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  •  amazing how often one has to ask (12+ / 0-)

    that question . . .

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 03:23:23 PM PDT

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    •  thank you debbie downer (2+ / 0-)
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      Cedwyn, Vetwife

      Der Weg ist das Ziel

      by duhban on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 04:27:10 PM PDT

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      •  nunc dimittis servum tuum Domine . . . (1+ / 0-)
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        Hooray!  My fan club has arrived!  (*smooch*)

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 05:07:28 PM PDT

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      •  Downer? (2+ / 0-)
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        hyperstation, corvo

        Is your comment what pases for legitimate criticism?

        What kind of Democrat are you who would rather support a lifelong Republican than find a real Democrat?

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 06:56:22 AM PDT

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        •  Couple reasons: (2+ / 0-)
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          1) People are allowed to change their minds for the better
          2) A liberal that loses ain't worth a bucket of warm spit

          •  And the thing is (2+ / 0-)
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            I can imagine supporting Crist, however reluctantly, and thankful -- as one other commenter has noted here -- that he'll be a governor, i.e., that he won't be representing the rightward rot of the Democratic Party on the national level.

            But this is hardly cause for rejoicing.

            Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

            by corvo on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 07:28:24 AM PDT

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            •  I can appreciate some folks not acting (0+ / 0-)

              with enthusiastic fondness but as I sit in a mixed political county and see how well this particuliar county works yet has to fight tooth and nail for any school programs and no jobs........we have to overtake Scott.  I am a dem through and through but when some idiot dictator gets into office, then I would vote for anyone to rid us of this horrible horrible person. Anyone that was not a teabagger.  He is controlled by money.   He is a tea party governor and he hates Floridians.

              We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

              by Vetwife on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 07:34:14 AM PDT

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              •  Well, fine: (1+ / 0-)
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                DocGonzo

                Rejoice if and when Scott is defeated.  But rejoice because Crist gets seated in his place?  That's desperate.

                Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

                by corvo on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 07:40:31 AM PDT

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                •  The problem with that (2+ / 0-)
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                  Vetwife, BelgianBastard

                  stance is, that without generating some enthusiasm for Crist it will be impossible to get rid of Scott. Crist ain't my dream Democrat either, but Scott is a monster. There aren't many Democrats that I wouldn't support against him.

                  "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

                  by sidnora on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 07:57:26 AM PDT

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              •  Shall we be thankful (0+ / 0-)

                that Jeb Bush isn't challenging Scott?  

                Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

                by corvo on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 07:46:48 AM PDT

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            •  Getting a medicaid exapansion... (0+ / 0-)

              that would save hundreds, probably thousands of lives, and save many times that famillies from bankruptcy, would that be a cause for rejoicing?

          •  Changing to Win (0+ / 0-)

            Crist didn't change his mind for the better. He's exactly the same, except he's changed his party for the campaign.

            No, he's changing only because he lost as a Republican. We all laughed at Lieberman for doing that, and he didn't even join the Republican Party.

            Florida is a big state that's as Democratic as it is Republican in its population. Democrats can find a winning candidate among actual Democrats, not literal Democrats In Name Only.

            "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

            by DocGonzo on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 08:23:13 AM PDT

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        •  get over yourself (0+ / 0-)

          Der Weg ist das Ziel

          by duhban on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 07:51:24 PM PDT

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    •  Chain Gang Charlie brought to you by John Morgan (15+ / 0-)

      I'll have to swallow hard when I go vote for Crist next year.  As he said all the way back in 2009:

      I’m as conservative as any governor. I’m chain gang Charlie. I’m pro-gun. I’m pro life,”
      It's also nice to see my old law school colleague John Morgan keeping Charlie gainfully employed between campaigns.  It's even nicer to see him buying billboards w/ Charlie's smiling face on the FL Turnpike.  

      As to your question, Nan Rich is already a candidate, but she has neither the $ nor the name recognition to seriously compete.  As he demonstrated in burying Dem nominee Jim Davis w/ a negative TV ad blitz in 2006, Charlie will play hardball.  He's a damn sight better than 4 more years of Lord Voldemort, but he's as much of a reform Dem as he is an intellectual heavyweight.

      Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

      by RFK Lives on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 05:18:17 PM PDT

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      •  She cannot win... Thanks (3+ / 0-)
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        We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

        by Vetwife on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 05:36:52 PM PDT

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      •  Thankfully, Charlie Crist is sane. (1+ / 0-)
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        Vetwife

        In Florida that's a major step upward. A book of quotes from Rick Scott matches up one-to-one with quotes from Rush Limbaugh.

        And once Crist gets rolling in campaign mode, we can do grassroots work aimed at the main high-impact hoaxes that the Florida GOP has sold to Florida's elderly and to the mass of blue collar voters.

        Florida polls are one of the most hoax-dependent states in the union for Republicans. GOPer candidates get their votes overwhelmingly from people who have been conned into believing swill.

        Crack that cookie jar, the GOP falls apart.

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