There must be a damn good reason why the GOP have turned so strongly against Harris, and I am surprised that there is so little talk about it, just that observation. I think the Harris political fiasco lends itself to speculation. It cannot be blamed merely on her alleged corruption, because the GOP were distancing themselves from her long before Harris was publicly connected to the Cunningham corruption network.interesting. thnx.
My theory is that Jeb Bush and other powerful GOP politicians and operatives don't want Harris to gain any more power because of what information she has on them.
Harris is rumored to have been a mistress of Jeb Bush at one time, for instance. Also, her Dem cahllenger, Nelson, is allegedly in "tight" with Douglas Coe and the secret Fellowship organization in DC which sponsors the National Prayer Breakfasts which are perhaps being used to advance a hidden (fascist) agenda by Coe and his secret backers. I hope other people care enough to jump into the discussion and contribute their own theories and evidence. It could be fun!
i didnt know that she and Jeb had something going.
i'm not really sure i buy your theory that they wanted to keep her powerless to shut her up - keep your friends close, and your enemies closer and all that. she appears to be such a deranged loose cannon that publicly humiliating her seems a little dangerous.
emptywheel is our resident texas expert. hopefully she'll weigh in, although I don't remember her ever writing about Harris before.
the Coe stuff is interesting, I don't know much about him - but those secret meetings sure are spooky.
(update - there are also some good comments on this over here)