Email insights: Democrats dog Ron DeSantis for courting ‘MAGA Extremists’
Ron DeSantis says he's not eyeing a national run.

Is the Governor 'palling around with fellow MAGA extremists to increase his national profile?'

Gov. Ron DeSantis is traveling again in support of high-profile Republican candidates in other states, and the national Democratic Party is increasing awareness of his travel plans.

The bluntly-titled “Ron DeSantis continues his MAGA Extremist Tour” email from the Democratic National Committee’s “War Room” denounces the Florida Governor for “palling around with fellow MAGA extremists to increase his national profile.”

“Ron DeSantis continues traveling across the country campaigning for election deniers, abortion extremists, and associates of anti-Semites. DeSantis already campaigned for Kari Lake and Blake Masters in Arizona earlier this week, and is joining Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania and J.D. Vance in Ohio on Friday,” the email contends.

Indeed, DeSantis was in Phoenix last week, where he filled a 5,000-seat arena as the headlining act at a Turning Point USA rally on behalf of Lake and Masters, who emerged from competitive Primaries with the endorsement of former President Donald Trump.

Masters and Lake have questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 election, but disappointment ensued for those on hand who may have hoped for DeSantis to do his own version of one of Trump’s grievance rants about his loss to Joe Biden.

There was little focus on stolen elections, with rhetoric tailored toward party unity. And by the end of his remarks, DeSantis was promising to send National Guard members to stand guard at the Mexican border in cooperation with Lake, if she were elected Governor.

While DeSantis didn’t tie himself to Trump in the remarks, gubernatorial candidate Lake did so, and memorably.

“He’s got BDE. I call it Big DeSantis Energy. He’s got the same kind of BDE President Trump has,” Lake said, introducing DeSantis as a Governor who brought “Trump strength” to Florida.

Whether Vance or Mastriano will address the BDE construct is unknown at the time of this writing.

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


  • Elliott Offen

    August 18, 2022 at 8:55 am

    MAGA is a far right poop stain in the underwear of humanity. DeSantis should understand that and behave at least somewhat accordingly. Distance himself from the orange sewer rat and be his own man. I just feel sorry that DeSantis has to represent such a vile, polluted, and stupid bunch. God have mercy on him.

  • K. Bume

    August 18, 2022 at 9:07 am

    In case you didn’t notice, AG, those “MAGA extremists” just blew sitting Congressmember Liz Cheney out of the Capitol like she had been fired out of a cannon. My Word, aren’t all you querulous little libbies going to look stupid in November 2022 and then again in November 2024. Looking forward to it.

    • Joe Corsin

      August 18, 2022 at 9:25 am

      Sounds like you are cheering on the chaos and destruction happening in the Republican Party. Liz and many others jumped on a grenade to save the nation from Trump’s criminal fascist regime. They will be remembered as heros in the history books. Not so much Trump and his stupid supporters… victims of a con job.

  • Impeach Biden

    August 18, 2022 at 9:21 am

    The Dems are so desperate to smear DeSantis. I’m sure they have gone back through his history and probably offering cash money to anyone that is willing to fabricate some sort of BS, just like the quack Blasey Ford they unleashed on Kavanaugh. They Dems brought two terrible candidates Fraud and Crist to take on the most popular Governor in the nation right now. No amount of George Soros and Mexican Cartel money can overcome DeSantis popularity. The Dems just have piss poor candidates. Look no further than the two morons in charge of the US right now and then you have senior citizens Pelosi and Schumer at the top as well. Looking forward to November this year and November 2024.

    • Joe Corsin

      August 18, 2022 at 9:32 am

      * See comment below

  • Joe Corsin

    August 18, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Trump was the ultimate piss poor candidate… didn’t win the popular vote in 2016…lost in 2020 to Biden…now they are uncovering his many con jobs, lies, crimes etc. If you supported such a filthy rotten monger then you no longer have room to criticize other politicians because you’ve shown your judgement to be warped beyond repair.

    • Impeach Biden

      August 18, 2022 at 9:54 am

      Before Joe Biden came along, the worst President in the US was Jimmy Carter. Now Jimmy has that off his back as Biden Carrie’s the torch as the clueless one.

      • Joe Corsin

        August 18, 2022 at 9:59 am

        Uhhh no. Trump was the worst. It would have been better if there had been no president from 2016-2020. At least then we wouldn’t have had to endure the trolling, lies, and embarrassing behavior.

        • Impeach Biden

          August 18, 2022 at 10:11 am

          Well look at Biden’s polling. He is in the dumper and he is incapable of leading the country. God help us for the next 2.5 years.

          • Joe Corsin

            August 18, 2022 at 10:45 am

            Incapable of leading the country? This statement along with your screen name shows that you don’t have the logic, reason, or critical thinking skills necessary to even make such statements. As I said before, you’re made because the orange menace was such a dud…now taking it out on others instead of admitting it

      • Bill

        August 18, 2022 at 12:22 pm

        Apparently, Buchanan was the worst and trump was the second worst. The fact that you think Biden is the worst after he handily beat trump kind of interesting.
        As someone else pointed out, the fact that DeSantis has trump around his neck like a dead albatross, probably isn’t going to help him in the long run. Queue the miniature violins.

        • Impeach Biden

          August 18, 2022 at 2:10 pm

          Bill, you will never convince me that near dead, hiding in the basement, yet covered by the MSM generated more people to vote than voted for Obama. Yes you will tell me there were anti Trump voters and I get that but I voted in 2008 and 2020. No comparison.

          • Ocean Joe

            August 18, 2022 at 9:02 pm

            IB, check out the stats. We grew as a country, more people voted. The driving force in 2020 was Donald Trump. Specifically, people voting against him. Greater turnout, higher numbers. Nobody got excited about McCain or Rommel. To his credit, Trump brought out a lot of middle aged folks who claimed they’d never bothered to vote before, and he motivated others to vote against him in record numbers. Recall what Bill Barr had to say about his behavior costing him the election. You are too smart to buy the stolen election nonsense.

  • Rick West

    August 18, 2022 at 11:12 am

    What in the hell is a maggot extremist? Sounds nasty…

  • PeterH

    August 18, 2022 at 11:29 am

    DeSantis recruits and encourages the lowest common denominator in today’s GQP. He not only supports MAGA extremist …. HE IS A MAGA EXTREMIST.

  • Impeach Biden

    August 18, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    Yes the FP spin machine is still scrubbing. Amazing you allow the Corsin / Offen show to spew their nonsense but if it is challenged you simply erase it.

    • Elliott Offen

      August 18, 2022 at 4:03 pm

      YOU…what YOU are saying is nonsense. You’d better get out of that right wing bubble and starting using your head before you end up bare ass in a ditch or in jail. I conversation with Ashli Babbitt via Ouija board might help. Ask her how it all began..

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