Rather than name-calling, if RFK Jr. is so dead-wrong about vaccines and children’s health, why doesn’t anyone actually engage him?
People refuse to engage in arguments with RFK Jr. because they can’t. He’s a long-time trial lawyer, so he’s good at arguing, and he’s also very, very intelligent. He’s comfortable reading scientific material and understands much of the debates around childhood health and vaccines in a way that many people, even many college-educated people, just don’t.
I thought the Republican party was in favor of competition.
"Each individual must sign pledges to the RNC, vowing to refrain from participating in “any non-RNC sanctioned debate” throughout the election season."
The Ben Shapiro Show: Ben Interviews Gov. Ron DeSantis | Trump, Fauci, & 2024
Episode webpage: https://www.dailywire.com/show/the-ben-shapiro-show
Media file: https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/pdst.fm/e/claritaspod.com/measure/arttrk.com/p/24FDE/verifi.podscribe.com/rss/p/pfx.vpixl.com/3Q5mz/traffic.megaphone.fm/WWO6738017111.mp3?updated=1685123620
Listen to DeSantis contrasting himself with Trump - interesting
cross-posted from: https://exploding-heads.com/post/90644
> Most Democrats agree that the 2001 election was stolen from Al Gore. In 2005, I wrote an award-winning article for Rolling Stone showing how the deceptive use of Diebold voting machines in six Ohio counties constituted massive and consequential election fraud, possibly stealing the victory from John Kerry. In 2016, Hillary Clinton complained that election fraud had derailed her path to victory. And in 2016 and 2020, Bernie Sanders supporters felt that the election had been rigged against their candidate. Many of Donald Trump supporters rightly or wrongly believe that the 2020 election was also stolen.
> It serves no point to keep arguing over the integrity of past elections. The important thing, that we can all agree on, is the project of implementing an impervious and trustworthy election system.
> How hard can it be? Los Vegas’s whole gambling industry depends on counting machines that never make mistakes. There are ATM machines on every city corner that never give you more money than you ask for. As a world leader in technology, I am sure we can create a voting system that people can trust.
> Without 100% transparent and accurate elections, there will always be a fundamental doubt about whether elections actually embody the people’s will. When votes are tabulated by hidden algorithms inside black boxes, inaccessible to third-party verification, there will always be questions and doubts. #Kennedy24
cross-posted from: https://exploding-heads.com/post/90639
> Big Tech election interference has begun: @LinkedIn locked my account & censored me this week for posting videos where I expressed fact-based views as a presidential candidate about climate policy and Biden’s relationships with China.
DeSantis contrasted his positions with those of Trump by noting particular issues where Trump has attacked him.
DeSantis said he voted against a Trump-backed bill to declare amnesty for 2 million illegal immigrants in return for “a pittance” in gains against illegal immigration.
“I oppose amnesty. That was supposed to be America First policy to oppose amnesty, and yet he endorsed and tried to ram through an amnesty.”
DeSantis said he voted against an omnibus spending bill that Trump signed. “Absolutely, I think he should not have signed those spending bills. He added almost 8 trillion dollars to the debt in a four-year period. I’m happy to be on the conservative side of that debate, because I think our debts have gone up way too much.”
And on one of Trump’s signature issues, building a border wall, DeSantis told The Epoch Times that he’d “make it a day one priority. I will use all the levers available to me to push that through.”
He reiterated how, after Hurricane Ian, he had the state takeover repair of two damaged island bridges predicted to take six months to fix. “We got one done in three days and the other done in two (more) weeks.”
“I can tell you that it was not anything anybody expected. And so it’s cutting through red tape. It’s telling people not to make excuses. And just getting the job done. You just have to be disciplined.”
Addressing the debt ceiling impasse, the governor said the problem is outcome of poor government policy during the COVID pandemic, including lockdowns and flushing “trillions of dollars down the drain.”
Finally, DeSantis made it clear he is a crypto (freedom) advocate.
“As president, we’ll protect the ability to do things like Bitcoin,” said DeSantis. He added “there’s risks involved with it,” but the people interested in the cryptocurrency “are sophisticated” and “can make decisions.”
“You have every right to do Bitcoin. The only reason these people in Washington don’t like it, is because they don’t control it.”
DeSantis called those on Capitol Hill “central planners” who “want to have control over society.”
"Bitcoin represents a threat to them, so they’re trying to regulate it out of existence,” he said.