Feckless, Cowardly and Incompetent: Adam Putnam’s Embarrassing Campaign for Governor

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Jack Latvala may be a lot of things, but you’ve got to respect a guy who tells it like it is. When asked recently if he had a propensity to act like a jerk, Latvala countered with this: “A lot of people will tell you that I’m an assh…, but they’ll also tell you that I’m their assh…!”  Such vulgar and self-deprecating talk is rarely the mark of a candidate for public office, but Jack Latvala is, well, different.

Then there is Adam Putnam.  Putnam’s recent campaign performance represents everything that is wrong with American politics. He ponders, he panders, and he politicizes everything in such a way that one wonders if Putnam may be an evolutionary miracle; the first man to stand upright without a spine.

For a man who reportedly has spent his entire life running for Governor, we see someone who knows not who he is or from where he came. Putnam’s early campaign has proven him to be quite capable of raising money and gratuitously good at sucking up to moneyed, influential special interests. His regulatory actions and inactions as Agriculture Commissioner show a man who lacks any semblance of the moral character so necessary to assume the state’s highest office.  No wonder he is the Establishment’s boy.

Since declaring his candidacy for Governor, Putnam’s stumbles include revelations that he hid and reclassified negative inspection reports for a major grocery chain that had donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Putnam PAC, allowing records of concealed weapon permit holders hacked from his public office’s computer network, and declaring that he was proud to be a “Sellout” to the NRA.

Putnam is tacking so hard to the right that he seems oblivious to his own record, one that he is, perhaps, doing all he can to forget as it includes multiple votes to support increases to the debt ceiling, raising his own pay, votes for Cash for Clunkers and other “establishment” type programs necessary for those in power to support to the get along and go along culture in the cesspool of Washington politics.

Yet it is Putnam’s most recent actions that trouble us most. His sense of entitlement to hold the office of Governor, as it has been pre-ordained by the Establishment, is so great that Putnam is willing to do just about anything to hold a lead he has earned simply by being there.

Putnam is not the first entitled politician to be blinded by ambition, but he is certainly the most recent shining example of this phenomenon.

What makes Putnam’s effort so disgusting isn’t that he is ambitious, but that he doesn’t have the fortitude or courage to do his own bidding. Putnam is like the smart aleck punk in the back of the pack talking trash while the big boys stand in front of him readying for a fight. In this case, Putnam hired a local political hack to do his bidding from a PAC that unleashed a load of misleading social media ads suggesting that Jack Latvala was wrong to accept union endorsements and give funds, on occasion, to unopposed Democrats.

Such a cowardly approach isn’t new, but Putnam’s fecklessness as a leader is highlighted by the incompetence of his hired hands. Putnam’s hired goon foolishly suggested that Latvala was wrong to accept Union endorsements because, well, Republicans don’t do that!

Stunningly, this criticism came on the very same day that Adam Putnam announced, gasp, an endorsement from a Union and less than a year after President Donald Trump celebrated his own union endorsments on his way to a GOP Presidential victory.

Putnam’s contributions to Democrats were noted by news reports after ads sponsored by a Putman third party group erroneously suggested Latvala had given to Hillary Clinton – which was simply not true.

Then there is the moniker of “Liberal” that Putnam seeks to hang on Latvala. The torrent of negative comments for this absurd approach shows voters are not as ignorant as Putnam’s team hopes and also shows that after years of supporting liberal programs and bailouts in Washington, in addition to being an admitted “Sellout,” Putnam should also claim the mantle of “Hypocrite” too. Even more humorous than this and Putnam’s union support was that Putnam too, had given funds to Democrats!

Latvala, to his credit, seems comfortable recognizing the support of unions, especially those made up of first responders, just as Ronald Reagan did many years ago and Donald Trump did in 2016. The irony here highlights the arrogance of Putnam’s sense of entitlement.

While Adam Putnam was in diapers, likely born to a family of Southern Aristocrat-Democrats, Latvala was building the Florida GOP into the powerhouse it is today enabling the likes of Adam Putnam to enjoy the spoils of majority status.

Latvala is certainly the grown up in the room of these two contenders. His response to Putnam’s cowardly attack was simply to ignore them. Living through the Reagan years may also remind Latvala of Reagan’s 11th Commandment: Speak not ill of a fellow Republican. Putnam must not know who Reagan was or learned anything from the Gipper’s teachings.  In one full day of being opposed for the GOP nomination, Putnam has lied and distorted the record of his primary opponent and ignored his own, pathetically liberal Washington record.

This shows that Putnam lacks the courage and moral clarity to stand on his own, fight his own fights and own what he says and does as an elected official. If there is a woodshed in this GOP Primary, someone should take Adam Putnam there and remind him of what public service is all about and remind him that it’s NOT about Adam Putnam’s ambition.

Let us be blunt, we agree that Jack Latvala can be an ass…., but Adam Putnam is a coward and a hypocrite. The voters of Florida will see this very clearly in the year ahead, and they must decide which vice they prefer and which style of leadership they wish to have lead them.

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Joyce Ann Wood: Sounds like he'll fit right in.
Posted ON : 08/21/2017
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Alyce Badcock: Joyce, I was wondering if you know Adam?  
Posted ON : 08/21/2017
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Sidney Johnson: Our state politics sounds as bad as the national politics. Hate them both.
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Randy Chandler: If we build new golf courses in-between the everglades and the sugar plantations. It should resolve the issue.
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Vin Mannix: Truth
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John W. Hill: Must be the right guy to vote for if the libtards hate him this much.
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Cal Leary: Here we go with the anti America liberals already attacking conservatives who stand for the constitution , the rule of law and for god and country and security of are nation and citizens and all these liberals do is lie and slander l.. well I am 100% america and Adam Putnam is also 100% , so get over it liberal losers ..
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Jeff Claridy: That's right Benghazi!  
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Brian Baldwin:   
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Cal Leary: Brian Baldwin that's good liberal propaganda  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Mick Dundee: Only issue with Putnam is his stance on the Everglades and Bullsugar.... that will keep me from voting for him... for 20 years we've had a 1penny tax to pay for restoration....time to get it done  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Gil Wernovsky: I am a liberal. I love my country. Why the generalizations? Why the hate?  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Wayne Goff: No hate just feel sorry for you. Remember liberalism is a mental disease just facts  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Donald Nichols: I hate ALL politicians !
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Allen Falk: Let's make sugar baby puppet a loser at the polls
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Ken Garrett: Democrats lie, lie, lie, you just cant trust them.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Alyce Badcock: Allen, I was wondering if you know Adam?  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Gloria Rector Lusk: Here we go with the negative ads. Don't swallow everything the libs throw at you.
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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USA Herald: Gloria - we certainly aren't libs here. This is a pro-right publication that is calling it like we see it...period.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Brad Williams: Then please tell us who you endorse, and why.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Carl Brown: USA Herald , are you a news organization, a wing of the DNC, or an opinion outfit. Reporting the news, being a journalist, has gone the way of the Dinosaur. The people are very capable of understanding issues. "Just the Facts, Mam"......Joe Friday  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Carl Brown: ps, you want to write about two hacks, write about both of our US Senators..horrific  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Gloria Rector Lusk: Carl Brown why do you say Rubio is horrific?  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Gloria Rector Lusk: Brad Williams I support Adam Putnam. He is a fine Christian gentleman. I have heard him speak and was impressed.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Ken Garrett: USA Herald and yet the stories you cover and the slant you put on the says otherwise.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Carl Brown: Gloria Rector Lusk , I used to like him. All talk, no action.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Tim Williams: This post made up my mind I'm voting for Putnam.
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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USA Herald: That's understandable...if you're a republican you have only 2 choices right now...Putnam The Puppet or Fat Jack...I don't blame you.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Alyce Badcock: USA Herald Dear USAHerald, I was wondering if you know Adam personally?  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Greg Kimble: I am a conservative and that little puke never lifted a finger to help in the fight of big sugar. Bought and paid for politician. Surely the Republicans can come up with someone besides him. He has been groomed for governor by the people in agriculture that are pouring money into his campaign.
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Timothy Lasher: He just like his old man. Another Republican please.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Juliann Daly: Anyone ever notice how the parties, I mean both parties, never change horses. Why not back someone else. Any one. That's how we ended up with the damned swamp lizards. There should never be a career politician. Two terms and you're on your own. This is exactly why they keep a boot on the neck of democracy.
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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J Michael Powell: The Florida lege is term limited. The Florida lege has gotten objectively much worse since term limits. When you go to a doctor do you ask if they have been in practice for more than 8 years and if the answer is yes you look for another doctor? Or an auto mechanic?  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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C Kaye Jackson: He isn't Democrat so no matter how bad he is, voting for a Democrat is voting against your country
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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James Hanes: The Paid FB Post offers nothing more than a Commiecrat Propaganda "meme," no proof, no evidence of their accusation, no thing.
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Mike Minear: Terrible job overseeing Auto Repair Shops, many Floridians being ripped off by dishonest shops and he does not care.
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Robert Tice: I dont think the Ag. Has a damn thing to do about that.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Mike Minear: You are wrong they are supposed to regulate auto repair shops. It should be a seperate commissioner, only in Florida. I don't think they have any one working in that dept that knows anything about cars at any rate they take sides with the dishonest shops and do not care about the ripoed off constitutes. The newspaper snd TV stations will not intervene becsuse deslers are latge advertisersm. Moragan and Morgan only takes large class action suits.  
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James Hanes: Liberal/Lefty policies have not helped the very people they claim to be for. They have done nothing remotely helpful, except Chain people into a kind of permanent underclass.
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Michael Cohen: Republicans don't help the economy over the long haul. That being said, all politicians left and right give best case scenarios. Some call them lies when those political campaign promises cannot be delivered. However, I do believe there are some extreme Lefties and Righties who want to tear our country down with the hope of reconstructing it in their own images.  
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James Hanes: The Democrats instituted the War On Poverty, the Great Society, etc in the 1960s, spent Trillion$ and we still have about the same % of poor people, who are in some ways worse off--higher out of wedlock birthday, etc., While the country has spiraled into staggering debt paying for their largess.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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James Hanes: And now the Democrats have allied themselves with Communists, Socialists, Jihadists, Illegal Immigrants and Perverts.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Michael Cohen: My kind of guy. I love Sucrose, one of my best friends and worst enemies.
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Brian McMahon: And the Dems run the ambulance chasing John Morgan. Too funny!
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Robert Conzatti: if you are incapable of running a better candidate, it is probably not a good idea to point out the character flaws of your opponent. i am more than willing to consider all options available, but i am looking for a candidate i can vote for, not one i should vote against!!!
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Robert Johnston: No no no no never
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Doug Puckett: Not even for Dog Catcher
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Karl Sswed: Can't fix stupid!
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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James Malin: Karl Sswed: Your meme saids it all! I don't want Putnam because I am educated; I have no interest in the filth of Church/State, I only value Biodiversity/Climate Change. I want Earth 🌏 to be alive again! James  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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We Need Liberty: James Malin Really? Then maybe you should get to work on preventing Third Worlders from breeding like cockroaches. The Amazon is being wiped out to make room for slash and burn agriculture, to feed people who will never amount to anything.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Karl Sswed: We Need Liberty Get off your ass and start breeding are you lazy, and I do not mean like this!  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Fred Strickland: What has he done about the pollution in the everglades?
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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John Frye: Well, all I remember is he robbed the Everglades restoration funds to give to his Rancher friends.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Chuck Paul: Typical liberals. Insults an fake news
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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John Frye: I guess you don't mind him robbing the Everglades restoration funds to give it to Ranchers. remember the Lake Okeechobee overflow to the gulf and the Indian River? Totally corrupt.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Allan Hartshorn: Voting for Putnam! To hell wiith leftist US Herald
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Rick Gaskins: I don't think so
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Darrell Hammerbacker: You put a Democrat in there and Every Floridian will be a Puppet
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Jerry Mainer: Jacky must be another hater!!!
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Scott Hadley: Well now I KNOW I'M VOTING FOR ADAM PUTNAM. He must be doing all the right things to earn this much hate from a God damned liberal!
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Edward Dabrea: Enjoying your clean air? Thanks to liberals.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Scott Hadley: Yeah and enjoying starving to death paying $300.00 a freaking week for insurance I can't afford and can't use but am REQUIRED BY LAW TO HAVE THANKS TO YOU GOD DAMN LIBERALS AND YOUR GOD DAMN MEDDLING IN MY LIFE!!  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Rodney Dail: I think I agree with you Scott Hadley.  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Bill Vander Werf: Edward Dabrea, you mean the clean air coming in from the Atlantic? The same air that's been coming off the ocean and giving us our superior air quality since time began?...Oh, sorry, I didn't realize liberals took credit for that too...my bad... 🙃  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Cindy Lang: Can't find anything that he has accomplished.........
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Rodney Dail: Well, he has managed to not have a real job his whole life!  
Posted ON : 08/22/2017
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Joe Flynt: THIS HAS BEEN A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE FAR LEFT ANTI-BUSINESS DEMOCRAT ASSOCIATION! THEY ARE OPTIMISTICALLY PREDICT A 1% GROWTH RATE IF THEY WIN THE PRESIDENCY! THEY SAY NO MORE THAN A 30 TRILLION DEFICIT AFTER 4 YEARS WITH FREE COLLEGE, FREE MEDICAL AND FOOD STAMPS FOR ALL WHO MAKE LESS THAN $75,000.00! FREE OBAMA PHONES REINSTATED!
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Peggy Haugh: we have little in the way of decent people running for office.
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Cassie Simpson: Give me a break. fake news.
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Jack Butler: I am curious who USA Herald is  
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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William David Robinson: Leftist fake news!
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Edward Warrensford: Are there any Journalist left in this country? Fake news
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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John A. Totten: STOP giving our School Tax Money to Bush and his Charter School Cronies!
Either YOU stop it or WE will via Amendment!
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Dave Cordes: The Conservative Snowflakes cannot take the same fake news put out about them, as we Moderates to Liberals have to listen to Fascist News, Breitbart, Alex Jones and so on. . . . but then that is why I call then ConservaNazi's. . .
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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John Hancock Sr.: And this is why you are a "Useful Idiot"... And unless you actually lived under Nazism, just SHUT THE FUCK UP. Venezuela would be a GREAT place for you to live, move there Fucktard.....  
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Gerry Arsenault: BS
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Alexander Grace: Shit head
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Tom Bosworth: He has sold his soul, I will not vote for him in the primary. If he gets the nomination I am one republican who will be vote for a Democrat
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Eddie Stone: America is full of these kind of politicians......pick one.....either party....
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Don Russo: USA Herald? Never heard of it.
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Phil Sales: THE PEOPLES VOICE, is that anything like the Peoples Republic?
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Mike Chute: I'll vote for him...people are saying they are all the same...so why not him...
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Donald Taylor: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/congressman-got-millions-land-deal/rD9barg56J6T1j2aBKvhoK/
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Donald Taylor: This scumbag ripped the Florida taxpayers for 25 million in 2005 and still grazing his cattle on the land!  
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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John Hancock Sr.: Donald Taylor Look at Sen. Nelson, he claims that his many acres of land is for cattle but it has been proven that he only has TWO fucking cows on it.....  
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Donald Taylor: John Hancock Sr. I don't doubt it! Nelson has used the system all his life! This article is about Putnam! If it was about Nelson i would investigate him as well! Selling a 5.5 million dollar ranch for 30 million is corruption! On top of that owning grazing rights for the last 12 years!  
Posted ON : 08/23/2017
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Giles Light: Latvala is not my first choice for governor. Actually, he's not my third, fourth, or fifth choice either.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Perry Stotlemyer: Joke
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Willard Young: Graham is the best for FLA. but the puppet Putnam will be our next governor.He will run on national issues he can't control and win. How stupid is the voting public?
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Jeff Mchnca: well go on and tell us if you're a voter you should know!  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Shelley Kazimour: Anybody but a democrat. Her dad was a lousy governor.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Noah Webster: Jerkv  
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Willard Young: Jeff Mchnca BOHICA Jeff.  
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Paul Marino: Latvala is the best Republican the Democrats ever loved. He had more for left-liberal Democrat interests in the legislature than most Democrats in the Legislature.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Carolynn Cornell: .jail time
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Kevin Colt: yeah, let's put up another bunch of high rises and ruin another cool place
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Kevin Colt: yeah, let's put up another bunch of high rises and ruin another cool place
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Anne Morrissey Hardy: So, the USA Herald calls Putnam a puppet and at the same time offers everybody the opportunity to publish a story for a simple fee on a credit card! Isn't that special!
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Louis Artalona: he is for me. Not for far left idiots.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Barbara Kapise Streit: NO DEMORATS
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Noah Webster: Fake post
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Raymond Esack: Fake response.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Nancy Kay: He poisons people. Lots of people Wake up. Putnam's behavior makes Flint Michigan look like a safe place to get a drink of water.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Phyllis Shikenjanski: Time to Put Citizen of Florida First
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Kathleen Hickey: If he's tacking to the right and for the NRA then I'm voting for him.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Steve Stinson: Adam Putnam is one of the finest human beings I've met and by far the most truthful politician.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Nancy Kay: Ask him why he poisoned me while he was promoting pesticides for four years in a row? LOL He poisons people every time he doesn't enforce the Pesticide Laws and he doesn't enforce the pesticide laws. He promotes pesticides. I don't want a governor who knowingly and willfully makes people sick bec he doesn't enforce the laws he's supposed to uphold. His whole team are trained liars.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Elias Lopez: I have yet to meet any fine and honest politician. If you know one, please let me know who that is.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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J Michael Powell: Make it easier still, vote for the Democratic candidate.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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John Lowry: No more Rick Scott's
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Karl Kauffman: I do not know or care who is running against Adam, I am voting for him, period. Same your hate and lies for others, not conservative constitutionalist.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Nancy Kay: He made a lot of people sick in Florida by not enforcing the pesticide laws. Lots of people. He should be arrested. He's no choir boy. People in Florida poisoned and he's supposed to protect them but the scumbag always protects the chemical companies and thepest companes. He should be ARRESTED for not enforcing the pesticide laws.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Nancy Kay: I'm a conservative but he poisons people. True conservatives are pro life and wouldn't poison people because neurotoxins are dangerous and they kill.  
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Karl Kauffman: bullshit Nancy  
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Elias Lopez: Suck it up buttercup.  
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Leonard Spinella: He's better than any Democrat you got running and Scott was a good governor
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Hank Davis: Seriously?? The most mindless comment today.  
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Leonard Spinella: Hank Davis maybe you should take your head out of your ass so you could see reality  
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Nancy Kay: Republican Garcia is from S. Florida. He's a real advocate for the people. He is fixing laws for things where there is no oversight. He is criminalizing HOA activities for people who are mistreated and defrauded every day in Florida by their HOA's and Condo Assocs. Garcis is a doer not a bootlicker like Putnam.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Leonard Spinella: I will support the Republican whoever wins the primary we don't want a democrat in there and if people like Hank Davis wanted Democrat then that's all you got to do is look at the states that have them akratic Governors and Mayors they're screwed up that's all I'm saying  
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Elias Lopez: Nancy Kay All Republicturds are bootlickers and ass kissing the DRAFT DODGER-iN-CHIEF, pUTIN'S STOOGE.  
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Leonard Spinella: Elias Lopez you need to stop living in your mother's basement and get out in the real world because it's the Democrats that are draft Dodgers welfare recipients and what have you so think before you talk and don't don't talk stupid or maybe you can help  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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David W Hope: Adam Putnam is the REAL DEAL, with only the interest of the people of Florida at heart
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Bob Sylvester: What interest would that be? Letting citrus greening wipe-out our citrus industry or allowing crooks to take our debit card information at the gas pump? What has he done...exactly??  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Nancy Kay: Yes, his dept REALLY slammed the door in my face when I was exposed to pesticides. He's the real deal. A REALLY BAD DEAL. I'd like my life back because Putnam is responsible for not enforcing the laws and he wrecked my health, my house, made my pets sick and a lot of my personal possessions were also ruined because he DOES NOT ENFORCE the pesticide laws. If you haven't been exposed to pesticides, you are living in dream land. There's nothing worse. Nothing at all. People of Florida. HAH. He oversees an operation that promotes pesticides and businesses that are making people really sick and there is no cure for pesticide exposure. What Putnam does to people is permanent. Treatments but no cure, Putnam is a scumbage. This person didn't appreciate every time I was exposed to neurotoxins The way to get to know Adam Putnam is to be exposed t pesticides. THEN you find out he's a self serving POS.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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David W Hope: you sound crazy......just you....21 million people in Florida ....and JUST YOU ......are poisoned......I maintain my stance Putnam  
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Nancy Kay: David W Hope No, they fudge the numbers every year and they always side with the pest control companies. They do sham investigations. I'm not the only person but I have a laptop and when I see his name, I remember who's responsible for causing a major disaster for me and other people as well. Your logic is nonsensical. The chances are that many people other than just myself have been exposed to chemicals by Adam Putnam's dept. Out of 21 million people the odds are great that many people have been poisoned by Adam Putnam. It isn't just me. Some can't speak because they are DEAD.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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David W Hope: yeap....crazy as a sprayed roach......you need help, not a PHYSICAL Dr....a Psychologist......and turn your animals over to someone ....animals should not have to deal with your madness...  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Christopher Brady: What candidate are you endorsing?
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Neal Benson: Just not the right guy.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Joyce Ann Wood: What does the NRA have to do with this?
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Elias Lopez: NRA has to give the OK before any and all elections.  
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Joyce Ann Wood: Elias Lopez what?  
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Joyce Ann Wood: I am an NRA member and a gun toten grandma.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Joyce Ann Wood: Is there an election going on?
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Bob Sylvester: If you have any doubts about Putnam’s incompetence, just look at the dying citrus industry and the meteoric rise in gas pump debit card phishing. Both of these effect all of our lives every day but little to nothing is coming out of his office to deal with Citrus Greening and phishing. His predecessor, when confronted with Citrus Canker, implemented an aggressive campaign that went as far as removing trees from private property to eradicate Canker.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Nancy Kay: He permitted a bad company to poison me. This is year four. I live at an HOA, they vote to keep doing this and the Pesticide Division does not enforce the rules and regulations for pesticides. Lots of people are sick because Adam Putnam stands with pest companies and slams the door in the faces of people who get really sick from pesticides. Neurotoxins fray every nerve ending - there is no cure if you are exposed to pesticides that are promoted by Adam Putnam and if you need help, Putnam's dept will do a sham investigation and shut you out and you will keep being exposed as the bad pest companies are emboldened because they know Putnam's dept will not enforce the law. They will not enforce the laws that protect people, their animals and their property. He should be ARRESTED.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Donald E Root: About the Citrus Greening and the status of the Citrus industry. They have money they are not a government project. Should the government solve ever Industries problem. I was a commercial fisherman they never came to our Aid.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Len Wilkerson: University of Florida has some of the best minds working on the citrus industries problems. Cancer hasn't been cured either. What did you want Putnam to do?  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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David W Hope: THE LEVEL OF HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH GAS PUMPS....IS TO MAKE SURE THE OCTANE RATINGS MEET THE STANDARD AND THAT WHEN YOU PAY FOR A GALLON OF GAS.....YOU GET A GALLON...AND NOT 0.985 GALLONS....PERIOD......  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Elias Lopez: Nancy Kay Republicans only answer to Corporations and to Agricultural interest. I ain't got no money to represent me.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Nancy Kay: I can confirm that this paragraph from the article is TRUE. He has FAILED as Ag Commissioner. He hurt so many people - I mean they're sick for life and their property was wrecked. He has not enforced the laws of his own department. They're all SHILLS for chemical companies. It's not just Big Sugar ..."His regulatory actions and inactions as Agriculture Commissioner show a man who lacks any semblance of the moral character so necessary to assume the state’s highest office. No wonder he is the Establishment’s boy."
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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We Need Liberty: Smoking crack is chemical exposure too. Put down the pipe!  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Nancy Kay: No, it was fumigations. nerve gas and tear gas. Adam Putnam pushes POISON. I drink water; always detoxing from Adam's array of deadly products.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Nancy Kay: We Need Liberty I'm the one who needs liberty. I'm on death row if the same company keeps coming back here. Eventually, Adam's favorite poisons will kill me. Adam Putnam POISONS a lot of people because he does not enforce the pesticide laws. It is PURPOSEFUL in fact and his employees are shills for chemical companies and pest control companies.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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We Need Liberty: So you have "think" you have problems and Adam Putnam is personally responsible? Where is your lawsuit? My guess is that you have done too many drugs in your life.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Jack Thomas: That's all of them
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Robert Young: Vote fer ALGAE PUTNAM!
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Bill Keen: Putnam will beat AHole ratvala handily.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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We Need Liberty: More libtards on parade. Boo hoo hoo. Blame Obama for Federal mishaps between 2008 and 2017, not an actually effective civil servant.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Paddy Mcpride: Yes he was asswipe!  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Candi Turner Erick: Jodi, read some of these comments.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Gerald Volden: Yeah and the big crybaby tucked tail and ran away when we lost the house. Big pussy.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Nancy Kay: I put up with Obama for eight years but at least he didn't poison me, not one time.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Nancy Kay: This page is a conservative news site. It is not liberal as someone attempted to infer. This truthful article is also at twitter. I hope they smear Putnam real good and that they keep doing it cuz Putnam should be ARRESTED.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Nancy Kay: You Adam lovers; your little Opie's been a very bad Ag Commissioner. You're gonna have to face the music because he hurt a lot of people when he didn't enforce the pesticide laws. Not even the SIMPLE common sense ones.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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June LaPlante Forward: No, no no.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Joe Botteon: I am all in for Adam! Wrote my campaign contribution check this morning. 👍
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Lin Brinkley: Trump punk
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Mike Chute: fake news...
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Joe Bonney: These guys play musical chairs, one moves out the other moves in. It's time for a change!
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Truitt Gaines: If the HERALD and all other left wing media DOES NOT like him, then he has my vote. And I am sure they will run a smear campaign on him just like they did TRUMP.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Elias Lopez: Just reporting the facts, just the facts.  
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Dan Keleher: Life is easy!
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Herman Fisher: I'm not going to say good or bad against this person. Best thing to do is research his track record of voting and who he has helped, then make up your own mind.
Posted ON : 08/24/2017
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Edward Giunta: Fake news still at it!
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Cindy McCann Anderson: No thanks
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Giles Light: Getting nasty already in this election cycle.
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Gilbert Krimmel: HE STILL HAS HIS LIPS SEWED TO BUSHS ASSHOLE PURE SCUM
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Cal Leary: I will support and vote for Adam Putnam ... boy was this a nasty add hate add against Adam ... there's no way I would vote for any one else .
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Charlene Burival: No GMO for me.
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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David Buehrig: If USA Herald is against Adam Putnam....... I am for him!
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Donald Sikes: Another carrot top
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Rick Bukowy: Won't listen to any criticism about any Republican until the Democrats clean up their mess, Clinton, Obama, Pelosi, Weiner, Pocahontas, Rice, Reid, and a hundred others.
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Allan Newman: Go Adam
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Mervin Hubschman: Trump's victory changed it all. There are now no prerequisites to holding political office.
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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We Need Liberty: Mervin Hubschman - that all changed when we had a Black Panther and her husband in the White House  
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Mervin Hubschman: We Need Liberty Are you serious? Or just a racist fool. Black Panther? Trump looks a lot more nefarious then Obama? Supported by KKK , Nazis and all Alt- Right groups.Explain that Liberty!  
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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We Need Liberty: Typical NYC libtard- everyone that disagrees with you is a "racist, sexist, homophobe!" "racist, sexist, homophobe!" That is what makes the rest of America hate you. KKK? What happened to them under 8 years of Obama? Oh, that's right, they never had a single march in Washinton DC, no cross burnings, and no lynchings. In 8 years. Not a peep- they are the ultimate straw man, trotted out every four years by socialists to keep black people on the urban plantation, afraid, undereducated and voting Democrat. Put down the Saul Alinsky playbook, and stick to complaining about the best deli and bagels in that hellhole you live in.  
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Mervin Hubschman: Hey schmuck, I live in Florida. Where are you from, Mud Puddle Tennessee. By the way, who do the KKK and Nazis and ALL ALT RIGHT HATE GROUPS support YOUR GUY.  
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Nancy Rose Guinn: We only want facts. None of this. We are sick of bs
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Doug Welliver: Neither Putnam or Latvala are fit to become the Governor of Florida
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Paul Just: Cal - I am interested in your reasons for your seemingly "unconditional" support of Putnam?
Posted ON : 08/25/2017
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Rollo Fam: I'm conservative and can't get my mind away from the "old Elitist Family" attachment.....I'm looking for better than all the ones with hat in the ring right now
Posted ON : 08/25/2017