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Marco Rubio: Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist (Claims Willard is a Conservative)
Tampa Bay Times ^ | JANUARY 24, 2012 | Marc Caputo

Posted on 01/24/2012 11:39:25 PM PST by Kazan

Newt Gingrich's decision today to bash Mitt Romney for hiring former Charlie Crist loyalists and employees doesn't seem to be sitting well with Sen. Marco Rubio, who drove Crist out of the Republican Party before beating him at the polls in 2010.

Said Rubio: "Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist. Romney is a conservative. and he was one of the first national Republican leaders to endorse me. He came to Florida, campaigned hard for me, and made a real difference in my race."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: florida; greeniguana; rinos; romney; rubio
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To: ynotjjr; fieldmarshaldj
Rubio (Mitt Romney Jr.) is a punk and busybody who was in the right place at the right time, which is why he is in the Senate, and thats the only reason.

He proves it every time he opens his mouth.

Anybody with even a tiny pair of balls could have beaten that fag Charlie Crist.

Why did Rubio endorse Primary Seat Belt enforcement when he was in Tallahasee, even though Jeb Bush vetoed it every year he was Governor?

Because he is a douchebag, that's why.

Explain what he has accomplished, other than making it easier for the FHP to harass people and endorse the con man with the magic underwear.

Romney lost big here in 2008 and it had nothing to do Crists endorsement.

Cubans know a con man when they see one.

51 posted on 01/25/2012 1:44:50 AM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Whatever...go have a beer, cool off, and relish in your internet “victory”.

I’m going to bed.


52 posted on 01/25/2012 1:45:40 AM PST by willgetsome
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To: willgetsome

How does it feel throwing away an 11-year account over your messiah Willard ?


53 posted on 01/25/2012 1:48:49 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: willgetsome

Top conservatives snubbing first Florida tea party convention?
By Zac Anderson, Herald-Tribune
Friday, November 4, 2011

DAYTONA BEACH

Gov. Rick Scott rode a wave of tea party support to office last year. But the mood among conservative activists Friday on the first day of Florida’s first ever tea party convention was less congenial towards the governor, with many feeling snubbed by Scott and other top Republicans.

Convention organizers said Scott agreed last January to be the event’s keynote speaker Friday but his office canceled at the last minute. Scott’s official schedule listed a “Let’s Get to Work Day” at the Port of Miami until 4 p.m. Friday but no events in the evening or on Saturday.

“The tea party helped get him into office,” noted event organizer Bill Eads with the Tri County Tea Party in Central Florida. “I hope he’s not forgot the people who got him where he is.”

Organizer Pam Dahl said Sen. Marco Rubio’s staff also committed to the event and canceled.

“They told me he is committed and I took their word for it,” said Dahl, a tea party leader in The Villages.

Rubio sent a video message apologizing for not attending in person and thanking the group “for your continued activism.”

The lack of any high profile conservatives at the three-day convention in Daytona Beach was disappointing for many of the activists who drove from all over Florida and the country for the event. Most of the Republican presidential candidates also planned to skip the convention but the absence of Scott and Rubio drew the most attention.

“It’s somewhat of a slap in the face,” said Sally Baptiste, a 54-year-old tea party activist from Orlando. “Especially with

The Rubios and Scotts who were kind of the first tea party candidates and this is the state of Florida tea party convention.”


54 posted on 01/25/2012 2:03:53 AM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: ansel12

The day is coming that even the Rubio fanboyz will realize that Rubio is a “McCain” Conservative....He’ll endorse Mitt soon just like the other fakes, Coulter, Hewitt, Rove, etal..


55 posted on 01/25/2012 2:29:49 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Nextrush

Business as usual ...as are 95% .


56 posted on 01/25/2012 3:13:02 AM PST by sushiman
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To: iopscusa

Romney was also able to excite the conservative crowds in 2008. Nobody cared about his actual record because he would give a great speech. Just like Scott Brown.


57 posted on 01/25/2012 3:36:12 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: Kazan
Et tu, Marco?

Well, blow it out your establishment tailpipe.

58 posted on 01/25/2012 3:46:27 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Rome2000

I never trusted Rubio. He just looks the part of establishment metrosexual with good hair. His challenge of Crist had more to do with Jeb Bush’s ego than conservative principle. Besides, he was rising too fast and would like to cut down the VP talk as he is not a natural born citizen.


59 posted on 01/25/2012 3:52:54 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Kazan

He’s taling about Crist’s PEOPLE.

Personel is policy, after all.

BTW—were Marco’s parents citizens or not?? Inquiring minds want to know.


60 posted on 01/25/2012 4:04:39 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL VOTING. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: Kazan

He’s taling about Crist’s PEOPLE.

Personel is policy, after all.

BTW—were Marco’s parents citizens or not?? Inquiring minds want to know.


61 posted on 01/25/2012 4:14:59 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL VOTING. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: Kazan

The real question now has become if and when Governor Scott will endorse Speaker Gingrich.


62 posted on 01/25/2012 5:09:54 AM PST by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: piasa; All
It’s silly getting your panties in a wad

Well, FR is certainly Wadded Panties Central lately, or at least some threads are.

Back when I first decided to support Newt for president, half of FR was still screaming on cue "Run Sarah Run!!" and slavishly defending her support of McCain, which sounds to me to be little different from what Rubio is quoted as saying.

But Sarah is still loved, while Rubio is the subject of this morning's Two Minutes Hate. Go figure....

63 posted on 01/25/2012 5:11:00 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: ansel12

“And Rubio flat out likes Romney.”

Rubio sounded flat out honest. Maybe a politician shouldn’t do that.


64 posted on 01/25/2012 5:48:13 AM PST by FryingPan101
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To: fieldmarshaldj
You Slick Willard trolls are a hoot. Good to the last loon.

Love these MittBot Bug-Zapper threads!

It draws them out into the light and then Zot!
65 posted on 01/25/2012 6:16:20 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Rome2000
There are lots of decent Republicans out there who, on occasion, have said something complimentary about Mitt.

In my opinion, Marco Rubio is one of them.

If Newt Gingrich is going to beat Obama, he will need their support. Calling them "traitors" and "RINO"s and throwing them under the bus is a suicidal move.

66 posted on 01/25/2012 7:47:39 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: ynotjjr; fieldmarshaldj
"Mitt was popular in FLA in 2008 among us conservatives."

That is not true. Please don't slander us Fl conservatives. Most true conservatives here knew exactly what Mitt was. We still do. Any conservative who supported any member of the liberal troika Rudy Mc Romney and didn't know they were supporting a RINO, was not very well informed.

My guess is you probably thought Rubio was conservative too.

That is one thing I've learned about Florida. Stealth RINOs abound in this state. You can't just go by what comes out of their mouth. You have to pay close attention to what they actually do and the things they have said when they think no one is paying attention. Crist, Martinez, Rubio even the dem Bill Nelson pretends to be conservative in an election year. All of them figure no one is paying attention. But we Fl conservatives have to pay attention or we will keep getting RINOs. So wake up and open your eyes.

67 posted on 01/25/2012 8:42:20 AM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: Waryone
Marco Rubio: Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist (Claims Willard is a Conservative)

Someone who won't repeal Obamacare is no conservative.
68 posted on 01/25/2012 8:49:21 AM PST by aruanan
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To: aruanan

The day Marco decided he didn’t like Arizona’s illegal alien law was the day I realized all those liberal votes in the FL Senate he made were an actual reflection of Marco’s beliefs.

I voted for Marco in 2008 but I knew I was voting for a RINO. I also voted for McCain over Obama, though I knew I was voting for a RINO there too. Sarah Palin made him palatable though. But the 2008 election was the last election I vote for a RINO. But never again. Not even if one becomes the republican nominee.


69 posted on 01/25/2012 9:12:53 AM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: FryingPan101

Mitt Romney is the most dishonest and liberal Republican that has ever reached this level, and you want to talk about honesty?

What makes you like Romney and Rubio’s promoting him?


70 posted on 01/25/2012 10:26:44 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Notary Sojac

If Marco wants conservatives, the tea party, and Newt Gingrich’s support he should not have endorsed Romney and started attacking Gingrich.

Of course you go to bat for Mitt and his backing, but conservatives do not.


71 posted on 01/25/2012 10:30:26 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

“What makes you like Romney and Rubio’s promoting him?”

That’s strange you should ask that. I never said I like Romney. I actually said I like Rubio. I think I heard Rush even say Rubio would someday be President of the United States.

I’m just pointing out that we’re all dust in the wind. Nobody has the answers. Nobody knows the right people. People keep jumping on and off trains. It’s ridiculous. The train wreck is just around the bend. Nobody else will step up to run because we’ll eat them up alive. Support at your own peril. I’ll wait until the general...and I still like Rubio....which doesn’t translate into anything. WWJD?


72 posted on 01/25/2012 11:21:54 AM PST by FryingPan101
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To: ansel12
Aw hell, I was supporting Newt Gingrich here back last summer when two thirds of FR were convinced that Palin would run, and when Jim Robinson was calling Newt something like "a barely acceptable candidate".

And I still do. So don't throw that Romney crap at me.

The difference is that unlike some Freepers, I have never viewed any candidate through rose-tinted beer goggles. I recognize that Newt has some negatives, and that he is going to need a lot of help to get elected.

For starters, most if not all the people who voted for Romney in closed primaries are going to have to vote for Newt in November. I don't plan to piss any of them off.

73 posted on 01/25/2012 11:28:06 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: FryingPan101; Notary Sojac

You guys show up to cover and make defenses for Romney and defend his support in this most important vote in Florida, when it comes to Romney, you are either with us, or against us.


74 posted on 01/25/2012 12:17:50 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

“You guys show up to cover and make defenses for Romney and defend his support in this most important vote in Florida, when it comes to Romney, you are either with us, or against us.”
What?
Are you insane or just a child? I don’t show up anywhere to cover for anyone, Pal. I wear my heart on my sleeve.
I have been strictly a Perry supporter. I don’t have a dog in this hunt. Who in the h ell are you to tell me who I have to be for or against? It’s none of your business what I do in the voting booth unless you happen to be a union thug or a New Black Panther. Maybe you’re the one who just shows up. And who exactly is the “us” of whom you speak? All your disgusting disrespect for your fellow citizens because someone happens to like Rubio....and by the way, Gingrich agreed with him and pulled the ad.


75 posted on 01/25/2012 12:37:33 PM PST by FryingPan101
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To: FryingPan101

Rubio pushing Romney forces us to pull an anti-Romney ad, and you think that supports your defending Romney’s campaign efforts?

Rubio is against us, he is fighting for Mitt Romney, and you seem to be in his camp.


76 posted on 01/25/2012 12:44:45 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
How long have you been supporting Newt Gingrich?

I have been a vocal supporter of his here since last summer, when you were still wishing for Sarah.

77 posted on 01/25/2012 12:54:10 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: FryingPan101
See, the deal here now is that if anyone you like or admire says anything nice about Romney or mentions any of Newt's negatives, we're all supposed to start shrieking "Traitor!!!!" and hang that person in effigy (if we can't get the real thing).

As a Gingrich supporter myself, I find this amusing, especially when it comes from those who were shrieking here three months ago about that well-known turncoat, pro-immigrant, Pelosi lover, Newt Gingrich.

78 posted on 01/25/2012 1:01:16 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: ansel12

“Rubio is against us, he is fighting for Mitt Romney”

Who’s us??? Good grief. Get a grip. I guess you can’t read. I supported Perry. I support no one now until the general. I don’t live in Florida. By the time my primary comes along, everything will already be decided. Stop trying to belong to the “in crowd” by bullying innocent people.


79 posted on 01/25/2012 1:05:31 PM PST by FryingPan101
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To: Notary Sojac

“See, the deal here now is”

I get it. They don’t. I’s juvenile.


80 posted on 01/25/2012 1:07:24 PM PST by FryingPan101
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To: Notary Sojac

“See, the deal here now is”

I get it. They don’t. It’s juvenile.


81 posted on 01/25/2012 1:07:52 PM PST by FryingPan101
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To: Notary Sojac

LOL, you are usually trying to move us left, that is why you were anti-Palin, right now you are coming to bat for Romney on this thread.


82 posted on 01/25/2012 1:10:11 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Notary Sojac; FryingPan101

You guys have been here long enough to know that at this stage of our desperate fight, defending Romney is not an option.

Nobody is forcing you to do it.


83 posted on 01/25/2012 1:12:52 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

I’m sorry. I had forgotten that you are the official arbiter in charge of deciding who is a conservative and who is not. A thousand pardons....


84 posted on 01/25/2012 1:17:28 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: Kazan

Oh so that’s why Romney has Crist and his crew running his campaign?


85 posted on 01/25/2012 1:18:49 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: ansel12

“Nobody is forcing you to do it.”

I get it. You’re a comdedian who can’t read or reason. You’re not even funny. You’re the one supporting Romney, aren’t you? Disgusting how you show up and try to trick everyone.


86 posted on 01/25/2012 1:20:45 PM PST by FryingPan101
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To: Notary Sojac

” A thousand pardons....”

Why bother?


87 posted on 01/25/2012 1:23:30 PM PST by FryingPan101
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To: Kazan

The deal is
Newt for President
Mitch Daniels for V.P.
Ron Paul for head of Federal Reserve
Rick Santorum Secretary of State


88 posted on 01/25/2012 1:23:56 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: Notary Sojac

We can read, and reading your posts coming to Romney’s camp, is something we can’t ignore.


89 posted on 01/25/2012 1:27:45 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Kazan
Romney is no Crist?

Romney and his Democrat pals.

Crist and his Democrat pal.

OMG!

Rubio is right!

Romney and Crist are sooooooo different.

Rubio, just because someone campaigns or helps you out, it doesn't mean you need to kiss their butt two years later.

90 posted on 01/25/2012 1:39:15 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: FryingPan101

If you want to offer backing to the pro-Romney camp here then you can expect some blowback.

Rubio going to battle for Romney was a big mistake and a betrayal.


91 posted on 01/25/2012 1:43:39 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

“Rubio going to battle for Romney was a big mistake and a betrayal.”

Battle? Mistake? Betrayal? Blowback? Sounds eerily like a threat. I think you’re over the edge. Been reading too much of that wolves, sheep, sheepdog stuff.
In case you never read it...I’m still in the Perry camp.


92 posted on 01/25/2012 1:54:50 PM PST by FryingPan101
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To: FryingPan101

You found this eerie, threatening, over the edge?

“Rubio going to battle for Romney was a big mistake and a betrayal.”

I notice you abandoned defending the Romney camp and are merely making personal attacks.

Just lay off the pro-Romney reactions to Florida events.


93 posted on 01/25/2012 2:06:56 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

Hey you!! Perry. Hammer hammer hammer. Perry. I’ve never defended any other campaign. Don’t care about Romney at this point. Don’t care about Gingrich at this point. I will support the last man standing against Obama for the good of the nation. Will you?


94 posted on 01/25/2012 2:27:17 PM PST by FryingPan101
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To: FryingPan101

LOL, No, I won’t be supporting Mitt Romney.


95 posted on 01/25/2012 3:21:39 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Waryone

Not sure who the heck you are but I speak for the Florida Conservatives. In 2008 the enemy was McCain and his enemy was Mitt therefore the enemy of our enemy is an enema. Ergo we supported Mitt, got mad at Crist, replaced him with Rubio. He is our man and that is why I was chosen to speak for all the Conservatives in Florida. Resistance is futile.


96 posted on 01/28/2012 12:54:00 AM PST by ynotjjr (Gingrich/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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To: ansel12

You are the first to complain that I don’t post enough...not sure if I should take that as a complement or an insult. since you can’t read tag lines I guess I’ll chalk it up to bad eyesight.


97 posted on 01/28/2012 1:49:54 AM PST by ynotjjr (Gingrich/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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To: ynotjjr

So Rubio puts a dagger in Gingrich and into conservatives, does what he can to be the cavalry rescuing Mitt Romney from being beaten by Gingrich and the conservatives and tea party, you defend that, and I am supposed to think all that is just fine?

The guy may have just made Romney the nominee, if you want to defend that, then some of us may react to you.

Rubio picked teams, and it was the wrong one.


98 posted on 01/28/2012 2:00:38 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ynotjjr

Yeah, you sound as liberal as I first thought.


99 posted on 01/28/2012 2:05:53 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

Didn’t know I was talking to Leon Trotsky. Really, I thought we got rid of all you Paulbots!


100 posted on 01/28/2012 11:24:05 AM PST by ynotjjr (Gingrich/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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