Closing Thought–25Aug22

We all have our opinion of what is happening in the state of Florida…..I would like to talk about the election that just happened….the rest can wait for a later post/s

First there is the representative that is under sex crimes investigation wins his….Matt Gaetz…..

Despite the federal sex trafficking investigation he’s facing, Matt Gaetz easily won his primary Tuesday night in Florida. The Republican congressman had 67.5% of the vote with 92% of the vote in, NBC News reports. His main GOP challenger, former FedEx exec Mark Lombardo, had 26.3%. Gaetz went hard on campaigning as well as on ads, spending $1.1 million, and he was endorsed by former President Trump. The district is among Florida’s most conservative; Trump carried it in the last presidential election by more than 33 percentage points. That means Gaetz is likely to be re-elected in the general, the Hill reports.

I am trying to wrap my head around the hypocrisy here……a Dem senator pretended to touch a woman’s breast and he is forced to resign and yet someone that may well have committed sex crimes wins his primary.

Florida is the land to contradictions…..like that in Central Florida….

The US has its first Gen Z winner of a congressional primary, NPR reports. Maxwell Frost, a progressive activist, is at 25 just old enough to serve in the House of Representatives, and he won the Democratic primary to do so in a solidly blue district in Orlando, Fla., meaning he’s also likely to win in the general election this fall. Members of Gen Z, born between 1997 and 2012, were able to run for Congress for the first time in this election, and Frost, who has worked as an organizer and activist with the ACLU and March For Our Lives, is one of the first to do so. At least one other Gen Z candidate, former Trump White House aide Karoline Leavitt, is also running in the midterms in New Hampshire, which holds its primaries next month.

Frost, whose campaign issues include the cancelation of student debt, stopping gun violence, Medicare for All, and Green New Deal, said in a statement following his victory, “Today’s election is proof that Central Florida’s working families want representation that has the courage to ask for more. I share this victory with the nurses, forklift drivers, teachers, caregivers, social workers, farmers, union organizers, cashiers, and other members of this vibrant community who supported this campaign.” He’ll face off with Republican military veteran Calvin Wimbish to fill the seat of Rep. Val Demings, who is running for Senate, ABC News reports.

It would be great to have another progressive in the House….but we need many more for a difference to be made.

Florida is interesting from a political perspective…..

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6 thoughts on “Closing Thought–25Aug22

  1. Florida and Texas seem to be on the same path to secession. Florida has the tourist trade, Texas the oil industry. Let’s see how well they cope if they split.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I would not oppose them leaving at all….one good storm they will be begging for our reinstatement…..thought…”Bite Me!” chuq

  2. First of all you have to understand that the conservative side of the american politic has been moving more toward lawlessness for a long time now and it should come as no surprise to anybody that their favorite candidates for public are going to be either proven criminals or potential criminals. Just look at who their icon is.

  3. As a Florida native and lifetime resident what’s happening in Florida is a direct result of radical white supremest having been invited to crawl out from under their Rock by the MAGA minions ( a direct result of electing an ignorant lawless showman for president In 2016 and allowed to create chaos with impunity) The naivety of the older ( retired) generation is shocking. The rednecks here we’re begging for someone like DeSantis to come along to push the Maga agenda further. I was pleased to see that the latest polls show the # 1 concern of Americans is saving our democracy even in the light of a disastrous economy. Sadly, this once fine state is now the bottom of the barrel and has regressed to the era of Jim Crow.

    1. Thanx for your thoughts….I live in Mississippi and Jim Crow is still the rule in politics…..hopefully that will translate into something good in 2024 for 2022 is not looking so good. chuq

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