A glimpse into the Republican psyche

More bad news for McCain:

Florida Governor Charlie Crist, to the shock and dismay of Florida Republicans, just moved to extend early voting hours, a move likely to widen the Democrats’ lead under a program on which the Obama campaign has intensely focused.

“He just blew Florida for John McCain,” one plugged in Florida Republican just told me.

That Gov. Crist “blew Florida for John McCain” by making it easier for citizens to cast their votes, tells you everything you need to know about the Republican Party and the electoral strategies on which they’ve long relied.

Comments

  1. 2

    Don Joe spews:

    This is not at all surprising. Republicans have pissed on Charlie Crist so much that he’s gotten fed up and told them to go piss up a rope.

    I believe the term “circular firing squad,” though becoming somewhat trite as of late, is rather appropriate.

  2. 3

    rla spews:

    Another republican I admire. I don’t always agree with his policies but I think his intentions are right. Heck even Mike Papantonio occasionally says nice things about him.. :)

  3. 4

    Richard Pope spews:

    Maybe Florida Governor Charlie Crist will make a good presidential candidate one of these days, after completing a term or two as Governor of Florida. There are plenty of Republican governors out there who are far more qualified to be President than the governor of our “largest” state.

  4. 5

    Don Joe spews:

    @ 4

    There are plenty of Republican governors out there who are far more qualified to be President than the governor of our “largest” state.

    Reminds me of a software joke about the Texas virus and the Alaska virus: the Texas virus attempts to ensure that it’s the largest file on your hard drive, while the Alaska virus succeeds at ensuring that it’s the largest file on your hard drive.

    Oddly appropriate: the Republican party appears to be infected with both.

  5. 7

    Daddy Love spews:

    And here I thought Florida Republicans only blew Floridians.

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  6. 8

    frozen1 spews:

    Why would this hurt either party? I don’t see how this really helps any specific party. Why are you even posting useless stuff like this? No matter who wins the next presidential election, we are going to have a crappy president.

  7. 9

    My Left Foot spews:

    Vote early and vote often!!

    There, that should get the wingnuts going on this thread. Puddy, Cyniclown, Scott???? Anyone???

  8. 10

    My Left Foot spews:

    7:

    I really did not need to read that. Are you going to pay for the counseling to get that out of my head.

    God, Republicans are disgusting.

    Question: is 7 1/2 a hat size? If not, isn’t that kind of short?

  9. 11

    Kevin J spews:

    Imagine that! Crist keeping the polls open longer is seen as a detriment to McCain’s chances. Can’t have all those cheaters vote. Nuh Uh.
    Doing the right thing is never good for Republicans. They only thrive on dirt, sleaze, closeted homosexuality, and corruption.

  10. 12

    correctnotright spews:

    @7:
    Hey – now you are going to make Puddy defend Mark Foley again!

    Remember, he was not indicted (hehahah, statute of limitations in florida) and the boys were not underage (just 16-18 and entrusted to congress as aides).

    Please Puddy – tell us how honorable Mark A Foley really is! And explain how that “grab a one eyed snake” comment is really a non-republican comment. I love to hear your fervent defense of Foley!

    And while you’re at it – tell us again how Uncle Ted Stevens is also an honorable guy…

  11. 13

    Mike spews:

    ““He just blew Florida for John McCain,” one plugged in Florida Republican just told me.”

    He told you?

    That’s funny Goldy locks!

  12. 14

    correctnotright spews:

    @13: Ummm, that is blocked as a quote and the link tells you that Ben Smith from Politico is who was told – not goldy.

    So your comment either indicates you did not look at the link or you do not know a quote when you see one.

    If you have a problem with Ben Smith being “plugged in”, I would suggest that he really is and that is what Politico does.

  13. 16

    My Left Foot spews:

    13:

    Mike, I know this is difficult for you to follow so I will go slow.

    Go back the top of this thread. Then click on the link “More bad news for McCain:” then go read the story at Politico that Goldy was referencing.

    Moe-ron

  14. 17

    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    blew Florida for John McCain” by making it easier for citizens to cast their votes, tells you everything you need to know about the Republican Party

    ACORN is everything you need to know about the dems

    Democrats = party of voter fraud.

  15. 18

    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    I betcha there will be a lot of flights between New York and Florida on election day.

  16. 21

    My Left Foot spews:

    17 and 18

    Poochie:

    I know, people actually voting is very bad for your party.

    Don’t you have some shit to eat in the back yard?

  17. 22

    Goldy's mom spews:

    I actually vote in Florida and did early voting on Monday. The lines for early voting average an hour’s wait at all times. I understand a million votes have already been cast. The ballot itself is 3 pages long and filled with really hard to understand referendums (even a person with a graduate degree like me finds them confusing.) In addition everyone in line fills out an application for a ballot, then stands in another line to be verified to vote ,then goes to a third place to get the ballot that is individually printed for each person, then you go to a booth to fill out your ballot with a pen or pencil, and finally to another place to feed your ballot into a machine. This is making the voting process very time consuming. If Crist didn’t do something there would be mayhem on election day. He is actually pretty well thought of, even by Democrats.

  18. 23

    correctnotright spews:

    @17:
    I guess stupid just showed up.
    Still pushing the false ACORN line of the republican party? How about when John McCain was a featured speaker for them in 2006?

    Are you able to come up with a single case of voter fraud by ACORN? If not, then shut up.

    Are you against americans exercising their constitutional right to vote?

    Are you afraid that people are going to actually pay attention and vote this time – and the republicans will be kicked out on the corrupt behinds? Thought so.

    The dog has nothing useful to say and cannot even defend her own comments.

  19. 24

    Sarah Ballam spews:

    re 17: There have been 7 people prosecuted for voter fraud of the type you speak of since 2005. The last one was about a week ago in CA.

    You guessed it! A Republican….

    Republican = the party of liars and cheaters

  20. 25

    Sarah Ballam spews:

    Sen. Ted Stevens is ‘disappointed’ that he was convicted of seven felonies.

    “Disappointed…”?????

    That’s how you feel when the meal you ordered isn’t up to par —- unless you are a sociopathic Republican.

  21. 26

    rhp6033 spews:

    And as we all know, Jane Balough was the Republican who fraudulently registered her dog to vote, and then got upset when she was going to be prosecuted for it.

    Republicans tend to be really surprised to find out that the law actually applies to them, too. They presume that it is supposed to only allow the authorities to detain and arrest minorities and poor poor people or others with whom they disagree.