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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:54 PM

Ex-Florida state Repub chair promises "a Shakespearean play where everyone dies in the end,"

Jim Greer: Racism and Dead Bodies Ahead

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-01-31/news/jim-greer-racism-and-dead-bodies-ahead/

"It's going to be a Shakespearean play where everyone dies in the end," he predicts. "It won't be good for anybody. People need to know what goes on behind the curtain in the Republican Party, and before the Republicans tried to destroy me, they should have thought about what the consequences were going to be."

Republicans fear him, he says. That's because he was once Charlie Crist's top aide and totes a trove of party secrets. No one is quite sure which ones he'll spill.

"These trials are always embarrassing," says Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida. "The question is, how much of this is sour grapes?"

There's little doubt, though, the already troubled party, which dominates the Legislature but has lost the past two presidential elections, will take a PR drubbing. "This trial will continue to show that nothing has come from Republicans and there's no reason for them to keep power," Greer says. "The people need to know what the Republican Party is. It's dysfunctional."

Despite the immense power Greer once wielded, he comes from obscure origins. He was deputy mayor of Oviedo and a businessman of moderate success when Crist asked him to be the state's Republican chairman in 2006. "I was loyal. That's why Charlie wanted me," Greer says. "But I was too loyal. And that was my downfall."


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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:35 PM

1. I prefer Puccini's Tosca.

You know the opera's over when the last major character dies. BTW, it's beautiful music.

Here's Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi:

The best performance I've heard.

Here's a longer version (if you have the bandwidth):


Tosca ends when Floria Tosca jumps off the parapet of the Castle Saint Angelo to her death. (AKA Hadrian's tomb).

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:43 PM

2. Can't wait!

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:40 PM

3. 'I Pagliacci' for me.



Clown goes mad with jealous rage, epitomizing the conservative mindset.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:32 PM

4. Which play would that be?

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:38 PM

5. Word of caution to Greer -- Don't fly in any small private aircraft.




And be very careful with any packages delivered to your home.


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