Charlie Crist and the battle for Florida’s soul

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We already know the progressive socialists have Texas in their sights. Their darling State Senator, Wendy Davis, is their pick to win the governor’s mansion. Problem is she just had a little issue with knowing her own life story. But then again, President Obama had the same issue. However, lying appears to be the modus operandi for liberal progressives, and they get rewarded for it.

So here we are in Florida with our own shape-shifting chameleon running for Governor, Charlie Crist. And according to Politico,

President Barack Obama’s campaign manager is signing on to help former Republican Charlie Crist return to the Florida governor’s office as a Democrat. Jim Messina is joining Crist’s campaign as a senior strategic adviser, providing big-picture advice as the race gets under way. Messina joins another Obama alum, ad maker Jim Margolis, in the effort to aid Crist.

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Let me give you a brief introduction to Florida’s Mr.Tan Man. Charlie Crist was the Republican Governor of Florida not too long ago. In 2008 he pledged his support to one GOP presidential nominee, then switched to Senator John McCain. Crist was all over the media as many felt he was positioning himself to be the vice presidential selection with Senator McCain. That did not happen.

Subsequently, Governor Crist became unsatisfied with being the chief executive of the Sunshine State and decided to run for US Senate. When Senator Mel Martinez decided to resign, Governor Crist appointed his former Chief of Staff George Lemiuex to fill the seat — which many saw as a place holder move.

What Crist didn’t count on was the challenge of former GOP Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio in that senate race. Crist dismissed Rubio until the once 40-point gap began to narrow. There were rumors that Crist was considering switching parties since it seemed he was heading towards a GOP primary defeat — a little stimulus embrace of President Obama was a contributing factor. Crist wholeheartedly stated he would never switch parties.

Then, lo and behold, Crist became an Independent, claiming both parties were failing the people. Well, Crist failed and lost the senate race.

Amazingly, Crist decided it was time for yet another political makeover and in 2012 as a Democrat spoke at the Democrat National convention in Charlotte. Parrotting the liberal progressive talking point, Crist says the GOP is too extreme.

Obviously, character is not a necessary quality for Democrats and therefore completely understandable having Jim Messina as part of the Crist team. After all, Messina was instrumental in the reelection of the most characterless individual to ever reside in 1600 Pennsylvania.

So here we go in Florida, lies, deceit, and misdirection will be the theme of the Crist campaign. What is truly offensive is that Crist, Obama, Wasserman-Schultz, and the Democrats believe the people of Florida are just that stupid.

Florida Governor Rick Scott may not be the warmest and fuzziest – and he certainly doesn’t sport a year-round tan. But his record of economic restoration in Florida is rock solid, and far superior to that of Crist when he was a Republican Governor.

But the gubernatorial election in Florida will not be about the issues, because that’s not what Messina does. It will be about demonizing Scott. The issues of Medicare cuts should matter. The issues of growing welfare rolls and dependency should matter. The issues of protecting our veterans should matter. The issue of economic growth and business opportunities should matter.

Virginia just elected a corrupt Democrat for Governor. New York City just elected a Marxist/socialist. What shall be Florida’s fate?

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