Florida Voters Back Same Sex Marriage; In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants




Change is coming!

Florida voters now back same sex marriage by 56-39 percent. They also support in-state tuition for illegal immigrants who live in Florida by 55-41 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll released today.

The opinions of voters on these social issues is again vivid proof that some Republican Legislative leaders remain drastically out-of-step with the rest of the state.

In-state tuition may pass today after Gov. Rick Scott and some legislators finally saw the light — mainly Hispanic votes in an election year.  But there remains a substantial undercurrent of opposition to this issue of fairness in the GOP.

It is no surprise that the QPoll figures different from a great deal of sentiment among the Republican legislators.

Republican Senate President Don Gaetz was quoted over the weekend in the Miami Herald as seeding “his talk with quips about the ‘communists’ in the Democratic Party and the untrustworthy ways of the “liberal media.’”

What planet is Gaetz living on?  I guess the same planet that Republican loudmouth Allen West lives on because he also is under the delusion that “communists” infest the Democratic Party.

Here is a clue for Gaetz, West and all those mouth breathers who listen to right-wing dominated AM radio during the day. They can’t stop change.

(Who in the world still listens to AM radio? Oh, I know. People trapped in the 1950s, who make up the majority of the right-wing radio’s listeners.)

The Republican leadership – including the troglodytes who control the Broward Republican Party organization – can’t stop the demographics which are reworking politics even in Florida.

This poll is the latest proof.

Oh, and all that negative advertising against Charlie Crist seems to be failing.

Crist still leads Gov. Rick Scott 48-38 percent.

Florida voters by an overwhelming 53-39 percent say that Scott does not deserve re-election.

” So far, Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s television barrage apparently has had no impact on the race…Florida voters think former Gov. Crist is more compassionate, more honest and trustworthy and was a better governor than Gov. Scott. The difference may be simple: voters like Crist, whose strength always has been his ability to connect. Voters sometimes elect candidates they don’t like personally, but not that often,” according to Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.


Here is the poll. 



11 Responses to “Florida Voters Back Same Sex Marriage; In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants”

  1. John Henry says:

    LOL. Voters haven’t said anything about these two topics yet. Sounds like a lame attempt by the Dems to convenience the FL GOP that SSM & In State Tuition are the right things to do.

    Article should be titled: “telephone survey backs….”

  2. Commissioner Angelo Castillo says:

    Dear Friends,

    Very informative post.

    Government has no business telling any adult which other adult they may or may not marry. In a free society, that’s simply not their decision to make. The right to marry is a fundamental constitutional right and government may not interfere with those individual choices simply to trample on the rights of and dehumanize someone they just don’t like.

    Further, no action of any parent should ever be used by society to prevent any child’s education. Those are cruel, malicious, and hateful things to do. I’d like to think that Republicans and Democrats alike can and should be better people than that, and I’m pleased to hear that a growing number of Floridians agree.


  3. Sam The Sham says:

    John Henry got it right.

    Buddy, Rick Scott got it wrong. He is doing this to garner moderates votes, who won’t vote for him anyway.

    No communists in the Dem Party? Are you serious? The Communist Party USA doesn’t even bother to run candidates because the Dems have covered all their issues. Especially the presidential race.

    Right wingers are not the only people listening to AM radio. There are plenty of Dems that love to hate the talk shows. If there weren’t any liberals listening, they would soon be off the air.

    Buddy, did you get Sam Fields to write this one for you?

  4. Danita Kilcullen says:


  5. Ghost of McLovin says:

    Does the word “ILLEGAL” have any meaning any more? I would support in-state tuition (and all other rights bestowed onto citizens) for LEGAL resident aliens. Seriously, change the law that makes them ILLEGAL, but don’t offer rights to persons BREAKING THE LAW by definition. Why doesn’t anybody get it?

  6. John Henry says:

    @ Angelo

    Since you are all of a sudden a constitutional scholar—Please tell me where it says in the constitution that citizens have the right to marriage.

  7. Chaz Stevens, Tea Party Antagonist says:

    After breaking the story on The Bilerico Project of Fort Lauderdale Tea Party founder Danita Kilcullen’s racist attack on Toni Braxton, telling her “yo, girl You can’t take America’s justice system??? Go be an African!!”, Kilcullen’s insanity did not end there. The modern-day Anita Bryant continued her racist attacks via Facebook.

    Read more at http://www.bilerico.com/2013/07/the_madness_of_tea_partier_danita_kilcullen.php

  8. Chaz Stevens, Tea Party Antagonist says:

    @ John Henry.

    Please direct me in the US Constitution to the following:

    * The Air Force
    * God
    * Innocent until proven guilty
    * It’s a free country
    * Political Parties
    * The right to privacy
    * The right to travel
    * The right to vote (women)
    * Slavery


    “19th Amendment — The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

    Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

  9. Commissioner Angelo Castillo says:


    One does not have to be a constitutional scholar to discover that since 1888, or for more than half of our nation’s history, the US Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized marriage as a fundamental and Constitutionally protected right. It is a conclusion that flows naturally from any enlightened reading of various sections of our Constitution, especially the 14th Amendment but others as well.

    Marriage is an ancient human civil right. It may be the oldest form of contract we know, well established as a human right long before the Constitution was written. A long line of US Supreme Court cases support marriage as a fundamentally protected constitutional right. The point is abundantly well established.

    I also think that Stevens makes a strong point in illustrating that there are many rights not specifically mentioned in yet protected by the Constitution, and we should all be very thankful for that.


    I get exactly what you’re saying and so did Ronald Reagan when he proposed amnesty to illegal aliens, the vast majority of which were brought here by employers who worked them like animals and didn’t claim them for tax purposes.

    Curiously, that act was and remains illegal too. Se hear complaining about illegal aliens, but rarely hear complaints about employers who illegally bring them here to work. Immigrants to the US don’t come here to vacation. They come to work but if they’re undocumented then it’s them we seem to despise, not the employers that lured them here.

    So it seems that some acts that involving immigrants offend some, while other acts that likewise violate laws escape their notice or concern. I find that curious as well.

    Either way, the children of those workers do not deserve to be branded with some status that they did not bring upon themselves. They are children. The best interests of children always involve ensuring they are educated.

    There is persistent delay in addressing our nation’s immigration issues in smart, humane and fair ways.

    Even as we hope that Congress gets past that failure in leadership, let’s not take our anger out on innocent kids who are guilty of nothing except being born. We’re better people than that. We shouldn’t consider being born to be a crime nor should it be treated as such.

    Frankly, it’s astonishing how often some show a propensity to staunchly defend life while displaying little interest or empathy for the living. I’ve never been able to understand that frequency of thinking. It lacks moderation.

    Wouldn’t we all be better off moving toward a responsible middle ground on immigration, that provides responsible enforcement and humane dignity to all? But even if we fall short of that, being mean to any young person is never the answer. Just a thought.



  10. Chaz Stevens, Tea Party Antagonist says:


    Thank you for proving my point.

    Voting was NOT in the Constitution. It was in an amendment to the Constitution.

    The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920 — some 150 years after the original document was drafted.

    What John Henry, who obviously doesn’t take after his namesake, fails to realize.

    The Constitution is a framework.

  11. John Henry says:


    Constitution is the framework? Who would of guessed.

    Its very, very difficult to amend the constitution thanks to the checks-and-balance system our founding fathers enacted when the designed the system.

    On the other hand its easy to pass a federal statute. But the two are not the same.