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 →
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.
If Florida politics is a joke, Charlie Crist is its punchline. Except, right when you think the punchline is finally over, it just gets more outrageous.
As has been widely reported, Florida’s former Republican governor, turned independent loser candidate, turned ambulance chaser spokesman Charlie Crist will address the Democratic National Convention tonight. News of this came after his endorsement of Barack Obama last week just days before the Republican National Convention kicked off in his own back yard.
Clearly, Florida’s do-nothing governor and perpetual candidate Charlie Crist is hoping Democrats are dumber than Republicans by welcoming him into their fold. Continue reading →
George Lemieux penned a cynical op-ed in the Tampa Bay Times yesterday in an effort to further distance himself from the person that he created, the Backstabber Charlie Crist.
Everyone in Florida Politics knows that Lemieux was responsible for creating Charlie. He was the maestro—he made it all happen. He won “Pollie” in 2006 for convincing Floridians that Crist was a conservative. LeMieux was chief-of-staff to Crist. Then after a year, he left the Governor’s office to consult (read: lobby), but still spoke to Crist on a daily basis. After all of that, Crist appointed Lemieux (out of nowhere) to the United States Senate, an honor and distinction that will be mentioned in the first line of Lemieux’s obituary some day.
Now Lemieux is “shocked,” just “shocked(!)” at Crist’s political transformation. He writes: Continue reading →
EDITOR’S NOTE: In the next couple of weeks, we at Reaganista.com will be analyzing races across Florida and endorsing candidates whom we believe will fight to advance the cause of conservatism. Because the number of races this August and November are overwhelming, we will not be endorsing in all of them, but rather will chime-in on those that we believe a lot is at stake. These may include local, state, federal and even internal Republican Party races.
Every four years, the Republican Party of Florida elects a new governing body known as the state committee. in addition to some at-large members chosen by statewide elected officials, the Republican State Committee is comprised of three representatives from each of the state’s 67 counties: state committeeman, state committeewoman, and county party chairman.
My first two endorsements for the Republican Party of Florida State Committee are from my original home county of Miami-Dade and my current home county of León:
The race for GOP State Committeeman in León County pits incumbent Jeff Howell against longtime activist Bert Bevis. Both men are decent Republicans with the party’s best interests at heart. However, in the past four years, I have come to know current State Committeeman Jeff Howell personally as a man committed to not only growing the Republican Party, but most importantly (to me, at least) advancing the cause of conservatism from within the party itself.
My first encounter with Jeff Howell was as a visitor to the León County Republican Executive Committee in 2009 when the committee was considering a resolution that protested efforts by the state GOP to pick sides in a primary. Specifically, this was in response to Charlie Crist’s handpicked state party chairman Jim Greer’s failed attempt to waive party rules to formally endorse Crist and undermine then-underdog candidate Marco Rubio. Continue reading →