This is just another flip-flop by Crist that should give Florida voters pause. The man is an opportunist and if the voters can't see that, then shame on them. He is willing to do or say anything to win that Senate seat.
Flip-flops are becoming a habit with Crist. Vetoing the GOP bill on teacher's unions, changing his stance on "Don't Ask Don't Tell", his calling for a ban on off-shore drilling, his convoluted comments on Obamacare...Charlie must be getting dizzy flip-flopping all over the place. He's even been hiring Democrats for his Senate campaign.
Then there's Charlie's involvement with his good buddy, Jim Greer and his scandal:
HotAir.com is reporting that, according to recent polls, Crist is either tied or leading Marco Rubio, the GOP nominee, in the U.S. Senate race in Florida right now. There's still a lot of time until November, so anything can happen between now and then. I just hope that the Florida voters remember that big hug Crist gave Obama, that Crist backed the porkulous bill and that he has been supporting Obama's agenda all along. And we can be sure that he'll continue supporting the Obama agenda if he gets elected since he's left the door open as to whether or not he'll caucas with the Democrats if he wins the Senate seat.
I can't say it any better than "Doughboy", a commenter on HotAir.com:
Crist's veto of the bill will also force FL taxpayers to pay for abortions:
Media headlines are saying Charlie Crist’s veto of pro-life legislation is a veto about women receiving ultrasounds before electing to have an abortion.
That’s actually only part of the legislation. With Crist’s veto there is more. Taxpayer funded elective abortions are coming to Florida for the first time.
Below is an article about Crist's scrubbing of the pro-life section of his website:
Life News reports:
Tallahassee, FL (LifeNews.com) -- In the latest development in the race for the open U.S. Senate seat in Florida, Governor Charlie Crist is coming under fire for removing the pro-life section of his campaign website. This comes on the day the legislature sent him a bill that would allow women to see an ultrasound of their baby before an abortion.
Crist has already hinted he will veto the legislation, which also allows Florida to opt out of some of the abortion funding under the new national health care law President Barack Obama signed.
That he would potentially veto a pro-life bill with broad support from voters is another indication of his strategy to leave the Republican Party and run as an independent.
Knowing he may veto the bill, the campaign of pro-life Republican candidate Marco Rubio informed LifeNews.com today that Crist's campaign scrubbed his web site of a section touting Crist as a supposedly pro-life candidate.
"Now that he has left the Republican Party in order to win an election and is trying to attract liberal votes, the Crist campaign yesterday removed the 'pro-life/family' issue page of its website," Rubio spokesman Alex Burgos told LifeNews.com today. "In doing so, Charlie Crist eliminated any reference to being 'pro-life' in a transparent attempt to hide his position in order to win an election."
"Crist is flip-flopping again," Burgos continued. "When he was a Republican trying to win the Republican primary, Crist repeatedly stated he was pro-life and even said he would 'fight for pro-life legislation if he’s elected to the Senate.'"
"Will Charlie Crist flip-flop further, no longer call himself 'pro-life' and revert back to his 1998 pro-choice position?" he asks.
The Rubio campaign made a screen shot of the pro-life section formerly appearing on the Crist web site.
On April 30th, the Florida Legislature passed HB 1143 -- with the House backing it 76-44 and the Senate 23-16. Both are short of the two-thirds necessary to override a gubernatorial veto.
While Crist and abortion advocates erroneously claim the bill forces a woman to view her ultrasound before undergoing an abortion, the text of the bill says women are given the option.
Section 390.0111 of the bill, line 512 states: "The woman has a right to decline to view the ultrasound images after she is informed of her right and offered an opportunity to view them."
Though the measure doesn't require women to see the ultrasound -- it gives them the option -- Crist claimed it did in a recent Tampa Tribune interview.
"On two fronts it disturbs me," Crist said, according to the newspaper. "That you would force a woman to go through this procedure . . . almost seems mean-spirited. To have your government impose on you, listen to a lecture, then on top of that, you have to pay for it."
He said there is "probably not a whole lot" that would convince him to sign House Bill 1143.
Rubio has also urged Crist to sign the bill.
"It is my hope that Governor Crist will come down on the side of life, and sign HB 1143 into law, or at least allow it to become law without his signature," Rubio said in a statement LifeNews.com received. "This commonsense measure is a small but important step toward providing women with vital information during perhaps the most critical healthcare decision they will ever make."
In 2006, there were 95,586 abortions performed in Florida.ACTION: Contact Governor Crist: Phone: 850-488-7146, Fax 850-487-0801, or write him at Charlie.Crist@MyFlorida.com
And if you feel so inclined, stop over at Marco Rubio's website and show him some support. He's the conservative in this race and we need people like him in the Senate.