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Miami GOP Controversy Continues After New Video Surfaces (Video)

by Javier Manjarres

In a follow up to our piece last week regarding an incident that occurred at the Miami REC where Congressional Candidate Paul Crespo was confronted by local police after his remarks to the group, The Shark Tank has obtained a perviously unreleased video from the event from the Crespo Campaign which provides greater context as to what actually occurred. All of the candidates in attendance were alotted 2 minutes to address the meeting. Some of the candidates went over the 2 minutes allowed-one even spoke close to 3 minutes. Crespo claims that he was escorted out of the event because he exceed his time- he did, by a whopping 10 seconds!

In addition to the video, I was also informed by James Shedd, a retired 30 year DEA Agent, that a reliable source had disclosed to him that the West Miami police were requested to appear at the event by one of David Rivera’s aides.



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  1. JJ July 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Outrageous!!!! David and JC Hernandez are the example of everything A Republican isn’t If we Republicans want to win in November we can’t throw David against the Donkeys.

  2. The Real Paul Crespo July 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    This video proves that Paul Crespo was not kicked out of the meeting! In fact, if you listen closely, at 1 minute and 14 seconds, you will hear Crespo say “I have to go back inside.” If he had been kicked out, then why would he say that? Clearly, the officers just wanted to ask Crespo a few questions.

    In addition, 4 and half minutes went by before the police approached Paul Crespo.

    Perhaps the officers just wanted to ask Crespo about his violent history with public service officers.

    http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/cjis/CasePrinter.aspx?case=F00008359

    http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/cjis/CasePrinter.aspx?case=M00017295

  3. The Missing Link July 13, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    “the officers just wanted to ask Crespo a few questions”

    Surely you jest, ‘Real’ Paul Crespo. Only a complete moron would think the police only wanted to ask Paul his position on Obamacare.

  4. The Real Paul Crespo July 13, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    @ The Missing Link

    Why would they want to ask Paul Crespo his position on Obamacare??????

    They wanted to ask him his position on beating cops!!!!!

  5. woop July 13, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Hey, *Real Paul Crespo*, it’s not going to work buddy. Nothing you say can change the fact that JC Hernandez sent the cops after Paul for no good reason. The video speaks for itself.

  6. The Missing Link July 13, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    @ The “Real” Paul Crespo

    Either way, you really are a moron. And a complete hack with ZERO credibility, LOL.

  7. woop July 13, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Hey *Real Paul Crespo”, it’s not gonna work buddy. Nothing you say can change the fact that J.C. Hernandez sent the cops after Paul for no good reason. The video speaks for itself.

  8. Maria July 13, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    This is unbelievable! Rivera should be ashamed of himself and resign his position. Do anyone believe that Rivera did not know anything about this?! Nothing happens in our REC without his blessing. Correoso is just a guilt as Hernandez, since they both take orders from Rivera.

  9. Matthew T. July 13, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    A little sick for Republicans to be calling the cops on major candidates in their own party. Sometimes people in politics are too full of themselves and drunk with power. That includes staffers and office holders of any type. Really sad to call the cops and act like facists.

    I couldn’t live with myself if I was Party Chair. and so desperate to suppress other people’s non-violent views that I called the cops on fellow Republicans in front of other Republicans.

    Looks like the Party Chair. needs to take a chill pill and find other work. — if all this is true.

  10. honeygetoverit July 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    The video speaks for itself, and no amount of denial can change that. Good to know this is how Dade conducts its political body. Disgusting and mildly ridiculous.

  11. miamidude July 13, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    David Rivera is a pussy

  12. Republicana July 13, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Whoever is alleging to be The REAL PAUL CRESPO is someone closely working for David Rivera. Please have some dignity and change your name to another pseudonym or your own name. Stop hiding and falsifying information.

  13. Objective Observer that definitely took Rivera’s side! July 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    This guy is so desperate! This was so obviously set up so he could try to malign the Chairman. Just listen to him, ‘this is so surreal’ ‘just because I went over my time’… what a crock of crap. The officers of this organization should be protected from wacko’s like this. And I cannot even believe that this website is perpetuating this nonsense. It is exactly what he wants you to do. Rivera did not approach the policeman, but he was rightfully approached by an assistant when Creepo tried to encourage the crowd to become unruly. What’s wrong with that? That’s what they should do, contain troublemakers.

    If you notice Chairman Rivera graciously applauds for him when he is done, but it is obvious that this candidate Creepo went there with every intention of inciting a scene. It is not his place to tell the chairman to resign. Rivera worked his way up through ranks for many, many years and has earned that position! Just because this Creepo candidate decides to run against him, he should resign?? What a loser and a Creep!

  14. Alugo_79 July 13, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    @objective bs …

    All you have are vicious words – the video tells it all.

    I have only lived in Miami a relatively short while, but this I already know:

    David Rivera’s corrupt ways manifest themselves in a new way every day -

    corrupt in his fundraising (taking money from lobbyists during session)

    corrupt in his use of party resources

    corrupt in his use of police to intimidate opponents

    corrupt in his abuse of Reagan’s great name and his 11th commandment

    corrupt in getting Florida Right to Life to endorse him and to not even give Paul and “A” rating, despite the fact that he is 100% pro-life. (he corrupted a Christian organization!!)

    corrupt in getting people to post filth for him under pseudonyms

    And these are all PUBLIC manifestations of his corruption.

    IMAGINE WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THE SCENES.

  15. RIVERA BEATS WOMEN July 13, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Rivera is the lowest form of pond scum pretends to clap for Crespo and calling for Unity while he lets others do his dirty work.
    Apparently Rivera and his minions are to busy lying and stealing to know the 1st amendment exist.

  16. Jose Aguirre July 14, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Rivera should fire that jerk who sent the police to go after Crespo. I really had no interest in that race thinking either one would represent me just fine; but now, I will actively support Paul Crespo, the real, Real One.

  17. Estrellita Rubio July 14, 2010 at 1:56 am

    It is quite funny to hear Alina Garcia scream that Paul Crespo is out of order.

    That is truly an amazing statement from the woman that dresses and speaks in what can only be described as “out of order.”

    Alina, you are the meaning of the work “Chusma” and “Chankletera.”

    If there is a problem with David’s office, it comes from the poor decision is hiring this evil and corrupt woman.

    Amen!

  18. La Nona July 14, 2010 at 4:14 am

    I used to be an REC Member 2 years ago, so I know many of the members. some have informed me, that Mr. Crespo & Ms. Cancio are NOT members of the Republican Executive Committee, have never been, and until now that they are running for office, they had never stepped foot on an REC meeting before. WOW, I thought they were active participants.

    And how do they know all this “missuse of power”, and use of the Party, etc, etc, etc.?
    Also…if they are such great and qualified candidates, how come all they do is attack another candidate? Has anyone heard what their qualifications are?( aside from a Marine and a lawyer). By the way Ms. cancio, let me give you some free advise…you need a make over badly, and red is definetely not your color. Paul, don’t talk about “Police records”…or yours will be all over the Herald, if it isn’t yet.
    Do you all really want this kind of people to represent you? No experience,NO REAL RESUME AND ALSO attack dogs .Maybe they are doing the dirty work for Joe! It sure looks like it.
    Please, people, fellow republicans,…leave the attacks for Joe Garcia! He must be having a great time from his cave.
    Before all this, Rivera was only attacked by Cuban travel Agencies and Demo-Rats etc. now…by “members of his own party running for office. Sorry, you know you have no chance to win, so what is the deal?
    No wonder Obama is President! I might just change to independent, or move to Alaska, I like Sarah Palin better.

  19. Alugo_79 July 14, 2010 at 7:13 am

    @ La Nona

    You Lie:

    Paul Crespo is the ONLY candidate that as been proposing policy ideas FROM THE BEGINNING – look at his ISSUES and PRESS RELEASES page at http://www.paulcrespo2010.com

    David Rivera has had an ISSUES section on hig for only about 2 WEEKS!

    Paul has NEVER raised David’s criminal record – I’ve searched extensively and found NO evidence of it – (MARILI HAS)

    Paul’s BS arrest for “resisting arrest without violence” was 1 nothing incident from 2000 – charges were dropped at the first hearing. And we now know how easy it is to get harrassed by cops in Miami. That charge is THE MOST COMMON BS CHARGE that cops use just to mess with you -that’s what my 20-year veteran cop friend tell me.

    DAVID’S RESUME:

    (1) “Pork for YOU, vote for ME” – prime example: FIU $$ – but there are MANY others.

    (2) Machine insider who seems to corrupt everything he touches.

    PAUL’S RESUME:

    (1) Marine Corps officer 12 years, with real world experience as a diplomate

    (2) Beloved conservative voice on radio, tv, and print

    (3) Active Bush I and II campaigner

    and MUCH MORE on his website.

  20. Johnny July 14, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I dont know Crespo, but I do know Rivera and he is not a nice guy, he is a crooked politician. Plain and simple, like it or not that is the truth. Now the only thing I know about Crespo is that he is a U.S. Marine and served his country, Rivera has never served anything but himself. With that fact alone any Military person deserves a little more respect than what I am reading on this page. To those that write here when have you ever served your Country, can anyone here or any of those politicians here in Local Miami step up any say they were ready to give up their life for their freedom.
    Crespo, thank you for your service!!!

  21. eltequileno July 14, 2010 at 8:23 am

    It’s great to see that the people are realizing the Paul Crespo is the man to support. We just can’t have Rivera represent us.

    But David has $$$$$. WE NEED TO GIVE PAUL OUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TOO!

    I already have.

    Thanks.

  22. Susan K. Goldstein July 14, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I was sent this website on FB and watched this video. I find it hard to believe, the reaction and the personal attacks posted here. I felt compelled to comment.

    Someone that uses their precious ’2 minutes’ to criticize their opponent and worse, to rally people and demand his opponent resign from a position that he earned over many years, must not have much to offer as a candidate. Particularly, when that candidate has never been to an REC meeting before he ran. It is desperate and disrespectful. This is an organization that David Rivera has worked very hard to help foster for over 25 years, with sweat equity, raising contributions to sustain it, and walking precincts all over the county (and the state) for countless Republicans.

    The reason David Rivera has the support of true Republicans is because he has served his constituency very, very well! He has also helped countless other Republican candidates for years. As a result he has worked his way up to the highest level of leadership in the legislature. Only to bring home to his constituents more of the tax dollars they have been sending to Tallahassee for years.

    I served with David Rivera and have never met a more committed, intelligent, and effective lawmaker. He helps other Republicans pass their legislation and doesn’t claim credit. He has earned the respect of members, both republican and democrat, because he is the hardest worker, first one there in the morning and last to leave at night, often times leaving after midnight. He doesn’t go out and party like many do, he works, works, and works more. He does not drink or embarrass those he represents, and always makes time to see constituents, anyone and everyone, even if they are developmentally disabled and he can’t understand them, even if they are confronting him on an issue, or disagree with his policies. He is always courteous and accessible and conveys his message without criticizing or taking personal shots at others.

    You are all very fortunate to have such an intelligent, distinguished, quality candidate that commands the respect of his peers and the highest level of elected officials, in Miami, Tallahassee, and Washington DC. Consider yourselves lucky to be able to cast your vote for David Rivera. No one fights for, or represents their constituency better than David Rivera. No one!

  23. Alugo_79 July 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Eloquently stated, Ms. Goldstein. Unfortunately, you do not address specifically any of the very specific questions raised regarding David Rivera’s

    Abuses of the Party

    Fundraising ethics

    Intimidation of his opponents.

  24. The First Amendment July 14, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Susan ” I served with David” You mean you and David have served yourselves at the expense of Floridians.

    In your little inuslated politician world the first amendment does not exist criticizing the establishment is grounds for sending armed uniformed police officers to escort someone out of a meeting. Hmmm interesting I think thats what King George tried to do to the founders of this great nation

    YOU AND “KING” DAVID ARE THE POSTER CHILDREN FOR WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY AND SHOULD BE SHOWN THE DOOR OUT OF PUBLIC OFFICE.

    PS
    Don’t worry we won’t have police officers escort you out.

  25. Helpless Constituent July 14, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Gee Ms. Goldstien without you and David and the rest of our political class I don’t know where I’d be (probably better off). You and your ilk (David et al) digust me and I can only hope the voters wake up and toss you bums out.

    “Consider yourselves lucky to be able to cast your ballot for Dvaid Rivera”
    If thats not a pompous full of youyrself statement then nothing is.

    The only act of desperation i’ve seen so far is the use of police officers to quiet a political opponent, thats desperation.

  26. Marta Zayas July 14, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    To me the most important thing is to continue to respect our precious right to express ourselves. As a teacher I am always trying to teach my first graders to be respectful of each other and each other’s rights. I hope that when they grow up they will be dignified citizens that will contribute much to our society. To me its important to expect and demand high standards of our political representatives in their positions as leaders and role models.

    There are simple rules we should all have learned in kindergarten. One is “don’t call people names” and the other is “play fair”. I can only hope our political leaders continue to present themselves as role models and dignified leaders.

    Those of us that depend on their leadership should continue to exact a strict condition of integrity from those we elect while at the same time respect freedom of expression that is celebrated with the constraints of respect.

  27. La Nona July 15, 2010 at 12:26 am

    “Florida right-wing blogs the Shark Tank and the Babalú Blog abandon GOP Establishment candidate David Rivera for extremist Paul Crespo”

    Maybe because they are getting more people to read their blogs. They feel important, cool! famous.It sure is irresponsible of them, to just report a one sided version of the facts.
    Example: They only have Mr. Creepo, talking and acussing, they don’t bother to interview “the other side’s point of view”.
    2. Creepo and Ms. Cancio have been attacking Rivera for months, and they report it as if it was facts. They don’t write anything for the public to read the whole background of the problem. (Mr. Creepo and the Lady, attacking and lying about Rivera.
    in other words, be fair! expose everyone!
    Now, I don’t think Rivera is stupid, why would he orchestrate all this mess and give his rivals ammunition on purpose?????
    why would HE order the police to even talk to Creepo? He is above all that sillyness.
    THINK ABOUT IT! WOULD YOU?
    As for police presence there. No big deal, any time you have a large crowd attending an event with more that the limit of capacity, it is normal procedure everywhere. Even at “15″ parties you have police presence. Right?

    It was just something that happened, and it turned into a big show. (Mr. Creepo should win an academy award for acting in front of the cameras). Maybe instead of”trying” to go to Washington, he should go to Hollywood.
    Congress material, HE IS NOT!
    Marili Cancio might be a lawyer but as we watched cha. 10 last sunday, she also does not have experience and has no idea of what is going on, all she knows is, she has to attack and repeat what Mr. Creepo says.

  28. Oscar July 15, 2010 at 12:36 am

    @La Nona

    you are wrong about these blogs. These blogs were popular and making news way before Rivera and his thugs orchestrated this event. The video does not lie and Rivera is guilty by assoc. , if not completely guilty of this. He and his manager Javier Correoso and JC Hernandez new all along, they prolly planned it. This was no coincedence.

    Start blaming yourselves for your stupidity and not others.

  29. La Nona July 15, 2010 at 12:58 am

    “In addition to the video, I was also informed by James Shedd, a retired 30 year DEA Agent, that a reliable source had disclosed to him that the West Miami police were requested to appear at the event by one of David Rivera’s aides.”

    Here is another example of poor and irresponsible reporting, Mr. Manjarres.

    OK, so Mr. James Sheed, (a retired DEA Agent) told you;
    that “a reliable source disclosed to him…etc, etc
    What if…this people made it all up???? Did you even stopped to think about it?
    and I am not saying that Mr. Sheed was lying, just that you just don’t report things that “A RELIABLE SOURCE, TOLD ANOTHER RELLABLE SOURCE, AND THEY TOLD YOU…”
    HOW DO WE, and YOU, KNOW ALL THE SOURCES ARE RELIABLE?

    Now it only makes sense to think, that the REC might have asked the police to be there to PREVENT an even bigger problem with so many followers of each of the candidates etc.
    (no need to hear it from 007)
    Now, a “reliable source” told ME, that people had been calling each other to say that “there was going to be trouble” at the REC meeting, they had heard Mr. Creepo and Ms. Cancio on radio, tv etc. all week telling people that they were going to the meeting to make Mr. Rivera resign as Chairman, and even inviting the public to attend. Creepo and Cancio all showed up with an entorage larger than Michelle O’s. Beside the 145 or so members of the REC, the 20 or so, other candidates and their entorages., all the “chismosos”, and famous reporters and their cameras, that wanted to watch the show. Any sensible person would have police presence there!
    RIGHT? nothing wrong with that.

  30. Alugo_79 July 15, 2010 at 6:13 am

    @Nona

    Too late to muddy the waters.

    Your distress is palpable.

    The disgusting truth of this whole episode is smouldering – I know you know that. It’s not one of those things that will die down in a few days.

    Even though local “big media” have had some trouble calling this what it is. The truth is spreading and will soon become national. Yes, national.

    David Rivera has been exposed.

  31. Javier Manjarres July 15, 2010 at 7:10 am

    @La Nona

    Since you feel the need to insert my name into this mess, I will respond. The reliable source I refer to is an ‘existing law enforcement’ official that confirmed everything Mr. Shedd told me. I also call the West Miami P.D. for comment-should I release this conversation as well-the answer is no, I will not. You are going to sink your candidate even more, if you continue this little rant of yours.

    You are right, there is nothing wrong with the police being there. It is evident that from the video that there was some degree of planning.

    Since I am just another ‘chismoso’, then I should really open my mouth and throw everyone under the bus, would that be fair?

  32. La Nona July 15, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    FROM: J. MANJARRES
    “Since you feel the need to insert my name into this mess,”

    SORRY, BUT YOUR NAME IS ALL OVER THIS MESS. ISN’T THIS YOUR BLOG? AREN’T YOU, “THE EL SHARKO”, OR IS THERE SOMEONE ELSE WRITING FOR YOU? NO? OK, SO LET’S BE CLEAR ON THIS FACT. YOU INSERT YOUR NAME ALL OVER EVERYTHING YOU WRITE HERE.

    “also call the West Miami P.D. for comment-should I release this conversation as well-the answer is no, I will not. You are going to sink your candidate even more, if you continue this little rant of yours.

    IS THIS A THREAT? WHY SHOULD IT BOTHER YOU? IT WAS MEANT AS “CONSTRUCTIVE CRITIZISM”, NOT TO OFFEND YOU. OOOOH, I SEE, IT IS OK FOR YOU TO TALK & WRITE FREELY ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE, TRUE OR NOT…BUT IF SOMEONE DARES TO GIVE THEIR OPINION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR WRITTING HABITS…WELL…THAT’S A DIFFERENT STORY! IS THAT CORRECT? HEY , FIDELITO…THIS IS STILL AMERICA…DON’T BE CHILDISH AND ACT LIKE A REAL WRITTER. THINK ABOUT IT. WHAT YOU JUST WROTE DOES NOT SOUND RIGHT TO ME.

    You are right, there is nothing wrong with the police being there. It is evident that from the video that there was some degree of planning.

    AND YOUR POINT IS????? OF COURSE THERE HAS TO BE PLANNING WHEN YOU ARE RUNNING A MEETING/CANDIDATE FORUM ETC. BUT YOU ARE IMPLYING “PLANNING TO HAVE THE CIRCUS THAT IT TURNED OUT TO BE…
    DO YOU REALLY THINK “THE CHAIRMAN” WOULD PLAN SOMETHING FOR ALL YOU GUYS AND MR. CREEPO TO HAVE THEIR FUN? NOOOOOOO! HE IS SMARTER THAN THAT, AND WAY ABOVE ALL THAT SILLYNESS. THAT IS THE PROOF THAT NO ONE “PLANNED” ANYTHING ON THE REC CAMP. THE ONLY PLAN THERE, WAS THE ONE, MR. CREEPO THE CLOWN, AND ALL HIS FOLLOWERS HAD IN MIND. HE HAS BEEN DOING THAT SINCE HE STARTED HIS SO CALLED “CAMPAIGN”. CLARO, HE HAS NOTHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT, LIKE…EXPERIENCE, AND HOW HE COULD REPRESENT US IN WASHINGTON ETC. AND BY THE WAY LET’S TELL MR. CREEPO, TO REMEMBER THAT… “ONCE A MARINE, ALWAYS A MARINE”…AND “REAL MARINES” DON’T ACT LIKE HE DOES. THEY ARE MEN OF HONOR THAT DON’T NEED TO ACT THE WAY HE DOES. MARINES ATTACK THE ENEMY, NOT ONE OF THEIR OWN.

    Since I am just another ‘chismoso’, then I should really open my mouth and throw everyone under the bus, would that be fair?
    AY CHICO!!! DON’T GET MAD!!! NO ONE CALLED “YOU”, CHISMOSO, I SAID: all the “chismosos”, and famous reporters and their cameras.(THAT’S YOU) BUT IF THE SHOE FITS…WEAR IT!
    MIJO, NO AMENACEZ, THAT IS NOT VERY PROFFESSIONAL. AND FOR THE RECORD, I’VE ALWAYS LIKED YOU, YOU ARE EVEN CUTE, THAT IS WHY I’VE ALWAYS READ YOUR BLOG. (even before this Rivera-Creepo mess)
    QUE PASA? DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO BE AFRAID TO WRITE THEIR VIEWS ON YOUR BLOG?

  33. Javier Manjarres July 16, 2010 at 1:34 am

    @ La Nona

    Obviously, you did not detect the sarcasm-how could you. So, after every single one of my points, just add a big fat LOL.
    And I don’t get mad, I sit back and laugh at you and the others tearing yourselves apart. And since you know me, you would know that I dont get upset-always joking.

    So remember, big fat LOL after all my points…

    hhahahaha

  34. Alugo_79 July 16, 2010 at 7:27 am

    And still “Nona” attempts (feebly) to deceive:

    (1) Paul is the only one who has been running an issues-based campaign – look at all of this policy proposals and policy-oriented press releases — they go back MONTHS! http://www.paulcrespo2010.com

    (2) David Rivera added an “Issues” section to his website just a couple of weeks ago – AFTER Paul called him on it. And DR has avoided discussing the issue, preferring to raise money and avoid his opponent — but the July 11th Michael Putney show demonstrates why: Paul made mincemeat of David. Simple as that.

    (3) David Rivera has made an “Issue” out of his general LACK OF ETHICS (fundraising in-session, etc.) and his ABUSE OF PARTY RESOURCES and use of the police to intimidate Crespo.

    The Truth:

    On what is likely a small budget, PAUL IS CLEANING DAVID’S CLOCK. It’s a testament to Paul’s strength as a candidate, and David’s undeniable weakness.

    ‘Nuff said.

  35. Destruction of the Miami-Dade GOP July 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    For many years, the Miami-Dade GOP has been under attack by David Rivera, Alina Garcia, Liliana Ros and at some point the stooges who flock around them. They destroyed many clubs, including the Republican Hispanic Assembly which was the muscle in the party. The three would call secret meetings to oust members who did not do their dirty work. They plotted against good people like Roberto Canino who has served the party for many years and took his desire to serve away. Add to that list Maria Hernandez, Zoila Casas, Miguel Amador, Cindy Miel, Vanessa Bravo, Tony De La Luz, etc. (That would be an interesting show for Maria Elvira, Oscar, etc.) They lie to Jeb about what we need. They place leaders in clubs that are followers. Worst, they promote a hate environment where no ones wants to stay around. Well, unless you are a butt kisser who enjoys being told what to do and being used.

    Paul Crespo is correct. The REC is under siege. Do not support anyone who is with any of there horrible people and demand a better GOP. Enough is enough. Paul and Marili, you both need to do investigative work and seek the people who served the party in the past and were ousted.

  36. Mitch August 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Rivera and his minions have the smug look of arrogant political thugs who’ve fixed the proceedings before they even begin. I thought I was watching Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago mob on the dais.

    To “The Real Paul Crespo” and other blatantly obvious Rivera operatives: you are debasing and degrading the Republican party and the American political system with your chicanery and abuses.

    I have no illusions that you’re going to change your M.O., so the best hope for the party and the country is for people like you to unceremoniously be stripped of power and dumped out of the system.