Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Those treacherous bastards!
NRSC to endorse Charlie Crist?

Politico reports that the recto-cranial inversion cases at GOP-HQ are planning another atavistic blunder:
Even as Gov. Charlie Crist comes under fire from Florida conservatives, he will be getting some important political backing today as he announces that he’s running for the Senate in Florida.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee will be endorsing Crist, according to a senior Hill operative, marking the first time it has taken sides (for a non-incumbent) in a competitive GOP primary this election cycle.
(Via Memeorandum.) Why would any conservative ever send another dime to the NRSC after this? Marco Rubio is the conservative in that primary, and it was Charlie Crist whose endorsement of John McCain help deliver Florida to that dingbat loser.

To hell with Charlie Crist and to hell with the NRSC. Go give some money to Marco Rubio.

UPDATE: At AmSpecBlog, I quote the chairman of the Conservative Republican Alliance:
"In case the NRSC forgot, it was Governor Crist that openly supported the Obama 'stimulus' plan, and gave the plan political cover here in Florida," CRA chairman Javier Manjarres said in a press release. "Why does the NRSC issue an endorsement without even waiting to find out where the respective candidates stand on the issues?"
Here's Marco Rubio's first ad hitting Crist:

UPDATE II: Mitch McConnell endorses Crist, prompting John Hawkins to ask:
Can endorsements from Kathleen Parker and Colin Powell be far behind at this point?
Hawkins is calling for Cornyn's resignation as NRSC chairman. Just don't send 'em money, whatever you do.

UPDATE III: Oh, good: Now Ed Morrissey hates me, too.

UPDATE IV: Lots more negative reaction from conservatives, including Erick Erickson of Red State, who calls our attention to Dan McLaughlin's Red State blog post, "Charlie Crist picks a fight Republicans don't need."

Dan Riehl is more approving, but perhaps he hasn't studied the situation in Florida in the detail McLaughlin has. Basically, the old wobbly moderate, Crist, is stepping on the career of the promising Latino conservative, Rubio. It's the exact opposite of what we need. It's a triple disaster: Crist will forego a reasonably safe re-election bid as governor, to waste NRSC money running for an iffy Senate seat, creating an expensive GOP primary in the governor's race. It's just bad basic politics, all the way around, and only an idiot like Cornyn could think this was a smart move for the NRSC.

Jimmie Bise Jr. at Sundries Shack doesn't want any of what John Cornyn is smoking.


  1. Thanks for supporting the true conservative down here in the Sunshine State.


    No more RINOs like Charlie "Green Iguana" Crist or Mel Martinez!


  2. "recto-cranial inversion cases"...Thanks for the new medical terminology. I'm adding that to my verbal arsenal.

  3. I posted on Marco yesterday. Florida wants a conservative and Marco is clearly the conservative in this race. The NRSC can kiss my ass and my money goodbye.

  4. Setting aside that Rubio is apparently the more conservative of the two (I honestly don't know that much about him other than that Douthat's partner in crime Salam endorses him, which makes me suspicious), why would the NRSC, NRCC, or RNC ever get involved in a primary race? This is just absurd, and it goes to show that they simply refuse to grasp the lessons of the past few years. Unreal.

  5. "NRSC chairman John Cornyn made the endorsement official this morning, casting Crist as the most electable candidate to hold the seat for the GOP."

    This is exactly what the NRSC did with Lincoln Chafee in RI when Steve Laffey opposed him in the 2006 senate race. Chafee was able to win the primary but then lost to Sheldon Whitehouse, who tried hard to beat out Obama as the most liberal senator in 2007.

    The NRSC is a joke.

    Cindy H/RI

  6. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the same NRSC, the same Cornyn, that endorsed Specter A WEEK BEFORE HIS DEFECTION!



  7. Crist is governor because he's the closest thing we had as a replacement for Jeb at the time. He's popular for having not changed anything.

    In the Senate, things need changed. Sorry Charlie.

  8. My reply to Cornyn, below. Sheesh, I can't believe how much of a RINO this guy has morphed into in 7 short months since getting re-elected, and he was kind of a squish before. I voted for this loser. Never again.

    Think I make my message clear?

    You're a disgrace, Cornyn. Endorsing Crist? Crist, who campaigned with Obama? Who supported porkulus? Who endorses the economy-wrecking "cap and trade" (how do you think that would work on the Texas Gulf Coast with all the refineries and chemical plants, you dildo?), and the sure socialism of nationalized health care? Especially when a promising young conservative is running?

    To put it as succinctly as I can, you suck, and I'll never vote for you again. I really enjoy how you turn all RINO on us after re-election. First you give money to Spector, who pays you back by switching parties, and now you endorse this leftie RINO Crist. Screw you, screw Mitch McConnell, screw orange-face John Boehner, screw all you ass wipe Beltway Republicans that constantly betray your base. You guys deserve to lose. It breaks my heart that at this moment, with socialism on the march in the US of A, we've got such pathetic leadership in the Republican Party. You guys haven't got a fucking clue, and I'm not giving you, the RNC, or your worthless NRSC organization another dime until you prove to me over an extended period of time that you can be trusted to articulate and support genuinely conservative positions.

    If this nation devolves into the soft-tyranny of Euro-socialism, it will be because the RINOs of the "Republican" Party allowed it to happen through their gross incompetence and lack of conviction. There aren't 20 true conservatives in the entire Senate.

  9. only an idiot like Cornyn could think this was a smart move for the NRSC...yah, well, McConnell's a close second in that race of horse's asses.

  10. From 1964 to 1989 I was sure I knew what the GOP stood for. “Kinder, Gentler…” made me less sure. Since 2001 I have been totally Unsure. This support of an Obama man by the NRSC clarifies my thinking. The GOP has gone back to their 1933 - 1964 platform policy of being “an echo no a choice…” To quote the Gov nr of Cal from 1966 – 1974. A man who like myself switched parties when Barry reversed the GOP policy and actually presented “A choice, not an echo!”

    The GOP calls me constantly and mails me more than once a month. I used to send back their letters with a note “I will give you my hard earned money when you stop supporting collectivists and start supporting conservatives again.” I gave up on the note after a few years; they obviously cannot read or maybe do not give a sh*t what I think. I have not answered their calls for 2.6 years! No wonder O out spent Johnny better than 2:1! Why give the GOP money when you can give to the originators of big government programs – the Democrats!@$?!#?%

    Rod Stanton
    Cerritos, Cal

  11. We need much more property tax cuts.
    It has definitely not "dropped like a rock".