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Fri Aug 4, 2023, 11:05 PM Aug 2023

Desantis rhetoric makes him sound like a psychotic, anti-social, deranged demagogue. [View all]


Can you think of any other 20th century figures who might fit this bill?

Now, the campaign for the Republican nomination for the Presidency has become a ridiculous contest of oneupmanship, with a train of Trump imitators vying for the cheers and applause of a shrinking group of misfits and angry ne'redowells who think the world owes them a living and are angry because it's not being given to them.

After four years of Trump lies, ridiculous, laughable comments and attempts to use shock value to get attention, I thought I was pretty well prepared for anything some Republican candidates might say, or do, to get attention they seem to be starving for. But I was surprised, and shocked, when I heard the reports that Florida Governor Ron Desantis said that he would "start slitting throats on day one when it comes to taking on the 'deep state'." That's radicalized language, sensational appeal to the extreme.

I don't think I would have been more shocked, or absolutely disgusted, if he had taken off all of his clothing and stood there stark naked.
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