Carlos Curbelo is a Common Core Supporter
Those of us who believe in the U.S. Constitution and live in Florida’s 26th Congressional District are just chomping at the bit to get rid of Congressman Joe Garcia aka Commie Joe. He is an outspoken Communist, a strong supporter of Barack Obama’s lawlessness, an open borders and amnesty guy who has the Federal government delivering bus loads of illegal immigrants from the border to Miami-Dade County, a gutter politician who was plagued with an election fraud scandal in which his campaign manager was convicted of election fraud, a big spending politician who thinks that the taxpayers’ money is his own to promote himself, and just about every other horrible left-wing thing that one could think of. It is truly a sad day when Miami-Dade County is represented at the Federal level by a Cuban American who supports Communism, the same tyranny his family fled from. With so much reason to get rid of this loathsome politician, it is tempting to just go with the Republican candidate who has been awarded the most money from the Republican Congressional Committee. Yet, we Constitutional Conservatives who really believe int eh Republican Party platform are well aware of the fact that the RINO Establishment Republicans that lead the party at the Federal level are perfectly fine with a big, bloated, out-of-control Federal government so long as they are in power. We don’t agree. We believe int eh actual Republican Party values of a limited Federal government that respects the role of the states and that respects the authority of the American people. We believe in Free Market Capitalism nd not the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Crony Capitalism that is very close to Socialism that the Republican Party leadership is into these days. The primary election is not just our chance to elect who we want to run against Joe Garcia, but who we MOST AGREE WITH. Not only that, replacing one big-government left-winger with a slightly more moderate substitute is a hollow victory that still leads to the same results.
It is with great frustration that I have to mention to you, if you don’t already know, that Carlos Curbelo is a strong supporter of Common Core, and thus, a RINO, Republican in Name Only. Common Core is the Federal standard that is being strongly pushed by the Democrat Party as a whole and some elements int he Republican Party that puts the curriculum of public schools across the country firmly int he hands of the Federal government. While states and localities are given some options, the overall framework and purpose of Common Core is set down from the Federal government and can thus, BE CHANGED AND EXPANDED by the Federal government. This Common Core threat would take the decision making power away from parents and local school boards and give a small portion of them tot he states and the overwhelming portion of decision-making power of curriculum in the hands of the Department of Education, now ruled by Barack Obama’s hack, Arne Duncan, who is also trying to take over college and university education. Carlos Curbelo’s main selling point is that he served on the Miami-Dade County Public School Board. This is hardly a good thing since the Miami-Dade County Public School system is horrible in its achievement rankings. At the same time, anyone who spends time working for the public schools that thinks that we need more intervention and regulations from the centralized, Federal government needs a serious head examination. while this fits the description of Democrats int eh first place, anyone who calls himself a Republican is obviously a RINO. The Department of Education and the continual increases in funding and power tot he Department of Education has only led to a decline int he outcomes of education in the public schools.
Here is a link to Carlos Curbelo’s statements about how Republicans should all rally in support of Common Core in The Miami Herald. After reading it, it is obviously just an attempt to mention Thomas Jefferson to try and gain some Conservative props and then an argument for why he should be elected even though he supports Common Core, rather than a description of an honest assessment of Common Core itself. He makes the same old arguments that Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney made. He argues that Republicans need to win elections and supporting left-wing agendas, like Common Core, is a way to do that. Other than left-wing politicians, do you see anyone in the country just crying out for more Federal government control over the public schools? Is this a winning agenda for Republicans? Hell no! Other than left-wingers, who are going to vote Democrat anyway, no one is arguing for Common Core – besides the RINOs. There is no strong outcry for it from the American people or independents. How the hell can he say that it is a winning issue? Carlos Curbelo stands a good chance of ending up like the other “only ones who can win” listed above, a LOSER. In other words, he will lose a lot of Re[publican support, and int he general election, the Democrats will come home to the Democrat candidate, while Carlos Curbelo will split and turn away half of his base. As a result, there is no good reason to vote for Carlos Curbelo.
UPDATE 8/15/2014 – Joe Martinez – NOT GOOD
I have found Joe Martinez to be an absolutely horrible candidate, in my opinion. I recently received two comments from someone who seemed to be a Joe Martinez, online reputation internet intimidator. This “Attorney Carmero,” as he/she styles himself/herself, pointed out that Joe Martinez did not vote for the funding of Marlins stadium by the taxpayers as I had indicated, due to a New Times article that I had read. In fact, it turns out that Joe Martinez had done worse than I had initially thought, when I re-read the article. I re-read the article and it was true that Joe Martinez did not vote for the Marlins stadium funding as I had originally indicated, but as one can see, it is quite easy to see why I got that misinterpretation, because as the author of the article points out, it really seemed like Joe Martinez voted no on the funding because those Miami-Dade Commissioners who wanted to make the taxpayers pay for Marlins’ new stadium did not need his vote (so he voted “no” to throw off his constituents). The author makes this claim, because right after the vote, Joe Martinez voted for a no-bid contract to be awarded to the contractor, Hunt-Moss, which the article indicated as having a long record of greasing the palms of corrupt Democrats and RINOs for special no-bid contracts. By giving a no-big contract to Hunt-Moss, Joe Martinez and the other Commissioners were awarding a contract to the firm without them having to compete in price with other companies. In other words, they got paid more at the taxpayers’ expense than they would have been paid if the Commissioners didn’t award them a no-bid contract and had made them compete price-wise with other contractors. Here is a link to the New Time article that I am speaking of. Now, if any “Attorney Carmero” wants to come after me and try to intimidate me for commenting on an ORIGINAL SOURCE, rather than going after the ORIGINAL SOURCE, then I am more than happy to entertain such action. I believe the Joe Martinez will definitely get the kind of press he wants during election season as he has goons attacking a Conservative Republican blogger who is just a member of the public reading a NEWSPAPJER ARTICLE and taking it at face value.
“Attorney Carmero” has got me really inspired now to do some more investigating of Joe Martinez and posting about what I read from original published sources and clearly stating what is opinion and what is from the original source that I am referencing. In that way, there is no breaking of the law, and the internet intimidator can only accomplish making things worse for Joe Martinez. You got me inspired “Attorney Carmero!” You have no idea.
UPDATE 8/19/2014 – Lorenzo Palomares-Starbuck – NOT GOOD
Originally, I was intrigued by Lorenzo Palomares-Starbuck because he had a clear platform tab on his website with his position on individual issues. I found them to be good at first, until I had the time to read them in more depth. My first pass through the candidates was done in an effort to try and quickly eliminate obvious bad choices. This worked in that Carlos Curbelo and Joe Martinez were pretty easy to figure out and AXE from the list of possibilities. They are both RINOS. It took some more detailed reading of Lorenzo Palomares-Starbuck’s positions to find that they look ok at first glance, but get fairly incoherent after delving into them. They leave a lot of questions and while seemingly detailed, they where really wordy about being vague. What really made him a non-option for me was that he has very little going on as far as events go and sparse news. The news he does post really doesn’t show him being active about campaigning or giving speeches, position statements, and the like. When you get to the summer, it’s sparse and some of the news clips look unimportant. One news clip stood out to me and made him a BAD CHOICE. He was endorsed by the AFL-CIO, accepted it and is proud of it. The AFL-CIO is one of the big labor unions that does not look out for its workers o much as look out for its own growth, filling its own coffers, increasing its own power, and controlling campaigns, usually for the Democrat Party. Joe Garcia, the Communist that we are hoping to get rid of was endorsed by the AFL-CIO, and probably will be again in the general election. I don’t know if Palomares-Starbuck is a decoy candidate or what, but this guy is not good.
Last Man Standing – Ed MacDougall
Well, after all of the research, it looks like Ed MacDougall is the last man standing. I have not found anything negative about him. He has the right position for a REAL Republican on the issues. He supports the repeal of Obamacare, he supports getting the budget balanced (tough to do, but if candidates don’t even mention trying, guess what they’re going to do – SPEND). He has strong positions on foreign policy and in standing up for our veterans. He is not a proponent of big government like Carlos Curbelo nor has he shown evidence of working out crony deals like Joe Martinez. He carries the positions of a true Constitutional Conservative. The only negative that I see about him is that he is a gringo and it will be tough for him to get elected with the unwritten requirement that only a Latino can get elected in the greater Miami area. Well, in this case, I’d rather vote for a non-RINO who would act like a Democrat while having an R behind his name than vote for someone more “ethnically acceptable” to the area. At least Ed MacDougall seems to be a fighter and has been active in campaigning and promoting himself. He seems to be hitting his stride. Carlos Curbelo is just comfortable letting the National Republican Party carry him through as the choice of the Establishment Machine. Joe Martinez is just riding the Miami Republican Machine. Ed MacDougall is his own machine.