Rick Scott; Live To Fight Another Day
With a decision on SunRail forthcoming any day now, Gov. Rick Scott finds himself in a very precarious position. He simply cannot please everyone and his decision, be it in favor of SunRail or opposed, is destined to upset an important bloc that will be critical to future successes. Yes, it goes with the territory, but if one could venture inside Scott’s head for a | 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 »
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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 »
Taking A Close Look At The Tea Party
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press In taking a close look at myself, as a fair representation of the tea party movement, I find myself a bit annoyed, yet, more amused than anything else. In reading Lauren Ritchie’s recent commentary in the Orlando Sentinel titled ‘Tea Party Should Look Closely – At Itself’, I didn’t need to read beyond the very first sentence to see | Read More »