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Florida State Rep. and Romney hack Will Weatherford has admitted that he’s helping insure TEA Party favorite Alan West out of Congress:

Over the past several weeks, many Republicans have voiced their disappointment towards the Republican legislature after the release of the preliminary redistricting maps. Much of the ire concerns the proposed boundaries of Congressman Allen West’s 22nd Congressional District that would be redrawn to include far more registered Democrats.

West’s congressional district inexplicably sheds the most out support as compared to all other incumbent Republican and Democrat Congressman. A few weeks back we quoted an unnamed legislator saying that, “Allen West was screwed”, a statement which was originally made about made five months before the purposed maps were made public, leading insiders to believe that the fix was in against Allen West. But in light of Weatherford’s comment, it is increasingly clear that this is a fait accompli.

According to Weatherford, those preliminary maps will not change- at the most, any additional changes would be minimal, and those changes would not make any appreciable difference from the preliminary maps. In addition, Weatherford stated that a deal was struck between him, Senate President Mike Haridopolos, and Senator Don Gaetz to finalize these maps and push them through as soon as possible. Weatherford also said that the proposed maps are in legal compliance with both the Voting Rights Act and Amendment 6.

Romney’s disdain for the TEA Party is evident. He hasn’t lifted a finger to court TEA Party voters, which is one of the dumbest decisions a political strategist could possibly make.

It’s almost to the point that a third party needs to be created. It’s painfully obvious that the GOP Establishment opposes the fundamental changes that need to be made as much as the corrupt Left. If there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between them, then it’s time to extricate ourselves from their halfhearted semi-conservatism and build a new party based on what’s best for America, not what’s best for Mitt Romney, President Obama and their Wall Street fat cat financiers.

During his time as corporate raider at Bain, the first question Mitt asked was “what’s best for my shareholders”? It wasn’t “what’s best for America”? Bain had a history of leveraging the companies they bought. Legal Insurrection has a prime example of Bain’s capitalism:

Domino’s was not in need of rescue, nor was it a classic turnaround case ey by buying and selling businesses. Bain reaped a 500 percent return on its investment in the nation’s largest pizza delivery chain over 12 years.

Domino’s grew its revenues and earnings under Bain, but its debt also surged to $1.5 billion, leaving the chain with a higher debt ratio than most of its rivals, and interest payments that eat up half its profit each year….

To buy Domino’s, Bain put up a third of the money in cash and borrowed the rest. It took money out in several chunks including: a 2003 refinancing of the company’s debt, a 2004 initial public stock offering, and an $897 million “monster dividend” paid to Bain and other investors in 2007. In each instance, the company borrowed money or refinanced old debt to make the payouts.

That’s what ‘me-first capitalism’ looks like. It’s a disgusting sight. If being disgusted with that type of corporate raidership earns me the moniker of being anti-capitalist, I’m fine with that moniker. Intentionally ruining companies isn’t my idea of capitalism. I’d best I’m far from alone in thinking that.

To those that’ll accuse me of being anti-capitalist, isn’t the goal of capitalism to strengthen companies for the longterm while making profits for the shareholders? If that’s a key criteria for capitalism, then how does Bain’s activities fit within the definition of capitalism?

Loading a company up with debt just to make sure Bain made a huge profit when it sold the company seems to be a habit. In fact, that’s the common thread through the “When Mitt Romney came to town” was precisely that. Isn’t it time we started criticizing corporate banditry when it’s touted as capitalism?

Without question, it’s time for Floridians to jettison Rep. Weatherford and his pro-Romney hacks. It’s time to ensure that Alan West will return to Congress. Since Rep. West is a black man, the Voting Rights Act applies. Perhaps it’s time to file a lawsuit.

Most importantly, if Mitt’s the nominee, it’s time for the TEA Party to torpedo Mitt’s general election campaign. If Mitt Romney’s machine won’t hesitate in torpedoing a talented legislator who is the embodiment of integrity, then turnaround is fair play.

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4 Responses to “Team Romney hack redistricting Alan West out of Congress”

  • ID_Neon says:

    It is time Christians demand a political party that is under the Dominion and Lordship of Christ.

    Any such action is clearly antiChrist and such a Christian Party is the inculcation of our founding father’s dreams of a free but Christian by choice America.

    Only then can such a Christian party set the standards of decency and middle case virtues!

  • eric z. says:

    It is an ugly picture, the leveraged equity skimming.

    Is it just my impression, or does Mitt really comb and gel his hair the way Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gecko, did in “Wall Street?”

    That film script, surprisingly, was written by people who, as I understand it, never actually met Mitt Romney.

  • J. Ewing says:

    I didn’t think your animus to Mitt would turn you suicidal on the nation’s behalf. Electing Mitt may be undesirable, but electing Obama by “torpedoing” Romney ought to be unthinkable.

  • Gary Gross says:

    What’s the difference, Jerry? Mitt wouldn’t change the trajectory of this country. A few more jobs might be created than what are being created now. The debt will still be unaccepably high & Romney’s hinted all week & all weekend that he won’t truly repeal O’Care.

    A message must be sent to the DC GOP powers-that-be that assassinating a member of the family is totally unacceptable. What they’ve done is assist a marginal Republican destroy a giant in the conservative movement with the Alinskyite tactics we’d expect from a member of the Chicago machine.

    If we go along to remain a member in good standing of a corrupt GOP, then we’re part of the problem. NO THANKS.

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