Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Florida Republicans at Odds With Their Leader

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 12:11 AM
Original message
Florida Republicans at Odds With Their Leader
Source: NY Times

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Rick Scott, the conservative Republican billionaire who plucked the governors job from the party establishment in November with $73 million of his own money and the backing of the Tea Party, vowed during his campaign to run the troubled state like a corporate chief executive (which he was) and not a politician (which he proudly says he is not).

And now it has become a problem, some of his fellow Republicans say.

The governor doesnt understand there is a State Constitution and that we have three branches of government, said State Senator Mike Fasano, a Republican from New Port Richey who upset Mr. Scott with rough handling of his staff during a testy committee hearing. They are talking about the attitude that he is still the C.E.O. of his former health care corporation, and that is not going to work in this state, in Tallahassee, in my district. The people believe in three branches of government.

Republican lawmakers in Florida were hoping for a smoother transition. Instead, they say, they got top-down management from a political novice.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/us/08florida.html?_r=...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 12:13 AM
Response to Original message
1. a Republican governing as an autocrat?
Who wold have guessed?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 12:17 AM
Response to Original message
2. Quelle surprise!
Hey, you idiots: You vote for a CEO, that's what you get.

Thank goodness we dodged that bullet by rejecting Meg Whitman out here in California!

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 12:34 AM
Response to Reply #2
3. You DO have education in California, CalPeg!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jonthebru Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 01:11 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. If I may edit a bit
Hey, you idiots: You vote for a crooked CEO, that's what you get.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 01:13 AM
Response to Original message
5. I think if Bill Nelson would run for Governor, there could be widespread support for a recall
Most of Florida knows they screwed up.

Otherwise, he's a one-termer for sure.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 01:19 AM
Response to Reply #5
6. That's what we said about W.
Be very careful.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 04:55 AM
Response to Reply #5
10. We can't recall the Gov in FL.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 07:17 AM
Response to Reply #10
11. Odd - I lived there a long time and never knew that
Is that law or is that in the State Constitution? Just wondering - not doubting you.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 10:27 AM
Response to Reply #11
14. There is a movement to change that
There's a movement to allow Floridians the ability to recall state officials, including the governor. Not sure how likely it is to pass, though.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #14
16. I think it would have a good chance of passing if it were on the ballot in '12.
There are a lot of people regretting their vote last Nov.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 01:49 PM
Response to Reply #11
15. It's in the Constitution.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 01:37 AM
Response to Original message
7. Like WI, OH, & the Rest of the GOP led States welcome to your realiTy - with a capitol T!
Tea Party is leading all of them right down this path - they are more like a monarchy then a democracy and everyone is seeing it now!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 02:15 AM
Response to Original message
8. Another rich Republicans who bought the office so he could lower his own taxes.
Get used to it, Republicans. If you vote for these guys they will do exactly what they want.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ngant17 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 04:52 AM
Response to Original message
9. He's got to conjure up a lot of jobs
and so far he hasn't a clue on how to begin.

Rail transport was a lost cause with this guy.

Concentrating on eliminating state workers and gutting pension plans won't help him too much, either. Downsizing works best when you are a CEO, not a governor.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 08:31 AM
Response to Original message
12. Suck it up, y'all - I'm SURE every last one of you voted for him
Edited on Tue Mar-08-11 08:32 AM by hatrack
Enjoy, "fellow Republicans!"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 09:34 AM
Response to Original message
13. Oh, the Republicans discovered the checks and balances?
Long cry from the day that Tom Feeney was pushing the edges, looking for loopholes.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 02:08 PM
Response to Original message
17. People who think governments should be run like corporations
are foolish.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 02:48 PM
Response to Original message
18. ... but... but... but... we WANT our government run by a bunch of newbie know-nothings!
I want my government run by just-fell-off-the-political-turnip-truck people! From BIZNZZ!!! Yeah! Run it like a BIZNZZ!!! No cronies! And when I climb aboard my upcoming flight, I wanna make sure the pilot is brand new and fresh and unincumbered from any of that inside-crony experience crap!

Love,

Tammy Teabagger!

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 05:19 PM
Response to Original message
19. K and R
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct 01st 2014, 10:19 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC