Maybe it's just to gin up voters for midterms, but there seems to be a trend line of Democrats antagonizing Republicans. From President Biden's "semi-fascist" remark to New York Governor Kathy Hochul's demand for Republicans in her state go to Florida, to Florida's own Charlie Crist saying Ron DeSantis (R) supporters have "hate in their hearts."
Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL-17) spoke with Tom Shillue on Fox News Kennedy Nation Monday night discussing this trend, saying that when Democrats can't win on policy, they must make use of name calling.
Steube says that many Republican New Yorkers "are already here in Florida, if they're not, they're here part-time." Shillue responds that "we're trying to conserve our Republicans in New York," to which Steube says those in Florida "are the ones that love freedom." Steube adds that Florida has more registered Republicans than Democrats, which he says indicates many conservatives are fleeing blue cities and states, and thus "we'll take 'em."
Shillue thanks Steube and Gov. DeSantis for "punching back" against the charges of fascism, then asks why more Republicans do not do so. Steube's answer is that Biden doesn't know what fascism is, but the Democrats are certainly living up to the definition better.
"One party rule, a police state, the Democrats have the House, the Senate, and the White House, look no further than Mar-a-Lago to look at the police state is alive and well in America, so it looks a lot more like the Democratic Party than it is the Republican Party. But Democrats, if they can't win on the facts and they can't win on the policy, they resort to name calling."
The clip was tweeted by Steube Monday evening.
If the Left can’t win on the facts and policy, they resort to name calling.
— Congressman Greg Steube (@RepGregSteube) August 30, 2022
"If the Left can’t win on the facts and policy, they resort to name calling. I joined @tomshillue on @KennedyNation to discuss Joe Biden’s rhetoric against MAGA Republicans," his tweet says.
Like Shillue asks, perhaps Republicans need to go on the attack in the face of such insults?