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Romano: The moral corruption of Florida politicians


Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R- Land O' Lakes and Florida Senate President Joe Negron, R- Stuart, talk on the floor of the House during a joint session of the Florida Legislature in January. [Scott Keeler | Tampa Bay (FL) Times]

  • A lot of it has to do with districts that are drawn in a way that favors one party over another. A lot of it has to do with voters who do not pay attention and give elected officials a free pass.
  • It’s ugly. It’s corrupt. It’s Florida.
  • Related: America’s Descent Into Madness


John Romano, Tampa Bay (FL) Times Evergreene Digest Editor's Note: It's not just Florida that's corrupt. This exact same story could've been written about any state in the country. Only the faces are different. Now you can follow Evergreene Digest on Facebook.

March 1, 2018 | In times like these, you often hear Florida’s Legislature described as tone-deaf. I’m sorry, but that’s a sadly charitable portrayal.

Calling lawmakers tone-deaf implies they don’t understand the current mood surrounding them. I think they fully understand it. They just choose to ignore it.

Take a moment to consider what’s happened in recent days.

John Romano, Tampa Bay (FL) Times  Columnist

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Related:[Credit: Anthony Frieda.]

America’s Descent Into Madness, Henry Giroux, Counterpunch

  • America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War. – John le Carré
  • The Politics of Cruelty
  • The Corporation as Psychopath


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