Ron DeSantis revels in Elon Musk Twitter takeover
Ron DeSantis. Image via Twitter.

DeSantis
'Going to open it up.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis acknowledges that new Twitter owner Elon Musk is no “super-conservative,” but loves the “conniption” the billionaire’s acquisition is causing elites and some left-leaning users nonetheless.

DeSantis delighted in the Musk acquisition during a campaign “pit stop” in Franklin County, saying that the left knows Musk is “going to open it up” in the wake of his $44 billion purchase of the platform.

“It’s not like he’s a super-conservative, but he understands the woke elites in this country are trying to shove an agenda down everybody’s throats,” DeSantis contended.

“They want to silence you and stifle you,” DeSantis asserted. “He takes umbrage at that.”

“Obviously he realizes these woke elites are bankrupt and they don’t have anything to offer our country,” DeSantis said of the South African billionaire. “By opening up platforms, it will allow the truth to disseminate more freely.”

DeSantis and Musk have demonstrated mutual enthusiasm for some months now, with the Governor siding with Musk in a recent flap over Starlink satellites used by Ukraine.

“When Russia invaded Ukraine, Elon Musk positioned his satellites over Ukraine and gave them these things. So they’ve actually been using his devices to be able to defend their country, and I guess some of the people in the government were attacking Musk,” DeSantis said. “And I’m just thinking to myself, ‘He’s doing this for free,’ Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Good Lord!”

Musk has mused that DeSantis may be a good choice for President. DeSantis has agreed with Musk’s contentions that “whoever controls the teleprompter” controls President Joe Biden.

DeSantis, who says he doesn’t actually tweet himself, enthused months ago about the benefits of Musk owning Twitter.

“What Musk is trying to do is basically liberate it from being an agent of censorship into making it an actual open platform like it’s advertised,” DeSantis said.

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


18 comments

  • Joe Corsin

    October 28, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Yeah after January the 6th Aka 9-11 2.0, every federal agent from New York to California is on social media. Welcome back conservatives! FBI arms wide open and ready to continue that file. Post away!

  • Beth

    October 28, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Oh is Ronnie just giddy over Elon again? He was so excited to tell Floridians they could get internet from Musk after the hurricane. He forgot to say it would cost people over $600 to get the equipment. Just one of the many false promises Ron made before he lost interest. Now he is back to his strange obsessions and blushing like a school girl every time he works Musk into his conversations. DeSantis is an immature fool who belongs in a circus not in government. Time for intelligent Americans to vote him out. The country has had enough of the tea party nut jobs.

    • Elliott Offen

      October 28, 2022 at 7:31 pm

      It’s all over with in regard to intelligent and mentally stable America. When that many people voted for the orange con job the second time around, that marked the end in my book. This is a problem that will take at least 20 years to work itself out. People who haven’t got that kind of time should seek greener pastures if they don’t like watching the country swirl the toilet.

    • David In Shoreline

      October 28, 2022 at 8:00 pm

      The Governor was pretty clear that Starlink was being used for first responders. I don’t recall him saying it was for general public internet access. The first responders were greatly assisted in their work thanks to Starlink and Elon Musk.

  • David In Shoreline

    October 28, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    The good Governor is right again. Honestly, having a hard time remembering when Governor DeSantis was wrong.

    • Peggy

      October 28, 2022 at 8:23 pm

      This is weird. All I hear from the right is “how the Global Elite” want to take over the culture and control the messaging, and when an actual member of the global elite does exactly that you guys celebrate it? WTF man?

  • Tom

    October 28, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Facebook/Meta’s value has dropped nearly 650 billion dollars since this time last year, and it appears Twitter’s value will nosedive soon too one Elon makes it an unusable platform full of trolls and cranks.

    • Tom

      October 29, 2022 at 1:20 pm

      Not from Tom FP legend.
      Don’t care.

  • Dan

    October 29, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Liberals are pro-censorship and anti-free speech.

    • Charlie Crist

      October 29, 2022 at 8:29 am

      Anti false information, terrorist propaganda, and hate speech..

      • Gary D Lynne

        October 30, 2022 at 11:17 pm

        Exactly. Reasonable people want responsible free speech, i.e., speech built on a foundation of facts & ethics.

    • Gary D Lynne

      October 30, 2022 at 11:23 pm

      Reasonable people, both liberals and conservatives, see free speech comes with responsibility… the responsibility to base said speech on a foundation of facts (scientific-method sourced) & ethics (evolved out of an empathy-based search for that which reasonable people can go along with).

    • Linwood Wright

      October 31, 2022 at 11:50 am

      Conservatives are pro hate speech, pro racism, and pro conspiracy theory.

  • Beth

    October 29, 2022 at 7:06 am

    Let’s not forget DeSantis is also an ignorant low life election denier. He misses being on Parler where he promoted trumps big lie and helped to incite a deadly insurrection. This is the type of garbage Ronnie wants to start spewing again.

    • Tom

      October 29, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      Politifact denounced your lies and fake claims like yours! Known fact you are the liar Beth. No such thing.

      Peggy, you are wrong too.
      Opening it up to free speech, left, right and center.

    • Tom

      October 29, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      Politifact denounced your lies and fake claims like yours! Known fact you are the liar Beth. No such thing.

      Peggy, you are wrong too.
      Opening it up to free speech, left, right and center.

  • Charlie Crist

    October 29, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Got every federal agent from here to China awaiting the return of conservatives to Twitter. FBI will fatten their files with your locations, pictures, terrorist comments, and neo nazi propaganda. Welcome back!

  • Betty Trejo

    October 29, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Best News Ever! We welcome our First Amendment Rights! Love you Governor! Thank you for such Amazing leadership! Let’s do it again!

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