Florida’s 26th Congressional District – Ed MacDougall is the Only Candidate Who Seems to be a True Republican
Ed MacDougall is My Choice to Go Up Against Joe Garcia
In a district that contains a great deal of Miami-Dade County, it is truly a sad day when our representative in the U.S. House of Representatives is a man like Joe Garcia, who quite brazenly states that “Communism works,” and has been engaged in voting for and pushing policy that embodies that spirit of tyranny and out-of-control government. With his involvement in election fraud in 2012 (when he was elected to this office) to his decision to have bus loads of illegal immigrants shipped from the Southern border to South Florida to be paid for by the taxpayers, it is quite clear that Joe Garcia is Barack Obama’s kind of left-wing, thug politician. What’s truly sad is that the he represents Miami, where many different people from Cuban Americans to Venezuelans have LEGALLY fled their countries due to the reign of Communism, the same type of Communism that the Democrat Party is now inflicting upon this nation. In the Republican primary, we get to choose who we want to go up against the Communist, Joe Garcia. I still believe in voting for the candidate who is most aligned with the Republican Party principles of a limited, efficient Federal government, liberty for the individual person, fiscal sanity, strong national defense, and allowing the free market to flourish outside of the heavy hand of the government. It has been a long road of figuring out who I believe the best candidate is, and I have found that candidate to be Ed MacDougall.
Republicans have been dealing with a lot of inter-party disagreement between Constitutional Conservatives, and Establishment Republicans. The Constitutional Conservatives believe in standing on the Republican Party platform, while the Establishment Republicans believe in growing government and existing as the Democrat Party Lite, when there really is no need for a second Democrat Party, one’s more than enough. The Establishment Republicans are the ones who are well established in Washington, DC or in various regions and localities throughout the country. They try to control who the candidates are that get elected, by manipulating the voters to vote for who is the most “electable,” when that usually ends up being a crony politician who is looking out for his or her own opportunities to acquire power and money through the abuse of his or her position in government. You know, kind of like how the Democrats do, a practice that they have basically perfected, as they have established control over the unelected bureaucracy in the country. These Republicans are called RINOs because they are Republicans in Name Only. One of their biggest donors is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who supports their campaigns as well as the national party’s war chest. Right now, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is looking to promote illegal immigration through the provision of amnesty or a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal immigrants in the country. They see these people as low-wage workers that they can take advantage of of. When you offer amnesty, you get more illegal immigrants coming across the border to “live in the shadows “as they call it and thus, become willing workers at low wages. The Democrat Party sees the same imitative as a benefit for them. They want to get as many impoverished people as they can coming across the border so that they can addict them to government programs and thus, OWN THEIR VOTE. Basically, illegal immigrants are seen as pawns by two different groups. And yet, we are told this is the humane thing to do.
This current issue has really driven up the stakes in Republican elections. Those who believe int eh rule of law believe in an orderly, legal immigration process with the allowance for an asylum status for those who are escaping repressive regimes, such as Cuban Americans. These relationships must and should be established through the passage of law. It should not be established as Barack Obama has been doing. He opens the doors to ANYONE who wants to come without any order whatsoever. He and his Democrat Party also make sure that all of us, Latinos included pay for them out of our taxes. With the Republican Party getting in on this with the Democrats, Constitutional Conservatives have been justifiably upset. Yet, this is just another issue among many, including out of control spending that has been furthered along by a speaker of the House like Jon Boehner, who is more than happy to keep spending us into oblivion so long as we listen to him complain about it as he continues to vote for it. This divide in the party has been made worse as the RINOs have been attacking true Republicans with the same venom as the Democrats and the same tactics as were used in Mississippi, when the tired old RINO Thad Cochran engaged the usual RINO establishment in labeling his opponent in the primary as a RACIST, just as the Democrats do to Republicans all the time.
So, after all this background, one can see how it is important to carefully pick a Republican candidate in the primary. In this case, I found it time consuming, because I have 20/300 vision, read slow, and because no one actually posted “I’m a RINO” on their page. they also don’t post “I am willing to wheel and deal with campaign contributors to give them what they want for money.” Here’s my breakdown of why I find Ed MacDougall to be the only true Republican in this race. It would be a hollow victory to replace Joe Garcia with someone who will vote like him half of the time.
- Carlos Curbelo – Carlos Curbelo is on the Miami-Dade Public School Board, but he supports Common Core, which is the most extensive reach in history by the Federal government in controlling the curriculum of the public schools all across the country. It takes decision-making power away from parents, local school boards, and PTAs. It puts power into the hands of the Department of Education and its monstrous bureaucracy. Apparently, Carlos Curbelo doesn’t think much of himself as a member of the school board, but that’s no excuse from trying to inflict that punishment on all the public schools across the country to have them dictated to by the Federal governments as far as their curriculum is concerned from K-12. The Democrat Party, being the modern-day Communist Party, is all in favor of it, and so are the RINO Republicanisms and the real left-wing RINOs at that. Carlos Curbelo has been endorsed by Mitt Romney, and promises to be another loser RINO who was just as successful as Mitt Romney was in losing to a Democrat who was drowning in scandal and a bad economy. Nobody is calling out for Common Core other than left-wing politicians, but somehow Carlos Curbelo will think it will help him win Federal takeover that Joe Garcia is also in favor of. Here’s his pathetic Miami Herald article on why he wants Common Core.
- Joe Martinez – I was really concerned about Joe Martinez because he has spent so long in Miami politics, which is notorious for scandal and crony deals by politicians. REAL Republicans believe in the free market, but the RINOs believe in making deals with business to further their campaigns or personal income in exchange for favoritism or money at the taxpayer’s expense. This type of Crony Capitalism is a lot like Socialism, where the government controls the markets overall. In other words, it’s Joe Garcia Lite. Joe Garcia wants the government to be the ONLY employer of people. He said as much in an internet conference call. Apparently Joe Martinez isn’t so against crony capitalism either, according tot his article in the New Times. If he really didn’t support the taxpayer having to pay for the New Marlins’ stadium construction, then why did he vote for this firm to get a no-bid contract to do the work? Obviously it costs the tax payer more if contractors don’t have to compete over a deal, rather than one contractor getting a no-bid contract IMMEDIATELY! If one factors in the history of crony deals that this contractor has been involved in with Democrats and RINOs alike, Joe Martinez doesn’t look good. No wonder Joe lost didn’t bother running for country Commissioner again in 2012. Do you think Joe Garcia’s people will have trouble digging up dirt on Joe Martinez?
- Lorenzo Palomares-Starbuck – I liked this guy at first, because he made reading about his position very easy on his website. He has a “platform” tab with a list of his position on each issue. It took me a while to get through them, though, so it took me a bit to see that they were really as detailed and specific as I thought. They were just wordy and convoluted. Yet, I was also finding myself to still be unsure of his position after reading them. In any case, I checked out his news section and his events section. His more recent schedule is quite light, and I was wondering if this guy was really trying or not, especially since not many people ever heard of him, even at this point, one week before the election. Then I found that he was endorsed by the AFL-CIO and was proud of it. The AFL-CIO is one of the biggest and baddest labor unions in the country, and they are certainly not supporters of the free market. They aren’t even good supporters of their members, they are their own power-hungry entity that is constantly looking for favors from politicians, and almost always, left-wing Democrat politicians. Joe Garcia was endorsed by them, and I’m sure he will be again after the primary is over and it’s time for the general election. I don’t know what Lorenzo Palomares-Starbuck is all about, but it sure isn’t good. I have a hunch that he is a decoy candidate to take votes away from one of the others. I’m not sure who, and I don’t care. He doesn’t deserve a Republican vote., period.
Well, I haven’t been able to find anything bad about him other than joke ads or mud-throwing that does not even call into question any of his service as Mayor of cutler Bay. while it took me a bit to read through his different things and look at videos and the like, I was able to get a pretty good feel for his candidacy. I wish there were more videos on his page of public speeches on his positions. I guess it’s because I like lists and I have bad vision, so I prefer audio or video. But, he isn’t exactly running for web designer. He is a strong “repeal” vote for Obamacare, rather than a “tweak” vote like Carlos Curbelo. This is another area in which Carlos Curbelo is really carrying the RINO banner. His views on national defense and the need for better care for our veterans are the right ones. His stance on cutting the Federal budget SIGNIFICANTLY as opposed to the other candidates’ weaker stance on this is also very good. There is only one problem that I can see with Ed MacDougall.
Will a gringo get elected in the Republican primary, much less the general election? We’ll see about the primary very soon. I personally don’t see the benefit in going along with identity politics, because I believe that the ideas and the positions of the person is the most important thing. Yet, we will have to see if Miami-Dade county is prepared to be open-minded enough to vote for a gringo or not.