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Martha Jackovics
Florida
Interests: National and Florida Politics (but not politics as usual), with facts, not spin. Liberal, progressive, good sense of humor.
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Grim Reapers This week Republicans in Congress are taking another stab at throwing millions of Americans off their health insurance to both satisfy their own lust for ending "evil" Obamacare (and killing people) and to give Trump what he thinks will be a "win," in that he'll get to sign... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Beach Peanuts
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(Via: Center For American Progress) If you were hopeful you dodged a bullet when Trumpcare died on the GOP operating table recently, I have some bad news. Trumpcare is back, and it's even worse than the previous version. Trump is desperately looking for a "win" as his first 100 days... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Beach Peanuts
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Sen. Frank Artiles, Mitt Romney Republican Miami state Sen. Frank Artiles is facing calls to resign after an ugly incident over drinks at the members-only Governors Club in Tallahassee earlier this week in which he used racial slurs and obscenities to describe several of his Senate colleagues: Sen. Frank Artiles... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Beach Peanuts
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Members Only, But Leave Your Wallet At The Gate (Photo: Wikimedia) Just 84 days into his presidency,* Donald Trump has spent a quarter of that time at his private Palm Beach, Florida club, Mar-a-Lago, on the taxpayer dime, with the profits going directly into his pockets. The meter is running... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Beach Peanuts
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What A Yahoo Large animal veterinarian turned Congressman Ted Yoho of Florida, like most Republicans now days, doesn't seem to grasp the idea of "public service." This isn't new to observers of Yoho, but it was highlighted today when he was questioned about the ongoing Devin Nunes-Donald Trump Keystone Cop... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Beach Peanuts
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FEMA, Who Needs That? Florida voters have done it again. They voted against their own self-interests by helping to elect Donald Trump, a guy who makes Rick Scott's conflicts of interest and contempt for average Americans look meager by comparison. Every day there's a reason for buyer's remorse, and Trump... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Beach Peanuts
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Marco Rubio: Ignore What I Say And Do, Just Send Money Marco Rubio is without a doubt a shameless hypocrite, but you've got to hand it to him on his latest fundraising plea. As you'll recall, last week Rubio was busy avoiding town halls and his constituents who wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Beach Peanuts
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"Be Respectful" Rubio Says, To Voters He Calls "Rude And Stupid" If there's one thing that's consistent about Marco Rubio, it's his habit of never showing up. Despite having the worst absentee record in the Senate, voters in Florida sent him back for another term last November. So how is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Beach Peanuts
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Little Marco Flees The Interview. Again. (Updated below) Republicans are home on recess this week (again) which technically means they're working back home, so it's the perfect time to catch up with the concerns of their constituents. Unfortunately their presidential candidate won the election with an assist from Russia and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Beach Peanuts
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Bilirakis Ignores A Constituent Listens To A Constituent (via YouTube) Republican Rep. Gus Bilirakis hosted a "listening session" Saturday to give his constituents a chance to share their concerns about his party's plan to repeal Obamacare absent a replacement, but their pleas to keep the ACA in place fell on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Beach Peanuts
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Rick Scott, the Grim Reaper of the health care industry, is unsurprisingly giddy at the prospect of Republicans finally killing off President Obama's health care law, and possibly thousands of Americans right along with it. In fact, he was so excited about it that he recently fled Florida once again... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Please Don't Bother To Clap Just in case you were under the impression that Jeb Bush had grown a spine since the primaries, fear not! Bush has resurfaced after being humiliated by Donald Trump in the primaries to applaud Trump's choice of a climate change denier to head up his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Ponder for a moment, this headline from Politico today: "GOP Wagers Americans Don't Care About Trump's Conflicts" That's quite the wager in a sea of wagers the Republican Party seems wiling to make in their post-reality Trump existence. Unfortunately for them, the polls say they're wrong. Americans very much care... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Whose Side Are You On, Sen. Schumer? I hate to write headlines with a question mark lest they be perceived as clickbait, but this isn't clickbait. It's an honest question. Because in Florida right now, we have a Senate race that's winnable for Democrats where the Republican candidate is the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
So @marcorubio just showed up at a largely Puerto Rican street fair in Orlando and got booed of the stage big time. pic.twitter.com/xT3Ak0wQqY — Adrian Florido (@adrianflorido) October 23, 2016 Long before revelations about Donald Trump's views on sexual assault and tales of his presence and behavior at events where... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Lying For Dummies This is hardly "breaking news" to anyone who pays attention, but Marco Rubio thinks voters are stupid. Or at least he hopes they are. In the first of his debates against his Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy earlier this week, Rubio tried to snow voters once again by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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President Obama, En Route To Miami (Photo: The White House) On Thursday, President Obama came to Florida to rally on behalf of Patrick Murphy, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, and as he toured the state, he delivered a well-deserved, blistering take down of Marco Rubio, his hypocrisy, his endless... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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What A Hack Oh, Marco. Never change... After getting nearly laughed out of the studio during his debate with Patrick Murphy earlier this week when he danced around the answer to the tough question "Will you serve your entire six year term if reelected?" Marco Rubio is slipping in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks out about Donald Trump, and why she supports Hillary Clinton: Related articles Unlike Planned Parenthood, The GOP's 2012 Presidential Nominee Actually DID Profit Off Fetal Tissue FL Planned Parenthood Still Under Attack, While GOP Lacks The Votes To Defund Jeb! Bush Swift Boats John Kerry... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Marco Rubio Courting Voters For 2020 After 11 women came forward in just one day this week to say that Donald Trump is indeed just the man he boasted to be: one who could sexually assault women and get away with it because of who he is, Marco Rubio is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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After Florida Governor Rick Scott (who is also the chair of a Donald Trump Super PAC) refused a request to extend the voter registration deadline due to Hurricane Matthew last week, a federal judge has ordered a one week extension through next Tuesday: A federal judge on Wednesday extended voter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Marco Rubio: I'm With Deplorable Marco Rubio, the Senator who hates his job, rarely shows up to prove it, and won't commit to serving a full term if reelected in the hopes that even his own state won't reject him a second time in a Presidential run, has stepped up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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As Rick Scott was traveling around the state last week urging Floridians to evacuate from Hurricane Matthew saying the storm would kill them, he refused to give those same people extra time to register to vote even though the deadline was just days away. He said that people had plenty... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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After an audio tape surfaced last week where Donald Trump bragged about being able to sexually assault women because he was a star, many Republicans finally bailed on Trump. Marco Rubio wasn't one of them. Instead he tried to have it both ways. He merely issued a tweet, calling Trump's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Longtime Florida Republican Strategist Mac Stipanovich said today he's voting for Hillary Clinton: Stipanovich has long opposed Donald Trump. Back in May he penned an open letter to his fellow Republicans urging them to do the same. Now Stipanovich is going a step further: “In case you didn’t know, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Beach Peanuts