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The Rick Scott Effect: Obama’s Approval Rating Skyrockets In Florida
By: Guest ContributorMay. 26th, 2011more from Guest Contributor
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May. 26th, 2011 at 1:19 pm
As long as the republicans continue to hammer away at their “message” of f**king everybody but the wealthy, they haven’t a snowballs chance in hell. I hope they stay on message that wanting to help the old, the poor and the unemployed is un-American and Obama continues to keep his cool and get results without tipping his hand. The repubs still have nothing to criticize him for except the same kind of lame garbage they threw at him about the tie pin and what he puts on his hamburger. This week it’s that he was drunk at Westminster.
May. 26th, 2011 at 6:16 pm
No doubt. At this point it’s his election to lose. And heaven knows those rethugs can’t keep their pie-holes shut to save their lives.
May. 26th, 2011 at 10:01 pm
Overreach backlash oh, and criminals too.
May. 27th, 2011 at 7:26 am
You’re exactly right. Everyone keeps talking about how Medicare is the issue for the 2012 election. I agree with that, but the problem I see Americans having with Repubs right now is the whole overreach thing. They’re just not advocating sensible solutions that work for everyone.
This trashing of the poor, elderly and young is not part of a civilized society. It’s like Repbus are regressing back to the primoridal ooze that scientist say that we all come from.
May. 26th, 2011 at 1:41 pm
No wonder FL has problems with it’s governor. When he thinks the citizens are his employees there is something deeply wrong with that picture.
May. 26th, 2011 at 1:45 pm
Well, nothing cures a lady’s infatuation with a real bastard like marrying him, and hot-blooded Florida, part Southern, part Spanish, and no part level-headed, has been through a few of ‘em. This one wore out a damn sight quicker than the others, though.
Anybody willing to help the poor hot-blooded lady out, go to www.signon.org, where they have a petition to Eric Holder to get an injunction against that voter disenfranchisement law that just got rammed through. All of it’s bad, but the worst part is that every member of a voter registration organization has to submit detailed registration papers in48 hours or pay a huge fine. The League of Women Voters quit registering people because of that.
You don’t have to be a resident of Florida to sign, because this is a petition to a federal official on a federal constitutional issue. Please help out!
May. 26th, 2011 at 1:57 pm
Teanderthals, legislating themselves to extinction.
May. 26th, 2011 at 3:38 pm
This man (Rick Scott) was well known in Florida prior to his election but they voted for him anyway. Although I am thrilled that people in Florida are now growing brains, in their own mentally feeble and racist way, they kind of deserve what they elected.
Now they will dump him – since they found out he really WAS what people told them he was (and is).
Governors gone berserk. Will all be gone.
May. 26th, 2011 at 5:04 pm
I live in Florida and I agree with you 100%.
May. 26th, 2011 at 5:30 pm
The realities of Rick Scott’s character were on display, so anyone who insisted on voting for him did so knowing they were electing a crook. Now that he’s been governor for a few months, they are learning in a painful way that he doesn’t give a rat’s behind about Florida voters regardless of race, gender, political affiliation, or anything else–unless they’re rich. But then that’s the story in other states like Wisconsin, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Indiana. These cretins are doing the kind of damage that will take extra work to undo, and I don’t understand how anyone thought they would do otherwise. Those who ran as moderates turned out to be wolves in sheeps’ clothing.
May. 26th, 2011 at 8:24 pm
Will this be remembered? No… Geez, we are so ADD. What did we think that they learned from the 2006 and 2008 elections? Uh huh… yeah.. what do you think now, Florida?
Tell me recall is possible???
May. 26th, 2011 at 9:14 pm
Not yet. We’re trying to get a recall amendment on the ballot. Meanwhile, we pray the feds will indict him and send him to Big Max.
May. 27th, 2011 at 8:06 am
You have nailed a problem with the mindset of too many Americans. Too many of us are hung up on instant gratification, even when it comes to solving long-standing problems or dealing with complex issues. I firmly believe that attitude is responsible for the election results of 2010, because progress was occurring too slowly for some, or folks thought they were sticking it to Obama and the Democrats. Sadly, they ended up sabotaging themselves, as we see in states governed by Republicans. In some instances, Republicans showed their true colors and were soundly rejected (Alaska and Delaware), but were elected in other instances (South Carolina, Florida, and South Dakota). There were still others who ran as moderates and are now bent on destroying their states with lunatic-fringe policies (Wisconsin and Michigan. We can heap deeply justified criticisms on these Republicans all we want, but the fact remains that too many of us are complicit in our own undoing.
May. 29th, 2011 at 1:53 pm
I totally agree with this, especially since I live in Florida. When I watched people support Scott, I would remind them, “don’t you remember when Scott ran HCA, don’t you remember Scott was a thief, don’t you remember, over and over again. The political ads about Scott’s past were VERY CLEAR, it was so obvious he was not for the people and was only in it for himself as some kind of business venture. As someone else said, he does view Floridians as his employees, he is the CEO of Florida, and he lies and steals from people to make himself appear as something that he is not. Not any different than how he operates in his private business. It was sad that people just could not accept the truth when it was presented right in front of their eyes! I couldn’t believe people actually voted for him – it was like voting for Hitler or Fidel (I know that sounds extreme), but voting for someone with a known BAD reputation is ridiculous. I was shocked when he actually won. It’s very sad to me and the only way I can make sense of this anti-human man sitting in the Governor’s mansion is to remind myself that it is not permanent – and one day he will be gone – unfortunately the damage that he causes while he’s there will take a long time to correct. I’m sure tourism and relocation will drop significantly because there will be nothing appealing about Florida once he is done with our state.
May. 26th, 2011 at 4:07 pm
The unconvicted criminal ex-CEO Scott gets elected and everyone wonders why he’s not working like a real governor. Now they want to get rid of him but have to wait a year. Who knew?
May. 26th, 2011 at 4:18 pm
Well, no, we didn’t know him all that well. It’s not like he’d even been mayor of Scum Swamp or city councillor of Alligator Wallow. He blew in from Texas, and although we heard stuff about him, he had enough of an excuse enough of the time to enough people that Diebold made the difference. Add to that the propaganda machine that went a-Rovin against both Alex Sink and Bill McCollum, it’s a wonder the margin was as slim as it was.
I’ve lived through the best of the worst and the worst of the best, and we never had a governor we couldn’t grit our teeth and ride out before. Even Farris Bryant, the hack; even Hayden Burns, the segregationist; even Claude Kirk, the popinjay; even Jeb Bush, who defied his brother on offshore drilling: they might not have loved Florida the right way, but they loved her. Rick Scott just wants to pimp her out to snuff fetishists in a way that makes “The Story of O” look like a 1950′s Harlequin romance.
May. 26th, 2011 at 4:25 pm
it’s only right that Americans start to see what these GOP governors are doing. Rick Snyder, Rex Scott and many more of them across the United States are trying to get away with things that cheapen lives For millions of people. They cannot get away with it. We cannot allow any of these governors to ever be reelected, wherever we live
May. 26th, 2011 at 5:01 pm
Rick Scott only cares about himself. This guy is trying to send the state of Florida back 10 years. He won’t be reelected, but by that time the damage will already be done.
May. 26th, 2011 at 6:14 pm
That’s how they stop progress….they get elected after voters forget what they did the last time around
May. 26th, 2011 at 9:43 pm
2012 will be much easier because the Dems have something to run against… rather than it just being about them now the 2012 elections will be a choice and I think the Republicans have made that choice clear to all sane voters.
You’d have to be crazy to keep voting Republican at this point. Seriously freakin’ crazy.
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