Ron DeSantis fundraising email accuses Joe Biden of ‘authoritarian bullying’
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Biden bashing is big business for DeSantis' committee.

Gov. Ron DeSantis resisted the temptation to respond to President Joe Biden‘s “Governor who?” diss early Friday. But his political committee put Biden on blast nonetheless.

In a seven-paragraph fundraising pitch, DeSantis’ political committee, Friends of Ron DeSantis, accused the Democratic President of “authoritarian bullying.”

“Joe Biden might want Governor DeSantis to get out of the way so he can impose his radical agenda, but Governor DeSantis will not kowtow to authoritarian bullying from Joe Biden or anyone else. He will ALWAYS stand up for the freedom of Floridians,” asserted the email, purportedly signed by DeSantis himself.

The email attempts to capitalize on a week of back and forth, with Biden treating DeSantis like a punchline Thursday with his “Governor who” jibe. That came after DeSantis said he didn’t want to hear a “blip” out of Biden about COVID-19 mitigation until or unless Biden got the border crisis under control, and that he was “standing in the way” of Biden on virus response.

“Governor DeSantis isn’t looking to a presidential administration devoid of leadership for guidance on how to handle COVID. Instead, he is going to continue following the science and making data-driven decisions,” the DeSantis fundraising pitch thundered.

“Florida will prioritize freedom and personal accountability over ineffective policies implemented for no other reason than for Joe Biden and his bureaucratic cronies to feel like they’re doing something,” DeSantis added, pointing out that schools would be open and there would be “no mask mandates.”

DeSantis visited similar themes in an email Thursday highlighting the “standing in the way” comment, including blasting “bureaucratic flunkies.”

“So, when Joe Biden tells me to get out the way, I’ve got news for him. I will ALWAYS stand between power-hungry tyrants and the people of Florida,” DeSantis contended.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


10 comments

  • zhombre

    August 6, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    Not to mention Biden’s extension of the CDC eviction ban, an action he admitted, in a rare moment of both candor and coherence, will not pass constitutional muster.

    • tjb

      August 8, 2021 at 8:28 am

      Do you think DeSantis campaign slogan will be:
      “Vote for me and I will send your children home from school in a box”

      • Tom

        August 9, 2021 at 8:34 am

        This is your second time messaging this. Really low. Stop, totally inappropriate. No he does not.

  • Tom Palmer

    August 6, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    The bleat goes on

    • zhombre

      August 6, 2021 at 3:10 pm

      That’s very succinct. gramps.

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 6, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Lol. You Duffus Desantis are the Governor willingly slaughtering Floridians! You Duffus Desantis are demanding our children be a pawn in your pr need! Duffus Desantis watch what happens to our children. You are willingly placing our children in harms way.

    • zhombre

      August 6, 2021 at 3:12 pm

      The screech goes on. And on and on and on. Until Dorothy tosses the bucket of water

    • Tom

      August 6, 2021 at 11:32 pm

      Red Sonja Meds in the morning twice please. Brain issues. Badly needed.

  • PeterH

    August 7, 2021 at 9:25 am

    A remarkable indicator of true and competent leadership occurs when a decision maker realizes that the course they’ve set is the wrong one and they immediately reverse direction and admit that a huge mistake has been made.

    Governor Ron DeSantis won’t admit to himself or others that the thickheaded course that he has set for the State of Florida is not in the best interest for the life and safety of the residents, tourist and cruisers.

    The DeSantis policies didn’t erupt overnight. They’ve been nurtured for two years in coordination with Donald Trump’s failed leadership policies.

    For the past six weeks DeSantis has marketed Florida as a maskless Covid free safe haven. This has attracted his national band of unvaccinated maskless followers to use our State as an experimental tourist Covid petri dish. The outcome was swift and predictable to anyone who believes in science.

    Rightly so, Florida is now the epicenter for National and International media speculation on Covid mismanagement by elected officials. Tourist have never shown an interest in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas or other central plain states that are also showing of a Covid surge….. but tourist do care about Florida….. so we are in the spotlight.

    DeSantis’s intent is to do for the USA what he has done to Florida! He’s irrationally branded this death wish experiment as a march to freedom! He must be stopped! Like Trump, DeSantis can never be allowed in the Oval Office.

    The battle lines for and against stupid and incompetence have been drawn and will play out in the coming weeks in courts because the citizens of Florida can’t think of a better way to invest their hard earned tax dollars!

    Stay tuned! The Republican Party has a long way down before it hits bottom.

    • Ocean Joe

      August 7, 2021 at 7:19 pm

      Wrong. Jan 6 was rock bottom.

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