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Marco Rubio: Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist (Claims Willard is a Conservative)
Tampa Bay Times ^ | JANUARY 24, 2012 | Marc Caputo

Posted on 01/24/2012 11:39:25 PM PST by Kazan

Newt Gingrich's decision today to bash Mitt Romney for hiring former Charlie Crist loyalists and employees doesn't seem to be sitting well with Sen. Marco Rubio, who drove Crist out of the Republican Party before beating him at the polls in 2010.

Said Rubio: "Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist. Romney is a conservative. and he was one of the first national Republican leaders to endorse me. He came to Florida, campaigned hard for me, and made a real difference in my race."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: florida; greeniguana; rinos; romney; rubio
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Drop Rubio down or off Newt's VP list. If he needs to go Hispanic, I'd go with Susana Martinez.
1 posted on 01/24/2012 11:39:27 PM PST by Kazan
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To: Kazan
ROMNEY TINMAN, ROMNEY THE TIN MAN
2 posted on 01/24/2012 11:47:37 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Kazan

And Susana Martinez, I think, has said she wouldn’t work for Mitt.

But, Rubio is correct. Mitt Romney is not a Charlie Crist. Mitt Romney is jello, not traitorous.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 11:47:42 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Kazan

And Susana Martinez, I think, has said she wouldn’t work for Mitt.

But, Rubio is correct. Mitt Romney is not a Charlie Crist. Mitt Romney is jello, not traitorous.


4 posted on 01/24/2012 11:47:45 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Kazan

I find it fascinating some of the reactions in an election year. It’s like everyone is put into the kiln and through the fire they show their true color and shape. I get this Marco Rubio thing not wanting to burn his bridges, but you start looking at the Ann Coulters, Carl Roves, Britt Humes, Charles Krauthammers, et al. It’s an amazing process. I do think no one really understands what is happening in the body politic right how. The Tea Party is SO POWERFUL but it is just beginning to awaken. It also has populist tentacles that will reach far beyond it’s own faithful. The fear of Newt is growing but they are still being caught by surprise. Mark my words . . . this thing is going to be HUGE!! Providence is still alive and well in the USA!


5 posted on 01/24/2012 11:57:22 PM PST by ConservChristian
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To: Kazan

It’s silly getting your panties in a wad over a single soundbite when if anything, you should know by now that soundbites- snippets anywhere from a partial sentence to two or three pulled selectively from a much lengthier comment- are used when a writer is trying hide the truth, not reveal it, wants to make a mountain from a molehill, or wants to create a different impression than the original uncut comment merited.

When asked yesterday, Rubio made a point to say he will not endorse anyone, Newt or Romney. If he was a gung ho advocate for Romney he’d have endorsed him.


6 posted on 01/25/2012 12:00:32 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: ConservChristian

It’s a bit like what happened to the Federalists in the ‘90s. There was a reaction led by Jefferson and Madison to Hamilton’s mercantilist, pro-British polices. The original Republican party was a “Country” party based in the states, including many old anti-federalists. Newt is an establishmeht type who formed an opposition. Temperamentally, though Newt is more like a Jackson, heading an opposition to the Elites led by Adams and Clay.


7 posted on 01/25/2012 12:08:39 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Kazan

Rubio is one of Jeb’s boys.


8 posted on 01/25/2012 12:09:17 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: ConservChristian

Amen.


9 posted on 01/25/2012 12:12:33 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: FrankR
I like your graphic.

Let me add this article:
10 posted on 01/25/2012 12:28:13 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Jonty30

If you look at Romney’s past, you will see that he is traitorous, it is in that memory hole that hides the pre-2007 national candidate, and now republican, Mitt.


11 posted on 01/25/2012 12:29:33 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Kazan

Rubio is quoted as saying that Mitt Romney “is a conservative.”

I can’t agree with that description.

Rubio is afraid to endorse Romney so at least he is scared of us real conservatives out there.

But is Rubio really a conservative himself or just another business as usual politician??????


12 posted on 01/25/2012 12:32:54 AM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: Kazan

Drop Rubio down or off Newt’s VP list. If he needs to go Hispanic, I’d go with Susana Martinez.

When you play for all the marbles in policits which is a give and take game like poker you remember who the players are and who helped them advance unless you have a pat hand...


13 posted on 01/25/2012 12:32:54 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Moses ..A nick name I received as a kid for warning another -It's a sin to tell a lie")
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To: piasa

It was an endorsement.


14 posted on 01/25/2012 12:33:08 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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The Talk of the Green Iguana
http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2008-02-28/news/the-talk-of-the-green-iguana/


15 posted on 01/25/2012 12:33:37 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Kazan
I am so disappointed with this. I held Rubio really high up and now he turns out to be a regular politician. He “owes” Romney so will even lie for him. Damn I had such high hopes for Rubio in the future.
16 posted on 01/25/2012 12:34:29 AM PST by fish hawk (Tebow or Rodman, who would I like to introduce my grandson to? MMmmmmmm)
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To: ansel12

I’m aware of his past, but I chalk it up to him willing to fit in whatever political container he is in at the moment, like jello.


17 posted on 01/25/2012 12:35:15 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

Mitt Romney is traitorous but he’s not like Charlie Crist. Although Mitt supports the queer agenda, unlike Crist, he isn’t a fag.


18 posted on 01/25/2012 12:37:18 AM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: ConservChristian

Right on with all you said.


19 posted on 01/25/2012 12:37:26 AM PST by fish hawk (Tebow or Rodman, who would I like to introduce my grandson to? MMmmmmmm)
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To: Kazan

Martinez said yesterday she has no interest in being VP.


20 posted on 01/25/2012 12:40:35 AM PST by FryingPan101
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To: Jonty30

Except that he turned against the Republican party during the Reagan/Gingrich revolutions of the 1980s and 90s.

Mitt left the GOP, he went from supporting liberal republicans, to supporting only democrats, he fund even raised democrat.

Romney reregistered Republican in October 1993 to run for office, he kept fighting conservatism and supporting the hard left for years.

Romney does have an inner agenda, he wants to avenge his family, by destroying the conservative republicans.


21 posted on 01/25/2012 12:41:32 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Nextrush

Sometimes you just flat out like someone. I like Rubio.


22 posted on 01/25/2012 12:43:18 AM PST by FryingPan101
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23 posted on 01/25/2012 12:43:39 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: FryingPan101
Martinez said yesterday she has no interest in being VP.

She said that she was not interested in becoming Mitt Romney's veep, all of her responses and lack of anything positive to say were focused on Romney.

24 posted on 01/25/2012 12:46:48 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Kazan
I'm still waiting for an example of Mitt's conservatism.

No matter what he claims he will do in the future, it seems to be the opposite of what he has done in the past.

25 posted on 01/25/2012 12:47:27 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: FryingPan101

And Rubio flat out likes Romney.


26 posted on 01/25/2012 12:47:56 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ConservChristian

I figure anything can happen in the coming months. When Obama starts feeling threatened things might get even crazier.


27 posted on 01/25/2012 12:50:27 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have a pretty good handle on Mitt’s past, and I am not aware of anything conservative in that past.

He was against Reagan, against the Republicans and the Contract with America, he was against the Senate conservatives, the “Jesse Helms types” as he called them.

He was supporting liberal democrats in their races against republicans, he meant it when he found Ted Kennedy too conservative, too timid on some social issues.


28 posted on 01/25/2012 12:54:09 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: mosesdapoet

Marco is more than a Hispanic Conservative. He is amazing and fearless conservative. Mitt was popular in FLA in 2008 among us conservatives. When Gov. Crist endorsed McCain just before the FLA Primary we all felt betrayed because there was no one that would sell out to the Dems like McCain and we all new he would not fight Obama. Mitt came back to help Marco early when Rubio was traveling alone in 2010. By not endorsing Mitt now is bad news for Mitt. Maybe the word came from Jeb that Mitt was fading but I can tell you, many down here did endorse Mitt and will have to be incorporated in a Gingrich General Campaign


29 posted on 01/25/2012 12:54:57 AM PST by ynotjjr (Gingrich/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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To: piasa
Rubio made a point to say he will not endorse anyone until after Florida.

If Newt wins I see Jeb getting in and Rubio endorsing him. I think this is why we're not seeing endorsements in Florida right now. The party will not go down with Newt when we have a winnable election.

30 posted on 01/25/2012 12:55:24 AM PST by byteback
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To: byteback
...The party will not go down with Newt when we have a winnable election.

The party of TARP has already gone down with their loser candidate old Lord McCain. We the people threw them a life line when we gave these turds the control of the people's house November 2010 and they have played golf with the chief. The Bush family are part of the problem.

31 posted on 01/25/2012 1:00:20 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Jonty30

Suzanna is closer with Sarah. Shes no Mittbot


32 posted on 01/25/2012 1:00:48 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: ansel12

Ok.

That makes him traitorous.

Carry on.


33 posted on 01/25/2012 1:00:50 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: byteback

You mean the establishment liberals will do absolutely anything to fight conservatism in America.


34 posted on 01/25/2012 1:01:22 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
Bloomberg was the worst to ever be accepted as a republican but there are close competitors and Mitt is one of them.

The "tent" just simply can't be that big if the GOP is to stand for anything.

35 posted on 01/25/2012 1:03:48 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ynotjjr

If he is conservative, then he was wrong to endorse Mitt Romney.


36 posted on 01/25/2012 1:04:53 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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November will be a sad time for FR.


37 posted on 01/25/2012 1:05:49 AM PST by willgetsome
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To: piasa
Marco Rubio is a degenerate weasel who conspired with that fake suntanned orange faggot Charlie Crist to pass Primary Seat Belt enforcement in FL, legislation that even JEB BUSH vetoed every year he was Governor.

Good thing he graduated to DC, DISNEYLAND FOR BUSYBODIES, before he could participate in taking more of my personal freedom away.

Don't worry Marco, once we finish driving a stake through FLIP MYTH SLICK WILLARDS heart, we will be keeping eyes on you , yes indeed.


38 posted on 01/25/2012 1:07:50 AM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Kazan

guess he has to come out for Romney. I understand but, yer guy is a frickin liar and a chameleon and a changeling and, and, and,.....

Stick a fork in it.

Later Rubio.

(now I don’t have to deal with your NBC status)

Keep talking though. You are brilliant and I luv you otherwise.


39 posted on 01/25/2012 1:08:00 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ynotjjr
"Mitt was popular in FLA in 2008 among us conservatives."

Why ? Were you guys masochists or something ?

40 posted on 01/25/2012 1:14:34 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: willgetsome; ynotjjr

You Romney people sure don’t post much to have such old sign up dates.


41 posted on 01/25/2012 1:15:14 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: willgetsome

*sniff*sniff*

We got a Slick Willardbot here, kids.


42 posted on 01/25/2012 1:17:08 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: willgetsome

Pray tell, Willie, how can Slick Willard, who is well to McCain’s left, win a general election in your estimation ? Where are all these millions of Conservatives who will mobilize for a notorious liar, flipflopper, and proven Socialist ?


43 posted on 01/25/2012 1:20:10 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Maybe a Mitt win is viewed as ‘capital gains’?


44 posted on 01/25/2012 1:20:16 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Your overheated and unsubstantiated rhetoric sucks.

That kind of talk will ensure an Obama victory.

Grow up.

FR is becoming like DU. It’s all very sad.


45 posted on 01/25/2012 1:23:07 AM PST by willgetsome
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To: willgetsome

You didn’t answer the question, Willie. Do you need it repeated for you ?


46 posted on 01/25/2012 1:25:12 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No need to repeat. You are insulting and ignorant. Keep beating your chest. This is the internet, not a street fight.


47 posted on 01/25/2012 1:28:56 AM PST by willgetsome
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To: willgetsome

I understand. You’re upset that your Socialist messiah Willard is trailing in the polls to hijack the GOP nomination. Tell me, why are you on FR ?


48 posted on 01/25/2012 1:35:36 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“your Socialist messiah Willard is trailing in the polls to hijack the GOP nomination. Tell me, why are you on FR ?”

Pathetic. You sound like a bad political talk show host. Scratch that, you sound like a bad caller to a bad political talk show.

I guess my time at FR is done. It’s an echo chamber like DU.


49 posted on 01/25/2012 1:41:53 AM PST by willgetsome
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To: willgetsome

You Slick Willard trolls are a hoot. Good to the last loon.


50 posted on 01/25/2012 1:44:04 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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