"Rick Scott Is a Liar" and Other Tea Party Opinions on SunRail


Apparently it takes a $1.2 billion train for the Tea Party folks to figure out they don't really like Gov. Rick Scott.

"Rick Scott IS A LIAR," the South Florida Tea Party says.

"This decision has completed the governor's transformation from businessman to political insider," Republican Sen. Paula Dockery says in a statement to Politics Miami.

Has the Tea Party finally realized that the Rick Scott charade is coming to an end?

Probably not.

Matthew Falconer, Tea Party activist and author of a book titled The Socialist Republic of Florida, says Rick Scott's decision "will send shockwaves through the tea party movement and threaten to drive a wedge between Rick Scott and his conservative base."

But there are still some Tea Party people who think the SunRail decision is anybody's fault but the governor's.

"For those who oppose the project, particularly the tea party folks, you must understand that it was the failure of the grassroots to mount a significant opposition to counter the power structure that pushed so hard for SunRail," writes Tom Tillison, cofounder of the Central Florida Tea Party Council. "We get the government we deserve."

Tillison says it's not the governor; it's the "political elite and special interests" that made the governor allow the SunRail.

"And keep in mind, those that see Rick Scott as an outsider and oppose his efforts to bring about true fiscal reform cannot wait to see Scott's base support turn on him," he says. "Time to put on our 'big boy' pants and see the overall picture..."

Dockery, wearing her "big boy pants" or not, seems to understand the overall picture of SunRail:

The facts are as follows: nationwide, this is the lowest rated project for cost-effectiveness by the federal government, low ridership estimates, excessive liability is transferred from a for-profit corporation onto all Florida citizens, and it is a blank check waiting to be written by the taxpayers for any and all cost-overruns and operating subsidies.

She says Scott's decision "falls so far below what a savvy business owner would accept that it is somewhat baffling."

It looks like the Tea Partiers who put Gov. Scott in office have officially been teabagged.


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Jlg77
Jlg77

Told you so, Tea Partiers.

QCao009
QCao009

Senator Dockery, with all due respect, you are being kind in calling Governor Scott a businessman. He was and always will be a thief, and thieves steal whenever and wherever they can. Your confidence is misplaced when you consented to serve on his transition team. Rick Scott is an user, pure and simple.

Sarmstrong7
Sarmstrong7

The problem is, "Left Hand", that the reactionary right-wingnuts are so bent on opposing anything from the left, and anything having anything to do with President Obama, that you are willing to put baboons in suits in office.

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Scott, West, Bachman, Palin ... pick your extreme right-wingbat politician ... they all use the tea baggers as a collective tool to get into office, and they will all ultimately betray their constituents. If lefties had any cohesivenss at all, these ass wipes would never get elected. Pathetic.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

I just think the Tea Party folks like driving around in their Amish buggies.  Falls in line with their Bronze Age Ethical Beliefs gleamed from the good book of bullshit.

First Hand
First Hand

Is that why you own so many assault weapons and threaten to kill Tea Party Members with your assault weapons?Chaz, why are you so afraid of these bronze age, horse and buggy riding God loving people that you feel you need a bunch of military grade weapons to kill them with?  

Jlg77
Jlg77

You're not making sense.

First Hand
First Hand

LOL @ you Lefty Loonies - See, we on the conservative side have no issues with disagreeing with our own and scolding them for it. You Left Wing Nutbags on the other hand will defend to the end everything the ODIPSHIT does, even the stuff he screwed you over on.That is how mentally screwed up you people are.

Jlg77
Jlg77

So are the Tea Party people calling Scott a liar on this issue "lefty loonies", too?Not everyone who doesn't agree with you can possibly be on the Left.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Douchey:

Once again, you are speaking out of that diseased piehole without knowing the facts. Progressives have been adamantly opposing Obama now for well over a year. This has been acknowledged publicly, even at a White House press conference.

Use the Google, you moron, and maybe you will stop talking out of your ass.

HappyNowMFers
HappyNowMFers

Congrats on happy to elect this nutjob, you nutjobs.

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

So Rick Scott is not the panacea, not the Superman, cowboy in the white hat, the Tea Party folks anticipated. It's the Republicans fault for not cultivating and supporting a more ethical, business savvy, humane candidate. Of course if Alex Sink could have mounted ANY sort of campaign- that would  have helped.

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