House Dem: I’ve done my own reconnaissance and can assure you the VA is rock solid in Florida

posted at 11:21 am on May 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

A memorable moment from last night’s House hearing courtesy of Florida’s Corrine Brown, whose congressional legacy is already secure. I’ll say this for her: It takes guts to double down on your faith in the VA after yesterday’s IG report, at a moment when more prominent Democrats like Al Franken and Jeanne Shaheen are running in terror from Shinseki.

Then again, it’s a fine line between “guts” and “reckless stupidity.” Remember this story from a few weeks ago?

Three mental health administrators at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville have been placed on administrative leave after U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials found a “secret” waiting list of more than 200 patients, a local union president said Thursday.

The director of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Thomas Wisnieski, however, said what officials found was a paper list of patients who needed appointment callbacks. That list isn’t considered proper protocol, Wisnieski said.

Wisnieski said the list was not a secret waiting list, but he also said he did not know about it until a VA team discovered it while visiting the hospital Tuesday for a review…

Some of the patients on the list had been waiting six months or more for an appointment when the goal of VA hospitals is to schedule appointments within 14 days of getting a call, she said.

A few hours before Brown made this speech at the hearing, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced that he was suing the VA in Florida for “stonewalling” state health inspectors. Local VA hospitals have turned away the inspectors repeatedly on grounds that Florida has no authority over federal hospitals, which may be a winning argument in court but looks ludicrously shady now that the public’s paying close attention to the scandal. (For Scott, who’s up for reelection this fall, it’s a brilliant bit of retail politics.) Speaking of which, if you read nothing else today, make sure you read Hal Scherz’s piece in the Journal recounting “war stories” from doctors who worked at the VA. If there’s any government agency that needs health inspectors peering over its shoulder, it’s this one:

In my experience at VA hospitals in San Antonio and San Diego, patients were seen in clinics that were understaffed and overscheduled. Appointments for X-rays and other tests had to be scheduled months in advance, and longer for surgery. Hospital administrators limited operating time, making sure that work stopped by 3 p.m. Consequently, the physician in charge kept a list of patients who needed surgery and rationed the available slots to those with the most urgent problems.

Scott Barbour, an orthopedic surgeon and a friend, trained at the Miami VA hospital. In an attempt to get more patients onto the operating-room schedule, he enlisted fellow residents to clean the operating rooms between cases and transport patients from their rooms into the surgical suites. Instead of offering praise for their industriousness, the chief of surgery reprimanded the doctors and put a stop to their actions. From his perspective, they were not solving a problem but were making federal workers look bad, and creating more work for others, like nurses, who had to take care of more post-op patients.

At the VA hospital in St. Louis, urologist Michael Packer, a former partner of mine, had difficulty getting charts from the medical records department. He and another resident hunted them down themselves. It was easier for department workers to say that they couldn’t find a chart than to go through the trouble of looking. Without these records, patients could not receive care, which was an unacceptable situation to these doctors. Not long after they began doing this, they were warned to stand down.

According to Scherz, the best news a vet could get from the VA was that the service he needed was unavailable. In that case he’d be sent to a doctor in private practice, who wouldn’t stick him on a secret wait list to languish for months. Even doctors within the agency, in other words, preferred to voucher this problem out in the name of getting prompt care for their patients.

As for Brown, she’s got to nothing to worry about in terms of an electoral backlash when, not if, this assurance of VA quality blows up in her face. Like most House incumbents, her seat is safe as can be. She won her last election by nearly 45 points.


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Just when I thought former Congressman Jim Traficant had the most unconvincing hairpiece in the history of the world, along comes this sorry looking pelt.

CurtZHP on May 29, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Okay, AP, that photo and video clip are cruel. Just cruel. Someone needs to pry that … thing… off her head. It’s sucking out her brains!

de rigueur on May 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! OMFG!

dpduq on May 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

What is a democrat if not an idiot?

HotAirian on May 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

She’s hiding a backlog of VA patients under that wig.

slickwillie2001 on May 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

That poor woman. It’s a miracle she survived that head-on collision with the otter.

dreadnought62 on May 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I don’t know what’s more ridiculous. Brown’s assertion that the VA is doing fine or that Peggy Bundy-looking wig on her dome.

Doughboy on May 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I would suggest sending her and others just as dumb to Guam, but I don’t want to contribute to the island capsizing problem I’ve heard about.

changer1701 on May 29, 2014 at 11:27 AM

She’s hiding a backlog of VA patients under that wig.

slickwillie2001 on May 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

And the missing Malaysian jet.

CurtZHP on May 29, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Fooled ya, it was a Sat. Nite Live skit……..

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 29, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Lol, AP I just saw your tweet and was wondering how long before you posted it here.

I need to go to the “hospilll”.

MontanaMmmm on May 29, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Deliciously unaware.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Boogle glasses, she is reading the Sat Nite Live skit words off her Boogle glasses…..

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 29, 2014 at 11:29 AM

She is rock stupid, and such a beautiful chick.

Breaking: In 2010 alone, 6.7 billion, not million, dollars were ‘mis-coded’ and paid out to dr. crooks and other crooks on Medicare fraud and wrong coding/charges.

Nothing will be done, because “it’s too expensive to fix it”.

I bet you anything that the Feinsteins are in there for several hundreds of millions and many crooks in DC are too, to the highest levels.

In many cases there were every other day drug tests done, by one doctor to 1.5 patients, an impossibility. Nothing will be followed up…wonder why? Stuffed pockets of politicians like Feinstein and her husband, who have defrauded Medicare by the hundreds of millions, under different company names.

Medicare is one of the biggest frauds in the land.

Good luck with obama’care’.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Also,

It’s by design.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 11:29 AM

At the VA hospital in St. Louis, urologist Michael Packer, a former partner of mine, had difficulty getting charts from the medical records department. He and another resident hunted them down themselves. It was easier for department workers to say that they couldn’t find a chart than to go through the trouble of looking.

Yeah, why bother actually doing your job and look for a patient’s file when you can just lie and say you couldn’t find it? It’s not like we’re talking life and death here.

Doughboy on May 29, 2014 at 11:29 AM

What is wrong with the people in her district? How do they get there pants on in the morning?

warmairfan on May 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Same topic, health…speaking of beautiful chicks, see Drudge.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Why is she wearing a goddamn alpaca on her head?

Like most House incumbents, her seat is safe as can be. She won her last election by nearly 45 points.

*facepalm*

BacaDog on May 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Baby Momma….got the moves, got the butt, got the hair, got the got

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Does that thing have a chin strap?

CurtZHP on May 29, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Wow a black female idiot defending the indefensible. How unusual.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 11:31 AM

She’s as smart as the clan who released the chief of station’s name.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Beside her low IQ and utter stupidity, is she really serious about the hairdos? She is too stupid to know that she looks so stupid…

mnjg on May 29, 2014 at 11:31 AM

All she needs now is a colorful cowboy hat, like her Florida colleague Frederica Wilson.

rickv404 on May 29, 2014 at 11:31 AM

She resembles Maxine Waters.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 11:31 AM

She should really be on this debating team.

SailorMark on May 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM

What kind of ugly-a$$ Afro-N-e-g-r-o lezbo hair style is that?

Crazy Beetch!

Bubba Redneck on May 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Of some note:

Who the fool, this one herein or all of U.S.?

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Glittering Jewel of Colossal Ignorance. And thousands of lesser gems voted for her.

dirtseller on May 29, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Why is she wearing a goddamn alpaca on her head?

BacaDog on May 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM

The chinchilla is in for cleaning.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 11:33 AM

That isn’t a hairdo, it’s a hairdon’t.

portlandon on May 29, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Batguano crazy. What, these districts elect by way of the lowest common denominator?

jake49 on May 29, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Finally. An actual scandal.

libfreeordie on May 19, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Other countries watch this stuff and wonder why in the world anyone would want our political system.

butch on May 29, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Reconnaissance?

Give her an Airborne and a big RLTW.

formwiz on May 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Like most House incumbents, her seat is safe as can be. She won her last election by nearly 45 points.

I copied this map from a link at her website.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=206285371130967586335.0004ce10c515dee004949&msa=0&dg=feature

BuckeyeSam on May 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Unless we get off our butts and do something, she will be in office when she is 95 years old and stone cold dumb 100%.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Remind me not to move to the 5th District Florida…wow…

PatriotRider on May 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Facts are racist, sexist, and lookist.

Akzed on May 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Does she know she has a sheep dog sitting on her head?

dirtseller on May 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM

House Dem: I’ve done my own reconnaissance and can assure you the VA is rock solid in Florida

And Neil Armstrong gave one big step for mankind on Mars…

Electrongod on May 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM

And for good measure, the guy who eats his own Ear wax will
back her up….

ToddPA on May 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM

How many wildebeasts had to die for that rug???…

PatriotRider on May 29, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Whoinell drew up her district?? It looks like a nickel family tour from Jacksonville to Orlando!

Is there ANY way we can go to like a block and grid system?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Obama is on thin ice with respect to this scandal when he’s relying on Brown to have his back.

BuckeyeSam on May 29, 2014 at 11:37 AM

And Neil Armstrong gave one big step for mankind on Mars…

Electrongod on May 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM

I thought it was Jupiter???…LOL…

PatriotRider on May 29, 2014 at 11:37 AM

She resembles Maxine Waters.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Until she opened her mouth, I thought she WAS Maxine Waters! o_O

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Emphasis mine:

Consequently, the physician in charge kept a list of patients who needed surgery and rationed the available slots to those with the most urgent problems.

Seems (she who must not be named) was correct. “Death Panels” indeed.

Mitoch55 on May 29, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Oh well then, the VA must be ok because we can trust someone with hair like that. It isn’t nice to make personal remarks about people and laugh at them. I’m a bad person.

crankyoldlady on May 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM

I would say that she has her head up her…a$$$..

but…

I can see that it would be impossible for that to happen….

Butt…..
I could be wrong…

Electrongod on May 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Consequently, the physician in charge kept a list of patients who needed surgery and rationed the available slots to those with the most urgent problems.

The key word here being ‘rationed’.

Other than honor (yeah, right), there’s no motivation, in the federal government, to do a good job.
Apparently there IS motivation to lie and say you’re doing a good job. Just no motivation to actually DO a good job.

LtGenRob on May 29, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Looks more like the pelt of a Cocker Spaniel to me…

CPT. Charles on May 29, 2014 at 11:41 AM

All I can think of is this……..

portlandon on May 29, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Like most House incumbents, her seat is safe as can be. She won her last election by nearly 45 points.

while i hate to admit this , the infamous Corrine Brown is from my neck of the woods and she is most likely not as safe as you seem to think. she got revoted into office just prior to the lines being redrawn for redistricting. the new district may not be as forgiving since it is not made up of the same folks as usual. we will have to see how it goes.the new lines have her leading a fairy conservative area.

katee bayer on May 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Reminds me of the old saying, you can’t judge a shag rug by its cover.

JeremiahJohnson on May 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Like most House incumbents, her seat is safe as can be. She won her last election by nearly 45 points.

I copied this map from a link at her website.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=206285371130967586335.0004ce10c515dee004949&msa=0&dg=feature

BuckeyeSam on May 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Good grief.

Naturally Curly on May 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM

They had three people testifying. A Dr. Lynch and some woman looked awful. A third guy seemed like a much lower level civil servant–a vet even. I’m not sure why he was included. Indeed, one member of the committee said he didn’t see why he was included.

BuckeyeSam on May 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM

And thousands of lesser gems voted for her.

dirtseller on May 29, 2014 at 11:33 AM

I’m sure she is a mirror of her districts. They all look and think just like her.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM

CPT. Charles on May 29, 2014 at 11:41 AM

…perhaps she’s had dinner at the Spite House recently.

CPT. Charles on May 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM

We really need to amend the Constitution so that basic intelligence tests as well as basic US history tests can be given to all those seeking elected office. Slavery crap aside; those amendments banning such tests need to be rescinded.

Granted 90% of all current members of Congress and 100% of all Democratic ones will be removed from office as well as the Community Organizing Kenyan in the White House but hey . . . .

Blacks were freed from physical slavery.
Sadly, black culture promotes, even idolizes, intellectual slavery.

Bubba Redneck on May 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM

is that a portable, fire-watch tower?

hillsoftx on May 29, 2014 at 11:45 AM

One point in her screwy diatribe is that there is a new cemetary. Yep, that’s what veterans are clamoring for…more cemetaries.

Galtian on May 29, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Her own reconnaissance? It’s possible, I suppose. She could fit a U-2 in that hair.

DisneyFan on May 29, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Meh… Florida’s Corrine Brown is just another Democrat trying to get people to board their special train

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Good God, FL lets anyone go to congress.

HumpBot Salvation on May 29, 2014 at 11:45 AM

I’m sure she is a mirror of her districts. They all look and think just like her.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM

I’m pretty sure that she doesn’t own a mirror.

VegasRick on May 29, 2014 at 11:46 AM

What is wrong with the people in her district? How do they get there pants on in the morning?

warmairfan on May 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHZnSkW30sw&feature=youtu.be

redguy on May 29, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Mom’s Mably lives!!!

Deano1952 on May 29, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Maybe she can’t help how she looks but she didn’t have to go outside, bless her heart.

Akzed on May 29, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Someone call the SPCA on her head!

Akzed on May 29, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Reminds me of the 2005 hearings on Fannie and Freddie… Dems screeching “all is well!!!”

mankai on May 29, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Just when I thought former Congressman Jim Traficant had the most unconvincing hairpiece in the history of the world, along comes this sorry looking pelt.

CurtZHP on May 29, 2014 at 11:24 AM

And just like Jim (“Beam Me Ue!”) Traficant, she won’t be allowed to wear it in Federal prison.

Ward Cleaver on May 29, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Good grief.

Naturally Curly on May 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM

I’ve thought about this after reading this comment.

while i hate to admit this , the infamous Corrine Brown is from my neck of the woods and she is most likely not as safe as you seem to think. she got revoted into office just prior to the lines being redrawn for redistricting. the new district may not be as forgiving since it is not made up of the same folks as usual. we will have to see how it goes.the new lines have her leading a fairy conservative area.

katee bayer on May 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM

From Brown’s website, here was her district (old FL 3rd) for her last election (2012)

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&source=embed&msa=0&msid=206285371130967586335.000499abe801a9387e672&ll=29.382175,-81.914062&spn=2.283032,3.515625&dg=feature

From Brown’s website, here is her district (new FL 5th) effective 3 January 2013, which I posted earlier.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=206285371130967586335.0004ce10c515dee004949&msa=0&dg=feature

It seems to me that the FL GOP took control over its state legislature in the past two or three elections. Along with a GOP governor and some additional seats, maybe the Florida legislature and Scott have made her life a little more difficult for 2014.

BuckeyeSam on May 29, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Maybe she can’t help how she looks but she didn’t have to go outside, bless her heart.

Akzed on May 29, 2014 at 11:49 AM

She thinks that’s a good look for her.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 11:52 AM

I’ll say this for her: It takes guts to double down on your faith in the VA after yesterday’s IG report

Then again, it’s a fine line between “guts” and “reckless stupidity.”

Why is it either gutsy or recklessly stupid for Brown to say what she did? As you later point out,

she’s got to nothing to worry about in terms of an electoral backlash when, not if, this assurance of VA quality blows up in her face. Like most House incumbents, her seat is safe as can be. She won her last election by nearly 45 points.

She’s free to be as much of a partisan hack as she wants. Her constituents will probably reward her for it. A little bit about her district prior to the last reapportionment:

While Florida has had at least three congressional districts since the 1900 U.S. Census, the 1993–2012 3rd Congressional District dates to reapportionment done by the Florida Legislature after the 1990 U.S. Census. Because Florida has a large population of African Americans, but not a large enough concentration anywhere in the state to easily configure a congressional district with a majority, there were several attempts to create a few gerrymandered districts which were certain to elect an African American candidate. This created an odd coalition of black Democrats and Republicans who supported such districts (since this not only created black-majority districts, but also made “safer” Republican districts elsewhere). This effort was opposed by many white Democrats, but eventually this idea won the support of the state legislature and this district was created as a result.

The 1993–2012 3rd Congressional District was geographically diverse. Starting from the southern part of the district, it included the Pine Hills area of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Area with small pockets of African-American neighborhoods in the cities of Sanford, Gainesville, Palatka, and finally the larger African American communities of Jacksonville. Connecting these areas were regions which are sparsely populated—either expansive rural areas or narrow strips which are only a few miles wide. Barack Obama received 73% of the vote in this district in 2008.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida%27s_3rd_congressional_district)

A map of her current district:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Florida_US_Congressional_District_5_%28since_2013%29.tif

steebo77 on May 29, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Her district includes Gainesville? So she gets all those idiot UF voters?

/go noles!

Ward Cleaver on May 29, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Map of FL 5th district

Mmm-hmm…….

jangle12 on May 29, 2014 at 11:53 AM

But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.

libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 11:53 AM

‘I could smell the gas.’

- Rep Corrine Brown, Florida A&M University (B.S.), University of Florida (M.A., Ed.S)comment made while helicoptering over the BP **OIL** spill

According to Hank Johnson, if you see oil, but smell gas, you should immediately seek refuge in the exact middle point of the mental institution because it is about to tip over and capsize.

Resist We Much on May 29, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Isn’t Alcee Hastings from a gerrymandered Florida district as well…?

d1carter on May 29, 2014 at 11:56 AM

I’m from Jacksonville, Corrine Brown is something else. How does she get elected? Look at her congressional map.

I can tell you, that gerrymandering encloses some of the less desirable places in Jacksonville.

tlynch001 on May 29, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Put Corrine Brown on the Benghazi Committee Hearings.

mjbrooks3 on May 29, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Whoinell drew up her district?? It looks like a nickel family tour from Jacksonville to Orlando!

Is there ANY way we can go to like a block and grid system?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Fifty bucks says it’s one of those mandated “majority minority” districts that should never have been started, never mind abolished.

BKennedy on May 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Ugly people don’t bother me. But we were not talking about ugly people we were talking about Michelle Obama Corrine Brown.

coolrepublica on May 27, 2014 at 11:56 PM

*updated*

freedomfirst on May 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Comic relief.

Galtian on May 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Brain dead moron.

rplat on May 29, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Mom’s Mably lives!!!

Deano1952 on May 29, 2014 at 11:48 AM

That’s it! I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.

Naturally Curly on May 29, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Pity the Vet or hospital worker who makes a complaint in her ward.

JellyToast on May 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Imagine 20 like her and then you have the local politicians in Memphis.

kingsjester on May 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

I wanted to make a substantive comment. I really did.

But I just couldn’t get past that …”thing” on her head. It’ hypnotic. I can’t stop staring at it.

bofh on May 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Al Franken is prominent? I thought he was a comedian.

I watched the hearings and found it very shady on the part of the VA folks. Dr. Lynch explained the list as not a list but a spreadsheet the schedulers used to keep track of vets until they were rescheduled into the electronic data base. He went on to say that this was often to expedite their doctor visit and not delay them which is a lie based on the IG findings. Then he said they destroyed the spreadsheets to protect client confidential information only after they were scheduled. The problem is that apparently 1700 vets were not scheduled but the spreadsheets weren’t available for him to view even though they aren’t in the schedulers data base.

Another odd comment from Dr. Lynch was that he was rushed to Phoenix to get to the bottom of this but never spoke to the whistle blower who is a known VA doctor?

It was brought up at one point that the VA has 700 lawyers on the payroll which is a frightening insight into this public department’s structure.

Brown was there to blame Bush and bash the state of Florida but then said she had been on this VA committee for 22 years which appears to be the time in which the VA administration went down hill. She boasting about the money poured into the VA from the Obama administration which reminded me of Solindra, GM, Cash for Clunkers, Obamacare, shovel ready projects and all the other mistakes that burned up our money and resulted in nothing positive.

tej on May 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Stupidity reigns supreme in the Democrat party. It’s the nicest thing that can be said about this so called socialist’ idea of good governance.

regmgr on May 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

“Doin’ what this committee supposed to do”

God! I love it when these people unwittingly expose just how goddamned stupid and uneducated these critters are.

The only thing I didn’t catch is what state she’s from. ;0

I also don’t have a clue what a wrap-around is in the context that this cunning stunt used it, but I’m guessing she’s talking about some program with all-inclusive services for homeless vets or something.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

What is wrong with the people in her district? How do they get there pants on in the morning?
warmairfan on May 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Like this:
“brown in back, yellow in front,
brown in back, yellow in front,
brown in back, yellow in front….”

mrt721 on May 29, 2014 at 12:01 PM

I have watched corrinne brown up close several times (literally interacting with her for a prolonged period)and firmly believe she is mildly retarded. Her district snakes from North Florida to Orlando in predominantly black neighborhoods. She will be in congress until she dies, gets tired of being there or some rockstar rising black democrat decides he or she wants her seat and the democrats get rid of her (kind of like how obama got his start). Her neighborhood where she lives has the highest percentage of foreclosures in the county that has the highest percentage of foreclosures in the country. The neighborhood where she lives has the highest crime rate in Duval County (and almost all black on black crime). About 2 miles from her home is the third deadliest intersection in the country for murders within a certain radius (I think it’s 1/2 mile). She is absolutely useless to her constituents yet they continue to vote her in overwhelmingly. As dumb and miserable as she is, I hear more from her, see her on TV and hear her comments on the radio, more than my congressman ander crenshaw. He is in congress for no other reason than to enrich himself (as 95% of them are)as is rated by most conservative groups lower than a lot of democrats. This is a solidly conservative county, if you listen to a lot of talk radio you will hear lots of callers to national shows from Jacksonville. A democrat never won the county in a presidential election until obama and we have a democrat mayor that was elected with the help of $800,000 from george soros. This county is the poster child for how useless and without principle the republican party has become. Oh yeah, they gave us angela corey, too.

peacenprosperity on May 29, 2014 at 12:01 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgbBP9Em00A

Go Gatas and Tim Tivo! Thank God for subtitles, since she apparently flunked hooked on phonics. Good luck translating the sentence starting at the 2:20 mark.

MrKleenexMuscles on May 29, 2014 at 12:01 PM

I wanted to make a substantive comment. I really did.

But I just couldn’t get past that …”thing” on her head. It’ hypnotic. I can’t stop staring at it.

bofh on May 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

You’ve never seen somebody give a speech with a bath mat on their head?

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 12:02 PM

It seems to me that the FL GOP took control over its state legislature in the past two or three elections. Along with a GOP governor and some additional seats, maybe the Florida legislature and Scott have made her life a little more difficult for 2014.

BuckeyeSam on May 29, 2014 at 11:51 AM

The REAL shame is that the constituents do not elect their representatives–the representatives select their constituents.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 12:02 PM

From her bio:

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Brown earned a bachelor of science from Florida A&M University in 1969[1][2] In college she became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, one of four African American Greek letter sororities in the United States. She earned a master’s degree in 1971 and an educational specialist degree from the University of Florida in 1974. She received an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, and has been on the faculty at the latter two schools and at Florida State College at Jacksonville

I knew our educational system was pretty screwed up, but I had no idea how bad it was. We are doomed.

NOMOBO on May 29, 2014 at 12:02 PM

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