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MSNBC on DeSantis

Mehdi Hasan - A Blunt Reality Check on Ron DeSantis:

By Ed Mazza
Nov 14, 2022

MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan is hitting the brakes on the sudden media love affair with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who’s easy reelection last week has many in the GOP thinking he could be the one who finally takes down Donald Trump. 

Hasan noted “puff pieces” in favor of DeSantis already popping up. He stated at Huffpost:

“Don’t get me wrong,” he said. “Ron DeSantis’ 19-point win over Charlie Crist is objectively noteworthy, impressive, especially when you consider he’s dedicated his tenure as governor to demonizing queer children and teachers, lobbing Venezuelan migrants across the country, and presiding over 80,000 dead Floridians, the highest overall number of any state in the country.” 


In true DeSantis fashion, his Broward School Board burns down the house

According to an opinion piece in the Miami Herald, here is further proof on how is DeSantis is taking control, in an autoratis of way, even local government operations.  

Read the whole article.

DeSantis most recent action in Broward county (Ft. Lauderdale) only proves that DeSantis — adept at using Florida’s system of government to his advantage — can make decisions even in parts of the state where his policies are unpopular. If it happened in deep-blue Broward County, it can happen anywhere else

Previously Florida School Board elections have been non-partisanAcross the state, including in Miami-Dade, DeSantis-backed candidates won several school board seats. Those who assume it will be business as usual don’t understand what DeSantis’ endgame is. What happened in Broward is a taste of the scorched-earth politics that will follow. Be prepared for school boards to launch culture wars on things like LGBTQ books and sex education. Superintendents, who serve at the pleasure of elected [board] members, will have to walk the line [or be fired by a chosen school board picked by an autocratic governor].


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