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Black legislators cancel meeting with Fla. Gov.

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Updated: 1/15 3:40 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's black state legislators are saying that it would be a waste of time to meet with Gov. Rick Scott.

The Florida Legislative Black Caucus requested a meeting with the Republican governor. But the group on Wednesday abruptly cancelled the meeting just hours ahead of time.

Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee, said the group voted the night before to cancel the meeting. Members of the group concluded that Scott had not addressed their concerns in the past.

Black legislators in past meetings with Scott have questioned his appointments and his decision to make it harder for convicted felons to win back voting rights.

A spokeswoman for Scott said the governor was "disappointed" but that he was available to any member of the caucus who wanted to talk to him.

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imtellin - 1/16/2014 10:00 AM
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they just angry he picked a white man as lt. governor..

king kaos - 1/15/2014 4:13 PM
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Sad to say but I completely agree, it would have been a total waste of time. With all of the racism and anger that would have showed up, what could have possibly got accomplished? Its terrible when someone tries and before they even get a shot, they are SHOT DOWN... Rick Scott has been nothing but fair and even though he isnt the best Gov to even occupy the seat, hes doing what he can! The state has seen a MASSIVE increase in both population and jobs, the economy has taken a turn for the better and at the end of the day we are in MUCH better shape than Christ could have EVER got close too, bottom line. LOOK AT THE DATA AND THEN COME AT ME WITH YOUR NONSENSE! Ricky boy, dont feel bad... this was a DISGUSTING SETUP right from he get go and they got what they wanted... it probably backfired a bit, but Im sure the libtards in Miami will have a headline closer to "Rick Scott cancels meetin wif dem black boys frum upstates"... how about get off your high horses and leave your crappy attitudes and racism at home you scumbags??? Just askin! The reality of the situation is Scott is NEVER going to be able to "meet your demands" if you dont meet with the freakin guy. Remeber there fellas, the dems are the party of the Jim Crow laws, and the party that loves to make sure blacks are blacks and they are treated like such. You think welfare is good? You think social programs are good? You REALLY think that??? IF so you must love being poor and being stuck in only certain housing in certain areas... at the end of the day thats what these crappola social programs give you. NO CHANCE TO GET OUT OF THE CRAPPY UNFULLFILLING LIFE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN HANDED. Sure, make a big deal about being slaves, make EVERYONE aware that you arent black but you thugs lookin out dog by acting the fool! Hows that working out for you? You like seeing 80% of the people around you FAIL? And these revs telling you different? They are worse than any white supremicist, theyre STEALING your money and SOUL!!!
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