Late yesterday morning, a call came in from Jodi Davidson, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's (FL20-D) District Director, that communicated an official statement from ICE that they had withdrawn Southwest Ranches from consideration for building an immigrant prison there due to a reevaluation in the need for ICE bed space in south Florida.
Needless to say, we were elated. We have confirmed that this message was communicated to the mayor and/or the city manager of Pembroke Pines by Davidson. We waited to announce this breaking news until either an ICE official corroborated the story or ICE issued a formal press release with the announcement.
After multiple attempts to get a confirmation both from Washington DC and south Florida ICE officials, we put the announcement on hold.
A little bit after 5:00 PM, SWR Town Attorney Keith Poliakoff issued the following tweets:
By 7:30 PM, we received additional communications from a very apologetic Davidson telling us that ICE had reconsidered their decision to withdraw from south Florida. Why would ICE do this to Wasserman Schultz? The best we can piece together as far as what happened follows. This is pure conjecture and we don't have any corroboration other than the circumstances.
Tuesday evening, Reuters news wire announced that 68% of the public is unhappy with President Obama's handling of gasoline prices. The Drudgereport presented this headline: POLL: 68% of Americans angry at Obama...
New reports have suggested over the past few months, that the President's fundraising is not as strong as it needs to be to defeat the GOP front runner. For example: Obama Fundraising Advantage Disappearing.
President Obama needs help in the form of the almighty dollar to win his reelection bid.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is President Obama's direct report as DNC Chairwoman and a very powerful congressional representative. Her premature announcement of ICE's decision is a highly embarrassing mistake that makes her look really amateurish and foolish. Again, why would ICE do this to her?
Wasserman Schultz and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) have come under blistering attack from their residents after they both signed a letter of endorsement on Correction Corporations of America, LLC's behalf and then took campaign donations from them. Wasserman Schultz has steadfastly refused to withdraw her support or meet with her electorate regarding the siting of the prison in our back yards. Even after CCA sued the City of Pembroke Pines for hundreds of millions of dollars for allegedly interfering with the prison's construction which could bankrupt the City, Wasserman Schultz is still radio silent. She is running for reelection as is the entire House of Representatives in November. Some of her constituents want her booted from her offices in Pembroke Pines City Hall for the way she's disrespected her constituents.
|Yes, What Happened? Our Sentiments, exactly Ms. Schultz|
President Obama has also come under fire for trying to put an immigrant prison just outside HIS hometown of Chicago.
What could the President's motivation to embarrass Wasserman Schultz be? It's certainly not because some Town Attorney's law firm with delusions of being big inside the beltway lobbyists and hiring Diaz Balart's former chief of staff, Omar Franco, started to kick and scream. It's certainly not because Prison Inc told ICE ERO Director Gary Mead that they were being unfair to pull the plug even though the Krome Ave. Detention Facility is under utilized.
No, as the oldest saw in the book goes, follow the money. Could it be that Prison Inc. sweetened the pot for the President by committing to a nice infusion of cash into some superPAC somewhere? Hmmm? Does Prison Inc. have a track record of buying candidates? Friend or Foe? You be the judge.
We also wonder if President Obama will throw Wasserman Schultz under the bus just for a few more dollars from Prison Inc. It appears that's what's happening.
While it would have been nice to declare victory now, this latest buffoonery has energized us even further to inflict the harshest punishment at the polls in November that we can administer for all this cronyism and riding roughshod over representative democracy. We'll do our best to start at the top with President Obama and his organization, ICE. Then, Senator Bill Nelson along with Rep. Wasserman Schultz. Lastly, we will finish with the SW Ranches Town Council.
CCA, Go Away along with the rest of the compromised politicians in this sordid affair of lust for Prison Inc's money that really came from taxpayers in the first place.
Please check out Daniel Chang's article in the Miami Herald for a more detailed analysis. http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/29/2721499/southwest-ranches-still-candidate.html