There should be a word for ‘blustering cowardice.’ Hmm. ‘Graysonian?’
In a previous post I wrote some unkind (note: not ‘inaccurate’) words about Jon Corzine, and how he’s not being especially brave this election cycle. Of course, given that this guy (Rep. Alan Grayson, D-FL) is held up as a standard for speaking-truth-to-power among the Left, maybe that’s not so surprising: That was taken from a larger clip done by O’Reilly and improved with several | Read More »
Does Charlie Crist have permission to use all those articles?
Specifically, the ones written by Alex Leary for the St. Petersburg Times, and which are now showing up on Charlie Crist’s anti-Rubio hit site. Compare a post from said hit site: …with the original: Unless Mr. Leary is actually involved with this project, and the St. Petersburg Times, this is an embarrassing failure to understand the Internet. Why? Because of this: Reproducing other people’s articles | Read More »
Breaking: Rep. Robert Wexler resigning from Congress.
Which is… interesting. After all, FL-19 is a D+16 district. On the other hand, his district includes parts of Boca Raton, which is another way of saying that there’s a lot of old people in his district. Certainly his fellow-Democrat Ron Klein is facing a race next district over with Allen West. But surely we’re not doing that well in the 2010 expectations game, surely? | Read More »
Why Meek won’t win FL-SEN next year.
Nobody has much use for an equivocator. From the Politico’s article on Rangel’s ever-so-slowly increased isolation from House Democrats Also on Wednesday night, Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., who is running for the Senate, chose not to sign a Black Caucus letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in support of Rangel. Meek told POLITICO that his vote to refer the Rangel matter to the ethics | Read More »
Did Grayson lie to the ADL? Did he *not* lie?
Rep. Alan Grayson (D, FL-08) has finally found a line beyond which he is personally not prepared to cross. While the Congressman may be prepared to lie about Republican intentions on health care, he at least knows enough to realize when he’s gone too far, as his respectful letter describing his ‘regrets’ to the Anti-Defamation League indicates. Via FoxNews: Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, who has | Read More »
So, basically, if you’re a Democrat in debt…
…from your last campaign, relax: the Online Left is a soft touch for that sort of thing. Happened with Bob Miller (remember him?); and now it’s happening for Rep. Alan Grayson. I heartily agree with my colleague Brian Faughnan on this one: I heartily endorse the idea of Democratic donors giving generously to Grayson’s Congressional campaign. It might enable Grayson to repay some of the | Read More »
Marco Rubio scores 1.5 endorsements.
The full endorsement for Marco Rubio is from Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R, FL-05): Brown-Waite, who has been critical of what she has said is Crist’s attempts “to be all things to all people,” said Monday she thinks the GOP tide is turning in favor of Rubio. “He is picking up a lot of steam with the recent victories from the straw polls. It is great | Read More »
Tea Partiers get apology for insult by town.
Hey, guess what? This show up en masse stuff works! PORT ST. LUCIE — After a week of complaints about a sign at Freedomfest on July 4, city officials apologized to the Treasure Coast Tea Party. “It was not our intent to interfere or cast dispersions on the tea party,” said City Manager Don Cooper, who took responsibility for what he called a “bone-head decision.” | Read More »
Meet Representative Alan Grayson (D, FL-08).
Literally. I’ve read the Constitution several times, but I’ve never seen the part that says that elected officials are allowed to physically assault people who’d like to ask questions. Like, say, about his questionable earmark habits: Congressman Alan Grayson has had a close relationship with the civil rights group for which he tried to get hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars. As WDBO first reported, | Read More »
Rep Alan Grayson (D-FL), Freshman Congressional Idiot.
The moral of this story? Rep. Alan Grayson was standing in the middle of Disney World when it hit him: What Americans really need is a week of paid vacation. So on Thursday, the Florida Democrat will introduce the Paid Vacation Act — legislation that would be the first to make paid vacation time a requirement under federal law. Don’t let Congressmen go to Disney | Read More »
‘Watchmen on the wall of world freedom.’
A quote from Kennedy’s last, undelivered speech – and one quoted by Florida Senatorial candidate Marco Rubio as part of his farewell speech to the Florida legislature. Via And So it Goes in Shreveport. No transcript yet, sorry. I’ve been personally staying out of the entire Crist/Rubio NRSC endorsement brouhaha, mostly because we’re going to have Senatorial candidates that are going to need the NRSC’s | Read More »
Billionaire NY Independence Party founder fleeing Democrat NY for GOP Florida.
Apparently, $1 million more a year was $1 million too much: BILLIONAIRE GOLISANO FLEES NY OVER TAX ALBANY — New York billionaire Tom Golisano is taking his big bucks elsewhere. Furious over a new “millionaire’s tax” that could cost him an extra $1 million this year, the Rochester-area resident and three-time gubernatorial candidate says he’s fleeing the state for Florida’s Gulf Coast. Golisano called it | Read More »
‘If this guy had a different last name…’
It’s a significant point that I don’t actually have to tell conservative/Republican readers who GayPatriot is talking about: they would guess from the title alone that the subject is Jeb Bush. There are a lot of people out there who think that the wrong Bush ran in 2000*. Personally, I’m not one of them – more accurately, when it came to the GWOT I’d rather | Read More »
Stopping more Tax Hikes on the poor in Florida.
This ad comes from Grover Norquist’s Americans For Tax Reform, and it’s aimed squarely at the Florida legislature’s attempt to emulate the Obama administration’s recent lower-class tax hike: The argument here is actually very simple: cigarette taxes are in fact taxes, not ‘user fees’ or any other kind of bureaucratic nonsense. People like to pretend otherwise because it’s easier to pass something that’s not called | Read More »
New FL-16 Mahoney ad.
Jake Tapper calls it “devastating,” which it is: I call it “good work from the Florida GOP, and I expect the RNC to make the necessary national connections.” Particularly the ones to Rahm Emanuel and Chris Van Hollen. Moe Lane PS: Donate to Tom Rooney here.