Video: Crist’s repulsive speech

posted at 6:40 pm on April 29, 2010 by Allahpundit

Turns out God wants him on the floor, to borrow a line from “Hoosiers,” and also that our political system, which was peachy keen six months ago when he was cruising to the Republican nomination, is now “broken.” You know, Frum made a good point in his post backing Rubio: When Lieberman went indie after losing the 2006 primary to Lamont, at least there were important policy differences at stake. There’s nothing at stake here except ambition. Quoth Jeb Bush, “I am not surprised. This decision is not about policy or principles. It is about what he believes is in his political self-interest.” Try to force yourself to the end or else you’ll miss him insisting that the way to set a “new tone” in D.C. is to send another transparently careerist principle-less politician to Capitol Hill. Works for me.

The GOP onslaught has officially begun and Rove told Fox News this morning that he thinks it’s all downhill from here. Stand by for inevitable news stories announcing defections among his donors and campaign staff.

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Make sure you let Jetboy know how much you’re donating to Rubio, AP. He said he would match your donation.

Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 6:41 PM

this is why people hate politicians, idiots like this man.

deidre on April 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Stupid move.

jukin on April 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Alen Spector says Thanks to Crist for getting him off the hot seat.

William Amos on April 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Goodbye, Charlie. To paraphrase Ross Perot: That flushing sound is your political career going down the toilet.

Crusader Rabbit on April 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Great, I’ve donated my meager sum to Rubio. I hope he is inundated with contributions!

sandee on April 29, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Crist is exactly the type of politician the Tea Parties were formed to eliminate.

Vashta.Nerada on April 29, 2010 at 6:43 PM

From the moment he pushed for and got the insurance-killing policies in FL, I’ve known this guy was a crap weasel.
Hey, Florida. Thanks for this guy. No, really. Well done.

Sugar Land on April 29, 2010 at 6:43 PM

L-O-S-E-R

Fletch54 on April 29, 2010 at 6:43 PM

This has to be a tough day for the Republican elites. Us grassroot Republicans predicted this a long time ago.

The Naranja Rino just gave back his tusk.

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:43 PM

CHUCK YOU FARLIE!

Cybergeezer on April 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Bwahahahahahaha!!! He is so clueless he actually thinks this makes sense! And his family has to be just as stupid! If I were to try and pull off something this idiotic, my wife would stomp a mud hole in my @ss!

csdeven on April 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Perhaps Charlie Crist and John Kerry, known for their political avarice separated at birth?

SeniorD on April 29, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Hey, Florida. Thanks for this guy. No, really. Well done.

Sugar Land on April 29, 2010 at 6:43 PM

To be fair… he lied to us. And he had the backing of Jeb.

Crist is the second person I’ve regretted voting for. First one was Mel Martinez.

Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Unlike Charlie, Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole.

1. Pablo had an El Dorado the color of an avocado.

2. Pablo was not a lying POS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl8sWnUZVL4&NR=1&feature=fvwp

jukin on April 29, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Go Big Orange! Oh wait, wrong site…

ddrintn on April 29, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Turns out God wants him on the floor,
==========================================
Isn’t it interesting,that Liberals are selective when they
envoke God,or Thy Father!!

It appears,they only bring it up,at Political Campaigns!!

canopfor on April 29, 2010 at 6:49 PM

OT:

Lots of coincidental explosions in our energy sector (mines and oil rig). Now, SWAT teams on oil rigs.

Terrorism? Coincidence?

faraway on April 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM

I went by the “rally” tonight on my way home from work. It was more like a Crist family reunion.

Major flop.

stenwin77 on April 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Breaking OT: Puerto Rico will now become the 51st state thanks to 39 Republicans.

Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Hhhhmmmmmm…

… I wonder how long the list of ‘Unintended Consequences’ will be? Any guesses?

Before long, I see Crist sitting alone in an empty room filled with broken campaign signs, staring blankly at a muted TV screen…

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM

“Everything but me is all screwed up,” -Charlie Annoying Orange Crist.

Akzed on April 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Who’s more pathetic than this man?

The idiots standing behind him in this video.

WolkingsWorld.com on April 29, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Terrorism? Coincidence?

faraway on April 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM

An explosion on an oil rig the day just before “Earth Day”…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Crist is a Soros kinda guy …

darwin on April 29, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Nah, the Puerto Ricans gotta vote on it. They always vote against it. It’s democrap grandstanding is all.

Akzed on April 29, 2010 at 6:53 PM

I wonder if he’s related to Specter.

darwin on April 29, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Nah, the Puerto Ricans gotta vote on it. They always vote against it. It’s democrap grandstanding is all.

Akzed on April 29, 2010 at 6:53 PM

They’re changing the process / questions to make it certain it’ll pass.

Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 6:54 PM

So long Charlie…enjoy retirement.

AUINSC on April 29, 2010 at 6:54 PM

gawd I hate cheetos now !

macncheez on April 29, 2010 at 6:55 PM

This guy is making a big mistake. He should have waited for Sen George Hamilton R-CA to retire. Politically speaking, they’re very similar.

ontherocks on April 29, 2010 at 6:55 PM

“It’s the right thing for America.”

“and tomorrow God will turn the Gulf of Mexico Orange to show that He is on my side”.

MB4 on April 29, 2010 at 6:55 PM

And Democrats erupt into cheers as the “non-binding” Puerto Rico bill passes.

Gee, I wonder why.

Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Tool.

HornetSting on April 29, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Crist is the second person I’ve regretted voting for. First one was Mel Martinez.

Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 6:47 PM

I’m in CA and I voted for Arnold. *sigh*

I know, I know.

TheUnrepentantGeek on April 29, 2010 at 6:57 PM

The right thing for America is for Charlie Crist to crawl under a rock. Even Frumster thinks so.

Mr. Joe on April 29, 2010 at 6:57 PM

When he loses, he can get a job as a highway maintenance worker. They won’t need to give him a vest.

Cicero43 on April 29, 2010 at 6:57 PM

And once more, I’d like to thank God.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go shave my scrotum.

The Ugly American on April 29, 2010 at 6:58 PM

At least we now have one less RINO douche to worry about. I just made a donation to Rubio and the donation site was running very slow. Hope that means that the donations are rolling in.

farright on April 29, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Epic. Failure.

Conservative Samizdat on April 29, 2010 at 7:00 PM

OT:

Lots of coincidental explosions in our energy sector (mines and oil rig). Now, SWAT teams on oil rigs.

Terrorism? Coincidence?

faraway on April 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Increasing Federal presence to prepare for federal takeover. Private companies can’t be trusted to secure their assets so the feds have to come to the rescue.

thomasaur on April 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Crist will be lucky to get 10% of the vote.

His unlimited self-centrism is a trait so small that even most politicians despise it in each other.

MB4 on April 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

What did Crist get from Obama? A ride on Air Force One? A White House Pen and Key Holder?

MaiDee on April 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Flip….The….Switch!

amerpundit on April 29, 2010 at 7:02 PM

What did Crist get from Obama? A ride on Air Force One? A White House Pen and Key Holder?

MaiDee on April 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

It’s even more pathetic than that…he didn’t get anything. Rahm wouldn’t even return his call. He’s got nothing.

AUINSC on April 29, 2010 at 7:03 PM

A man who’s sold his soul has less honor than a whore.

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Typical racist wingnuts. Why do hate Oompa Loompa Americans, hmm?

trubble on April 29, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Wonder if he will try to call the W.H. again?This is a true RINO no political soul, no character,it,s all about him.I would not put this passed something McCain or Graham would do if they lost a primary.RINOS CAN NOT BE TRUSTED OR COUNTED ON FOR ANYTHING.

thmcbb on April 29, 2010 at 7:04 PM

When he loses, he can get a job as a highway maintenance worker. They won’t need to give him a vest.

Cicero43 on April 29, 2010 at 6:57 PM

LMAO!

HornetSting on April 29, 2010 at 7:04 PM

I Just put the Rubio sticker on the Ford.

Indian Outlaw on April 29, 2010 at 7:05 PM

What did Crist get from Obama? A ride on Air Force One? A White House Pen and Key Holder?

MaiDee on April 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

The shaft.

txag92 on April 29, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Yeah, no wonder Rubio crushed this guy in the polls. Not only does he sound more robotic than Stephen Hawking, but he spoke for 6 minutes and offered no reason for voters to support him aside from expanded voting hours, a ban on offshore drilling, and backing teachers unions. There’s a winning agenda for ya.

Doughboy on April 29, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Cicero43 on April 29, 2010 at 6:57 PM

I’ve been waiting all day for a laugh like that. Many thanks!

innominatus on April 29, 2010 at 7:05 PM

What did Crist get from Obama? A ride on Air Force One? A White House Pen and Key Holder?

MaiDee on April 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

A touch of the stimulus package.

the_nile on April 29, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Terrorism? Coincidence?

faraway on April 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Rush was hinting at environmental terroism connected with Earth Day. Just speculation though.

Colorado Anne on April 29, 2010 at 7:06 PM

It’s even more pathetic than that…he didn’t get anything. Rahm wouldn’t even return his call. He’s got nothing.

AUINSC on April 29, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Oh dear. It looks as if we’re dealing with a “Man of Principle” spelled L-U-N-A-T-I-C.

MaiDee on April 29, 2010 at 7:07 PM

What did Crist get from Obama? A ride on Air Force One? A White House Pen and Key Holder?

MaiDee on April 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

The privilage to take turns with Chris Matthews.

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go shave my scrotum.

The Ugly American on April 29, 2010 at 6:58 PM

laughing.out.loud

Colorado Anne on April 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM

He got the Oompa-Loompa vote.

Holger on April 29, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Hey, Florida. Thanks for this guy. No, really. Well done.

Sugar Land on April 29, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Considering he is a blight on our state and not the nation, thank Rubio for running and exposing this clown. His RINO stance and ignorance have hleped a 9 month-ago long shot specifically seperate real conservatives from this fraud.

You are lucky not to “reap” what he has been sowing.

Odie1941 on April 29, 2010 at 7:10 PM

*C*R*I*S*T*

*P*O*L*I*T*I*C*A*L*
*R*O*A*D*
*K*I*L*L*

Lockstein13 on April 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM

What did Crist get from Obama? A ride on Air Force One? A White House Pen and Key Holder?

MaiDee on April 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

The shaft.

txag92 on April 29, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Umm, according to the rumors….

mrsmwp on April 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM

What did Crist get from Obama? A ride on Air Force One? A White House Pen and Key Holder?

MaiDee on April 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

The shaft.

txag92 on April 29, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Umm, according to the rumors…

mrsmwp on April 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Look at those people standing behind Crist. How can they stand there and listen to that crap he’s spewing? Can it really be true that none of them see how full of it he is?

Kensington on April 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Terrorism? Coincidence?

faraway on April 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM
Rush was hinting at environmental terroism connected with Earth Day. Just speculation though.

Colorado Anne on April 29, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Either way the feds are going to try to use this as an excuse to seize further control.

thomasaur on April 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM

“our political system is broken…”

“it’s unfortunate”

Crist is so much like so many in Team R he would feel right at home I think. He shows the promise of being every bit as determinedly useless as Chuck Grassley and Lamar Alexander and Johnny “let the government be your downpayment” Isakson and Meghan’s useless daddy and Princess Lindsey and the lobsterpot bimbos and the pitifully insipid Orrin Hatch and walking talking vagina Richard Lugar.

Rubio would be a stark change. Very likely too stark a change for a flaccid and spent Team R what can’t bestir itself to block a perverted dirty socialist reorganization of our little country’s financial system.

happyfeet on April 29, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Try to force yourself to the end

I just couldn’t do it. I just got this laptop in January and it would be a crying shame to see my fist flying through the screen.

Hog Wild on April 29, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Just got off my conference call, but got Marco’s comments before it. They’re SPOT on:

Marco Rubio Comments On 2010 U.S. Senate Election
Miami, FL – U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio today issued the following statement regarding the 2010 U.S. Senate election:
“Since I launched this campaign a year ago, I have run on the principles I hold dear, the issues concerning Floridians, and the ideas I believe will help get our nation back on track. This was the case when I was over 40 points down in the polls, it’s true today, it will be true through November, and it will be true when I get to Washington. I am a Republican because it is the natural home for all Americans who believe in limited government, individual freedom, a strong defense and traditional values. I entered this race because I believe no other candidate can be trusted to go to Washington and stand up for these values.
“Governor Crist still doesn’t get it; this race is not about conservative vs. moderate, Republican vs. Democrat or, now, Republican vs. Democrat vs. Non-Party Affiliated. This election’s outcome was never going to hinge on whether he chose to run as a Republican or not. This race is a referendum between the limited government, free market American identity I will fight to preserve versus the costly and intrusive big government agenda that both Governor Crist and Congressman Meek support. This race is not about doing whatever it takes to win in November; it’s about earning the privilege and responsibility to work boldly in the U.S. Senate to ensure future generations inherit a stronger and more prosperous America. What party or non-party you affiliate with is far less consequential than the principles and policies that will define America for decades to come.
“Whereas yesterday my primary opponent was one supporter of wasteful stimulus spending, tax increases, cap-and-trade energy taxes, liberal judges and abortion, I now look forward to debating issues and ideas with Governor Crist and Congressman Meek, who share the same unhealthy appetite for more government, more spending and higher taxes.
“As the campaign enters this new phase, I will continue working hard to earn the trust of all Floridians who believe in limited government and recognize that Washington’s spending and intrusion in our lives is out of control. I will continue running on the principles, issues and ideas that have brought us to this point and that I believe to my core are needed in Washington more than ever.”

tree hugging sister on April 29, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Political eulogy.

ThePrez on April 29, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Rush was hinting at environmental terroism connected with Earth Day. Just speculation though.

Colorado Anne on April 29, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Obama takes immigration reform off agenda

Cap N Tax is the priority

/ conspiracy rant over

faraway on April 29, 2010 at 7:17 PM

“our political system is broken…”

“it’s unfortunate”

Crist is so much like so many in Team R he would feel right at home I think. He shows the promise of being every bit as determinedly useless as Chuck Grassley and Lamar Alexander and Johnny “let the government be your downpayment” Isakson and Meghan’s useless daddy and Princess Lindsey and the lobsterpot bimbos and the pitifully insipid Orrin Hatch and walking talking female hygiene product Richard Lugar.

Rubio would be a stark change. Very likely too stark a change for a flaccid and spent Team R what can’t bestir itself to block a perverted dirty socialist reorganization of our little country’s financial system.

happyfeet on April 29, 2010 at 7:17 PM

That was truly sick.

Thanking God??? Who is he, Prince accepting a Grammy?

Anybody thanking God for his/her political fortune is, by definition, repulsive since it suggests he/she is God’s choice.

FlickeringFlame on April 29, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Blech.

A pure politician, invoking God’s name and assistance. Could the irony be any thicker?

Splashman on April 29, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Sooooo glad I changed my registration so I can vote against this TOOL in the primary.

ExcessivelyDiverted on April 29, 2010 at 7:20 PM

this my friends is why character matters. this is why RINO’s are a sin to the GOp. their character of go along to get along, pass whatever is leading in the polls with no core values, no core beliefs behind their bills or their stands.

this is why I can not stand what Bush and his RINO buddies did to the Reagan GOP.

unseen on April 29, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Either way the feds are going to try to use this as an excuse to seize further control.

thomasaur on April 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Wouldn’t suprise me a bit

Colorado Anne on April 29, 2010 at 7:21 PM

McCain next?

MeatHeadinCA on April 29, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Either way the feds are going to try to use this as an excuse to seize further total control.

thomasaur on April 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM
Wouldn’t suprise me a bit

Colorado Anne on April 29, 2010 at 7:21 PM

fixed it for us

Colorado Anne on April 29, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go shave my scrotum.

The Ugly American on April 29, 2010 at 6:58 PM
laughing.out.loud

Colorado Anne on April 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM

That would mean this oompahloompah HAS a scrotum…..

HornetSting on April 29, 2010 at 7:26 PM

For the record, I’ve been supporting and will continue to support the Anti-Crist . . . Marco.

TXUS on April 29, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Anyone else getting the Crist add at top of page?

farright on April 29, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Anyone else getting the Crist add at top of page?

farright on April 29, 2010 at 7:28 PM

I am.. in fact, I just logged in for the first time in like a year just to say I lol’d ; )

dead-duck on April 29, 2010 at 7:29 PM

How much in donations is Rubio going to be sitting on by the start of next week? This is going to be unprecedented, I believe.

stldave on April 29, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Hey vote for me! I’m a lying sack of crap!

ronsfi on April 29, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Anyone else getting the Crist add at top of page?

farright on April 29, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Put people before politics???

MeatHeadinCA on April 29, 2010 at 7:30 PM

McCain next?

MeatHeadinCA on April 29, 2010 at 7:23 PM

I wouldn’t put it past the old RINO but Utah’s Bennet may be next as it is looking like he want even be on the primary ballot

farright on April 29, 2010 at 7:30 PM

I watched Crist’s pandering speech, sensed he was lying just as much as Obama, then decided I could contribute a bit more $ to Rubio’s campaign! I hope the people of Florida cast this bum Crist out…

IntheNet on April 29, 2010 at 7:31 PM

That would mean this oompahloompah HAS a scrotum…..

HornetSting on April 29, 2010 at 7:26 PM

It’s probably orange too

Colorado Anne on April 29, 2010 at 7:33 PM

EXIT QUESTION: Will JetBoy request a refund from CharLIE for any money he donated AND the cost of a replacement hat?

FloridaBill on April 29, 2010 at 7:35 PM

OK, this speech was self-serving, substantial as a marshmallow, and transparent as Saran Wrap under a toilet seat.

But I don’t get “repulsive.” Does this have to do with the number of times Crist mentioned God, AP?

L.N. Smithee on April 29, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Anyone else getting the Crist add at top of page?

farright on April 29, 2010 at 7:28 PM

No, just the usual escort service ad.

TXUS on April 29, 2010 at 7:38 PM

And I want to thank God that this weasel is going to lose.

(And then be appointed to some standard turncoat’s usual cushy position by Obama.)

profitsbeard on April 29, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Wow. File this under “empty suit.” Has anybody figured out what Crist actually stands for other than himself? Does he have any core beliefs?

A former Republican attorney general and current governor of the state talking about how the party system is broken? This is ridiculous.

bigbeas on April 29, 2010 at 7:44 PM

A man who’s sold his soul has less honor than a whore.

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Nicely nuanced.

ontherocks on April 29, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Isnt it funny that selfish politicians who only have their self interest at heart always seem to leave the Republican party while people who have a crisis of values leave the Democratic Party.

He has taken some very bad advice….he will end up a Democrat after he loses this election….he wont have a choice, he will need the party machine and he has burned the bridge with the GOP.

This guy has some serious sanity issues if he really believes that crap in that disgraceful speech.

I just donated to Rubio….i will again….and again…..

http://alecsavestheworld.blogspot.com

alecj on April 29, 2010 at 7:46 PM

T U R N C O A T

madmonkphotog on April 29, 2010 at 7:47 PM

He looks like he’s giving a concession speech. There’s no excitement there. No momentum. Sigh. Not even hopey-changey.

Marcus on April 29, 2010 at 7:54 PM

If Charlie had a barcode he would be classified as generic.

sonnyspats1 on April 29, 2010 at 7:56 PM

The man has the disconcerted yet vacant look of someone astride a rambunctious gerbil.

ontherocks on April 29, 2010 at 7:59 PM

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