Columns

The Morning Briefing: Can DeSantis Effortlessly Cruise All the Way To 2024?

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Top O’ the Briefing

Still No Dark Clouds on the DeSantis Horizon

Happy Thursday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. The nudist treehouse community is thriving.

Politics in the United States are anything but predictable but the urge to think ahead to the next election cycle usually kicks in mere moments after the most recent election ends. We all say we aren’t going to speculate and predict, but we do it anyway.

After the nightmare that was the 2020 “election,” Republicans were left in a position where the only way to stay sane was to look to the future. Daily Silkwood showers couldn’t wash off the stink of 2020. We had to dream about 2022 and 2024.

One of the few good things to emerge from the hellscape of 2020 was Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a major player in the Republican Party. I first wrote about him in May of last year, highlighting the egregious media bias in their treatment of DeSantis. He kept manhandling those hacks so well that I wondered whether he might be able to teach other Republicans how to do it.

The ultimate revenge for last year would be to see Donald Trump come back in 2024 and win again. Trump recently told Sean Hannity that he has made up his mind about that, but didn’t reveal what he decided.

Even avid Trump supporters are big DeSantis fans, so if Trump decides he’s having more fun living rent-free in Democrats’ heads without the hassle of being president, the governor is an excellent choice for 2024.

It’s obvious that the Democrats are afraid of DeSantis’s popularity. Their flying monkeys in the media are ramping up their attacks on him, despite the fact that every time they go after DeSantis they end up kicking themselves in the groin. Rick wrote a post yesterday detailing various instances of “DeSantis Derangement Syndrome” in the MSM.

Watching DeSantis frequently destroy the MSM is entertainment I’d pay for. The thought of him doing it as president of the United States makes me think that I may cancel all of my streaming services should that come to pass.

When my conservative friends and I discuss DeSantis these days, the conversation always turns to what potential time bombs might be out there to derail DeSantis’s momentum. When you’ve been around Republican politics for a long time you’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop. At this point, DeSantis does seem too good to be true, both from a political and personal standpoint. After carefully observing him for over a year, I am beginning to think DeSantis may be as disaster-free as he seems.

Of course, a lot can happen between now and 2024. DeSantis still has a gubernatorial election to get through next year. He’s got to win that to keep the popularity that he has now, obviously. He then has to keep governing without having any “Republican Lite” moments that would disappoint conservatives.

All the lights are green for DeSantis right now though. Let’s hope he doesn’t make any unnecessary stops along the way.

Everything Isn’t Awful

PJ Media

Good News: U.S. Kids Growing Up With Both Mom and Dad at 30-Year High

VodkaPundit: Black Mom Killed by Stray Bullet… Where’s the Outrage?

Daily Dose of Downey: Woke Judge Lets Thug Walk Because Jury Was Too White; FBI Arresting Grandparent ‘Domestic Terrorists’

Tolkien Society Goes Woke, ‘Finds’ Transgenderism, ‘Antiracism,’ and Queer-ness in The Lord of The Rings

Big Tech Should Pay Less Attention to Thought Crimes and More to the Criminals Using Its Platforms

Cancel Academia. BREAKING: UNC Grants Tenure to CRT Promoter, Founder of Disgraced ‘1619 Project’

What Is ‘Flash Brewed’ Coffee and Why Is it So Delicious?

A Rollicking Novel for an Age of Absurdity

House Republicans Demand Treasury Watchdog Investigate IRS Denial of Faith Group’s Exempt Application

Another Prosecution of a George Floyd Rioter, This Time in Tennessee

Florida Monster Gets Life in Prison for Molesting Girl, Bleaching Her Body

On Top of Its Mayor Election Debacle, New York Now Faces Blackout Warnings

Sex Slavery Masquerading as Self-Help Earns Allison Mack Years in Prison

Um…BREAKING: Bill Cosby’s Conviction Overturned by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

BREAKING: Don Rumsfeld, Former Secretary of Defense, Heads Into the Great Unknown

‘I Want to Cry’: GOP House Members See Biden’s Border Crisis Firsthand

WATCH: Democrat Mocks Threat From Communism; Vietnamese Survivor Fires Back

That’s Rich: Ilhan Omar Says She’s Suffered More Than Descendants of Holocaust Survivors

ORWELLIAN: Canada Moves to Ban ‘Hate Speech’ Online, Punishable by a $40,000 Fine

Townhall Mothership

Schlichter: Every New Republican Is the Most Evil Republican Ever

CDC Director Issues Final Edict on Mask-Wearing Over New COVID Delta Variant

PolitiFact Retracts Fact-Check Against Terry McAuliffe, and the Reason Is Bogus

Wait…China Ordered the NIH to Delete Gene Data on COVID?

Trump Cheered at Hannity Border Town Hall and Drops Hint About Future Run

I better check mine. Nearly Forty Years Later, Woman Finds Tiddlywink Stuck up Her Nose

Trump Dunks on Biden, and Acosta Gets What He Deserves During Border Visit

Ni hao, Tapper. ‘This Is Xi-N-N’: CNN Mocked for Glowing Coverage of Chinese Communist Party’s 100th Anniversary

2A Group Demands Investigation Into Alleged Comments By ATF Nominee

Wyoming Governor, Secretary Of State Invite NRA To Relocate

Cam&Co. Oakland Police Chief Opposed to Armed Citizens Along With Defunding Police

DeSantis Signs “Church Carry” Bill Into Law

Edith Wilson Alert: Vogue’s moment of truth on Jill Biden: “It’s hard to imagine Joe doing this without her.”

CNN: Biden should probably stop telling this story about Amtrak that can’t possibly be true

More science that Democrats aren’t following. JAMA Pediatrics study concludes children should not be forced to wear face masks

LOL. Harris vs Buttigieg in 2024?

Defund public schools. FAIR: Lawsuit filed against school district that had children participate in ‘privilege walks’ based on skin color

CNN calls Robin DiAngelo’s new book, ‘Nice Racism,’ ‘hard-hitting’; Matt Taibbi says it’s ‘a juggernaut of cringe’

‘Psychos’: Ohio Democrats lose it when representative proposes amendment to ban biological males from girls’ sports teams

VIP

The Kruiser Kabana Episode 134: Good News—I’m Not a Psychopath After All

Atlanta’s Election Problems Are Apparently So Bad That the State Is Looking to Step In

Trump 2020 Election Claims Vindicated by NYC Mayoral Election Debacle

VodkaPundit, Part Deux: San Francisco Residents Hate the Things They Keep Voting For

Americans Know Bullcrap When They See It

From the National Archives to the Alamo, Is There Any Stopping the Woke Campaign to Destroy Our History?

California Bans State-Funded Travel to Red States, Citing ‘Wave of Bigotry and Discrimination’

GOLD Maybe White Supremacy Is One of the Largest Threats In America, Only It’s Coming from the Left

Around the Interwebz

Marvel-Themed ‘Simpsons’ Short Featuring Tom Hiddleston To Debut On Disney+ In July

NBA Finals: Phoenix Suns beat Los Angeles Clippers to win Conference series

Australia’s COVID Catch-22  

Dogs Shouldn’t Eat Hot Dogs, and Other Pet-Unsafe Barbecue Foods

Marquette program helps students with autism navigate university life

This Haunted, Abandoned Village in Scotland Can Be Yours for $173,000 

Bee Me

The Kruiser Kabana

Kabana Gallery

Kabana Tunes

I don’t need any math skills to count the number of times I’ve used algebra since I left high school.