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Bill Quick

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Extra special GOP test: Special elections early in a big year often tell us little about what will actually happen in November. And yet there is often a giant reaction to their results. So watch the final days of the race in Florida’s 13th Congressional District.

It has been an “Inside Politics” topic of conversation before, and it will be again. It’s a dead heat, early voting started Saturday, and Republicans are a little nervous.

The Democratic candidate, Alex Sink, ran for governor in 2010 and is a veteran of Florida politics. The Republican, David Jolly, was recruited by the GOP establishment but isn’t as well known and is being attacked for his work as a lobbyist. Plus there is a Libertarian candidate the GOP worries could siphon votes from Jolly.

What this really represents is the latest test of the Gentry GOP’s thesis that they can win running the same old banquet of shit sandwiches on the sole issue of Obamacare.  My hunch is that they lose this one because of defections to the Libertarian candidate, which may well scare them to their marrows.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Keep An Eye On This One — 3 Comments

  1. That’s my district, Bill. Sink is hard-core lib who would pull a train in a union hall if berry asked her to. Jolly was an aide to Bill Young so he’s had a little exposure to someone who was a pretty good man – for a politician. The lib candidate is better than either of those two, but has zero chance of winning. Shit sandwich with mayo and mustard or shit sandwich with lettace and tomato…

    • Let’s get the terms right, emdfl.

      Shit sandwich: Something that looks good but is filled with shit – a RINO Republican with a Democrat filling, for instance.

      Pile of shit: Something that looks like shit because it is shit: Pretty much all Democrats these days.

      Shit sandwich garnished with (cinco de) mayo: Marco Rubio, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, ad nauseum.

      Pile of shit garnished with lettuce (green) and tomato (red): a Democrat commie green fanatic.