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 She concluded her rant with, “Do not quote me publically or publish it in any part.”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 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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