Monday, July 28, 2014

David Rivera needs a liberal conspiracy. Former congressman withdraws from reality, blames "liberal activist judges" for holding him hostage … by gimleteye

The Ricker Report published the letter by former Congressman David Rivera announcing his withdrawal from Congressional campaign against incumbent (D) Joe Garcia.

Rivera claims his decision is tied to the court ruling judging the recent GOP legislative redistricting to be illegal.  What follows is a political communication that ranks among the most bizarre. All Rivera needed to do was hold a poodle named Checkers in his arms as he read this text to TV cameras.

Dear Friends and Supporters,

As you may have already heard, yesterday a Florida court outrageously invalidated the state's congressional district map which had been drawn by the Florida Legislature in 2012. This decision has created great uncertainty as to the final composition of all of Florida's congressional districts, including CD 26 in South Florida, for which I am a candidate. In essence, liberal activist judges are hijacking the reapportionment process and holding congressional candidates like myself hostage until the appeals process concludes at the liberal Democrat-dominated Florida Supreme Court (see Bush v. Gore 2000). As a congressional candidate affected by this decision, I will not be held hostage by Florida's liberal activist judges. After consulting with state legislative leaders and reapportionment attorneys, and pending further clarification of this court decision, I have decided to suspend campaigning for CD 26 and will launch my candidacy to the Florida State House of Representatives for the 2016 election cycle. There are just too many issues to solve in Florida, Common Core, Medicaid, economic development and others, to sit by and wait for unelected judges to decide the fate of congressional districts. As always, I am humbled and grateful for your support of my candidacy. However, while Florida's liberal activist judges may cast uncertainty by hijacking the congressional reapportionment process, I simply will not allow myself to be one of their hostages.

David

Commentary: There is something amiss in Rivera's statement, beyond its ridiculous attempt to pin the redistricting fiasco on liberal activist judges. One wonders if Rivera's gal pal, Ana whatseverhername, might have decided to flip with the FBI in her order to save her ass from federal jail. For Rivera to have written something so blatantly bizarre, reaching out to whatever grievance is nearest at hand, might mean there really is something brewing that will keep his name in the headlines for years to come. David Rivera needs a liberal conspiracy.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please note that neither the local nor the state Republican party supports Rivera in any way. Congressional Republicans are supporting another candidate. Rivera has not been able to raise any money. Elected Republicans have distanced themselves from him and don't even meet with him when he goes knocking on their doors. Rivera has lied for too long and now his life is unraveling. Meanwhile, Ana Alliegro remains in jail with no court date.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it was written by Bell's speech writer.

Anonymous said...

Rivera and Bell can't stand each other.

Anonymous said...

Ana should tell all.

Geniusofdespair said...

Senator Marco Rubio is staying far away from David Rivera. They owned a house together in Tallahassee that was in foreclosure. I wonder if the distance will save Rubio's political career?

Anonymous said...

Bell worked out of Rivera's office for awhile in her last election and he handled her absentee ballot collection. They ran as a slate. I doubt she hates him. He might hate her because she crosses her friends.

Another Felon said...

David Rivera will be the end of Marco Rubio. He will never get the nod with that close tie.

Anonymous said...

The saga continues. While we looked for Ana a long time, she is now safely in jail, the ringer went to jail, and now comes this withdrawal. Let's see when the next shoe will drop.

Anonymous said...

Tony Montoya for Congress!

Anonymous said...

Hey, David - how 'bout them conservative activist judges? Like the ones on the Supreme Court? Oh, they aren't activists - they're just doing what is right. Yeah, got it ....

Paula said...

Joe Garcia is just as corrupt. His aides are now in prison and he should be, too.

Anonymous said...

Rivera should man up and admit his roles in the dog track scheme to money launder funds and the his role in the straw candidate for the democratic congressional race in 2012 for CD 26. "Free Ana" !

Anonymous said...

David will never "man up". His story is quite interesting:
Ugly and disgusting as he is, he's always juggled a few women at a time. Everyone would be surprised if the list of David's women was ever made public. Hispanic and Anglo women, members of the Florida Legislature and judges. Could never figure it out. They've always covered for him so it's not surprising that this crazy and confused Ana fell for him too.

He's been good at fooling men too. When he co-chaired the House Appropriations committee (with Marcelo Llorente - they pretended they would run against each other but were really "pals"), he was able to shake down everyone who needed something from the Legislature. He was Charlie Crist's BFF and kowtowed to him.

Agree that he is the albatross around Marco's neck. Not only Marco, every Republican in Florida is avoiding him like the plague.


Anonymous said...

It is clear why they are avoiding him. All of the people around him are either in jail, or going to jail.

Anonymous said...

What is David Riveria doing for money? Does he have a job? Other than campaigning?

friv 200 said...

I had to go back and double dangerous.
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Anonymous said...

Who wants to bet there's a seven figure payday for Ana in the Bahamas or Switzerland if she takes the hit, does a deuce in a minimum lockup, and keeps her mouth shut.

Anonymous said...

I bet Ana will sing like a bird. David Riveria is broke. Years of graft and corruption and spending more than he stole depleted any savings he might have had. Rubio's roommate.