Broward Democrats Exposed as Tools for Health-Care Industry

You want health-care reform? You want us to get out from under the tyranny of the health-care and insurance industries?

​There's a man at the top of his game, on a serious power trip. He also recounts a call from Jeremy Ring, (at right) quoting the state senator as telling him:

I need to be a "go to" guy for the FMA. I need to have a very important bill to sponsor and pass -- something like a floor on your fees or something important. I need to pass something good for you guys because you are my friends and because I do not want you guys to ever have a reason to do a TV commercial against me!

Ring denies it, and Mendelsohn may have embellished a bit to puff himself up more, but you know the gist is true. And no matter how hard the senator tries to dance his way through it, it reveals a side of him that the public should never forget, especially when he's going for reelection. With troops in the trenches like this, even if only on a lowly state level, you have to feel sorry for Barack Obama, who is staking a big part of his first term on much-needed health-care reform.

And good on Tim Ryan. The better candidate lost that one.  

-- Rumors are spreading about a cruise last month attended by Broward County Commissioner Lois Wexler with her husband, Steve. Oh, they say the couple was also accompanied by a third wheel -- lobbyist Judy Stern. Wexler admits that she and Stern, who does a ton of business in front of the commission, are good friends. But still.

-- And what about them Marlins? Rumble, young men, rumble.  

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Journalist Bob Norman has been raking the muck of South Florida for the past 25 years. His work has led to criminal cases against corrupt politicians, the ouster of bad judges from the bench, and has garnered dozens of state, regional, and national awards.
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