Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Rubio Ousts Greer in Florida

Progressive Republican Jim Greer has stepped down as chair of the Florida Republican Party, according to Talking Points Memo.com. David Brooks in the New York Times mentioned Greer's replacement, Marc Rubio, as a potential leader of the Tea Party movement (along with former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson). I hesitate about the Brooks mention for obvious reasons. Anything associated with the Times is potentially cooptive. If I were Fidel Castro, I wouldn't be asking the Republican Liberty Caucus for advice, and we should be extremely wary of the Times's opinions.

TalkingPointsMemo.com writes:

"It's hard to overstate the importance of this resignation to the national GOP landscape.

"Florida is shaping up to be the epicenter of the intraparty GOP war in 2010, and the resignation of Greer suggests the battle is tilting toward the ultra-conservatives on the tea party side of the line. Ever since Crist entered the Senate race, Rubio backers have accused Greer of turning the state party into an arm of the Crist campaign. Crist and Greer are longtime political friends, and Greer made it clear from the get-go that he supported Crist over Rubio (he promised to run the party objectively, however.) Rubio backers began to attack him and call for his resignation. Now -- over Crist's objections -- they appear to have gotten their wish."


Anonymous said...

Dr Langbert: You can keep on yelling and screaming about Rubio and Obama and healthcare etc etc. But when there is a real infringement of civil liberties which you claim to be be concerned with you clam shut.


Mitchell Langbert said...

What do you mean, "clam shut"? You might express yourself a little more clearly. Clam shut about what?