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Ozzie deFaria’s Lack of Judgement ‘Dogs’ Wasserman Schultz, Republican Party

By Javier Manjarres

Businessman Ozzie deFaria has garnered ‘On the Radar’ status with the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), a significant boost to his campaign  for the Republican nomination in Congressional District 20.  When the congressional redistricting is completed, most of what now comprises the 20th congressional district will become the 23rd congressional district.

While 2010 nominee Karen Harrington enjoys significant name recognition and strong grassroots support, deFaria could pose a real threat because of his ability to self-fund, and his new found support from the Republican establishment in Washington, D.C. will likely assist his fundraising.

But while deFaria has proven that he is a successful businessman and is showing a glimmer of a fundraising prowess, he’s also at times shown that he lacks the discipline and judgment needed to serve in Congress.

Case in point- deFaria inexplicably posted an image on his website in which he super-imposed a dog collar around the neck of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  It’s understood that political candidates use gimmicks and stunts to bring attention to their campaign, but the denigrating depiction of Wasserman Schultz as a dog isn’t very smart, and it’s likely that most women won’t be amused.  

deFaria’s  move is reminiscent of an incident back in 2009 in which another Republican congressional candidate who was looking for attention scribbled the initials ‘DWS’ on a gun range target and then proceeded to fire at it- right in the presence of the assembled media.  The actions of that night gave the GOP a black eye, and deFaria’s actions are likely to have a similar effect.

When you couple this substantial gaffe with a statement he made at the recent Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) in South Carolina where he stated, “we must send her back to the pound,” it’s clear that deFaria is fixated on the ‘Debbie is a Doggie’ motif, but is that really an intelligent way to critique her?

deFaria hypocritically calls Wasserman Schultz a sexist on the website (see picture), and fails to understand that his depiction of ‘DWS’ can be interpreted as exactly that, sexist.

Unfortunately for deFaria, it doesn’t end there. In the same video clip (below), just before he states that ‘DWS’ must be sent back to the pound, deFaria, reading from a scripted speech, untruthfully states why Congressman Allen West called Wasserman Schultz ‘vile and despicable.’ deFaria states that West called her ‘vile’ specifically because Wasserman Schultz blamed the Tea Party for the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords.

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This type of shameless pandering is nothing more than a stunt to create the perception that deFaria is aligned with West.

West  called out Wasserman Schultz after she spoke out against him on the House floor inWashington,D.C.

Late last year, the Shark Tank called out deFaria for using a phony Tea Party organization to solicit funds from activists.  The organization in question, National Tea Party depicted him as a ‘Tea Party’ candidate. deFaria told me that it was only a mail program he purchased, in essence confirming that this National Tea was not really a tea party organization but a for-profit business that had nothing to do with the Tea Party movement. This organization actually attacked Governor Sarah Palin. (Source: Phone Tea Party)

When you run Congress or any office for that matter, most everything is going to be on the table.  deFaria, like many other Americans, has had run-ins with the law and has been party to several litigations that have been made public- some good, some bad. Here is a short list of deFaria’s public court records:

CACE11005287 -2011 Auto Negligence(Pending) (Circuit)

DVCE05007368 -2005 Repeat Violence (Domestic Violence)

COCE05011501 -2005 Civil litigation (Circuit)

06011986MM10A-Misdemeanor (Circuit)

09033561TI30A -Traffic Infraction (Circuit)

COWE07027615 – 2007 Small Claims litigation (Circuit)

Now either the NRCC didn’t bother to closely vet deFaria or they are fine with deFaria’s “colorful” background- which do you think is most likely? What do NRCC members Pete Sessions, Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, and Eric Cantor have to say about this?

Were deFaria to win the Republican nomination to take on Wasserman Schultz, you better believe that the Democrats will use his unfortunate lack of judgment to label all Republicans as extreme sexists- and deFaria would be the proverbial Republican punching bag .



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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • http://e28f Tina

    I’m a women that hates DWS but this is just stupid! Debbie will use this against us Republicans. The Domestic Violence part also will hurt Ozzie as well. This guy is a bad candidate & will embarrasses the Republican party…

  • Ron Paul is CRAZY

    Javier, good article! Many great points. As for me… Joe Kaufman has the best shot of winning. Keep up the nice work!

    • http://e28f The boyzzzz

      I like Joe as well. He spoke to our Log Cabin meeting and I was so proud to hear him say he supports us.

  • Joel Molinari

    he didn’t use the collar and dog reference because she’s a woman, but because she’s had a long record as an attack dog for the left. kind of sad how the “guilt” machine is so entrenched in one’s own back yard and solid analogies are left off the “free speech” list. establishment has put us in this hole. doubtful it will dig us out.

  • GenEarly

    “While 2010 nominee Karen Harrington enjoys significant name recognition and strong grassroots support, deFaria could pose a real threat because of his ability to self-fund, and his new found support from the Republican establishment in Washington, D.C. will likely assist his fundraising.”
    Enough reason there to oppose him and the elected repub elites who do nothing but dither as our ship sinks. “Too Little,Too Late” is engraved on every failed nation’s tombstone.

    • Ocala Patriot

      Perfect description…she is an “attack dog”; she is disgusting and an embarassment–the female version of Alan Grayson or Anthony Weiner. However, I do agree with GenEarly, being endorsed by the Republican establishment…is all the more reason to vote for Karen Harrington. Not my district unfortunately, but we conservatives are in a fight against both sides.

    • Sandi Trusso

      Haven’t people figured out yet, than when a wealthy man is SELF funded, he also is accountable to no one! Look at Bloomberg (in New York).

  • Buddy Hawley

    The US citizens are looking for all conservative Republicans to go after every radical liberal with strong language and stronger actions. DWS lies, cheats and debases every conservatives. SO PLEASE TELL ME WHY ANY OF US MUST RESPECT THE OTHER SIDE WHEN WE ARE NEVER RESPECTED. OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SAYS G O O Z Z I E!!!

    If you can slap her in the face for being such a divisive person; for her derogatory statements against every conservative; for her stance on every baby-killing push by the Democrats; for her immoral and unnecessary statements about the Tea Party, Sara Palin and every other conservative she can get her canines into. DWS is nothing better than an attack dog. Call her that as often as possible and her voters will place that collar on her themselves.

    G O O Z Z I E ! ! ! !

  • Chad

    What an idiot? Does his guy thing he is going to be taken seriously?

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  • http://e28f Tea Party Voter in district 20

    The establishment endorsed this guy? The man has repeated domestic violence charges against him! Someone did not do their homework. LOL!!!

  • Julie

    Vote for Karen Harrington….she is the best candidate for the district!

  • Sandi Trusso

    I don’t support this guy, but for crying out loud, lay off pouncing on every single thing someone says. It doesn’t seem as if he meant it as a slap at her being a woman. However, if looks mattered to me, I must admit that Wasserman-Schultz, is not the epitome of femininity. But even if the guy thinks she’s a dog (in a not so flattering physical context), who cares?! He’s allowed to have the impression he wants. How a person looks should not matter in a campaign, because references to appearances are so shallow, and have nothing to do with what kind of Congressperson one will be. BUT I’m so-o-o sick of the “sexist” inferences as soon as a man voices his opinion on a woman’s appearance. Listen, Wasserman-Schultz has based an entire politcal career upon trying to enact legislation to legally force women to be exactly like men…. so-o-o she won. Now they think of her as just another guy!

  • Carlos

    DWS truly is the consumate BITCH, but that sort of ad is beneath a future Congressman. Tempting as it is, a candidate must have the discipline to refrain and Ozzie clearly does not.

    • Rich

      You may think Ms. Wasserman-Schultz to be a bitch, but you have just proven what a low class uneducated boorish republican/teabagger you are.

      • Bob

        And you are a crypto-fascist Obama salad-tosser.

        We know we’re winning the argument when the disloyal opposition resorts to ad hominem.

        Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countryman.

  • Scott Vincent Vrabel

    For me, the only candidate that makes sense and I feel will beat Debbie, is Karen Harrington. She is a Mother, Daughter, Wife, and successful business woman. She is also a successful Wife, Mother and Daughter.

    Karen is a member of our community, Both Karen and Husband Glen are very active in our community. She is not a politician!

    She will cut government spending, get rid of Obamacare, create jobs, and truly support Israel. Is Debbie doing any of this?

    • Rich

      Please explain who a freshman Congressperson “creates” jobs.

      If you had paid attention is school you would know that jobs are created when business react to an increase in demand for their goods and services.
      What creates increased demand for goods and services? More money in working American’s paychecks. How do we do that? Bring back the well-paying manufacturing jobs and encourage unionization. Enforce our tariff laws so imported goods don’t undercut American prices.

      • Bill_B

        Hey Rich, humor us, please expound on “encourage”.

  • J Kaufmann

    I agree that this guy doesn’t appear to be congressional material (unless he was a democrat). By calling DWS a dog, he is insulting all canines.

    • Rich

      Know what, pal, since when does a person’s looks have anything to do with their ability?
      You show you lack of upbringing, education and class. You’re nothing but a typical republican idiot who knows only what some “label” tells them.
      If you’re the Kaufman that wants to be our congressman you definitely aren’t congressional material either. Too big of an idiot for the job.

  • http://e28f Republican Voter in District 20

    The NRCC endorsed this guy Ozzie? Why? Don’t they care he has repeated domestic violence charges on his record? Did they even check him out first? The man was also involved in an Auto Negligence accident that killed an innocent women! This is what the NRCC wants as our congressman? Debbie Wasserman Schultz will eat this BOTOX BOY up for lunch! This is all because Ozzie has money to throw their way in the future? Typical establishment. The NRCC should be ashamed of themselves.

  • http://discus sid

    The Gen Early has it right, again. DWS is a good target, in that I feel sure that she will prove to be a long term benefit to US CONSERVATIVES.. As for the dom.violance, very bad, if it was a real case, not just a reported police item.

  • ~JL

    Perhaps that is deFaria’s intent to give the GOP a blackeye, period.

    I do not trust anyone running for office until they are thoroughly vetted.

    Just because you sign up as a Republican does not mean you are a true conservative. Many Progressives are running as Republicans, period. A person who self promotes monetarily has only their self interest in mind. NOT GOOD.

  • Perseids

    It is outrageous and he should apologize.
    My dog, and almost all other canines aware of this, are due a retraction and an apology at the very least. If my dog looked like that I’d shave his bum and walk him backwards.

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  • Thank You

    Please please please win Ozzie! Please!!! I will win in a landslide in a General election after those comments. DWS…

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  • Mario

    I heard Ozzie speak and he is impressive. He is not running in my district, but I will donate to his campaign.

    The court cases that are listed in this article contain 2 minor disputes that every businessman gets involved with.

    He had a car accident and his insurance company is being sued, which is a normal routine.

    I do not know about the battery case, but just touching someone in a angry situation is battery.

    The domestic violence case is brought by a man. That man could be a neighbor who was looking for trouble. There is no suggestion that he beats women.

    There is no reason to claim that he was not vetted properly.

    • Javier Manjarres

      Is this a joke? What about the collar around DWS’ Neck? What about the video? This is Congressional to you, do you even understand what the end results will be regarding his stupidity?

    • Joe

      The domestic violence charge was not brought by a man; Charles R. “Elaine” Siebold III is his wife Elaine. A bit of easy public records digging turned that up in 30 seconds.

      (I’m a bit weirded out by her father, though… seriously, who names their daughter with a man’s name just to pass on the “family name”? Who does that?)

      • Barry

        I support Ozzie and give him credit for supporting GAY marriage. His speech @ our club in Wilton Manors was inspiring!

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