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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist won his first race as a Democrat Tuesday night, securing the party's nomination to challenge current Republican Gov. Rick Scott this fall. Crist held the Florida governor's office for a single term as a Republican but left the GOP in 2010, running for Senate as an independent. With 99% of precincts reporting, Crist won 74.3% of the vote, topping former state legislator Nan Rich, who won 25.7%. Separately, Scott easily won the Republican nomination.

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I'm a Republican , well, wait, I'm Independent, no, I think I'm a Democrat.

#1 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-08-28 07:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

"I'm a Republican , well, wait, I'm Independent, no, I think I'm a Democrat. "

How many times did Crist plead the fifth amendment in an investigation of the biggest Medicare fraud in history? How much was the fine paid by Scott's company? Oh yeah, 1.5 billion dollars, the largest fine in Medicare history. Scott, the biggest crook ever elected as a governor in any of our 50 states. But hey, that's what the Tea Party wanted.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-28 08:03 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I said it before: Charlie Crist is the WORST POSSIBLE type of politician. He is an opportunist. No morals, no scruples. His platform swings with the political winds and he'll kiss any butt, tell any lie, and support any cause that he believes will get him elected. He believes whatever the polls tell him is advantageous to believe, and he'll change his opinion on that subject with the next poll. He'd push his grandma off a train if she was costing him votes.

#3 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-08-28 08:09 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"I said it before: Charlie Crist is the WORST POSSIBLE type of politician."
Considerning that Gov. Scott is his opponent that is the most ridiculous comment ever posted here. Floridians know Charlie Crist, he was a good governor even when he was a Republican, it isn't his fault that the Republican Party went insane. As others before him have said, he didn't leave the party, the party left him. The GOP is an insane asylum today, can't blame any politician that switches parties because of it.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-28 08:35 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Maybe he'll run as the Ron Paul Revolution Candidate next.

#5 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-08-28 08:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

The official results show 952,013 votes cast in the Republican primary and 837,720 votes cast in the Democratic primary.

The 834,395 votes cast for Scott in the Republican primary fall just short of the total votes in the Democratic primary.

Despite the fact that primary voting is limited to those registered in each party and, again according to official figures, there are more registered Democrats (4,599,326) than registered Republicans (4,144,186). So registered Republicans outvoted registered Democrats, even though they are significantly outnumbered by them.

#6 | Posted by foshaffer at 2014-08-28 11:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

"So registered Republicans outvoted registered Democrats, even though they are significantly outnumbered by them."

Old retired people have much more time on their hands to go vote, younger, working folks have families and jobs that keep them busy.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-28 11:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

Crist must try to ruin Scott's reputation based on very old and (yawn) outdated claims about Medicare fraud. ( If Benghazi is too old to bring up, why can they bring this up? )

Crist can't run on his record which is dismal.

Jobs Created: Crist: -825,000
Scott: 540,000

4th year budget: Crist: -$3.6 billion in the hole
Scott: $1.2 billion surplus

When Charlie Crist took office as governor in 2006, unemployment was at 3.5%, he had made a written commitment to oppose any and all efforts to raise taxes, and he was a Republican. When he left office, Florida had lost 825,000 jobs, unemployment had risen to 11.1%, he had signed more than $2 billion in higher taxes into law, he had embraced President Obama's Stimulus package, and he was no longer a Republican.

When Rick Scott took office as governor in 2010, he inherited this mess. He governed as he promised too, however, cutting taxes, reining in spending, and bringing Florida back from the brink of disaster. As a result, unemployment has fallen to 6.2%, there was a $1.2 billion surplus this year, and he's signed over $2 billion in tax cuts into law. This includes 24 individual tax and fees cuts up through 2014 and $400 million in cuts this year.

Both Rick Scott and Charlie Crist signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to Florida voters when they ran for governor in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Crist, however, broke his personal written commitment, by signing more than $2 billion in higher taxes and fees into law.

If Floridians want to join Detroit, all they need to do is elect Crist again and they'll get there.

#8 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-08-28 11:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

Danni - of that is the case then it will be a Republican landslide. Most people who don't work are liberals looking for the next government hand out.

#9 | Posted by foshaffer at 2014-08-28 12:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

"When Rick Scott took office as governor in 2010, he inherited this mess. He governed as he promised too, however, cutting taxes, reining in spending, and bringing Florida back from the brink of disaster. As a result, unemployment has fallen to 6.2%, there was a $1.2 billion surplus this year,"

Yeah, Scott is the reason for the recovery that Obama and the Fed have engineered completely without any help from any Republicans.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-28 01:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Most people who don't work are liberals looking for the next government hand out."

You probably actually believe that nonsense.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-28 01:44 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

As a group liberals don't leech any more than conservatives.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-08-28 01:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

"As a group liberals don't leech any more than conservatives."

Go to many trailer parks here in Florida and you can meet white folks who claim to be arch-conservatives, who hate Obama, but do recieve food stamps, might be on the Medicaid rolls, etc. When you ask them about the contradiction they talk about Obama wanting to take away their guns.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-28 01:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

#13

interesting. You are assigning political ideology to bunch of people in a trailer park, insist they are leeches, and then put actual words in their mouths. Without even leaving your chair.

but if I try that with black people in the ghetto, I get lambasted for being biased, broad-brushing, and being an outright racist. I would get lectured for not understanding what it's like to be poor, living in such a place and not understanding the choices folks make in those places.

but I'll BET you think you are entitled to a pass for the same thing, right?

#14 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-28 02:09 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

He is an opportunist.

I'd gladly take an opportunist over Rick Scott.

#15 | Posted by rcade at 2014-08-28 02:36 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

You are assigning political ideology to bunch of people in a trailer park, insist they are leeches, and then put actual words in their mouths. Without even leaving your chair.

Danni didn't call them leeches for receiving Food Stamps and Medicare. Democrats believe in those programs and don't cast shame on the people who need them.

#16 | Posted by rcade at 2014-08-28 02:38 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I am eager and very happy to vote once again for Charlie Crist.

#17 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-28 02:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

#16

fair enough. she didn't use the word "leeches" but you saw what she did. the rest of what I said was accurate.

#18 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-28 02:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Yeah, Scott is the reason for the recovery that Obama and the Fed have engineered completely without any help from any Republicans."

LOL.. wishful thinking. there. Florida was turned around by Scott. Crist created a mess.

Florida Economy Outpacing National Recovery

today.ucf.edu

Then I would also add, what recovery?

"Despite what you may hear from the politicians and from the mainstream media (shrugging off today's terrible GDP print), the truth is that the U.S. economy is in far worse shape than it was prior to the last recession. In fact, we are still pretty much where we were at when the last recession finally ended"

The home ownership rate in the United States has dropped to the lowest level in 19 years.

Consumer spending for durable goods has dropped by 3.23 percent since November. This is a clear sign that an economic slowdown is ahead.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20 percent of all families in the United States do not have a single member that is employed. That means that one out of every five families in the entire country is completely unemployed.

There are 1.3 million fewer jobs in the U.S. economy than when the last recession began in December 2007. Meanwhile, our population has continued to grow steadily since that time.

After adjusting for inflation, men who work full-time in America today make less money than men who worked full-time in America 40 years ago.

62 percent of all Americans make $20 or less an hour at this point.

There are 49 MILLION people on food stamps.

The number of Americans receiving benefits from the federal government each month exceeds the number of full-time workers in the private sector by more than 60 million

www.zerohedge.com

So there is your "RECOVERY" . Ha. Obama's recovery. What a joke.

#19 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-08-28 03:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

"
interesting. You are assigning political ideology to bunch of people in a trailer park, insist they are leeches, and then put actual words in their mouths. Without even leaving your chair."

I know the people. One of my kids used to live there.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-28 03:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

"LOL.. wishful thinking. there. Florida was turned around by Scott. Crist created a mess. "

Yeah, it was just a coincidence that the whole world went through an economic meltdown but here in Florida is was all Charlie's fault. Hilarious! Coincidental too that the recovery is occurring at about the same pace as the rest of the country but here in Florida that's due to Scott not Obama or the Fed.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-28 03:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

And maybe the reasons your kids used to live there is the attitude you gave them about investing and work.

#22 | Posted by foshaffer at 2014-08-28 04:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Yeah, it was just a coincidence that the whole world went through an economic meltdown but here in Florida is was all Charlie's fault. Hilarious!"

Yeah... hilarious.. you can't read.

"Coincidental too that the recovery is occurring at about the same pace as the rest of the country but here in Florida that's due to Scott not Obama or the Fed."

uHMMM Duh! You certainly can't read.

Florida Economy Outpacing National Recovery

Did you even attempt to read the article or do you just read the liberal sites for hacks?

#23 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-08-28 07:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yeah, Scott is the reason for the recovery that Obama and the Fed have engineered completely without any help from any Republicans.

#10 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2014-08-28 01:29 PM | REPLY | FLAG

The scary is she actually believes this.

#24 | Posted by RobThomas at 2014-08-28 07:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

Recovery!??? We were NEGATIVE 3% in the first quarter and made it up this quarter to have almost a net zero growth. We are projected to only have a 1.5% growth for the year. We historically average around 3.8%. I think we have hit it ONCE in 6 years with the fed funds rate at near zero for interest and the Fed buying bonds.

You wouldn't know it to read the pro Obama press but it has been the worst recovery we have had almost in history. Between a u6 unemployment at 13% and a declining labor rate - with the 39 to 59 accounting for the most leaving the work force.

Couple that with a foreign policy strategy -oh that Is right WE DONT HAVE ONE.

The worst president in history.

#25 | Posted by foshaffer at 2014-08-28 09:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

Florida's next gov, then. seriously WHO would vote for Scott? nobody.

#26 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-08-29 01:33 AM | Reply | Flag:

"The worst president in history."

AMEN

#27 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-08-29 07:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

"We are projected to only have a 1.5% growth for the year."

Yeah, that's terrible unless you are actually smart enough to compare it to Germany or Japan. Your Obamahatred prevents you from understanding the news and events which effect your life.

#28 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-29 08:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

"The scary is she actually believes this."

Yeah, I have this tendency to believe actual facts.

#29 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-29 08:34 AM | Reply | Flag:

#25 | Posted by foshaffer

Fosimpleton, Dumya's 5.1% contraction was by far the most severe in 80 years. His great recession stripped $16 trillion from American households and made 8.7 million jobs disappear. When you factor in that the pickled pissant also lost the twin towers, almost lost the Pentagon and then started and botched two wars, it's easy to see why his 20% approval rating is the lowest on record.

#30 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2014-08-29 08:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Yeah, that's terrible unless you are actually smart enough to compare it to Germany or Japan"

lol Well why stop there, why not compare with Greece? That would make us look better.

Everyone is happy in Obama's world.

""By every economic measure, we are better off now than when I took office. You wouldn't know it, but we are."

You wouldn't know it?

"that home sales are down 5 percent, the number of autoworkers is still below 2008 levels, the federal deficit remains incredibly high, and that despite the reported success of the Affordable Care Act, no definitive proof of that success in terms of numbers has ever been presented by administration officials."

Of course, your rah rah addiction to Obama will let you just ignore those facts, if you ever do read them, which I doubt.

#31 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-08-30 12:54 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

#30...

Blaming Bush for everything again? Laughable.

Obama is the President and has been since 2009, he's had plenty of time to "fix" any perceived faults, but has only gotten us deeper in debt by twice and deeper in trouble economically and in the world view.

But we must blame Bush because there is no good news brought by Obama. Obama = "Blame someone else" hes good at blaming everyone else and has done it over and over. It's never his fault.

#32 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-08-30 01:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

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