Charlie Crist, our new official Republican Boyfriend, was on Meet The Press this weekend carrying on his love affair with the stimulus package. Meanwhile, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, also known as 1/3 of Ronald Reagan's soul-equivalent (Reagan, as most historians agrees, was indeed soulless) reincarnated in the body of a 12-year-old Indian-American boy, announced that he would not accept some of President Obama's dirty stimulus money.
Now of course the Republican base (all 12 people) hate Crist even more and love Jindal so, so much, because the Republican ideology has been reduced to pretty much disagreeing with everything that President Obama says.
Powerful wingnut blog Red State implores fellow wingnuts to build up "a great
storehouse of Crist anecdotes showing how terrible he is so that he's
radioactive by 2012." So, um, basically spread a bunch of dirty stories about him.
Meanwhile George P. Bush, son of Jebbers, attacked Crist, though not by name, at a speech in front of young conservatives -- basically a room full of mirrors and Ashley "Backwards B-face" Todd. The d-bag even called him a "D-light."
The BS report calls him
a "wishy-washy moderate," and wants the GOP to run a true conservative
against him in the Republican primary in 2012. Which is surely what a
diminished party should do, attack one of their more popular governors.
Meanwhile Katharyn Jean-Lopez at the National Review Online
oddly links to her Facebook wall to say that people on social-networking site hate
Charlie Crist. Or something.
That being said, Charlie Crist
remains immensely popular in an important bellwether state. Floridians
apparently approve of Crist-esque Republicanism in droves. While it is
quite clear from the past two election cycles that Americans are fed up
with Republican status quo. So it's strange that Republican pundits
continue to sharpen their claws for Charlie. Of course, they seem to have this weird fetish for ideological purity.
sucess by enlarging their party's tent and embracing moderates.
Meanwhile, the Republicans seem intent on chopping Crist, and others who
represent the moderate tent pole of their party, down. Maybe the
purported "party of Lincoln" is thinking "a house divided against
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itself cannot stand." Though, we've always thought Lincoln meant that
more in the vein of "don't turn against each other because of
differences," and less in the vein of "purge everyone from your house
who doesn't agree with you."