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Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader

The biggest winner of the midterm elections was without a doubt Governor Ron DeSantis, whose landslide victory in the state of Florida was breathtaking.

The biggest loser? Donald Trump, whose handpicked loyalist candidates in a number of races struggled to beat vulnerable Democrats. Once again, the former president may have cost Republicans control of the Senate, in a year when it was theirs to lose.

Many will conclude, on the basis of the midterm 2022 results, that the Republican Party is ready to move on, without Donald Trump as its leader.

DeSantis scored a win in Florida that was one for the record books. In Miami-Dade County, a region which President Joe Biden won by 16 percentage points in 2020, the popular governor won easily. Not only was the margin of victory astounding in itself, it also reinforced an emerging reality: Hispanic voters may be shifting their long-term alliance to Republicans.

DeSantis won because he embraced Trumpian policies, stood firm against the woke mob, led his state through the pandemic with brilliance and, more recently, managed the horrific damage done by Hurricane Ian with great competence. Florida residents rewarded the popular governor by re-electing him with roughly a 19-point margin over his opponent, Democrat Charlie Crist.

On the heels of his win, DeSantis delivered a barnburner victory speech, laying down markers for what will surely be a run for president in 2024 and declaring, "I have only begun to fight."


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Rick Hunter

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Trump's presidency might be the biggest missed opportunity in the history of the GOP. It's hard to remember now, but there was a time when the guy held massive sway over the public and seemed to be someone who could bridge the many divides like Reagan did. Hell, if he had just stayed moderate and said the things that most people want to hear he would be enjoying his second term right now.
 

The shadow

The shadow knows!
Here in Wisconsin we kept Tony "the mask"
Evers and returned Ron Johnson to Congress.
Evers and his lockdowns caused unspeakable harm to our state. His solution to every disease big or small is mask. The man lives like Howard Hughes . Plastic everywhere.
Ron Johnson is a spreader of lies a trump puppet. An election denier
Evers is a democrat.
Johnson a republican and both not fit for the office they hold.
And so it goes.
 

nivek

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GOP 'could SNUB Trump and ask DeSantis to campaign for Hershel Walker in crucial Georgia senate runoff' - as ex-president continues to be blamed for failed red wave while Florida governor's star rises

Republicans are considering having Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stump for Herschel Walker in Georgia's runoff election rather than former President Trump. They fear trump getting involved in the race may jeopardize their chances of reaching independent voters and suburban women. They also worry that Trump's scheduled announcement that he plans to run for president may distract from the campaign. But those close to Trump say it will be difficult to get him to stay away as he tries to gain support for a presidential run. Republicans are instead suggesting he stay back from the campaign trail, but help Walker financially.

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Rick Hunter

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I think Desantis' stock in trade is going to go way down by associating with Walker. We all really need to get past this harmful notion that we support or oppose someone strictly on the basis of party. That's the cause of most of our woes today.
 

nivek

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'YOU will sit': Biden is caught with cheat sheet at G20 informing him when to sit, speak and take a photo

President Joe Biden accidentally revealed a list of instructions telling him when to take photos and speak while at the G20 Summit in Indonesia.The notes told the president where he should sit and the proper time to do so - along with multiple reminders that his opening remarks were on the next page. It is not the first time Biden has been caught with cheat sheet while in important meetings.

Biden is caught with cheat sheet at G20 informing him when to sit, speak and take a photo

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wwkirk

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'YOU will sit': Biden is caught with cheat sheet at G20 informing him when to sit, speak and take a photo

President Joe Biden accidentally revealed a list of instructions telling him when to take photos and speak while at the G20 Summit in Indonesia.The notes told the president where he should sit and the proper time to do so - along with multiple reminders that his opening remarks were on the next page. It is not the first time Biden has been caught with cheat sheet while in important meetings.

Biden is caught with cheat sheet at G20 informing him when to sit, speak and take a photo

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This will go down in history as The Marionette Presidency. :(
 

nivek

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'Biden was chairman of the board': Republicans claim President IS compromised by Hunter's foreign deals involving 50 countries, insist their bank accounts were 'co-mingled' and White House spent $250K to deflect damaging stories

Republicans are claiming that President Joe Biden was involved in his son Hunter's controversial foreign business deals, which allegedly spans 50 different countries, lawmakers said in a press conference on Thursday. It comes one day after the GOP clinched 218 seats in the House of Representatives, cementing their majority - and investigative powers - in the next Congress. The president has long denied involvement in and knowledge of his son's foreign dealings - some of which are being investigated by federal authorities. But Rep. James Comer accused Biden of being 'chairman of the board' of his family's business dealings and even claimed the White House spent more than $250,000 to deflect negative stories about Hunter. 'This is an investigation of Joe Biden,' he said. 'I think we've laid out the evidence as to why we feel it's important, and we're going to move forward with that.' Comer said he'd even like members of the Biden family to testify before the House when asked, but said the main focus of their probe right now was to access bank records. 'As part of our investigation, we have evidence that the finances, credit cards, and bank accounts of Hunter and Joe Biden were commingled, if not shared,' the Republican lawmaker said. He said some accounts linked to the Biden family raised 'red flags' about 'suspicious or illegal activity.'

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Standingstones

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'Biden was chairman of the board': Republicans claim President IS compromised by Hunter's foreign deals involving 50 countries, insist their bank accounts were 'co-mingled' and White House spent $250K to deflect damaging stories

Republicans are claiming that President Joe Biden was involved in his son Hunter's controversial foreign business deals, which allegedly spans 50 different countries, lawmakers said in a press conference on Thursday. It comes one day after the GOP clinched 218 seats in the House of Representatives, cementing their majority - and investigative powers - in the next Congress. The president has long denied involvement in and knowledge of his son's foreign dealings - some of which are being investigated by federal authorities. But Rep. James Comer accused Biden of being 'chairman of the board' of his family's business dealings and even claimed the White House spent more than $250,000 to deflect negative stories about Hunter. 'This is an investigation of Joe Biden,' he said. 'I think we've laid out the evidence as to why we feel it's important, and we're going to move forward with that.' Comer said he'd even like members of the Biden family to testify before the House when asked, but said the main focus of their probe right now was to access bank records. 'As part of our investigation, we have evidence that the finances, credit cards, and bank accounts of Hunter and Joe Biden were commingled, if not shared,' the Republican lawmaker said. He said some accounts linked to the Biden family raised 'red flags' about 'suspicious or illegal activity.'

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What a tangled web we weave….
 

wwkirk

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'Biden was chairman of the board': Republicans claim President IS compromised by Hunter's foreign deals involving 50 countries, insist their bank accounts were 'co-mingled' and White House spent $250K to deflect damaging stories

Republicans are claiming that President Joe Biden was involved in his son Hunter's controversial foreign business deals, which allegedly spans 50 different countries, lawmakers said in a press conference on Thursday. It comes one day after the GOP clinched 218 seats in the House of Representatives, cementing their majority - and investigative powers - in the next Congress. The president has long denied involvement in and knowledge of his son's foreign dealings - some of which are being investigated by federal authorities. But Rep. James Comer accused Biden of being 'chairman of the board' of his family's business dealings and even claimed the White House spent more than $250,000 to deflect negative stories about Hunter. 'This is an investigation of Joe Biden,' he said. 'I think we've laid out the evidence as to why we feel it's important, and we're going to move forward with that.' Comer said he'd even like members of the Biden family to testify before the House when asked, but said the main focus of their probe right now was to access bank records. 'As part of our investigation, we have evidence that the finances, credit cards, and bank accounts of Hunter and Joe Biden were commingled, if not shared,' the Republican lawmaker said. He said some accounts linked to the Biden family raised 'red flags' about 'suspicious or illegal activity.'

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Best case scenario would be for neither Biden nor Trump to be the candidates in the next Presidential election.
 
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