Wednesday, December 20, 2023

One of DeSantis’ Hypocrisies

Ron DeSantis , Florida right wing governor and presidential candidate had recently commented on the Colorado Supreme Court’s removal of twice-impeached former president Donald Trump from the Republican primary ballot. 

 “The Left invokes ‘democracy’ to justify its use of power, even if it means abusing judicial power to remove a candidate from the ballot based on spurious legal grounds. SCOTUS should reverse,” he wrote on a post on X.

Interesting considering DeSantis prides himself and actively boasts on his removal of duly elected officials across his own state, some which have already been deemed unconstitutional from the courts. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Trump: Immigrants “Poison the Blood”

Donald Trump did his best Adolph Hitler impersonation recently and as CNN’s Abby Phillips noted, GOP Representative Nicole Malliotakis tried to spin Trump’s statements saying that immigrants were “poisoning the blood of our country” by insisting that’s not what he really meant and that Trump was implying they really poison America with their “democratic policies.”

While that is definitely not what Trump was saying, and keep in mind reports that Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump claimed in 1990 that he kept speeches of Hitler beside his bed, there is also some other subtext here - Republicans believe immigrants are Democrats. 

This is nothing new but it explains renewed pushes against immigration policy at a time when elections are determined by a handful of votes.