I’m in a very snarky mood today, so proceed with caution …
A simple formula …
If you live in Florida and you’re still torn about who should be your next governor, you need look no further than the National Rifle Association (NRA).
The incumbent governor, racist Ron DeSantis, has just received an A+ rating from the NRA while his Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist, earned a D. Now, in high school, this would make DeSantis a glowing symbol and Crist a dumb jock, but this ain’t high school, although admittedly it is sometimes difficult to tell U.S. politics from high school hijinks. And in the race for Senate, the incumbent Marco Rubio aka Little Marco, earns a B ranking from the NRA while his Democratic opponent, Val Demings, earned a whopping grade of F. Thumbs up to Ms. Demings!
So, if you’re in doubt about who is the more worthy candidate in Florida or anywhere else in the nation, just ask the NRA … the person with the lowest grade should be the best choice on the ballot! Sorry Ron & Marco, but you guys are the definition of what’s wrong in this nation. Go home now … cry in your pudding for a while, then go get a real job!
A thousand steps backward
Yesterday Italy held national elections – unlike the U.S., most every other nation holds their elections on Saturday or Sunday so that people can more easily vote. To cut to the chase, Italy has its first ever female Prime Minister. Now, you might expect me to be doing a happy dance over the election of a woman, but in this case, there is no joy. Giorgia Meloni, the next Prime Minister, is the closest thing to Benito Mussolini that the right-wing Italians could find. She looks sweet and innocent but looks can be deceiving.
Ms. Meloni’s role model and inspiration is none other than Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s dictator disguised as a Prime Minister, and the two have met on numerous occasions. Like Orbán, Meloni’s ideology is largely based on anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ rights, and anti-immigration. She is a fan of Vladimir Putin, though she has spoken in support of Ukraine since the Russian invasion.
There is much I could say about Ms. Meloni, for many analysts consider her a threat to all of Europe. But the source of my annoyance today is the response of some of our own politicos here in the U.S. to Ms. Meloni’s election. While much of the world watched the election with concern, with alarm, here’s what the Republican politicians had to say …
- “The entire world is beginning to understand that the Woke Left does nothing but destroy. Nov. 8 is coming soon and the USA will fix our House and Senate! Let freedom reign!” – U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado
- “It’s interesting to see that Europe is leading the way by throwing out socialists with conservatives—and great bold conservative women like Meloni and Truss. We need to bring that kind of conservatism to the United States.” – U.S. Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana
- “God Speed to Italy’s incredible Prime Minister-elect @GiorgiaMeloni!” – Kari Lake, gubernatorial candidate from Arizona
- “Congratulations to Giorgia Meloni and the winners of the Italian elections. We look forward to working with her and other Italian leaders to advance our shared interests. America is stronger when Italy is strong, sovereign, prosperous, and free.” – Senator Tom Cotton, of Arkansas
Others, such as Ted Cruz and Marge Greene also praised Ms. Meloni and her racist, extreme far-right ideology. This, my friends, is what will be on our own ballot in just over a month. Let’s not go the route of Italy.
And I end with just a few cartoons of the political variety …