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WaPo’s Dana Milbank decries ‘Crucifixion of Crist,’ calls Marco Rubio ‘far right’

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Washington Post reporter/columnist Dana Milbank came out explicitly Sunday in favor of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist as his Senate campaign collapses. Just as he earlier called surging conservative Marco Rubio the “anti-Crist,” on Sunday he wrote “The crucifixion of Crist by Republican leaders says less about him than it does about the party.”

He wrote “the Crist crisis is a whole new level of Jacobin excess; in the case of [Joe] Lieberman, Democrats at least waited until he lost the primary to purge him. Not so the Republicans, who are in a dogmatic race to the bottom as they drop Crist for his far-right challenger, Marco Rubio.”

But how did Milbank characterized Ned Lamont, Lieberman’s far-left challenger? He never used that label in the Post. Like many other liberal media scribes, he merely called him “antiwar.”

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