DNC sends in an animated billboard to roll around GOP Florida Freedom Summit

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The 'freedom' in 'Freedom Summit' must be meant ironically, a rolling, animated billboard from the national Democratic Party indicates.

The Florida Freedom Summit is bringing GOP headliners to the stage today — and outside, a rolling reminder from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) of what freedoms Republicans aim to take away.

As former President Donald Trump, Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, and others fire up the crowd at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, the DNC plans a mobile billboard that’s going to be highlighting how the GOP agenda might feel to some like more of a straitjacket than freedom.

“It’s utterly ironic that Donald Trump and 2024 Republicans are attending the ‘Florida Freedom Summit’ when their entire platform is based on ripping Americans’ freedoms away from them,” DNC spokesperson Sarafina Chitika said

The billboard will be circling the premises from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., tailing attendees who could be paying as much as $15,000 for an all-access VIP ticket. The billboard will have an animated screen that starts with a cutout photo of Trump appearing to yell into a microphone. And then the seven candidates who his poll numbers have dwarfed pop into the background.

“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans want to rip away your freedom …” it says with the last two words underlined.

And then comes the all-caps treatment explaining exactly what freedoms will be taken away: “to make your health care decisions and ban abortion.”

The MAGA agenda also means less freedom to learn America’s complete history because of book bans, the billboard says, also in all caps.

GOP politicians have countered that these books are still available, albeit not in some schools or at some grade levels.

Moms for Liberty Founder Tiffany Justice is slated to be one of the day’s 25 speakers and will likely explain that more.

The last one is a little more confusing, as it makes the case that fewer gun regulations mean less freedom. The logic works, however, if you take a shot from one of these less-regulated guns.

Anne Geggis

Anne Geggis is a South Florida journalist who began her career in Vermont and has worked at the Sun-Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal and the Gainesville Sun covering government issues, health and education. She was a member of the Sun-Sentinel team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Parkland high school shooting. You can reach her on Twitter @AnneBoca or by emailing [email protected].


  • PeterH

    November 4, 2023 at 8:48 am

    Today’s Republicans are full of FREEDUMB!

    There is not a single 2024 Republican Presidential contender who hasn’t promised in the past or present to ban abortion nationwide if given the chance.

    The Republican candidate’s utopian vision is that of a nonexistent imaginary rural 1950’s America where a high-heeled wife pulls an apple pie out of the oven….. their transgender child commits suicide in the upstairs bathroom because no one understands and daddy is late for dinner because he’s having an extramarital affair with his pregnant secretary!

  • Earl Pitts "The Best D@mn Political Advisor" American

    November 4, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Good mornting Republican Candadites,
    Lets just hope all the candadites read the sage wisdom of Earl Pitts American and leave their Ron Desantis foot fetish’s at home.
    As our Great Nation of God Fearing Patriots finds the whole “Ron’s Boots, Ron’s feet, Ron’s height, Ron’s johnson, and other body parts to be kind of icky and “vote costing” for those showing their perve tendencies to our Great Nation.
    Thank you Republican Candadites.
    Candadites; how about this?
    Lets all take a pledge to leave your icky fetish’s at home in your bedroom with your wives or for Nikki with your husband where such things belong.
    Earl Pitts “Earl Knows Best” American
    *at last check I, Earl Pitts American, am not aware of any “homertesticular” Candadites who are also running for The High Office of POTUS. My condolances if there are any “homertesticular” Candadites which I, Earl Pitts American, may be un-aware of.*

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