Rick Scott ‘Socialismo’ ad continues outreach to Hispanics

Rick Scott via campaign
The spot can be seen on TV and digitally.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott is again buying ad time to reach Hispanic voters, warning them that a change in Florida’s Senate delegation could help the cause of socialism.

“Let’s talk straight,” Scott says in the beginning of the English language version of the Socialismo ad, which is running — along with a Spanish-language version — on television and digital in Florida as part of a multimillion-dollar ad buy.

“Every country that goes socialist destroys freedom and makes people poor. And President (Joe) Biden is moving America towards socialism.  Everything, food, health care, housing, it all costs more, which leaves you with less. That’s the way of socialism, the government gets stronger and the people get weaker. I’m Rick Scott, together you and I will stop socialism from coming here,” the Senator promises.

The Senator’s words are juxtaposed variously against images of unrest in the streets of a presumably socialist country, an emphatic President Biden speaking, a graphic depicting Biden’s “socialist America,” and the Senator making his call to action wearing his trademark Navy hat and a plaid shirt.

Per the Scott campaign, “the ad discusses how Joe Biden and the Democrats are pushing our nation towards socialism.”

“While Joe Biden, the Democrats and Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell continue to embrace socialism and turn a blind eye to dangerous dictators in our hemisphere, Senator Scott has been clear that socialism has no place in America,” the campaign statement reads.

“He remains committed to standing with every Floridian who wants a freer and more prosperous future, and continues to fight every day against the Democrats’ radical socialist agenda so every American, regardless of their background, can have the chance at the dream of this country.”

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


  • MH/Duuuval

    April 18, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    “Every country that goes socialist destroys freedom and makes people poor.”

    Countries that determine democratically to take a more socialized path, such as those in Scandinavia or New Zealand, are free and prospering. Part of this is due to luck — natural resources, geographic advantages, etc. — and part is due to hard work since socialism, like any democratic form of government, takes citizen involvment.

    Rick should know this, but he prefers to pretend socialism equals one-party rule imposed by force — as it does in Cuba, Venezuela, and so forth.

    Socialsim is good or bad depending on whether it stems from the top down or the bottom up.

  • Dont Say FLA

    April 19, 2024 at 2:57 pm

    Mr Scott, we are going to need to examine the contents of your Patriot USB drive collection.

  • Pink Slip

    April 19, 2024 at 5:34 pm

    Listen up, people. Access to education, health care, environmental health and safety, preservation of natural resources, adequate food production and distribution, affordable housing, Everyone paying fair share of taxes and held accountable, programs which ensure access to fair employment where you are compensated appropriately for the work you do and have certain rights and protections, these things are terrible for you and will make you poor. Instead, we want a system where someone can worm their way into bilking the government and steal money out of the mouths of seniors and children, then go on to other elected office where they can use that position to further line their own pockets and those of their crook buddies. So pay attention, people. You might just be the next crooked billionaire. Greed is good.
    RS thinks good public policy that was considered mainstream and centrist just 20 years amounts to socialism. This is the big lie that has been advanced in the last decades that has violated classical norms of American policy. Nothing has changed except the hate is out in the open and the masks are off and the gaslighting is on.
    Once again RS uses the worst possible examples of poor and corrupt governance to play whataboutism trying to put lipstick on a very badly behaving pig. Mr Scoot, your pink slip is showing.

    • MH/Duuuval

      April 21, 2024 at 12:48 pm

      Agreed — let’s fire him in Nov.

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