A 5th-grader for U.S. Senate?

Lacking a talented bench, Florida Republicans have nothing but a Charlie Crist re-tread, a blessed to be born with a good name dipstick, and a wing-nut, now that the ultimate political opportunist, Florida’s CFO Jeff Atwater decided not to get into the race.

By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune

Published April 24, 2012

There is competition for the television show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” It is not on TV but it is entertainment nonetheless. It’s called the Florida Republican U.S. Senate primary.

Lacking a talented bench, Florida Republicans have nothing but a Charlie Crist re-tread, a blessed to be born with a good name dipstick, and a wing-nut, now that the ultimate political opportunist, Florida’s CFO Jeff Atwater decided not to get into the race.

First there is George LeMieux. LeMieux was the puppet master of the Crist regime. He also gave Republicans Continue reading “A 5th-grader for U.S. Senate?”

Trouble brewing in Hills. REC

The Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee is going through another storm. The party’s internal audit committee in the course of conducting its audit has sought copies of minutes from last year. However, party secretary, Robyn Lankford who has the meeting minutes has declined to provide the minutes to the committee.

Internal squabble between Secretary and Audit Committee

By Chris Ingram

The Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee is going through another storm. The party’s internal audit committee in the course of conducting its audit has sought copies of minutes from last year. However, party secretary, Robyn Lankford who has the meeting minutes has declined to provide the minutes to the committee.

When I asked Art Wood, party chairman why the secrecy with the party meeting minutes, he replied, Continue reading “Trouble brewing in Hills. REC”

Buffett Rules!

Buffett rules are good for America. They bring harmony, sharing and fairness to Americans. I don’t understand all the haters of the Buffett rule. Perhaps the lawmakers overreached (again) and wrote a bill laced with some poison pill pork projects that had to be voted down. Perhaps I could take a stab at some legalese that will establish a Buffett Law that is sure to satisfy Congress and the rest of Americans.

An irreverent view of the “Buffett Rules”

By Shamus McConomy

Buffett rules are good for America. They bring harmony, sharing and fairness to Americans.  I don’t understand all the haters of the Buffett rule. Perhaps the lawmakers overreached (again) and wrote a bill laced with some poison pill pork projects that had to be voted down. Perhaps I could take a stab at some legalese that will establish a Buffett Law that is sure to satisfy Congress and the rest of Americans.

Continue reading “Buffett Rules!”

You’re invited! Mark Ober to address I.V. lunch

Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Ober will be the special guest speaker at the next Irreverent View lunch on Wednesday, May 2nd from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Rigatoni on Kennedy in Tampa. If you would like to attend the luncheon, please send and e-mail to Chris@IrreverentView.com More details to follow.

Mark your calendar! Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Ober will be the special guest speaker at the next Irreverent View lunch on Wednesday, May 2nd from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Rigatoni on Kennedy in Tampa. If you would like to attend the luncheon, please send and e-mail to Chris@IrreverentView.com More details to follow.

Romney can thank Florida

Florida Republican National Committeewoman Sharon Day (who is also the secretary of the Republican National Committee) recently told a reporter, “The country is going through this awkward, pained process because we jumped so early, and we had no impact.” She also said she doesn’t see the penalties being lifted.

By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune

Published April 14, 2012

With Rick Santorum now out of the race for the Republican nomination for president, Mitt Romney has no serious challengers remaining and can begin to focus on beating Barack Obama.

With all the speculation about a hotly contested floor fight now nothing but a dream in the minds of political prognosticators and the media, there are likely benefits to Florida Republicans headed to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, now that Romney is the apparent nominee.

Florida delegates are currently facing a number of sanctions imposed by the Republican National Committee. The Florida delegation is facing Continue reading “Romney can thank Florida”