The Incestuous World of American Politics
I get asked all the time why people are so cynical about politics. Here’s a great example: Andrea Saul, who was Charlie Crist’s communications director. Here’s one of her attacks on Marco Rubio: “As the truth begins to surface about Speaker Rubio’s double billing of taxpayers, lavish spending of Republican money, and, just today, excessive pork spending, no ad will be able to stop voters | Read More »
America’s First Black President Tries to Push Out Another Black Politician
First they came for David Patterson, Governor of New York. Barack Obama and the Democrats ganged up on him and forced him to not seek re-election. Now they’ve come for Kendrick Meeks, or at least Bill Clinton, America’s first black President, has come for Kendrick Meeks, but at the behest of America’s second black President. It started with a story in the Politico. Bill Clinton | Read More »
Alex Sink Gambled Florida’s Future and Lost
“If Rick Scott is the Bernie Madoff of Medicare, is Alex Sink the Charles Ponzi of the Public Trust?” Well, well, well. What do we have here?! It turns out that the Democratic nominee for Governor of Florida is tied a bit too closely to Charlie Crist and Bill McCollum in screwing Florida’s citizens. Sink sunk the state with bad investments. When the investments collapsed, | Read More »
Charlie Crist Secretly Went to See Obama This Past Friday
We now have confirmation from the Crist campaign. Caleb and I have been working on this story. We have eye witnesses who saw Charlie Crist in Martha’s Vineyard this past Friday. Now Crist claims he was not visiting the President at all and was there for a private campaign event, the details of which he is refusing to release. But our witnesses say he very | Read More »
Taxpayer Funded Abortions Come to Florida
Media headlines are saying Charlie Crist’s veto of pro-life legislation is a veto about women receiving ultrasounds before electing to have an abortion. That’s actually only part of the legislation. With Crist’s veto there is more. Taxpayer funded elective abortions are coming to Florida for the first time. Recent federal health care legislation gave states the opportunity to opt-out of federal provisions using tax dollars | Read More »
BREAKING: Jim Greer Arrested
CNN is reporting that the former Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, Jim Greeer, has been arrested. Greer was Charlie Crist’s hand picked chairman of the Florida GOP and together they collaborated on destroying Marco Rubio. Part of their plan involved leaking out the credit card scandal and targeting it toward Marco Rubio. Well, it just blew up in their faces.
A Lesson for Potential Turncoats
Let me draw up a scenario for you. You’re a long-term incumbent Republican in a purple state that may or may not be trending blue. You’ve always been a moderate and coasted to easy elections in the general. However, a bunch of rabble-rousing conservatives and tea partiers, the kind of people you never liked anyway, have propped up some firebrand conservative candidate, and the polling | Read More »
Florida Voters Realize Charlie Crist is an Orange Opportunist
A couple of weeks have passed since Charlie Crist abandoned the GOP to run as an independent. The orange man moved his campaign into a lingerie shop and started renouncing his allegedly long held positions on life, education reform, etc. And guess what? He is now nosediving in the polls. Rubio leads according to Rasmussen at 39% to Crist’s 31% to Meek’s 18%. And to | Read More »
Does Charlie Crist Know What Planet He Is On?
Yesterday I was on John King USA talking about the Florida race. Candy Crowley noted something very odd. Charlie Crist told her none of his staff or fundraisers were leaving him. None. That is not only not true, but some had bolted before his announcement. Then there is Charlie trying to get Rahm Emanuel to support him as well as Howard Dean. Oh, and Crist | Read More »
NRSC Endorsed Charlie Crist Bolts the GOP. Won’t Give Back Donor Dollars.
One year ago today, NRSC backed Arlen Specter bolted from the GOP. Today, the media is reporting NRSC backed Charlie Crist is also bolting the GOP. Seeing a trend here, aren’t we? Charlie Crist will not only run as an independent in Florida, but he has also reserved all of his air time in Florida through November, or as much as he can. Why? Because | Read More »
On Charlie Crist and the FBI: See, I Told You So
Early this morning I made the case that the FBI and IRS investigation in Florida had more to do with Charlie Crist than Marco Rubio despite breathless headlines to the contrary. I’ve gotten lots of emails that I was just shilling for Marco and, said one, need to take the news “like a man.” Well, I told you so. Turns out the investigation has been | Read More »
Charlie Crist’s GOP Comes Under Federal Investigation. Rubio Affected.
As the morning sun comes up in Florida there is big news. The U.S. attorney, IRS and FBI are investigated the Florida GOP for practices Charlie Crist’s hand picked chairman put in place. Remember those credit card expenditures that Crist has been attacking Rubio over? If you don’t, Charlie’s hand picked Florida Republican Party Chairman, Jim Greer, and Executive Director Delmar Johnson, passed out American | Read More »
Latest from Charlie Crist, that decisive leader
This evening in Florida information has begun trickling out about Charlie Crist’s plans — he is undecided and polling the heck out of everything. From one person who is directly in the know comes this, “I just heard he is polling everything: stay in primary, run as independent, run for REELECT as governor.” Charlie Crist has become Rob Frankenjesmerstein’s monster. The NRSC created this being | Read More »
Charlie Crist Mulling Independent Bid
Well, Charlie Crist is now himself saying he may run as an independent. Don’t expect Rob Jesmer to lose his job. Jesmer, the man who woo’ed Crist into the Senate race thereby throwing the Florida Governor’s race into turmoil and the Senate race into turmoil will no doubt get a pay raise as chief strategist at the NRSC. So what to do with Crist? The | Read More »
Charlie Crist Signals He is Going Independent
Florida political pundits have been saying for a few weeks that if Charlie Crist vetoed a Republican backed measure pushed heavily by Jeb Bush to reform Florida public education, it would be a strong sign Charlie Crist would bolt the GOP. Well, Crist vetoed it. The legislation would have made it easier to remove bad teachers and was heavily opposed by teachers unions. Crist chose | Read More »
What does the NRSC Have Against Marco Rubio?
If you search the NRSC’s website using the NRSC’s own search engine, there are many words you will not find. But there is one pretty doggone important word you should find that you won’t. That word? RUBIO. Search the Florida race and you’ll see a picture of the Democrat challenger in the race, Kendrick Meeks. You’ll see a picture of Florida’s Democrat Senator Bill Nelson. | Read More »
Charlie Crist’s Fan
There is just something a bit creepy about this. I’ve heard stories of Charlie Crist’s fan from two different Governors, both of whom swore me to secrecy until news of his fan was made public elsewhere. I don’t know how much of a secret it actually is, but both of these Governors were a bit dumbstruck by it. In fact, one told me that at | Read More »
Marco Rubio Must Be A Glutton. He Devoured Charlie Crist on Fox News Sunday
If you have not seen the Rubio v. Crist debate on Fox News, you should check it out. A transcript is is here. Right from the start, Charlie Crist tried to put Marco Rubio on the defensive by hitting Rubio with the charge of a $600,000.00 “slush fund”, with which Crist accused Rubio of using for personal gain and family employ. Rubio denied it, but | Read More »
Charlie Crist Prepares to Go Negative on TV
Did you know Marco Rubio had been a lobbyist? Charlie Crist wants to make sure everyone knows in an effort to distract from the number of people who gave Crist money, got benefits in return, then went off to federal prison. Sources totally unconnected to the Rubio campaign tell me that Crist is preparing a series of hard hitting negative ads attacking Rubio for lobbying | Read More »
Just talked to Marco Rubio
“Charlie Crist seems to be obsessed with my back, but I’m worried about the trillions of dollars of debt we’re putting on our children’s backs.” Moe got up the new television ad. We got it first. We also got the first interview of Marco Rubio on the new ad. I just got off the phone with him. The ad is the perfect example of how | Read More »