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Fri Sep 16, 2022, 11:33 AM

This is THE picture for Dems to use to demonstrate the abject cruelty of Ron DeSantis.

Last edited Fri Sep 16, 2022, 11:31 PM - Edit history (1)

Look at this little boy, sleeping in his motherís arms... the tiny hand... the shoeless little foot... the long dark eyelashes...
To Ron Desantis, this toddler is just a piece of subhuman garbage to be shuffled around and used as a prop in the governor's attempt to become dictator of the USA.

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Reply This is THE picture for Dems to use to demonstrate the abject cruelty of Ron DeSantis. (Original post)
Sky Jewels Sep 2022 OP
RevBrotherThomas Sep 2022 #1
leftyladyfrommo Sep 2022 #3
Sky Jewels Sep 2022 #5
Hieronymus Phact Sep 2022 #9
orangecrush Sep 2022 #32
Cosmocat Sep 2022 #12
True Blue American Sep 2022 #42
oldsoftie Sep 2022 #49
LymphocyteLover Sep 2022 #6
True Blue American Sep 2022 #43
musclecar6 Sep 2022 #45
True Blue American Sep 2022 #46
NoMoreRepugs Sep 2022 #19
certainot Sep 2022 #35
oldsoftie Sep 2022 #50
certainot Sep 2022 #51
oldsoftie Sep 2022 #53
certainot Sep 2022 #54
MissMillie Sep 2022 #2
Picaro Sep 2022 #4
Sanity Claws Sep 2022 #17
Picaro Sep 2022 #20
lunatica Sep 2022 #22
True Blue American Sep 2022 #44
J3AC4 Sep 2022 #7
calimary Sep 2022 #8
llmart Sep 2022 #24
True Blue American Sep 2022 #47
Sky Jewels Sep 2022 #11
LiberalFighter Sep 2022 #10
Sky Jewels Sep 2022 #14
jerseyjim Sep 2022 #13
sop Sep 2022 #15
TheBlackAdder Sep 2022 #16
The Jungle 1 Sep 2022 #18
czarjak Sep 2022 #21
rubbersole Sep 2022 #25
lunatica Sep 2022 #23
hamsterjill Sep 2022 #26
True Blue American Sep 2022 #39
hamsterjill Sep 2022 #41
LudwigPastorius Sep 2022 #27
Orrex Sep 2022 #28
Sky Jewels Sep 2022 #30
Orrex Sep 2022 #33
traitorsgalore Sep 2022 #29
Sky Jewels Sep 2022 #31
Bucky Sep 2022 #34
GreenWave Sep 2022 #36
Blue Owl Sep 2022 #37
if..fish..had..wings Sep 2022 #38
Historic NY Sep 2022 #40
Johnny2X2X Sep 2022 #48
Upthevibe Sep 2022 #52
belpejic Sep 2022 #55

Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 12:26 PM

1. Because he is far more intelligent & competent...

I think DeSantis has the potential to be FAR more dangerous than Trump.

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Response to RevBrotherThomas (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 12:34 PM

3. He does things just to be cruel. nt

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Response to RevBrotherThomas (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 12:41 PM

5. I do too.

However, I am somewhat doubtful of his ability to form a nationwide cult of slobbering brainless zombies like the evil orange dumbfuck did.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 01:21 PM

9. maybe

he'll just inherit one.

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Response to Hieronymus Phact (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 04:14 PM

32. Welcome to DU



Interesting comment.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 01:40 PM

12. He does not have the "personality" that 45 has

but, these people can sense just how evil he is ...

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 07:20 AM

42. Trump has personality?Who knew?

No,he simply fed their hate.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 09:32 AM

49. Thats what I think too. Trump is a cult leader. Not everyone has that in them.

Desantis just isn't trump even though he's far smarter than him.

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Response to RevBrotherThomas (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 12:44 PM

6. I'm not sure how intelligent he is at this point... nothing he's doing is "smart"

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 07:22 AM

43. Trump was never smart. He was sneaky and conniving. He was a crook in business

That is why honest brokers and banks have nothing to do with him. His whole life is a fake facade!

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #43)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 07:38 AM

45. Yep



That describes him perfectly. Not smart, sneaky and conniving. As Michael Cohen said a ConMan liar and a cheat. Oh and also of course hardly worth mentioning, is an unrelenting pursuit to become a modern day totalitarian dictator along the lines of Hitler, Joseph Stalin,Saddam, Vladimir etc.

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Response to musclecar6 (Reply #45)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 08:03 AM

46. Agree!

Trump can delay, con, cheat, but in the end he is a known criminal.

Get this, I read the other day that Melania told him not to ignore Covid, but as usual he would not listen. She is leading a miserable life just to stay wealthy.

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Response to RevBrotherThomas (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 02:14 PM

19. DuhSantis has the backing of a large number of the Billionaires Boys Club - that's scary.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 05:14 PM

35. but he and the other floriduh republicans depend heavily on 5 fla universities NOT being pushed to

discuss the stupidity and irresponsibility of their continuing to broadcast sports on, supporting, endorsing 20 x-limbaugh radio stations.

from fakenewsradio.org FLORIDA 20 Florida 10, Florida St. 4 Miami 2, South Florida 2, Central Florida 2 - (5 of 87 universities). at $1000/hr x 15 hours/day x 5 days 20 stations are worth $1.5 MILLION /week FREE for republicans and everything they push. that's worth more that anything a few billionaires can do for them.


those schools are supporting global warming denial in florida!

if any of those schools started a public discussion about this absurdity the others would have to follow. UF is a prime target for dems to freak out the GOP. advertisers would head for the hills.

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Response to certainot (Reply #35)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 09:36 AM

50. Again, ratings matter & as long as they get 'em nothing will change that.

Stations with the biggest signals are going to carry the ball games. They also tend to be the same ones who carried Rush & the rest.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #50)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 10:09 AM

51. so what?the constant global warming denial, anti-abortion, racism, drivel needs to become a public

discussion.

dem leadership ignoring that these schools and pro teams support and endorse it is idiotic.

the schools need to reread their mission statements

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Response to certainot (Reply #51)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 01:31 PM

53. They're going to listen to their Alums; who want the biggest stations.

If it hasn't changed by now, it simply isn't going to.
Get a liberal billionaire to take over a high powered station & offer more money to carry games. The college will follow the money. Problem solved. But apparently its not that big a priority for any of them. I know plenty of people who will watch a game but listen to the radio call because its the home announcers. But they don't listen to the station any OTHER time. I always thought that was kinda silly especially when there's a lag between radio & TV

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #53)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 03:52 PM

54. you're wrong. it hasn't changed because no one's complaining. doesn't matter what the school does in

response - all it takes to chase off half or more advertisers is for there to be a public discussion. dems and liberals and certainly students have no fucking clue how much of this disaster comes out of those stations.

there was a very low level but long term activism at the uni of colorado to get it off denver's major limbaugh station and eventually the station moved limbaugh to a lesser station. it is possible the station did that to avert a public discussion that might get the denver pro athletes involved.

follow the money? radio pays little compared with TV rights. and those stations constantly work to reduce funding for public ed, attack teachers aNd profs, oppose debt deform, attack kneeling athletes, call BLM a terrorist org, etc.

most of those stations were broadcasting sports for those schools long before they were converted to KKK stations and they never reread their mission statements. republican alum love it and dem alum and faculty and students have no clue.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 12:31 PM

2. (sarcasm) You can tell just by looking at "them"....

... they're a menace to America! (/sarcasm)


I hope they all get asylum and then become citizens... and vote w/ the folks that treated them well.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 12:39 PM

4. These are refugees

DeSantis and my governor, Greg Abbot, talk about these people as if they are an invading army that will overwhelm U.S. They are furious that the federal government now expects that the federal authorities (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol) to obey the U.S. laws governing how we deal with refugees

During the Trump maladministration refugees were renamed illegal immigrants and the U.S. started refusing to allow potential refugees to petition for asylum as the law prescribes. They at first started taking the refugees and imprisoning them and splitting families up. When the outrage over these blatant crimes against humanity grew too loud the Trump administration came up with Title 42. Title 42, using Covid as a pretext, barred refugees from entering the country to petition for asylum and allowed for quick deportation/expulsion of those already here including asylum seekers. This forced thousands to wait at the Mexican border in places like Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Matamoros. They had to wait in Mexico.


Now the Biden administration has cancelled rule 42 for the most part.

So, now these two border governors are showing their true fascist colors.

They're now treating asylum seekers, refugees, desperate immigrants as sub humans who can be shipped around the country like freight. These pompous hate bags are showing the world just how good and Christian the current version of the Republican party is.

These are people. Refugees who are trying to find sanctuary where they can live and work and contribute to the society they live in.

Semi-fascist? No, I think these are full fascists. While I applaud my incredible president's calling these folks out I balk at any sugar coating. These people are full on fascists. They meet all the criteria.

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Response to Picaro (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 02:02 PM

17. Republicans were claiming that during the Bush administraion.

Republicans during the Bush administration called asylum seekers illegals. It was wrong then and it is wrong now.
Former AG Gonzales once spoke up and said that people claiming asylum are not illegal. Only by crossing the border can you request asylum. Despite that, Fox and the other low lifes kept using the term.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 02:18 PM

20. Absolutely agree

I was in no way trying to say that this is new.

I was one of those "extremists" that considered the Bush administration to be fully fascist. Dick Cheney was once quoted as saying the Constitution was just a "god damned piece of paper". I've been a little surprised to see his daughter stand so firm.

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Response to Picaro (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 02:33 PM

22. Unfortunately the world sees us all as fascists

Most donít see the inner differences. At least most who would be refugees.

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Response to Picaro (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 07:24 AM

44. Bush labeled them the same way.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 01:12 PM

7. Too bad he is born already.

Desantis would do all he could to protect him if he was still a fetus.
But now that he is out of the womb he is a POS that nobody wants.

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Response to J3AC4 (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 01:19 PM

8. THIS.

So when is the ďMarch on Miss LibertyĒ?

After all, her pedestal includes ďthat Ďgive me your tired, youíre poorí garbage that forces us to let all the riffraff inĒ, right?

Gotta say, itís really shameful. Itís embarrassing. We are ALL from immigrant stock. Even if you can claim your ancestors came over on the Mayflower, youíre STILL an heir of immigrants.

Thatís supposed to be the cool thing about America. E pluribus unum. From many, one. Itís just sad. Those new arrivals went through hell and probably literally high water to get here - to the land of their dreams, hoping to build a future for themselves and their children. Itís disgraceful how theyíre maligned. Really sad. And embarrassing.

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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 02:40 PM

24. We have a labor shortage in this country.

In the past, immigrants helped to build this country. We have so much work we need to do on infrastructure, climate change projects, and even right now we need more people to work as baby boomers leave the workforce in massive numbers. Younger people are having fewer or no babies. Where do they think they'll get all the employees in the coming years? There are a lot of jobs that our own younger citizens won't do.

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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 08:05 AM

47. They let a group off at Harris house last night.

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Response to J3AC4 (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 01:39 PM

11. Right. Plus, he's got too much melanin in his skin to be of any value to DeSantis.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 01:37 PM

10. Were they fed and provided essentials before they were transported?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 01:52 PM

14. I don't know, but I'd be surprised if that were the case.

The people who participated in DeSantis' stunt obviously didn't care about their well-being.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 01:42 PM

13. Not very "pro-life"

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 01:54 PM

15. DeSantis really wanted to separate this mother and her child, put him in a cage and send her back

to Venezuela.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 01:56 PM

16. Getting sent to Massachusetts might have been the best thing for them, away from Abbott & DeSantis.

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There are better social programs, better education, better employment opportunities, and more compassion.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 02:10 PM

18. They lied to get them on a plane.

Flew them up there and dumped them off.
Yet when we ask them to help us pass immigration law they REFUSE.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 02:27 PM

21. Gotta give 'em credit, when you intentionally make cruelty the point, they're pretty damned good.

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Response to czarjak (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 02:42 PM

25. And the blowback amongst the open minded is real.

The magas are going to vote for your racist ass anyway. All your nazi stunts of the last few months are fodder for tv commercials against you.

These people aren't "illegals"...they are "Christian refugees". - John Fugelsang

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 02:39 PM

23. DeSantis figures it worked for Trump

so why not for him. Heís going after his Trumpian bona fides. He even gonna try to outdo Trump soon, especially if this stunt doesnít work for him.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 02:44 PM

26. Where are the Democrats' pushback on this?

Iíve not heard anything. No pushback. Iím sure that Iíve missed this somehow. Did Vice President Harris say anything about those dropped near the residence?

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #26)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 01:34 AM

39. The pushback?

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People welcomed them with them with open arms, fed them, gave them shelter, made arrangements for them to be helped. Hugged them, made them feel welcome.

That is what true Christians and Democrats stand for! A great lesson of what our Country is!

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #39)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 07:04 AM

41. You misunderstood my post.

The Democrats need to be talking about the illegal kidnapping of the migrants by Abbott and DeSantis.

Or are you okay with two whacko governors lying to people to induce them to get on a plane?

My post had nothing to do with the good people who stepped up and helped once the plane and busses reached their destination.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 03:09 PM

27. We all know Dan Savage was able to redefine the word "Santorum".


It's time for him to do the same with "DeSantis".

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 03:18 PM

28. The cruelty is the point

If we waste even one second pretending that this will cost DeSantis politically in any way, then we're fools.

His racist base absolutely LOVES him for doing this, as will Trump's KKKult if DeSantis finds his way on to the 2024 ballot.

It is ridiculous to expect that these fully invested racist shitheads are going to come to their senses simply because they're shown a picture of the pure humanity of their victims. If anything, pictures like they above will reaffirm their racism, because they'll blame the mother for putting the child in that situation.

DeSantis will suffer no real blowback for this, and Dems will see no real gains from it.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #28)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 03:43 PM

30. Well, about a third or so of voters are Independents,

so it might have an impact on some of them.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Reply #30)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 05:06 PM

33. About 99% of the "Independents" I've known in my life...

About 99% of the "Independents" I've known in my life have "independently" voted Republican close to 100% of the time.

I'm sure that some true Independents exist, but I'm not confident that anything as trivial as human trafficking or obstruction of justice or outright treason can sway those brave persons of principle. Maybe the fall of Roe, if Kentucky is any indicator, but I'll wait to see wider results.


I'd love to be wrong.

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Fri Sep 16, 2022, 03:44 PM

31. I think it could affect some Independents, "moderate" Republicans (if there are any left)

and people who aren't that politically engaged.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 05:07 PM

34. Other peoples' suffering is it sick joke to this vicious petty man

Just sit & think about what they had to go through to get to this country. They're here to work and fulfill the American dream. But Ron DeSantis, the governor of a state may prosperous by refugees, thinks it's One Big Funny to commit fraud against them, jeopardize their legal standing, and deny them urgent medical care.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 06:29 PM

36. Also how many non-hispanics did he and "God Almost Killed Me" Abbott send?

This thought could make things backfire and force both racist gubnuhs to spew their racist shit about illegals.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 06:39 PM

37. Florida and the rest of the USA need to be sanitzed of DeSatan

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 09:27 PM

38. Why hasn't the FBI arrested DeMantis on kidnapping charges?

Why hasn't ICE arrested him for violating immigration laws?

Why to these people keep openly breaking laws and NO ONE ARRESTS THEM.

Let him defend himself from jail.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 05:59 AM

40. They say they are pro-life and then they do this

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 08:20 AM

48. Biden should take away funds

The Federal Government provides $Millions to border states to deal with migrants. Biden should start sending that money to the states Abbot and Desantis are sending immigrants to.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 11:14 AM

52. Kick. N/T

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Response to Sky Jewels (Original post)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 04:03 PM

55. It would be so sweet it Crist beats Duhsantis this fall

I think that would seriously slow Ronnie's roll. At that point the best he could hope for is remaining a Fox News fixture, and not a national news one.

He's a grump and uncommunicative, and thus can't rile the rubes like Trump does. Take him out of the political picture and he reverts to the backbencher that he was always destined to be. They are both narcissistic, sociopathic aholes, but Ron never learned the charm part.

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