A politician is only as good as his word and the words coming from DeSantis aren't worth two cents.
Prepping for Politics
To look at Ron DeSantis' background, you could almost say he was prepping for a career in politics, even the Presidency.
Born in 1978, he excelled in school and graduated from an ivy league college. He would need more than that to move up in the world of politics.
DeSantis moved into the military world. Although he served in the Navy, he served where he could get his legal training. As he progressed in training, he earned rank. He got cushy jobs like GITMO where he was a scheduler and administrative officer. In 2007, he was assigned to the Navy SEALS, not as a soldier, but as a legal advisor to the SEAL commander. His job was to see our soldiers and the enemy as statistics, not human beings just numbers. All his positions in the military were in the capacity of prosecutor. In the JAG (Judge Advocate Generals Corp) he really developed his skills.
If you asked a combat soldier, what DeSantis' position in the military was, they'd say he was a REMF (Rear Echelon Mother Fucker). The guy that had the finger on living or dying for soldiers in combat, because the rear echelon have no front line or combat experience.
And with no combat experience that can be proven since DeSantis would not release that information we really don't know what he did to receive several medals.
- Bronze Star- distinguished himself by outstanding achievement or service.
- Commendation Medal- acts of heroism?
- Global War on Terrorism- support of operations to counter terrorism.
- ICM- Iraq Campaign Medal- Service in Iraq, given to all soldiers who served in Iraq.
DeSantis Ran as a Trump Candidate and was indorsed by Trump
Ron DeSantis ran as a Trumpian candidate. He kicked off an number of ad's showing just how much he supported Trump.
In December of 2017, Trump gave DeSantis the go ahead to run in his usual manner, in a tweet. Donald J Trump tweeted that he would "make a GREAT governor". It took DeSantis one month after the tweet to enter the race for governor.
In 2018, DeSantis made a racist comment geared at his opponent, Andrew Gillum, a black candidate for governor, saying he "Might Monkey this Up".
Donald Trump held a rally for him and Matt Gaetz, who is under investigation for sex with a minor made a point of pushing for DeSantis and attending many rallies and any opportunity he could with the media present to show support for DeSantis. DeSantis in turn put Matt Gaetz on his team when he was elected to help put together his cabinet.
In 2018, DeSantis was one of Trumps biggest supporters and Trump reciprocated. DeSantis towed the right wing line.
- DeSantis criticized the Russia investigation
- DeSantis made Fox News his media of choice, just like Trump. Trump called him one of his "warriors in congress"
- Matt Gaetz praised DeSantis as strong, while attacking the Department of Justice and the FBI in Trumpian fashion.
- DeSantis had Trump as his guest at his rally.
DeSantis Covid-19 Lies & Failures
Covid-19 is dangerous and deadly. Most people will admit this and many have been vaccinated, to include Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis knows how dangerous it is, but he is putting politics ahead of the pandemic and the deaths its causing. Why? Because he wants more power, he wants to stay in power and he wants to hold on to the Trump base.
Trump supporters are an entirely different bread. When asked if they'd support Trump after the things he's done, his voter replied: "While I don't like the way he opens his mouth too much, sometimes saying things that are not quite appropriate; I don believe that in his heart, he really means well."
DeSantis has learned from this and played Trump supporters well. The game is afoot, and he knows just how to play it. But at what cost?
DeSantis knows that masks help, the number of cases came down considerably when the mask mandate was in effect. He knows the vaccine works because he took it, and while he says it works, he does nothing to make sure people get them and he has pushed and signed bills that prevent people from having to adhere to any safety rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and its variants.
In April of 2020- DeSantis claimed that nationwide there hadn't been a single fatality for anyone under the age of 25, which was not true. The day he made that comment, 4 people between the age of 15-24 had died, 1 child between the age of 1-4 had died, all in the U.S.
He was found guilty of playing with the number of actually cases and by July of 2020, he said he thought the outbreak was under control and stabilized. The fact was that same weekend when he claimed it was all well and good, Florida set a state record for the most cases reported in a single day; 11,458 cases.
While he was busy lying to the American people about the number of cases Florida had, 21 counties were reporting that they did not have one single ICU bed available.
By December of 2020, an investigation found that DeSantis and his administration suppressed facts and spread misinformation about COVID-19.
- DeSantis influenced the suppression of facts. At one time, Florida was the 3rd US State to record one million cases of COVID-19, but you didn't get that from DeSantis.
- DeSantis denied that it spread from person to person
- DeSantis fought the wearing of face masks in the media
- DeSantis planned large gatherings to prove his point
- DeSantis used the Trump plan, he cut back on the amount of testing. Trump said it first, "we have large number of cases because of testing, we're testing too much". DeSantis followed it.
Ron DeSantis is not a man of the people, he's a man of the Trump party. His latest attacks on pandemic protections include prohibiting counties from implementing ANY "local" COVID-19 restrictions, including mask mandates. He doesn't want the government pushing vaccines. As he said, "I think these are folks that have skepticism of authorities, I don't think any of them think its a hoax or anything." The Party of Trump, DeSantis' own party called it a hoax.
Today, Florida is right back where they were when Covid-19 began in 2020.
- Florida leads the nation in children with COVID-19 in hospitals.
- Florida is breaking Covid-19 records again and not in a good way. The Delta varriant spreads faster and is more harmful to children.
How is DeSantis dealing with this spread, he's threatening to hold funding from school that require masks.
DeSantis has chosen to put party first and Floridians last, especially Florida's children.
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twayneking from Puyallup, WA on August 12, 2021:
The truth is Trump and governor's like DeSantis and Abbott and Noem stand between Americans and the frantic progressive drive to make this an authoritarian socialist nation. The Soviets, the Chinese, the Vietnamese, the Cambodians and the rest didn't do it quite right. Murdering hundreds of millions was too extreme of a way to suppress dissent. Americans like Pelosi and Schumer have much better ways of suppressing dissent.. And, of course, old white Americans and a few token minority figureheads are just the ticket for doing Marxism right. As for the truth you people keep talking about, Marx, Alinsky, Stalin, Mao and the rest think lying to accomplish the goals of the Marxist takeover is actually "truth". And what's fun is that the foot soldiers who are helping make this counter-revolution of theirs happen (1776 was the real revolution), will be the first against the wall when they are no longer useful, the human utopia doesn't work out and the shortages, the restrictions, the arrests, and the fear starts and they have the audacity to complain that the new socialist state sucks! No dachas for you my friend.
Socialists are famous for twisting facts to attack their opponents. I've read Saul Alinsky. Your socialist dreams are nightmares for a free people.