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Bill Clinton pushed Meek to quit Florida race
Politico ^ | 10/28/2010 | Ben Smith

Posted on 10/28/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT by NYRepublican72

Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded.

Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom.

Meek, a staunch Clinton ally from Miami, has failed to broaden his appeal around the state and is mired in third place in most public polls, with a survey today showing him with just 15 percent of the vote. His withdrawal, polls suggest, would throw core Democratic voters to the moderate governor, rocking a complicated three-way contest and likely throwing the election to Crist.

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Ahhh. the first "black President" is trying to get a black Democrat to end his dream of becoming a Senator and pave the way for a white guy who was a Republican a few months ago.

You have to love how inept the Democrats are right now. They don't need that African American base on Tuesday.. Nah.... Say it ain't so party of diversity. /sarcasm

1 posted on 10/28/2010 4:10:09 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72

The left is going to go insane over this. Should be fun to watch the reaction on DU.


2 posted on 10/28/2010 4:11:21 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: NYRepublican72

I saw parts of this debate. I’d rather see Meeks win that Crist. Crist makes me sick.


3 posted on 10/28/2010 4:12:06 PM PDT by KansasGirl (No more taxpayer money to National Progressive Radio (NPR)!!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
Going over to DU and checking it out! snicker, snicker
4 posted on 10/28/2010 4:13:23 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

That’s just twisted...


5 posted on 10/28/2010 4:13:27 PM PDT by moovova
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To: NautiNurse; Nick Danger; JulieRNR21; manc; floriduh voter; MinuteGal

Wow... did you see this?!


6 posted on 10/28/2010 4:13:59 PM PDT by nutmeg (5 days 'til Election Day... BrickleyForCongress.com... RetireBarney.com)
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To: NYRepublican72

I just don’t know if I can stand the thought of the Clintons becoming active in the white house again. God help us! Please, Lord, bring a leader out of the republican party—only one who will glorify you, Lord. Not a pack of wannabees who will split the vote and cause another Rino to float to the top. Thank you, God, for being in charge of this mess. I know that you have a plan and if you’re in control, it’s got to turn out right for each of us who believe in you.


7 posted on 10/28/2010 4:15:17 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Bushbacker1
Going over to DU and checking it out!

Then take a long hot shower with a lot of scrubbing before you come back here.

8 posted on 10/28/2010 4:15:26 PM PDT by Publius (The government only knows how to turn gold into lead.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Bill to Meek: Get to the back of the Bus.

Seriously, if I were Meek... I’d be mad as hell that I had to make way for a political opportunist like Crist.


9 posted on 10/28/2010 4:15:52 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: KansasGirl

Crist looks sick to me. He’s gotten so thin this year.


10 posted on 10/28/2010 4:16:14 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Nothing on DU! They’re still in shock, I imagine.


11 posted on 10/28/2010 4:17:16 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: goodolemr

Meek actually went along with the idea, then changed his mind.


12 posted on 10/28/2010 4:17:54 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michele Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Still could happen.


13 posted on 10/28/2010 4:18:20 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: Bushbacker1

Dammit! You’re tracking DUng all over the site! Off to the shower with you!


14 posted on 10/28/2010 4:18:32 PM PDT by Publius (The government only knows how to turn gold into lead.)
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To: KansasGirl

Besides being a liar (Democrat) Meek actually comes across as likable & intelligent until you really listen to what he is saying.

Crist is a leftist homosexual trial lawyer, the lowest form of scum on several levels.


15 posted on 10/28/2010 4:18:41 PM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: Publius

I think it’ll be fun to keep a couple of screen open on election night. One on FreeRepublic and the other on DU. Should be a hoot!


16 posted on 10/28/2010 4:18:50 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: NYRepublican72

Don’t forget Patterson.


17 posted on 10/28/2010 4:19:50 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: Bushbacker1

You’re a braver man than I.


18 posted on 10/28/2010 4:20:53 PM PDT by Publius (The government only knows how to turn gold into lead.)
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To: DallasDeb; All
"Crist looks sick to me. He’s gotten so thin this year."

Rumor is Charlie quit eating meat and is a strict vegetarian now:


19 posted on 10/28/2010 4:23:21 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NYRepublican72

Again, the enduring message of Democrats to their African-American base is: “You’re Kleenex!”


20 posted on 10/28/2010 4:23:47 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Bushbacker1

Yeah, they’re mostly going along with it. Must be because they’re getting so desperate. Two weeks ago, they’d have been climbing the walls over this.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x4592278


21 posted on 10/28/2010 4:24:05 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Just reading this very recent post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2616645/posts?page=5

It’s about how Republicans give little or no help to their Black Candidates.

Oh, the Irony!


22 posted on 10/28/2010 4:24:08 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (Nov. 2, 2010, Circle the Date)
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To: NYRepublican72

....so Bubba’s doing Dumbo’s dirty work again....last time Sestak, in which clintoon denied doing anything. This time desperation requires expediency, so just do it in the open ...
(the media will protect them)..so what da ell. Did you bring enough money this time Bubba?


23 posted on 10/28/2010 4:24:14 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tirednvirginia

True....it could. But, I would think Rubio would still win.


24 posted on 10/28/2010 4:25:29 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: NYRepublican72
Clinton did NOT do this on his own!!! Obama threw a BLACK guy under the bus!!

Crist is a POS WHORE!.

25 posted on 10/28/2010 4:25:40 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: musicman

Funny! Is that why he is so lean? His clothes are baggy on him.


26 posted on 10/28/2010 4:25:57 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
The left is going to go insane over this. Should be fun to watch the reaction on DU.

The left will do anything to remain in power (or achieve power) at every level, in every office, at every turn.

Throwing Meek under the bus is not something most will object to (even the blacks). Sure, some will complain that it should have been Crist to drop out, but they would have collectively put their disagreements aside and unified. Remember, this is the party that got Torricelli to drop out and managed to get away with breaking the law and getting Lautenberg on the ballot to hold their Senate seat.

I bet they are STILL working on Meek to throw in the towel. I hear Crist will be on Olberman tonight and I am sure MSNBC is trying to help Crist rally the Democratic base behind him.

This is why 3rd party conservative bids of any kind (other than the rare exceptions like Tancredo in Colorado) are utterly stupid. The left will use EVERY trick to get power in this nation, and we need to make sure to stay unified.

27 posted on 10/28/2010 4:26:01 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: musicman

Hey! Broccoli is good for you! Don’t insult broccoli!


28 posted on 10/28/2010 4:26:19 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: Bushbacker1

Nothing on DU! They’re still in shock, I imagine.

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They’re trying to decide which liberal tact to take...race card or puppetmaster Bill out to get Obama, setting stage for Hillary.


29 posted on 10/28/2010 4:26:55 PM PDT by festusbanjo (The Tea Party is what the Republicans used to be, the Democrats are what the Soviets used to be.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Can Clinton convince 0 to quit?


30 posted on 10/28/2010 4:27:21 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: festusbanjo

I suspect the DU will be disappointed it didn’t happen.


31 posted on 10/28/2010 4:29:26 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: musicman; onyx

Does Onyx know about this???


32 posted on 10/28/2010 4:29:26 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: festusbanjo

Short thread on DU.

Synopsis:

They are OK with throwing another Black man under the bus. Calling it a “nice try”.

Weasels!


33 posted on 10/28/2010 4:29:49 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (Nov. 2, 2010, Circle the Date)
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To: NYRepublican72; AuH2ORepublican; darkangel82; fieldmarshaldj

Delicious.


34 posted on 10/28/2010 4:30:22 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Since Clinton is so willing to do this for Crist, you can count on there being a deal for Crist to caucus with the Dems if he were to make it to the Senate. What a snake!


35 posted on 10/28/2010 4:31:25 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: NYRepublican72

So, Slick’s doing arm twisting for the white man and keeping the black man down? Pathetic.


36 posted on 10/28/2010 4:35:06 PM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: NYRepublican72

I shouldn’t but I’ve developed a soft spot for Meeks. Maybe it’s our mutual disgust of Crist.


37 posted on 10/28/2010 4:37:19 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: NYRepublican72

I smell a whisp of desperation.


38 posted on 10/28/2010 4:37:54 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (Nov. 2, 2010, Circle the Date)
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To: NYRepublican72

Oh the travails of the ex-demonRAT presidents. They just can’t help themselves. As though their presidential legacies are so pure and unblemished, they have to go and f#$k up what’s left of their post presidential legacies too, the little busybody squirms.

Didn’t clintoon get himself right in the middle of it with the Sestak dustup as well?


39 posted on 10/28/2010 4:38:10 PM PDT by parisa
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To: greatplains
Hey! Broccoli is good for you! Don’t insult broccoli!

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40 posted on 10/28/2010 4:40:46 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Rational Thought

This still poses some danger to Rubio.
If people think a vote for Meeks is wasted, they may go to Crist.

Anybody remember the major announcement from Crist for Oct 2/ - turned out to be RFK jr. Because this deal fell apart.

Alternatively, it might make a lot of the RAT faithful furious.

If cynicism prevails, it will hurt Alex Sink. That would be the BEST consequence.


41 posted on 10/28/2010 4:41:25 PM PDT by mwl8787
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Also Rubio has been polling around 50%. I don’t see even if this intentional leak from the Democrat’s cutting enough support out to help Crist at this stage. The 2000 drunk driving charge and announcing polls had closed when they hadn’t in Florida didn’t steal 7%-10%. At best 5% maximum of the vote in which people mostly sat at home.


42 posted on 10/28/2010 4:42:14 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: Impy

If anyone quits it should be Crist. He cannot win, period.


43 posted on 10/28/2010 4:44:27 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Bushbacker1

During the 2004 election when Bush beat Kerry they went into meltdown mode and the site was locked to anyone without a password.


44 posted on 10/28/2010 4:45:48 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Palin/Christie 2012)
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To: KoRn

This is gonna be a massive backfire and hand votes by the bucket to Rubio. Oh and I wouldnt put it past Bill to do this deliberately as a backslap at Obama, Obama probably was gonna set Bill up to take the fall, Bambi cant be seen to chuck a black guy under the bus, he would dump it on Clinton in a moment, hence the revelation, Bill got wind what he was up to.


45 posted on 10/28/2010 4:51:11 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: NYRepublican72

This is how bad the Democrats want to beat Rubio. Be prepared for shenanigans on Tuesday. They do not want Rubio to win this seat.


46 posted on 10/28/2010 4:51:29 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: DallasDeb

Crist probably acquired an STD from one of his male friends


47 posted on 10/28/2010 4:55:23 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Bushbacker1
DU is eating itself. LOL

Throwing the racist word around alot. LOL

48 posted on 10/28/2010 4:57:09 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: darkangel82

Meeks campaign mgr now saying no way Meeks will drop out, so maybe the treachery will redound in his favor - but I doubt it.

This Clinton intervention has very little to do w one Senate seat. What it is about: preventing Marco Rubio from becoming President of the United States at some point in the future.

The RATS are that terrified of Rubio; and rightly so.


49 posted on 10/28/2010 4:57:26 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: mwl8787

I wonder if its a hit job on Obama, coming right on the heels of the RI Caprio flap, this shows yet again, Obama will not back Democrats only whats on his agenda.

Caprio yesterday, Meeks today, jeez Dems you really have Obama watching your back don’t ya.

Wake up, you are pawns in his game, Clinton leaked this deliberately, he wants Obama ruined on Tuesday.


50 posted on 10/28/2010 5:01:13 PM PDT by sunmars
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