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Republican frontrunner in Florida District 18 may be his own worst enemy
Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi

Posted on 05/11/2014 8:30:16 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax

Parents of murdered Special Operations Chief Aaron Vaughn, Navy SEAL, SEAL Team VI, are expressing chagrin at the political ploy being used by GOP front runner Carl Domino in the highly contested race to represent Florida’s Treasure Coast, District 18, in the US House of Representatives. “Americans have come to detest this level of arrogance…an ideology so sadly pervasive in politics today,” say Billy and Karen Vaughn, to Candidate Domino who posted an attack on his opponent, minority candidate Calvin Turnquest, on Facebook, on April 26. According to the Vaughns, Domino said of his opponent: “Unfortunately Calvin chose not to emulate me in service in the Armed Forces!” What the Vaughns now take umbrage with is Domino’s attempt to trade on his own military service by suggesting those who did not serve are somehow less worthy than those who did. Should politicians use their military service as a ticket to ride into Congress?

“Are we all lesser men and women because we chose not to EMULATE you,” the Vaughns ask Domino who...

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2014election; carldomino; patrickmurphy; sealteamvi

1 posted on 05/11/2014 8:30:16 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Oldpuppymax

Well I don’t know if what he said was smart, but I will not lie about it: military service DOES count for a lot with me when I am looking at candidates.

And I don’t apologize for it at all!


2 posted on 05/11/2014 8:35:47 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Oldpuppymax

“minority candidate Calvin Turnquest”

What he heck is a minority candidate?


3 posted on 05/11/2014 8:39:32 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Can anyone figure out what this horribly written story is about.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 8:48:23 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: I cannot think of a name
Well I don’t know if what he said was smart, but I will not lie about it: military service DOES count for a lot with me when I am looking at candidates. And I don’t apologize for it at all!

Me, I look at how they part their hair and if they have a nice smile. If their part is straight and they have clean white teeth that DOES a lot with me. Way down on my list are their views on issues and how they will vote.

5 posted on 05/11/2014 8:51:42 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: I cannot think of a name
This guy is a 70 year old busy body country clubber Investment Manager and ex FL. House member whose megalomania requires that he now venture forth and rule in DC.

Supports Jeb Bush too.

6 posted on 05/11/2014 8:59:37 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: I cannot think of a name

I agree. I would vote for a Veteran in a heartbeat over an elitist rich brat.


7 posted on 05/11/2014 9:20:22 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Oldpuppymax

If two candidates are politically identical except for military service, I would vote for the one that had picked up a rifle and defended our great nation.


8 posted on 05/11/2014 9:39:44 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Rome2000

Which guy?????


9 posted on 05/11/2014 9:40:10 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

Carl Domino


10 posted on 05/11/2014 10:05:21 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Oldpuppymax

Hitler and Tim McVeigh were war heroes. Calvin Coolidge never served in the military.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 11:50:39 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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This column appears to be a tempest in a teapot. This is Allen West’s former seat and he has chosen not to do a rematch. The republicans have a 2% edge, but with a democrat incumbent that would be hard to overcome.

There are six candidates running for the Republican nomination. Five of them have collectively rasied $764,000 vs Patrcik Murphy’s $2.8 million and he had $2.2 of that on hand at the end of March.

The article does not point out any connection between them or their son to district 18 or Mr. Turnquist. Most of the article is smear of Mr. Dominio.

Note, I do not live in Florida and have no horse in this race. Just pointing out bad blogging.


12 posted on 05/11/2014 1:15:24 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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