Tampa Bay Times Gives Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi Title Loser Of The Year!

  • metta

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    Dec 28, 2014 6:51 PM GMT
    Tampa Bay Times Gives Pam Bondi Title Loser Of The Year!

    "Bondi's clumsy communication skills and relentless defense of Florida's gay marriage ban have made her a modern-day Anita Bryant."

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/gay-south-florida/article5072805.html
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    Dec 28, 2014 7:03 PM GMT
    Wasn't it the Tampa Bay Times, as reported by the Herald?

    "Antagonizing Florida's gay voters over same-sex marriage and Hispanic voters over immigration reform ensures Bondi has a bright political future ahead of her — if she moves to Mississippi."

    Actually he could have named most Red States, but even redneck Floridians from the trailer parks of the Panhandle look down on Mississippi. Too bad his prediction may not come to pass.

    Most of Florida continues to remain solidly far-right Republican, and a stronghold of Teabaggers. Plenty of selfish old "get off my lawn" retirees who don't want to pay any taxes for the services & benefits they get courtesy of others, and who will keep a hold on Florida politics for decades.

    Because unlike elsewhere they won't die off, as more of them move down here to retire each year from other parts of the US. Bringing their conservative me-first prejudices & bigotry, and hypocritical "family values" with them, the ideal ingredients for Republican Party growth. And sustaining strong opposition to gay civil rights, ensuring that the homophobe Bondi will retain a reliable voter base.
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    Dec 28, 2014 7:24 PM GMT
    ^
    yes. thanks for the clarification.
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    Dec 28, 2014 7:48 PM GMT
    YW. That story has also been picked up by our local gay "rags", as we call them (magazines & newspapers). Thanks for posting it here. Pam Bondi really is an evil dirtbag, despite her attractive photos.

    Again, another similarity with the infamous beauty pageant winner Anita Bryant with whom he compares Bondi (curiously, Sarah Palin is another nutjob who also rose to prominence as a beauty pageant winner - organizers would do well to toughen those questions they ask contestants). Unfortunately for Bryant her career depended on her marketability as a bankable but largely talentless celebrity and products spokesperson. Her anti-gay campaign lost her that, along with her career.

    But unfortunately for Florida gays today Bondi is a conservative politician in a largely conservative Red State, so her power base will remain loyal & strong. And her anti-gay marriage, anti-gay rights efforts only reinforce her standing with that Republican voter base.

    So that while she may be wastefully fighting a losing legal battle at taxpayers' expense, she's winning the war against her political opponents. And in the end, for a politician that doesn't make you a "loser of the year". It did get her reelected in November, after all. icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 28, 2014 9:11 PM GMT
    antigay conservative states dont consider the cost of this effort.

    previous towleroad article that looser Idaho has to paid out $400K in plaintiff's court costs. Not a lot of money for the state of FL but Idaho is normally in debt to the federal government. See how well they do in 2014

    reference:
    http://www.towleroad.com/2014/12/idaho-must-pay-more-than-400000-in-attorney-fees-in-same-sex-marriage-case.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_taxation_and_spending_by_state
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    Dec 28, 2014 11:09 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    ...antigay conservative states don't consider the cost of this effort.

    It might be more accurate to say that conservative POLITICIANS don't consider the cost, and their mindlessly compliant voter base doesn't want to know about it. Reducing government spending & taxes is only important regarding issues Right Wingers oppose ideologically.

    But for spending money on issues THEY support, like regressive social engineering legislation that conforms to their concept of misguided Biblical precepts, there is carte blanche. Hence a nutjob like Florida AG Bondi will spend whatever it takes to persecute LGBT citizens, and be applauded and rewarded for it by her Republican base.
  • KissTheSky

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    Dec 30, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
    This is what happens when voters elect conservatives, like the embarrassment known as Rick Scott, the douche who is pulling Pam Bondi's strings.
    When conservatives get in office, they ignore the society's real problems like unemployment, education and the environment, and instead embark on right-wing crusades to control people's private lives -- deciding who you can marry and what you're allowed to do in your own bedroom. Isn't it nice they're trying to ruin your life while you're paying their salary?
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    Dec 30, 2014 7:49 PM GMT
    "When conservatives get in office, they ignore the society's real problems like unemployment, education and the environment, and instead embark on right-wing crusades to control people's private lives"

    Because the moral lecturing is easy. Our current GOP isn't up to the job of governing rationally and solving real problems.
  • hebrewman

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    Jan 01, 2015 10:56 AM GMT
    lol. what a fool she is.
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    Jan 01, 2015 12:21 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidThis is what happens when voters elect conservatives, like the embarrassment known as Rick Scott, the [criminal] douche who is pulling Pam Bondi's strings.

    When conservatives get in office, they ignore the society's real problems like unemployment, education and the environment, and instead embark on right-wing crusades to control people's private lives -- deciding who you can marry and what you're allowed to do in your own bedroom. Isn't it nice they're trying to ruin your life while you're paying their salary?

    I agree, it's pretty clear that Scott is directing Bondi's actions, giving him cover for his own homophobic agenda. It's a shame Scott's reelection wasn't opposed by a stronger candidate than Crist in 2014, our chameleon former Governor.

    It's widely believed that Crist is a closet gay, which further deprived him of votes in a Conservative State. I've talked with guys who claim to have had sex with him, but nothing that can be confirmed with "hard" evidence.

    But many voters heard those rumors, no doubt spread by Republicans, and it undermined Crist. To give us another term of the criminal Scott as Governor, who continues to turn down billions of available Federal dollars in medical care for our citizens, on the grounds of Right Wing ideological "principle".
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    Jan 01, 2015 7:27 PM GMT
    We (Floridians)will see what happens in the next few days. Despite the stay expiration on the 6 th, many Florida Clerk of Courts have been in flux about issuing licenses. Things keep popping up like being instructed of their legal liability if they issue any licenses against Florida statute, to clerks asking for the circuit court for clarification, to Bondi asking once again for courts to 'define who gets licenses' are all still currently taking place. Seems like the republicans are still trying last ditch efforts. The appeals court have already settled it for Florida but Bondi is defining that ruling to the limited counties involved in the suit. These conservative efforts are pitiful really!
  • bobbobbob

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    Jan 03, 2015 7:04 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said

    Actually he could have named most Red States, but even redneck Floridians from the trailer parks of the Panhandle look down on Mississippi. Too bad his prediction may not come to pass.


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    Funny.
    There are way more trailer parks and rednecks in central florida than in the panhandle.

    I agree with Jpopenb.

    More specifically than blaming it on republicans I'll say it's the ones under the influence of christian fundamentalism. Here in Pensacola we have more than our fair share of them but they have become a circus act that annoys 85% of the people, conservative and liberal.