Rick Scott. Remember when it couldn’t get much than worse than that? An HCA fraudster who refused federal money for a high-speed Orlando-Tampa rail connection. We’d be on “the hook,” although formal bids hadn’t yet been received.
Then came Ron DeSantis, from the Fox green room and Trump’s petting zoo to an agenda against all things “woke.” Indeed, it did get worse—from book-bans and COVID outliers to paying for border migrants to fly to other states.
And now, head’s up. Looks like Panhandle punk Matt Gaetz wants his goobernatorial shot. In an age of political outrage, anything is possible, if not downright likely. Including a ring leader for governor. For now, at least, the public has forgotten about those sexual misconduct allegations and campaign finance shenanigans, if not a Leo Gorcey Dead Ender caricature from hell.
You don’t have to be anti-Semitic to criticize Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu has an authoritarian side, and there’s nothing about de facto apartheid to rally around. A two-state solution has to happen.
But nothing–nothing–justifies the defense of Hamas-instigated horrifics perpetrated on civilians and their families, some of them American. Harvard-activist protests notwithstanding, this was no prison escape. Escapees don’t stop to rape, behead and take hostages.
As long as there is no two-state solution, there will be no solution—and no haven for the helpless and innocent.
It’s not just the Electoral College that’s woefully out of date. We’ve just been reminded—thanks to Matt Gaetz—that’s there’s another anachronism bedeviling our democracy. It’s the rule that allows a single member of the House to force de facto-coup action on a resolution to remove the Speaker. Maybe single-member motion to vacate doesn’t sound as ill-advised and chaotic as it is: Just call it Gaetzgate.
- Ron DiSastrous says no to any Palestinian refugees coming to Florida because they “are all anti-Semitic.” The only thing surprising is that he managed to say it before Trump did.
He has also proposed sanctions on Iran. He obviously needs some form of foreign policy bona fides beyond the Ukrainian “border dispute.”
- The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there are approximately 10,000 Palestinians in Florida.
- Speaking of GOPster presidential candidates and foreign affairs familiarity, none have a better handle than Nikki Haley, America’s former United Nations ambassador.
- Political priorities update: Gov. DiSastrous is calling lawmakers back to Tally this month to — pass further sanctions against Not to deal with the property-insurance- premium crisis or, say, rethink proposals that gut diversity, equity and inclusion programs in public universities.
- “He’ll do whatever he has to do to stay in the ”—Perry Thurston, former Democratic senator and Minority Leader, in reference to Congressman Matt Gaetz.