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Monday, January 23, 2012

Flagler County mentioned on Hardball with Chris Matthews

Flagler County was mentioned tonight on Hardball with Chris Matthews. Yes he was talking about the upcoming Republican debates but some of his points apply to Democrats too. 
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 >>> let me finish tonight with this. we're heading into florida politically. get this straight. we're not going to disney world. what newt and mitt are entering now here in this state is the real world of 2012. the world of people's houses being below water level, being worth less than the mortgages they are paying every month. maybe in some cases at more than 5%. and one county here Flagler, the average house price has plummeted from $260,000 to $120,000. think about that. get your head around those numbers. one day your house is worth more than $250,000. the next day down to about $100,000. and that's what you are worth now. well, think about the average retirement savings right now and where that stands compared to a few years ago. think about the outlook for your kids compared to the 1990s. down here, the unemployment rate is way above the national average. up around double digits. what does that do to the chances of launching yourself into the good life? what does that say about parents watching their children trying to make it wondering if they gave them the right start after all. so this ain't the magic kingdom. this sunshine state is the land of empty condos, mile after mile of them. once this stuff that middle class dreams were made of, now the empty hopes and failed properties of those who can't figure out how to unload them. no, it's not bad for everyone. there's still the big yachts that the republican high rollers are looking to dock here in tampa for the convention. we all feel for their inconvenience. their lack of a chance to lord it over those who get to walk past their parties. watch those on-board parties knowing they haven't gotten invited to them. but that's the way it is as walter cronkite once put it. that's why people sore angry. so angry at obama, at the republican establishment, at us at the media, at anyone they can be angry at. anyone who will listen to their pain, the pain that comes, the nastiest to those who thought things would end up better. didn't we all? i've said it before. this is going to be one hot convention when they meet down here in late august. and mitt romney is not the right guy to be standing up there with his neat hair and life so together. they, the republican red hots want someone to match their madness and newt in some mad way, is just what the doctor ordered. and that's "hardball"

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  1. Flager County Dems are on the move. I am so proud of the work that you all are doing. Go Flagler! Pat McCollough, Louisiana State Director, Obama for America