Gov. Rick Scott Puts His Name To Extreme Fundraising Letter

November 15, 2011 3:17 pm ET — Kate Conway

Gov. Rick Scott

It's no secret that Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) is supremely conservative, but a fundraising letter he signed his name to on behalf of the American Conservative Strikeforce, an anti-Obama PAC, blows his previous partisan endeavors out of the water. In the letter, Scott uses some rather radical language to beg for donations, warning, "If the conservative comeback stalls, our nation will remain in the iron grip of the Obama Machine through 2012 and beyond," leading to "European-style socialism, job-killing regulations and taxes, a shrinking private sector, and a loss of power and influence at a time when the world is becoming more dangerous every day." (The underlining is original.)

Here's a particularly crazy highlight:

If things continue at this rate, we aren't looking at recovery until the year 2017.

Unfortunately, none of this is an accident. Remember during the 2008 campaign when Obama said on camera that he was going to "spread the wealth?"

Well, he's spreading it alright -- he's spreading it around the globe to Saudi Arabia... South Korea... and China.

And another:

But now they have sunk to a new low...

...This is the same crowd... the same president -- Barack Obama -- who told his national security team to stop using the word "terrorist"... they're calling those of us who want to cut the budget "terrorists."

That's right, according to the radical left, the Islamo-Fascists who want to destroy America are NOT terrorists -- but you are... and so am I. All because we want to stop their massive spending spree.

As Florida blogger Peter Schorsch points out, "Democrats and progressives have called Gov. Scott many things, but a 'terrorist' isn't one of them." (Scott may be referring to a pseudo-controversy over the characterization of congressional Republicans who held the economy hostage in order to secure massive spending cuts.) It's also a myth that President Obama has banned the word "terrorist" in discussions about al Qaeda — here's proof he still uses it.

It's hard to believe that Scott — newly interested in polishing up his unfriendly image — would sabotage the tiny progress he's made in his voter approval ratings by associating his name with such an extreme tone (and with the blatant factual inaccuracies in the letter).

You can read the full six-page letter below the jump.

Rick Scott Fundraising Appeal for Strike Force