Popular Information has obtained documentary evidence that migrants from Venezuela were provided with false information to convince them to board flights chartered by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). The documents suggest that the flights were not just a callous political stunt but potentially a crime.
DeSantis denies misleading these unfortunates who are only trying to live as according to America's promise. What a cruel individual. I dare not call him a man. He has no manly qualities if he can't even own his own actions.
A brochure detailing what he denies was given to these people. Who commissioned it? It was describes as crude but it looked pretty official to me. This is what the republican party has reduced itself to. Selling fear over and over with these stupid parlor tricks meant to fool the already deceived.
I truly hope this November that all true men and women rise up and vote all of these miscreants out of office (here's looking at YOU Gov. Abbott) and/or deny the new breed of QRP entry to office and authority.
Let's see. Collusion, conspiracy, trafficking of minors and adults, kidnapping, in state and across state lines, designing printing and disseminating false information using government funds and equipment/resources, federal racketeering, human trafficking (international laws) and about a dozen other political ethics violations regarding oaths of office and mismanagement of staff, protocol and use of resources...monetary, human and, structural. I suppose you could also go after all the companies that knowingly conspired to aid and albeit this stunt. This could include transport companies, printing facilities, spokespersons, etc. Private lawsuits by concern Florida and Texas citizens for waste of taxpayer $'s along with dereliction of duty, responsibility, actions unbecoming a State Governor...
These people never grew up. They are the same high school bullies they were when in their teens.
Most are too old to change their behavior.
It worked for them then and still works for them today.
Their behavior is costly both in $'s, morality and national and international reputation.
This issue has been in existence for way too long.
There needs to be a better way to address this national problem.
It will require $'s to put together an alternative action program to research out a better solution.
This program when up and running, will be able to quickly capture resources, remove power from those who abuse their positions of authority, and better and more quickly assist those in need.
I guess this would be a call to action.
Again, to repeat a point I have made before, the cruelty of what DeSantis and Abbott did wasn't beside the point, it WAS the point. "Owning the Libs" is what they were seeking to do, and to score points on Fox News. I guess that they succeeded, but what repulsive, horrible excuses for human beings they are.
When I think of the cruelty of this act and then contemplate the smug look on DeSantis face, it makes one realize the state of affairs we are in as a Nation. To think this stunt was executed by a governor not even in the state the migrants landed. The hate is real and if they have their way this Country will resemble something more like Gilead than the USA. I can only hope Desantis meets his fate! We must vote these monsters out!
DeSantis will not answer for his Mussolini agenda to re-establish fascism. Instead, he will let thousands of jobs in Florida go un-filled while he and his stooge Jimmy Petronis prance around the state dropping cash voting bribes to first responders. He attacks (or ignores) every institution of truth, having stacked the judiciary in advance. And he boasts proudly that these bribes 'honoring' public servants are not being paid by Floridians because they come from the Federal government ($8.8 million). So yeah, sending migrants to northern states works for him to be Tucker's hero.
If a criminal investigation is not swiftly begun, this will continue with more human beings used as political pawns. The Republicans perpetrating this cruelty will not stop here, despite their perfidy having been exposed. They will point to the middlemen (and women) that they hired as the perpetrators & continue to claim that they are only ensuring that "blue" states share the burden of asylum seekers (whom they continue to mischaracterize as "illegals").
They forget, however, that the "blue" states to which they are sending these poor souls are also DONOR states (meaning that more of their tax dollars go to support the "red" states sending them the asylum seekers). In essence, the DONOR states are already sharing the "burden" of caring for asylum seekers, thus negating both Abbott & DeSantis' arguments.
I doubt Desantis will every be held responsible for these crimes, but as compensation for what happen, We should give these asylum sealers U-visas. U-visas are for victims of serious crime and allow the victim to remain in the US and eventually get a green card.
Chyron: “The Most Democratic Towns Are The Least Diverse.”
Because so many Black and POC are victims of redlining and poor wages, mainly at the hands of the well-to-do corporate employers and conservative city governments who must please said corporations. Not because of the people who happen to or choose to live there. I think that’s been proven by MarthasGate.
How diverse is Fox News btw?
As usual, you are on the money, Judd. The level of cynicism and cruelty among GOP actors has never been higher, but we can’t assume it has peaked.
If there is criminality associated with what DeSantis did, I hope that he and others are charged. And what about Fox News which, by the way, is run by the Murdochs, who are not Americans. Hello? When will their poison spew be stopped? Will there ever be penalties for Fox News lies?
Thank you, thank you, for finding all the background to this and ESPECIALLY the rip-off flyer that was used to lure these people away. Ron the Punisher should be concerned at this point. You have the smoking gun for kidnapping. The way politics works these days, Ron will weasel out of this, BUT it's election year with people in FL sitting on the fence. This should help them understand what a pompous SOB he really is. I'll make sure Charlie Crist's campaign gets this info.
There is so much to pick apart in this whole charade. We have about 6 weeks until the election, and we’re going to see stunts to rile the base, stunts to distract and both. This definitely is both and so far it’s working. Everyone is talking about it, the people who did it and the “border crisis.” Yet who does this help? It makes Abbott look feeble and DeSantis at the very least looks like a user of Florida funds elsewhere rather than for Florida’s own problems. Maybe it’s designed to help with the bigger picture goal of undermining trust in government. After all, DHS agents allegedly participated in this.
Pedantic Rant Warning:
It's ON, not IN
Martha's Vineyard is an island, not a town. You are not "in" an island, you are ON an island.
You can be IN Oak Bluffs while you are ON the Vineyard. You can be IN Edgartown while you are ON the Vineyard. You can be IN Tisbury, or West Tisbury, or Chilmark or Aquinnah. But you are always ON Martha's Vineyard.
Thank you for attending my TED Talk.
I know this probably will never touch DeSantis, but my oh my do I hope someone goes to jail for this.
It’s up to Congress to enact legislation to fix our lack of workable immigration policy. The previous Republican administration controlled Congress & the Presidency, & didn’t make a serious attempt to pass any policy. Their solution was to “build a wall”, to be paid for by Mexico. And how did that work out? Of the approximately 400 miles built during that administration, 16 miles were built where no fence existed before, 135 miles replaced older, shorter fencing, 50 miles replaced secondary fencing, & 170 replaced “vehicle fencing.” I don’t need to mention that Mexico didn’t contribute a penny toward the cost, estimated to be over 15 billion dollars. I will pass on mentioning the environmental damage it caused, among other adverse impacts.
And now we have Florida Governor DeSantis (who won with a margin of 0.04%, that’s .0004), who is running for President in 2024. Rather than taking the federal government funds given to Florida to benefit its residents, he decided to appeal to his base by “owning the libs”, & lying to those here legally seeking asylum by flying them from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. He is proud of doing this, & brags that he will do it again. He isn’t interested in improving the lives of Floridians; he is interested in power & money.
If you were unhappy with Trump as President, DeSantis would make you even more miserable. Voting this November to improve the lives of all our fellow Americans is the most important vote you will make in your lifetime.
The cruelty of this criminal stunt is beyond the pale. Even so, I won't hold my breath waiting for any consequences to fall upon the head of Ron DeSantis, who has outdone himself in sociopathic actions. And to think he could run for president in 2024 - well, he scares me even more than Trump.