Skip to comments.CHARLIE CRIST SAYS HE LEFT THE GOP AND BECAME DEMOCRAT BECAUSE OF RACISM IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
Posted on 05/06/2014 5:09:13 PM PDT by bkopto
During an interview on Fusion's America with Jorge Ramos, Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, D, cited racism and other intolerant views as the reason he left the Republican party.
Crist, who is running for his old office against incumbent Governor Rick Scott, R, said he felt uncomfortable being affiliated with GOP ideals, which he said are perceived as "anti-women, anti-minority, anti-women, anti-gay, anti-education, and anti-environment."
He spoke about racism in the party, calling it "intolerable" and a "big reason" why he left, criticizing Republican's refusal to work together with President Obama.
"I couldn't be consistent with myself and my core beliefs, and stay with a party that was so unfriendly toward the African-American president, I'll just go there," he said. "I was a Republican and I saw the activists and what they were doing, it was intolerable to me."
Ramos challenged Crist's motivations for leaving the GOP, accusing him of switching due to his loss to Marco Rubio when he ran for the Senate in the 2010 Republican primary, but Crist said, "No, I left the Republican Party because the leadership went off the cliff."
"I am liberated as a Democrat, my true soul is able to be seen, and I couldn't be happier about it," he added.
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Charlie Crist is FOS. He didn’t quit, he was thrown out.
having orange skin is not a racial issue. It’s a mental problem, Charley.
Yes, of course, we’re all racists, even those of us who have adopted children of other ancestries.
Have they overplayed that card yet?
I can’t believe the mileage they continue to get from it, false as it is.
He’s sold his soul way too many times for it to be liberated.
I’m sure he’s outraged what happened to Allen West.
Why does no one ever ask these creeps to prove what they say? Name names if there is true racism. Bet you can’t do it Charlie Creep.
He sites his only reason for saying the GOP is racist is beause they refuse to work with Obama. Doesn’t Obama consistently refuse to work with Republicans?
How about giving us some specific names Klanboy.
He left because he lies like a stinkin’ Democrapweasel.
Me me me... give me, give me, give me.
Happier? Why, he's almost...gay.
There's no proof that the GOP is any of those things, but the democrats say they are so that's good enough for me. *derp*
We dislike orange people?
Of all the pathetic people in politics this guy must be the worst.
The “anti” examples have nothing to do with race. They are associated with SEX. As a Floridian, I’m embarrassed to see the POS, Charlie Crist, running for Governor. He will not win, he is a loser. A neighbor went to Tallahassee to join Crist’s administration, it was the worst mistake he ever made. A short time later he was jobless....Crist is like a boat without a rudder. He has no goal other than to stay afloat at the taxpayer’s expense. He is a FAGGOT who should be put back in the closet in November.
Then why are there more real blacks in the R Party?
Maybe he’s thinking about all the muslims in the democrat party.
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