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  •  Indeed the GOP heavy legislature here in FL (10+ / 0-)

    did vote for cutting the early voting days and making other changes to voting drives that Gov Scott roundly approved of in his interviews as well as defending in court when those cuts were challenged.  But, those same GOPers were wearing about the same incredulous look that we saw on Rove's face on election night when he could not accept the fall of Ohio, when they saw Florida's good citizens standing in long long lines way into the night.  In the one case as late as 2:45 a.m. Wednesday.  The subsequent national humiliation that came from that and the extra days it took to count the votes -- deja vu all over again -- and another drop in Scott's approval rating led them, through Scott, to do an about face and push a return to the original voting days.

    Add to all this the dismal PPP poll on the Governor's race which showed that Scott would lose by double digits to Crist, who beat him 53 percent to 39 percent in the poll.

    Charlie Crist who was, for all intent and purposes, kicked out of the GOP and who, despite not being an elected official since he left the Governor's mansion, enjoys much higher approval ratings than Scott.  And the "no this can't be happening" head in the sand GOP still want Scott to run.  Scott will lose.  Bloodbath lose.  The Florida GOP realizes better than those in other states how bad things are for their party.  

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    by JaxDem on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:46:26 AM PST

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    •  It is definately a Scott backlash (9+ / 0-)

      and there is a lot of looking at Florida right now at protecting voters.

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      by Vetwife on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:13:34 AM PST

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      •  Crist is nothing to write home about either. (1+ / 0-)
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        I sure hope the Dems will run someone half decent. The Scott/Repuke vote scam backfired big time on them in this state. It enraged ordinary folks and they came out and voted in droves. This is an interesting story. Wonder why these Repukes are backing off on this?

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        by orlbucfan on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:36:18 AM PST

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        •  They are losing Florida and maybe just (0+ / 0-)

          maybe they have a clue that cheating will only cause a bigger loss.   They realize the majority of America is not with the tea party and they are out of step with the majority.  These people are politicians and are wanting to keep power.  They know it will not happen the direction they have taken.  Just my opinion.

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          by Vetwife on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:40:50 AM PST

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