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Total Recall: Alvarez Out as Mayor (Tea Party Mentality CRUSHES Big Government Mayor!)
NBC Miami ^ | 3/15/11

Posted on 03/16/2011 1:28:52 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

A rise in taxes raised the temperature of many Miami-Dade County voters.

Tuesday they got a chance to express their anger in historical proportions, ousting Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Commissioner Natacha Seijas from office in the first successful recall vote in the county's history.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: alvarez; florida; tea
The ides of March? Vey hugh and series. In MIAMI DADE COUNTY, a liberal stronghold if there ever was one, 88% of voters told a tax-raising mayor and commissioner to leave!

Other commissioners who voted to expand the pay of government workers while RAISING TAXES on declining property values would have been fired, too...but the petitions just weren't there. Don't worry--they're going to be targeted in the next election.

Norman Braman, former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, is the patriot who spear-headed this drive. He is a true American patriot.

Those who voted Alvarez and his buddy Seijas OUT may or may not openly embrace the Tea Party, but one thing is for sure: the Tea Party mentality is alive and well EVEN in liberal South Florida!

1 posted on 03/16/2011 1:29:01 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Alvarez was a Republican.


2 posted on 03/16/2011 1:32:18 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Joe Brower

Florida news.

For those not following, Carlos Alvarez, the mayor of Miami-Dade County (not to be confused with the mayor of the CITY of Miami Thomas Regaldo):

committed millions in taxpayer money to the Florida Marlins new stadium—but the Marlins are MAKING MONEY...

approved raises for county government employees—some were in his own inner circle—as high as 50%...

raised the property tax rates on homes in Miami-Dade county, while property VALUES in Miami-Dade county have been going DOWN DOWN DOWN due to the real estate bust....

the people have had ENOUGH of expanding government—on EVERY level!


3 posted on 03/16/2011 1:33:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SatinDoll

Yes, Alvarez had an R by his name.

Which can go to prove the point: the Tea Party isn’t a band of wild eyed Republican plants. They’re a group who wants RESPONSIBLE government! :)


4 posted on 03/16/2011 1:35:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I have never heard of a county mayor. I wonder how common that is?


5 posted on 03/16/2011 1:38:22 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t get too excited. This is just Liberals being Liberals. Tax them, not ME


6 posted on 03/16/2011 1:39:11 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane
“Tax them, not ME”

As it turned out, “Tax them, ended up being ME”!

We maybe at a moment in history when many are questioning their values. I guess tax increases are tax increases, and not liked, whether a Communist or Fascist Progressive.

7 posted on 03/16/2011 1:51:25 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: SatinDoll

Alvarez was a Republican (socialist)

There I fixed that for you.

If he was in Congress he would be a Democrat (communist) wannabe.

There are no free market conservatives in any elected office. Almost every tea-party caucus Congressman has voted at least once already to continue to pay people not to work (see HUD Section 8 and public housing untouched by anyone).

The Big Boo


8 posted on 03/16/2011 2:05:57 AM PDT by The Big Boo (Lone Wolf M/C)
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To: SatinDoll

Yeah and garbage like Juan McLame, Mitt Romney, Mikey Huckabee, and so many others put a R in front of their names for convenience.
Don’t make them a republican, simply makes them a RINO turd.


9 posted on 03/16/2011 3:09:03 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy, the man is too small.)
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To: SatinDoll

So is House Republican Speaker John Boehner, who is talking w/ schumer. The dope from NY

It’s a new era. Tax and spend and your out the door.

It might take a few election cycles to get this thru their thick heads


10 posted on 03/16/2011 3:12:55 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: SatinDoll

Sounds more like a RINO to me.

GOP beware: you are as much the enemy as the socialists if you play their game.

Boehner: Stop your GD crying and start working for America and STOP saying Obammie the Commie is an OK guy. Wuss.


11 posted on 03/16/2011 3:43:06 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: reefdiver

I’m thinking that the election of 2012 may be the first time in modern history where a third party splits the vote with the two major parties in a three-way parity.

I’m not saying the third party will win, but it will be close enough that elections will be split fairly evenly and it is possible in 2012, but there are simply too many unknowns and black-swan events that could change the game entirely.


12 posted on 03/16/2011 3:47:11 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Woohoo


13 posted on 03/16/2011 4:22:49 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: SatinDoll

Don’t u mean rino ?


14 posted on 03/16/2011 4:23:54 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: SatinDoll

Republicans will also be held to a higher standard since the worthless Democrats will never punish their own.


15 posted on 03/16/2011 4:28:48 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: TigersEye
I have never heard of a county mayor. I wonder how common that is?

I had never heard of it either.

16 posted on 03/16/2011 4:29:45 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks SoFloFreeper and thanks Miami!


17 posted on 03/16/2011 4:38:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Third parties don’t win, they only help insure that Obama gets another term.

However TRAITOR Republicans will be punished!


18 posted on 03/16/2011 4:44:03 AM PDT by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Joe Brower; SatinDoll
I'm sure that if the media calls the Tea Party ignorant racists often enough, they'll quit out of shame and let things go back to they way they used to be, best expressed by a FReeper tag line I saw the other day:

Democrats = Death of the American Republic; Republicans = lingering death of the American Republic.

19 posted on 03/16/2011 4:57:38 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...
Norman Braman, former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, is the patriot who spear-headed this drive.

So that's what he has been up to ping.

20 posted on 03/16/2011 5:04:15 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Interesting development.


21 posted on 03/16/2011 5:15:38 AM PDT by randita
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To: Straight Vermonter

we have them in Tennessee


22 posted on 03/16/2011 5:24:28 AM PDT by Ret Cop 187 (Cain killed Able with a rock. Ban rocks)
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To: Straight Vermonter

In Louisiana, we have Parish Presidents.


23 posted on 03/16/2011 5:35:40 AM PDT by Axelsrd
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To: SunkenCiv
the city of miami was so corrupt and bankrupt that the state forced the city to dissolve and dade county took over.jacksonville has a similar set up.
24 posted on 03/16/2011 5:35:46 AM PDT by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: JulieRNR21; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

The TEA Party remains on the rise. This is excellent news.


25 posted on 03/16/2011 7:05:03 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: SoFloFreeper

88% huh? Hardly a majority I see.(former state government student, not my fault)


26 posted on 03/16/2011 9:04:50 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Tribune7
Norman Braman, former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, is the patriot who spear-headed this drive.

Interesting...

27 posted on 03/16/2011 12:06:28 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Up your way you have that whole township thing going on that kind of supersedes counties.


28 posted on 03/16/2011 12:30:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; darkangel82

Who is the new mayor?


29 posted on 03/16/2011 6:06:36 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: ncalburt

Thanks ncalburt.


30 posted on 03/16/2011 6:12:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Impy

Alvarez officially leaves office on Friday. It will then be up to the County Commission whether to appoint a new Mayor or hold a special election (I previously thought there would be an election, but the current term expires next year). Technically, unless someone is chosen on Friday, they will be sans Mayor until the aforementioned actions above occur.


31 posted on 03/16/2011 6:34:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: JSDude1

I have always held your view.

But I’m starting to believe that the tide has turned.


32 posted on 03/16/2011 8:56:39 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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