005 11:04:51 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Itzlzha

I forget, why do we call him "dungheap" besides the obvious reasons?


30 posted on 06/04/2005 11:17:01 AM PDT by RushCrush (Never give in! Never, never, never, never! Never yield in any way great or small.)
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To: Itzlzha

I forget, why do we call him "dungheap" besides the obvious reasons?


31 posted on 06/04/2005 11:17:03 AM PDT by RushCrush (Never give in! Never, never, never, never! Never yield in any way great or small.)
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To: doug from upland

His "victory" in Minnesota in 1984 was so thin, it probably could have been challenged and over-turned, but the Reaganites decided not to take that step... Wish they had gone for the clean sweep.

Boy, the Demos have served up quite a list of losers over the years.


32 posted on 06/04/2005 11:47:48 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: RushCrush
Harkin said that the Impeachment charges against Klinton were a dung-heap.
33 posted on 06/04/2005 12:07:21 PM PDT by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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To: Itzlzha

ROTFLMAO! what a jerk.


34 posted on 06/04/2005 12:09:48 PM PDT by RushCrush (Never give in! Never, never, never, never! Never yield in any way great or small.)
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To: LdSentinal
On the same program, Harkin said Christian broadcasters are "sort of our home-grown Taliban." He added: "They have a direct line to God. And if you don't tune into their line, you're obviously on Satan's line." This from a politician who has drawn his political empoweremnt from the party defended serial killing of more than 44 million alive unborn! And the American people cannot even see the face of evil shadowed in Harkin's mug.
35 posted on 06/04/2005 12:24:08 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: All; biblewonk
As far as I know, Randi Rhodes and Err America are not broadcast here in Harkin's home state of Iowa.

We may be the bluest of the red states, but we don't harken to cr*p such as that.

36 posted on 06/06/2005 5:47:09 AM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: LdSentinal
He is a leftist goon,and an embarrassment to our state.
37 posted on 06/06/2005 5:49:29 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland
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To: leadpenny
Harkin obviously smoked too much Iowa corn silk when he was a kid.

Anyone who votes for this creep must have smoked too much Iowa corn silk when they were kids.

38 posted on 06/09/2005 5:15:03 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: newgeezer

It seems like the line between us and them is getting wider, and that's really a good thing. I met a guy on the flight to Seattle Monday that was a democrat and very shortly after that he said he was "agnostic".


39 posted on 06/09/2005 5:18:43 AM PDT by biblewonk (Yes I think I am a bible worshipper.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
You should probably check the voting records for each Iowa county. The urban areas vote democratic while most of the rural areas don't. Most of Iowa's population is in the urban areas so we get Harkin.

It's not the farmers but the Iowa City, Quad Cities, Ames, Des Moines and Sioux City city-dwellers that keep electing Harkin.
40 posted on 06/09/2005 5:25:12 AM PDT by rollin
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To: biblewonk
I met a guy on the flight to Seattle Monday that was a democrat and very shortly after that he said he was "agnostic".

Oh, they're deep thinkers. Much more intelligent than, say, you or me.

41 posted on 06/09/2005 5:31:49 AM PDT by newgeezer (Just your opinion, of course. My mileage may vary.)
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To: ErnBatavia

Just remember, he didn't write the speech he gave at the Wellstone Funerally...I was sitting near the jackass how wrote it on the Acela heading from Boston to NYC.


42 posted on 06/09/2005 5:33:52 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (Getting old sucks, but it is the only viable option!)
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To: rollin
It's not the farmers but the Iowa City, Quad Cities, Ames, Des Moines and Sioux City city-dwellers that keep electing Harkin.

Linn County (Cedar Rapids) is a union shade of blue, too.

43 posted on 06/09/2005 5:56:51 AM PDT by newgeezer (Just your opinion, of course. My mileage may vary.)
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To: newgeezer
Oh, they're deep thinkers. Much more intelligent than, say, you or me.

Absolutely. "Religion was invented to explain things we couldn't understand".

44 posted on 06/09/2005 6:37:00 AM PDT by biblewonk (Yes I think I am a bible worshipper.)
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