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  • DeSantis says Satanists can’t be part of school chaplain program; Satanic Temple responds

    04/21/2024 3:19:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 20, 2024 | Michael Gryboski
    The co-founder of The Satanic Temple has challenged Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to a debate on religious freedom in America after the governor said this week that Satanists can't be part of a recently approved chaplains program for public schools. DeSantis signed House Bill 931 into law on Thursday, allowing school districts and charter schools to "adopt a policy to authorize volunteer school chaplains to provide support, services, and programs to students as assigned by the district school board or charter school governing board." The law takes effect on July 1. In comments made Thursday, DeSantis said the new measure...
  • Ron DeSantis Announces Massive Crackdown on Retail Theft, Slams California and New York While Doing So

    04/09/2024 8:02:17 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 71 replies
    RedState ^ | April 9, 2024 | Jeff Charles
    Florida is taking a strong stand against retail theft and “porch piracy.” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed into law a bill that would crack down on criminals participating in shoplifting rings and engaging in other types of property crime. While doing so, he took some shots at California and New York for going easy on those committing these offenses. Amid widespread retail theft occurring across the nation, state and local governments are grappling with putting a stop to these operations while others are simply responding with a shrug. In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, DeSantis announced...
  • Countering China requires decisive action, not talk and flattery — Here’s how I’ll do it as president

    11/15/2023 8:28:37 PM PST · by TBP · 27 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 14, 2023 | Ron DeSantis
    As president, I will restore American strength on the world stage and focus our attention and resources on deterring Xi’s Chinese Communist Party — the greatest economic and security threat facing America today. My goal is straightforward: We win, and they lose. My treasury and commerce secretaries will focus on American interests, not Wall Street’s access to Chinese markets. I will create an Office of Economic Security and Competition to prioritize reshoring and friendshoring critical production, protecting technologies and reducing reliance on adversaries. I will defend American workers and innovators from illicit technology transfer and intellectual-property theft. I will align...
  • DeSantis Kicked Out Of Republican Party For Accomplishing Too Many Things

    03/27/2024 5:18:21 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 30 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 03/27/2024
    TALLAHASSEE, FL — The political landscape was rocked to its core today, with reverberations sure to be felt for several years, as Governor Ron DeSantis was kicked out of the Republican Party for accomplishing too many things. The move was announced after careful deliberation by the Republican National Committee in coordination with top GOP leaders at all levels of government, with decision-makers citing DeSantis's ongoing tendency to get things done as evidence he does not belong with the party. "We don't know what his deal is," said one Republican insider. "Everyone can plainly see that one of the most fundamental...
  • Path to the Polls: Is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis still running for the White House?

    03/11/2024 1:43:02 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 70 replies
    news4jax ^ | Mar 11, 2024 | Bruce Hamilton
    Not so long ago, former President Donald Trump said that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was on his short list of vice presidential candidates. Looking at all the things DeSantis has been doing since “abandoning” his presidential election campaign, I think he might think he still has a chance at being on the ballot in November. But perhaps it’s that DeSantis thinks with the former president facing considerable legal jeopardy, he still has a chance. It’s all speculation for sure! But it begins to make sense when you put everything together. And when you know the way DeSantis thinks.
  • Donald Trump says he's considering RON DESANTIS, Vivek Ramaswamy, Kristi Noem and former Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard as potential VP picks

    02/20/2024 9:50:18 PM PST · by libh8er · 206 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2.20.2024 | Stephen Lepore
    Former President Donald Trump has confirmed that six Republicans are on his shortlist for a potential running mate and vice president at a town hall on Monday. In his first hint at who could be his Vice President if he wins the election in November, Trump's list included two former opponents and an ex-Democrat. Trump, 77, confirmed Florida Governor and one-time foil Ron DeSantis, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, and Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina are all among the ex-rivals being considered. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Florida Republican Byron Donalds, and former Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard are on his shortlist....
  • Tens of thousands of workers in Florida have just lost their labor unions. More coming

    02/15/2024 8:51:36 PM PST · by Drew68 · 53 replies
    WLRN Miami ^ | 02/15/2024 | Daniel Rivero
    In St. Johns County, on the Atlantic shore of Northeast Florida, more than 55% of public school teachers paid their union dues this last year. Despite that, nearly 3,500 teachers are facing the threat of having their union representation revoked. At the same time, in Southwest Florida, only 16% of law enforcement officers of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office paid union dues last year. Their union is under absolutely no threat of being decertified. A year after Governor DeSantis signed into law a sweeping anti-union bill requiring most public sector unions to boost the rate of members paying dues or...
  • 'Should we really be doing this?': What went wrong for Ron DeSantis' campaign One person close to the governor said he's already thinking about 2028.

    02/03/2024 3:14:58 PM PST · by backpacker_c · 57 replies
    abcnews ^ | Feb 03, 2024 | W Steakin, w McDuffie, H Demissie, R Scott
    DeSantis began 2023 as the best positioned Republican candidate to challenge Trump for the party's presidential nomination, according to polling tracked by 538. But he begins 2024 as another name on the growing list of rivals who failed to shake the former president's popularity among the GOP --- DeSantis' early actions since leaving the race have already sparked speculation that the governor, who is only 45, could make another White House run in the future. A source close to him said that he has privately expressed interest in running again as early as 2028 and has brought it up as...
  • DeSantis team cries foul after Iowa called early for Trump

    01/15/2024 9:32:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 157 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, January 15, 2024 | Seth McLaughlin
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida lashed out at the media Monday after networks declared former President Donald Trump the winner before some caucus sites had started voting. “It is absolutely outrageous that the media would participate in election interference by calling the race before tens of thousands of Iowans even had a chance to vote,” said DeSantis spokesman Andrew Romeo. “The media is in the tank for Trump and this is the most egregious example yet.”The news broke at a caucus site here right around the same time a surrogate for Mr. DeSantis had taken...
  • How loyalty to Trump could become the latest wedge threatening to divide Republicans

    01/20/2024 6:58:52 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 20, 2024 | Cami Mondeaux
    Former President Donald Trump‘s penchant for punishing GOP detractors is trickling down to Congress as some of his most ardent supporters are using loyalty to the former president as a litmus test for the Republican Party. Since launching his bid for the 2024 presidential election, Trump has kept a continuous calculation of those who have thrown their support behind him and, more importantly, those who have not. For those who have considered other candidates, the former president has been quick to decry their disloyalty and even vow to make them suffer politically. “Bob Good won’t be electable when we get...
  • DeSantis was supposed to save the GOP from Trump, not endorse him

    01/21/2024 5:45:57 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/21/24 | THE MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t save the Republican Party after all, or America for that matter. Two days before the New Hampshire primary election, DeSantis suspended his campaign for president on Sunday. As he exited, he endorsed former President Donald J. Trump. Of course, he had no choice. The Florida governor tried to sell voters the idea that he’s just like Trump, but more electable, more reasonable — but also more conservative. That didn’t work because, in the end, DeSantis’ brand wouldn’t exist without MAGA. Read more at: https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article284389660.html#storylink=cpy
  • Ron DeSantis Is Preparing “Off Ramp” — What Does That Mean for Donald Trump?

    01/21/2024 6:28:46 AM PST · by Duke C. · 51 replies
    TLD ^ | 1/21/23 | J.D. Rucker
    Nikki Haley said after the Iowa Caucuses that it was a “two-person race” now. She was ridiculed because she finished third, though at the time the speech was written she was still projected to finish second. Nonetheless, she may be right. Reports and rumors are flying around social media after the campaign site of Ron DeSantis scrubbed all future events. The campaign also canceled scheduled interviews on corporate media for Sunday.
  • Ron DeSantis Unexpectedly Cancels Scheduled Interviews on NBC and CNN This Weekend

    01/20/2024 6:35:35 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jim Hoft
    Florida Governor and GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis has withdrawn from planned appearances on two major Sunday political talk shows, CNN’s “State of the Union” and NBC’s “Meet The Press.” CNN’s spokesperson expressed disappointment but left the door open for future dialogues, stating on social media, “Unfortunately, tomorrow’s scheduled interview on CNN SOTU w/ Ron DeSantis was cancelled by the campaign. We look forward to having the Governor join us on the show in the near future.”
  • Ron DeSantis looks toward 2028: Florida governor 'says Trump supporters have promised to vote for him in the next election as he begins to build "off-ramp" from 2024 campaign

    01/20/2024 8:59:21 AM PST · by backpacker_c · 184 replies
    Dailymail ^ | Jan 20, 2024 | Harriet Alexander
    Ron DeSantis is seeking an 'off-ramp' from his 2024 campaign, according to reports, following a disappointing performance in Iowa - buoyed by the promise from Trump supporters to back him in 2028. Speaking on Tuesday in South Carolina, DeSantis said that Trump voters in Iowa had told him they would support him in four years. 'They were coming up to me saying, "We want you in 2028, we love you, man," he said. He told a similar story on NBC News. Andrew Romeo, the DeSantis campaign's communications director, said DeSantis was in the race 'for the long haul,' through South...
  • DeSantis: "100%" My Campaign Has The Resources To Stay In GOP Primary Past Super Tuesday

    01/18/2024 1:49:36 PM PST · by backpacker_c · 49 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | Jan 18, 2024 | Tim Hains
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told Hugh Hewitt on Thursday morning that he has the campaign resources to stay in the race through at least the end of March, meaning he will not drop out of the race before Super Tuesday. RD: Look, my goal is to, is to win the nomination. If we’d won Iowa, we would have been in a great spot. You know, coming in second gives us the ticket to continue, but I told me people this from the very beginning. I don’t want to be V.P. I don’t want to be in the cabinet. I don’t...
  • DeSantis Press Sec Attacks Trump for Being In ‘Basement’ While Ex Prez Attends Melania’s Mother’s Funeral.

    01/18/2024 2:39:40 PM PST · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | 1.18.24 | WILLIAM UPTON
    Jeremy Redfern, press secretary for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, has baselessly accused former President Donald Trump of hiding in a “basement” instead of being on the presidential campaign trail. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, was in Florida earlier today to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law Amalija Knavs, having delivered two speeches in New Hampshire this week already and appearing twice in court in Manhattan. Trump speaks again tonight in Concord, NH. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Redfern wrote: “Current location of presidential candidates not named Ron DeSantis – Nikki Haley: Basement Donald Trump: Basement Joe Biden:...
  • Ron DeSantis Failed Spectacularly In Iowa, But It Didn’t Have To Be This Way

    01/16/2024 11:07:58 AM PST · by Signalman · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/16/2024 | John Daniel Davidson
    The results of the Iowa caucuses surprised no one: Donald Trump ran away with it, as his 28-point lead in the polls going into Monday suggested he would. The polls were accurate this time, and most corporate media outlets called Iowa for Trump not long after 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The former president ended up with 51 percent of the total caucus vote, followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a distant second with 21 percent, and Nikki Haley coming in third at 19 percent. But the big news of the night isn’t Trump’s massive win, it’s DeSantis’ spectacular defeat....
  • DeSantis: Trump Used Ramaswamy And Then Threw Him Under The Bus "The Minute He Wasn't Useful"

    01/15/2024 9:06:53 AM PST · by TBP · 117 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 15, 2024 | Tim Hains
    "I noticed that he threw -- um -- Vivek under the bus. I've seen a candidate run for an office and basically campaign for another candidate in the same race before, but that's what's happened. And the minute he wasn't useful they dropped the hammer on him. That's just the way they are. We're going to go forward as a party. We can go forward in a way that's focused on peoples' issues and a great agenda for America, or we can go forward with Trump, which will be focused, the 2024 election, on legal issues, criminal trials, convictions, on...
  • Some Perspective on the Hawkeye Cauci (from 2012)

    01/15/2024 7:22:01 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 2 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | January 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    At any rate, this is the Iowa caucus, the Hawkeye Cauci, and it has been fascinating all morning and during the day yesterday to watch the media. My gosh, they are so excited. They are ten times as excited as anybody else is about this. It’s funny to watch. Now, to put this in a little more perspective — and this is not to disparage the Hawkeye Cauci — but there’s not a single delegate chosen tonight. Nothing that happens tonight really leads to votes in terms of delegates at a convention. It’s a glorified straw poll. And I’m not...
  • Ron DeSantis Criticizes Trump on Eve of Iowa Caucus — Accuses Him of Self-Serving Politician

    01/14/2024 9:00:59 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 14, 2024 | Jim Hoft
    On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, a former ally of Donald J. Trump, delivered a blistering critique of the former President, implying that Trump prioritizes personal loyalty over the nation’s welfare. In 2017, Donald Trump, who was then serving as President, threw his support behind Ron DeSantis in the race for Florida’s governorship. This endorsement from Trump was a significant boost for DeSantis, a tea-party conservative, enabling him to surpass the right-wing GOP candidate Adam Putnam, who was serving as Florida’s agriculture commissioner at the time, Politico reported. “Congressman Ron DeSantis is a brilliant...