Category Ron DeSantis

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 […]

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 […]

Lincoln Project anti-DeSantis ad

The Lincoln Project, made up of prominent ex-GOPers have turned attention from former President Donald Trump to Governor Ron DeSantis. It’s about time in my eyes that focused shifted from a wannabe authoritarian in Trump to a real one in DeSantis. The Lincoln Project has been accused by many of grifting but personally, if someone […]

TFS+ : Takeaways from DeSantis court defeat on masks

In recent months, Ron DeSantis’ autocratic overreach, whose long arm has reached into private businesses and Florida classrooms has been slapped back three times in court. Once again, DeSantis selective reading of the laws of Florida and unique interpretation of the State Constitution was admonished by a court. Read more.

Tourism tumbling as DeSantis COVID gamble blows up spectacularly

Governor Ron DeSantis’ dogmatic approach to COVID-19 has led Florida to the brink. As the state reaches an untenable position in terms of hospitalizations, procurement of resources and other matters due to the pandemic, the Governor continues to act as if the one true victim of COVID-19 is him – having seen his gaudy approval […]

Has the role of a press secretary has evolved from being a public information officer to bullying on the internet?

Let me preface this discussion with my background – I’ve done corporate and sports communications work in the past but most of my political work has been strategic and campaign operations-related. I have never served as a press secretary for a sitting officeholder, though I have done the job as noted above for companies, soccer […]

Governor DeSantis unprecedented attack on the Associated Press opens a dangerous new front for increasingly unhinged Florida Governor

In just over a quarter century around Florida government and politics, I have never seen anything like Governor DeSantis Monday letter to the Associated Press (full letter is at the bottom of this article). So unprecedented and so childishly immature, yet irrationally dangerous it defies anything that came before it. The letter furthers my view […]

“The Drag Effect”: Dragging and Discourse in the Digital Age

Editors note: Earlier this week, The Florida Squeeze ran a post on DeSantis and Regeneron. We linked to several tweets about potential donations impacting DeSantis advocacy of the treatment , but the story was more focused on the angle that The Governor was mimicking Mike Lindell’s cheap TV pitches. However, we did mention the potential […]

Did the State Board of Education’s Kangaroo Court embolden other school districts to defy DeSantis mask order?

Tuesday’s performative art-driven Kangaroo Court Board of Education emergency meeting resolved to crush any rebellion against Governor DeSantis’ July Executive Order banning mask mandates in schools. The meeting as we discussed previously on this site was a three-hour demonstration of bullying, misogyny and autocracy. Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran whose hard-edged autocratic style made him […]