“DeSantis presents an even clearer present and future danger than Trump does”
It’s finally here. We all knew this moment would arrive, it was just a matter of time. The same people who compared Trump to Hitler and called him a threat to democracy, will now tell us that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is even worse than Trump.
It won’t matter if DeSantis runs for president in 2024 or 2028, this will be something you’ll hear repeatedly.
Gabriel Hays of FOX News made the catch:
NBC News column: DeSantis is a ‘clearer danger than Trump,’ pushing ‘thought control’ like ‘Nazi Germany’
An NBC News opinion column asserted Wednesday that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to ban CRT and protect young children from being taught about gender and sexuality in inappropriate ways in public schools, represents “thought control that has happened” in “Nazi Germany” or “today’s China.”
Written by former federal prosecutor Dennis Aftergut, the opinion piece, titled “Ron DeSantis has taken Trump’s playbook — and made it much more dangerous,” discussed how the Florida Republican has turned Trump’s “divisive talk into real (and really harmful) action” that mirrors action done in “totalitarian societies.”
Aftergut’s reasoning included a variety of DeSantis’ recent policy decisions including the enactment of the Parental Rights in Education Bill, but he was really focused on the governor’s latest initiative, which Aftergut described as, “censoring math books.”
Of course, what liberal analysis of a Republican politician would be complete without a comparison to Hitler and the Nazis?
Here’s a passage from the NBC column by Dennis Aftergut:
Certainly, what’s happening now in Florida looks a lot like the thought control that has happened in totalitarian societies. Whether in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany or today’s China, the banning of books is a central strategy for strongmen. DeSantis has no qualms using that playbook if he thinks it will benefit him politically.
More and more, DeSantis looks like Donald Trump’s chief rival for the 2024 presidential nomination. Trump has a far bigger Republican audience — for now. But according to Frank Luntz, a veteran GOP pollster, Trump’s popularity may have already peaked.
Meanwhile, DeSantis’ political star is on the rise. His favorables among independents are above 60 percent, according to a March 25 McLaughlin & Associates’ poll. The conservative National Review’s editor, Rich Lowry, has an explanation: DeSantis comes “without the distracting obsessions of the former president.”
Keep that in mind as you consider areas where DeSantis presents an even clearer present and future danger than Trump does.
And there it is.
You can see this taking shape on Twitter.
Am I alone, or is anyone else terrified that DeSantis would be even worse than Trump?
— Chip Franklin.com (@chipfranklin) April 19, 2022
I know it’s a long way off but we need to get ready for a Ron DeSantis run in 2024. He could be worse than Trump.
— Kelly Cross (@thekellycross) April 17, 2022
I’m thinking DeSantis is worse than trump.
— 🇺🇸sandra z rapke ✡️🇺🇦🇺🇦 (@szeer) April 21, 2022
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