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  • Final Trafalgar FL Poll: Scott, DeSantis Edge Ahead

    11/06/2018 1:33:03 PM PST · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6 Nov 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Is this the real life … or is this just fantasy? One thing’s for sure — we’re not caught in a landslide either way in Florida. The final release from GOP pollster Trafalgar in the Sunshine State shows Gov. Rick Scott edging out to a lead of almost two points against incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson. The poll also puts Ron DeSantis back on top over Andrew Gillum in the gubernatorial race by an even wider margin: Breaking: Our FINAL @trafalgar_group Florida #Midterm #poll conducted 11/4-5 shows: Governor@RonDeSantisFL 50%@AndrewGillum 46.6% Other 1.4% Und. 2.1% US Senate@FLGovScott 49%@NelsonForSenate 47.3% Und. 3.7%#FLsen...
  • Reopen Colorado now, Gov. Polis

    10/06/2020 5:15:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Backbone America ^ | October 4, 2020 | Paul Prentice
    We hear all the time about how COVID shut down the economy. That is incorrect; COVID did not shut down the economy, the political response to COVID shut down the economy. There were a series of policy choices at all levels of state and local government across the land. The economic damage from those choices is immense. This is not a natural disaster, it is a man-made disaster. National data show that U.S. real GDP fell at an annual rate of 5% in the first quarter, and was followed by 32% decline in the second quarter. This is the worst...
  • Ron DeSantis: Republican Voter Registration in Florida as Close to Democrats as Ever

    10/02/2020 11:10:10 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 02 2020 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said the number of registered Republican voters in Florida is as close to its Democrat counterpart as it has ever been, sharing his comments on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. DeSantis described the political state of play in the Sunshine State as more favorable for President Donald Trump than it had been in 2016, when Trump won the state by a margin of nearly 113,000 votes. “When Donald Trump won Florida in 2016, [there were] 340,000 more registered Democrats than registered Republicans,” DeSantis stated. “As of the close of books...
  • State – Removes Restrictions on Restaurants, Nullifies All Local Mask Ordinances, Blocks Fines and Penalties…

    09/25/2020 8:57:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Consertive Tree House ^ | September 25,2020 | Sundance
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has moved the entire state into phase three of the COVID-19 recovery plan. All restrictions against restaurants and businesses are removed by executive order [HERE] and all local mask ordinances are nullified by the same order. ♦ No COVID ordinance may forbid or impede any business from operating. ♦ No COVID ordinance may forbid restaurants to operate below 50% capacity. Any local ordinances against these operational thresholds are nullified. ♦ No local mask ordinances shall carry any weight of enforcement. ♦ No COVID Fines or Penalties may be applied toward any individual or business operating in...
  • Not a Good Sign: Biden Is Underperforming Hillary in Battleground States

    08/28/2020 7:36:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/28/2020 | David Harsanyi
    It remains something of a mystery why there's so little apprehension among liberal pundits and Democrats about the similarities between battleground state polling for the 2020 presidential election and 2016 contest -- which as you might recall did not turn out as expected. Consider the case of Wisconsin: The RealClearPolitics average had Clinton +6.5 in Wisconsin on Election Day in 2016. In August of that year, she had been +11.5. Not a single poll featured on RCP during the entire campaign showed Donald Trump winning the state. Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden has a +3.5 average right now -- which...
  • Rand: Will Dr. Fauci be praising @GovRonDeSantis ’ response to the pandemic?

    08/03/2020 10:50:17 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Dr. Rand Paul on Twitter ^ | 8/3/20 | Dr. Rand Paul
    FL and NY have an identical number of per capita coronavirus infections but FL has 5X less per capita deaths. Will Dr. Fauci be praising @GovRonDeSantis’ response to the pandemic? Will he point out that @NYGovCuomo’s response allowed a fivefold greater per capita death rate?— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 3, 2020
  • More Florida Covid Craziness – One Local News Station Finds Multiple Clinics Errantly Reporting 100% ‘Positive’ Test Results

    07/14/2020 11:57:22 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 31 replies
    RedState ^ | July 14, 2020 | Brad Slager
    It is becoming apparent that injecting politics into coronavirus reporting is contagious. The state of Florida has become the ever-growing focus of activities surrounding the coronavirus and the way it is handled by the politicians. The reasons for this are numerous: Florida is a swing state in November, GOP leadership is at the helm, the press is desperate to cover for the incompetence seen by the Mayor and the Governor in New York, and any good news on the COVID front cannot be allowed to make President Trump look good in any fashion. As Governor Ron DeSantis has done a...
  • a chart worth looking at before listening to cuomo preach to florida about how to "flatten the curve"

    06/28/2020 12:16:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 4 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/27/20 | @boriquagato
    a chart worth looking at before listening to cuomo preach to florida about how to "flatten the curve" NY has had 24,830 COV deaths vs 3,489 in FL. FL has a 10% larger population than NY. pop adj, NY has 7.8X the COV deaths of FL. median age in FL is 8% higher.— el gato malo (@boriquagato) June 28, 2020
  • Married Florida data scientist axed for refusing to alter COVID-19 stats was fired from university job for having affair with a student and charged with stalking, threatening him with revenge porn, writing a 342-page manifesto on their sex life

    05/26/2020 12:10:05 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 26 2020 | JOSE LAMBIET
    The fired Florida Health Department employee in charge of the state's COVID-19 response website has a lurid past including three arrests, a torrid affair with her student and being fired from her previous university teaching job, a investigation can reveal. Rebekah Jones, 30, claims she was asked to leave by health officials this month because she refused to fudge coronavirus infection numbers. But a different picture has now emerged after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that Jones was canned because of insubordination and called her 'disruptive.' A investigation has revealed Jones, a married mother-of-two, was fired from Florida...
  • Florida Governor Unloads On Media; Rush Gives Him ‘Limbaugh Institute Degree’

    05/22/2020 9:10:02 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 12 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 5/21/2021 | James Barrett
    On his top-rated talk radio program Thursday, Rush Limbaugh kicked off a segment by announcing a rare honor bestowed by the “EIB Limbaugh Institute”: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now officially “the closest that we’ve ever had to a graduate” of his prestigious institute, Limbaugh said. The reason the Republican governor has been awarded the honor, the host explained, is his thorough throttling of the media for their partisan coverage of his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I want to start with a graduate or the closest that we’ve ever had to a graduate, of the EIB Limbaugh Institute, and...
  • The Pandemic Blindspot; Why is There so Little Coverage of Nursing Home Fiascos?

    05/21/2020 10:28:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | May 21, 2020 | Brad Slager
    The promises and predictions in the media have been plentiful. The failing of those pandemic predictions has nearly been as widespread. As consistently wrong as these seers of doom in the press have been there is one other failing they have been adept at delivering; holding local officials accountable. Headlines have blared about governors making decisions which could lead to disaster, but when it comes to those who have instituted provably bad policy there has been far less enthusiasm. For a time New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) had been something of a media darling. For a time he was...
  • Rebekah Jones’ firing is the COVID clickbait the media dreams of – but it’s all fake

    05/20/2020 12:25:03 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 14 replies
    Tallahassee Reports ^ | May 20, 2020 | Brian Burgess
    Dozens of media outlets, both in Florida and nationally, published the sensational story of Dr. Rebekah Jones, a state Department of Health employee who was fired by the administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Trump ally, after – she says – she refused to manipulate data to support the governor’s plan to reopen the state. But a deeper look at the underlying facts expose a less sensational, yet all-too-common narrative: a media feeding frenzy caused by a deep-seated desire to report on scandal and cover-ups, which Rebekah Jones’ claims delivered – if only they were true. They are not....
  • Extending Lockdowns Will Make Millennials Like Me Abandon U.S. Cities

    05/18/2020 2:03:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2020 | Mitch Hall
    The pandemic has stripped millions of work, community, and hope. As local governments extend quarantine orders, urbanites like me are starting to wonder: what is the point of city life? This week marks just over two months since most states instituted shelter-in-place orders to contain COVID-19, and with this milestone came an apparent turn in the tide of public opinion—or at least, public behavior—on social distancing.Even as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and one of President Trump’s most prominent pandemic advisors, warned against rolling back lockdown orders in his testimony to Congress...
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Sees 1/7 of NY’s Nursing Home Deaths After Banning Coronavirus Patients’ Entry

    05/14/2020 8:41:08 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13,2020 | AARON KLEIN
    At around the time New York’s state health department under Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a directive prohibiting nursing homes from testing recovering coronavirus patients prior to admission, Florida under Gov. Ron DeSantis issued its own executive order strictly regulating incoming patients to protect those facilities from the epidemic. About a month and a half later, the differences are staggering. The latest tallies show that in Florida 745 residents and staff at long-term care facilities across the state have died from coronavirus although the numbers continue to rise in the state and nationwide. This compared to New York’s 5,300 dead in...
  • Florida Gov. DeSantis calls out other governors for 'draconian' lockdowns: 'You're not a dictator'

    05/14/2020 7:49:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14 2020 | Talia Kaplan
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had a message on Thursday for other governors who have implemented “really draconian, arbitrary restrictions” during the coronavirus outbreak, saying, “You don't have unlimited authority and people do have rights.” DeSantis made the comments on “Fox & Friends” in response to a question from host Ainsley Earhardt, who asked if he thinks that “some of these governors that are just doing a one-size-fits-all for the entire state” are “being too strict and going too far.” “I don't think any governor has the authority to restrict anyone unless there’s a direct relationship to combating this virus,” DeSantis...
  • The Wearing of the Masks and DeSantis

    05/03/2020 4:35:55 PM PDT · by street_lawyer · 42 replies
    Bad News Journal ^ | Afternoon Edition May 3, 2020 | Bad News Journal
    The Wearing of the Masks and DeSantis By: Jordon Westcoat, BNJ Contributor Once again Trumpians are saying that the real reason for the mask is to scare the bejesus out of all of us so that we will be willing to give up our first born to the whims of so-called medical experts. Ridiculous! The masks save lives. Without them millions more people will die of the deadly Covid! All Trump cares about is money. He didn’t want to secure everyone in a safe space because he is afraid of losing the election; especially, if the economy crashes and many...
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis Shames Media, Outbreak Models’ Doomsday Predictions: Off by Nearly 500k in Florida

    05/01/2020 9:09:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 May 2020 | Aaron Klein
    As Florida prepares to ease a month-long shutdown, Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered a scathing rebuttal of apocalyptic predictions for his state that were breathlessly hyped by the news media and proven wrong during the coronavirus crisis. The governor showed slides of media stories warning that Florida would quickly run out of hospital beds while predicting the state would be the “next New York” or even a disastrous “uber Italy.” Instead, the state with one of the most vulnerable populations due to age is faring well among the big states that were hit and is nowhere close to New York’s unfortunate...
  • Bret Stephens Is Right: The Rest Of The Country Doesn’t Need New York’s Lockdown

    04/26/2020 12:53:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 26, 2020 | David Marcus,
    The New York Times' Bret Stephens took a lot of heat for arguing New York lockdown rules don't fit the rest of the country. I know the feeling. Bret Stephens has a tough job. I don’t mean like 19th-century coal miner tough, but as one of the “conservative” opinion contributors at The New York Times, he winds up pleasing none of the people a lot of the time. This is because much of the Grey Lady’s leftist readership doesn’t think the Times should run conservative views at all and much of the American right finds the anti-Trump “can’t we go...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Ron DeSantis

    04/26/2020 8:27:16 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 4/26/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Ron DeSantis. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Ron DeSantis is Govenor of Florida. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares on the bottom half (answer grid) belowEach letter must stay in its own column within the gridEach...
  • Florida Governor Says State Beat Back Virus Without ‘Draconian’ Measures

    04/21/2020 4:16:29 PM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 62 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 21 April 20 | Jack Phillips
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that his state has beat back the COVID-19 epidemic without using “draconian orders.” “I got to give credit to the people of Florida,” DeSantis said on “Fox & Friends,” adding that there were predictions that Florida would be “worse than New York” state, which is the U.S. epicenter. DeSantis came under fire from critics who said that he was too slow to implement a statewide stay-at-home order like other states. Some said that because of the state’s significant amount of elderly and retired residents, Florida would suffer greatly during the pandemic. “If you look...