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DeSantis says Congress should act if Apple follows through on Elon Musk claims and bans Twitter from App Store. So the party that decries government interference in the free market wants to force a business to do something?

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/desantis-says-congress-act-apple-181124493.html
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u/NeadNathair Nov 30 '22 Silver

Florida Man here : Can confirm that DeSantis doesn't give two craps about the whole "limited government interference" principle on ANY level. He's passed a handful of Un-Constitutional laws down here that dictate what individual people and corporations can and can't do. If he makes it into the White House we're right fooked.

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u/ThinkTelevision8971 Nov 30 '22

I think he’s worse than Trump

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u/NeadNathair Nov 30 '22

Trump is, at his core, an idiot. A very charismatic and expressive idiot, but an idiot none the less. He runs his mouth too much and he's too blatantly self-serving.

DeSantis isn't as charismatic , but he's a LOT smarter and politically savvy. Not to mention about ten times as authoritarian.

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u/weaponizedpastry Nov 30 '22

And he set up gerrymandering in Florida 👍🏻

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u/RubenMuro007 Nov 30 '22

And that’s how one of the few key races for Congress in Florida has gotten a Congresswoman another term repping South Florida

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u/CantaloupeMoney9906 Nov 30 '22

Funny how I saw so many stories about how Florida is suddenly pure red after the midterms...

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u/Mortwight Nov 30 '22

Which is against the state constitution too.

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u/HeavensRejected Nov 30 '22

Yeah DeSantis might as well be the political antichrist.

I fear the day he becomes president, Trump might have been bad but he was too stupid to cause major damage, DeSantis on the other hand has some good chances to turn the US in a authoritarian nightmare.

For the next turn I feel that it might actually a good thing if Trump runs, even better if he runs independent. Might give you guys another 4 years to bolt things down.

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u/ShadowDragon8685 Nov 30 '22

The best thing that could happen would be if Trump co-opts the Libertarian Party and rebrands it the Trump Party, all Trump all the time, with only the best, Trump Candidates in every race, with Trump as the candidate for President and, I dunno, Kush-push or some other toady as VP.

Split the Republican ticket down the middle like a log before a woodsman's axe. Four years of solid control of House, Senate, Executive, and a broad proportion of state races, will allow some real nailing-down to take place.

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u/IppyCaccy Nov 30 '22

A very charismatic

Ew, gross.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

Buffoons can be charismatic in a village idiot kind of way

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22 edited Dec 12 '22

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u/DeNeRlX Nov 30 '22

Trump is just an egomaniac who wants adoration and decided to pander to a right wing audience. DeSantis is actually ideologically evil who only cares about attention for the sake of power.

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Nothing matters but the culture wars.

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u/phdoofus Nov 29 '22

They don't have anything to offer but that.

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u/monsterdaddy4 Nov 30 '22

Unfortunately, they also have racist fear-mongering, and a persecution complex. And even more unfortunately, we still have a lot of people who quite enjoy their racism and perpetual, unfounded fear.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

Silliest thing about it is the Latino population is falling for this schtick hook, line and sinker… that’s truly disheartening. One of the fastest growing conservative groups in America…

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u/AshST Nov 30 '22

Makes me feel like maybe I need to speak up as a white woman from an upper class conservative family. White Republicans do not see Latinos as equals. They view them as dirty, poor, criminal, stupid. They hate their language, they hate the countries they come from, and they see them as "the help" at best. At worst they view them as trespassers in their country. I guess I don't know if that matters to Latinos because I don't presume to know why they vote conservative, but if they think Conservatives are interested in raising their quality of life, Latinos should know that Conservatives are appreciative for the votes but eventually, they're coming for you. Don't get it twisted.

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u/monsterdaddy4 Nov 30 '22

A lot of the Latino support for conservatives comes from buying into the Republican branding the left as trying to destroy religion. Religious faith is very important to many in the Latino county so, often, they are quick to support anyone pushing the right religious words (despite everything else).

The biggest problem is that far too many people don't see the forest for the trees. When it comes down to it, it is all about class, not race, for the political right. They will happily embrace support from people of any color, in order to get and keep power. Green is the only color that REALLY matters. What they want to do is ensure that the poor stay poor. Now, there is the issue of the inherent racism in their view that of you're not white, you're poor, unless you're one of the "few" well off people of color. Then they want your money. They do, of course, actively use that racism to gain the support of the (often) racist, poor white voters.

The ranking of color importance is green>white>non-white. It all comes down to money and greed.

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u/usernameisusername57 Nov 30 '22

A lot of the Latino support for conservatives comes from buying into the Republican branding the left as trying to destroy religion.

Based on conversations I've had with people from within the Latino community, I think a lot of it just boils down to "fuck you, got mine". If I managed to come into this country legally and I clawed and scraped myself into a relatively decent decent quality of life, then why can't other people? If we make things easier for them now then all of that hard work that I did was for nothing.

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u/AshST Nov 30 '22

Oh, I can tell you from experience around my older family members that they may allow wealthy POC to come around them, but they still don't view them any differently than the "welfare queens" at the bottom of the barrel. Money is an insulation device. To not have to be around "people like that". I mean, I just cannot stress enough--if you are a person of color, conservatives view you first as a criminal that needs to be brought to heel.

But yeah, my assumption is that Latinos are solely voting based on their religious beliefs, but I didn't want to suggest they are a monolith because I feel like the information I'm sharing right now is already hurtful enough to them, and painful enough for me to not want to upset anyone any further.

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u/RedsRearDelt Nov 30 '22

Being from Miami, I can tell you that for the Cuban community, a) they believe they are white and so they believe they are seen as white and b) it isn't about religion but they believe the Republicans fear mongering that Democrats are Socialists and c) Elian Gonzalez was taken back to Cuba by the Democrats d) they took Obama opening the border with Cuba as a defeat.

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u/reddeath82 Nov 30 '22

I think a lot of people don't realize the Latino community is quite racist themselves. Like you said a lot of them think they are white or want to be white.

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u/Makkovik Nov 30 '22

It’s because pretty much the only Cubans who come to the U.S. are the families of former slave owners who are reviled by socialists.

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u/monsterdaddy4 Nov 30 '22

My point exactly. They will tolerate non-whites, as long as they have enough money, and are willing to give it to republican political campaigns. But they definitely don't like them, view them as equals, or care about them as people.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

Not only that but I think uneducated immigrants in general tend to lean conservative because they are good at branding their party as patriotic (not that anyone with half a brain can't see through this) because they are always waving flags and talking about America and American values. If you were an immigrant wouldn't you try to align yourself with the perceived "pro whatever country you just immigrated to" party?

Of course Republicans to not actually stand for these values, they are just really good at marketing and pretending they do while actually doing the exact opposite.

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u/A7O747D Nov 30 '22

A lot of their support also comes from the right calling the left socialists. My wife is from Nicaragua and her family fled the country in the 80s, so the idea of socialism/Communist Dictatorships don't sit well with them. They are very blue collar, and her dad who doesn't follow politics much here, said he wouldn't vote for Biden because he's a socialist. I have to assume he heard or saw that in a political ad (in Spanish). That shit is not by coincidence.

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u/xenthum Nov 30 '22

Knives Out was a documentary

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u/iwcytabowbisyar Nov 30 '22

Same here. Liberal child to upper class conservative parents and the way my family speaks about POC (especially the latinx community since I’m from Southern California) is atrocious. If you want to know how conservative white rich people view anyone different than them just watch Knives Out. Everyone is all nice and “she’s a member of the family,” “we want to help her financially” but then not one of them knows what country Marta is from and make racist guesstimations (honestly one of my favorite details from the movie), they drag her into a debate saying she and her family are the “right kind” of people for doing it the legal way, etc. It’s all sugary sweet hate up until the will is read, then it’s just blatant hatred.

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u/A1steaksauceTrekdog7 Nov 30 '22

Yeah. Apparently Republicans are using the “socialism” tag on Democrats. Apparently many people believe that Biden is a Ultra Liberal Socialist. The same people who voted for Obama won’t vote for Biden because he is “too liberal”. 😒🙃

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u/TheHealer12413 Nov 30 '22

Then it sounds to me like the democrats should think about messaging and targeting these demographics.

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u/nunziavaer543210 Nov 30 '22

arnt they brainwashed the moment immigrants come into florida, the religious organizations there tell them to avoid voting democrats because they will make the state communist or something.

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u/Eruptflail Nov 30 '22

That's what culture wars are.

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u/UnadvertisedAndroid Nov 29 '22

They don't have anything to offer for it, either.

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u/IDoCodingStuffs Nov 30 '22

Their offer is letting you in on some leftovers and scraps if you join the pyramid scheme sooner than later

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u/santagoo Nov 30 '22

Oh they do. Cruelty for the outgroups. It's quite appealing.

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u/assclown500 Nov 30 '22

Ending social security, Medicare etc. They've got some ideas. Very unpopular but they are ideas.

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u/OptimalCheesecake527 Nov 30 '22

That’s what they want now, the culture shit is just bait. They just haven’t figured out a way to run on it yet.

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u/Cinema_King Nov 30 '22

Nonsense, they also have Hunter Biden’s laptop. That’s definitely more important than anything else.

/s to be safe

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u/nerdyguytx Nov 30 '22

Are Clinton’s emails on this laptop?

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u/Cinema_King Nov 30 '22

Probably. Obama’s real birth certificate too

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u/elphin Nov 30 '22

The Kenyan one?

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u/Complex-Ad3584 Nov 30 '22

I bet it we told them Trump's tax returns were on that laptop they would move on to something else.

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u/WhoBurped Nov 30 '22

fear too - of crime & migrant columns

both completely made up and which disappear immediately after elections

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u/Sip_py Nov 30 '22

Need those culture wars to distract everyone from the class wars.

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u/xDared Nov 30 '22

I’ve seen too many right wingers complain about a corporation doing something, then blame it on leftists. It’s like no buddy, that’s just capitalism

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u/JimWilliams423 Nov 30 '22

Need those culture wars to distract everyone from the class wars.

Same as it ever was:

"Fascism attempts to organize the newly proletarianized masses without affecting the property structure which the masses strive to eliminate. Fascism sees its salvation in giving these masses not their right, but instead a chance to express themselves. The masses have a right to change property relations; Fascism seeks to give them an expression while preserving property."

— Walter Benjamin, 1936

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u/CanAlwaysBeBetter Nov 30 '22

"bUt RePubLicaNs aRe HyPoCrItES"

Bruh, they aren't hypocrites because they don't believe anything they say

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u/Geomaxmas Nov 30 '22

Keeping us in the culture war prevents us from starting the class war.

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u/Practical_Eye_9944 Nov 29 '22

So the party that decries government interference in the free market wants to force a business to do something?

This is the same DeSantis who picked a fight with Disney because "small government" and "pro-business" in the modern GQP means government stooges dictating to megacorporations their HR policies. Why shouldn't he start dictating all their other business decisions?

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

Why do people keep expecting Republicans to adhere to consistent principles?

They don’t. It’s all tribal. It’s about protecting their “in” group, and punishing the “out” group, and consolidating their power so that they can dominate the “out” group more. That’s all. Nothing else matters to them.

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u/elphshelf Nov 30 '22

I don’t think anyone does at this point, but the hypocrisy still needs to be publicized.

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u/Rapeanaugh Nov 30 '22

This. Pointing out the hypocrisy is important because it delegitimizes their entire argument.

There's no reason to listen to anything they say if they are openly and blatantly arbitrary, they are just arguing in bad faith to "win".

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u/Kostya_M Nov 30 '22

The Republicans ceded any right to be taken seriously on anything the moment they elected Trump. And I'm speaking about the entire party here, including their voters.

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u/Rapeanaugh Nov 30 '22

"If you support Trump / Jan 6 then I don't care what you have to say about how this country is run" pisses them off rather mightily, but it's probably the best approach to take.

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u/61661ty60661ty6006 Nov 30 '22

Im exhausted. I can point at and show two completely contradictory positions the Republicans in my life hold... and they just, don't care. There is no ideology, there are no morals, no ethics. I honestly don't even know what they want other than to vote Republican.

"We're small government capitalists"

Wait no not like that. Money isn't REALLY speech if you don't give it to me.

"We're Christian moralists"

Votes for a self proclaimed sexual assaulter with kids from 3 marriages who bangs porn stars on the side, openly lusts after his own daughter, etc.

They're all legitimately morons or actively evil. I just mock them to their faces now.

I love these people and it hurts me to see them this far gone but I know I'm not alone.

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u/Rapeanaugh Nov 30 '22

Reminds me of this quote (directed at anti-semites but applies to MAGAts)

"Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The anti-Semites have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past."

Jean-Paul Sartre

I love these people and it hurts me to see them this far gone but I know I’m not alone.

A lot of us have parents and loved ones who have fallen into the MAGA rabbit hole. I understand your pain, you are not alone.

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u/nyjewels10001 Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

The thing is when you point out the hypocrisy they cover their ears and say LALALA NOOO YOU!

When that doesn't work they finish right where they started with Hunters laptop. It's almost comical if it wasn't our fate and democracy at risk.

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u/Tank_Girl_Gritty_235 Nov 30 '22

Same with "We need to criminalize abortion! But gun laws are ridiculous because criminals don't follow laws!". Or "You can't silence my freedom of thought and speech with your canceling woke mob! Now Ban these books so they don't corrupt my children!" Make it make sense.

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u/Branamp13 Nov 30 '22

Wilhoit's law

“Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect."

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u/R00t240 Nov 30 '22

Wasn’t that supposed to end up closing florida millions of dollars

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u/Cinema_King Nov 30 '22

I think it’s closer to a billion. But at least he’s fighting against the “woke” agenda. Because apparently being tolerant and inclusive of others is a horrible thing.

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u/yourwordswontsaveyou Nov 30 '22

I hate hate hate Disney, but if they decided to close the park and move it to Georgia I wouldn’t shed any tears for Florida. I hate how much big business influences public policy, but when Florida’s public policy is openly hostile to LGBTQ folks then it’s time to move on.

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u/xenthum Nov 30 '22

The park can't just move like that though. The only reason it's able to exist as it is now is because Walt bought up so much land for pennies through sketchy means and shell corporations in the 60s. Disney the behemoth would never be able to get the prices he did for that much consecutive space. The cost of moving from Orlando to anywhere would be unfathomable.

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u/brycas Nov 30 '22

It still makes me giggle that Disney was originally going to put the park just outside of New Orleans but the politicians were asking for so many under the table kickbacks that Walt just said "F it, we're going to Florida"

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u/milockey Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

Yeah anyone who tries to do business with a Louisiana politician should know they'll have to pay. Literally 90% of them are crooked thieves, even the blue mayors the city always gets. It's exhausting that it's the only thing that succeeds here. But also--what I wouldn't give for a theme park like Disney somewhere in this state. I think it or some Six Flags in Texas is the closest. Maybe Dollywood. how we don't have a single decent water park in hell's armpit is beyond me (anyone says Blue Bayou, they're lying).

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u/Sm4cy Nov 30 '22

The people who own property near Disney, yes.

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u/Beyondintodarkness Nov 30 '22

As someone who lives in a townhouse literally a stones throw from Magic Kingdom FUCK DESANTIS!

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u/OrganizerMowgli Nov 30 '22

Don't forget his law that bans any cities in Florida from transitioning to green energy, or instituting a single use plastics tax/fee, or protecting their coasts from major cruise lines and pollution from sunscreen

'preemption bills' - totally fucked over any environmentalists in Florida. All of our decarbonization wins basically erased. Even the former head of the Republican party in Florida wrote an article against it since he works in business side of renewable energy

Literally interfering in a city's attempts to protect themself, under the argument that 'it's the states role well handle that' and then the state doesn't do shit

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u/EvadesBans Nov 30 '22

Cities should just ignore those laws and let DeSantis throw tantrums in court. I'm not even remotely convinced that the cities would lose because there aren't really any reasonable arguments to outright ban green energy initiatives. Arguments are about focus (e.g. solar or wind or...) and implementation.

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u/Mercadi Nov 30 '22

Small govts mean concentration of all power in the hands of the few. Bringing about the new age of feudalism, with serfs and the privileged few, their status and lack of social mobility codified and set in stone. Unfortunately for such advocates, closed systems like that explode when internal pressure to reform builds up. Unfortunately for everyone involved, these events are exceptionally violent and destructive.

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u/Interesting-Month-56 Nov 30 '22 Silver

| So the party that decries government interference in the free market wants to force a business to do something?

lol, like consistency *ever* stopped a Republican from doing anything.

  • 2001 - Party of fiscal responsibility turns a government surplus into massive deficit in one year when Bush took office.
  • 2016-2020 - Party of "small government" engages in massive campaign to increase government power to control women's bodies and what people do in their bedrooms
  • 1995 - Party of pro-business agendas engineers a government shutdown for petty reasons that leads to the tourism and airline industry losing millions of dollars in revenue
  • 2013 - Led by Ted Cruz, the Party of "stop immigration" triggers a government shutdown, delaying legal processing of asylum and immigration cases by up to a year
  • 2018 - Pro-military party *with a Republican Majority in the senate and control of the executive* engineers a government shutdown rather than negotiate with Democrats that results in millions of US military personnel not getting paid for 2 months over Christmas.

There's so much more, but this is enough. The current batch of Republicans, particularly sackless-Ted (Cruz), are hacks.

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u/Sm4cy Nov 30 '22

And they wonder why no one is voting for them anymore except the brainwashed zombies

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u/DeathKnightWhoSaysNi Nov 30 '22

They don’t wonder why their base is shrinking - they know exactly why. This is why they’re attacking democracy itself, as it’s easier to destroy everything then try to appeal to more voters.

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u/AdvancedHat7630 Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 30 '22 Silver Wholesome

Homeboy made it illegal for businesses to enforce vaccine requirements in Florida. He loves government interference more than I love taffy. And I'm a man who enjoys his taffy.

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u/Kathok12 Nov 30 '22

Mayor West? Is that you?

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u/Arthes_M Nov 30 '22

Gone, but never forgotten.

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u/Be_Cool_Bro Nov 30 '22

No I think it's Adam We.

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u/ConspiracyToRiot Nov 30 '22

Nobody messes with Adam We

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u/graffing Nov 30 '22

He also cut government tax benefits to Disney as a form of retribution for them speaking out against things he supported. He’s a bad dude all around.

Not that I love Disney but using your power for retribution against people with other views is generally bad.

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u/Xyonai Nov 30 '22

What still fucks me up about that was that Disney's response was, IIRC, a week late and such nothing PR speak that it was clear they were only speaking out because of public outcrying. And DeSantis treated this limp shrug as close to a personal insult as it could get and attempted to hammer Disney with everything he legally had and got the entire right wing media sphere to join in.

Fuckin' snowflakes, the lot of them.

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u/mr_potatoface Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

DeSanctimonus is ridiculous sometimes, but he is pretty smart and plays everything towards his base extremely well. This Apple debate is funny because it's has nothing to do with blocking free speech really. It has to do with Twitter violating the Apple stores policy for social media applications regarding moderation. Which sort of has to do with free speech I guess. But it's preventing things that free speech really doesn't protect anyway.

https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/

It's applied this EXACT SCENARIO to Parler as well in the past, this is nothing new. It's just Twitter/Musk is the hot topic for the culture war right now and everyone has to throw their hat in for the PR soundbites.

https://qz.com/1982895/parler-needs-apple-so-much-its-actually-moderating-more-content

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u/ConfidenceNational37 Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

White knighting for Elon. Lame DeSantis

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u/stillsurvives Nov 30 '22

But that would mean doing actual work.

Short sound bite about things Congress can not (and should not) control and he can go back to profiting from corruption.

Fox News will broadcast this to the masses and they'll be screaming about Apple banning Twitter, inflation can go on the back burner until next election cycle.

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u/glakhtchpth Nov 30 '22

But that would mean doing actual work.

You’re implying the Republicans don’t do actual work? Are you unaware that speaker elect McCarthy’s first order of business will be to have the U.S. Constitution read aloud on the House floor? That’s a lengthy work rife with archaisms conducive to strained glottises. He’s proposing truly heroic action here. (Actually, it wouldn’t hurt Amy Barrett to listen in as she’s apparently never read the complete text).

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u/paintballboi07 Nov 30 '22

And right after that, they'll be focusing on what's truly important to all Americans, Hunter Biden's laptop.

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u/b4-9in Nov 30 '22

EXACTLY, IDGAF if this guy wants to talk crazy, it’s his company, set it on fire for all I care. Something better shall come a long , for a while at least.

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u/GoldenStateWizards Nov 30 '22

But how would they personally profit from doing that stuff?

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u/Sm4cy Nov 30 '22

Yeah he’s made strong-arming private businesses his entire brand these past couple years.

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u/dgdio Nov 30 '22

I'm waiting for Mickey to take Desantis down... don't screw with the mouse.

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u/Moon_Noodle Nov 30 '22

Bob Iger's back and has more backbone than Chapek. Iger stood up to Trump once, DeSantis won't scare him.

Let me make it clear that I'm not an Iger fan either but I'd love to see him take DeSantis to the cleaners.

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u/fruit_meat Nov 30 '22

It was absolutely surreal when I went to Disney World with my partner to find myself having positive thoughts about a mega corporation like Disney. They do a lot of stuff I don't agree with and I'm fully aware they're only out to make money for themselves, but it was still refreshing to see such a big middle finger to DeSantis and his kind in their own state.

It kind of felt like how capitalism "should" work, if that makes sense? Like Disney just went, "Nah, we're not driving business away over your pretend moral outrage bullshit; slap some rainbows on that merch, those are paying customers!"

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u/SpanishConqueror Nov 30 '22

Like Disney just went, "Nah, we're not driving business away over your pretend moral outrage bullshit; slap some rainbows on that merch, those are paying customers!"

100% a form of capitalism I can get behind

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u/numberonebuddy Nov 30 '22

aka "the customer is always right"

The people want rainbows. Give them rainbows.

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u/Moon_Noodle Nov 30 '22

I'll be watching closely to see what they do. I'm a former CM down there in WDW and fled during the pandemic. Orlando is reliably blue, but the surrounding areas...honestly, just saw Florida off and let it drift into the ocean at this point. Terrifying place to be if you're a minority of any flavor.

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u/nunziavaer543210 Nov 30 '22

alot of people "immigrated" to the florida, because they dint want to deal with the Pandemic restrctions. thats why there was such a huge red turnout in florida.

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u/2040ojis Nov 30 '22

I was at Disney World two weeks ago. While it rages late stage capitalism, it is still truly a magical place at the same time. I did notice a fairly diverse crowd of guests as well which is good.

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u/mrgoodcat1509 Nov 30 '22

You gotta just appreciate the mousetrap the mouse has made

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u/Physical_Client_2118 Nov 30 '22

Lot of international tourists at Disney World in particular and they’re well aware of it

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u/Noir_Amnesiac Nov 30 '22

It seems like they take care of the area in which they basically govern and they get it done fast.

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u/Ludose Nov 30 '22

Lived in Orlando for years. Disney is as evil as the next corporation in a lot of ways... but they really are the best example (not saying much) in a lot of other ways in how business SHOULD operate using traditional ideals surrounding capitalism.

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u/Sm4cy Nov 30 '22

If only we still had celebrity death match

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u/Everybodysbastard Nov 30 '22

Bring back Nick and Johnny Diamond!

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u/LoonsOverWisconsin Nov 30 '22

I'll allow it!

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u/jablair51 Nov 30 '22

Between Disney and Apple they have enough money to buy the entire state of Florida and dump Desantis into the Gulf.

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u/yeags86 Nov 30 '22

We do have launch sites in FL. Better to throw him on a rocket towards the sun. Just to be sure.

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u/_Veprem_ Nov 30 '22

Disney should do a Disney+ special of Mickey narrating a documentary of every shitty thing DeSantis has ever done.

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u/SouthernJeb Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

He just changed the laws in Florida to keep University presidential searches secret. Then had his hand picked campaign donor select Ben Sasse (senator from Nebraska with shit higher ed credentials) as the new president.

They are now installing top of the line security cameras and monitoring equipment in the UF administration building (like today).

And this isn’t even a drop in the bucket. Just an example.

Fucking list goes on and on.

Drew his own redistricting maps and his own republican legislators fought how bad it was.

Removed an elected state attorney for no crime.

Misappropriating state funds for stunts ranging from human trafficking to election integrity “task forces”.

On and on.

Lil dumpy fuck is an evil hobbit.

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u/MaslabDroid Nov 30 '22

They aren't complaining about the boot. They're complaining that they're not the one wearing it.

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u/FidgitForgotHisL-P Nov 30 '22

Hi post re-election speech was very big on “combatting the Woke Agenda”.

I doubt he could articulate exactly what that is and why it’s bad, but gosh darn it if hasn’t certain that Apple is somehow part of it.

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u/Swagcopter0126 Nov 30 '22

The woke agenda is now just acknowledging racism exists and that transphobia is bad

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u/durgadas Nov 30 '22

Yes, he is. Have some gold.

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u/SplendidPunkinButter Nov 29 '22

Gasp Republicans are hypocrites whose values change in a dime? I never noticed!

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u/Totally_Not_High_420 Nov 29 '22

Conservatives: "keep government out of business, the gays can go to their own bakery! Free speech for me! N-word, LGBTQ attack, Jews own the world;. Freedom baby!"

Sane humans: "Yeah, cool we're just gonna dip because you guys suck."

Conservatives: "wahhhh why won't anyone play with me?"

What a bunch of snowflakes who fail to understand that their bullshit is bad for business. Fucking entitled ass toddlers who always shit over everything and then wonder why we won't bother with them. Fucking morons lmao.

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u/Minute-Courage6955 Nov 30 '22

Old Governor Mike Pence pulled this crap in Indiana with his Freedom of Religion law to enable religious discrimination. He found every corporation in the country, including the NFL immediately boycotting Indiana. The backlash was immense and intense. That man was never going to stand for reelection in Indiana after that stunt. The Culture War is red meat for knuckledraggers.

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u/Bluemoondrinker Nov 30 '22

Didn't he actually still beat out Gregg that year though? He only didn't win re-election cause he went on to be Trump's VP.

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u/Minute-Courage6955 Nov 30 '22

He beat Gregg in 2012 by slim margin. He never tried to get reelection, because the entire State party was angry at him. No different than Sarah Palin, the Alaska legislature was getting ready to impeach her from office, when she resigned. Now,that fool wonders why no one will vote her into Congress.

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u/Haunting-Dream-1532 Nov 30 '22

Their weakness is their self-evident retreat into victim-playing. It's as pathetic as it is predictable. I'm sure somewhere in the global free market is a platinum binky big enough to soothe giant baby Elon's self-inflicted wounds.

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u/Totally_Not_High_420 Nov 30 '22

I mean I don't give a shit how weak or whatever they are, but they literally don't think anything through and then cry when it doesn't go their way.

Point and case, look at Twitter losing advertisers and non-right users. They are acting as if people and advertisers need to stick around and ensure their bs. Sorry but your right to "free speech" ends where my right to free speech begins, and the same goes for the corporations that your party demanded have the same rights personhood affords.

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u/Haunting-Dream-1532 Nov 30 '22

Well, their weaknesses are our advantages, but I understand what you're saying. They are arrogant and entitled, and don't like being told 'no'. That goes for free speech and the free market when they face the consequences of their own bad behaviors. They reject our values, utterly, and believe they are special and immune to the rules everyone else has to live by. They act badly when they don't get their way, infantile even. I'm shocked daily there isn't a diaper shortage because of them.

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u/Totally_Not_High_420 Nov 30 '22

Their weakness only becomes our advantage the second we stop bailing them out and helping them. As it currently stand they act like assholes, fuck everyone over, and we still try to work with them.

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u/Gregponart Nov 30 '22

He trying to schmooze Musk. Musk is a sucker for stuff like this. Musk is also inconsistent in his logic, he'll decry censorship, then ban critics accounts in the same breath.

You see the pattern repeat over and over again. Right wingers trying to get him to be openly Nazi, self-help-gurus telling him he's doing the right thing, even as he chases away his key staff, crashes his revenue and undermines his other businesses.

It's not about him, or Twitter its about them.

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u/Starbrand62286 Nov 29 '22

Ron DeSantis would have no problem with black and gay people being denied service at hotels/restaurant because the government shouldn't get involved with things like that

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u/omniron Nov 30 '22

That’s why democrats shouldn’t be coy about enforcing inclusive norms nationwide

Republicans aren’t shy about crushing gay or transgender people, they’ll pass laws to tell black people to sit down and shut up.

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u/kal_drazidrim Nov 30 '22

LeT tHe StAtEs DeCiDe

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u/RoyH0bbs Nov 29 '22

Just your weekly reminder of how absolutely terrifying Ron DeSantis would be with any more power.

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u/sabrali Nov 30 '22

I was legitimately relieved to hear that Trump intended to run in ‘24 because that makes me fairly confident DeSantis won’t run. DeSantis is actually competent. That’s what makes him dangerous.

Edit: Gotta clarify that by competent I don’t mean I like the guy. I live in this hell state, and I’ll be good goddamned if this guy hasn’t actually carried out a good bit of his most batshit promises.

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u/Emotional-Thunk Nov 30 '22

I think you're precisely right. DeSantis is what Trump could be if he were smarter and listened to strategic voices. He has the cultural appeal now, which Trump had and then lost, plus the strategic thinking Trump never had. DeSantis is dangerous.

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u/sabrali Nov 30 '22

If things don’t turn around, he’ll be one of our last politicians elected under a process that is still functioning, even if increasingly unfair.

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u/bocaciega Nov 30 '22

Yep. Hell burn the whole thing down and rebuild it mad max style. He doesnt GAF about anything but hate, money, and himself.

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u/WhoBurped Nov 30 '22

DeSantis is dangerous

DeSantis IS dangerous because he's smart & shrewd, two things Trump never was. And DeSantis doesn't seem to be bothered by decisions that gain him power even if it costs others greatly. See his handling of the Florida COVID19 epidemic and how many people died needlessly under his watch (to curry favor with the far right GOP).

DeSantis seems truly evil.

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u/Crackodile Nov 30 '22

I think it’s closer to a billion. But at least he’s fighting against the “woke” agenda. Because apparently being tolerant and inclusive of others is a horrible thing.

He's not going away after '24. DeSantis is young enough to run for president for decades to come. If he doesn't make this round, there's always the next time

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u/ProgressMeNow Nov 30 '22

I’m just one person but I’ll be here to vote against him at every opportunity for years to come. I’ll NEVER forget what Republicans have put us through collectively.

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u/MuchIndustry6036 Nov 30 '22

One can only hope that the aging voter base of the GQP will age fast enough to prevent the POTUS DeSantis arc

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u/FromUnderTheBridge09 Nov 30 '22

The younger generation is going to fuck him. If there was any time to really support and promote our younger generation to vote. Now is the time.

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u/Zombie_Fuel Nov 30 '22

It continuously blows my mind that he's only 44. He doesn't look old old, but he damn sure don't look his age.

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u/GlisteningKidneys Nov 30 '22

I'm desperately hoping both somehow end up running and split the conservative vote

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u/markevens Nov 30 '22

Desantis is 100% running, he sees it as his time. Trump being thrown under the bus gives him the green light

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u/bittlelum Nov 30 '22

that makes me fairly confident DeSantis won’t run.

I'm pretty confident he will; he's got the backing of the establishment Republicans, and his star is rising now but won't necessarily be 6 years from now.

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u/BringBackTheBeat716 Nov 30 '22

Small government conservatives are imaginary

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u/paarthurnax94 Nov 30 '22

The Conservative government is simultaneously so large it controls every facet of society while also being so small it fits inside your bedroom and uterus.

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u/SuchRoad Nov 30 '22

They are unable to even describe what that means. It's like a bunch of brainwashed robots reading from a script.

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u/ThinkTelevision8971 Nov 29 '22

Fact not fiction: this wouldn’t be the first Deathsantis has used big govt to attack companies that disagree w/ the conservative stance

This is why he’s so dangerous. He’s a literal fascist

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u/Nerdfatha Nov 30 '22

This is because most Republican politicians can’t do anything but tweet. It would damage their whole brand. Honestly, Apple could easily leave it on the App Store and just not advertise on Twitter and it would still sink. Elon wants Twitter to be like 4 Chan? Fine. It will be as profitable.

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u/Hannig4n Nov 30 '22

Apple can’t just leave Twitter on their App Store because Apple is a global corporation and will get hit with massive fines due to being out of compliance with EU regulations. If Apple needs to cut Twitter off from the App Store, they will and there’s nothing DeSantis can do to stop them.

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u/demlet Nov 30 '22

People here in the US are still failing to grasp how much the EU is affecting social media with their recent laws. It's so funny, I've been in conversations with people here on Reddit trying to call it government overreach, like the EU answers to Joe Sixpack in Idaho.

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u/WiseBlacksmith03 Nov 30 '22

I work at a Fortune 500 that has manufacturing sites & distribution sites in 23 countries with customers in 78 countries. It's an interesting internal ecosystem. but the one big takeaway when I joined is that they really don't care about US elections, what new policies may be on the table, etc...even though they are HQ in the US.

The CEO answered a question around this in a townhall during early/pre Trump days, by saying there is always a new leader or new law that changes business almost every other month in at least one of the countries we do business in. So it's just a constant for them. Like you said, they don't answer to Joe Sixpack and depending on the actual company, they also don't spend much energy trying to cater to US politics either.

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u/OutlyingPlasma Nov 30 '22

But 4chan isn't on the apple store so best make Twitter just like 4chan.

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u/bakcha Nov 29 '22

He is a straight fascist.

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u/Dolorisedd Nov 30 '22

Didn’t he also try to force Disneyworld to bend to his will as well? Fuckin baby.

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u/swizzle213 Nov 30 '22

Yeah. Which essentially passes about $1B of debt to the Orlando area if it goes through next June.

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u/Live_Palm_Trees Nov 29 '22

He's a big government personified

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u/Accomplished-Ad1919 Nov 30 '22

It’s a social media app, ffs. Not like congress has better shit to do.

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u/MariachiBoyBand Nov 30 '22

Is there any legal standing that they can compel a company to do business with other companies?? It seems like he’s just faking throwing red meat to his base but it’s just nothing.

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u/DenverBowie Nov 30 '22

Yeah, there's no jurisdiction there.

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u/Alert-Mud-672 Nov 30 '22

Fat Hitler hates freedom.

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u/tw_72 Nov 29 '22

From the article: DeSantis said the billionaire was "actually opening it up for free speech" and was "restoring a lot of accounts that were unfairly and illegitimately suspended for putting out accurate information about COVID."

I think there was a difference about what was "accurate" information about COVID.

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u/NeadNathair Nov 30 '22

He did everything BUT say COVID was a straight up hoax down here.

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u/imfreerightnow Nov 30 '22

Except when ensuring the richest communities who donated the most to him got the vaccine first and exclusively.

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u/OilComprehensive6237 Nov 30 '22

But why? Elon already has a solution at the ready: he’s going to make his own phone! Isn’t that the capitalist way?

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u/Ace-Ventura1934 Nov 30 '22

This is the same guy who went after Disney because they stood with LGBTQ community. Dude is a fledgling fascist.

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u/Aware_Material_9985 Nov 29 '22

Elon told them to act for free speech, and it seems that would be them doing it. They didn’t even get this upset over Parler

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u/CanisMaximus Nov 29 '22

Is he aware that Twitter is not a public utility??

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u/otoren Nov 30 '22

Aware and does not care.

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u/baltimorecalling Nov 30 '22

Republicans are hypocrites. This is not news.

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u/myhydrogendioxide Nov 30 '22

Fascist scumbucket.

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u/ikediggety Nov 30 '22

"for my friends, everything. For my enemies, the law!"

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u/WhereRDaSnacks Nov 30 '22

And what can congress do?

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u/DenverBowie Nov 30 '22

Not a damned thing.

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u/CoolMaintenance4078 Nov 30 '22

You misunderstand. They love government involved in things they want. They only don't want it for doing things they don't want.

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u/ru2theD Nov 30 '22

How many necklaces do you think DeSantis goes through with all his clutching of pearls in mock outrage?

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u/Earth_Normal Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

They whole GOP platform is hypocrisy and double think. Nobody should be surprised.

  • Constant victim shaming
  • Pro-life but no child care labor laws or financial support.
  • “Justice” when a life sentence for a small drug related crime but “We don’t want to ruin his life” when it’s rape.
  • “For the good of the market” when companies get a tiny fine for defrauding the public but jail time for people that screw up personal taxes.
  • “Freedom of speech” when a anti-semitism or Mis-information is de-platformed by a private company but “To protect the kids” when we ban books from public schools.
  • “Free market” during layoffs and wage disputes but “government should step in” when union workers strike or consumers stop buying shit.
  • “Socialism” when we try to destroy student debt but silence when we hand billions of dollars to small business with no oversight.

It’s all a show and not a very good one. It’s very upsetting how short the public’s memory has become. Even selfish people should be upset at how their taxes are being used.

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u/simplereplyguy Nov 30 '22

Housing crisis? Nah.

Insurance crisis? Haha.

Social media app? TOP PRIORITY IN TALLAHASSEE!

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u/Mmmmffffeeerrrr Nov 30 '22

This guy will never get rid of his Trump stench with culture war stunts like this.

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u/windigo3 Nov 30 '22

DeSantis is trying to groom our children with right wing white nationalism using Twitter

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u/EffU2 Nov 30 '22

Of course. They may say they want freedom, what they really want is the government to control everyone their way

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u/MissWibb Nov 30 '22

The GOP, the party of smaller government and less government intrusion. /s

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u/barowsr Nov 30 '22

What exactly could Congress do? First of all, good luck getting that razor thing GOP house to pass such a horseshit bill. And would absolutely die in Senate. And what would the law even say ? “aPpPlE mUsT dO buSiNeSs wiFf eLoN mAhhhhh wE AnGrY!” ?

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u/GoldenBull1994 Nov 30 '22

Does that mean Gay wedding cakes are back on the table?

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u/Earthling7228320321 Nov 30 '22

The party that lies constantly to further it's agenda wants to further it's agenda? Shocking.

Please stop giving their lies life by pretending their party stands for anything besides it's own power. They don't respect character, they don't take responsibility, they don't have morality, it's all lies.

And the people who repeat their lies are idiots.

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u/REDTrouttt Nov 30 '22

Apple (an American tech bastion) being attacked by America first goons because they don't want to associate with a South African rich kid only because he simps for a Russian agent. Can we be done with the bath salts already?

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u/ZooZooChaCha Nov 30 '22

FL resident here - we are all screwed if this man (Can I call him that? He did ban pronouns) is elected president in 2024.

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u/swizzle213 Nov 30 '22

Lol. Not only has he pissed of The Mouse but now he’s going after Apple?

Two companies that I would not try to mess with their brand/image

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u/dasher11 Nov 30 '22

This is literally how Republicans always operate.

They want MORE government when it's about enforcing a police state. MORE government taking away the rights of women and minorities. MORE government forcing religion into law and education. MORE government imposing their Republican morals on people.

LESS government when it comes to safely building infrastructure. LESS government when it comes to regulating rich people stealing money. LESS government when it comes to protecting workers and poor people.

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u/ron_swansons_meat Nov 30 '22

DeSantis is such a fucking stooge. He's totally in over his head. His bullshit only works in Florida. I want to watch him and Trump destroy themselves fighting for the GOP vote.