Top Three Takeaways – November 5th, 2021
- Anti-American. That’s what the Biden administration's just released OSHA rule over COVID-19 vaccine mandates is. After months of threatening that it was coming. It’s here, at least sort of. OSHA’s new rule which will go into effect January 4th for all employees who work for companies with 100 or more employees. Interesting that they decided to wait until after the holidays to have this hit, which simply speaks to the arbitrary nature of this anti-American mandate. Let’s be clear about what this is. The walking, talking, napping dumpster fire that is Joe Biden and his administration is point blank is telling you that you will be injected with whatever he demands you be injected with or you’re fired. Incidentally under the OSHA rule, for employers who may allow for a testing option in lieu of a vaccination – it specifically states that employees, not employers must pay for all tests. The Job Creators Network was first to file a lawsuit. Florida’s AG Ashley Moody mentioned yesterday she’s readying a multi-state lawsuit. But time is short, there’s under two months to stop the madness.
- Durham strikes again. Less than two months after having made a second arrest of his probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, we now have a third. John Durham’s probe has now led to the arrest of Russian informant Danchenko as a co-conspirator in the creation of the bogus Steel Dossier which was the origin of the hoax as it was used as evidence before the FISA court to wiretap Trump’s team in 2016 (which continued while Trump was president). Danchenko has been arrested for lying to federal authorities in 2017. His arrest proves two things. First, John Durham’s investigation isn’t just ongoing – it's picking up steam. Second, that they’re getting closer to the names that many have long hoped would be held accountable. Three separate arrests of Democrat operatives in the Russia collusion hoax is a huge deal. Regardless of whether the generally dishonest news media attempts to pretend otherwise.
- Meanwhile in Florida. After Tuesday’s elections in which Virginia didn’t just elect their first Republican to statewide office in 12 years, but rather 3...and in New Jersey where the state moved to the right by 15 points over just last year...if you’re wondering what the temperature check looks like in Florida in advance of next year’s midterms...we have an idea. Saint Leo University is out with the first polling post-Tuesday's elections in Florida with news that’s probably about what you’d expect given what we saw in the aforementioned states. Governor DeSantis’s lead in a hypothetical matchup with Charlie Crist – 12 points move Nikki Fried into the mix over Crist and make that a 14-point lead. As for Rubio’s reelection bid in the Senate. An 18-point lead over Val Demmings. Now, a poll’s a poll and generally worth what you paid for it this far in advance of any election cycle. But here’s what’s most interesting in real-time. Ron DeSantis’s margin of victory in 2018 – sub 1%. Marco Rubio’s margin of victory in 2016 – sub 8%. Just as we saw Virginia and New Jersey move to the right by double-digits, polling is suggesting something similar is happening in Florida a year in advance of our elections. I don’t have to tell you what an already right-leaning state like ours moving ten points or so further to the right might mean. But while it ultimately doesn’t matter if DeSantis or Rubio are reelected by a margin of 1 vote or 1 million, the implications beyond their elections are many if that kind of momentum would carry into next year’s cycle. Aside from the potential implications down ballot in state legislative races, it’d indicate at least one additional Congressional pickup by Republicans based on the current map (Charlie Crist’s seat), independent of Florida’s soon to be gained seat in Congress. If you liked what you saw on Tuesday, there’s currently the potential for you to love what you’ll see in Florida next year.