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Florida’s Scott: Wisconsin Is Validation of My Policies
NewsMax ^ | June 6, 2012 | Paul Scicchitano

Posted on 06/06/2012 8:57:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Florida Gov. Rick Scott tells Newsmax.TV that the victory of his Wisconsin counterpart, Scott Walker, in a recall election validates his own policies in the Sunshine State, and says that it may even be a bellwether for the November election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

“Absolutely” it’s a validation, declared Scott in an exclusive interview on Wednesday. “What we know now is that if you run on a campaign of fiscal responsibility, making your state a business-friendly state, reducing taxes, reducing regulations, putting people in place that are going to be pro-business — because that’s where jobs get created, by businesses, then the public’s going to support you.”

Walker, who, like Scott is a first-term Republican, became only the third governor in U.S. history to face a recall vote — and the first to emerge victorious as voters delivered a 7-point win over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett. The effort to remove Walker from office began last year after the state divided over the governor's push to effectively end collective bargaining for most public workers in an attempt to control the state budget.

(VIDEO AT LINK)

Florida’s Gov. Scott has said that collective bargaining shouldn't be a constitutionally protected right in Florida either...

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: florida; rickscott; scottwalker; wisconsin

1 posted on 06/06/2012 8:57:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Conservatives - let us not relax with this battle victory — we aim to win the war. No resting until Obama is out. Remind Polish-Americans of “Polish death camps”, remind Christians of “using the bible to support Gay marriage”, remind all people who believe in freedom of “Obama forcing people to pay for what is against their beliefs (contraception and then abortion)”. If Obama is not defeated by a WIDE margin, I consider it a loss.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 9:05:19 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When Obama loses, this fall, will someone please hold Mr. Baldwin to his next hysterical “I'm going to leave the country” statement?

Hearsay, I know, but, wouldn't it be nice if they all left and actually went to socialist countries that then completely and utterly fail? And then, we don't let them come back.

3 posted on 06/06/2012 9:09:40 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; darkangel82; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; randita; BillyBoy

Scott is right.

He’s also as popular as mud for reasons I’m not entirely sure of. I was for the other guy in the primary. AFAIK Scott had no political experience prior to being elected Governor.

If he can’t turn it around it would be suicide to run him for reelection in 2014. FL Governor is a crown jewel we must keep.


4 posted on 06/06/2012 9:10:33 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Cronos
PREACH IT, BROTHER!!
5 posted on 06/06/2012 9:10:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Impy

Isn’t he a successful businessman?


6 posted on 06/06/2012 9:12:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Cronos

The war is cold now compared to what it will be like in a couple months. Obama will fight like a bear protecting it’s secret stash of cocaine.


7 posted on 06/06/2012 9:26:32 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
He’s also as popular as mud for reasons I’m not entirely sure of.

My theory is that he didn't learn from President Bush: He's been silent across the board. He shuns press conferences and interviews with the media. Guess what? That's the only way to explain your message, like it or not. Otherwise, the constant drumbeat by liberals will take its toll.

I'm not asking Gov. Scott to be like Gov. Christie on the PR front, but he should at least refrain from being President Bush.

8 posted on 06/06/2012 9:46:04 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I read this article and felt another vindication for Gov. Scott:

Buyers' remorse for California's 'bullet train to nowhere'.

9 posted on 06/06/2012 9:47:13 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AuH2ORepublican

Yeah a health care company I believe. Not really an entity that resembles a state goverment.

He’s a good conservative and I don’t dislike him but I wonder if his political inexpieince is a major reason why his approval rating is in the toilet?


10 posted on 06/06/2012 9:49:36 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
If he can’t turn it around it would be suicide to run him for reelection in 2014. FL Governor is a crown jewel we must keep.

I actually worry about that quite a bit. If 2012 is good to us, we win the presidency and possibly the only Democrat holding statewide office in Florida: Bill Nelson. Then, 2014 becomes a midterm election year and a referendum - historically favoring the challengers.

Republicans occupying every statewide office in Florida could set the stage for tremendous losses. In such a close state, the enthusiasm gap is the biggest differentiator, and if Republicans have had 2 years to govern nationally, the gap will favor the Democrats.

11 posted on 06/06/2012 9:56:59 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Dan Nunn; AuH2ORepublican

If 2012 is *good* Nelson won’t be their either though we have less than stellar candidates so he is favored a bit right now.

I’m not as concerned with the fact it might be a Romney midterm than with the fact Scott appears just plain unelectable at this point. I don’t know of many pols who have rebounded from such bad numbers. If it’s still this bad a year and a half from now he would do well to bow out but I don’t know if he’s the kind of guy willing to do that and spare a divisive and costly primary. Jim Gibbons of Nevada was not that kind of guy (we easily held that office against Reid’s son however).

And President Bush’s bad communication was something that always bothered me. He gave a few good speeches but that was not enough. Scott needs to be using his bully pulpit. These remarks are a good start.


12 posted on 06/06/2012 10:19:58 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

His ratings are in the toilet because state RINOs and some so-called conservatives who love public workers unions got their panties in a bunch because he did not give them enough tax money out of Florida’s coffers.


13 posted on 06/06/2012 10:34:58 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Impy

McCollum was a cry baby RINO establishment GOPer. Glad he lost and glad Scott is quietly doing his job and getting results. I’d take that any day over a media whore RINO that is just looking to kiss a$$ to become popular and be buddies with Obama.


14 posted on 06/06/2012 10:58:27 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Waryone

Precisely the reason I and other conservatives like him.


15 posted on 06/06/2012 11:00:10 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scott is in big political trouble for getting a special prosecutor on the George Zimmerman case...now that it looks more and more like Trayvon Martin was beating Zimmerman up when Zim shot him

Selecting a jack booted idiot as special prosecutor....trying to take away our 2d Amendment rights and our rights to self-defense...bowing down to Al Sharpton....Rick Scott will be primaried out in 2014

Gov. Walker has zero baggage...which is why he won so handily in Wisconsin. Rick Scott is in huge trouble with conservatives here in Florida


16 posted on 06/06/2012 11:46:59 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Yes, A Newbie)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Maybe that is Sanford and Seminole County’s problem with Scott, but the RINO’s in this state have hated him way before the Zimmerman case. They have done all they can to marginalize him and TEA party people here in Florida. There was even someone on the Florida state board here, crying about Scott making the public unions pay. Oh and boo hoo, Scott won’t build a bullet train to nowhere.

I’m sure they would love to see their hero gaytime Charlie Crist back in the governor’s office. He was well loved by all the libs, republican and democrat. He would surely be a “winner” for all the RINOs and Romneyites. Democrats they love, but conservatives get on their last nerve.


17 posted on 06/07/2012 12:19:32 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: Waryone

Charlie ,or is it Charlee, Crist is now a partner at Morgan and Morgan a high priced Liberal attorney;s office in Orlando.
He is a front for the Group, on TV locally.
John Morgan is the leading Money Pimp here in Florida for Our Great Leader.
Invitation to Fundraiser:
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2011/10/heres-your-invitation-to-the-obama-fundraiser-at-john-morgans-house.html
The man.
http://www.orlandomagazine.com/Orlando-Magazine/June-2011/John-Morgan-Insatiable/


18 posted on 06/07/2012 1:28:55 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is an important development

Send Gov Scott an email showing your support

“If the effect of the NVRA (Motor Voter) is to force a state to allow never-eligible non-citizens the opportunity to vote,” he wrote, “then the statute might violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, which guarantees that the right to vote cannot be denied by a dilution of the weight of a citizen’s vote.”

As for the Voting Rights Act claim, Detzner wrote, Florida already received federal permission to remove noncitizens, which is clearly spelled out in Florida law.

What’s more, the Voting Rights Act applies to only five Florida counties — Monroe, Hillsborough, Collier, Hardee and Hendry — and not the other 62 in Florida, including Miami-Dade, where about 1,600 of the 2,700 potential noncitizens were initially identified by the state in a database created by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

About 500 people in Miami-Dade have been found to be lawful citizens and voters, and 13 noncitizens have been found. Two of them might have voted and could face prosecution. The county has been unable to verify the citizenship of more than 1,100 others.

Assuming the purge halts, those people could vote this year — even if some are noncitizens.

"Not a single eligible voter as far, as I know, has been removed from the voter rolls," Scott said Wednesday on WNDB radio in Daytona Beach, according to a News Service of Florida transcript. "Not one. And we’re working to keep it that way."

"Their vote should not be diluted by people who don’t have the right to vote," Scott said. "We need to be reviewing our voter rolls and making sure only those individuals who have the right to vote … are voting."

“This hardly seems like an approach earnestly designed to protect the integrity of elections and to ensure that eligible voters have their votes counted,” said the letter, written by Scott’s hand-picked secretary of state, Ken Detzner, a fellow Republican.

Detzner also submitted a list of four questions that he wants the DOJ to answer:

LETTER HERE

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19 posted on 06/07/2012 3:42:07 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: SeminoleCounty
Scott is in big political trouble for getting a special prosecutor on the George Zimmerman case...now that it looks more and more like Trayvon Martin was beating Zimmerman up when Zim shot him

Selecting a jack booted idiot as special prosecutor....trying to take away our 2d Amendment rights and our rights to self-defense...bowing down to Al Sharpton....Rick Scott will be primaried out in 2014

I’ve never lived in Florida, but naming a special persecutor - the realistic name for the function - in the Martin case is no way to endear yourself to me. Sure looks like Zimmerman is being railroaded, and naming someone to prosecute him for actions he took when he knew the cops were coming within a couple of minutes just doesn’t sound like justice to me.
What it sounds like, is fear.
Sue the AP and its membership. Sue the AP into oblivion - its only “value” is that it saves bandwidth in the transmission of news.

20 posted on 06/07/2012 6:29:31 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Scott is in big political trouble for getting a special prosecutor on the George Zimmerman case.

Why should Scott be blamed for that? He *should* have appointed a special prosecutor back when the evidence wasn't clear (there were days when that was true, just read FR threads from those days). That she decided to use it as a power trip and become indefensibly political should reflect only upon her, not Scott.

trying to take away our 2d Amendment rights and our rights to self-defense

That's ridiculous. There isn't one more pro-2nd Amendment than Rick Scott. From outright rejecting Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's request to suspend CCW during the RNC, to (yeah, I'll say it) packing the Stand Your Ground panel with pro-SYG advocates, Scott's been great on 2nd Amendment issues.

As I said before, Gov. Scott's big problem is that he's not explaining himself and the message is being lost. The fact that you, as a conservative, feel the way you do about one of the most conservative governors in the country is proof of this.

21 posted on 06/07/2012 6:33:55 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Impy
I agree completely. Perhaps, on the other hand, a President Romney can use his post-election bump to spend time in Florida knowing that it will be an important state in 2014, and hence his reelection in 2016. A popular president spending time with Gov. Scott would likely boost his numbers.

But I don't want to count the chickens before they hatch. Let's win 2012 first and then I'll armchair quarterback the Florida political scene for 2014.

22 posted on 06/07/2012 6:36:38 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Impy

I consider little political experience to be a major badge of honor. Where, exactly, have we gotten with “professional politicians”? These are NOT supposed to be positions for an entire career!

His approval ratings are a direct result of too many in the citizenry being idiots! And I AM a resident of Florida who is very fond of Governor Scott.


23 posted on 06/07/2012 6:42:04 AM PDT by battletank
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To: GOYAKLA

Yes, I know who, what and where Charlene is. I also know about that other ambulance chaser John Morgan. Before ol’ John started pimping for Obama, he was a big time prostitute for Al Gore during the count and recount in 2000.

They have a long history of supporting liberals and liberal causes which is precisely why socialist loving RINOs believe they need someone like Crist in order to “win.”


24 posted on 06/07/2012 8:07:15 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: Waryone

I see by your reply that you keep a wary eye out for snakes in the grass!
Staying alert keeps one safe. Have a great day!
Longwood


25 posted on 06/07/2012 8:43:53 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“What we know now is that if you run on a campaign of fiscal responsibility, making your state a business-friendly state, reducing taxes, reducing regulations, putting people in place that are going to be pro-business — because that’s where jobs get created, by businesses, then the public’s going to support you.”

Bingo. AND if our guys play to the press they'll lose - BECAUSE all the members of the press together in Florida couldn't elect a dog catcher...

Gov. Scott 'gets it' - Walker's way is the way..

26 posted on 06/07/2012 8:50:41 AM PDT by GOPJ (Take your little hammer, little sickle and your scary red signs with a fist on it, and go home...)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

Just a lot of bad decisions made by Rick Scott in the Martin/Zimmerman case. And, after the way Angela Corey made herself look like a major arse for trying to get Harvard to fire Alan Dershowitz for his accurate legal comments...Scott is going to have to remove Corey from the case. That woman is a total embarassment

Although Sam Nunn makes good points in his reply....Rick Scott pretty much subjected himself to a big primary fight for siding with Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson on the Martin/Zimmerman case. I cannot support a politican who is trying to take away my right to self-defense...and that is not going to play well with the Florida electorate


27 posted on 06/07/2012 4:03:35 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Yes, A Newbie)
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