"Democrat" playbook - "Everyone I don't like is Hitler"
From Vanity Fair: A Comprehensive Guide to Why a Ron DeSantis Presidency Would Be as Terrifying as a Trump One
ok... I'll bite.
So the point is the "Democrat" playbook ("Democrat" - meaning anyon e who disagrees with you) is to label anyone they disagree with as "Hitler"
So... Did you read this opinion piece to which you linked? I did, and searched for the word "Hitler" in it. I found zero hits.
The author is basically making the same points I made about DeSantis in an earlier post. NOTE: I did not use the word "Hitler" either.
DeSantis' whole goal is to "own the libs". Every policy he has enacted is a means to that end.
The author starts with Venezuelan immigrant stunt. Governor Abbott from Texas was steling his lib-trolling bona fides by flying immigrants to liberal cities. HA! Great troll!
At least these were immigrants who were ON Texas soil, impacting Texas cities.
De Santis, jealous of Abbott's lib-trolling capabilities devised a plan. He would re-allocate Florida taxpayer money and hiire some previate jets and a hispanic woman to lure immigrants originally from Venezuela (escaping horrible Socialism BTW) from Texas soil to Florida, where they then could be flown to Martha's Vineyard! HA! He out-trolled Abbott! Now THAT is owning the libs.
Then she claims he is dangerously anti-science. She misses the point. If it would "own the libs", he would embrace science with open arms. His state led the country and at times the world, in COVID death and hospitialization. Because... "freedom!"! (Nahhhh... he doesn't goive a shit about freedom. He just wants to, say it with me "own the libs"
After claiming that the COVID vaccine is essential and effective (when he was supporting Trump), he discovered a MUCH more effective lib-troll by discrediting the vaccine, and hioring Joseph Ladapo... A largely discreditied quack, who tells people to take Ivermectin and Hydroxycloroquine. Two drugs that have no impact on COVID, but could be lethal in certain doses. WHy? AntiVax fires up the base AND.... owns the libs.
Let's not forget the offer of $5,000 for unvaccinated cops to relocate to Florida!!!! Is that an example of "good governance"???? Or wait for it... Is it's purpose to "own the libs"?????
Geez --- memory lane. I forgot abou this one.
He bragged about a voter fraud task force, going to citiznes houses and arresting them for voting!!!!! In Florida, if you are an ex-felon who SERVED his/her time completely, you still can't vote until you have fully paid resitution for your crime. (Doesn't matter that you may not have the funds to do so) So these people, being entrapped by the state run by DeSantis and were told LITERALLY that they could vote lawfully, actually voted! And were dragged from their homes in handcuffs for their trouble. DeSantis bragged about this in a press conference. YEAH - That will troll the libs!
Oh...then there is the "Stop WOKE Act" - Nice name. Trolling anyone?
Peronal note: I actually support fighting wokeness in society. I think it is insidious and damaging to our society.
Fighting wokeness? Great idea! Truth is... If his base loved wokeness, he's be the wokest SOB on planet earth.
The most hilarious thing about this bill, is... It reads like the most socialist, snowflake woke thing you could ever read.
allows students and workers to sue if they believe a classroom lesson or workplace training course caused them to “feel guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress” due to their race.
It is hard to imagine a more woke bill. Oh and what happened to free speech? The hell with that. He needs to "own the libs"!!
Even when this guy is right on the issue, he definitely prefers lib-trolling to any actual solution to the issue.
He identifies a VALID concern with the woke left, that they are indoctrinating young children with references to sexuality (particularly homosexuality and transgenderism)
Personal note: I have NOTHING against anyone who is gay or trans. Nothing at all. But I do not want my K-3rd grader being introduced to people's sexuality.
A valid problem, that could be solved with an investigation of the ACTUA:L facts, and a call to vote the culpable school board members out of office.
That's what DeSantis does. RIght? NOPE... Not enough lib-trolling in that course of action.
He signs a bill empowering parents to SUE if there is any reference to sexuality with K-3 children. Problem is... The bill is horribly and vaguely written and destroys primary education across the state.
This is the bill, the left badly misnamed the "Don't Say Gay" bill.
SO... in reaction, woke Disney employees pressure DIsney to protest the bill. SO, when DIsney simply OPINES on the bill, DeSantis moves to punish them by dismantling the Ready Creek Improvement District. The arrangement (one of about a dozen in Florida) that allows Disney to receive tax money and administrate (building and maintaining roads, and public facilities, as well as the Orlando AIrport). All of this because DIsney dared to simply publicly disagree with DeSantis! (WHat happned to the free speech thing???) - Never mind the free speech. He has to troll the libs! Fire up the base!
Fast forward, and he realizes that he is basically leaving a huge gap in providing public service sfor 10's of thousands of FLoridians, JUST to own the libs, he is unwinding this nonsense.
DeSantis is the ultimate troll. He knows and cares nothing about any problems facing Floridians. He cares about boosting his own right-wing credentials by trolling and owning the libs.