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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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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
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Rick Scott took time out from his "busy schedule" touring the state amid Hurricane Matthew cleanup and using the storm as another vehicle for voter suppression to weigh in on his chosen candidate for president's casual view that sexually assaulting women is apparently okay if you're "a star" like him.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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And He'll Support This Vulgar Man For President After more than a year of insults, and now less than a month to go before the general election, it's safe to say that there is nothing Donald Trump can do or say that will cause Marco Rubio to withdraw his support... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
I already wrote about Rubio's views on the ERA here: http://www.beachpeanuts.com/2016/09/good-news-ladies-marco-rubio-says-equal-rights-for-women-are-so-yesterday.html
I already wrote about Rubio's views on the ERA here: http://www.beachpeanuts.com/2016/09/good-news-ladies-marco-rubio-says-equal-rights-for-women-are-so-yesterday.html
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Matthew And Scott, A Perfect Storm For More Voter Suppression You've probably heard the phrase "never let a good crisis go to waste." Well, so has Florida's Governor Rick Scott, who has employed it liberally since he became governor. So when Hurricane Matthew came along this week during the final... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Trump And His Cast Of Clown Supporters While Hillary Clinton is beating him in polls here, it looks like Donald Trump is bringing his Insult Every Voting Group In America Tour back to the Sunshine State this month. Lucky us. Because details are still being worked out, I have questions.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Hillary Clinton has a new ad running in Florida that blasts Donald Trump over his foray into Cuba in 1998 that allegedly violated the embargo: A radio ad from the Clinton campaign that premiered Monday across South Florida knocks Donald Trump as two-faced for allegedly violating the Cuba embargo then... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Sharing A Thirst For Misinformation Last week after Kurt Eichenwald published an article in Newsweek that detailed Donald Trump's violation of the Cuba embargo in the 1990's, Marco Rubio claimed he found the allegations "troubling," but was nonetheless willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt. However, later that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Hypocrisy Anyone? Kurt Eichenwald published an article in Newsweek today that goes into great detail over business dealings by Donald Trump that may have violated the United States embargo against Cuba back in 1998: A company controlled by Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, secretly conducted business in Communist... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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In a state where Republicans are fast destroying the environment by allowing polluters to create toxic algae blooms you can see from space, leak contaminants into the aquifer, and who are moving to allow even more carcinogens in drinking water, reality is starting to set in for residents. Worse, Republicans... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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A new video has surfaced from Marco Rubio's recent flameout in the presidential primary just in time for his effort to keep his Senate seat warm so he can fail again in his next presidential run, and it's of particular interest to the ladies. In the video, Rubio was asked... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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In 2007, the town of Palm Beach, Fla., allowed Donald Trump to settle a legal dispute over a flagpole on his property with charitable donations. The funds used came from the Donald J. Trump Foundation, a charitable foundation funded almost entirely by other people’s money, according to tax records: Donald... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Pay-To-Play? No Regrets Here (UPDATED Below) There are some brilliant legal minds in this country, but it's a pretty safe bet that Pam Bondi will never be mistaken for having one of them. Bondi has been somewhat missing from public view since the controversy arose over her lack of investigating... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Beach Peanuts