HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Florida gov blames corona...

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 06:08 PM

Florida gov blames coronavirus rise on 'overwhelmingly Hispanic' workers

Source: New York Post

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pointed to clusters of “overwhelmingly Hispanic” day laborers and agriculture workers driving the state’s recent coronavirus spike — but farmworkers and industry associations argue that resources and testing came too late to those communities, according to new reports.

“Some of these guys go to work in a school bus, and they are all just packed there like sardines, going across Palm Beach County or some of these other places, and there’s all these opportunities to have transmission,” DeSantis said during a press conference in Tallahassee.

Florida on Thursday reported the largest single-day spike in coronavirus cases since the pandemic started.

The number of new infections in the Sunshine State soared to 3,207 — dwarfing its own previous highest single-day increase of 2,783 on Tuesday.

The record-high illness rate comes as some parts of the state report zero available ICU beds, and as scientists predict Florida has “all the markings” to become the new epicenter for the pandemic.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2020/06/19/desantis-blames-covid-spike-on-overwhelmingly-hispanic-laborers/





Florida Governor Ron de Santis and Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez during their 2018 campaign.

Nuñez was part of a massive de Santis effort to woo Cuban-Americans in 2018 - but amid 90,000 Covid cases and mounting, his tune has changed.

28 replies, 2531 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 28 replies Author Time Post
Reply Florida gov blames coronavirus rise on 'overwhelmingly Hispanic' workers (Original post)
sandensea Jun 2020 OP
Tech Jun 2020 #1
NotHardly Jun 2020 #21
AKing Jun 2020 #2
aggiesal Jun 2020 #16
Rebl2 Jun 2020 #24
IronLionZion Jun 2020 #25
sinkingfeeling Jun 2020 #3
sandensea Jun 2020 #7
LiberalArkie Jun 2020 #4
dhill926 Jun 2020 #5
stillcool Jun 2020 #6
Journeyman Jun 2020 #8
poli-junkie Jun 2020 #9
Xipe Totec Jun 2020 #10
Warpy Jun 2020 #11
Scalded Nun Jun 2020 #12
sakabatou Jun 2020 #13
TomCADem Jun 2020 #14
sandensea Jun 2020 #18
dalton99a Jun 2020 #26
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2020 #15
sandensea Jun 2020 #19
keithbvadu2 Jun 2020 #17
CountAllVotes Jun 2020 #20
thenelm1 Jun 2020 #22
RussBLib Jun 2020 #23
SunSeeker Jun 2020 #27
Nitram Jun 2020 #28

Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 06:15 PM

1. Yeah, Republican "leader" Vos in Wisconsin said the same. Must be the latest Republican

talking point.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tech (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:45 PM

21. I always wonder if these guys even hear the words they are using or understand what they are saying

My greatest fear is that they do, it is intentional, and they relish it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 06:16 PM

2. "Some of these guys go to work in a school bus, and they are all just packed there like sardines"...

Yeah,and I know many thousands of 'sardines" that are going to pack an enclosed arena tomorrow night that does require any safeguards. They're gonna be standing side by side,whoopin and hollerin. May the virus be with them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AKing (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 07:55 PM

16. Welcome to Coronafest Tulsa n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AKing (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 09:05 PM

24. Yes may

the virus be with THEM and only them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AKing (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 11:53 PM

25. If/when that rally leads to a major outbreak

I can't wait to see who they blame for it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 06:28 PM

3. And why not? Not enough Blacks to blame ir on?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 06:38 PM

7. I wonder how Florida's Cuban community feels about being thrown under the bus like this.

More and more Cubans are waking up to the fact that most Republicans feel nothing but contempt and hatred for them - but will use them for their votes and money.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 06:28 PM

4. How about they just start mowing their own yards and pick their own oranges

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 06:33 PM

5. I mean hell....why don't they get...

white collar office jobs like the rest of us...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 06:36 PM

6. I bet many of those workers..

practice more social distancing than any local bar. I hate so much.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 06:44 PM

8. All the more reason to provide them with full-coverage health care . . .

They'll get the medical attention they need, and the rest of us can rest easy knowing that communicable diseases are being held in check.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 06:52 PM

9. What is he gonna do? Round 'em all up into concentration camps?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 06:55 PM

10. Remember Fight Club?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 06:58 PM

11. That's why he's well known as "De Satan"

That bigot is never going to look at how low wage workers are treated, bigots don't do observation, they do stereotyping, prejudice, and baiting.

This is a virus. It doesn't respect race, age, bank account, or anything else. It does spread rapidly where people are crowded together and when people have nutritional deficiencies because their wages are too low to support them properly.

It will also spread to the wealthy in their gated housing developments. Count on that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 07:13 PM

12. Now you own him too Florida

You voted for this POS. Now live with it. Wise up by next election. Same for Scott.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 07:17 PM

13. Who knew de Santis was a racist?

Everybody!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 07:20 PM

14. It Is Easy to Run as a Republican. If There Is a Problem...

...just blame a minority or immigrant. If that doesn't get you where you need to go, then blame women, the media and abortion. It is alll about finding a scapegoat. Lyndon Johnson, a white Southerner, hit the nail on the head:





Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:07 PM

18. +1

LBJ was no angel - but he was nothing if not very smart and observant.

It's even truer now than it was then I think.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 12:47 AM

26. +1. Perceptive words from a great politician

1963: Clean Air Act of 1963
1963: Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963
1963: Vocational Education Act of 1963
1964: Civil Rights Act of 1964
1964: Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964
1964: Wilderness Act
1964: Nurse Training Act of 1964
1964: Food Stamp Act of 1964
1964: Economic Opportunity Act
1964: Housing Act of 1964
1965: Higher Education Act of 1965
1965: Older Americans Act
1965: Coinage Act of 1965
1965: Social Security Act of 1965
1965: Voting Rights Act of 1965
1965: Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965
1966: Animal Welfare Act of 1966
1966: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
1967: Age Discrimination in Employment Act
1967: Public Broadcasting Act of 1967
1968: Architectural Barriers Act of 1968
1968: Bilingual Education Act
1968: Civil Rights Act of 1968
1968: Gun Control Act of 1968

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 07:23 PM

15. So much more of a con game to racistly blame Hispanics rather than "opening up" prematurely. . . nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:12 PM

19. +1

Most Republicans run on the same operating manual.

The few that don't, are stamped RINO - and are promptly returned to the store.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:03 PM

17. What are you doing about it now that you have it figured out?

What are you doing about it now that you have it figured out?

Other than the Trump method of excuses, blame, and scapegoats.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:46 PM

22. OK numbnuts -

Go ahead and isolate the Hispanic workers in the state. The cries of grievance from the elite for the missing servers, house staff, farm workers or other menial jobs will begin in 1...2...3 minutes. Not to mention the hospital staff, docs, retailers, accountants, lawyers, tech workers, gov't workers or any other occupation that people of Hispanic descent hold. I won't say important because they are all important and integral to the state's economy. I pegged this ass as a piece of work well before he got elected gov. He hasn't disappointed.

(And why does it always seem that these fools seem to forget that the first non-Native American settlers in their states, including TX, LA, NM, AZ, CA and others, were of Hispanic origin? It's like a 200 yr old grievance amongst the, now "white" population. St. Augustine was one the earliest European settlements in U.S.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:48 PM

23. and so what do the numbers and data actually show?

Is there actual data to back this prick up? Let's see it.

Or is this just another attempt to blame the poorest group?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:08 AM

27. DeSantis is a racist idiot. HE let Covid-19 spread. Florida's spike is all on HIM.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:01 AM

28. Classic fascist move. One rationale for establishing Jewish ghettoes was to prevent the "spread of

disease."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread