The Tampa Bay Times with the largest circulation in Florida and considered one of the best newspapers in the US is standing behind it's long-time columnist John Romano in his latest piece Bullies need not apply for the Florida governor's job.
It's a brutal condemnation of our state of embarrassment.
Rick Scott has been on the job for a couple of years, and has a pretty recognizable body of work behind him. It's true he's been critiqued by some columnists along the way, but we all know they tend to be whiners or communists.The message to Scott from Florida's voters: Straighten up bucko!
No, this time, Scott's review is coming directly from his employers.
All 8.3 million of them.
Issues that were important to Scott and the Florida Republican Party did not go over well with state voters this week. Supreme Court justices were retained. Amendments were killed. Legislative seats were lost. Voter-suppression efforts were circumvented.[...]
The governor long ago drew a line in the sand on the Affordable Care Act, and has not cared one bit that the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government have all signed off on Obamacare.The truth is Scott is now halfway through his tenure and has accomplished absolutely nothing worth bragging about. A handful of new jobs at 7-Elevens around the state ain't going to cut it.
Now he has to face the possibility that a majority of Floridians have also endorsed the legislation by voting to re-elect the president.
Your job is on the line. The understatement of the year.