Florida’s Rick Scott, whose approvals are at 29%, is the least popular governor in the country. So, to make himself feel better, he staged a very special budget signing event at a conservative retirement community. The venue was rented by RickyCo, which gave Scott and his corporate buddies every right to hand pick their audience.
Hence, the only people who were allowed in were his loyal supporters, and anyone who didn’t fit that description was kicked out. I guess removing dissenters (who said they had no intention of heckling or harassing) doesn’t count as “intruding on our freedoms”. Via the St. Petersburg Times:
Staffers and Republican operatives searched the crowd of about 200 looking for people holding anti-Scott signs. They were noted and asked to leave. Those with pro-Scott signs were allowed to stay.
Among those who were not bounced: Representatives from the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business, Republican Party of Florida chairman David Bitner, and Republican legislators, white retirees, and tea party activists (including one who held a sign that used Superman’s trademark “S” logo to describe Scott).
To further prove what a hypocrite this guy is, he had no qualms about indoctrinating our children:
Charter school students were bused in to surround Scott for the signing and were handed homemade signs to wave. When Scott was finished, a man in a tea party T-shirt began encouraging the children to chant Scott’s campaign slogan, “Let’s get to work.”
Scott then handed out tiny replica red Sharpie pens, symbolizing his decision to veto $615 million in spending.
This guy belongs in jail, not in the governor’s office.
Just for good measure, one of my Twitter pals, @V1ct0rCR0cc0, tweeted:
I wish Rick Scott could see the Kids He’s Screwing over but I’m sure He doesn’t care about disabled Kids.
Silly Victor, Medicare scammers don’t care about kids, but at least he has no problem indoctrinating them.
Rick Scott: Hypocridiot-O’-The-Day.