Publisher’s challenge

Calling all Charlie supporters!

As the editor and publisher of Irreverent View, I am constantly seeking new contributors from the left, the right, and anything in between. We have peaks and valleys of contributors offering alternative perspectives. Of course the name of the site is “Irreverent View” so all submissions need to be irreverent in nature. That means a little humor or sarcasim, and a perspective that is against the grain of “conventional wisdom.” To simplify, what this means is, what you read in Irreverent View is likely not what you’ll read in your local newspaper.

Okay, so here is the challenge: if you are a Charlie Crist supporter, we want to hear from you. Why do you support him? Why do you like him? What policies of his do you like? Can you name three significant accomplishments of Governor Crist’s? — a nice tan doesn’t count as an accomplishment. 

I’ve had a small handful of Crist supporters e-mail me (compared to hundreds of people who can’t stand his practices as our opportunist governor) with shallow statements about how wonderful he is. I always e-mail these folks back and ask them to name three significant accomplishments of “TooTan Charlie’s” — I haven’t received a reply back yet.

So here’s your chance Charlie supporters. Make your case as to why Charlie is fit to serve in the U.S. Senate and why he isn’t the shallow, do-nothing, political opportunist, Republican version of Bill Clinton I think he is. And please, don’t send me some garbage Jim Greer or one of the cronies at the Republican Party of Florida (aka: the Crist campaign) wrote for you. And keep it irreverent.

Finally, your submission should be well written, and free from libelous or malicious content and it must contain your name and e-mail address for public posting. If you’re interested in submitting a column, send me an e-mail to:  Non-Crist supporters are welcome to submit too, and if you want to write about something unrelated but has a national interest, feel free. But again, remember to keep it irreverent.

Chris Ingram


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Not all in the Senate are drinking the RNCs Kool-aid

There is no question Marco Rubio will be a big part of the Republican Party’s future, but I believe if we are to defeat the forces of Big Government now controlling Washington, Marco Rubio needs to be a big part of the Republican Party’s present. He has the skills and ideas we need to rebuild our party, reform our government, and renew our nation.

Irreverent View received the following from U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)

Once there was a poor farmer who wanted to become fabulously rich in the diamond trade. He deserted his farmland and traveled the world looking for diamonds until he was too old to look anymore. He returned home penniless, only to discover that the fields around his home were thick with flawless diamonds as big as your fist.

The poor guy’s fortune had been right under his nose, but he had wasted his whole life looking everywhere but in his own backyard. Continue reading “Not all in the Senate are drinking the RNCs Kool-aid”

Rubio offers Principled Leadership

As hurricane season opened earlier this month, Crist cautioned Floridians to be “prepared and to keep our homes and families safe.” Ironically he said that “as he prepares” to veto the free market insurance deregulation bill which will send our insurance carriers packing, leaving over 2 million Floridians without policies or protection on their homes. As a man who’s never owned a home, it makes you wonder if the governor understands this.

Crist offers half-baked populism

By Nancy Peek McGowan

As the Florida U.S. Senate race takes off,  voters should take note of rising star Marco Rubio, (R) Miami, as the “Mine That Bird” candidate not to be underestimated.
Rubio served in the Florida legislature for 8 years rising to become the youngest Speaker of the House at age 35. He is a principled focused conservative like his mentor, Gov. Jeb Bush. 
Born in Miami to parents who fled Cuba in the 50’s, Rubio is a fresh young face and dynamic speaker. He’s intelligent and impassioned, but more importantly he possesses the leadership skills and vision to provide solutions to the serious issues confronting us. Continue reading “Rubio offers Principled Leadership”

Rush is Wrong

Defense of Fed-ex is misguided

By Chuck Muth

Folks claiming that talk-show host Rush Limbaugh speaks for conservatives are off the mark.  Rush speaks TO conservatives, not FOR them.  And he speaks to them in their own language, which is why he has such a gigantic listening audience.  And because he has such a gigantic listening audience of conservatives, it is especially important for other conservatives to step forward and set the record straight on those rare occasions when Rush gets one wrong.

So it is with Limbaugh’s recent criticism of a bill which would change the way FedEx Express receives special treatment under the nation’s labor laws.  Claims by FedEx to the contrary, this bill isn’t a “bailout” for UPS so much as it’s an elimination of a corporate welfare subsidy for FedEx.  But first, let me stipulate two points: Continue reading “Rush is Wrong”

Why Marco Rubio is dangerous…

We discussed my concerns, and Rubio did the total opposite of what most candidates would do. That is, instead of making excuses, dismissing the concerns, or otherwise blowing smoke, Rubio admitted to the problem, thanked me for passing it along, suggested he would use it as a motivating tool with his staff, and told me how it was going to be fixed and when. He went one step further and said his new campaign manager would call me shortly — which he did.

…if you’re Charlie Crist.

By Chris Ingram

Once in a while a public servant comes along who surprises you. Someone who is a thinker. Someone who is sincere. Someone who is willing to take a risk in the form of bucking popular opinion in favor of what needs to be done. Someone who will get the job done. 

I’ve met such a public figure in the form of Marco Rubio.

The guy is different. When I say “he gets it.” I mean the guy is for real. He recognizes problems, focuses on solutions, and works to empower people to get the job done.

I e-mailed Mr. Rubio earlier today with a few concerns about his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

I didn’t know if he or anyone from the campaign would respond or not, as we don’t have a long-term established relationship. Furthermore, I ended my e-mail with my typical bluntness by saying, “If you want to run a campaign like John McCain’s…” (suggesting that is what they were doing), “…you will lose.” Continue reading “Why Marco Rubio is dangerous…”