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  •  More Seriously -- Crist is Responding (3+ / 0-)
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    to Sen. Bill Nelson who urged Crist to "ban, baby, ban."

    One is curious.  Does this response suggest Crist, if elected, would caucus with the Dems in the senate?

    Oh well, if Scott's elected governor after Crist removes, he'll support offshore drilling.

    Rick Scott, the Republican flooding TV airwaves in Florida, said today that he would oppose a constitutional ban on offshore drilling that Gov. Charlie Crist wants lawmakers to put on the November ballot.

    As for McCollum, he's firmly astride the fence with a foot in both greener pastures.

    Attorney General Bill McCollum, the front-runner in the GOP primary, say he opposes offshore drilling but wants a loophole in the constitutional amendment to allow for safe drilling in the future.

    Crist is trying to move the issue out of the hands of Florida politicians and into the hands of voters who seem more readily disposed to ban the drilling in the wake of the BP disaster than do the state's politicians who are more supportive of it than the folks they represent.  Make that should represent.  Obviously the politicians represent the interests of Mega Oil.

    Way things are shaping up, offshore drilling may be the issue that decides the governor's race.  Or not.  Immigration is beginning to hit its stride, but is far more explosive among the right wingers in the state, considering the Cubans have mandated illegal immigration and Cuban American voters are some of the rightest of the right.  Tricky business.

    "ingratiation and access . . . are not corruption." -- Justice Kennedy (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 2010)

    by Limelite on Tue May 11, 2010 at 08:19:50 PM PDT

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    •  ya but did you hear about rubio's complete flip (4+ / 0-)
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      on immigration law in AZ?

      amazing.

      he's now pissed off the cubans.

      first he said he had concerns about its legality and that it might lead to profiling. (He was joined by JEB! in this position)

      then he started backtracking but saying that AZs action was only necessary b.c the federal government failed to act

      then, when that wasn't enough red meat for the baggers, he backtracked fully. FULLY! saying that illegals should be rounded up (and their US born kids), the border should be secured and they should all be deported. Immediately. When asked about the kids who would have to live in a country they've never been to, he said "yea, it might be weird for them for a while. but they'll adjust. theyll be surrounded by loving family."

      I shit you not.

      The conservative Cubans (which are the OLDER ones. The younger ones are actually liberal) did NOT like that response, even though they are not subject to these type immigration laws.  So I'm not sure how many of them he's lost with his pandering. The old cubans are stubborn as hell.

      Rubio is undisciplined and shoot off his mouth before he speaks. Which is good.

      Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I will tell you what you believe. h/t MeteorBlades

      by mdmslle on Tue May 11, 2010 at 08:28:14 PM PDT

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      •  And He Are One (0+ / 0-)

        Rubio is the C-A favorite son.  Chalk up another irony to the crazy year in politics.

        "ingratiation and access . . . are not corruption." -- Justice Kennedy (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 2010)

        by Limelite on Wed May 12, 2010 at 02:32:07 PM PDT

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