Ron DeSantis is running for president in 2024

R&I – FS

Once upon a time, Republicans stood for smaller government, less taxes, strong military and less government regulations. Unfortunately, today’s Republicans have morphed into online trolls that want to “own the libs” and win the culture wars on Fox. So now, Republicans are more concerned with guns, transgender individuals in sports, critical race theory, government mandates, cancel culture and wokeness.

Today’s Republican electeds don’t even bother to govern. They have their staffs create Twitter outrage and do sound bites on Fox telling their base how the socialist Democrats are ruining America, even though most of their base relies on a government check.

Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican governor barely won his 2018 election by a mere 32,423 votes (0.4%). However, DeSantis understands his base. You don’t have to be smart (see Trump), but you must appear powerful. Starting with COVID, DeSantis let Floridians decide (freedom!) what they wanted to do. DeSantis reopened Florida in early May 2020 and let businesses decide with no government regulations on capacity, mask-wearing or vaccines. Florida is 17 out of 50 states in COVID deaths per 100,000 residents.

DeSantis escalated the culture wars by recently signing HB 1557, the “Parental Rights in Education” bill banning instructions about sexual orientation and gender identity in the K-3 classrooms, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law. It’s nothing more than red meat for his angry, white, heterosexual, Evangelical Christian base and it’s working as the mainstream media is obsessing about it, giving DeSantis free publicity.

Donald Trump ain’t running in 2024. He’s making way too much cash-grifting his rubes. I still get 12 emails daily begging for money from someone not running for office. Once Trump announces he’s running for president, he has to file 460 forms accounting for every dollar collected and spent. So far, his PAC’s raised $120 million tax-free and doesn’t have to tell you squat what he’s spending it on. Trump is the ultimate Republican influencer. Money for nothing. Great gig if you can get it.

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