Skip to comments.Breaking News: Charlie Crist to Run as Independent in Florida Senate Race, Sources Tell Fox News
Posted on 04/28/2010 9:54:31 AM PDT by Zakeet
The headline is all that's up at the present time.
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Finally, the RINOs go third party! The purge is well underway.
My brother lives in Florida and says the people there are so enraged with Crist and what he has done in the state...he doesn’t think he has much chance of winning as many will vote just to oppose him from staying in office.
frustrated yes and I hope Rubio takes the time to read the bill and understand it.
I appreciate his problem with north FL and south FL, I’;m in N FL, much more conservative and less illegals,
Hopefully he ears his voters speak and then he could explain how the law is and that the left is distorting that bill
having been an immigrant it really pisses me off that some can come here illegally and take what they want and then moan when they do nto get it
These guys are like grade school kids. If they don’t get their way, they do things just for spite so the other has a harder time winning.
Here’s a quote from the latest 3 way Rasmussen poll (Rubio 37%, Crist 30% and Meek 22%):
Rubio now leads among Republicans and unaffiliated voters with Crist in second. Among Democrats, Meek earns 46% support, while Crist picks up 33% of the Democratic vote.
Looks like Crist hurts Meek more than Rubio.
Related: Group will mobilize to demand that Charlie Crist refund donations..."Anybody has the right and the opportunity to ask," Crist said, when asked about refunding donations. "I think we spent it though."
Not sure what the legal issues are here.
Cool... just what we need another Dem Senator...
So, you would rather lose the Florida Senate seat which we need in order to stop Obama from destroying this country then vote for a basically conservative candidate who is not quite as rabidly anti immigrant as you are. What is with you anti immigration people - can’t you think rationally?
A conservative who is against illegal immigration might well oppose the Arizona law if he thinks it gives the police too much leeway to stop people. I don’t believe the law does this. However, I can certainly see that it is a conservative view to want to protect people from unwarrented searches and seizures. The Anti-immigration wing of the GOP needs to grow up and be able to think rationally instead of shooting anyone who doesn’t agree with them 100% of the time.
My first post to you was a little too harsh. I just get frustrated with people (including my local talk show host Lars Larson) who are ready to turn on a conservative candidate and even support more liberal candidates because the conservative candidate does not agree 100% with the most radical anti illegal immigration views.
How can Crist remain a Republican Governor when he is running as no party which means leaving the GOP. He needs kicked out of the Republican Governor’s Conference.
Actually he needs to step down as Governor IMHO as he has abandoned the people who elected him.
BTW, if any of you gave to Crist earlier, Club for Growth is going to have the details on how you can get your money back as soon as he goes no party. They did the same thing to Specter and people receovered $1.2M.
Yes, well Rubio is in a class of his own in that race...a Real conservative so I think we shall be okay...please God.
I'm sure there is a cush job for him, if he spoils the vote?
Has John Cornyn issued a statement yet? LOL
They wonder why we don’t want to give our money to them.
We need statesmen, not politicians. This is the act of a self-serving politician, not a statesman.
bitch....these RINOS are always just about themselves..this may give the Dems the seat.
What a damned hack.
No, they have fully endorsed Rubio and have said if Crist was to do this, he’d never win another Republican election again. He’s more toast then his spray-on tan.
Different scenario - while the GOP backed Crist from the get-go, local GOP offices and the people of Florida have backed Rubio since the start. We did not care who the “good old boys in the GOP wanted. This is why Rubio garnered and kept such a substantial lead over spray-on-tan boy.
In fact, it became so contentious down here the head of the FLGOP was ousted from his seat over this (and other) issues.
This will not be another NY-23.
Exactly - for everyone who is screaming that Rubio came about for illegals, or he didn’t read the Arizona bill or somehow is pro-illegal immigration missed exactly what he was saying. This administration WILL try to use the bill as a means to pass their pro-illegal immigrant amnesty boondoggle.
Rubio understands this for what it is and clearly said so.
His political career is over.
CNN and AP successfully spun the story and were able to fool the weak minded. we must never forget CNN LIES!
I agree. This is a great day for OUR party. No more “big tent” for these Obama hugging Rinos. We will win this party back or we will sack it on the way out.
Guess reality made them change their mind. When he was up 20 points on Rubio, they were singing Charlie’s praises and endorsing him full fledged. ROFL. Cornyn, keep the NRSC the HELL out of the primaries.
Yep - conservatives should know better than to listen to a 30 second sound byte from CNN or MSNBC.
Rubio was clear in what he said and I have no problem with it. He is right - it IS the federal governments repsonsibility to enforce immigration laws and or borders when they fail in that the States take drastic action.
Rubio is not pro-illegal, he does however understand (being from Florida) that illegal immigration is not simply a black and white issue. Anyone who thinks it is is fooling themselves.
I know people here who have lived in the US for over 40 years - whose children have served, honorably in our armed forces, who own homes and businesses but because of beauratic snafu’s, lost paperwork or pure laziness on the part of the Gov. they have gone from legal residents of the US awaiting their citizenship to illegal status.
No, that is not all of them but it happens all too often. I’d like to hear someone explain how that one facet of the illegal immigration issue can be justified?
A few simple measure would do wonder for our illegal problems.
Secure the borders
Kick out those who came here illegally or anyone here legally who has ties or is a part of MS-13 and other gangs.
Go after people who hire illegals over Americans
Prohibit anchor babies from gaining immediate citizenship
I think we’re all frustrated so it’s no problem at all
Good. Another progressive exposed.
The dirty rat.
There’s not a chance that he can win, but he wants to pull a Scozzafava and throw it to the Democrats.
Let’s hope he can’t even do that.
I hope he loses by a landslide.
Good Gawd people, get a grip! How long must we travel down this conservative witch-hunt? Now Rubio is relegated to “moderate” or “RINO” because of one statement? Sheesh, thank goodness I don’t make my living in the public spotlight.
Look, the AZ bill helps enforce the current immigration laws..we all know that. However, there is a perception (howbeit wrong) among certain people that the bill amounts to some type of racial profiling. Now we can sit here til we’re blue in the face and arguing the mertis of the bill, but if we fail to get the public to understand that this isn’t the 1950’s/60’s, this argument in is vain and the media will continue to control the issue to the masses.
Rubio is a good conservative guy. But like a lot of conservative candidates, he hasn’t a clue how to articulate this point out effectively. The people I keep trying to explain this bill to want to equate it to the police brutality acts of the 1950’s/60’s on African Americans. What’s more alarming is that people born in the 1980’s+ beyond the pre-civil rights era carry the same perception.
It’s a very very strong perception that can only be addressed through education and a lot of patience.
Maybe Rubio’s heritage has something to do with two-stepping around the bill. It shouldn’t, but don’t throw him under the bus just yet.
Carole Keeton McClellan Rylander Strayhorn of Austin remained a nominmal “Republican” comptroller of Texas during 2006 while she ran as an “independent” for governor. She later switched to Democrat, I believe, which had been her original party.
I wonder though about this biblical verse that says “the meek shall inherit the earth.” It may be music to candidate Meek’s ears. And FL has a huge “democracy” that shows its strength every time liberal Bill Nelson is on a ballot.
Here is, yet again, a politician who is interested in only serving himself, not the American people. Some people just can’t take “no” for an answer. I’m losing faith in all of our elected officials.
not throwing him under as I have donated and done a lot of work here getting him to where he is.
I called this morning and spoke for about 10 mins and asked him about this.
My frustration is not with his stance per se but because I feel he or his staff have not read the bill correctly
for 5 mins we went back and forth over the can the cops stop people when ever they want and ask for status.
He thinks they can I think not and that is why I believe we need to call his office and make him understand that who ever told him this is doing a disservice to him andhis campaign
Also emotions are high because I think many in fact most in this country are not pissed off with what this man obama is doing.
He seem to have gone off the deep end with hsi comments , Today he was saying how eh thinks some have made enough money
the other day him saying how he wants blacks hispanics and women to come out and vote.
where is whites and white men in that. That was racial politics .
The other week him saying that the GOP will try and repeal the bill and then saying bring it on.
Now as for the racial politics, he said no red state no blue state but look at his book and he says he hung around with chicano’;s marxists, commies, black power types etc as to not be a sell out
He came in and said about the cambridge police and how stupid they acted.
he obviously has a problem with whites especially as the black power racist panthers were let go.
I think he looks back and feel whites need to pay a price for slavery and that blacks were hard done by , They were but today blacks have so much even affirmative action going for them
If we had a fair media they would point out all of this but alas they do not
sorry for the long rant, I could have gone on much longer.LOL
Also shows what a LYING POS he is!
Wasn’t it two weeks ago that he told Chris Wallace that he Absolutely Would Not run as anything other than a RINO .. Uh .. Republican?
some freepers are taking the MSM bait on Rubio.
I knew Rubio would have to watch himself more than anybody because MSM and Dems fear minority conservatives more than anything.
thanks for that info. I hope yall keep up the good work in Florida.
These same folks who are criticizing Rubio are the same ones still praising Sarah Palin. Yet, Palin is the one supporting McCain who is very pro illegal immigration.
Please everyone, get a grip!
We need statesmen, not politicians.
The RNC should sue him to get its money back.
If they don’t we need a new party.
Rubio hasn’t read the bill. Neither have I. Have you?
Just from what I have seen the police in Arizona can arrest you if you don’t have proper identification.
Do you have your papers with you proving your a citizen?
How about I arrest you and ship your ass back to Africa?
Get the picture.
The cops in Arizona need to be careful how they enforce this or it’s going to start a war they can’t win.
As I understand this law it will get rid of the illegals on the street much the same as prostitutes or drug dealers. Problem?
What’s that mean?
Does anyone have link to the law?
Here’s the problem. There are lots of us that are native to this country that are going to be treated as foreigners in our own land. I know...I’ve had it happen to me.
How many people on this forum have actually been harassed by border patrol? How many have you been asked if you are citizen at the airport by undercover agents?
How many of you carry proof that you are citizen with you at all times?
This is going to be ripe for abuse if Arizona doesn’t watch it. I have family in Arizona, and I can promise you this...if some snot nose punk cop asks me for ID...I’m going to put my foot in his ass.
Literally, areas of our cities are lined with illegals waiting for someone to pick them up for day labor. There will be 15 here, 25 there, 12 in this parking lot, 5 in that parking lot...