Rick Scott warns Texas conservatives that militant left is ‘the enemy within’

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'Is this the beginning of the end of America?'

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott warned the Texas Conservative Political Action Conference Friday about the “greatest danger ever” faced by America.

“The militant left wing in our country has become the enemy within,” Scott contended during his speech in Texas.

Scott acknowledged some critics would think his comments “pretty dramatic,” but urged a “quick situation report.”

“The militant Left has now taken control of our economy, our culture, and our country,” Scott contended. “When you turn on the news at night, do you even recognize the country you see? Are you worried for your family? Are you worried for your freedoms?”

“Great nations don’t automatically last forever,” Scott said. “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has first destroyed itself from within. Think about that. Great civilizations that have collapsed or been conquered by a foreign adversary were first hollowed out from the inside.”

Scott also predicted that “in their new socialist order, everyone will obey and no one will be allowed to complain,” while again describing the “woke Left” as a “modern day version of book burners” and the “most narrow-minded intolerant people our country has ever seen.”

The Senator urged those on the Left to consider reading more widely\.

“The modern Democratic Left has never read George Orwell,” Scott chided, invoking the “1984” trope. “They don’t know they’re making his predictions come true.”

“Is this the beginning of the end of America?” Scott asked.

“It could be,” he answered himself. “But only if we allow it.”

Scott also pitched his 12-point plan to “rescue America.” His comments were punctuated by rousing ovations, suggesting his plan may be catching on with activists in the conservative movement.

Scott, head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, has brooked controversy, squabbling with not just Democratic President Joe Biden but also with Mitch McConnell, the leader of his own Senate caucus.

Undeterred, Scott has continued to yoke himself to the proposal, even as suggestions continue that he may vie for Senate leadership after November, blasting all of the “Washington insiders, the woke media, the socialist squad” while defending his proposal.

He also had words for critics in his own caucus.

“Some Republicans complain about my plan. They mostly do it anonymously. But not completely,” Scott said.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • PeterH

    August 5, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Can Rick Scott please identify his militant leftist? Where are they? Where are their weapons? How do they organize?

    I’m sure Rick Scott also identified the armed and dangerous right wing Republican Nazis such as the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters, Oath Keepers, Stormfront????? Anything to say Rick? Do you want to clarify?

    Join fellow conservatives at the Lincoln Project to assist a movement to end American’s fascination with Republican fake news. Republican Trumpsters are America’s problem….. they must be removed from office.

  • Bill

    August 5, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    So we have DeSantis crying about “politicians fear tactics” when it comes to monkeypox and now this wack job is literally going out of his way to instill fear ’cause you know, liberals are taking over.

    Hard to imagine how stupid things have become in a relatively short space of time.

  • Elliott Offen

    August 5, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Rick Scott is a shill for the rich.. nothing more. Having in excess of 200 million himself..he’s a plutocrat. You stupid people who vote for guys like him will see your grandchildren enslaved by people like Scott if you continue to buy such propaganda. Money isn’t gonna trickle down people. That’s a hoax. You better get your heads out of your asses before it’s too late. The hogs are grifting us all to a husk…and the GOP and all their distractions and propaganda is NOT the solution.

  • TJC

    August 5, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    Was he wearing his little Navy cap when he gave out this warning? Oh, if he wasn’t wearing it, someone in his inner circle needs to remind him to wear it the next time. He looks so fierce and manly and courageous and bold with that cap! Has me shaking in my liberal boots every time he wears it!

  • Karadise

    August 5, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    WOW I’m of the left and I can tell you I’ve read Orwell, more than once. I am incredibly tolerant of everything except ignorance. I embrace the freedom to choose when you grow a human, what you can read, who you marry, what photos your childs teacher can keep on their desk. The projection is strong with this person. Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty of. Elect better people.

    • Joe Corsin

      August 5, 2022 at 6:33 pm

      Well then you aren’t very tolerant then because half the nation is now ignorant 😆 All you can do is ignore it or plan your escape. The latter is the healthiest option.

    • Berry

      August 7, 2022 at 10:51 am

      Rick is just doing exactly what’s in the modern Republican playbook. Accuse the opposition of the disgraceful actions that the right has been convicted of doing. It’s called projecting, and it seems to be the only thing Republican leadership can do. They try to pretend like they’re coming from some higher moral position while ignoring the body count of their movement
      Scott has the audacity to call Democrats “modern day book burners”, while he and Ron DerFuhrer are literally removing books from public school libraries. The only reason being that their values are so weak that to continue to indoctrinated future generations with them, they must cull the education system of multiple perspectives and critical thoughts. They sold Free Dumb and their supporters thought they said Freedom…

  • Olivia

    August 5, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    dickhead scott is just pissed because biden beat him atbhos own game and now he’s got suck it up and live by his own slimey American Rescue (?) Plan

  • Your time

    August 5, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    “Never read George Orwell”

    I have never heard a Republican even read the first 3 pages. Because they were too busy going after school library’s. Go join Orrin already Rick lol

  • tjb

    August 5, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    Did DeSantis ban books by Orwell?

  • Just a comment

    August 5, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    This Lefty part is almost over.
    Plus I can’t see this country between the Ally street’s and highrises.
    But socialist might be a thing in 40 years from now and you never know you might get a Castro

  • Just a comment

    August 6, 2022 at 10:44 am

    And the Clash of cultures always will be and always seen Jesus said separation because no one way can get alongside another

  • Just a comment

    August 6, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    .d.c should worry about getting those thousands of migrants to a employment agency instead of spending

    • Just a comment

      August 6, 2022 at 12:28 pm

      Plus test those grade levels

  • David Michael Rice

    August 6, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    “Militant left?” Huh? Liberals have not been heard from in USA politics for the past 55 years or so.

    If the USA had a “militant left,” the USA would have a medical care system; clean air; safe water; education for everyone; safe roads; affordable housing; democracy…

  • Raymond Calvert

    August 7, 2022 at 8:02 am

    He who shall not be named should no a thing or two about evil

  • William Anderson

    August 7, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Rick Scott is a fraud. He ran the biggest Medicare fraud in history with HCA, which resulted in a $1.7 billion fine against the company. He walked away after pleading the 5th 75 times and resigning as CEO, walking away with $350 million. He moved to Florida and when eligible to run, spent $50 million on a fraudulent campaign to become governor.

    Now, he wants more than money. His fraud now is to lie about a non-existent threat and scare people into letting him destroy our democracy and set up a dictatorship.

  • Garry Grissom

    August 7, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Largest Medicaid fraudster in history! Took 5th over 75 times to stay out of prison. Oh yeah Rickster, the left’s pronoun police are not the problem, it’s your right wing extremist secret militia police who stormed the Capitol Jan 6th that’s the real threat to American Democracy! Go straight to hell you lying, thieving, con-man!

  • Vince

    August 7, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    Rick Scott is a traitor.

  • Just a comment

    August 7, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    A militant lefty is one who forever punishes and condemns you to a life of misery for a bounced check or a payment you couldn’t make 60 years ago

    • Money?

      August 8, 2022 at 1:36 am

      Republicans don’t have any money do that write checks lol

  • Just a comment

    August 8, 2022 at 7:49 am

    Yes when they start arresting 3 year olds because there footing went on the neighbors yard

  • Tjb

    August 9, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Why does Rick Scott want to dismantle Social Security and Medicare, two programs that are critical to the livelihood of older folks? I guess when you have a net worth of $300,000,000, like Rick Scott, these programs don’t mean much . Scott, our Senator, is the enemy of Floridians.

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