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Red County follows up against Charlie Crist

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From Red County: Being a man of my word, here is the follow up to “Charlie Crist runs for cover.”  Let’s talk about the Barack Hussein Obama’s “porkulus” package. It is being reported here on Redcounty.com that former Governor Jeb Bush accepted billions of federal dollars more than Governor Crist has just accepted. This is true.

But ask yourself? What was the state of our economy at the time? Governor Bush accepted the funds during a period of prosperity, and the money was actual taxpayer dollars. Now, Governor Crist not only accepted the money just as the housing market collapsed and the broader economy tanked, but he also campaigned with the devil himself to promote the plan and give it political cover!

And need I remind you that we are in a recession? President Obama’s “piggy bank” isn’t even funded by taxpayer money-it is borrowed money! For those of you liberals that are a little slow, what that means is that it is money we don’t have.

Now, I am more than a little confused about Governor Crist being referred to a “conservative.” First, there is a RedCounty.com post that reads, “As a moderate, centrist Republican, Crist has the ability to ride that same tidal wave of change Floridians voted for so overwhelmingly when they elected President Obama.”

“Crist’s centricity also allows him to escape the barriers so many Republicans face when trying to appeal to a broader audience of independents and moderate Democrats.”

As my childhood hero and fellow Southern conservative Foghorn Leghorn used to say, ”ya got it all wrong I tell ya, all wrong!”

Another more recent post on RedCounty states that, ”Crist is the type of conservative who believes certain aspects of elected office, such as judicial appointments, supersede politics.” What!???????

Governor Crist recently appointed Judge James E.C. Perry to the Florida Supreme Court. This is the same liberal justice Perry that was backed by Planned Parenthood and was held in high esteem by our extremely liberal friends over at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Both the Florida Family Council (FFC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) opposed Justice Perry and hoped that Governor Crist would have appointed another more conservative Justice that was also being considered for the seat on the Court.

“The conservative was District Court of Appeals Judge Alan Lawson. Crist received an estimated 30,000 e-mails, faxes, phone calls, and letters in support of Lawson, in addition to the endorsements of the Florida Police Benevolent Association, law enforcement officials, the National Rifle Association, Florida Right to Life, Florida Family Action, and dozens of other pro-life and pro-family groups around the state and across the country.

The liberal was Judge James Perry, who was heavily supported by Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States; Equality Florida, the leading homosexual activist group in Florida (and the leading opponent of Florida’s recently successful ballot initiative banning gay marriage in Florida); the NAACP; and several other liberal groups.” -HUMAN EVENTS

This is being conservative!?

“The party’s strategy of winning back a Senate majority is paved with moderates like Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.” Here is a quote taken from another RedCounty post today. Again, the mention of Crist being a moderate. So what is it going to be? Moderate, Centrist, or Conservative? The first name that pops in my mind when I hear such indecisiveness is Senator John Kerry’s.

What all of these squishy moderate Republicans seem to forget is that we have lost the past couple of elections because we, meaning the liberal wing of the Republican Party, acted like the Democrats. I touched on this in my last post. Obviously, someone wasn’t paying attention and decided to continue to harp on this losing argument for the liberal wing of our party.

This next quote epitomizes the verb idiocy. This completely makes our argument of standing by our principles and not selling out. Again, this quote was taken from the same RedCounty article that posted earlier today.

“There’s a chunk of GOP voters (as well as folks reading this blog) that won’t make that political calculation and would rather stand with their principles, even if it means we lose. Meanwhile, Democrats would be happy to have a candidate who would vote with them at least 50% of the time, than to give up the seat altogether. Why is that? For the Dems its an acquisitions game. They know its impossible to get all the legislation they want passed so they’ll settle for some of it – not a bad strategy.

Here is a little advice to my future pupil(s ). You are running late for class, so pack lunch, an extra set of undies, and hop on my bus, because I am taking you to school.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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