Friday, December 7, 2012

Yawn. The news we all knew was coming.

Democrats, you can have him.
It's official. Our former governor and World's Tallest Oompa Loompa, Charlie Crist, became a Democrat today. 

Anyone who posted this news on Twitter as "BREAKING" as anything other than tongue-in-cheek should be thoroughly mocked, as this was one of the most predictable moves in politics since dinosaurs crawled the earth.

As the Tampa Bay Times reported earlier tonight:

It was just a matter of time. Charlie Crist is becoming a Democrat.
Crist — Florida's former Republican governor who relished the tough-on-crime nickname "Chain Gang Charlie" and used to describe himself variously as a "Ronald Reagan Republican" and a "Jeb Bush Republican" — on Friday evening signed papers changing his party from independent to Democrat.
He did so during a Christmas reception at the White House, where President Obama greeted the news with a fist bump for the man who had a higher profile campaigning for Obama's reelection this year than any Florida Democrat...
Read the rest here.

Glad our Golfer-in-Chief had a fist bump ready to congratulate ol' Charlie. (This really is an administration full of unserious people.) That's swell that they are such good buddies. 

Enjoy him, Democrats. Charlie is peppy and smiles a lot and likes giving speeches and meeting people and going to parties. He'll be fun for now. Just don't count on him to keep any promises.  Ask the Florida legislators who were pressured into supporting bills by the Governor's own staffers, only to watch him turn around and veto the very same bills to score political points. 

I strongly believe any estimations of Charlie's political viability in this state will take a nose dive the second any serious primary contender starts running ads with all the years of Governor Oompa Loompa claiming he was such a staunch right-winger.

Follow me on Twitter at @rumpfshaker

UPDATE: Here are some of the tweets I've seen tonight on the topic of Charlie's "coming out of the closet" as a Democrat. Enjoy!

[That last tweet references the second funniest Charlie Crist YouTube video of all time. In my opinion, this is the first. See here also.]

And don't miss this delightful post from Jack Furnari:

My longtime readers know I keep a library of political mailers going back about 20 years, and guess what? I have little Chuckie Crist’s mailers, too.
Remember back in the day, when Crist was all conservative-like.  Maybe you do, but most voters do not.
What if someone mailed Crist’s mailers from 2006 to Democratic supervoters now, and another one every so often, right on through the Democratic gubernatorial primary in 2014?
Read the entire post here.

1 comment:

  1. the democrats are dumber than I thought if they think this is a good thing. Charlie Crist belongs to no party except the party of Charlie.


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