McCollum and Scott Deadlocked for GOP Nomination
An internal poll in Florida for Bill McCollum (R) shows him in a dead heat with Rick Scott (R) for the Republican gubernatorial nomination...
A Quinnipiac poll released last week found Scott leading by 13 points.
Rick Scott is a criminal. Yes, a freaking, bona-fide criminal. Racheal Maddow did a segment on him. He was forced to resign as the head of a company that pled guilty to MASSIVE amounts of systematic fraud, including 14 felonies, leading to a historic $1.7 billion fine--the largest government fraud settlement in US history!
He barely escaped imprisonmnet.
The kicker... he is running as a "reformer"!
Seriously, how screwed up does your party have to be to look at a known criminal and say "THAT's OUR GUY"?
I guess as screwed up as a party who thinks someone voted the worst legislator every year would make a good Senator, along with somoene who was voted one of the worst CEOs of ALL TIME.
Rick Scott made millions with a company that defrauded the government and the American people for profit.
He should be a national embarrassment. But here in Florida, he is a contender.
The money he stole he spent running ads against Health Care Reform as a precurser to a run for Guber. He is now spending millions on ads blanketing the airwaves on his campaign.
Yet this REAL criminal is running on a platform to go after MADE UP criminals... his almost sole issue is to copy Arizona's wacky immigration law. If you live here, you know that Florida has a ton of problems right now... the largest deficit in our state's history, insurance companies leaving, a foreclosure crisis only behind Cali's and Michigan's, schools bleeding money and teachers, our tourist-based economy faltering, and so on.
One problem that we REALLY don't have is immigration. Cubans are legal if they reach the shore, and the GOP doesn't mind because many for some reason vote for them. The brown people they love to hate are Mexicans. Yes, there are illegal Mexicans here...but most are brought in by companies to work the fields for cheap labor. They aren't the problem.
Scott is running a campaign almost completely focused on this non-existant threat. Besides being immoral, it's stupid. Florida's economy is largely based on tourism. Arizona lost over 90 million so far in tourism AND THEY HAVEN'T EVEN IMPLEMENTED THE LAW YET!!
WTF does he think is going to happen if WE enact that law?
More wingnuttery, like McCollum, Scott has no plan on what to do for the four million Floridians with no insurance if healthcare reform is somehow repealed. It's just not important.
Speaking of "government intruding on healthcare": what is most frightening is how Scott jumped on Crist for vetoing the right-wing legislature's bill that would REQUIRE a woman to get an unnecessary and extremely intrusive vaginal ultrasound---then get a LECTURE on abortion--and THEN PAY FOR IT.
Do you what it's called when a woman is forced to be penetrated against her will? Rape. I don't use that word lightly. But that is EXACTLY what the hell it is. If she wants a legal procedure, she has to consent to being violated, humiliated, lectured, and then pay for it all. Sick. Sick Sick.
Florida has more Dems than GOPers, but because of Gerrymandering, the right-wing is firmly entrenched. Do NOT look to the FL legislature to stop this nut...they are more extreme than he is.
If this teabagger is elected, he will HAVE NO TROUBLE enacting the following:
- Arizona's Breathing While Brown law
- Allow drilling on our coasts (and probably Mica's idea for drilling the Everglades)
- Forced Rape to Prevent Abortion bill
- The Anti-teacher law that punishes teachers working with difficult children (Crist vetoed even before he switched)
I don't know what's worse, his teabagging right-wing extremism or the fact that he is an unrepentant criminal with no morals.
I do know that if elected, he will do real damage to my state.
PS--Support AMENDMENTS 5 AND 6 this November for Fair Districts. Out of the past 400 legislative races, only THREE incumbents have lost. That is the result of the worst gerrymandering in the US. That is why we have extremist, right-wing legislators who can't be gotten rid of--they pick the voters instead of the voters picking them.
That is why Scott can't be our next governor. Florida would be a teabagging paradise.
(BY the way, millions signed the petition for 5 and 6. So our underhanded legislature put AMENDMENT 7 on the ballot to "clarify" Amendments 5 and 6 and nullify them---so OPPOSE AMENDMENT 7!!)