- The Obama years: when Republicans went completely out of their way to remind black and brown people just how deeply racist the GOP truly is
"Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) said Tuesday that a ‘big reason’ why he left the Republican Party was because many in the GOP were hostile to President Obama due to his race.
Crist, who is running for his old office against Gov. Rick Scott (R), said in an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos that he felt uncomfortable with his previous party affiliation. Republicans are perceived as ‘anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-minority, [and] anti-gay,’ he said, and they refuse to compromise with Obama. The ex-governor said he feels, ‘liberated as a Democrat.’ …
[Crist] He holds a double-digit lead in at least one poll over Scott, who suffers from poor approval ratings.”
Crist called the racism “intolerable” which is saying a lot for Florida.