Florida

Why Were ‘Experts’ So Wrong About Florida?

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

It is obvious that politics, rather than science, was the basis of the media's animosity. The governor is not only a Republican, but a close ally of Trump. Because this is a presidential election year, it served the partisan interests of the anti-Trump media establishment to treat DeSantis as a villain. People dying from a virus is not good news, of course, but the fact that Florida’s COVID-19 death rate is so much lower than big blue states deserves some acknowledgement. The anti-Trump media decided two months ago to make Ron DeSantis a villain, however, and it seems that no “fact-based truth” will ever change their minds.

Florida Has Beaten the ‘Surge’

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

The media have demonized DeSantis, an ally of President Trump, for his reluctance to impose a statewide lockdown, and the IHME forecast of a May 7 “peak” would seem to require an extension of the lockdown. The day-by-day trend in case numbers, however, contradicts the IHME projection. What will happen? Well, if Floridians keep social-distancing, and the number of new cases continues declining daily, not even the media’s hatred of DeSantis can conceal the gap between what the IHME predicts and the state’s own data. Hunker down and flatten that curve, Florida. I’ve got a couple of grandkids down there, and I’m planning to see them before June.

Florida Leftist Gets Off Easy For Battering MAGA Hat Wearing Senior Citizen

After an attack on a senior citizen that was motivated by hatred for Donald Trump supporters, Democrat Matthias Ajple, 43, was convicted of battering Robert Youngblood in an attack at Hurricane Grill & Wings in Vero Beach, Florida. Unfortunately, he was allowed to plead no contest to a much lesser charge and get away with only 90 days in jail.

Thoughts on American Democracy

In remarks delivered to the Taxpayers’ Association of Indian River County, retiring Indian River (Florida) County Commissioner Bob Solari took a look at the state of politics today and concluded that one of the great threats to American democracy is that the balance between reason and revelation no longer exists. Both reason and revelation have been denigrated and replaced by a post-modern discourse of emotion that undermines our democracy.

Florida Conservatives Fight For Second Amendment

Fortunately for Floridians they have a principled limited government constitutional conservative Attorney General, Ashley Moody, to defend their right to keep and bear arms, as protected by the Constitution of the United States.

Green New Deal Would Cost Households in 5 States $70K+ in First Year

The CEI and Power the Future analysis shows that, if implemented, the Green New Deal would cost for American households at least tens of thousands of dollars annually on a permanent basis. Perhaps that’s why exactly zero Senate Democrats, including the resolution’s 12 co-sponsors, voted for the Green New Deal when they had the chance.

Club for Growth State Legislative Scorecards For Florida, New Mexico, Tennessee & Virginia

Elected officials who scored 90% or better in a given calendar year and also had lifetime scores of 90% or better are recognized as Defenders of Economic Freedom by the Club for Growth. Only two elected officials received a perfect rating of 100% in 2019, Del. Nick Freitas of Virginia and Rep. James Grant of Florida.

Will Florida, The ‘Gunshine State’ Outlaw The AR-15?

Democrats and their radical Far Left progressive allies in Florida have refined the art of government by constitutional amendment to a science. After outlawing dog racing and restoring felon voting rights, they have now set their sights on outlawing America’s most popular sporting rifle – the AR-15, along with practically every other semi-automatic shotgun and rifle.

The Ballot Box Jihad

We urge our conservative Democrat friends in Michigan, Virginia, Florida, Texas, California, Pennsylvania and other states where primary elections are imminent, to take this warning of the danger of nominating and electing anti-constitutional liberty Muslim candidates seriously and to only vote for candidates who believe in and will fight for the foundational principles of our Constitutional Republic.

Jeb Goes Full Bush On Sanctuary Cities

With the Florida legislature about to pass a bill prohibiting Florida local governments from implementing so-called sanctuary city policies, Jeb! has surfaced to opine that sanctuary cities in Florida were “not a problem.” Update - despite Jeb Bush's opposition the bill passed yesterday and Florida now has a tough anti-sanctuary city law.

Why New Yorkers Flee for Florida

Sen. Rick Scott, Wall Street Journal

The elites in New York and Washington should commission a study of Florida to see what happens when conservative ideas are put into practice. The luxury real-estate market in Manhattan may be sagging, but Florida’s economy is thriving, expanding at a record pace. There’s a reason Florida surpassed New York as the third-largest state. There’s a reason Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s mom left New York for Florida. And there’s a reason companies are fleeing high-tax states, bringing jobs with them to Florida, Tennessee and Texas.

Democrat Losers: Undignified and Dangerous

David Catron, The American Spectator

This is the platform of a moribund party awash in dark money yet bereft of genuine ideas for improving the lives of average Americans. And, if gaining power over all three branches of government requires destroying the credibility of our electoral process, the Democrats are for it. Not one called for Abrams to stop accusing Brian Kemp — without evidence — of voter suppression. Not one asked Bill Nelson to stop accusing Rick Scott — without evidence — of meddling with the Florida ballot count. Not one gives a damn about dignity or democracy. All they care about is power — and that is dangerous.

Trump Is Right: The Only Way To Win Is To Fight

Ever since Donald Trump won, the Leftist establishment has been acusing him of being divisive, so let us translate what that really means: Donald Trump is making it more difficult for Democrats to reduce your liberty, freedom, and rights and grow the power of the federal government, and they want him to be nice and let them win.

The Democrats’ Chaos Strategy Almost Worked In Florida

Conservatives must come to grips with the reality that for the new radical progressive Democratic Party politics is warfare, and the only rule in war is to win. Complying with all the laws and rules pre-election is a recipe for one-Party Democrat rule if there is no way to enforce those laws and rules post-election.

The Democrats’ Goal Is Election Chaos

Conservative observers of the post-Election Day chaos thhis year must understand that the mess is not due to incompetence. It is part of a larger, long term plan that has been executed by Democrats to move as many elections as possible into what our friend election lawyer J. Christian Adams calls “the margin of litigation.”

Trump Is Right: Honest Vote Count No Longer Possible

Activist judges and post-election lawsuits to “count every vote,” whether legal or not, have made a mockery of election laws and left any election decided within the margin of litigation to the whim of liberal judges, not the electorate. This is no way to govern.

Florida Survives Category 5 Liberalism

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The press propagandized relentlessly for Gillum, who was flush with money from George Soros and Tom Steyer, while kneecapping the scrappier DeSantis over minor lapses, and Gillum still couldn’t win. Notice also the media’s silence about Obama. Yet again the darling of journalists shows himself to be a crappy campaigner for others. But it appears that a slight majority of Floridians still fear left-wing pols who threaten to seize money more than Republicans capable of making some.

Latino voters in Florida could help Republicans win in key races

Salena Zito, New York Post

This is Florida, where hurricanes, pythons and local issues like the caravan of Latin Americans approaching the border dominate the conversation. “First of all, let’s make something clear. To me, there’s a big difference between an immigrant and an illegal,” one voter said. “And in all fairness to everyone, you have to follow the law.” Two Latino candidates from two Latino majority districts could help the GOP keep their House majority on Tuesday. And, in the richest of ironies, voters who dislike Trump but are now leaning Republican could make all the difference.

The monkey with a well-done nothingburger

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Barack Obama practically invented charisma. But who you calling articulate, man? Here’s Barack Obama, the man himself, campaigning at Kent State University in Ohio, on Sept. 3, 2007: “I come from Chicago. It’s not as if it’s just Republicans who have monkeyed around with elections in the past. Sometimes Democrats have, too. You know, whenever people are in power, they have this tendency to try to tilt things in their direction.” You could look it up, as Casey Stengel used to say. We’ve clearly got enough monkeys to go around. And maybe one or two we don’t really need.

It’s gonna be Trump vs the looney left in November

John Fund, Fox News

The primary season for Campaign 2018 is now nearing a close. In most of the key races in the November midterm elections, voters will be given a clear choice between a candidate favorable to President Trump’s policies and someone who wants to upend them. Unlike many previous midterm elections, this November will truly represent a choice and not an echo.