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Busting the Narrative: How Florida’s Success is Irking Liberals and Elevating Governor DeSantis

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By now, you’ve probably heard of Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), who over the past year has been stealing headlines for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In stark contrast to the heavy-handed lockdowns imposed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, to name a few, the Florida way under DeSantis seems to be way ahead of the nation in several aspects despite the constant criticisms from the liberal media. Democrats across the U.S. and even D.C. bureaucrats like Dr. Anthony Fauci have weighed in, casting doubt on Florida’s handling of the pandemic.

 But that hasn’t stopped the three-term Congressman turned Trump-backed Governor of Florida. Ron DeSantis is one of the nation’s most popular governors. A May 2021 poll had DeSantis with an impressive 55% approval rating. 

 As his popularity sky-rockets both nationally and with Florida voters at home, the Governor’s ability to get under the skin of liberals and the liberal media, in particular, has become apparent. With his stock rising, DeSantis is starting to face a barrage of attacks. So he’s having a little fun hitting back in a number of ways. 

 At a recent press conference in West Palm Beach, FL, Governor DeSantis held a signing ceremony for an election integrity bill passed by the state legislature. Fox News was the only outlet that covered the ceremony on national T.V., irking the local liberal media in Democrat-heavy Palm Beach County who he chose not to notify in advance. The liberal media called the common sense Florida voting legislation every derogatory term in the book, but the bill is popular with Floridians. 

 The Florida Governor’s latest jab at the left’s COVID-19 media darling Dr. Anthony Fauci has the liberal media seething. Appearing on Fox News ‘Ingraham Angle’ with Laura Ingraham, Governor DeSantis said, “in Florida, we chose freedom over Fascism, and we’re much better off for doing that,” and rightly pointed out that Fauci’s “lockdown policies were not justified by the scientific data. He was somebody that fear mongered about schools,” and who “did not support Florida when we had our kids in school in person.” 

 Despite Fauci’s criticism of DeSantis’ decision to allow this past academic school year to be held in person, the fear to re-open schools as the vaccine was rolled out in January has so far been unfounded in Florida

 The Governor’s handling of the pandemic will undoubtedly be the top issue on which he is graded as he gears up for reelection in 2022. On that front, it is noteworthy that his administration’s approach has been to evaluate the data coming in, listen to medical professionals, and make decisions that give local governments the freedom to do what is in the best interest of their communities without imposing oppressive lockdown directives from the Governor’s mansion. 

 In April, the Governor’s Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran wrote a letter to local school districts advising them to make masks voluntary instead of mandatory, allowing our kids and parents the freedom to decide how they want their kids to be educated as we all adjust to life in the beginning of the end of the pandemic. He didn’t forget about teachers, either, who along with first responders and correctional officers will get a $1,000 bonus this coming year, a top legislative priority for Governor DeSantis, who acknowledged the “unique set of circumstances that many of our schools” had to deal with over the last year.

 “We really believed we had to cut through all the storms and all the nonsense and stand with our parents and stand with our students,” Governor DeSantis said last month. As the race for 2022 heats up, you can expect more of that no-lockdown, no-nonsense, straight-talk from America’s favorite Governor in the months ahead. Democrats beware.

 

Bob Carlstrom is President of AMAC Action 

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HocasPocas
3 months ago

Governor DeSantis is a breath of fresh air. That’s something that we haven’t seen in Pennsylvania in a long while

Lawandorder
2 months ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

Same in Maryland. Maryland is a disgrace anymore.

Hal
3 months ago

Can it be that honest Americans are starting to figure out that the DemocRat Party is catering to liberals, Communistic sympathizers, Socialists, criminal elements, etc. in our society to try and RULE (not GOVERN) the population of Americans? Yep, their success in rigging the outcome to the last POTUS election by corrupting the process took advantage of voters Constitutional individual rights of “one man, one vote.”

BAE
3 months ago

Let’s keep the dangerous left at bay. They got their power lying and cheating; lets make sure they don’t keep it. Governor DeSantis is GREAT.

Joseph Gibbs
3 months ago

Liberals cannot stand the heat when they are shown to be wrong. All of these lockdowns, Business closures, home schooling, & government handouts are nothing more than a calculated scheme by the Democratic socialist liberals.

Karen
3 months ago

Good going Ron. Keep those Communist Liberals unhappy.
Ron DeSantis is doing a bang-up job. He is good for the Repub party.

Steve
3 months ago

When we talk “common sense” in political circles, this man qualifies. I hear the term all too often from the DUMBocrats to fit their agenda, when there isn’t a bit of common sense in what escapes their lips.

sharon
3 months ago

Anything that irks the liberals makes me smile.

Bill on the Hill
3 months ago

Kudos to Governor DeSantis…Florida’s best governor in a good many years imo… Lead through strength & with some common sense, not by fear of the unknown. That he” spit in the eye ” of West Palm Beach’s WOKE media by not inviting them to the party is a classic to be remembered. I’m glad to see Fauci i.e. Dr. Fraudenstein got a mention too. You have a bright future in politics my son!
Bill on the Hill… :~)

Max
3 months ago

Gov. DeSantis is absolutely fabulous…..should run for president.

David Spade
3 months ago

When truth and history comes into play in a state like Florida, the liberal leftists get kicked to the curb. That also goes for the lame stream media. The Marxist media are discredited time and again, so you can see their rating fall rather precipitously. Governor DeSantis did what was right for his Floridians, and the other governors in the states mentioned did the things that they learned in their own Marxist playbooks….power trumps common sense. Those blue state leaders will lose their next election bids in a big way, so their political play cost them during the pandemic. The citizens see through the bull roar, and they will take control at the next general election.

Kevin S
3 months ago
Reply to  David Spade

I’ve got one in Lansing, and throwing her out of office would make my year. But election fraud looms large here. Every Michigander should stand up for election accuracy NOT “win at any cost”.

HocasPocas
3 months ago
Reply to  Kevin S

My cousin moved out of Michigan after what happened in November.

HocasPocas
3 months ago
Reply to  David Spade

IF OUR VOTE IS COUNTED

Thomas
3 months ago

Straight talk So refreshing to get the news and not an opinion.

Sackett
3 months ago

Governor DeSantis is by far outstanding. I hope he continues to stick to the Nazi Democrat’s. He has potential, for run at President in 2024.

Teri
3 months ago
Reply to  Sackett

Would love to see President Trump for 4 years, DeSantis for the following 8. By then we’d have -itch mc connell, piglosi, wah wah water, fiendstein and the others gone, AND our country would be back to where it belongs.

Kevin S
3 months ago
Reply to  Teri

From your “lips” to GOD’s ears (and all relevant others).

Max
3 months ago
Reply to  Teri

Either man would do. Gov. DeSantis would be more language orientated than Pres. Trump.

Hal
3 months ago
Reply to  Sackett

“Nazi” Democrats. After reading that, it struck me as purely accurate of the process that brought Hitler to power in Germany prior to WWII. I’m certain and pray that this great Nation will start to realize that the Democrat Party is skewing towards a blend of Nazi tactics and Communist governance if the last election debacle is allowed to happen again. This Nation has thrived over the many decades of its existence with a Constitution form of governance … not a blend of Nazi tactics and Communistic practices …. which largely characterizes the present day DemocRat Party.

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