I hope that everyone had a good holiday weekend but it is time to return to the surrealistic world of American politics.
Since he announced that he would seek the GOP nomination there has been a wealth of criticism about him as a candidate…..me included but not everyone thinks it is a big deal that so many have turned this story into….
An articled that appeared in the “National Review’….
Ron DeSantis launched his 2024 campaign Wednesday night and, as you may have heard, it did not go exceedingly well. “DeSaster” was trending as a hashtag after the glitchy announcement event on Twitter. Calling attention to the many, many headlines describing it “horrendous” or words to that effect, Elon Musk himself put a different spin on things: “I call it ‘massive attention,'” he tweeted. “Top story on Earth today.” So which is it: An embarrassing failure, or did Twitter essentially crash because of legit interest in the Florida governor’s campaign? “As usual, the truth is somewhere in the middle,” writes Jim Geraghty at the National Review.
Geraghty finds the sentiment that this was an unprecedented political gaffe to be “spectacularly inaccurate,” one that “reflects an ignorance of recent American political history that is best explained by severe amnesia.” He argues that the rollout will be remembered as a minor blip as DeSantis’ campaign advances. “I still believe that the key moment in the 2024 GOP presidential primary will be the first time DeSantis and Donald Trump are on the same debate stage, and the first time DeSantis challenges Trump to his face, and how that exchange plays for the two men.” Until then, nobody should get too worked up. (Read the full op-ed.)
Then explain the early days DeSantis raised millions…..
Ron DeSantis took a lot of grief over his glitchy campaign launch on Twitter. But the Florida governor now has $8.2 million worth of comebacks for his critics. That’s how much his campaign raised in the first 24 hours after the launch, an amount described variously as “massive” by Axios, “blockbuster” by Fox News, and “huge” by the New York Times. As the Times notes, it far outpaces former President Trump’s campaign, which reported raising $9.5 million in the first six weeks of his launch. Another notable contrast: When he became a candidate in 2019, Joe Biden raised $6.3 million in his first 24 hours.
In the view of Axios, the fundraising haul clearly cements DeSantis as the prime challenger to Trump. “$8.2 million in the first 24 hours,” tweeted DeSantis spokesman Bryan Griffin. “Our Great American Comeback!” So what about those Twitter glitches? Criticism and mockery may have been all over the media, but Politico took the pulse of Iowa residents who turned out late Wednesday night to hear another 2024 candidate, Sen. Tim Scott. The upshot is that most people couldn’t have cared less about the governor’s Twitter fiasco.
This scares me as he should every other thinking person.
Then I read a post about his Florida bill, HB 1285…that would create a state army (WTF?)…
Read the post for yourself….
DeSantis Signs Bill Creating $100 Million State Military
This smacks of Germany of the 1920s
If there are any Floridians reading please let us know it this is a true thing or some sort of satire….
But not to fret Donald the Orange is on the spot to give us a thrill…..
“HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO ALL, BUT ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR THE COUNTRY THEY LOVE, AND TO THOSE IN LINE OF A VERY DIFFERENT, BUT EQUALLY DANGEROUS FIRE, STOPPING THE THREATS OF THE TERRORISTS, MISFITS AND LUNATIC THUGS WHO ARE WORKING FEVERISHLY FROM WITHIN TO OVERTURN AND DESTROY OUR ONCE GREAT COUNTRY, WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN IN GREATER PERIL THAN IT IS RIGHT NOW,” Trump wrote. “WE MUST STOP THE COMMUNISTS, MARXISTS AND FASCIST “PIGS” AT EVERY TURN AND, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
And his loyal will believe this crap…..there should be nothing happy about remembering our war dead…..but that is just me.
Are you paying attention?
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