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McCain Calls Obama a 'Patriot,' Rejects Critics Who Say He's 'Unworthy' to Lead

McCain is baffling, to say the least. How he can overlook all that has happened over the past two years and make the claim that Obama is working to “advance our country’s cause” is proof positive that there should be a mandatory retirement age in Congress.

Obama represents an unsustainable big government, entitlement society where the citizens are dependent on the federal government. McCain seems to be confused as to what our country’s cause is. Either that, or he sees value in the ‘progressive’ agenda of the far left.

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Dishing with D’Lish: Palm Beach Grill

A popular place that really dishes it out well is the Palm Beach Grill. It’s related to the Houston’s chain of restaurants but with just a tad […]

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Arizona Shooting Victim Arrested For Death Threat Against Tea Party

By Tom Tillison
Orlando Political Press

Toward the end of a town hall meeting held Saturday morning in Tuscon, Arizona, one of the shooting victims, J. Eric Fuller, made a death threat against Tucson Tea Party spokesman Trent Humphries.

Fuller took exception to undisclosed comments made by Humphries, took a photo of him and said, “You’re Dead.”

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Bitner Claims FL GOP Chair, Pledges Unity And Wins In '12

One could argue that the more things change, the more they remain the same…

On the other hand, one could also accurately access that the ultimate winner is an fair reflection of the body itself. Either way, if Bitner can avoid being hauled away in handcuffs, the RPOF will be further ahead than it was under Greer.

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GOP Chair Contenders Square-Off In Forum

By John Kennedy
The News Service of Florida

Five contenders vying to become Florida’s next Republican Party chair squared-off Friday night in an hourlong candidate forum, vowing to continue working to shed the tarnished image left by indicted ex-GOP boss Jim Greer.

The exchanges between the candidates were largely soft-edged, belying what most party officials agree is emerging as a heated race…

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Senate Tea Party Caucus Forms, Without Marco

As for Senator Marco Rubio, who rode the tea party to victory here in Florida, his name is conspicuously absent. Throughout the 2010 election cycle, Rubio readily accepted tea party support, but always seemed to be walking a tightrope so as to not be too closely linked to the grassroots movement.

Perhaps the tea party movement here in Florida should contact our new Senator and inquire as to exactly when he plans to announce his joining?

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The Excuse For Not Raising Taxes Is That The Rich Will Quit Work

Prognosticators claim that if “the rich” pay too much in taxes, they will simply quit working. While this may be true for a few, it is a foolish effort to sway those in power who make the decision.

Saying this misses the more practical reason that with high taxes, regulation and litigiousness, investments will not make money. Let’s look at the numbers…

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Orlandoan Don Madden Challenges Washington Post

The article, titled ‘Dangerous outcomes from a culture of paranoia’, which tells you what direction Meyerson is going, attempts to paint the right as being overrun by fringe elements consumed with paranoia.

Whereas, it’s not often that a comment to an article overtakes the article itself, this is one of those rare times where that’s exactly what takes place. Don Madden is bold and fresh, getting straight to the point and in the process manages to capture the entire crux of what the real issue is between the right and the left in this country.

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Haridopolos Unofficially Enters Race For U.S. Senate

It looks as if Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos has unofficially declared his candidacy for U.S. Senate. An email was sent out yesterday by Meredith O’Rourke, former Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist fundraiser, inviting big Republican donors to a “private strategy meeting” in Orlando next month.

The invitation is asking them to have $10,000 checks “in hand”.

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Climbing Cost Of State Worker Benefits Spared From Budget Cuts

At a time when almost everyone in the private sector in Florida is tightening their belts and making difficult decisions and the state is facing a $3.5 Billion budget shortfall this year, isn’t it time we ask our state lawmakers why their not doing the same with state worker benefits?

As the story below reports, taxpayers shelled out $1.19 billion for employee health care last year while employee contributions declined slightly during that time, to $154 million. And state Legislature employees get FREE health care…

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John Mica; A Bond Too Far

By: George Noga

John Mica, beginning his 10th term in Congress, represents Florida’s 7th congressional district which snakes from Winter Park to the Jacksonville city limits. The crazy quilt nature of his district likely discourages serious challengers with a political base only in one part of the district.

That may change when Florida redistricts prior to the 2012 election…

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Senate Pres OK With Rail Rolling, If Biz Picks Up The Tab

So does this mean he’s for it after he said he was against it?

In a confusing statement, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos seems to indicate that he’s not quite as anti-rail as his statement last week indicated. Is that a result of a week of intense lobbying by pro-rail proponents since that statement was made?