Amid ‘rescue America’ controversy, Rick Scott launches national ad campaign

Scott Vs Biden ad
'How do you destroy America’s economy? Look around.'

Sen. Rick Scott continues to get plenty of earned media for his “11-point plan to rescue America,” but on Friday, he kicked off a round of paid spots making his case in distilled form.

“Watch my latest TV ad,” Scott urged on Twitter.

The new 30-second spot goes after President Joe Biden and is entitled “Biden vs. Scott.” The spot encapsulates the recent back-and-forth between the President and Scott over the Senator’s policy proposals.

The ad begins with soundbites of Biden castigating Scott, and then the Senator offers a rejoinder in the closing.

“How do you destroy America’s economy? Look around. Joe Biden and the woke Democrats are doing it. I’m Rick Scott. I’ve got a plan to rescue our country. Washington hates it. That’s how you know it’s good. Read the plan at RescueAmerica.com. I approve this message,” Scott urged.

The ad buy starts Friday, and likely ensures Scott and his policy proposals will be in the spotlight for at least a while longer.

President Biden has invoked what he calls Scott’s “ultra-MAGA agenda“ as a cautionary tale of how things could be worse under Republican leadership, as his administration has come under fire for rampant inflation.

Biden has focused on Scott’s proposals to make sure more people paid income tax, demonstrating what Scott called “skin in the game,” as well as potential reviews that could sunset programs like Medicare and Social Security.

Tuesday saw Biden give a speech at the White House where he bashed the plan yet again, insulting Scott when asked about the Senator’s suggestion that Biden resign.

“I think the man has a problem,” Biden said.

Scott spent much of the rest of Tuesday trashing Biden on various media hits, including a Fox News segment where he said Biden was “confusing” and had “no plan.”

Scott also on Tuesday invited Biden to Florida to “debate” inflation on Tuesday, as the President spoke.

“I’m glad we’re having a discussion about Joe Biden’s inflation and the impact it’s having on hardworking Americans. We know that Joe Biden can be rolled up to the podium and give a speech from a teleprompter — albeit with a notable amount of rambling incoherence. But I believe the American people deserve a real debate on this issue,” Scott urged.

The “real debate” likely won’t happen, so Scott’s ad buy will have to stand in as the next best thing.

Democrats have their own ads hitting Scott, including a digital buy currently targeting senior citizens in Florida.

See the new Scott ad below.

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


7 comments

  • tjb

    May 12, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    What Biden actions cause inflation?

    So Scott wants to tax the middle-class income earners more and destroy Medicare and Social Security. Biden’s inflation?

    Rick Scott has a net worth of $240,000,000, does he really care about the middle-class Floridian or American?

    Reply

    • ScienceBLVR

      May 13, 2022 at 6:35 am

      Good question, t, but we already know the answer. Let’s not forgot Scott is a while collar criminal who ripped off taxpayers for millions back in the day. Florida voters don’t seem to mind, oddly enough, as this is not the first thief they helped to elect. I have to admit, I do miss the Navy hat prop he used to trot out every time there was a camera on him. SMH

      Reply

      • Impeach Biden

        May 13, 2022 at 1:37 pm

        Well he did serve unlike Biden and yes Trump. Did you serve?

        Reply

        • Nancy

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  • TJC

    May 13, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Rick the Dick Scott is among the most cynical, self-serving politicians of our time — or any time in this country. Like Trump, he plays to the fears and prejudices of (too many) voters, and he counts on the willful ignorance of his followers to pretend that inflation and supply chain issues and high gas prices are only happening in the U.S. and the rest of the world is doing great, when in fact these are worldwide problems and no one outside of this country is blaming Biden.
    Scott is not an honest man, and Biden is right to say Scott has a problem: no conscience.

    Reply

  • Just a comment

    May 15, 2022 at 12:07 am

    How you destroy America’s economy well we are not in Roosevelt time now are we at least he never said my disability is number one discussion in school’s.and he never said me and the bra is owed baby formula that now left America’s economy because this sht destroyed it now we have a war and no boots just mamma’s sissy boys and migrants that do not come for the values

    Reply

    • Just a comment

      May 15, 2022 at 11:35 am

      Seriously 😳 he said no

      Reply

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