Breaking: Florida Gov. Rick Scott Defeats Democrat Charlie Crist in Florida

scott_rickThis is news that should make every Democrat in Florida who didn’t vote absolutely ashamed of themselves: Florida Governor Rick Scott has defeated Democratic challenger (and former Governor of Florida) Charlie Crist.


This is another one of those races where I’m not sure how it was so close. Florida Governor Rick Scott is a man who should have never been elected in 2010. I’ve just never understood how someone who was CEO of a company that was convicted of defrauding Medicare out of hundreds of millions of dollars could get elected to such a high government office.

In my opinion Rick Scott epitomizes the stereotypical corrupt, scumbag politician. If it wasn’t the shocking number of times he pleaded the Fifth during his Medicare fraud trial, then it was the legislation he passed that was so poorly written that it essentially banned all computers in Florida.

No, that last one wasn’t satire. That actually happened.

Oh, and let’s not forget that a federal appeals court found that Scott’s 2012 attempt to rig the election was illegal. That’s on top of the fact that during the same 2012 elections Florida was a national laughing stock, as many Florida voters were forced to wait in outrageously long lines to vote due to new laws Scott had signed that made it much more difficult for citizens of Florida to vote.

And if his challenger hadn’t been former Florida Governor Charlie Crist (also a former Republican). I’m not even sure if the race would have been as close as it was.


But ultimately Florida Governor Rick Scott was re-elected, and possibly the biggest sleazebag in politics will preside over the state of Florida for another four years.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Tillmann Puschka

    anyone who has 20 million dollars to spend on ANYTHING shouldn’t be allowed to take any political office.

    • Ant. I. Liberal

      Does that mean Oblunder and his Frugal Wife should resign and leave DC ?

      • Thaddeus Kozubal

        NO. I like you to go somewhere, but I can’t put it in print right here.

      • Guest

        HELL YES !

      • Born in ’42

        H— YES!

      • regressive teaparty trash

        yeah,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, we can bring back the PRIOR administration and those great policies ( and great results)

      • Stephen Barlow

        Teamwork… Wanna get 3 new addys from GMAIL and have 4-5 attack names in here? i mean between us we’d be a WHOLE SQUADRON of attack ads for the DECENT PEOPLE against the RED HORDE!!!!

      • Stephen Barlow

        Actually, we need a Clinton. Chelsea for Prez! let’s see what kind of policies a young MOTHER would INFLICT on the old, feeble and in the way party!

      • Stephen Barlow

        Don’t think he is a Romney.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        shall we bring back those great policies– and great results- of the PROPIR administration??? shall we?

    • Thaddeus Kozubal

      You mean buy a political office, don’t you?

  • Pat Loeb

    let’s just let Florida secede. They don’t believe in human rights, they don’t believe in anyone that isn’t rich, white and Christian, they have no concerns for humanity and humanism. Let’em go!

    • Ant. I. Liberal

      That’s because most of them are from New York and Connecticut !
      Liberal is as Liberal does !

      • Stephen Barlow

        1/3 of Florida is from NY, NJ or CT.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        hey gerbil droppings,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        if RICK SCOTT ( and his terrrrific past ) was a democrat U regressives would be eviscerating him nightly on FOX “news”
        ==============================================
        please note- IM a native of south FLA and still live- and do my business– here. Scott sucks.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Only if we move DisneyWorld, Busch Gardens and the beaches. I mean they can keep the sunnybeaches, but the ones that are not republican we take with us first.

  • Cat Lover

    Voldemort won in Florida!! Shame on you Florida!

  • TaxiManSteve

    Hey, It’s Flo-ro-duh!

  • Bellwhether

    It was because he made hundreds of millions through fraud that he was able to get elected. Our populace has become so stupid and incapable of critical thought that all you have to do is figure out a few soundbites to stoke their fears, and keep repeating them. If you spend enough dough putting enough fear and anger based soundbites out there, you can get dumb people to support anything at all. And let’s not forget the $6 mil the Koch Bros pumped in, as part of their ongoing plan to run the entire country.

    • Ant. I. Liberal

      Agree about the Populace being Stupid and incapable of Critical thought ! That’s how the Shit for Brains Coward got re elected !

      • Stephen Barlow

        hey Whack-a-mole> Get rid of that penile drip your sister gave you for your Birthday yet?

    • Bah

      Yea, I met them once. They acted as if everyone was their slave.

    • Born in ’42

      And the democRATS out spent them and still lost!!!!

      • Bellwhether

        Explain to me again why you think Rick Scott should be governor?

      • regressive teaparty trash

        notice how he didn’t answer?

      • Bellwhether

        The silence is deafening. 🙂

      • regressive teaparty trash

        allow me to answer for him
        ====================================
        ” beeeeee-cause heeeees a reeeeeeeeee-publican”
        PRAISE JEEEESUS! pass that tax free tithe

      • Stephen Barlow

        And the ammunition! Obama is coming to take our Bibles AND our Guns!!

      • Stephen Barlow

        Wouldn’t that be more honest of you to call yourself
        “not Miscarried or Aborted in ’42”

    • Stephen Barlow

      I thought the DEMS outspent ALL the RED HORDE?

      Did you hear? The DNC just PULLED 2 million in already committed as buys for Mary Landrieu in Lousyanus. They WANTED to lose this one. I smell a fungus afoot! ( to misquote Sherlock the Great!)

  • Jenny

    Please don’t classify all Floridians as backwards ass rednecks. That sounds like some bs that a hostile Republican might spew. Sadly enough Florida is a red state. I live in Northwest Florida near one of the largest bases in the country and I’ve lived here most of my life. When I was in Elementary school I had ONE African American classmate. And honestly, the only reason he was here is due to the fact that his dad was the base commanders assistant. I grew up in a bubble. Many people do. For me, even though I was taught not to like who “looked” different than me, it was bullshit then and it’s bullshit now. We all gotta breathe the same air and everyone should get a fair shot. Face it, half the population still runs off of hate and carries on whatever crap they were fed when they were younger. Our crooked Governor gets to keep his job. Not my fault. I didn’t vote for that thief. In Florida and everywhere else the money wins. And sadly for so many that’s just the way it is.

    • DaltonOriginal

      Agree with you, living in Georgia (we are the laughing stock of America) not only did the people elect one of the most corrupt people for Governor and then re-elect him after paying millions of dollars on the states behalf to settle lawsuits!! His company owes the state $74 million in back taxes! They just elected a guy for Senate, David Perdue who has a track record of outsourcing jobs….. Georgia has the highest unemployment rate in America and now we have a job outsourcer to help move the remaining jobs elsewhere. Florida sounds good to me right now!! I did not vote for this kind of mess, but I have to live with the stigma until I find another place to lay my head at night!

      • Avatar

        Come to Vermont. This state’s economy are expanding and getting stronger.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        too cold,,,,,,,,im stuck(??) in SE florida

      • Stephen Barlow

        Sarasota is so much nicer!!!

      • Stephen Barlow

        You are only 4th, Kentucky, Alabama and WEST VIRGINIA are all ahead of you. In Geworgia, cousinboinking is just a hobby, in Kentucky it’s a sport, in Alabama it’s a Religion but in West By god Virginia, IT’S THE LAW!

  • Ant. I. Liberal

    Charlie the Cameleon ? First he’ a Republican, Then he’ an Independent and when the wind blows in his favor He’ a frigging DemocRat ! No wonder the Putz lost !

    • Jenny

      Aren’t there other sites that would value your opinion? I think it’s very gross and telling that you would come to this site that clearly differs from your views and spew your ignorance. Fox “News” is on 24 hours a day, shouldn’t you be watching? And just FYI, if you want people to take you seriously, work on your grammar skills.

      • Thaddeus Kozubal

        I agree. Very accurate criticism.

      • Jenny

        Thank you Thaddeus. I wasn’t trying to criticize but it really bugs me when that type of person comes here and talks their hate and ignorance. Trolling the other sides site just to get off a few jabs, it really makes me sad for that person because it’s so pathetic.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        I personally enjoy infuriating TROLLS such as he so much that now they go after me exclusively and leave good folks such as you alone
        =====================================
        to quote my hero (BUGS BUNNY) ” im a real stinker,,,,aint I”?

      • Stephen Barlow

        hehehehe!!! I get really tired of it sometimes. The inanity of Hannity in this blog. but I cherish the moments of imagining masmanipoo’s face when I Fresco an infelible picture in the frnt of his skull that will ALWAYS come up in TECHNICOLOR when he thinks of me.

      • Stephen Barlow

        And THEN CLAIMING (in a Rovian Republican trademark way) that YOU are what he is. but somehow, I am beginning to think he won’t DARE pester me much anymore!

      • Masmani

        ” For me, even though I was taught not to like who “looked” different than me, it was bullshit then and it’s bullshit now. ” Jenny I was raised in Florida and I had a much different experience. I had plenty of African American classmates and I was taught to have respect for all people even those who were different from me whether the difference was physical or philosophical. Why don’t you try applying that lesson in your life?

      • Jenny

        Masmani, I think you missed the point. I DO respect all people even though I was taught something different. That lesson IS applied to my life everyday. Maybe you should reread what I wrote because you clearly didn’t get what I was saying.

      • Masmani

        Oh, I think I got it and it didn’t have much to do with respecting people who “spew their ignorance”.

      • Stephen Barlow

        he NEVER finishes reading a sentence before starting a fight. it’s much easier to enjoy your creativity and harrassthe bejezuz out of him. His hot buttons are his closet sexuality and his right in the front yard racism.

        Just be warned, he seldom answers a question without chud all over his face and he’ll NEVER give you his source, like he’s a ‘journalist’ or something.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Funny how the lesson didn’t last… Check that! SAD how…

      • Masmani

        Steve, you have no room to talk. You are one of the most racist, homophobic, hate filled individuals I have ever encountered in the blogosphere.

      • Stephen Barlow

        hehehehehee Boy you would rather walk a mile in a Camel costume to tell a lie than take one step towards the truth.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I got plenty of room. I live in a big house with a live-in Columbian maid who is a full time student. Tuition is part of her employment and she’s going to be a teacher.

        I have a houseman who helps with the garden and drives Me into town.

        My wife has a job that she likes and all of it is tax deductible.

        I love them all and you should see the maid and My wife in the pool naked together! They like to watch Hector pleasure me as I stand there watching them put on a show!

        you have NEVER been more wrong in your LIFE masassanal!

      • regressive teaparty trash

        you realize that after that written ” visual” masmani will now want to be employed by you!

      • Stephen Barlow

        Hector is irreplacable. He can slice a whole homemade Chicago kielbasa on a plate, swallow one slice at a time and burp up the whole reassembled sausage without a scar on it! He’s been teaching the girls.

      • Masmani

        As they use to say Steve, “It’s a free country”.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Finally, you are snarkless.

      • Masmani

        I’m serious about the free country. It seems like the left is only concerned about freedom when it comes to how much they freely steal in confiscatory taxes for illegal and other layabouts.

      • Stephen Barlow

        … ..- -.-. -.- / -.. — -. -.- . -.– / -.. .. -.-. -.- … / .. -. / – .. .— ..- .- -. .- / ..-. — .-. / -. .. -.-. -.- . .-.. … .-.-.- And don’t spill a drop!

      • Masmani

        Keep it up. Useless, ignorant pablum that will surely get you noticed by “The Atlantic” Thanks for proving you’re NOT a writer or a thinker.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I did write. A complete sentence even.

    • Thaddeus Kozubal

      Go over to FOX, M O R O N.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        GO to FOX “news”???
        ‘ant’ CAME from FOX “news”!!

    • Masmani

      Hey, Ant. Are you starting to understand that the leftists love diversity except when it comes to philosophy. They want all people to “group think” the way they tell them to.

      • Stephen Barlow

        NO, we just resent YOU personally.

      • Masmani

        Couldn’t care less psycho boy.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Then WHY are you stalking Me? WHY are no NOT finishing the debate you started? You care more about Me than you do about food or water or unzipping to pee.

      • Masmani

        Because you already lost. Every time you lose you turn to insults. You are the one who ceased the debate and turned to hateful insults. Using logic on you is like trying to teach pigs o sing.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Oh child of urine and spit, molded by ‘god’ with the clay… i kept SERVING you the ball and you never hit it BACK. So I moved on.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        lets look at ” philosophy””
        inquiry–
        what E.X.A.C.T.L.Y. are conservatives ” conserving”?
        ============================================
        please be specific in any answers: telling me “conserving American values” is obtuse and evasive

      • Masmani

        Better yet what are liberals “liberal” about?
        1. Stealing the money I earned to in the form of confiscatory taxes to be redistributed to illegal aliens and layabouts.
        2. Being hipocritical in their criticism of Christians who love gay people but disagree with their lifestyle and supportive of Islamic Caliphates who condemn gays death and stone women for “adulterous” behavior.

        Don’t worry there’s more.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        u spun away from a very easy question to answer— that’s what regressives do when asked simple questions
        ergo: U are an archetypal regressive white trash lemming
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        also– please attempt 2 work upon thy jejune spelling

      • Masmani

        Progressive debate techniques;
        1. When you have lost the argument turn to insult or use the race card.
        2. Attack spelling and grammar even if your own posts are a nightmare for English teachers.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        wrong answer there Sherlock————
        you S..T..I..L..L.. are evading answering MY initial question
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        ( sorry U cannot fathom/use slightly ‘lexiphanic’ words)
        care to answer my question? NO?
        GEEEEEEEE—– splendid usage of regressive strategy- show ersatz umbrage whilst spinning away

      • Masmani

        It’s not my job to accept your homework assignment. I see you’re still using techniques #1 and #2.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        you are spinning ala Michael Jackson and fred Astaire; but———-
        >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>B.U.T.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
        you still have not answered my question (oF)
        what exactly are regressives ( conservatives) " conserving"???
        ginger rogers is waiting

      • Masmani

        Well if you want to have this discussion them what, exactly, is so progressive about the left? You go first since you so desperately want to have this discussion. And, again, it’s not my responsibility to jump to your demand. If you can’t handle that, all the better.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        I will gleefully expostulate with you in this symposium,,,,,,,,,,,
        please remember– I asked U 1st: ergo your answer initiates my reply
        ===================================
        what EXACTLY are ‘conservatives’ conserving???? details please; not just some banal answer such as ” integrity ” and “patriotism” et hoc genus omne,,,,,,,,DETAILED answer please

      • Masmani

        Again, if you’re so eager to postulate you may start without me. I could care less what you asked me, Regressive Trash.

    • Stephen Barlow

      He lost because he’s not a baldheaded mugwhump. Which was a genuine political party predating the Tea party.

  • blackliberationwithsanity

    The Florida Democratic Party hasn’t been the same since 1998.. They should have beaten this clown on his record alone..

  • Chris Call Langworthy

    Great Article!!!

  • Thaddeus Kozubal

    Rick Scott should never been elected. He represents the epitome of political scum that ever existed. I can’t even stand to look at him.

  • Avatar

    Seriously, Rick Scott can’t even win in honest way.

    • Stephen Barlow

      i honestly don’t remember an honest thing he’s done.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        he honestly avoided most questions in his hearings ( medicare fraud trial)

  • Stephen Barlow

    If floridians are so lame as to allow this rape of their state, they deserve to spend another 4 years with their flaming asses plugged full of a gasoline enemas.