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GOP leaders oust former chairman Greer from leadership roles

by Dara Kam | April 23rd, 2010

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The Republican Party of Florida essentially kicked former Chairman Jim Greer out of the party today, stripping him of everything but his voter registration card.

Greer’s successor, Sen. John Thrasher, removed Greer from all offices Greer held at a secret meeting in Tallahassee today.

The RPOF executive board unanimously supported Thrasher’s decision, Thrasher said in a statement.

Greer’s ouster from the party comes amid a federal investigation into the past chairman and other former high-ranking GOP officials and their credit card spending.
Greer filed suit today against the party last week, accusing the GOP of reneging on almost $124,000 he says the party owes him in severance pay.

“Based on the information that has come to light during the recent Party audit, I have determined that Mr. Greer has engaged in activities that have injured the name and status of the Republican Party of Florida, and has grossly interfered with the activities of the Republican Party,” Thrasher said in the statement.

Greer sued the GOP for allegedly reneging on almost $124,000 he says the party owes him in severance pay. He also accused the party in the lawsuit of offering him $200,000 in hush money, which RPOF officials deny.

Thrasher ordered an audit of the spending under Greer, and Gov. Charlie Crist, who hand-picked Greer to head the party after his 2006 election, asked federal investigators to launch an inquiry into possible misspending.

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7 Responses to “GOP leaders oust former chairman Greer from leadership roles”

  1. Jimmy Burg Says:

    You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.
    You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy.
    You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.
    You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.
    You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.
    You didn’t get mad when we spent over 600 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.
    You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq.
    You didn’t get mad when you saw the Abu Grahib photos.
    You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.
    You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.
    You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.
    You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.
    You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city drown.
    You didn’t get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark.
    You finally got mad when.. when… wait for it… when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all ok with you but helping other Americans… well **** that. That about right?

  2. Klynn Says:

    This shouldn’t surprise anyone, remember its the Republicans who ran this country into the decline. All the wealthy laws were made for them…not common individuals. I say get rid off all the Republicans in the country and start over with new ones.

  3. Monty Says:

    GOP cleaning house of bad apples. Unfortuantely, the liberal left would never do the same. Then again, if they did, there would be no democratic party! Both parties are in bad shape yet the left is beyond repair!

  4. Chris McLaughlin Says:

    Why is it taking everyone so long to figure out that a two-party system comprised of people in the same profession (attorneys) is the problem?! The same people who make the laws illegible to the average American also enforce them, interpret them, and instill them! They then hide behind an “us vs them” game that Americans fall for. It is time for a third party – I am not a Tea Party person, but if that is where the momentum takes us, so be it. Also, was it ever reported that Crist recently vetoed a bill that would have allowed the Senate Pres and the House Speaker to accept unlimited donations (presumably to help elect those who would be loyal to them?). Where is that coverage? And people, where is your anger?!

  5. sick of the crazy TP Says:

    tea party=ted bundy

  6. OBIWAN Says:

    He is being railroaded. This guy should run for PRESIDENT!!!! I love him! You people are all crazy for not supporting this guy. All of these accusations are false and will be proven so in the near future. God Bless Jim Greer

  7. ELC Says:

    The Republican Party of Florida is really in sad shape. Choo Choo Charlie
    got so close to Obama he could have
    kissed him and blew his chances as a
    Republican Senator. Now he’s go to run
    as an Independent-lucky us. Rubio has
    his hands on the “Credit Card”like its
    a Republican Life Preserver. Hope you
    don’t sink. Choo Choo’s hand picked
    guy was stripped and thrown out of
    the Republican Party for Overuse of
    said Card. Is there any honest Republican in this state? I think not.

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