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Crist: ObamaCare has been ‘great’
The Hill ^ | March 9, 2014 | Keith Laing

Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2014 1:53:59 PM by jazusamo

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) said Sunday that President Obama’s controversial healthcare law has been “great” for residents of his state.

Crist has sharply criticized the healthcare law in the past. But the former Republican governor and 2008 GOP vice-presidential short-lister is running for his old post this year as a Democrat this year.

Crist said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he would have no problem running on the healthcare bill, which is known colloquially as ObamaCare, as he seeks to regain his former office.

“I don’t think so at all,” Crist said when he was asked if the healthcare law was hurting Florida citizens, especially seniors, as Republicans have alleged.

“I think it’s been great,” Crist continued. “I know the rollout was difficult, I’m sure the president feels that way too. I had the opportunity to visit with him Friday in Miami…I know that he has a compassionate heart. People getting healthcare is like a civil right. People need to have shelter, they need food, they water and they need healthcare and they deserve it. We’re the richest country in the world and we ought to provide it and God Bless [Obama] for doing it.”

Crist is seeking his former post this year against his successor as Florida governor, Rick Scott ®, who took office in 2011 after Crist left office after one term to run a unsuccessful Senate bid. The Crist-Scott race is expected to be one of the most closely watched gubernatorial races this year, and it is also shaping up to be one of the most expensive.

Crist said Sunday that Republicans in Florida and other states that have large elderly populations were unfairly criticizing ObamaCare for its potential impact on programs like Medicare, which is historically very popular with senior voters.

“People on the other side are using that as a fear tactic and it’s wrong,” Crist said. “That’s why we have the Affordable Care Act, exactly why. To make sure that they don’t lose it in the future, that they have some place that they can, that they can get healthcare, and it’s more affordable than what they may have had before. That’s the whole idea, and that’s why I think at the end of the day, this is going to be a very popular program because it’s doing the right thing for the people of our country and my state.”

Crist said other Democrats that are running away from Obama and the healthcare “ought to strengthen up.

“The president’s a smart guy and he’s doing the right thing,” he said.

Crist endorsed Obama’s bid for reelection in 2012 and he announced his conversion to the Democratic Party during a visit to the White House after the election that year.

 

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Crist: ObamaCare has been great

The Hill ^ | March 9, 2014 | Keith Laing

 

Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2014 1:53:59 PM by jazusamo

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) said Sunday that President Obamas controversial healthcare law has been great for residents of his state.

Crist has sharply criticized the healthcare law in the past. But the former Republican governor and 2008 GOP vice-presidential short-lister is running for his old post this year as a Democrat this year.

Crist said during an appearance on CNNs State of the Union that he would have no problem running on the healthcare bill, which is known colloquially as ObamaCare, as he seeks to regain his former office.

I dont think so at all, Crist said when he was asked if the healthcare law was hurting Florida citizens, especially seniors, as Republicans have alleged.

I think its been great, Crist continued. I know the rollout was difficult, Im sure the president feels that way too. I had the opportunity to visit with him Friday in MiamiI know that he has a compassionate heart. People getting healthcare is like a civil right. People need to have shelter, they need food, they water and they need healthcare and they deserve it. Were the richest country in the world and we ought to provide it and God Bless [Obama] for doing it.

Crist is seeking his former post this year against his successor as Florida governor, Rick Scott ®, who took office in 2011 after Crist left office after one term to run a unsuccessful Senate bid. The Crist-Scott race is expected to be one of the most closely watched gubernatorial races this year, and it is also shaping up to be one of the most expensive.

Crist said Sunday that Republicans in Florida and other states that have large elderly populations were unfairly criticizing ObamaCare for its potential impact on programs like Medicare, which is historically very popular with senior voters.

People on the other side are using that as a fear tactic and its wrong, Crist said. Thats why we have the Affordable Care Act, exactly why. To make sure that they dont lose it in the future, that they have some place that they can, that they can get healthcare, and its more affordable than what they may have had before. Thats the whole idea, and thats why I think at the end of the day, this is going to be a very popular program because its doing the right thing for the people of our country and my state.

Crist said other Democrats that are running away from Obama and the healthcare ought to strengthen up.

The presidents a smart guy and hes doing the right thing, he said.

Crist endorsed Obamas bid for reelection in 2012 and he announced his conversion to the Democratic Party during a visit to the White House after the election that year.

 

Sic 'em Boys!!!! Lmao! This is gonna get WILD shortly with all the RABID NAZI, I mean Tea Party Goons!

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And this goober can't understand why he lost the senate election. The Commies deserve him.

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Sic 'em Boys!!!! Lmao! This is gonna get WILD shortly with all the RABID NAZI, I mean Tea Party Goons!

Hey lib it is your left wing pinkos that is creating it

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Hey lib it is your left wing pinkos that is creating it

Here we go again... Label, label, label. But FYI, & I Know you won't believe this, I voted in the Republican primary last Tuesday, so you can SHOVE your labels, bucko!

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Here we go again... Label, label, label. But FYI, & I Know you won't believe this, I voted in the Republican primary last Tuesday, so you can SHOVE your labels, bucko!

If you live in Panola County, you pretty much have no choice. Were there any contested races on the dem ballot? Other than nominating Wendy Davis for governor? I know it had to kill you to miss that.

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Here we go again... Label, label, label. But FYI, & I Know you won't believe this, I voted in the Republican primary last Tuesday, so you can SHOVE your labels, bucko!

you label yourself with your ignorant comment buckaroo :p

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If you live in Panola County, you pretty much have no choice. Were there any contested races on the dem ballot? Other than nominating Wendy Davis for governor? I know it had to kill you to miss that.

I Do live in Panola County, & there is Always a choice; I could have Choen to stay home, but instead, I went & voted because I think the right to vote is one of the things which make This Country the Greatest Country in the history of Mankind. & you either Use it, or Lose it!

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If you live in Panola County, you pretty much have no choice. Were there any contested races on the dem ballot? Other than nominating Wendy Davis for governor? I know it had to kill you to miss that.

Wouldn't know... I never even Looked at the Democratic Ballot.

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you label yourself with your ignorant comment buckaroo :p

How did I label myself, & What did I label myself, Buckaroo?

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Here we go again... Label, label, label. But FYI, & I Know you won't believe this, I voted in the Republican primary last Tuesday, so you can SHOVE your labels, bucko!

You said "Sic 'em Boys!!!! Lmao! This is gonna get WILD shortly with all the RABID NAZI, I mean Tea Party Goons!"

 

The out of the same idiot mouth you accuse someone of labeling? Haha...you cant make this #### up folks.

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You said "Sic 'em Boys!!!! Lmao! This is gonna get WILD shortly with all the RABID NAZI, I mean Tea Party Goons!"

 

The out of the same idiot mouth you accuse someone of labeling? Haha...you cant make this #### up folks.

Sieg Heil, Nazi!

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Sieg Heil, Nazi!

you started off defending MCCain maybe showing yourself as a moderate to conservative but now I see I was mistaken you are a true member of the dimwits:p

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you started off defending MCCain maybe showing yourself as a moderate to conservative but now I see I was mistaken you are a true member of the dimwits:p

Wrong! I vote for whomever I feel is the best candidate at the time. I consider myself INDEPENDENT, because I don't need Anyone to tell me what to think, or what to believe.

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Double standard much?

Nah, I just believe in giving back that which is given to me by people who dislike having the shoe on the other foot!

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