Skip to comments.Crist Thanks God He Left GOP(What is Crist anyway? Oportunist? Prostitute? Good riddance he's gone)
Posted on 08/19/2010 7:26:10 AM PDT by bestintxas
Introduced by a Democratic state representative at a gathering of hundreds of senior citizens at a condo complex in heavily Democratic Broward County on Wednesday, Florida governor and U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Crist thanked God that he was no longer a Republican.
"You know, I used to be a Republican," Crist told the adoring crowd after an introduction by Democratic state Rep. Ari Porth . When a women in the audience yelled out, "Thank God!" Crist immediately said, "Yeah, thank God. Right - used to be!"
The statement came the same day Washington Examiner columnist Timothy P. Carney revealed that former senator and Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole contributed $1,000 to Crist's Senate campaign against GOP nominee Marco Rubio. Carney provided the Federal Election Commission record documenting Dole's cash donation.
During Bill Clinton's first term as president, Dole as Senate minority leader was instrumental in stopping HillaryCare from becoming law. But after retiring from the Senate, the Kansan became a highly-paid Washington lobbyist with the law firm of Alston & Bird, which counts the National Association for Home Care and Hospice as a client.
Last fall, Dole backed the Democrats' big government healthcare reform legislative efforts, which became law in the spring.
Addressing the seniors, Gov. Crist lived up to a big-spender reputation that was buttressed by his eager acceptance of President Obama's stimulus money last year by promising the status quo on the fiscally-troubled Social Security system. Crist wowed the crowd by saying, "I'm the only candidate in the race who says he will protect Social Security forever."
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Remember last week when he announces he will caucus with whoever is in power in the Senate?
He proved he has no scruples or principles.
We all thank God;)
He is an idiot and a fool. Whats the latest polls? Rubio better be running on the poor economy that Crist has produced.
Useful idiot to the rats
Well that is going to make some of his REPUBLICAN supporters feel real good...
He just aligned himself 100% with the democraps
I think he is going to regret those words.
those seniors will say sure sure sure and still vote for the democrat.
*** Crist is a poster child for what is wrong with most politicians: he is only interested with advancing himself. It is not about the people he serves. they are only a useful end to his own wishes. ***
And I say that covers 99% of politicians.
Running about even, with the Democrats no where to be seen deep in third. I think that's good news for Rubio, but we'll see.
“Well that is going to make some of his REPUBLICAN supporters feel real good...”
His supporters include Dole who the article says gave him $1000. Yes, Bob Dole, who, like idiot McCain in 2008 ran for President for the GOP as a “moderate”.
I fervently wish for Gov Christie on the ballot in 2012.
Thank God indeed that this guy quit the GOP too. May the wisdom of God shine upon all other RINOs, that they may quit the party too, and find suitable homes elsewhere.
A common nightwalker.
I’ll bet he’s really thankful for the hundreds of thousands of bucks he bilked GOP donors out of. Bet they are salted away in the Caymans.
“Crist is a poster child for what is wrong with most politicians: he is only interested with advancing himself.”
Agree he’s a poster child. But there is a dishonest sort of principle amongst the RINOS. They are secret statists. He is interested in advancing the interests of government and those who feed at the trough. I don’t think it’s all self interest.
It’s just that the cause of statism requires some agents amongst the opposition to give the honest statists (democrats) cover.
His self-serving party switching reminds me of one Arlen Spector.
We've known this for years..........
Don't the screen door hit you in the patootie on the way out!!
I and other conservatives have blasted the Republican Party over the last few yrs for their conduct ...BUT the conservatives in Florida regained control of their party and have kicked ass! A good example for other states to follow. They sent that scum bag POS Cornyn packing and ran Steele out of the state...both good pals of Crist.
The RNC dumped a ton of money on Crist and did all they could to railroad Rubio. To date they have not apologized.
Amen to that.
Rubio will hopefully run ads "touting" Crist's non-accomplishments and the dismal state of Florida's job market, housing market, etc.
So he’ll be returning the GOP donor money then?
Any bets on when Charlie outs himself to win over the LGBT voters?
Sounds like he was surrounded by Rats or idiots, but I repeat myself.
> Crist told the adoring crowd after an introduction by Democratic state Rep. Ari Porth .
Who writes this garbage?
It reads like it was written by Goebbels in the ministry of propaganda
What god is he really thanking? Any illusion of a moral compass has been ripped away. And, he didn’t give people their money back when he left the GOP (thank God). He’s not only full of it but he’s a greedy sob too.
Bob Dole, the worst Republican candidate of all time, reminds us why he's a loser.
Rubio out debates Crist every single time. Crist is pandering to the senior voters who think he’s a “nice boy”. That won’t save the republic and they’re wrong. He’s nuthin’ but a nice sleazebag.
The money he can’t part with? I heard they were suing him.
The adoring crowd of people on way too many meds. Florida’s prescription OD rate is huge. They’re so medicated that they’ll vote for this clown.
Crist is a “Newt”.
I think McCain made that a toss-up.
Thank goodness he outed himself as a Democrat. He just sealed his own demise. See ya, knucklehead.
Crist is a thief.
If someone is a Democrat, okay, fine.
If someone is a Democrat posing as a Republican, then that's entirely different. It's cynical deception, and a clandestine double-cross.
Crist is a fungus, not to be trusted by anyone, from any party.
Should I know that name? I live in New Jersey!!!
Don’t forget Arnold.
“I think he is going to regret those words.”
I sure hope you’re right. I’m embarrassed to admit I voted for this chucklehead when he ran for governor. All I want for him now is to be kicked out of office for good.
Indeed. Refuses to refund money donated by good Republicans in good faith. Refunds $9600 to indicted buddy Jim Greer at Greer's request.
Ah, yes. Actually, Arnold was a great candidate. He ran an awesome campaign and won in a landslide.
(Of course, you gotta ignore the fact he was a lying scheming Austrian socialist Trojan Horse).
As to Dole & McCain - I should have said the worst Presidential candidates of all time.
Thank goodness the "Arnold for President" campaign has finally died.
I thought he said he was President of California.
Good for Rubio. Any recent polls?
So do I.
“Ol’ Charlie just keeps on digging...”
True, but is it because he has not yet ‘reached his own level’ or because he has not yet ‘found his groove’?
In closing, why did the funeral home give Charlie Crist such a discounted prepaid funeral price?
Answer: ‘Cause it is lots cheaper to just screw the crooked thing into the ground than dig a grave for one of them.
The snake in the garden of Eden had more scruples than Crist.