New Ron DeSantis super PAC ad shows him dragging media, ‘activists’

'You ain't running over this Governor.'

A new ad from Ron DeSantis’ super PAC shows the Governor on the attack, but not against Donald Trump or any other 2024 opponent.

Rather than slamming the former President in the wake of his 37-count indictment, the Never Back Down spot “Punching Back” leads off with a solemn vow to supporters.

“I am not going to let the media smear what’s going on in Florida,” DeSantis says, in sound sandwiched by former Fox News host Tucker Carlson raving about how DeSantis is “succeeding.”

From there, the ad launches into a greatest hits of punches at the press and attacks on “activists,” even as the joke might be that mainstream media and activists are one and the same in DeSantis-land.

The spot leads off with the Governor battling with a female reporter from 60 Minutes over whether he was distributing COVID-19 vaccines fairly.

The outlet claimed DeSantis was “pay to play” and favored donor Publix by allowing them to distribute vaccines ahead of other outlets, a policy that led to inequities in vaccine distribution in one county.

“I just disabused you of the narrative, and you don’t care about the facts,” the Governor thundered. “The corporate media thinks that you can just run over people. You ain’t running over this Governor.”

DeSantis didn’t just steamroll women journalists in the spot; female activists were also fair game, as shown by a clip from a South Carolina campaign stop who called him an “(expletive deleted) fascist.”

The Governor rhetorically manhandled the interloper.

“We’re not going to let you impose an agenda on our kids. We’re going to stand up for our kids,” DeSantis said. “People like that in Florida are the people we beat. We do not let them win.”

From there, the Governor’s objection to the framing of the Parental Rights in Education bill as “Don’t Say Gay” legislation takes center stage, with DeSantis hectoring his questioner to tell him “what’s in the bill” instead of “pushing false narratives.”

One thing’s for sure after this 60-second barn burner: the corporate media isn’t likely to win the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

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


  • Dont Say FLA

    June 15, 2023 at 8:02 am

    Why do you keep punching yourself back in the face, Rhonda?

    Rhonda. What a MO.

    • Ron Forrest Ron

      June 15, 2023 at 8:29 am

      Ron is punching back into his own face because he’s a really tough guy… when it comes to women, lol

  • Stand Up For Kids

    June 15, 2023 at 8:08 am

    Something about Ron DeSantis must stand up for kids. Hence all the projection from him about various types of people, and even corporations, going after kids. Hence the child sized “wife.”

  • Harvard and Yale

    June 15, 2023 at 8:36 am

    Yes, folks, Ivy League Ron is just like you and me, see. He says “ain’t,” just like they taught him in Colloquialisms and Idioms 101 at Harvard and Yale.

  • Michael K

    June 15, 2023 at 8:38 am

    Poor Ron. He thinks that he does not have to answer questions, or talk with anyone who disagrees with him, and hates the idea of accountability. That’s not being tough – that’s pure cowardice and weakness.

    But wow – he can battle with women who disagree with him! He actually may learn something if he would only listen – after all, he is supposed to be the governor for everyone.

    • Every One

      June 15, 2023 at 9:22 am

      Ron is the governor for everyone! Everyone that matters: Rhonda “Dee” DeSantis and Casey “Anthony” DeSantis.

      Except for Rhonda, of course, so really just Casey. Rhonda is exempt, as always.

  • Michael K

    June 15, 2023 at 9:00 am

    I looked at this again, and what comes across is anger. I guess the small sector of the primary electorate that DeSantis is going for is turned on by anger. The torches and pitchforks crowd – not them there ivy-league educated elitists…

  • Caesar Dmith

    June 15, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Ronda Disaster is s “small, pathetic man”. He has no balls, couldn’t beat up a dead fly, and hates anyone who disagrees with his stupid opinions. He’s ready for the scrap heap!!!!!

  • M. Mouse

    June 15, 2023 at 9:08 am

    What is DeSantis, a man or a mouse? Ah, just an angry little man. Squeak!

  • Rhonda's Pen

    June 15, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Ron DeSantis heard at Yarvard and Hale how “the penis mightier than the sword,” which was the day he decided to be such a dick to everybody.

    • Get on your honda, Rhonda

      June 15, 2023 at 10:44 am

      Or as Clarence Thomas found out the hard way, “never show thy rod to thy staff”

  • germansmith

    June 15, 2023 at 10:26 am

    Yara Yara Yara.
    “The media is against me” whine seems to be popular with those that twist facts like DeathSantis and Drumpf.
    Maybe politicians must remember that the First Amendment was first for a reason and that protects the Media/press in doing their jobs which is to factcheck the fairy tales politicians are trying to sell to us.

  • Grace

    June 15, 2023 at 11:14 am

    Sorry Ron, but many of us see past all the bluster. You may dupe the non-thinking with your rhetoric about indoctrinating and pushing and agenda, but that is exactly what you and your supporters are doing. How can you claim to protect our children when you deny them education and encourage the masses to judge and ridicule anyone not like you. You are laying down smoke screens. When the air clears you are seen for what you really are. I live in Florida. No law you have passed has been to the benefit of Floridians, as a state. The only benefit is to you and the haters that you encourage.

  • Jackie

    June 15, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    If you want America to be another Third Reich Germany vote for the republicans

  • gatorgab

    June 15, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    The Marxists are out in force because they FEAR this man most of all. Their decades of control over our educational institutions will become a thing of the past. Our children will no longer be constantly inundated with sexual themes and adult content. A child knows NOTHING about sex – gay or straight. They cannot possibly “know” they are gay, straight, trans, queer, or non-binary. Yet the Marxist alphabet people are intent on pushing this garbage in our schools. THAT is why you fear this man so much. #DeSantis2024

    • Rob Desantos

      June 15, 2023 at 2:02 pm

      LOL, more meaningless GQP word salad from a Foxnewsbot who couldn’t tell you the first thing about Marxism. You are a scared sad pathetic person, just like your favorite little governor.

      • gatorgab

        June 15, 2023 at 2:05 pm

        Does it hurt to be relegated to such a tiny minority in Florida? The left no longer controls Hispanics here, nor the working class. All you have left is the perverts and crossdressers. The next election here in Florida will give your arse another welt. Not ONE statewide office is held by a Democrat.

        • Rob Desantos

          June 15, 2023 at 2:28 pm

          Ha, I would never live in your single-party redneck hellhole of a state.
          But we all know that your top perverts are in the Florida House and will continue to be re-elected by all you boomers and groomers.

          • gatorgab

            June 15, 2023 at 2:58 pm

            If you don’t live here what the f*ck are you doing on a FLORIDA POLITICS site? It’s obvious you know very little about our fair state. Non-urban people in every state can be referred to as “rednecks”, but that’s such a Democrat attitude. Are you aware that over 27% of Florida’s population is Hispanic? That non-Hispanic whites are only 50% of the population? Are you Democrats so hard up that you will now trash all those “identity” groups you used to covet? Here in Florida, Democrats have almost almost complete control of Hispanics. Even 13% of Blacks voted for the GOP here. For a “southern” state, Florida has a very small Black population of less than 15%. And fully 70% of Floridians identify as “Christian”.

    • Jackie

      June 15, 2023 at 3:09 pm

      It must be sad to be so ignorant. MoRon Dumbass is a Hitler wannabe and if you support that you’re Un American

      • gatorgab

        June 15, 2023 at 3:13 pm

        Since you didn’t even attempt to rebut my points, I won’t spare your feelings. You see, you are a typical Marxist. When faced with arguments that destroy your narrative, you resort to name-calling and the left’s favorite epithet – HITLER! You’re so uncreative I’m embarrassed for you. But then I’m sure you’re just another tranny groomer.

        • Dont Say FLA

          June 15, 2023 at 4:27 pm

          OK Hillary. Enough with your trolling.

          • gatorgab

            June 15, 2023 at 10:17 pm

            Hillary is y our tranny mom

        • Bert Stimson

          June 15, 2023 at 4:30 pm

          Marxist = woke = words rendered meaningless by GQP trolls and Foxnewsbots

          • gatorgab

            June 15, 2023 at 10:17 pm

            Sweetie, the pump fits – wear it

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 15, 2023 at 4:29 pm

      Rhonda could entirely ban schools and Disney and trans drag queens from the state of Florida in the name of protecting children, but you know what? The internet, this one right here, it’s still everywhere and it’s 95% full of smut. Best of luck banning sex, lol.

      • gatorgab

        June 15, 2023 at 10:20 pm

        But parents that practice parenting don’t give grade school and middle school kids smart phones. They monitor their children’s computers and regulate their TV viewing. So regardless of the smut available on the internet, kids from conservative homes won’t be affected like the liberal’s crossdressers, queers, and non-binaries.

  • Bert Stimson

    June 15, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    “You ain’t running over this Governor.”

    But you can JUMP over him! Because he’s short.

    • gatorgab

      June 15, 2023 at 2:32 pm

      gurl please

      • Bert Stimson

        June 15, 2023 at 4:32 pm

        He’s also massively unpopular outside of your sinking state, so yeah.

        • gatorgab

          June 15, 2023 at 7:15 pm

          Prove it Ms. Simpson

  • Cheesy Floridian

    June 16, 2023 at 9:56 pm

    Can the state of Florida warn the rest of the country what DeSantis did to this state?

    • gatorgab

      June 17, 2023 at 1:05 am

      He’s done such a fabulous job in Florida, we’re ready to lend him to America next! #DeSantis2024

  • Jack

    June 17, 2023 at 7:31 am

    You’re an idiot

    • gatorgab

      June 17, 2023 at 5:34 pm

      And you’re most likely a tranny groomer

  • Jackie

    June 17, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    Well I’d rather be whatever a tranny groomer is than an uneducated idiot who’s IQ probably isn’t more than 20! Probably a traitor trump cult member too who should be rounded up and put into internment camps! My father fought the Nazis. Looks like we have to use our pens to rid America of these republican Nazi party.

    • gatorgab

      June 17, 2023 at 8:23 pm

      I fled a communist country full of totalitarian idiots like you

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