Email insights: Ron DeSantis renews George Soros attacks in ‘law-and-order’ pitch

'Leftist politicians and Soros-backed prosecutors are enabling chaos.'

The re-election campaign of Ron DeSantis has returned to familiar ground after a storm-driven pause.

“Florida is a law-and-order state,” declared an email purportedly authored and signed by the Governor that makes George Soros central to the pitch.

The name “Soros” is mentioned three times, which is notable given the lack of reference to Charlie Crist (described by DeSantis as “my opponent” but not named) and President Joe Biden (who escaped a direct reference).

“Leftist politicians and Soros-backed prosecutors are enabling chaos and undermining the law enforcement profession by letting violent criminals walk free with hardly a slap on the wrist,” DeSantis contended.

“Unlike my opponent and the Soros-funded prosecutors whose pro-crime ideology has made once-great cities unlivable, I’m not beholden to anyone but the people of Florida,” he added, before completing a Soros hat trick well before the conclusion.

“My opponent’s extreme agenda and admiration of Soros-backed policies only fuel my resolve to fight woke tyranny and Keep Florida Free,” DeSantis argued.

The decoupling of President Biden from Soros is a relatively new phenomenon. An email from Jan. 20, 2022 called “Brandon’s disastrous year” connected the topics.

“Joe Biden is a failure. Thanks to his first year in office, America is mired in malaise at home and humiliation abroad,” DeSantis contended, lamenting “Biden-funded crises” in the same email where he blasted “Soros-funded prosecutors.”

More recently, the DeSantis campaign was willing to yoke Biden to Crist, as he did in the September “Team DeSantis” email called “Dividin’ Biden.”

“You might think restoring the soul of the nation would require restoring the damages done to the American people, but Biden and Charlie have a different idea of the word ‘restoration’ than the rest of modern society,” the campaign contended.

Team DeSantis described the President in that email as “spewing near-incoherent ramblings about our democracy being threatened by those who dare dissent from the Biden regime.”

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, and the intergovernmental cooperation in the aftermath, such attacks have been put on the back burner four weeks before Election Day, even in pitches to donors.

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

    October 11, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    Well tough on crime policy has just brought more problems to society. 25% of the world’s prisoners and 6 million people on some kind of supervision or incarceration? When conservatives come up with more solutions then they can talk. Perhaps they would suggest death penalty for drugs and mentally unwell..cops executing people on the roadside. Conservatives come up with no good solutions or bad solutions and then blame everyone else for bad results. Everyone sick of these clowns.

  • Mr. Haney

    October 11, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    DeSantis proves once again that he is a coward.

    • Impeach Biden

      October 11, 2022 at 4:52 pm

      How so? He served, did you?

      • Joe Corsin

        October 11, 2022 at 5:09 pm

        Adolph Hitler also served.. however Trump (orange Hitler) didn’t..yet you dumbasses worship the NY slime ball. DISGRACEFUL!!!!

        • Impeach Biden

          October 11, 2022 at 5:12 pm

          I”ll take your no answer as a no you did not serve. I’m not surprised.

          • Joe Corsin

            October 11, 2022 at 6:14 pm

            Plenty of people who served aren’t nationalist, neo nazis who elect stupid billionaires. Not sure what you are trying to accomplish by showboating your disgrace.

      • marylou

        October 12, 2022 at 11:38 am

        In the Navy Desantis served as a lawyer who tested enlisted people’s urine and prosecuted court martial cases. He is not a SEAL, although many people have been (mis)lead to believe that he is. He wasn’t a fighter pilot either, but he does play dress-up in his son’s costume. That could be considered brave by some..

      • By the way

        October 15, 2022 at 5:04 am

        “He served did you?”

        No. I was too smart. Great job losing those wars lol

  • tom palmer

    October 11, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    Is this part of the Charlottesville mantra that Jews will not replace us?

  • PeterH

    October 11, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    The DeSantis Law and Order Narrative includes:

    1. More guns on the street so that police feel the threat every time they confront a criminal.

    2. Silence is equivalent to complicit endorsement for the January 6th attempted coup.

    Here are the facts:

    If Americans want women to control their own bodies, qualified teachers to replace DeSantis’s culture wars in classrooms, intelligent teacher-student conversations concerning the social issues facing Americans in the 21st century, non-bullying discussion about classroom students who are different, common sense gun regulations, and a new honest approach on how best to address climate change……



  • Yrral

    October 11, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    How many crimes has Desantis committed,in his unauthorized transportation of migrant with his side chick Google Desantis Side Chick Perla Huerta Google Desantis Bexar County Sheriff

    • Impeach Biden

      October 11, 2022 at 6:13 pm

      Well then Biden has certainly committed crimes then sending thousands around the country on late night flights hoping to avoid the media. Looks like an impeachment may be on the way.

      • Joe Corsin

        October 11, 2022 at 6:17 pm

        He’s not getting impeached man. You people just looking for revenge and scapegoating because of all the shit the orange menace did. You people need inpatient psychiatric treatment followed by outpatient therapy for your completely broken heads.

        • Impeach Biden

          October 11, 2022 at 8:59 pm

          It’s coming Corsin. Prepare for the Red Storm.. Nov 8 is going to be fun.

          • Joe Corsin

            October 11, 2022 at 9:46 pm

            You’re a sick bastard.. yeah sick animal. Who will vote for this far right party once you people are finally dead?

          • Could you

            October 15, 2022 at 5:06 am

            No it’s not coming.
            Now go back to your flood waters hope it happens again lol

      • marylou

        October 12, 2022 at 12:07 pm

        It’s Biden’s job to see that migrant people and asylum seekers get to their sponsors’ location. Biden does not trick them into boarding a plane.They fly all hours of the day, despite what Fox tells you.

        It’s not Desantis’ job to use Covid money budgeted for Florida’s use, to kidnap Venezuelan asylum seekers from Texas and illegally fly them to Martha’s Vineyard. Desantis didn’t even tell Abbott that he was doing this. Can you imagine the screaming that Florida MAGAs would be doing if Newsom kidnapped 50 people from Florida and flew them to some nightmare like South Dekota?? Don’t pretend you wouldn’t be demanding a civil war!

  • David In Shoreline

    October 11, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    DeSantis is BOSS! Nuf said.

    • Joe Corsin

      October 11, 2022 at 9:47 pm

      He supported Trump so he’s a POS. Even Roger Stone called him a POS and Trump said he was an asshole.

      • Tom

        October 12, 2022 at 8:36 am

        Soros and his chinese Manchurian bots exposed, Joey corsin, Elliot, fat Haney, Yral Ural Mountains, so many dums, so much time. Gov calls out internet soros army.

        America’s Gov, Herculean efforts on Ian recovery, bridge reopened.

        Soros Manchurians clueless.
        Corsin totally oblivious to realities of economy, recession and nuc Armageddon, thanks to Biden.

        Good going Soros bots,

  • Mary Rosen

    October 12, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    American Jewish Committee: Antisemitic conspiracy theories about Jewish elites, globalists, and bankers are part and parcel of the QAnon belief system, and George Soros and the Rothschilds are consistent targets.

    • Tom

      October 13, 2022 at 2:23 pm

      Save it.
      He has made himself, Org a fair target. His heavily sponsored and support of local, states or county attorneys has brought crime to record levels. Save it Mary.

      • I don’t mind

        October 15, 2022 at 5:08 am

        “He brought crime to record levels”

        Just because it happens to you doesn’t make it one lol

  • Yrral

    October 15, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Mary Rosen ,told the truth about right winger, demonize Soros as part of the Jewish Conspiracies,why Desantis allowed to get away with it

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