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Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« on: November 12, 2022, 11:21:55 pm »
Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader

The biggest winner of the midterm elections was, without a doubt, Governor Ron DeSantis, whose landslide victory in the state of Florida was breathtaking.

The biggest loser? Donald Trump, whose handpicked loyalist candidates in a number of races struggled to beat vulnerable Democrats. Once again, the former president may have cost Republicans control of the Senate, in a year when it was theirs to lose.

Many will conclude, on the basis of the midterm 2022 results, that the Republican Party is ready to move on, without Donald Trump as its leader.

DeSantis scored a win in Florida that was one for the record books. In Miami-Dade County, a region which President Joe Biden won by 16 percentage points in 2020, the popular governor won easily. Not only was the margin of victory astounding in itself, it also reinforced an emerging reality: Hispanic voters may be shifting their long-term alliance to Republicans.

DeSantis won because he embraced Trumpian policies, stood firm against the woke mob, led his state through the pandemic with brilliance and, more recently, managed the horrific damage done by Hurricane Ian with great competence. Florida residents rewarded the popular governor by re-electing him with roughly a 19-point margin over his opponent, Democrat Charlie Crist.

On the heels of his win, DeSantis delivered a barnburner victory speech, laying down markers for what will surely be a run for president in 2024 and declaring, "I have only begun to fight."

For Donald Trump, the election proved to be, using Barack Obama’s word, a shellacking. In Pennsylvania, Dr. Mehmet Oz, handpicked by Trump to represent the GOP in defending a seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Pat Toomey, lost to Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. Fetterman suffered a stroke early in the contest, but even as his ability to campaign was severely curtailed, he beat out the celebrity doctor.

That was not the only bitter disappointment for Republicans. In New Hampshire, incumbent Sen. Maggie Hassan, thought to be the most vulnerable Democrat running for re-election, survived to keep her seat. Her rival, retired Gen. Dan Bolduc, was another Trump-endorsed candidate who had little political experience. Bolduc was considered a long shot and not heavily supported by the GOP establishment, but polling showed him closing in during the final weeks of the race.

In Arizona, similarly, Senate candidate Blake Masters, another Trump pick, failed to beat out Democrat incumbent Mark Kelly. Masters was also a political neophyte who had come from behind in recent weeks. He was buoyed by yet another Trump acolyte, gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, whose race against Democrat Katie Hobbs is too close to call.   ....................

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/ron-desantis-new-republican-party-leader
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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2022, 11:29:56 pm »
Excellent speech by DeSantis!   :patriot:  Just a note: the ending vote count was DeSantis 59% an Crist 40.3%

It is worth watching. :)
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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2022, 12:16:08 am »
Ron is stuck in loser Trumps Craw. 
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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2022, 01:15:05 am »
Ron is stuck in loser Trumps Craw.

Hopefully Ron will rise above Trump's crappola and won't engage him.  If Ron doesn't respond it will only drive Donald off the rails and he will continue to self-destruct. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2022, 01:18:33 am »
Hopefully Ron will rise above Trump's crappola and won't engage him.  If Ron doesn't respond it will only drive Donald off the rails and he will continue to self-destruct.

Exactly.  Trumpy hate being ignored.  If Ron ignores Trump, he will go nuts.
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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2022, 06:32:40 am »
As De Santis hasn't gone through the vicious demonization scourging Trump has gone through.  Its  real early and unwise to dance on Trumps grave and declare Santis as a God coming to save us.  Smacks of what a lock-stepping Democrat would brazenly and proudly do.

To many facade Conservatives have surfaced with the Republicans in serious trouble, to brag about democrat victory and Republican losses.  To those not blind and stupid, they are now showing you who they really are.  Wolves in sheep's clothing.
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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2022, 12:07:40 am »
Hopefully Ron will rise above Trump's crappola and won't engage him.  If Ron doesn't respond it will only drive Donald off the rails and he will continue to self-destruct.

RDS will follow McConnell's instructions  - or he's out.

But that's okay, because, you know, he won relection in Florida.
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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2022, 12:21:27 am »
RDS will follow McConnell's instructions  - or he's out.

But that's okay, because, you know, he won relection in Florida.



What an odd post. :shrug:

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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2022, 12:57:45 am »


What an odd post. :shrug:

Agreed.  Odd indeed but I'm not surprised. Emotions are running pretty high.
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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2022, 01:09:53 am »
RDS will follow McConnell's instructions  - or he's out.

McConnell is 80 years old and increasingly unlikely to retain his position as minority leader.  If this happens he may resign his seat altogether.  Kentucky recently passed a law to forbid the democrat governor from replacing him with anyone other than a republican.  Of course he could appoint the biggest RINO he can find.  Beshear is up for reelection in 2023 --- so Mitch may hang around until early 2024.
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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2022, 01:33:48 am »
@cato potatoe   You haven't a clue how any of this works or how deeply entrenched it is.   But, you may be the one who's better off.   :shrug:



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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2022, 01:35:47 am »
RDS will follow McConnell's instructions  - or he's out.

But that's okay, because, you know, he won relection in Florida.

He wins re-elections, unlike Trump.

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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2022, 01:37:06 am »


What an odd post. :shrug:

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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2022, 01:39:26 am »
RDS will follow McConnell's instructions  - or he's out.

Would you please stop lying about DeSantis?  On second thought, just stop lying about everything.
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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2022, 01:39:48 am »
@cato potatoe   You haven't a clue how any of this works or how deeply entrenched it is.   But, you may be the one who's better off.   :shrug:

Better off is a legitimate question, but clueless is exactly spot on.

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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2022, 01:40:31 am »
Would you please stop lying about DeSantis?  On second thought, just stop lying about everything.

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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2022, 01:41:00 am »
RIV is in top form tonight, here and on TOS... :rolling:

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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2022, 01:42:52 am »
Just to be clear, @Right_in_Virginia has forgotten more about the ins and outs of what is really happening within the beltway, than you would ever be able to comprehend in a dozen lifetimes.

You are far from her league.

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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2022, 01:34:52 pm »
Just to be clear, @Right_in_Virginia has forgotten more about the ins and outs of what is really happening within the beltway, than you would ever be able to comprehend in a dozen lifetimes.

You are far from her league.

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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2022, 01:53:05 pm »
Agreed.  Odd indeed but I'm not surprised. Emotions are running pretty high.

I suspect my post appears odd to you precisely because it is not emotion-based @libertybele

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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2022, 02:06:51 pm »
I suspect my post appears odd to you precisely because it is not emotion-based @libertybele

But the fact is many of your responses are emotionally-based. You’re lashing out at individual posters

Of course you don’t see it. But the rest of us do
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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2022, 02:10:17 pm »
RIV is in top form tonight, here and on TOS... :rolling:

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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2022, 02:11:21 pm »
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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2022, 02:31:44 pm »
But the fact is many of your responses are emotionally-based. You’re lashing out at individual posters

Of course you don’t see it. But the rest of us do

Your gang is calling me a liar and stalking me on other forums so you can ridicule me on this one ----- and you accuse me of being "emotional" and "lashing out"?  You simply cannot be serious @LMAO

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Re: Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2022, 02:35:31 pm »
Your gang is calling me a liar and stalking me on other forums so you can ridicule me on this one ----- and you accuse me of being "emotional" and "lashing out"?  You simply cannot be serious LMAO

Lol

Well, I don’t know who my “gang” is nor have I ever called you a liar, ridiculed you, or stalked you but you were the one who made the claim that your posts are not emotional based when in fact they very much are


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