It is no secret that for at least the past eight years, I have been exposing Charlie Crist as utterly unprincipled, opportunistic, and corrupt.
My belief that he was a menace even compelled me to privately vote against him in the 2006 General Election, which marked the first time I had ever voted for a Democrat in a major election, or perhaps ever.
For the first few years of his administration, I and a small group of principled activists in the Republican Party openly criticized Charlie Crist and his minions like Jim Greer and other bootlickers for running amok and personally profiting off their mutual mischief and were exiled from our party for doing so.
Our issue was not necessarily Crist’s public policy pursuits–although the disagreements were numerous–or his incessant pandering, or even his countless flip-flops. Our main objection to Crist was what he was doing with the instrumentalities under his direct control. That is, the irresponsibility with which he conducted himself as head of Florida state government and titular head of the Republican Party. Continue reading →
This week, the political cinder box that Egypt has been since the 2011 departure of its longtime autocrat president Hosni Mubarak reached a fever pitch. Having stepped down as a result of the so-called “Arab Spring” demonstrations that spread to Egypt in early 2011, Mubarak was eventually replaced by Mohamed Morsi after the country held its first-ever democratic presidential election in 2012.
Morsi’s ascendance troubled many western observers as he belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood, an oftentimes violent movement with links to terrorist activities that seeks to install Islamic Sharia law as the basis for political and societal affairs. Despite his democratic election and moderate image, he quickly moved to adopt a new constitution, which included enshrining Islamic law. He also vowed to release Omar Abdel-Rahman, the terrorist behind the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing.
In November 2012, Morsi issued a declaration that would have essentially immunized his actions from any legal challenge and would have granted him near unchecked power. This declaration was condemned by organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, and it sparked more mass protests and resignations from government officials. Despite limiting and eventually annulling his decree under pressure, mass protests continued and the Egyptian military eventually deposed him in July of this year. Continue reading →
TALLAHASSEE — Like it or not, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is the law of the land.
Besides passing a Democratic-controlled Congress in 2010 and receiving the blessing of President Obama, Chief Justice John Roberts, a Bush 43 nominee, upheld the law last summer when he cast the deciding U.S. Supreme Court vote, 5-4.
That being said, the massive federal health-care overhaul still faces many challenges, not the least of which is the law’s near irreconcilable complexities and consistent unpopularity.
Here’s a look at the top 10 obstacles and concerns Floridians should know about the largest social entitlement since Medicare: Continue reading →
Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory recently surprised many of his colleagues and political observers when he left the Democrat party, becoming the first black Republican in the Louisiana State Legislature since Reconstruction.
He very eloquently explained his party switch in a YouTube video that has since gone viral. We at Reaganista salute him for what appears to be a principled decision and encourage you to check out his video.
Needless to say, this has not sat well with the Louisiana Democrat Party. Its executive director Stephen Handwerk called Senator Guillory’s decision to switch parties “a craven display of political opportunism,” and called on him to resign his senate seat. They are apparently upset that he he decided to bolt the party under whose banner he ran and made a career for himself.
Many have asked me in recent weeks what my position on immigration reform is.
They know that I strongly opposed the McCain-Kennedy amnesty proposal in 2008, they know that I’m as conservative as they come, and they also know that I have been a strong Marco Rubio supporter and equally strong, longtime opponent of Charlie Crist and his fellow opportunist, unprincipled backstabber types.
Because this immigration debate has been so dynamic, changing from one day to the next, I decided to kind of sit back and observe how things develop.
In recent days, however, Senators have begun to debate and reach consensus on certain provisions, and consequently public discourse on the issue is beginning to reach a fever pitch.
One thing is beginning to look evident: unlike previous comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty) proposals, this one appears to emphasize border security as a precondition before some of the other more lenient provisions can take effect.