When you “Lie” with the Dogs, Expect to get Fleas

Disgraced former RPOF Chairman Jim “I can’t find a job making six figures at a bowling alley” Greer has filed a ridiculous lawsuit against the state party and its Chairman John “double-talk” Thrasher. I don’t have any love lost for either of these clowns, and in fact I am actually enjoying the circus-like atmosphere they and others in the Florida G.O.P. created.

Greer lawsuit sheds light on inner-workings of endemic corruption within Fla. G.O.P.

By Chris Ingram

You can’t write fiction this well.

Disgraced former RPOF Chairman Jim “I can’t find a job making six figures at a bowling alley” Greer has filed a ridiculous lawsuit against the state party and its Chairman John “double-talk” Thrasher. I don’t have any love lost for either of these clowns, and in fact I am actually enjoying the circus-like atmosphere they and others in the Florida G.O.P. created.

I can’t help but be reminded of the old saying, “If you lie with the dogs, expect to get fleas.”  These people all get what they deserve: each other. The state party and the Republican “leadership” in Florida is dominated by narcissistic, ego-driven, power-hungry and corrupt do-nothings who care nothing about anything than their own re-election. They’re willing to compromise principles, good judgment, ethics, and right from wrong in order to maintain power. The incestuous nature of Tallahassee politics will be exposed by Jim Greer and his lawsuit, and for that we owe him our appreciation.

So yes, with a smirk on my face I am relishing the sad state of the Florida GOP and hoping this pathetic chapter in its history will cause real people to stand up and demand better, run for office, and put a stop to the bankrupting of our state and our nation compliments of the people whom we elect.

I’ll step off my soap box now. If you want to read Greer’s ridiculous (but hilarious) lawsuit which will no doubt expose all sorts of GOP shenanigans under discovery, click here.

Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com

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19 thoughts on “When you “Lie” with the Dogs, Expect to get Fleas”

  1. As Republicans, we laid down with dogs, many of us donated time and/or money, but instead of getting fleas, we got fleeced!

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  2. The teabaggers that took over the RPOF plus Rubio and his gang Rivera, Hasner,Haridope and Cannon are a bunch of low class power hungry thugs. Strutting around like big deals they are about to get their pants on the ground pulled down. This is what term limits has brought us. Speakers and Presidents of Senate have not even served a first term. A bunch of kids with huge egos. Charlie Crist has been a good Governor especially having to fight these dumbies every day.

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  3. Crooks trying to outdo other crooks…this is fun…as long as they all go to jail, and all get out of the RPOF so we can make it honorable again… Cristwill be found to be the head Crook in all this as it unfolds…

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  4. I think the bunch of them are ethically challenged . How and the hell are thesze bozo’s gonna convince the country that they represent the party of fiscal resoposibility when they have a record like both these bozos. It is depresssing.

    I will no longer give a dime to any republican organization, only to candidates that meet my standards, and if they are not ethical and stand up people, any song and dance aout how they are like Ronald Reagan will fall on dead ears.

    my rant

    J Butler

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  5. Chris it’s sad that you continue to write about Senator Thrasher this way. John Thrasher is a class act and has an incredible record as House Speaker under Gov. Jeb Bush. It’s Holy Thursday, maybe time for some introspective thoughts about what we’ll celebrate this weekend instead of continually criticizing people (undeservedly); especially those who step up to lead our party.

    Phil 4:8 & ff

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  6. I look at Senator Thrasher’s record in Florida Chris. He is from North Florida and was overwhelmingly elected in the special election lst year for a reason. Elected after previously serving 8 years in the House and a remarkable term as Speaker. People of North Florida trust John Thrasher.

    If you knew the man, you’d know his intentions are honorable. Remember how badly the Party was in disarray AND going broke under Jim Greer’s “leadership?”

    The party needed someone donors respected, seasoned and proven adult leadership, as well as a man who could raise the money the party needed for the November elections.

    If you think about running the RPOF, it’s like heading up a forty million dollar corporation. Not something just anyone in an REC or statecommiittee person can step into and manage successfully. I stand by John Thrasher as do so many. I applaud him trying to steer THE RPOF back in the channel, a ship which was continually torpedoed by scandalous deeds and lavish spending which benefitted the current governor and his friends. And the main goal from Chariman Greer was to advance Charlie’s political career on ” FL Team Charlie” (witnessed clearly in 2008 and beyond).

    Blessed Good Friday and Happy Easter to you Chris.

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  7. Bravo and well said, Nancy. I am proud of the accomplishments of the RPOF, my fellow members of the State Committee and our new team at the RPOF including the stellar leadership team of John Thrasher and Deborah Cox Roush. No defense of these fine people is necessary. Much has been accomplished in the last 45 days and will continue.

    I am not surprised at the actions of Greer because I expected nothing better from such a person. Thankfully, one bad apple does not spoil the whole bunch for hard working patriots that believe in our conservative cause. Ever onward, if Chris will allow such an informed and positive note to his readers.

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  8. YOUR KIDDING ABOUT THRASHER.RIGHT! HE WAS NOT ONLY CHARGED WITH ETHICS VIOLATIONS HE WAS CONVICTED..TALK ABOUT EGOS? NO ONE HAS A BIGGER EGO.IN REALITY, HE IS ONE OF THE BEST AT HIDING BEHING THAT GOOD OL BOY IMAGE.. HE HAS ABSOLUTELY NO MORALS. THE DANGEROUS THING IS THAT HE DOESN’T BELIEVE OR CARE THAT HE IS DOING ANYTHING WRONG…ALSO, LOOK INSIDE THE NUMBERS AND YOU WILL SEE HE DID NOT, I REPEAT DID NOT WIN AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY IN HIS SENATE RACE..HE WAS VERY LUCKY THAT THE TRIAL LAWYERS SCREWED UP…..

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  9. Reply ro Cindy,

    Cheap shot there Cindy. I never edit or delete comments that disagree with me. I welcome them. Editing/Deleting opposition thoughts would be more in line with the ways of our GOP “Leadership”.

    So take a moment to review comments from columns on here before suggesting I’m trying to squash opposing views. It just isn’t true.

    Chris Ingram

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  10. Dear Nancy:

    Bwahahahahahahahaha!! (coming up for air) Bwahahahahahaha! Thrasher, a class act? Ohhhh my, that’s funny.

    Thrasher sponsored the legislation that forced Florida taxpayers to pay $10 million per mile for CSX, one of his clients. This is the highest per-mile cost for such projects.
    (Florida Times-Union 11/08/2008)

    In his first term in the House, in 1992, Thrasher violated a state law prohibiting a legislator from lobbying a state board on behalf of a client. An Ethics Commission report found that Thrasher, a longtime general counsel for the Florida Medical Association, called the chairman of a Florida Board of Medicine subcommittee to lobby against a proposed rule and appeared in person a week later to advocate for the FMA. The result was a public reprimand for his ethics violation on the floor of the House in 1995.
    (Source: http://politicsfla.wordpress.com/2009/08/06/examining-district-8-candidates-

    Thrasher spent $5.8 million in taxpayer money to redecorate his office.
    (Source: Florida Times-Union, “Thrasher Sprucing the House; Some Shocked by $6 Million Tab” 6/28/99)

    Thrasher supported the passage of a bill that would provide $60 million in a tax giveaway to help powerful South Florida interests make renovations to the Miami Dolphins stadium. (Source: Florida Times-Union, “House Sacks Dolphins’ $60 M Sales Tax Break,” 4/29/97; Miami Herald, “Broward’s Rookie Democrats Have Capitol Challenges Ahead” 11/16/98)

    John Thrasher gave $500 to the re-election campaign of Democrat Alex Sink while she was still Florida’s Chief Financial Officer.
    (Source: http://blogs.tampabay.com/buzz/2010/01/about-john-thrashers-campaign-check-to-alex-sink.html)

    As Clay County commissioner, Thrasher was cleared by the commission by a narrow margin of an ethics allegation, after he voted to award a contract to a garbage firm he had represented as a lobbyist.
    (Source: http://flapolitics.blogspot.com/2009/08/mysterious-and-troubling.html

    Shall I go on? No need to, I’m sure.

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  11. How disheartening the news that Crist,Greer,Thrasher and now McCollum are involved in dishonesty and fraud! Who will be next? This is the time for Republicans to be honest, and be willing to work toward victory in 2010- How can we when our leaders are not trustworthy?

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  12. When will the party throw out people like Thrasher, Haridopolis cannon.. how can they be so stupid.. fire a thief and then pay him off. I think the pay off was to hush the credit cards that the two incoming guys and Atwqter pissed away more money. Why don’t the members have the ba–s to find new leaders.. they are all crooks..

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