by Roger Caldwell “Obviously there is a lot of frustration with our attorney general. You can name the botched programs. Fast and Furious has been one of the No. 1 complaints we get in our office and why no one has been held accountable,” says Cat Cammack, chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho R-Gainesville, Fla.
The Fast and Furious program was conducted by Federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm, agents for 15 months, where they supplied Mexican cartels weapons to infiltrate their operations.
There are times when Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature make decisions, because they have a grudge against President Obama and the federal government. Their goal is to make sure that the president fails, and they don’t care who in the state they hurt. This behavior is counter-productive, and the most vulnerable and the poor suffer in the state.
Written by Lawrence A. Robinson Challenging the status quo is always a daunting task. The status quo appears to be stable and everyone has accepted it for what it is. When the leader of a social organization or group, such as the Orange County NAACP the Orange County Urban League or the African American Chamber of Commerce, has set himself or herself up in a status quo situation, it is near impossible to change or even alter that status. Inertia just won't allow it.
In 2012, there were 538,000 Hispanics registered as independents, 476,000 registered as Republicans, and 645,000 registered as Democrats. Many experts think the Florida governor election in 2014 will be decided by the Hispanic vote.
There are 1.6 million African Americans registered as Democrats in the state of Florida, and Scott is aware that 90% of the Black vote will vote Democrat in the election in 2014. As a result of the number of Hispanics registered as independents, Scott will not focus on the Black vote. Instead, Scott will concentrate his efforts and spending his funding in the Hispanic communities.
by Roger Caldwell Last week was a vigorous weekend for the Florida Democratic Party, because they held their yearly conference at the Walt Disney World resort, and there were other networking events around Orlando. The weekend was jam-packed with political strategy meetings and speeches. Based on my allotted time schedule, I decided to attend the Orange County Democrats special reception for Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant, and the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida Town Hall meeting.