Category Archives: Republicans

Mar 23

Why “Stand Your Ground” Is Actually “Shoot First”

Cross-posted from Progress Florida. The tragic death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin at the hands of self-appointed “neighborhood watchman” George Zimmerman has reignited the debate over Florida’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law. The law, passed with a bi-partisan vote and … Read More

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Feb 24

Vern Buchanan: The Corruption Doesn’t Wash Off, It Only Spreads

Really, really bad news for thug Congressman Vern Buchanan in the New York Times: The Federal Election Commission has already completed one investigation that produced a settlement this week with a former partner of Mr. Buchanan’s who used their car … Read More

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Feb 14

Everybody Agrees the Prison Privatization Bill Is A Bad Idea…

…except the governor, his Republican allies in the legislature and the companies that will make huge profits off of it. Law enforcement doesn’t like it: For Release February 13th, 2012 Press Release Breaking: Florida’s Sheriffs Denounce Privatization Deal With the … Read More

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Feb 06

Rachel Burgin Bought and Paid For, Also Not That Smart

The Young Turks on Burgin Rep. Rachel Burgin is so bought and paid for buy ALEC-affiliated corporate interests, that she’s introducing bills directly from the American Legislative Exchange Council. And by directly, we mean she forgot to take out the … Read More

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Jan 19

Orlando Sentinel Derides Democratic Principles (Media Accountability)

At the Orlando Sentinel‘s Central Florida Political Pulse blog, reporter Bob Shaw has the following to say about the just-released statement of guiding principles from the Democrats in the legislature: According to House Democratic Policy Chair Rick Kriseman of St. … Read More

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Jan 12

Koch Bros. give Marco Rubio A+ for voting as he’s paid

Barely a year in office and he already excels at taking orders from his big donors. The astroturf group called Americans for Prosperity, aka the political tool of the right-wing Koch brothers, ranks Marco Rubio with four other US senators … Read More

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Jan 11

Rick Scott’s State Of Denial Speech Spurs Brave FL Cop Into Political Action

(Cross-posted at Examiner.com) In delivering his 2012 Florida State Of The State address, Governor Rick Scott kept pitching for less taxes and regulations. He said the best thing government can do to help millions of still struggling Floridians is to … Read More

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Dec 20

The Public Isn’t Buying the Lie that ‘Both Sides’ Are the Same (Ammunition)

False equivalency between the left and the right is all the rage with the media, Republicans, the president and others. The public isn’t buying it because it isn’t true: Timothy Noah’s “Poll: It Isn’t Both Sides’ Fault” at The New … Read More

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Dec 14

Winner and Loser of the Day — Lewis/Florida’s Poor

Winner: Judge Terry Lewis — Correctly throwing the religious “freedom” amendment off the ballot (for now). Loser: Florida’s Poor — Unemployment compensation getting cut and being forced to be drug tested means that the Florida Republican assault on the poor … Read More

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Oct 19

Privatizing Government Work Is More Expensive (Ammunition)

As usual, conservative theories fail the truth test when actual science is applied to them. From CBS: As Washington’s use of private contractors grows, the government is paying those contractors billions more than it would pay their government workers to … Read More

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Oct 19

Infrastructure In Worse Shape In Red States (Ammunition)

This isn’t surprising, but it is dangerous and it is a sign that Republicans aren’t doing their job and aren’t serving their constituents: [The] Republican leadership has continually blocked efforts by Obama and Congressional Democrats to invest in infrastructure improvements, … Read More

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Sep 28

In News We Kinda Already Knew: Buchanan Not Running for Senate

Florida independent reports Buchanan, who is turning into the Chris Christie of Florida, isn’t running for Senate: Though polls have suggested that Buchanan would be a competitive candidate, the congressman isn’t without some controversial baggage. Buchanan has long been plagued … Read More

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