Charlie Crist Is Dick Armey's #1 "Enemy of Liberty"

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Tough day for Charlie Crist, ain't it? First he lost his lead in the Republican Senate primary, and now it's come to light that he is the Tea Party movement's number one "Enemy of Liberty." 

Dick Armey's FreedomWorks PAC, which is tighter with the Tea Party movement  (coincidentally, an army of...) than peanut butter is with jelly, released its list of targets for the 2010 election cycle

Number one on the "Top-Tier Targets" is the Florida Senate race, with Crist listed as an "Enemy of Liberty" and Marco Rubio labeled a "Champion of Freedom." Remember when the words liberty and freedom actually meant something and weren't just tossed around in cheap political rhetoric? Ha-ha, us neither. 

Florida's Alan Grayson is also listed as a top-tier "Enemy of Liberty," though a freedom champ foil hasn't been decided. 

Elsewhere in the Sunshine State, these congresspeople make second-tier "Enemy of Liberty" status: Ron Klein (who will take on Allen West), Suzanne Kosmas, and Blue Dog Democrat Allen Boyd. 

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.