Just once I’d like to see voters reject a politician who also happens to be a liar.
Seriously. Is that too much to ask?
Sadly, far too many voters never take the time to think before they cast a ballot. They either vote for candidates based on name recognition, political party, gender, race, ethnicity, or some other random method that has absolutely nothing to do with the best interests of the electorate as a whole.
What’s even worse, no one seems to care anymore that their elected officials are criminals.
Take Daphne Campbell, for instance. Even the Miami New Times, which always supports liberal candidates, included her in its recent article, Five Florida Candidates You Definitely Shouldn’t Vote for This Year.
This, of course, shouldn’t surprise anyone since, in her short career as a state representative, Daphne Campbell has consistently voted along party lines … the Republican party!
Regardless of whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, you do not want this person representing you in Tallahassee!
The New Times article noted, “Democrat Daphne Campbell somehow won the primary for State Senate District 38 despite having a history of shady business deals, a son who’s been charged with Medicare fraud, a secretary arrested for fraud, and at least ten foreclosures filed against her properties. When we called Campbell about those foreclosures, she pretended we had the wrong number. She now wants a promotion.”
While she typically ignores (and flat out lies to) reporters, the ten foreclosures and “shady business deals” mentioned in the article are the least of Daphne’s problems.
In a previous blog, Daphne Campbell: Unbalanced, unhinged and unfit for duty, I reported that:
- Daphne’s now former husband, Hubert “Bob” Campbell, was convicted of mortgage fraud in 2007.
- Both of them have been implicated in absentee ballot fraud.
- Group homes they both owned were closed after “a patient was raped, three died and others lived in such squalor that the state shut off their state funding,” after which Daphne “co-sponsored a bill to block public disclosure of dangerous group homes.”
- They collected $153,000.00 in fraudulent Medicaid payments in the names of two unsuspecting health care workers, who are now on the hook for “hundreds of thousands in back taxes.”
- She sponsored legislation to ban red light cameras after her husband “racked up five tickets for running red lights.”
- She hired Nacivre “Charlie” Charles as her campaign manager – a felon who was convicted for campaign finance fraud.
And despite all these things, she is still shamelessly running for office.
Career politicians like Daphne, however, know there will never be any consequences no matter how many financial, ethical or legal transgressions they commit. Laws designed to protect the public against crooked politicians are legislated by … crooked politicians. These same legislators also make sure that the agencies charged with investigating ethics and election laws have absolutely no power to enforce them.
Anyone who thinks the system isn’t rigged surely believes in unicorns.
The Miami Herald reported on October 12, 2016, “Prematurely describing herself as “New Senator Elect Daphne Campbell,” the Miami Democratic state representative now seeking a state Senate seat accidentally sent out a fundraising invitation Wednesday afternoon on her official Florida House email account.”
Of course, using an official state email account to send campaign material is illegal.
Yet, of course, there will be no consequences.
In addition to her usual ethical lapses, Daphne has been up to her dirty old tricks during early voting at the North Miami Public Library, where South Florida campaign corruption runs rampant.
According to multiple reports, Daphne’s campaign workers have been working the crowd and spreading lies about her opponent, Phillip Brutus. Some are claiming that he represented them in legal matters and “messed up” their cases. Another Campbell “volunteer” was instructed to pick fights with Mr. Brutus whenever he showed up at the precinct. Other witnesses also reported that Daphne was colluding with Miami-Dade elections workers to “help” voters cast their ballots (which illegal activity is a regular occurrence at this precinct).
Complaints were filed with the State Attorney (who will completely ignore it), the Miami-Dade Elections Department (which will also sweep it under the rug), and the Florida Elections Commission (which will not meet again until after the election).
In other words, there will be no consequences.
Daphne has also taken to the Haitian radio airwaves telling even more lies about her opponent, hoping to scam as many listeners as possible. She’s been claiming that her opponent created the “NPA” Party. Considering that the acronym “NPA” stands for “No Party Affiliation,” there is no such thing as the “NPA” Party.
Unfortunately, she’s betting on enough uninformed voters to believe that story.
She’s also betting that, by printing and distributing a fake flyer, voters will think she was endorsed by Hillary Clinton and President Obama.
The truth is that Daphne Campbell was NEVER ENDORSED by either Hillary Clinton, President Obama, or the Florida Democratic Party. There is NO WAY this flyer was commissioned by them!
In fact, Daphne was the only Democrat running for state office that the President did not endorse!
She also voted against repealing Florida’s ban on gay adoption.
So here’s the thing.
If you’re a Democrat (or a socially liberal Republican like me), keep in mind that Daphne Campbell is as far right on those issues as possible.
If you’re a socially conservative Republican, you might be tempted to vote for her based on those issues. But you should also keep in mind that she voted against other important conservative issues, such as open carry, banning sanctuary cities in Florida, drug screening for welfare recipients, empowering local school boards, and was rated 0% by the American Conservative Union.
If you’re an Independent or have No Party Affiliation, keep in mind that she’s a liar, a criminal and just bat shit crazy.
In summary, as I’ve already noted in a previous post, “Regardless of Daphne Campbell’s voting record, which absolutely should concern all Democrats, she has been implicated in a plethora of crimes, including absentee ballot fraud, nursing home violations which resulted in a rape and four deaths, and medicaid fraud. She has been slapped with $145,000.00 in federal tax liens, has had ten foreclosures filed against her properties, and is prone to grossly inappropriate behavior, both on the House floor and when dealing with the media.”
Phillip Brutus, on the other hand is completely sane.
He’s also an attorney, has a strong voting record as a State Representative, believes in common sense democratic principles, and happens to be a really, really cool dude.
The only clear choice for State Senate District 38 is Phillip Brutus!
PLEASE VOTE RESPONSIBLY!