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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:22 AM

*DESPICABLE* FL GOP mailer portrays teacher-candidate as Sandusky: b/c unions = child rape (pics)



Group financed by incoming Speaker Will Weatherford (R) tries to link Castor Dentel (D) with convicted molestor Jerry Sandusky


http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2012/11/group-financed-by-incoming-speaker-will-weatherford-tries-to-link-castor-dentel-with-convicted-molestor-jerry-sandusky.html

A group supporting Republican state Rep. Scott Plakon’s re-election bid is sending last-minute advertisements that attempt to link Plakon’s opponent, Democrat Karen Castor Dentel, to convicted child sex predator Jerry Sandusky.



Mailers began arriving Friday at homes in House District 30 in Orange and Seminole counties that on one side depict a grainy image of Castor Dentel, an elementary-school teacher in Maitland. And on the other: the image of a jumpsuit- and handcuff-clad Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach who in June was found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, convicted of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period.

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The claim appears to be based on Castor Dentel’s opposition to a measure passed in 2011 by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature that eliminated tenure for public-school teachers. The measure was fiercely opposed by the Florida Education Association, of which Castor Dentel is a member.

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The mailer was paid for by a committee known only as the “Committee to Protect Florida.” But records show the group is being financed in large part by Republican leaders in the Florida House – chiefly by incoming House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel...Weatherford has raised his money from an array of business interests. One of his largest contributors is health-insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield.


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more at link:

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2012/11/group-financed-by-incoming-speaker-will-weatherford-tries-to-link-castor-dentel-with-convicted-molestor-jerry-sandusky.html

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Reply *DESPICABLE* FL GOP mailer portrays teacher-candidate as Sandusky: b/c unions = child rape (pics) (Original post)
nashville_brook Nov 2012 OP
DirkGently Nov 2012 #1
nashville_brook Nov 2012 #3
DirkGently Nov 2012 #5
nashville_brook Nov 2012 #21
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #8
DirkGently Nov 2012 #9
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #13
Scuba Nov 2012 #2
DirkGently Nov 2012 #16
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #4
nashville_brook Nov 2012 #15
DirkGently Nov 2012 #17
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #19
DirkGently Nov 2012 #20
elehhhhna Nov 2012 #6
DirkGently Nov 2012 #7
Smarmie Doofus Nov 2012 #10
DirkGently Nov 2012 #11
nashville_brook Nov 2012 #12
DirkGently Nov 2012 #14
DirkGently Nov 2012 #18
Initech Nov 2012 #22

Response to nashville_brook (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:30 AM

1. Jesus. And some ageism, for good measure.

"bad, burnt-out, longtime teachers ... better, younger teachers."

So, essentially,"We want to fire teachers making too much money to replace them with cheaper labor, and opposing that is akin to football coaches raping boys in the shower."

The people responsible need to be asked to defend this nauseating filth publicly, preferably on national television.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:39 AM

3. Blue Cross Blue Shield needs to be held responsible for funding this.

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Response to nashville_brook (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:50 AM

5. A once-good organization is now fully corrupted.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:35 PM

21. and set up for even more corruption...stay tuned.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:01 AM

8. Read younger, cheaper teachers....

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:10 AM

9. Of course. It takes decades for most teachers to get decent pay.

They want cheap, disposable burger flippers. Because, education is just like burger flipping, in the same way tenure is just like child rape.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:30 AM

13. +1 nt

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Response to nashville_brook (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:32 AM

2. Smells like desperation.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:32 AM

16. With a strong whiff of batshit, amorality.


With a lingering base notes of sexual depravity and a willingness to exploit children and animalistic fear without compunction.

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Response to nashville_brook (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:44 AM

4. They *do* know that Sandusky is a registered Republican, right?

That's what Castor-Dentel should point out. That would shut the fucks up.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:20 AM

15. +1

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:42 AM

17. Not all Republicans are child molesters, but ...

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:00 PM

19. Well, I never claimed they were, but Sandusky is,

and that's why comparing a Democrat to Sandusky rings so horribly hollow.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:03 PM

20. Whoops -- not my point. I was crudely suggesting all child molesters are Republicans.


You know, "not all Republicans are racists, but all racists are Republicans." Etc.

Not a great joke to start with, but there's a kernel of disturbing truth in there.

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Response to nashville_brook (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:53 AM

6. invoke SAndusky then say YOUNGER = BETTER

ironic way of thinking there...

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:59 AM

7. Okay, now it's even creepier. Thanks / Gack!

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Response to nashville_brook (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:16 AM

10. The first two talking points are right out of the Obama/Duncan ed "reform" playbook.

i.e. teachers' unions, their tenure, seniority and due process rights, yada, yada, yada, standing in the way of ....ahem.... "progress".

So I don't get the "shock and awe" reaction to this on DU.

The WH constantly plays on this same mythology about teachers and it seems to resonate in the reptilian brain.

GOP Fla barbarians hitched this tried and tested gambit to the old homophobia/child molestation/ thing in a desperate appeal to the truly brain-dead. The...erhhh....uhhh..... *undecideds*.

Don't underestimate it as a tactic. It's powerful stuff.

But thanks, teacher-bashers, for paving the way!!

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:29 AM

11. It's still crazy enough to be shocking.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:29 AM

12. lots of folks are saying the repub lost the seat with this...

i agree with you...never underestimate this tactic, or the reptilian brain.

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Response to nashville_brook (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:40 AM

14. Be interesting when "outside groups" kill their own candidate.


This sure should.

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Response to nashville_brook (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:52 AM

18. Looks like the Orlando Sentinel has picked this up


It's the blog section, but it's a start.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2012/11/weatherford-ad-tying-castor-dentel-to-sandusky-completely-inappropriate.html

Supposedly Weatherford disapproves. Now that people have noticed.

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Response to nashville_brook (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:54 PM

22. God damn them. This is a new low even for them.

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