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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

GOP Wins Florida Congressional Race - But Does It Even Matter?

A Corrupt Federalized Election
  • Congressional elections have become "Federalized" and local voters have almost no control over who will be their Congressman.  We see corrupt  billionaire special interest groups hand picking their chosen lackey and exporting him to a local district to win office. 
  • Vladimir Lenin was not far off when he said, "The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them."

I hate Communists, but Lenin is pretty much dead on correct about corrupt modern American elections.

Yeah the news is some Washington D.C. lobbyist who claims to be a Republican (while giving money to Democrats) won a seat in Congress from Florida.  He will immediately move back to Washington D.C. and his "home" in Florida will become just a distant memory.  For decades to come he will faithfully serve the special interest groups that funded and elected him.

With almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Republican David Jolly had 48.5 percent of the vote to Democrat Alex Sink's 46.7 percent. Libertarian Lucas Overby had 4.8 percent.

The election was to replace 42-year Republican Rep. CW Bill Young, who died in October of cancer, and the evenly divided district had been considered a toss-up.

The implications of the dueling messages for the midterm elections inspired both parties to call in star advocates like former President Bill Clinton and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, in addition to blanketing the district with ads, calls and mailings.

More than $11 million has been spent on the race, according to the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit group that tracks government information.
Jolly's election night headquarters in Clearwater Beach erupted into loud cheers as it became clear he was the winner. In his victory speech, Jolly simultaneously struck a conciliatory tone and expressed gratitude for his mentor, Young, and Young's family. Jolly was introduced by former "Price is Right" game show host Bob Barker, via video. Young's two adult sons were also onstage with Jolly, and he embraced them at the end of his speech reports ABC News.
Jolly didn't mention the issue that dominated much of the campaign — the president's health care package — and instead said that Pinellas County must work together.

"This race is not about defending a broken agenda in Washington or advancing a broken agenda in Washington. This race is about serving the people in our own community," he said. "Let's dispense with the rancor and vitriol of the last five months."

Jolly thanked Sink and Overby and said it was "OK" that tens of thousands of others voted for his opponents.
"While this campaign at times seemed to be partisan, your next congressman is not partisan," he said.

Florida's 13th Congressional District special election, 2014
RepublicanDavid Jolly89,09548.52%
DemocraticAlex Sink85,63946.64%
LibertarianLucas Overby8,8934.84%
Republican holdSwing


Back when America was a Republic
The Founding Fathers created a House of Representatives with districts of about 30,000 people.  Almost anyone could run for, and win, elections.  A candidate just cracked open a few kegs of beer for the crowd, jumped on the stump of a tree and gave his speech.  This was called Republic.
But the House has allowed districts to balloon up to over 700,000 people.  Today no one is elected to the House unless they are a millionaire or are willing to be bought by millions in outside corrupt special interest cash.
The will of the people has no meaning any longer.  Billionaire Cartels based out of Washington D.C. select and fund which candidates will be allowed to win office.
See our article Florida Special Election Spotlights Our Corrupt System

13th Congressional District of Florida

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