Skip to comments.CHARLIE CRIST AND THE ONE PERCENT
Posted on 07/02/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
In an earlier political life, then Republican Charlie Crist made a fuss about being a conservative when that was the label necessary to win Florida primaries and general elections. The most recent example of this being his failed attempt to out-conservative Marco Rubio for a U.S. Senate nomination in 2010.
When elections were not imminent, Crist mostly favored the label of populist. He even made up and encouraged the saccharin sobriquet of the peoples governor when he, to the surprise of many, held that office for four years. Now that hes an Obama Democrat and all-progressive all the time, we dont hear the word populist all that often. But Crist still likes being referred to as having been the peoples governor. And he wants the office back. However, the current Charlie isnt all that keen on Floridas people when they get crosswise with leftist orthodoxy.
In 2008, Florida voters approved an amendment to the states constitution declaring marriage to be between one man and one woman. The language of the amendment is clear and brief: Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.
There could be no confusion about the choice this amendment offered. And 62 percent of Floridas voters who went to the polls gave traditional marriage two thumbs up. Governor Crist whooped up the amendment. He even signed the petition to get it on the ballot. Where Crist stood on this matter in 2008 was as clear as the amendments language.
But now that the ever-changeable Charlie is challenging Republican governor Rick Scott as a Democrat,
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Here’s hoping Floridians say NO to the Orange Menace in November !
Is one of his grandparents an Oompa Loompa?
He has to win the rat primary before he gets a shot at Scott.
True, though I believe he’ll win the nomination. Still, I can’t believe the Dems are that gullible to nominate someone who was pretending to be a Conservative Republican 4 years ago. He doesn’t have any “street cred” with them...