That's sorry, as in "He's a sorry excuse for a governor"!
The Justice Department has filed suit against Florida Governor Rick Scott's attempt to purge voters from the rolls.
Florida filed a lawsuit demanding the right to check the names of registered voters against an immigration database maintained by the US Department of Homeland Security, and is suing the Department of Justice.
Rick Scott, my governor,
You have vowed to ignore the Department of Justice in their effort to rein in your purging of Florida's voter rolls. You intend to continue in violation of the law. You're not sorry, but in the other sense, how sorry can you get?
I did not vote for you. I had you figured out as a greedy one-percenter when I first saw your visage on TV, before I had heard about your dubious, unsavory, almost felonous past as a corporate honcho. Some people just look suspicious, the way their eyes cast downward, an affect of cunning and dishonesty.
You are a Tea Party favorite, an extreme right-winger, and I didn't think you could become governor. But you squeaked in, and I now have unending distrust in the Florida electorate for electing you and Congressman Alan West. And I'm worried about the national electorate as well; we shall see after this election, see if people vote against their own interests again, if they believe the lies, if they remain un-informed, half-informed, mis-informed ).
You had already energized a whole bunch of us who became disgusted when you refused Federal billions for a high-speed railway from Orlando to Tampa. And then you made it harder for poor people to get their benefits.
Now you're blatently trying to keep people from voting. Mainly people of color and Hispanics. You tried to purge 182,000 registered voters from the Florida rolls: according to The Miami Herald" 13% of the Florida electorate is Hispanic, but Hispanic voters account for 60% of the attempted purge.
You say the reason you took these measures is that you're concerned about "non-citizens." Like the 91-year-old World War II veteran you purged and who spoke up about it; a better citizen than you, I have no doubt.
Yes, through calling you out the number of purged has been reduced to about 2,600, but about a thousand of these voters have yet to respond and may not vote.
The Department of Justice is now on your tail. You disdained The Voting Rights Act of 1965, you ignore citizens groups and social media. Yes, you can dishonestly urge us in speeches to get out there and vote, but you do not fool us. We know your intent and we know the impact of that intent on our democracy.
At least average citizens can now call you out on the web. You energize many of us to thwart you and the many other governors who are trying to reduce voting rolls in their states.
Governor Scott, I intend to work my tail off this year to try and get voters to the Florida polls in any way I can. Many residents of my state are fed up with you, and we're now watching your every move, and telling the world.
You are an embarrassment.
Whether or not you live in Florida, please act! Join in demanding that Florida officials stop this voting purge. Please take a moment and click on this link: