Ron DeSantis says Republicans lack the ‘confidence’ to be labeled ‘racist’ and attack critical race theory
How will Ron DeSantis’ WOKE Bill play out at the college level? Image via AP.

Ron DeSantis woke
'They don't like to be called that.'

Florida’s Governor is calling out the rest of the Republican Party for an inability to attack the “left” when it comes to critical race theory.

“So when we eliminated critical race theory, why haven’t more Republicans stepped up to do it? Because what is the left gonna do when you go up against CRT? They are going to call you a racist, right? They don’t like to be called that,” DeSantis told Glenn Beck in an interview posted Saturday.

“And what I said is, ‘You know what I have the confidence to be able to let people know what I actually did, let them know what we’re trying to fight against and let the chips fall where they may’ and you know what, people sided with me,” DeSantis added.

The Governor has targeted critical race theory, a school of legal thought that analyzes laws and legal structures through the framework of race and ethnicity, during much of his time in office.

In 2021, he pushed the “Stop W.O.K.E.” Act, which enshrined in statute a ban on teaching CRT concepts the Board of Education had already passed. The law passed, but legal challenges are ongoing.

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


  • PeterH

    September 23, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    An empty suit candidate!

    • Julia

      September 23, 2023 at 12:57 pm

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      • Rick Whitaker

        September 23, 2023 at 3:25 pm

        i keep asking you, what are you selling, but you won’t answer. that’s a red flag.

        • Earl Pitts American

          September 23, 2023 at 6:54 pm

          Its online pzorn Rick

          • Rick Whitaker

            September 23, 2023 at 7:54 pm

            billy, you would know wouldn’t you.

    • Emelia Thompson

      September 23, 2023 at 2:03 pm

      Dead on arrival.

    • Earl Pitts American

      September 23, 2023 at 2:10 pm

      These politicians are what I, Earl Pitts American, have always referred to as “The Dook 4 Brains RINO’s. The absloute most evil and dangerous of all the swamp creatures in DC. Yes America they are 1000 times more dangerous than your typical Dook 4 Brains Leftists.
      Ron Desantis and I, Earl Pitts American will be implementing a set of Executive Orders outlawing all deceptive Dook 4 Brains RINO’s soon after “The Ronalds” glorious inaugeration to the office of POTUS.
      So to all fine American Patriots my advice to you is to relax your sphencters with the knowledge that I, Earl Pitts American will be advising “The Ronald” throughout his 2024 and his 2028 terms as POTUS.
      And to Florida, you too can relax your sphincters as “The Ronald” and I, Earl Pitts American, will be installing my lovely wife, the beautiful Mrs. Earline Pitts American, as Florida’s Governor for the time Ron’s serving as POTUS. Which means Florida will get 4 more years of Desantis as Govornor once we finish drainingvl the Swamp in DC.
      So in closing:
      Relax your Spinchters America,

      • M. Thompson

        September 23, 2023 at 2:55 pm

        You are “SICK”!!!

        • Audrey Cummins

          September 23, 2023 at 7:09 pm

          Who is this guy Pitts? He sounds like a stoolie brown shirt autocrat!

      • JD

        September 23, 2023 at 3:47 pm

        You have an unhealthy fetish with American Sphincters EarL (with a big “L” for “LOSER”).

        You are about as bad as the old Tom and his fetish with MoRon pissing on everyone.

        Slink back to Villages. I hear there’s a Viagra shortage since your boy got pinched. Is this perhaps why you want people to relax their sphincters? Not rising to the occasion?

        Oh and it is spelled Sphincters EarL.

        • Rick Whitaker

          September 24, 2023 at 3:49 pm

          you also noticed billy”s obsession with sexual issues. billy purser (aka, earl pitts, aka gary burbank) is a joke, although not the least bit funny. he misspells words on purpose because he thinks it’s funny, sad huh

      • Beverly Brevity

        September 23, 2023 at 4:14 pm

        Too many words, Earl, not gonna read’m. You can sound just as ridiculous in three or fewer sentences, I’ve seen you do it before.

        • Earl Pitts American

          September 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm

          Thank you my dear Bev’s for keeping me within the gramatically accepted world standards. Without your loveing support I would not be a major political force in the 2024 election.
          I love you Sweet Beautiful Bev’s,

          • Kc

            September 24, 2023 at 8:47 am

            Ah earl pitts who obviously is NOT an American as he speaks the exact same way that foreign scammers do.

        • Rick Whitaker

          September 23, 2023 at 7:57 pm

          his real name is billy, being a cornball is his game.

  • My Take

    September 23, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    Republicans are perfectly comfortable being racists.
    What DeSSgustus needs to be called more often is “scum.”

    • My Take

      September 23, 2023 at 12:39 pm

      News stories today say he has somehow disenfranchised four private schools for their supposed assòciation with the CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY!!!

    • My Take

      September 23, 2023 at 12:45 pm

      He also reportedly promised some far-right Christian-activist group that if eleçted he would fund religious schools.

  • Elmo

    September 23, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    His racism spreads way beyond CRT.

  • Tom

    September 23, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    “So when we eliminated critical race theory, why haven’t more Republicans stepped up to do it? Because what is the left gonna do when you go up against CRT? They are going to call you a racist, right? They don’t like to be called that,”

    Exactly right you racist!! Not to mention that when you’ve alienated every other demographic except trump supporters (who don’t like you either), losing the black vote is pretty much the last nail in your coffin. Most other people aren’t that stupid.

    • Emelia Thompson

      September 23, 2023 at 2:11 pm

      Ron desantis is dead on arrival.Wrong policies for floridians and the American people.

  • Debra Hughes

    September 23, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    Because the other Republicans knows it is a higher education course.

  • Thomas Kaspar

    September 23, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    Weak democrat nonsense

    • Martin

      September 23, 2023 at 2:13 pm

      Please elaborate. Why is it “nonsense”? Was slavery and racial discrimination merely an educational opportunity for black people?

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 23, 2023 at 3:37 pm

      are you saying , calling a spade a spade is weak. i was wrong according to you because i have always called the truth, truth and calling a lie, a lie. so that means you call lies truth and the truth, a lie. so to sum it up, you are a racist, but you don’t admit to it. interesting point, if i was an idiot. desantis wants to be and act like a racist, but he don’t want to be called out for it. tom, your comment is racist, but you don’t want me to call it that. now i understand you.

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 23, 2023 at 5:07 pm

      You ass.

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 23, 2023 at 5:08 pm

      Angwy ass.

      • Earl Pitts American

        September 23, 2023 at 7:01 pm

        Love me some Silly Wabbit !!!!

  • Dan McCarthy

    September 23, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    So he admits he is a racist. That is very smart for a politician. NOT!

  • Jacqueline

    September 23, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Question to all you WOKE Moran!!! Do y’all know the meaning of it and where it was originated from? My other question is By eliminating black history what other history is there to be told? I went to the library on 103rd Jacksonville Fla , as you walked in there was a book about the revolutionary of CUBA. SMH. What is DeShito, nationality?

  • Dstrckland

    September 23, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    He has destroyed Florida and their schools….don’t let him destroy USA. It’s either his beliefs or you’re fired!

    • Emelia Thompson

      September 23, 2023 at 2:19 pm

      He is an authoritarian governor, his way or no way.
      No gay,no LGBT, no blacks, no Jewish and Disney.
      Ron desantis is dead on arrival, and stop talking.

  • Michael K

    September 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Only a racist would deliberately erase Black representation in Congress, intentionally target and intimidate Black people with the Election Police Goon Squad, Deny the AP African-American Studies curriculum for Florida students, and prioritize the “comfort” of white students in the teaching of history. Only a racist would rail against diversity, equity, and inclusion by attacking corporations and institutions that are committed to attracting a workforce and constituency that reflects the diversity of the communities they serve. Only a racist would use “anti-woke” which everyone knows, means “anti-Black.”

  • Terri

    September 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    What is wrong with this idiot? He is not going to be president of the US. Is term is up in 2025 in Florida. He will have no protection after that. I don’t want him anywhere near me when that happens. He doesn’t have the same thinking of the people. He has lost his mind! The world has changed and he doesn’t know it.

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 23, 2023 at 3:42 pm

      in the old days they called that,” not knowing your ass from a hole in the ground”

      • Silly Wabbit

        September 23, 2023 at 5:09 pm

        That’s wight!

  • Silly Wabbit

    September 23, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    He kwazy.

  • Richard Russell

    September 23, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    As an unapologetic Anglo American, I do not carry one iota of white guilt and any Anglo who does is despicable. Anglos settled the Colonies, without anyone providing them free stuff? Self sufficiency was the core requirement to do what was necessary to create our great Constitutional Republic. Today the feckless POS Anglos wallowing in white guilt are undermining all of the sacrifices made to create the greatest country on the earth!

    • My Take

      September 23, 2023 at 7:26 pm

      Àmerica got the losers of Europe, those who couldn’t make it in a competative settled society.

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 23, 2023 at 8:11 pm

      what you call “anglos settling the colonies” is what i call stealing native land and killing them. so you are unapologetic about backing thieves and murderers. i do believe you when you say you carry no guilt. sounds like something trump would say. if you were my neighbor i would make you move. how do people stand to be around you with those hate ridden thoughts you harbor

  • Joe

    September 26, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    “Racist and Proud!”
    Well that’s an interesting hill for a politician to sacrifice his career on.
    Never back down, Tiny D, never back down indeed.

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