Anyone who is still trying to sell Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as “Donald Trump without the mean tweets” is going to have a tough time hearing this. DeSantis snuck into a secret event near Fresno, CA this week, at a swanky resort near Fresno. The purpose was to give a private speech to some of the most annoying creatures on the planet—California RINOs—while charging them $3,300 apiece for the privilege of listening to Ron DeSantis. 60 people showed up (not exactly a MAGA rally), so DeSantis netted less than $200,000 after embarrassing himself like this.
We hate to poke at DeSantis like this, because he truly is the greatest living Republican governor that any of us have seen in our lifetimes. DeSantis can be a great governor and a terrible candidate for president. Those two things are not mutually exclusive. We see it happen all the time. Remember Scott Walker?
The campaign consultants that have surrounded Ron DeSantis are the same failed losers that brought us presidential candidates like George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Jeb Bush. These consultants have saddled themselves to a candidate who just doesn’t have the “people” skills to get in there and mix it up with President Trump, and they’re now desperately trying to sell him as the second coming of MAGA.
Here’s how a publication called GVWire described DeSantis slinking into this secret fundraiser in California:
“The Republican snuck in and out of the Coalinga landmark undetected by the public nor the media, by design. He flew in and out of the nearby Coalinga airport, ushered to the back loading docks by unmarked Fresno County Sheriff’s vehicles.”
The reason DeSantis didn’t want anyone to know that he was courting the wealthy Fresno RINOs is because those wealthy Fresno RINOs are the exact opposite of MAGA people.
Wealthy California RINOs are the sort of people who will sue you in small claims court for their landscaping fees if some leaves from your tree blow into their yard. They call themselves “moderates,” as if that’s something to be proud of. They voted for Jeb Bush in the 2016 Republican primary, and for Hillary in the general election. They would rather be caught dead than have anyone see them wearing a MAGA hat for 10 seconds.
While they gladly paid Ron DeSantis $3,300 to listen to his speech, they’d willingly plunk down twice that for a chance to have lunch with Hillary. They’d sip Chardonnay with the bloodthirsty witch and laugh as the last surviving child in Ukraine is adrenochromed for their benefit.
California RINOs know all the words to John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and tears come to their eyes as they sing along to it. They still think there’s a better-than-fair chance that Donald Trump colluded with Russia. They take selfies of their lunches and post them online.
In other words, California RINOs are the most insufferable, obnoxious creatures on the planet. They are direct enemies of the MAGA movement, and the fact that Ron DeSantis is courting them for money—in secret—should be a major warning sign to everyone.
For anyone who is still holding out hope that DeSantis is a MAGA candidate, you should know that he bashed President Trump’s tariffs on China during his speech, calling them “not effective.”
Huh?! Look, we understand that tariffs are boring, and people’s eyes start to glaze over whenever anyone talks about them, but Trump’s tariffs on China were an absolutely critical component of the economic miracle that he pulled off during his first time. For the first time in more than 30 years, American cash and jobs were being repatriated back to this country because of Trump’s tariffs.
Not to mention the fact that Trump’s economic war on the Chi-Coms kept them so off balance that he kept us out of a hot war with them. We’ll be lucky if we don’t wake up one of these days to learn that an American aircraft carrier isn’t on the bottom of the ocean with 5,000 sailors on board, the way Joe Biden is kowtowing to China.
This DeSantis campaign is likely to go down as the biggest self-own in presidential politics that we’ve ever seen.