View Full Version : liars and 'whack-a-do, right-wing crazies’

07-29-2012, 03:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Jim Greer denounces RPOF officials as liars and 'whack-a-do, right-wing crazies’ in deposition</span>

In a wide-ranging deposition <span style='font-size: 17pt'>that spanned two days</span> in late May, former Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer denounced some party officials as liars and "whack-a-do, right-wing crazies'' as he described turmoil in the months before his resignation.

Greer said some GOP leaders were meeting to discuss ways they could <span style='font-size: 17pt'>suppress black votes</span> while others were constantly scheming against each other.

He blamed criminal fraud charges filed against him in 2010 on legislative leaders and other party officials who he says orchestrated an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the statewide grand jury to avoid paying him money he was due.

His statements were in response to questions from lawyers for the party, Senate President Mike Haridopolos and Sen. John Thrasher. Greer has filed a civil suit against the party and the two officials in an attempt to collect $130,000 he was promised in a written agreement shortly before he resigned. The civil suit, pending in Leon County, is unlikely to be resolved until after a criminal trial scheduled for mid November.

Copies of the 630-page deposition and other documents were released by statewide prosecutors Wednesday.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Greer's testimony offers a window into the level of animosity that exists between Greer and the party he once ran.</span> </div></div>

One of his accusers is Mike Haridopolos. This is from the first page of google!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Senate President Mike Haridopolos steered millions to company with connections </div></div>

link (http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/senate-president-mike-haridopolos-steered-millions-to-company-with/1235196)

If the GOP in Florida were NOT corrupt, how could Rick Scott ever be Gov?


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">TALLAHASSEE — When a politically connected company was in danger of losing a $9.4 million no-bid contract with the state, Senate President Mike Haridopolos came to the rescue of the outfit — a firm that employs his good friend and political benefactor as a lobbyist.

Haridopolos staved off the threat to the deal with the Department of Juvenile Justice and quietly steered $6 million in additional dollars to the company, despite the vigorous objections of agency leaders and top Republican senators.

The move allowed Evidence Based Associates, a Washington-based probation program, the exclusive contract to handle the state effort to divert at-risk youth from costly prison beds into community programs. The company kept the business despite recent reports that it had failed to comply with key terms of the agreement — and to the chagrin of a long list of providers who wanted to compete for the work.

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>The company's lobbyist, Frank Tsamoutales, is a Brevard County Republican who has been a financial backer of Haridopolos since the Brevard County legislator was first elected to office in 2000.</span> He went to work for EBA in April 2011, earning between $20,000 and $29,000 in the first year, the same year Haridopolos became Senate president.

The investment paid off. </div></div>

No conflict of interest there!!!!!!!!!!

07-29-2012, 03:03 PM
But the ever-ready push back writes itself:

A DISGRUNTLED former GOP official... (etc.)

Somehow asserting the lack of gruntling* excuses any and all accusations from serious consideration.

"If only this guy were more gruntled*, I might believe him. As he is clearly disgruntled, anything he says must be false."

*Not intended to be actual words, LOL!

07-30-2012, 01:39 AM
If this was one of those low ranking operatives I would agree, but Greer was the former Florida Republican Party Chairman. In the recent light of the voter purge in Fl, his claims carry more weight.

IMO Greer was just doing the same as the rest and now <span style="color: #3333FF">[ video 4.19 ]</span>they want to make him the fall guy to take the heat off themselves for their own transgressions.

I saw this video. Its a bit irritating because the sound keeps fading but what you can hear is interesting.

video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIuOF0dTYHA&feature=player_embedded#!)