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Police Officers, Fed Up with Rick Scott, Leave Republican Party En Masse
Sleaze Times ^ | 6/10/11 | Stefan Kamph

Posted on 06/29/2011 11:47:10 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat

Next month the Broward County Police Benevolent Association is holding a "Party to Leave the Party" -- an event coordinated with the Supervisor of Elections where police officers and the general public can switch their voter registrations from Republican to Democratic or Independent...So here are the details: On Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. behind the PBA headquarters on SW 26th Terrace in Fort Lauderdale, the union will have elections officials standing by to register new voters or switch party registrations for anyone with a valid Florida ID.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: cops; fl2011; leo; photoop; piggies; scott; stunt; union
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So here are the details: On Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. behind the PBA headquarters on SW 26th Terrace in Fort Lauderdale, the union will have elections officials standing by to register new voters or switch party registrations for anyone with a valid Florida ID.
1 posted on 06/29/2011 11:47:20 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat; Joe Brower
Union thugs in the police force, I think, are doing this as part of a Hussein-loving strategy to "pile on" Rick Scott...and in fact, ANY Republican governor.

They SAY they're Republicans...yeah, right.

You can be sure the Hussein-worshipping South Florida media will be there.

2 posted on 06/29/2011 11:49:13 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Hey! let’s join the party that encourages judges to release violent criminals because mommy didn’t hug them enough. Let’s join the party that supports cop-killers like Mumia, that supports rap-songs about killing police.


3 posted on 06/29/2011 11:49:51 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

What are they upset about?


4 posted on 06/29/2011 11:51:01 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Defunding the unions (i.e. not collecting union dues) is defunding the Democrat machine. Go for it, Rick.


5 posted on 06/29/2011 11:51:21 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Broward county has republicans??? yeah right


6 posted on 06/29/2011 11:53:15 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

If they’re just a bunch of union ninnies anywise, then good riddance to them.


7 posted on 06/29/2011 11:54:39 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

It will be interesting to see what the membership does. I’ve found that the union leadership is frequently at odds with a union’s membership, but who knows anymore.


8 posted on 06/29/2011 11:56:24 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Public employee unions was not a good idea.

One reason for all the turmoil at the capitol in Madistan was that the police sided with the unions and refused to do anything about controlling the mobs.


9 posted on 06/29/2011 11:56:56 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Union first...cop second...American patriot if they get around to it...


10 posted on 06/29/2011 12:00:59 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: driftdiver
Broward county has republicans??? yeah right

Republicans are third party in Broward. It says it all!
11 posted on 06/29/2011 12:02:53 PM PDT by AnyStreetFL (www.AnyStreet.org - Conservative Community Organizing, ACORN without the evil)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I didn't know there WERE any Republicans in Broward.

I certainly don't think there are any pubs reading that paper, except us for research.

Heck, the comment sections looks like a bunch of gang bangers in a graffiti fight on the schoolyard wall.

12 posted on 06/29/2011 12:03:19 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

If the public sector workers don’t like getting their pay cut they are free try try to get a job in the private sector where employers actually expect results. The fact that they see this as a far less attractive option than their current job simply reinforces the fact that they are grossly overpaid compared to the standards in the rest of the economy.

The more they object to pay cuts, the more it proves the justification for those pay cuts.


13 posted on 06/29/2011 12:03:49 PM PDT by arista
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Used to live in Broward County.
Never again. The place is a craphole....................


14 posted on 06/29/2011 12:04:48 PM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

So the elections board is at the beck and call of the blue gang union? Must be nice to get taxpayers to foot the bill for your partisan stunts.


15 posted on 06/29/2011 12:15:13 PM PDT by thecabal (Redeem your mind from the hockshops of authority.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Don't be fooled folks. Obama’s thugs are behind this. They know if they loose Florida they lose the 2012 election.
16 posted on 06/29/2011 12:17:15 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Red Badger

Broward County................... LOL, NYC Annex!!


17 posted on 06/29/2011 12:17:24 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The storm clouds of war are on the horizon, 1939 is again approaching us.)
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To: driftdiver
Broward county has republicans??? yeah right

LOL, that was my first reaction too, I figured I'd better read down a bit in case someone thought the same thing.

18 posted on 06/29/2011 12:19:23 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

We ought to arrange for a bunch of Democrats to show up and try to switch to the GOP and see what they do.


19 posted on 06/29/2011 12:22:35 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Recovering_Democrat

So it’s not really the police, it’s the union.


20 posted on 06/29/2011 12:23:45 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

In the winter it’s like living in NYC....................


21 posted on 06/29/2011 12:24:00 PM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What are they upset about?

Because they now have a pension that is fully taxpayer funded. In the future will have to contribute 3% of their own salary into it.

22 posted on 06/29/2011 12:34:56 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Democrats “switching” to Democrat? I mean, I HIGHLY doubt there are many Republican police officers.


23 posted on 06/29/2011 12:36:18 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Alice in Wonderland
*In the future they will have to contribute 3% into it.
24 posted on 06/29/2011 12:36:42 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Recovering_Democrat
As a retired cop I say “Don't let the door hit you in the ass officers.” I guess you really are no different than the other union thugs we will have to overcome to get our country back.
Sure you can be Democrats, everyone is entitled to act the fool,but this “en masse” crap is just show biz. If you really feel that way about Scott just leave who cares why you want to become a member of the Party that sabotages everything good about America? Just go and STFU.
25 posted on 06/29/2011 12:39:10 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Broward County................... LOL, NYC Annex!!

In NYC, police officers already contribute to their pensions but Florida police officers don't think they should contribute anything towards theirs.

26 posted on 06/29/2011 12:41:04 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: thecabal

where is the GOP?

they should host a counter party where rank and file do the opposit.

BTW how many will be miami cops who live in broward?


27 posted on 06/29/2011 12:43:32 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What are they upset about?

They are upset because the eeeeeeevilllll Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill forcing them to pay 3%, that's THREE-PerCent, Tres Percento, to their pension fund.

And now, that Cad, that Bounder, that Scum, that Nefarious Nudnik of a Governor who is beholden to special interests that line his pockets, that unmitigated conservative disaster of a *shudder* businessman who dared speak out against Hillary-Care when it was the "cause du jour of the Clinton administration, this knave who would force poor, defenseless welfare recipients to pass drug tests in order to receive benefits, this repulsive Republican will be, just to top things off, laying off 1600 state employees!!!!!

By the way, I hear that the number of Republicans in Broward County only slightly outnumber the total year-round, human residents of the Everglades.

Do I really need the "/sarcasm" tag?

28 posted on 06/29/2011 12:49:46 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Milli Obama Vanilli - Just mouthing the words that show up on TOTUS)
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To: Recovering_Democrat; Joe Brower; seekthetruth
... the union will have elections officials standing by to register new voters or switch party registrations for anyone with a valid Florida ID.

So the UNION just happens to have elections officials hanging out at their HQ, eh?

29 posted on 06/29/2011 12:50:09 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What are they upset about?

In addition to the fact he is a republican, the unions are upset with the governor for two major reasons:

1 - The governor promoted and signed a budget that requires public employees to begin contributing three percent of their salary to help finance their retirement plans (previously they contributed zero).

2 - The Governor turned down federal seed money to start construction of a low speed rail system from the Florida west coast to Orlando.

The federal seed money was only a small fraction of what the project would have cost to build and operate. The remainder of the construction cost and the annual shortfall in operating revenue would have required new state and/or local taxes.

The governor said he would only agree to the project if backers could develope a business plan for a self supporting rail system that would not require an increase in taxes.

Of course they could not do so, even using Pelosi style bogus bookkeeping and inflated projections of ridership and revenue.

But the project would have created a lot of union jobs.

So the unions are rebel-rousing all over the state in an effort to poison voters against the Republican governor. In so doing their big hope is that they can swing voters against republicans in the 2012 presidebntial election.

30 posted on 06/29/2011 12:55:00 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Donut munchers not getting enough in kickbacks, stolen stuff from the evidence locker, shaking down pimps/drug dealers and whores, fake worker's comp injuries and early overtime inflated retirements.

I guess they're thinking about making them actually work, huh?

31 posted on 06/29/2011 12:56:21 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: Red Badger

Born and Raised in Lauderdale.
Left 15 years ago and have never been back.


32 posted on 06/29/2011 1:09:38 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: N. Theknow

I like it......LOL..........:)


33 posted on 06/29/2011 1:16:00 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Free DoNut shortage.


34 posted on 06/29/2011 1:25:09 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: longtermmemmory

Wouldn’t it be great to see Republicans getting assertive for a change, kicking butt and taking names.


35 posted on 06/29/2011 1:28:48 PM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: Dawgreg
And.....Gov. Rick Scott pisses the media off even more so every Saturday when he blasts recorded telephone messages to registered Republican voters, not sure if it goes to Dems and Indys, touting the week's progress regarding bills he has signed, and the latest "Shrinking" unemployment numbers, which continue to fall in Florida under his administration.

Since the media enjoys lambasting him in every issue of nearly every state paper, Scott goes Reagan one better at getting past the media and Dems, and phones the people directly.

36 posted on 06/29/2011 1:31:58 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Milli Obama Vanilli - Just mouthing the words that show up on TOTUS)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
All three of them?
37 posted on 06/29/2011 1:43:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: N. Theknow

That’s great N. Theknow. Hub and I were talking today and we need a candidate just like that. One that will not be afraid to take it to BO and the Demonrats and point out how they’re all in agreement to destroy this country. To hell with civility and they should also point out the left-leaning, corrupt media we have in this country that will demonize Conservatives and cover up for Demonrats! This HAS to be a “gloves off” campaign. The survival of our country depends on it.


38 posted on 06/29/2011 1:49:24 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Funny - I thought they already were (dhimmicrats)...


39 posted on 06/29/2011 1:52:14 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Sounds like a pack of 3rd graders who are crying that their lollipops are being taken away. Let 'em leave. We don't need them.

I'd prefer if such selfish babies weren't even on the force.


40 posted on 06/29/2011 2:00:46 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

A Republican is a Democrat whose been mugged.

A Democrat is a Republican whose just lost his gubbermint job.


41 posted on 06/29/2011 2:04:53 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: caver
So it's not really the police, it's the union.

That's like saying the problem isn't government workers, it's the SEIU.

42 posted on 06/29/2011 2:29:29 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Police officers might think they'd be happier being with other unions guys ... but there's a price. Elite liberals refer to cops as pigs... but then they'll get use to that, right?

Cops will grow to love the party that panders, lies, and often breaks the law (see: Chicago for " dem's criminal of the month)... Good luck guys, you'll need it.

43 posted on 06/29/2011 2:35:07 PM PDT by GOPJ (Black flash mobs: street level reflections of elite liberal hate for middle class America..)
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To: Crim

This is the reason why we, as a nation should be reducing the numbers we have in law enforcement, while at the same time, providing citizens with true Second Amendment rights. The cops have devolved into a group of unionized thugs who get to carry weapons and indiscriminately use them on the populace at their whim. Remember, when seconds count, the cops are only minutes away (that is, if they are not at the doughnut shop). Law enforcement used to be a dignified, noble profession, but not any more.


44 posted on 06/29/2011 3:11:12 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: jmaroneps37

Exactly so, brother.


45 posted on 06/29/2011 3:25:33 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Crim

Screw the cops. There aren’t enough of them to make a difference anyway. Know your enemy. The cops only care about their paycheck. Cops from years past cared about honor and integrity. Todays cops are union thugs.


46 posted on 06/29/2011 4:01:55 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: driftdiver; Recovering_Democrat

My wife and I live in Broward County since 1983, so hush up!!!

BTW, you’re half right because we are Conservatives, and also Proofers, hmmm!!!


47 posted on 06/29/2011 8:58:22 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

What happens when the police are corrupt?


48 posted on 06/29/2011 9:04:23 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Alice in Wonderland; Bringbackthedraft

Yes, I remember, and tried to get us voting for Scott’s opponents, LOL


49 posted on 06/29/2011 9:06:23 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: danamco

“BTW, you’re half right because we are Conservatives, and also Proofers, hmmm!!!”

I’m so sorry, when I first read that I thought it said ‘Poofers’. :) I mean it is Broward County.

But seriously folks, there are some good conservatives down there. I doubt many work in the Sheriffs dept because of their history for supporting liberal causes.


50 posted on 06/30/2011 3:27:23 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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