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GOP Candidate deFaria Implodes at Congressional Debate, Quotes RAMBO

By Javier Manjarres

The Republican congressional candidates vying to oppose Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in November debated each other  in Miami Beach with just weeks remaining before the Republican Primary on August 14th.

In sum, there was wide agreement among all five of the candidates on the issues, but what most noteworthy about the debate can best be described as a gradual meltdown by one of the candidates that culminated with absurd accusations and conduct unbecoming of a congressional debate. 

From the start of the debate, Ozzie deFaria called out Joe Kaufman for mentioning his endorsement by Herman Cain.  Cain named both Kaufman and deFaria as part of his “Army of Davids,” but upon learning of deFaria’s criminal arrest record and domestic violence issues, Cain decided to openly endorse Joe Kaufman in the race.  While Kaufman did a decent amount of name dropping  in the debate, Cain has in fact endorsed Joe Kaufman in the race.

deFaria then told Kaufman that his statement was “going to come around and bite him in the ass.”

deFaria was off message again as he went on the attack against Karen Harrington and tried to promote his factually-challenged website that is dedicated to Harrington.  deFaria was then jeered, and someone from the audience called out “talk about your arrest record.” deFaria was clearly uncomfortable and was about to discuss his arrest record when he shut down by the moderator, Marcos Sendon, because his time was up.

deFaria then decided not to answer the next question posed to him, stating, “I am not going to answer the question, I am going to defend my honor.”  Needless to say, deFaria didn’t answer the question, and tried to defend his arrest. deFaria deceptively said that the charges were dropped and  he has never hit a woman. While he may not have hit a woman, that is not directly addressing what he was actually charged with.  He was arrested for assaulting his ex-wife’s boyfriend at the time and for violating an injunction against him.

In the sworn affidavit against him by Charles Seibold III, his ex-wife’s former boyfriend and now husband, Seibold stated that his ex-wife Elaine deFaria told him that deFaria assaulted her.

 The Respondent grabbed my girlfriend by the arm and pushed her aside…Police arrived and took pictures of my girlfriends arm.”- Charles Seibold, III (11/20/2005) (Source)

Adding to deFaria’s follies, deFaria used the word “asshole” during the debate, claiming that he was responding to a heckler.  Using  profanity to a small crowd of about 80- some of them minors under the age of 10- nice job Ozzie.

Kaufman later slammed deFaria in his closing remarks by claiming that deFaria is trying to buy the election. deFaria, as expected, defensively stated that he was “proud” of the money he put into his campaign and was willing to spend it all to defeat Wasserman Schultz.  deFaria has raised $619,00, $406,000 of which is his own money.

Juan Eliel Garcia took a swipe at deFaria’s arrogance in saying that money does will not buy elections, and Harrington went further and said that money couldn’t by character.

 I don’t think money can every buy character. – Karen Harrington

All of the candidates were very well versed on the issues and did very well.  Harrington had a solid debate, and Bresso, Garcia and Kaufman turned in very respectable performances as well.  

Bresso went into detail about she would change things in Washington, and she agreed with Harrington about simplifying the tax form and ending the practice of baseline budgeting.

Kaufman has markedly improved in the debates, as he displayed more depth on issues beyond terrorism and Israel by going into detail on issues such as the Arizona immigration law and the SCOTUS Obamacare decision.

 Ozzie deFaria’s performance was simply embarrassing and reinforced the perception that he is not ready for prime time.

Here his a video of the sparks that flew-

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deFaria Dodges Questions, First Implosion

deFaria Arrested 



About author

Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  1. ME July 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm


  2. Lowie July 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Vote for the candidate that will rid our system of BASELINE budgeting. This is where the problem lies for the runaway spending from EVERY agency in Washington. If I were voting in your district, it would be for Karen Harrington. She backs tax reform and that too is a very important task to under take. To be sure all this get done, in my view, we need to take Republican control of ALL three branches of government. This will insure that America remains America!

    • Alex B. July 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      The baseline budgeting line came from Gineen Bresso, not Karen Harrington. She just agreed with Gineen…As all of them did on most topics. Gineen is the right candidate at the right time. The only one who has worked in all three branches of Gov’t. and testifed in congress against wasteful spending. No one else is the race has her experience, credentials, or education. I’m all for Gineen Bresso and you should be too.

  3. TOMT July 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I wish you would show picture of Debbie Whataniddot Shultz, my stomach can’t take it.

  4. Dan July 19, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    If Ozzie is not a plant and if he is a true republican, he will donate all the money he has in his campaign account to the winner of the August 14th Primary and go out knocking on doors campaigning for the winner. That is when he will prove it that he really wants DWS defeated. If not he will never have a career in politics. Let’s find out in 3 weeks.

    • Tea Party Members of District 23 July 20, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Ozzie said all of his arrests were dismissed. Ya and??? You can still be GUILTY and get a case dismissed. Plus… Guilty or not This guy Ozzie is damaged goods! Voting for this guy is a wasted vote. No Independents or Democrats would vote for this guy and Debbie would eat him up in a General!

  5. NOPC July 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Repulsive. Treat the opponent with respect? What a hypocrite. The 3 interns have to be nice but he forgot to include himself in that statement.He stood in front of a GOP unity sign last month and urged people to boo louder for a candidate that was not there. It’s on BREC’s video so he can’t lie about that(unless they remove it.) What an ego-maniacal fool. Exactly the kind of person we are fighting so hard to keep out of DC. ***O.d great class for men with rage…It’s called Life Skills. Classes held in Davie Fl. Sliding scale does not apply ..cause dude.. your are just so stinking rich!

    Karen nailed it!!!!

  6. Tina July 20, 2012 at 7:07 am

    This guy Ozzie mad a total Ass of himself! He used profanity in front of children and he really never answered any questions from the moderator. I think this guy is a plant from the Dems.

    • BoGo July 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      Tina – Ozzie’s not a plant. He simply suffers from the same ailment as our Dear Leader – extreme narcissistic personality disorder.

  7. Liz July 21, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I was there and that man DeFaria can be down right scary!

  8. Daryl July 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

    The Shark Tank needs to find someone who can write. The article is replete with typos, misspellings, syntax errors, etc. It discredits the site.