The Water Cooler: McCollum’s Culpability; Kool-aid drinking Republicans

I’m no fan of Jim Greer’s, but I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the FDLE launched a criminal investigation against Greer days before he filed his lawsuit against the RPOF. Intimidation is a very effective tool.

A brief look at what people are talking about in politics

By Chris Ingram

Parting thoughts on this week’s RPOF mess

I’m no fan of Jim Greer’s, but I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the FDLE launched a criminal investigation against Greer days before he filed his lawsuit against the RPOF. Intimidation is a very effective tool.

It also has to be noted that Florida Attorney General (and candidate for governor) Bill McCollum is intimately involved in the whole Greer/Thrasher RPOF fiasco – it’s safe to say Thrasher wouldn’t have been elected without McCollum’s blessing. His hands are all over this mess and he should remove himself and his office from any consideration in this matter. A special investigator/prosecutor is certainly in order.

This whole story is shaping up to be the overblown scandal that shouldn’t have been. And like most political scandals, the real crime is shaping up to be not the initial dirty deeds, but the cover-up.

The whole lot of them belong in jail for what they’ve done to our state and the Republican Party.

Kool-aid Drinking Republicans

Yesterday a state committeewoman and county party chairman took me to the woodshed for my criticisims of the RPOF, John Thrasher, and Marco Rubio. One of the aforementioned challenged my being a Republican and then later explained she was kidding with me. Another went on a long rant about how wonderful John Thrasher is, and what an SOB I have become lately. She was always supportive of my criticism when the subject was someone she didn’t like (Charlie Crist for example). She said, “…but I take exception to the intent and accuracy of your free speech and consider your columns of late to be inflammatory, mean spirited and destructive instead of fresh and pithy like the ones you were becoming famous for.” She concluded her rant with, “Do not quote me publically or publish it in any part.” I replied to her that she’s drinking the Kool-aid, and that cowards live behind anonymity. Disagree with me all you want, but put your name to your criticism. 

Anyhow, it’s funny how people only want to see, hear, and believe what they already believe. It’s hard to change the opinions of people because no one likes to admit they are wrong (or even were wrong about someone).

So they latch on, hold out, and defend the indefensible until those they are defending get thrown in jail.

It’s only a matter of time…

Have a happy Easter!

Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of 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:

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19 thoughts on “The Water Cooler: McCollum’s Culpability; Kool-aid drinking Republicans”

  1. God help me…….. I find myself agreeing with you more and more………. sausage making at it’s best these days!!!! I am not laughing I am crying…… our country has become so mean spirited….. what are your thoughts on why?



  2. Hi Chris,
    Just finished reading “WHORES” by Larry Klayman, he shares your views about McCollum. I e-mailed McCollum opposing the Obamacare nightmare…should I expect a response?



  3. Chris:
    Your criticizer may have been in some confusion as to whether you were now back to that loser Suntan Charlie, the one who gave and prolonged Jim Greer to the bitter end. As for those credit cards, only the Republican contributors were gulled: with Charlie’s national and international fund-raising, the tax payers are paying the ticket. Does anyone believe FDLE will conduct a serious investigation? Why would JG EVER GET SEVERANCE PAY? Why would high ranking R’s, including the AG and incoming Chairman make any kind of pay-off offer other than a shortened jail sentence? Barrack Hussein says “Politics is the most popular sport”: only fools take politicians seriously about ANYTHING, and it doesn’t ake Kool-Aid to be a member of that group.
    Dale Young
    Melboourne, Fl


  4. Dear Chris,

    I think you are the worst blog writer I have ever read. I don’t understand what angle these blogs are suppose to take and got a headache trying to figure it out. I 100% agree with which ever woman you were talking about because I find you to be the biggest baby in the world and your rants to be juvenile. I heard better political arguments and statements in my senior government class about our Presidency cabinet and issues.

    Could you tell me how to start a blog because Im pretty sure mine would be better…


    1. Anastasia:

      If Chris is so bad, why do you waste you time reading/repling to his columns? Perhaps you are the moron here…


  5. Lets not forget how closely tied to this mess Bill McCollum is.

    But Charlie Crist is the guy with egg on his face. Poor Charlie was fooled into picking Greer(who is McCollums guy), to be RPOF chair. Just look at the history of the Seminole County RPOF and its representation on the state committee and how said representation leads to Greer and McCollum.


  6. It seems the only coward on this blog is you.

    I have a question for you. What exactly are your beliefs because it seems that you hate every Republican in office , so in your mind , who are the good guys? Why is there no information on Democrats?

    Perhaps you are too busy with your clients to answer right now.


  7. This “Kool Aid” drinking Republican will be at the polls in Aug. to support Rubio. Nobody is responsible for Jim Greer but Jim Greer and he belongs in jail. And by the way, Greer wouldn’t have been the Chairman without Crist’s blessing.

    McCollum is doing his job. If that doesn’t sit well with you, I suggest you join a Tea Party.


  8. Chris, Yor are like a breath of fresh air!! Please don’t ever stop. You don’t make this stuff up you only report it.


  9. Editor’s note: The comments posted from “Anastasia” come from the same IP address as the state committeewoman whom I referenced in my article. She is a pathetic little woman with no spine as demonstrated by her games and anonymity.

    Chris Ingram


  10. Sorry Mr. Holmes but your detective work of 12 hours is wrong.

    I can assure you that all facts of the above statements are incorrect. You are the man with no spine in never answering my questions. Have a wonderful Easter 🙂


  11. Mr. Ingraham:

    I take issue with your detractor, referenced in the article attached hereto. I sincerely believe that the only salvation we have now is a complete ‘house-cleaning’ from the bottom up. The political opportunists have conquered our political system, both elective offices and bureaucracy management, for their own personal enrichment, and the Republican Party is as much a victim as the Democrats. We need short-term, selfless citizens in elective offices, and public servants in our bureaucracies; the only way to get there now is to vote out ALL the incumbents and replace ALL the bureaucracy managers. How can I help?


  12. Reading all this makes me happy I am supporting Alex Sink…I turned in my Repug card during the Bush nightmare…and am happier for it!


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