Tea Party of Fort Lauderdale to Protest Charlie Crist's Broward Office Opening

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The Fort Lauderdale chapter of the Tea Party is planning to protest Charlie Crist's new Broward field office, which is opening this weekend.

On Monday, it was announced that the Crist field office at 320 S. University Drive in Plantation will have its opening at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The office is to be the central hub for what is the most Democratic county in the state.

But on Tuesday, the Fort Lauderdale Tea Party sent out an email alert to its members to gather at the office to protest the former Republican governor.

See also: Charlie Crist's First Field Office to Open in Broward This Week

The protest, the alarm said, is set to get started an hour before the office is scheduled to open.

Of course, the last time the Fort Lauderdale Tea Party protested Crist, things got a tad ugly.

Back in February, members of the group showed up to protest Crist outside a Fort Lauderdale Barnes and Noble store during a scheduled book-signing stop. Crist was there to sign copies of his book The Party's Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat.

Tea Party members gathered outside the store with signs.

One Sun Sentinel reporter who was there reported on Twitter that a protester called Crist a "commie whore."


The "unprintable comment" was allegedly that one of the protesters also told Crist he looked like an AIDS victim, according to conservative blog Shark Tank.

News of the ugly comments spread quickly and even had singer/actress Bette Midler tweet out an opinion on the matter.

This time around, per the email, the group is being specific on how to protest, encouraging its members to bring signs that read "Crist Loves Obamacare," "Seniors Can't Trust Charlie," and "Rothstein + Crist = BEST FRIENDS!"

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Members of Tea Party Fort Lauderdale

Saturday's protest is scheduled to happen outside the office at 11:30 a.m.

Calls and emails to the Tea Party of Fort Lauderdale have remained unanswered.

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4 comments
SeekTheTruth
SeekTheTruth

These antics by the Tea Party only show their need for power and control. It is their way or the highway! I thought that this was America...freedom of choice!

SethPlatt
SethPlatt topcommenter

Every village needs an idiot standing on a corner with a piece of cardboard.

FatHand
FatHand

Tea Party be like "Fuck yo couch, Charlie!"

teapartyftl
teapartyftl

@SethPlatt

Aren't you the same Seth Platt that tweeted “I will skin you personally West”  when speaking about black congressional candidate Allen West?

How racist is that!!!


On a side note, how's things in the Wilton Manors area lately?  I've heard Michael Rajner and you have been seen together quite often there!  

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