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Just saw a sticker on a van: DeSantis 2024, Make America Florida. (Original Post) phylny Jan 2023 OP
You could look at that from two different perspectives. Ocelot II Jan 2023 #1
I agree! phylny Jan 2023 #2
Damn straight. Washington State definitely doesn't want to be. Aristus Jan 2023 #5
It's a Rorschach test (nt) old as dirt Jan 2023 #9
That was my take, exactly. Florida is not so popular these days. Martin68 Jan 2023 #14
Large parts of Florida don't want to be Florida as it is now csziggy Jan 2023 #20
Oh, fuck me sideways. Sky Jewels Jan 2023 #3
The Republican gubernatorial candidate last November in Wisconsin wanted the same luv2fly Jan 2023 #4
Well, WI has had a few weirdos - Ed Gein and Jeffrey Dahmer, for example - but Ocelot II Jan 2023 #6
And Joe McCarthy dalton99a Jan 2023 #11
TFG is losing support while DeSantis is gaining. Kaleva Jan 2023 #7
That's probably because more people are starting to tire of TFG Ocelot II Jan 2023 #10
I would take that as sarcasm, unless he has other right wing stickers to back up DeSantis Hekate Jan 2023 #8
if it wasn't in FL barbtries Jan 2023 #12
A Meth Gator in every pot lame54 Jan 2023 #13
Well that's enough to spoil anyone's trip! Yuck!! PortTack Jan 2023 #15
I mean no offense to anyone here from Florida, but I generally phylny Jan 2023 #16
"Let's all get high on bath salts and eat each other's faces.". Doesn't quite flow the Carlitos Brigante Jan 2023 #17
Here's my hot take: Florida can still be a swing state... In It to Win It Jan 2023 #18
Was that meant to be a pro DeSantis or anti DeSantis sticker? doc03 Jan 2023 #19
They are definitely trying to take his racist platform to Baitball Blogger Jan 2023 #21

Ocelot II

(117,232 posts)
1. You could look at that from two different perspectives.
Sun Jan 29, 2023, 02:30 PM
Jan 2023

I'm fairly sure that large parts of America don't want to be Florida.

Aristus

(67,031 posts)
5. Damn straight. Washington State definitely doesn't want to be.
Sun Jan 29, 2023, 02:42 PM
Jan 2023

Western Washington at any rate. The Evergreen State is a piece of Heaven, not a piece of shit.

Martin68

(23,621 posts)
14. That was my take, exactly. Florida is not so popular these days.
Sun Jan 29, 2023, 03:12 PM
Jan 2023

Ground Zero for climate change disasters and home to DeSantis Insanity.

csziggy

(34,156 posts)
20. Large parts of Florida don't want to be Florida as it is now
Sun Jan 29, 2023, 05:46 PM
Jan 2023

I don't think we have had a fair election since 2000 - meaning since RepuQs took over the state starting with Jeb Bush.

The best we here in the state can do is to be an example of what has gone wrong in this country - blatant gerrymandering, rigged elections, and authoritarian government.

luv2fly

(2,475 posts)
4. The Republican gubernatorial candidate last November in Wisconsin wanted the same
Sun Jan 29, 2023, 02:37 PM
Jan 2023

He campaigned in part on making Wisconsin the Florida of the north. Didn't go over so well for him.

Ocelot II

(117,232 posts)
6. Well, WI has had a few weirdos - Ed Gein and Jeffrey Dahmer, for example - but
Sun Jan 29, 2023, 02:45 PM
Jan 2023

it just can't compare with Florida in weirdos per capita.

Ocelot II

(117,232 posts)
10. That's probably because more people are starting to tire of TFG
Sun Jan 29, 2023, 02:57 PM
Jan 2023

than because they like DeSantis. I don't think he'll be able to use his dorky persona to sell his fascist policies nationally. I hope.

barbtries

(28,919 posts)
12. if it wasn't in FL
Sun Jan 29, 2023, 03:09 PM
Jan 2023

you might think it was facetious, but since it was in FL, you can't really know. what am i missing

phylny

(8,428 posts)
16. I mean no offense to anyone here from Florida, but I generally
Sun Jan 29, 2023, 04:41 PM
Jan 2023

refuse to spend money in Republican states, but it's my childhood's friend's birthday and I could not say no.

In It to Win It

(8,644 posts)
18. Here's my hot take: Florida can still be a swing state...
Sun Jan 29, 2023, 05:07 PM
Jan 2023

if the party is willing to invest.

There are so many gettable voters but they just don't show up to vote. The 2022 election had about a 53% overall turnout. Out of 14 million registered voters, about 7.7 million showed up and voted.

Miami-Dade county went red in 2022, but a clear majority, 53-54%, of the county didn't even bother showing up to vote.

After 2018, the party seemed to have made the calculation that they will not invest so much in Florida. I get it. It's expensive to campaign in Florida.

Republicans invested in Florida over a number of years and election cycles, and it's clearly paying off. Lat the last few years, Democrats have been nowhere to be found in Florida. Democrats have not been there to counter the Republican presence. If you ever expect to win a state, you have to show up.

I think the same goes for Texas. Investing in Texas is worth it in the long run because it's trending in our direction. Even though it seems useless now, our foot has to stay on the pedal.

This isn't about just the Presidential elections but Senate and House elections as well. If we don't invest to expand our footprint, we'll thin majorities of 1 or 2 seats will be our future.

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