Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Florida Special Election Win For GOP Is More Of The Same
National Republicans are really spinning the party's win in a special election held in Florida's 14th congressional district yesterday to replace the late Rep. Bill Young (R), who had held the seat since 1971, as a big win for the party going into this year's midterm elections. Washington lobbyist David Jolly (R) narrowly defeated career politician Alexander Sink (D) by a narrow 48-46% margin. President Obama carried this district in the past two presidential elections so we're supposed to gauge this a big win for the Republicans because they were able to hold a seat their party has held for more than four decades.
The 41-year old Jolly is the ultimate Washington insider. He worked for Rep. Young as a congressional aide after earning his law degree at George Mason University until 2007 when he became a Washington lobbyist. In that role, he made political contributions to Republicans and Democrats alike. I'm not sure how much time he actually spent in Florida's 14th congressional district the past two decades, but it's pretty safe to assume it was less than the amount of time he spent in Washington. His wife of 15 years divorced him in January, making him the most eligible bachelor in Washington for single women or men. I'm not sure what floats his boat. Jolly's campaign ads featured former "The Price is Right" TV show host Bob Barker, whose facial appearance has drifted into freakdom as a result of one too many face lifts. Barker introduced Jolly at his election night victory last night in Florida via satellite hook-up with the game show's theme music playing in the background to add to the frivolity of the entire scene.
His Democratic opponent, Alexander Sink, is from freak lineage. Her great, great-grandfather, Chang Bunker, was a conjoined twin who was part of traveling freak show back in the 1800s. Sink, who formerly worked as an executive for Bank of America, was married to Florida politician Bill McBride, who ran unsuccessfully for Florida governor in 2002. Sink was the Democratic Party's unsuccessful 2010 Democratic nominee for governor, in addition to holding a string of politically- appointed positions.
It looks to me that the Washington insiders had their bases covered in this special election race yesterday, which is pretty much the norm in all congressional races across the country nowadays. They couldn't lose regardless of whether the Republican or Democrat won the election. The same can't be said for the people, who once again lost out to the ruling political elites who have totally destroyed this country.