Charlie Crist: Bigots are a ‘big reas...

Charlie Crist: Bigots are a ‘big reason’ I left GOP

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum

Since: Apr 12

Grand Rapids, MN

#1 May 6, 2014
Democrat Charlie Crist is offering up a new and inflammatory reason he left the GOP: Too many Republicans oppose President Obama because he’s black.

Crist made the remarks Tuesday in an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos that instantly drew rebukes from Republicans who said the party-switching former governor was playing the race card.

But Crist said the bigotry against Obama was a “big reason” for his decision to leave the party.

“I couldn’t be consistent with myself and my core beliefs, and stay with a party that was so unfriendly toward the African-American president, I’ll just go there,” Crist said.“I was a Republican and I saw the activists and what they were doing, it was intolerable to me.”

Since: Apr 12

St. Paul, MN

#2 May 7, 2014
In 2014 Republican lack of integrity loses the election again. You'd think that the right would learn from 2012 - manufacturing stories, bigotry and hatred won't win an election.
Another Bob

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 8, 2014
The GOP just doesn't learn. America is no longer controlled by angry old white men. If the Republicans expect to win elections they need to root out the bigotry and hatred in their party and start including gays, women, Muslims, blacks, Native Americans, hispanics and other minorities.

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