The failed Special Session and the Party of No

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Henry Boxlor is seething today: The failed Special Session called by Governor Crist was a bad day for Florida. Our democracy was founded on the premise that a multiparty system of government would provide for a loyal opposition. A political counter balance that would moderate government. In This weeks’ special session we saw loyalty at its worst. The Republicans have proven they are more loyal to the Party than to the public. They owe more responsibility to the Party than the public. They will listen more to the Party and the special interests than the public. They don’t trust the public and only want your vote for them when they want their elected job back. Talk about self serving.

In fact they no longer represent the public’s interest only the Party’s interest. It was a despicable example of politics gone bad. I am a registered Republican, but probably not for much longer. The party of NO, the Party of special interests, the Party of we need that Party and special interest money to get reelected, the Party that ignores its constituents. That’s not a political party, it’s a political conspiracy. It’s not loyal opposition, they forgot the loyal part. I am not that big on Democrats either, but the Republican Party has become a disgrace. It sure as hell does not represent me and I am pretty sure it doesn’t represent you either.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.