Charlie Crist: Sure, I’ll mindlessly follow the Democratic party line now on basically every issue

posted at 8:21 pm on December 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

If you don’t have time for the whole segment, enjoy 75 golden seconds starting at 3:00 in which Matthews presses him on how a former Republican turned “independent” can suddenly embrace Democratic orthodoxy from soup to nuts. Pay special attention at 3:45 as Crist segues, without missing a beat, from his self-serving shpiel about common sense and doing what you think is right to eager assent when asked if he’ll do whatever the Democratic Party tells him. I remember watching his contortions two years ago as he struggled to outflank Rubio and vacillating between aghast astonishment at how soullessly opportunistic he was and cynical admiration at his shamelessness in being so cynical. The guy appears to be utterly without principle and really doesn’t strain to hide it. Most careerist pols like Romney betray some psychic anguish in their demeanors when they reverse themselves on policy for strategic reasons, but not this guy. He seems completely at peace with it. He’s sort of the ultimate postmodern politician. In its own way, its refreshingly honest.

That said, when it comes to party-switchers, I’ll take Artur Davis over this tool every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Good lord.

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That said, when it comes to party-switchers, I’ll take Artur Davis over this tool every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Good lord.

OMG, me too.

I keep wondering what took so long for him to become a Democrat.

CoffeeLover on December 10, 2012 at 8:24 PM

reminds me of charles johnson.

sbvft contributor on December 10, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I will kneel before my lord Barack and obey his every command.

And who doesn’t think the Democrat Party is a cult?

Mahdi on December 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Charlie Crist: Sure, I’ll mindlessly follow the Democratic party line now on basically every issue

Translation: I will do exactly what I have been doing my whole career even as a RINO!

cableguy615 on December 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Love the smell of slime in the evening.

solidaction on December 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Soulless

AZfederalist on December 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I keep wondering what took so long for him to become a Democrat.

CoffeeLover on December 10, 2012 at 8:24 PM

It just took him this long to finally admit it.

Call it “coming out of the closet, Version 2.0.”

predator on December 10, 2012 at 8:32 PM

There must be no mirrors at his house. I can`t imagine him being able to look at himself at the end of the day with what he`s been doing.

ThePrez on December 10, 2012 at 8:33 PM

It’d be hilarious if he ran and lost in a Dem primary.

changer1701 on December 10, 2012 at 8:33 PM

This guy is not human.

Mark1971 on December 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM

I couldn’t be happier for the Democrats and their new found asset.

Cindy Munford on December 10, 2012 at 8:36 PM

changer1701 on December 10, 2012 at 8:33 PM

I think you can pretty much count on that.

Cindy Munford on December 10, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Got a City councilman just like him here in Tucson. Steve Kozachik. Total fraud.

wolly4321 on December 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM

It’d be hilarious if he ran and lost in a Dem primary.

changer1701 on December 10, 2012 at 8:33 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN7ZQDqzaOg

David Freddoso tweeted this earlier as a preview of what awaits Charlie Crist in a Dem primary.

Mark1971 on December 10, 2012 at 8:38 PM

There must be no mirrors at his house. I can`t imagine him being able to look at himself at the end of the day with what he`s been doing.

ThePrez on December 10, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Shame is an emotion alien to everyone on the left. EVERYONE !!

cableguy615 on December 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Whatever whomever pays the bills.

BKeyser on December 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I couldn’t be happier for the Democrats and their new found assholeet.

Cindy Munford on December 10, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Fixed but don’t think I didn’t notice the placement of the strong font ! Good work !

cableguy615 on December 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Got a City councilman just like him here in Tucson. Steve Kozachik. Total fraud.

wolly4321 on December 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Yup times 10. … and then we wonder why Republicans can’t win.

AZfederalist on December 10, 2012 at 8:45 PM

This poor guy has now got a grudge against the R’s. Sore loser! Get a life Charlie … he’s grasping at straws and he won’t benefit from this … what a loser.

Florida, wake up and dump this guy once and for all!

ORrighty on December 10, 2012 at 8:45 PM

The Florida sun has burned this guys brain to a crisp!

His face too.

Twana on December 10, 2012 at 8:47 PM

There must be no mirrors at his house. I can`t imagine him being able to look at himself at the end of the day with what he`s been doing.

ThePrez on December 10, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Are you kidding? I bet he licks the glass and makes obscene gestures with his hands.

thebrokenrattle on December 10, 2012 at 8:47 PM

He seems completely at peace with it. He’s sort of the ultimate postmodern politician. In its own way, its refreshingly honest.

Only in the same way a pile of horse poop is refreshingly honest. It is what it is; it has no regrets; it has no guile. It’s just a pile of poop.

Axe on December 10, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I wonder if the comedic left will talk about his orange skin…

CW on December 10, 2012 at 8:50 PM

We want to know, Charlie, just what is the ex-gov perk for spray on tan? You know we can always file a FOIA on it!

Limerick on December 10, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Sandra Fluck gave him a proposition he couldn’t refuse.

Electrongod on December 10, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Sandra Fluck gave him a proposition he couldn’t refuse.

Electrongod on December 10, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Bubba Fluck read your comment.

Limerick on December 10, 2012 at 8:55 PM

My grandfather advised me against becoming a politician or a lawyer because “you have to look in the mirror every day to shave, and one day you might cut your own throat.”

tngmv on December 10, 2012 at 8:56 PM

*Felt the same “refreshing honesty” when Nancy Pelosi said this:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?

PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?

PELOSI: No apologies. No. We have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.

How do you reduce the downstream costs associated with children? Why — You reduce the number of children. Simple. :) Satanic — but totally straightforward.

Can we call them Nazis yet? No? Still too much? K.

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/01/26/what-else-is-in-pelosis-recession-rescue-toolbag/

Axe on December 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I wonder if the comedic left will talk about his orange skin…

CW on December 10, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Silly Wabbitt. He’s a Democrat now.

bluealice on December 10, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Very likely he’ll win in two years; Scott can’t beat him. Scott has done a great job, but unless someone like Atwater runs, we’re going to be seeing a lot more of him.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on December 10, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I deserved every ounce of shiz I got for actually believing this turdball had a backbone.

Every. Ounce.

JetBoy on December 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

You just know Crist smells like lilacs.

jan3 on December 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

OT:

From Drudge

2030: Brain-Machine Interfaces Could Provide Superhuman Abilities…

The WH house says the program needs to be accelerated to provide the president with a peer group.

BobMbx on December 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Every. Ounce.

JetBoy on December 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Well…
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.
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OK. :)

Electrongod on December 10, 2012 at 9:00 PM

We tried to warn the moderates that Rinos will dick you. But they were oblivious to the dickery that the Rinos do.

SparkPlug on December 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I have no doubt he’s just a whore for the Florida plaintiff attorney lobby. I thought he was snapped up by the flashiest ambulance chaser group in the state.

Marcus on December 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

Fewer future taxpayers + rising future costs = B+

BobMbx on December 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

We soooooooooooooooooo need a Charlie as the Coppertone poster. So which do we airbrush in pulling down the pants? A Doberman or a Poodle?

Limerick on December 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

We soooooooooooooooooo need a Charlie as the Coppertone poster. So which do we airbrush in pulling down the pants? A Doberman or a Poodle?

Limerick on December 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

DWS.

BobMbx on December 10, 2012 at 9:02 PM

We soooooooooooooooooo need a Charlie as the Coppertone poster. So which do we airbrush in pulling down the pants? A Doberman or a Poodle?

Limerick on December 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

A pitbull. With lipstick.

predator on December 10, 2012 at 9:05 PM

The Florida sun has burned this guys brain to a crisp! crist. His face too.

Twana on December 10, 2012 at 8:47 PM

FIFY.

Moose Drool on December 10, 2012 at 9:06 PM

The guy appears to be utterly without principle and really doesn’t strain to hide it.

And we all know that when the communists take over, he’ll be the first one to be “eliminated”, as his usefulness will have expired, and he’s a known traitor.

BobMbx on December 10, 2012 at 9:06 PM

DWS.

BobMbx on December 10, 2012 at 9:02 PM

A pitbull. With lipstick.

predator on December 10, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Aren’t they the same?

Limerick on December 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Aren’t they the same?

Limerick on December 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Apologize to pittbulls!

Axe on December 10, 2012 at 9:08 PM

2030: Brain-Machine Interfaces Could Provide Superhuman Abilities…

The WH house says the program needs to be accelerated to provide the president with a peer group.
BobMbx on December 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Not to worry. Skynet will become self-aware on May 13, 2016

LegendHasIt on December 10, 2012 at 9:09 PM

He’s sort of the ultimate postmodern politician. In its own way, its refreshingly honest.

Whoa, whoa whoa. Slow down AP. You need to reach rarer air than Crist to lay claim to that crown.

HitNRun on December 10, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Arlen Specter 2.0

I guess it’s good for his business

22044 on December 10, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Aren’t they the same?

Limerick on December 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Apologize to pittbulls!

Axe on December 10, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I agree with Axe. DWS’ dog-look would be more like this.

predator on December 10, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I agree with Axe. DWS’ dog-look would be more like this.

predator on December 10, 2012 at 9:17 PM

LOL — Aw man, why did I click that

Axe on December 10, 2012 at 9:18 PM

LOL — Aw man, why did I click that

Axe on December 10, 2012 at 9:18 PM

You. Just. Couldn’t. Resist.

It is an amazing likeness, no? :D

predator on December 10, 2012 at 9:20 PM

What a phuquing looser you are Charlie Crist. Politics is the right career for you.

b1jetmech on December 10, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Jumpin Jim Jeffords, Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist, Joe Scarborough, the Maine Twins and judges of easy virtue such as Deadbeat Souter and Just-Us Benedict “Egomania” Roberts serve to remind us that should working the RINO street corner fail to turn enough tricks these turncoats have no scruples about working the DNC street corner instead.

viking01 on December 10, 2012 at 9:33 PM

. I remember watching his contortions two years ago as he struggled …

…when people told him to “go blow yourself!”…he took them literally!

KOOLAID2 on December 10, 2012 at 9:48 PM

“Any way the wind blows.” –Charlie Crist

FlatFoot on December 10, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I grew so rich that I was sent/By a pocket borough into Parliament./I always voted at my party’s call/And never thought of thinking for myself at all./I thought so little they rewarded me/By making me the ruler of the Queen’s navy.

njcommuter on December 10, 2012 at 9:53 PM

How can anyone (even a democrat) respect this moron. He is so blatantly sociopathic it’s unreal.

Is that what you dem’s admire in a representative? Someone who can lie to your face, yet do whatever they need to do to survive politically?

This man deserves to be publicly humiliated until he crawls back into the hole he came out of…

ccrosby on December 10, 2012 at 10:24 PM

I’ll second Cindy Mumford in that. Primary voters are shockingly cold to cynical party switchers.

AP.. As a highlight to this thread, could you please put up some of the highlights of Crist’s epic defeat in the FL Senate race. That was the feel good story of 2010 and we need to laugh a bit now.

Illinidiva on December 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Can’t believe we let this one get away…..

The Count on December 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Charlie Crist is the best arguement for getting rid of “Republican” consultants.

dverplank on December 11, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Jumpin Jim Jeffords, Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist, Joe Scarborough, the Maine Twins and judges of easy virtue such as Deadbeat Souter and Just-Us Benedict “Egomania” Roberts serve to remind us that should working the RINO street corner fail to turn enough tricks these turncoats have no scruples about working the DNC street corner instead.

viking01 on December 10, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Hey, don’t say anything bad about Susan Collins. She may be a Maine Twin but she actually supports the GOP — she’s not trying to tear it down from within. Just within the last couple of weeks, she was straight on message in criticizing Susan Rice.

J.S.K. on December 11, 2012 at 1:32 AM

J.S.K. on December 11, 2012 at 1:32 AM

I’m thinking the stopped clock effect.

Cindy Munford on December 11, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Hey, don’t say anything bad about Susan Collins. She may be a Maine Twin but she actually supports the GOP — she’s not trying to tear it down from within. Just within the last couple of weeks, she was straight on message in criticizing Susan Rice.

J.S.K. on December 11, 2012 at 1:32 AM

The thing with Rice was to protect Obama. Remember McCain and Graham going after Rice a few weeks ago? The rinos got their marching orders to take the heat off the real culprit by going hard after Rice. Not unlike Obama himself going after some guy who mocked “the prophet” to take the heat off the real terrorists, because he armed them with the weapons used to kill the Americans.

Buddahpundit on December 11, 2012 at 2:50 AM

Charlie Crist is a spineless, gutless certified weasel of a moron, pure and simple.

pilamaye on December 11, 2012 at 5:28 AM

I take it the typical Democrat Simian-American isn’t going to jumping up and down, throwing their poo, yelling FLIP FLOP?

MNHawk on December 11, 2012 at 6:24 AM

Charlie Crist is a spineless, gutless certified weasel of a moron, pure and simple.

pilamaye on December 11, 2012 at 5:28 AM

Not exactly, he is an orange spineless, gutless certified weasel of a moron. Which is why he is so often mistaken for John Boehner.

Happy Nomad on December 11, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Prediction: Crist is going to come out HARD for SSM. Uhm, as it were…

CorporatePiggy on December 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM

This kind of knee jerk ideological acceptance is unheard of in the Republican party

plewis on December 11, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Rumor is he switched b/c the Log Cabin Republicans don’t allow married members.

RW Wacko on December 11, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Take it easy on old Suntan Charlie…

It ain’t easy being an orange, spineless, duplicitous, in-the-closet, belief-free moron who is currently employed by an ambulance-chasing shyster legal firm that contributes vast sums to the Dummycrap Party.

That he has come this far with so little going for him could make him (vice) presidential material.

I think we should all support him for Hillary’s veep!

Sheesh…

I am sadly embarrassed to admit I live in Florida.

Crusader Rabbit on December 11, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I detest this effing d0uchebag. It’s about time he comes out of the closet. Good riddance.

Dopenstrange on December 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM

And we all know that when the communists take over, he’ll be the first one to be “eliminated”, as his usefulness will have expired, and he’s a known traitor.

BobMbx on December 10, 2012 at 9:06 PM

“its for the common good, comrade Crist”

Joey24007 on December 11, 2012 at 3:51 PM