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The Partys Over Read & Download ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Charlie Crist the former Republican governor of Florida spent years in the party’s inner circle In this no holds barred memoir he shows why he switched sides and became a DemocratAfter serving as a Republican governor—one who was on the short list for the vice prLicansWhy he believes that Democrats have the right vision for Florida and the nation • What he’s learned as a member of both parties and why he remains convinced that the two party system can still work with the right leadershipRather than just rehashing his career in this book Crist offers a focused indictment of the failings of the Republican Party naming names and identifying where things went wrong The Party’s Over is as far from “politics as usual” as you can ge. A book I bought after hearing Charlie Crist interviewed in the Bill Maher Real Time show this was of interest to me on a number of fronts the American political scene as well as my interest in Florida visiting there each summer This book is a review part explanation of how a lifelong Republican elected Governor of Florida ended up leaving the Republican Party campaigning as an Independent and then joining the Democratic Party to campaign for the Governorship again in 2014 Crist comes across as a genuinely collaborative politician who was swept aside by the aggressive tone of the Tea Party’s grip on the Republican Party following the election of President Obama in 2008Despite this clearly being a politicians book by which I mean there was a hint of self justification throughout I warmed to the author and was prepared to take on face value the details of his travails that he documented By his own account the way in which he discharged his duties as Governor would have attracted my vote though I would have been interested to hear why he was prepared to relinuish the Governorship to seek Senate office when the office of Governor seemed to offer much greater opportunity to positively affect people’s lives particularly in Florida to which he seems so attached An interesting book covering a troubled and troubling time in American politics and an insight into the workings of the Tea Party from one who appears to be a human politician

The Partys OverLicansWhy he believes that Democrats have the right vision for Florida and the nation • What he’s learned as a member of both parties and why he remains convinced that the two party system can still work with the right leadershipRather than just rehashing his career in this book Crist offers a focused indictment of the failings of the Republican Party naming names and identifying where things went wrong The Party’s Over is as far from “politics as usual” as you can ge. A book I bought after hearing Charlie Crist interviewed in the Bill Maher Real Time show this was of interest to me on a number of fronts the American political scene as well as my interest in Florida visiting there each summer This book is a review part explanation of how a lifelong Republican elected Governor of Florida ended up leaving the Republican Party campaigning as an Independent and then joining the Democratic Party to campaign for the Governorship again in 2014 Crist comes across as a genuinely collaborative politician who was swept aside by the aggressive tone of the Tea Party’s grip on the Republican Party following the election of President Obama in 2008Despite this clearly being a politicians book by which I mean there was a hint of self justification throughout I warmed to the author and was prepared to take on face value the details of his travails that he documented By his own account the way in which he discharged his duties as Governor would have attracted my vote though I would have been interested to hear why he was prepared to relinuish the Governorship to seek Senate office when the office of Governor seemed to offer much greater opportunity to positively affect people’s lives particularly in Florida to which he seems so attached An interesting book covering a troubled and troubling time in American politics and an insight into the workings of the Tea Party from one who appears to be a human politician

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The Partys Over ê Vention and yet again when he officially joined the Democratic Party later that year In The Party’s Over he’ll make even news when he revealsThe inside story of his 2010 Senate primary campaign against Marco Rubio where he learned exactly how vicious the Republican leadership can beHis journey from inner circle to persona non grata thanks to his literal embrace of President ObamaHis very frank opinions on Marco Rubio Jeb Bush Mitt Romney Sarah Palin and other top tier Repub. Leaving the Republican Party was an act not without precedent Others had done it before Lowell Weicker Lincoln Chaffee and Arlen Specter are among the notable figures in American politics who bailed out of the GOP Former Florida governor Charlie Crist joined them on April 29 2010 As this biography documents the silver haired Crist made his dramatic departure in stages initially converting to an independent and then than two and a half years later embracing the Democratic PartyWith the help of Newsday columnist and TV commentator Ellis Henican here Crist details a number of interesting factoids about himself that describe his personality and politics “I hated to argue I still do” As a boy Crist’s mother was told he was “too nice to be a politician I’m not an angry person It’s just not who I am I was never the rigid party guy”Even telling are some of Crist’s takes on the hot button political issues that just won’t go away For example Crist would not outlaw abortion but still says he’s “personally pro life” Page 71 He’d rather change hearts than laws “I’m a live and let live kind of guy That’s how I am” That principle apparently doesn’t apply to the physical life of the unborn child a mother carries in her womb Under Crist’s “pro life” policy that child has no right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness others of us enjoy outside the womb The mother’s life trumps her baby’s life Crist “generally doesn’t like the government telling people what to do” On page 46 he states “I believe in individual rights and freedom” And yet in this political journal Crist apparently celebrates the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act which initially took away everyone’s freedom to have or not have their own health insurance plan On page 71 in reference to the Terri Schiavo case Crist decries “the perils of government reaching into places it had no business being” How does the former “People’s Governor” suare that with NSA spying on American citizens’ cell phones and e mails What would Crist call IRS targeting and harassing American patriot groups seeking tax free status And Charlie what about the Obama administration's recent plan since put on hold temporarily and subject to reinstatement to put federal monitors in all the newsrooms A clear violation of the First Amendment Is that not a “government reaching into places it had no business being” In discussing the USA’s “new political environment” on page 253 Crist noted that “attacking the Democratic president was the Republican Party’s default position whenever anything went wrong” Yet earlier Crist and Henican blast President George W Bush for the way Hurricane Katrina was handled For the first five years of the Obama administration whenever anything went wrong hasn’t Bush bashing been the default position for the Democratic Party It works both ways Charlie Even Crist gets to pile it on He reminds us “It was George W Bush who had bailed out the banks and laid the groundwork” for Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan “I can work across the aisle” That’s a favorite expression of politicians on both sides of the aisle who call themselves moderate Over and over again in “The Party’s Over” Crist calls the current version of the Republican Party “divisive intolerant mean narrower rigid less generous extreme the forces of intolerance and extremism angry loudmouths” Consider Crist’s take on his former party and recent statements by Democratic celebrities such as Senator Harry Reid Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean For example Reid believes all those who claim the devastating loss of health insurance under the ACA are making up horror stories Name calling fear mongering mud throwing is not uniue to the Republican Party Mister CristPresident Obama recently documented what we already knew He governs by fiat He doesn’t need the Congress to make laws He will do it for them He himself reportedly stated “I have a phone and I have a pen” In other words that’s all the euipment he needs to “fundamentally transform the USA” How’s that for “working across the aisle”On page 336 Crist summarizes why he bailed out of the Republican Party four years ago Crist says “The forces of intolerance and extremism fueled by the passion of the Tea Party and funded by a tiny knot of super rich guys had taken too strong a grip on the party I’d grown up in” Okay Charlie Where would you put passionate groups like “Move Onorg” and Planned Parenthood The UAW The AFL CIO The AARP How are those forces on the left any different than the Tea Party in terms of influence Okay Charlie Conservative groups have the financial backing of the Koch brothers Where would you put “super rich guy” George Soros It works both ways Charlie Well on page 341 we learn why Crist had to write this book Crist is now “off on another great journey” He’s seeking to make a political comeback in 2014 as the next Florida governor This time as a Democrat I’m guessing he’ll be passing out copies of “The Party’s Over” at campaign rallies along the trail This should be a must read for anyone who wants to find out what’s inside the mind of someone who doesn’t have a clue about the true mission of the Tea Party Someone like Charlie Crist who makes no reference to protecting and defending the US Constitution He can only ask repeatedly what does the Tea Party mean when they promise to take this country back Crist just doesn’t get it Summary Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Charlie Crist

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Charlie Crist ✓ 4 Read Charlie Crist the former Republican governor of Florida spent years in the party’s inner circle In this no holds barred memoir he shows why he switched sides and became a DemocratAfter serving as a Republican governor one who was on the short list for the vice presidency in 2008 Charlie Crist made headlines when he decided to run for the US Senate as an Independent He was on the front page again when he endorsed President Obama in 2012 and spoke at the Democratic National Con. A great political read Shows just how far out the Republican party has gone it is disturbing and disgusts me I am happy to know there are politicians out there like Mr Crist