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Monday, September 19, 2022

DeSantis' $218 million breaks former Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman's fundraising total of $176 million in her failed 2010 California gubernatorial bid, and Illinois' billionaire Gov. JB Pritzker's $176 million raised in 2018. That's more than 12 times more than his Democratic challenger, former Florida Rep. Charlie Crist has raised, which as of Friday was $17 million, according to the campaign finance website

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-09-19 02:39 PM | Reply

Largely from big money donors.

You're such a cultist you're cheering unknown, rich donors positioning an authoritarian POS to become POTUS.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2022-09-19 02:47 PM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2022-09-19 02:47 PM | REPLY

Bitch please.

So you going on record saying you'll never vote for a Democrat that took money from rich donors?

"nothing will fundamentally change"

~The money message to billionaires in NYC shortly before President Biden was (s)elected president in 2020.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-19 02:52 PM | Reply

-Largely from big money donors.

which tells you what?

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-19 02:53 PM | Reply

which tells you what?

#4 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2022-09-19 02:53 PM

It doesn't tell him anything. He just slings ---- hoping some of it sticks to the wall.

#5 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-19 02:57 PM | Reply

-You're such a cultist you're cheering unknown, rich donors positioning an authoritarian POS to become POTUS.

But if they give that money to someone who you don't think is a "authoritarian POS", then it's pure and wonderful?

#6 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-19 02:57 PM | Reply

" President Biden was (s)elected president"

what does this mean? explain yourself.

#7 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-09-19 03:01 PM | Reply

#7

It means Biden is a post turtle. Ever saw a turtle on top of a fence post?

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-19 03:08 PM | Reply

live.staticflickr.com

#9 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-19 03:10 PM | Reply

people voted for biden.
thats why he is where he is.

do you believe the election was stolen?

#10 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-09-19 03:19 PM | Reply

So you going on record saying you'll never vote for a Democrat that took money from rich donors?

Didn't say that at all you hyperventilating cooze.

In 2020 both Biden and Trump saw large percentages from small donors.

www.opensecrets.org

DeSantis is at 6%.

www.bloomberg.com

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2022-09-19 03:20 PM | Reply

do you believe the election was stolen?

#10 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE AT 2022-09-19 03:19 PM

I believe there was collusion between the Democrats, the MSM, social media and the CDC that was ultimately designed to swing the election. And no I do not believe Joe Biden got 81 million votes.

#12 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-19 03:24 PM | Reply

Oh wow he broke Whitman's record how did her race turn out again?

lol

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-19 03:26 PM | Reply

Didn't say that at all you hyperventilating cooze.

#11 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2022-09-19 03:20 PM |

The. Wtf are you trying to say, moron?

#14 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-19 03:27 PM | Reply

no I do not believe Joe Biden got 81 million votes.
#12 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTURDS

How am I not surprised the moron who chugs horse dewormer to protect him from a virus, doesn't believe Biden won the election.

You're retarded dude.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-09-19 03:29 PM | Reply

wow. republicans are just STUPID people at this point.

#16 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-09-19 03:31 PM | Reply

Does anybody want to venture a guess on the significance this fundraising record?

#17 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-19 03:34 PM | Reply

#15 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2022-09-19 03:29 PM

Don't start in on me about hygiene goatboy.

#18 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-19 03:38 PM | Reply

lefthand crapped the bed and here's eberly to put a fig leaf over it.

#19 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-09-19 03:43 PM | Reply

Don't start in on me about hygiene goatboy.
#18 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTURDS

Oh no. Not your elementary school yard insults. How will I ever survive?

Meanwhile. Keep chugging that ivermectin.

Ivermectin
Common brands: Soolantra, Sklice, Stromectol

Description
Anti-parasite
It can treat infections caused by roundworms, threadworms, and other parasites.

Sentence
Lfthndturds uses ivermectin to protect himself from the TrumpVirus.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-09-19 03:45 PM | Reply

Does anybody want to venture a guess on the significance this fundraising record?
#17 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Sure. Is it

"The GOP sellout of our country, that started in earnest with Citizens United -- a decision authored by Russian asset Anthony Kennedy and joined exclusively by Republican appointed justices -- has reached Frenzy stage."

Was I close?

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-19 03:50 PM | Reply

"here's eberly to put a fig leaf over it."

WTF are you talking about? I'm talking about stolen elections or ivermectin.

#22 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-19 03:54 PM | Reply

sorry...I'm NOT talking about stolen elections nor ivermectin.

#23 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-19 03:59 PM | Reply

"-Largely from big money donors.
which tells you what?"

It tells me that the big money donors want DeSantis for POTUS in 2024 not Trump.

#24 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-09-19 04:23 PM | Reply

#24 Mainly I suspect because they know Trump has too much baggage.

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-09-19 04:28 PM | Reply

25

I think it's a combination of donors that want DeSantis and donors who simply believe DeSantis is the guy. So they're getting on board now.

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-19 04:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I agree. Trump is the very definition of "baggage" even if he is an honest representation of the republican ID.

#27 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-09-19 04:50 PM | Reply

It will likely not matter as Desantis will be in DePrison.

#28 | Posted by a_monson at 2022-09-19 08:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#28 - I like that. I'm going with that.

DeSantis de Prison, 2022!

#29 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-19 09:59 PM | Reply

#28

More likely he will be DePresident. Get used to saying it.

#30 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-19 09:59 PM | Reply

Trump barely squeaked by on a technicality the first time and lost bigly the second time. There isn't really that much support in this country for these ------.

#31 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2022-09-19 10:24 PM | Reply

More likely he will be DePresident.

He has to get by DeLewzer first.

#32 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-09-19 10:24 PM | Reply

Does anybody want to venture a guess on the significance this fundraising record?

#17 | POSTED BY EBERLY

It's establishing a war chest for a POTUS run.

Which is why the big donors dominating is significant.

Loony right wing world elite want DeSantis. Which means they're done with Trump and think DeSantis is the better politician to achieve their authoritarian, religious whacko end goals.

#33 | Posted by jpw at 2022-09-20 08:22 AM | Reply

More likely he will be DePresident. Get used to saying it.

#30 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

Of course the mouth breathing restard wants the most unAmerican guy in the race.

His bitter, miserable, loser ass would rather watch it all burn than come to terms with his failed life.

#34 | Posted by jpw at 2022-09-20 08:24 AM | Reply

I've been saying this for a while - whoever the GOP nominee is they will be deemed worse than Trump.

Odds are that person will be DeSantis which is why the national media are after him so hard in spite of having the best overall Covid policies of any state in the country. If the nominee is Haley the hatred will be even worse, not because of her personality or resume but because she's a conservative minority.

#35 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 09:48 AM | Reply

#35 - that has everything to do with your party, not the opposition. Your party is broken. It's filled with autocrat loving fascists and every form of deplorable racist, nationalist, white supremacist, alt-right, three percenter, proud boy, oath keeper, and other hate groups you can name.

Haley's already climbed on board that train so she's worhless,

If the GOP cared about this Nation they'd nominate someone like Cheney. I'd work like hell against, but she's at least honorable and has this Nation's democratic principles first and foremost. There are also other Republicans that are out of Congress because they showed moral fortitude that'd be good. The trouble with the GOP is that those that are still GOP aren't' worth a warm spit. There literally are no candidates that have morality or values of decency left. You got what you voted for.

So you're right. Whoever the GOP nominates is going to be worst than Trump - or more dangerous. DeSantis is repulsive at every level, and definitely more dangerous than Trump.

#36 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-20 10:00 AM | Reply

Therein lies the problem with the left and Dem's and obsessive war against Trump. Y'all will be out of bullets if someone other than Trump is the nominee. Do you honestly believe that by the time 2024 comes around that for 9 years the public has been constantly told Trump is worse than Satan that the public is going to take notice that the 2024 nominee is worse than Trump?

#37 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 10:35 AM | Reply

"I've been saying this for a while - whoever the GOP nominee is they will be deemed worse than Trump."

Congratulations, Republicans!
You Built That.

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-20 11:03 AM | Reply

best overall Covid policies of any state in the country.

Good morning, Dunning-Kruger. Soooo good to see you! /s

#39 | Posted by jpw at 2022-09-20 11:05 AM | Reply

the left and Dem's and obsessive war against Trump.

Jesus Christ just STFU you idiot.

#40 | Posted by jpw at 2022-09-20 11:06 AM | Reply

best overall Covid policies of any state in the country.

------- idiot. On what possible measure? This is so beyond stupid. You might as well advocate murder by decree. You really have ignored reality just so you can glue yourself to DeSantis' ____.

#41 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-20 11:11 AM | Reply

#41 Per capita death rates Florida is 14th and with the second highest senior population.

But that only tells part of the picture - Florida's economy was one of the most open of all of the states during the pandemic. Florida was one of the first states to go back to in person learning at schools and one of the first to drop the mask mandates in schools. The amount of damage done to children in states with far more draconian school policies during the pandemic is both tragic and will likely be long lasting - crucial developmental years lost. I could go on. The point is ALL of these things matter when we take a big picture look at public health.

#42 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 11:25 AM | Reply

#40 You pick the weirdest things to get pissed off about, JPW.

#43 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 11:27 AM | Reply

The point is ALL of these things matter when we take a big picture look at public health.

#42 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Florida was brutalized by COVID thanks to your fascist friend, DeSantis.

Yeah, big picture.

Idiot.

#44 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 11:31 AM | Reply

#44 13 states had a higher per capita death rate and again, that is only part of the overall public health issue.

#45 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 11:36 AM | Reply

#44 13 states had a higher per capita death rate

#45 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

I know you didn't miss the part about DeSantis lying about and concealing public health data.

Given that, you really are quite the shill.

#46 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 11:38 AM | Reply

POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Discussions like this mere serve to make me more curious about why fascism attracts you so. You obviously expect to get something from it personally. Money or revenge?

#47 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 11:41 AM | Reply

#46 That was Rebekah Jones and her claims have been thoroughly debunked.

I know I've struck a nerve when the only responses are personal insults.

#48 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 11:46 AM | Reply

Zed,

Like so many others you throw around the word fascism without knowing what it means.

#49 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 11:47 AM | Reply

Like so many others you throw around the word fascism without knowing what it means.

#49 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Your boy DeSantis is a dictatorial ape.

If he isn't fascist, he's still an ape.

#50 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 11:48 AM | Reply

"Your boy DeSantis is a dictatorial ape.

If he isn't fascist, he's still an ape.

#50 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2022-09-20 11:48 AM"

True fascists attempt to dehumanize their opponents.

#51 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 11:50 AM | Reply

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and other independent public health experts suggest that Florida's total death toll from the pandemic is actually understated. Experts noted that Governor DeSantis' administration has used a COVID-19 infection rate that gives "more weight to negative test" results, and thus skews the results. Governor DeSantis has used the skewed rate to justify reopening schools and businesses. In response to criticism, Mr. Piccolo denied that Governor was attempting to question the official death toll, stating "[n]o one in the administration is trying to cast doubt on the number of COVID deaths, we are trying to get to the facts

Columbia Law School

#52 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 11:52 AM | Reply

#51 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

You have always supported very, very bad men. Why do you do that?

#53 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 11:53 AM | Reply

True fascists attempt to dehumanize their opponents.

#51 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

If I described DeSantis as a punk, would that be untrue?

#54 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 11:54 AM | Reply

#51 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Let me guess: the only true descriptions of DeSantis are laudatory descriptions?

Just like Trump.

#55 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 11:56 AM | Reply

"If I described DeSantis as a punk, would that be untrue?

#54 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2022-09-20 11:54 AM "

Better than ape.

"Let me guess: the only true descriptions of DeSantis are laudatory descriptions?"

Not at all. He has done plenty to deserve criticism and he's not my first choice for the GOP nomination.

#56 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 11:58 AM | Reply

He has done plenty to deserve criticism

#56 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER AT 202

Go on...

#57 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 11:59 AM | Reply

he's not my first choice for the GOP nomination.

#56 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

But if DeSantis gets the nomination, you'll vote for him. And if Trump gets it, you'll vote for him.

Bad men. Name a good man you'd vote for.

#58 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 12:01 PM | Reply

DeSantis is a real threat to the current regime. He's out raised anyone who ever ran for governor and he doesn't make idle threats. He also didn't let the pronoun peddlers take over his state, that had to crank up the butthurt. And poor Disney, big corporations couldn't find any love in the democrat party until DeSantis hamstrung their political aspirations.

#59 | Posted by ZulaPopper at 2022-09-20 12:01 PM | Reply

DeSantis is a real threat to the current regime.

#59 | POSTED BY ZULAPOPPER

Yep. He'd shoot American democracy in the back of the head in a heartbeat.

#60 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 12:03 PM | Reply

"Name a good man you'd vote for"

Yeah, I know it's hard.

#61 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 12:05 PM | Reply

I will not vote for Trump.

If DeSantis is the nominee I'd vote for him over Harris or Newsome who are both bad people.

#62 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 12:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Nikki Fried was the only chance at beating DeSantis. Crist has no chance. He's old news and nobody is going to bother with him.

#63 | Posted by JOE at 2022-09-20 12:06 PM | Reply

I'd happily vote for Mitch Daniels

#64 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 12:08 PM | Reply

If DeSantis is the nominee I'd vote for him

#62 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

You'd vote for yet another amoral, malignant narcissist?

This is what I'm getting to. After Trump---WTF?

#65 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 12:08 PM | Reply

If DeSantis is the nominee I'd vote for him over Harris or Newsome who are both bad people.
#62 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

By what measure are Harris and Newsom worse people than DeSantis, lol.

#66 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-20 12:09 PM | Reply

62 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

What is it about DeSantis's value-free, self-serving, vindictive behavior that appeals to you?

This is why "fascist" pokes its head up in these conversations.

#67 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 12:10 PM | Reply

Zed,

It's about the policies more so than the person, for me.

#68 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 12:13 PM | Reply

Oftentimes it's more about who I'm voting against than who I am voting for.

Biden campaigned with "I'm not Trump."

#69 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-20 12:14 PM | Reply

It's about the policies more so than the person, for me.

#68 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Then you are a fool.

#70 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 12:24 PM | Reply

It's about the policies more so than the person

#68 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

What policies did Hitler campaign on enacting in the last democratic election he allowed in Germany?

#71 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-20 12:26 PM | Reply

I'd vote for him over Harris or Newsome who are both bad people.
#62 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

It's about the policies more so than the person, for me.
#68 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

You sound extremely confused.

#72 | Posted by JOE at 2022-09-20 12:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#44 13 states had a higher per capita death rate and again, that is only part of the overall public health issue.

Florida got hit late in the epidemic. Florida had all the benefits of what California, Washington State, New York, went through. Florida had all the benefit of the HELL these other states went through. Do you remember that weasel "Jared" saying it's a Blue State problem? So these state got his early and hard - no vaccinations, no treatment options like monoclonal antibodies. They racked up the deaths early on. They learned,

Then Florida comes alone and opens the state to spring break and spreads COVID all over the f**king place. People in Florida start dying. Florida appoints a LUNATIC for their surgeon general - that doesn't believe in vaccinations or masks or anything else except magic cures. They backload all their deaths refusing to learn - no - arrogantly determined to ignore what was learned.

As a result Florida has surpassed NY, CA, WA, and other blue states. Isn't that great? All the benefit and knowledge, and all Florida managed to do was backend load their deaths because of being insane. Yay. You applaud it.

Also Florida's number ONE for covid deaths in the nation right now, so they'll be moving up that list. Has been for a few weeks. More success for Governor DeathSentence! YAY!

And who is ahead of Florida? Almost every other RED state. So yeah, DeathSantis has done a great job - if you only compare Florida to RED S-HOLE States.

#73 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-20 01:21 PM | Reply

So these states got hit early...

#74 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-20 01:22 PM | Reply

It's about the policies more so than the person, for me.
#68 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Sounds like you wouldn't support a political party that doesn't even have a platform.

#75 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2022-09-20 02:09 PM | Reply

I'd vote for him over Harris or Newsome who are both bad people.
#62 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

It's about the policies more so than the person, for me.
#68 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER
You sound extremely confused.
#72 | POSTED BY JOE

JeffJ is a liar.
Trying to make sense of his lies gives rise to obvious contradictions and impossibilities.

#76 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-20 02:28 PM | Reply

#76 True. Still worth pointing out.

I remember when he claimed repeatedly that he'd vote for Joe Biden, with some ludicrous caveat about unknown future events. Then the rightwing ------- media attacks set in and he fell in line like every other rightwing "independent thinker." Wish RCade hadn't removed the ability to dig up old posts because he lies about that now too.

#77 | Posted by JOE at 2022-09-20 03:05 PM | Reply

Wish RCade hadn't removed the ability to dig up old posts

#77 | POSTED BY JOE AT 2022-09-20 03:05 PM | REPLY

Me too. Because that -------- you're responding to has made racist comments that would make George Wallace proud.

#78 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-20 03:19 PM | Reply

#78 I'm guessing you flagged them newsworthy?

#79 | Posted by JOE at 2022-09-20 03:39 PM | Reply

no I do not believe Joe Biden got 81 million votes.
#12 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTURDS

You are right.

Joe Biden got 81,284,000 votes.

But most importantly Biden secured a total of 306 electoral votes, to Trumpy's 232 in what, if (when) the shoe was on the other foot, Trumpy would call a Massive Landslide.

Now.

Swallow it loser.

#80 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-09-20 04:56 PM | Reply

And no I do not believe Joe Biden got 81 million votes.
#12 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

^
Useful Idiot.

#81 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-20 05:00 PM | Reply

Useful Idiot.

#81 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

^
Unuseful Idiot.

#82 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2022-09-20 05:32 PM | Reply

^
Useless idiot

#83 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-20 05:35 PM | Reply

#82 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHIT

^
Dirty SockPuppet

#84 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-09-20 05:36 PM | Reply

Still backpage news I see.

#85 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-20 11:37 PM | Reply

Useful Idiot.

#81 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2022-09-20 05:00 PM |

"Anastasia, screamed in vain"

#86 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-20 11:41 PM | Reply

Yes, it's backpage news that rich ------------ are funding the one guy that can overtake Trump as the leader of the ----------- party.

Swallow it.

#87 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-09-20 11:41 PM | Reply

And no I do not believe Joe Biden got 81 million votes.
#12 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

LOL

Yeah, no chit. You've proven that's your POV without saying so for years now.

Too bad all you got are your beliefs, which is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

Swallow it.

#88 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-09-20 11:43 PM | Reply

#86 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

Actually, it was spot on.

Too bad for you, again.

#89 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-09-20 11:43 PM | Reply

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