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2014-09-03 09:05:02 AM  
The poll suggestsCrist would be wise to try and debunk Scott's efforts to take credit for Florida's improving economy, as well as to press his slight advantage over Scott as the candidate perceived as understanding voters' problems.

No shiat.  I was at Universal Studios recently where he was claiming credit for the all the jobs being added for the new Harry Potter expansion and the new resort on property.  He had nothing to do with any of that.  Not a tax break, not an incentive -- nothing.

He's been along for the ride and is telling everyone he's been doing the driving.
 
2014-09-03 10:05:18 AM  
But Judy Barber, a 68-year-old church administrative assistant who switched from Republican to Democrat last year views Scott as a "white-collar criminal" who is "too much for the rich people."

You go girl. Now stay alive long enough to vote. Being "for the rich people" isn't in itself a crime. He is a republican after all. But Scott is the shadiest motherfarker in politics today. All Crist has to do is show that to people. Not that Crist is any prize but anyone is preferable to Scott.

But he'll buy the election again, I'm sure.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-09-03 10:08:29 AM  
election in which everyone loses

Is it better or worse than Lousiana 1991, the "vote for the crook, it's important" election?
 
2014-09-03 10:30:11 AM  
Don't worry, Superman will stop him
 
2014-09-03 10:30:55 AM  
As widely despised as Rick Scott is, it seems like all the Democrats had to do was run the office intern and win.

But Charlie Crist? Well there's no baggage there, sheesh. How long has he been a Democrat anyway?
 
2014-09-03 10:31:22 AM  

Mugato: But Judy Barber, a 68-year-old church administrative assistant who switched from Republican to Democrat last year views Scott as a "white-collar criminal" who is "too much for the rich people."

You go girl. Now stay alive long enough to vote. Being "for the rich people" isn't in itself a crime. He is a republican after all. But Scott is the shadiest motherfarker in politics today. All Crist has to do is show that to people. Not that Crist is any prize but anyone is preferable to Scott.

But he'll buy the election again, I'm sure.


I hate to see it come down to this, but Crist is positioned to tap into some John Morgan money and contacts.

It's going to be a horrendously expensive race, but I think Crist will be able to keep up if that's what it takes.

Shameful waste, though, generally speaking.
 
2014-09-03 10:36:00 AM  

Diogenes: I hate to see it come down to this, but Crist is positioned to tap into some John Morgan money and contacts.


This John Morgan? I think he's going to stay away from politics for a bit.

http://www.wfla.com/story/26433452/caught-on-camera-attorney-john-mo rg an-drunk-cursing-in-pot-rant-calls-out-polk-sheriff
 
2014-09-03 10:43:23 AM  

Confabulat: Diogenes: I hate to see it come down to this, but Crist is positioned to tap into some John Morgan money and contacts.

This John Morgan? I think he's going to stay away from politics for a bit.

http://www.wfla.com/story/26433452/caught-on-camera-attorney-john-mo rg an-drunk-cursing-in-pot-rant-calls-out-polk-sheriff


EESH!  First I've seen that.

Well that's a shame.  But his money's still good.
 
2014-09-03 12:09:21 PM  
If only we could get in a three way election where Gov. Voldemort steals votes from Gov. Luthor.
 
2014-09-03 12:09:58 PM  
This looks like a shiat sandwich/giant douche situation. I think we know what kind of dick Rick Scott is, so my vote would to the guy that is not the Anti-Christ.
 
2014-09-03 12:14:15 PM  

Confabulat: As widely despised as Rick Scott is, it seems like all the Democrats had to do was run the office intern and win.

But Charlie Crist? Well there's no baggage there, sheesh. How long has he been a Democrat anyway?


Crist won the primaries in a landslide.
 
GBB
2014-09-03 12:22:46 PM  

Without Fail: Confabulat: As widely despised as Rick Scott is, it seems like all the Democrats had to do was run the office intern and win.

But Charlie Crist? Well there's no baggage there, sheesh. How long has he been a Democrat anyway?

Crist won the primaries in a landslide.


Against who?  I saw no debates.
 
GBB
2014-09-03 12:24:07 PM  
It's interesting to see how the GOP is running attack ads against Crist about what he did when he was Gov.  Wait, he was GOP when he was Gov.  So, the GOP is essentially attacking itself and its own policies.
 
2014-09-03 12:26:57 PM  
Florida Farker here.  My state elected Rick Scott the 1st go around; even after all the ads with his medicare fraud history.  All that matters to republican voters is that they stick it to the Democrats.
 
2014-09-03 12:32:30 PM  

silverevolution.files.wordpress.com

"Hmm... They're both business-friendly Republicans, but this Scott guy ripped off taxpayers to the tune of $2 billion dollars. That takes balls. Four more years!"

 
GBB
2014-09-03 12:34:57 PM  

jntaylor63: Florida Farker here.  My state elected Rick Scott the 1st go around; even after all the ads with his medicare fraud history.  All that matters to republican voters is that they stick it to the Democrats.


"Stick it to Democrats" is essentially what they actually write on the mailers I got from the GOP.  Not once did they actually advertise their position on current topics.  It was all about "stopping the liberals".
 
2014-09-03 12:35:53 PM  

GBB: Without Fail: Confabulat: As widely despised as Rick Scott is, it seems like all the Democrats had to do was run the office intern and win.

But Charlie Crist? Well there's no baggage there, sheesh. How long has he been a Democrat anyway?

Crist won the primaries in a landslide.

Against who?  I saw no debates.


Some woman. Forgot her name. Crist refused to debate her because why get out of bed? She got like 15%.
 
2014-09-03 12:38:22 PM  

Wendy's Chili: [silverevolution.files.wordpress.com image 509x580]

"Hmm... They're both business-friendly Republicans, but this Scott guy ripped off taxpayers to the tune of $2 billion dollars. That takes balls. Four more years!"


When I think of most florida voters, this is my image
 
2014-09-03 12:40:42 PM  

Confabulat: As widely despised as Rick Scott is, it seems like all the Democrats had to do was run the office intern and win.

But Charlie Crist? Well there's no baggage there, sheesh. How long has he been a Democrat anyway?


He's a Democrat, if thats what it takes to get your vote.  He can also be an Independent, or a Green, even a Republican, how about Libertarian or maybe even Whig, whatever party he needs to be in to get you to vote for him, he's part of it!

The biggest problem I had with Crist was that it seemed obvious to me that all he cared about was getting elected and the only reason he wanted to be governor was so that he could run for president.  He viewed the job as nothing more than a stepping stone to something better.

All that said, I hope Crist wins, because Rick Scott is that much of a POS.
 
2014-09-03 12:44:08 PM  

Ethertap: The biggest problem I had with Crist was that it seemed obvious to me that all he cared about was getting elected and the only reason he wanted to be governor was so that he could run for president.  He viewed the job as nothing more than a stepping stone to something better.


Isn't that what all politicians are about? Getting elected to the next highest office? Except Scott, who sees it as a money making scheme.
 
2014-09-03 01:03:52 PM  

Mugato: Ethertap: The biggest problem I had with Crist was that it seemed obvious to me that all he cared about was getting elected and the only reason he wanted to be governor was so that he could run for president.  He viewed the job as nothing more than a stepping stone to something better.

Isn't that what all politicians are about? Getting elected to the next highest office? Except Scott, who sees it as a money making scheme.


I'm sure all politicians have ambition for higher office, but they at least pretend to care about the job they're running for/currently have.  A politician is a professional liar, so I get annoyed when they do it so poorly.
 
2014-09-03 01:51:10 PM  

Ethertap: I'm sure all politicians have ambition for higher office, but they at least pretend to care about the job they're running for/currently have.  A politician is a professional liar, so I get annoyed when they do it so poorly.


Fair enough. Crist is by no means ideal. Shiat, a few months ago he was shilling for an ambulance chaser.

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But how often do we really vote for someone as opposed to voting against someone else?
 
2014-09-03 02:00:04 PM  

Confabulat: Diogenes: I hate to see it come down to this, but Crist is positioned to tap into some John Morgan money and contacts.

This John Morgan? I think he's going to stay away from politics for a bit.

http://www.wfla.com/story/26433452/caught-on-camera-attorney-john-mo rg an-drunk-cursing-in-pot-rant-calls-out-polk-sheriff


You assume he has any concept of shame.
 
2014-09-03 02:00:13 PM  
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John Morgan is all about The Herb nowadays.
 
2014-09-03 02:04:31 PM  

StrikitRich: John Morgan is all about The Herb nowadays.


So what? Like I said, lesser of two evils.
 
2014-09-03 02:09:45 PM  
Firebomb the entire panhandle. It is the only way to keep Scott from being reelected.
 
2014-09-03 02:20:00 PM  

wesmon: Firebomb the entire panhandle. It is the only way to keep Scott from being reelected.


Yeah, a lot of Florida's bad rap comes from the rednecks in the panhandle. There are plenty of normal people there, they just don't apparently vote.
 
2014-09-03 02:20:45 PM  

Mugato: wesmon: Firebomb the entire panhandle. It is the only way to keep Scott from being reelected.

Yeah, a lot of Florida's bad rap comes from the rednecks in the panhandle. There are plenty of normal people there, they just don't apparently vote.


by there I mean Florida as a whole, not the pan handle.
 
2014-09-03 02:20:54 PM  
Scott:Crist::Poison:Poison Ivy
 
2014-09-03 02:24:25 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Don't worry, Superman will stop him


Hopefully before he becomes president or merges with brainiac
 
2014-09-03 02:26:22 PM  

Mugato: wesmon: Firebomb the entire panhandle. It is the only way to keep Scott from being reelected.

Yeah, a lot of Florida's bad rap comes from the rednecks in the panhandle. There are plenty of normal people there, they just don't apparently vote.


I grew up in the Panhandle. There's no normal people there.
 
2014-09-03 02:26:23 PM  

Ethertap: Confabulat: As widely despised as Rick Scott is, it seems like all the Democrats had to do was run the office intern and win.

But Charlie Crist? Well there's no baggage there, sheesh. How long has he been a Democrat anyway?

He's a Democrat, if thats what it takes to get your vote.  He can also be an Independent, or a Green, even a Republican, how about Libertarian or maybe even Whig, whatever party he needs to be in to get you to vote for him, he's part of it!

The biggest problem I had with Crist was that it seemed obvious to me that all he cared about was getting elected and the only reason he wanted to be governor was so that he could run for president.  He viewed the job as nothing more than a stepping stone to something better.

All that said, I hope Crist wins, because Rick Scott is that much of a POS.


So he's Florida's Rick Perry?
 
2014-09-03 02:31:58 PM  

loonatic112358: Ethertap: Confabulat: As widely despised as Rick Scott is, it seems like all the Democrats had to do was run the office intern and win.

But Charlie Crist? Well there's no baggage there, sheesh. How long has he been a Democrat anyway?

He's a Democrat, if thats what it takes to get your vote.  He can also be an Independent, or a Green, even a Republican, how about Libertarian or maybe even Whig, whatever party he needs to be in to get you to vote for him, he's part of it!

The biggest problem I had with Crist was that it seemed obvious to me that all he cared about was getting elected and the only reason he wanted to be governor was so that he could run for president.  He viewed the job as nothing more than a stepping stone to something better.

All that said, I hope Crist wins, because Rick Scott is that much of a POS.

So he's Florida's Rick Perry?


His hair isn't good enough.
 
2014-09-03 02:58:52 PM  
Florida farker here:

I've been trying to convince people that, while you don't have to vote for Crist, for the love of whatever do not vote for Scott. I had to explain to my Libertarian/Republican parents that Scott is pretty corrupt. He instituted the mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients, claiming that drug use was higher with them. It turned out that 2% of the people on welfare tested positive, compared to about 9% of the general population. Also, the company that did the drug tests was Solantic, which he had started in 2001. People complained about the conflict of interests, so he transferred his stock over to his wife. He finally sold his stock, valued at $62 million (but he apparently sold it for a smaller amount), at the behest of Solantic itself.

I also don't really care if Crist, or anyone, sees the Governorship as a stepping stone to the Presidency, as long as he A) doesn't lie during the campaign, and B) actually does a good job.
 
2014-09-03 03:02:28 PM  

efgeise: 've been trying to convince people that, while you don't have to vote for Crist, for the love of whatever do not vote for Scott


But don't vote for a third party either because that would be useless. I don't know how accurate the analysts are but they say the libertarian candidate will just take votes away from Crist. And Scott's guilty of a lot more than what you listed but we all have only a finite amount of time to write posts.
 
2014-09-03 03:07:03 PM  

efgeise: I've been trying to convince people that, while you don't have to vote for Crist, for the love of whatever do not vote for Scott.


I and several thousand other Floridians used that logic and voted for Nader instead of Gore in the 2000 election.  You see where that got us.  14 years later I still haven't forgiven myself.

A vote for "anyone but Scott or Crist" is just a vote for Scott.
 
2014-09-03 03:08:11 PM  

Mugato: efgeise: 've been trying to convince people that, while you don't have to vote for Crist, for the love of whatever do not vote for Scott

But don't vote for a third party either because that would be useless. I don't know how accurate the analysts are but they say the libertarian candidate will just take votes away from Crist. And Scott's guilty of a lot more than what you listed but we all have only a finite amount of time to write posts.


Heh, beat me by the time it took to type my response.  Anyway, this is very accurate.
 
2014-09-03 03:08:44 PM  

Ethertap: loonatic112358: Ethertap: Confabulat: As widely despised as Rick Scott is, it seems like all the Democrats had to do was run the office intern and win.

But Charlie Crist? Well there's no baggage there, sheesh. How long has he been a Democrat anyway?

He's a Democrat, if thats what it takes to get your vote.  He can also be an Independent, or a Green, even a Republican, how about Libertarian or maybe even Whig, whatever party he needs to be in to get you to vote for him, he's part of it!

The biggest problem I had with Crist was that it seemed obvious to me that all he cared about was getting elected and the only reason he wanted to be governor was so that he could run for president.  He viewed the job as nothing more than a stepping stone to something better.

All that said, I hope Crist wins, because Rick Scott is that much of a POS.

So he's Florida's Rick Perry?

His hair isn't good enough.


He's also much better at not getting brought up on charges.
 
2014-09-03 03:25:34 PM  

Mugato: efgeise: 've been trying to convince people that, while you don't have to vote for Crist, for the love of whatever do not vote for Scott

But don't vote for a third party either because that would be useless. I don't know how accurate the analysts are but they say the libertarian candidate will just take votes away from Crist. And Scott's guilty of a lot more than what you listed but we all have only a finite amount of time to write posts.


extroverted_suicide: efgeise: I've been trying to convince people that, while you don't have to vote for Crist, for the love of whatever do not vote for Scott.

I and several thousand other Floridians used that logic and voted for Nader instead of Gore in the 2000 election.  You see where that got us.  14 years later I still haven't forgiven myself.

A vote for "anyone but Scott or Crist" is just a vote for Scott.


Fair enough, but I'm not sure that Libertarian candidates will take as many votes from Crist as they might from Scott, especially if Crist runs commercials about his gun rights views and starts to campaign with Morgan, considering Morgan's push for medical marijuana.

Seeing as I'm only an armchair analyst, I could be completely wrong.
 
2014-09-03 04:43:50 PM  
ugh. Crist was a useless governor. Scott is a shifty, criminal, useless governor.

makes you wonder why no one even wants to bother voting any more.
 
2014-09-03 05:17:08 PM  
I wish I could punch everyone who votes republican. They deliberately make the world a horrible place and they keep getting away with it.
 
2014-09-03 06:08:41 PM  
Lex Luthor is running for Governor in FL?  Why not?  Most politicians act like Lex Luthor....now
we can actually elect him.
 
2014-09-03 07:55:41 PM  

Twist-42: ugh. Crist was a useless governor. Scott is a shifty, criminal, useless governor.

makes you wonder why no one even wants to bother voting any more.


Crist was actually a fairly competent governor despite being a Republican. His views were surprisingly moderate.
 
2014-09-03 07:56:28 PM  

Diogenes: The poll suggestsCrist would be wise to try and debunk Scott's efforts to take credit for Florida's improving economy, as well as to press his slight advantage over Scott as the candidate perceived as understanding voters' problems.

No shiat.  I was at Universal Studios recently where he was claiming credit for the all the jobs being added for the new Harry Potter expansion and the new resort on property.  He had nothing to do with any of that.  Not a tax break, not an incentive -- nothing.

He's been along for the ride and is telling everyone he's been doing the driving.


So, vote for the other turncoat saywhateverittakestoliveonthepublicdole Republican.

This election can't really make anybody in either party feel good.
 
2014-09-03 07:57:19 PM  

Li'l Robbie: Lex Luthor is running for Governor in FL?  Why not?  Most politicians act like Lex Luthor....now
we can actually elect him.


*clicks profile*  Oh come on...you're not THAT new here...
 
2014-09-03 08:58:58 PM  

Benni K Rok: Ethertap: loonatic112358: Ethertap: Confabulat: As widely despised as Rick Scott is, it seems like all the Democrats had to do was run the office intern and win.

But Charlie Crist? Well there's no baggage there, sheesh. How long has he been a Democrat anyway?

He's a Democrat, if thats what it takes to get your vote.  He can also be an Independent, or a Green, even a Republican, how about Libertarian or maybe even Whig, whatever party he needs to be in to get you to vote for him, he's part of it!

The biggest problem I had with Crist was that it seemed obvious to me that all he cared about was getting elected and the only reason he wanted to be governor was so that he could run for president.  He viewed the job as nothing more than a stepping stone to something better.

All that said, I hope Crist wins, because Rick Scott is that much of a POS.

So he's Florida's Rick Perry?

His hair isn't good enough.

He's also much better at not getting brought up on charges.


So far anyway.  That may change if he loses and drags Pam Bondi down with him.
 
2014-09-04 07:57:04 AM  

Li'l Robbie: Lex Luthor is running for Governor in FL?  Why not?  Most politicians act like Lex Luthor....now
we can actually elect him.


Again. He's already the damn Governor. He's a shifty-eyed, shady shiatweasel. I wouldn't trust him with the change in my desk drawer, and yet somehow this professional pillager has managed to buy the seat before, and he's trying again.
 
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