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Florida Police Leave The Republican Party In Mass Exodus
By: Guest ContributorJun. 12th, 2011more from Guest Contributor
According to a new PPP survey, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has alienated the state's Independents to such ...
Jun. 12th, 2011 at 11:54 pm
Ouch!! It appears that Lex Luthor has the same common touch the other RWNJ Governors do.
Jun. 12th, 2011 at 11:57 pm
I wonder when it will hit them — but, they’re busy w their voter suppression laws — they must be confident that they don’t need actual humans to vote for them anymore. Diebold or bust!
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 9:11 am
Precisely what I think is going on with Republicans at the Fed level. They are acting as if no matter what they do, they will be re-elected.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 9:20 am
(1) Manipulated economic collapse. (2) Captive media. (3) Brown Shits, on line and off. (4) Faithless electors.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 10:31 pm
This is taking place because there is no longer any real two party system. Republican and Democrat are a single party by the fact that both parties are indebted to the rich financiers and rentiers who finance the re-election campaigns of both parties. The government is bought and paid for. We don;t need to shrink government, we need to take it back!
The Platzner Post
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 12:06 am
2012 freedom will strike back!!!
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 12:39 am
anyone who is a union member or has family in a union, or works in factory in the south that doesnt allow unions, needs to run away from the GOP. the kock bros main goal is union busting….
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 3:14 am
Better too late than never.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 4:12 am
Good for them! We are a Police and Firefighter family,and we know that NO Republican has our interests,or the interest of our families in mind.The Repubs have betrayed everybody,from us,to every worker,teacher,you name it and Repubs and Teapubs are busy are busy ruining the country for everyone!Anybody who votes for a single Repub in 2012 Has to be entirely out of their mind!
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 5:10 am
Times do change. Hooray for public employee unions seeing what the sun shine reveals. IMO, the 2007 Joe Bageant book, Deer Hunting With Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War might make a good read right about now.
The Koch brothers, Rupert Murdoch and his Saudi prince will not be happy with what plans are being laid and being brought to light for the destruction of the middle class. Corporate rule is disastrous for those who earn less than $250K per year.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 5:14 am
I was coming here to post “the exodus only matters on the day after the election.” Registration is meaningless without a corresponding vote. Upvote for you.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 5:47 am
Jumping with joy grinning from the east coast to the west coast.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 6:26 am
Glad to see that common sense is not yet totally gone from this group.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 6:28 am
Also glad to see folks waking up to the destructive policies of the R’s.My only question is,What took you so long?
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 6:58 am
Yeeaah, I’ve seen this with my own eyes, and it takes a lot of self control not to say, “See! I told you so!”
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 7:32 am
Typical blue collar Republican:
Teachers union bad.
Police union good.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 7:44 am
As a unionized employee of a law enforcement agency, I have always known that the Republican Party does not have the best interests of police officers or any other unionized employee at heart. Just as they do with military personnel, they engage in lots of empty lip service while spouting a lot of macho bravado. For one thing, they never seem to have seen a gun law that they thought was a good idea, the result being that guns end up in the hands of too many criminals. I knew it was only a matter of time before law enforcement officers became alienated from the Republican Party in Florida. That is also starting to happen in Wisconsin, where police officers are discovering that endorsing and voting for Republicans has not saved them. There seems to be no end to the ways in which the GOP is having such a negative effect on the quality of life for so many everyday Americans.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 8:31 am
On July 16, I turn 50 and I’ve been trying to think of a good way to celebrate this milestone. Well, I can think of no better way than this! Maybe I’ll drive over and party with them!
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 8:32 am
You got to be a Floridian to vote against your rights. You dimwits made your bed, Too bad it’s a bed of nails. Go to sleep and STFU!
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 11:06 am
I AM a Floridian, and I voted for Alex Sink. Don’t blame ME for this @sshat’s actions!
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Actually, people all over the country vote against their best interests every year. Not just Floridians.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 9:52 pm
If you cut the brain of a Florida Cracker in half, what have you got? Two Georgia Cracker brains.
Mr. AFV, I accuse you of being from Georgia.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 8:34 am
I’m so tired of Republicans engineering the lives and livihoods of good government workers. Why do they insist on this coninued “slap down” of those who protect and serve? The treatment the Wisconsin government workers received at the hands of Governor Walker and the Republican led legislature is but one more example of what is happening throughout the country where Republicans have the majority rule. When did middle-class working people become the enemy of the Republican party?
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 10:29 am
I guess I don’t understand why the gov’t, or any other business, would be collecting union dues in the first place.
They should be paid, just like dues to Elks, Moose, VFW or any other organization, by the member seperately…
That’s reason enough to abandon your principles and basic tenets…?
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 11:15 am
The gov would collect it, so that politicians, can divert the money to the pockets of their friends.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 10:41 am
taxpayers pay your salaries your union and vote gop in florida like the cubans who are conservative and think theyare better then mexicans we have oreos here in texas to .damn folks woke up to the fact that your salaries arent safe from gop hatch men we went thru hell back in the 80,s .like the old saying goes its a recession when it happens to my neighbor ,its a depression when i get fired by my gop boss well the chickens have come home to roost why aunion guy would vote against there ,you guys though george w bush and jeb were the great white hopes they began fucking up this nation back in 1980 with raygun being elected hope some of you cops dont end up homeless like the rest of us welcome aboardit was arude awakening , but well you made your bed .keeep voting gop hope your abillionare .
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 10:55 am
I can appreciate being angry at the current gubernatorial administration but leaving the party will only make it worse. If all of the center leaning Republicans leave the party then we wont have a voice in the primaries.
Only ultra conservative wack jobs pandering to the remaining lunatic fringe will get elected. This is how Rick Scott got in there in the first place. I dont know a single person that voted for him and the majority of my friends and family are conservatives.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 11:18 am
Yeah, stay with the party, so they can stab you in the back.
Give them money, so they can stab you in the back.
Support them, so they can stab you in the back.
Vote for them, so they can stab you in the back.
Get your friends and family to vote for them, so they can stab you in the back.
If you don’t support the people who betray your trust, then their rivals might win.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 11:39 am
Mike, with all due respect, when you look across the country right now, can you point out a moderate Republican governor to me? I think you are still considering the party to be the old GOP, but the modern GOP is ruled by ALEC legislation that they implement from a national level into local politics – which means that any “moderate” like say, um, Rick Snyder, gets into office and begins to give the state to corporations and take away voting rights and power while taxing the poor and elderly. That is not the GOP I knew. Gone are the days of the civic minded, personally responsible GOP. Now it’s corporations and far right religion meeting for a shared agenda to radically transform this country.
Frankly, the risk to our country is too great to play Russian Roulette with your vote. The only way your party is going to rehab is if they have no other choice. We need a real Republican Party – not this clown show.
As proof, I offer you this heinous list of legislation the GOP has been pushing. where are the jobs? where is the concern for the economy? It’s all aimed at taking rights away from the people, anti-science, anti-reason. It’s insane. www.politicususa.com/en/r...
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 3:57 pm
On the contrary, if you leave the party and form your own, you can make the real Republican party come back – Eisenhower’s, or Gerald Ford’s. The Partysnatchers will be left without a respectable cadaver to masquerade in, and they’ll be revealed as what they are.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 11:09 am
I wonder if they will do the same to the churches that get involved in politics?
Or the chamber of Commerce that gets involved
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 2:49 pm
Anyone who actually WORKS for a living (not like the 2% just living on their investments bought with stolen money) should be doing the same thing as they will be next on the GOP hate list.
Sarah Jones you are absolutely dead on. The current GOP is not the one our parents and grandparents knew. It has been taken over by the Koch brothers and their ilk…now it’s the Koch party!
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 4:46 pm
The Repub’s took over the south after 1964. Find out what happened then that caused this and you will understand. I never vote Repub.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 5:22 pm
Explain this to me – The Florida measure would allow government agencies to collect union dues if the union is engaged in political activities. If your union was engaged in political activites then they should have to forefeit their dues. How is that a union busting measure ? Unions are always vote Democrat and contribute to Democrat causes and candidates why would the Republicans not want to stop this.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 5:44 pm
it is not illegal for unions to be involved, but where is the legality to the government saying they will take the dues away from the union?
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 5:27 pm
His record was very public. The man plead the 5th 73 times during the fraud hearings. What did they think they were getting? Little late to close the barn door AFTER the horses already go out. I CERTAINLY did NOT vote for him. If people are not smart enough, or concerned enough, to do the reading and study the facts…..what do they expect they are going to get? Be responsible voters, not sheple. Learn to think for yourselves!!!!!!!!
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 5:31 pm
It’s great to see people are finally waking up to the Koch Brothers and their Repblican shills. I think the Democrats are going to have a landslide victory in 2012 in states where unions exist. I hope that’s enough to get a Democratic Congress majority elected and we keep the current President. Maybe we can turn all this around.
What really concerns me is no one seems to be yelling and screaming about climate change. All indicators are that the negative effects forecast by the climatologists are coming to pass faster than expected. If we don’t do something quick, unions and paychecks and all that will mean nothing. And same for peak oil. That’s coming and you won’t be able to drive anywhere or have groceries delivered to your supermarket when oil becomes way too expensive becaue production is on the decline. Then you either grow you own crops or starve to death. We all better march on Washington and demand the Koch Brothers stop funneling millions of $$$ into climate change denial and instead funnel it into electric car research and production. If we don’t turn this all around quick, we’re all screwed worse than you would ever dare to think.
Jun. 13th, 2011 at 9:31 pm
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ,ha .. ..
Sometimes police are SOOOOOOOOO stupid.
They made this monster and NOW, when the monster is jacking them in their collective a$$, they are starting to whine, “It hurts, oh it hurts” …
Be brave oh wussies, take it like a man, without the lube, just like Gov Dick-head Scott likes it.
(let me give you a hint coppers, DON’T voter for the gop-baggers next time around, they couldn’t care less about you or other middle class americans)
Dr. Thor X. Jones
Jun. 14th, 2011 at 1:18 pm
Saying, “I told you so” seems a little redundant based on all the other comments above, so I will not.
Any person in a union, any person who works for any level of government and/or any “middle-class” person who votes for the Rethuglicans is feeding the hand that bites them. It remains a puzzle to me how any person of minimal intelligence can support this gang of liars, deceivers and hypocrites who make up that party. However, I know retired senior officers, MDs, PhDs and others that one might presume to have a modicum of intelligence who support that party that so hates poor people. I say “hates poor people” because they make so many of them with their draconian measures.
Elsewhere here in the mountain the weather is beautiful & pleasant, so have a nice day anyway. Dr. TXJ, DD,BFHM
Jun. 15th, 2011 at 7:30 am
It would seem that the far right of the R party is learning what the far left learned after Obama’s election.
Sucks doesn’t it.
I was a cradle Dem Chicago Style. Changed my party for the first time in my life a year into Obama’s term.
We are so screwed.
It’s going to get ugly, learn to grow your own food and find a reliable water source.
Jun. 19th, 2011 at 10:33 am
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