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March 16, 2011

Voter revolt in South Florida tosses Miami mayor and Dade commissioner

Previously unthinkable revolts seem to be in the air these days...

(corrupt, thuggish, nepotistic, hubristic, and plainly tone deaf) Miami mayor Alvarez goes down harder than the Titanic with 90% voting for his recall.

Voters swept Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez out of office by a stunning margin Tuesday...dramatic collapse...largest recall of a local politician in U.S. history.
Of course, none of this is to say that a new regime in the mayor's office will be any different than the old regime. Miami/Dade politics has been notoriously notorious forever, attracting the corrupt, inept, greedy, and stupid like a squashed possum on Alligator Alley attracts blow flies.

18 year fixture Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas also went down in flames by an 88% margin in the same vote.

...Bankrolled by county employee unions, developers and lobbyists, Seijas raised $213,575 through a political action committee, Abre Los Brazos nearly 10 times as much as her political opponents could muster. But in the end, voter anger trumped the power of incumbency, sweeping both Seijas and Alvarez from office by the same drastic margins...
The lesson here seems to be that money can only "buy" an election where the populace is at worst ambivalent about you. If there's a major wave of "asshole fatigue" sweeping the electorate, they aren't going to be swayed by slick campaigns, token buyoffs, and more hollow promises of cake and circuses.

The good news is, if a joint with institutionalized incompetence and corruption as entrenched as in Miami/Dade can successfully initiate and execute an overwhelming voter revolt like this, it can pretty much happen anywhere in the USA. The PoliTards in D.C. would do well to pay attention to what just happened here in South FL. The perfect storm is brewing.


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