Saturday, June 25, 2016

Will This Be My New State Senator: Former State Rep. Phillip Brutus. By Geniusofdespair

Phillip Brutus the Next State Senator in District 38?
When EVEN I do not know who my State Representative is, we are in trouble. Apparently it is one of the Geller brothers. Don't care which one: Ick, gambling shills.

I was speaking to a 64 year old man in Starbucks. I said "Do you vote?" He said yes. I said: "Do you know who your State Senator is?" He said yes, Marco Rubio. I said: No that is your U.S. Senator on the Federal level.  He had no idea he had a State Senator nor did he know who Gwen Margolis was. I ended with: "Please don't vote."

The Miami Herald neglected to mention Bruce Kaplan in the crowded District 38 State Senate race. There are 9 candidates now.  The goal of every single Democrat in the race (except Daphne): To not let Daphne Campbell get elected - she is actually a Republican registered as a Democrat. Campbell is a shrill awful person.  She went to a City of Miami meeting and stood up and screamed (she always screams) that the City Manager should be fired. The daffy commissioners in the City of Miami listened to her and the City Manager almost got fired.
Rep. Daphne Campbell representing her district while asleep.

Did I mention there was a Republican in the race? He is 83.

The only Democrat guaranteed a spot in the general election is Phillip Brutus, because he has dropped his Democratic party affiliation and is registered as No Party Affiliation. It is a gamble on his part because many people, like the guy in Starbucks, just vote the party down the line in a general election. They have absolutely no idea who they are voting for except at the top of the ticket.  If Daphne does win the primary -  and I assume she will as she is a pro at collecting absentee ballots in any way she can -  Phillip will be there. Thank God. I like Phillip Brutus, I know him personally. He grew up in the United States - Brooklyn, and he is of Haitian descent. He can unite all of the ethnic and racial groups in this district. I think with his intellect he can appeal to everyone. I like some of the other candidates but hey, you cancel each other out, all but assuring a win for the worst Democrat I have ever seen, Daphne Campbell.



Phillip Brutus on his change to No Party Affiliation:
With 7 other democrats qualifying to run, it was a guarantee that, after all is said and done, one candidate would emerge, bloodied and bruised, after a contentious primary on August 30, 2016. 

As Bob Marley sang in his famous song, the HEATHEN, "it's he who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day". 

I chose to fight another day. So my dear friends, I will not be on the ballot on August 30, 2016, but will be on the ballot in the November 8, 2016 General /Presidential race.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I could go with Phillip. He is a hell of a nice guy.

Anonymous said...

It's a sad day when a Dino, daffy Campbell will represent the Democratic Party in district 38.
We have to do better than that.

Anonymous said...

In March of 2016 Brutus was hit with a $1,500 ethics fine.

Anonymous said...

People should Vote against every Haitian candidate. Anyone want to live in Haiti? Right. Even Haitians do not want to live in Haiti. Anyone seen ex-Mayor Lucie Tondreau lately?

Anonymous said...

I know he used to be a state rep, but that was many years ago. I watched him run in every election over the last 10 years without winning anything. I think he is definitely a longshot.

Anonymous said...

His ethics violation was from not declaring his net worth/liabilities properly on a form.

Anonymous said...

Our candidates are like refried beans. Cooked over and over until they are finally digested.

Geniusofdespair said...

Maybe Brutus is to Hatians what Jimmy Morales was to Cubans: not enough of a Haitian to win. Jimmy Morales was 1/2 Cuban. Brutus was raised here without an accent. But with other groups in the picture he might finally swing it as a bridge Between them.

Anonymous said...

We need people who respect our community first, not people who left their countries BUT continue to put their countries first. If all the loud Haitians wanted to help they should go back to Haiti and help there. And stop scheming here.

Philip Stoddard said...

I didn't know so many racists read this blog. Every American has family origins elsewhere, even the "native Americans", just a difference of when our families came over.

Geniusofdespair said...

I think it is more frustration that the representatives tend to only represent their own instead of the whole community. Campbell is a great example. Anonymous comments gets you brutal honesty.

Anonymous said...

BRUTUS' political scorecard is pretty revealing:

2016 State Senate 38 as a NPA
2014 State House 107 - lost 26%
2011 State Senate 33 - lost 38%
2010 US Congress 17 - lost 8%
2006 County Commission - lost 35%
2004 State House 108 - won unopposed
2002 State House 108 - won 70% - Kevin Burns 30%
2000 State House 108 - won 63% - Daisy Black 37%
1998 State House 108 - lost 49.6 - Beryl Burke 50.4%

Won 3 and lost 5 ----38% winning percentage = generally a loser with 4 straight losses!

So Brutus probably has very little chance as a DEM and even less as NPA!

Based on Facts/numbers......Why the Story? Bill Foot

Geniusofdespair said...

Here is an example: Daphne and company descended on miami city hall with a demand for a large swath of land including historical Black historical neighborhoods like Lemon City, to be called Little Haiti. Only Haitians knew about the meeting and were bused in from as far as Broward county. Hardemon stuck it on the agenda the last minute. Blacks and business owners were caught by surprise. The Daffy Miami Commission passed it without discussion. This makes people hate each other.

Geniusofdespair said...

You can say similar for Gongora and Burns-- they have run multiple times. I know Brutus's running record. What is your beef with him??

Why this story? Because it is my blog and I think Philip will face Daphne Campbell. Phillip has never been a great fundraiser, that is a reason for a failed campaign right there, but he still gave Dorrin Rolle a hard campaign. Who are you supporting Foot???

Anonymous said...

Bahamians and Afro-Americans are mighty pissed at Keon Hardemon and at the Haitians. Nobody likes getting a name like Haiti put on top of their long time historic neighborhoods. Think anyone would complain if some loud mouths tried to change the name of Morningside to Little Somalia? Haitians just burned a lot of bridges.

Phillip Brutus said...

This is Phillip Brutus. I took time to read the foregoing posts, ass they relate to my candidacy for Senate District 30. Firstly, let me think those who made positive comments about me and my efforts to serve. For those who made negative and mist inaccurate statements, I must tell you that like Voltaire, while I disagree with you, I will defend to death your rights to opine. For the person who states that people should vote every Haitian, I will say that your comment sounds like something like Donald Trump would say. But I would remind you that were it not for Haiti's independence from France, the United States would not have been able to purchase the Territory of Louisiana for the bargain basement price it did.

For the pundit who predicted that I will always lose and tge other who took the time to dissect my election records, I will give you the following facts, which you may not have been privy to:

When I ran against Dorrin Rolle in 2006, I had a full two year term left in the State Legislature. Mr. Rolle spent more than $100,000.00 to pay Haitian radio operatives who attacked me every day from 7 AM to 11 AM and again from 3 PM to 6 PM.Among other accusations, they repeated ad nauseum that I had conspired wit President George W. Bush to kidnap Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide; that I called Haitians dig vomit, among other crazy fabrications. I cam within 225 votes to get into a run-off. And that's after Dorrin Rolle had spent over $500,000.0000.00 versus $25,000.00 I spent. Imagine for a moment that a Jewish candidate being accused if being a Nazi collaborator calling Jews dog vomit. I dare say, that such candidate would have suffered the same fate as I did. I will address the other hyperbole
in the next post.

Phillip Brutus said...

Please excuse the typos in the last post. It is 2:30 in the morning.

Now my next race was in 2010 when I filed to run for Congress when Kendrick Meek decided to run for the US Senate. You will remember that 9 candidates also ran. Three were from the Haitian Community. That voting block was split right down the middle. And for those who feel that it is a curse to be Haitian-American or to identify with that group in US elections is somehow unamerican, I would like to see whether you would have said the same things about Cuban, African-American or LGBTQ candidates. I doubt very much that you would.

Dr. Rudolph Moise, one of the Haitian American candidates in that race spent $2 million in the race and lost, along with everyone else other than Fredrica Wilson who won. I might add that North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin also ran an lost. And by the way, I came in 4th. Scott came in after me. Did that make him a bad candidate or a loser? Absolutely not. But your point seems to suggest that when people lose a race or two, regardless of the circumstances, they somehow become useless. I would point you to Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan's record of running and losing before ever winning an election. I will continue in my next post.

Phillip Brutus said...

In 2011, I ran for State Senate District 33. Although Oscar Braynon had only served half of a term in the House, he raised more than $200,000.00 which he spent on the race. He received 4,600 votes. I received 4,300 votes with a measly $17,000.00. I beat him throughout early voting and on election day. He beat me in the absentee ballot count. BY all account, I almost won that race. Were it not for widespread absentee ballot irregularities, the results might have been different. If you doubt my word, ask former Representatives James Bush and Daryl Reaves.

I ran again in 2014 against Barbara Watson. Here again, two other Haitian-American candidates jumped in the race. Again, my voting base was split. Watson received some 5,000 votes. I received some 3,400 votes, while the other two Haitian-American candidates garnered 2,100 votes and 1,200 votes respectively. These numbers do not reflect the negative connotation that those anti Phillip Brutus pundits tried to spin. Numbers don't lie.

Fast forward to 2016, I decided to qualify as an NPA (No party Affiliation), a right conferred on every elector by Statute. And no, I am not a Republican for those of you who will be tempted to throw that curve ball. Regardless of one's political party, one has a right to ask that his/her name be placed directly on the General Election ballot as an NPA. I chose that route because two other Haitian Americans filed to run as well. Notwithstanding vitriol and xenophobic venom spewing from some of these posts, I will only say that God is in charge. If it be the Almighty's will that I lose, I will lose with dignity and move on with my life. If it be the Almighty's will that I win, I will win with dignity and serve honorably. Democracy is indeed a beautiful thing.

Peace Profound

Phillip Brutus

Phillip Brutus said...

Lastly, I did not lose 5 straight races. I ran in 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2014. In my arithmetic book, that equals 4; not 5. But do ponder on the factual issues I raised above.

Geniusofdespair said...

It is okay Philip - because many people write via phone etc. spelling has never counted on this blog nor typos. How would you appeal to the rest of the community. The district is divided is almost equally Black, Whie, Hispanic. How can you be the bridge to unite us all?

Geniusofdespair said...

Whites : 68,221, Blacks: 72,027, Hispanics: 70,415 -- Registered voters.

Phillip Brutus said...

Well. I am going to have to raise enough money to reach out to every sector of the district. I am hoping that they will see the United in me once they realize that I am able to comfortably relate to everyone, regardless of race, nationality, sexual preference or ideology. I am fluent in Spanish and will address that community through identified media outlets in Spanish. And I have a solid grasp of the issues facing Florida at this juncture. I am hoping to participate in debates where everyone can hear me articulate. I am certain that the majority will feel that I can unite the District.

Anonymous said...

Jean Monestime, our first County Commissioner of Haitian Descent, has been an inclusive and thoughtful leader, representing everyone. Perhaps we can stop looking at people by race. Daphne Campbell has been a divisive leader, catering to her base only. We should instead look to Jean Monestime as an example of a good leader.

Phillip Brutus said...

I am glad to see that this discourse is moving away from race based exchanges. I will always be grateful for the opportunities I got in this great country. Ever since I landed at JFK as a wide eyed teenager, I knew that if you work hard and respect the law, the sky is your limit in America. IT is a honor for me to have serve in our Legislature and will be an immense opportunity to do it again in the Senate.

Indeed Jean Monestime is an inclusive leader. I have always been as inclusive, whether I am in public office or not. And when I become your State Senator, I will show all of you that in this day and age, inclusion, not exclusion is what will make us a better society. I will represent the entire District equally; not a small section of it.

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Geniusofdespair said...

It is obvious you are from another campaign or are harboring a personal vendetta. Send a flyer, don't use our blog to attack a candidate. We allow no vendetta comments, see above.