Ron DeSantis blasts NASCAR’s ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ rejection
Ron DeSantis heads to Brandon to sign bills and troll the feds. Image via WFLA.

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Is NASCAR fronting for the Joe Biden 'regime?'

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday waded into yet another controversy regarding the NASCAR driver who first elicited the infamous “Let’s Go Brandon” chant.

NASCAR rejected the attempt by cryptocurrency coin LGBCoins.io to sponsor the car of driver Brandon Brown. LGB is shorthand for “Let’s Go Brandon,” which is a phrase opponents of the President have adopted to mean “F*** Joe Biden.”

A NASCAR source told CBS that Brown and the company both knew the sponsorship and its “derogatory and vulgar euphemism” would be rejected weeks ago. But DeSantis framed the rejected sponsorship as a reflection of language “sanitized” in the service of the current President.

“I’m very much in favor of letting people speak their mind however they want to do it,” explained DeSantis, who just days ago delayed a press conference to have activist Ben Frazier arrested after Frazier tried to question the Governor and refused to leave.

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with LGBCoin,” DeSantis added. “First of all, it wasn’t Brandon’s fault that any of this happened. If you remember what happened, he was being interviewed at a NASCAR race. There were fans in the crowd who were chanting very colorful language about Biden.”

“It was obvious that’s what was happening,” DeSantis added. “Then the reporter, and I don’t know why, ran interference on that and said they’re chanting ‘Let’s Go Brandon,’ isn’t that great. That’s why it took off, because people are looking at it and saying, ‘You’re gaslighting us again, and we’re sick of it.'”

“It’s as much a rebuke to some of the corporate media out there as it is to Biden himself,” DeSantis continued, saying that while people could “say whatever” about Donald Trump, language is “sanitized” for the benefit of the current “regime.”

“I don’t think that’s the way we want to go,” DeSantis counseled.

The Governor has embraced the “Let’s Go Brandon” cultural moment for months now.

“You look at the Biden, the Brandon administration,” DeSantis said at a November event, catalyzing a “Let’s Go Brandon” chant in the hall.

“Let me ask you how he’s treated us,” he said later in November. “Look, I think it’s a joke. But, honestly, one of the reasons that has taken on is because a lot of your folks in the national media, they get very sensitive to it.”

“I think the reason it’s caught on is because it needles the national media a little bit. Look, they’ve become very partisan,” DeSantis added. “So I think we view it as fun.”

DeSantis would go on to sign legislation banning vaccine mandates at Brandon Honda, which is not in the city of Brandon itself. Ownership made “zero connection” between the location and the coded vulgarity of the LGB chant, according to the Automotive News website.

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]


53 comments

  • Kathy

    January 6, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Just another bully. Look where the last one got us. An insurrection and constantly perpetuating lies regarding elections. Grown men acting like children, if you don’t play by their rules they will attack you. Our Governor would do well by trying a little civility and class instead of chest thumping and patting himself on the back.

    • Alex

      January 6, 2022 at 11:33 am

      He won’t change.

      Part of the new conservative disease is you can’t change your mind, or say you were wrong, or come to a different conclusion because the facts changed.

      The best thing to do is vote all of them out, from local, to state, to the national level.

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    • Tonto Goldstein

      January 6, 2022 at 12:10 pm

      I love that he triggers Karens like you.

      • Mark Brocker

        January 6, 2022 at 11:35 pm

        DeathSantis wasted a million Covoid tests to please the morons who support him. But it’s not his money.

      • Herb Fouraker

        January 7, 2022 at 11:45 am

        I agree with you Tonto. I love how AG tried to tie this story with the arrest of the big mouthed piece of shit Ben Frazier. Frazier received exactly what he deserved. I watched the entire tape of the incident and he is just a loud mouth with nothing intelligent to say and he does not have the right to interrupt the Governor when he is trying to give out valuable information to all Floridians. Free speech does not mean you can come into a room and act like a bully and interfere in Government business.NASCAR fans do not relate to dodojoe and the organization will suffer as a result.

        • Wayne

          January 11, 2022 at 9:57 pm

          Hahaha..DeSatan giving out valuable information there’s an oxymoron..he’s a danger to the safety n health of the citizens n tourists of Fla

      • Mike Frank

        January 7, 2022 at 2:36 pm

        I love what a bunch of two-faced hypocrites Republicans have become. They have no respect for private property. They don’t actually know how the Constitution works. No respect for voting since they’re the ones constantly committing voter fraud. They claim to be pro-life but literally tell people to die for the economy. Yeah, it’s like Jesus said, “Die for the money changers,” Luke 12:34.

      • Richard Taylor

        January 7, 2022 at 3:04 pm

        Sounds like you know how Karens feel. Makes sense.

    • Stephan Labelle

      January 6, 2022 at 8:07 pm

      Let’s go bardon

    • Fernando

      January 7, 2022 at 11:28 pm

      If DeSantis’ policies are so deadly why is AOC running away from far-left liberal paradise New York to Florida. Liberals, drink your cool aid and mask up

  • KwkRoss

    January 6, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Who cares about your opinion DeathSantis? Go Brandon yourself & get back to killing your own people ..

    • Tonto Goldstein

      January 6, 2022 at 12:17 pm

      It’s going to make your head explode when DeSantis is re-elected by a huge majority. If you hadn’t noticed, Florida is now solidly red, much of the swing coming from people moving here from blue states, and they’re registering as Republicans. Enjoy!

      • PeterH

        January 6, 2022 at 12:26 pm

        Indeed…. Florida’s trailer parks are overflowing at the same rate top restaurants are permanently closing.

      • Myrna

        January 7, 2022 at 7:08 am

        Fake, grabbing pussy who “Mexico” didn’t pay for the wall! All of you just con by a conman! We are enjoying the word you had given to President Biden= B.R.A.N.D.O.N ( Bringing Respect And Needed Dignity back to Our Nation!) Enjoy calling him Brandon! 😆🤣😂

      • jan

        January 7, 2022 at 9:43 am

        This phrase “ti’s going to make your head explode” when DeSantis is re-elected is popping up everywhere. Florida is absolutely not solidly red – elsewise why would DeSantis initiate voter suppression laws in a state that had a supposedly stellar election without fraud? Why would he initiate having a civilian military and say that one could run over protesters in one’s truck without consequence? No those are all rules put in place to STEAL the election not win the election.

      • Mike Frank

        January 7, 2022 at 2:37 pm

        Yeah, and Trump was going to slaughter Biden too. Blah blah blah. Nobody wins prematurely like the GOP and then loses in reality. So sad.

    • Stephan Labelle

      January 6, 2022 at 8:08 pm

      Lets go Brandon

      • JWC

        January 7, 2022 at 6:06 pm

        He won!

    • Stephan Labelle

      January 6, 2022 at 8:10 pm

      Gov. Ron DeSantis is a real patriot, lets go Brandon

      • Tom's Mother

        January 7, 2022 at 8:45 am

        A patriot? He wants to destroy democracy. you and my son are losing it!

      • Mike Frank

        January 7, 2022 at 2:38 pm

        What kind of man insults in code? A twelve-year-old boy because he’s afraid of his mommy.

      • JWC

        January 7, 2022 at 6:13 pm

        He’s only concerned about getting reelected, not about the people he supposedly serves.

    • Fernando

      January 7, 2022 at 11:32 pm

      Kwkross drink your cool aid, triple vaccinate, obey fauci and mask up. We don’t care what you think.

  • michael l. Hammond

    January 6, 2022 at 10:48 am

    nascar continues its wooing of the godless elites at the expense of the redneck base. Bill France Sr. and Jr. are rolling in their graves.

    • Mike Frank

      January 7, 2022 at 3:14 pm

      Nascar acts like a responsible adult and Nascar fans act like spoiled brats throwing tantrums.

      • Fernando

        January 7, 2022 at 11:36 pm

        Mike, drink your kool aid like a good liberal kid. Triple vaccinate and mask up. Obey Fauci or democracy will come to an end.

  • Tineseley

    January 6, 2022 at 11:10 am

    NASCAR will alienate it’s base, and lose most of it’s audience by appealing to this new crowd. Never forget who brought you to the dance.

    • Ocean Joe

      January 6, 2022 at 7:06 pm

      If they didn’t lose their fanbase when they banned your beloved confederate flag, then don’t worry…NASCAR will be just fine.

    • Stephan Labelle

      January 6, 2022 at 8:12 pm

      Trump btought you to the dance, lets go Brandon…

  • Alex

    January 6, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Let’s Go Darwin!!

    • ScienceBLVR

      January 6, 2022 at 11:44 am

      Lets go Darwin- LOVE it! And I love the quote from DeSantis about letting people speak their minds.. I guess that doesn’t apply to AOC or anyone who disagrees with him or his sycophants.

      • JWC

        January 7, 2022 at 6:29 pm

        Wrong DuhSanctimonious spouts nonsense out of both sides of his mouth while his expanding gut emulates tRump.

    • Vicky sager

      January 7, 2022 at 12:38 am

      Lol exactly

      • Fernando

        January 7, 2022 at 11:42 pm

        JWC and Vicky. Drink your Kool aid and triple mask. AOC says masks are a policy for thee but not for me. Obey fauci, stay home and ask your families for proof of triple vaccination.

  • Sister Lenny Brucia, Bishop Winstons Academy of Freestyle

    January 6, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Well now, this is a moral dilemma for me, because if Mister DeSantis really is “very much in favor of letting people speak their mind,” I must say I am tempted to tell him to go fuck himself. But I’m afraid he would find the idea sexually stimulating, given how much he adores himself, bless his heart, and I am not in the least bit inclined to create that stimulation for him. I suppose the best way to untie this moral Gordian knot is to simply abandon that first temptation and go to the less stimulating and more concise “Eat shit.”

    • Tonto Goldstein

      January 6, 2022 at 12:19 pm

      You can tell him whatever you want, we have a first amendment that ensures your right to do that. On the flip side, he has the right to ignore you as I’m sure he does.

      • PurpleHeaven

        January 7, 2022 at 11:07 pm

        Are you kidding Tonto Goldstein, Trump is so thin skinned he is stewing about it now. Remember when he wanted to go after SNL?. He dishes it out but he cannot take it. The man’s a big baby.

  • Don’t Look Up

    January 6, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    It’s pretty clear that DeSantis hates Floridians and common decency. Actually he sounds a lot like Donald Trump, a narcissist who MUST remain in the national spotlight for personal gain and the ability to grift.

    • River

      January 7, 2022 at 4:45 am

      Guess who won the Governorship? DeSantis, guess who voted for him? Floridians. Florida is RED. Deal with it.

      • PurpleHeaven

        January 7, 2022 at 11:20 pm

        He did not win by much. DeStupid got 49.6 percent of the votes vs Gillum at 49.2 percent of the vote. That my friend is not a land slide win. So no not all of us Floridians voted for him. I did not ask for a governor who does not believe in vaccines and masks. I did not ask for a governor who thinks COVID is like the flu.

    • PurpleHeaven

      January 7, 2022 at 11:13 pm

      He is killing us in Florida and now he does not want to do any testing. He just sat on a stockpile of COVID test that he let expire. WTF can we do? Is there anything the people of Florida can do to save themselves from this monster or do we have to wait and vote him out? I just don’t understand how this man can get away with killing us in Florida? He is doing NOTHING TO HELP US WITH COVID. HE IS JUST WATCHING US DIE!

  • Stephan Labelle

    January 6, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Trump brought you to the dance, fuck Joe Biden…

    • Vicky sager

      January 7, 2022 at 12:43 am

      Trump drove the country to the ground Biden knows what he’s doing he’s done MORE for the country in a year and jobs grew in a year than the 4 long hard years Trump was in office. Your in a cult it will be ok STOP watching fox news go to a special therapist that knows how to deprogram people like YOU

      • Fernando

        January 7, 2022 at 11:49 pm

        Vicky, drink you Kool Aid and shut up. Triple mask and obey Fauci like the lemming you are. Coumo killed a ton of seniors in New York and received an Emmy for it. Ask your family for vaccine proof or fauci them for good.

  • Huynh

    January 6, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    How about Let go Drunk(Trunk)

  • River

    January 7, 2022 at 4:34 am

    I think the reporters skirt is a little tight. Such obvious leftist dribble. Florida is RED. FJB

  • Myrna

    January 7, 2022 at 7:12 am

    Fake, grabbing pussy who “Mexico” didn’t pay for the wall! All of you just con by a conman! We are enjoying the word you had given to President Biden= B.R.A.N.D.O.N ( Bringing Respect And Needed Dignity back to Our Nation!) Enjoy calling him Brandon! 😆🤣😂

  • FakePatriotGQP

    January 7, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Stubby boi needs to focus on his breathing so he doesn’t drop dead of covid next time he speaks. Then again……

  • Fernando

    January 7, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Liberal Snowflakes. Drink your Kool Aid, triple mask and obey fauci like the good lemmings you are. Shut up and ask your family for proof of triple vaccination or don’t let them into your house. AOC tells you that Masks are for thee but not for me

  • Fernando

    January 7, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    For liberal hypocrisy, remember Cuomo purposely killed seniors in New York via Covid and left them to rot on the street, and received an Emmy for it. The true thread to democracy is the regressive left.

    • PeterH

      January 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

      Go to bed you moron ….posting the same garbage on every thread. No one care what you think!

      • Fernando

        January 8, 2022 at 9:49 am

        PeterH apparently you do.

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