Ron DeSantis says Disney workers back him over the company’s ‘woke executives’

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'Most of the employees in their Orlando area theme parks agreed with us.'

Ron DeSantis says Walt Disney Co. employees back him over the company’s C-Suite in the ongoing war on “woke.”

During a return engagement on the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, the Florida Governor contended rank-and-file Disney workers are with him and not “‘woke’ executives” — comments he bases on the 2022 election.

“The sad part about it guys is, when we were having this fight with Disney in 2022, most of the employees in their Orlando area theme parks agreed with us,” DeSantis said.

“I won Osceola County for the first time a Republican has done in a generation by 7 (percentage points), which is where the majority of Disney employees live,” he added.

It’s unclear how he extrapolated the Disney workers from the more than 400,000 residents of the county, which includes more than 247,000 registered voters. But he continued the analysis anyway.

“This is really a cadre of ‘woke’ executives in Burbank trying to impose this agenda down on the rest of the company. I think it’s been catastrophic,” DeSantis said.

For what it’s worth, new polling says DeSantis is getting political mileage in the state of Florida from his ongoing battle with Disney.

In a new poll from Florida Atlantic University, 47% of respondents side with DeSantis, while just 35% back the entertainment company. Among Republicans, 64% back the Governor.

Asked what advice he would give the company, DeSantis urged it to get closer to the original values of Walt Disney rather than “woke” Disney.

“It’s in the best interest of Disney shareholders that they get refocused on their previous core mission and get the ‘woke’ out of there. And it goes beyond when you start talking about kids because some of the ‘woke’ in society is kind of annoying and, you know, sometimes you just kind of roll your eyes when you start talking about our kids,” DeSantis advised.

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


  • SteveHC

    July 10, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    So he’s still consistently delusional. Oh, well…

  • DeSantis Campaign

    July 10, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    DeSantis Campaign says some of the ‘woke’ in society is kind of annoying, therefore Ron DeSantis should be President of the USA.

    Let’s just say for argument’s sake that woke truly is kind of annoying. How does the annoying-ness of “woke” qualify Ron DeSantis or anyone else for being any voter’s choice for President of USA?

    A few dots of the connecting variety. They are missing from Ron’s campaign. The Ron Campaign talks anti-Woke, anti-Woke, and more anti-Woke, but never makes any argument for Ron.

    Woke goes to Florida to die. Is Disney dead? If so, I missed that.

    • PeterH

      July 10, 2023 at 3:12 pm

      Excellent post!

    • Jeanne Locke

      July 10, 2023 at 5:41 pm

      Great post. DeSantis forgets that Americans crave leadership and character. Not much evidence of these qualities on display.

  • Disney Paraders

    July 10, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    Ron must not realize the white dudes donning swastika attire marching around out front of Disney aren’t Disney employees. They do support Ron, but they don’t work for Disney.

  • Earl Pitts American

    July 10, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Good afternoon America,
    I, Earl Pitts American, have been engaged in several meetings with Disney employees since we, in effect, kicked Disney management to the curb and, in effect, have taken over the day-to-day operations of Disney’s Orlando location.
    Seventy seven precent of all Disney employees are just sick and ashamed of Disney’s total sell-out to the left and the irreperable damage Disney has inflicted on The Precious Childern of America and The World.
    Amazingly a full 86% of Florida’s Disney employees are looking forward to the great “Disney Emancipation Day” after America’s Govornor The Great Ron “The Ronald” Desantis becomes POTUS Ron Desantis and is able to free their long suffering “family” trapped like prisioners in the employ of Disney Land out in California. Many Florida Disney employees have described “Holocast Type” of housing and punishment inflicted on their California brothers and sisters.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • Biscuit

      July 10, 2023 at 3:21 pm

      Brevity, Earl, try it. I can say more with two barks than you can with 400 words.

      • Earl Pitts American

        July 10, 2023 at 4:34 pm

        Thank you “The Biscuit”,
        The full wisdom of “The Earl” takes a few more lines than most posters and is ment to be savored and studies and read again to appriciate. “The Earl” should not be compared to the typical Dook 4 Brains 2 or 3 sentance Lefty poster.
        Thank you “The Biscuit”
        Earl Pitts American

        • Grammar Guru

          July 10, 2023 at 7:39 pm

          Admittedly, I read your post twice. I wanted to ensure that I copied that portion of your post that provoked the same reaction as do fingernails on the chalkboard.
          Captured and reposted with quotation marks indicating the suspect text, for your edification:
          …”ment” to be savored and “studies” and read again to “appriciate”. “The Earl” should not be compared to the typical Dook 4 Brains 2 or 3 “sentance” Lefty poster…
          Not certain how your “Dook” is to be savored!

          • Earl Pitts American

            July 10, 2023 at 8:52 pm

            Thank you for your love, support, and adoration Guru. I, Earl Pitts American, am mailing you a free “EARL PITTS AMERICAN FAN CLUB MEMBER ON BOARD” to proudly adorn and balance out the Hatch Back of your Suburu SUV.
            Earl Pitts “The Big Voice On The Right” American

      • bob the dog

        July 11, 2023 at 7:52 am

        Two barks is “ruff–ruff”

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 11, 2023 at 7:51 am

      Dad the Holocast Housing isn’t what it sounds like. It’s actually big white plastic blocks, but the employees wear VR headsets that make it look plush AF. They feel like they are in Casablanca with air conditioning even thought it looks, without the VR headset, like they’re in an Apple store.

      • Earl Pitts American

        July 11, 2023 at 10:23 am

        Genious words of wisdom beloved Som/Daughter. I love you

    • c gee

      July 23, 2023 at 8:45 pm

      Still delusional?

  • PeterH

    July 10, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Creating a false narrative is how Republicans win elections.

    Republicans are America’s biggest problem!

    Vote all Republicans out of office!

    • c gee

      July 23, 2023 at 8:48 pm

      AGREE. And this next election will vote many GOPers out of office.
      Women do NOT like their rights taken from them and they will use their power at the voting booth

  • Ewe

    July 10, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    This demented fascist Crackpot DeSantis is a flat out liar.

  • Tjb

    July 10, 2023 at 5:04 pm

    Ron, show me the proof. Or did Christina Pushaw make up this lie.

    • Ewe

      July 10, 2023 at 5:07 pm

      His plastic Barbie doll wife wannabe may behind all of this.

      • bob the dog

        July 11, 2023 at 7:48 am

        “Wrong Ron” and the “Raccoon” Is it just me, or does the Jackie O wannabe resemble a raccoon? That pandering “Mamas for Desantis” makes my stomach turn. He is wrong about just about everything. Desantis went to Iraq to be a lawyer for a seal team. How does that qualify you for a Bronze Star? I didn’t realize you can perform acts of heroism with a ball point pen.

        • Earl Pitts American

          July 11, 2023 at 10:30 am

          Bob, since you obviously dont have a Subrau SUV to slap an Earl Pitts American Fan Club bumper sticker on I, Earl Pitts American, just pulled one at random for you to slap on your dog house.
          This is the one emblazoned with the high level wisdom “If A Man Says He Will Do Something There Is No Need To Keep Reminding Him Every Six Months”
          Enjoy Bob much love,
          Earl Pitts American

  • Disney is the Devil You Signed With 👹

    July 10, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    Wait til Disney takes Florida Residents off the discount program and you all 💩 your cargo shorts

  • Ewe

    July 10, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    I have an idea. Why don’t these homophobic cretons go to a library and read to children like drag queens who teach with humor do? All they do is promote ignorance in the hopes of a vote. I am sick of these liars like desantis using kids he doesn’t care about as his pawns to promote hatred. He’s a pos.

  • LB

    July 10, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Why don’t all those 86% of unhappy employees go to work for Ron and the Great State? They have tons of chronic vacancies they can’t fill.

    • Earl Pitts American

      July 10, 2023 at 10:18 pm

      SSSssss!!!!! be quiet LB,
      ***this is ment for LB only to read – everyone else…avert your eyes…I see you you are not “averting”…avert!!!!***
      OK LB…its just us…We will be hireing them all as techinacally they dont actually work for Disney any longer. Once we finish the legal transfer from the “Operating Company” to the State they will all work for us. But we are getting ahead of the rollout so SSSsss dont talk about it any more.

  • Earl Pitts "Social Influencer" American

    July 11, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Oh look a Dook 4 Brains Lefty (DFBL) post.
    News Break:
    In case you missed it I, Earl Pitts American, in my great political wisdom have determined that the homertestical “communitty” should not be the only communitty to be “Also Known As” [AKA] by a catchy acronim.

    DA TA DA DA!!!! I ,Earl Pitts American give the world the totally new totally exciting totally woke acronim of “DFBL” as the new world-wide totally woke acronim for the “Dook 4 Brains Lefty” communitty.
    You are welcome America and the world.
    So henceforth all news (Online, Print, Radio, Hollywood Movies, TV, AI, everything Disney, all Democratic Voters, all Independent NPA 3rd Party voters) shall fall under the way trendy acronim of “DFBL”.
    I, Earl Pitts “Social Influncer” American, have already received world-wide accolades from leftist nations and climate control experts, along with advocates of mask wearing and forever vaccines for my spot on acronim “DFBL”. So get used to it and start right away using DFBL in your daily conversations and online postings. Once you say or write DFBL 30 times it will come naturally to you as it should from now to eternity.
    We are looking into re-writing all of history to include the hot trendy acronime DFBL whereever approproate. So everybody get on board.
    Thank you America and thank you The Bold New “DFBL” World,
    Earl Pitts American

    • W Goldberg

      July 11, 2023 at 9:30 am

      Well thanks earl that just makes sense. I will kick it off on our very next episode. I am a big fan of the rewriting history part.

  • Rob Desantos

    July 11, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    Suuuure, keep lying about your made up statistics, governor pipsqueak.

  • Rude Eye

    July 13, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    Figures don’t lie but liars use figures.

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