With Florida Gov. Charlie Crist ready to embrace the gays as he tries suckering his way into a U.S. Senate seat against Republican candidate Marco Rubio, his past was surely going to come back to haunt him. And no, I don’t mean his sexual relationships with other men. I mean that time he used his opponents’ support for LGBT equality to attack them.
In propaganda like this mailer from 2006 — as in FOUR YEARS AGO — Crist was slamming Democratic challenger Jim Davis, who served 10 years in the House, over his support for same-sex adoptions (he voted against banning them in D.C. in 1999) while claiming only Crist was “defends marriage and protects traditional values.” Davis, meanwhile, consistently voted in favor of our community, shooting down constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage.
Flash forward to this week and Crist’s new position paper says he supports the Every Child Deserves a Family Act: “We need to take politics out of adoption decisions. That is why I oppose Florida’s current law that requires Family Law judges to ignore what is right for a child in order to adhere to what Florida law blindly demands. There is only one
question that matters: What is in the best interest of that child?”
The best interest of that child? Four years ago, it wasn’t Crist.
And this is just one example, among many, that will bubble up to show Crist is willing to say anything — and say he believes anything — to get your votes. Does that make him actually worse than Rubio?
Worth noting: The mailer was sent over by the campaign of Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, who’s facing off against Crist in November. Though we’re happy to run any counter-propaganda that shows Crist to be a two-faced skeeze. Because, well.