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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:07 PM

Charlie Crist is Now A Democrat

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist sent out a tweet earlier today announcing that he has officially changed his party registration to the Democratic Party.

Welcome to the 99%, Governor!

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Reply Charlie Crist is Now A Democrat (Original post)
BlueDemKev Dec 2012 OP
pnwmom Dec 2012 #1
FLAprogressive Dec 2012 #2
RBInMaine Dec 2012 #8
FLAprogressive Dec 2012 #10
bahrbearian Dec 2012 #19
Chan790 Dec 2012 #44
mgcgulfcoast Dec 2012 #18
Maximumnegro Dec 2012 #27
mgcgulfcoast Dec 2012 #31
pbrower2a Dec 2012 #38
DCBob Dec 2012 #21
forestpath Dec 2012 #22
mgcgulfcoast Dec 2012 #33
Robbins Dec 2012 #3
FLAprogressive Dec 2012 #4
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #14
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #24
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2012 #37
pbrower2a Dec 2012 #39
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2012 #41
RBInMaine Dec 2012 #9
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #5
RBInMaine Dec 2012 #7
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #12
Maximumnegro Dec 2012 #28
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #30
pbrower2a Dec 2012 #40
Chan790 Dec 2012 #45
DCBob Dec 2012 #20
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #29
DCBob Dec 2012 #34
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #35
BlueDemKev Dec 2012 #46
treestar Dec 2012 #26
RBInMaine Dec 2012 #6
Jennicut Dec 2012 #11
Rowdyboy Dec 2012 #13
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #25
Tutonic Dec 2012 #15
BlueStater Dec 2012 #16
Daniel537 Dec 2012 #17
boingboinh Dec 2012 #23
CheapShotArtist Dec 2012 #32
great white snark Dec 2012 #42
LP2K12 Dec 2012 #36
NPolitics1979 Dec 2012 #43

Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:07 PM

1. I wouldn't be surprised if he has national ambitions. nt

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:16 PM

2. How do you spell opportunist? C-R-I-S-T.

Is Closet Case Charlie gonna be for marriage equality?

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Response to FLAprogressive (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:29 PM

8. How about a moderate who would like to be with a SANE party? So enough of the purist SHIT !

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:31 PM

10. Do you think he'd be switching parties if he survived the Senate primary? I don't.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:24 PM

44. A right-of-center moderate is one we can do without.

We're not the party of the center-right and big business.

Charlie Crist is the new Arlen Specter. It's all about themselves for these kinds of right-wing "me first" political narcissists.

A sane party would have told him that changing his registration meant nothing if he wasn't willing to move his positions.

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Response to FLAprogressive (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:42 AM

18. his only loyalty is to crist

he wants power and do anything it takes to get it. he is a jackass.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:22 PM

27. If he only wanted power he would not have left the GOP

back in the day. Sorry but that makes no sense, unless you're also saying that he was smart enough and forward thinking enough to see that Dems would be gaining control by now. In which case we can use someone that smart on our side for sure.

So which is it.

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Response to Maximumnegro (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:39 PM

31. he left because he was defeated

not because he was a democrat. he is a weasel.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Reply #31)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:37 PM

38. Give him some credit

Democrats have been gaining voters as the old "Eisenhower/Rockefeller Republicans" have abandoned an increasingly superstitious, bigoted, corrupt, and intolerant Party that serves the economic interests of only a small cadre of tycoons, executives, and big landowners. Countries have been run on principles that the GOP now offers... and they were monstrosities.

We have won some elections in recent years because of that exodus from a Party that Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower would now consider disgusting. We can't be purists, because if we are we end up with leaders like Governors Scott Walker, Rick Scott, and now Rick "Quisling" Snyder. At least we aren't getting the hucksters of fundamentalist religion. Please welcome these new Democrats; we need them.

We need to protect the working people of America, women's rights, the public sector (from raids by profiteers), educational quality, and the environment. Scum like Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, and right-wing fronts for the GOP like Americans for Prosperity (only for 5% of the public), Doublecross America, and Fascism Works. It is far better that we get some people with a respect for human dignity and decency and win some critical elections than that we let this country have to choose between Bolshevism and Fascism.

Charlie Crist is a saint contrasted to the current Gauleiter of Florida.

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Response to FLAprogressive (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:45 AM

21. So you would never accept a former Republican into the Democratic party?

Thats a really short sighted, narrow mentality.

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Response to FLAprogressive (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:32 AM

22. Exactly! I just called him a political opportunist in another thread.

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:47 PM

33. i agree

and if he were ever elected he would stab us in the back in a split second if it meant more power for him.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:17 PM

3. Well guess what this means

He's running for the democratic nomination for governor In 2014 to beat Scott out of the governor's mansion.

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Response to Robbins (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:21 PM

4. we could do a lot better. but if it's him vs. pRick Scott I'll hold my nose and vote for him.

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Response to FLAprogressive (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:12 AM

14. He would probably be more progressive as a Democrat

If he was as good as he was as a Republican, I figure he'd probably be better as a Democrat. He was pretty brave for taking a stand in favor of voting rights in his state knowing it would hurt his party's nominee for President.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:48 PM

24. When he stood against the Republicans trying to suppress voters when he was Governor

I rather have him for our Governor than the one we have now or will in January. We will actually have it worse in Indiana starting in 2013.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:36 PM

37. +1

Here in the red-state hell known as Indiana as well. I'm glad that President Obama won re-election but disgusted by Pence's win (I knew he was favored to win but Gregg ended up closer than expected). I don't like how our state has gone backwards over the past 8 years and especially the past 2. I have a feeling that, after the next 4 years, we might actually yearn for Daniels. *ugh* It already sounds like, however, Pence isn't going to be able to just ask for whatever he wants from even a Republican supermajority legislature and get it (re: taxes). Hopefully, the Democrats can pick up the pieces and come back stronger in 2014 and get ourselves back in the governor's mansion in 2016 after a (too-long) 12-year hiatus.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #37)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:40 PM

39. Oh, yeah?

Michigan in EIGHT DAYS as the GOP has adopted Machiavellian 'principles' as a standard.

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Response to pbrower2a (Reply #39)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:44 PM

41. ????? I'm not saying that Pence isn't going to try a lot

and the Republicans will probably deliver more often than not for him. They can pretty much push whatever they want and Democrats will have to just sit back and watch. Just pointing out that some Republicans are already starting to grumble about some of Pence's tax plans.

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Response to Robbins (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:29 PM

9. That sounds just fine to me. GO CRIST !

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:23 PM

5. If he hasn't changed his views but only his party,

then the Democratic Party just became a bit more conservative.

Not cause for celebration in my book.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:28 PM

7. Please, enough of the pissing on Cheerios purity. Sheesh.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:44 PM

12. Re: Pissing on the Cheerios

When we can't even trust the national Dems to protect Social Security and Medicare, that's kind of pissing in my cheerios.

We need to check out people's positions on these issues people we celebrate.


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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:25 PM

28. What are you babbling about

Did I miss the news, cause I don't recall reading anything about SS and Medicare being on the table lately. Or is this just the usual Dem habit of living in the last election, except now it's shifted to 2008 instead of 2004 (progress at least).

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Response to Maximumnegro (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:11 PM

30. babbling?

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:43 PM

40. What about Mr. Vulture Capitalist?

Just be glad that Democrats gained some Senate seats -- and re-elected Barack Obama.

Mitt Romney could have sold the assets of Social Security and Medicare to the 'private sector' while letting the profiteers decide what they will give in return to recipients. That is his M.O.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:33 PM

45. Sanity is not purity.

I'll piss on whatever I'd like, thanks. Charlie Crist is a center-right big-business fiscal-conservative social-moderate narcissist who only swapped parties in order to be able to run for Governor with a major-party nomination; as an added bonus his nomination insures there is no progressive voice in the race. Oh wait, now I see why you're such a big fan.

He's much more likely to beat Scott in a two person race than he is as an independent third candidate; that alone and not platform is what he cares about. That makes him an opportunist, not a real Democrat.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:46 AM

20. this type of thinking is.....

why we have rubio in the senate.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:56 PM

29. So maybe Rubio can change parties and become a Democrat and DU will throw a party.

That'll make it all better

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #29)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:32 PM

34. If he had some "awakening" and was truly sincere.. why not?

however somehow I doubt that would ever happen.

Crist has had issues with the Republican party for quite sometime so this was not all that unexpected.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:56 PM

35. cool

Hey it's an open Party, we have to take everybody.

Even this dude:



http://www.youtube.com/user/fladems/videos?sort=dd&query=crist&flow=list&view=0

I wonder if he regrets voting for George Bush.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #35)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:35 PM

46. Crist was a very loyal Republican...

...who tried to pass himself off as a right-wing conservative. Unfortunately, he was way too moderate for what the Republican Party has evolved into.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:50 PM

26. A very tiny bit

Which can be overcome by a new young person who is left of center.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:27 PM

6. WELCOME ABOARD GOVERNOR. Welcome to PROGRESS. Welcome to MODERATION. Welcome to SANITY !

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:39 PM

11. Not surprised at all. Moderate Repubs really have no place in the modern Republican party anymore.

I think he will run against Scott and most likely win.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:05 AM

13. Exactly. An ethical, moderate Republican who wants a political career has only one serious choice.

Switch parties. Crist will probably do pretty well for himself as a Democrat but I really hope he positions himself in the center, rather than a conservative Dem.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:50 PM

25. We need to change the definition of center

to one that is more the left of what they try to tell us.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:51 AM

15. Marco Rubio.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:08 AM

16. I'm a Floridian and Crist was my governor.

I thought he did a good job in that position even if he was once one of "them". I'll gladly vote for him against the miserable douchebag this state has as governor right now.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:30 AM

17. +1

I wish he had just ran for re-election in 2010. He was still very popular as Governor. Either way, he'll get my vote again this time if he runs.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:17 PM

23. Not a Surprise -- Democrats of Today are what Republicans were 5-10 years ago

 

Our party is shifting more to the Right that it is allowing those who are Republicans, who feel their own party keeps going more and more right, to have a place they can call home since our party's new ideals are those rejected republicans.

I'd imagine in 10 years from now people like Bachman and Santorum will be able to join our party too and people will call thim radical liberals.

So welcome aboard.

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Response to boingboinh (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:43 PM

32. "Democrats of Today are what Republicans were 5-10 years ago"

Nope...it's more like what the R's were 30 years ago. Bush was president 5-10 years ago, and they were almost as dangerous then as they are now. I don't see Democrats going around doing things like blowing racial dog whistles and trying to get rid of the EPA.

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Response to boingboinh (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:26 PM

42. Are you actually suggesting we not allow people to join our party?

When you joined you did know that we have many moderate members, no?

"since our party's new ideals are those rejected republicans"--complete horseshit. New ideals from raising taxes on the rich to immigrant amnesty never were or will be Republicans'.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:01 PM

36. ...

he has my vote.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:14 PM

43. Imagine in Crist decided to seek re-election for Governorship in 2010 as a Republican

Instead of running for the US Senate in 2010 as an Independent against Rubio-R who was likely to be the Republican nominee and general election winner. Would Crist-R survive in the primary against Scott-R. Democrats would have nominated a second tier candidate to challenge Crist-R(assuming he won the Republican nomination over Scott-R) or Crist-I(Crist-I pulled a Lieberman after losing in the Republican primary to Scott-R). Crist-I wins in the November General Election. 2012-Crist(I-FL) endores Bill Nelson's re-election bid to the US Senate. and Barack Obama's re-election to White House. 2013/2014-toward the end of his term- He becomes a Democrat. 2016- He becomes the Democratic Nominee to challenge Rubio-R.

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