Quid Pro Quo? Not In Politics…
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press “You have to pay your admission fee to the process.” The Orlando Sentinel reports that a political fund set up by House Speaker-designate Will Weatherford collected $50,000 from two unions — and another $25,000 from the Florida Chamber of Commerce — part of a stunning $459,000 he raised in less than two months before the March 8 start of | Read More »
ACU’s Cardenas Questions Tea Party’s Grasp Of Principles
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press In an interview this week with Human Events discussing his ‘vision’ for the American Conservative Union, newly appointed chairman Al Cardenas had this to say about the tea party; “I’m exited, [and] I think for all the good reasons. I don’t think it’s a fleeting movement that will last a cycle or two. I really think there’s a re-energizing | Read More »
Is Bill Nelson Intimidated By Tea Party?
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press Sen. Bill Nelson appears to be officially on the campaign trail… An email was sent out yesterday by Nelson addressing the deal made Friday night to avoid shutting down the federal government. Funny that I don’t recall him sending out an email beforehand detailing his position. I suppose it’s a much safer proposition playing the role of armchair quarterback. | Read More »
It’s Only Common Sense
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press Common Sense… Merriam-Webster Online defines common sense as beliefs or propositions that most people consider prudent and of sound judgment, based upon what they see as knowledge held by people “in common”. In 1776, Thomas Paine’s pamphlet ‘Common Sense’ had the largest circulation of any book in American history in large part because he wrote and reasoned in a | Read More »
School Prayer Shelved In FL, Where’s the Outrage?
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press A bill to permit school prayers at sporting events and graduation ceremonies was temporarily postponed in the Florida Senate on Tuesday. The Anti-Defamation League and the ACLU, the usual suspects, said the bill could violate federal and state constitutional prohibitions of the endorsement of religion by schools. Of course, this is based on their interpretation. “In order to protect | Read More »
Please Mr. Trump, Don’t Run!
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press As America continues to struggle through one of the most tumultuous times in it’s history, we have a President that can often be found out on the golf course, 60 outings in a little over two years, or shooting hoops, or attending one star studded gala after another at the White House. When our President does find time in | Read More »
Tea Party Patriots Continuing Revolution Call Went Unanswered
From the diaries by Erick A common theme of the tea party is ‘let’s take our country back’. After Wednesday’s dismal display in Washington, D.C., I submit that it’s time to take our movement back! When the very first tea party call to action rang out, well over a million patriots responded by showing up in our nation’s capitol on September 12, 2009. Subsequently, when | Read More »
‘Hello, Communist Party Calling’
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press With more and more Americans having been born after the fall of the Berlin Wall and having no recollection of the Cold War, nor memories of the classroom drills of students hiding under desks in the event of a nuclear strike from Russia (not that it would have helped much) and the President of the | Read More »
Tea Party; The Decline Of The Last Resort
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press It is often said that America will never fall from an external enemy, that it’s demise will come from within. Much the same can be said for the tea party movement. Whether it’s the far left, the media or even the President of the United States attacking the tea party, it serves as a rally call and only further | Read More »
Breaking; Huffington Post Discovers Media Bias!
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press As a public service announcement I caution all before reading this critique of the Huffington Post article referenced below to ensure that you are sitting down and that there are no sharp objects around before proceeding. A stunning revelation has just been discovered that may very well shock you! A crack writer at HuffPo, Lee Stranahan, in reference to | Read More »