Nice Work!… GOP Manages to Gerrymander Two Top Florida Conservatives Out of Congress

GONE- Conservative stalwarts Sandy Adams and Allen West

Nice work, Republicans.
The GOP managed to gerrymander two top Florida conservatives right out of Congress.
Via ilgipper at Free Republic:

The Florida House and Senate went overwhelmingly GOP in 2010…it was darn near a clean sweep. I believe the House went approximately 80/20 in our favor. The resulting redistricting not only screwed Allen West, but they also set up the primary battle between Sandy Adams and John Mica. Mica is the consummate DC insider. He’s the chair of the transportation committee, champion of high-speed rail spending, etc.

Adams won her seat in 2010 over Suzan Kosmas who was literally one of those final ‘blue dog’ votes that helped pass Obamacare in the final vote. Adams would have had that seat locked up for as long as she wanted it, and she was a real grassroots champion. She was going after the EPA on their horrific regulations, etc.

The FL GOP set up the ugly primary, where Mica had all the resources and took her out. We lost a true conservative for a guy with stage 4 beltway-itis.

We lost two of the best people in congress due to GOP shenanigans… And a woman and black man on top of it. This stuff is maddening.

As Levin put it last night, if these brilliant consultants like Steve Schmitt and Mike Murphy want to keep throwing conservatives under the bus, they are just asking for a third party. We are getting screwed by both parties.

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  • burt

    Republicans hate conservatives much, much more than they do communists!

  • Sanmon

    The only thing the GOP is good at is taking out conservative values!

  • Cargosquid

    The GOP doesn’t want any conservatives to win and rock the boat. And they definitely don’t want to be in charge. Then they would actually have to work. Now they can just bitch and take their perks, while throwing up their hands, crying, “Well, we tried! Vote for me! We need more money because NEXT time…..”

  • Multitude

    It’s ut up or shut up time. Time to get a new party going or accept perpetual failure without any capacity to do anything about it. Did we forget that at the convention, the RNC elites stripped us of our ability to effectuate grass roots reform? Remember the sneaky votes that disenfranchised us?

    I’m leaving today. I’ll switch my party registration over lunch. Goodbye RNC.

  • Lisa G in NZ

    In Allen West’s case, this was done intentionally to try and get rid of him – the dodgy voting was the final nail in the coffin.

    Rs are IN BED WITH Ds – haven’t people figured it out yet?

    Rs want their share of the treasury trough just as much as Ds – they play a game of opposition just to get themselves elected… Fix was in for O to get in 4 years ago and fix was in this time…

    They had to silence Sarah Palin, too, since she was a threat to their status quo treasury theft and power structure… Allen West rightly pointed out all the current communists sitting in power…

    wake the F*k up America

  • ejazzyjeff

    I am like Multitude – I’m just shocked of how much not a fight was given by the GOP. So I say good-bye.


    If you are a Constitutional conservative and support the GOP in anyway you are hurting your own cause.

    Is the GOP better than the DNC…only in terms of speed.

    I will not vote for a DNC or GOP candidate ever again.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    …they are just asking for a third party.

    Or a purge of the GOP.

    Whatever is going to happen, it better happen soon, preferably before November of 2014.

  • TeachX3

    I have always been an independent, voting for the most conservative person with the values closest to mine, no matter party. However, for the first time in my life, this past election, I voted straight ticket republican. That was also the very last time. Like many comments here… I am done. Have no clue what I will do, come next election. It’s All An Illusion – Different Parties, Same Animal:

  • Bob

    Most of us know that the left and liberal democrats are fearful of the Tea Party. When America can wrap up a true conservative with fiscal beliefs and moral responsibilities as a candidate I feel that person can win over the RINO style GOP’ers we are seeing.
    Time to run tea party style candidates to challenge the RINO’s. And I also feel that RINO’s are in bed with the D’s and it is all about staying a permanent fixture in Congress once they get there.

  • Mad Hatter

    The GOP Good Ole Boy System doesn’t like real Conservatives. They want to go back to the days where they can get along with the Demo-rats, spend money, grab freedom, and maintain power.

  • sqeptiq

    The GOP can afford to screw social conservatives a lot more because social conservatives have nowhere else to go, realistically speaking. No matter how they huff and puff about staying home on election day or voting third party, they overwhelmingly stick with the GOP, even when it’s a candidate they loathe, like McCain or Romney.

  • Rachelle

    This is the stuff that makes me sick of the Republican Party establishment.

    I was disgusted as well with the R’s treatment of Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.

    I may have to register as an independent.

    The R’s worry how they are going to win without Hispanics, Blacks, etc., etc.

    They should remember they can never win without Republicans and a lot of us have about had it with these people.

  • Edd

    We the people are screwed, and I’m serious when I say it. The question is no longer will the Republicans drop their pants and grab their ankles. No, now it’s which Republican WON’T drop down and grab their ankles. We didn’t lose the election because we’re not ready to adjust to the “new america.” We lost because we couldn’t find a candidate who was willing to say, “even if I lose, it’s my principles first.” Damn it, I’m sick of accommodating! I’ll stop now.

  • Ss252

    I re-registered here in commie California as a independent,as did my entire family today. Done with th GOP.

    Time for a Conservative party, this is bs…

  • snewb

    We need 3 parties..Marxists, Rhinocrats, and Constitutionalists parties.

  • C-Christian Soldier

    If any reader of this site – is surprised that there is NO DIFFERENCE between the elitist Rs and the Ds –
    then- I am sad- —

  • Frieda Keough

    Looks to me no different than what happened with the Senate Districts in Missouri. Ken Meyers voted with the Democrats to mutilate Senate 1 that Jim Lembke just lost and Senate 7 which went from the St.Louis area to the west side of the state and eliminated Senator Cunnigham’s district. And now one hears that.Meyers wants to be State Party Chair. I hope we won’t let this happen.

  • Nathan Lee

    Hard to be apart of the GOP. They’re not a conservative party anymore. They’ve been taken over by religious Democrats if anything. Basically, the religious Democrats who couldn’t make it in their own party, took over the Republican party, and pretty much bringing Liberal government to those who swing religiously.

  • Ed Wallis

    Forget “shock and awe” and “shuck and jive”: the GOP’s “Pout and Surrender” approach to fiscal restraint will also work the same with


    among other things.

    AT WHAT POINT IN TIME will the GOP start to act like they belong in Congress?!?
    ANSWER: They *won’t*.

    I GIVE UP ON REPUBLICANS. Tea Party sorts will NOT be able to exert sufficient influence over the GOP by 2016…seeing as how the GOP ignored them after 2010, there’s NO REASON to believe they will have a chance after 2012.

    WE NEED A NEW PARTY…*NOW*. I for one will never again vote Republican just as a Party-line matter.

    p.s. Dear readers, don’t come whining to me with “Oh, you’re only helping the Democrats.”