Disgraced PROF official calls Ingram “crazy”; Rick Scott on the debt; Marks on the mark; and Marco’s mortgage mess
By Chris Ingram
Chris Ingram is “crazy”
Just when you thought all things Jim Greer related had settled down, the wire-tapped recordings of Delmar Johnson (the former E.D. of the Republican Party of Florida) and Greer (the always a disgrace former Chairman) were released yesterday. There are lots of good tidbits of information (all according to Greer) such as Charlie Crist calling Greer post-resignation to seek his counsel about running for the U.S. Senate as an independent. On top of that Crist’s wife apparently invited Greer’s wife to come spend the weekend with her in the weeks after Greer was ousted — indicating Charlie’s undying loyalty or outright stupidity of all things Greer.
For me it gets even better. I apparently got under these two doo fusses skin so much that Johnson referred to me as “that crazy guy.”
From the wire-tap:
Delmar: Did you see that one crazy guy, the one that used to always attack you, for the Irreverent View guy, that Chris Ingram guy?
Greer: Oh yeah, yeah, yeah he left Rubio.
Delmar: That’s a sign that some of the folks, some of the crazy folks are having second thoughts about you know about Marco.
You can hear the recording by clicking here: delmarj greer recording
I’ll take crazy over being one of these grotesquely overweight, incompetent, knuckleheaded, Charlie Crist stooges any day. In fact, I’ll wear the “crazy” moniker applied by either of these two clowns like a badge of honor. And say what you want about me, I was right about Charlie Crist a long time ago.
As for Delmar, I think there might be a bowling alley in Waldo looking for a night time janitor. He is certainly fully qualified for the job and should send his resume.
And as for Greer, he’ll look really sweet in an orange jump suit. Just don’t pick up the soap Jimbo!
Love ya’ fellas!
The Crazy Guy
Rick Scott right for Florida but confused about debt
The more people I speak with the more it seems obvious the polls are right: Rick Scott is on his way to trouncing Bill “Fred Rodgers” McCollum. Politicos from across the state are sounding the similar message of “Scott may not be perfect, but he’s a fresh face with new ideas.” This is bad news for McCollum who hasn’t had a fresh idea since he started parting his hair to the right in 1977.
I saw Scott in Tampa last week and he was impressive. He had a respectable command of the issues, and he handled a McCollum heckler in the crowd with the ease of a seasoned comic.
I asked Scott a question about stimulus money spending and if he would accept it. He answered me by saying he would accept non-recurring dollars as a means to prevent the state from being saddled with debt. Here Scott got the answer wrong on two fronts. 1) By constitution, the state of Florida must balance its budget. And, 2) he completely misses the point that federal stimulus dollars are debt/deficit financed dollars our children and grandchildren are going to have to pay back. I pointed this out to Scott and he seemed a little stumped.
Regardless, if the election were held tomorrow I’d vote for Scott over McCollum. McCollum is a tired, career politician whose loyalties and allegiances are defined by the campaign cash he receives from special interests groups, corporations, and lobbyists. After nearly thirty years in public office of one form or another Bill McCollum is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Marks is on the mark
Tampa attorney and life-long Republican Todd Marks who is running for State House District 57 against two other candidates was recently called “the most conservative of the GOP candidates in the race” by the St. Petersburg Times – which many believe is the most liberal newspaper in the state. Marks should wear that label like a badge of honor – though not as proudly as being called “crazy” by Delmar Johnson or Jim Greer.
Last time I checked Marks was being outraised by one of his opponents something like 4:1. Still he continues to press the flesh, knock on doors, and speak out on conservative issues like immigration, taxpayer relief, and gun control.
Voters in district 57 (which includes most of South Tampa, Westchase, and Town and Country) who are looking for a bona-fide conservative should give Marks their vote.
Stuck with Rubio, missing Reagan
About two weeks ago, a story came out about Marco Rubio having problems paying the mortgage on a piece of property he co-owns with David Rivera. Rivera is a state legislator from Miami who will be the State House of Representative’s budget chief next year (ever wonder why our state is in such a crisis? Look at how the people who spend your money spend their own money).
The bank filed paperwork to foreclose on the property after the duo failed to make a payment for five months. Rubio and Rivera mustered up enough cash to stop the foreclosure proceedings at the last minute. For Rubio, this problem in addition to his difficulties handling an RPOF credit card is further indication that the man from Miami doesn’t know how to handle cash (or credit). Yet we’re supposed to believe he’ll balance the federal budget, get a handle on spending AND cut taxes if we send his spend-thrifty behind to Washington.
A good friend of mine Ronnie D. who is a retired Washington, D.C. firefighter now living in Tampa sent me an e-mail after he read the story about Marco’s mortgage mess. It went like this:
[For Rubio] to play stupid about it really pisses me off. These clowns want to be leaders and legislate our life, but yet, they refuse to play by the rules of human decency.
God I miss Reagan.
I couldn’t agree with you more Ronnie.
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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