Skip to main content

Man oh Manishewitz!  I am observant.  All true perception requires is for one to pay a little attention, educate oneself a bit and never ignore what came before.  On August 25, 2010, I wrote this post on Rick Scott, then candidate for Florida Governor and today, indeed the Sunshine State’s head honcho.  Read the following and weep:

True to his sketchy, conniving corporate record, he is running Florida into the ground.  However, his back story of heading up a national health care company that, while he personally escaped legal conviction and punishment, his company took on the chin.  Scamming and defrauding Medicare was their choice of business as usual.  Lo and behold, the fine people of Florida nevertheless elected this crook to be their governor. What would cause an entire state, the home of a huge number of Medicare participants, to vote for a guy who led a company and then watched its downfall due to its actions of Medicare fraud?

And today, Florida is reaping the rewards based on their blatant stupidity.  Who in their right mind, would elect a person to be their governor, who had a public record and employment history of abusing Medicare, of a state with one of the largest populations of citizens on Medicare?  The irony is just too much:

So far, Floridians are none too pleased with Scott’s governorship.  They got what they deserved.  This scenario has been played out over and over again in this great country of ours.  This particular story about Scott assures us that democracy is working: no matter how base, selfish and “semi”-criminal a candidate is, he can still get elected to very high office.  In addition, should that official be recalled due to voter remorse, there is always a long line of ambitious, greedy poseurs to replace him. Yeah!  Onward America!

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site