Charlie Crist to join the Democratic Party. On three... 1... 2... Meh!

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Now watch Democrats drool and slobber all over him. Sorry fellow Dems, but I won't be one of them:

(CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who served his state as a Republican then sought office as an independent, tweeted Friday night that he switched his party affiliation to Democrat. [...]

"I've had friends for years tell me, 'You know Charlie, you're a Democrat and you know it,'" Crist told the Tampa Bay Times newspaper.

The question is, what kind of Democrat? Color me skeptical.

He has a mixed record on gay issues. He supported school vouchers and a constitutional amendment for school prayer, was rated A- by the NRA, "indicating a pro-gun rights voting record." Here is his past history on more issues. He's fine on some things, but he's such a flip-flopper, such an opportunist, that his political gymnastics simply leave me cold.

If he ran for Florida governor, would he be an improvement over Rick Scott? Just about anybody would be.

So welcome to the party, Charlie, but all I can muster up at this point is a rather muted "meh." At best.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1454220436 Crystal Powell

    not another frikken blue dog........grrrrrr

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    So welcome to the party, Charlie, but all I can muster up at this point is a rather muted “meh.” At best.

    Perhaps -- but, as was the case when another prominent, longtime Republican (Arlen Spector), joined the Dems, it kind of hints at what has become of the GOP recently, particularly since President Obama's reelection . . .

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    It is, that was my point, exactly, that he's an opportunist. Glad you said that.

  • cognachas4paws

    With you on this one, Gotta Laff.  Much as I appreciate him joining the Party, it will take more than that to convince me he actually agrees with the Democratic philosophy as a whole.  I just wonder if this is not simply the politically expedient thing for him to do at the moment.