It’s hard to believe that the Republican Party in general, and the Virginia GOP(Q) specifically, have descended so far from a party of conservative values to basically a Trump-worshipping, conspiracy-theorizing, science-rejecting death cult, but…sadly, that’s exactly what it’s done. For instance, see below, as Virginia GOP Chair calls Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – an unmitigated disaster by almost any metric – “the face of real leadership…that formed, built, and sustained America for all her people.” To the stark contrary, check out some of the recent stories about Florida, under DeSantis’ disastrous “leadership”:
- ‘The Pied Piper leading us off a cliff’: Florida governor condemned as Covid surges
- Florida poll: DeSantis falls behind Crist as COVID-19 cases surge
- Florida children’s hospitals see pediatric COVID cases soar amid delta variant surge
- DeSantis won’t move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell
- As Florida hospitals fill, DeSantis tries changing the subject (“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to change the conversation from COVID to the U.S./Mexico border. It’s an ugly response to an intensifying crisis.”)
So what about this disaster does VA GOP Chair Rich Anderson consider to be “the face of real leadership?” Also, given that Anderson views DeSantis as a role model for governors, what does that tell you about his support for Glenn Youngkin as Virginia’s next governor? In short, if you want the disastrous “leadership” we’re seeing right now in Florida, then by all means vote for Youngkin here in Virginia! If, on the other hand, you have some sense and do NOT want the Florida fiasco repeated here in the Commonwealth, then obviously vote Democratic up and down the ticket on November 2nd!
This is insane!
‘The Pied Piper leading us off a cliff’: Florida governor condemned as Covid surges https://t.co/7YbDfyZBzz
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) August 5, 2021
Florida gubernatorial candidate @NikkiFried (D) calls out Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for “spewing misinformation” about COVID and “flirting with individuals who are anti-vaxers and anti-maskers.” pic.twitter.com/at7q5swZ14
— The Recount (@therecount) August 5, 2021
Has Ron DeSantis no sense of decency? No. Blaming the Covid surge in his state on … Biden letting too many people cross the border 1/ https://t.co/9LgskGD7cw
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) August 5, 2021
.@GovRonDeSantis blaming immigrants for Florida’s frightening COVID surge is appalling, xenophobic + dangerous. It’s also based on ZERO evidence.
This is the NEW BIG LIE.
I hate to repeat it, but we have to speak out against this scapegoating.
The guv has totally failed us. pic.twitter.com/ikoLqRZtti
— Rep. Carlos G Smith (@CarlosGSmith) August 4, 2021
my latest — we’re looking at you CNN, Politico, NYT, WSJ; https://t.co/HuIZuBosh7
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) August 5, 2021
.@MaddowBlog: Gov. DeSantis marveled at President Biden’s willingness to “single out Florida over Covid.” But it’s worth emphasizing that Biden didn’t single out Florida; Florida singled out Florida with its intensifying crisis. https://t.co/bKzl7W8xwG
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 5, 2021
As Florida breaks new case records and leads the nation in children hospitalizations, Ron DeSantis is blaming anyone but himself and continues to undercut safety measures to “own the libs.”
But hey! At least the rising deaths are good business!
— Heather Gardner (@heathergtv) August 5, 2021
Let’s all not sugarcoat it. Ron DeSantis is killing children. He knows how to prevent them from getting a deadly virus but is banning their means of protection. A number of kids have died in FL already, now more will bc of him. To summarize: Ron DeSantis is killing kids
— Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) August 5, 2021
Some Florida school districts push ahead with mask mandates, defying DeSantis’s threat to cut funds https://t.co/LOnrAEdamx
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) August 5, 2021
Analysis Tweet- @GovRonDeSantis Politically, it’s another brutal day for the flailing DeSantis. He has gambled and lost. Weeks ago he was laying in bed and no doubt the pillow talk was all about the Inaugural Ball. He rolled Trump, stiffed him, in fact DeSantis told the Leader
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) August 5, 2021