I write at length in another piece this morning about the media smear of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for putting his state’s elderly population first in line to receive the COVID vaccines. But that is far from the only media smear of DeSantis happening right now.
The Florida Governor is also being smeared for…wait for it…his efforts to ensure election integrity! No kidding:
Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis Moving to Ban Universal Mail-in Voting in Election Integrity https://t.co/eQeGfk2syZ
— Ben Owen (@hrkbenowen) February 20, 2021
From the story at BigLeaguePolitics:
“Florida had the most transparent and efficient election anywhere in the country,” DeSantis said. “Other states took days, weeks, and even months to count their votes. And yet Florida, by midnight on election night, we had 99% reporting and 11 million votes counted, tabulated, and put out to the public.”
Florida’s legislature had moved to reform the state’s election practices in the interests of reporting brevity and election integrity following the disputed 2000 presidential election. The results of Florida’s presidential election were available and clear on election night in November, with other states implementing mass-in voting for the first time struggling to report results for several days or even weeks.
DeSantis’ proposal wouldn’t eliminate mail-in voting in Florida. It would merely require every voter who wishes to vote by mail to request a mail-in ballot every election, as opposed to mailing millions of ballots without verifying addresses and identities.
Under the package, only someone’s family member could drop off their ballot, in a move designed to prevent suspect political front groups from “harvesting” ballots. This would establish a clear chain of custody from the voter to the state without unnecessary third parties.
The comprehensive package would also require counties and municipalities to make election results public and transparent in timely fashion.
You just can’t make this stuff up, folks.
But wait, there’s more!
DeSantis is also under fire this weekend for taking this action on Friday:
— New York Post (@nypost) February 20, 2021
That’s right: He’s the only governor in the country who is paying appropriate tribute to the single most influential media figure in our nation’s history. So naturally, the DC/New York Democrat media propaganda machine – who all hated Rush – are up in arms smearing DeSantis over this move, too.
If that doesn’t convince you that DeSantis is right at the top of potential GOP presidential nominees for 2024, then you aren’t paying attention. Assuming Donald Trump chooses not to make another bid, DeSantis is in fact the most likely to become the nominee at this moment in time.
I’m old enough to remember when a U.S. President got blamed for every one of these deaths by the corrupt national news media. – Yeah, but that was a month ago. Now that a Democrat sock puppet is in office, he won’t get blamed for the fact that more than 100,000 Americans supposedly died from COVID-19 during the first month of his presidency:
Nearly 100,000 people in the United States died from the Chinese coronavirus during President Joe Biden’s first month in office. https://t.co/dFb2twFAcL
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 21, 2021
That, of course, is according to the official count, which we have all known for almost a year now is radically overblown. But still, 100,000 in a month seems like a lot, doesn’t it? Seems like something CNN and MSNBC and all of your local news stations would maybe take a moment to note, and maybe even display ticker at the bottom of the screen as a constant reminder. Right?
But all of those tickers have magically disappeared now, gone the moment China Joe Biden was sworn into the presidency. Funny how that works.
Guess what else has magically disappeared from the corrupt news media? – If you said “fact-checkers,” you win the prize. Remember how CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post, the New York Times and all the alphabet broadcast networks had full-time presidential fake fact-checkers on staff to obsess over every word a certain ex-president had to say?
Yeah, they’re all gone now:
CNN Fact-Checker Has Disappeared From Air Post-Trump – https://t.co/4rtxcTYVNn
— Marc Morano (@ClimateDepot) February 21, 2021
From the story at Mediaite:
CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale was one of the busiest people in the cable news business for several years, but he has almost completely disappeared from the network’s programming over the past month or so. What happened?
Dale became a veritable household name among cable news viewers during Trump’s presidency after his work for the Toronto Star, tallying and debunking false or misleading statements by Trump, landed him a national gig with CNN.
Since joining CNN in June of 2019, Dale has appeared or been mentioned on the network more than once every other day on average, according to the Internet Archive.
That exposure dropped sharply after November 4, and according to the TV Eyes media monitoring database, since President Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, Dale has only appeared on the network once. And that appearance, last Friday, was to fact-check Donald Trump’s lawyers.
That’s right: CNN’s “fact-checker” has made only one on-air appearance since China Joe was installed into the White House, and that was to “fact-check” lawyers for Donald Trump.
Nevermind that you could have kept an army of fact-checkers busy for a full week just to correct all the rank BS Biden spewed during his CNN town hall last week with Cooper Anderson, er, Anderson Cooper, that job will not be available for the next four years because it doesn’t fit neatly into the agenda of the Democrat Party and its army of operatives who infest the national news media.
What’s the most predictable thing in the world? – Democrats pushing pork.
That’s what they’re doing in this $1.9 trillion “stimulus” bill – larding it up with hundreds of billions of dollars in wasteful spending on leftist political projects:
Democrats Stuff the COVID Relief Bill Full of All Kinds of Pork – Just Not for the Americans Who Need It
— RedState (@RedState) February 21, 2021
From the story at RedState.com:
House Democrats finally released their long-awaited $1.9 trillion Wuhan coronavirus relief bill.
It probably wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to predict that it would be packed full of goodies for the friends of Democrats like the prior “relief” bills, seeming less about “relief” to help desperate Americans and more like doling out pork for pet causes.
Of course, you’d be right.
While Joe Biden’s proposal shortchanges Americans on the $2000 he had originally promised and reemphasized during the Georgia campaign, including only a $1400 check for months of lost work for individuals making less than $75,000. Americans who are unemployed will get $400 a week on top of their state-issued benefits. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) also got $7 billion. Those might provide a small amount for cash-strapped Americans.
But there are also a ton of things that feed right into the Democratic agenda and pork machine that really have nothing to do with the virus. So why are they there? It’s that old Democratic maxim, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” They’re going to try to get all they can out of it for their agenda.
Top on the hit parade that they’d love to get through is the $15 minimum wage, structured out to reach that over five years. Of course. what a time to try to drop that on already strapped businesses, in a bill that supposed to be about relief, here they are trying to impose things that would make companies go out of business and/or have to fire people.
There are of course the other pet causes like $50 million for family planning which has what to do with the Wuhan coronavirus? It’s just one of their pet desires to push abortion. Not to mention let’s not forget some of the biggest donors to the Democrats, the teachers’ unions who right now seem to be influencing the Biden team adversely when it comes to opening school. Their reward? $128.5 billion.
Oh, let’s not forget climate change and all the environmental goodies. $100,000,000 for the EPA to address “health outcome disparities from pollution and the COVID pandemic,” $50,000,000 for “environmental justice” and “tackling the climate crisis” as well as $50,000,000 for the Clean Air Act.
Same song, 10,000th verse from your Democrat Party. Some things never change.
That is all.
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