AUDIO and TEXT: DeSantis campaign personnel; My free speech as constitutional right; Abortion on ballot or not; Islamization of Europe?
Introduction: brief and quick
Please note my notes link:
DeSantis and NBD:
“DeSantis Strategist Steps Down, in Latest Sign of Campaign Turmoil” by Alex Leary (WSJ; 12/17) reports Jeff Roe who led Never Back Down Super PAC stepped down from his position. The person in interest is introduced as:
Roe is the latest in a string of people who have left or been fired from the group in recent weeks as DeSantis allies worked to gain control. Never Back Down handled much of the organizing for DeSantis, arranging events and bus travel and assembling a large canvassing team. The unusual arrangement caused numerous headaches.
The group [NBD] was funded by more than $80 million transferred from a state fund controlled by DeSantis, and the move is the subject of a Federal Election Commission complaint by the Washington-based election watchdog Campaign Legal Center, alleging the transfers violate FEC law.
Roe helped steer Sen. Ted Cruz’s victory in the 2016 Iowa caucuses and helped guide Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s win in 2021. He even pitched Donald Trump on his services but was turned down, according to Trump officials, leading him to link with DeSantis.
Roe seems to be, with no contestation, an experienced and a competent handler of political campaigns. Apart from the funding problem of NBD which Roe inherited, what was the relationship between DeSantis and him? The report says:
He and DeSantis didn’t have much of a relationship and problems soon emerged over strategy and negative headlines involving Roe and the super PAC, which legally cannot directly coordinate with the campaign. Some DeSantis allies thought the group’s TV ads fell flat for not drawing a contrast with Trump.
DeSantis personally didn’t approve of some advertising and strategic decisions, according to people familiar with his thinking. A widely mocked debate memo from the group also rankled the candidate.
The whole article can be read via this link here
I have been mildly interested in the up and down of The DeSantis campaign personnel. My initial note is found that on 12/3. You’ll click on the link above for my notes section in order to scroll down to that date, or I would insert here the direct access.
Yes, it is true that my note on 12/3 covers the subject matter in question only in 1/3 (or less) of the whole content. If the NH Welcome Center on the interstate is overshadowing the DeSantis personnel turmoil on the spot, there should be no intent of mine for such to be found either initially or consequentially.
As all the people in America know it, polls now show Trump’s huge lead in the GOP candidates pack. You go onto Trump supporters’ X tweets, you’ll see his recent rally in NH and each of local people behind Trump on stage is holding the sign Live Free or Die. Meanwhile, a consensus (seems it, to me, to be openly unsaid) about Biden is when he is dissuaded from the re-run.
Freedom of speech to express myself:
No one can nor should defy my freedom:
Abortion should be constitutional (or not) - choice on ballot:
Here is the headline of the article published in POLITICO on 12/18, written by Allice Miranda Ollstein and Megan Messebly: “Conservatives move to keep abortion off the 2024 ballot”. Link
Below is an excerption from the article.
After Ohio’s November vote marked the latest red-state victory for the abortion-rights movement, several conservative groups called for the remaining states with citizen-led ballot initiative processes to get rid of them. But, short of that, they’re pushing state officials to do whatever they can to thwart the efforts underway for 2024.
“All options should be on the table,” said Steven Aden, the chief legal officer of the anti-abortion group Americans United for Life. “Because we believe that abortion is truly about the right to life of human individuals in the womb, we don’t believe those rights should be subjected to majority vote.”
Progressives are bracing for an array of tactics from conservatives to prevent abortion-related measures from being voted on in November, and say the opposition campaigns prove that abortion rights remain so popular that they can only be defeated through subterfuge.
(The italic is my emphasis)
For the issue, there are lots more about it such as voters’ approval to be initiative process. Nevertheless, this can be a winning move of conservatives, I found. Progressives in particular are putting their fingers on the abortion right as to be a choice for the electoral victory toward the general election 2024. Their opponents try to turn the table.
As for me, I was wrong to have assumed the abortion right would not be the core issue in the 2024 federal elections. Rather, it would be regarded as a clear-cut question to be answered in a form of either yes or no on ballot. Nikki Haley, only female GOP presidential candidate, holds her position against abortion, but expressing it in a slight nuance. While being a Catholic, Biden supports women’s abortion right. I, myself, believe that a life begins upon each conception, so there is no viability-point in the line of a life at which a life can be discarded because it is regarded as no life yet. However, when abortion becomes a judiciary matter from a legislative frame, that would be considered as a governmental intervention to individual woman’s life.
I’ll leave it as blank if it’s on ballot:
Islamization of Europe:
RadioGenoa mocks and points out at behavioral problems of immigrants in Europe and UK, (seen as akin to be cultural enrichers, euphemism used by another X influencer Ian Miles Cheong who designates the term to angry minority people in the US). I reposted/screenshot RadioGenoa’s tweet in my Note on 11/11. Since then, I’ve noticed his posts are overall in the side of (so called European far rights or conservatives) with no nuance. In his tweeted photos, musulmans pray on a London street and his caption is read as there is no more London we know (in my paraphrase); or he poses a question such as why they don’t pray in their Mosques in the city, [rather than intruding the city’s normal activities]. The schrrenshot below is a repost I saw on RadioGenoa’s X and I understand RadioGenova is his filiated account.
More resonance to the Eric Zemmour type of anti-immigration in Europe?
Fear of Replacement or being replaced?
The immediate at the same time a long term solution needs to be done by a global operation for resilient efforts to stop regionally conflictual situations at all the corners of the world. So, people can stay at home in their native lands in safety and liberty. However much such a solution may sound like a tale of utopia!
Multilingual greetings to end this post: