Charlie Crist's New "Swift Boat" Friend Refers to Obama as "the Black One"

Bud Day is an 85-year-old retired U.S. Air Force Colonel who keeps poking his nose into Florida and national political controversy. You might remember those classy "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" from the 2004 election that questioned John Kerry's service and patriotism, even though opponent George W. Bush notoriously stayed out of service.

Well, Charlie Crist has come out and dusted him off for another political tour de force by proudly announcing that Day will support his floundering campaign for US Senate. Of course, when you're losing so badly in the polls, you'll take anyone you can get. Even someone who refers to politicians not by their names, but by their race.

Here's a quote Day gave to the Northwest Florida Daily News, as pointed out by Naked Politics:

"You know, we just got through (electing) a politician who can run his mouth at Mach 1, a black one, and now we have a Hispanic who can run his mouth at Mach 1," Day said. "You look at their track records and they're both pretty gritty. Charlie has not got a gritty track record."

Day confirmed he was speaking of Obama and Rubio.

"You've got the black one with the reading thing. He can go as fast as the speed of light and has no idea what he's saying," Day said. "I put Rubio in that same category, except I don't know if he's using one of those readers."

Really, white guy? You're going to accuse someone of running their mouth without thinking about what they're saying, after dropping that quote? Come on, Whitey, get real.

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Kyle Munzenrieder