Democrats and media (forgive me, I repeat myself) are so invested in trying to ding Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. You’d think he was running for president tomorrow instead of somewhere a bit down the road. But they’re definitely going all in now to smear him, even doing ridiculous cartwheels to make him look bad while completely ignoring the horrible things of that actual slime bucket they termed a “hero of the pandemic” NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.
A Miami Herald reporter tried to attack him in a tweet today, implicitly criticizing the wait on a line to a FEMA-supported vaccination site in Florida. It’s FEMA supported, but state run.
— julie k. brown (@jkbjournalist) March 10, 2021
But if she thought that was a big dunk on Governor DeSantis (which she clearly intended), that was a big fail. She got ratioed back into next week and was flooded with criticism.
First of all, since most people still haven’t been able to get any vaccine, waiting for any period of time isn’t really much of a hardship. People chastised her for criticizing when they can’t even get it even if they wanted to wait.
Second, this was one line at one very popular site in Miami. Other sites didn’t have that problem, as people like this Twitter user let her know.
for example, my neighbors praising the vaccine sites here. pic.twitter.com/0qbvAkDII5
— C’mon man (@ToadonaWire) March 10, 2021
So she was trying to craft a narrative based on the one site administered by folks out of Miami. It also seems that this site had more lax rules as to who was getting it, they were taking people who haven’t signed up or made an appointment, as well as other people when apparently they weren’t getting enough people who did meet the criteria set by the state. That’s likely why there were so many people unlike the other sites. So with broader parameters to take more people, it stands to reason that there would be more people.
damn you, desantis! https://t.co/GrK657UL6w
— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) March 10, 2021
These were people who didn’t have to sign up? That is FANTASTIC. Wish we had that up here. I’d wait all day instead on 3 months.
— @Just “Mr. Shemp” (@presidentshemp) March 11, 2021
This is the lamest attempt at a dunk I’ve seen this week.
— Jason Hopkins (@thejasonhopkins) March 11, 2021
That’s because that site was set up so anyone can drive up and get the shot. God forbid people wait in line a few hours. People spend multiple nights oustide stores to get a good deal in TVs every year and nobody has a problem with it
— fireguy305 (@fireguy305) March 11, 2021
Hi Julie, you should see Illinois. Elderly people fighting daily, refreshing webpages endlessly, just to get a vaccine appointment. I know you need to find any reason to blame Republicans for anything, but the view from your high horse is clearly askew.
— SpleegsKeegs (@TheKeggers) March 10, 2021
Is it Gov. DeSantis’ fault that the lines are so long at Disney World too? I understand there are no lines at all at DisneyLand so Gov. Newsom must be doing a swell job.
— Phil Gramm (@thankfulphil) March 11, 2021
Plus there was another small problem with her story. She claimed the woman was waiting in line since 4:30, but the site didn’t open until 7 a.m. so the wait between 4:30 and 7 a.m. isn’t even due to the site. But hey, why be honest when you’re doing a political hit? This isn’t the first effort by folks from the Miami Herald against DeSantis, as we reported before. Sorry, folks, failed again.