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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:17 PM

 

Biden blindsides Trump's Florida ally

MIAMI Joe Biden lauded seven governors drawn from both parties by name on Monday, praising their leadership during the coronavirus crisis.

On Wednesday, he singled out one for sharp criticism: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

In doing so, Biden managed to highlight both the crucial role Florida plays in the presidential race, and the equally critical role it occupies in the national debate over responding to the coronavirus crisis.

After images of drunken spring-breakers partying amid a contagion were broadcast nationally, DeSantis a protege of President Trump was thrust into the vanguard of Republican governors balking at issuing a broad shelter-in-place order to limit the spread of the virus.

More: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/25/biden-trump-florida-rally-149262

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Jose Garcia Mar 2020 OP
William769 Mar 2020 #1
marble falls Mar 2020 #2
onetexan Mar 2020 #10
Butterflylady Mar 2020 #26
onetexan Mar 2020 #28
Aquaria Mar 2020 #29
keithbvadu2 Mar 2020 #12
Chicago1980 Mar 2020 #15
guillaumeb Mar 2020 #3
Cha Mar 2020 #4
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2020 #5
yellowdogintexas Mar 2020 #14
MyOwnPeace Mar 2020 #6
radical noodle Mar 2020 #7
ancianita Mar 2020 #11
radical noodle Mar 2020 #17
ancianita Mar 2020 #21
radical noodle Mar 2020 #23
ancianita Mar 2020 #24
ancianita Mar 2020 #24
paleotn Mar 2020 #8
Hulk Mar 2020 #9
coeur_de_lion Mar 2020 #13
DENVERPOPS Mar 2020 #16
radical noodle Mar 2020 #18
DENVERPOPS Mar 2020 #19
radical noodle Mar 2020 #20
Hortensis Mar 2020 #30
radical noodle Mar 2020 #32
Hortensis Mar 2020 #33
ancianita Mar 2020 #22
Tweedy Mar 2020 #27
Awsi Dooger Mar 2020 #31
rockfordfile Mar 2020 #34

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:23 PM

1. Kick & recommended.

 

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:26 PM

2. Joe's going to be very good President. Another adult in the Oval Office, finally ...

 

Barack Obama to the Supreme Court.
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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:20 PM

10. Yes, i cannot wait!

 

Whenever i see Biden on tv or social media, i get that warm & fuzzy in my core, and the reassurance all will be fine. Whenever i see the Idiot or any of his ilk, i get a sinking feeling all's going to hell. Thank God for JB.
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Response to onetexan (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:31 PM

26. And they tried to say

 

That joe wouldn't excite anybody! Well guess what, I'm so excited to vote for Joe in November, I can hardly wait. Thank you onetexan!!!!
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Response to Butterflylady (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:11 PM

28. Goes to show the Lame stream media knows nothing about who excites the base

 

I'm glad you & i feel the same way - i'm very excited about Joe's win. This CV situation will do in the Idiot and he knows it, hence why he called for businesses to reopen. He is truly crazy, as Al Franken said.
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Response to Butterflylady (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:30 PM

29. But what I like about him is that I don't feel excited about him.

 

What I like about him is that I feel at ease about what he'll be like in office. I feel relief. I feel like I'll be able to breathe again, and go to sleep at night knowing that tomorrow will bring a day very much like the one before it, or better. I feel like I'll be able to put politics on a back burner when I have other things demanding my attention, and not worry about the pot boiling over--the country will be fine, things will get done and won't need constant vigilance from we the people.

Excited is the last thing I want after all these years of chaos. The prospect of having normalcy again with Biden excites me, but what he will do once he's there shouldn't. That I know what to expect of him, that I know he will be a steady and calm leader, is exactly what I like most about him.
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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:53 PM

12. I think Obama would be more valuable as an ambassador at large.

 

I think Obama would be more valuable as an ambassador at large.

He would bring credibility and respect with him.

How much respect does Pence get?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:32 PM

15. That or a Supreme Court justice.

 

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:29 PM

3. This is what a real President sounds like.

 

And good to see that Biden is opening a virtual campaign at this point.
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:32 PM

4. Thank you!

 

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:34 PM

5. Was just on FB Biden live thing and all the posts from either cons or that other

 

group that really hates Joe and Hilary and so on were so ugly and hateful.

All of it filled with hate...

These stupid fucks dont understand we wont be here on election day if rump, their hero, isnt removed and now...

We have 3 weeks at the most and after that this entire country goes to shit, Canada and Mexico will close their borders to us so we cant infect them.
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:23 PM

14. I need to be at the right place to join the comments on Joe's live stream

 

I agree that the comments are just abominable Trolls , trolls and more trolls.

I plan to say bright and wonderful things about Joe if I am on there at the right time and I think we all should. don't argue with or feed the trolls just say the good stuff.

I feel so much better after I hear him speak.
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:39 PM

6. It's gonna' be tough...........

 

We're running against an incumbent - and one that has a marvelous talent at getting FREE publicity (see: campaign 2016).
We need to do everything we can to keep OUR candidate out there - AND continue to show what a horse's ass IQ45 is.
Yes, I know, that should be SO obvious, but remember, 53 million voted for him the last time!

We must GET OUT THE VOTE!!!!!!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:40 PM

7. While the spring break crowd is

 

easy to spotlight, there are thousands of people each week coming down to visit relatives and friends. Just on my block in the last three weeks, there have been visitors from Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, and New York, and that's only the ones I know. This is always a prime time for visitors from the north but you'd think they'd know better. Not only that but those they're visiting seem to think nothing of it. After all, it's just their best friend, son, daughter, grandchild...

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:41 PM

11. My kids and grandson thoughtfully canceled their trip, which I understand, much as I miss them.

 

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At least some families down here show some respect for the science of this pandemic.
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Response to ancianita (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:17 AM

17. Good for them

 

I understand that people still want to come and that they do it from love but some just aren't thinking.

I'm happy to hear your family "gets" it.
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Response to radical noodle (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:38 AM

21. I'm facing the reality that I will probably never see them again. The vulnerable of FL feel this

 

en masse -- those who are paying attention.

On Wednesday (yesterday), the Florida Department of Health reported 270 new coronavirus cases in the state since Wednesday morning and said that the total cases in Florida now stands at 1,682.



I've seen a map this morning that I can't reproduce here, that shows the bug is now in every Florida county, despite any maps you see that just show hotspots.

People in other countries are saying their last goodbyes to their dying family over Facetime or other videophone stuff.

Take care. Thank you for reading.



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Response to ancianita (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:12 AM

23. I hope that won't be true for you

 

May you have many more precious times with those you love.
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Response to radical noodle (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:58 AM

24. Thank you. And may you, too. And all of us.

 

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:58 AM

24. Thank you. And may you, too. And all of us.

 

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:06 PM

8. FL....the next epicenter.

 

Hate to say it, but it's fertile ground if you're a virus with a penchant for killing older people.
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:14 PM

9. I watched as the whole thing was developing...

 

The governor refused to close the beaches, but the mayors of the cities closed them, and rather than being left out and looking stupid, he went ahead and gave the order to close them also.

Commonly called cya.
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:07 PM

13. Get him Joe!

 

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:49 PM

16. Hope the glaciers in Antarctica

 

melt quicker and All of Florida disappears..........
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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:19 AM

18. You know there are a lot of DUers

 

who live here, right?
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Response to radical noodle (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:09 AM

19. Okay,

 

Two reasons to leave florida:

1) at some point in the not so far away future, it will be covered with water. No big deal if you are older, you will be gone.

2) and more importantly, if you are in the southern half of Florida, the CDC has you in a computer model of the Corona Virus, that looks pretty scary, even compared the rest of the entire nation. This is a really big deal if you are older!!!!!!!!

And yes, I know something about Florida, not a lot..... I have visited there countless times. It seems to me that there are small pockets of Dems and they are few and far between....
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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:27 AM

20. I'm in Central Florida

 

There are currently 5 cases and no deaths in my county. Florida voted for Obama twice. We're in a red cycle now but there are plenty of Democrats here if they vote.

Yes, I know it will likely be covered in water someday but we don't need to rush it. I love it here and it beats Indiana.
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Response to radical noodle (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:25 PM

30. Not to say it's safe, of course, with its criminally negligent

 

and possibly criminally culpable Republican government. But FL's a hotter climate, and COVID incidence is less aggressive where average temps are @64 and above (where we are they're supposedly @62). And FL did get all the PPE initially requested, a perk of Republican dysfunction and corruption, but it's a break it's going to need big time.

Please, please, please let there be a big hot weather lull to give us time to prepare for next fall.

Btw, I write this looking out over a gorgeous, central FL freshwater marsh that's part of a wilderness preserve. Upper 80s, which I don't do well, but shade from the big live oaks and almost constant breezes mean it's lovely on the covered patio most of the day.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #30)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:26 PM

32. It sounds lovely there

 

I sure hope you're right about the temps giving us a break on COVID.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:46 PM

33. Lovely and ratty, cheap snowbird style. :) Yes, cross all digits. nt

 

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:51 AM

22. Not fuckin' cool, dude.

 

You can GTFOH with your dystopian talk.

We Fla Dems -- I winter here from the true blue state of Illinois (Chicago) -- are the only reason this state even has anything good for the rest who seem so enthralled with, and resigned to, the Republican Theater of Suffering.

Don't hate the players. Hate the play script, dude.
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:49 PM

27. And Governor DeSantis' response? Blame California

 

So, with a curfew imposed in Miami to try and stop the virus's spread, what does deSantis do?

Blame California which is rich in so many horrible ways.

DeSantis claims stay at home orders don't work. He says just look at the block parties in California.

There are not any in person block parties in California. Now, the virtual kind? California does have you covered.

Note to DeSantis: you are confusing Florida, the state you are supposed to govern, with California.

https://www.gainesville.com/news/20200325/neighbors-hosting-virus-friendly-block-party-call-311?template=ampart

And sir, your failure to take appropriate action has already helped cause the death of a 34 year old Southern California man. The man visited Disney land in March, returned home and tragically died shortly thereafter from this virus. May his family find more support and comfort than the lies from DeSantis provide.
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:40 PM

31. Biden should be praising Florida governor Gwen Graham

 

I will never forgive the Sanders wing for ignorantly shoving Andrew Gillum as our 2018 nominee under the nutcase Rachel Bitecofer-caliber belief that swing voters don't exist.
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:16 AM

34. DeSantis is a crook

 

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