Logan said this of her decision to become a Democrat:
"It's a party that has been radicalized and held hostage by a group of extremists. It's a party that attacks women and minorities -- and one that asked me, and my former Hispanic Republican colleagues in the Florida legislature, to turn on their own people by supporting extreme anti-immigrant policies. It's a party I was no longer proud to be a part of."
When Pantoja abandoned the GOP last year, he said this:
It's been over a month now since a company called Freedom Industries spilled an as yet undetermined amount of MCHM, (recent estimates say 10,000 gallons) the mixture of chemicals used to "clean" coal during production, into the Elk River in West Virginia. Those who have followed the spill know that the company responsible has barely been heard from since a brief press conference, and later news the company had filed for bankruptcy, largely leaving the victims on their own. Little is known about the chemical, how much was spilled, and just how many spills have taken place. People have been told several different things about how safe, or dangerous the water is for consumption and other uses, as they show up in hospitals in the region. (Think Progress has a great summary of the history of the spill so far here.)
A plan to cut the number of polling locations by almost 30 percent has drawn fire from those who say minority and poorer voters will bear the greatest share of the inconvenience.
Plans submitted by Manatee Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett to trim the number of precincts from 99 to 69 are slated for review Tuesday by the Manatee County Commission.
On top of that, and for no apparent reason, nor an explanation, Bennett plans to pull another switch by changing voter precinct numbers.
Now prepare yourself for another whopper of Florida voting law hypocrisy bigger than the sun that gives the state its namesake. Bennett says it's news to him that anyone would take issue with the kind of changes he wants to make:
FOX Business, Seen Here, Taking A Stand Against Indoctrination
Oh dear, FOX is at it again, faux-raging over another "liberal Hollywood movie" trying to impose its evil on poor unsuspecting children who are in danger of being sucked into the vortex of an open mind somewhere.
The delicate flowers at FOX Business are withering on the vine over a plot where a good Lego tries to stop a villainous Lego called President Business from world domination, or a classic good vs evil plot, and one that those FOX Bots will not tolerate.
It's perfectly understandable if anyone were to think this is just another bit of election season pandering from Rick Scott, who has suddenly feigned an interest in Floridans by throwing them promises of a tax holiday here, maybe an education dollar there.
During a meeting with Hispanic members of the Florida Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott said he will “consider” a bill that would allow the children of undocumented immigrants living in Florida to qualify for in-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities.
“I’ll certainly consider it,” Scott told the Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus. “I think tuition is too high.”
Sen. Dean Heller (NV), Kelly Ayotte (NH), Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Susan Collins (ME). Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) changed his vote at the last minute to preserve the option of bringing up the bill in the future. The final vote was 58-40.
He can't, and David Jolly is pretty bad at it. Look no further than his first debate against Alex Sink earlier this week.
He lobbied for Social Security "reform," in other words, to privatize it, but now has a different view? He lobbied to turn Medicare into a voucher program, but now tries to sell himself to the "get your hands off my Medicare" crowd? He lobbied for clients to get their hands on the stimulus that the Tea Party so vehemently opposed, but now that same stimulus was a bad idea?
Sure, he claims he's against all the right Tea Party demons: Obamacare, abortion, and immigration reform, but he's also spent most of his time in Washington raising money instead of campaigning here in Florida, because he's a lobbyist. Where else would he be?
It takes a lot more than an address to be considered an "insider," but Tea Party voters may not get the kind of insider they think.