The Ron DeSantis Racism Witch Hunt is Disgusting and Dangerous
Liberals cheering for Andrew Gillum to be the next governor of Florida swear up and down that they want to make this a clean race free of any racial talk. But they have undermined that position at every turn, using Gillum’s status as a black man to crucify his opponent, Republican congressman Ron DeSantis as an incorrigible racist whose every choice in life can be (and will be) viewed through a lens of suspicion and condemnation.
We got our first hint of what’s to come the day after the primaries, when DeSantis innocently warned Floridians not to “monkey this up,” referring to Gillum’s socialist tendencies and flirtations with the fringe left. And from there, liberals have gone to extraordinary lengths to turn DeSantis into a living representative of the Ku Klux Klan.
DID YOU KNOW that DeSantis used to moderate a Facebook page where, occasionally, some of the members said racist stuff? Like, racist stuff was said on the internet? My god!
DID YOU KNOW that DeSantis was once at an event where a crowd member called for bringing back the “hanging tree” in regards to a convicted rapist whose death penalty sentence was overturned? Note that DESANTIS did not say it, nor even address it, but you know, he was there, so…
DID YOU KNOW that a neo-Nazi group in Idaho that has no affiliation with DeSantis in any way sent out robocalls to Florida voters mocking Gillum with jungle noises and a minstrel voice? Surely this is evidence that DeSantis himself is a secret Nazi.
And if that’s not enough, the Washington Post informed us this week that DeSantis “spoke at racially charged events” in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Klan rallies? White nationalist seminars put on by Richard Spencer and the alt-right? Er, no. Not quite.
From the Post:
DeSantis, elected to represent north-central Florida in 2012, appeared at the David Horowitz Freedom Center conferences in Palm Beach, Fla., and Charleston, S.C., in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, said Michael Finch, president of the organization. At the group’s annual Restoration Weekend conferences, hundreds of people gather to hear right-wing provocateurs such as Stephen K. Bannon, Milo Yiannopoulos and Sebastian Gorka sound off on multiculturalism, radical Islam, free speech on college campuses and other issues.
Fellow speakers included a former Google engineer who was fired after arguing that “biological causes” in part explain why there are relatively few women working in tech and leadership; a critic of multiculturalism who has written that “Europe is committing suicide” by welcoming large numbers of refugees and immigrants; and a British media personality who urged the audience to keep the United States from becoming like the United Kingdom, where “discrimination against whites is institutionalized and systemic.”
So because DeSantis appeared at an event where fellow conservatives preached about the evils of multiculturalism and the threat of the Islamic invasion in Europe, he is a racist? Even if he himself did not talk about these things? Very odd.
Frankly, if sending up an alarm about what’s happening to Europe right now is an example of racism, then we could use more racists in the world.
As far as we can tell, the left has pinned NOT ONE actual act/remark of racism on DeSantis. But due to the fact that literally everything that isn’t in line with their ideology of identity politics is racism these days, they can attempt to destroy a man’s career based on these wild accusations.
Then again, this is the same playbook they used against Donald Trump, and look how that turned out. Maybe one of these days they’ll learn that most Americans have a little more sense than the left-wing media would like to believe.