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This is XXXVI of MY STUPID STATE where I document what happens when a state full of Democrats elect a veto-proof, right-wing legislature along with a teabag, CRIMINAL governor to lead us. (Once again, yes--an actual bona-fide criminal who literally stole from seniors, who subsequently elected him.)

This is my documentation of my beloved but idiotic state's slow descent into chaos.

Don Gaetz is the not just another Florida politician, he will be the new Senate President in 2013.  

He was the chair for the powerful reapportionment committee.  You know, the one responsible for the legendary gerrymandering maps that give an overwhelming GOP edge to a state with more Democrats?  (Also where he told black leaders who complained they were drawn unfairly that "Some people would complain if you hung them with a new rope".)  

That guy.

So powerful is he that he actually got donors to give tons of cash to his completely idiot son, soon after he finished college, so his fellow FL teabaggers could elect him to the state House.  (Here's the dumb kid's mug shot).

Don Gaetz is what passes for leadership in the GOP.

Power abuses, insentive bigot, and slightly loony.

His top priority as incoming Senate prez seems to be a bill he has been touting, which is finally a jobs bill bill that caters to the underrepresented paranoid, conspiracy nuts:

Expect a bill that shelters private property in Florida from takeover by a United Nations-led world government effort, Senate President-designate Don Gaetz said Tuesday.

And expect that bill to receive favorable support.

Appearing on Fort Walton radio station WFTW 1260 AM, Gaetz said he expected Florida lawmakers to introduce and approve a bill similar to Senate Bill 477 that has been approved by the Alabama Legislature.

Yes, let's follow Alabama.  That's a recipe for success.

Gee, if ONLY our Constiution provided some sort of protection against seizing private property, something like this:

Private property shall not be taken for a public use, without just compensation.--5th amendment
Teabaggers who claim to be experts on the US Constitution must have skipped that over that one.

So your state has birthers?  I just wish our legislators where that grounded.

Originally posted to SemDem on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 05:47 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Florida.

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