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General Discussion / DeSantis pledges to fire FBI director on day one
« Last post by Dan Ben Noah on May 26, 2023, 12:15:25 AM »
Trump appointed Christopher Wray as FBI director based on the recommendation of Chris Christie and the Democrats.  Now the FBI is being weaponized against normal, decent Americans.  Ron DeSantis will change this.

https://twitter.com/DanBenNoah7/status/1661947209808502784

With Ron DeSantis officially in the 2024 race comes real questions about how he’ll handle some of the more contentious issues facing any possible Republican president. Chief among them is what he’d do to combat the administrative overreach being practiced by the bureaucracy, with the behavior of the FBI being front and center in that discussion.

For example, on Wednesday, Rep. James Comer revealed that current FBI Director Christopher Wray has ignored a subpoena for an unclassified FD-1023 form. That form allegedly provides evidence of a bribery scheme involving Joe Biden while he was vice president. Instead of cooperating with Congress, the FBI is once again acting as the president’s personal protection force.

On the front, DeSantis wasted no time and pulled no punches. When asked by Trey Gowdy on Fox News following his kickoff with Elon Musk, the Florida man said he would fire Wray on day one. That clocks in as the most definitive pledge by any candidate so far in how they’ll deal with the controversial FBI director.

I’m sure that answer surprised Gowdy, as he is the type that has defended Wray as a misunderstood soul. How anyone could still believe that after everything that has happened, especially since Biden took office, is beyond me, though. Wray is as obstructionist and corrupt as James Comey was. He’s just more diplomatic about it.

Under Wray’s leadership, the FBI has targeted pro-lifers, targeted Catholics, ignored and obstructed investigations into the Biden Family, made false statements about left-wing radicalism, and misused surveillance provisions (again) to illegally spy on Americans. That is not an exhaustive list, but I’d be here all day if I kept going.

It’s simply a no-brainer to fire Wray with prejudice the moment any Republican takes off, which is why it’s so perplexing that other candidates haven’t taken that stand. The closest has been Vivek Ramaswamy, who said he’d shut down the FBI. I’d like to hear how he actually plans to accomplish that, but I’d assume it would require firing Wray even if Ramaswamy hasn’t said that. As to the other third-tier candidates in Nikki Haley, Asa Hutchinson, and Tim Scott, they are obviously not the type to say anything negative about Wray.

Meanwhile, in his most recent commentary on the issue, Donald Trump took the most non-committal position possible, blaming Chris Christie for Wray’s nomination while saying “time will tell” on whether it was a mistake to put him in as FBI director. To be frank, as I documented above, time has already told the story several times over.

TRUMP: I put Chris Wray in because I wanted to have somebody in there that everybody including the other side really wanted. It may not have been the right move. Let’s see, time will tell, okay? But I wanted to have somebody in the FBI, because I’m an honorable guy, I’m an honest guy. I may have made a mistake. But I put somebody in that the other side–everybody agreed to. You know who recommended him to me? Chris Christie. Okay? He recommended him. And that’s okay. I don’t mind that. I’ve taken Chris Christie’s recommendations before. And other people wanted Christopher Wray, and people from the other side wanted Christopher Wray.

The question isn’t who recommended Wray. It’s not even who supported Wray five years ago when he was elevated to lead the FBI (with Trump obviously being chief among them). The question is what all of the 2024 candidates are willing to do about it now. Trump doesn’t want to admit he made a mistake, but that’s not an excuse to continue beating around the bush on a figure as insidious as Wray. He needs to take a position and stick to it because the stakes are too high.

Hopefully, every candidate will follow DeSantis’ lead and vow to fire Wray on day one. I’d love to know that no matter who ends up as the nominee, such a serious issue will be dealt with.
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General Discussion / Gov. DeSantis cracks down on voter fraud
« Last post by Dan Ben Noah on May 25, 2023, 11:51:09 PM »
Running for President doesn't stop DeSantis from getting things done.

https://twitter.com/DanBenNoah7/status/1661941918165549056

It’s officially Presidential Primary season after Ron DeSantis threw his hat in the ring on Wednesday, in an official campaign launch on Twitter Spaces with Elon Musk. But, Federal Elections Commission paperwork is not the only filing of the momentous day. Florida Governor DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 7050, which makes 27 elections code reforms to state law including clarifying the “resign-to-run” statute, removing ambiguity regarding DeSantis’ presidential bid.

Some highlights of the reforms are:

Individuals who are voting for the first time and do not have a verified social security number or Florida ID must cast their votes in person.
Third-party organizations involved in voter registration must renew their registration with the state for each election cycle.
The bill broadens the list of required maintenance activities.
The frequency of reporting is reduced from monthly to quarterly during the qualifying period.
Fines for violations of election laws are increased.
The requirement for supervisors to publish certain information in a local newspaper’s legal ads is eliminated, allowing them to instead post those notices on their website or the county’s website.
The training for signature verification of mail-in ballots is expanded to include staff members whose job responsibilities involve signature verification.
The time frame for voter registration groups to submit completed forms to election offices is shortened from 14 days to 10 days.
Penalties for late submission of forms are increased from $50 for each late application to $50 for each day the application is overdue.

Predictably, Elias Law Group has already filed a lawsuit, in collaboration with the NAACP, claiming it’s racist to make third-party voter registration groups… file paperwork, or something.

The defendants named in the case are Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, and Florida’s 67 supervisors of elections. The plaintiffs are Florida NAACP, Equal Ground Education Fund, Voters of Tomorrow Action, Disability Rights Florida, Alianza for Progress, Alianza Center, UnidosUS, and Florida Alliance for Retired Americans.

In a statement for the plaintiffs, Elias Law Group wrote:

SB 7050’s restrictions on voter registration infringe upon third-party voter registration organizations’ constitutional rights to free speech and association and violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution because they were purposefully enacted, at least in part, with a racially discriminatory intent to discriminate against Black and Hispanic voters and have the effect . . . of denying, abridging, or suppressing the right to vote of otherwise eligible voters on account of race, ethnicity, or color.

Marc Elias, founder of Democracy Docket, and his allies regularly engage in elections lawfare. During the 2022 Midterm elections, Elias Law Group and others sued ballot box watchers in Arizona and lost due to the pesky ol’ First Amendment. They are also suing over a Voter ID law in Ohio.

Meanwhile, Republican voter registration enthusiast Scott Presler took the opportunity to remind voters of states with closed primaries, Florida being among them.

Presler wrote:

America:

There are states across the country w/ closed primaries.

This means you MUST be registered as a Republican in order to vote in a Republican primary.

CA, FL, KY, NV, NY, OR, PA, register to vote as a Republican today

America:

There are states across the country w/ closed primaries.

This means you MUST be registered as a Republican in order to vote in a Republican primary.

CA, FL, KY, NV, NY, OR, PA, register to vote as a Republican today:https://t.co/0Q92iCR9za

— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) May 24, 2023

Presler linked vote.gov as a resource to check your state laws. As Republicans wrestle out the nomination and look ahead to casting their ballots in the presidential primaries, remember that if you aren’t registered to vote, now is the time to do so. And, it would also be a good time to make sure you weren’t “automated” out of your party preference, especially if you live in a closed primary state.
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If elected, Ron DeSantis will hopefully start bussing illegal aliens to Mexico City.

https://twitter.com/DanBenNoah7/status/1661938224233627648

It turns out that when you have an effective executive leader who enforces law and order, it actually works in making sure that rules are followed in society.

For example, consider that illegal aliens are already “self-deporting” themselves out of Florida after Governor and 2024 presidential candidate Ron DeSantis (R) enacted one of the toughest immigration laws in the entire country.

“We’re fleeing the place we fled to,” one illegal alien told Axios. “I remember when my mother sat me down and said, ‘things are bad; we have to leave,’ and I had to tell her that same thing.”

The law requires a number of new measures such as requiring that employers to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of employees, and fines employers who fail to use E-Verify $1,000 per day. At the same time, it suspends the licenses of any employer who knowingly employs illegal aliens, and makes using a fake ID to gain employment a felony. Similarly, it bars local governments and non-governmental organizations from issuing identification cards to illegal immigrants.

“I am leaving everything behind, everything that I worked for, having already started from scratch 16 years ago,” the illegal alien, who was brought as a child, also told Axios.

In response to the legislation, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued a travel advisory, saying that Florida is now “hostile and dangerous.”

“Laws like this, that do nothing more than harass immigrants, are bad for a state’s economy,” Lydia Guzmán, a staffer who leads LULAC’s immigration committee, told CNN.

Well, that’s not quite true. This law makes sure that illegal aliens who should not be in the country aren’t. It also ensures that employers who take advantage of cheap labor  — instead of hiring Americans are punished.

The law hasn’t even gone into effect yet, but CBS News reported that certain organizations are already mobilizing to help illegals leave the state.

Of course, law is only as strong as it is enforced. Perhaps these illegal aliens know that DeSantis’ track record of enforcing law and order — such as removing a Soros-backed prosecutor who was not doing his job as required —  indicates that Florida won’t be afraid to carry out its authority to the fullest extent of this new law.

Of course, a governor shouldn’t even have to have a law like this in the first place. It’s the federal government’s duty to protect American borders and deport illegal aliens. But when the president abdicates that responsibility, states must step up and do that job to protect American citizens.
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The presidential campaign launch was a success.

https://twitter.com/DanBenNoah7/status/1661936086245883905

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis raised a whopping $8.2 million in his first 24 hours of fundraising as a presidential candidate.

The New York Times reported that the $8.2 figure was more than a $6.3 million that President Joe Biden raised in the first 24 hours of his campaign. It is believed to surpass the amount raised by former President Donald Trump after his 2024 announcement last November, although Trump did not release fundraising totals after the first 24 hours of his 2024 campaign.

Given that Trump’s campaign reported having raised $9.5 million during its first six weeks, DeSantis’ haul “far outpaces” how Trump “began his 2024 fund-raising in late 2022.”

The $8.2 million are hard dollars that the campaign can use, the report added.

“This historic fundraising haul shows that grassroots Republicans across the country are uniting behind Governor DeSantis’ vision for our Great American Comeback,” campaign manager Generra Peck said. “Governor DeSantis has built the strongest, most sophisticated organization in the history of American politics, and the tremendous support we’ve experienced in the last 24 hours will be critical as we hit the ground running in the early nominating states to share Governor DeSantis’ plan to revitalize the American Spirit.”

Never Back Down, a pro-DeSantis super PAC, says that it has already raised $40 million in its first two months of operation and it expects to get an $86 million infusion from DeSantis’ state pac that he used to raise funds as governor. DeSantis severed his connection with the pac, Friends of Ron DeSantis, a couple of weeks ago, which should allow the money to be transferred to Never Back Down.

A separate report from the Times said that Never Back Down is preparing to have a $200+ million budget, half of which it is going to use to fund a “voter-outreach push so big it plans to knock on the door of every possible DeSantis voter at least four times in New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina — and five times in the kickoff Iowa caucuses.”

The ground operation plans to hire nearly 3,000 field organizers by Labor Day, which the Times noted was “an extraordinary number of people for even the best-funded campaigns.”
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Thanks for your response Chaim, that sounds like good advice.
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so, I did just listen to him live on the Buck Sexton / Clay Travis show.  Once I got past Ron's nose-pinch voice, he says the right things and nothing radical.  Now, that's great for people who are already voting for him.  the thing is, he will have to convince some of the punch-you-in-the-face crowd too.  and the undecided.
Now, don't anyone be angry at me.  I'm just pointing the obvious.

Regardless of which gop wins…even if he’s a phony right, it will be media and social media job to turn gullible voters off to that person. Likewise, the left cheat in elections. So it will be an uphill climb to expose them and their practices to the gullible Americans.
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I read you.  Thanks.  I'm not familiar with what goes on in Israel.
DeSantis has some problems though. I've only heard of his sayings through other people who have heard him speak. He comes across as very boring - from what other people say.  People have also said that he comes across as someone who does not like people and crowds.    Again,  I had only known about him via armchair research.
I almost never heard him speak.  Now, that's not my fault.    He needs to push his message.
Now, I finally heard him speak for himself yesterday when he went on with Elon Musk.  He seems to do great things in Florida,  BUT he is very boring.  Like it or not, that will not get him new votes.  I'm talking about new votes like from independents and some reasonable democrats.   Republicans will vote for him, that wont be a concern.

Country is very divided now. All desantis needs is all of the republicans (trump voters of 2016) and lots of democrats and moderates frightened by the far left. Being entertaining has nothing to do with it.
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בס''ד

First of all, may Hashem bless you for creating accounts on Twitter and Facebook to promote our message. We already know that no one promotes the message more effectively than you.

Should the DeSantis campaign be positive or negative? I think it's virtually impossible to be 100% positive or 100% negative. But I would lean toward the positive as much as possible to avoid getting banned and to save precious time. At least in the beginning. As the campaign progresses, you may decide to make changes in your strategy. We obviously would prefer to convince the Trumpsters to support DeSantis and to support JTF rather than just antagonize them. If DeSantis runs a good campaign, some of them can be persuaded.

From what I have seen since Elon Musk took over Twitter, there is a difference between Twitter and Facebook. There seems to be much less censorship on Twitter - although some censorship still exists and we still have to be wise. On Facebook, certain issues like race and the Sodomites can easily result in a ban. So on Facebook, the message has to be positive and cautious.

Once again, thank you Dan! You have immense talent and imagination. May Hashem reward you both in this world and in the next.
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so, I did just listen to him live on the Buck Sexton / Clay Travis show.  Once I got past Ron's nose-pinch voice, he says the right things and nothing radical.  Now, that's great for people who are already voting for him.  the thing is, he will have to convince some of the punch-you-in-the-face crowd too.  and the undecided.
Now, don't anyone be angry at me.  I'm just pointing the obvious.
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