Stop Cowering Before This Half-Bright Florida Fascist

Source: In These Times
by Hamilton Nolan

“The entire state of Florida, home to 22 million people, is currently being run as a giant Fox News campaign ad for the Ron DeSantis 2024 presidential campaign. As a method of crafting responsible public policy, this approach has a number of drawbacks. Yet when you set aside the politically archaic concept of ‘good governing,’ it becomes clear that the DeSantis culture war strategy is highly effective air cover for the more substantive Republican project of class war. … If the state’s incompetent Democratic Party can’t rally itself to cut through the torrent of performative bullshit and bigotry, we will soon wake up and find that this whiny, bullet-headed ex-jock has done to Florida’s workers what former Republican Gov. Scott Walker did to Wisconsin’s.” (01/25/23)