Category COVID-19

Florida’s COVID crisis a reflection of DeSantis malfeasance and autocratic instincts

Last week, Florida led the nation in per capita deaths from COVID-19, which is especially odd given the Governor and his Press Secretary Christina Pushaw challenged the media to compare Florida to blue states in terms of COVID numbers (and as usually happens what Pushaw tweets ends up in the right-wing site within hours, in […]

DeSantis achieves a hat-trick of news cycles with crazy COVID quotes

For three successive news cycles Governor Ron DeSantis has had odd-ball quotes related to Florida’s continuing COVID crisis. This is a remarkable feat, a “hat trick” of sorts. On Wednesday Governor DeSantis told reporters the following : “I don’t know why the masks have politics around it.” Ron DeSantis September 8, 2021 Interestingly it is […]

Governor DeSantis “herd immunity” obsession and desire to out-MAGA Trump guiding so much that’s wrong with his policies.

Each passing news cycle, Governor DeSantis continues to make incredible claims about COVID-19 in Florida and twisting what is in fact scientific and what is political. Ever since last summer when we learned Dr. Scott Atlas had a line into Governor DeSantis, the concept of “herd immunity,” has guided much of the Governor’s thinking and […]

The DeSantis spin cycle – using the right-wing media ecosystem to its fullest

The job of Governor DeSantis taxpayer-compensated Press Secretary, Christina Pushaw appears to be three-fold; 1- Attack the mainstream media and the real journalists of The Associated Press, The Miami Herald, The Orlando Sentinel and other publications that are using their investigative skills to expose the darkness of Florida’s COVID crisis and the continued half-truths and […]

DeSantis mind-boggling Friday quotes translated

Thanks to the Twitter feed of the outstanding The Miami Herald Reporter Mary Ellen Klas for these quotes from the Governor. REGARDING VACCINES AND VACCINE PASSPORTS: “It’s about your health and whether you want that protection or not, it really doesn’t impact me or anyone else.” Ron DeSantis September 3, 2021 TRANSLATION: Governor DeSantis views […]

Vice News: The battle over masking in Florida schools

Vice News which does wonderful in-depth reporting has this feature on the masking battle in Florida schools.

Florida’s local officials are pandemic heroes

While Governor DeSantis continues to oppose efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while hawking treatment for those already sick, Senate President Wilton Simpson talks up Texas-styled anti-reproductive rights legislation,(effectively a rapist bill of rights) in Florida, and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran disobeys a court order, because he claims to know the law better […]

Airlines cutting Florida flights again thanks to recent COVID surge.

This week several airlines pulled down flights to Florida this fall and winter with COVID once again raging. This week jetBlue removed flights from Fort Lauderdale to the Pacific Northwest from its reservation system until the holiday season. Fort Lauderdale-Portland won’t operate until early-January, Fort Lauderdale-Seattle won’t return until mid-December. In addition jetBlue cut frequencies […]

The Lincoln Project – DeSantis lies ad

The Lincoln Project is back with a shorter and more effective ad this time pointing out Ron DeSantis’ continued contradictions over COVID in a nice 30 second package.

To win Florida in 2022 Democrats must stay on message- Authoritarianism/corruption and COVID are the ONLY issues that matter.

Florida Democrats face an uphill fight in 2022 to win statewide elections. Every single year, Florida becomes more Republican due to demographic shifts. While throughout the 2015-2018 period many Democrats tried to claim the state was becoming more Democratic due to the influx of Latinos, in fact as the state has gotten less white it […]