Green Room

Crist: Hellz, Yes, I Would’ve Voted For Porkulus

posted at 9:08 pm on May 19, 2009 by

The NRSC sure knows how to pick ’em.  Fresh off of their beclowning via the Specter Switch, they rushed to endorse Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio, citing “winnability”, and general crossover appeal.   Well, now they get to see exactly what they endorsed: a squish that would’ve gone along with Specter and the Maine Sisters in voting for Porkulus:

Speaking to a politically mixed crowd in Daytona Beach, Crist emphasized his support for the bill as practical and pragmatic, though it would have meant crossing party lines. Only three Republican senators backed the stimulus bill, and Martinez wasn’t one of them.

Now Florida stands to get about $15 billion over the next two years through different stimulus grants.

“A lot of that $15 billion dollars you sent to Washington, D.C., and my view is we ought to get it back,” Crist told his audience. “Florida deserves her fair share.”

Admission of such an unpopular (among likely GOP primary voters) position in advance of a bruising primary reveals astounding arrogance, and reveals the isolation of the elites that backed him over a true conservative in the name of “winnability”.  Furthermore, Crist announces his willingness to RINO up at every possible opportunity:

“It’s important to have something in Washington who works well with others,” he said.

The NRSC has lost sight of the fact that Conservatism doesn’t need the Rahm Emmanuel blueprint to win.  It only needs principled conservatives.  Crist is not one of them,

Recently in the Green Room:



Trackback URL


The GOP is in for a rude awakening kick in the balls…

The tea party movement is starting to flex some muscle. Especially in California. A true test will be the primary for governor.

Theworldisnotenough on May 20, 2009 at 1:45 AM

I’m going to do everything I can, as a Southwest Floridian, to see Crist fails in his bid to become a Senator.

Enoxo on May 20, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Crist has some very bad ideas and policies. I learned that because of his inaction over the Schiavo case

maggieo on May 20, 2009 at 5:20 PM

HotAir — Politics, Culture, Media, 2017, Breaking News from a conservative viewpoint
Top Pick

“primarily because the penalty for not having insurance would be eliminated.”

Top Pick

“If I were a Seattle lawmaker, I would be thinking hard about the $15 an hour phase-in.”

Days of future past

“Not only are taxpayers footing the bill, but people are dying unnecessarily because of this.”

Israel settles who can stand where at the Western Wall

Andrew Malcolm Jun 26, 2017 3:21 PM

Women to the right, men to the left.

Look on the bright side. There’s less snow in the summer

Big win … but for how long?

“Several Russian cities have unveiled monuments to Stalin in recent months.”

Massive disappointment

Emboldened conservative wing?

It’s more about the powers of the Presidency at this point

A second look at paper ballots?

Jazz Shaw Jun 26, 2017 10:41 AM

Low tech solutions to high tech crime

No extra beatings required, thanks

A “”massive, massive f*** up…”

This is totally amazing!

McConnell may not get his wish on health care vote

Taylor Millard Jun 25, 2017 7:31 PM

Senate leadership wants a vote this week, others say, “Negative, Ghost Rider.”

Helping others without the government.

“…the reality is the reality.”

These kiosks don’t make $15 per hour or need benefits

Going for the record

“We will answer them on the field”

Taking it to the limit

Sunday morning talking heads

Jazz Shaw Jun 25, 2017 8:01 AM

Health care and tweeting and Russia, oh my!

Will they stay or will they go?

I can’t imagine what I was thinking when I said that

Rocking the boat majorly

Big government never contracts. It only grows more powerful

It’s only a “ban” until it becomes inconvenient

The decline and fall of Obamacare and the AHCA

Jazz Shaw Jun 24, 2017 8:31 AM

This was all over before it began

Fixing crime in America is a complicated issue

Taylor Millard Jun 23, 2017 8:31 PM

Cops alone won’t solve it.

Victim’s father was President Maduro’s supervisor back when he was a bus driver.

Democrats forgot all about the “era of good feelings”

“Bernie and Jane Sanders have lawyered up.”

“the Judiciary Committee is examining the circumstances surrounding the removal of James Comey.”

Winning isn’t everything. It is the only thing

Trump signs VA reform bill into law

John Sexton Jun 23, 2017 2:41 PM

“What happened was a national disgrace, and yet some of the employees involved in these scandals remained on the payrolls.”

A new era of something.