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The picture of Florida’s House district boundaries for the 2022 election came further into focus Friday, Jan.21. The House Legislative Redistricting Subcommittee advanced a map (H 8009) on a 13-7 vote, breaking down largely along party lines.
The House and Senate must agree on legislative maps but have historically deferred to one another to craft lines for their respective chambers. These maps are not subject to approval by the Governor.
The Senate voted 34-3 (votes against from Democrats) to approve a new map (S 8058) for the state’s 40 Senate districts. Outside analysts predict the map most likely will leave the upper chamber of the Florida Legislature in GOP control after the November elections. State legislative maps produced by the Legislature, unlike a congressional map produced by the body, cannot be vetoed by the Governor.
Senate President Wilton Simpson heaped praise on Ray Rodrigues, Senate Reapportionment Committee Chair and committee staff who drafted the final map. “You had a lot of integrity and continually produced a great product we’re going to vote on here today.”
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. Rhode Island Congressman James Langevin (D) announced he won’t be running for reelection after 22 years in Congress. Also, Democrat Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA) announced he will not be seeking reelection this year.
The Jan.18 retirement announcements mean 28 incumbent Democrats won’t seek reelection in November.
Democrats are facing a disturbing trend for the upcoming midterm congressional elections:
26 of their incumbents are retiring.
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"Congressional Democrats cannot count on the bully pulpit to get things done because Biden short circuits pervasively. He’s frail, stupid, and too slow to be effective. That’s on top of rising inflation, a border crisis, and a supply chain crisis that’s now leaving grocery stores barren. Oh, and he didn’t shut down COVID.
His vaccine mandate got shredded by the Supreme Court, Build Back Better is six feet under, and this joke of an elections bill is dead, along with gutting the filibuster. (Manchin and Sinema doubled down on their filibuster positions. And they weren’t the only senators who were uneasy about this move. Biden’s unhinged speech in Georgia also didn’t help him. Politico)
Joe Biden is just a waste of space at this point. No one respects him, and no one fears him. His approval rating is in the low 30s. It would be best for Democrats to keep him in the cupboard since he’s a cancer to the party everywhere. He’s a failed president—and we’re not even a year into this administration." More
"The Florida GOP notched another historic win by doubling the number of newly active registered voters in one month. According to the latest Florida Department of State, Division of Elections data, Florida Republicans have an advantage of 45,153 active registered voters who are showing their preference for conservative Republican principles. Under the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis and state and local leaders, Florida will remain a free and open state"
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"While so many around the country have consigned the people's rights to the graveyard, Florida has stood as freedom's vanguard. Florida has stood strong as The Rock of Freedom ... and it's upon this rock that we must build Florida's future"
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United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested + 36 state gubernatorial elections and numerous other state / local elections.
We The People Must Win Big in 2022.
Seven lawmakers representing Volusia and Flagler counties are headed to Tallahassee on Tuesday to consider bills, hammer out a budget and shape state government over the next year. The four representatives and three senators representing the area are all Republicans.
Rep. Paul Renner*and Rep. Tom Leek, representing Volusia Co, are in high-ranking leadership roles. They will have a significant hand in what moves through the House. (*Renner will succeed current Speaker of the House Chris Sprowls after the 2022 legislative session)
Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff, who represents a district spanning DeLand and mainland Daytona Beach, is proposing to address a problem homeowners and home sellers are having with getting timely septic-system inspections.
"Right now there is a backlog of inspections, either because of manpower or COVID, so why not cut red tape by allowing a private provider to be hired at the cost of the homeowner?"
Rep. Webster Barnaby, R-Deltona, introduced legislation banning abortions when physicians can hear what Barnaby terms a "fetal heartbeat," usually around 6 weeks. Texas enacted a similar law last year.
It's a fight Barnaby and other abortion opponents are primed to have as the U.S. Supreme Court reconsiders the 1973 Roe v. Wade precedent legalizing abortions.
"I've been pro-life all of my political career and as an ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, That's my stand and That's where I stand."
Senators pitch sweeping, pro-business changes
Sen. Tom Wright, of New Smyrna Beach, represents southeast Volusia as well as northern Brevard County — the Space Coast.
He has proposed the bill with perhaps the snappiest title, the "Zero G, Zero Fee" act, which would exempt certain spaceport users from fees or charges while transporting a space vehicle or equipment.
Sen. Travis Hutson, of St. Augustine, has proposed a way to support businesses who've been harmed by local or county ordinances.
"We've seen local governments who want to ban sunscreen (for environmental purposes), or communities attempt to stop cruise ships from docking, or when a city dramatically reduces hours when a bar can operate."
Sen. Jason Brodeur, who represents Seminole County and a chunk of southwest Volusia, filed 34 bills as of Thursday, proposing, among other things:
- requiring a state inventory of critical wetlands
- barring foreign nationals from making political contributions
- establishing "education recovery scholarship accounts" to help children who missed 10 or more days of public school
In typical leftist form the J6 events are now being compared to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the September 11, 2021, terrorist attacks by the Biden administration. However, before the day’s insufferable events began, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was asked his opinion of what would take place. DeSantis rightly noted this is Christmas Day for the DC system; they have been preparing for this day for almost a year. WATCH:
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Of the 46 presidents of the United States, there are three that can be considered indispensable to the nation’s enduring existence as a free people; they are George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s inclusion on this list derives not only from his political, judicial, and legislative accomplishments but the dramatically positive impact he had on the psyche of Middle America, and initiating the transformation of a feckless Republican Party into a viable and resolute opposition -- as well as the party of the average American of all races, creeds, and ethnicities.
WATCH - Oct. 13. 2016 - 26 Days Before We The People Voted To MAGA
Trump showed a nation stuck in a 28-year morass of political mediocrity and collectivism that fearlessness, determination, and an implacable conviction in the principles of the nation’s founding would defeat the elites and left-wing dominated Democrat party, their resolve to create a socialist oligarchy.
By renewing and recasting many of the economic policies of Ronald Reagan and initiating an America First domestic and foreign policy, he not only reversed the downward trend of the nation and stopped the left in their tracks but showed the American people with his overwhelmingly effective policies that there were viable alternatives that worked.
Further, his determined effort to recast the Republican Party as the American populist party and the Democrats as the party of the elites and radicals is succeeding at an accelerated pace. More @
Whether or not he runs for president in 2024, his place in American history is secure as he was the right president at the right time.
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These were the media darlings who hammed it up on television—as thousands of New Yorkers unnecessarily died in long-term care facilities due to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to redirect COVID-19 patients to share facilities with the elderly and infirm. Andrew Cuomo was finally forced to resign from his governorship and is now persona non grata among the once adoring Left. His brother Chris Cuomo should have been dismissed from CNN long ago. He lied on air, in denying his role as a journalist-cum-political advisor, in devising ways to use his media arrogance and contacts to save his brother’s hide.
Both shared a conviction that as leftists they enjoyed nine lives of corruption and deceit—until they ran out.
The Harris Who Never Was
So far, Kamala Harris is known as our “border czar,” who ostensibly oversaw nearly 2 million illegal aliens streaming across an open border, neither vaccinated nor tested at a time of a surging pandemic. She was originally politicized by mentor, paramour, and aging Willie Brown. He jump-started his then young girlfriend by putting her on a number of well-compensated state boards. She kicked off her run for president at an Oakland rally in January 2019 to media accolades. After blowing through millions in campaign funds, Harris dropped out of the presidential race without winning a single delegate.
Biden’s staff leaks that Harris is a bully and a nasty incompetent; her staff counter-leaks that he is a doddering old fool descending into overt senility. Both are correct.
From the moment details emerged surrounding Jussie Smollett’s hate-crime hoax, any sane, non-woke person could have recognized he was more than just a pathological liar. Smollett was also a conniving, mean-spirited egoist. He was intent on rescuing his fading acting career by libeling the Chicago police, smearing white Trump supporters as violent racists, and self-servingly advancing the lie of a purported hate crime epidemic against blacks. To believe Jussie, as so many of the liberal establishment were eager to do, one had to believe from the get-go the utterly unbelievable.
No matter. Would-be candidate Joe Biden immediately leveraged Smollett to virtue signal his racial bona fides. Kamala Harris claimed it was a modern “lynching.” Everyone from Nancy Pelosi to the CNN/MSNBC crowd treated us to performance-art demonstrations of their outrage. No one has apologized.
For over two years, Adam Schiff appeared on television and at press conferences to confirm that Donald Trump was guilty of Russian collusion. The script was always the same. He produced no evidence, no data, no credible witnesses. Instead, Schiff grimaced in mock outrage, and began his ritual accusations, given the secret sources he had supposedly seen.
As the Mueller probe collapsed into fantasy—as the FBI Washington hierarchy was insidiously discredited between felony convictions, firings, and resignations, fake FISA warrants, and James Comey’s 245 instances of amnesia under oath; and as Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report damned the very sources Schiff once quoted—Schiff always pivoted to the next “bombshell” that only his committee possessed, but of course could not be made public.
The Biden candidacy was one of the most cynical in American history. The unhinged far-Left adopted a befuddled Biden as the respectable veneer necessary to see their hard-core, but stealth socialist agenda finally enacted. Key to a virtual presidency would be virtual voting, as 102 million mail-in and early votes were never subject to the previous standards of authentication and statistical rejection rates of the past—rendering Election Day voting mostly a memory.
Single-handedly the Biden puppeteers have managed to restore the Trump record of achievement simply by doing the opposite of what Trump did, thereby ensuring their own failure and reminding voters of what once was working.
Other fallen heroes of the Left
Robert Mueller and his dream team that would rid the world of Trump, and the quartet of John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, and Andrew McCabe. They, by their dishonesty, prevarications, and careerism have almost single-handedly tarnished the reputations of the Washington-based intelligence and investigatory agencies. Yet now, the Left has no more need of them. They are already fading from the public awareness.
Victor Davis Hanson is a distinguished fellow of the Center for American Greatness and Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is an American military historian, columnist, former classics professor.