Shitlib journo fucks around with the President of the True American Nation, finds out.
When it comes to Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, I tend to agree with a comment Matt Walsh made on a podcast, which is that DeSantis has Trump’s courage without Trump’s baggage. Two differences between the men are, first, that, while Trump had an instinct for the Constitution, DeSantis has a lawyer’s deeper understanding of the document, and two, that DeSantis is better at keeping his eye on the ball. That means he remembers to make his statements about the American people rather than about himself.
Both those qualities came through strongly on Thursday when DeSantis chose Brandon Honda, located in the City of Brandon, Florida, as the venue for a press conference. The reason for the press conference was to sign anti-mandate legislation:
Emphasis in the original, and utterly, utterly hilarious.
Things got even better when a reporter tried to embarrass DeSantis by asking him if anti-mandate legislation isn’t a form of big government antithetical to DeSantis’s conservative credentials. The reporter might as well have tried to tickle a cobra with a stick, because things did not go well for him after that.
Oh, I just bet they didn’t at that. One might think these stupes would know better by now, DeSantis having long since proven himself to be a seriously dangerous opponent—full of piss and vinegar; always up for a bare-knuckles duke-out; fast, strong, and agile, with good footwork and a haymaker Right(wing) cross no brain-intact pug wants to have to stop with their face.
The question is a bit hard to hear, but the reporter apparently is asking how DeSantis can simultaneously get angry at the federal government for trying to mandate vaccines when he’s using his state government to prevent vaccine mandates. The reporter doesn’t seem to grasp that there’s a difference between using the vast power of the federal government to force people to inject something into their body (a no-no under the Constitution) versus the state using its power to protect people from such force (a yes-yes under the 10th Amendment).
DeSantis, however, did grasp the difference, and he schooled the reporter with enthusiasm (emphasis mine):
So, first of all, this idea that somehow conservativism is about, like, local school boards, it’s the United States of America, not the united school boards or counties commissions of America. So, the states are the primary vehicles to protect people’s freedoms, their health, their safety, their welfare in our constitutional system.
What Biden is doing is not constitutional. There has never been a federal vaccine mandate imposed on the general public.
Now, some people say, “Hey, these local governments wanted to lock down businesses, they wanted to force mandates, they wanted to keep the kids locked out of school. Yeah, you’re damned right I overruled them on that because they were wrong. And the fact of the matter is you don’t have the right to do wrong.
The fact of the matter is, if we would have let them lock the kids out of school last year, we would have paid the piper for years and years in this state. If we had let them lock down businesses and restrict and do all that, we would have one of the highest employment rates in the country. So, we had to stand up for people’s liberties, their livelihoods, their right to work, people’s right to own a business, and it was the right thing to do.
But what Biden is doing, he does not have the…he even admitted he doesn’t have the authority to do it. Psaki admitted that they don’t have the authority to do it. And in fact, even six months ago they are all saying ‘Of course you never mandate. Of course, you never mandate.’
And so the question is, do we actually have a constitution that constrains people like Biden or is it just when he loses patience, he can do whatever the hell he wants to? No, I’ll take the Constitution, thank you very much.
I snipped out some of My President’s remarks, but the crucial points remain clear and correct. The hapless numbskull beclowned himself with an ill-considered attempt to score off a man far beyond the limited understanding of such as he. DeSantis, in an act of charity of which his wormy interlocutor was wholly unworthy, tried to explicate certain fundamental concepts about Constitutionally-correct government, as daunting and impossible a task as any mere mortal ever hoped to accomplish. It’s greatly to DeSantis’ credit that he even…
Oh, who am I kidding with all my sarcasm and snark. The wormy asshole “journalist” tried to swap punches with a highly-skilled foeman invulnerable to his weak-ass arm-flapping, and America’s Gov gutted the damned hack for his presumption. That’s the long and the short of it. Bottom line?
So far, DeSantis has proven that he understands the Constitution, including federalism and states’ rights; he recognizes that the driving force behind the Constitution is individual liberty; he has political courage; he keeps his eye on the ball; and he knows how to and is willing to troll the Democrats.
Politicians have a way of disappointing us, but, for now, DeSantis is playing the game better than just about anyone else on the conservative side of the aisle.
Yup, s’trewth. I say again: I just LOVE this guy. No, DeSantis ain’t perfect; no one among us is, least of all a goddamned politician. But if there’s any other governor out there who references the moribund, nearly forgotten US Constitution at all anymore except to use it as a convenient smokescreen, prop, or misdirection—never mind actually respecting and upholding the poor thing, in both word and deed—I haven’t heard about him yet.
I like DeSantis. He is a proven effective fighter at the state level. He *might* be able to transfer some of that to the federal level, but do not kid yourself, the forces opposed to you at the federal level are 100000 times greater than those at the state level.
So a few nitpicks –
Baggage? Trump baggage doesn’t exist. Those that let neverTrumpers and the left pile on ptetend baggage are the ones with the problems. DeSantis will get his own set of custom luggage should he rise to the presidential level.
I’ll take Trump “instincts” over weasel lawyering every day of the week.
As for Ms Widberg and American Thinker, here is who they are:
“It was wrong for us to publish these false statements. We apologize to Dominion for all of the harm this caused them and their employees. We also apologize to our readers for abandoning 9 journalistic principles and misrepresenting Dominion’s track record and its limited role in tabulating votes for the November 2020 election. We regret this grave error.”
They can all, everyone, go fuck their selves with rusty barbed wire.
Love the Brandon trolling by DeSantis, great stuff. Mockery burns the left like few other things — they can not stand people making fun of them. They regard that as THEIR thing, the Smart People ™ mocking their lessers. Refusing to give them the respect and admiration they feel is their rightful due just eats away at them.
I do like what we have seen of DeSantis so far, but whether he can translate that to the federal level is a very big question mark. I strongly agree with Barry that the enemedia will find (or manufacture) all kinds of “baggage” for him. They have already been trying to do so, but will step it up to a whole different level if and when he declares his intentions for the presidency.
I hope DeSantis can handle that barrage of BS and vitriol, since we need more people who are willing to take on the left and hit them hard without any apologies for doing so. Maybe Desantis can deliver the same willingness to brawl with the left as Trump but in a smoother package, that does not grate on many people’s tender sensabilities as Trump’s “I’m twice life sized and never shut up” New Yorker personality seemed to do.
But I suspect that almost all the NeverTrump types will find reasons to oppose DeSantis as well. Because they are really leftists pretending to be right as a grift, and they crave the approval of the institutional left. They will twist themselves into pretzels and take positions 180 degrees opposite of what they claimed previously if it offers them a chance to get thrown a few scraps from the left. And they would sell their souls (if they haven’t already) for even a glimpse of a chance at a New York Times or CNN or MSNBC gig.
“Because they are really leftists pretending to be right as a grift…”
Yep. Every one.
whether he can translate that to the federal level is a very big question mark.
I hope like hell he never tries. He’d get no more accomplished, other than purely temporary accomplishments that will be erased the minute the next Demonrat junta walks through the WH doors, than Trump did. And that assumes the Uniparty/Deep State/Great And Powerful Oz even permits him to “win” in the first place.
Which DeSantis seems to realize his own self, in light of his recent announcement that he intends to run for re-election in Fla next year. I was happy to see that, and consider it a very good thing indeed. Real Americans need him right where he’s at, he can do a lot more good there than he ever will in the DC sinkhole.
He clearly wants to be president, IMO. Someday.
Personally, I’d prefer it if he became the first or 2nd president of the new nation…
Florida should wish him to stay there. He can run for one more term only however as Florida has a 2 term limit.So, there comes a time when he will have to choose another path…