Jeb Bush Endorses Ron DeSantis
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The New York Times says Ron DeSantis’s The Courage to Be Free “reads like a politician’s memoir churned out by ChatGPT,” while The Washington Post says its tone “foreshadows what would surely be an irascible” DeSantis presidential campaign.
Despite that tone, Jeb Bush — whose 2016 presidential campaign was torpedoed by the GOP’s descent into name-calling — has endorsed DeSantis for president.
Ironically, all of this could make Donald Trump the insurgent, outsider candidate.
Rupert Murdoch admitted that Fox News helped spread Trump’s Big Lie.
Even though the person who knows Joe Biden best says he’s running for reelection, some are making the case for a Democratic alternative. Or maybe Biden should let primary voters choose his next running mate?
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D) will run for the open Michigan Senate seat next year.
Paul Ryan plans to attend the 2024 Republican National Convention as long as the expected nominee is “somebody not named Trump.”
John Kerry is staying. Keisha Lance Bottoms is going. Scott Adams has been canceled.
Democrats had a good February at the polls.
George Santos-esque Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) said mistruths on his resume were an error. But does he still claim to be an economist?
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R), who is poised to sign a law making drag performances illegal in the state, performed in drag during high school.
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Like I said on the PW earlier: Jeb is Pathetic. Also Scott Adams only has his own sorry racist ass to blame, Fox News has been shown as the media arm of the GOP, as the Mainstream Press keeps trying to push nonsensical drama about Biden only for it not to work. & speaking of racism I like how the obvious racism of Ron DeSantis & the likes of Fox isn’t held over their heads because they’re using the lies told about CRT as a cover for it.