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…