The politics between Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist are about to turn a whole new shade of “ugly.”
The fun started last week when the Republican Party of Florida released an “audit” that found all kinds of fault with Charlie Crist’s spending habits, along with his jail-bird buddy Jim Greer. Coincidentally, the audit found absolutely NOTHING wrong with the present members of the Republican Party, Marco Rubio among them. In other words, it was a transparently stupid political farce of an “audit.”
I’ve been finding fault with Marco Rubio’s constant claims that he’s a “fiscal conservative” for a long time. Mostly because he’s not conservative, fiscally or otherwise. Some examples, should you like to refresh your memory, are here.
Rubio and Crist have been taking pot shots at each other for the same reasons even before Crist switched parties to improve his chances of a U.S. Senate win.
Others have started to take notice of Rubio’s budgeting problems as well. Yesterday there was a lengthy article from the Sarasota Herald Tribune that outlined a healthy list of Rubio’s examples of money problems.
There’s a little something for everyone there, like his multiple properties and foreclosures, car loans, college loans, and “special favors” relating to those among other items. There’s a lot of hypocrisy in that article coming from one who “lectures” about being so “fiscally responsible” while telling Florida voters what the State just can’t afford, like health care and “big government.” Like the “big government” he so desperately wants to be a part of. Who wouldn’t with a track record like his? There’s more pork where that came from, after all!
But getting back to the ugly. Charlie Crist isn’t sitting still while Rubio and the Republicans in Florida try to paint him as one who is fast and loose with taxpayer dollars. Today he released an ad taking shots at Rubio for some of the items mentioned above.
So here you go. Let the ugliness begin….