Fla. Dems go nuts! Robo-call of Charlie Crist ‘smearing’ himself in his own words is brilliant


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When “Independent Charlie” decided he would run for governor of Florida as “Democratic Charlie,” one of his biggest challenges was going to be avoiding “Republican Charlie.”

Just as the “Ghost from Christmas Past” haunted Ebenezer Scrooge, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, now running as a Democrat, is being stalked by his own nemesis, in the form of a robo-call that touts his conservative bona fides to Democratic primary voters.

It’s a closely guarded secret that Crist has a primary opponent. Pesky Nan Rich, a true “progressive” candidate who excites the base, has struggled to garner the attention or finances to compete with Crist, but is still in the race.

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And this is where a robo-call of Charlie Crist smearing Charlie Crist enters the fray. The call features a voice from campaigns past that is confusing some low information Democratic voters who have little grasp of history.

The voice states:

“Hi, this is Charlie Crist calling to set the record straight. I’m prolife. I oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants, I support traditional marriage, and I have never supported a new tax or big spending program. It’s sad that in his fourth try for governor my opponent has resorted to distortions and untruths. … Floridians need a consistent, conservative governor that they can trust. I would appreciate your vote on election day. Thank you so much and God bless you, and God bless Florida.”

The positions stated on the call contrast everything “Democratic Charlie” now stands for, but are positions Crist boasted about when he was a Republican.

Tampa Bay Times Political Editor Adam C. Smith, a man who has become such a thorn in the Crist campaign’s side that he’s now persona non grata with them, reported that it is indeed Crist’s voice on the calls.

And it’s bewildering poor Democratic voters.

“It had someone who sounded like Charlie Crist, saying, ‘… I stand for traditional marriage, I’m prolife, I’m against amnesty for illegal immigrants,'” a reader said in a voicemail to the Times. “That seemed clearly like fraud.”

Another reader tried to pin the attempt to make Crist “appear conservative” on his Republican opponent, incumbent Gov. Rick Scott.

But as Smith uncovered, the voice really is Charlie Crist — during his 2006 gubernatorial campaign against a fellow Republican — and appears to be the work of “a Republican operative… who enjoys making mischief in Democratic primaries.”

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Tom Tillison

Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.
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15 thoughts on “Fla. Dems go nuts! Robo-call of Charlie Crist ‘smearing’ himself in his own words is brilliant

  1. Kenneth Clark says:

    Would Crist be any different from any other Progressive Democrat? Do and say what ever it takes to get elected in order to take advantage of the people and build his retirement fund.

    1. Abunchofbullshit says:

      nor different than any other Progressive Republican RINO!!! Conservatives need to rally and little by little we will get back this country; if not it is doomed!

  2. tampa.gator says:

    Serves Crist right…..I voted for him for guvna but would never vote for him or trust him again no matter what party….can’t believe any intelligent Dems would ftrust him…

    1. ooddballz says:

      I can’t believe that you believe that there are any intelligent Dems out there.

  3. Joe Kreps says:

    Nan Rich for Governor.

  4. Braveheart says:

    Crist is a wannbe career politician who does not know how to function in the real world. He will do anything…change parties, waffle, backstab, spin, double talk, sell his soul…whatever to remain on the political payroll.

  5. Will Hunting says:

    Well, if Chris Dorner, Lakim Faust, Ed Schultz, Troy Gilmore Jr., John Muhammed, Hussein Obama, Lee Boyd Malvo, Demetrius Glenn, Allan Brauer, John Van Allen, and Aaron Alexis are any indication, it’s pretty obvious that today’s liberals are becoming increasingly unhinged, violent, and aggressive.

  6. Linda Rucker says:

    Crist was and will remain an idiot! I’m so glad he jumped ship to the sinking S.S.Dumbocrat! It’s a better fit for his stupidity!

  7. Portia Hardesty says:

    I’ve gotten 4 phone calls from these people in the last two weeks. ‘Nuff already. Quit calling me, folks. It will be a cold day in hell when I vote to re-elect our current Florida governor.

    1. Scott Cote says:

      Then you’re a dumbass, he”s been an excellent Governor ..

      1. Portia Hardesty says:

        Classy comment!! Watch FOX news much?

        1. sun_wukong says:

          You didn’t vote for him the first time, then, if all you knew was MSNBC agitprop.

  8. eastedie33510 says:

    Poor Charlie doesn’t know you can’t un-ring a bell. Charlie has flip-flopped more than a fish out of water and it is now haunting him. This man is NOT to be trusted; if one thing is true – it is he is a chameleon. Say & do whatever he thinks will sell. You’re done, Charlie.
    Don’t care what Charlie calls himself these days – would never vote for him. He cannot be trusted – just like Obama.

  9. David says:

    Crist is a political chameleon of disgusting flexibility – red, blue, whatever.. depending on the need. Amazingly lifelike.

  10. nell says:

    If I had not read that this is Florida, I would have thought “Mississippi” and “Thad Cochran”…Only in reverse……….

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