Captain's Quarters Blog

« Northern Alliance Radio Today | Main | NYT's Wayback Machine Takes Editorial Board To 9/10 »

June 4, 2005
Harkin: Christian Broadcasters 'Our Taliban'

Robert Novak reports that stupid statements on Air America aren't limited to the liberal network's hosts. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin appeared on Randi Rhodes' show and called Christian broadcasters "our home-grown Taliban":

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."

Thus goes the Democratic outreach to the Christian community. In fact, Harkin and Howard Dean have defined a new era in party-building for the Democrats, where any display of faith makes someone a "wacko", and the equivalent of Islamic lunatics that beat men for flying kites and women for displaying their ankles. If Tom Harkin can't tell the difference between James Dobson and Mullah Omar, then Iowans should check his corn to see what he's been using for fertilizer.

Their fear and distaste for Christians borders on bigotry -- and yet the media eats it up. Christians and other people of faith are increasingly repelled by this rhetoric, and hopefully will remember it when the Democrats claim at election time that they respect faith. If they did, they wouldn't compare Christians to Islamofascist terrorists.

Sphere It Digg! View blog reactions
Posted by Ed Morrissey at June 4, 2005 5:47 PM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry is

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Harkin: Christian Broadcasters 'Our Taliban':

» Another Democrat incites violence against judges from The Unalienable Right
Remember when the Democrats were telling us that any criticism of judges was a dangerous threat? Senator Tom Harkin (D - Iowa) is apparently out there threatening judges, according to the Democrats' standard. Will his fellow Democrats, Senator Sch... [Read More]

Tracked on June 4, 2005 10:20 PM

» Thus Goes the Democrats' Christian Outreach from Hard Starboard
Captain Ed brings our attention to a bullet point lowlighting the Christophobic bigotry displayed by Iowa Donkator Tom Harkin on Err America this week in Robert Novak's "Saturday insider" column: On the day before Texas Supreme Court Justice Pri... [Read More]

Tracked on June 4, 2005 10:38 PM

» Justice Priscilla Owen: A Wacko from FullosseousFlap's Dental Blog
Senator Harkin, Senator Kerry and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua Sandanista fame. Robert Novak in his June 4 Column: New Confirmation Trouble has this about Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa: On the day before Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen was con... [Read More]

Tracked on June 4, 2005 11:55 PM

» Senator Harkin as Chairman Dean understudy? from John in Carolina
Harkin must be hoping to get the Chairman Dean understudy role. [Read More]

Tracked on June 5, 2005 1:30 PM

» Supper: 6/6/2005 from basil's blog
Try one of these specials with your supper: Daisy Cutter says [Read More]

Tracked on June 6, 2005 5:03 PM

Design & Skinning by:
m2 web studios

blog advertising


Proud Ex-Pat Member of the Bear Flag League!