Why Kathy Castor is running scared

Bad ideas and scare tactics are this Democrats hallmarks
I received the following e-mail from Kathy Castor’s campaign today. The subject line was great, it said “Have you seen this?” The letter is pasted below with my comments back to here in red. I think we might have struck a cord with Mrs. Castor…

Bad ideas and scare tactics are this Democrats hallmarks

I received the following e-mail from Kathy Castor’s campaign today. The subject line was great, it said, “Have you seen this?”  The letter is pasted below with my comments back to her in blue. I think we might have struck a cord with Mrs. Castor…

Chris Ingram

 

Dear Friend:

Did you see the recent Tampa Tribune op ed where a local Republican political consultant highlighted two politicians who intend to run against me?  (Why yes, Kathy, I did. In fact, I wrote it!) “With the scent of the tea party’s brew in the air, at least two ‘A’-team candidates smell a political opportunity … in hope of facing U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor next year,” the consultant wrote.

I understand that I will be a target.  I am outspoken and not afraid to stand up to the special interests that have so much influence in Washington, D.C. (Really? When was the last time you spoke up to a labor union boss, the Department of Education, or George Soros?) Continue reading “Why Kathy Castor is running scared”

The Water Cooler: Marks stays tough on illegals; Pander-pants Crist on oil

Todd Marks, candidate for Florida’s State House of Representatives, District 57 has consistently called for a “get tough” on immigration policy. Marks who faces a tough three-way GOP Primary in August has been called “the most conservative candidate” in the race by the St. Petersburg Times.

What people are talking about in politics

By Chris Ingram

Marks maintains tough stance on illegals

Todd Marks, candidate for Florida’s State House of Representatives, District 57 has consistently called for a “get tough” on immigration policy. Marks who faces a tough three-way GOP Primary in August has been called “the most conservative candidate” in the race by the St. Petersburg Times.

Mark’s stance is one of enforcement of existing laws, and if those laws are not enforced by the feds, state governments should do their part. As a nation of laws, it is imperative that we enforce those laws — and our borders. If the first thing someone does upon entering this country is Continue reading “The Water Cooler: Marks stays tough on illegals; Pander-pants Crist on oil”

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?”