DeSantis Unleashes on Trump? & Inflation Fighting – Top 3 Takeaways – March 23rd, 2023
- I have what it takes to be president and I can beat Biden. No, that’s not a personal musing for today, though, it may well be true...it’s a quote from none other than our Governor Ron DeSantis that hits today. The line was one of many which is sure to make headlines from an exclusive interview America’s Governor did with Piers Morgan earlier this week...but that hits on Fox Nation (the Fox News streaming service) today. Yesterday, in a preview of what drops in the interview, Piers teased this in the New York Post: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has finally taken the gloves off and launched a blistering attack on his former mentor, former President Donald Trump. Well, if true that would be news, right? After all the closest DeSantis had publicly yet come to taking a crack at the former president, who’s been berating the governor on the regular, was in Monday’s presser when he was asked about the potential of a Trump indictment when he said: I don’t know what goes into paying hush money to a porn star to secure silence over some type of alleged affair. One can read between the lines and many in the room did when the comment was met with laughs while DeSantis stayed straightlaced and continued with his point. But still that was subtle. And if DeSantis wasn’t about to announce he’s running that’s would all it likely would ever be. After all, even with DeSantis in it, Trump’s currently still the polling favorite. And without him in it, Trump’s all but assured of the nomination. Anyway, in what Piers promises to be...
- The most personal and revealing interview DeSantis has ever given he said DeSantis also slammed Trump’s chaotic, self-obsessed, divisive management style. Now those are Pier’s words, not DeSantis, and the tease he offered up under that commentary was DeSantis saying this: I also think just in terms of my approach to leadership, I get personnel in the government who have the agenda of the people and share our agenda. You bring your own agenda in, you’re gone. We’re just not gonna have that. So, the way we run the government, I think, is no daily drama, focus on the big picture and put points on the board, and I think that’s something that’s very important. Now, is that drawing a contrast with Trump? Yes. Is that “slamming Trump’s chaotic, self-obsessed, divisive management style?” I reported you can decide. But whether the interview lives up to the hype is somewhat beside the point. The larger one remains and it’s the quote cited as my top takeaway today. I have what it takes to be president and I can beat Biden. You don’t say stuff like that amid rampant speculation you’re about to announce a run for president unless you are. The state legislative session ends on May 5th. Florida’s new fiscal year starts July 1st. There’s your window for when it’s coming. And one wonders, if indeed Trump is indicted today, what will have bothered him most. The indictment or the DeSantis interview? Either way there’s a good chance he’s not happy today.
- Inflation fighting. Another month, another increase in interest rates from the Federal Reserve, which raised the rates they charge lenders for money they lend to you, to a range of 4.75% - 5%. That’s the highest it’s been since the 4th quarter of 2007. Aside from having the highest interest rates we’ve had in over 15 years, what stands out the most to me is what happened in the 4th quarter of 2007. The onset of the Great Recession. While the full effect of what was to come was a full year away, in hindsight economists were able to pinpoint November of 2007 as the official start of the Great Recession. With most economists already expecting the US economy to reenter recession this year, perhaps the factoid I just shared with you is a coincidence, or perhaps it’s prescient. Either way it’s not lost on the Federal Reserve. By continuing to raise interest rates after the recent unraveling of banks which were on the brink, regardless of the words spoken by Fed Chair Jerome Powell, the actions spoke loudest. A potential recession brought about by higher interest rates is perceived to be the lesser of the evils compared to one brought about by unchecked inflation. Because there never were free puppies and free candy and free Biden bucks but Congressional Democrats and President Biden pretended that there were over the prior two years, we’re having to continue to take our medicine to combat the inflationary effects of that partisan sickness. The only question is the method and the size of the dose. But hey, still no Trump tweets and he might be indicted today. This really is so much better, isn’t it? I’m sure you especially feel that way every time to go to pay the bills. Don’t blame the Fed. That’s like blaming your doctor for contracting an STD. Blame the people who tried telling you that it all was free.