The Party’s Just Begun

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I’m switching to Democrat–For the People

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

The Obama Foreign Policy: Doubling Down on Carter’s Double Standard

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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

10 things Floridians should know about Obamacare

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By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog

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

Other Views: Why Women Are Voting Republican

A picture of me taken at a Romney rally in Apopka was featured in the October 16th edition of USAToday. The accompanying editorial titled, “Why Women Might Vote Republican” is valid. However, I felt Vanderkam’s point is a product of what I detail in my response.

Today’s women are not a voting block. A product of a successful women’s rights movement is having the luxury to vote on a variety of issues. While many women will undoubtedly support the Democrats in this and future elections, I expect many will also support the Republican nominee–and in record numbers. Why? Women are tired of laboring under feminist stereotypes perpetuated by a small faction of liberal demagogues whose archaic belief is that all women subscribe to a victim mentality that dictates contraception and abortion are paramount issues to female voters.

“Obama made sure to play up the Romney-Ryan stance on abortion. Democrats assume this is a losing issue for republicans among women.” Why would the Democrats think that travesty of a situation is a “winning issue”? There is an antiquated feminist movement within the Democrat party that dictates this “issue” be the only issue.

The classic struggle between the younger generations and the baby boomers is stark. The “Women’s Movement” puts ladies in a position where if they work and don’t stay home with their families or don’t have families, they are wrong and equally wrong if they stay home and do not work. The pressure to conform to a split societal norm creates a wedge issue from which demagogues feed. President Obama exploiting this wedge reeks of desperation, not successful leadership.

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Other Views: Thursday Will Be a Long Day for Obama

Order up some Excedrin for the White House.  Thursday is shaping up to be one hell of a day for the Obama Administration.

First, it is the day that the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to release its ruling on the federal health care law, otherwise known as “ObamaCare.”  Most legal experts believe at least parts of the law (if not the whole thing) will be ruled unconstitutional.  Either way, it will set the tone for the rest of this all-too-important election year and these uncertain times for the U.S. economy.

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