Looks like all the liberals from the Northeastern region have yet to impact the increasingly stalwart conservative base in Florida.
Especially when accounting for the resounding victories of both incumbent Governor Ron DeSantis, alongside incumbent Senator Marco Rubio.
As observed by Outkick founder Clay Travis, these dual victories signify an increasingly intense conservative stronghold in a state whose electoral votes are now equivalent to that of New York City.
“Florida is now the base of the Republican Party. Absolute destruction of Democrats by @GovRonDeSantis & @marcorubio. Truly an unprecedented level of dominance. Incredible. Being right on covid has its rewards. Well done, guys. Love it,” Travis boomed.
It’s hardly a surprise that both DeSantis and Rubio ascended to victory, especially when accounting for the vastly more rational, science-based approach that DeSantis took towards the pandemic.
Despite their basis in science, Democrats vehemently opposed them because … well, just because being contrary is in their nature, even when such contrariness runs counter to their revered “science.”
“The Democratic Party opposed me on every single one of those policies and they wanted basically indefinite lockdowns and school closures, and that is not good for blue-collar people,” DeSantis drawled.
Nor is it good for basic educational development, of which countless studies have now revealed – a strong correlation between remote school and decreased academic achievement, not to mention social development, has been confirmed by several peer-reviewed studies.
You know, the types of studies that contain the “science” Democrats are so obsessed with.
DeSantis also made it clear that he was not terribly keen on having kindergarteners scrutinize their sexuality for reasons that should be beyond obvious to anyone who isn’t a card-carrying BLM/Antifa/(insert leftist organization of your choice) member.
“And then I also think we reflect their values. As parents raising kids, we fought Disney to make sure that kids wouldn’t be sexualized in elementary school by keeping things like gender ideology out of the classroom. But yet it’s the left that wants to put all that in there,” DeSantis added.
The brilliant Florida governor hardly concentrated on his pandemic and education policies: He also noted his respect for law enforcement and intolerance of crime.
“We also have done very strong on crime. When you had the (George) Floyd riots, I immediately called out the National Guard, we were not going to let that happen in Florida, we are a law-and-order state. And they know I’m a law-and-order governor, I think that’s important,” DeSantis declared.
And, unlike Dems that have difficulty aligning their words with their actions, DeSantis literally puts his money where his mouth is, chiefly in the form of paying law enforcement officers a one-time $5,000 bonus for relocating to Florida (which, coincidentally, has vastly superior cost of living expenses relative to New York, California, and other irrationally taxed states).
Perhaps most brilliantly of all, DeSantis captured a significant swathe of the Hispanic vote, illustrating the extent to which law-abiding Hispanics flock to Republicans, whereas cartel leaders and human smugglers flock to … you know who.
“So I think you just see Latinos down here, but really blue collar people generally, saying we’re representing them, we are standing up for them, their jobs, their education, their safety and their families,” DeSantis added.
And, unlike the feckless governor of California, who lamely attempted to “debate” DeSantis, the GOP governor has made it crystal clear that he has no tolerance for sanctuary cities, illegal voting, and a number of other unconstitutional measures.
“My first year, we banned sanctuary cities, and news media thought that that would be not approved down here. And yet, Hispanic voters in Florida had the highest approval rating for our policy to ban sanctuary cities. We did the transport to Martha’s Vineyard, and people thought that this was going to be so bad and yet Hispanic voters backed me on doing that because they understand the border is out of control,” DeSantis drawled.
Translation: Much as Democrats try to lump Hispanic and Black voters together, DeSantis recognizes clear individuality, not to mention enormous variance in values.
“So I think it’s on all of these issues. But clearly, the Republican establishment view that you need open borders and amnesty to appeal to Hispanic voters in the United States is dead wrong. It was wrong then. And it’s clearly been proven to be wrong now,” DeSantis declared.
Once DeSantis’s governor term is up, one can only hope that he may make a run for the White House …
Author: Ofelia Thornton