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Demovictory9

(32,439 posts)
Mon Jan 31, 2022, 07:22 AM Jan 2022

Florida GOP "legislating as if they won by a margin of 99 to one"

“Yet the legislature is singularly focused on

legislating as if they won by a margin of 99 to one
in 2018, as if they have a total mandate by which they can control people’s lives. It’s disgraceful and disappointing.”

The issues that Republicans see as a priority for Florida are red meat to DeSantis’s conservative base. They include the 15-week abortion ban bill, which received a chaotic hearing on Thursday, and moves to give parents more say over classroom curriculum and control of school libraries. In Polk county this week, education officials went from school to school pulling 16 books flagged by a conservative parents’ group as inappropriate, including Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 bestseller The Kite Runner.

They include bills to strengthen the governor’s fierce anti-immigrant stance by locking out from state or local government business any company involved in the transportation of undocumented migrants.

And two healthcare bills have been introduced in the Republican-dominated Florida legislature that opponents say further vilifies and isolates the LBGTQ community. One, touted as the vulnerable child protection act, would criminalize professionals who provide gender-affirming medical care to minors; the other would allow any medical professional the right to refuse treatment or procedures including gender affirming surgery or abortions on moral grounds.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/free-to-do-as-you-are-told-florida-republicans-advance-wave-of-draconian-bills/ar-AATjBFs
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Florida GOP "legislating as if they won by a margin of 99 to one" (Original Post) Demovictory9 Jan 2022 OP
It's what Republicans do. They pretend they earned capital and a mandate! Emile Jan 2022 #1
They can because the Democrats are the minority in winning races. FloridaBlues Jan 2022 #2
Reminds me of the first few corridors of the Holocaust KPN Jan 2022 #3

FloridaBlues

(4,007 posts)
2. They can because the Democrats are the minority in winning races.
Mon Jan 31, 2022, 08:01 AM
Jan 2022

As we know the republicans going more right after each election isn’t new. They are just more bolder in doing legislation.

KPN

(15,641 posts)
3. Reminds me of the first few corridors of the Holocaust
Mon Jan 31, 2022, 08:33 AM
Jan 2022

Museum. Laws being passed, one by one tightening a noose.

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