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Florida governor issues coronavirus stay-at-home order after heavy criticism

7 comments

  1. [3]
    envy
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    Now that Trump is taking COVID seriously, it gives the Republican governors political cover.

    Now that Trump is taking COVID seriously, it gives the Republican governors political cover.

    10 votes
    1. [2]
      jwong
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      I found this twat revealing -- governors of states who have not issued homestay orders
      5 votes
      1. hoytschermerhorn
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        Let's call it like it is: Looking at that list, is anyone surprised? Unfortunately this is par for the course.

        Let's call it like it is: Looking at that list, is anyone surprised? Unfortunately this is par for the course.

        4 votes
  2. [3]
    Parliament
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    We were so close to having a competent adult in Andrew Gillum as governor in Florida, but instead we got Ron DeSantis.

    We were so close to having a competent adult in Andrew Gillum as governor in Florida, but instead we got Ron DeSantis.

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      reese
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      Ron DeSantis is despicable, but Andrew Gillum has not handled his gubernatorial loss well. I don't think it's accurate to suggest that DeSantis is incompetent. Him and his predecessor, Senator...

      Ron DeSantis is despicable, but Andrew Gillum has not handled his gubernatorial loss well.

      I don't think it's accurate to suggest that DeSantis is incompetent. Him and his predecessor, Senator Rick Scott, have been elected to office for their specialized competency at hurting people, especially certain people. They are devoid of compassion, and what remains is overt greed and thinly veiled ill will. They are the political manifestation of misdirected anger, so when they make a pandemic worse, they're really just doing their supporters' bidding. It's selfishness, not incompetence, that explains why DeSantis was one of the last hold-outs on a statewide order. He walked back the scientifically unfounded and ideological delusion of COVID-19's presumed insignificance as slowly as possible—until Trump provided cover as mentioned by @envy.

      4 votes
      1. Parliament
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        This is a much more appropriate description than mine. He and Rick Scott are evil, not incompetent.

        specialized competency at hurting people

        This is a much more appropriate description than mine. He and Rick Scott are evil, not incompetent.

        3 votes
  3. JXM
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    Houses of worship are not an essential service. People will die because of this exemption. It’s crazy.

    Houses of worship are not an essential service. People will die because of this exemption. It’s crazy.

    5 votes