‘Ooops,’ Said DeSantis

Ron DeSantis smiles… or is about to bite?

We’re probably going to see a lot of this story today, and you know that you all love to rubberneck at a car crash, amirite?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed support for privatizing Medicare and Social Security during his first campaign for Congress in 2012, giving political rivals who have pledged to protect the programs an opening to attack him ahead of DeSantis’ expected run for president in 2024.

Former President Donald Trump and Democrats have already signaled plans to weaponize DeSantis’ comments against him, should he announce for president, and subsequent votes in Congress for non-binding budget resolutions that privatized Medicare and raised the retirement age to 70.

A CNN KFile review of comments from DeSantis’ 2012 congressional campaign found he repeatedly said he supported plans to replace Medicare with a system in which the government paid for partial costs of private plans or a traditional Medicare plan. In one interview with a local newspaper, DeSantis said he supported “the same thing” for Social Security, citing the need for “market forces” to restructure the program.

DeSantis’ office declined to comment on his position on Social Security and Medicare.

Enter Tiger Beat on the Potomac’s morning email thingie:

Biden discussed the issue yesterday at a stop in Tampa: “I know that a lot of Republicans, their dream is to cut Social Security and Medicare,” Biden said. “Well, let me say this: If that’s your dream, I’m your nightmare.” Biden’s staff distributed pamphlets with a version of [Sen. Rick Scott’s] policy plan at the event, per the Tampa Bay Times’ Emily Mahoney.

That’s a good line.

Heh: And another one goes down:

This should be interesting to see how Ron DeSatan tries to put that in his review mirror as he is likely to announce (officially) his 2024 Goat Rodeo Run. I’m guessing it will something like a whale of a flip-flop I changed my mind or the always-favorite youthful ignorance/enthusiasm.

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8 Responses to ‘Ooops,’ Said DeSantis

  1. Redhand says:

    Mike Lee’s exposed hypocrisy is absolutely nauseating. Incredible, really, except it’s not.

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    The guy was caught on camera saying that he would get rid of Social Security if he could by uprooting it. There are a lot of retired people in his state too which makes me wonder if they really understand his objectives…

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  3. w3ski4me says:

    Great news that the President got the Rethugs to vocally stand against cutting SS and medicare, but it’s not the first time they have lied outright. Still, it made for a good show. Now for the Nooze people to gin up the moral outrage when these Rethugs go back on this. Yea, not holding my breath either.

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  4. sos says:

    Flip flop
    Double down
    Pretend it never happened (requires compliant media)

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