Republican Endorses Obama
Just as the 2012 Republican National Convention was about to begin in Tampa, Charlie Crist
— the former Republican Governor of Florida — endorsed President Barack Obama
Crist explained his endorsement in a column published by the Tampa Bay Times
, citing the President's support for infrastructure projects, Medicare cuts in Obamacare, and abortion.
Now we learn that Crist will also make the case for Obama's re-election on stage at the Democratic National Convention.
This is outrageous, but it's not that surprising.
After all, this isn't the first time Charlie Crist has betrayed conservatives. He was one of only a few Republicans to support the stimulus program — a decision that helped President Obama get the bill through Congress.
That's why the Senate Conservatives Fund
— led by our founder, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) — endorsed Marco Rubio
(R-FL) in 2010 and help him defeat Charlie Crist in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.It's also why we're supporting eight proven conservatives in 2012.Charlie Crist's endorsement of Barack Obama illustrates a larger point about moderate Republicans — they can't be trusted.
Moderate Republicans don't believe in our principles. Instead, they use the Republican Party to achieve their political objectives. If the Party no longer serves their purposes, they will turn on it faster than you can sayArlen Specter
The Washington establishment blames conservatives for hurting Republicans at the ballot box, but we're not the ones who leave the Party when we lose elections. And we're not the ones endorsing Barack Obama.
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The real reason the establishment doesn't like conservatives has nothing to do with electability. The 2010 victories of Marco Rubio (R-FL), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Mike Lee (R-UT) disproved that argument. It's because conservatives are more difficult to co-opt once they're elected and far less likely to go along with business as usual in Washington.Charlie Crist's betrayal is another reminder of why we must elect true conservatives.
If we're going to turn this country around, we need leaders in the U.S. Senate who strongly believe in the principles of freedom and have the courage to fight for them when they're needed most.
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