We've detected that you're using an ad content blocking browser plug-in or feature. Ads provide a critical source of revenue to the continued operation of Silicon Investor.  We ask that you disable ad blocking while on Silicon Investor in the best interests of our community.  If you are not using an ad blocker but are still receiving this message, make sure your browser's tracking protection is set to the 'standard' level.
A Real American President: Ron DeSantis
An SI Board Since November 2022
Posts SubjectMarks Bans
39 5 0
Emcee:  Joachim K Type:  Moderated
Ronald Dion DeSantis (born September 14, 1978) is an American politician who became the 46th governor of Florida in 2019, elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2022. Widely considered to be one of the most prominent members of the Republican Party, DeSantis previously represented Florida's 6th district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018.

Born in Jacksonville, DeSantis spent most of his childhood in Dunedin, Florida. He graduated from Yale University and Harvard Law School. DeSantis joined the United States Navy in 2004 and was promoted to lieutenant before serving as a legal advisor to SEAL Team One; he was deployed to Iraq in 2007. When he returned to the U.S. a year later, the U.S. Department of Justice appointed DeSantis to serve as a Special Assistant U.S. attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Middle District of Florida, a position he held until his honorable discharge in 2010.

DeSantis was first elected to Congress in 2012, defeating his Democratic opponent Heather Beaven. During his tenure he became a founding member of the Freedom Caucus and was an ally of President Donald Trump. DeSantis frequently criticized Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He briefly ran for U.S. Senate in 2016, but withdrew when incumbent senator Marco Rubio sought reelection.

During his 2018 gubernatorial campaign, DeSantis emphasized his support of Trump. He won the Republican nomination in August and chose state representative Jeanette Nuñez as his running mate. The close results of the general election between DeSantis and the Democratic nominee, Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, triggered a machine recount. DeSantis was certified the winner with a 0.4% margin of victory. He was reelected in 2022, defeating Democratic nominee Charlie Crist by a wide margin.

During the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida, DeSantis resisted imposing restrictions including face mask mandates, stay-at-home orders, and vaccination requirements. In May 2021, he signed into law a bill that prohibited businesses, schools, cruise ships, and government entities from requiring proof of vaccination.
Previous 25 | Next 25 | View Recent | Post Message
Go to reply# or date (mm/dd/yy):
ReplyMessage PreviewFromRecsPosted
39Carlson went on to discuss Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) statement that "Joachim K312/13/2022
38Kevin McCarthy says he’ll remove Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs committee becauJoachim K111/20/2022
37Conrad Black: A Step Toward National Suicide? [graphic] BY TYLER DURDEN SATURDAJoachim K111/19/2022
36‘Et tu, Conrad?’ Even the ever-loyal Lord Black has turned on Donald Trump WithJoachim K111/18/2022
35It Isn't Cognitive Dissonance; It's Doublethink [graphic] BY TYLER DURDEJoachim K111/13/2022
34Former State Department official says new Iran deal would be disaster for the U.Joachim K111/13/2022
33Iran Lashes Out, Warns UK to Stop Coverage of Protests NOV 13, 2022 10:00 AM Joachim K111/13/2022
32Confused Biden Heads to Cambodia, Thinks He’s in Colombia NOV 13, 2022 7:00 AM Joachim K111/13/2022
31Biden Threatens ‘Transformational’ Change at UN Summit NOV 12, 2022 3:00 PM BJoachim K111/13/2022
30At Climate Summit, Elites Chow Down on Gourmet Meats While Telling Us to Eat BugJoachim K111/13/2022
29State Department stonewalls investigation into how it spent $1,100,000,000 in AfJoachim K111/13/2022
28Putting the Wind up the Germans Posted on November 13, 2022 by Baron Bodissey Joachim K111/13/2022
27Hypocrite of the Year - Greta Thunberg [youtube video]Joachim K111/13/2022
26[graphic]Joachim K311/13/2022
25ROYAL PAIN: Jordan Peterson lambastes 'sanctimonious' Meghan Markle BraJoachim K-11/12/2022
24Conrad Black: Donald Trump should pass the torch to Ron DeSantis Conrad Black Joachim K-11/12/2022
23Trump goes to war against DeSantis Trump and DeSantis are on a 2024 collision cJoachim K-11/12/2022
22Biden eagerly watches as Trump flails at DeSantis BY AMIE PARNES AND BRETT SAJoachim K-11/12/2022
21Greta Thunberg has ‘changed her tune’ to become a ‘revolutionary' [youtube Joachim K-11/11/2022
20Clinical psychologist and public intellectual Dr Jordan Peterson has sat down wiJoachim K-11/11/2022
19Conservative Candidates Take Note – DeSantis Dominated In Florida For These ReasJoachim K-11/10/2022
18Why some Republicans think Ron DeSantis is the future of the party Political coJoachim K-11/10/2022
17Trump paved Ron DeSantis’s way. Now apprentice has turned on master Cas Mudde Joachim K-11/10/2022
16Watch: Victorious Rand Paul Vows To "Subpoena Every Last Document Of Dr. FaJoachim K111/10/2022
15They're Stealing It From Lauren Boebert! Colorado's District 3 race is Joachim K511/10/2022
Previous 25 | Next 25 | View Recent | Post Message
Go to reply# or date (mm/dd/yy):