Florida Governor Rick Scott sent the strongest signal yet that he plans to defy the Department of Justice and continue purging registered voters the rolls. Last week, the Justice Department sent Scott a letter demanding an end the voter purge because it was in violation of federal law. His deadline for responding to the letter is today. Although Florida has not formally responded to the Justice Department letter, a Scott administration spokesman strongly indicated to the Miami Herald that Governor Scott had no intention of ending the purge.
This Republican doesn’t give a flying fuck about the law. Fuck it. The Justice Department doesn’t like the way he does business? Fuck ’em. He’s about winning elections. Why should he allow his most vulnerable enemies to vote? Fuck ’em twice.
If economic growth continues to slow ahead of the election, Democrats’ pitch to voters may have to sharpen as the party’s odds of victory in the presidential and congressional elections would likely worsen.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) floated one possible trial balloon Tuesday afternoon when he accused House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) of deliberately sabotaging the economy for partisan gain.
“You have heard, as I’ve heard, that there’s a battle going on between Cantor and [House Speaker John] Boehner as to whether or not there should be a [highway] bill,” Reid told reporters. “Cantor, of course — I’m told by others that he wants to not do a bill to make the economy worse, because he feels that’s better for them. I hope that’s not true.”
This Democrat “hopes” Republicans aren’t intentionally damaging the economy, even though he knows they’ve been doing just that for three years. His statement is total mush, and I’ve already forgotten it. In any event, it doesn’t matter, because by this time next week, he will have apologized for making it. You know it and I know it.
I’m not saying Democrats need to be criminal assholes like Rick Scott. But Republicans never play patty cake, and it doesn’t seem to hurt them.