‘Florever purge’ ad finds the terror in Ron DeSantis’ COVID-19 response

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A familiar foe brings a new cinematic takedown of Florida's Governor.

Horror movie franchises typically pivot on a reliable villain, and for the Remove Ron political committee, Gov. Ron DeSantis is that antagonist.

On Wednesday, the committee released a new spot targeting the incumbent Republican Governor and his COVID-19 mitigation strategies. It likens DeSantis’ laissez-faire virus response to the setup for a horror movie.

Florever Purge” spoofs the “Forever Purge” flick, with a particular focus on what the committee calls “DeSantis’ anti-science policies on face masks and vaccines.”

The video runs two minutes and begins on a commercial flight, with a flight attendant informing masked passengers that “we are now entering Florida airspace” in the intro.

“Now that we’re making our final descent … please watch this short message from Gov. Ron DeSantis on COVID-19 … and thereafter, everyone on board will be required to comply with the state’s Florever Purge,” the flight attendant adds.

The scene shifts to footage of DeSantis at a news conference.

“We are not doing any vaccine passports in the state of Florida. We trust people to make their own decisions in this state. We are not going to be bludgeoning people with restrictions and mandates and lockdowns or any of that stuff,” footage of DeSantis shows him saying.

From there, back to the flight attendant, a darker tone enters her voice.

“As Gov. DeSantis stated, in accordance with the Florever purge … while you are within state lines … you do not have to wear a mask. You do not have to get a vaccine. It is against the law for private businesses or schools to mandate masks or vaccines … and you have the absolute right … to infect whoever you want.”

The narrative then moves to local news narration documenting rises in cases and deaths over the summer, interspersed with reviews on the screen from fake newspapers with phrases like “Terrifyingly Evil!” and “Killer Ending.”

“This fall … don’t breathe in,” advises a stentorian narrator in the close.

For Remove Ron and Daniel Uhlfelder, the man behind the committee, this continues a concentration in horror themes as a way of spotlighting what they see as DeSantis’ lax approach to the pandemic.

Previously, the committee had built creative around a Friday the 13th motif for a DeSantis trip to Nevada that ultimately was scuttled.

Uhlfelder previously played the Grim Reaper at beaches around the state in 2020, as controversies raged about whether beaches should be open.

The new spot was released as Florida continues to see declines in new cases and hospitalizations, with the delta variant having peaked in the state some weeks ago.

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


39 comments

  • PeterH

    September 29, 2021 at 10:19 am

    This is how we save our beautiful State. Let’s keep in mind that DeSantis’s ignorant message is filling jets and roadways with HIS like minded apologist! IS THIS THE FLORIDA YOU WANT?

    Contribute:

    https://www.removeron.org/

    • Alex

      September 29, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      DeAnus is the worst governor Florida has ever had.

    • Debbie Mormino

      October 1, 2021 at 12:32 pm

      YES INDEED!!

      • Debbie Mormino

        October 1, 2021 at 12:33 pm

        Keep Desantis!!!! I may have to move to florida soon!!

  • JmjUSA

    September 29, 2021 at 10:46 am

    This ‘typing’, (can’t call FP journalists nor articles, as they are for the most part diatribes & demon-rat infested plugs) is brought to you by the Oct 31st phantom of no opera, AGG.
    Who sadly has been diagnosed with HDS (hate DeSantis syndrome), a delta variant of the TDS of the recent past.

    • Alex

      September 29, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      Why so sensitive?

      There is no Fake News in here, and if you think there are lies please point them out.

      • Jody Dowdell

        September 30, 2021 at 2:49 pm

        Your numbers even with the lack of mandates is going down. Your state is the 8th lowest in the country. Our politicians in NY have lost their minds and the mandates are over the top but the numbers are still higher than Florida. Your Governor is great. I do not understand how people cannot understand that the mandates are not working. The proff is in the freaking numbers/ Trust the “science ” right?

        • Alex

          September 30, 2021 at 4:21 pm

          Lol

          Did you never learn how to think with your own lil brain sweetie?

          NY got it’s numbers well before the vaccines were available.

          Go pedal your mindless stupidity elesewhere.

        • Virginia

          September 30, 2021 at 6:43 pm

          670,00 dead. 54,000 thousand dead in florida to date.(congratulations!). No masks. No restrictions. More dead!
          95% of deaths are unvaccinated. 95% of cases are unvaccinated. Simple logic. Do you even look at the information or just believe what your told by people who themselves are vaccinated themselves but tell you not to?
          (Fix news mandate. They are all vaccinated along with every Republican gov). You know the cure it’s the vaccine. And how blessed are we to have the best medical and scientist experts in the world!
          Most of these unvaccinated WILL HAVE their own dogs and cats vaccinated, but won’t protect themselves or their kids?
          Has common sense really gone out the window?
          Has community, decency and compassion ever cross their minds? Do they really believe what they are saying?
          Trump brought out the ugly in America. I’ll give him that.
          This virus doesn’t care what you think. Forget the politics, get vaccinated.

          • To All Propaganda Victims

            September 30, 2021 at 9:43 pm

            I feel sorry. Propaganda has hit you so hard you are no longer able to distinguish BS from reality. Lets go through your lame post:
            1. 674,000 dead number is BULLSHT. That is NOT the number of people who died because of COVID, that is the number of people who died with COVID symptoms. That number is meaningless … on purpose. Ask yourself why didn’t they just test people who died to see exactly how many were dying with COVID and come up with actual fatality numbers.
            2. 95% are unvaccinated. Another lie. Look at the numbers of dead for August & September. The majority who died from COVID were vaccinated.
            3. “Simple logic. Do you even look at the information” You have NOT looked at the information because it is NOT available. As yourself why.
            4. “Most of these unvaccinated WILL HAVE their own dogs and cats vaccinated, but won’t protect themselves” are you dense? My family has had all of our vaccines, but there is no way in heaven I am going to be vaccinated with an experimental drug.
            5. “or their kids” this is where you are truly pitiful. Children do not die from COVID. There is ZERO reason to vaccinate them. “Has commen sense really gone out the window?”
            6. “Has community” Let me stop you right there. Have you ever lived in a communist country? We are a nation of individuals. I will not get a vaccine for my community.
            7. “Trump brought out the ugly in America” Oh, now we see. Everything you have written has been political. You are so sad.
            8. “The virus doesn’t care what you think”
            9. “Forget the politics” except you bring up politics in your own argument. If you had a sound argument you should be able to make it without mentioning politics.
            10. How can I be upset at you? You are a victim of poor education, lack of critical thinking and the propaganda you are subject to every day. Stop preaching your propaganda to other people and start asking questions. Answer the 10 issues I’ve raised in this post or just shut the F up. Forget politics. Respect the freedom of others.

          • RDennis

            September 30, 2021 at 11:04 pm

            The vaccine is not stopping the spread. The vaccine is not stopping hospitalizations, the vaccine is not stopping deaths.
            57% of Fla. is fully vaccinated … so why all the deaths?

          • Debbie Mormino

            October 1, 2021 at 12:35 pm

            people getting the vax are getting covid faster than the non vaxxed!!

  • Ben Tucker

    September 29, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    I’d liked to have used this on my page, but it was just to mangled to do so.
    Don’t you guys have proofreading editors?

  • Candace

    September 30, 2021 at 11:03 am

    There isn’t any justification WHATSOEVER for inoculating the public with a bio-weapon that needed a fake virus to justify its necessity. There isn’t any live sample of Covid-19 worldwide prior to the bio-weaponized inoculations. The PCR does not specify the virus, the viral load or whether inactive or active. The PCR is not based on a live sample of Covid-19, because there isn’t any—which is the very reason the CDC has discontinued PCR tests. There isn’t any approval for Pfizer — only an extension of the EUA. The Comirnaty which has liability protections for the public isn’t available in this country. The two are NOT exchangeable. The Pfizer EUA is without liability. If an approved drug is available, all EUA inoculations must be taken off the market. Sources: Dr. David E. Martin, Dr. Richard Fleming, Dr. Peter McCullough, the CDC, Dr. Kary Mullis, Dr. Robert Malone (inventor of mRNA technology), Frontline Doctors, Dr. Z. Zelenko, the Renz Law Group….legitimate legal and scientific sources of factual information. The bio-weapon is the so-called vaccine, which is NOT a vaccine. The life expectancy after injection is 15 minutes to 2 years. The death rates are listed in 11 government websites per data analysts and the VAERS site. The actual death numbers are in the millions; the adverse events and permanent disabilities are in the tens of millions……all for a virus that doesn’t exist. The hospital beds are empty….the Covid PCR test is a sham–rigged for 97% false positive results. VACCINATED people are ramping up in numbers in emergency rooms and admitted to ICU’s for strokes, heart attacks, pulmonary edema, DVT’s and vascular events leading to permanent disability and death. The so-called virus (whatever it is) has a 99.5 – 99.9% recovery rate regardless of age…a verifiable known fact. The numbers of dead and injured are falsified by hospitals, their CEO’s and doctors/nurses who stand to financially gain from their practices of a lucrative one-size-fits-all treatment: remdesivir (look it up) which kills 53% with kidney failure in x5 days, causing pulmonary edema…treated by inappropriate use of ventilator management, resulting in death 98% of the time — you can thank Dr. Fauci for his deadly protocol. Everyone in the hospital setting is tested for Covid with the fraudulent PCR test…a positive result necessitates the use of this deadly protocol. This is beyond medical malpractice. This constitutes MASS MURDER of the public and can only be defined as ORGANIZED CRIME. This entire situation can stop today. Stop testing people with the fraudulent PCR. Use the tried and true traditional diagnostic methods to isolate the cause of infection and define the environmental patented weapons being used on the public. Take Remdesivir off the market and stop using aggressive ventilator management. Look up appropriate early intervention treatments recommended by the caring professionals. The CDC isn’t interested in your well being, your job or public health. The CDC, NIH, NIADA and other groups are inter-locking directorates who own patents on the viruses, inoculations and dictate the very policies detrimental to public health. If you’ve taken the inoculations, don’t get the boosters. There is a public health disaster of mammoth proportions coming our way…..the boosters are designed to destroy the remnants of the immune system. It’s very difficult reading your comments. There is so much ongoing destruction taking place, largely unrecognized by an ignorant, unsuspecting public and exacerbated by the non-stop media propaganda. Everything you hear is FALSE, FRAUD, PHONY AND MADE UP GARBAGE. Turn off the tv set….start reading legitimate sources, which will eventually alert you to the real world we all live in. You’re going to need a support group to get through this. Keep in mind that the details are so appalling and difficult that it may take a while to absorb the bigger picture.

    • Alex

      September 30, 2021 at 11:26 am

      You need to restart the meds the nice doctor gave you sweetie.

      • Candace

        October 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

        Alex, the many facts regarding this entire situation are available. Try Dr David E Martin on Rumble. There are quite a few interviews regarding his expertise and his company M-Cam. He underwrites the intangible assets including patents. His company has the entire history of US patents in 3-D format using computer software algorithms. The more than 4000 patents yield a particular group of Corona viruses focused on by Fauci and his researchers. The trail of patents provides the facts and explains everything. There is nothing novel about Corona viruses.
        Try accessing Dr Martin on Rumble via DuckDuckGo. Give it a try.

    • Tony Perrella

      September 30, 2021 at 2:35 pm

      Candace you are so right on target.
      This is the Great Reset in action, supported by all those who hate God !
      The triumph of Marxist Materialism dosed with a catalyst of Freemasonry alla the French Revolution.

      • Alex

        September 30, 2021 at 4:22 pm

        America Taliban has entered the comments.

    • Virginia

      September 30, 2021 at 8:03 pm

      When you get a chance PLEASE watch the 6 part series JOHN ADAMS. You will not be disappointed.
      It’s about our beginnings, the constitution and one of first virus outbreaks. It’s about smallpox. There was this scene. (taken from memoirs) of a boy covered in small box lying in a wagon outside the Adams home, barely hanging on to life.
      A doctor walks over to the boy and scrapes the pix with virus out of and brings it in to the home and literally makes an incision in the arm of Abigail and all her children and puts a little of the puss in each one.
      And George Washington, MANDATED IT ! And guess what? Not one person saId NO. IT saved their lives. Even way back then they had more sense than you right now.
      In 1901 over 1800 doctors went door to door in Boston innoculating citizens. And they were thankful to receive it. Because it prevented them from SPREADING IT AND DYING!
      We have been blessed to have come so far that now it’s just a shot in the arm at our convenience.
      This is not knew. But history repeats itself for a reason. Because people don’t want to learn. They Don’t Want To educate themselves by reading up or or talking to their doctors.
      I have a relative producing the vaccine. You should Google each one. Because what your saying is misinformed. 95% of cases and deaths are amongst the unvaccinated. Getting covid can kill you, leave longtime symptoms and high insurance bills.
      You have the cure. It’s the vaccine. If your too blind to see that, I don’t know what else to say. Good riddance, get your affairs in order. Google Covid Florida. Covid Texas, Covid Idaho. It’s now kids and pregnant women taking the brunt. It is so sad that EVERY SINGLE ONE WAS PREVENTABLE. 2000 deaths a day in U.S. It’s not going away.
      The virus doesn’t care what you think or what you feel. It doesn’t care if your afraid of a shot. It wants to live and kill and thrive. And it’s thriving on the misinformed and unvaccinated. 670,000 souls to date.
      Trump sure brought out the ugly in people, I’ll give him that.
      F the masks. F the mandates. What’s crazy, is it was his warp speed vaccine that saved the day. LoL.
      If he had realized that and promoted it instead if watching half a million people die and tell them to drink bleach, he probably would have won in November. Now most of his cult are refusing vaccines, and the unvaccinated are the ones who are dying, so you tell me? Not a smart move man, but your all pawns to him.
      Do you even recall America before Trump? When we use to respect each other? We accepted other’s views and got along? You know, Liberty and Justice for ALL?

      • RDennis

        September 30, 2021 at 11:10 pm

        Virginia … It’s not a vaccine. It does not stop you from getting covid, it does not stop you from spreading covid, it does not do .. ANYthing.
        mRNA = gene therapy is NOT a vaccine …

      • Hunter

        October 1, 2021 at 12:34 pm

        Virginia a good example of being brain dead. “guess what not one person said NO”. I am going to guess that some did but I wasn’t there and I doubt she was either. Comparing smallpox to the chinese virus is laughably stupid. Survival rate for chinese virus is about 1 in a 1000, if you are healthy 1 in 10000. Historically smallpox killed around 30 percent of people who caught it. Those who survived it were often left with deep pitted scars, blind and sterile. I am sure if that was the case for the chinese virus most people would welcome an experimental vaxx. What’s happening now is one of the biggest hoaxes ever played on the world.

      • Candace

        October 1, 2021 at 1:19 pm

        Virginia
        I’m in the medical world and worked throughout the so-called pandemic. Hospitals were empty. PCR tests kept the fraud alive. Research Dr Katy Mullis, who invented the PCR. It’s not a test for Covid and misused to drive a false narrative. Nationwide and global lockstep use of the PCR should provoke follow up. The CDC stopped PCR testing…not quantitative, not specific, amplified to the point of 97% false positives.
        The VACCINATED were inoculated with patented bioweapons…..easily verified by Dr David E Martin and Reiner Fuellmich along with many other, including the former VP of Pfizer. FYI please research The Children’s Defense Fund organization run by attorney Robert Kennedy. It’s a wealth of need to know factual information. Dr Robert Malone who invented the mRNA technology used in the genetic mRNA bioweapons and developed them recommends taking them off the market along with 3000+ doctors/researchers/virologists among others…..who recently met to sign a global agreement recognizing the deadly side effects and mass murder of millions.
        The AMA is threatening doctors nationwide with their medical license if they recognize vaccine deaths, injuries, or use any protocols other than the deadly Remdesivir with aggressive ventilator management. The AMA and hospital decision makers are only interested in the money earned from diagnosing Covid, using one approved protocol and a signed death certificate for Covid. Hospitals are known as the “killing fields” and the facts can be obtained from the Frontline Doctors, Dr Zelenko, Dr Peter McCullough, numerous medical professionals, the Renz Law Group and Reiner Fuellmich. Please research the credible medical professionals who are keeping patients alive with early intervention treatments that work. Ivermectin is nearly 100% effective along with other supplements. The effectiveness of early treatment is critical to survival.
        As for the VACCINATED deaths and injuries, you can access the CMS database results for Medicaid and Medicare patients on the Renz Law website. More data to follow in the near future..,,
        Without the use of experimental bioweapons, the recovery rate for all age groups is 99%+. The experimental bioweapons are deadly to all age groups…,,the side effects are numerous and no protocols exist to treat and save these patients.
        Please research the facts directly from the doctors and process emphasizing early treatments and using effective well known drugs with little to no risk to great benefit ratios.
        The reason for all of this discussion and fact sharing is due to obstruction and suppression of the known facts along with mass murder of the public. The pharmaceutical giants are now turning their attention to the children.

    • Sandy

      October 1, 2021 at 1:37 pm

      YES! And they exacerbate the Problem by shipping illegal aliens all over the country aiding and abetting the spread of not only covid but many other diseases

  • PeterH

    September 30, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Crazy talk from a QAnon quack!

  • Conservative always

    September 30, 2021 at 11:48 am

    This ad is a laughing stock and is being mocked everywhere. Heck, the absurdity of it even made Twitchy.

  • Alex

    September 30, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Hannity said so!

  • Neil

    September 30, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    You can always tell who the demonrats fear by who they attack. If Florida is so bad why are thousands of people from blue states flocking there. Imagine if one of these videos were made for New York or California. Governor you are doing a fantastic job and are proving all the sheep wrong. I noticed that they are not showing your recent covid results which are outstanding. Your current numbers I guess do not fit their narrative. Its time to wake the Flock up !!!

    • Alex

      September 30, 2021 at 4:23 pm

      Yawn.

      Too stupid for a reply

      • Neil

        September 30, 2021 at 5:31 pm

        Stay asleep my man. You should move to cali or New York. You would be much happier there.

        • Alex

          September 30, 2021 at 5:59 pm

          Lol

          Thanks for proving my point stupid.

          • Neil

            September 30, 2021 at 9:09 pm

            If your smart, thank God Almighty I’m stupid. You are so smart do not be surprised if you are offered a major position in the biden administration. The likes of you are all over his administration.

    • Virginia

      September 30, 2021 at 8:26 pm

      Florida 54,000 dead. You win.
      Trump sure brought out the ugly. And the crazy, I’ll give him that.

      • brad g

        October 1, 2021 at 1:34 pm

        no doubt about that — all of it from the leftwing whacko squad.

    • Sandy

      October 1, 2021 at 1:39 pm

      We welcome all especially if they leave their leftist crap where they are coming from.

  • Vincent

    October 1, 2021 at 3:42 am

    This ad made me hope that DeSantis runs for president. Such a wonderful governor. All non-totalitarians should seriously be considering a move to Florida 🙂

  • brad g

    October 1, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Man — all the deranged DeSantis comments show how much the haters might want to move to a a state like NY, where I live: the statist impositions have all the lack of freedom you seem to love so much. Those of us in NY who savor freedom love DeSantis — and having Biden as president has us salivating over a possible potential presidential run. I’m guessing all the utterly moronic comments are from NY escapees who miss their lack of freedom up north…and maybe they believe they are missing even further freedom restrictions w/ Hokul….yes, you are!! So come on home! Enjoy the lack of freedom before it abates…

  • Bill

    October 1, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Your stupid ad makes me like DeSantis even more! He’s got a set of ball on him standing up to this fake narrative that you liberals all believe!! Thanks for promoting him!!!

  • Amanda

    October 4, 2021 at 11:03 am

    It doesn’t really matter about the mob money Desantis took. It isn’t like they could be bothered to rub out what is it 70000 people. Although no relation Brooklyn mob boss Desantis may have some blood on his hands but not even close. His parents grew up around actual mob bombings in good ole Ohio. . So none of this hits his radar. Must feel the same as the middle ages and if only they’d done a special spell to ward off the evil eye. Like most human things a very small part true. Ron the Don. You are the evil eye. Not much of a mini me Don or a real one. Just deaths. Deaths.

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