Not-So-Ringing Endorsements

Many asked if RED BROWARD will make endorsements. Nah, that’s too easy. Loyal readers should be able to figure out who deserves your vote. So we’re making a “DO NOT VOTE FOR” list.  All you naughty ones might find your name on our list.

We’re focusing on local races, mostly judicial and school board races.

Good luck to Democrats voting for Sheriff; Neither guy deserves your vote.

In Florida State Senate District 34, do not vote for Mike Lameyer.

In Florida State Representative 100, do not vote for Joseph “Joe” Gibbons. This Judy Stern crony is rumored to live in Jacksonville WITH HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN.

For Broward Circuit Court races, do not vote for Michael “Mickey” Rocque or Julio E. Gonzalez, Jr. Help Me Howard and the salami sandwich doyenne shouldn’t get to stack the courts.

In Broward County Judge races do not vote Melanie Golden (salami), Robert “Bob” Nichols (baloney) or Ilene Lieberman (mango). You should know our take on Ilene Lieberman. Retire her tomorrow. Do not put her on the bench. Bob Nichols represents convicted Broward politician Sylvia Poitier. Sure everyone deserves a defense Bob. But you’re not a public defender; You DID NOT have to take her on as client. You wanted to. Ms. Golden seems perfectly nice but she acquired a taste for salami sandwiches so that’s a no-no.

In the Broward School Board District 3 race, do not vote for Michael E. Levinson. The Plantation teacher was busted writing a gay-bashing memo to a voter.  We don’t care for bigots, especially opportunistic bigots looking to score points with voters.

The Broward School Board District 8 race is easy, do not vote for Franklin Sands. We don’t need a school board lobbyist’s stepfather on the dais. Period.

Sadly, the Broward School Board District 4 race is another easy one. Do not vote for Nick Steffens. He says Stacy Ritter is his “biggest fan”. We need less Ritter in this county not more. This isn’t the first time Ritter and Lieberman have monkeyed in the District 4 race. We’re told both women put up a candidate in 2006 because they disliked Stephanie Kraft. Voters should pick someone else in that crowded field. (Although we hear Franklin Sands was pushing Abby Freedman on voters).

REPORT: Broward Democrats Honor Union Calling For “Militant Social Movement” In Broward

nothing like a little homegrown anarchy, right Stacy?

MEDIA TRACKERS FLORIDA is reporting Broward Democrats such as Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter, Broward State Attorney Mike Satz, and host of candidates gave an award to the ultra-confrontational UNITE HERE at the BYD Luncheon.

“Walsh also told the gathering of Democratic leaders that Unite Here could remedy that failure by pushing the ‘Florida Freedom Charter.’ She said the charter, based upon the Apartheid-era South Africa Freedom Charter, would address rights of workers, immigrants, and voters, as well as provide affordable health care. Walsh suggested that unions and groups like the Broward Young Democrats and Awake the state join forces to ‘build a sustainable and sometimes necessarily militant social movement.’ She did not specify the kinds of militant acts that the groups should sponsor.”

Read the full story for the video of speech.


New Broward School Board Candidate Creates Divide Among Plantation Democrats

The entrance of C. Rebecca Blackwood in the Broward School Board District 3 race is already dividing central Broward Democrats. District 3 stretches from Fort Lauderdale to Plantation. Democrat insiders say Blackwood, a Plantation resident, is an indication of the Democrat establishment’s uneasiness with longtime Democrat candidate Michael Levinson.

Levinson, a Plantation resident, has been campaigning for more than a year. He has appeared at many Democrat functions all over Broward county. Despite being a loyal Democrat soldier, Levinson now faces an uphill battle; Having two Plantation candidates will definitely create huge division among Democrats. Insiders are wondering who is backing Blackwood and what is the source of their displeasure with Mr. Levinson.

This is bound to hurt Democrats’ chances at holding Maureen Dinnen’s seat. School Board Member Katherine “Katie” Leach is running for the District 3 seat. Leach has become increasingly popular as many realize she is a tireless advocate for Broward students and teachers.

More to come…