Here’s The Latest Obama Endoresement You’re Supposed To Care About

Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats may be running away from him as fast as possible, especially those up for re-election, but there’s one demographic he’s cleaning up in – washed up Republican election losers. He’s already got the Huntsman ( former Utah Governor and Obama’s ambassador to China Jon Hunstman) endorsement in hand. Today he racks up the equally irrelevant former Florida governor Charlie Crist endorsement. Crist lost out in a primary for the Senate seat he tried to place himself into to up and coming Republican star Marco Rubio. Crist left the Republican party, ran as an independent, then tried to get Democrats to support him over their own candidate.

And what is it about President Obama that Crist thinks is so wonderful? Here’s some of his op-ed:

President Obama invested in our children’s schools because he believes a good education is a necessity, not a luxury, if we’re going to create an economy built to last. He supported more than 400,000 K-12 teachers’ jobs, and he is making college more affordable and making student loans, like the ones he took out, easier to pay back.

He invested in our runways, railways and roads. President Obama knows a reliable infrastructure that helps move people to work and helps businesses move goods to market is a foundation of growth.

And the president invested in our retirement security by strengthening Medicare. The $716 billion in savings his opponents decry today extended the life of the program by nearly a decade and are making sure taxpayer dollars aren’t wasted in excessive payments to insurance companies or fraud and abuse. His opponents would end the Medicare guarantee by creating a voucher that would raise seniors’ costs by thousands of dollars and bankrupt the program.

We have more work to do, more investments to make and more waste to cut. But only one candidate in this race has proven a willingness to navigate a realistic path to prosperity.

Charlie Crist’s conversion to card carrying progressive is apparently complete as he believes that the Obama administration knows best, history not withstanding, how to spend your money and money you (via trillion dollar plus deficits) you have yet to earn.

Obama didn’t invest anything – he spent money the government doesn’t have to reward his supporters and cripple our economy.

That’s a record only another Democrat could love…

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  • jim_m

    Crist… believes that the Obama administration knows best, history not
    withstanding, how to spend your money

    Maybe. I’d suggest that as a career politician with no other marketable skills and being persona non grata in the GOP, that Christ is merely looking for a meal ticket. obama being the poster child fr government meal tickets is certainly the logical choice. Heck, at this point obama will take endorsements where ever he can get them.

    • herddog505

      Bingo.

    • JWH

      I suspect it is precisely as significant as Artur Davis’s conversion.

      • jim_m

        Rally? Did Artur Davis already betray his party for purely personal gain previously? Crist did. Crist already had no where else to go. Furthermore, Crist maintains the facade that he is still a republican and claims that he is the mainstream of the GOP. There’s no comparison.

        • JWH

          Charlie Crist. Jesus Christ. Small difference.

          As for the significance … I doubt that either politician’s change of heart will do shift weak leaners in either party’s column.

          • jim_m

            It’s fixed. Spell check is not your friend.

          • JWH

            If you sing “Charlie Crist, Superstar,” I’m calling the men in the white coats …

          • jim_m

            Ha! Fear not.

  • AndrewX

    That’s disappointing about Huntsman, although I’ve barely heard anything about him. His mention reminds me of about 18 months ago or so when ABC News breathlessly reported that, and this is Sooper Secret, direct from the White House, on the ultra down-low, don’t tell anybody (especially Britney, she tells everyone!)….. well, we at the White House are most afraid of running against…. John Huntsman! Yep, our True Nemesis. So, for God’s sake, don’t tell anyone about this ABC, the last thing we want the Republicans to know is our mortal terror of John Huntsman!

    Yeppers, that was some crackerjack journalism to pry that truth out of the White House. Kinda like the first time your four-year-old tries to convince you that he didn’t eat that cookie.

    John Huntsman, huh. Yeah, nice try.

  • retired.military

    Crist should look at Specter and learn from that object lesson.
    Shows that dems will stab you in the back at the first opportunity.

  • cirby

    It’s funny to watch the folks on the left jump to praise Crist, when pretty much everyone I know who’s left of center hated him with a fiery passion when he was still in office.

  • TomInCali

    You sure do write about a whole lot of stuff that we’re not supposed to care about.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-Zimms/100003653414389 Jack Zimms

    Off subject. Obama keeps saying the Republicans want to the
    U.S back. Why don’t the Republicans say yes we want to take you back to less
    than 3% unemployment, a booming economy, a business friendly country, back to when
    the future look great, back to when the President didn’t divide the country by
    race and gender, etc.

    • TomInCali

      So back to Clinton?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-Zimms/100003653414389 Jack Zimms

        With a conservative Republican controlled Congress, sure.

  • Owen007

    I foresee many liberal-leaning pundits praising Crist’s “bold” stance and conveniently forgetting that he repeatedly condemned Obama throughout 2010… but only until he lost the Senate nomination.

    Crist is just a political opportunist. Not unique in that business, but since he burned his bridges with the GOP, he has nowhere else to go.

    As for Huntsman, well, people talked about his endorsement for about a day at best, but Crist’s story has had a bit more staying power in the public consciousness. Congrats, Huntsman, you’re less important than a governor that could barely crack 30% in a statewide race.

  • ackwired

    I wonder how many people the Republicans can afford to chase away.

  • ackwired

    I wonder how many people the Republicans can afford to chase away.

    • jim_m

      The GOP rejected Crist 2 years ago and seems to have done very well in doing so. I doubt that rejecting rudderless political time-servers will have much of a negative impact.

      The same could be said of Arlen Specter. These rent seeking parasites have no business in government with either party. Whichever party they latch on to is the one that suffers, not the party that gets rid of them.

      • ackwired

        Very nice sentiments, Jim. The Republicans also are trying to chase away the libertarian wing (while still professing their ideals) by refusing Ron Paul a chance to speak at the convention unless the RNC could write his speech and refusing to seat his duly selected delegates. I guess you right wing idealogues figure you can go it alone.

        • Brian_R_Allen

          …. The Republicans also are trying to chase away the Libertarian Wing ….

          Nope.

          Ain’t so.

          The machine and Karl-Rove-the-Rino “republicans” are successfully chasing us all away. Libertarians and T.E.A. Party Movement folk — and Republicans, too!

  • Brian_R_Allen

    I wonder if we will ever wake up that half of the machine “republicans” are “Democrats,” that there are no absolutely reliable “former and/or ex “Democrats” who are now Republicans and that nor is a single Republican a RINO.

    Every one of those is a “Democrat.”

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