Blown Away? It's Time To Make Charlie Crist The Last Man Standing
You have to hand it to Republicans who love to hear their own voices and talking points. They like nothing more than preaching to the choir. That's why they spend so much time on FOX.
Rick Scott is no different, and that's likely why he chose to close out the eve of the election at The Villages, the largely Republican Stepford-like retirement community in central Florida, along with two more of the worst GOP governors in the country: Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal. Earlier in the week he spent time with another, Chris Christie (R-Sit-Down-And-Shut-Up), and stood by quietly smiling as Christie called Charlie Crist a "loser."
What a class act.
Scott apparently picked up ideas from spending the better part of the last month joined at the hip with Christie, who's no doubt propping him up in the hopes Christie will be the next GOP nominee for President (he won't be) in need of Florida votes. Scott's usually a quiet bully, letting others do his dirty work for him while he flees questions, cameras, and anything resembling accountability. But today Scott apparently decided to end his campaign by bringing the ugly hammer down himself.
Here's what Scott threw out today as a prediction for tomorrow, emboldened by the red meat loving retirees who have no idea Scott, Perry, and Jindal would like nothing more than to rob them of their Social Security checks and their Medicare if their party gets it's way:
“We’re going to announce at 8 o’clock that we kicked Charlie’s rear,” Scott said, drawing cheers from more than 200 supporters at the sprawling retirement community. “And he deserves it.”
This from the guy who vowed to end negative campaigning and accused Crist of the same merely because he told voters the truth about Scott.
“We’re going to announce at 8 o’clock that we kicked Charlie’s rear. And he deserves it.”
I'll just assume that this doesn't mean Scott has already "counted" all the votes, including the ones that have yet to be cast, (wink, wink) and that he isn't privy to something the rest of us aren't.
That being said, for whatever reason, today Scott chose to put his mouth where his bully tactics are. Because Rick Scott has been kicking Floridians in the rear for the better part of four years now, and his actions show that he's just getting started if voters give him another go at them. With unchecked power, no reelection worries for accountability, and a blind trust that keeps you from seeing what he may be profiting from at your expense as he gives the go ahead for oil drilling or rail projects to friends and big donors, those kicks in the rear he's given you so far are just a preview of what's to come.
I could list all the many reasons Scott doesn't deserve another term here now (and why he should have never gotten the first one), but if you're a regular reader of this blog, you're probably as sick of reading about them as I am of writing them down, so I won't. If you lived with both Charlie Crist and Rick Scott as governor, you're also well aware of who the better choice is. So I will simply close with this:
Now it's our turn. After four years of watching him destroy the state and hurt those of us who like to live in it that aren't in his inner circle of profiteers, we finally, finally get the chance to tell Rick Scott to pack his bags, jump onto his private jet, and fly as far away from our state as possible.
It's time to make sure Scott has to rewrite his own words tomorrow. If you haven't done so already, go to the polls tomorrow, vote for Charlie Crist, and "kick Rick Scott's rear."
Because goodness knows, he certainly deserves it.