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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:08 AM

Police Officers, Fed Up with Rick Scott, Leave Republican Party En Masse

Note: This occurred last year.



"Next month the Broward County Police Benevolent Association is holding a "Party to Leave the Party" -- an event coordinated with the Supervisor of Elections where police officers and the general public can switch their voter registrations from Republican to Democratic or Independent."

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http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2011/06/police_benevolent_association_leave_the_party_republicans.php

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Reply Police Officers, Fed Up with Rick Scott, Leave Republican Party En Masse (Original post)
ailsagirl Jun 2012 OP
SoutherDem Jun 2012 #1
ailsagirl Jun 2012 #2
SoutherDem Jun 2012 #13
nytemare Jun 2012 #12
Credo4Congress Jun 2012 #29
ailsagirl Jun 2012 #3
chknltl Jun 2012 #23
ailsagirl Jun 2012 #24
SunSeeker Jun 2012 #4
MADem Jun 2012 #5
grantcart Jun 2012 #9
riverbendviewgal Jun 2012 #6
Skittles Jun 2012 #15
Tx4obama Jun 2012 #7
Paka Jun 2012 #8
demgrrrll Jun 2012 #10
SoutherDem Jun 2012 #14
MsPithy Jun 2012 #21
babylonsister Jun 2012 #11
Auntie Bush Jun 2012 #16
jenmito Jun 2012 #17
ancianita Jun 2012 #18
Populist_Prole Jun 2012 #19
progressoid Jun 2012 #22
Brooklyn Dame Jun 2012 #20
ailsagirl Jun 2012 #25
markpkessinger Jun 2012 #26
ilikeitthatway Jun 2012 #27
Credo4Congress Jun 2012 #28

Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:21 AM

1. Could Rick Scott single handily win Florida for Obama?

Have the Republican finally gone too far? Has the American people seeing the truth?

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:29 AM

2. Thank God you replied

I was starting to feel as if I were the only one here-- my computer's CPU is 100% and it's taking forever to browse-- is that happening to you?

To your question-- I dunno-- it seems as if something is ready to boil over. Some moron in Florida hung Obama in effigy and I don't know what all else is happening but I fervently hope the neocons' illegal tactics are coming to light...

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 03:02 AM

13. My computer was having problems too but only with DU

I think the problem was with their servers.

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:53 AM

12. Well, there is that little voter purge thingy..

however, the county election supervisors are not going on with it, despite Scott's desire to push on after the Justice Dept. warning.

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:18 AM

29. Yes

Tes they have. They have went too far.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:32 AM

3. Please kick and recommend

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 01:17 AM

23. roger

As in 'roger wilco' ...always wanted to say that, have no clue what the 'roger' part meant though. Here is your knr, although I see your thread is doing fine enough...as it should because this is a great topic and deserves discussion imo.

A topic related thought occurs to me.

I am convinced that some folks, (die hard republicans for instance), when presented with facts and data to back up those facts, choose to ignore the data and refute those facts. For example, try as you may, no amount of hard evidence will convince a birther that President Obama was born in Hawaii. They will always find some little hole in your argument, some tiny crack where doubt can lurk and for them it is proof that he was not born in Hawaii.

I say this because I believe that there is a point for these type of people, a point of selfishness where they can and will switch their whole paradigm. I believe that this switch is triggered when something near and dear to them is taken away from them by those whom they support.

In this case, a black supporter of the republican party, may get his come to Jesus moment when he finds out that his right as an American citizen to participate in the electoral process has been taken away from him by the very person and party he has stood behind.

Prior to THAT type of event/realization, no amount of facts or data, no arguments can get through to this person. I think that you are correct in your assessment that events in Fla., especially the widely discussed voter purging by the republicans, may indeed hand this state to President Obama.

Now we need this sort of paradigm shift to occur nationwide. I believe a nationwide discussion about election fraud vs voter fraud could do the trick. Naturally the republicans will deny all of our facts and data...instead of banging my head against their wall of stubbornness I think I will yawn at them and tell them to come see me....after the republicans take away THEIR voting rights.

Why do I think I will have this debate with a republican you might ask. Well seeing as how I personally don't hang with any trillionaires, billionaires or even more than one or two millionaires, but I do talk to many many poor folk who are republican supporters....odds are those are the very voters the republican party wants to see purged and odds are, I will get to tell em: "TOLD YA SO YA MORON! Now then, ready to wake up and smell the coffee? If so, times a wastin' and we got a nations democracy to save!"

sorry about the rant...I guess I like rants...you got your knr, I got my rant...seems like a win/win to me.

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Response to chknltl (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 06:52 AM

24. Rant all you like. We all need some way to let off steam.

I think I need a break right now, for getting too immersed in the flagrant lies the neocons continue to spout. It can literally make us sick. Take care!

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 01:01 AM

4. What took them so long? nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 01:27 AM

5. Better late than never...especially since it's well before November! nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:20 AM

9. It's from last year

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 01:40 AM

6. so they are seeing the light finally

K & R

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 05:01 AM

15. mmmm

caring only when something affects you is a hallmark of conservatism

must be a real quandary

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 01:51 AM

7. K & R :)




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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:06 AM

8. Great News!

Thanks for posting. Let's hope anti-Scott momentum keeps working.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:25 AM

10. Does Rmoney have to have Florida? Would a loss in Florida seriously disrupt his path? I hope so.

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Response to demgrrrll (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 03:06 AM

14. CNN's current electoral map

Obama gets Florida game over he has 276. But that is assuming CNN is correct and nothing else changes. Other websites leave a lot more states in the toss up category.

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 08:10 PM

21. Networks want to keep the horserace close,

so they retain viewers, but more importantly to sell adds to the candidates and the super-pacs. I don't trust them. In 2008, I visited Nate Silver daily. I can not speak for him this year, now that he works for the New York Times. We'll see.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:35 AM

11. 2011. But still. :) nt

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 03:26 PM

16. I heard he'd have to win Ohio and a couple other states if he loses Fl. :)

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:50 PM

17. If Obama wins FL, he'll win the election even if Romney wins OH, VA, NC, CO, NV, IA, and WI (all of

which Obama won last time).

Obama gets 270 EVs with CA, CT, DE, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, & WA. You can see for yourself by clicking those states on this interactive map: http://electoralmap.net/2012/myPrediction.php

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:51 PM

18. This should be the "Party to leave The Party" summer all over the country.

Why not broadcast this as the first of many parties held by unions and associations as part of their 50-state strategy?

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 06:27 PM

19. They're a day late and a dollar short n/t

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Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 09:46 PM

22. Yep. n/t

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 07:34 PM

20. What took them so darn long?

He's been screwing Florida and its residents over for ages!!

http://borderlessnewsandviews.com/2012/06/rick-scott-screwing-florida-since-1997/

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Response to Brooklyn Dame (Reply #20)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 01:33 PM

25. As someone pointed out...

This is dated 2011 and not this year. So it's still good news but I had thought it pertained to 2012. Sorry to be misleading!!

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 09:25 PM

26. I have a nephew who is a State Trooper in Florida . . .

. . . I'll have to ask him about this. He is (or at least hs been to date) a Republican.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 09:34 PM

27. Poor Little Ricky

Bwahahaha!

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:16 AM

28. Wow

That is so awesome

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