Florida U.S. Senate Debate

After watching Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio this morning on Fox News Sunday, it was clear voters have a choice. Unfortunately the choice is between two flawed candidates, one who is a big-spending liberal when it comes to policy, the other is a big-spender with other people’s money who doesn’t seem to know that’s wrong.

Charlie should re-think further debates with Rubio

By Chris Ingram

After watching Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio this morning on Fox News Sunday, it was clear voters have a choice. Unfortunately the choice is between two flawed candidates.  One who is a big-spending liberal when it comes to policy, the other is a big-spender with other people’s money who doesn’t seem to know right from wrong.

In a nutshell, the result of the first “debate” between Florida’s two main Republican U.S. Senate candidates was, Continue reading “Florida U.S. Senate Debate”

Bad reporting from the Wall Street Journal on the Fla. U.S. Senate race

The funniest thing about this stort is: 1) The WSJ thinks what I have to say about Crist v. Rubio matters despite suggesting it doesn’t. 2) Despite thinking it matters (or doesn’t), they failed to uphold even the slightest sense of journalistic integrity by calling me and asking me what happened. If they had, I would have informed them that Marco Rubio called me at 5:00 the day the story of my “un-endorsement” was reported on-line by most major papers in the sunshine state. In said conversation Marco apologized for what he claimed was his “uninentionally” terse reply. 3) The WSJ reporter also makes an assertion that Rubio’s one word reponse of “ok” to my concerns was intentional and that it “squashed any brouhaha about [my] dis-endorsement.” This is also a bunch of B.S. While I was surprised by all the coverage, if Marco’s reply “squashed any brouhaha,” why was it reported in the Tampa Tribune, St. Pete Times, Orlando Sentinal, other Fla. papers, and now the Wall Street Journal?

Is it any wonder the public doesn’t trust the media?

By Chris Ingram

Someone sent me this story from the Wall  Street Journal (about the Fla. U.S. Senate race and my role in it) this evening and I had to laugh.

The funniest thing about this story is: 1) The WSJ thinks what I have to say about Crist v. Rubio matters despite suggesting it doesn’t. 2) Despite thinking it matters (or doesn’t), they failed to uphold even the slightest sense of journalistic integrity by not calling me and asking me what happened. If they had, I would have informed them that Marco Rubio called me at 5:00 p.m. the day the story of my “un-endorsement” was reported on-line by most major papers in the sunshine state. In said conversation, Marco apologized for what he claimed was his “uninentional” terse reply. 3) The WSJ reporter also makes an assertion that Rubio’s one word reponse of “ok” to my concerns was intentional and that it “squashed any brouhaha about [my] dis-endorsement.” This is also a bunch of B.S. While I was surprised by all the coverage, if Marco’s reply “squashed any brouhaha,” why was it reported in the Tampa Tribune, St. Pete Times, Orlando Sentinal, other Fla. papers, and now the Wall Street Journal?

My point here folks is, Continue reading “Bad reporting from the Wall Street Journal on the Fla. U.S. Senate race”

Withdrawing support for Marco Rubio

Now neutral and looking for a candidate to inspire me

By Chris Ingram

I sent the following e-mail to Marco Rubio today informing him I could no longer support his candidacy (more detail on why to come). Marco’s response back follows. Twenty-plus points up in the polls allows for arrogance. But this thing isn’t over yet… Continue reading “Withdrawing support for Marco Rubio”

America’s Long Dark Shadow

When considering the state of our nation’s economy and the uncertainty surrounding the new unfunded healthcare entitlement and where our country is headed, it is important that we focus on what is real. In this case, the tree that represents our government and the leaders we elect to guide us into the future so that our children and grandchildren will have a brighter and more prosperous future.

Entitlement programs don’t grow on trees, just their shadows

By Leonard Curry

On the heels of the healthcare vote and the economic uncertainty facing our country, I am reminded of an insightful quote from Abraham Lincoln: 

“Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it – the real thing is the tree.”

When considering the state of our nation’s economy and the uncertainty surrounding the new unfunded healthcare entitlement and where our country is headed, it is important that we focus on what is real. In this case, the tree that represents our government and the leaders we elect to guide us into the future so that our children and grandchildren will have a brighter and more prosperous future. Continue reading “America’s Long Dark Shadow”

It’s the Debt Stupid

David Brooks in today’s New York Times:

“The second biggest threat to America’s vibrancy is the exploding federal debt. Again, Democrats can utter the words of fiscal restraint, but they don’t feel the passion. This bill is full of gimmicks designed to get a good score from the Congressional Budget Office but not to really balance the budget. Democrats did enough to solve their political problem (not looking fiscally reckless) but not enough to solve the genuine problem. ” Read Brooks’ full column “The Democrats Rejoice” by clicking here.

The Water Cooler: Obamacare; ABC’s slanted News; More of Atwater’s GOP Hypocrisy

I’m not so much upset about the fact that Obama and the Democrats have taken over one-fifth of our nation’s economy with their healthcare bill, as I am upset that with their accounting tricks (front-loaded revenues and back-loaded spending, as former CBO director Douglas Holtz- Eakin calls it) and disregard for our economic future. In short, Obama and the Democrats have been disingenuous with the American people about how we will be pay for all this largesse.

An occasional look at what people are talking about in politics.

By Chris Ingram

Healthcare Debacle

I’m not so much upset about the fact that Obama and the Democrats have taken over one-fifth of our nation’s economy with their healthcare bill, as I am upset that with their accounting tricks (front-loaded revenues and back-loaded spending, as former CBO director Douglas Holtz- Eakin calls it) and disregard for our economic future. In short, Obama and the Democrats have been disingenuous with the American people about Continue reading “The Water Cooler: Obamacare; ABC’s slanted News; More of Atwater’s GOP Hypocrisy”