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Florida Politicians Becoming High Quality Trollers
I thought my relatively new home of Texas was supposed to be the fun, ornery, independent place. Texas politicians have had their moments, but Florida politicians sure seem to be getting on top of the game, having fun with trolling.
Florida Governor DeSantis has conspicuously been tweaking the opposition for a couple of years.
Other Florida politicians seem to be joining the effort. A state senator has proposed a bill to direct the state elections office to cancel any filings from a political party whose party platform ever supported slavery. Apparently the state’s Democratic Party, and only the state’s Democratic Party, meets that criterion, based on its platform prior to 1865.
The state senator cites frustration with Democrats and other leftists constantly working to “cancel” people and institutions because of occurrences involving slavery hundreds of years ago.
I think this is hysterical. Of course, I assume the bill has no chance of passing, and I doubt the senator expects it to. But I think it is an excellent tool to highlight the insanity of “cancel culture.” Remind people that if we’re going to hold people today responsible for something that happened a long time ago with which today’s people were not involved, why not apply that principle to the political party most responsible for actually implementing slavery and racial segregation of long ago. Get Democrats to explain why the Democratic Party shouldn’t be canceled just as they are erasing people from history, so that maybe more people see why cancel culture should be buried.Published in Culture
It reminds me of when Trump’s DOJ took Princeton University at their word, and sent a letter saying that the school would be investigated for Civil Rights violations on the basis of its own claims of systemic racism and white supremacy.
Yes! If the left will attack Abraham Lincoln, the pro-slavery Democratic party of his era should also be scrutinized.
They’ve also attacked other abolitionists from that era.
John Greenleaf Whittier.
Didn’t the Democrats start the KKK?
People need to be reminded at every turn that there is a name for anti-slavery Democrats: Republicans. The name for pro-slavery (pro-KKK, pro-segregation, pro-Jim Crow) Democrats being “Democrats”.
Devilishly brilliant. It puts the opposition in the stickiest of spots. I hope they come up with a name analogous to the Equal Rights Amendment or Emmett Till Antilynching Act. I also hope there’s some work behind the scenes to make sure enough Republicans vote against on principle; plenty of ways to make the point without actually eliminating the other party.
I love it! Bring the bill to the floor and let the debates begin!
I love that these politicians are tweeting and tweaking. If they start twerking, then they have crossed the line.
I think that every Democrat should have to publicly apologize for the past sins of their party.
I can see watching Tulsi Gabbard twerk . . .
And I can imagine you watching.
Damn straight! Wouldn’t you? (don’t answer that . . .)
This was a genuinely terrific move, and I hope the next Republican administration continues it—not as a troll (although it is funny), but as a legitimate use of a set of statutes that progressives insist they support. The United States has laws against white supremacy in publicly subsidized education, and if Princeton says it’s a white supremacist institution, then it should be subject to those laws. The same ought to go for many of the DEI “trainings” that have recently been adopted, including in corporate America. If the federal government is to look within academia and the workplace for hostility or racial essentialism, then it must do it without exceptions for what it considers to be the “right” kind.