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CHARLIE CRIST AND THE ONE PERCENT
American Prowler ^

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 people’s governor” when he, to the surprise of many, held that office for four years. Now that he’s an Obama Democrat and all-progressive all the time, we don’t hear the word populist all that often. But Crist still likes being referred to as having been the people’s governor. And he wants the office back. However, the current Charlie isn’t all that keen on Florida’s people when they get crosswise with leftist orthodoxy.

In 2008, Florida voters approved an amendment to the state’s 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 Florida’s 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 amendment’s language.

But now that the ever-changeable Charlie is challenging Republican governor Rick Scott as a Democrat,

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: charliecrist; florida; megawealthy

1 posted on 07/02/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Here’s hoping Floridians say NO to the Orange Menace in November !


2 posted on 07/02/2014 5:28:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Is one of his grandparents an Oompa Loompa?


3 posted on 07/02/2014 5:32:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: fieldmarshaldj

He has to win the rat primary before he gets a shot at Scott.


4 posted on 07/02/2014 6:01:40 PM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: goodtomato

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...


5 posted on 07/02/2014 6:17:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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