Ron DeSantis attacks Palestinians’ ‘rotten culture’

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The Governor made the comments on talk radio Thursday.

Florida’s Governor continues to fulminate about Palestinians, amid President Joe Biden exploring bringing refugees from Gaza to the U.S. via the United States Refugee Admissions Program.

During a very friendly interview with conservative host Mark Levin, Gov. Ron DeSantis addressed “the notion that somehow you can separate terrorists from, like, freedom lovers at a place like the Gaza Strip.”

“You don’t have to be a member of Hamas,” DeSantis said.

“The fact is they’ve got a very rotten culture and people that are not members of Hamas, who do not believe Israel should exist, support what Hamas did in October. So that’s just the reality that we’re dealing with. So it’s not in America’s interest to be importing those types of pathologies from the Middle East into our country domestically. So the number of Palestinian Arabs we should be importing from Gaza is zero.”

DeSantis also suggested that the President is driven by political rather than humanitarian concerns during his radio hit, saying “he looks at how this whole issue has fractured the left-wing base and he’s trying to kowtow to these people just to save his political hide in the upcoming election.”

These are the second prominent comments DeSantis made on the subject this week.

During a stop in Hardee County, he said allowing refugees in would be tantamount to a move to “import those blood feuds to this country.”

The Governor had previously bemoaned a “toxic culture” among Palestinians, saying they are “all antisemitic,” and blaming them for Bethlehem being a “pigsty.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


103 comments

  • Impeach Biden

    May 3, 2024 at 8:46 am

    Love my Governor. No wonder Florida is a highly desirable place to live. Look at the chaos and damage and trash those Hamas supporting idiots have done. Round up the agitators here on student visas and ship them out. The US students that were participating should be documented and put on a “No freebies from Joe” list. I’ll be damn if my hard earned tax money should go to this.

    • tim

      May 3, 2024 at 9:11 am

      100%!

      • Earl Pitts "AMERICA'S BIG VOICE ON THE RIGHT" American

        May 3, 2024 at 11:16 am

        110% !!!!
        This Bold Statement by Ron is TOTALLY in keeping with Truth, Justice, and The American Way.
        BUT WAIT THERES MORE:
        This statement is The Gorrilla Glue which will bond Don And Ron together for the POTUS/VPOTUS WIN !!!!!!!!!!!!
        AND THAT, AMERICA, IS THE REST OF THE STORY !!!!!!!
        Earl Pitts American

        • Protect Children

          May 3, 2024 at 4:16 pm

          Earl are you still on that state list?? If you are I don’t think you can be America’s Big Voice on anything.

    • tom

      May 3, 2024 at 9:27 am

      HOWLER MONKEY, it sounds like your whining about something, but i can’t tell what it is. your love of a very bad governor says a lot about your character.

    • FLPatriot

      May 3, 2024 at 9:31 am

      Same goes for any American involved in J6

      • MH/Duuuval

        May 3, 2024 at 1:33 pm

        Dude!

    • Hung Wiil

      May 3, 2024 at 9:36 am

      The Palestinian culture is a product of Islam, it can be nothing else but rot. Look at the life span, spending power, access to food and water throughout the middle east. S hole countries is all you get. Peace be upon you.

      • rick whitaker

        May 3, 2024 at 10:40 am

        HUNG, how christian of you. i’m sure jesus would approve of your bigotry.

        • Hung Wiil

          May 3, 2024 at 11:33 am

          Its called facts, Rick, something that is alien to you. Look at the data, tool, and compre life span, GDP, and access to plumbing. They suck, plain and simple.

          Look at civil liberties and political freedom in these countries, Rick, the are not free. But all you’ve got is the bigot card. You’re a boring former. Bless you.

          • MH/Duuuval

            May 3, 2024 at 4:14 pm

            Try the UAE the next time you vacay, or Malaysia. Oil wealth has given them a cutting edge infrastructure. Not my idea of cool though as both are police states. But, this is where the MAGAs are leading.

          • rick whitaker

            May 3, 2024 at 9:41 pm

            HUNG, jesus would be so proud of your comment.

    • Kathy

      May 3, 2024 at 4:20 pm

      Just how did your tax dollars go to students participating in their freedom of speech?? When the criminals attacked the capital following a free and fair election were you concerned about your hard earned tax money or were you sending it to support getting them out of jail?? Your governor is a racist, racist, dishonest, white entitled Ivy League Jag that threatens all sorts of people including taking away women’s rights to healthcare.

    • JustBabs

      May 4, 2024 at 2:15 pm

      Yeah. DeSantis is the perfect ruler for the MAGAts. No real human qualities, bully the vulnerable and cater to the wealthy. You all love to bend over for your betters. Serfs up, Florida. Some begging to be abused and suppressed.

      • My Take

        May 5, 2024 at 7:34 pm

        Serfs up, Florida.
        =======
        !!!!!!
        Beautiful

    • Sadiq

      May 5, 2024 at 12:13 pm

      Florida is not a highly desirable place to live in because of this vile governor. Florida has been a highly desirable place to live in long before he came into existence. In fact he is tearing thsi state apart by being highly partisan and racist in many occasions. He is playing up people’s fears against each other instead of bringing people together.

      We are better and more civil when we respect each other and accept our differences.

  • Impeach Biden

    May 3, 2024 at 8:57 am

    Ask yourself this, why won’t Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and others not take Hamas refugees? They don’t want em but watch Slo Joe take them. More people that we can’t afford to take care of and they bring their toxic politics with them. Riots will become common place in our rapidly crumbling USA. Learn from the mistakes in Europe.

    • tim

      May 3, 2024 at 9:11 am

      Again, 100%!

      • tom

        May 3, 2024 at 9:21 am

        TIM, whatever dude.

        • Hung Wiil

          May 3, 2024 at 11:35 am

          Islam gets schlonged

      • tom

        May 3, 2024 at 9:28 am

        TIM, are you a howler monkey too? howling all the time in a mindless chaos.

    • tom

      May 3, 2024 at 9:20 am

      HOWLER MONKEY, what if countries started denying entry if you are from the state of florida. and the reason they gave for it was because florida is where trump, desantis, and lots of maga cultist live. you are so bigoted, it”s deplorable.

      • Impeach Biden

        May 3, 2024 at 9:27 am

        Come up with your own call signs you copycat. Come on Rick there has got to be an original thought in that pea brain.

        • tom

          May 3, 2024 at 9:31 am

          HOWLER MONKEY, quit worring so much about me. you howl all the time in a mindless chaos. what better name for you. if you had man balls, you would use your real name.

          • Impeach Biden

            May 3, 2024 at 9:40 am

            I will never use my real name because creeps like you might show up at my front door.

        • rick whitaker

          May 3, 2024 at 9:54 am

          HOWLER MONKEY, i used my real name and i would would welcome you at my door. maybe i could teach you a few thousand things you need to know. so you have no man balls?

          • Impeach Biden

            May 3, 2024 at 10:03 am

            Oh I got man balls. I think you were hitting on me when you called me “Peachy”. I don’t swing that way. Too many crazies like you out there. I read stories all the time of crazies like you offing people at their front door.

        • rick whitaker

          May 3, 2024 at 10:30 am

          HOWLER MONKEY, are you really that frightened of life? that’s one of the problems i have with maga cultism, is that it’s based almost entirely on fear. i know all of my neighbors. i have fixed their plumbing, wiring, appliances, or what ever service they need. without charge of course. so if someone knocked on my door, i would answer it with a smile. of course that excludes jehovah witnesses.

      • Impeach Biden

        May 3, 2024 at 9:29 am

        Making general statements like that means you need a big dose of unconscious bias training.

        • tom

          May 3, 2024 at 9:32 am

          HOWLER MONKEY, whatever dude.

        • Hung Wiil

          May 3, 2024 at 11:36 am

          Don’t disclose. Rick will try to bend you over

          • rick whitaker

            May 3, 2024 at 12:20 pm

            HUNG, whatever dude.

          • Impeach Biden

            May 3, 2024 at 6:09 pm

            He was calling me “Peachy” for awhile. I think he is that character from
            The movie Deliverance🤣

    • FLPatriot

      May 3, 2024 at 9:32 am

      Hamas is different than Palestinians. You can’t group them all as 1.

      • tom

        May 3, 2024 at 9:36 am

        FLP, why do some folks like howler monkey find that simple concept so hard to comprehend. of course that is a rhetorical statement, i know several reasons why HM does that crap.

      • Hung Wiil

        May 3, 2024 at 11:37 am

        We are grouping them together. Already done

        • rick whitaker

          May 3, 2024 at 1:23 pm

          HUNG, that’s awful christian of you.

        • MH/Duuuval

          May 3, 2024 at 4:16 pm

          That’s like saying all Floridians are MAGAs because MAGAs dominate the political landscape TEMPORARILY.

    • Tom

      May 3, 2024 at 10:45 am

      Hamas refugees? WTF are you even talking about? You do get the whole Sunni / Shiite thing right? Maybe a two state solution would go a way towards solving some of these issues without any involvement from us. Maybe if bibi wasn’t so keen on playing the right wing tough guy wannabe some of these problems could be solved.

      • rick whitaker

        May 3, 2024 at 12:16 pm

        TOM, hamas is sunni, you didn’t know. why are you commenting on subjects that you don’t even know the basics of.

      • MH/Duuuval

        May 3, 2024 at 4:17 pm

        Netanyahu was on his way out when Hamas went crazy.

    • MH/Duuuval

      May 3, 2024 at 1:34 pm

      2.5 million Palestinians are refugees in Jordan. Do your homework.

      • MH/Duuuval

        May 5, 2024 at 8:16 pm

        I shoulda done a review of my homework: over 3 million Palestinians have found refuge in Jordan.

  • Cary

    May 3, 2024 at 10:53 am

    Tom, l pray that Trump picks DeSantis for VP and they go on to win the election which will mean 12 years of undoing the disaster the Obama and Biden have created in this country.
    We can’t afford to have a democratic president for 4 more years.
    Only an idiot will keep voting for democrats.
    People like you are ignorant of know the reason why the Roman failed.

    • rick whitaker

      May 3, 2024 at 11:09 am

      CARY, the romans fell when they became christian. what’s your point? if your point is found in the bible, don’t bother telling me.

      • Tom

        May 3, 2024 at 12:30 pm

        The question is why don’t outher middle eastern countries take Palestinian refugees. I’m well aware of which countries are Shia and which are Sunni so spare me the lecture on what I know or don’t know.

        • MH/Duuuval

          May 3, 2024 at 1:35 pm

          See above.

          • MH/Duuuval

            May 3, 2024 at 5:20 pm

            The countries outside the Palestinian territories with significant Palestinian populations are:
            Jordan 3,240,000.
            Israel 1,650,000.
            Syria 630,000.
            Chile 500,000 (largest Palestinian community outside the Middle East).
            Lebanon 402,582.
            Saudi Arabia 280,245.
            Egypt 270,245.
            US 170,000
            — from Wiki search “Palestinian refugees”

        • rick whitaker

          May 3, 2024 at 9:22 pm

          TOM sorry if i got that wrong. you mentioned sunni and shia right after mentioning hamas, confusing. well you do know something. i know something, why don’t florida take welfare recipients from missippissi. because they don’t want to. i miss your point, i guess. some why’s are unanswerable. one of my best friend was born in palestine, he is a christian.

    • PeterH

      May 3, 2024 at 11:42 am

      The lowest unemployment in 60 years
      The highest employment in 60 years
      Record breaking stock market numbers
      More jobs created than any other president in history
      An historic infrastructure law
      An historic climate initiative program
      Chip legislation that will make America the leader in chip manufacturing in 5 years
      Inflation holding steady at around 3.5%
      A POTUS that is normal, decent, honest, and trustworthy

      Let’s remember that these are the Biden Administration accomplishments!

  • PeterH

    May 3, 2024 at 11:39 am

    DeSantis will never win an election on the national stage. He fits perfectly in the “basket of deplorable” category with his racist rant!

  • Margaret

    May 3, 2024 at 12:01 pm

    This may be the most despicable thing DeSantis has uttered.
    He should be ashamed, as well as the commenters above, who echo his xenophobia and repeat his ignorance of Palestinians.
    The mean-spiritness of such thinking is unconscionable in face the extreme suffering of babies, children, mothers and fathers.
    Hamas is not Palestinian. Hamas is terrorist. Palestinians are
    victims of genocide. To state otherwise is a lie.

    • Hung Wiil

      May 3, 2024 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks for settling that for us sweetie. We can all go back to bed now.

      • rick whitaker

        May 3, 2024 at 1:26 pm

        hung = disrespect

  • Tom

    May 3, 2024 at 12:28 pm

    The question is why don’t outher middle eastern countries take Palestinian refugees. I’m well aware of which countries are Shia and which are Sunni.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 3, 2024 at 1:33 pm

      Soon as Israel allows them leave, we can discuss who might or might not take them. But all Israel’s doing is concentrating them for ease of extermination.

    • MH/Duuuval

      May 3, 2024 at 1:37 pm

      Why should Palestinians leave their home country? Because zionists want it?

      • rick whitaker

        May 3, 2024 at 10:27 pm

        MH/DUUUVAL, zionism is foreign to me, but it don’t sound right to me. no religious dogma sounds right to me.

  • ScienceBLVR

    May 3, 2024 at 12:51 pm

    Scapegoating Islam and vilifying Muslims was far more than merely campaign messaging; for Donald Trump it was a winning strategy. Maybe that’s what the D and D were discussing last week…Donald to DeSantis: “Just change sh&thole country to pigsty, rotten or toxic culture. Those idiot red nosed Republicans will fall for it everytime! Distracts the masses from the real issues”

    • Hung Wiil

      May 3, 2024 at 1:22 pm

      Islam produces oppression and poverty. Poor people suck, therefore Islam sucks. Pretty simple.

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 3, 2024 at 1:36 pm

        Sounds just like Capitalism which an awful lot of folks here tend to claim is Christian. Therefore Christianity sucks. Correct, Hung Lil?

        • Hung Wiil

          May 3, 2024 at 2:17 pm

          Wrong. Capitalism has produced the highest standards of living in the world. No Capitalist society is rated as not free, and the lifespan in Capitalist countries eclipses all of Islam.

          They sound nothing alike. You sound ignorant we can all agree. Thanks for uniting us.

          • rick whitaker

            May 3, 2024 at 3:27 pm

            PANTS ON FIRE, wrong. the usa is not even in the top ten. 5 of the top ten are socialist demo style governments.

          • MH/Duuuval

            May 3, 2024 at 4:20 pm

            Better check the ratings, Bub. The US becoming increasingly divided economically but politically, which is why we have these Hoovervilles all over the landscape — just like in the 1930s.

          • Dont Say FLA

            May 16, 2024 at 11:24 am

            Lil, it’s two weeks later and nobody has commented in agreement with you, but two folks did comment correcting you. I do not believe there’s any agreement about me sounding ignorant, but you are welcome to your opinion and I will always defend your ability to present your opinion just like that sad sack dentist.

          • rick whitaker

            May 16, 2024 at 2:11 pm

            HUNG, you are making comparisons of a religion to a political system. how stupid of you. it seems you let your christian brainwashing lead you around by a leash. get off that leash so you can think straight. you are embarrassing yourself.

      • rick whitaker

        May 3, 2024 at 10:56 pm

        HUNG, jesus would love that comment. he also hated the poor, right?

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 3, 2024 at 1:47 pm

    Take note how Rhonda did not name any specifics regarding the alleged toxic culture of Palestinians. And the reason for that is Rhonda and the Palestinians are on the same side of the culture wars against the gay trans drag queens and the women. Yes indeedy, that is a toxic culture, but it can be called Palestinian or MAGA since both exactly fit.

  • My Take

    May 3, 2024 at 2:11 pm

    All the jokes start, “A Florida man …” not , “A Palestinian ….”

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 3, 2024 at 2:23 pm

      Around these parts, ~jokes do start with ‘A Florida Man”. But what about the jokes in and around Israel?

      • My Take

        May 6, 2024 at 5:37 pm

        Don’t know.
        But in Germany: “A Bavarian ….”

  • My Take

    May 3, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    DeScumtis, a babbling bigoted redneck, dares look down at any other culture?

    • Hung Wiil

      May 3, 2024 at 2:19 pm

      Yes because Islam objectively sucks.

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 3, 2024 at 2:24 pm

        Oh Mr Lil, please enumerate the ways in which Islam sucks any worse than MAGA. PLEASE.

        • Hung Wiil

          May 3, 2024 at 2:47 pm

          Already been done. Read.

          • Dont Say FLA

            May 4, 2024 at 2:22 pm

            Lil, you wrote some indoctrinated “thoughts” of yours about Capitalism, but nothing about MAGA which most definitely is not the same thing as Capitalism.

            If you really think you’re free, Lil, head on down to the town square and hold up a sign advocating for human rights. Just human rights. Don’t even pick a side in any conflict. Just advocate for human rights, period. See how that goes for ya.

          • rick whitaker

            May 16, 2024 at 2:16 pm

            HUNG, you are a babbling idiot, prove me wrong, i dare you.

      • rick whitaker

        May 3, 2024 at 2:30 pm

        HUNG , is that what jesus would say.

      • rick whitaker

        May 16, 2024 at 2:15 pm

        HUNG, to use your phrasing, yes because christianity and islam objectively sucks.

  • Ocean Joe

    May 3, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    Dont start a war you cannot win, especially since you had fair warning. When Hezbollah kidnapped 2 Israeli soldiers a few years ago they learned the hard way.

    How many folks got killed by the US (us) in Iraq? Or because of our weapons supplied to the Iraqis when the fought the Iranians? Or Vietnam? Or Afghanistan? How about the fire bombing of Dresden? As FDR, our greatest president once said, “They asked for it and they are going to get it.”

    Israel needs to take Rafah NOW and get it over with. And then they need to clear Hezbollah and any other Persian puppets away from their borders. And if it takes American weapons to do so, that’s OK.
    Hamas asked for it. They can release the hostages and surrender or they can continue to sacrifice their own women and children like the cowards they are.

    Genocide? Over 2,000,000 Gazans, 35,000 dead. Genocide was Hitler’s Germany, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Burma’s assault on Royingas. Dont get confused. Liberals, this mess is going to cost Biden the election. Is that what you really want?

    • rick whitaker

      May 3, 2024 at 3:01 pm

      OJ, are you a zionist? most of your comments sound logical and somewhat progressive. but when the israel issue comes up, it’s a 180. i may be taking you wrong, but since my main thought in this world is, how bad religion is, and how great it could be without religion. in religion EVERYONE is wrong according to somebody else’s religion. if i have spoke wrong, please correct me.

      • Ocean Joe

        May 4, 2024 at 7:36 pm

        Had we (the US) taken Jews in during and after WW2 we could have avoided all this. Instead Jews fled Europe to their ancestral homeland.
        After the 1948 creation of Israel, 800,000 more Jews fled from around the Arab world to avoid persecution…from places they lived for centuries.
        Do not consider myself a zionist, but since I think after the Holocaust, Jews should have a homeland, maybe you’re right.
        As for religion you and I are in agreement.
        As for Jews, separate religion from ethnicity if you will. Same people, many of faith, many not. America was established through the displacement of those here before us if that’s the issue.
        Really dont think Jews per se are interested in war, more interested in commerce, the arts, creative things.
        Blame Hitler (remember the Arabs sided with him) for changing the world.
        As for viewpoints, nobody is a pure liberal, progressive or conservative.
        Allowing teenagers to change their sexual organs, for example, strikes me as one of the dumbest ways Democrats guarantee losing elections. I’m a liberal but I live in the American empire, I support it, and Israel is a fellow western liberal democracy that shares our values. I pick them, not the medievel society of honor killings, where a young woman was beaten to death for failing to wear a head scarf.
        American foreign policy should aggressively protect the empire our fathers created after WW2, not squander what they gave us. That means protecting our sphere of interests, our trade routes, including those of our allies and ultimately the incredible standard of living we enjoy.
        I’m OK with the LGB but not so much with the T.

        • MH/Duuuval

          May 5, 2024 at 8:24 pm

          “… not the medievel society of honor killings, where a young woman was beaten to death for failing to wear a head scarf.”

          If, by chance, you are referring to Mahsa Amini, the woman arrested, beaten, and then killed by the Iranian morality police — she was a Kurd and so she was in double jeopardy.

        • rick whitaker

          May 16, 2024 at 2:43 pm

          OJ, i read your post about you not being religious after i posted my anti-religious rant. anyway, i do still disagree with some of your comment, like, saying israel is a democratic state that we should support because they share our values, speak for yourself. i don’t share the values of israel. i don’t believe in land stealing or killing kids. a country that puts so much value and focus on a bad religion, is not really democratic in my view. i also don’t like speaker johnson for the same reasons. if i have distorted your coment, let me know.

    • rick whitaker

      May 16, 2024 at 2:33 pm

      OJ, i disagree with you on this . religion is the cause of death in this case no matter who’s death your talking about. religion is the real enemy. the islamic aholes say they are right according to allah and the jewish aholes say they’re right according to god. both groups are full of shit. there is no god or allah, so the jews or islamics can’t be the chosen people. it seems it’s two groups of religious aholes fighting over the same land. i hope they wipe all of each other out. the non-religious people of this world need some peace. the non-religious jews and palestinians didn’t do anything to get killed over. jews that vote for trump will be unpleasantly surprised if he cheats his way into the whitehouse.

  • Ocean Joe

    May 3, 2024 at 2:46 pm

    And based on the morons who voted for Ralph Nader, yea that is probably what you want: a big fat second helping of El Corrupto.

    • MH/Duuuval

      May 3, 2024 at 4:26 pm

      Wash out your mouth with soap, OJ. There has to be another way than turning loose the US-armed Israeli military on a million-plus Palestinian civilians.

      And, yeah, hell yeah, Joe Biden is now moving into LBJ territory in which he will be obliged to resign before the election or otherwise lose it.

      • Ocean Joe

        May 4, 2024 at 7:50 pm

        And that leaves us with Kamala. Will you be attending Donald Trump’s inauguration or moving to North Korea?

        • MH/Duuuval

          May 5, 2024 at 12:31 pm

          Kamala Harris has a great education, a solid family life with no record of shooting family dogs, and was elected by the largest state in the union to two statewide offices, AG and US Senate. (The mere idea of DJT being reelected Prez is mind-boggling, but in 2016 the Electoral College gave him the edge but not the popular vote.)

          Go ahead and work through your defeatism now and get it out of your system.

          • Impeach Biden

            May 5, 2024 at 7:56 pm

            Kamala Harris is living proof that anyone, and I mean anyone could get a law degree. Especially if she got one. Most of us are fully aware how she got to where she is, right Willie?

          • MH/Duuuval

            May 5, 2024 at 8:26 pm

            Predictable … as if you ever set foot in a courtroom except as a defendant.

        • rick whitaker

          May 16, 2024 at 2:55 pm

          OJ , do you have a problem with harris, i don’t. ANY dem is better than ANY maga cultist commonly known as a gop. it’s the party, not the figurehead that really runs things in the dem party. in the gop party, it’s reversed.

    • rick whitaker

      May 16, 2024 at 2:49 pm

      OJ i actually hate nader more than you might. any thing or person that lets the evil gop into office is my enemy. i have many enemies. i don’t care to say that. i am not suffering from religious bull, so hate is on my plate. if something is a threat to me and mine, i’m ready.

  • Ocean Joe

    May 4, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    Dress warm, because on Jan 20 it will be really cold in both places.

  • ScienceBLVR

    May 4, 2024 at 8:59 pm

    OJ and MH, Knock it off, you two are depressing me… Trump is going to jail, and Joe is going to win. I just know it. He’s got to win, he simply must.

    • rick whitaker

      May 4, 2024 at 9:37 pm

      SCIENCEBLVR, i believe in me some science blvr, so i hope you’re right. we’re hurting if you’re wrong.

  • rick whitaker

    May 4, 2024 at 9:32 pm

    OJ , i thank you for your nice response. the main focus of my whole life has been socioeconomic injustice. so when one group unfairly treats another group bad for no good reason i notice. i have read a lot of history and pay close attention to the present. i see way more problems in this area than i can list. my understanding of zionism, is it’s the belief that writings and history that is thousands of years old is enough reason to remove the modern people from that same area that an old book or history held was someone else’s land eons ago. when the boats came to the usa and were turned away because they were jewish, bad, very bad. i would guess that good christians had something to do about that bad decision. i feel that the present situation, is all on right-wing israeli nuts. hamas is right-wing. right-wing, that is the problem in general. i always say you are a lover of man and service, or a lover of money in a greed sense. it’s like oil and water, it don’t mix well. Palestinians need their own country. maga is all about money and power ( money ). usa should take a few hundred thousand palestinians in. we have the money, room, and jobs, so why not. by not taking them in, it is the same as turning the boats full of jews away during ww2 . i took in a vietnamese girl from a refugee situation and raised her till she graduated and moved away. i am a very hard worker ,so i have money, but i give away as much as i keep. materialism is a disease. my kids and most of my grandkids have learned that from me and are happier for it. i own ahouse way better than the one i live in , i let people stay in my better house that need a break. it’s worth ten times now what it was worth when i bought it. so why not let people stay there for free. anyway, i talk the talk, and pretty much, walk the walk. in high school i took up for the poor kids that were being picked on by the rich kids. i think that ruined me for life.

    • MH/Duuuval

      May 5, 2024 at 12:36 pm

      Can’t take money or laurels with you — but autocrats in general imagine they can finesse death with political donations, think tanks, 1000-year trust laws, and etc. Pfft!

  • My Take

    May 5, 2024 at 1:09 pm

    He’s had a much closer view of redneck white-trash “culture.”
    What does he think of that?

  • ScrewLeftism

    May 6, 2024 at 12:29 pm

    DeSantis, in this case, is exactly correct. The INSANITY of such a move to willingly bring Hamas onto our own soil would be the action of a government that has thoroughly abandoned its *number one* purpose for existing: protection of our national borders from enemy invasion.

    This present government, as headed by Potemkin46 and whomever pulls his strings, is, by far, THE WORST government this country has ever had the misfortune to have at its helm!🤬

    • rick whitaker

      May 16, 2024 at 2:58 pm

      SCREW LEFTISM, screw maga cultism. ok are you happy now.

  • My Take

    May 6, 2024 at 5:42 pm

    I’d never let in Hamas activists, far less militants, but a Gazan garbage truck driver whose paycheck happened to come the Hamas civil administration wouldn’t bother me at all.

    • rick whitaker

      May 16, 2024 at 3:21 pm

      MY TAKE, we need more workers, not more preachers and imams. any arab that disavows religion should be welcomed into our non-religious country.

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