FLORIDA ELECTIONS: Liar-and-Thief Charlie Crist Being Sued so he can Return the Money
Posted by FactReal on July 1, 2010
|“Raise ravens, and they’ll take out your eyes,” says a Spanish proverb. It is generally used for someone who gave it all to their kids but the kids turned out badly. Charlie Crist is the raven of the Republican Party that has allowed liberals to infiltrate the Party.
RINO Charlie Crist is using Republican donations to run against Republican Marco Rubio. If Charlie Crist had any honor, he would return the money to Republicans. But Charlie Crist’s excessive self-love blinds him. It is all about himself and not what’s best for the country.
|The American Spectator reports:
Crist collected in the neighborhood of $10 million from Republicans before he left the Republican Party in April rather than face sure defeat at the hands of conservative former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio in the Republican primary. Now Crist is hauling in money from establishment Democratic donors who don’t think either of the Democrats in the Senate race have much of a chance in November (they don’t) and said donors would rather have the squishy Crist in the Senate rather than the principled conservative Rubio. Oddly, federal election law does not prohibit a de facto Democratic candidate from running for office on Republican money. The suit, filed in Florida Circuit Court in Collier County, claims Florida law does and that Republicans who contributed to Crist have been damaged.
…Florida State Representative Tom Grady, who has filed a class-action suit demanding that Crist return campaign contributions made by Republicans to his campaign before he bailed. In the words of the suit, “Offering to receive, and accepting, the Republican contributions of his campaign for Senate as a Republican candidate, and then actually running against the Republican candidate without refunding the Republican contributions is not right.”
When Crist filed for the Senate seat in the spring of 2009 as a Republican he was the prohibitive favorite to win the seat and the establishment Republican money rolled in, much of it from out of state. The Republican National Senatorial Committee, Senator John Cornyn of Texas commander in chief, endorsed Crist and had a hefty check in the mail almost before Crist had descended the podium he used to announce his candidacy.
Republican-pretenders have damaged the GOP. Accepting anyone who puts an R after his name has done more damage to the Republican Party than Democrats ever could. Shouldn’t the Republican Party make sure that a candidate indeed follows the Republican principles, i.e., strong defense, free-market economy, traditional social values, small government, low taxes, individual responsibility and freedom, legal immigration, etc.?