Partisan foes now friends?

By Alberto Pupo

Senator Bob Menendez, a Democratic Senator and on the cusp of being charged with corruption by the Department of Justice. Typically news about the downfall of a political nemesis would be something that the Republicans would be ecstatic and cheering endlessly, while pointing fingers and looking for the freshest of Scarlet letters to pin upon his lapel. Yet something strange is happening in this case, instead of the usual round of bob and marcoattacks, the Republican colleagues are actually setting aside partisanship and coming to the defense of the Senator? Is this some sot of miraculous goodwill? Have they set aside all differences? Or is is it that they simply can take this event and have it seem like the Obama Administration is bearing a grudge? That suddenly because of foreign policy disagreements this is simply Obama administration with a personal axe to grind using the power Continue reading

Federales , Purges and Dissent: A Koch Industries Southern Tale

By Alberto Pupo

After their purchase in Wisconsin the Koch Machine now sets its sights on creating an environment for stealing an election in Florida (how is that for dejavu). Led by Koch Industries South CEO Rick Scott, the state of Florida has been on an attack on the right to vote. The campaign which has been ongoing for a while has been reaching a point of frenzied within the last week. Rick Scott has tried to create legislation to restrict voters and then recently has started a purge on the voters in the state. Once again it looks like there is a sense of dejavu permeating from the Southern branch of Koch Industries.

Another election, another attempt at voter fraud. CEO Rick Scott recently launched a purge to clean up the voter lists and make sure all registered voters are indeed legitimate. Unlike the assault in 2000, those purges from the voter Continue reading