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Sat Jan 26, 2019, 11:47 AM

Florida may now have America's most conservative Supreme Court

Sometimes it sucks to live in Florida



If you’re among the moderate or liberal Floridians happily surprised by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ zeal for environmental protection, his embrace of a more liberal medical marijuana policy or his appointing Democrats to key offices, this may jolt you:

In that same span of two weeks, DeSantis has created what some conservatives are celebrating as the most conservative state Supreme Court in America.

The Republican governor probably has already produced his most important legacy — a 6-1 ardently conservative Supreme Court majority — that will far outlive the eight years he can serve in office.

“Liberals should be weeping after these three (Supreme Court) picks. Now let’s move some litigation,” Republican consultant Brett Doster, an adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, crowed on Twitter. It came after DeSantis made his third appointment to the Court on Tuesday — Carlos Muñiz, the former counsel to Pam Bondi and Bush.

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/01/24/adam-smith-desantis-puts-conservative-stamp-on-florida-supreme-court/

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HAB911 Jan 2019 OP
rockfordfile Jan 2019 #1
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Awsi Dooger Jan 2019 #3
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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 12:43 PM

1. Essentially more corrupt.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:41 PM

2. It'll be interesting to see how far Florida will go

The state depends on the tourist industry to keep itself funded. If they go wacky right wing on abortion and gay rights, people will stop going there.

Honestly, Florida is a shithole. I have to travel there for work and the place just sucks. The weather in nice in the winter. But it's unlivable there in the summer. The people are rude because they hate tourist but love their money.

I'd rather deal with cold weather than the right wing freaks that live down there.

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 02:36 PM

3. Less than .1% of tourists will care about Florida politics

 

Nice whiff. I can just hear all those travel plans being changed.

Florida is a balanced state, about as close to an exact swing state as there is right now. It is maybe 1% more red than the nation.

This was a disastrous 2018 election cycle. DeSantis over Gillum was the worst result since Trump over Hillary. Ongoing consequences, as the article detailed. But we brought it upon ourselves. I live in Miami and have detailed for years how the Republican canvassers and mailers and phone bankers are ongoing all year long. I see it on my suburban block. I see it at my aunt's house. She is a registered Republican.

It is exactly the opposite of when I lived in Clark County, Nevada. Democrats realized they had been underperforming there and the operation was really kicked into overdrive sophistication by Harry Reid, circa 2006.

Trump right now is at 37% approval. This is when all the college campus registration drives should be emphasized. Right now. Not last fall. The net gain would be highest right now. But since the Democratic Party has no clue toward situational influence we will wait until fall 2020 and try the cram course late phone bank method.

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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:32 PM

4. I said if they go crazy right wing...

They haven't yet. But if they do, it might be interesting to see what happens. Although, there are probably enough rednecks who flock to Florida to sustain them. So on second thought you might be right.

After the most recent election, I don't see Florida as a swing state. While the rest of the country went blue, Florida went dark red at the state level. I don't see a scenario in two years where it turns blue.

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