Charlie Crist: I Left The GOP Because Republicans Are Racist

Will Rahn Senior Editor
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Florida Democratic gubernatorial hopeful and all-around weirdo Charlie Crist says he left the GOP because Republicans are racist.

“I couldn’t be consistent with myself and my core beliefs, and stay with a party that was so unfriendly toward the African-American president, I’ll just go there,” Crist told Fusion’s Jorge Ramos.

“I was a Republican and I saw the activists and what they were doing, it was intolerable to me,” added the former Florida governor.

Crist, who spent his entire political career as a Republican before switching to independent when it became clear that he would lose the 2010 GOP Senate primary to Marco Rubio, now says he’s a “Barack Obama Democrat.” He’s now challenging incumbent Republican Rick Scott, who replaced Crist in the governor’s mansion in 2011.

For those keeping track at home, Crist has flip-flopped on nearly every recent political issue in America, including abortion, tax hikes, Obamacare, the stimulus, and gay marriage.

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