Alex Sink may be sinking yet again in Florida

posted at 2:31 pm on February 8, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

How many of you remember Florida Democrat Alex (Adelaide Alexander) Sink? She made a run for Florida Governor a few years back, which – as Ed pointed out at the time – didn’t work out very well. And in an amazing show of gratitude, she blamed the loss on Barack Obama and the DNC, regardless of their significant financial support. But now she’s back, albeit with her sights set a bit lower. She’s running for yet another government payroll job as the representative for the Sunshine State’s 13th District. Unfortunately for her, reporters pinned her down on Obamacare and she came out swinging… in favor of it.

“Obamacare” is unpopular with a lot of people, but Pinellas Democratic congressonal candidate Alex Sink actually embraces it in a new television ad. She says its a better idea to fix the law, rather than simply repealing it.

The commercial also claims her Republican opponent David Jolly lied about being a lobbyist and lied on Sink’s health care record — but doesn’t explain how.

Not only that, when asked about the possibility of a balanced budget amendment to bring some sanity to the fiscal equation, she had an unapologetic response against it.

This might be an even more bold move than you think. Particularly in light of the trail of damage Obamacare has left in her home stomping grounds.

An estimated 14 million people purchase their own coverage because they don’t get it through their jobs. Calls to insurers in several states showed that many have sent notices.

Florida Blue, for example, is terminating about 300,000 policies, about 80 percent of its individual policies in the state. Kaiser Permanente in California has sent notices to 160,000 people – about half of its individual business in the state. Insurer Highmark in Pittsburgh is dropping about 20 percent of its individual market customers, while Independence Blue Cross, the major insurer in Philadelphia, is dropping about 45 percent.

Alex Sink clearly wants a government job at some level. She’s clearly willing to take whatever she can get and lay the blame widely if she loses. Perhaps she signed up for Obamacare in November and is still bitter? In any event, this is an R+2 district which can produce some tight races, so it will be one to watch on election night this November. That’s assuming that Alex doesn’t Sink herself before she gets out of the gate.

EDIT: (Jazz) My apologies. The special election is much sooner than that. It’s on March 11, and Joe Biden is even raising money for the Sinking ship.


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Another day, another fugly dem chick. No wonder they’re so unhappy all the time.

msupertas on February 8, 2014 at 2:34 PM

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/did-charlie-crist-sell-judgeships

Florida – - lefty sinkhole.

davidk on February 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

She can be one of Obama’s regal fanbearers.

Problem solved.

Art Vandelay on February 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM

She says its a better idea to fix the law, rather than simply repealing it.

And who will fix it?

Don’t tell me……

I know…

The same Government that brought us DeathCare?

Electrongod on February 8, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Actually I think its her only option. By dedicating herself to Obamacare she is hoping Dems in the district will ignore the unfolding catastrophe and view this as a way to show loyalty to their leader in the white house. In a special election its your core supporters that matter, don’t forget that.

rob verdi on February 8, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Please keep talking, Alex.

22044 on February 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM

After this, it’s dog catcher, or bust.

msupertas on February 8, 2014 at 2:45 PM

No matter how hard or for how long you polish this turd called Obama Care, it will never get shiny.

Remember good people of America this self inflicted would was done by democrats and only democrats. Republicans did everything they could to stop this fiasco. Vote accordingly.

jukin3 on February 8, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Post corrected. The special election is on March 11th. Sorry about that.

Jazz Shaw on February 8, 2014 at 2:57 PM

And she did such a great job at the helm of Sun Bank, too. Saw the tanned one on Fox the other night. He’s runnin’ for gov agin’. These two would make a great book end for Alan Grayson.

Kissmygrits on February 8, 2014 at 2:57 PM

But now she’s back, albeit with her sights set a bit lower. She’s running for yet another government payroll job as the representative for the Sunshine State’s 13th District.

How low can she go! Pinellas County Democrat loser isn’t a high bar to start from to begin with!

Happy Nomad on February 8, 2014 at 2:57 PM

You can’t polish a turd (Obamacare) but you can roll it in glitter!!

StPaulSally on February 8, 2014 at 2:59 PM

How many of you remember Florida Democrat Alex (Adelaide Alexander) Sink? She made a run for Florida Governor a few years back, which – as Ed pointed out at the time – didn’t work out very well. And in an amazing show of gratitude, she blamed the loss on Barack Obama and the DNC,

Actually she partially blamed her daughter for some of it too. Classless garbage like that is why I voted Scott. I’m no fan of Scott but I’ll sure as hell vote for him again this time against the flip flopping oompa-loompa Crist. Aren’t we lucky here in FL getting such crap to choose from?

bbinfl on February 8, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Kissmygrits on February 8, 2014 at 2:57 PM

It’s going to be interesting. If Gov. Scott can paint Crisp as an obamacare lover he has a chance.

Lanceman on February 8, 2014 at 3:02 PM

And lest anyone forget, Sink is the wife of one-time gubernatorial candidate who ran against JEB’s second term Bill McBride.

Lanceman on February 8, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Aren’t we lucky here in FL getting such crap to choose from?

bbinfl on February 8, 2014 at 3:01 PM

At least (I’m assuming, anyway) your representative isn’t Alan Grayson. I, on the other hand, am stuck with that POS again.

Moose Drool on February 8, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Grayson is a perfect argument for that French solution, the guillotine.

captnjoe on February 8, 2014 at 3:16 PM

No matter how hard or for how long you polish this turd called Obama Care, it will never get shiny.
jukin3 on February 8, 2014 at 2:47 PM

It is impossible to polish diarrhea. 8)

AH_C on February 8, 2014 at 3:18 PM

At least (I’m assuming, anyway) your representative isn’t Alan Grayson. I, on the other hand, am stuck with that POS again.

Moose Drool on February 8, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Hi, neighbor! I was Sandy Adams before re-districting.

Lanceman on February 8, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Hi, neighbor! I was Sandy Adams before re-districting.

Lanceman on February 8, 2014 at 3:19 PM

And a great big “howdy neighbor” right back at ya! :) Grayson was my rep when I was part of District 8. Now this area is part of District 9, and he’s back again. The SOB must be stalking me, or something…

Moose Drool on February 8, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Grayson is a perfect argument for that French solution, the guillotine.

captnjoe on February 8, 2014 at 3:16 PM

…I’ll empty the basket!

KOOLAID2 on February 8, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Moose Drool on February 8, 2014 at 3:24 PM

You were Quinones before re-districting or Webster?

Lanceman on February 8, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Gee, that’s interesting. Hey, where’s the support for Dave Brat’s primary challenge to Eric Cantor?

vlad martel on February 8, 2014 at 3:39 PM

You were Quinones before re-districting or Webster?

Lanceman on February 8, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Webster.

Moose Drool on February 8, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Moose Drool mine is far worse than Grayson, try Debbie Wasserpig Schultz. What makes it worse is before re districting it was Allen West.

bbinfl on February 8, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Woman Shot In Her Own Driveway

Linda Burnett, 26, a resident of San Diego, was visiting her in-laws and, while there, went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries.

Later, her husband noticed her sitting in her car in the driveway with the windows rolled up and her eyes closed, with both hands behind the back of her head.

He became concerned and walked over to the car. He noticed that Linda’s eyes were now open and she looked very strange. He asked her if she was okay, and Linda replied that she had been shot in the back of the head
and had been holding her brains in for over an hour.
The husband called the paramedics, who broke into the car because the doors were locked and Linda refused to remove her hands from her head.

When they finally got in, they found that Linda had a wad of bread dough on the back of her head.
A Pillsbury biscuit canister had exploded from the heat, making a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot, and the wad of dough hit her in the back of her head.

When she reached back to find out what it was, she felt the dough and thought it was her brains. She initially passed out, but quickly recovered.
Linda is a blonde, a Democrat, and an Obama supporter, but that could all be a coincidence.
The defective biscuit canister was analyzed and the expiration date was from 2008, so it was determined to
be Bush’s fault.

VorDaj on February 8, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Webster.

Moose Drool on February 8, 2014 at 3:40 PM

So you used to be Keller. Still can’t believe he lost to Grayson. He’d been trying to get in since he had that beard. Before him, when McCollum had it, that Disney loon Al Krulick was always an also-ran.

Lanceman on February 8, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Classless garbage like that is why I voted Scott. I’m no fan of Scott but I’ll sure as hell vote for him again this time against the flip flopping oompa-loompa Crist. Aren’t we lucky here in FL getting such crap to choose from?

bbinfl on February 8, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Scott stopped the high speed rail between Tampa and Orlando. Fer keeping us out of that several billion dollar boondoggle I will be forever grateful.

I live just outside of Tampa, and Sink only has one good TV ad, the one where her father wonders where she got her stubbornness. Her ad attaching Jolly as a paid lobbyist is weak. My soon to be 80 year old mother, a dyed in the wool Dem, says based on that ad she sees no real reason to vote for Sink.

talking_mouse on February 8, 2014 at 3:47 PM

bbinf: you definitely went from the penthouse (West) to the outhouse (DWS) in one easy (but painful) step. I do sympathize.

Moose Drool on February 8, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Lanceman on February 8, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Yeah, I actually liked Keller. I can’t remember the details, but he lost to Grayson due to some self-inflicted political wound. I never liked horse-face McCollum. His seemingly only good point was that he was keeping the naval base open. Once it finally did close, he was pretty much useless.

Moose Drool on February 8, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Grayson is a perfect argument for that French solution, the guillotine.

captnjoe on February 8, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Yeah, when grayscum returned, Debbie Downer had to give him back the gavel that says “#1 WACKADOODLE!!”

ladyingray on February 8, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Not only that, when asked about the possibility of a balanced budget amendment to bring some sanity to the fiscal equation, she had an unapologetic response against it.

This is likely for two reasons. The DNC is pressuring her hard to come out strongly in favor of Dem policy if she wants support due to her earlier blaming of the DNC for her failure in the earlier race. This is due to how the Democratic Party is structured (which is much different from how the Republican Party is structured). So it is a combination of party structure and a consequence of her earlier statements.

With the Republican Party, the state and local committees are not affiliated with the RNC and are not funded by the RNC. The RNC usually provides very little financial support for races for Governor or Congress unless it is a state the party has deemed “key” and even then it doesn’t provide a whole lot. In those races the support generally comes from the state GOP committee and/or the local county committees. These state and local committees get zero funding from the RNC and are not affiliated with the RNC in any way. Many Republicans don’t seem to be aware of that fact and many of them are not even aware they even have a county or state GOP website.

The Democrats, on the other hand, are a very centralized, top down organization. The state and local committees ARE directly subordinate to and funded by the DNC. This is, for example, how the DNC could pressure Democrats to support “Flithy” Filner in San Diego even though they reported some of his antics to the party. The Party simply says “you support him or we cut off all funding for the rest of your political life”. The RNC can’t do that and that is how we end up with Christine O’Donnell. The RNC couldn’t come down on her and say “get out of the race or your political career is finished” the way Democrats can (and do).

So she has probably been given a choice, a sort of a last chance, of coming out very strongly in favor Democrat policies or having her funding cut off completely.

Oh, and now that you know how the Republicans are organized, find the local GOP committee website for your county or state and donate a little even if you are upset with the national RNC. Your local county committee has nothing to do with the national committee and is quite likely hurting for donations, particularly if you are in a blue or purple state. Many Republicans do not realize that their local committees are not funded from the RNC and have nothing to do with it.

crosspatch on February 8, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Saw a TV endorsement last night for David Jolly by Jeb Bush. I muted it right away.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Moose Drool we appreciate it. The fun part is my wife keeps calling that hags office asking them uncomfortable questions and they keep hanging up on her. It’s so pathetic it’s funny.

bbinfl on February 8, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Hello fellow Floridians, at least, it seems, you have choices. Until last election I was district 3, that monstrosity that snaked from Orlando to Gainesville to Jacksonville all in the glorious obsession of making sure a minority is elected to office. I was stuck with Corinne Brown, a woman better known for her shopping habits than her legislative ones. After the Florida Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing fair election districts I became part of district 5, which somehow STILL snakes from Orlando to Gainesville to Jacksonville and I’m STILL stuck with Corinne Brown until she decides to abdicate and turn her crown over to the next Democrat Congressentity-for-life. Lucky Me. (and don’t advise me to move, the bath I’d have to take on my house makes that, shall we say, inadvisable.)

No great fan of Scott, but he’s better than anyone else running. Heaven help us if we end up with Charlie again.

theoldprofessor on February 8, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Saw a TV endorsement last night for David Jolly by Jeb Bush. I muted it right away.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2014 at 3:59 PM

I live in that viewing area and have the same cable company as Pinellas County, some body I spending tons of money on ads for Sink and as far as I as tell the spending is about 4 to 1 favoring Sink. Don’t know who Jolly is but he has to be better than Sink.

whbates on February 8, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Does any Western country now rival the scum we have in politics?

rrpjr on February 8, 2014 at 4:16 PM

You other FL folks make me feel lucky my rep is Coke Nose Radel.

captnjoe on February 8, 2014 at 4:25 PM

…well, was my rep. I am hoping a real TP candidate runs down here, it is a solid conservative area.

captnjoe on February 8, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Grayson is a perfect argument for that French solution, the guillotine.

captnjoe on February 8, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Um yea, those bolts holding the blade are gonna have to be adjusted quite a few notches up.

msupertas on February 8, 2014 at 4:43 PM

One thing we can say in FL is that our reps are entertaining to say the least. Not necessarily competent but entertaining. And I will say that Scott is far better than Crist and he did save us from that train crap as some of you reminded me.

bbinfl on February 8, 2014 at 5:08 PM

The Sinkster appears to be using Charlie Christs’ campaign play book: :embrace OCare and play to the base. That’s going to be the Dems strategery in all the purple states/districts. They can’t win independents so they’re gonna drive out the entitlement voters. Good luck with that.

RockRib on February 8, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Does any Western country now rival the scum we have in politics?

rrpjr on February 8, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Well, there is that Mayor of Toronto…..but hey,
I’d say he’s pretty tame compared to the scumbags
full of Greed and Avarice we have here….

ToddPA on February 8, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Florida seems well represented here at Hot Gas…

PointnClick on February 8, 2014 at 5:49 PM

I live in Pinellas County. Alex Stink does not. Her campaign ads so far stress that she is going to bring Republicans and Democrats together. They are laughable.

meci on February 8, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Florida seems well represented here at Hot Gas…

PointnClick on February 8, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Indeed. We have quite a delegation here.

Moose Drool on February 8, 2014 at 7:07 PM

My adopted state. Almost embarrassing what we can put forward at times. Alan Grayson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Charlie Crist (who may end up winning the governorship for goodness sake), etc. There aren’t enough Allen Wests to make up for some of our nonsense.

USNCVN on February 8, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Damn Yankees keep movin’ down here and bringing the kool-aid with them…and I should know (..ahem..).

SMACKRUNNER on February 8, 2014 at 8:29 PM

“Obamacare” is unpopular with a lot of people, but Pinellas Democratic congressonal candidate Alex Sink actually embraces it in a new television ad. She says its a better idea to fix the law, rather than simply repealing it.

Yes, let’s turn a two-thousand page monstrosity into a four-thousand page monstrosity!

cajunpatriot on February 9, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Hey Dems! Here is some bonus trivia. Alex Sink was an executive on the board of one of your favorite banks, Bank of America! Now you have another reason to love/hate her

Brock Robamney on February 9, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Hey Dems! Here is some bonus trivia. Alex Sink was an executive on the board of one of your favorite banks, Bank of America! Now you have another reason to love/hate her

Brock Robamney on February 9, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Wonder if Jolly will use that. Most of the ads I’ve seen on both candidates have been paid for by the various Congressional campaign committees.

whbates on February 9, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Sink has a huge money advantage over Jolly, and that will matter in the last month of the campaign. Plus, the Libertarian Overby might siphon enough votes away from Jolly to give it to the carpetbagger Sink. Hold off on the victory lap, Jazz…

HornHiAceDeuce on February 9, 2014 at 12:51 PM

If she really wants a government job she should apply to be an intern at the Florida DMV.

EVA-04 on February 9, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Where do these people come from?

giorgio111 on February 9, 2014 at 10:53 PM

This scum of the earth lowlife will be a big loser. The fight should be taken further south where Mayonaise Head Debbie Wasserman Shultz is. That’s who needs to be defeated. I still can’t figure out where they find these Idiots.

tmgrant on February 10, 2014 at 7:16 AM