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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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Wave Goodbye, Marco The Republican Party and the mainstream media have invested a lot in the narrative of Marco Rubio as the head of the golden ticket for the GOP establishment. (Never mind that just a couple years ago they also branded him as the "darling of the Tea Party.")... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Beach Peanuts
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Can't You Just Feel The Enthusiasm? Rick Santorum (R-Who?), apparently realizing no one is going to vote for him, has finally dropped out of the Presidential race. I guess his first clue was not reliving the magic from Iowa years ago while coming in at a whopping 1% this year.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Nope, Sit Down Marco It's well known among observers of Marco Rubio that he seems to live in an alternate reality from the rest of the world, as does his entire party these days, but Marco truly stands out over the rest. The latest example of this, and the latest... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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There are two general camps of thought when it comes to making observations of Marco Rubio over the years. One is that he plays dumb, while the second is that he’s genuinely dumb. As regular readers of this blog may have noticed, my money’s always been on number two. As... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
Yes, I believe you've summed it up correctly. They don't call it "Floriduh" for nothing.
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Dr. Fergie Reid, Sr. Guest Post by Dr. F. Reid, Jr. 90 for 90 is a website and a grassroots movement. It's a voter education and advocacy project, started in Virginia, in anticipation of Virginia's 2015 elections for state legislative offices. It honors and acknowledges the work of a man... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Potential Impacts Of Fracking On Drinking Water, (EPA.gov) Americans have been understandably horrified by what Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has done to residents of Flint, Mich., by essentially taking away local government control from entire communities by appointing "emergency managers," and then allowing those in Flint to switch drinking water... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
Oh, the Marco Rubio rabbit hole, how deep art thou? Never mind that Planned Parenthood has been found to have not done what selectively edited videos designed to mislead claimed they did, and that those who made the faked videos have been indicted for doing so. Marco Rubio is not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
Marco Rubio (R-I'm-Not-A-Scientist-Man) told voters in Iowa today that he will not support any policies that deal with climate change, repeating his golden oldie that "the climate is always changing" and saying that doing anything about it would cut profits for his oil and gas company donors "destroy the American... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Jeb! Exercises His Right To Rise On The Graves Of Others You have to hand it to Jeb! for outdoing his brother to prove that there is pretty much no low his family won't sink to in order to score political points, no matter who gets hurt in the process.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Marco Rubio showed the country once again this weekend that he doesn't have the maturity to hold any public office, period. The death toll from this past weekend's blizzard stands at 36 so far, and it gave Rubio yet another excuse for not showing up to work when it shut... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
UPDATE: The House panel has voted in favor of the ban. An extremist in the Florida GOP who's pushed to make performing an abortion a felony for years is at it again. Rep. Charles Van Zant, whose crusade to force his "choice" on women has never had a snowball's chance... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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If you're waiting to see just how low Jeb! Bush will sink before his campaign crashes and burns the last of his donor's money, you may want to pull up a chair. When Barbara Bush famously stated that we didn't need another Bush in the White House when questioned about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
Several years and millions of wasted taxpayer dollars later, Florida Republicans have finally, and reluctantly, given in to voter's wishes for fairer elections. The Florida Legislature is giving up the fight and will not contest a court ruling that redraws all of the state’s 40 state senate districts for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
The ability for government officials to INTENTIONALLY violate Florida's Sunshine Laws just became that much easier, courtesy of lawmakers in the House: A House committee unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would remove the requirement that government officials who intentionally violate the state's public records law pay attorneys fees when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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It's a good thing that Marco Rubio only has two feet to put in his mouth, otherwise he wouldn't be able to recite all those talking points most of us have committed to memory after all these years. Today he's in New Hampshire trying to explain away all his personal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Marco Rubio isn't just well known for not showing up for work. He's also known for not paying attention when he does, or at least not to anything that really matters to most Americans, and we're seeing he wouldn't change that if her were elected President. Which he won't be.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
Now that the 2016 legislative session is upon us, will Republicans finally expand Medicaid? Of course not! Besides, they're too busy finding other ways to block access to health care. This time their first target is women. Again. They plan to vote as early as Tuesday on HB 233, which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Wake Up And Smell The Smoke You know some people have way too much money when they beg a losing candidate to please, please, stop making them throw their money at him so he can set it on fire. But that seems to be happening in the Gullible Billionaires For... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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With news that President Obama and his Administration were able to orchestrate the release of American prisoners in Iran today, Marco Rubio's ever present fake outrage machine is firing on almost all cylinders. I say "almost," because he's short a couple pistons, as always. Because President Obama must get no... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Planned Parenthood has sued The Center for Medical Progress over their deceptively edited videos that launched the GOP into an orchestrated effort to defund PP over something they don't do: "Sell baby parts." The suit alleges that the Center for Medical Progress and its contributors and advisers, who are individually... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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This should be more good news for those without access to health insurance. Louisiana just elected a Democratic governor to replace the disaster that was Bobby Jindal, and immediately, his replacement expanded Medicaid, something Jindal, like so many other Republican governors, refused to do. Now those in that state with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
Rick Scott delivered yet another empty State of the State address today and if you missed it, well, you really didn't. It's pretty similar to the one he's been using since he launched his hostile takeover of Florida. His plans for 2016, as usual, are more corporate welfare at your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Empty Promises Rick Scott has earned a well deserved reputation as a one man death panel, and the Republicans in the Florida legislature are always eager to help him keep it. So this year, even as Florida boasts a $635.4 million surplus, Scott wants another billion in tax cuts. You'll... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Beach Peanuts
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Dearly Demented There's so much wrong with today's Republican Party. Their now routine hateful, dangerous rhetoric is becoming their brand and makes their "autopsy" after the last election look very much like the unserious exercise we all assumed it was. There's plenty of disgust to go around, but Carly Fiorina... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at Beach Peanuts