Irreverent View’s ballot recommendations

For president of the United States, Irreverent View strongly recommends Mitt Romney. If you need to know why, or haven’t already made up your mind on this one, you need your head examined by a licensed medical professional. I predict Romney will win Florida by three percent and will also win the presidency with significantly more popular votes than Obama, and a squeaker in the Electoral College.

By Chris Ingram

With apologies to early voters, Irreverent View’s annual general election ballot suggestions are indicated below. If you haven’t already voted, please do so today. This is going to be a close election and your vote counts.

For president of the United States, Irreverent View strongly recommends Mitt Romney. If you need to know why, or haven’t already made up your mind on this one, you need your head examined by a licensed medical professional. I predict Romney will win Florida by three percent and will also win the presidency with significantly more popular votes than Obama, and a squeaker in the Electoral College.

 

Photo: Mitt Romney meets with Adam Putnam and Jeb Bush in Tampa. Photo courtesy of Todd Marks.

 

For U.S. Senate from Florida, Irreverent View very reluctantly recommends Connie Mack IV. This guy is about the most ridiculous, unqualified, and unaccomplished candidate the Republican party in Florida has nominated since Mike Haridopolos became president of the Florida Senate. So why am I recommending him? Continue reading “Irreverent View’s ballot recommendations”

Obama’s American vs. American campaign comes to Tampa

Sixteen trillion ($16) in debt and growing. Someday, the Saudi’s, the Chinese, and the institutional investors here and abroad who buy our debt are going to want their money back — our kids are going to get stuck with the bill.

We can do better.

Mitt Romney is far from perfect, but lets give him a chance. Obama’s theme is forward, but he’s always looking in the rear-view mirror.

Forget about “Hope and Change” or even “Forward,” this campaign is all about fear, envy, and hate — of the people who pay the bills.

By Chris Ingram

Forget about what you hear on the TV news tonight or read in tomorrow’s papers, the Obama rally in Tampa this morning was nothing but pure class-warfare, with a dose of gender politics (claiming the GOP is anti-woman), and a pinch of “Mediscare” for good measure.

Photo: Obama knows this much — this election is all about turn-out. Have you voted?

But relax…this is what desperate campaigns do when their backs are against the wall.

They also urge their people to get out to vote, and by most accounts the Democrats are doing a better job at getting their people to vote by mail, early vote, and get their people to the polls.

Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) went so far as to remind voters that this Sunday is “Souls to the Polls” day. That’s when the Democrat Party will be sending buses to churches (the name of the event suggests black churches), to take them to vote at early voting stations. Good for them. It’s their right.

Republicans on the other hand probably don’t need such a coordinated effort because Continue reading “Obama’s American vs. American campaign comes to Tampa”

The power of incumbency

Campaigns are complicated matters, and many factors influence the ultimate outcome. Grassroots support, yard signs, precinct walks, a catchy slogan, the candidate’s background and positions on issues are all things that help determine a winning strategy, but none independently influences an election night victory.

By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune

Published Thursday, August 16, 2012

It is once again safe to open your mailboxes and turn on your television without being deluged with oversized mail pieces and ominous political campaign commercials telling you how bad the other guy is.

Campaigns are complicated matters, and many factors influence the ultimate outcome. Grassroots support, yard signs, precinct walks, a catchy slogan, the candidate’s background and positions on issues are all things that help determine a winning strategy, but none independently influences an election night victory.

Winning political campaigns are significantly determined by Continue reading “The power of incumbency”

The GOP’s gender gap

If my email inbox is any indicator, the politics of gender-baiting, fear-mongering and class warfare preferred by the Democrats is being directed at what Democrat party polling must show is the GOP’s weakest link: women.

By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune

Published March 10, 2012

If my email inbox is any indicator, the politics of gender-baiting, fear-mongering and class warfare preferred by the Democrats is being directed at what Democrat party polling must show is the GOP’s weakest link: women.

In the last month I’ve received blast emails from Democrat notables, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Bill Nelson, Donna Brazile, James Carville and Tampa’s own big-government liberal, Rep. Kathy Castor, among others.

For the most part the emails have contained emotionally charged and inflammatory messages suggesting Continue reading “The GOP’s gender gap”

Irreverent Radio — live today 11-1:00 on 1470 AM and streaming at www.NewsTalkFlorida.com

Chris Ingram’s “Irreverent View” radio show with special guest Mark Sharpe.

Mark Sharpe to make major announcement regarding his congressional campaign LIVE on the air.

Listen to “Chris Ingram’s Irreverent View” radio show live today, February 10th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Special guests Commissioner Mark Sharpe, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress during the 11:00 hour followed by Josh Burgin, conservative activist and gubernatorial appointee to the Board of HART during the 12:00 hour.

The show will be broadcast live on 1470 AM in the Tampa/St. Pete market and can be heard worldwide streaming on your PC by going to http://www.newstalkflorida.com Just scroll down to the “Listen Now” section on the right and then click on “1470 Listen Live.” An audio stream of the show will pop up in a new window. As long as you leave the new window up, you can continue to use your computer and listen at the same time.

Listener calls will be taken throughout the show. Dial 866-977-4820 to ask a question and join the show!


Kathy Castor defends the indefensible: her own record

Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) recently sent out a taxpayer funded “franked mail” piece that touts her “accomplishments” as a stooge to the liberal, Democrat Party establishment. Other big-government ideologues like Karl Marx and Joseph Lennin would be proud of Ms. Castor’s record.

Latest taxpayer-funded propoganda shows why Democrats are in fact the problem

By Chris Ingram

Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) recently sent out a taxpayer-funded “franked mail” piece that touts her “accomplishments” as a stooge to the liberal, Democrat Party establishment. Other big-government ideologues like Karl Marx and Vladimir Lennin would be proud of Ms. Castor’s record.

Photo explanation: In an attempt at shameless use of misleading imagery, I tried to find a photo of Ms. Castor on Google Images with Barack Obama to demonstrate what an out-of-touch zero she is. But she's apparently more politically astute than Charlie Crist because I couldn't find one of her and the POTUS. But to prove I looked, I found this pic of Barack Obama the worshiper of bovine regality bowing to THE Burger King. How disgraceful!

The following is a verbatim of Ms. Castor’s franked mail letter with my comments following in red italicized parentheticals (like this).

Enjoy the read. Whether you laugh, cry, (or both), you’ll understand why America’s glory days are behind us, and the future for our children is, quite frankly, going to suck.

 

Dear Friend,

Happy New Year! Working together, we made progress for our community in 2011 (Record unemployment, lower home values, and more foreclosures, not to mention our public school kids being let out on “early release” at 12:00 on Mondays in order to appease the teacher’s unions is progress?). Highlighted below are economic boosts we can build on in 2012. We will fight for every job for the Tampa Bay area (Apparently only as long as they are GOVERNMENT jobs). In fact, I am going to host a job fair (Paid for with stimulus money borrowed on the backs of our children no doubt) on March 3, so mark your calendar.

2011 HIGHLIGHTS (aka: Continue reading “Kathy Castor defends the indefensible: her own record”

Sharpe declares he won’t be beholden to Washington insiders

We need more people beholden to truth, good public policy and the citizens whom we represent, not those who wield power or a checkbook. So I make this pledge – which is not to sign one. I pledge to dedicate myself to the singular cause of restoring America to its once lofty and principled perch as a shining beacon of liberty and freedom for others to emulate.

Editor’s note: Mark Sharpe is a candidate for Congress in Florida’s 11th congressional district, currently represented by Kathy Castor who is running for a fourth term

Statement from Mark Sharpe

Let me be clear.  I am not running for Congress to join the insiders and eat bean soup at the Capital Club.  I am running to divert America from its present treacherous course.

Mark Sharpe

This week’s news that the congressional “super committee” has failed should surprise no one. It was designed to fail. Washington is little more than an insider’s club where good public policy takes a back seat to crony capitalism and partisan gain.

That is why I am determined to Continue reading “Sharpe declares he won’t be beholden to Washington insiders”