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Gov. Crist lauded by African-Americans, called 'first black governor'
Sun sentinel ^ | October 11, 2007 | Brendan Farrington

Posted on 10/11/2007 7:39:58 AM PDT by Fawn

"He pledged he was going to be a governor for all the people and so far, from everything I've seen, that's what he's been doing," said state Sen. Tony Hill, D-Jacksonville, who is black.

Seven years ago, Hill and another black Democratic legislator, Kendrick Meek, of Miami, who now is a U.S. representative, staged a sit-in to get an audience with former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, who had refused to meet with them before ending affirmative action in state hiring and university admissions. But Hill met with Crist on back-to-back days this month to talk about anti-gang programs, appointments, health care and a possible humanitarian trip to Haiti.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: clinton; crist; florida; govenor
Hmmmmm....this reminds me of someone else......
1 posted on 10/11/2007 7:40:08 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: Fawn

2 posted on 10/11/2007 7:42:42 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: Fawn

Does he play the sax and screw around like the first black president?


3 posted on 10/11/2007 7:43:21 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: Fawn

He’s obviously planning to run for President. He’s a twit who will pander and do anything to get votes. He used tax money to create ‘consumer’ websites in his last position. Then leveraged those activities during his campaign. If you got money or a special interest then he is a good gov for you.


4 posted on 10/11/2007 7:46:01 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Fawn; Joe Brower

FL ping!


5 posted on 10/11/2007 7:58:19 AM PDT by shove_it (nonillegitimous carborundum)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Florida Freeper


6 posted on 10/11/2007 7:59:34 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: driftdiver

‘He’s obviously planning to run for President..’

Oh, now look what you did....you made me ill...!

If this man, who claimed to be a Republican, doesn’t stop acting like a Democrat, he could have a problem being reelected as Gov.


7 posted on 10/11/2007 8:04:54 AM PDT by 4integrity
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To: Fawn

The Republican base needs to wake up and get active. We are letting the Bushs and the Crists and the Schwartzenhagers capture the party . . .


8 posted on 10/11/2007 8:09:21 AM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: Greg F

Hey dummy, ever heard of Coupe Deval Patrick?


9 posted on 10/11/2007 8:10:24 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Fawn

10 posted on 10/11/2007 8:21:32 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: massgopguy

Why are you calling me a dummy and what is Coupe Deval Patrick?


11 posted on 10/11/2007 8:27:52 AM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: Greg F

Tony Hill is a jackass;he’s the one that told Oreilly the voting machine knows when a black is using it.


12 posted on 10/11/2007 8:31:00 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Unicorn

Yah, but Charlie Crist still “restored” felon voting rights and is pushing a green agenda on Florida. Back to nature in South Florida means living in a swamp.


13 posted on 10/11/2007 8:33:04 AM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: Fawn

Other minorities don’t say this stuff about pols. Don’t they realize that it sounds kind of racist? Kind of an ‘us vs. them’ mentality that hurts the politics of the black communities?


14 posted on 10/11/2007 8:34:20 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: Fawn
Apropos of nothing ...



What a cool view of Florida.
15 posted on 10/11/2007 8:36:01 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Greg F

Crist’s fight for voting right for felons speaks for itself. He also too creepy, not somebody I can trust.


16 posted on 10/11/2007 8:47:16 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: 4integrity

“If this man, who claimed to be a Republican, doesn’t stop acting like a Democrat, he could have a problem being reelected as Gov.”

I’m confident he’ll buy enough votes to be reelected.


17 posted on 10/11/2007 8:50:34 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Liberty Valance

Looks like snow in Miami


18 posted on 10/11/2007 8:54:21 AM PDT by NoDRodee
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To: Greg F

Sorry, it’s directed at those calling Crist the first black governor. That would be MA governor Deval Patrick, who ditched the Governor’s Crown Victoria State Police car in favor of a new Coupe DeVille at twice the price.


19 posted on 10/11/2007 9:13:55 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Liberty Valance

“It’s America’s wang.” - Homer Simpson


20 posted on 10/11/2007 9:14:56 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Fawn
I have no problem with meeting with African American leaders, etc. But, restoring the right to vote for felons and the payment of Five million to the thug, reveals that Crist is a RINO of the worst kind. This guy needs to be attacked early and often and defeated when he runs again. He clearly is in the wrong party.
21 posted on 10/11/2007 9:30:19 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Fawn
I have no problem with meeting with African American leaders, etc. But, restoring the right to vote for felons and the payment of Five million to the thug, reveals that Crist is a RINO of the worst kind. This guy needs to be attacked early and often and defeated when he runs again. He clearly is in the wrong party.
22 posted on 10/11/2007 9:30:34 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Fawn
I have no problem with meeting with African American leaders, etc. But, restoring the right to vote for felons and the payment of Five million to the thug, reveals that Crist is a RINO of the worst kind. This guy needs to be attacked early and often and defeated when he runs again. He clearly is in the wrong party.
23 posted on 10/11/2007 9:30:47 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Liberty Valance

Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound sure look great.


24 posted on 10/11/2007 10:40:29 AM PDT by Sunnyflorida ((Elections Matter)
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To: NoDRodee

There IS a lot of snow in Miami...so close to Columbia.


25 posted on 10/11/2007 10:42:23 AM PDT by Sunnyflorida ((Elections Matter)
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To: Sig Sauer P220
Bill Clinton was the closest thing we ever got to having a black man as President.

Number 1 - He played the sax.

Number 2 - He smoked weed.

and Number 3 - He screwed ugly white women.

Even now...look at him...his wife works and he don't...and he gets a check from the government every month.
--Chris Rock

26 posted on 10/11/2007 10:50:33 AM PDT by uxbridge
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To: MBB1984

Crist was one of those working the hardest to exterminate poor Terri Schiavo.


27 posted on 10/11/2007 11:16:24 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: Fawn; Joe Brower

Florida ping.


28 posted on 10/11/2007 11:31:19 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Fawn
Wow, for people who claim they want the world to be COLOR BLIND, these African-American "leaders" sure do seem to look at the world through race-based glasses!
29 posted on 10/11/2007 11:33:11 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Fawn
Referring to Bubba’s picture, I don’t believe Crist wears a wedding ring. Hmmmmm!
30 posted on 10/11/2007 11:37:33 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Officially Fredbacker1 but don't know how to change my name)
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To: Sunnyflorida
"There IS a lot of snow in Miami...so close to Columbia."


31 posted on 10/11/2007 11:54:57 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: George W. Bush

***Kind of an ‘us vs. them’ mentality that hurts the politics of the black communities?***

I know of many African-Americans who are pro-life, pro-border security, and pro-school vouchers. Yet they vote for the Rodents. Why? They still cling to the perception that America society is unfair to them. As a result, they have “Us v Them” mentality. “Blacks got to stick together or else racists will walk over us.”


32 posted on 10/11/2007 12:04:06 PM PDT by Kuksool
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To: Kuksool

Before I decide not to like this guy, I need to know more about his other positions. Remember, Reagan raised taxes, was pro-choice, and anti-gun while Gov of CA.


33 posted on 10/11/2007 2:24:46 PM PDT by Mister Politics (www.misterpolitics.com)
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To: Fawn

Don’t worry about Crist. The Dems are going to take him down hard when it suits their purpose. He has bigger problems lurking out there than anything on this thread.


34 posted on 10/11/2007 5:17:42 PM PDT by paddles
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To: Fawn

“He pledged he was going to be a governor for all the people and so far, from everything I’ve seen, that’s what he’s been doing,” said state Sen. Tony Hill, D-Jacksonville, who is black.

Since when is everyone in Fl black .. ?


35 posted on 10/11/2007 5:23:12 PM PDT by Ben Bolt ( " The Spenders " ..)
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To: Kuksool

This is exactly correct, and that is why blacks will continue supporting all Democrats for the rest of the 21st Century and beyond.


36 posted on 10/11/2007 7:13:10 PM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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