Protests start Sunday ahead of Ron DeSantis’ California campaign trip
Ron DeSantis in San Francisco. Screenshot via DeSantis For President.

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The Governor is headed to Salinas this week.

Gov. Ron DeSantis won’t be in Salinas, California until Thursday, but protesters will make their feelings known this weekend.

On Sunday afternoon (and again on Wednesday afternoon), the United Farmworkers, the Salinas Coalition, and Building Healthy Communities will participate in “Cruise en contra DeSantis,” reports the Monterey County Weekly.

“Community resistance to Ron DeSantis’ brunch invitation is not simply about political opposition; it’s about ensuring our business leaders and elected officials are prioritizing and representing our community voices and values. As the Salinas Coalition, we will continue to voice our concerns, ask tough questions, and work toward a more inclusive and equitable future,” wrote Salinas Coalition member Corina De La Torre in an op-ed in that same paper.

DeSantis thus far has struggled in polling of Golden State Republicans.

In a survey released by Berkeley’s Institute of Government Studies, DeSantis trails Donald Trump, 55% to 16%. California’s delegate apportionment rules grant all of the state’s 169 delegates to a candidate above 50%. That means if Trump holds this level of support next year, the former President will take all the delegates unless changes to the formula are made at the GOP Convention.

Both Trump and DeSantis will deliver keynote speeches at that event.

DeSantis’ gripes about the Golden State have been a recurring theme of his campaign up until now, including cautionary tales about San Francisco.

“Don’t tell me it doesn’t affect people’s lives. I was just in San Francisco. I saw — in 20 minutes on the ground — people defecating on the sidewalk. I saw people using fentanyl. I saw people smoking crack right there in the open, right there on the street. It was a civilization in decay,” the Governor said at a Faith & Freedom Coalition event in June.

During remarks to the Concerned Women for America, the Florida Governor and 2024 presidential candidate offered a “contrast” between the Sunshine State and the Golden State, which has a different view about the rights of minors than DeSantis’ Florida.

“Look at the contrast we have between a state like Florida, which honors parents’ rights, versus a state like California that is now doing legislation that says if you as a parent have a child — maybe like a 10-year-old son — and the son comes to you and says that they think that they’re really a girl, if you say no, you could lose custody of your own kid,” DeSantis said.

“That is an assault on parents’ rights, that is an attack on the American family and in the state of Florida, those policies are dead on arrival.”

DeSantis’ ire was inspired by California’s just-passed Assembly Bill 937, which compels judges to consider a “parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity or gender expression as part of the health, safety and welfare of the child.”

The Governor, while at a Never Back Down bus tour stop in Iowa, said his presidential administration would not “let California regulate how farmers in Iowa conduct their business on things like, you know, these pork producers have to follow California law to do this stuff.”

“It doesn’t even make any sense,” DeSantis said.

Earlier this year, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a California law called Proposition 12, which mandates more room for breeding pigs. The Court sided with the state against the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation, industry groups that contended California law would impose unreasonable burdens on pig farmers.

The California law holds “no person shall knowingly engage in a commercial sale within the state of whole pork meat for human food if the whole pork meat is the product of a breeding pig, or the product of the immediate offspring of a breeding pig, that was confined at any time during the production cycle for said product in an enclosure that fails to comply with all of the standards set forth in Chapter 10, Article 3, regarding Breeding Pigs.”

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


  • My Take

    September 23, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    It is said that anybody who is anybody hates DeSSgustus now.

    • My Take

      September 24, 2023 at 12:53 am

      Nazìs love him, but they are nobodies.

  • Earl Pitts American

    September 23, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    These protests will be nothing but a Dook 4 Brains Leftist Dog and Pony Show.
    Real Patriots in Dookaforina will show up where and when it counts and free the bondage slave state of Dookafornia from the Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s at the voting booth on election day.
    *Free Bumper Sticker*

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 23, 2023 at 7:06 pm

      shut up billy boy. can she bake a cherry pie

      • Earl Pitts "New Earl" American

        September 25, 2023 at 9:03 pm

        The Left has a big price to pay for what they did to our Great Nation in the last 4 years. And that bill is coming due soon.
        Real soon.
        Thank yoy America,

    • Beverly Brevity

      September 24, 2023 at 12:07 pm

      Brief and to the moronic point, Earl, I actually read the words. Keep up the good, brief work.

      • Earl Pitts American

        September 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm

        Queen Bev’s I love you more. See I can learn!!!!
        Ya Boy Earl

  • Rick Whitaker

    September 23, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    desantis uses cal as a whipping post. then he goes to cal with an angry protest waiting on him. i thought he considered his harvard educated ass to be smart. when you sling s*it, it splashes back on you. even a iowa pig farmer knows that. i’m so glad that he doesn’t have a chance at being president

    • Earl Pitts American

      September 23, 2023 at 7:11 pm

      Good evening Rick,
      Its so easy to get your own *FREE DOOKAFORINA* Bumper Sticker for the hatchback of your Subaru SUV.
      Just print it out, take it to a local printer, and slap that bad boy right over your ageing I’M FOR HILLARY existing bumper sticker.
      Welcome aboard to the conservative side Rick !!!,

      • Rick Whitaker

        September 23, 2023 at 7:45 pm

        billy, you’re not funny. tell pearl that sh*t maybe she will laugh. i don’t know if she is dead or not so i do take that into consideration. go tell your neighbor those cornball jokes if they will answer the door. i v’e got bernie stickers on my older vehicles and biden stickers on my newer vehicles. i’m smart enough to know who to vote for. biden is going to be the next president, get use to it.

        • Impeach Biden

          September 24, 2023 at 7:26 am

          You are as senile and nutty as Joe Biden. Now back to shuffleboard you old timer.

          • Silly Wabbit

            September 24, 2023 at 12:03 pm

            You ass.

          • Silly Wabbit

            September 24, 2023 at 12:04 pm

            Stewpid ass.

          • Silly Wabbit

            September 24, 2023 at 12:04 pm

            (Cooked stupidity)

          • Rick Whitaker

            September 24, 2023 at 3:03 pm

            very intelligent comment for a moron. so you dislike biden, that just shows you are not a critical thinker. stay in your echo chamber please.

        • Earl Pitts "Overseer Of Dookaforinia Repatriation" American

          September 24, 2023 at 8:21 am

          Thanks Rick for that disturbing peep into both your brain and garage. Great news Sir I’m in charge of compiling a list of malcontent Dook 4 Brains Leftists to be marched out to Dookafornia for the “It Just Makes Sense America” relocation. You have made the first cut and it will be your real lifetime Dook 4 Brains Utopia once you are with your kind out there in Dookafornia.
          While we recgonize that most of you will be irredeamable we will send in missionaries from time to time into the furthest reaches of Dookafornia to see if any of you are capable of rejoining polite society.
          Congrats Rick you made to the top of the class and will be leading the way for your peoples repatriatiom to Dookafornia. It wont be like the American Indian Trail of Tears Relocation at all Rick. That was a stain on American History Rick. This time its going to be different as we will be passing out bottled water. Relax your sphincter and get ready for The Great Freedom March To Dookafornia Rick!!!!
          Thanks and congrats,

          • Beverly Brevity

            September 24, 2023 at 12:10 pm

            There you go again, Earl. Too many words, not gonna read’m. You can be idiotic in just two or three sentences.

          • Rick Whitaker

            September 24, 2023 at 3:07 pm

            can pearl bake a cherry pie?

  • My Take

    September 23, 2023 at 11:00 pm

    Unlike verminous Trump, I cannòt imagine vile DeSsgustus ever spitting on a grievously maimed, wounded US soldier.

    • My Take

      September 23, 2023 at 11:04 pm

      Now a half bled-out girl after an illegal bàckstreet abortion, that would be different.

  • Michael K

    September 24, 2023 at 12:49 am

    Ron is a grievance groomer, destroying anything in his path, building nothing but hate, lies and mistrust. “Parental rights” is nothing more than an effort to destroy public education by using LGBTQ people as pawns. He’s done nothing to make life better for anyone but his own miserable, failing political aspirations. Just look how quickly Florida is falling back in college rankings under his “anti-woke” poison. He’s just a wrecking ball with a radical far- right fascist agenda.

  • My Take

    September 24, 2023 at 11:47 am

    How long before somè ďrek-for-brains evanģelical parents’ shrill voices get to DorkSSantos’ ear about the teaching of evolution and ancient earth. “My little boy, Sacrifice, came hòme crying! ‘In science class they say Preacher Bubba is wrong!’ “

    • ScienceBLVR

      September 24, 2023 at 1:33 pm

      Spencer Tracy, Inherit the Wind, 1960
      “For I intend to show this court that what Bertram Cates spoke quietly one spring morning in the Hillsboro High School is not crime. It is incontrovertible as geometry to any enlightened community of minds.”
      And in real history, almost 100 years ago, they went after the teacher, Scopes, for daring to teach Darwinism/evolution. Seems like the war on education and teachers is ongoing in Florida, even now….

      • My Take

        September 24, 2023 at 11:37 pm

        “And in real history, almost 100 years ago, they went after the teacher, Scopes, for daring to teach Darwinism/evolution.”
        And found him guilty BTW.
        That is when Mencken said something along the lines of “Even Sudan now laughs at Tennessee.”

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