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Rick Scott’s CPAC Speech Was Such A Disaster That The Audience REFUSED To Applaud

Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott is considered by some to be a potential candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, but based on the reception he received Friday during a speech he gave at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), it doesn’t look like may Republicans are excited by the prospect of a Scott candidacy.

Scott began his speech by tossing out plenty of culture war red meat to the crowd, but they weren’t the least bit hungry when he told them:

“If you do speak up, boom, you’re going to be canceled. Your views, if you don’t conform with Big Tech, Fauci, or Neil Young, can be taken off Spotify, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.”

Even though Scott paused for applause, there was none, which forced him to soldier on:

“The militant left in America are a modern day version of book burners.

“That’s right. Canceling, silencing, and banning from the Internet is book burning. These are the most narrow-minded, intolerant people our country has ever seen.”

The most blatant silencing, however, was from the audience, where perhaps two people offered up a few tepid claps of accord.

No doubt thinking he would bring the house down with his denunciation of “socialism,” Scott remarked:

“Socialism is not a new idea. It’s one of the dumbest, oldest, most discrete ideas of the 20th century that resulted in the deaths of 100 million people.

“If these Democrats who have no idea how the real world works, are acting like they just invented socialism. The modern wacky left Democrat has never read George Orwell. They don’t know they’re making his predictions come true.”

Crickets. Nothing.

Scott was forced to use what he probably considered his rhetorical nuclear weapon:

“Let’s be clear. What the militant left is now proposing is not simply wrong. It is evil.”

You could almost sense that people were yawning and checking their watches.

Rick Scott is not a serious person or a serious candidate for the White House two years from now. Watching paint dry is more exciting than listening to this wannabe funeral director whine.

Here’s the video. (WARNING: May cause drowsiness):

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WATCH A Fox News Host Call Rick Scott Out For Lying About His Plans To Kill Social Security

Earlier this month, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) who serves as chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, laid out an 11-part plan that would drastically cut social programs and raise taxes on the poorest Americans.

One of the programs that Scott’s plan would “sunset” is Social Security, which is often referred to as the third rail of American politics; touch it and you die.

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Scott was asked about his plan by host John Roberts:

“That would raise taxes on half of Americans and potentially sunset programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Why would you propose something like that in an election year?”

Rather than respond, Scott tried to weasel his way out of actually discussing the specifics of his plan:

“That’s, of course, the Democratic talking point.”

But Roberts was having none of Scott’s dissembling, noting:

“No! It’s in the plan! It’s in the plan!”

The senator then began trying to dig his way out:

“Let’s think about reality for a second.”

Roberts interjected:

“But, Senator, hang on. It’s not a Democratic talking point. It’s in the plan.”

Scott:

“Also in the plan, it says we ought to every year to talk about exactly how we’re going to fix Medicare and Social Security. No one that I know wants to sunset Medicare or Social Security. But what we’re doing is we don’t even talk about it. Medicare goes bankrupt in four years. Social Security goes bankrupt in 12 years.”

Flailing badly and trying desperately trying to recover, Scott concluded with this bit of tripe:

“I want to change this country. The woke left controls everything! We’ve got to win.”

The woke left? That the best you got, Rick? If so, you might want to go ahead and concede the 2022 midterms right now.

Here’s the video from Fox News:

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Elections GOP

Did Rick Scott Just Cost Republicans The Midterm Election?

On Tuesday, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), who serves as chairman of National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is tasked with retaking the U.S. Senate from Democratic control in the 2022 midterm elections, issued what he dubbed his “Plan to Rescue America,” and it contains incredibly controversial proposals such as forcing schoolchildren to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and imposing taxes on anyone who doesn’t currently pay income tax because they fall below the poverty line.

The 31-page plan was released through Scott’s campaign account and includes a provision that would provide funding for Donald Trump’s border wall, along with naming it after the failed, one-term former president once it has been completed.

The Scott agenda also features a bogus allegation that Democrats are trying to “rig” elections:

“Today’s Democrat [sic] Party is trying to rig elections and pack the courts because they have given up on Democracy. They don’t believe they can win based on their ideas, so they want to game the system and legalize voter fraud to stay in power.

“In true Orwellian fashion, Democrats refer to their election rigging plans as ‘voting rights.’ We won’t allow the radical left to destroy our democracy by institutionalizing dishonesty and fraud.”

Scott’s fellow Republicans, however, are said to be livid by his plan and are warning that it’s so controversial and divisive it’s likely to cost them a chance to retake control of Congress come November.

One GOP consultant told Politico’s Alex Isenstadt that Scott’s plan is an “unforced error” that’s “given Democrats the first thing they can attack in six months.”

Another Republican operative noted, “This is what happens when Rick Scott’s presidential ambitions run headlong into Mitch McConnell’s goal of taking back the Senate majority.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has made it clear for months now that he doesn’t plan to lay out any concrete agenda should the GOP retake Congress in the fall, deciding the election should instead be a referendum on President Joe Biden and Democrats.

Now, however, it appears the election could well be a referendum on Republican cruelty and their utter tone deafness.

 

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Rick Scott Gets Mocked When He Forgets What To Do With His Hand During The Pledge Of Allegiance

Republicans love to pretend they’re more patriotic than their Democratic counterparts in an attempt to pretend they love the United States, even though they also support insurrectionists who attack the Capitol and side with dictators like Vladimir Putin instead of our allies.

But wouldn’t you think just about every American citizen knows the words to the Pledge of Allegiance and where to put your hands during a recitation of that pledge?

As it turns out, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is completely clueless when it comes to the Pledge of Allegiance, as he proved Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference in Dallas.

Here’s the video:

Why did Scott raise his hand the way he did? Did he think he was being sworn before taking the stand in a trial? Or was he preparing to recite the Boy Scout oath?

Whatever the reason, what does it say about a man that he doesn’t even know the proper etiquette for an oath that kids have been taking for hundreds of years?

Twitter had some thoughts on the matter: