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Sun Aug 8, 2021, 03:03 PM

GOP senator says he disagrees with DeSantis on mask mandates

Source: The Hill

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) on Sunday said he disagrees with the order by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) that bans mask mandates in local schools.

"I'm a conservative. I think you govern best when you govern closest to the people being governed," Cassidy said when asked about the issue during an interview with Dana Bash on CNN's "State of the Union."

"And if a local community is having a - their ICU is full, and the people at the local schools see that they've got to make sure they stay open because otherwise children miss out for another year of school, and they put in policy, then the local officials should be listened to," Cassidy said.

"I don't want to top down from Washington, D.C. I don't want to top down from a governor's office," he added.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-senator-says-he-disagrees-with-desantis-on-mask-mandates/ar-AAN4MOL?ocid=DELLDHP&li=BBnbfcL

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 03:10 PM

1. "I'm a conservative." Yet another Republican lie.

Republicans are radical, selfish, greedheads, and never, ever do anything to conserve the freaking planet.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 03:13 PM

2. I don't want to sound cynical, but ... it really seems like the danger of losing

1000's of their voters, at a much higher % vs. the opposition ... is starting to crystalize in the minds of many GOP leaders.

Less than 50K in 3 states (WI, AZ, GA) votes decided the election for Biden. And look how few votes Ossoff and Warnock won by.

Losing even 100K more GOP voters in excess of Democratic voters across the country could hurt their ability to get power back in '22 and '24, and they know it.

Been hearing a lot about surges in vaccinations in a lot of these states (which is of course great news), but not all Democrats were vaccinated before either. Good chance a decent % of these vaccine surges are being driven by Democrats getting off their behinds and getting it, whereas the MOST loyal GOP voters are still resisting.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 07:12 PM

7. That Doesn't Seem Cynical

It's pretty straightforward math.
Also, parents getting really sick kids are not likely to forget in 15 months.
It may be cynical on their part. But, not on your part.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 09:30 PM

11. Let the GOP continue to selfdesctruct

No love loss here

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 09:42 PM

12. I made this very point on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago...

...and, after being yelled at by several of my conservative family members, was "unfriended" by them. They said, and I'm paraphrasing, "It's just like a Democrat to celebrate the fact that fellow Americans are dying and they sit by and won't do anything about it." And I'm like, "Yo, Dude, do you even listen to yourself when you talk? It's Democrat that are trying to protect you jackasses. But hey, it's your choice. I hope you make it better than most of your fellow Republicans seem to be. It's almost like you guys are trying to hand the upcoming elections to us." One even posted that heinous video by Lauren Boebert where she calls the vaccine "the Fauci ouchie".

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 03:14 PM

3. The Republicans are so tangled up in their own nonsense they can't find their way out

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 03:47 PM

4. A Louisiana Republican disagrees with Florida Republican over how to govern?

That's new and weird.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 04:24 PM

5. I don't believe Republicans...

...we all know Republicans killing our children with guns isn't good enough, they now want to kill our children with a virus...

...why would he be any different?...

...think about it...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 05:29 PM

6. if there was ever an example of GOVERNMENT OVERREACH

it's RON FUCKING DESANTIS

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 08:09 PM

8. DeSantis is a fucking idiot that is killing people. Say that Bill Cassidy.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 09:03 PM

9. Cassidy was a doctor

He vascillates between reasonable on 10% of issues and 90% blindly following Republican cultism.

I appreciate the 10% but give him a hard time about the other 90%.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 09:03 PM

10. Not sure what has gotten into Cassidy lately but I'm with it.

My grandma was a Cassidy so there's that.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 9, 2021, 07:43 AM

14. As Nikki Fried said, DeSantis' intrenals must be garbage

His tripling down isn't playing well to anyone except the most fervent and bonkers of Floridians (many of whom we have inherited from NJ and NY, ala The Villages and SWFL).

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