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Tag: Charlie Crist
By JGillman, Section News
Bottom line, don't expect a squishy Republican to have your back.
Michigan House and Senate Republicans have found this out. Between vetoing some of the new voter rules, ignoring legislative will with the bridge, and making it clear he would not be signing on to RTW once it appeared to have broader support, Snyder has been as squishy as a Halloween pumpkin left on the porch till April. Add to this an almost eager demeanor (promoting it early 2011) on the (Obamacare) healthcare exchange and its about as rotten too.
He makes the arguments for team Obama. He's made the argument for Team Granholm.
So what happens when Rick gets primaried in 2014?
It may not be like the RINO loser Charlie Christ who lost in 2010 to Marco Rubio, and has since shown his true colors:
Former Republican Florida governor Charlie Crist, writing in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times, endorsed President Obama, calling him "the right leader for our state and the nation."
Cough .. Cough .. GAG... OMG Charlie, this is NOT Venezuela!
And now he will be a speaker at the Democratic Convention next week in Charlotte. Continuing:
Crist lost a bid for the Senate two years ago to tea party favorite Marco Rubio in a bitter battle that divided the state's Republican Party. The moderate Republican ran as an independent in the general election after polls showed him losing the GOP primary to Rubio.See what happens when you steal candy from a baby?
NO, I don't expect Snyder to go all out and pick up his toys and go home like Crist. But the pandering to the left, and trying to appease them on THEIR issues is unproductive and teaches no lessons. Shaking the non conservative elements out of our party can only help when insisting OUR message is correct. We cannot endure the acceptance of platforms crafted by the other team.
A primary MUST happen in 2014.
Recall that Snyder got 36% of the vote in the 2010 primary, during a year when the Dem crossover into Republican territory was at its peak. Its time to stop the Crist-crossing of political moderation.
If we cannot stand for our message, and cannot stand by it, we cannot teach it.
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