Hero’s welcome for Ron DeSantis at Turning Point USA conclave

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"The country is better off for what we did."

In Tampa Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis offered yet another headlining speech in a season full of them.

The Governor, making the keynote speech for Turning Point USA kickoff, was introduced as “America’s Greatest Governor,” and he introduced attendees to America’s “beachhead of freedom.”

From there, an introductory round of the greatest hits: DeSantis reviewed rejected mandates for “COVID jabs,” rehashed disses of “Brandon” and Dr. Anthony Fauci, and recycled other reminders of the state’s Biden-era battle against coronavirus mandates.

“If not for Florida, the lockdowners would have won,” DeSantis said. “The country is better off for what we did.”

DeSantis bashed a “blundering” Biden, recalling crowd-pleasing lines about the President’s recent “fist bump” when the Saudis, and comparing Biden unfavorably to John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

“End of quote. Repeat the line,” DeSantis said, mocking the President as “looking like a deer in the headlights” when reading from the teleprompter.

The jokes weren’t done regarding Biden and his issues, meanwhile.

“I want to wish the President a speedy recovery from COVID, and America a speedy recovery from Biden,” DeSantis quipped, drawing applause yet again.

DeSantis predicted a “red wave,” then urged Republicans to “do something with those majorities,” as part of an extended rant about Biden’s border policies and violent crime, including the “attempted assassination” of Lee Zeldin, a Republican running for Governor of New York who was assaulted this week while giving a speech.

“It’s destroying these societies. Because the inmates are running the asylum,” DeSantis decried, setting up a contrast with the law and order state of Florida.

“Woke ideology” and critical race theory also came up, as part of the Governor’s ongoing war with the educational establishment.

“They want to use CRT to distort American history,” DeSantis contended, to “replace it with their leftist ideology.”

The Governor also decried “woke math,” recalling the state’s struggle with math books that incorporated principles of social emotional learning and other such affective concepts.

“There’s a right answer here,” he said. “And it’s not about injecting ideology into concepts like math.”

Happily, the state now has “normal math books” and is “winning.”

Despite that win, DeSantis cautioned that said “woke ideology” is prevailing in Big Tech and other American institutions, including the military.

“Now what’s going on, the military can’t recruit. The recruiting has gone to the basement,” DeSantis said, because “the recruits know the leadership has lost its way” and “would rather be talking about pronouns than winning wars.”

“If you are willing to stand up and speak the truth, it is very difficult in this day and age to do it,” DeSantis said, warning about a “blizzard of lies” and a need for “true north” leadership, such as that he’s provided in Florida.

“I have not since I have been Governor taken a single poll,” DeSantis claimed, not for the first time.

“What we’ve done in Florida is lead with conviction,” DeSantis added, saying that he was “strategic” with it.

“The goal is not to virtue signal with your agenda,” DeSantis said. “It’s to put the ball in the end zone.”

While the “left” will continue to attack conservatives, DeSantis urged them to “get ready for battle.”

“Put on the full armor of God,” DeSantis said. “You will face flaming arrows. But the shield of faith will protect you.”

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


  • Joe Corsin

    July 22, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Vote RED for piss poor working conditions, piss poor pay, being treated like an animal at work so that some hog can get rich and boost his ego.

    Vote RED for religious propaganda that brands people who expect others to pay taxes as satanic.

    Vote RED for blaming Democrats for being unable to clean up GOP messes fast enough every other 4 years

    Vote RED for far right propaganda and dangerous lies

    Vote RED to continue shoveling money to the rich and blaming Democrats for the fallout

    • Impeach Biden

      July 22, 2022 at 9:12 pm

      Corsin, your party will pay in November for the complete mismanagement of the country.

    • John Riley

      July 24, 2022 at 8:35 am

      Joe, I assume you don’t care that you have just made a complete fool of yourself. Anybody that can not only make idiot statements like that AND apparently believe them has no credibility in any arena except in the Democrat party. Inform yourself.
      Yes, I believe we have many morons in the Republican party and I talk trash about them all the time to everyone. All these assholes, both Republican and Democrat need to have their asses run off.

    • Jeff

      July 25, 2022 at 10:02 pm

      Congrats. You just displayed for everyone to see what a leftist tool looks like.

    • Matthew Lusk

      August 3, 2022 at 12:08 pm

      Joe, don’t you want to work and earn money and be better off. It’s the Democrats printing money like crazy, along with Mitch McCon.

  • Impeach Biden

    July 22, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Vote “Blue” if you like high fuel prices.
    Vote “Blue” if you like 40 year high inflation.
    Vote “Blue” if you are okay with the Southern Border invasion.
    Vote “Blue” if you want to defund the police.
    Vote “Blue” if you want to eliminate cash bail.

    • Joe Corsin

      July 22, 2022 at 10:34 pm

      ^ This socialist wants government intervention in the free market so that he can afford cheap stuff! Not governments fault you can’t afford a pot to piss in buddy. “Go out and get a better education and a better job.” – Rick Scott

  • Tom

    July 22, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    America’s Greatest Governor wins again!
    You are loser Joe Corsin.
    Chameleon and Fraud no chance.

    • Elliott Offen

      July 22, 2022 at 10:36 pm

      Trump was a loser…mini Trump will suffer the consequences of his far right agenda. Life is good.. accept for Florida low wage slaves.

      • Tom

        July 22, 2022 at 11:04 pm

        Just another dog licker Elliott, with Joe. DeSantis is America’s Gov., whiz kid Gov., who whizzes upon you, Joe and Soros Manchurian nation. You all are pathetic.

        DeSantis saved Florida, 2.8% unemployment, down from
        3.0%, which I predicted.
        America’s Gov, rising tide for all in Florida, next for America. Biden/Harris dog food for all.

      • Tom

        July 22, 2022 at 11:09 pm

        Wah Wah, , another Soros Manchurian loser. Elliot and Joe, two Dem losers.

    • Walpurgis

      July 24, 2022 at 6:04 pm

      DeSantis’ talent in creating straw men and heroically chasing them around in public is impressive. Now, if he can only get the “anointed by God” tag……

      • Tom

        July 24, 2022 at 8:41 pm

        Walpurgis, one of my defeated opposition. Flee before I pummel your
        F P ldd legend has no time.

  • Joe Corsin

    July 22, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Vote RED for forced birth of meth babies like poster “Impeach Biden.”

    • Tom

      July 23, 2022 at 9:33 am

      Lick, Lick dog lickers Joe and Elliott.
      LMAO, another licker don’t look up!

  • Don’t Look Up

    July 23, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Ron DeSantis has been using both race and gender to divide America. To DeSantis’s dismay GENDER is defined:

    “Gender is the RANGE of characteristics pertaining to femininity and masculinity and differentiating between them. Depending on the context, this may include sex-based social structures and gender identity.”

    For hundreds of years in America gender diversity has been derisively and wrongly labeled as gender disfunction. This ignorant mislabeling has caused tens of thousands of beautiful intelligent transgender Americans to be societal outcast …… many (40% by some estimates) committed suicide.

    Americans can’t roll back progress on cultural and race relations to the 1940’s because DeSantis wants power.

    We need to coexist as a rich multicultural dynamic country. Diversity is our strength…. not our weakness. The DeSantis culture wars are selfishly designed “to win elections” at the expense of others he doesn’t understand and doesn’t care to understand.



    • Tom

      July 23, 2022 at 7:58 am

      LMAO, demented comments. Don’t look us a classic Manchurian.
      Another hand wringer, false outline conveyed.
      No one is proposing the 40’s, maybe the roaring 20’s. LOL.
      Manchurian nation, so ignorant.
      Soros needs better recruits.
      DeSantis America’s Gov.
      Rising tide for all. Not dog food like Biden Harris.

      • Joe Corsin

        July 24, 2022 at 10:50 am

        ^ This schizophrenic always talking about Manchurian stuff. Complete nut…needs Baker Act.

        • Tom

          July 24, 2022 at 8:38 pm

          Racist corsin, racist!

    • Jeff

      July 25, 2022 at 10:08 pm

      Clearly you zombies on the left have no clue what the term “slavery” really means or you wouldn’t use it so stupidly. But it’s no surprise that someone who supports the democratic party is historically unaware that it was the democrats in 1860 fighting to keep slavery an institution which led to the civil war. Or that the KKK which flourished for 100 years was founded by democrats after the civil war. Or that the 1964 civil rights act was largely passed because of republican support for the bill.

      • Concern Citizen

        July 27, 2022 at 4:43 pm

        Clarification…Most Southern Democratics became Republicans. It is like marriage, perhaps when you first met your wife, it was love, now after a divorce, you have moved on to another women and a new love. Time brings change.

      • Marylou

        July 31, 2022 at 12:28 pm

        The term “wage slavery” is commonly used.
        And, “The view that working for wages is akin to slavery dates back to the ancient world”–wikipedia

    • Jeff

      July 25, 2022 at 10:11 pm

      Gotta love this quote . . . “Ron DeSantis has been using both race and gender to divide America” Is that right? Last I looked it was Biden and the democratic party who 24/7 use race, gender, sexual orientation, skin color, and just about anything else that they can leverage to divide this country for the sole purpose of winning elections.

  • Tom

    July 23, 2022 at 6:15 am

    Lots of whiners, hand wringers.
    America’s Greatest Gov, the best!
    Whiz kid gov will whiz upon you both Joe and Elliott. LMAO.
    Chameleon and hypocrite.

  • Tom

    July 23, 2022 at 6:27 am

    America’s Greatest Gov, rising tide for all, 2.8% unemployment for all.
    Biden Harris, dog food for everyone.
    DEm, Dum Manchurian losers! Soros owned.

  • YYep

    July 23, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    COVID deaths are equaling to fentanyl opioids of I do what I am going to do.

  • YYep

    July 24, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Math ideology let them make up there own math see if it works
    Remove all of Aristotle and Pluto

  • Just a comment

    August 2, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Well we should have seen ( lock down) and safety belts

  • Tjb

    August 2, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    Is Christina Pushaw , Tom in drag?

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