Before he was elected governor (2010) and then senator (2018), Rick Scott ran a crooked hospital chain, Columbia/HCA, that defrauded and stole more money from Medicare and Medicaid than any other institution in history. He was fired and the company paid a $1.7 billion fine. Florida Republicans loved it and saw it as a qualification for public office. Mitch McConnell liked it too-- and appointed him to head the NRCC, the committee charged with electing Republicans to the Senate. He released his "11 Point Plan to Rescue America" this morning.
It begins with a typical list of nonsensical right-wing grievances: "The militant left now controls the entire federal government, the news media, academia, Hollywood, and most corporate boardrooms-- but they want more. They are redefining America and silencing their opponents." It's because of jackasses like Rick Scott that Americans are at each others' throats and it's because of him and others like him that the country is in the worst state of disunity since Southern conservatives started the Civil War in 1861. This is how the GOP wants their voters to see America:
"Among the things," he wrote about Democrats, "they plan to change or destroy are: American history, patriotism, border security, the nuclear family, gender, traditional morality, capitalism, fiscal responsibility, opportunity, rugged individualism, Judeo-Christian values, dissent, free speech, color blindness, law enforcement, religious liberty, parental involvement in public schools, and private ownership of firearms." He knows this is utter bullshit and this isn't part of a comedy team... it's how he plans to motivate the less intelligent parts of the Republican Party base.
So here are his 11 points, not quite coloring book style, but close enough:
And, yes, he has pages and pages on each point. Like this old Republican Party pledge to destroy Social Security and Medicare, because-- you know-- SOCIALISM!!!
And though he promises to build a wall on the Texan border and name it for Señor Trumpanzee, there is also this one to tear down the wall that separates Church and State 'cause, you know, who needs that anymore?
I certainly hope members of the media question every Republican candidate about Rick Scott's plan to destroy the country, starting with the federal government and the social safety net.