Friday, November 11, 2022

Despite GOP Messaging Failure on Abortion, Rubio and DeSantis Proved to Be Pro-Life 'Role Models'

Tuesday's midterm elections did not produce the Republican victories that many were expecting and hoping for, though members of Republican leadership still sought to pat themselves on the back. One bright exception to that is in Florida, where both Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Marco Rubio ran away with their reelection campaigns, trouncing their Democratic opponents by double digits. All of this could be specifically applied to the abortion issue specifically as well.

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America held a press call on Wednesday morning, during which their president, Marjorie Dannenfelser and Frank Cannon, a political strategist for the organization, highlighted the "political malpractice" committed by many Republicans. 

A memo from Dannenfelser referred to this in terms of the "ostrich strategy." This applied to Republican leadership, as well as Republican Senate nominee for Pennsylvania, Dr. Mehmet Oz, who conceded on Wednesday morning to his Democratic opponent, Senator-elect John Fetterman.

'What the Hell Was That Today?': Republicans React to Trump's Latest Statement
Spencer Brown / Townhall Tipsheet

On Thursday night, with midterm races still yet to be called in key states that will determine the balance of power in Congress, former President Donald Trump issued a statement targeting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who walloped Democrat Charlie Crist in one of the few clear GOP victories of what was supposed to be a national "red wave" night in repudiation of President Biden's agenda. 

Trump's lengthy statement began by using his new nickname for DeSantis — for whom he voted in Florida this week — "DeSanctimonious," and called him "an average REPUBLICAN Governor with great Public Relations" who "has the advantage of SUNSHINE." Trump also claimed "people from badly run States up North would go [to Florida] no matter who the Governor was, just like I did."

The 45th president continued his attack on DeSantis by claiming the popular governor's first campaign had "completely fallen apart" before Trump stepped in to endorse him, hold rallies on his behalf, and "fixed" his campaign while stopping the "election from being stolen." Trump's accusatory statement continued...Read more and see tweets here. 

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