Republican Party Asks for Help Spreading Propaganda on Gov. Rick Scott's Budget Signing

Apparently spreading propaganda isn't easy -- that's why the Republican Party of Florida is asking for your help.

On the Republican Party of Florida-sponsored website rickscottforflorida.com, they politely ask that you please take the "talking points" they have listed on the page and flood radio stations, newspaper editors, Facebook, and Twitter with their spam statements.

So what kind of interesting facts would they like you to propagandize to the rest of the state?

Here are the eight "talking points," straight from the website:

Governor Rick Scott is making good on his campaign promises with the signing of today's budget.

Just as he campaigned, Governor Scott and the Legislature have put forth a jobs budget that reduces the size of Government, provides tax relief for Florida families and businesses, and holds government accountable.

As Republicans, we should all be proud of our Governor for putting Florida's future above special interests and staying true to his word.

It's refreshing to have a Governor who doesn't rely on polls to form his positions but rather focuses on what is best for our state and getting our friends and families back to work.

I commend our Governor and legislature for a successful legislative session and I am excited about the future of our state.

Whacking more than half a billion in wasteful spending is a sign this governor isn't afraid to stand up to special interests and Tallahassee insiders.

Agree with the governor that education should take priority over these wasteful projects that were vetoed today.

I Join the governor in calling on the legislature to redirect the vetoed dollars back into education.

Let's take a check at the dictionary to make sure that's really propaganda:

"The spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person," according to Merriam-Webster.

Well, what about the other definition of propaganda?

Ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause," Marriam-Webster says.

Yeah, that would be propaganda.

Also be on the lookout for Rick Scott's other budgetary damage control: his new robocall -- also courtesy of the Republican Party of Florida.

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Matthew Hendley
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