NEWS FLASH: Gander not fond of Goose's sauce
So DeSantis finally barks back—just a minor, comparatively mild little yip, no more—at the guy who directly imputed that he’s a kiddie-diddling Groomer twice in one week, among other cheap, sleazy, baseless smears, and suddenly we must all “unify” behind Trump “TO SAVE THE COUNTRY"? I gotta say, this is shaping up to be the most amusing dumbshow “election” in political-entertainment history.
I use the term “political-entertainment” advisedly, in the exact same spirit that professional wrestlers have long referred to their vocation as “sports-entertainment,” since for all intents and purposes they’re one and the same thing.
Twenty-two words may have just tanked Gov. Ron DeSantis’ 2024 prospects.
To make matters worse, he was late.
Two days after Trump announced his impending arrest, and two days after hordes of Republicans – even his rivals, even “Never-Trumpers” – condemned the partisan overreach of a radical Soros-funded district attorney, DeSantis finally spoke up – and it was to take a cheap shot at Trump.
“I don’t know what goes into paying hush money to a porn star to secure silence over some type of alleged affair,” Mr. DeSanctimonious, er, DeSantis said.
“I have no interest in getting involved in some manufactured circus by some Soros-DA,” he continued. “He’s trying to do a political spectacle. He’s trying to virtue signal for his base. I’ve got real issues I got to deal with here in the state of Florida.”
If the weaponization of the criminal justice system isn’t a “real issue,” then DeSantis isn’t ready for the White House.
Voters likely care a little less about drag shows and a little more about whether their heads are next on the chopping block of a weaponized justice system.
Hilarious. As if those two things, and plenty more besides, were anything but two strands of snaky hair on the selfsame Gorgon.
Now, as any establishment politician knows, never let a crisis go to waste. DeSantis made sure to give himself a pat on the back for (rightfully) removing Soros-funded prosecutor Andrew Warren in August after Warren refused to enforce a slew of state laws.
Well, DeSantis should have taken that same energy to oppose the political persecution of Trump.
Oh yeah? WHY, exactly? And where was all your OUTRAGE!!!™, pray tell, when Trump got this whole ugly ball of blue-on-blue wax rolling in the first place with his needless, self-defeating, entirely unprovoked attacks on DeSantis, anyway? “Unity,” you say…but only when it suits you and your Chosen Anointed One? Gee, sounds fair to me, never mind.
If I was DeSantis, be damned if I’d lift a finger to rescue Trump from the inevitable consequences of his own folly. Not after he’d spent the last several weeks slamming, slandering, and calumniating me for no good reason whatsoever, I wouldn’t. I’d be content to sit back and watch him stew in his own juices, and that’s just what I’d do, too. All these OnlyTrumpTards with their sudden-onset UNITY!!! Syndrome could scream themselves hoarse and purple for all me.
Funny, innit, how Trump was all Lock Her Up, Lock Her Up, Lock Her Up back when it was useful for him to be, but as it turns out, Her Herness™ will still be walking around guilty as hell and free as a bird long after Trump has been perp-walked off the national stage to do his stretch in the pokey for his “crimes." Wayne Allan Root, who I generally like and have excerpted over at the CF mothership numerous times, succumbs to the Butthurt UNITY!!! Flu also.
Uniting Trump and DeSantis is Our Only Chance to Save America
I’m no dreamer. I always face reality. Former President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis don’t especially like each other. They are two competitive, mega-successful leaders. They both have big egos (well earned). They both believe they should be the one to save America. But so what? Former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush didn’t especially like each other in 1980. But they united for the good of the GOP and the country. That gave Reagan two landslide victories, and Bush followed as president. That’s the ticket to save America today: UNITY.
With the GOP divided and Democrats in control of government, the very existence of America is threatened. Look around. We are on the verge of World War III. The U.S. economy is in decline. Banks are failing. Our border is wide open. Crime is exploding. And inflation is wiping out the great American middle class. America is hanging by a thread.
Our only hope is the reelection of Trump as president. But even that is not enough. For any chance at all, America needs DeSantis to carry on after Trump. America and the world are simply in too precarious a state to fix in four years. But a lot can be done in 12 years. To that end, let me first offer Trump and DeSantis my advice on how they can work together to save America.
First, put your egos aside.
This isn’t about either of you. It’s about saving the United States of America from a communist takeover, combined with a foreign invasion at our border. Time is running out.
"Threatened”? “Hanging by a thread”? “Time is running out”? “Save America? Uhhh, don’t look now, Wayne ol’ buddy ol’ pal, but time has long since RUN out, I’m afraid. And if “the reelection of Trump as president” truly is our “only hope,” then we got none, seeing as how we already re-elected him once. For all the good THAT did us.
Likewise, the “communist takeover” is not some vague, nebulous, far-off future “threat,” it’s contemporary reality. There’s no “saving” something that was lost long, long ago. The time for “worrying” about any of those horrors you mention is way, way behind us now. When the alarm was going off, Americans chose to hit the snooze button instead of waking the fuck up, crawling out of bed, and dealing with the situation when it could still BE dealt with.
I complained back when he first made the ill-starred decision to start in on DeSantis that Trump was playing into the hands of their (and our) mutual enemies by cooperating with their all-too-obvious scheme to drive a wedge between their two most potent prospective Nemeses instead of standing shoulder-to-shoulder to work together as they ought to have done. Trump chose to divide instead of conquer; the current futile feud is just denouement—the end product of a manifestly foolish choice.
And now…well, here we all are. But if nothing else, the entertainment value is so sky-high it’s right off the fucking charts. And in latter-day Amerika v2.0’s increasingly ludicrous national politics, entertainment is really all we have left.