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¿quién?Forgotten Florida Republican Senator Mel Martinez announced his retirement today, two years early, and nobody really cares. Martinez is a Cuban alien who somehow got to Florida and became mayor of some town, in Florida, so George Bush Junior made him the HUD secretary, so Martinez caused the housing collapse probably, and then he ran for the Senate and won, we guess, because he’s a senator now, but only for two more years.

He also ran the entire Republican Party political operation, briefly, after the 2006 whupping, and failed at that, too.

He is also unpopular, when people think about him at all, and he’s a Republican so of course he cannot get any fundraising moneys, because nobody wants to back a loser.

Here is how the people of Florida reacted, on the Miami Herald website:

  • What did this man actually accomplish besides being a Bush loyalist? He was a miserable RNC chair and only proved his incompetence as a Republican Party leader. His legislative effectiveness never rose above below average in the Senate. The best that can be said about his senatorial career is “forgettable.”
  • Good riddance.
  • He has been a disappointement. Even letters I have written to his office have had Rove-like irrational messages.
  • Good riddance.
  • Best news of the day.
  • Good riddance.
  • Adios, cucaracha!

Mel Martinez won’t seek Senate reelection [Miami Herald]

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51 COMMENTS

  1. If you are going to post something, why would you merely repeat “Good riddance” when two other posters have already said this? High on the Mel disapproval, low on the creativity, these folks.

  2. “He has been a disappointement. Even letters I have written to his office have had Rove-like irrational messages.”

    Dear Mr. Martinzez,

    I herd ur teh ghey?

    Mr. Rove

  3. [re=189271]Doglessliberal[/re]: I sort of loved that the immediate reaction of many people was just a kind of disgusted “good riddance,” as if all of Florida could give a shit about the guy, but still dislikes him.

  4. “Martinez is a Cuban alien who somehow got to Florida”

    Between the Messicans & the Cubano’s, the southern border
    get’s penetrated almost as much as them Palin whores.

  5. [re=189273]Heywood Floyd[/re]: I’m stuck on the phrase, “Even letters I have written to his office have had Rove-like irrational messages.” I can’t get beyond it; I just read it over and over, trying to grasp it.

  6. Now it’s off to the lobbyist farm for Mel where he will be forced to make millions of dollars convincing his ex colleges to slip in earmarks for some rice and bean research grants.

  7. Even the repubs hate him. I’m renting a republican friends house in DC for the inaug, who is also from Florida. He’s SO over Mel. It’s so funny, the repubs are FROTHING at the mouth to purge the party of moderates. WHich Mel is. He was a TRIAL LAWYER, for Jeebus’ sake.

  8. I did think it was refreshing that Martinez gave such a truthful answer when he stated that he was retiring so that, as a Florida Republican, he could spend more time at the local restroom.

  9. We are looking into the abyss people. Can we start deconstrucing the party into lots of little pieces. Hey if the ANC is spitting up in South Africa, then why not the GOP. They both go for 3-letter abbreviated names

  10. [re=189266]SayItWithWookies[/re]: “So judging by the comments, he elected himself?”

    That’s essentially how it goes with Miami elections. That, and screwing over Overtown for laughs.

  11. Horse shit! He’s being put out to pasture where Kitty now rides her horses.
    Those two can talk about the good ol’ days when the GOP was a loose cannon up on deck.

  12. [re=189362]obfuscator[/re]: I’m going to laugh so hard when the Alpha 66 wannabes in Miami-Dade stop getting money and fellatio from national republicans. Maybe one day they will be forced to stop funneling their cash and local resources into developer-friends and embezzlement and some industry will thrive that competes with the insane housing prices. I guess then I’ll be able to afford to retire back where I grew up.

  13. [re=189362]obfuscator[/re]: But he was the perfect Republican type of Hispanic: a Cuban boy who fled the Reds to be raised by white evangelical Christians! I don’t think they can find one better than that…

  14. [re=189271]Doglessliberal[/re]: If you are going to post something, why would you merely repeat “Good riddance” when two other posters have already said this? High on the Mel disapproval, low on the creativity, these folks.

    Oh wait, did someone already say that?

  15. [re=189309]IslandGirlFL[/re]: Melquíades Martínez is a moderate? Mel don’t like the gay homosexuals, don’t believe in embryo or fetus-purging (even in the case of rape or incest), and supports our Iraquistani Adventure and just everything El Presidente says.

    [re=189284]bitchincamaro[/re]: Mel-mel co-sponsored the Republican “Save that poor brain-dead woman” legislation in the Senate. In doing so, he was probably projecting.

  16. [re=189287]robanybody[/re]: The only Cuban Thompson would ever play second fiddle to is Andy Garcia. He’s from the REAL Amurrica, doncha know.

  17. [re=189435]Guppy06[/re]: Don’t you know that Charlie is getting married next week and Kitty will be his “best girl”?

    On the local NPR channel today, they were hinting that Mel might have to resign early.

    There is the distinct odor of nastiness when a major politician says he wants to quit “to spend more time with my family”!

  18. [re=189293]wheelie[/re]: The very act of sitting at the computer to write a letter/email to Martinez turns one’s prose into doublespeak.

    [re=189422]TJBeck[/re]: Mel B (spice girl)

  19. After landing dry-footed in our shores, the bastard decided that the buck stopped at him, and flip-flopped his stance on immigration.
    Oh, how much we Messicans hate Mel Martínez!

  20. [re=189422]TJBeck[/re]: Mel, the fictional character from Mel’s Diner in the 70’s sitcom ‘Alice’. He ranks higher than Mel Martinez does.

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