Skip to comments.Jim Greer denounces Florida Republican Party officials as liars, 'right-wing crazies'
Posted on 07/26/2012 2:46:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
TALLAHASSEE In a wide-ranging deposition that spanned two days in late May, former Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer denounced some party officials as liars and "whack-a-do, right-wing crazies'' as he described turmoil in the months before his resignation.
Greer said some GOP leaders were meeting to discuss ways they could suppress black votes while others were constantly scheming against each other.
He blamed criminal fraud charges filed against him in 2010 on legislative leaders and other party officials who he says orchestrated an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the statewide grand jury to avoid paying him money he was due.
His statements were in response to questions from lawyers for the party, Senate President Mike Haridopolos and Sen. John Thrasher. Greer has filed a lawsuit against the party and the two officials in an attempt to collect $130,000 he was promised in a written agreement shortly before he resigned. The lawsuit, pending in Leon County, is unlikely to be resolved until after a criminal trial scheduled for mid November.
Copies of the 630-page deposition and other documents were released by statewide prosecutors Wednesday.
Greer's testimony offers a window into the level of animosity that exists between Greer and the party he once ran.
[SNIP --- Greer's vitriol over being caught]
The charges and the party's failure to pay him have ruined his life, Greer said.
"They took everything I worked for my whole life,'' he added. Now his family is on food stamps, some of his possessions have been repossessed and his children watched their father being arrested.
"Any good thing I did at the Republican Party has been destroyed by these people,'' he said. "I want my life back. I want them to say they are sorry for what they did to me.'
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Former Florida GOP Chair - Jim Greer
April 19, 2009 - Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer considers U.S. House seat, punctures Marco Rubio's Senate hopes..........." Greer warned Republican former House Speaker Marco Rubio of Miami that he would be misguided to challenge Gov. Charlie Crist in a Senate primary.
"I'd say (to Rubio) you've served Florida very well in the speakership in the Legislature, but I think we all know that Charlie Crist is a highly popular governor," said Greer, who owes his job to Crist. "Anyone thinking of challenging Charlie Crist for any public office, I would encourage them to look somewhere else.".........
August 16, 2010 - Indicted Ex-Florida GOP Chair Jim Greer Asks Crist For His Money Back........................."Greer stepped down from his position in January, in the midst of a spending scandal. He was arrested on June 2. The Crist campaign confirmed the letters authenticity to the Times, and said they were returning the money."
November 2, 2012 - Tea Party-backed Rubio wins Florida Senate race "Republican Marco Rubio, backed by the Tea Party movement, won the Senate race in Florida on Tuesday, beating the state's Governor Charlie Crist, who ran as an independent, and Democrat Kendrick Meek, NBC and CNN projected."....
"November 2, 2012 - Tea Party-backed Rubio wins Florida Senate race
November 2, 2010 - ........"
I have November 2012 on my mind!
Mr. Greer sounds like a liberal - note he even plays the race card.
He need not feel so singled out - half the country is on food stamps.
The jail house informant.
As for the use of terms like whack-a-dos, and rightwing crazies, the GOP has to get that under control. Maybe they can shift to more "clinical" terms like "Bachmann Syndrome"
Really? So being a Conservative makes one have a syndrome??
Sounds like the Repub Party in Alaska, at least the ones that went after Palin all those years before she was governor. Corruption goes across all party lines and it grates me to see conservatives destroy their future with good old greed and single minded issues.
If the shoe fits, wear it.
I should think that would be the pull quote from the story. Knowing next to nothing about internal Florida politics, from this story I would say that the GOP was doing well to get rid of this guy.
So what exactly did Bachmann do for you to say she has a syndrome?? Was it her efforts to defeat Obamacare? Was it her efforts to inquire about the influence of radical Muslims in the Obama regime??
"He blamed criminal fraud charges filed against him in 2010 on legislative leaders and other party officials...to avoid paying him money he was due. "
I smell BS. Give names, dates, etc., to back it up or shut up Mr. Greer.
RINO season is not over yet in Florida. The SOB Greer was just the start to eradicate those former Democrats that switched when it became apparent the tide was turning. So now we are in a 12 year process to vote them out. 2010 was the opening salvo and as the remaining ones expose themselves by their actions instead of their words.
Angela Corey is just the latest example and is a very big brown stain on the Duval crowd.
For one thing, she is the head of the House Tea Party Caucus.
Michelle Bachmann doesn't have Bachmann Syndrome. She is not a kook, a crazie, a malcontent, etc. Bachmann doesn't actually think muslims have infiltreted the State dept. She knows the difference legal tender and reserve currency.
She takes these positions only to cater to the kooks, crazies, and malcontents as a way to raise money. She's not the only republican politician that does this.
I understand that many are dis-appointed. They hang their hopes and dreams on indivdual politicians as being "one-of-us" only to become dis-enchanted when they find out otherwise.
He was a criminal and a true politician. Anyone who was for Charlie Crist in that time was not a conservative. Hence, to these thieves, Conservative= Wack a do.
It was all very simple and clearcut, this guy is a POS.
“...some GOP leaders were meeting to discuss ways they could suppress black votes...”
Grist for the Liberal Media. Prove it, criminal or STFU.
The Duval crowd is a big brown stain.
Yep, I tried to be a member of the REC but things like the deification of Angela Corey just nauseated me. There are some good people there but the “sit there and listen to us” from the head table was enough for me.
I can only imagine what goes on since Angela showed her true colors on the Treyvon case.
Leave Duval county and come on over to Clay county.
My wife and I belong to the same Republican organization that Greer belonged to. Not only has there never, over the past 2+ years, been *any* racial overtones, African American Republican candidates have been very warmly received and strongly supported.
and deal with Blanding Blvd.? Are you kidding? But then again, outside of GCS is OK.
I live off San Pablo right now but looking forward to eventual retirement to our lot in Okaloosa County (Crestview) and get away from the rat race. I can continue my business over there.
Blanding Blvd and the Buckman bridge are nightmares. I lived in Flemming Island. (between GCS and OP) I’m down in Gainesville now since I’m attending UF. Hopefully you can retire soon and enjoy yourself.
You make bad choices, you pay..
Maybe we can finally get rid of all the RINOs more clinically, those with i.e. “Jim Greer syndrome.” They think everything we have belongs to them. Just like the dems., they try to bleed every penny they can out of the taxpayers’ pockets. They use the party credit cards, govt. credit cards and govt. money by having companies related to them get govt. contracts. This clown has no idea how to support his family without taxpayer money. Even now he admits his family is still living off the govt. teat when he says his family is living on food stamps.
Every one of these filching socialist clowns needs to be shown the door and leave the running of govt. to the Bachmanns, Palins, and DeMints, of the nation. You know, the right wing “crazies,” those with “Bachmann Syndrome.”
This is a bit of a RINO fight. It’s not like RINOs aren’t presently running things. They are still in control, but when they got rid of Greer, they dethroned one set of RINOs for another. I would say that the Jeb related group is more firmly in control now. The TEA parties are no where near running things yet. Prime example is the way the legislature has tried to eliminate conservative seats in redistricting. The Florida House and particularly the Florida Senate, are filled with RINOs. Even though republicans control almost all of the state govt. in Florida, we can’t get a single immigration law passed. We can’t even get them out of committee.
A badge of honor.
worked as a lobbyist in Tallahassee for the restaurant and bar industry, and ran a company called Regulatory Compliance Services Inc.
Closely associated with Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Greer was removed from his office as Chairman and other positions within the state party following a number of controversies involving party finances and personal spending behavior. Greer was arrested on June 2, 2010 after being indicted on six felony charges: organized scheme to defraud, money laundering, and four counts of grand theft.
Prosecutors alleged that Greer, while chair of the Florida GOP, schemed to take money, over $100,000 from the party through a fundraising company he created, Victory Strategies LLC, and then used the money for his personal expenses. The Orlando Sentinel further noted that, "The contract for Victory Strategies to take over major donor fundraising was withheld from top GOP finance officials."
He could sell his new gold chain around his neck and feed his family so they don't have to stay on food stamps.
Charlie Crist’s lawyer accuses Jim Greer and his lawyer of witness tampering
June 9, 2012
Documents released late Friday by assistant statewide prosecutor Michael Williams include the FDLE report documenting Morgan’s call to the FDLE on May 17. The call was made a few days after Morgan said he received a call from Chase suggesting that Crist could avoid giving a deposition in the criminal case if he was willing to revise an earlier affidavit that denied knowledge of the company Greer was creating.
“My personal opinion is that Jim is desperate and using you as a way to extort Charlie with embarrassing questions,’’ Morgan wrote. “You have a very good reputation in this town. As a friend I warn you to be careful in helping Jim at all costs. There are things you don’t know that will be very shocking to you. Don’t get caught up in it yourself.’’