5 things Newt would rather Florida voters forget

Just recently I made up my mind to vote for Mitt Romney for president. In assessing the rather weak field of GOP candidates, I believe Romney is the only one who has the experience, temperament, steady hand, and enough appeal to independents and swing voters to beat Barack Obama.

Don’t bet on Newt if beating Obama is the goal

By Chris Ingram

Just recently I made up my mind to vote for Mitt Romney for president. In assessing the rather weak field of GOP candidates, I believe Romney is the only one who has the experience, temperament, steady hand, and enough appeal to independents and swing voters to beat Barack Obama.

Newt Gingrich’s potential jackpot victory in Florida on Tuesday will only come at the behest of conservative Republican voters who don’t like Romney. Gingrich is betting they will leave their conscience at the door and forget about all the things they claim they value (morality, smaller government, no amnesty for illegals), roll the dice and vote for him. It’s an election strategy most Vegas odds-makers called a long-shot just weeks ago.

Newt Gingrich with Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson (left). Adelson and his wife have contributed over $10 million to a Super PAC benefitting Gingrich.

But Newt’s silver tongue, intellect, and remarkable recollection of history have served him well.

He’s wagering voters’ memories aren’t as remarkable as his own.

Gingrich would rather voters forget about Continue reading “5 things Newt would rather Florida voters forget”

Is Marco Rubio just another typical politician?

I just watched an interview Rubio did with Keith Cate of News Channel 8 in Tampa. In the interview Cate asks Rubio if he would have accepted Obama’s federal stimulus money. Rubio responded by saying: “Ultimately I would have accepted those portions of the money that would not have put Florida in a worse position off in the future than it is right now.”

Does any politician “get it?”

By Chris Ingram

Having been a political professional almost all of my adult life, I shouldn’t be surprised by anything any politician says or does. I’ve been disappointed in a lot of candidates in the past. Even the few truly good people who get into the political arena with noble intentions usually end up getting corrupted by the system once elected. The perks, privileges, power, and ego gratification are just too much for most mortal men and women not to succumb to with double-talk and pandering to get elected/re-elected.

I’ve thought for a long time now that Marco Rubio was one of those rare few. But when I heard earlier today that Marco said he would have accepted federal stimulus dollars if he had been governor, I was disappointed that he was turning into another typical politician. Continue reading “Is Marco Rubio just another typical politician?”

If Charlie Crist told the truth…

I got a fundraising e-mail from Charlie Crist the other day. It was a pretty good hoot the way Charlie “have it two ways” Crist is trying to paint himself as a Conservative. But hey, he’s starting to show some bravado – he’s even got the nerve to quote Ronald Reagan!

His recent fundraising letter would look like this

By Chris Ingram

I got a fundraising e-mail from Charlie Crist the other day. It was a pretty good hoot the way Charlie “have it two ways” Crist is trying to paint himself as a Conservative. But hey, he’s starting to show some bravado – he’s even got the nerve to quote Ronald Reagan!

Each paragraph of Chuckles’ original letter is shown below along with my version of what his letter would read like if he were to tell the truth.

What it should have said is in italics:

Dear Friends,

The fundraising quarter is coming to a close and there are just 9 hours left to join the winning team. I am working hard to raise the resources necessary to earn the privilege of representing the people of Florida in Washington, DC, and I humbly ask you to join us by supporting the Crist for Senate campaign. You can visit Charlie Crist.com right now to make a contribution of $10, $25, $50 or even $100 – whatever you can afford. 
 
Dear Fools and Idiots:

There isn’t much time left for me to continuously and shamelessly shake-down voters across this mess of a state. I’ve worked so hard raising money I almost forgot I am supposed to be the governor! Why I’m so darned shameless, I even had a huge fundraiser on September 11th. Victims, shmictims — I’ve got a campaign to fund. Send me some money now and I’ll think about doing something ‘touchy feely’ on the tenth anniversary when the media is really focusing on it. Next year is an election year, so it’ll have to wait until 10. I know times are hard, but tap into your kids’ college fund if you have to, this campaign is going to cost a lot of coin. Continue reading “If Charlie Crist told the truth…”

Crist supporter raises doubt about Crist

There is an e-mail floating around from Michael Pinson who up until now has been a big supporter of the tan man. In his e-mail to Greg Truax (a Crist apologist and publisher of the Crist propaganda website called FrontPageFlorida.com — which I used to contribute to), and Andy Graham (a Tampa attorney seemingly attached to the hip of Truax), Pinson raises the point readers of Irreverent View have read countless times, “Our sitting Governor remains SILENT with no leadership” Pinson complains. Pinson raises other deep concerns including Chuckles’ support of ACORN, SEIU (a labor union), his failure to condemn Obama (hard to do with those pictures), anti-capitalism, pro-immigration, and more. It’s a good read. Really good! I was waiting for Pinson to blame Chuck for his wet newspaper following the downpour we had in the Tampa Bay area last night.

Charlie’s lack of conviction on the issues is catching up with him

By Chris Ingram

There is trouble in Tallahassee for the Charlie Crist campaign. It seems Chuckles the clown, er, governor is starting to take some heat from within his own tent for lacking any conviction or serious plans for the challenges facing our country.

Apparently some Crist supporters actually do have a brain, a heart, and a concern for the legacy we leave to our children and grand-children.

There is an e-mail floating around from Michael Pinson who up until now has been a big supporter of the tan man.  In his e-mail to Greg Truax (a Crist apologist and publisher of the Crist propaganda website called FrontPageFlorida.com — which I used to contribute to), and Andy Graham (a Tampa attorney seemingly attached to the hip of Truax), Pinson raises the point readers of Irreverent View have read countless times, “Our sitting Governor remains SILENT with no leadership” Pinson complains.

Pinson raises other deep concerns including Chuckles’ support of ACORN, SEIU (a labor union), his failure to condemn Obama (hard to do with those pictures), anti-capitalism, pro-immigration, and more. It’s a good read. Really good! I was waiting for Pinson to blame Chuck for his wet newspaper following the downpour we had in the Tampa Bay area last night. Continue reading “Crist supporter raises doubt about Crist”

Big government: Been there. Done that.

Federalist leaders consisted of the educated gentlemen of proprietary wealth who, through their enlightenment and inherited station in society considered themselves best qualified to rule. They strived to convince themselves and others that their public service was disinterested, that they served for no reason other than the public good. In the end they convinced no one. Everyone knew that they served their own interests of power and wealth. Their political party inevitably failed because it could not adapt to and control the rising power of the common man.

All hail the new Federalists

By Jake Fuller

We live in extraordinary political times, to say the least. The Democrat party seems to have finally maneuvered itself into a position to establish a power base that could prove insurmountable; a clever band of elitists using the mantel of populism as its means to an end.

While reading the book, “The Radicalism of the American Revolution,” by Gordon S. Wood, I couldn’t help notice the parallels between the Federalist party of the 1790s and the Democrat party of the 21st century. Both espoused the need for a strong federal government; one as means of controlling the common man and the threat he might pose to the power of the privileged few; the other — on the surface — as means of advancing the power of the downtrodden. At first, the two parties seem diametrically opposed in their ends but not their means. But are they? Continue reading “Big government: Been there. Done that.”