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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:51 AM

Unusual blast at tea party from FL state senate president (R) re. nullification & Obamacare.

And in Florida, Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, responded to tea-party demands that Florida fight Obamacare using states-rights "nullification" strategies with an anecdote about Andrew Jackson's supposed reaction when told that "nullifiers" were threatening to burn down the White House.

"Without lifting his head from his reading, Andrew Jackson said, 'Shoot the first nullifier who touches the Flag. And hang the rest.'" Gaetz wrote to tea-party attorney KrisAnne Hall.

" I have sworn an oath on my father's Bible before Almighty God to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and government of the United States. And that's exactly what I intend to do. Count me with Andrew Jackson."

**snip**

If that sounds like, "Stick to the issues we agree on and we'll get along fine," some tea-party groups aren't having it. Many of the issues that Republican leaders are dismissing from nullification to dealing harshly with illegal immigrants to opposing "Agenda 21," a theory that the United Nations is trying to Europeanize the United States remain the focus of many tea-party activists.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/os-gop-spurning-tea-party-20130210,0,6515784.story

That the first time I have heard of that quote from Andrew Jackson.

I know nothing about Don Gaetz other than that he is an R and the president of the state senate in Florida. He may be a jerk in every other way, but blasts at the tea party are always appreciated.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:55 AM

1. Well - it'll be interesting to see what happens

I know our governor has given the Tea Party a bad name in Tallahassee -but I don't know if that leaves the Capital.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:11 AM

3. My republican ex-husband

voted for Murphy rather than send Allen West back to congress!

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:09 AM

2. Jackson was hoot...

I found this quote made in response to a question from a South Carolinian as to any message Jackson might want him to deliver to the delegates of South Carolina:

Yes I have; please give my compliments to my friends in your State and say to them, that if a single drop of blood shall be shed there in opposition to the laws of the United States, I will hang the first man I can lay my hand on engaged in such treasonable conduct, upon the first tree I can reach.


The fight was over taxation...what else?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:12 AM

4. And people are worried about drones

lol

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:15 AM

5. Too true!

People don't know their history.

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