Friends, if you're a fan of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and you're rooting for him in 2024, here's the bad news: the mainstream media is increasingly choosing him as their favorite whipping boy. Their attacks on the Governor are escalating. And here's the good news: their attacks are escalating. In other words, they take Ron seriously -- deadly seriously -- as a contender in 2024, and they want to head him off at the pass, i.e. destroy him preemptively, as they did once upon a time to Chris Christie and many other Republicans angling for the presidency. Will they succeed? Who knows, but I have a sneaking suspicion that DeSantis is up to the challenge. Anyway, CBS's recent hit piece is the latest MSM contribution to the anti-DeSantis, anti-Florida campaign.
Meanwhile, another Floridian is defending himself from an avalanche of mostly personal, ad hominem attacks: Rep. Matt Gaetz. It remains to be seen whether Gaetz's enemies can deliver the goods...or if they're hoping that a "narrative" alone can slay him. Stay tuned.
Justice Thomas is right: Big Tech's decision to ban Trump from their all-important platforms stinks to high heaven, and if we don't find a way to rein in these social media titans, future U.S. elections are going to anything but "free and fair".
Mitch McConnell is saying something reasonable for a change! He's pointing out that businesses that go along with the demands of woke activists risk alienating their conservative customers...and permanently damaging their brands. Well, that's true, but only if conservatives punish these companies for their outrageous conduct in some measurable, meaningful form. Right now corporate America is about a hundred times more intimidated by the Left than it is by the right. Unless we change that equation, these cultural battles are lost to us before they even commence.
For his part, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is signalling his disapproval of the politicization of baseball. My guess is that MLB ratings will sink ever lower in 2021, partly because of this odious wokeness. Does the League even care? I guess we'll find out.