VIDEO: Obama camp turns early voting in Miami into spectacle

The solemn American tradition of exercising the right to vote was not very solemn in Miami this weekend.

We at visited one of several countywide polling locations in Southeast Florida’s Miami-Dade County on the last day of early voting.  As has been widely reported by the media, the lines were several hours long–and exhausting. Several hundred stood patiently chatting with candidates and campaign volunteers, and others studied sample ballots so they would be prepared to get through the historically-long Florida ballot as quickly as possible once at the voting booth.

This was all made difficult, however, with the Obama campaign’s decision to turn the early voting location into a bizarre street carnival. A DJ was on site blaring salsa and merengue, as well as a South American folklore troupe beating drums and dancing–in the early voting parking lot’s right-of-way.

Some no doubt enjoyed the entertainment, but for many uncommitted voters interested in meeting local candidates, studying sample ballots, and learning about the various amendments and races they were about to vote on, it was an annoyance, which was very evident.  The group also made it difficult for frustrated drivers to make their way through the lot to find parking spots.  One elderly Cuban lady named Olga who claims she’s voted in every election since 1976 said she had never seen anything like this in all her years of voting. She called it “tremenda chusmería.”

To me it felt more like a street festival in Tegucigalpa than a voting precinct in the United States.

I don’t think the Obama campaign did itself any favors among undecided voters at this early voting location, but that’s just based on what I observed.

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REPORT: Obama Administration prepared to release convicted terrorists–but only after the election

Media outlets in Latin America are reporting that the United States is likely to release two convicted Colombian terrorists, but only after the November 6th Presidential Election.

Colombian newspaper El Espectador (The Spectator) reported on October 19 that the United States and Colombia are in “advanced” talks about releasing Ricardo Palmera and Nayibe Rojas Cabrera to Colombia where they would likely be  freed.  To our knowledge, no U.S. media outlet has reported on any of this as of yet.

Ricardo Palmera, who is best known by his nomme de guerre “Simón Trinidad” is a high-ranking rebel leader and former finance director of the leftist Colombian insurgent terrorist organization FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forced of Colombia), which is responsible for thousands of kidnappings and murders in Colombia, including businessmen, politicians, women, children, and even a female presidential candidate.

On February 13, 2003 the FARC extended its terrorist activities to America when its guerrillas shot down an unarmed single-engine plane carrying American Vietnam Veteran and Bronze Star recipient Thomas Janis, three other Americans, and a Colombian official over a remote, FARC-controlled region of Colombia. Janis was conducting anti-narcotic intelligence work at the time and despite surviving the crash, he and the Colombian were cowardly shot execution-style by FARC guerrillas. The three other Americans aboard the plane were held hostage for five years in gruesome conditions under orders by Trinidad. Continue reading

FreedomWorks’ FreePAC comes to Florida!

Thousands of Florida conservative activists and volunteers are gathered today at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee for FreedomWorks’ FreePAC Florida conference.

FreedomWorks is a conservative, free-market advocacy organization that trains and mobilizes patriots nationwide to advance the cause of liberty and America’s founding principles.  We Floridians especially owe them a debt of gratitude for diving into the GOP Florida Senate Primary in 2010 and endorsing Marco Rubio when few thought he had the resources or momentum to defeat the sitting backstabber governor Charlie Crist.  As such, it is a pleasure to be here today mixing and mingling with my fellow patriots and lending my support to an organization that has done so much good around the country, and especially here in Florida.

The conference began today at 4pm and speakers include Judge Andrew Napolitano, Congressman Connie Mack, Trey Radel, Deneen Borelli, Matt Kibbe, and Glen Beck, who will end with a keynote address to the conference. If you are in the Central Florida area, I encourage you to come out. If not, feel free to watch the live stream I have embedded below, which can also be viewed on the FreedomWorks website.

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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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