It has been over two years since the adults regained control of Florida’s helm, yet the specter of the Charlie Crist days of demagoguery, populism-at-any-cost, and overall political buffoonery looms heavy over the state Capitol.
The idea that Charlie Crist wants to make a political comeback and pursue the office he once held—and neglected then abandoned in order to run for two other offices—has become common knowledge throughout Tallahassee.
The ambulance-chasing trial lawyer firm he works for does everything it can to promote him, including feature him on television ads and countless billboards across the state. He continues to chase photo-ops, pen op-eds, and do anything else he can to offer unsolicited pontifications on any political issue.
If there is an accelerated program that confers Democrat bona fides on someone, Charlie Crist has graduated from it with honors: as a newly-minted independent, he formally supported several Democrat office-seekers in 2012 (including backstabbing former allies), endorsed Barack Obama, was featured as an “independent” speaker at the Democratic National Convention, switched his party affiliation to Democrat after fulfilling the token “independent for Obama” role, and immediately following the Newtown, CT massacre, joined the chorus of Democrats calling for gun control, which is a far cry from his strong pro-Second Amendment record that earned him an A-Rating with the NRA.
This appears to complete his two-year political metamorphosis, which makes him ripe for a possible comeback as a Democrat.
And Legislators are aware of this. Continue reading
Just when you think you’ve entered an alternate universe after actually reading a positive fluff piece on Florida Governor Rick Scott in a Florida newspaper (in this case, a profile on First Lady Ann Scott in the Tampa Bay Times), you are quickly–within 24 hours–returned to reality with a ridiculous hit piece against him in the very same newspaper.
Such was the case this morning when veteran Tallahassee reporter Lucy Morgan–who apparently defines the word “retirement” as Cher does–published an article about Governor Rick Scott returning his adopted dog.
According to her article, the governor adopted a yellow Labrador Retriever from a shelter
before the 2010 general election who supporters named “Reagan.” But shortly after moving into the Governor’s Mansion, the dog was returned to whence it came.
In fairness to Lucy Morgan, she does detail how the dog became an annoyance and threatening to mansion staff and others to the point of being disruptive, which is why he was eventually given back to the shelter.
However, the article serves no useful informational purpose other than to open the governor up to needless ridicule and sound byte attacks of heartlessness by his critics. Continue reading
Taking out the trash
Much has been said about the detestable weasel backstabber Charlie Crist finally doing what we all knew he was going to do–register as a Democrat.
Many Republicans, conservatives, and other Crist haters, including the officials at the Republican Party of Florida have quickly condemned Crist for essentially coming full circle and finally being “true to self” and registering as a Democrat after years of undermining conservatism.
That is the wrong approach, in my opinion.
Not to toot my own horn (toot toot), but I have been on the forefront of calling out this weasel politician for his treachery and opportunism for about seven years now. I called him out and exposed him when he was at the top, when just about every Republican adored and respected him (or pretended to out of political expediency), when his minions controlled the Republican Party of Florida (i.e., Jim Greer, George LeMieux and others), and when they were all in a position to enact political retribution–which they did. I and a handful of others called him out, and we paid the price. We were exiled from our own party, but ultimately we defeated him and his circle of crap, exposed them for the criminals they all were, and Floridians of all stripes are better off for it.
Those of us who have battled Crist over the years know him to be utterly and completely devoid of principles and conviction. As such, to say that Crist has finally come home to the Democrat Party is false. Continue reading
“No Labels” spokesman and backstabber Charlie Crist appeared on MSNBC this morning to talk about the elections and other drivel.
As part of his ongoing mission to suck up to Democrats, he blasted the GOP-dominated legislature for passing an election law that “makes it harder for my mother to vote” because she has to sign her name (which has always been a requirement to vote in Florida).
But his most entertaining bit this morning was his endorsement of the most vitriolic, divisive, mean-spirited congressman to ever disgrace the halls of the US Capitol. Continue reading
Every day, and even twice in a day, there seems to be a new poll released showing the presidential race in Florida tied or with one candidate over the other by a few points.
Barring a major event or “October Surprise,” I believe that a comparison of the state’s political realities four years ago to how they stand today is a much better barometer of how the state will perform this year. And it clearly stands to benefit Mitt Romney.
Here are the facts: Continue reading