Republican Party of Florida
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The Republican Party has devolved into the Party of Trump, where Trumpism is embodied by a populist and unlikely ragtag alliance of rabid racist nativists, anti-intellectualists, overt flag waving patriots, religious zealots, rich oligarchs and corporatists finding common ground to unabashedly defend everything their feared and heralded leader says and does, facts be damned.
Nobody is talking about one crucial aspect of Ted Cruz's eligibility to become President --whether Ted Cruz ever technically became a citizen in the first place, or that he might have obtained his citizenship much later through the naturalization process.
"After they drove the car into the ditch, made it as difficult as possible for us to pull it back, now they want the keys back. No! You can't drive. We don't want to have to go back into the ditch. We just got the car out." -- President Obama slamming Republicans on the campaign trail, May 2010.
“We as Americans and as humans have very selective hearing and very selective memory. We only hear what we want to hear and disregard the rest.” – Frank Luntz, Republican strategist...
Quick question, and answer with your gut, which political party in this country is the party of liberty? The Republicans, or the Democrats? Which is the party of freedom? The party of equality? Which is the party of compassion, or common sense? Now hold those answers in head, and let me ask a few more and see if by the time you read all of this, you still feel the same: What have
John Heilemann on Charlie Rose mentioned Congressman Paul Ryan as having a compelling GOP message in development so that I watched his CPAC presentation from last spring where I failed to see anything to save the Republican party from disappointment this fall and obliteration in 2016; specifically because their focus on austerity will be contrasted by good economic news.
The Republican Party has become increasingly divided over the last few years. From the relatively new Tea Party faction and libertarian movement, to the evangelical beholden, to the staunch conservatives and every shade in between, the GOP are starting to resemble a roomful of stray cats over the united party they once were.
Republican Party of Florida News & Opinion Articles
A state judge in Florida ruled the states newly drawn Congressional map unconstitutional after the state conducted a “secret, organized campaign” to draw the new Congressional boundaries in the decennial redistricting process. The judge ruled that two districts, District 5 and 10, were invalid and had to be redrawn, along with any other districts that would be affected by their redrawing. The judge agreed that the Republican legislature collaborated with conservative and other right-leaning groups to draw the districts in a way that would be beneficial to the Republican party and detrimental to the Democratic party.
Dane Eagle, a State Representative in Florida, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol for allegedly running a red light after leaving a local fast food restaurant. The arresting officer pulled Eagle over around 2 am and arrested him after noticing his eyes were bloodshot and his breath smelled of alcohol. The arresting office also said Eagle stumbled and struggled to stand upright on a flat roadway while he was talking with him. Mr. Eagle denied any wrongdoing in a statement and insisted he will fight the charge.
Jim Greer, the former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, was sentenced to a year and a half in prison after pleading guilty to stealing $125,000 in Republican party funds. Mr. Greer pleaded guilty to four counts of theft and one count of money laundering. The sentence was half of the amount of prison time that the prosecutors requested.
State Republican officials have fired the vendor it had hired to register voters, and took the additional step of filing an election fraud complaint against the company, Strategic Allied Consulting, with state officials. That complaint was handed over Friday to state law-enforcement authorities. A call to temporarily halt registration has been issued while an investigation is under way. It is a 3rd-degree felony to knowingly submit false voter registration information.