Charlie Crist Tries to Compare Himself to Reagan

by Sal on February 4, 2010

in Economy,Election 2010,Politics

Gov. Charlie Crist (RINO-FL), who is vying for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate against conservative Marco Rubio (R-FL), tried to compare himself to Ronald Reagan, saying:

“If I’m a RINO, then so is Ronald Reagan. I’m [a] less taxing, less spending, less government, more freedom kind of guy and I just take a pragmatic common sense approach to government. And if that’s not what the people want, they’ll let me know. But I’m confident that it is,” he told “Early Show” co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez.

The American people “don’t want bickering and some ideologue on one end or another to sort of be a standard bearer,” he said.

Really, Charlie?  You’re like Reagan.  Right.  Would Reagan have supported the $787 billion stimulus that you campaigned with Barack Obama for?   Would Reagan have raised state taxes to the tune of $2.2 billion, while only “cutting” $720 million in taxes?  Charlie, you did, and now you have to live with that result.  You can’t just pretend to be a fiscal conservative when you raise taxes and support the Obama slush fund.  Charlie Crist, you are no Ronald Reagan.  To prove my point, here are two clips that illustrate the differences between you and President Reagan beautifully.

The prosecution rests.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Marilyn February 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I love the new party designation (RINO). Don’t know if you invented it, but I hope it catches on.


Ryan February 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I do remember John McCain saying that McCain was a conservative in the mold of Ronald Reagan. He was serious about that statement and I’m sure Crist is too. Crist is saying this merely because it’s a poll-tested buzzword designed to dupe a few wobbly-types who aren’t yet convinced Rubio can win the general. I think Florida’s Republicans will see through it.


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