Pinellas GOP Old Guard Smears Dr. McKalip – Showing Their Fear of True Republicanism.

The Good Ole Boys of the local Republican Party are scared and they are showing it!  The leadership has already taken the extraordinary step of working to alter the local republican executive committee by creating a six person race for the five seats in precinct 140 in Pinellas.  Now they have resorted to telling outright lies and ask people to vote for people who won’t even mention their qualifications or positions on the issues. (Fortunately these stale old GOP power brokers are fading away and you are witnessing their last desperate attempt to hold on to power).

My flier tells voters what I stand for, what I have done for the community and describes my qualifications. I suppose when you are faced with a qualified candidate, you resort to lies and smears....typical for the good ole boys in the republican party of the past. Time for some new blood.  (Fortunately these stale old GOP power brokers are fading away and you are witnessing their last desperate attempt to hold on to power).

My flier tells voters what I stand for, what I have done for the community and describes my qualifications. I suppose when you are faced with a qualified candidate, you resort to lies and smears….typical for the good ole boys in the republican party of the past. Time for some new blood.  (Fortunately these stale old GOP power brokers are fading away and you are witnessing their last desperate attempt to hold on to power).

In a mudslinging mail piece, the local republican leadership smeared me with a series of lies, labeling me as “unfit” to be the republican precinct committeeman.  The mail piece is in stark contrast to the one sent out by yours truly, Dr. McKalip, to the precinct earlier highlighting over a decade of service to the community and actual positions on the issues that matter to republicans. My piece mentioned that I paid for it myself, but the smear piece doesn’t mention the shady characters who funded it. (Download full size version of my mail piece here.)

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What have the others seeking your vote in precinct 140 done to serve the community? Is there a mail piece coming from the desperate, stale and ever-shrinking ole GOP cronies to support why people should vote for their chosen yes men? Here is my record. You choose.

The piece offers complete lies and fabrications.  For instance the piece states I “resigned in disgrace from the Florida Medical Association (FMA)”. In fact, I am a dues paying member of the FMA who recently received a certificate of appreciation for ten years of service there. The piece falsely claims I supported expansion of Medicaid in Florida, when I actually wrote the FMA policies that ensured the FMA opposed Medicaid expansion and made sure the FMA insisted that insurance companies must stop onerous HMO practices in medicaid. The piece complains that people call me a “gadfly” at City Council meetings. Gasp. Does that mean I show up to speak for tax cuts, less regulation and freedom? So be it. The piece mentions that I didn’t get elected to City Council in 2013 – yup, turns out that St. Petersburg residents are voting liberal these days, mainly because the local Republican party has been a complete failure at promoting republican principles. The smear campaign complains that I point out that Trump is failing to talk about working with Congress when he says “I alone can fix this”. They refer to the fact that I am chastising Trump for Calling Ted Cruz a liar for months, then suddenly saying he didn’t mean it in early June. They correctly point out that I want to vote for Trump but want him to mention the Constitution and Freedom. My reservations with Trump put me in company with the likes of known liberal diehards like David Jolly, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and more. So be it.

However there is a reason why Jeff Brandes allowed me to put the following statement on the mailer: “Dr. McKalip is a proven leader”. There is also a reason why I am pictured together with Dr. Ben Carson and Congressman Tom Price (a major Republican leader in Congress) as I worked with them pushing conservative republican principles at the national level.

They cast doubt on my interest in putting a conservative in the White House and don’t mention the “Hillary for Prison” sign I had stolen from my front yard.

The smear merchants would like you to vote for a list of other folks. They don’t mention anything about their qualifications. They ignore that I am a successful businessman, neurosurgeon and community activist who helped stop the Greenlight Pinellas tax hike, exposed corruption at PSTA, had St. Petersburg anti-free speech ordinance declared unconstitutional and more.  They don’t mention what any of the others have done.  Have they signed a paycheck, created jobs, worked for tax cuts, stood up in public for property tax reform? Of Course not.

So, the voting republicans in Precinct 140 have a clear choice: one who proudly states what he stands for, his qualifications and plans. Alternatively you can vote for the good ole boy establishment who send out false smear campaigns against a leader who is changing the local Republican Party for the better. The choice seems pretty clear.  Remember, if these good ole boys weren’t scared of someone actually making them do what they crow about – cut taxes, regulations and promoted freedom – they wouldn’t be spending their money on lies.

 

 

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This is obviously the only thing the stale, old powerbrokers of the Pinellas Republican party have to offer. (Fortunately they are fading away and you are witnessing their last desperate attempt to hold on to power). No reason to vote for people. No mention of their qualifications or record of service. You choose: A businessman who stands up for tax cuts, or yes men who will do anything to protect republicans who raise taxes.

 

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This is obviously the only thing the stale, old powerbrokers of the Pinellas Republican party have to offer. (Fortunately they are fading away and you are witnessing their last desperate attempt to hold on to power). No reason why to vote for people. No mention of their qualifications or record of service. You choose: A businessman who stands up for tax cuts, or yes men who will do anything to protect republicans who raise taxes.

 

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3 Replies:

  1. JohnB

    This is a good example of why I was never interested in becoming a “member” of the PCREC – they are a bunch of “go-along to get-along” good ol’ boys (and ladies) who seldom do anything constructive.
    The majority fail to get involved in county issues and support republican candidates, the majority do not show up at county commission meetings and city council meetings and promote conservative and constitutional principles. In fact, about the only things they are interested in are their Lincoln Day dinner pandering to establishment politicians who are typically more liberal than many Democrats and raising money to feather their own nests.
    Of course they don’t identify themselves in stating who is behind smear pieces like this – they are gutless wimps in a confrontation.
    They mention a “failed bid for city council,” are they happy with Darden Rice? Are YOU happy with Darden Rice?
    St. Petersburg has ONE (questionable) Republican on the city council – and the county commission has no true Republicans.
    Where is the PCREC when we need them? There was a time when conservatism meant something to the majority in Pinellas County – that time has gone and we are faced with growing liberalism throughout the county, with no real efforts on the part of the PCREC to actively support conservative candidates. The list of liberal politicians in the Republican party is not getting shorter – it actually grows with the likes of David Jolly, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush and their open willingness to support the progressive agenda.

    Send this link to all true conservatives and bring some real pressure on these pretend-conservatives, support David McKalip and stand by him – he is an outstanding representative of true conservative principles and this attempt to discredit his qualifications is an embarrassment to true Republicans.

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