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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  • Mark Adams

    I think it is high time we all gut the GOP of its establishment, once and for all. Or time to fully implement the Conservative Party.

  • Ghost

    it’s too late for Third Party- you still don’t get it, that’s why you dawdled and will continue to lose-
    you still don’t understand how late the hour is.

    DIVORCE NOW! while we can still reach an amicable settlement and we can still salvage something that can be called America,
    sooner or later you’ll agree

  • kato

    Anyone wonder why I call it the Clueless Party?

    Did you see the clueless heroes Christie, Jindal, and others gang up on Romney for speaking the truth? I understand pols can’t speak the truth, but I’m afraid these clueless dopes actually believe they’re going to win over America’s parasites with the power of their ideas.

    Bring back Michael Steele. Then, at least the Clueless Party can feel Democrat with their token black.

    BREAKING NEWS: Three of the left-wing losers who tried to blow up a bridge south of Cleveland get 8+ years in prison. I bet they’ll be out in a year or two. Subprime may even grant them pardons.

  • dries

    GOP does not mind being a minority party in DC, as long their old men get cushy committee seats & Democrats let them get away with pork projects.

    In NJ, local GOP let Dems redraw distriscts after 2010 consens. They didn’t even try to contest it & quietly settled to remain minority for next 10 years. PA GOP will do nothing to combat voter hijinx in Philly. Losers!

  • TeachX3

    #22 Ghost… been noticing “DIVORCE NOW!” in many of your posts. Could you elaborate? Do you mean: leave the USofA and renounce citizenship, or succession, or ? I’m interested in your opinion. My opinion is not a popular one… I think a Constitutional America is done, never to return to her once great glory. I am a believer, so, for me personally, hunkering down in the Word of God and trying to live for Him regardless of the world, is where I stand. But, your comments have me intrigued, so I’d love to know how to ‘divorce’. Thanks!

  • Sasja

    Running away from the problem is not going solve anything which is what you are doing when you leave the party. I see no difference when you sit home on your fat butt and not vote because you are dissatisfied with the candidate. That is being childish.

    I see the same people grousing about the RINOs but yet think that by dropping out of the fight some sort of miracle will happen and we will magically have conservatives running the party.

    A third party will never win anything of significance. What needs to be done is to get enough conservatives in both houses of congress that will give us the power to effect change.

    You know, one thing about the progs is that they never give up no matter what. They may be unhappy about certain party policies, but they don’t publicly eat their own. They just forge ahead.

    When you find someone in your district who would make a good candidate, even for dog catcher, do not depend on the RNC for support. Instead, help raise funds and promote your candidate. Right now, where I live, we don’t have that many RINOs, but you can bet we are already looking for someone to replace the RINOs we do have.

  • bg


    Congress is in bed with itself..

    they will protect their Oligarchy from the Conservative
    Tea Party no matter who they must politically slay.. all
    hail Obama, he’s their savior.. :-(

    more here & here..


  • SeniorD

    Two good people pushed out of Congress. The total IQ of that ‘august’ body lowers and the cesspool levels rise.

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  • Ed Wallis

    @ Sasja #26

    Waah! Waaaaaaah! WAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!! They treat us mean! They ignore us! They act *just like* the enemy, but…b-b-buuuuut, we *gotta stick with them!


    YOU can continue to buy it. Don’t come crying to me about your new bruises from the GOP in 2014 and 2016. You ASKED for it.

    *I’M* moving on to better things.

  • Joanne

    From what I understand the recount for Allen West didn’t occur before the time ran out for the re-count to be completed courtesy of him having to go to court to get the okay in the first place. Isn’t that just lovely – recounts in process have a time limit.

    Third Party? – Do people actually believe after another four years of the illegal muslim usurper, there will be a democratic vote. Russia primped Obama for this very position – they will put in power who they please. Russia / U.S.A. war – U.S.A. has already lost, because so few actually get what has happened.

  • Ann Ominous

    It’s attitudes like these that put Obama back in and West out.

  • M. Simon

    And you are getting screwed by the youth going libertarian:

    But the Pauls are not welcome in the Party. Outstanding.

  • M. Simon

    “even if I lose, it’s my principles first.”

    Expect bigger losses. Because politics is not church. Drug Prohibition is failing politically. Are Republicans leading the charge against it or are they the rear guard defending it?

    You want States Rights on abortion? Why not get ahead of States Rights when it comes to pot.

    Stupid Party indeed.

  • Ann Ominous

    Notes From The Real Ed Wallace
    Still want to use this history twister’s sound alike name as your own #30?

    Backside of American History Volume II Edward Wallace

  • JDavid

    Ummmm, they did it on purpose. The Establishment doesn’t like conservatives stepping all over their “let’s surrender” meme. They fully intend to repeat McVain and Mittens FAIL in 2016 as floated by their media organ Washington Times:

  • cavt

    Unfortunately the GOP is worthless. I left after the ‘read my lips’ fiasco. Bush Jr made Obama possible–that is all the big govt republican does–leads the way for the bigger govt democrat. Yeah–3rd party will probably never make it because of the cursed media who could care less about truth and justice. When does enough become enough for enough Americans?

  • mg4us

    Bush Republicans and RINOs are just as bad as Dems. . Overspending and NOT following Constitution

    Time to remove them all. .2014 only two years away. .

    Need another TEA Party sweep. . .

  • Fu#k Obama

    I will NEVER again support the GOP with my vote. Third party is the only way I’m voting again…ever. I am sick and tired of holding my nose and voting while the GOP elite run two of the best conservatives out of the party. Well, I say let them have it.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    if you have three parties you lose democracy. all democracy is suppose to mean is majority rule. what conservatives need to do to be able to live their lives free of unnecessary control by the politicans is to take control of the RNC or the DNC. get rid of the career politicans to make holding public office a service instead of an occupation. anyone that makes their living working for the state is going to have alliegience to the state rather then the people.

    the people that run the national politcal parties are career politicans that make their living from politics. they pick candidates that are loyal to them so they’ll do what the party wants rather then what the people want. we basically get to vote for the people the party bosses want and if they get out of line they get want allen west got.

    i’m serious about conservatives taking over the DNC, that is where our greatest opponents are. they are the real threat to freedom and liberty. if you don’t think its possible look at how a small group of leftist radicals(the SDS)took over the democratic party.