Charlie Crist: I think Republicans got mad at me for hugging Obama because he’s black

posted at 6:01 pm on February 12, 2014 by Allahpundit

After writing so many posts criticizing Rubio for immigration reform, I figured I’d do him a solid and remind the buyer’s-remorse crowd that it could have been worse.

Has Crist made this charge before? He’s been asked about the hug ad nauseam for the last four years — it features in his new book too, of course — but a cursory Google search for 2011, 2012, and 2013 reveals no racial conjecture. Could be I missed it, but you’d think if he had said this earlier, it wouldn’t be hard to find on a search engine. Ed tells me that a Nexis search for those years produces no results either. For a guy who’s supposedly spent lots of time pondering the dire state of the GOP, he seems to have reached this conclusion only recently, coincidentally at a moment when he’s running for governor again as a Democrat. Fancy that.

There’s probably an internal poll showing that some Florida Democrats don’t trust his commitment to The Cause and so Crist concluded that a little MSNBC-style demagogic flourish was called for to convince them. He is, as Dave Weigel says, a man with no ideology beyond “elect Charlie Crist.” How do you get lefties excited about a guy like that? Here’s your answer. Although, honestly, it’s probably unnecessary: According to a Quinnipiac poll released two weeks ago, he already leads Rick Scott by eight points thanks to heavy support from Dems. Black Democrats in particular support Crist to the tune of 76/10. I thought that his third-party run in 2010, which cost Democrat Kendrick Meek any chance of upsetting Rubio in the general, would have left some hard feelings, but nope. Give the man credit: He may be a soulless careerist who represents everything that’s wrong with politics, but he knows how to pander. He’s been praising Obama at every opportunity for the past year or two to build Democratic cred. This smear is icing on the cake.

By the way, note that his list of white Democratic presidents who were treated better than O doesn’t include the guy whom the GOP actually impeached. Exit question: If hugging Obama is the kiss of death, why does Tom Coburn remain a beloved figure on the right and a conservative in very good standing? Coburn’s praised O as a “wonderful man” and copped to writing him notes when he first took office to encourage him in the job. That’s a far more meaningful personal endorsement than Crist giving Obama a pat on the back at some event in his home state, but Coburn never had any political problems because of it. The hug killed Crist not because he was nice to O but because it resonated with the charge that he stands for nothing, a charge that quickly proved correct after he was overtaken by Rubio and quit the party. You could never make a charge like that stick with Coburn. Click the image to watch.

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I didn’t know that. Apologies to JetBoy!

Now, y’all can laugh at Crist like the rest of do.

SouthernGent on February 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

FTR, he may have voted for him for Senator. I don’t know. I did not.

We will have to ask him next time we see him.

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I think not, B.More.

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Schadenfreude

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 7:02 PM

The Left’s latest screed: if you criticize Democrats/Progs, “you’re drunk.” First racist, then ‘drunk’.

Lourdes on February 12, 2014 at 6:57 PM

When do you get to “batsh*t crazy?”

Eric in Hollywood on February 12, 2014 at 7:01 PM

It got there with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Charlie Crist, who is well on his way, Barack Obama, Rosie O’Donnell, Dick Schumer, Gov. Cuomo…

Shall I continue? The Left owns “batsh*t crazy.”

Lourdes on February 12, 2014 at 7:04 PM

So Charlie wasn’t a typical white person who crosses the street when he sees a black dude coming towards him?
 
Bishop on February 12, 2014 at 6:07 PM

 
Isn’t that the new “if you see a black man in your neighborhood stay in your truck and call the police, and don’t, under any circumstances, walk near said black man” rule our (D)s readily established during the Zimmerman trial?

rogerb on February 12, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Looks like he might take the governorship back. Florida is true blue for 2016.

Pickle on February 12, 2014 at 7:07 PM

True racists think others think like them, no one sees color except them. As with MLK, I have a dream that all little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Mr. Christ if the only thing you see when you look at President Barack Obama is the color of his skin, you have a very serious problem and should not be looking to represent any one.

BelleStarre on February 12, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Looks like he might take the governorship back. Florida is true blue for 2016.

Pickle on February 12, 2014 at 7:07 PM

He very well may, sweetie, he very well may.

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Looks like he might take the governorship back. Florida is true blue for 2016.

Pickle on February 12, 2014 at 7:07 PM

If that’s the case, Florida is a ruined state.

How’ll Florida ever pay for all those Democrats? No state income tax, fewer Conservatives and other income earners, more dependents on the state instead.

A ruined state.

Lourdes on February 12, 2014 at 7:12 PM

A dude this pandering would make for an interesting governor, selling himself to whomever makes the most noise.

Bishop on February 12, 2014 at 7:13 PM

So he jumped on the racist bandwagon, why not. I think the reason so many politicians do this is because they don’t care whether there’s any substance to the accusation, it gets them publicity. They’re publicity whores…just like the singer dancer who twerks with a dwarf. It’s sensationalism.

scalleywag on February 12, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Tom Corbett in PA and Rick Scott in FL are the two most unpopular Governors in the whole country.

I don’t like Scott because of his veto of the bill ending permanent alimony, but other than that, I can’t think of any reason he’d be so unpopular.

John Deaux on February 12, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Looks like he might take the governorship back. Florida is true blue for 2016.

Pickle on February 12, 2014 at 7:07 PM

I’m all for legalizing marijuana for consenting adults, but some people simply cannot handle it.

Eric in Hollywood on February 12, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Who would be the top and the bottom when Crist & 0bama sex it up?

OmahaConservative on February 12, 2014 at 6:42 PM

It’d be marathon aeroba-sex; O being such an athlete and all.

fresh air on February 12, 2014 at 7:15 PM

A ruined state.

Lourdes on February 12, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Pickle doesn’t care about all that, she just wants the rest of us to suffer equally. I may have to make another move.

BeachBum on February 12, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Pickle doesn’t care about all that, she just wants the rest of us to suffer equally. I may have to make another move.

BeachBum on February 12, 2014 at 7:17 PM

She’s not old enough to have to make serious decisions.

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 7:20 PM

So, the “orange one” is a racist, I gather.

ProfShadow on February 12, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Yoohoo…JetBoy…you need to come and defend Crist (again).

SouthernGent on February 12, 2014 at 6:41 PM

lol…yeah, Lanceman and I took Crist off our lists when he dropped out of the GOP. It’s amazing that 1) Anyone cares what Crist has to say about anything anymore…and 2) He gets more stoopit every time he opens his mouth.

JetBoy on February 12, 2014 at 7:21 PM

No ! No ! No !
Who on earth here in Florida would vote for
this horses ass ? Only the takers I suspect .
At least now we can add race baiter to his
resume .
” Slip a Disc Call Charlie Christ “

Lucano on February 12, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Oh , forgot to say he worked for
” Slip and Fall Call Morgan Law “

Lucano on February 12, 2014 at 7:27 PM

The weasel never mentioned the one who has had the most (still) vitriol spewed at him – Bush. The ass has changed sides so often that he’s became a transvestitute. How he dresses from one moment to another determines who he’s screwing and, of course, for money. Before he went into politics, be blew up sex dolls at the y-joint. He’s subhuman.

vnvet on February 12, 2014 at 7:32 PM

A dude this pandering would make for an interesting governor, selling himself to whomever makes the most noise.

Bishop on February 12, 2014 at 7:13 PM

And with Governor Chris Christie we see a dude this pandering would make for an interesting Presidential hopeful, selling himself to whomever makes the most noise.

It’s the circle of partisan life.

Happy Nomad on February 12, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Congratulations, Crist. You are now the biggest scumbag in politics.

John the Libertarian on February 12, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Oh , forgot to say he worked for
” Slip and Fall Call Morgan Law “

Lucano on February 12, 2014 at 7:27 PM

My fave is “Dawg bite? Cawl. Morgan & Morgan. For the clumsy.”

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Didn’t take long for him to toss the race card out there. If he gets elected again, I hope he goes for an income tax.

Kissmygrits on February 12, 2014 at 7:49 PM

This slimy pos makes all other pols look good by comparison, and that’s saying something.

changer1701 on February 12, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Worth Repeating..

Charlie Crist: I think Republicans got mad at me for hugging Obama because he’s black

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 7:54 PM

lol…yeah, Lanceman and I took Crist off our lists when he dropped out of the GOP. It’s amazing that 1) Anyone cares what Crist has to say about anything anymore…and 2) He gets more stoopit every time he opens his mouth.

JetBoy on February 12, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Poor, poor jet.. Christ will always be your albatross. LOL

melle1228 on February 12, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Crist – the poster child for everything that is wrong about politicians. I suggest the only racist he knows is the one he sees in the mirror every morning.

A truly vile awful human being. Anyone who votes for him is demonstrating their lack of morals and principles. If you cast a vote for him you should have your voting rights pulled for being a racist partisan hack of the highest order.

Zomcon JEM on February 12, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Actually I found the hug offensive because Charlie is so orange.

Evi L. Bloggerlady on February 12, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Awww, Charlie… Nice try. We don’t hate you because you hugged Obama. We loathe you because you’re a worthless POS RINO and an insufferable opportunistic political hack.

And, you are orange. And I’m a racist against Ooompa Loompa’s.

Key West Reader on February 12, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Just a dirt bag, but here is the reason for it. These people don’t get that a public office is not theirs to own. We elect them and it’s their privilege to hold the office, and it’s our decision if we want to replace them. Their addicted to office, they have to have it, and they’ll say or do anything to get it.

tte415f on February 12, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Did this guy stumble into Boehner’s Quick Tan stash?

Entrephil on February 12, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Did this guy stumble into Boehner’s Quick Tan stash?

Entrephil on February 12, 2014 at 8:16 PM

They share an antiquated spray tan booth deep in the bowels of the Anthony Weiner Congressional Gym.

Key West Reader on February 12, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Did this guy stumble into Boehner’s Quick Tan stash?

Entrephil on February 12, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Didn’t you know that Boner rents his apt in DC from
a tanning bed lobbyist ?
No joke .

Lucano on February 12, 2014 at 8:36 PM

What an ass.

MT on February 12, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Looks like he might take the governorship back. Florida is true blue for 2016.

Pickle on February 12, 2014 at 7:07 PM

So you think Charlie Crist is “true blue”? LOL, Crist will be whatever he thinks he needs to be to win.

TarheelBen on February 12, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Poor, poor jet.. Christ will always be your albatross. LOL

melle1228 on February 12, 2014 at 7:57 PM

http://i.imgur.com/scy8kcS.gif

JetBoy on February 12, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Enjoy your new party chump. The ‘rats deserve you.

JGinGJ on February 12, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Syracuse University called. They want their color back.

Freelancer on February 12, 2014 at 9:08 PM

How often do you drop the lotion down to her?

Bishop on February 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

.
“Now that’s just funny … I don’t care who you are.”

PolAgnostic on February 12, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Typical orange person.

BKennedy on February 12, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Hey Charlie ! . . . . . I’m mad at you for betraying the conservative ideology of (supposedly) the Republican Party.
.
I’m also mad at you for ogling the “thonged” rear end of that girl who’s obviously young enough to be your granddaughter.

listens2glenn on February 12, 2014 at 9:27 PM

He’s only half right.

2Tru2Tru on February 12, 2014 at 9:32 PM

What a pathetic orange-faced joke.

Reggie1971 on February 12, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Crist is what I call an expedient anti-white. He’ll smear white people as racist, but it’s not because he believes that or anything else. He just does it because it’s advantageous. It’s a free attack as long as nobody pushes back.

Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white.

David Blue on February 12, 2014 at 11:15 PM

It us called the Crist Sleaze. Do not catch it. Stay very far away.

Techster64 on February 13, 2014 at 12:31 AM

No Chuck, it’s because you’re orange. No wait, because you went RINO on your policies. This guy puts the duh in Floriduh.

jake49 on February 13, 2014 at 6:49 AM

As if there isn’t enough reason to hate Charlie Christ, he’s a race baiter, too. Geez, what a loser.

WannabeAnglican on February 13, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Whatever he is running for, I hope he loses BIG TIME. Stupid, stupid comment he made.

californiacitizen on February 13, 2014 at 10:53 AM

What a panderer. A slimy one.

rlwo2008 on February 13, 2014 at 12:06 PM

You know, I find this comment offensive. Conservatives are tolerant of people whether they are white, yellow, brown, black or ORANGE! Well, maybe not if they are Orange….

Brock Robamney on February 13, 2014 at 1:14 PM

No Charlie, his color had nothing to do with it. What irritates many people (and probably more of the Fla population than others) is that they know real men don’t hug each other at every opportunity.

HANDSHAKES were made for that. If you don’t believe me, just watch Obama at any giveaway program (plenty to choose from): every Rube who comes on down to grab his “prize” feels obligated to hug the guy. A gentlemanly handshake is so declasse. Yeah, try the metrosexual hug routine with Prince Charles.

OCULUS on February 13, 2014 at 1:21 PM

What a sad, sad man….

bettercallputin on February 13, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Crist is a sick little man. Next to Obama he is the worse example of a politician.

I’m surprised he’s running again…last I heard he went back to chasing ambulances

I hope Floridians aren’t that stupid to put this man anywhere near their capital.

Redford on February 13, 2014 at 8:05 PM

This guy is a turncoat rat. The people of Florida should look at the experience of Pennsylvania with Arlen Spector. Fool me once—–

scboy on February 14, 2014 at 5:18 PM

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