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Entries in Gov. Rick Scott (13)

Sunday
Sep292013

Senator gives Gov. Scott hat tip for jobs increase as “progressives” continue to rant

Sen. John Thrasher (left) during a live broadcast of the Cindy Graves Show on WBOB 600 AM. At center is host Graves and at right, producer Alexander Pantinakis. (Photo: The US Report)Gov. Rick Scott at an event in Charleston. (Photo: The US Report)Gov. Rick Scott has never and probably will never get a genuine tip of the hat from legacy media. Democrat policy underlies most media coverage. However, The Florida Times-Union included an editorial on Sunday giving Scott a hat tip he deserves. The editorial was penned by Sen. John Thrasher (R-6).

I wasn’t able to link to the editorial online because although it was blurbed on the front page, it’s in a ‘Members Only’ section.

Leftwing columns dominated the online page for the daily paper, with two columns carrying the usual rants. One columnist who is a serial complainer about any politician who doesn’t endorse so-called “progressive” politics opined Florida has too many “low paying” jobs.

Thrasher’s op-ed at least balances the blindly partisan litany.

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Wednesday
Feb062013

Much ado about a Florida necktie

Graphic: Perfectbusinessclimate.comIt’s natural for a state like Florida to vie for business, and it’s natural to do that with ad campaigns.

When the chatter class saw a necktie in the logo for a new campaign to market the state to businesses, the climate in the blogosphere heated up.

The usual criticisms were lodged against Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott.

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Saturday
Jul142012

Red State Gathering will find warm welcome in Jacksonville

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) will speak at Red State Gathering 2012 in Jacksonville. (Photo: State of Lousiana governor)I admit bias for my hometown, but fact is it’s one of the friendliest cities in Florida. When we moved here, I relied on the kindness of strangers to help me navigate what is reportedly the largest city land-wise in the contiguous United States. Drive around this place for awhile, and you’ll realize exactly what that means.

The 2012 Red State Gathering will be held in Jacksonville on Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5 at the Omni Hotel.

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Thursday
Jun072012

Florida governor stands up to DOJ on non-citizen voting; some elections officials cave

As the Project Veritas video demonstrates, it is very easy in some states to vote even if you tell the poll worker repeatedly you have a Colombian passport for ID. (Snip from Project Veritas video)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott isn’t backing down from efforts to make sure non-citizens don’t cancel legitimate votes in elections. Nor is Scott’s secretary of state Ken Detzner.

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Wednesday
May022012

Gov. Scott makes right decision on relations with Cuba, Syria despite criticism

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, shown at left, during a visit with the Republican Women's Club of Duval. (Photo by Kay B.Day/The US Report)Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Committee Substitute for Committee Substitute for House Bill 959 and faced immediate criticism from some quarters.

The law, titled “An act relating to state and local government relations with Cuba and Syria,” addressed contractual relationships “between Florida government entities and companies that have business operations in Cuba and Syria.”

Supporters of the law wanted it to take effect immediately.

Should Florida do that, the state government could face a lawsuit from the federal government and that would be costly and completely unnecessary.

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Friday
Mar302012

Haley the latest target in federal war on Republican governors

Gov. Nikki Haley is the latest target in a federal war on Republican governors. (photo: The US Report)Is there a federal war on Republican governors? South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is the latest targeted by the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

The sole source for allegations that have spread like fleas on a barnyard dog is a South Carolina blog written by a guy who worked for the online news site of a Columbia TV station.

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Monday
Aug152011

Red State Gathering more than a 'bloggers' conference' Pt. 2

Adrenalin on Friday, ahead of Gov. Rick Perry's announcement

Erick Erickson welcomed everyone to the Red State Gathering as the conference began on Friday evening. Erickson is very popular with the grassroots. He is editor at the Red State website and is a familiar presence on TV and radio network political shows. [Photo by Kay B. Day/The US Report]On Friday Erick Erickson welcomed everyone. He introduced Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Governor Rick Scott (R-Fla.) The crowd made their approval clear, with one message resonating: Beat Obama in 2012.

Rep. Scott talked about telling Obama to “hit the road, Jack" and conservative values. A very articulate man who connects easily with others, Scott is a rising star in the GOP.

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Monday
Jun132011

Why did Democrats fire on Gov. Scott for trying to stop identity theft?

Democrats in Florida have targeted Gov. Rick Scott in a desperate measure to help their Party regain absolute control of the federal government in 2012.

One item Party leftwingers and select advocacy groups are harping on relates to the Florida Legislature’s efforts on verifying the immigration status of some workers. Democrats can always count on media to back them up on such matters. The Tallahassee Democrat quoted an activist: "The lead story on Univision for over a month was the new epicenter of racism is Florida." 

Fact is the issue had nothing to do with racism, and verification would protect both citizens and immigrants. Democrats ignore some facts on the matter; it is possible they are simply ignorant of the facts.

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Friday
Apr222011

GOP take note: Sabato’s Crystal ball shows challenge of 2012

Dr. Larry J. Sabato is well-known to most politics junkies. 

Sabato is director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, and his ‘Crystal Ball’ projections of results for US elections have a record of accuracy. Sabato worked on political campaigns for Democrats in years past, but he’s very balanced in his commentary when he guests on political talk shows.

Sabato has released an early Crystal Ball projecting possible electoral results for 2012, and one thing rapidly becomes obvious. Despite a disastrous Democrat Party reign, Republicans face serious challenges in the General Election of 2012.

It's time to take the gloves off because the president, despite numerous unresolved issues in Washington, is out campaigning and he is holding nothing back.

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