Shock: Charlie Crist makes it official, becomes a Democrat, shares fist bump with Obama

Shocking no one, former Florida Republican governor Charlie Crist officially signed the papers to become a Democrat Friday night, proudly tweeting a photo of the event.

Crist signed the papers at a Christmas reception at the White House. According to the Tampa Bay Times, President Obama greeted the newly minted Democrat with a fist-bump. Crist had actively campaigned for Obama and was a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention.

What does the entirely expected but long delayed change in party mean for Crist’s political future?

  • alvin691

    It’s like when the obviously gay guy comes out of the closet, while the response from everyone is, “so”?

    • Jack Levitt

      That is next from the fake tanned wonder boy.

    • Rick Stones

      My thoughts exactly. Crist announcing he’s a democrap is like when Anderson Cooper announced, “I’m gay”. Or like when Chris Christy announced, “I’m fat”. Is there one person on the planet who didn’t already know these things?

  • sybilll

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • Catchance

    Charlie Crist is a democrat? I’m so surprised! Said no one, ever.

    • 1azuce

      …..said Cathy with her comment, which made lots of people laugh. Lol.

  • OhioCoastie

    Benedict Arnold was rewarded with a commission as a British General … and the trust of nobody, ever.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    When I read the headline I mistakenly thought Chris Christie instead of Charlie Crist. Same difference really, plus or minus 400 pounds.

    • Kelly England McDonald

      BWAHAHAHAHAHA~Well said.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Oh, I just said the same thing, glad to know it’s not just me! I do think that’s a little unfair to Christie though.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Oh, I just said the same thing, glad to know it’s not just me! I do think that’s a little unfair to Christie though.

  • ratizbad

    I wonder when Hussein calls him for a date in the Oval or round Office ….LOL!

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Is this tweet about 4 years old?

  • JimmyNeutron

    My favorite part of the Arlen Specter debacle was how after he changed parties Obama and Reid basically forgot who he was and he lost. I’m glad that he was able to survive long enough to be sold down the river, and then able to whine about it in a book before he died. I’m thinking that Crist will get the same treatment. Now that he’s no longer useful he’ll be discarded. It will be fun to buy shrimp from him from a van by the side of the road in Florida.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Remember Sen Jim Jeffords from Vermont? Yeah, no one else does either since he jumped the R ship in 2001. He was the media darling for a few weeks and then he got put out in the field of the Democrat Plantation.

  • nc

    Too much sun…

  • Rella

    Weren’t there people who said we were supposed to like Crist over Marco Rubio? Now if Crist could get his buddy McCain and the dumb blond to embrace their true party.

  • Kelly England McDonald

    Charlie Crist is as much a democrat as I am a tuna on rye!!! Charlie Crist is an opportunist!!! In Florida after his failure as governor failed to get him the nod after the primaries he ran while still in office as a republican as a “independent” Charlie Crist just wants to be in office and is none too particular as to which ass he must kiss to get there!!! Anyone who votes for that crybaby loser deserves what he will bring to the table…a self-serving opportunist, with questionable sexual orientation, who will lie to get into office, and once he gets there not do a damn thing!!! He lied to republicans and acted like a RINO, which is why Floridian republicans opted to go with Scott on the GOP ticket!!!

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    First honest thing that POS has done in his political career. Good riddence.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    First honest thing that POS has done in his political career. Good riddance.

  • ATNorth

    Next up: Jeb Bush

  • Sue

    Good, one less pretender in the Republican party.

  • Finrod Felagund

    In other news, water is wet, the clouds are above the ocean, and it’s cold in Alaska.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LocustEater Clifford S Jones

    Has a ho on his arm, apropos for a Dem

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    Well, Jumpin’Jim!

    Another Sneaker Bone-Ya approved™ Republican!
    Oh Lauwdy! Oh happy day!

    It seems The Sneaker Of The House™ isn’t the only wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing…
    but you know– it’s Florida– it gets hot dressed in wool!

    The Sneaker Of The House™ shouldn’t have that problem!

    He’ll remain quite comfortable in his sheep’s skin!

  • Victor Kahuro

    Every pretend conservative in the party should follow him

  • KateNE

    So what? They can have him.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    Hey!

    Wasn’t Chuckles Sheen Crist one of those stalwart Republicans that the Progressive-Republican Arm of our overly-large tent was pushing down our throats? You know, against the T.E.A.Party/Constitutionalist people

    The one the Party Poo-Poobahs™ said “really reflects Republican Values!”

    That tells me what the Party Poo-Poobahs™ think the Republican Party should be!

    You know, I remember.
    When Jumpin’JimJumped, a lot of the rankin-file Republicans said “Boy! Ole JumpinJim must be good to fool the Party Leaders into thinking he believes the things Republicans are for!”

    You know. I almost busted my truss pointing out that at the level of years in the House or Senate, or Governor, or “national foot soldier”, the Republican Party “Leaders” know you pretty well– they spend a lot of time w/you, they know your name and where in general your beliefs fall.

    I was trying to get people to understand that at the top level there wasn’t only no surprise— but that the “leaders” felt comfortable and happy with the JumpinJims, the Arlene Sphincters, the Awurnuld Swartzinswartzers, the Crists!

    So, why are we surprised they want to shun us except for our money & vote? And, just like any other Progressive-True-Believer, they’re attitude is that, if ee’re stupid enough to give them our money, time & vote after they make clear that they’ll thwart their base rather than accommodate us— even if it causes the Republican Party to dry-up & blow away, well we conservatives deserve to be fleeced!

    And anyway! They all have Progressive-Envy which is why they jump ship to join “the big boy party” as soon as it seems like they’ve done all the covert work for it they can get away with.

    You can tell I’m right: just see the stupefied look appearing on their mug when they aren’t treated like returning heroes when joining the Progressive-BigBoy Party!

    Like Arlene Sphincter, they are gobsmacked with disbelief!

    “But… but… All the years I pushed forward the Progressive Cause! All the constituents I backstabbed– well, that was fun! —but I did it For The Cause! Let me steal from the Big Table! I’m tired of sitting with the kids!”

  • Conrad2010

    He’s always been a Demo,. Just never official until now.

  • Let’em Crash

    Awh, I wanted to see a photo of the two doing a terrorist fist jab. Check out the guy smoking a doobie behind the lady in red.

  • OldmanRick

    Really Is it any surprise? Christ become seriously suspect during the BP oil spill when he began the incredibly big suck up to the won as he followed him around Florida slobbering, bowing, and scraping.

  • Karl H

    Damn now we have to wait for Chris Christie to come out of the closet he will wait so he gets all the spot light. Boehner has tried on the dress and is just waiting for Reid or Obama to ask him to the prom.

  • Steve_J

    It’s one thing for a person to change parties because of actual principles. It’s another to change parties because their nose is out of joint; like, Specter, Bloomberg, and Crist.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    @charliecristfl Proud, huh: Proverbs 16:18
    Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Enjoy your fall.

  • Sus

    New made for TV movie – “The Three Party Affiliations of Charlie Crist-The 2006-2012 Years”.

    New infomercial: “How to Change Your Party Affiliation 3 Times in Just 6 Years! hosted by Republican, Indpendent, Democrat, Charlie Christ”

    Possible new book titles:

    “My 2006-12 BiAnnual Midlife Crisis by Charlie Crist”
    “Who Am I? by Charlie Crist”
    “Chasing My Political Aspirations Like A Dog Chases His Tail by Charlie Crist”

    • Catchance

      Hahahaha! You could start a new hashtag game. #CharlieCristBookTitles

  • aqua1957

    Most politicians are opportunists

  • KansasGirl

    That is not O’s home, that is America’s WH.

  • grayjohn

    One less RINO jerkoff.

  • TocksNedlog

    Pictured above, a pretty, tan & coiffed bimbo
    — and his wife.

  • Dallas El Cazador

    His official logo’d and signed kneepads must have FINALLY shown up in the mail. Typical Socialist-Democrat government efficiency…

  • toreilly

    i thought he was a democrat…

  • Joseph Phillips

    What a tool. I hope that form is printed on two-ply so he can wipe his ass with it when he changes to whatever party wins next time.

  • Samh09

    ARGH! UGH! Sheesh!

  • Founders1791

    No American can ‘ever trust’ a turncoat. Charlie is not a man of principles, just a selfish boy looking out for himself. Moderate Republicans are always worse than actual Democrats, they are yellow and unable to be trusted, and often become the enemy

    Benedict “Charlie Crist”, switches party then loses senate to Rubio
    Benedict “Crist”, Campaign Mgr “Stuart Stevens”, was Mitt Romney’s TOO!
    Benedict “Arlene Specter”, switches party then democrats dump him too!
    Benedict “Scott McLellan”, Cheney adviser now makes democrat propaganda
    Benedict “Steve Schmidt”, McCain adviser now makes democrat political porn

  • Dr Natural

    Anyone ever heard of Eddie Knox from North Carolina? Didn’t think so. Well he was a Democratic mayor of Charlotte who ran for Governor and lost in the primary in 1984. It was’t a year before he became a Republican and flew in to Charlotte with Reagan on Air Force One. Then in 2004 he became a Democrat again to campaign for John Edwards Presidential bid. In 2005 he switched to Independent. I haven’t heard anything out of him since 1984. I looked all the other crap up.

    • mdtljt

      Being from The Old North State, I unfortunately remember him…what a jackhole…

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Good, they can keep that RINO POS.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Good, they can keep that RINO POS.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Talk about a jawdropper, my first glance I thought it was Chris Christie!

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Talk about a jawdropper, my first glance I thought it was Chris Christie!

  • http://twitter.com/Daisy761 Daisy76

    At some point down the road, the tide will turn to the Republican side. Will he change sides then again?

  • http://twitter.com/Daisy761 Daisy76

    At some point down the road, the tide will turn to the Republican side. Will he change sides then again?

  • $23629333

    Wish the RINOs – one and all – would join their portside pals under the Dummiecrat tent. If they had an ounce of integrity they’d do so. Of course, if they had an ounce of integrity they never would have joined the GOP, and – through their influence and control of it – create the pretense of a “choice” between the GOP and the Dummiecrats.

    As Jed Clampett would say, “Pitiful.”

    • BeeKaaay

      Marxists have no integrity. That’s why they always say they are something they are not.

  • $23629333

    Wish the RINOs – one and all – would join their portside pals under the Dummiecrat tent. If they had an ounce of integrity they’d do so. Of course, if they had an ounce of integrity they never would have joined the GOP, and – through their influence and control of it – create the pretense of a “choice” between the GOP and the Dummiecrats.

    As Jed Clampett would say, “Pitiful.”

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    Slimeball comes home to his buddies. Nothing sudden about it. He would have run against Rubio as a dem if there wasn’t already a better Dem running.

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    Slimeball comes home to his buddies. Nothing sudden about it. He would have run against Rubio as a dem if there wasn’t already a better Dem running.

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    Maybe now he will finally come out.

  • BeeKaaay

    He was a democrat a LONG time ago. He ONLY Now became honest about this one fact.

  • MarcoAurelius

    He won’t be a democrat for long. Next month he will announce his switch to the Wanker Party.

  • http://www.lidsamy.com/ Lidsamy

    Took the Dems a while to say yes didn’t it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001433509922 Globe Warmer

    It’s about time he officially shows his true colors…almost like a gay man coming out of the closet when for years we’ve been seeing him walk around in high heels and lips stick.

  • emjem24

    The tangarine buffoon rides again!
    /sarc

  • K.A. W

    Arlen Specter practically wrote the book on this kind of political selfishness…doesn’t Crist remember how that story ended? …. I do

  • JustLikeAnimals

    The GOP just got a lot smarter and a little less gay.

  • BeeKaaay

    One Marxist out of the GOP. Too many more to go.

  • pbtruth

    Sorry. Can you tell us something that we didn’t already know. I agree Lord Foggybottom

  • Lin Jarvis

    Obama welcomes Comrade Crist to The PARTY.

  • Lin Jarvis

    Obama welcomes Comrade Crist to The PARTY.

  • lana ward

    Crist better watch out, Obama loved older white men at “The Down Low Club” at Rev Wrights’ church!!