2024 Goat Rodeo Update
Floriduh’s charisma-challenged fascist, noted for banning books on subjects with which he disagrees (all of ‘em, Katie!) has a contract to publish a memoir due out in February 2023:
He played baseball for Yale, graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, and served in Iraq and in the halls of Congress. But in all these places, Ron DeSantis learned the same lesson: He didn’t want to be part of the leftist elite.
His heart was always for the people of Florida [Ed. Note: fact check this. DeSanctimonious has a heart? – TG], one of the most diverse and culturally rich states in the union. Since becoming governor of the sunshine state, he has fought —and won—battle after battle, defeating not just opposition from the political left, but a barrage of hostile media coverage proclaiming the end of the world.
When he implemented evidence-based and freedom-focused COVID-19 policies, the press launched a smear campaign against him, yet Florida’s economy thrived, its education system outperformed the nation, and its COVID mortality rate for seniors was lower than that in 38 states. When he enacted policies to keep leftist political concepts like critical race theory and woke gender ideology out of Florida’s classrooms, the media demagogued his actions, but parents across Florida rallied to his cause. Dishonest attacks from the media don’t deter him. In fact, DeSantis keeps racking up wins for Floridians.
A firsthand account from the blue-collar boy who grew up to take on Disney and Dr. Fauci, The Courage to Be Free delivers something no other politician’s memoir has before: stories of victory. This book is a winning blueprint for patriots across the country. And it is a rallying cry for every American who wishes to preserve our liberties.
And if all of that is not enough to gag a maggot, the book is entitled (see what I did there?), The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival. In other words, he’s running in the 2024 Goat Rodeo.
Rick Wilson of The Lincoln Project assesses the Floriduh Man thusly:
Ron DeSantis is a strange no-eye-contact oddball. Is he smart? At least academically, but smart and electable aren’t an overlapping Venn diagram. Is he a great candidate? Get the fuck out of here. A conservative governor with infinite financial resources at his disposal running in a conservative state against a spent-force three-time loser hated by both his old party and his new party?
Winning Florida isn’t the flex DeSantis and his stans think it is.
There was a key moment that ensured Donald Trump would re-enter the 2024 race, and it came courtesy of Charlie Crist. There was a moment in the one debate between DeSantis and Crist where Charlie knocked Ron back hard. DeSantis stood there for a noticeably long pause before he could respond. Trump saw that. He processed that. He knew and assessed the weaknesses of DeSantis on the debate stage and in the media space, where he is the unquestionable master. He smelled blood. DeSantis of 2024 is the Jeb Bush of 2016; inevitable, beloved of the money people and the conservative intellectual class…until he’s not.
In other words, he’s NOT the guy you wanna have a beer with.
[Harper-Collins is owned by Rupert Murdoch; this book will be from their conservative imprint, Broadside Press. Take that information but don’t infer too much. Uncle Rupie will go wherever the money is.]