Ron DeSantis complains that George Patton would be stuck as a Colonel in today’s military

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Today's military privileges 'the social agenda that the civilian elites want you to follow.'

Ron DeSantis is continuing to speak out about perceived deficiencies in today’s Armed Forces.

During a Newsmax interview with Eric Bolling, the Florida Governor contended one legendary general never would have made it in the military of the modern era.

“The things that are rewarded in the military (are) more about whether you’re following the social agenda that the civilian elites want you to follow. I don’t think George Patton could get beyond colonel in today’s military because of what they’re looking for,” DeSantis said.

Patton, arguably the best field commander on the American side in World War II, was not without controversy. He was memorably reprimanded by Dwight Eisenhower for striking a hospitalized soldier, then brooked further controversy when he took issue with “denazification” after the German defeat, after which he was removed from command in Bavaria.

Also in this interview, DeSantis addressed the Pentagon, saying that “somebody from outside” was needed to be Secretary of Defense.

“I don’t think you want somebody who has been a general officer recently, Lloyd Austin obviously has. So was James Mattis, I supported Mattis when President Trump nominated him at the time. But I think what I’ve seen is those guys are too close to the top brass because they’ve served with these guys,” DeSantis told Bolling.

The Governor said a Defense Secretary should “change those incentives.”

“We want people who are going to be hard chargers. We want people who aren’t going to deal with the political nonsense. Our military should be unique in society. It should not be a reflection of values at places like Goldman Sachs or civilian bureaucracies,” DeSantis said.

He added that his ideal Defense Secretary would “have the backbone to be able to challenge the entrenched Military Industrial Complex,” which would “increase morale inside the Pentagon and our services.”

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


11 comments

  • Thomas Kaspar

    July 19, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    All this bad press blackmail is so lame

  • Bill Pollard

    July 19, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    God help us if someone like Ron DeSantis becomes a general.

  • My Take

    July 19, 2023 at 11:35 pm

    Isn’t Patton the one who wanted to keep fighting in Europe after VE Day, fighting the Soviets?

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 20, 2023 at 7:44 am

    When was it that Today’s GOP turned all anti-military and Defund the FBI? I forget. Oh right, January 6th. That’s when. Jan 6th, Never Forget. How could I forget that?

  • randomspiel

    July 20, 2023 at 7:50 am

    I mean, yeah, because Tuberville would have a hold on his promotion

  • DJ Rhonda

    July 20, 2023 at 8:17 am

    Casey told Rhonda that if he wears one earbud, people will think he’s a DJ like Trump on Fridays at Maga Lardo.

    And Rhonda’s earbud, it matches… Those Boots!

  • Barbie Doll

    July 20, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Hi I’m Barbie! Ron DeSantis will start claiming any day now that I am coming for your children, trying to indoctrinate them into Socialism. I guess it’s because my merchandising is all made in China but that is due to Capitalism and the Barbie Board of Directors demanding ever lower, externalized costs. If we could just allow children here in USA to work again like when America was great, then I wouldn’t have to hire children in China to make my dolls.

  • Rob Desantos

    July 20, 2023 at 10:13 am

    And it would be Tommy Tuberville’s fault for jamming up the military promotion process. The hypocritical GQP is allowing their christian-terrorist wing to damage their supposedly-beloved armed forces.

  • He’s insanity personified

    July 20, 2023 at 10:15 am

    Well, since he supports Tuberville’s idiocy, I guess it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy!

  • Ron DeSantis wears High Heels

    July 20, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    Ron DeSantis complains about a fictional version of alternate history that exists only in his own imagination.

  • Mr.Haney

    July 20, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    DeSantis is a moron.

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