The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Election Hoopla in Florida

Sep 28, 2020

There has been a huge campaign to convince U.S. voters that what is at stake in this election is democracy itself. But let’s take a look at Florida.

Both Biden and Trump and their parties are pouring money into the election race in Florida because historically, since the 1920’s, no President has won the U.S. election without winning Florida. The election edge in Florida is always razor thin between the parties.

In this election, Republican Trump is spending over 50 million in anti-Biden ads. He dangled a Supreme Court appointment of an anti-abortion judge from Florida to please conservatives. And with the recent immigration of tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing the hurricane devastation of their island, he is now promising to spend millions on restoring Puerto Rico. Haha!

The Democrats have plans of their own. They have billionaire Bloomberg proposing to spend one hundred million dollars on the campaign including sixteen million to help felons pay off their jailhouse fines in time to be eligible to vote. Why? The strategy is to bring in a Democratic win in Florida early enough that it will swing other swing states!

Trump is saying Biden is a revolutionary! (WHAT!) Trump is making gifts to new immigrants! (WHAT!) A billionaire Democrat is buying out the debt of the felon population the Democrats helped to put in prison in the first place through repressive War on Drugs legislation! (WHAT!)

How does this in any way lead to a better America? It doesn’t! What does any of this have to do with democracy? Right again. Not a damn thing!