Rep. Joe Garcia’s (D, Florida) former chief of staff is going to jail.
But there’s no such thing as election fraud in this country: Congressman Joe Garcia’s former chief of staff will head to jail for orchestrating a fraudulent, online absentee-ballot request plot during last year’s elections.
Joe Garcia (D, Florida 26) SWEARS that that $25 grand payout wasn’t hush money.
Oh, dear. This looks very awkward: What’s worse than firing your top political adviser and chief of staff amid a state elections-fraud investigation? Having to pay him $25,000 in invoices that appear once the FBI opens up a separate inquiry. Welcome to Congressman Joe Garcia’s world.
ACLU reverses course on further #Zimmerman prosecution: will @BarackObama… AGAIN?
Jeralyn Merritt of Talk Left has always had a stubbornly sensible streak about her when it comes to the absurdities of her side’s legal-themed shenanigans, and sometimes it gets loose. Case in point: her addressing of basic reality on the Martin-Zimmerman case, and exactly why the ACLU was smart to reverse course and get out of any further race-baiting in the form of trying for | Read More »
The Predictable Narrative May Not Be
We are used to hearing the GOP is doomed with hispanic voters unless they do all sorts of things. I think much of what is said is said in a vacuum. Events and personalities change things. Likewise, I just don’t think the narrative is really as awful for the Republicans as so many in the press would have us believe. Consider Florida. Today, Governor Rick | Read More »
Does The US Welfare System Benefit Jihadists?
Our government, our media and the increasingly auto-beclowning supporters of our current national Zeitgeist strive manfully athwart ratiocination to rapidly disconnect the dots on The Boston Marathon Terror Bombing. Like the brilliant government bureaucrat who classified the Major Nidal Hasan’s Fort Hood Jihad Spray-Job as workplace violence, they aren’t lying per se. They’re just bull-(radio edit). Like the evil Jack Nicholson character in A Few Good Men, their operational assumption with respect to the American People is “You can’t handle the truth.”
The truth we supposedly can’t handle, quite simply is this.
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State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home. In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state. The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money *
The Economic Rise of the South
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss North Korea’s threat to bomb Austin, the draw of low tax southern states, and why embracing energy and manufacturing has allowed some states to better whether this downturn.
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I Am Very Disappointed in Governor Rick Scott
I was one of the few national conservatives to support Governor Scott in 2010 during his primary. He is a fundamentally great person. I really like him. He has been a friend to this site. But I am terribly disappointed in his decision to expand Medicaid in Florida. As one of the chief opponents of Obamacare and, before it, Hillarycare, Governor Scott knows this is | Read More »
Do you want to repeal Obamacare?
Claire McCaskill. Bob Casey Jr. Sherrod Brown. Bill Nelson. Tammy Baldwin. Tim Kaine. These Senators and Senate candidates all support or even voted for Obamacare. Importantly, they all have Republican opponents who have a chance to win, thanks in part to the growing support for Mitt Romney in their swing states.
If we want to defeat Obamacare, it is critical that we elect Republicans to as many Senate seats as we can. The sad fact is that we can’t just get 50 and hope to win on a reconciliation tiebreak vote cast by Paul Ryan. You never know if the Democrats might find an anti-TEA party Republican who oppose the will of the voters and come to the other side. So we need to elect as many Republicans as we can.
That means no Republican left behind. George Allen, Tommy Thompson, Connie Mack, Josh Mandel, Tom Smith, and yes, Todd Akin are six key anti-Obamacare votes we need to elect, along with of course Mitt Romney.
We can only do this if we knock on doors, contact voters, and get out the vote for this important election. Please help.
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, bill nelson
, Bob Casey Jr.
, Claire Mccaskill
, connie mack
, George Allen
, Josh Mandel
, Junior Casey
, Sherrod Brown
, Tammy Baldwin
, Tim Kaine
, Todd Akin
, tom smith
, Tommy Thompson
Obama’s Hubris Will be His Undoing
Barack Obama has lost North Carolina and Florida. His ground game is at near parity in early voting with the GOP, the GOP is more energized, and he is going to lose both. But he will not stop spending money in those two states and redirect the resources to Ohio, which is now a must win state for him. He will not do it because | Read More »
Elizabeth Warren’s Occupiers to attack Tampa’s EMS during GOP convention?
“EMS” standing for “Emergency Medical Services,” of course. Anyway, that’s the claim – and let us not pretend that the Occupy Movement has not been fully converted into a front for the blackshirt anarchists, shall we? The following will be familiar to anyone who watched how the antiwar movement got hijacked by the exact same people: So people have to remember, this isn’t a bunch | Read More »
The Fanciful Political Cross Dressing of Charlie Crist
As the GOP head to Florida, the literal poster boy for trial lawyers in Florida is endorsing Obama. It is not a surprise. Charlie Crist was Barack Obama’s favorite Republican for the longest time. They stood shoulder to shoulder in support of the stimulus. RedState played a great role in helping beat Charlie Crist. Marco Rubio is such an improvement But I do hope Charlie | Read More »
Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-23) invites Paul Ryan to campaign in her district.
I happened to be on a conference call with FL-23 candidate Karen Harrington, who of course is the person facing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the general election. So it’s going to be a tough race; after all, if there’s any seat that the Democrats would be personally embarrassed to lose, it’d be this one. But when I asked directly whether Karen Harrington would | Read More »
John Mica and The Politics of Cronyism (Plus Luxury Trips to Italy)
Today, in Florida’s 7th Congressional District a primary battle between Rep. John Mica (R) and Rep. Sandy Adams (R) is culminating as voters go to the polls to decide which incumbent will represent the newly redrawn district. Mica, the entrenched powerful chairman of the House Transportation Committee, left his current district and a few hundred thousands constituents to move into the newly redrawn district of | Read More »
RS Interview: Aaron Bean (R-CAND, FL State Senate 4 PRI)
This is the other state-level interview (Florida) that I’ve done recently (more or less because of the RedState Gathering): again, I encourage people to interview their own state-level candidates and politicians. These races matter. Here we have Aaron Bean, who is running in Florida’s Fourth Senate district: we chatted about the race, and state-level races generally. Aaron Bean’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
RS Interview: Cord Byrd (R CAND, FL State House 11 PRI).
This is one of two interviews about state races – in this case, Florida – that I did as more or less because of the RedState gathering. I thoroughly recommend that people interview their own state legislators and candidates; 2010 taught us that every race has importance, and it’s on the state level that a lot of the day-to-day political decisions are hashed out. At | Read More »