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Crist Flip-Flops On Gay Marriage, Can Democrats Trust Him?

By JAVIER MANJARRES

Crist on Palin as PresidentIt must already be political season if the former Republican, then Independent, and now Democrat Charlie Crist, is ‘coming out’ of his shell to flip-flop on yet another issue he either supported or opposed in the past. Crist, who is by far one of the most, if not the most prolific political flip-floppers in the history of American politics, is now supporting gay marriage.

Crist recently said that he “most certainly supports marriage equality in Florida,” after the state of Delaware legalized gay marriage. Floridians will remember that back during the few hours that Crist was a conservative, and referred to as “Chaingang Charlie”, Crist was in support of the efforts to ban same-sex marriage, and also supported the ban on gay adoptions.

“Traditional family provides the best environment for children”-Charlie Crist



Fast forwarding to June 2010, and the newly minted ‘Independent’ Charlie Crist changed his mind on gay adoptions, saying that he could no longer support the ban on same-sex adoptions.

Back in1998, Crist ran for the U.S. Senate on a pro-choice platform, opposing the  overturning of Roe vs. Wade. Then in 2010, Crist ran again for the U.S. Senate and presented himself as a “pro-life Republican candidate,” but then “removed the pro-life/family issue page” form his senatorial website after he realized that he was losing the Republican primary race to Marco Rubio.

“I most certainly support marriage equality in Florida and look forward to the day it happens here,” Crist quietly announced Wednesday night on his Facebook page, hours after Delaware became the 11th state to legalize gay marriage. Crist then added, “I feel that marriage is a sacred institution, if you will. But I do believe in tolerance. I’m a live and let live kind of guy, and while I feel that way about marriage, I think if partners want to have the opportunity to live together, I don’t have a problem with that,” Crist said at the time, adding that when it comes “to the institution of marriage, I believe that it is between a man and a woman. It’s just how I feel.”-Miami Herald

If Crist decides to seek the Democratic nomination for Governor, and is challenged in a Democratic primary election, will his kind to pull out the long knives, or in his case, the ‘big stick’ and pound him over his numerous change in positions?

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  • Old Colonel

    Charlie Crist’s political positions are sort of like the weather here in Florida: If you don’t like it now, wait a few minutes……it will change.

    About the only thing consistent with Charlie Crist is his inconsistency on pretty much any position……or Party affiliation.

  • Scott Rothstein

    The mainstream media will do their best to cover for Charlie. The gay marriage people will gladly overlook his overwhelming duplicity and accept him at his pandering best. But, Crist is still an ambulance chasing slimeball. This country needs strong leadership, not wimps like Charlie Crist.

  • Johno

    It shouldn’t surprise anyone that “ChangeGang Charlie” changed his mind (?) again.

  • Chuck Lehmann

    Charlie Crist, well-known darling of the Wilton Manors crowd, and a switch-hitter, is just proclaiming what he always believed without the political considerations he used in the past. This flip-flopper makes John Kerry look reasonable.

    Our website: “Chuck on the Right Side” (Google it up)

  • John Henke

    Can pandering Charley be trusted? What kind of a question is that? All he wants is to be governor again, and with Rick Scott’s performance so far, it is highly likely he will be. The only political competition coming up is the one where the communists, I mean, democrats decide who they want to replace Rick with. Pandering Pete, I mean Charley will say whatever he needs to say to get the spot. It doesn’t matter if he’s a liar or not because nobody with a brain expects the truth out of any politician anyway.

  • Two Dummies

    Let’s all remember that Crist and Wasserman are beholden to John Morgan, the moneybags who says he is For the People. John controls these two mindless puppets. Neither Crist nor Wasserman has any principles or common sense. They make our Secretary of Defense, John (Flip Flopper) Kerry look rock solid. Egad!!!

  • Lightweight

    There were between 30 to 40 thousand citizens running for office in 2010 and only the same politicians got re-elected except for 5 in the counrty.Allen West was the only non political candidte of the 5 in Florida who got elected.I guess the 2 parties have proved with their party medias this is the best we can expect to represent the American People as leaders ? This is why I will never vote for any of these people or anyine they endorse.I will vote for citizen-candidates who have attempted to learn the US Constitution.I refuse the People who continue to be enslaved by the republican and democrat parties.This news article does not rise to the level of news.It belongs on Jerry Springer.

  • Kerry Beth

    My My if Charlie did not get the hint last election he is blind as a bat. We don’t want you Charlie.. Not for governor, and not for the senate or congress either.. GO AWAY CHARLIE.. Just do your job a Morgan and Morgan because they are the only ones that want you, and my thought is that the only reason they want you is because they might get something out of you if by slim slim chance you get into any public office again.

  • GenEarly

    Charlie has cemented his credentials, he is the ultimate candidate, having been everything to everybody. What’s not to like? He is a perfectly reasonable man seeking only what’s best “for the people”.
    If he and his friends can get richer, it is after all the amerikan way of using tax dollars to redistribute to those that deserve it, and to repay donors of course.
    He could well be Floriduh’s next governor, with unlimited money and ignorance, what can’t be achieved? If O can do it,our own Charlie can!