Ron DeSantis says he’ll ‘beat Joe Biden like a rented mule’
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'We'll run him all ragged all around this country.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis used an animal abuse metaphor to describe how he believes the 2024 General Election would go.

“I’ll beat Biden like a rented mule. We’ll run him all ragged all around this country,” the Republican presidential candidate said on the Mark Levin Show Thursday.

The Governor was responding to a host’s question about whether he found it frustrating that his interviews often focused on the campaign horse race with Donald Trump rather than policies, when he explained that the “corporate media” didn’t want to see him as the Republican nominee because “they fear that (DeSantis) will win.”

Ironically, this is the second straight election in which he will have compared his opponent to a beleaguered barnyard animal.

During the sole debate of the Governor’s re-election campaign, Democrat Charlie Crist asked DeSantis whether he would commit to four years as Governor. DeSantis did not answer the question, offering a dodge that’s ironic in retrospect.

“The only worn out, old donkey I’m looking to put out to pasture is Charlie Crist,” DeSantis said.

A.G. Gancarski

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27 comments

  • SteveHC

    July 20, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    Doesn’t surprise anyone that DeSantis would employ a metaphor invoking his abusing an animal. Speaks for itself. The guy seems to be getting worse by the day now, a sign of how he reacts to pressure… NOT a good sign.

    • Kathleen DuFresne

      July 21, 2023 at 9:35 am

      Yeah bad metaphor choice. Conjures images of Boxer the horse being lead off to the glue factory in Orwell’s 1984.

      • Pastor Pasta

        July 21, 2023 at 2:20 pm

        Think that was Animal Farm, both books are very prescient in today’s Florida though! Are they not banned yet?

    • Veronica Wilson Paul

      July 22, 2023 at 5:00 pm

      But this was a small issue – DeSantis talked about the much more serious issues we’re facing and this “reporter” mentioned NONE of them. The threat of the Chi-Coms that Biden cabal is denying, the threat of Iran to US and Israel, the untenable border invasion, etc. Why didn’t the “reporter” actually report on those issues? Those are what the American people care about – not an old saying.

  • My Take

    July 21, 2023 at 12:20 am

    His redneck base loves this stùff.
    “I’ll beat him like a black housemaid.”
    “I’ll beat him like an adopted redhead”
    “What do your wife, your kids, your dog, and a dirty rug have in common?”
    His base are just ugly people.
    But he knows how to talk to

    • Randy Reading

      July 22, 2023 at 12:21 am

      Base = millions of people living in Florida which include those fleeing California and New York? But you’re probably right they’ll get fed up with the animal references and will turn around and go back after saving up enough money due to no state income taxes

    • Veronika Wilson Paul

      July 22, 2023 at 5:04 pm

      Your base condones sexualizing little kids, letting violent criminals go free to kill again, sex trafficking at the border, killing small businesses and mandating fake vaccines, inflation that costs every family $thousand per year, woke useless military, racial division, gender wars etc. I’ll take a conservative base vs psychotic hatred any day.

  • PeterH

    July 21, 2023 at 12:40 am

    Appearing for Mark Levin interview says it all! LOL

    • My Take

      July 21, 2023 at 1:16 am

      I was thinking the same.
      Presenting oneself in a sewer.
      Bantering with a sewer rat.
      Cannot be done with any dignity.

    • Veronika Wilson Paul

      July 22, 2023 at 5:07 pm

      Right. Says it will be an intelligent conversation not a parroting of leftist lies and propaganda. A constitutional scholar and expert on the law among other credentials talking to a great governor who has made FL where everyone but degenerates want to be! That what it says!

  • Michael K

    July 21, 2023 at 3:21 am

    Cruelty is always the point.
    I guess some people get off on seeing animals beaten so some small man can feel big? What a role model for children!

  • You Poor Cuck Ron

    July 21, 2023 at 5:15 am

    The White Degenerate typically uses violent statements to cover for impotence and cuckoldry.

    • Veronika Wilson Paul

      July 22, 2023 at 5:14 pm

      You condone sex trafficking of little kids at the border and across the country. You condone sexualizing kindergarteners and killing babies at birth. If I were you, I wouldn’t accuse others of anything but would take a look inside your twisted soul.

  • Impeach Biden

    July 21, 2023 at 5:28 am

    Anyone with a pulse could beat that senile old man Joe Biden except Trump. That’s why this web site is full of Ron DeSantis article’s and poling data showing him well behind Trump. The media fears DeSantis. They do not fear Trump. Biden belongs in a senior care facility.

    • Bwj

      July 21, 2023 at 8:47 am

      Trump belongs in a federal prison facility and Ronny needs to stop practicing his Benito Mussolini impersonation. He’s better off providing color commentary for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.

    • Silly Wabbit

      July 21, 2023 at 12:34 pm

      You kwazy.

    • Ned Beatty

      July 21, 2023 at 6:34 pm

      Nonsense. DeSantis got a ton of attention from RW media, but he is a turd of a candidate and human being. Nobody wants a midget for president of the US.

    • Tom

      July 22, 2023 at 9:04 am

      I doubt anybody fears desantis. He’s a repugnant little prat and if it’s him or trump, I’ll vote against either of them but biden is way too old for the job and kamala ain’t presidential material either – sad when we have to vote for the least worst option. Welcome to the new millenium where mediocrity is king.

  • Carlos

    July 21, 2023 at 9:02 am

    So he invokes a metaphor in which he abuses and animal, which he does not own. Showing no regard for the animal, not even as the property of another. So is this how he uses taxpayer assets like the
    1. Governors mansion-
    2. Governors Airplane –
    3. Governors office and salary?
    4. Taxpayer funds
    Showing disregard for other people and their property, is that who you want to ‘rent’ the office of the president to?

  • Earl Pitts "DFBL Educator" American

    July 21, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Good mornting America,
    Typical uneducated Dook 4 brains leftist comentary above (except for that Impeach Biden guy above – he’s got some 8ffin sense ).
    Just read all the others again “s-t-u-p-i-d”.
    Anyway, DFBL’s, what we got here is 4 level chess by Desantis – way above the comprehension levels of typical knuckle dragging low IQ DFBL’s [Dook 4 Brains Leftists].
    FYI DFBL’s:
    Its a clever parody on the Democratic Party’s Donkey symbol. Degrading y’all’s Donkey down to Mule Status.
    Y’all DFBL’s are so very lucky to have me, Earl Pitts “DFBL Educater” American to explain stuff to you – Who else is gonna show some love to y’all DFBL’s?
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts “What A Great Guy” American
    *Queue annoyingly Loud All American Patriotic Music to further wizz off all DFBL’s who are still reading this tidbit of sweet sweet genious level knowledge from EPA*

    • Newt

      July 21, 2023 at 10:20 am

      I just love it when Earl takes the time to close with patriotic music.

    • Beverly Brevity

      July 21, 2023 at 12:35 pm

      Blah blah blah, Earl, too many words.

    • Tacky Oh

      July 22, 2023 at 7:49 am

      TL;DGAF

  • Tjb

    July 21, 2023 at 10:23 am

    DeSantis is a Jack ass.

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 21, 2023 at 11:37 am

    Casey told Rhonda to burnish his public image with an attempt at some manhoodery. Rhonda got it halfway right. He good the hoodery. At least they tried. Nice Try @ Rhonda who demonstrably cannot present as a real man.

    • Ned Beatty

      July 21, 2023 at 6:36 pm

      Who is Casey? You mean Jill DeSantis.

  • Sonja Fitch

    July 22, 2023 at 4:49 am

    This is the grossest idiot Desantis. Stfu and get out

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