Debbie Downer has her knickers in a twist

What happens when a Democrat loses Politico?    ….

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D-Fla) has been caught with her shorts in a wad, as her behind the scenes squabble with trial lawyer John Morgan burst into plain view on the digital pages of Politico.

Morgan promoted and funded last year’s failed attempt at legalizing weed in Florida to the tune of $4 million of his personal funds, only to be opposed by Debbie.  She committed the unpardonable sin by using Republican talking points to loudly rail against Morgan’s bill.

Debbie ShultzNow that Debbie is making noises about running for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat, the chickens are coming home to roost, and DWS is trying to make nice. Morgan is having none of it.

He forwarded the email chain to Politico, and it’s all out in the open now.

Schultz’s office offered to change her position on medical marijuana if a major Florida donor recanted his withering criticism of her. ….

“No,” Morgan responded. “She is a bully. I beat bullies up for a living.”

“Her days of pushing people around are over.”

I have a feeling that the pot bill will pass this time around, with or without Debbie’s support.  But her chances of lining up with the big time lawyer money for a Senate run have taken a serious downward turn.

Heh™

source: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/debbie-wasserman-schultz-medical-marijuana-115338.html

Marco Rubio: The Republican wing of the Republican Party

NRO’s David Freddoso interviews Florida’s Marco Rubio, who is set to challenge Charlie Crist for the US Senate.  Here is an excerpt:

FREDDOSO: Give me an example of that, showing a contrast between yourself and Governor Crist.

RUBIO: Quite frankly, you could say it’s a contrast between myself and the direction of the national Republican movement at this moment in our history, by and large, especially here in Washington, D.C. One example is term limits — we should be the party of term limits. We should be the party that says it’s not natural for any human being to serve more than half his adult life in the U.S. Congress.

We should be the party of the balanced-budget amendment — of the notion that we should not spend money we do not have. We should admit once and for all that Republicans are just as guilty as Democrats . . . in spending money we don’t have.

We should be the party of tax reform. We’re constantly talking about tax cuts and their importance, but tax reform is even better. Change our system of taxation, whether it’s a Fair Tax or a Flat Tax. Boldly propose changes to our tax system so that once again we have a country where we’re not encouraging companies to shift jobs overseas — where the tax implications of creating jobs in America are not negative, the tax implications of building things in America aren’t negative.

Rubio is a fine example of the depth of the conservative bench at the state level.  He combines fiscal conservatism with traditional conservative values in a way that makes him a very compelling candidate.  To borrow a phrase that was said back in 2004, Rubio represents the Republican wing of the Republican Party.

Even though the establishment Republicans are backing a popular governor in Charlie Crist, or maybe even because of their endorsement, my gut tells me that this will be a much closer race than the establishment folks are counting on.

Freddoso’s interview is excellent.  Read it all!

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