FL: Public Funding Dispute

A debate over public funding in Florida featured intemperate language, according to this report.

“People in Florida also voted for the president, who said he would stick with public financing and then failed to keep his word and didn’t honor his word and the public then yawned about it and said ‘It’s not a big issue,'” [Sen. Ronda] Storms said.

She then took a swipe at Democrats and Obama.

“They don’t want to talk about the messiah having a flaw, but actually it was a flaw,” she said.

Sen. Mike Fasano, a New Port Richey Republican who chairs the committee, told Storms, “Please be respectful of the president. … He is the president of this country.”

Then Smith had his say.

“My concerns weren’t that we debate President Obama or things that he’s doing. I could care less. We have four years to do that,” Smith said. “My concern is always doing the people’s business and the business before us.”

His next remark angered Fasano and caused loud murmurs among the rest of the room.

“Don’t piss on me and tell me it’s raining. I know what you were doing and I called you on it.”

Fasano immediately scolded Smith.

“I think you’re way out of line,” Fasano said.

“Join the club,” Smith responded.

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