Crist calls Obamacare ‘the right thing to do,’ said in 2010 it was ‘off the charts…wrong’by George Bennett | November 19th, 2013
With the federal health care law tanking in the polls, the Republican Party of Florida is pouncing on Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist‘s recent statements that he supports the law.
Here’s a GOP-circulated clip of Crist telling MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Monday that he “won’t shy away from it. I think it’s the right thing to do.”
He made similar comments recently to the Naples Daily News.
But as a no-party Senate candidate in 2010, Crist said during a debate: “I think that Obamacare was off the charts, was wrong, it taxed too much, has mandates that are probably unconstitutional and it’s not the way to go. And it was rammed through.”
Crist’s response begins around the 9:05 mark in the video below:
President Barack Obama and Democrats have come to embrace the term “Obamacare,” but at the time Crist used it in 2010, it was considered derogatory and Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek criticized Crist for using it, beginning around the 11:30 mark on the video.