Committed to Crist, or should Crist be committed?

Make no mistake, Crist once was a real threat. Then Republicans showed him the door following the Jim Greer fiasco, and after his multiple flip-flops on lifelong conservative positions, not to mention the infamous hug.

By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune

Published Sunday, April 7, 2013

A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting-lodge wall on its back. So goes an old laugh line.

These days, Charlie Crist is the moose of Florida politics. He appears to be a threat for sure, though he is not threatening at all once you turn on the lights and see the hunting-lodge wall on his back.

Make no mistake, Crist once was a real threat. Then Republicans showed him the door following the Jim Greer fiasco, and after his multiple flip-flops on lifelong conservative positions, not to mention the infamous hug.

Today, Crist and his smiling face, with his perfectly coiffed silver hair, glows on billboards for ubiquitous trial lawyer John Morgan. Crist now works for Morgan’s law firm. His mug frequently replaces Morgan’s on TV, allowing Crist to maintain a high profile as he pitches being “for the people” when they get into a car accident or slip and fall at the grocery store.

The refrain is similar to his often-repeated claim of being “the people’s governor” when he was in office.

Apparently, the years of nonstop smiling has affected his deeply held beliefs, ever so conveniently around the time he started his year-long courtship with President Obama and the Democrats.   Click here to read the full column in today’s Tampa Tribune.

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Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at:

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2 thoughts on “Committed to Crist, or should Crist be committed?”

  1. Chris, thanks for being (Conservative) ! I get SO TIRED of the Liberal B.S. being spread Nationwide!
    As for Charlie Crist, He should be Prosecuted, NOT running for office! Mr. Crist IS a Criminal! HE personally is responsible for 8,800 Florida Consumers being Scammed out of $10,000 EACH in the Solar Rebate Debacle!
    Point; he instituted the Solar rebate Program of 2006 to 2010 ! The Solar portion was NOT working as planned fo 06-07-08, so he upped the anti establishing the ($20,000) Rebate (Solar Electric) through the Recovery Act, Florida received $126 Million! I am one of the 8,800 who installed a $32,000 Solar system. There was to be a 30% Federal Tax credit, AND a $20,000 Rebate from Florida Energy Commission, We (8,800of us)never received our rebate as agreed, instead, we received 52% 2.5 years later, leaving us with a $9600 Each shortfall ! The OAS-10-12 Audit by the Feds reveiled that Crist used Monies allocated to pay rebates PRIOR to the allocation date because they were never paid, he then squandered the rest to his political IOU’S, leaving the rest of us stabbed in the back!Florida used the small print (if funds are available), there was $2.5 Million in the fund when I got approved, A year or so AFTER (they ran out of money) they approved approx $12 Million for Energy Star Rebates, where did that come from if they had no funds??????
    Nobody would have purchased even one system knowing we’d never get the funds! It left most of us paying Loans which would,In my case, take 12.5 years to pay back, leaving all of us with INTEREST payments as great as the energy savings nulifying any credit!
    Bottom Line is, Charlie Crist committed FRAUD on the public and walked away! Research the OAS-10-12 Federal audit which will expose this, then EXPOSE HIM!
    Thank You, Bill D Holiday ,Fl


  2. The fact that I can drive around Florida and see Charlie Christ advertising Morgan and Morgan on billboards is no doubt part of the Obama backer and huckster — John Morgan — to drive Florida further down a path that it could never find recovery. The only one who wins is the multi-million dollar attorney — John Morgan. Come on Florida wake up!


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