Crist: Hellz, Yes, I Would’ve Voted For Porkulus
posted at 9:08 pm on May 19, 2009 by Kid from Brooklyn
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,