St. Pete Times endorses Socialism

While I saw flaws in the paper’s entire argument for passage of Obamacare, the most disconcerting was your notion that the “dramatic advances the Senate bill offers” include the “setting of limits on how much money insurers can keep for marketing, other business expenses, and profits.”

Chris Ingram’s letter to the editor of the St. Pete Times (as submitted)

Dear Editor:

I am generally a defender of the St. Pete Times to my fellow conservatives as I believe the paper’s news reporting to be the best in the state. However, my conservative friends can’t get past the fact that your paper is a liberal propaganda rag and your editorial on Thursday (Final option: Send health bill to House) proves it.

While I saw flaws in the paper’s entire argument for passage of Obamacare, the most disconcerting was Continue reading “St. Pete Times endorses Socialism”

RPOF members to Greer: resign or be forced out!

In case you missed it, I have it from multiple sources that Charlie Crist (who is already looking at his political death but who has the chance to avoid said death from becoming a suicide by dumping Jim Greer as RPOF Chairman), will soon announce Greer’s resignation in the coming days or weeks.

State Executive Committee shows it has what Charlie lacks: spine, integrity, leadership skills, etc.

By Chris Ingram

In case you missed it, I have it from multiple sources that Charlie Crist (who is already looking at his political death but who has the chance to avoid said death from becoming a suicide by dumping Jim Greer as RPOF Chairman), will soon announce Greer’s resignation in the coming days or weeks.

But just in case Greer’s spendthrift ways, dictatorial style, bloated ego, bad advice, and general buffoonery aren’t enough to convince Chuckles to force him out, Florida Republicans can breathe easy in knowing Continue reading “RPOF members to Greer: resign or be forced out!”

Pam Bondi enters state attorney general race

The St. Petersburg Times just reported that “Republican prosecutor Pam Bondi of Tampa jumped into the Republican race for attorney general today, saying she has the legal experience needed to be Florida’s top attorney.”

Throw the rascals out versus the status quo

By Chris Ingram

The St. Petersburg Times just reported that “Republican prosecutor Pam Bondi of Tampa jumped into the Republican race for attorney general today, saying she has the legal experience needed to be Florida’s top attorney.”

This is bad news for trial lawyer Jeff Kottkamp, who happens to be Florida’s Lieutenant Governor and a man who is best known for Continue reading “Pam Bondi enters state attorney general race”

Obama’s Payback Time

For years now, harassed and brow-beaten workers have been publicly nodding their heads in agreement just to get union organizers to leave them alone, but then in the privacy of their secret ballots they’ve been voting, “Thanks, but no thanks.” That’s why union membership today is at its lowest level in half a century.

Big Labor looks for big returns
By Chuck Muth

Big Labor came through for the Democrats last November big time. They put their man in the White House, helped expand the Democrats’ majorities in Congress. Now it’s payback time.

The biggest problem facing organized labor in this country today is that so many people have wised up to their scam and no longer are joining unions voluntarily. Indeed, the only membership growth area for organized labor is among government workers, not in the private sector. Go figure. Continue reading “Obama’s Payback Time”

Obamalism: Until there are no rich no more

But those cheering on this new American “tax the rich, feed the poor” socialism should take note of the end of that song lyric: “Until there are no rich no more.” Like it or not, the reality is that poor people don’t start companies. Poor people don’t create jobs. And poor people don’t pay $80 million to prop up horse tracks.

With help from Governor Blagojevich
By Chuck Muth

Ho, ho, ho-ly cow! Boy, did Christmas come early for Illinois’ dying horse track industry this year or what?

Here’s the issue in a nutshell. People in Illinois aren’t going to horse tracks the way they used to. It’s a dying industry. On the other hand, people are going to Illinois casinos. It’s a thriving industry. So two years ago the Illinois Legislature passed a new “temporary” 3 percent tax on the four most successful casinos in the state and redirected the money to the unsuccessful horse racing industry in an effort to “save” it. Continue reading “Obamalism: Until there are no rich no more”

Explaining a monumental election loss in Florida

The GOP has to remember to save our ammunition for the big fights – appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court. The more moderate we appear before the public now, the more Americans will recognize that we are making legitimate arguments when Obama tries to appoint extreme liberals to the U.S. Supreme Court. The more moderate we are on the “small stuff,” the more credibility we will have fighting the big battles.

Where does the GOP go from here?

By Jamie Miller

After much hand-wringing about the election results, Republicans turn toward the task of rebuilding the GOP as a brand voters will trust. Many pundits ask, “Where does the GOP go from here?” I think the better question is, “Who will lead the GOP and in which direction?”

Pundits have already started looking toward the 2012 election while apparently ignoring the importance of the off-year 2010 elections and the redistricting which follows. If we ignore the redistricting process that will be in place for 2012, the GOP will certainly find itself in the minority throughout the next decade. Continue reading “Explaining a monumental election loss in Florida”

The Water Cooler: Clinton for Secretary of State?

Let’s get one thing perfectly clear, Hillary Clinton is a lot of things, but she isn’t a diplomat. And why would she want to be SoS? There isn’t much to hand out in the form of graft, and corruption to her elite political supporters. For that, she ought to head over to the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development or some other agency full of government grants and programs she can dish out. That’s the Clinton way afterall.

Pinch me, this has to be a nightmare

By Chris Ingram

The Water Cooler is an occasional feature of talking points about politics.

• Politics makes strange bedfellows. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton exchanged a lot of heated words during the Democratic Primary this year. Now it appears Obama is “considering” Ms. Clinton for Secretary of State. News reports say Clinton and Obama met in Chicago this week and that the Obama camp is doing nothing to deny speculation that she is being considered. CNN reports that Continue reading “The Water Cooler: Clinton for Secretary of State?”