In the all-important race between Hair Füror and snotty fascist wannabe Ron DeSantis, Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie) has some hot gos:
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis hasn’t endorsed a single Republican running for Congress in Florida this year. But that hasn’t stopped GOP candidates from tying themselves to him.
Republicans vying for Congress — and countless more in down-ballot races — are using DeSantis’ photo in campaign mailers and television ads and are dropping his name in debates ahead of the Aug. 23 primary. The use of DeSantis in Republican contests is rivaling, and even sometimes surpassing, that of former President Donald Trump, who has handed out congressional endorsements in several Florida elections.
And that brings us to the shadow primary of the 2024 Goat Rodeo, and the reprehensible rag The Hill, which has a cavalcade of unnamed Republican Senators dissing on the Mango-hued Shitgibbon’s chances:
The damaging revelations of the Jan. 6 committee hearings are fueling skepticism among Senate Republicans that former President Trump can win the GOP nomination in 2024 or even run for another term in the White House.
My favorite quote:
“I could count on one hand the number of Republican senators who want Donald Trump to be our nominee,” said the lawmaker, adding, “I could count it on one finger.”
Looking at you, Lindsey.
And that brings us to Bullshit Barbie, Kellyann Conway:
“My advice to the president privately is my advice to him publicly, which is, ‘If you want to announce, wait until right after the midterms,'” she told CBS News’ Catherine Herridge in an interview Friday.
…what she isn’t saying is that he is box office poison, and if he announces early the 2022 Pie Fight will be even more of a referendum on him. Why is that, you ask?
(CNN)Looking through the new CNN poll on the January 6, 2021, insurrection and the role Donald Trump played in it, I was struck by a simple, nagging question: How can anyone with these sort of numbers be elected president again in 2024?
Let’s go through some of the numbers:
- * 45% of Americans think Trump acted illegally on January 6.
- * 34% think Trump acted unethically but not illegally.
- * 61% believe that Trump’s public statements encouraged the political violence that day.
- * Just 23% think Trump did everything in his power to stop the riot once it was underway.
- * Only 32% think Trump did more than then-Vice President Mike Pence to act in the best interests of the country that day. (67% say Pence did more.)
Almost half the country thinks Trump acted illegally! Roughly 1 in 4 think he did everything he could to stop the riot once it started! About 6 in 10 think he encouraged the violence that day!
So what do we conclude?
- Trump wants to announce to head DeSantis off at the pass, and perhaps to head off the Department of Justice.
- Republican Senators don’t want him to run.
- Assorted candidates are already pinning themselves to Ron DeSantis because Trump is toxic.
- No one wants him to announce early because it will immediately become Trump vs. America.