Why Broward County will continue to be a Democrat cesspool.

The Sun Sentinel has an editorial today pointing out the failures of Sheriff Scott Israel and how the new Governor should remove him from office. Even though the paper  has done a great series investigating the school board and the failures that led to Cruz shooting Parkland students, very little has been aimed at Israel.

In fact, the article has a lot of “I have come here to bury Caesar, not to praise him” writing. The Sun Sentinel hits on the greatest Liberal hits including LGQBT politics, Gun Control and opposition to Stand Your Ground and by the feel of it, feels like they love the guy.  But the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission  Report does not paint BSO in a good light,   in fact They even dare mention that they felt the need to defend him for the shooting the same they did after the colossal screw up at the Fort Lauderdale Airport that also produced a very negative report basically comparing BSO’s preparation to the best efforts of the Keystone cops.

And, of course, Sun Sentinel presents a bit of a balance.

But they fail to mention that at the time of the CNN Town Hall, nobody but the Sheriff and a few insiders, nobody knew about the cowardly failure of Deputy Scot Peterson and how his lack of action helped Cruz gather more victims. I am not sure of the internal process, but I would not be surprised to find out that while Israel was being all righteous on stage looking down on Dana Loesch, the procedures to allow Deputy Peterson retire with full benefits were already in gear.   But one thing is certain: He knew it was his agency who had failed to the community and not the NRA, not Dana Loesch and certainly not Gun Owners.

As stated in the beginning, the Sun Sentinel is expecting the new Republican governor sends Israel to an early retirement, but one wonders if they had the same desire to do so if the incoming chief executive for the state had been Gillum instead. De Santis should take his time, read the report with calm and make the necessary noises of disgust for let’s say six months or so before dropping the sword on Israel. If the Democrats want to play politics, we should let them wear that albatross around their collective necks a bit longer, don’t you think?

6 Replies to “Why Broward County will continue to be a Democrat cesspool.”

  1. This Israel fellow is not a law enforcement officer, he’s an abject disgrace to his office and a vile government thug. Every time he puts his uniform on he profanes it.

  2. Broward County will continue to be a Democrat cesspool because that’s where people from northern Democrat cesspools go when they move to Florida. That was the case 40 years ago when I lived there and it’s still the case. Same with the other big city areas, like Dade, Palm Beach, Orange, Hillsborough.

    Sheriff Israel is a symptom, not the disease. The disease is that Broward government is rotten from top to bottom because it has the same basic government as Chicago, New York, Detroit and the Democrat cesspools. Because they’re the same basic voters. There may be some exceptions in Broward government but I sure haven’t heard of many. Coral Springs police seemed to act in a responsible manner. Anyone else.

  3. Governor Scott should have fired Sheriff Israel and the Broward School Superintendent when all this first came up.

    Israel’s replacement could have begun the housecleaning while everyone was paying attention to the issues. There were multiple screw ups, not just Deputy Peterson, but also the Captain that formed a perimeter to keep the EMTs and the Coral Springs out of the kill zone and let the victims bleed.

    Ditto the School board and their failed disciplinary program.

    None of these professional Establishment Republicans are willing to confront Democrats when they do wrong. They are stupidly afraid of losing votes, but don’t realize they are losing votes anyway. They are losing support and votes from their base and the moderates because we do not believe they will stand up for us. We support Trump because we know he will fight for us.

    Do you think your next Broward County Supervisor of Elections will be better than Brenda Sykes? Do you?

      1. And how long has the official report been out now?

        What has your Governor lame duck done?

        Maybe Governor DeSantis will eventually do something, or more likely his establishment advisers will say, “Don’t rock the boat, Sheriff Israel was reelected several times and he is popular in Southern Florida. That was last year’s story. Don’t make us relive it. Just let it go.” And he will do exactly the same as your (not favorite) Governor Scott has done, nothing other than passing laws that punish law abiding citizens.

        Unfortunately, these establishment GOP politicians refuse to take actions that might hurt fellow politicians, even though a Democrat would gut them if the roles were reversed. Governor Scott “bravely” finally fired the Broward County Election Supervisor AFTER she had already submitted a resignation! Like a little kid running up and poking the now dead monster. Last I heard, now she rescinded her resignation and is suing the governor to keep her job. Good job Gov! You have revived the monster!

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