The republicans gaming the system are getting scary. They clearly do not want democracy, they want white Christian male rule over the country. Simply put they want power for themselves and only them. They don’t want what the US use to be, they don’t want what it was becoming, they want an authoritarian single party rule with each of them thinking they will get a chunk of the country to rule over and grift from making them lords of their own mini kingdoms. They want to be Oligarchs. I think if we don’t stop them and do so hard we are watching the end of the US democratic experiment. Hugs OT. My back is so bad I can hardly breathe. Even sitting in my best chair has been hard the last four days. We tried going from every month of steroid trigger point injections to every two months. It is not going to work. I will soon be going to bed again. Hugs
From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel editorial board:
The tough guy in the flight helmet is afraid of Charlie Crist. “Never, ever back down from a fight,” Gov. Ron DeSantis insists in a campaign ad. Then he runs away from an invitation to debate Crist on statewide television. Considering DeSantis’ obvious vulnerabilities in a format he can’t control — especially on the subjects of abortion and guns — his debate avoidance strategy may be politically savvy. But it cheats Florida voters. It shows how he loathes transparency. It’s bad for democracy.
Florida’s “Decision 2022: Before You Vote” debate series looks impressive with its statewide alliance of 10 television stations from Miami to Pensacola, coalition of prominent sponsors across the political spectrum, statewide public radio hookup and a national rebroadcast on C-SPAN. Crist accepted, but DeSantis chose an alternative that’s comically insignificant by comparison: a live evening debate Oct. 12 on WPEC, Channel 12, the CBS affiliate in West Palm Beach.
Read the full editorial. As the paper notes, not only does that single local station reach a small audience (which includes, notably, Mar-A-Lago), it’s owned by the pro-Trump outfit Sinclair.