In this era of uber-partisan politics, a candidate labeling himself as a Republican places a bulls-eye on him by members of the Democratic party, especially progressives. The citizens of Miami-Dade County have removed "Republican" Mayor Carlos Alvarez from office on Tuesday.
A sampling of a few websites that are trying to make political hay out of the Republican label:
- The Democratic Underground -- They have posted multiple stories about how the local politicians who were recalled were Republicans. You have to love the civility in this title.
- The Huffington Post -- This is a "breaking news tweet" they posted. The tweet contains a link to the Reuters news article on the story.
- The New York Times -- They take the time to mention that he is a Republican.
- Miami-Dade Democratic Party -- Going even as far as to provide phone support so the voters know what to bring and where to go to ensure Alvarez is recalled.
Despite the label, the citizens of Miami-Dade county have judged Alvarez by his actions. The Associated Press article, which has been posted online by numerous websites, states that the two primary causes for his ouster are the increase in property tax rates and a salary increases for county employees.
As one commenter on The Free Republic stated, Alvarez "acted liked a Democrat." And THAT'S why he was recalled!