Tag Archives: Ron DeSantis

The full impact of DeSantis divisiveness now apparent as he stays silent on Ukraine

Ron DeSantis has not only divided Floridians, neighbor v neighbor, friend v friend, employee v employer and parent v teacher and school administrator but he has also effectively worked to undermine the unity of western democracies. DeSantis COVID-oriented talking points about US allies like Australia and Canada created discord and confusion where many Floridians saw […]

As Russia invades Ukraine, DeSantis remains silent, instead attacking US allies, Australia and Canada at CPAC

Governor DeSantis believes Australia, led by a Conservative PM in Scott Morrison is an autocracy, but fails to discuss real autocracies. Australia by the way has a larger population than Florida but had suffered about 7% of the deaths (or 1/14th) from COVID that Florida has. Case counts are significantly lower as well in Australia. […]

DeSantis performative CPAC speech highlighted by immaturity and childish commentary

Ron DeSantis descent into deeply anti-intellectual and non-serious public official reached a new low point Thursday with his speech at CPAC in Orlando. Here are some select childish quotes I have picked out: “Florida has defeated Faucism” ” Florida has rejected the biomedical security state.” ” I refused to let this state descend into some […]

TFS + – DeSantis congressional map proposal quick thoughts

Last night, a proposed Congressional Map was submitted by the Executive Office of the Governor to the legislature. This map is the clear GOP gerrymander the national party wanted and the Florida Republicans had to this point failed to provide. More over at TFS+.

DeSantis soars into 2022 while Democrats self-inflicted wounds of yesteryear hobble a recovery. Can it be fixed?

I will preface this column by conceding that many readers of this site will find this unpleasant reading. But it is also very true that if Florida were to find a Beto O’ Rourke quality rock star statewide candidate, things may be not quite as bad as they are today. Governor DeSantis enters 2022 as […]

Special Session: Florida Republicans very own Socialism week

Republicans just love calling President Joe Biden a “socialist.” Democrats who could easily point to President Donald Trump’s own record of “socialist” views and actions in how he turned government into a repository of subsidies for groups and industries that supported him, opt not to do so for whatever reason (perhaps it’s because some young […]

Roger Stone’s potential DeSantis’ opposition likely about a lot more than Trump (if it even involves Trump at all).

Roger Stone is threatening to run for Governor as a Libertarian to siphon votes away from Ron DeSantis. Yes- that Roger Stone, who by the way lives in Fort Lauderdale. The assumption has been that Stone is trying to protect Donald Trump from a potential DeSantis candidacy in 2024. Well that could be it, or […]

Florida and the Orbán model – How the Democrats constantly misread DeSantis

Former Weekly Standard publisher and current Bulwark Editor-at-large, Bill Kristol nailed it in this Saturday tweet. The subject at hand is the controversy over free speech and the University of Florida. For those who haven’t paid attention the past few days, the long and short of it is the University under apparent pressure from the […]

DeSantis stalling on Special Elections was unprecedented and cannot be allowed to happen EVER again

After months of improperly (and probably illegally) sitting on calling Special Elections to three majority-minority South Florida legislative seats, the Governor finally moved on Thursday. Here are some points on this: – In 2000, in a safe Democratic seat, when Representative Ed Healey passed away during the second week of session, Jeb Bush called a […]

PolitiFact: DeSantis exaggerates Florida’s success on job creation

Per PolitiFact, Governor DeSantis’ recent claims that Florida has accounted for 44% of new jobs in the US is an exaggeration. Read the full analysis at PolitiFact. Meanwhile per The Miami Herald, Governor DeSantis has set a Special Election date for three open seats that would leave minority representation three seats short for 57 of […]