The Power Dynamic Behind the 2024 Narrative

 

There has been a great deal of finger-pointing following the midterms. I’d like to throw my finger into the fray and point, not at a person, but at a power structure in the halls of Congress. There’s not so much money in building the wall, repealing and replacing Obamacare, or balancing the budget, especially when the big donors don’t want those things.

At the same time, you have to make voters believe that you are doing your best to fight for their issues. It’s far easier for Democrat and Republican leadership to get rich if they keep this facade going as long as possible. Once the parties in power learned how to enrich themselves at the expense of the voters, they would resist any effort to upset the unified political machine which kept their coffers full.

However, someone threatened to ruin everything that the elites had spent decades perfecting. As it turns out, most Republicans don’t appreciate being strung along election after election by weak, apologetic candidates whose only answer to radical leftism is to adopt the mean position between insanity and common sense. Like him or not, Donald Trump was the people’s answer to this stagnant and corrupt balance of power.

Which brings me to the new narrative I’ve been hearing from the conservative media and others on our side. Ron DeSantis, an amazing Governor and future President, is being set up not as the Trump Alternative, but as his Replacement. Some of the people pushing this narrative want DeSantis because they care about Conservative victories. But others, it seems to me, view DeSantis as their Trump Card to end all Trumps.

I don’t know what the future holds for either Trump or DeSantis, but I believe they are stronger united to a common cause: that being to get some real leadership in the GOP, and stop the old guard from holding their voter base hostage.

Don’t get baited into a false choice between Trump or DeSantis.

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  1. Flicker Coolidge
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    Have you heard of read who DeSantis’ biggest donors are?

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  2. Modus Ponens Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Have you heard of read who DeSantis’ biggest donors are?

    I recall reading something in passing. I think the implication was that he was being supported by the powers that be. If that’s the case, I suspect it’s part of this same dynamic. This new narrative reeks of political gamesmanship from the GOP Leadership. They are exactly the type who will try to turn allies against each other to cut them both off at the knees.

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  3. Bob Thompson Member
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    Modus Ponens (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Have you heard of read who DeSantis’ biggest donors are?

    I recall reading something in passing. I think the implication was that he was being supported by the powers that be. If that’s the case, I suspect it’s part of this same dynamic. This new narrative reeks of political gamesmanship from the GOP Leadership. They are exactly the type who will try to turn allies against each other to cut them both off at the knees.

    Is Trump helping them with his public statements?

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  4. Modus Ponens Member
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Modus Ponens (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Have you heard of read who DeSantis’ biggest donors are?

    I recall reading something in passing. I think the implication was that he was being supported by the powers that be. If that’s the case, I suspect it’s part of this same dynamic. This new narrative reeks of political gamesmanship from the GOP Leadership. They are exactly the type who will try to turn allies against each other to cut them both off at the knees.

    Is Trump helping them with his public statements?

    Yes, I  agree with you that he gives them ammunition. That’s the hand we’re dealt.

    I conciously avoided discussing the specific pro’s and con’s of Trump and DeSantis, because that pulls us back into the narrative I’m talking about.

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  5. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Have you heard of read who DeSantis’ biggest donors are?

    I had one friend who bailed on Trump in 2017 because of one donor whom  he thought was too Establishment.

    How can we have any political choices if we are supposed to avoid anyone who receives any money?

    I am far more bothered by some issues I have about Trump than one or two big money donors.

    As far as DeSantis, I reflect on how  Newsom, Cuomo, Whitmer also have had big establishment donors. They have used their offices to promote Evil!

    But DeSantis has run the state of Florida very wisely. He put together the needed state laws for the state legislature to approve for the mid terms and onto posterity so that the elections that are not lacking integrity.

    He also has had the best state policies regarding COV outside of the nation state of Sweden. I like his handling of school issues such as shoving text books formatted around CRT into oblivion.

    The Evils of 5 Dem Governors:

    I think Inslee of WA state should also be included…

     

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  6. Modus Ponens Member
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Have you heard of read who DeSantis’ biggest donors are?

    I had one friend who bailed on Trump in 2017 because of one donor whom he thought was too Establishment.

    How can we have any political choices if we are supposed to avoid anyone who receives any money?

    I am far more bothered by some issues I have about Trump than one or two big money donors.

    As far as DeSantis, I reflect on how Newsom, Cuomo, Whitmer also have had big establishment donors. They have used their offices to promote Evil!

    But DeSantis has run the state of Florida very wisely. He put together the needed state laws for the state legislature to approve for the mid terms and onto posterity so that the elections that are not lacking integrity.

    He also has had the best state policies regarding COV outside of the nation state of Sweden. I like his handling of school issues such as shoving text books formatted around CRT into oblivion.

    The Evils of 5 Dem Governors:

    I think Inslee of WA state should also be included…

     

    I absolutely loved how DeSantis governed Florida. I hope to vote him into the President’s office someday. At the same time, the presidential election is just one part of a wider political strategy. 

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  7. Flicker Coolidge
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    Modus Ponens (View Comment):

    I recall reading something in passing. I think the implication was that he was being supported by the powers that be. If that’s the case, I suspect it’s part of this same dynamic. This new narrative reeks of political gamesmanship from the GOP Leadership. They are exactly the type who will try to turn allies against each other to cut them both off at the knees.

    As long as DeSantis plays their game and takes their money and hems and haws about perhaps running, then he’s one of them whether he likes it or not.

    It’s not like Trump wasn’t clearly intending to run.  So it’s really DeSantis who is, at whoever’s instigation, playing the divider.

    I would vote for DeSantis for VP, but frankly, I would rather any other strong fire-branded MAGA person be the VP choice if Trump runs.  DeSantis may be a prisoner of his own good works: He’s so good as a governor, he needs to show others how it’s done.  If he runs for President, he will almost immediately temper his ways for a moderated message, and will probably be a shade less mavericky as a governor and will not show other governors what can be accomplished.

    IOW he’s too good to promote.

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