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 »
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 »
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 »
Sharia Law Has Come To Florida
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press Last week, Rep. Sandy Adams (FL24) introduced legislation that “protects the integrity of our Constitution and U.S. laws by clarifying that our courts should follow and uphold our laws – not defer to those of foreign nations.” Ironically, less than a week prior to Rep. Adams introducing her bill, a Florida judge imposed Sharia Law in a Tampa courtroom, | Read More »
Miami-Dade Mayor Recalled – Who’s Next?
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press In what is the largest recall of a local politician in U.S. history, voters swept Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez out of office by a humiliating margin Tuesday. According to the Miami Herald, the spectacular fall from power comes after two years of missteps, ranging from granting top staffers big pay hikes to construction of a publicly funded stadium for | Read More »
, Carlos Alvarez
, Miami Dade
, Rick Kriseman
, Rick Scott
, Scot Walker
An Open Letter To John Mica
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press The following letter was hand delivered to Rep. John Mica, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee on March 1, 2011. This took place at a meeting he requested with a Florida tea party leader who was in Washington, D.C. speaking at a House Tea Party Caucus hearing. Mica was asked to respond to the letter…13 days later, no response | Read More »
The Tea Party And The Coming Revolution
By Tom Tillison Earlier this week, while most tea party groups were in Tallahassee ushering in Florida’s 2011 Legislative Session, unions and the far left gathered around the state in various cities and towns to protest the coming budgetary cuts from the state Legislature. In some of these locations, tea party members were also present in smaller numbers in an attempt to counter the message | Read More »
While Tea Party Is Away, Alan Grayson And The Left Come Out To Play
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press Feeling confident that the Central Florida tea party movement was some 250 miles away in Tallahassee, the Progressive Left actually felt safe enough to amass in the streets of Orlando yesterday in noticeable numbers. Even Alan Grayson found the courage to crawl out from the rock he’s been hiding under since getting his rear-end handed to him in the November | Read More »
Bipartisan Collaboration In FL To Undermine Scott HSR Decision?
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press In response to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s announcement yesterday that he is rejecting federal money for high speed rail, a very peculiar thing happened. Both Democratic Senator Bill Nelson and Republican John Mica, Chairman of the Transportation Committee made almost identical comments in statements to the media. Is Mica, who called Gov. Scott’s decision a “huge setback for the | Read More »
Mica Camp; “If The Tea Party Wants To Oppose Mica, We Accept That”
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press Republican Congressman John Mica (FL7) held a ‘meet and greet’ this past weekend in his district office in Maitland that was attended by a half dozen local tea party leaders, including myself. Somewhat surprisingly, the event was held in the lobby of the building, which equated to a long hallway with small openings at each end. The turnout was | Read More »