Ex Florida Guv Charlie Crist Officially Switches to Democrat Party

Charlie Crist is one of the worst examples of a whining “moderate” Republican that got all mad because after his last campaign imploded due to his own idiotic embrace of President Obama, Republicans pushed him off at arms length. Well, now his traitorous trajectory is complete. Tonight he Tweeted that he is now officially a Democrat.

“Proud and honored to join the Democratic Party in the home of President,” the now former Republican Tweeted.

There really isn’t anyone in the GOP, moderate or otherwise, that will miss Charlie Crist. His political career is totally done, and he is no loss to the party at all.

But, whatever the case, he’s now a Democrat. I feel bad for them over this.

Naturally the speculation will begin anew over his sexual orientation. Now that he isn’t a Republican, I’ve already seen some people ask if he’ll get rid of his “beard.” For those unaware, a “beard” is wife — a real female wife — that a gay man marries in order to hide his homosexuality.

Folks have been speculating about Crist’s sexuality for years, but he has always said he is not gay and “proves that” by having married the beautiful Mrs. Crist — and she is a looker, too.

But now that he’s a Democrat and there is no need to act as if he’s straight, will he come out of the closet?

Of course, there is a reason that this will be the main question everyone has on his mind. After all, Crist, 56, has no political career in the offing. He’s a has been. These days he is little else but a crude curiosity.

The image to the upper left is the photo Mr. Crist posted to Twitter showing him holding his new Democrat registration.

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Posted by on December 8, 2012.
Filed under Barack Obama, corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Elections, Liberals, Media.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Oysteria

    “But now that he’s a Democrat and there is no need to act as if he’s straight, will he come out of the closet?”
    Unfortunately, some lefties would criticize him for being gay only if he was still a Republican. Gay or not, Crist was a lousy governor. It was never a matter of what he knew but who he knew that kept him runnng with bigger dogs.

    • Brucehenry

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t he rather overwhelmingly reelected to his second term as governor?

      EDIT: Woops, forget I asked. Shoulda looked at Wikipedia first.

    • Carl

      If Crist was a lousy governor why is the present governor, Rick Scott, more unpopular?

      Must be because Floridians are becoming less TeaBilly than they were.

      Pre-November election:

      All this has helped make him the country’s least popular Republican governor, with a 31 percent approval rating, according to Public Policy Polling. “Obama’s more competitive in Florida right now than I would have expected,” says Tom Jensen, the firm’s director. “The damage Scott has done to the Republican brand is part of that.”

      Obama took Florida, in large part because TeaBilly governor Rick Scott is widely despised for the lousy job he’s done.

      Crist sees an opportunity here. He’s right. Want to see sure evidence that Crist has a future? “After all, Crist, 56, has no political career in the offing. – Warner Todd Huston”

      That proves Crist has a future.

      • 914

        Yeah.. A future as a failure with a D in front of his name.

      • Oysteria

        Scott hasn’t done damage to the republican brand except by the standards a democrat might use. I live in Florida. Been here most of my life. Don’t try and tell me you know shit about Florida. Have you even bothered to look at florida’s electoral map? Check out the red and blue. Compare their employment statistics, local economies and demographics. Then compare that to their local elections. Again we have high population cities dictating to the rest of the state. Obama won by less than 100,000 votes throughout the state.
        All you ever prove here is that you have a knack for silly name calling and no other reason for stopping in than to show us how much you hate.

    • Carl

      If Crist was a lousy governor why is the present governor, Rick Scott, more unpopular?

      Must be because Floridians are becoming less TeaBilly than they were.

      Pre-November election:

      All this has helped make him the country’s least popular Republican governor, with a 31 percent approval rating, according to Public Policy Polling. “Obama’s more competitive in Florida right now than I would have expected,” says Tom Jensen, the firm’s director. “The damage Scott has done to the Republican brand is part of that.”

      Obama took Florida, in large part because TeaBilly governor Rick Scott is widely despised for the lousy job he’s done.

      Crist sees an opportunity here. He’s right. Want to see sure evidence that Crist has a future? “After all, Crist, 56, has no political career in the offing. – Warner Todd Huston”

      That proves Crist has a future.

  • 914

    Good riddance!

  • Hugh_G

    “A whining moderate Republican.” This from a whining extremist Republican. Too funny.

    Wow. A little edgy are we Huston about those “gay” folks?

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.greenland.7 Steve Greenland

    Warner Todd Huston,you just blew your cover , another Republican obsessed with gay sex, your the one that needs to come out of the closet ..LOL. HA HA HA HA

  • jim_m

    Wow. Charlie Crist figures out what the rest of the country has known for the last decade. I’m moved in awe of his brilliance.

    Next we will hear that he realizes that water is wet and the sky is blue. I actually pity the dems for having to take in such a weak minded fool.

    As for his sexual orientation… It was never an issue for the GOP. It should not be an issue for the dems and probably won’t be except for Pelosi, Reid and Carl.

    • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

      Reid is a pedi anyway, likes little boys. His friend Sandusky is in prison for life and the rest of these guys and gals can be too. hahahaha

  • ackwired

    You seem to be pretty sure that he was a hypocrite when he was a Republican. Why would he not remain a hypocrite as a Democrat?

    • jim_m

      Why would he not remain a hypocrite as a Democrat?

      He should, as it is the defining characteristic of a dem.

  • Commander_Chico

    This is the price of the Republican Party becoming the party of nutballs like Akin, Mourdock and O’Donnell. And Warner, of course. The Tea Party was the biggest gift to the Democrats since Hoover.

    A recent example is the blocking on the Treaty on the Disabled, which Bob Dole and GHW Bush came out to support. In spite of this, and even though the treaty mirrored US law, the Tea Party kooks shot it down with a bunch of paranoid crap about the UN taking over.

    The Republicans are just about finished in the Northeast and West Coast. Even Scott Brown, who’s a reasonable guy, could not get reelected cause he was dragged down by the nuts.

    • Vagabond661

      Actually it had little to do with the Tea Party and more to do with the gimme mentality of the electorate.

      Crist just wants to cash in on that if he can.

      • Commander_Chico

        Warner himself was saying “the name Republican is damaged beyond repair” less than a month ago, and now he’s surprised that people are jumping ship?

        http://wizbangblog.com/2012/11/12/the-name-republican-is-damaged-beyond-repair/

        • Vagabond661

          Where did you read surprised? I can’t speak for WTH but I am thankful when rinos leave the party.

          • Commander_Chico

            Yes, enforce rigid ideological purity and reduce your share of the electorate to 30%

            That worked out real well in the last senate races in Delaware, Nevada, Missouri and Indiana. Get those RINOs out.

          • jim_m

            Yeah, because it has proven to be the destruction of the GOP in Florida. They now only have control of both houses of the legislature and all state wide executive offices.

            Oh, and the Tea Party did not endorse Akin. Also, Akin lost not because of his political positions but because he was a moron. Perhaps if the TEA Party candidate had won the primary things would have turned out differently.

            Just another example of how you don’t let facts get in the way of your ideological interpretations. Kind of like how Zimmerman must have said F’ing coons, despite all the evidence that he didn’t. Just keep it up with your dishonesty. Nobody notices.

          • Commander_Chico

            Where’s the evidence he didn’t say “coons?” “Experts?” I prefer to believe my ears. Common sense.

          • jim_m

            The prosecution states that he did not. I furnished you the links to the prosecution affidavit on the other thread. I furnished links to audio.

            Like I said: Ideology trumps evidence where you are concerned. For you Zimmerman’s guilt is his name and his race as determined by the media.

          • Commander_Chico

            All I know is what I hear. I think the prosecution is playing cute: they don’t want to say they think it’s “coons” because that would give the defense a reason to stop them from playing it over and over again.

            But the jury will hear “coons” not “punks.”

          • Vagabond661

            No I would rather people stop being dishonest and be who they are than pretend they are something else. It’s not complicated.

          • Vagabond661

            No I would rather people stop being dishonest and be who they are than pretend they are something else. It’s not complicated.

          • Gmacr1

            I note with some acilarity that there are few, if any, Bluedog Democrats. So tell me again, which party rigidly enforces ideaology?

            I can safely predict that Christ’s jump to the party he really belongs in will work out just as well as it did for Snarlin’ Arlen.

    • lasveraneras

      Scott Brown, “reasonable guy.” Does that mean he’s like the global warming alarmist and bankster protector, Gary Johnson?

  • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

    Good riddance! Who cares may he and Obummer be very happy in their closet together, while their dumb silly wives spend spend spend.

  • Carl

    More and more moderates are running away from the TeaBilly Take-Over of the GOP.

    And the best part is the Teabillies celebrate right along with us. They think that by “purifying” the GOP and driving all of the non-lunatics out of the party they can somehow benefit.

    Should we tell them that elections are a game of numbers? Naw…. let ‘em think that Christian extremism is a big draw and voters will flock to the GOP once it’s “pure”….

    • jim_m

      The Democratic Party: Home for washed out GOP candidates who could not get themselves reelected. You’re welcome to have all the rejects you want.

      • Carl

        We gladly welcome anyone who is too “whatever” or not enough “whatever” to be a TeaBilly.

        • jim_m

          Oh, you mean people that hate America. You can keep them.

          • TomInCali

            So join the Tea Party, or you hate America? You’ll get lots of votes with that position.

          • jim_m

            NO. Not everyone who doesn’t “join ” the TEA Party hates America (first of all there is no official organization to join, a common misconception among the ignorant left).

            But I would say that people who disagree with the ideas of fiscal responsibility in government, personal responsibility at home and individual liberty and instead desire further government intrusion into our lives and government control over industry really do hate America.

            It is not far to go to demonstrate that many on the left hate America and what it stands for. You only have to find a dem who refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance or who complains about people who fly the flag to complete that assignment and those are plentiful

          • Hugh_G

            Are you Huston’s baby brother? You whine just like him. Just wondering.

          • Hugh_G

            Are you Huston’s baby brother? You whine just like him. Just wondering.

          • Brucehenry

            Jim, your definition of “fiscal responsibility in government” means giving tax breaks to those who don’t need them and taking benefits away from those who do need them and have earned them.

            I don’t know what you mean by “personal responsibility at home” but many people who repeat that phrase ad nauseum have daddy issues, in my experience.

            By “individual liberty” you mean the liberty to carry concealed weapons and “stand your ground” when one feels threatened by a “thug,” I assume from your commenting history.

            Who more desires “further government intrusion into our lives,” a guy who is anti-choice and anti-marriage equality? Or a guy who wants to eat safe food, breathe clean air, and drink pure water and knows only the government is powerful enough to keep industry from fucking those things up?

            I think you’ve got some nerve pronouncing on who hates America, Jim. Your idea of America ain’t everybody’s idea of America, and we’re all entitled to our own idea of what America is and should be.

          • jim_m

            BY individual liberty I would mean being able to eat transfats or drink soft drinks when or where I want to and in the amounts I want to without some left wing nanny like Bloomberg or Michelle obama hectoring me about what I eat.

            By personal responsibility I mean actually expecting that you have to work for a living and that when something goes wrong you are the one who will pay the bills for it. It means that when I go to school and put myself $100K in debt for a degree in Gay, black women’s basket weaving studies that I don’t whine about the unfairness of not being able to find a job but I go out and pay back my bills and not demand a bailout. It means that I’m not camped out in the streets blaming the banks or the oil companies or the people behind the counter at McDonalds for my problems.

            By fiscal responsibility I mean spending less than I take in. I do it. why does our government not do it? If I need to borrow I get a loan, but unless it is tied to some real property like a home my ability to borrow is really rather small. This has little to do with taxation. Too bad you’re too dim to figure out what fiscal responsibility means. I suppose this is why the left are such idiots about government finance, You think that fiscal responsibility is about forcing your communist plan on everyone else and making everyone poor and dependent upon the government.

          • Brucehenry

            Didn’t mean to push you over the paranoid edge, there, Jim, lol.

          • jim_m

            BY individual liberty I would mean being able to eat transfats or drink soft drinks when or where I want to and in the amounts I want to without some left wing nanny like Bloomberg or Michelle obama hectoring me about what I eat.

            By personal responsibility I mean actually expecting that you have to work for a living and that when something goes wrong you are the one who will pay the bills for it. It means that when I go to school and put myself $100K in debt for a degree in Gay, black women’s basket weaving studies that I don’t whine about the unfairness of not being able to find a job but I go out and pay back my bills and not demand a bailout. It means that I’m not camped out in the streets blaming the banks or the oil companies or the people behind the counter at McDonalds for my problems.

            By fiscal responsibility I mean spending less than I take in. I do it. why does our government not do it? If I need to borrow I get a loan, but unless it is tied to some real property like a home my ability to borrow is really rather small. This has little to do with taxation. Too bad you’re too dim to figure out what fiscal responsibility means. I suppose this is why the left are such idiots about government finance, You think that fiscal responsibility is about forcing your communist plan on everyone else and making everyone poor and dependent upon the government.

          • Brucehenry

            Jim, your definition of “fiscal responsibility in government” means giving tax breaks to those who don’t need them and taking benefits away from those who do need them and have earned them.

            I don’t know what you mean by “personal responsibility at home” but many people who repeat that phrase ad nauseum have daddy issues, in my experience.

            By “individual liberty” you mean the liberty to carry concealed weapons and “stand your ground” when one feels threatened by a “thug,” I assume from your commenting history.

            Who more desires “further government intrusion into our lives,” a guy who is anti-choice and anti-marriage equality? Or a guy who wants to eat safe food, breathe clean air, and drink pure water and knows only the government is powerful enough to keep industry from fucking those things up?

            I think you’ve got some nerve pronouncing on who hates America, Jim. Your idea of America ain’t everybody’s idea of America, and we’re all entitled to our own idea of what America is and should be.

          • TomInCali

            But I would say that people who disagree with the ideas…

            Few people disagree with those ideas. They just define them differently than you do. Also see Bruce’s recent post. Your problem is that you hand-wave away anyone who disagrees with your view of the world as hating America.

            It is not far to go to demonstrate that many on the left hate America and what it stands for.

            No, we just hate what you and your misguided ilk proclaim that it stands for. I don’t think you hate America. I just think you’re wrong.

          • jim_m

            Sorry. When your ilk spit oun our military, refuse to say the pledge and call our flag a symbol of terrorism and hate, I think you hate America.

            It isn’t as Bruce prevaricates that you love America in your own way. You hate America. If you loved America you would not have any problem flying the flag of the America you believe in. But you hate the flag as a symbol of this country you claim to love but in reality hate with a vengeance.

          • Brucehenry

            The KKK is forever flying the flag, Jim. Does the KKK love America as much or more than you? Lol.

            I’m glad to know it’s as simple as you say it is. Flagwavers love America, those who don’t wrap themselves in the flag hate America. Got it.

            BTW, what do you think of the patriotism of those 100,000 Texas conservatives who signed the petition to secede from the Union? Are they America-lovers or America-haters?

          • jim_m

            Ok. You have proven your point that some elements of the democratic party still love the USA.

            You hate the symbols of the nation because you hate the nation.

            And you make my point. You may not love your country the same as others but they may love this country none the less.

          • Brucehenry

            Yes, why don’t you walk into a Klan meeting and ask them if they are members of the Democratic party?

            I personally like the flag just fine, Jim. I’m just not particularly impressed when some yahoo wraps himself up in it to prove he’s more patriotic than some other poor sap.

            Not quite sure how I’ve made your point, whatever it is, but then I don’t use Jim-logic, so I’ll probably never get it.

          • jim_m

            I’m not referring to people wrapping themselves in the flag. I’m referring to people who came out after 9/11 and had a fit about people flying the flag. I’m referring to idiot lefties who refuse to say he pledge. I’m referring to hateful dems who won’t sing the national anthem or cover their heart when it plays.

            GO to Amherst and see how much crap you get for putting a flag out in front of your house. Where your neighbor, University of Massachusetts professor Jennie Traschen, said the flag is
            to her a symbol of “terrorism and death and fear and destruction and
            oppression.”

            Why do I think the left feels this way? Because they are the ones saying this kind of crap and there are precious few from the left that oppose it.

          • jim_m

            and BTW, if you want to burn the flag in protest I think you have a constitutional right to do so. Just don’t go saying that you love this country when you’re done.

          • Brucehenry

            I’m sure there are people who say those things and behave as you say. What percentage of “the left,” (defined, I guess, as the Democratic Party and the labor movement) do you believe those folks comprise?

            Also, too, I’m sure that there are people who have burned a flag in protest and yet still love this country, despite your unshakeable belief that this could not possibly be so. Again I note your inability to concede that others may see the world in ways different than you see it.

          • jim_m

            I note your inability to concede that others may see the world in ways different than you see it.

            Do you realize what a tool you sound like there? Obviously I see that others view the world differently. I argue with you every day. I know that people see things differently. I just think that I’m right. You think that you are right too otherwise why do you argue?

          • TomInCali

            I just think that I’m right.

            But you don’t just think that you’re right. You think that opposing views are not even legitimate, because they come from people who “hate America”. People who hate America prima facie don’t have America’s interests at heart, so that lets you off the hook from having to listen.

            How about this… a majority of Americans/voters chose an America that differs from your view. You are in the minority. Perhaps America is not what you think it is. Perhaps YOU hate America!

          • Brucehenry

            The difference is, Jim, is that I don’t claim you “hate America” because you disagree with me. I don’t call you a “fascist,” or pretend your party’s leaders are purposely trying to harm this country in furtherance of some conspiratorial, nefarious goal (anti-colonial roots, anyone?).

            Two neighbors live side by side in the same suburban cul de sac. The guy at 102 flies the flag every day and has a “don’t tread on me” bumper sticker. The guy at 104 doesn’t ever fly the flag and has a “coexist” bumper sticker. It’s patently ridiculous to assume that the guy at 102 LOVES America and the guy at 104 HATES America, isn’t it? What’s even MORE ridiculous, in my opinion, is to assume the guy at 102 loves America more just because he shouts it louder.

            That’s what I’m talking about. The fact that blowhards go around pronouncing on who hates America and who doesn’t, doesn’t make their pronouncements valid.

          • jim_m

            THe guy at 102 acts as though he loves America. The guy at 104 may love America. He just doesn’t show it overtly. He has other ugly ideological issues but that’s his problem.

            You are claiming that I said that if you don’t fly the flag you hate America. I never said that. I said that if you refuse to let the flag be flown. If you try to prevent others from doing so because you find it offensive you hate America. If you refuse to say the pledge, not just remain silent, but make an issue of having to be present when it is done (not because you object to the “under God” part, but because you object to the United States of America part), then you hate America.

            I think there is a difference between objecting to the nation’s policies and loving America. I think that many on the left (particularly in academia and Hollywood, unfortunately your most visible supporters) cross that line between objection and contempt for their country. They allow their disappointment with what America is to become a hatred of the country. They object to others displaying support for their nation, If you love America you still show support for your nation while you want to change it.

          • Brucehenry

            Your quote: “If you loved America you would not have any problem flying the flag of the country you believed in.”

            Many people do not fly the flag because they don’t see as much value in symbolism as you do, others because they wish to silently protest government policy, still others because they simply are apathetic, not because they don’t “love America.”

            It’s a tiny, fringe minority who try to PREVENT others from flying the flag. I for one have never seen it occur. Except in cases of zoning or whatever.

            Another quote: “I think there is a difference between objecting to the nation’s policies and loving America.” I agree, but that’s somewhat laughable coming from a guy who claims the anti-Vietnam War protesters (or the anti-Iraq War protesters, for that matter) “hate America” because of the WAY they protested. I happen to think dressing up as the Founders and adopting the name “Tea Party” is rather disrespectful of American history but I don’t claim Tea Partiers “hate America.”

            Your claim that burning the flag, for instance, is proof that the protester “hates America” would be vehemently denied by many people who would never dream of burning one themselves. (I for one would never burn a flag, not only because it seems so disrespectful, but because it is so unhelpful to whatever cause one espouses.)

          • jim_m

            There is a difference between refusing to fly the flag because you object to it (ie have a problem with it) and not flying the flag because it simply isn’t your thing.

            You can persist is twisting my words if you like. Perhaps it is because they strike a little too close to home for your own comfort.

          • Brucehenry

            Pretty much exactly what I’ve been saying, without all the over-the-top rhetoric.

          • TomInCali

            You hate America. If you loved America you would not have any problem flying the flag of the America you believe in.

            Fine. Then you would tell Tea Partiers who fly the Confederate flag that they hate America.

          • jim_m

            At the end of the civil war the Confederate States became part of this nation again. It’s part of their history. It has more symbolism than just slavery.

          • TomInCali

            I didn’t say anything about slavery or symbolism. They are flying the flag of those who sought to dissolve the United States. This is the “flag of the America they believe in”, to quote you. Can they not fly the American flag, but still love America? Not possible, by your standards.

          • jim_m

            I never said that. I also believe that you an fly the flag of where your ancestors immigrated from and still love this country. You are creating a straw man and lying about what I said.

            You also create the false syllogism that if you fly a flag other than the US flag that you must therefore hate America. I never made such a statement, I said that if you hate flying the American flag you hate the country. There happens to be a difference, but being a lefty I do not expect you to understand logic

          • TomInCali

            I said that if you hate flying the American flag you hate the country.

            So people who protest by not flying or even burning the flag, still living in America and trying to make it better, hate America. But the hundreds of thousands who petition to secede apparently love America more. You have twisted logic.

            But fine. Think whatever you want about the 10 people on the fringe you like to broad-brush as “the left”. The rest of us love America, fly the flag when we choose to instead of when told we need to, and reelected Obama.

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            It doesn’t matter what you say. What matters is what he hears.

            And he hears what he wants to. You could stay silent, and he’d still hear what he wants to hear.

          • JWH

            Quick note, Jim:

            Every so often, I make the point of not saying the Pledge of Allegiance because as an American it is my right to choose not to do so.

          • jim_m

            Sigh. And my point was that some people refuse to say it because they find it repugnant to say a pledge that supports this country. There is a difference.

          • TomInCali

            But I would say that people who disagree with the ideas…

            Few people disagree with those ideas. They just define them differently than you do. Also see Bruce’s recent post. Your problem is that you hand-wave away anyone who disagrees with your view of the world as hating America.

            It is not far to go to demonstrate that many on the left hate America and what it stands for.

            No, we just hate what you and your misguided ilk proclaim that it stands for. I don’t think you hate America. I just think you’re wrong.

          • jim_m

            My point was that the only disqualification for being part of the TEA Party was hating America.

            And as I have said that disqualification is found in abundance on the left. There are those on the left who do love the US. You just don’t hear them saying it very loudly because they will be shouted down by their peers.

          • Vagabond661

            The hate seems to be coming from Carl. “Teabillies” is neither accurate or an affectionate term.

          • Vagabond661

            The hate seems to be coming from Carl. “Teabillies” is neither accurate or an affectionate term.

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  • Gmacr1

    I see the trolls are still as adept at thread derailment as they were previously. Inuendo, straw arguments, etc…
    Charlie is no longer a faux republican and the Democrat party deserves what he will bring to them.

    • Brucehenry

      The thread was “derailed,” whatever that means, by Jim claiming that anyone who disagreed with him “hates America,”

      • Carl

        Jim’s a troll. Ignore him and the conservation around here improves substantially. He’s an ego-maniac who will say anything, no matter how wrong or outrageous or ridiculous or silly, in order to get people to respond to him.

        • jim_m

          Kind of like your repeated vulgar references to the TEA Party and your recurring accusations that anyone who disagrees with you is a racist?

          Project much?

      • jim_m

        No Bruce it was derailed by Carl, who made offensive comments about the TEA Party. I actually claimed that the TEA Party was open to anyone that does not hate America. It was asshats like you that took that rather tepid statement to mean that anyone who does not belong to the TEA Party hates America.

        You need a remedial course in reading comprehension.

        • Brucehenry

          Carl makes “offensive” comments about the Tea Party. You make “offensive” comments about “the left.” What’s the difference? Where’s the derailment?

          Comments about others’ reading comprehension are rich coming from a guy who routinely makes comments like “what you are saying is…” and “so you are claiming that…” some outlandish nonsense or other.

          • jim_m

            When I make a construction like that I am pointing out how silly the other comment was by taking the position to its logical extension.

            The derailment came with idiots like you assuming that my saying that not hating the US was the only qualification to being in the TEA Party was the same as saying that everyone not in the TEA Party hates the US. There is a difference that apparently escapes the people who think that they understand “nuance”.

          • Brucehenry

            So when you do it, it’s cool, and understandable, but when I do it, it makes me an “asshat.” Got it.

            I’ll be real good from now on.

          • jim_m

            As long as you are happy, I’m happy.

  • JWH

    Perspectives on Crist are kind of interesting. From outside Florida, folks tend to regard him as a smart moderate Republican who got drummed out of his party for refusing to hew to orthodoxy. Inside Florida, as I understand it, he’s regarded as little more than a political opportunist.

  • Brucehenry

    Why is it that comments are in a slightly different order almost every time one clicks away and then clicks back later? Even ones to which no reply has been given?

    • jim_m

      It’s programmed to bother you specifically.

    • Carl

      The comment sort is based on your selection under the ‘discussion’ tab directly under the comment box above. The thread sorting isn’t conducive to a lot of back and forth commenting.

      • Brucehenry

        Thanks.