Today is one of those days where I have a little bit to say about a lot of things. Let’s get going.
Even Further Down With Ron
Putting Florida and quality secondary education in the same paragraph defies logic. The Sunshine State along with Texas are two large states that are far from known for the quality education they offer. They are both led by Republican governors. While Texas throws its weight around educationally mainly by influencing textbook content, Florida is now threatening to canceled all AP classes.
Both Texas’s Greg Abbott and Florida’s Ron DeSantis are eyeing 2024 GOP presidential runs. They are both trying to stay in the good graces of the extreme right wing of the party. DeSantis, much like Mitch McConnell, is evil but very bright (politically anyway). Abbott is evil and I’ll stop there.
If you want a race to the bottom, these are two guys to put on your track team.
You Gotta Chuckle
Lawyers for the Proud Boys are planning on subpoenaing Donald Trump as a defense witness. You need not stand back but stand by for an interesting situation to unfold.
No Nikki In My Crystal Ball
Nikki Haley declared her candidacy for the 2024 presidential race last week. Her greatest asset in a general is also her greatest liability in a Republican primary. She is a woman. It’s always easy to say an early candidate will not become president (it’s simply a numbers game) but for a plethora of reasons I just don’t see a President Haley.
Her campaign is off to a terrible start. She couldn’t handle Sean Hannity’s softballs on Fox. How is she going to handle someone throwing fastballs and breaking pitches. She is simply not ready for prime time. Is it any wonder that Trump doesn’t appear to be concerned?
Sticking with ’24 for a bit, I came up with a slogan for the what I assume will be Joe Biden reelection campaign: Save Social Security; vote for Joe. If the Florida Democrats come up with a good candidate just change the name and use it against Rick Scott in the Senate race. As of this moment if the Democrats have a pickup possibility, it is Florida.
Is It Really That Bad?
Assuming more than just a few of the most radical Republicans vote against aid to Ukraine, democracy itself may become a major campaign issue in 2024. I expect the Republicans to be anti Big D Democratic; but small d?
Republican Educational “Logic”
If you follow the Republican theory that we can’t teach anything that makes student uncomfortable regardless of it being truth or part of American history then I will advance the argument that mass shootings must not be spoken of.
A Local Race That The Nation Should Watch
Fulton County DA Fani Willis is up for reelection in 2024. It will be interesting to see where the money comes from in that one and just who gets involved.
Just The Numbers
Under Joe Biden over 12 million jobs were created in 2 years and 11 days. Stack that up with anybody you want.
The Elevator Doesn’t Seem To Be Going All The Way To The Penthouse
Donald Trump actually proposed that all school principals be elected. I’ll just leave that one there.
In One Respect Anyway
I’m basically a Joe Biden fan. I am certainly not a Mike Pence fan. That being said I look at their actions in relation to classified documents as being similar and the actions of innocent men who got caught up in a mistake(s) either made by them, on their “watch” or both. Contrast that with those actions with the actions of Trump.
Am I Supposed To Be Surprised?
A partial and redacted version of the report issued by the special grand jury impaneled in Fulton County to look into the 2020 election and its aftermath was released last Thursday. Basically, it told us that the election was effectively fair and square, crimes were committed in its aftermath and that some of Trump’s people lied. That was a Capt. Obvious moment.
The Most Conclusive Evidence To Date
It was reported that the Trump teams paid the Berkeley Research Group to investigate allegations into incidents of voter fraud in the 2020 election to the extent that they prevented a Trump victory. Not only couldn’t they substantiate the claims they actually refuted many of them.
The people doing any report/study know who is signing the check. If they can’t find something to back up your side of the argument, let alone refute you, then there is nothing to your claim. Trump got his behind handed to him. It’s just that simple.
I just can’t leave with a few comments about the Republican Representative from New York currently known as George Santos.
He staked out an aisle seat for the State of the Union. Hey, why not its not like his day is tied up with committee work. Getting one of those seats usually means you spent all day there in the hope of getting a lot of TV time.
Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney – who I generally disagree with on policy – showed his integrity again when he scolded Santos on his way down the aisle to his seat.
As if his history weren’t enough, it appears that Santos is in hot water for current activities. The FEC ordered Santos to either declare his 2024 candidacy or disavow post-midterm fundraising. George, or whatever his name is this week, has never been much for coloring within the lines.
I could go on but that’s enough for today. It’s Monday after all.
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