‘Why elections matter’: Joe Biden ad draws contrast with ‘Ultra-MAGA’ Rick Scott

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Familiar messaging recurs from the President.

A new video from President Joe Biden‘s Twitter account is adding fuel to his fiery feud with Florida U.S. Sen. Rick Scott.

Incorporating rally footage, the Biden video mentions Scott, along with Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.

“This is why elections matter,” the President warns, in footage from a recent speech.

The video actually begins with Scott, though it doesn’t mention his name. Juxtaposed images of Biden and the Senator begin the 30-second clip.

“The Ultra-MAGA Republicans,” Biden said. “They’re coming after your Social Security. They’ve written it down!”

Continuing to reference Scott’s controversial 11-point plan to “rescue America,” which suggested reviewing federal programs every five years for potential sunsets, the Biden clip continued.

“Every five years,” Biden claimed, “Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid have to be reauthorized or they go out of existence.”

Scott has previously contended that Biden is “obsessed” with his plans, which even Senate Republicans have distanced themselves from. This new spot is the latest indication that contrasting to Scott and his “ultra-MAGA agenda” has become central to Biden’s strategy to stave off Democratic losses in the midterm elections.

“Joe Biden is clearly obsessed with my plan to rescue America and very confused about his own agenda that is devastating American families,” Scott asserted in April.

One reason Biden is comfortable using Scott in this role is that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is already on record as not backing the proposals, should he remain leader of the caucus next year.

Another reason is that national polling has shown Scott’s proposals, and Scott himself, are not surveying well beyond the Republican base.

According to a national survey of 2,005 registered voters from Morning Consult and POLITICO, Scott is underwater with virtually all demographics, except self-identified conservatives and Republicans.

Independent voters were notably sour on the Senator in the May poll. Just 12% of them approved of Scott, with 29% disapproving. Men particularly were opposed to Scott, with 36% of male independent voters regarding him unfavorably, a staggering -25 with the demographic.

 

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


9 comments

  • YYep

    July 9, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    Election’s don’t matter it is all anus wind 🍃

  • Don’t Look Up

    July 9, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    I complained to Rick Scott recently on why he and a bipartisan committee were not developing a strict, comprehensive enforceable border control bill. AFTER all, only Congress can write legislation that the Executive must follow.

    In summary Scott’s response to me; ‘

    ‘…..that he will address a southern border immigration bill after the border wall is installed.’

    So, in effect, after three trillion American dollars are spent over the next ten years to complete the MAGA wall…… only then when Scott is 100 years old will he address strict legislation.

    IF AMERICANS WANT STRICT GUN CONTROL, STRICT IMMIGRATION POLICIES, FREEDOM FOR WOMEN TO ACCESS THE HEALTH CARE THEY NEED, AND AN END TO THE INSIPID HATEFUL CULTURE WARS…..AMERICANS NEED TO VOTE EVERY REPUBLICAN OUT OF OFFICE.

    • Impeach Biden

      July 11, 2022 at 8:18 am

      Yup Democrats will take care of the Southern Border. Ha! Ha! Sleepy Joe hasn’t even been there and Kamala won’t go there anymore. Complete and total incompetence by this administration.

      • Elliott Offen

        July 11, 2022 at 10:39 am

        ^ Neo nazi propaganda… brainwashed by grifters.

  • tom palmer

    July 9, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Elections matter to prevent America from becoming less than it should be.

  • Based Desantis Supporter

    July 11, 2022 at 12:46 am

    Lmao oh nonono! This out of touch boomer idiot really thinks this is an effective campaign! Oh no. 2023 is gonna be a BRUTAL year for the dems. Absolute political bloodbath. I can’t wait to mine Twitter and plebbit salt on election night!

    • Joe Corsin

      July 11, 2022 at 10:27 am

      ^ Far right maniac and possible anti government terrorist. Report to FBI..

  • Joe Corsin

    July 11, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Rick Scott is a slave driving crook… typical Florida Republican. Exists only to benefit laissez faire capitalists and shovel money to the rich. A far right propaganda pusher and an abomination to the nation. May he burn in hell. Vote Crist for governor..

  • marylou

    July 11, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    Rip-off Rick got rich off Medicare fraud. Now, Rick wants to shut down Medicare for seniors and disabled people.

    Rick got free retirement money from his company when it paid him off to resign over Medicare fraud. Now, Rick wants to take away earned Social Security from seniors and disabled people.

    Rick lived off the government as a child. Now, Rick wants to take away food, rent, and healthcare from children.

    Corporate Leech Rick has taken government money his entire life. Time for him to go get a job.

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