Gov. DeSantis blasts Joe Biden for playing ‘blame’ game on oil prices

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'He's always trying to create a scapegoat.'

On Thursday in Miami, Gov. Ron DeSantis kicked off the state’s python challenge, but his critical rhetoric extended beyond invasive snakes.

The Governor pilloried President Joe Biden, accusing him of speeches full of “drivel,” which play the “blame” game and seek a “scapegoat” for his epic incompetence.

“He needs to take responsibility,” DeSantis said. “Always trying to blame other people. He’s always trying to create a scapegoat.”

The idea of Biden seeking to “blame” others is one with increasing currency in the messaging of high-profile Florida Republicans as the Midterms approach. Sen. Rick Scott has described the President as “Blame Game Biden,” in a similar context, bemoaning year-over-year price increases.

DeSantis hectored Biden for challenging oil companies to produce more oil and sabotage their own profit margins.

“It’s insulting to the average citizen to listen to some of this drivel coming out of the White House. Because they know people are upset about it. They know they’re responsible for it. So they’re just looking for a boogeyman to try to pin this on,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis offered about five minutes worth of remarks condemning Biden’s “chutzpah” for attacking oil companies after implementing “negative policies” to “kneecap domestic energy production.”

DeSantis said fixes for America’s current energy woes could be implemented by just doing “the opposite of what Biden has done.”

The Governor also auditioned lines about a new target, Biden climate envoy John Kerry, a former presidential candidate in 2004 who, like DeSantis, went to Yale University.

“We’ve got to start putting the people first over the ideology of the ruling class and the governing elite,” said DeSantis, who has almost $125 million cash on hand for his re-election.

“John Kerry and all these people think our economy should be run on windmills and solar,” DeSantis groused.

While DeSantis is “happy” that solar exists, including in Florida, he added “that is not enough.”

“Windmills are not enough,” DeSantis cautioned. “You have to have oil and gas to be able to power a modern economy.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Phil Erup

    June 16, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Hey AG– I don’t recall any insightful analysis from either you or Biden back in the day when “the predecessor” had gas prices under $2/gal. No hand wringing about how “the poor oil companies are ever going to survive.” OMG you leftists are just such professional liars–even some of you “journos” will admit it when you get enough booze or dope in you. Read Joe Kahn

  • Wendy

    June 16, 2022 at 11:08 am

    Oh the irony when daily DeSantis and Scott blame Biden for things that are clearly out of a president’s – any president’s – control. And even more irony when FPL, one of DeSantis’s biggest supporters, is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2045 which can only be done by ditching oil and gas.

    • Tom

      June 17, 2022 at 8:23 am

      Hardly, of course his control. He’s just incompetent in all things. Awful!
      Worst Potus since Hoover!

      If ex # 45 was POTUS media and Dums would be demagoguing endlessly, as always.

      Biden and Dums getting crushed in November, in Florida and nationally.
      Texas 34, first Repub elected in 150 yrs, 85%Hispanic dist. Red wave flowing.

      DeSantis and Repub. win big.

      • Gordon Humphreys

        June 18, 2022 at 8:55 am

        I totally agree!

        • Tom

          June 18, 2022 at 7:59 pm

          Gordon Humphrey,
          I thought you were a fine Senator from New Hampshire.

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  • tom palmer

    June 19, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    I thought creating scapegoats was DeSantis’ job.

    • Tom

      June 19, 2022 at 10:18 pm

      Hardly dumb ass.
      You are a phony, you have no integrity.
      Record appropriation for environmental expenditures. Vetoed negative Lake O. legislation, reversed safety and adverse water flow amongst other items. Florida Conservation Foundation supports the veto, and was big enough to praise it. Unlike yourself.

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