Over the past few decades, very few real fighters have been in positions of power in the Republican Party. Exceptions to this rule were tremendous leaders such as Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich, and Donald Trump who were accomplished and effective in their roles.
As both a candidate and President, Trump was especially successful as a counter puncher, responding in kind when he was attacked. Unfortunately, for President Trump, the attacks never ended, and he rarely received the support he needed in the United States Congress.
Today, the GOP is saddled with unimpressive and docile leadership in Congress, considering the massive problems that are facing our country. In the United States Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is a deal maker who is constantly abandoning conservative legislation to please his friends on the “other side of the aisle.”
In the U.S. House of Representatives, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is more conservative than McConnell, but he is not as aggressive as needed to combat the horrific agenda of the Democratic Party. He should take lessons from the stalwart members of the House Freedom Caucus.
We can never forget that when the pressure was on in the aftermath of the January 6, 2021, protests in the U.S. Capitol, McCarthy was recorded on a phone call agreeing that President Trump should resign and criticizing his actions on that day. Amazingly, he was calling for President Trump’s resignation even though he clearly urged his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard” during their protest. Trump never called for an overthrow of the government, an insurrection, or any type of violence.
History shows that McCarthy and McConnell, like so many Republican leaders, collapse after demands from the left. This is not the type of leadership the Republican Party or the country needs during this critical juncture.
Throughout America, our major urban areas have been destroyed by dangerous left-wing policies enacted by Democratic Mayors. The Biden administration, along with Democratic majorities in Congress, is pursuing the most radical agenda in the history of our nation.
To oppose these destructive policies and the powerful forces in the Deep State, the media, special interest groups, Hollywood, our universities, and labor unions that provide financial and political support, the GOP must have especially strong leaders to fight back.
Today, one person stands out as the type of politician the Republican Party needs. The most effective political leader in the country today is Florida’s Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis. With his successful policies, people are flocking to Florida to participate in their booming economy. DeSantis believes in freedom and is constantly fighting the “woke” left on a range of issues.
With an outstanding record, DeSantis has turned a state that was considered “purple” into a solid “red” state. Republicans are doing well in Florida thanks to his popularity and his ability to effectively communicate with the voters of his state.
DeSantis is on course to win a strong re-election after barely defeating an extreme leftist four years ago. What has changed? Much of the credit must be given to Ron DeSantis. When attacked by the left or the media, he fights back. Often, his news conferences are sparring sessions with progressive reporters who are editorializing and not acting like objective journalists.
When Hillsborough County District Attorney Andrew Warren claimed he would not enforce the state’s 15-week abortion ban, and refuse to prosecute certain crimes, while supporting gender transition treatments for minors, the Governor removed him from his office. According to DeSantis, “Prosecutors have a duty to enforce the law, not pick and choose which laws they agree with.”
This decision was met with howls of protest from Warren’s Democratic supporters, but it was also greeted by staunch support from the state’s law enforcement leaders. Even though Warren sued the Governor and wanted to be reinstated, DeSantis refused to retreat.
This is what is in noticeably short supply among the ranks of GOP politicians, resolute leaders with a backbone.
Another example was the Governor’s move last week to fly fifty illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard. It was a brilliant way to expose the hypocrisy of the left. After the migrants arrived in the progressive playground, community leaders were outraged.
It caused a full-blown emergency, resulting in the National Guard being deployed to remove the migrants. This did not display much of a caring attitude from leftists who love to tout that they support “sanctuary cities.”
DeSantis noted the irony of President Joe Biden criticizing his decision to transport migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. He said, “I also was a little bit perplexed when I heard that the president is scrambling to get his Cabinet together to try to address the fact that you have governors who are helping to relocate illegal aliens to sanctuary cities. Now, he didn’t scramble to get his Cabinet together when we had millions of people illegally pouring across the southern border.”
DeSantis also observed that Biden paid more attention to what he and Texas Governor Greg Abbott did instead of the worsening crisis caused by the open border. According to DeSantis, Biden did not “scramble to get his Cabinet together when we had Americans that were victimized by criminal aliens that he let across the border. You didn’t see him scramble to get his Cabinet together when we hit record fentanyl deaths, which, that fentanyl is coming across his open border. It’s only when you have fifty illegal aliens end up in a very wealthy, rich sanctuary enclave that he decides to scramble.”
Due to his successful policies in Florida, donations are flowing into this campaign coffers. Since January 2019, DeSantis, along with his political action committee, has raised an astounding $177.4 million. This is $46 million more than President Trump has collected and a shocking $159 million more than the amount raised by former Vice President Mike Pence.
DeSantis is showing the Republican Party how to lead, and voters, as well as donors, are enthusiastically responding.
Jeff Bargholz says
Even the vast majority of Dirtbagocrat voters oppose unlimited illegal immigration, and thanks to Governor DeSantis, most of them know much more about what’s going on than they did before. They now know what NIMBY hypocrites the Alzheimer Joe administration and Mayors of sedition cities are, and that NO cities or communities really want to be overrun with illegal aliens.
A backhanded thanks to the fake news media for being stupid enough to report it as a top news story and going into meltdown mode over it, too.
Philip Byler says
Trump already showed us this way.. DeSantis did well, but it is Trump who showed the way.
Edith Wenzel says
Time for a new party of Conservatives who will actually fight. Time to get a coffin for the RINOs. They are useless
Len Corby says
The more effective he is, the more vicious the attacks will be from the hardcore marxists and other donKKKey party operatives. I hope and pray the Gov DeSantis can keep it up until they start blowing their 50amp fuses
Edie Boudreau says
I agree that DeSantis is a powerhouse Conservative. That is why I think that he should be chosen for Trump’s Vice President. When Trump brings back the laws and values of the majority of American patriots, DeSantis will be able to carry them forward for another 8 years. By that time, all of the Progressive Agenda should be destroyed. I like a couple of the female candidates too–particularly the South Dakota governor Kristi Noem, But I feel that DeSantis has the strength that will be needed to continue the MAGA agenda.
Robin Gray says
Kevin McCarthy is never going to grow a backbone. He was groomed for this job by the person in the position before him and he is grooming his replacement now and the good people of lower central CA will vote however they are told to vote because they like having someone “in a high position” in DC. The district is still conservative but sadly mistaken on what a true conservative should be doing. Any time someone dares to run against McCarthy or his hand-picked candidates, they are smashed by the local swamp. Given the fact that is it CA, a lot of the citizens have no real idea how politics SHOULD work, but they also do as they are told. Sadly, they may get their guy in DC (for all the good it does), but even their local conservative can’t make a dent in the garbage dump known as the CA Legislature.
Stephen Stein says
Make America Florida!
Chris Thomas says
The way to win is very simple. Stop the flow of money to the Fed. No money to. IRS and no tax money of any kind to fund the evil in Wash. DC.