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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Never Trump kiss of death for DeSantis

Rich Lowry had a nice I'm-rubber-you're-glue column under a perfect New York Post headline, "Every slander media flung at Florida’s DeSantis was true of Cuomo."

I like when the copydesk nails a story in the headline.

And if you read the column without looking at the byline, it is a terrific takedown of Cuomo.

But then Lowry had to show why he is editor of the Never Trump rag, National Review. he just had to get a dig in on The Donald.

Lowry wrote, "Finally, the media loved the way Cuomo talked about the pandemic at his take-charge news conferences. This was taken as the opposite of Trump’s approach, which it was — Cuomo talked a good game, while utterly botching the substance of the response, while Trump talked irresponsibly about the pandemic, while handling the substance pretty well (or, certainly, not as badly as advertised)."

Certainly not as badly as advertised?

The passive-aggressive pansy wrote, certainly not as badly as advertised?

Unbelievable.

President Donald Trump only moved heaven and Earth to get ventilators when Cuomo demanded them. (It turned out they did not need them.) And the president sent a Navy hospital ship to New York City quickly. (It was barely used.) And the president launched Operation Warp Speed to get a vaccine by year's end. 

Ah yes, the vaccine.

On May 15, NBC reported, "Fact check: Coronavirus vaccine could come this year, Trump says. Experts say he needs a 'miracle' to be right."

Donald Trump gets things done -- on time and under budget.

But this is not about Donald Trump. This is about Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida who faced constant heckling from a state media that preferred to have as governor a family man whose fondness for drugs and male escorts became public knowledge only after the election.

The Miami Herald called DeSantis the Floriduh Man when he kept beaches open. The newspaper's prediction of covidgeddon was wrong, to the relief of normal people and to the dismay of the editorial board.

But Trump supporters in Florida likely scored the editorials as a sign that DeSantis is doing the right thing. They know he must be over the target if he is catching flak.

So what do we make of a Never Trumper praising DeSantis?

I mean, the second-to-last thing we want in 2024 is another Establishment-approved nominee.

(The last thing we want is 4 more years of Chairman Xiden or Madame K.)

Lowry thankfully signaled that his support of DeSantis is strictly transactional. Whew. What a relief. Lowry is just joining the rest of the liberals in jumping on Cuomo for killing grannies by the thousands and then lying about it.

The column said, "And so the media’s anointed hero of the pandemic — who wrote a book on his own exemplary pandemic response, who won an Emmy, who was elevated to an authority with the standing to comment on how the country was handling the novel coronavirus — is facing calls to resign or face impeachment and is the subject of multiple investigations, while his routine bullying of critics is now out in the open.

"Not only are none of these things happening to DeSantis, his policy of avoiding strict lockdowns, which occasioned so much criticism, has avoided the educational and economic downsides of Cuomo’s approach. According to Florida data, the state offers more in-person education than any other in the nation, and it has a lower unemployment rate than the national average and other populous states. This matters greatly to the well-being of Floridians."

Gee, a governor who actually got things right. He's not a Florida Man; he is a Florida Noem.

I hope once Lowry and his like tire of chasing Cuomo they will go back to disdaining DeSantis because their support is the kiss of death to Trump supporters. We do not want Jeb!, Romney, or another McCain.

33 comments:

  1. I find it hard to remember with anything but regret that I ever subscribed to NRO, and I even had respect for Rich Lowry. My God, these people are two-faced liars.

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    1. I subscribed to NR in the 90s, Buckley was still there, seemed good back then. It seems that most of them with the exception of VDH and a handful of others were all talk because they're part of the club. The single most important thing DJT accomplished was to make these sociopathic liars and grifters, on both sides of the aisle, finally pull their masks off and show us who they really are and what we are actually up against. The cancer is systemic.

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    2. Never subscribed, but all the rest DITTO.

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  2. Who is this Lowry person of whom you speak?

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    1. Shane Lowry. Irishman who won The Open Championship in 2019. Plays well in windy weather.

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    2. Roller shakes and beer salesman, Tasmania.

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  3. Great post. In Nov 2020 I left California, relocated to Florida. On Sunday afternoon I attended a live music performance. No way you can do that in CA. Best quality of life decision I made in the past few years is leave CA in the rearview mirror.

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    1. Florida is a free country because of DeSantis. It’s wonderful here.

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    2. Good to know at least one transplant from California left the communist principles behind

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    3. "Florida is a free country because of DeSantis"

      You wouldn't know it in Palm Beach, Broward, or Dade counties. Damn masks everywhere by law, bars still shut down, and county officials refuse to say what their criteria are for lifting these mandates.

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    1. Maybe Noem/DeSantis?? Either way would be great!

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    2. Col. Schlichter favors DeSantis/Grenell, which is a sound choice.

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    3. De Santis / Noemi, Grenell at FBI head, Flynn DoD.

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    4. De Santis / Noemi, Grenell at FBI head, Flynn DoD.

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  5. Hey Don, you don’t have to be concerned about NeverTrumpers supporting DeSantis.

    Reliable NeverTrumper Jonah Goldberg publicly announced this Sunday, on Twatter no less, that he will quote “never fully forgive DeSantis...”

    This article covers Jonah’s Twatter statement with additional flourishes:

    https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/02/21/never-trump-comes-for-ron-desantis-n330576

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    1. Jonah is always highly impressed by the degree to which his "approval" is coveted by people who actually work for a living.

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  6. Governor de santis is wonderful. We live in Florida and life is very normal here.... many outdoor activities, restaurants open, inside and patio seating, went to a golf tournament, hundreds of people watching, most mask free...churches are filling up. He has done an amazing job, so of course, they want to take him down.

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  7. A liberal I know hates DeSantis almost as much as she hates PDJT. That is a ringing endorsement for him.

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    1. She’s not a liberal. She’s a left winger, which makes her intolerant and hateful. Just guessin.....

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    2. My two liberal ass sisters think he's doing a terrible job. They won't read any farther than CNN or Bay News 9. And GovRon closed the Florida border!!! No more room, turn around and go home! I hear Arkansas is nice this time of year!

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    3. SL: The hatred is entirely transferrable, in exactly the same degree of intensity and insanity. It's almost a science-fiction story, in that the organism must find a target of hatred to feed off of, or die!

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  8. I stopped reading the NR boys when they went NEVER TRUMP in 2015. Totally unreliable, totally untrustworthy.

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    1. The only one I read is Kyle Smith, who migrated from the NY Post. Alas, he has moved to the burbs, probably has acquired a tire, and is in the process of becoming that worse of all fates, a spent volcano. We'll see.

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    2. S/be "the worst of all fates."

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  10. One thing you can always count on to be true : what the libermedia reports is a LIE!

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