Are they really afraid of DeSantis, or is this some sort of 3D chess, getting people to think they are afraid of DeSantis, but they really are afraid of Trump, so they figure that if they portray DeSantis as Worse Than Trump™ that will make DeSantis more appealable to Republican primary voters who otherwise might support Trump?
This is getting comical. We already have numerous posts about how Democrat-run media is portraying Ron DeSantis as Worse Than Trump. Perhaps we need to start putting a trademark symbol after the phrase:
DeSantis is Worse Than Trump ™
We also probably need a tag, but we don’t have one yet, so here are some of our prior posts on topic:
- Here Comes the ‘DeSantis is Worse Than Trump’ Narrative
- Terrified Dems Ramp Up ‘Worse Than Trump’ Anti-DeSantis Narrative as Fears About His Popularity Grow
- Media Revives ‘DeSantis is Worse Than Trump’ Narrative After Martha’s Vineyard Hysteria
- Media Continues Its ‘DeSantis Is Worse Than Trump’ Narrative
Add this childish yet highly promoted Vanity Fair article, A Comprehensive Guide to Why a Ron DeSantis Presidency Would Be as Terrifying as a Trump One
The subheadline is: “His bigoted policies and authoritarian behavior make him just as bad a pick for the top job in Washington.” It’s not even worth quoting, you know, bigot, fascist, “don’t say gay,” blah, blah, blah.
Okay, because you demand it, I’ll quote some of it:
But wait, you say: Wouldn’t DeSantis be a hell of a lot more preferable to send to the White House than Donald Trump? Shouldn’t we be happy about the fact that, at the very least, he doesn’t seem like the type of guy who would Sharpie over a hurricane map to cover his own ass or force people to think about what he gets up to in the bathroom? And the answer is no! We shouldn’t be!
After cartoonish talking points about how dangerous DeSantis is, the author concludes:
According to people who know him, he’s an awful person and has been for many years
A former college teammate, who simultaneously praised DeSantis’s intelligence, described him thusly to The New Yorker: “Ron is the most selfish person I have ever interacted with. He has always loved embarrassing and humiliating people. I’m speaking for others—he was the biggest dick we knew.” We’ll repeat that for emphasis: “He has always loved embarrassing and humiliating people.” Great qualities to have in an elected official!
It’s being promoted by Vanity Fair editor Michael Calderone, who is getting brutally ratioed:
The response are great, mostly boiling down to “We’ve seen this movie before”:
Why not just save time and just skip to "Worse Than Hitler?" That's where it always ends. https://t.co/fTq0CdxEbZ
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) January 2, 2023
The only good Republican is the previous Republican https://t.co/RRXcspjhWz
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) January 2, 2023
2026, after Trump criticizes President DeSantis:
"Look, I had a lot of disagreements with Trump. I think he made mistakes. But I never doubted his patriotism, decency, and sincerity.
DeSantis, though, is something different: a monstrous fascist who will destroy America." pic.twitter.com/KutwYDWmaO
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 2, 2023
— Rayyan (@batmandude461) January 2, 2023
— Jeff Joseph (@MisterDoubleJ) January 2, 2023
So are they really afraid of DeSantis:
Because DeSantis is more conservative and more competent than Trump.
This is why they're terrified. https://t.co/qZTVfrG9s8
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) January 2, 2023
Or is this some sort of 3D chess, getting people to think they are afraid of DeSantis, but they really are afraid of Trump, so they figure that if they portray DeSantis as Worse Than Trump™ that will make DeSantis more appealable to Republican primary voters who otherwise might support Trump?
I’m voting for deathsantis in 2024 https://t.co/qAMJIPFUGB
— Mint Chip (@MintChipMusic) January 2, 2023
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