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AlphaCentauri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-12-08 10:24 PM
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Garcia blasts Diaz-Balart ties
Under fire for inviting an anti-embargo congressman to a campaign fundraiser, Democrat Joe Garcia sought to turn the tables Friday, assailing his Republican rival for accepting campaign contributions from companies with ties to the Cuban government.

At a press conference, Garcia defended his campaign's decision to invite New York Democrat Rep. Charles Rangel to a April 21 fundraiser. Critics see Rangel as an ally to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. But Garcia says he's an influential member of Congress.

"My record on Cuba is crystal clear. But this isn't about Cuba," said Garcia, who is challenging Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart. "This is about the 25th district," Garcia added, calling it "the worst federally funded district'' in the state.

He said the district's showing is a result of Diaz-Balart's hostility to Rangel, though Rangel only became chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee when Democrats took control of Congress in 2007.

"I'm willing to pay a small political price to make sure the people who listen to their children cry at night because they don't have health insurance get coverage," Garcia said, suggesting that Rangel could help secure more federal funds.

Diaz-Balart's campaign -- which has not mentioned Cuba or the trade embargo in relation to its criticism of Garcia over the Rangel fundraiser -- dismissed the criticism as an effort to distract attention from Garcia's ties to the New York congressman and said it amounted to a "series of frivolous attacks."

"Joe Garcia is trying to deflect attention from the reality that he continues to align himself with radical left-wing extremists like Charlie Rangel, who has a long and well known history of supporting a radical left-wing agenda including supporting higher taxes on working families and appeasing our nation's enemies," Diaz-Balart said.

Garcia said Rangel, listed as a "special guest" at the fundraiser, was invited by a "prominent New York family." And he added, "I'm not taking it back."

http://www.miamiherald.com/516/story/492494.html
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-12-08 11:22 PM
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1. I live in Miami. It is one of the most corrupt areas in the nation, due to the
close relationship established by the wealthiest and most criminal Miami-Cubans, and the Republicans. The corruption and criminality goes deep, very deep.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 06:09 AM
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2. It's beautiful seeing this rabid half-wit having to fight for his ridiculous life! WooHOOOO!
Lincoln Diaz-Balart has never had any real competition before, during the time I've been watching these creeps after Elin Gonzalez was found and kept prisoner by his drunken great-uncle in Miami, rather than being allowed to go home to his dad, and the rest of his family.

Sounds as if Joe Garcia has found Lincoln Diaz-Balart's Achilles heel, in pointing out Diaz-Balart's party is up the "crik" right now, and he can't get "at" the pork he's accustomed to throwing at his hometown and the Cuban "exile" reactionaries.

BEAUTIFUL.

I don't like Joe Garcia, but at least he has never driven any Democrats out of office by targeting them for political murder as revenge for their actions in trying to reduce government waste in black hole pork projects like Diaz-Balart's faction's Radio and TV Martis. Diaz-Balart destroyed Colorado Rep. David Skaggs when he attempted to remove these pure pork opportunities which benefit ONLY the Cuban "exiles" who operate, program, staff the radio and tv stations, running pure propaganda, claiming Cuba doesn't get any news from the outside world, to an island where the citizens can receive BOTH ordinary radio and tv programs from Florida on their own tv and radios!

One DU'er here, a Canadian, tells us she is able to pick up US radio stations walking on the sidewalk in Havana with her Walkman. Now why would a Cuban also need the U.S. government to give "exiles" $30,000,000.00 per year to send radio signals, and tv signals to Cuba under the pretense Cubans can't get information any other way?



Lincoln Diaz-Balart, the hovering man right behind Jeb Bush
in the company of his brother, fellow Congressman Mario
Diaz-Balart, and, with Jeb Bush, "exile" Senator Mel Martinez,
former Bush head of H.U.D.


Hope Miami Cubans will consider the wisdom of voting for the Cuban who will sit with the Democrats in Congress, and let Lincoln Diaz-Balart pursue his true ambition, cooking and selling those tasty (to some) Cuban pork sandwiches from a sandwich shop in Little Havana.

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