Charlie Crist says: I didn’t leave the Republican Party, it left me.

“It Left Me”

By James Turnage:

Charlie Crist was a good governor. He did his job. Floridians were better off with him working hard for them, and they liked him for it.

So why did he ‘leave’ the Republican Party? He not only showed gratitude in 2009 for stimulus money, hugging the President, but he even campaigned for Mr. Obama in 2012 and spoke at the Democratic Convention. He ran as an independent for governor, having lost the primary to Marco Rubio, a TEA party darling, and lost. But he’s not about to disappear from the political scene.

In his own words, this is why he is not a part of this Republican Party:

“What changed is the leadership of the Republican Party. As I said at the convention, I didn’t leave the Republican Party, it left me. Whether the issue was immigration, or education, or you name it — the environment. I feel at home now.”

I know you’re tired of hearing me say it, but our country deserves real Republicans, men and women who fight for what is right, not lobby for special interests, and embrace re-election as their primary goal. I am not a big fan of many Democrats in our legislature either. Many of them have no spine, and fear defeat in their next bid for office if they take a stand on the difficult issues.

How can we bypass the process which would force Congress to adopt term limits for themselves? I want to know. Long term members of the Senate and House of Representatives are detrimental to our future. Power corrupts, and the longer a legislator is in office the more money and power he or she controls, and they become obstructions to the purpose for which they were elected.

Of course, if I had it my way, there would be no political parties. Just as our forefathers predicted, a country that is divided by political ideals instead of ideas will perish. We need change, or maybe we just need to take a few steps back into past decades when government actually worked.

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