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Crist: ObamaCare has been ‘great’
The Hill ^ | March 9, 2014 | Keith Laing

Posted on 03/09/2014 11:53:59 AM PDT by jazusamo

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) said Sunday that President Obama’s controversial healthcare law has been “great” for residents of his state.

Crist has sharply criticized the healthcare law in the past. But the former Republican governor and 2008 GOP vice-presidential short-lister is running for his old post this year as a Democrat this year.

Crist said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he would have no problem running on the healthcare bill, which is known colloquially as ObamaCare, as he seeks to regain his former office.

“I don’t think so at all,” Crist said when he was asked if the healthcare law was hurting Florida citizens, especially seniors, as Republicans have alleged.

“I think it’s been great,” Crist continued. “I know the rollout was difficult, I’m sure the president feels that way too. I had the opportunity to visit with him Friday in Miami…I know that he has a compassionate heart. People getting healthcare is like a civil right. People need to have shelter, they need food, they water and they need healthcare and they deserve it. We’re the richest country in the world and we ought to provide it and God Bless [Obama] for doing it.”

Crist is seeking his former post this year against his successor as Florida governor, Rick Scott (R), who took office in 2011 after Crist left office after one term to run a unsuccessful Senate bid. The Crist-Scott race is expected to be one of the most closely watched gubernatorial races this year, and it is also shaping up to be one of the most expensive.

Crist said Sunday that Republicans in Florida and other states that have large elderly populations were unfairly criticizing ObamaCare for its potential impact on programs like Medicare, which is historically very popular with senior voters.

“People on the other side are using that as a fear tactic and it’s wrong,” Crist said. “That’s why we have the Affordable Care Act, exactly why. To make sure that they don’t lose it in the future, that they have some place that they can, that they can get healthcare, and it’s more affordable than what they may have had before. That’s the whole idea, and that’s why I think at the end of the day, this is going to be a very popular program because it’s doing the right thing for the people of our country and my state.”

Crist said other Democrats that are running away from Obama and the healthcare “ought to strengthen up.

“The president’s a smart guy and he’s doing the right thing,” he said.

Crist endorsed Obama’s bid for reelection in 2012 and he announced his conversion to the Democratic Party during a visit to the White House after the election that year.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; 2014midterms; abortion; aca; charliecrist; crist; deathpanels; fail; fl2014; flipflop; florida; idiot; obamacare; tool; zerocare
Crist is nothing more than a lying Pol with no principles.
1 posted on 03/09/2014 11:53:59 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Crist is the answer to anyone who wonders whether simply voting R is a winning strategy.


2 posted on 03/09/2014 11:55:46 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

The Republicans are no longer a PARTY. They are nothing but a large collection of political hacks doing everything and everyone they can to stay elected and on the high level dole. A pox on all of them.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 11:56:07 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jazusamo

Another liberal fool showing his ignorance.


4 posted on 03/09/2014 11:56:12 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: jazusamo

Is there anything,( and I do mean anything) that he wouldn’t do if he thought it might get him a vote?


5 posted on 03/09/2014 11:57:30 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: jazusamo

Gosh, I read that as “Christie”....easy mistake to make


6 posted on 03/09/2014 11:57:57 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I can’t think of a single thing, he and 0bummer could be half brothers.


7 posted on 03/09/2014 11:59:01 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
He's got the Oompa Loompa vote fer sure


8 posted on 03/09/2014 11:59:07 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: jazusamo

Great an exposing a complete and utter fraud. Illegally postponed dates, exemptions, and rule changes. No planning documentation, development testing, or security. No screening of facilitators, etc.

FUCC


9 posted on 03/09/2014 11:59:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: jazusamo

I see we have a candidate and his family for crapcare, is he willing to give up his American taxpayer platinum plan give it to a service person and his or her family in return for crapcare he loves so much? I thought so! hypocritical lying bastard politician scum


10 posted on 03/09/2014 12:00:03 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: jazusamo

“Crist is nothing more than a lying Pol with no principles. “

Yeah, and he fits right in with most of the rest of them from both parties. They say we get the government that we vote for, and “we” continue to vote for low-lifes like Crist.


11 posted on 03/09/2014 12:01:14 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: jazusamo

And I care what an overtanned fag thinks because......


12 posted on 03/09/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: bigbob

Indeed. Both Crist and Christie are/were RINOs and I cannot see why either a true conservative or a true liberal would vote for either of them.


13 posted on 03/09/2014 12:07:59 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Don Corleone

Well put, Mr. Grist is an idiot that is dazed and confused.


14 posted on 03/09/2014 12:09:44 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Don Corleone; lexington minuteman 1775

The Group of Other Progressives (GOP) is at it again i see...doubt this works for them but the elect are getting wealthy in the process.


15 posted on 03/09/2014 12:10:11 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: jazusamo

“People getting healthcare is like a civil right. People need to have shelter, they need food, they water and they need healthcare and they deserve it. We’re the richest country in the world and we ought to provide it and God Bless [Obama] for doing it.”

First place winner of the 2014 “Most Delusions in Two Sentences” Award, devastating Nancy Pelosis’ and Debbie Shultzermans’ multiple entries with extreme prejudice.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 12:11:03 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Well put, he out-Pelousied and out-Shultzied both of them.


17 posted on 03/09/2014 12:13:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

 ——People getting healthcare is like a civil right——

That “right” already exists by law....public hospitals cannot deny you basic healthcare services.

Politicals are purposely conflating health care with health insurance...

Getting someone else to pay for your insurance is not a right it’s theft. ...


18 posted on 03/09/2014 12:18:05 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jazusamo; All
Crist could make constitutionally indefensible Obamacare Democratcare even better by doing the following. Since the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for public healthcare purposes, Crist needs to help "misguided" Congress establish Obamacare within the framework of the Constitution by doing this.

Crist needs to work with federal and state lawmakers to propose a healthcare amendment to the states for ratification as required by the Constitution's Article V. And if the Article V supermajority of states should choose to ratify the proposed amendment, then Congress will have the constitutional authority that it actually needs to establish a national healthcare program and Crist will be a hero.

In the meanwhile, note that the states already have the 10th Amendment-protected power to individually establish their own healthcare programs. This is evidenced by Massachusetts's RomneyCare. So the states may want to experiment their own healthcare programs for now instead of letting Congress establish a national program.

19 posted on 03/09/2014 12:24:16 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10

That statement should disqualify him from as much as running for Dog Catcher in Hollywierd.


20 posted on 03/09/2014 12:25:38 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: jazusamo

Well that’s just ridiculous Mr. Crist.


21 posted on 03/09/2014 12:30:56 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: jazusamo

The president’s a smart guy and he’s doing the right thing... For the Muzzzie Brotherhood.


22 posted on 03/09/2014 12:33:32 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: jazusamo

My response to Charlie is simply to follow his self-selected political affiliations; R -> I -> D spells RID -> Bye Charlie!


23 posted on 03/09/2014 12:44:53 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Don Corleone

Welcome Brother,I am afraid that reading “Our Enemy, the State” by Albert J. Nock is mandatory for fellow Freemen.


24 posted on 03/09/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT by managusta (The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.)
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To: skeeter

0’Care ia abolitely ‘fabulous’ to those exempt from it...


25 posted on 03/09/2014 12:47:00 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jazusamo; All
People getting healthcare is like a civil right.

Beware of the PC expression, "civil rights," indicated in the OP. This is because the states have granted Congress the power only to strengthen rights which the states have amended the Constitution to expressly protect. This is evidenced by Sections 1 and 5 of the 14th Amendment.

Note that corrupt federal politicians have used the idea of civil rights for decades to exploit low-information citizens imo, citizens who have never been taught the Founding State's division of federal and state government powers. Such politicians do so by "promising" new civil rights to win votes from low-information voters.

The problem is that low-information voters do not understand that Congress has no constitutional authority to establish new rights, rights not expressly protected by the Constitution. Citizens need to work with their state lawmakers to amend the Constitution for new rights.

26 posted on 03/09/2014 12:48:12 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: jsanders2001

0’Care ia absolutely ‘fabulous’ to those exempt from it...


27 posted on 03/09/2014 12:49:03 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jazusamo

Ignorant fruit cake


28 posted on 03/09/2014 12:51:51 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: DAC21; All
That statement should disqualify him from as much as running for Dog Catcher in Hollywierd.

Beware! I understand that Dems count dog votes. (arguably sarcastic)

29 posted on 03/09/2014 12:52:02 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: jazusamo

Is this from his personal experience, having enrolled and actually used it?

Didn’t think so.


30 posted on 03/09/2014 12:58:02 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: jazusamo
“I think it’s been great,” Crist continued.

That is delusion worthy of prompt medical attention.

31 posted on 03/09/2014 1:14:41 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: jazusamo
“Crist is nothing more than a lying Pol with no principles.”

On a good day.

32 posted on 03/09/2014 1:19:42 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Don Corleone

I thought Crist changed to DimocRat.


33 posted on 03/09/2014 1:20:16 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: jazusamo

Crist may learn from the experience of Arlen Specter. After flying his true colors as a democrat, he lost the next primary. Apparently, even the democrat party is wary of a traitor.


34 posted on 03/09/2014 1:22:02 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: jazusamo
I could be mistaken, but Crist sounds like a prostitute.

5.56mm

35 posted on 03/09/2014 1:24:31 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: DPMD

Nothing could be more appropriate, I’ve never understood how anyone could trust a turncoat.


36 posted on 03/09/2014 1:26:09 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: M Kehoe

Amen to that.


37 posted on 03/09/2014 1:27:19 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Yep. But, if he was running against a democrat many conservatives would vote for him if he’d just put that “R” back at the end of his name.


38 posted on 03/09/2014 1:48:37 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: jazusamo

Charlie FAG shooting for 4 votes instead of just 3. . . .


39 posted on 03/09/2014 1:55:29 PM PDT by DeaconRed (Meanwhile, back at the Ranch. . . . . ZERO still as stupid and incompetent as ever! ! !)
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To: jazusamo

Must not take much to buy this guy. Someone throw him a $50 dollar bill and get him to say 0bamaCare sucks again.


40 posted on 03/09/2014 1:56:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: jazusamo

Total political pimp.


41 posted on 03/09/2014 2:02:28 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: jazusamo

Did they do a free episiotomy on him or something? Gerbil extraction maybe?


42 posted on 03/09/2014 2:08:21 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (If you can read this, you are part of the resistance. Or some scum sucking kapo.)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t know which is smaller.... His heart or his brain.


43 posted on 03/09/2014 2:23:28 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: jazusamo

Crist has even fewer principles than Republicans have.


44 posted on 03/09/2014 3:29:23 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: skeeter
Crist is the answer to anyone who wonders whether simply voting R is a winning strategy.

Since Crist is running as a D this time, it would be a winning strategy. Unless voters decide to sit on their hands, to show the Party a lesson (and permit Crist to win).

45 posted on 03/09/2014 7:05:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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