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Former Fla. GOP Gov. Charlie Crist to speak at DNC
Bay News 9 (Tampa Bay) ^ | 8/27/2012 | AP via Bay News 9

Posted on 08/27/2012 1:36:54 AM PDT by I still care

Florida's former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist will be a speaker at the Democratic National Convention.

An official with President Barack Obama's campaign said Sunday that Crist will speak at next week's convention in Charlotte, N.C., but the day hasn't been worked out.

(Excerpt) Read more at baynews9.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: charliecrist; crist; dncconvention; dncconventionspeaker; florida; turncoat
Not only did he back Obama, he backed Nelson, and he's now getting speaking spot at the DNC.

Can we say political opportunist? Whatever the way the wind blows, suddenly he's backing every democrat and jumping through every Democrat hoop he can find. My guess is the Dems are happy, but I don't know why. People really don't like this kind of pandering - that's one of the reasons Crist lost so handily to both Republicans AND Democrats this last election.

Guess he's tired of just being a lawyer.

1 posted on 08/27/2012 1:37:06 AM PDT by I still care
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To: I still care

Perhaps this is to mirror Artur Davis, former Democrat, speaking at the RNC?


2 posted on 08/27/2012 1:40:04 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: All; musicman


With full credit to FReeper 'musicman' for finding this little gem
graphic first! (yes, I agree: 'ewwwww' lol)

3 posted on 08/27/2012 1:47:29 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: I still care

I am smelling desperation here.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 1:57:11 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: I still care

TRAITOR.


5 posted on 08/27/2012 2:10:05 AM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, THE SIMPLEST SOLUTION IS THE BEST.)
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To: I still care

TRAITOR.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 2:10:21 AM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, THE SIMPLEST SOLUTION IS THE BEST.)
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To: I still care

They are welcome to him!


7 posted on 08/27/2012 2:12:06 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Spktyr

Charlie should ask Arlen Specter how well the Dems treat former GOP pols once they’ve delivered. Based on history, this will be Charlie’s last hurrah.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 2:16:12 AM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: Spktyr

He was easily bought for pennies on the dollar.


9 posted on 08/27/2012 2:19:52 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: I still care

Most people learn the falacy and error of socialism as they mature. Poor Crist has regressed and now is the picture of a fool. No foundation, no character, no convictions, he comes into whatever pool of idiocy he can to find a place at the table. Now he is sitting with pigs.


10 posted on 08/27/2012 2:24:02 AM PDT by BamaAndy
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To: I still care

I guess this is their “Zell Miller”.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 2:51:44 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: MachIV
I guess this is their “Zell Miller”.

Or a coming out of the closet speech...

12 posted on 08/27/2012 3:06:01 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Nitehawk0325
-—TRAITOR-—

Charlie is not a traitor, he is a double agent picking what he perceives as the winning side...

He just took off his RINO costume and has exposed himself as what he really is...

A craven power hungry feckless politician

13 posted on 08/27/2012 3:18:29 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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He realizes that he has no future in Republican politics after running as an Independent against Rubio, and so he’s now trying to make a new career in Rat politics by publicly kissing Obama’s arse.


14 posted on 08/27/2012 3:27:48 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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15 posted on 08/27/2012 3:31:24 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: I still care

Gays stick together.


16 posted on 08/27/2012 3:34:56 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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Representing the Outed Orange-Tanned Homosexual Wing of the DNC......


17 posted on 08/27/2012 3:41:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: I still care

Jeb and Ace McCain wanted too much money?


18 posted on 08/27/2012 3:48:56 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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That’s okay, I will gladly trade his speech for Artur Davis...former Co-Chair of the DNC and guy who seconded Obama’s nomination in 2008 speech at the Republican convention. Crist was always a traitor...


19 posted on 08/27/2012 3:51:56 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: mkjessup

Crist....Homo-fruit


20 posted on 08/27/2012 3:56:56 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: I still care

He has no clout. He lost to Marco Rubio. He’s a has been loser.


21 posted on 08/27/2012 4:00:58 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

Well he’ll us Mitt and Paul Win Florida he so hated


22 posted on 08/27/2012 4:06:23 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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23 posted on 08/27/2012 4:12:36 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: scooby321

Did you just wake up? Just teasing because I have to get a couple of drops in my eyes before I attempt to even read in the morning.

What I got out of that was he is soooo hated here in Florida in that he would be a negative for any campaign here. So let them party like its 2008 because the polling in Florida will only be enhanced for Romney/Ryan.


24 posted on 08/27/2012 4:12:36 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: I still care
After all, the two 'girly men' have quite a bit in common ....
25 posted on 08/27/2012 4:16:31 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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Makes one wonder where the Republican primary voters ever found Crist in the first place and how they were so easily fooled. I guess his predecessor Jebbie won’t be accompanying Crist to Charlotte.


26 posted on 08/27/2012 4:17:08 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: I still care

I’m just glad he’s not my Gov. any more. Blech!


27 posted on 08/27/2012 4:20:32 AM PDT by Scotty
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To: I still care

I’m sure John Cornyn and Mitch McConnell will be watching. They loved Crist and wanted him to be a republican colleague. Fools! These wolves in the fold have been smoked out!


28 posted on 08/27/2012 5:17:38 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Soul of the South

At least I know my “first impressions” gene is still working. He smelled like a weasel the first time I saw him.


29 posted on 08/27/2012 5:22:57 AM PDT by Josa
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To: I still care

Rejected as a RINO by the GOP, Crist will fit right in with the Democrats. Charlie Crist’s rectum is a Log Cabin.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 5:35:11 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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Just a fews words this time. Remember....I posted this a few weeks from now. Charlie Crist will have virtually noone watching his speech. period. Number two, the TV viewership numbers of the Democrat National Convention will be horrible, shamefull and sickening!!!


31 posted on 08/27/2012 5:45:14 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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Is this the “prominent Republican woman” the Dems were crowing was going to speak at their convention?


32 posted on 08/27/2012 5:49:25 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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Wasn’t Charlie seen on Folsom Street during last year’s celebration?


33 posted on 08/27/2012 5:50:48 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: I still care

Cut the guy some slack. Charlie wants to be Governor or Senator from Florida, and the only way to do that is to run as a Democrat. No big mystery .


34 posted on 08/27/2012 5:52:21 AM PDT by StevenFlorida
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Hilarious...the Rats are always railing against the GOP for being the party of old white guys. And now look who Obama is calling on to try and salvage his re-election bid - 2 old white guys (Crist and Clinton).


35 posted on 08/27/2012 6:22:37 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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Just adding one more freak to the freak show.

FUcc

36 posted on 08/27/2012 6:33:11 AM PDT by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: Josa

Amazing how nature endows us with the instinctive ability to smell a rat.


37 posted on 08/27/2012 7:30:03 AM PDT by Soul of the South
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Popman, your definition is almost the same as mine. Maybe traitor is a little harsh. Turncoat is better. I'm so glad Romney picked Ryan. As least half will be conservative.
38 posted on 08/27/2012 4:59:13 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, THE SIMPLEST SOLUTION IS THE BEST.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Brit Hume pretty much called him a has been.

I came in late on tha commentary, would like to hear the whole thing, if anyone knows were it is.


39 posted on 08/28/2012 12:11:29 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care
Brit Hume pretty much called him a has been.

Charlie Crist is a soulless, opportunistic has been who truly never was. There is virtual unanimous consensus in Florida, across the entire political spectrum, regarding Crist's irrelevance.

Crist is a total laughingstock from one end of the state to the other. For anybody to want his endorsement is a sign of abject desperation. If I were 0bama, I'd publicly say "thanks, but no thanks" to Crist.

Crist is truly the most worthless politician who has appeared in the state of Florida in the last 50 years. Crist is beyond irrelevant.

I wish I could convey to all Freepers just how profoundly meaningless this endorsement of 0bama from Crist is.

If anything, this endorsement will taint the 0bama campaign. Many Floridians will think twice about voting for 0bama now that Crist has endorsed him. Crist is that toxic...

40 posted on 08/28/2012 12:28:20 AM PDT by sargon
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To: sargon

Well said!


41 posted on 08/28/2012 4:43:27 PM PDT by sarasmom
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