Florida, where art thou? The once-beautiful land of white people like in the original Flipper movie and the once-magical Walt Disney World has in large part been taken over by foreigners. The process has spanned decades and is nothing new to residents and visitors to the Sunshine State.
Once-safe places like Orlando have become much more dangerous and less prosperous in the past two decades. During the same time period, the metro Orlando area became much more non-white. What a coincidence! There must be some other explanation than race. Property taxes or systemic white police racism or some such thing.
Since Hurricane Maria plowed over the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico Sept. 20, many Puerto Ricans have taken to the friendly skies to leave their ancestral home in favor of Florida’s functioning water, sewer, and electrical systems. Yes, for some odd reason a quasi-nation such as Puerto Rico (which fields its own Olympic teams) is unable to get its act together before or after a natural disaster. The territory had already filed the biggest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history just months before the hurricane. How bad are you when your debt is many times bigger than Detroit’s? Despite massive amounts of federal disaster relief aid and untold millions of dollars flowing in to family and friends from their five million Puerto Rican relatives living in the continental United States, the island is still in a Haiti-like limbo after the disaster.
The Republican governor of Florida, Rick Scott, foresaw the inevitable when he declared a state of emergency across the entire state Oct. 2. He didn’t declare a state of emergency for his Florida citizens’ sakes. No, he did so because he knew that if he declared a state of emergency, the gibs would start flowing to Florida and the vibrant residents of Puerto Rico would have a place to crash while Uncle Sam figured out how to get their dysfunctional island back into the 21st century.
Since his declaration of a state of emergency, 73,000 Puerto Ricans have entered Florida. Keep in mind that there were already 1 million Puerto Ricans living in Florida, so 73,000 is not a tremendous new amount. It is a 7.3 percent spike, but it’s not as if the Puerto Ricans hadn’t already stamped their Third World footprint on the land of flowers.
The chief rub is not the inevitable increase in crime, burden to the social welfare system, influx of Puerto Ricans in schools and universities, and added numbers in the local hospitals and jails. Those are all bad, but the biggest problem is political. In every election since 2000, Florida has been a critical swing state in presidential elections. The election of George W. Bush over Al Gore famously came down to a few hundred votes in Florida in 2000. Without winning Florida, no Republican can win the White House. In 2016, President Donald Trump won Florida by 113,000 votes, or about one percent of the vote.
Like other non-Cuban Hispanics, Puerto Ricans vote Democrat upwards of 70 percent of the time. Every liberal talking head (the NYT, Bloomberg, Politico for example) is already eagerly anticipating the change in Florida electoral politics thanks to the more than 50,000 new Puerto Rican Democrat voters in Florida. In simple terms, every leftist get-out-the-vote organization knows that if it can get these Puerto Ricans to stay in Florida and register to vote sometime by the end of 2019, they can win Florida in 2020. Regardless of whom the Democrats put on their ticket, the non-white and libtard coalition of the degenerate will pull their levers against Trump in November 2020. The Democrats won Florida twice in the 1990s with Bill Clinton and won Florida twice in the 2000s with Barack Obama. If the Democrats can increase their base by 50,000 to 100,000 votes simply by importing new voters from Puerto Rico, they stand a very good chance of retaking Florida in 2020. Winning Florida would help them potentially retake the White House as well. They’d need to pry more states away from Trump to win (such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and/or Pennsylvania) but Florida’s 29 electoral college votes would go a long way to installing Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker, or former Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office.
Ironically, the best thing Trump could do therefore is to spend as much as needed to make Puerto Rico a more appealing place to live to the Ricans than Florida. It would go against his fiscally responsible grain, and would add further debt to our future citizens, but it might help his electoral chances in 2020. It would certainly improve a lot of white Floridians’ lives now.