from an Orlando Sentinel report.
“I think I’m the most effective at calling out their radical agenda,” Randolph said. “A Legislature that is bought and sold by the Florida Chamber of Commerce will not let us pass bills that effectively protect the middle-class and effectively protect women from their radical agenda.”
That’s it, call your fellow Reps radical a few more times. This of course is from Florida District 36 State Representative Scott Randolph. A Democrat that represents the worst kind of behavior that derails any efforts at true bi-partisanship in Tallahassee.
This is the fallout from the use of the word “uterus” on the house floor, which is a very normal anatomical word when referring to a woman’s body. Randolph was debating against anti-abortion bills, when he said that his wife should “incorporate her uterus”, to get the Republican controlled legislature to leave her alone.
This is type of sarcasm (lame at that) belongs on blogs, and social media, not on the house floor in the capitol, when our neighbors are out of work.
This is from the crew, that brought you the video-hacked “Taliban Dan” monstrosity, that resulted in former Congressman Alan Grayson becoming, well…a former Congressman.
Randolph said he was confronted by Republicans, that told him he should warn them before using the word, to avoid offending anyone. I’m sure it was a tame request by the leadership, but Randolph, who knows drama better than TNT, made himself sound like a helpless victim.
So, what does he do? He starts moaning on cable television. Let’s check out his interview on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow.
:15- Political Grandstanding
:35- incorporatemyuterus.com because when you care about something, you try to make it as amusing as possible.
:41- “I hope you had a great birthday last week” Randolph croons, with stars in his eyes. Like a teenager meeting a Twilight vampire.
1:56- “I never thought something like this would take off”. Sure you did.
2:05- 18 Bills, the Orlando Sentinel reported 10. Let’s continue.
2:25 and keep watching, you see this is the problem. Rep. Randolph takes all 82 Republican lawmakers and stereo-types them.
2:59- Softball question, and Randolph neglects to mention Charlie went indy to pander to voters, and takes a shot at Governor Rick Scott.
4:25- I actually don’t mind Maddow that much, but it goes to show you how little she knows about Florida politics, and this is the wrong guy to take lessons from.
5:04- It’s not financial backing Rep. Randolph it’s what people believe in their hearts.
Alright, let me wrap this up. There was nothing wrong with saying uterus on the house floor.
There is nothing wrong with standing up for pro-choice or pro-life beliefs.
This goes to the very heart of what I believe in, when it comes to the political process. When you launch nasty attacks on the other side and approach other Americans as enemies, like Scott Randolph does, not just in this instance, but every opportunity he gets in Tallahassee, it hurts the state. This type of behavior is part of the problem and not the solution in American politics.
Maybe, he really didn’t think this would take off.