There’s a line from one of my all time favorite movies, “My Cousin Vinny.” If you’ve seen it you’ll know which one I mean. An attorney is asking a prospective juror her views on the death penalty. When the woman says “Fry him!” the attorney gives a thumbs up to the judge and says: “She’ll do!”
Well, that is the current mentality of the desperate state of the Republican Party in Florida at the moment. On Tuesday their big gamble on the Governor’s office didn’t pan out as they had hoped. It seems that Bill McCollum just couldn’t pull it off, in spite of his popular voter friendly platforms, like: “I want to take away your health care”, and “I’ll put my boot to the rear of anyone who is brown and without papers,” and in spite of his scintillating debating skills (against himself, no less) and “vibrant” personality. He couldn’t cut it. Add to that, the GOP is so involved in corruption scandals down here and low on cash, McCollum had a bit of a problem running against someone perhaps even worse who was loaded and spending millions to “buy” the Governor’s office: Rick Scott.
Well, he lost. And as of this moment, Bill McCollum is still cowering in an office somewhere feeling sorry for himself. Worse still, he’s doing a really bad impression of a man who has principles, and appears in public only briefly to say things like “I still have questions about Rick Scott” when asked if he’ll endorse him or not.
Now it’s time to add insult to McCollum’s injury. It seems his best pals in the Republican Party Of Florida have bailed on him faster than, well, a loser with no cash. It seems they waited almost 24 hours before they said, with thumbs in the air: “He’ll do!” to Rick Scott.
Republican Party of Florida Chairman John Thrasher, the “Drill Off The Coast Of Florida Yesterday” twins, Senator Mike Haridopolos and Representative Dean Cannon, lesser brother Jeb Bush and many others have dived off the McCollum titanic, into a lifeboat, and are paddling faster than you can say: “Gov. Sink” in hopes that Scott will keep them afloat.
Make no mistake, the Republican Party of Florida will never be labeled as the “Party With Principles.” They have none, and they apparently don’t care that you, the voter, know that. Never before has it been so clear that they value two things more than anything:
And it’s never been clearer that the GOP, Florida and otherwise, would like nothing more than to take both of those things away from you, the voter. Just take a look at this video made by the committee that Mike Haridopolos and Dean Cannon threw cash at earlier this month in order to fight against Rick Scott in favor of McCollum:
Yes. There’s nothing Republican about Rick Scott. Unless Rick Scott is all they’ve got. How do the “real Republicans” feel about selling out voters and the State of Florida?