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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:13 PM

Rick Scott On Decision Not To Extend Early Voting: 'The Right Thing Happened'

Well, of course. The more difficult it is for you to vote, the happier Republicans are.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is standing by his decision not to extend early voting hours, despite the fact that some voters said they waited as long as nine hours to cast a ballot.

"Well I'm very comfortable that the right thing happened," he told WKMG Orlando while speaking with reporters on Thursday night. "We had 4.4 million people vote."

The WXMG reporter tried to follow up again and ask whether hours should have been extended, but a member of Scott's staff appeared to end the press conference. When Scott was asked again while walking with reporters, he repeated his answer.

A major reason for Florida's chaotic early voting process was that last year, the state's GOP-controlled legislature shortened early voting days from 14 to eight. Long lines were reported across the state, with one polling place closing as late as 1 a.m. Sunday morning. In a sudden move, the Miami-Dade elections department allowed voters to cast in-person absentee ballots on Sunday afternoon, but closed temporarily because it could not meet demand.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/rick-scott-early-voting_n_2101566.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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Reply Rick Scott On Decision Not To Extend Early Voting: 'The Right Thing Happened' (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 OP
MuttLikeMe Nov 2012 #1
budkin Nov 2012 #2
pepperbear Nov 2012 #3
smorkingapple Nov 2012 #4
csziggy Nov 2012 #5
Mr.Turnip Nov 2012 #7
csziggy Nov 2012 #8
ShadowLiberal Nov 2012 #10
csziggy Nov 2012 #12
titaniumsalute Nov 2012 #11
Wildcat1955 Nov 2012 #6
R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2012 #9
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #13
outsideworld Nov 2012 #14

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:20 PM

1. Motherfucker

lying cheating evil ass motherfucker. Fuck him.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:32 PM

2. His plan failed utterly. Let him soak in it

Until he loses the governorship

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:52 PM

3. Florida has almost 20 million people. Way to get ot the vote, rick.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:01 PM

4. Crist will defeat him soon. Order will be restored.

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Response to smorkingapple (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:08 PM

5. Crist only looks decent compared to Rick Scott

Can't we come up with a real Democrat to run? I don't want a disciple of Jeb Bush back here in Tallahassee!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:45 PM

7. Nether do I but I don't really know who else we have in Florida that we can spare.

Do any Democratic Congresscritters down there have statewide potential?

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Response to Mr.Turnip (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:50 PM

8. Frankly I haven't kept up with the state stuff recently

I'll have to start paying attention, though.

I'm just fed up with people trotting out Crist every time the next contest for governor comes up. The ONLY reason Crist is no longer a Republican is that it is in his best political interest for the moment. If the Republican Party moderated just a little, Crist would have an "R" behind his name again in a heartbeat.

Crist was the chosen successor to Jeb Bush and continued Jeb's policies. This is NOT a reason for DEMOCRATS to suggest him as a candidate deserving our support.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:57 PM

10. Party switchers govern a lot differently then before switching

Look at Arlen Specter, he went from the most moderate republican to having a 98% party line voting record with democrats after he switched. And he wasn't a problem during the healthcare debate.

I don't live in FL, so I leave it up to FL dems to find someone who can beat a corrupt bastard like Rick Scott. But I'd rather have a moderate democrat running the state then a corrupt guy who got the biggest fine ever for medicare fraud and who's trying to personally enrich himself as governor with crap like drug testing for the poor.

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Response to ShadowLiberal (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:12 PM

12. Crist did not switch to the Democratic Party - he's an Independent

He's hedging his bets, hoping the Republican Party will swing back to sanity.

I might feel more charitable towards Crist if he had actually made the commitment to become a Democrat, but he did not.

I have lots of friends that work and worked in the state government before Jeb, during Jeb, and during Crist. Jeb made it bad, Crist didn't change that. The environment for state workers was poisonous all the way through the Bush and Crist tenures. The local Democratic groups were decimated - state workers couldn't take the chance that their supervisors might find out that they were Democrats or they could be fired at will. Previously, Florida had strong protections for state workers - they had to commit a felony before they could be fired. Jeb removed all those protections and made hiring partisan.

Scott has made it worse - most of the people I know have left government jobs if possible or have been forced out. The few that have stayed are keeping their heads low, waiting for retirement or a change of government. Many will no longer talk to me - they know I am an active Democrat and they worry they will get fired just for associating with me!

With all the antipathy here against Jeb Bush, I cannot understand the fondness for Crist. Crist still remains a Jeb Bush follower even if he is not currently in the same party as his hero.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:31 PM

11. If Crist runs I will back him 100%

I will donate money, work for him, etc. Rick Scott is an evil motherfucker. He needs to be gone from Florida and politics. Crist, even though was a Republican, was not a Teabagging Jesus Christer politician. He was a decent man and cared about Florida.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:34 PM

6. Right Thing?

Can anyone explain how making the elderly and sick stand in line for hours to exercise their civic duty is the right thing?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:56 PM

9. I have to say that I laughed so hard that I cried when i saw the photo.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:15 PM

13. +1 nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:00 AM

14. HE is done

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