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  • Republican strategist Jeff Roe quits pro-DeSantis super PAC amid turmoil

    12/17/2023 8:36:36 AM PST · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/16/2023 11:24 PM EST | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Jeff Roe, a top strategist for the main super PAC supporting Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign, announced his resignation from the group late Saturday — the latest in a string of departures from the organization.The pro-DeSantis group, Never Back Down, has been enveloped in turmoil in recent weeks. Two weeks ago, it fired three of its top officials, including the super PAC’s chief executive officer. The board chairman, former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, also left, as did the organization’s president, Chris Jankowski.Republican strategist Phil Cox, a longtime DeSantis ally and adviser, has stepped in to help steer the PAC in...
  • Top strategist resigns from DeSantis-backing super PAC with less than a month before Iowa caucuses

    12/16/2023 9:34:40 PM PST · by backpacker_c · 55 replies
    apnews ^ | Dec 16, 2023 | Jill Colvin
    The top strategist for the embattled super PAC backing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ' campaign for the White House resigned Saturday night in the latest sign of trouble for the GOP hopeful less than one month before voting begins with Iowa’s kickoff caucuses. Jeff Roe, the top adviser to Never Back Down, is the latest senior staffer to exit Never Back Down, which has been the largest outside group supporting DeSantis’ candidacy. The Associated Press reported earlier this week on growing concern among some within DeSantis’ operation that interactions between his campaign and his network of outside groups were blurring...
  • New York Times Confirms Details of Pushaw Created DeSantis Online Influencer Effort, With Daily Emails to Create Astroturf Campaign

    10/22/2023 6:12:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 42 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 21, 2023 | Sundance
    CTH readers don’t need to spend too much time digging into the granules of this recent New York Times article about how Christina Pushaw organized an online “influencer campaign” for Ron DeSantis that has failed miserably [SEE HERE]. However, it’s still funny to see the confirmation, and the people from inside the operation telling the NYT the group gets daily email instructions.I wrote about the obvious transparency of the effort well over a year ago, and then continued to track it as the operation unfolded and grew just before the “official launch” of the DeSantis campaign. “In late 2021, early...
  • Astroturf Fakery Has Consequences – DeSantis Team Now Says Second Place in Iowa Is Good Enough

    09/10/2023 2:48:24 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 9, 2023 | Sundance
    With the latest poll in Iowa showing President Trump with a commanding 51/14 lead over Ron DeSantis, the people in control of the DeSantis operation are now lowering the bar to say a second-place finish is good enough to continue.Team DeSantis has essentially camped out in Iowa for the past several weeks, pulling all their resources from other states as the polling for their candidate has consistently gotten worse.The goal of reboot 4.0 was to focus heavily on Iowa and to a lesser extent New Hampshire. However, after weeks of campaigning in Iowa, the polling has only gone backward. DeSantis...
  • Hundreds of Amazon workers walk out to protest return to office, climate

    06/01/2023 3:03:13 PM PDT · by thegagline · 56 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 05/31/2023 | Lauren Rosenblatt
    Hundreds of Amazon employees briefly walked off the job Wednesday, calling on the company to reconsider its return-to-office mandate and curb its greenhouse gas emissions. Outside Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, standing underneath a banner that urged the company to stop its “short-term thinking,” Pamela Hayter told her colleagues she wasn’t nervous about speaking out anymore. “We’re here today because it’s the right thing to do,” the Seattle-based program manager said. “I’ve not been nervous. I’ve been fired up.” On Wednesday, nearly 2,000 Amazon employees joined the walkout, according to organizers who gathered pledges before action took place. Of those pledges, roughly...
  • NPC Gen Z Soy Boy TikTokers PANIC & DELETE Video After Getting EXPOSED As Paid Democrat Party Actors

    04/29/2023 6:35:27 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/29)23 | Black Conservative Perspective
    According to recently uncovered Federal Election Commission data, the Democratic National Committee / DNC Services Corp made payments totalling $210,000 to a social media talent management agency called Palette Media. Palette Media manages over 60 social media influencers across various platforms including many of the young “activists” with the liberal organization “genzforchange.” This agency also represents two of the largest democratic social media content creators on tiktok, Harry Sisson and Chris Mowrey.
  • VIDEO: Brutal Reactions to TikTok Influencers EXPOSED as Paid DNC Shills

    05/02/2023 9:55:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    Rumble ^ | May 2, 2023 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOTikTok influencers Harry J. Sisson and his sidekick, Chris Mowrey, were recently discovered to be paid DNC shills. They lied and claimed that wasn't true. However, the information that proves they were paid by the DNC via Palette Media was revealed by a simple Google search. And the reaction to those lying DNC shills is brutal as you can see.
  • Team DeSantis Focused on Creating Astroturf Attendance for 2024 Campaign Rallies

    04/11/2023 7:34:07 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 10, 2023 | Sundance
    <p>As team Ron DeSantis prepares for the national launch of a 2024 presidential bid, one of the campaign’s primary areas of concern is the need to create optics representing support and momentum.</p><p>The Republican presidential primary was always expected to revolve around Trump. But post-indictment, as Republicans rally to his defense — including, crucially, conservative talkers on Fox News — Trump’s opponents are confronting an even more damaging dynamic in race: Their inability to break through at all.</p>
  • REMINDER: The Foundation of DeSantis 2024 Is Built on a Ridiculous Lie

    04/05/2023 4:29:35 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 68 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 1, 2023 | Sundance
    I had completely forgotten about this, until someone reminded me today. It is worth revisiting.If you have followed the management and branding efforts of the team around Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the protestations today by campaign official and registered foreign agent Christina Pushaw are quite bizarre.The Daily Beast wrote an article [SEE HERE] about how Ms. Pushaw organized an astroturf campaign of support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, which included the recruitment of several conservative influencers. The substance of the article is generally well known.In late 2021, early 2022, Ms. Pushaw invited a group of “influencers” to spend time with...
  • Bizarre – DeSantis Campaign Official Denies Organizing Social Media Influencer Support for Boss, Despite Overwhelming Evidence

    01/26/2023 7:49:16 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 37 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 25, 2023 | Sundance
    If you have followed the management and branding efforts of the team around Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the protestations today by campaign official and registered foreign agent Christina Pushaw are quite bizarre.The Daily Beast wrote an article [SEE HERE] about how Ms. Pushaw organized an astroturf campaign of support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, which included the recruitment of several conservative influencers. The substance of the article is generally well known.In late 2021, early 2022, Ms. Pushaw invited a group of “influencers” to spend time with Governor DeSantis. It’s not a debatable event. Factually, the collective group took gleeful pictures...
  • Russians on Moscow Streets Calling for Nuke Strike on DC

    11/14/2022 8:47:03 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 73 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 13, 2022 | Eric Mack
    A demonstration in the streets of Moscow reportedly shows Russians calling for Vladimir Putin to launch a nuclear strike on Washington, D.C. "Meanwhile in Russia: a rally, demanding for Moscow to strike Washington," Russian state TV blogger Julia Davis tweeted with a video of the demonstration. "They cite Putin's words: "We will go to heaven as martyrs and they will simply croak." The video shows a man chanting to the sounds of drums beating. "Strike the decision-making centers!" a translation of his words read on the chyron. "On Washington!" the marchers replied, according to the translation.
  • The Liberal Psyop Desantis Astroturf Continues

    08/08/2022 10:45:52 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 5 replies
    Rumble ^ | August 8, 2022 | Styx
    The media is out to try and astroturf a primary to make it look like the Republican Party is as disunified as the Democrats. But Ron is not running. Quick prediction. If Trump decides to run, he will effectively ignore any potential GOP field if possible. If he doesn't have anyone who is polling in at least in the low double digit range, he will effectively ignore them and refuse to even campaign against them. He'll make a speech and say look, I'm going to get the nomination. I'm not going to waste my time on you. The Dems can't...
  • Ron DeSantis’s First Commander-in-Chief Test

    07/18/2022 9:21:05 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 123 replies
    National Review ^ | July 18, 2022 6:30 AM | DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    If the Florida governor can get past Donald Trump in 2024, he will prove something important about himself. Ron DeSantis has a Donald Trump problem. How he solves it -- if he can -- will be the first test of an important aspect of presidential character. Let us assume -- as is widely assumed, but as yet unannounced -- that DeSantis would like to run for president in 2024. Many across the Republican spectrum would like to see him do so. The trick is that DeSantis needs to wrest the Republican nomination away from Trump, either by defeating him or,...
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis eyeing possible 2024 presidential run

    07/13/2022 4:56:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 122 replies
    CBS FAKE NEWS ^ | 7/13/22
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis convened recently with several prominent Republicans as he considers a possible presidential run in 2024. CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa sat down with Daniel Lippman, a White House reporter for Politico, to discuss what he knows about the meeting.
  • Pollster: GOP looking beyond Trump in early primary and caucus states

    07/13/2022 8:27:16 AM PDT · by Oak007 · 162 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | July 13, 2022 | Paul Bedard
    Republican pollster Rick Shaftan is like a lot of political junkies: He looks to his mother for hints on what real America is thinking. Lately, their talks have been about former President Donald Trump and whether he should run again. SNIP Of course, Trump does make some news, but it's mostly complaining about the 2020 election results and cheering on some 140 GOP candidates he has endorsed for 2022 who have won so far. SNIP “It’s actually even worse than it appears for Trump,” said Shaftan, whose new poll shows a dramatic drop in support for Trump in Iowa and...
  • "Trump is Toxic" and Other Astroturfed Nonsense

    07/13/2022 8:52:00 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Rumble ^ | July 13, 2022 | Styx
    It's totally not strange at all that numerous legacy media firms and craptivists who declared Desantis worse than Adolf Hitler due to his COVID response all of a sudden are heaping praise on him. This ain't my first rodeo. I know shenanigans when I see 'em.
  • Half of G.O.P. Voters Ready to Leave Trump Behind, Poll Finds

    07/12/2022 6:24:19 AM PDT · by devane617 · 256 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 07/12/2022
    As Donald J. Trump weighs whether to open an unusually early White House campaign, a New York Times/Siena College poll shows that his post-presidential quest to consolidate his support within the Republican Party has instead left him weakened, with nearly half the party’s primary voters seeking someone different for president in 2024 and a significant number vowing to abandon him if he wins the nomination. By focusing on political payback inside his party instead of tending to wounds opened by his alarming attempts to cling to power after his 2020 defeat, Mr. Trump appears to have only deepened fault lines...
  • A Gen Z organization is enlisting people to flood anti-abortion websites following leak of draft opinion overturning Roe

    05/03/2022 7:55:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | May 3, 2022 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Victoria Hammett was goofing off while watching a live stream of The Met Gala on Monday night when she saw the news. Politico published a leaked draft opinion indicating the Supreme Court would overturn the constitutional right to abortion enshrined in Roe v. Wade. Within minutes, Hammett, 23, the deputy executive director for non-profit activist group Gen-Z For Change, was on a call planning how she and others could fight back. The group is made up of members from the Gen-Z generation, which Pew Research defines as anyone born after 1997. “We were all texting each other immediately," Hammett said....
  • Pro-Russia protesters rally in Germany

    04/10/2022 5:16:57 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | April 10, 2022 | Staff W. Riter
    Pro-Russia protesters rallied in Germany on Sunday, the country's significant Russian-speaking population demanding an end to the discrimination it says it has suffered since war began in Ukraine. Germany is home to 1.2 million people of Russian origin and 325,000 from Ukraine. Authorities fear the conflict could be imported into Germany and the protests used to promote Moscow's war narrative. Police have recorded 383 anti-Russian offences and 181 anti-Ukrainian offences since the Kremlin's invasion started on February 24. Around 800 people descended on financial hub Frankfurt Sunday, police said, amid a sea of Russian flags to protest "against hatred and...
  • The Totally Astroturfed Attempt to Demoralize Trump Fans After Candace Owens Interview

    12/25/2021 9:19:59 AM PST · by conservative98 · 116 replies
    Rumble ^ | December 25, 2021 | Styxhexenhammer666