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  •  I don't know... (1+ / 0-)
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    CMYK

    Seems like the Democrats designed the race to be lost by abandoning their primary winner and backing a Republican candidate.  We split our own vote and not even between two Democrats.  Wasn't a great strategy.

    Anyhow, I don't know if anyone else finds it a fascinating turn of events that the Orlando Sentinel would be as tough on a Republican of any flavor or extreme as they are being about Scott.  I am blown away, actually.

    •  I wonder if Corporate is starting to have some (2+ / 0-)
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      inclusiveheart, NoMoreLies

      second thoughts on nurturing the Tea Party.

      Seems to me that we are getting to the point where their rhetoric and attempts to sabotage the American Government might start hurting profits.

      They sure hurt a bunch of large businesses in FLA with this.

      They are the definition of un-reasonable.

      Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

      by k9disc on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 08:00:03 PM PST

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      •  I would think that Disney (6+ / 0-)
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        isn't happy with having the high speed rail that was to stop at their properties cancelled.  I made that point in another thread on this topic and someone said that they gave Scott $25,000 for his inaugural celebration.  I quipped that Scott must not have thought that that was a large enough donation to curry his favor.

        In any case, yes.  The reality is that if the Tea Party thing really takes hold, companies like Disney are not going to be able to count on important infrastructure expansion that will help deliver their customers; the sports industry won't be able to get states and municipalities to pay for their stadiums; the Mall types won't get the roads that access their stores; and on and on and on...

        I think that this eliminate government gig looked good to the tax lawyers, but may not look so good to the people in those corporations who are charged with selling the services and wares.  But who cares?  No one will be able to afford to go to Disney or to go shopping if everybody including the government keeps downgrading the buying power of the large majority of America.

        •  I am really quite surprised that The Mouse (3+ / 0-)
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          hasn't walked up to the governor and said, "Ahem."

          For them, it's like extending Disneyland to the airports.

          Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

          by elfling on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 09:28:13 PM PST

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          •  Where do you think the idea for (2+ / 0-)
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            donnamarie, Same As It Ever Was

            the greatly expanded Orlando International Airport came from in the first place?  My Grandparents moved to that area right around the time that Disney World opened.  I have a very long view of that operation and some understanding of how incredibly powerful they have been in that city.  Imagine what they are going to think about suddenly being cut off from public funding.  lol  That's going to be an interesting existential crisis, imo.  No taxes may finally really mean no funding for their business.  Then what?  They pay?  No fucking way.  lol

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