G.O.P. official: Republicans will bolt Party under Scott

Broward County State Committeeman compares Rick Scott to Obama

By Chris Ingram

Broward County blowhard Ed Kennedy who serves on the Republican Party of Florida’s State Executive Committee was recently videotaped questioning Rick Scott’s Republican credentials and went on to compare Scott to Obama with no further explanation.

Kennedy states “I’ve been here over 50 years. I’ve never seen him, never heard of him, never worked with him or understood what he did. I’m sure he’s a competent individual but he’s never participated in the politics until this last election.”

Kennedy went on to say in an angry interview videotaped by the political website Shark-Tank, “I don’t know if he is a Republican. A lot of people have told me should he win, they’re going to leave the party.”

The Shark-Tank asked Kennedy if he compared Scott to Obama in a piece of literature he distributed at the Broward G.O.P. meeting and Kennedy responded, “In a way, yeah.”

And when asked if he would support Scott, Kennedy said, “I would have a hard time [supporting Scott].”

What Mr. Kennedy and his lobbyist pals and backroom powerbrokers in Tallahasse and at the RPOF don’t get is, much of Scott’s appeal is he is not part of the establishment's broken system that gave us Jim Greer, a legislature that balanced the state budget on federal stimulus dollars, terrible public schools, a broken tax system, the worst economy the state has seen in decades, and a state party that looks like General Sherman just visited.

Kennedy and the rest of the party establishment and money-men are threatened by Rick Scott because they know they can’t control him because he doesn’t owe anyone any favors and he can’t be bought.

Mr. Kennedy obviously lives his life in a vacuum surrounded by cigar smoke at the Broward Country Club. He is not “real people” and probably never talks to “real people.” Bless his ancient little heart, he probably means well but has no idea what he is talking about.

But the fear in his eyes and voice are evident. Rick Scott is a huge threat to the establishment.

People like Ed Kennedy are quick to site Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment when someone criticizes their candidate, but have no problem trashing a fellow Republican when said candidate isn’t in their pocket. Challenging Scott’s Republican credentials is ridiculous and tired, old, out of touch Ed should be ashamed of himself.

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Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He currently serves as the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9 in Florida’s largest media market. E-mail him at: [email protected].

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