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NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ Slam Of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Visit Backfires

NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ Slam Of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Visit Backfires

“How many New Yorkers have moved to Florida? How many Floridians to NYC? How many NYCers lost jobs due to your vax mandate? How many Floridians? Years of school lost NYC v FL? Maybe watch & learn instead of the empty virtue-signaling,” observed one Twitter user.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Democrat “leaders” in blue states like California and New York have made a habit of periodically taking potshots at red state governors like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, ostensibly on ideological grounds.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, for instance, has repeatedly attacked DeSantis and Abbott for, among other things, supposedly making their states unsafe during the Wuhan virus outbreak and, in DeSantis’ case, for pushing back with all the tools he has at his disposal against wokeism in the public school system and higher ed.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has gone after both Abbott and DeSantis over their policies regarding busing/flying migrants that are dumped on them by the Biden administration to so-called “sanctuary cities” like New York and Chicago, calling Abbott, in particular, an “anti-American governor” for trying to make NYC abide by its stance on being a welcoming haven for illegal immigrants.

Most recently, Adams took to the Twitter machine to try and teach DeSantis a lesson on “values” after learning he was visiting NYC as part of a three-state tour he’s currently on to showcase Florida’s tough-on-crime, pro-law enforcement policies:

Needless to say, that didn’t go over too well with members of DeSantis’ administration, who schooled Adams on a few things:

Others weighed in as well, noting that Adams in reality hasn’t been so welcoming to those who disagree with him:

A video posted to the Ron DeSantis Twitter account shows DeSantis criticizing “woke, anti-police policies” while touting Florida’s record on fighting crime:

During a stop Monday in Staten Island, DeSantis zeroed in on disastrous bail reform policies that have been implemented in blue areas of the country, which he correctly pointed out have emboldened criminals, made the jobs of police departments a lot harder, and have further endangered innocent people:

“I read that New York is the only state that doesn’t allow judges to consider when they’re making a bail determination whether someone’s a danger to the community,” said DeSantis, who’s considered likely to launch a 2024 campaign for president. “That’s like one of the most important things that you need to be considering when you’re making these bail determinations.”

The governor blamed New York’s bail laws on Democrats trying to “out-woke” each other, and in reference to NYPD officers added: “You apprehend a criminal, bring him in, and then they just release ‘em, so you got to risk your life again two weeks later to apprehend the same guy all over again. How does that make any sense? Is that making your community any safer by doing that? So you need to do things like repeal these failed pieces of legislation.”

As of this writing, DeSantis himself has not directly addressed Adams’ jab, but then again, he doesn’t really have to at this point because the amount of people fleeing New York for Florida over issues like higher taxes, cost of living issues, parental rights, and surging crime pretty much tell the story for him.

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Yet another case of Communists are stupid, nothing to see here.

Democrats and progressives play the moral card into a losing hand.

That’s what usually happens when you pretend to wear a halo and are better than others who do not submit to your perversion, in thought and deed.

In this case, Adams comes off the fool spouting about values because his side has few positive ones.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | February 23, 2023 at 8:56 am

    Progressives have the moral card which they believe is a wild card. This includes race cards, LGBTQwerty cards, CRT cards, and many others. The problem is that these are merely “Joker” cards, which have no value.

    On the other hand, Conservatives have “Trump” cards.

Another day with Ron…

    txvet2 in reply to gonzotx. | February 22, 2023 at 9:20 pm

    “”Democrat “leaders” in blue states like California and New York have made a habit of periodically taking potshots at red state governors like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis,””

    You run with interesting company.

    Evil Otto in reply to gonzotx. | February 23, 2023 at 7:16 am

    You love seeing DeSantis articles. It’s the only time anyone pays you any attention.

After nearly five months, New York finally mailed me a copy of my birth certificate so that I could renew my Texas driver’s license. I now have no reason to have anything to do with the state of my birth. For the record: I left NY in Jul 1975, served in the Armed Forces, and finally settled in San Antonio, Texas in May of 1987. For those keeping track, that’s 18 years in New York and 36 years in Texas. I’m a Texan.

JackinSilverSpring | February 22, 2023 at 10:10 pm

Gov. DeSantis knows how to talk the talk and walk the walk. Mayor Eric Adams can do neither. He is man serving in a position that, regretfully, is above his pay grade.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to JackinSilverSpring. | February 23, 2023 at 6:51 am

    But, he ticks some boxes…

    I listened to one early speech.. and he is not a smart person. He is an average person pretending to be a great leader. It isn’t working. NYC is paying dearly.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to amwick. | February 23, 2023 at 9:02 am

      NYC voters put AOC in Congress, although I admit it was a representative sample from Brooklyn. That alone tells me all I need to know about the shït bag voters in NYC. Below average voters elect below average grifters.

      The sad thing is, my son had to work in Albany for a one year Medicine fellowship. He couldn’t wait to get out of there. Albany is the breeding ground for the next generation of communist laws.

      inspectorudy in reply to amwick. | February 23, 2023 at 4:12 pm

      The voters in NYC as in most big Democrat-run cities do not vote for competence but for their tribal connection. No matter how stupid or incompetent, blacks will almost totally vote for a black candidate. It’s the same with Hispanics. Only whites vote for a diverse collection of candidates. If this wasn’t so, there would be no black POTUS’, governors, or Congress members. Adams is an example of this as is almost every black mayor in America. This sounds like a racist rant but if you peel back the initial shock, it turns out to be true. Name any large poorly run city in America and tell me who the mayor is and their race. NYC is no different and we can only hope that the voters in these cities come to their senses and look at competence for a change.

I don’t think Adams will be re-elected. He won a tight ranked race that looked to be sensible towards crime. He has been a political creature of the worst order.

I know it’s NYC but if all of the good sense hasn’t left town then they will oust this guy.

    JackinSilverSpring in reply to healthguyfsu. | February 23, 2023 at 10:07 am

    I wouldn’t hold my breath about his not being re-elected. NYC voters after showing good sense in electing Giuliani and Bloomberg seem to have gone full-tilt by electing DeBlasio not once but twice.

The good thing about DeSantis and what makes him a great presidential candidate – he knows that he doesn’t have to take every bait! He will still get the press; and there will be plenty to tweet – but he can focus on important stuff!

Yes, it is a jab at somebody else

    inspectorudy in reply to virshu. | February 23, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Another part of his strategy is to not respond because he knows there will be plenty of responses from his supporters. This site is a very good example of this strategy at work. There are MAGA Trump supporters here who constantly disparage DeSantis mostly with distorted half-truths and outright lies. As we saw in Trump’s term, he is too thinned skin and cannot leave the word battles with unimportant people alone. DeSantis is playing it right.

NYC is full of empty office buildings, in Florida you can’t find a parking space. I drive I95 regularly and the amount of NY, PA etc plates heading south is amazing. Not many Florida plates heading north

No one is paying attention to DeSantis “not campaigning” tour. The lesson of Florida better than NY is already won. Meantime, Trump is in East Palestine scoring a major coup against FJB and Mayor Butt Edge Edge and the entire Uniparty establishment. Ohio is in the bag. Trump is on a roll and he hasn’t even kicked off his first campaign tour.

As soon as DeSantis declares, he has to resign as governor. Remember how Sarah Palin was excoriated as a quitter for not finishing her term as governor of AK? And the first thing DeSantis will have to do once he declares is build a campaign war chest whence he will be exposed as the dirty money candidate. The same dirty money that has been waging a “baggage” war against Trump. Let’s see, vote for the only guy fighting against the dirty establishment and their dirty money or vote for the guy on the dirty money payroll. Let me think. Thinking. Thinking. Thinking. I’ll get back to you.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Pasadena Phil. | February 23, 2023 at 8:26 am

    Cool story. None of it is grounded in reality.

      Everything I stated is factual. Just goes to show how ignorant you NeverTrumpers are. You;ve got nothing but insults and name-calling. Who does that sound like?


          Okay, then go with the GOPe recycled Jeb strategy of being the last one to emerge from the clown car. Like Jeb, he will either have to come out earlier and be obliterated or better yet, don’t get in the clown car in the first place. My bet is that when he declares, it will be to say that not only is he not running but that he endorses Trump. I would explain further but you people just aren’t paying attention to anything other than what the GOPe tells you. DeSantis is already dead meat.

          This doesn’t make any sense, Phil. Jeb! declared early (not as early as Trump) with a huge war chest (much much larger than Trump’s) in an attempt to clear the field. He was not the last one out of the clown car, he was the first one out. Which you kind of acknowledge in your next sentence.

          Frankly, your “bet” doesn’t mean much when you can’t even get basic facts straight . . . particularly since this was all only a few years ago, and we all remember it well.

        @fuzzy: sorry to be condescending but you need a lesson in how to persuade people. As a long time fan of William F Buckley, he disarmed his opponents by first demonstrating to them that he not only understood their point but could argue their case better than they could. Then he would explain why he disagrees. If they then, like you, respond by attacking your credibility or with petty irrelevant nonsense, you realize you are wasting your time arguing with an idiot.

        You have not made any case at all for DeSantis and have made it clear that your mind is set in concrete about Trump. Your are NOT listening and have said so. Why should I care what you think? You’re just trolling with the trolls.

        You are a NeverTrumper and even if you won’t admit it, your statements make it clear.

          OMG, Phil! I am so giggling right now. Granted, I only read your first sentence, but how completely un-self-aware are you? Do you think what you do here is persuasion? Because boy do I have news for you! Still giggling as I type this. I can’t get past that first sentence. I just can’t. It’s too good. Hee!

          I’m probably not the best persuader, but I don’t claim to be, and I certainly don’t offer unsolicited advice on it. Okay, I just made me laugh even more . . . because omg, do you hear you?

          Okay, now that my giggling has subsided, I want to address your weirdness. One, I have never said I support DeSantis in the 2024 GOP primary; in fact, I have repeatedly and often said that I want him to stay here in Florida. Two, why would I make a case for someone I don’t want to run this cycle? Oh, wait, maybe it’s because I don’t want him to run? Three, your own bias has blinded you here. I have no idea where you got the idea that I support DeSantis for the ’24 GOP nomination. My only guess is that in your fevered Trump-deranged (in quite the opposite way) delirium you imagine that anyone who is done with Trump–as I am–MUST be for DeSantis. Shrug. That’s you projecting your crap on me. Please don’t. And four, dude, if being a NeverTrumper now means someone who voted for him twice and wrote tons of articles defending him against a variety of media hoaxes, then, sure, sign me up as one. You know that’s crazy, right? You have to know it on some level.

          Call me a NeverTrumper all day long, but give some thought to your new definition of the term because it’s . . . nuts. Why do you need to change the definition at all except to try to harm people who actually supported Trump throughout his presidency? And why are you jumping on the leftist strategy of changing the meaning of terms to suit your own ideological ends? Does that bother you at all? Or is it for you, as it is for them, just fine because the ends justify the means? Think about who you are becoming, Phil. Think long and hard.

          Further, if you think I’m personally insulted or even a teensy bit bothered by being called a “NeverTrumper,” you haven’t been paying attention. I’ve been called a racist, a white supremacist, a ‘threat to the very soul of our nation,’ and a Nazi. Do you really think your slings and arrows are worse? Are anything but laughable? If being called all that by people who can actually impact my life (i.e. the president of the United States) doesn’t make me cower and grovel, do you think YOUR “NeverTrumper” crap in a blog comment section will? Eye-roll.

          Please get a grip, Phil, you are losing it.

      Here’s some reality. LG in its pursuit of everything pro DeSaintis, has joined the media black out on President Trump’s visit to East Palestine. Even the post on the Buttigieg visit avoids the precipitating cause of President Trump’s visit. Nothing can interfere with the narrative of the “cult of Desantis.”

        henrybowman in reply to Concise. | February 23, 2023 at 10:04 am

        Who’s LG? My first thought is refrigerators and TV’s. I’m assuming it’s not a typo for LI, since such a Trump article was already posted yesterday.

          I’m pretty sure it’s not Lady Gonzo.

          Okay, this made me laugh. Literally out loud laugh. Is that bad?

          People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find. Actually a real article.

          Henry was being funny in his very usual and endearing way. You remember humor, right? It’s what leftists and Trumpers used to have before they went off the deep-end and embraced constant anger, bitterness, and frustration.

          Yeah, typos are hilarious. And those who take pleasure correcting and mocking these errors are an endless source of joy in my life. They are as dear to me as never Trumpers and DeSantis groupies.

          Thank you for proving my point.

          Here is what Henry wrote, and it’s lovely: “Who’s LG? My first thought is refrigerators and TV’s. I’m assuming it’s not a typo for LI, since such a Trump article was already posted yesterday.”

          Hilarious play on words, “LG” reminds him of refrigerators and tvs. Jump to the point, my levity here is to highlight the fact that your TYPO (he acknowledges it as such) couldn’t possibly refer to LI . . . since we did actually cover it.

          The whole thing is a masterpiece of humor, understatement, and straight to the heart wreckage of your false claim. It’s really quite masterful. Funny, clever, biting, and, best of all, spot-on. That’s what you can’t deal with here, so you are hammering the “grammar Nazi” angle. That just makes you not only intellectually out-gunned but humorless, as well. No wonder you keep going on this. Some people just can’t take the L. And make no mistake, this is your L.

          “It’s what leftists and Trumpers used to have before they went off the deep-end and embraced constant anger, bitterness, and frustration.”

          Silly to pretend that those attacking Trump are are any different. In fact, they sound more like leftists, and have adopted many of their memes. Mean tweets.

          Concise in reply to henrybowman. | February 23, 2023 at 1:54 pm

          That’s a lot of words for a 2 letter typo, You sure seem to enjoy the belittling, reminds of some of the hacks on MSNBC and CNN.

          Belittling? Funny, here I thought I was singing Henry’s praises (and deservedly so).

          And oooh, I’m so wounded and now feel unsafe that you compared me to MSNBC. roflmao.

          Erm, you do know that I am not a leftist, right? I respond to childish taunts and ludicrous comparisons not with struggle session confessions and faux shame but with absolute, utter, and very genuine disdain. Well-deserved. Your commie-inspired playbook is a joke, and that you do it here makes it even more hilarious. We see you.

          Concise in reply to henrybowman. | February 23, 2023 at 2:10 pm

          My apologies. You obviously take no pleasure in belittling commenters. I just got confused from your endless belittling of commenters. My bad again.

          inspectorudy in reply to henrybowman. | February 23, 2023 at 4:29 pm

          I first thought of Lady Gaga!

        Concise in reply to Concise. | February 23, 2023 at 10:07 am

        Ok my error, there was a brief post on the visit. Nothing though on the level of the over the top praise of DeSaintis. And the Buttigieg column omits any reference to President Trump.

          NotCoach in reply to Concise. | February 23, 2023 at 10:09 am

          Because it’s about Buttplug. Maybe you missed the article dedicated to Trump’s visit?

          Why would there be mention of Trump, a private citizen, in a post about Buttigieg’s failures? You do know Trump is not president, right? That he hasn’t been for two years, and that he cannot do anything in an official capacity at all? What he did do was great, and very newsworthy, so we covered it. But you can’t possibly imagine we can talk about Trump in an article about an actual government official . . . what would that even look like? Don’t be ridiculous.

          Concise in reply to Concise. | February 23, 2023 at 10:32 am

          President Trump is not just a private citizen. He is an announced candidate for the presidency. DeSaintis is just a governor. Not a national candidate. What does your coverage look like? Rather like the rest of the media that generally skews coverage to support their favorites.

          healthguyfsu in reply to Concise. | February 23, 2023 at 12:19 pm

          Defiant L’s playing out right here on LI.

        NotCoach in reply to Concise. | February 23, 2023 at 10:08 am

        Says the Trump cultist.

        It is beyond idiotic to attack DeSantis. DeSantis, who could be Trump’s most powerful ally ,if any of you had a lick of sense.

          Don’t bother. These people are unreachable. They are still angry at Cruz for coming in second/winning primaries in ’16 and for not endorsing Trump despite the fact that Trump welcomed his delayed endorsement and praised Cruz repeatedly throughout his presidency. Ditto McCarthy and a whole host of others whom they perceive to have not fully and wholeheartedly worshiped Trump. Trump’s over it all, but not them. They still hold their grudges and lash out like deranged wounded beasts when he is not revered enough to suit them–it’s worse when he’s questioned or doubted.

          I can’t imagine holding a grudge against someone that long, let alone doing so on someone else’s behalf when that person has moved on himself. It’s unhealthy and just downright strange. But they are bitter, frustrated, angry, and becoming more and more unhinged. It’s sad to see, but what can you do? They really truly believe Trump is “THE ONE” (as we are repeatedly admonished, often in caps); he’s not a politician to them, not a public servant, but some kind of being deserving of loyalty, fealty, and jealous guarding. As far as I am concerned, it’s unAmerican to treat a politician like some kind of deity or untouchable sovereign. But here we are.

          To hear them tell it, we should publish nothing but Trump all day every day, and if we do dare to write about anything else, we must some how make it about Trump. Hopefully, they will realize that there are already sites just like that where they will feel much less pent-up frustration about our failure to duly bend the knee to their demands that we hold Trump in the same near-godlike regard they do.

          They know those sites are there, they read them religiously, but for some reason, they feel the need to come here and complain that we are not those sites. Weird, right? Me, I don’t like a site, I don’t go there. It’s easy. I don’t imagine for a second that I can bully and complain enough that they bend to my will. Write what I want, the way I want it! Stompy foot. Yeah, no. Heck, I’d just start my own site before I’d even dream of being so full of myself that I’m demanding a site and its writers meet my content demands. It’s outrageous, really, when you think about it.

          Concise in reply to NotCoach. | February 23, 2023 at 10:52 am

          Maybe we should all join the DeSantis cult to redeem ourselves from our support of President Trump’s policies? Is there a special ritual for that? Do I have to make a pilgrimage to Tallahassee? Can I go to Miami instead?

          Concise in reply to NotCoach. | February 23, 2023 at 2:07 pm

          But it’s brilliant of some here, both fuzzy and not so fuzzy, to attack and mock Trump supporters? Hypocrisy is a wonderfully useful and flexible thing.

        On what do you base the false claim that we did not cover Trump’s visit to East Palestine? We did. Did you bother to check or just run with your preconceived (and false) impression of our site and our coverage? We know the answer, of course, and I will tell you as I have told others here, we are not now, never haven been, and never will be all Trump all the time. There are sites for that, go there.

          I noted my error. There was a cursory post. Like I said, nothing on the level of the average DeSantis praise. And Buttigieg (and other Brandon officials) would never be talking about supporting E. Palestine if it weren’t for President Trump’s visit. But you ignored the effect of this visit in the Buttigieg article. But congratulations. You can say you mentioned the visit. just like the mainstream media can say it only reports the news without biase.

          There was nothing “cursory” about Mary’s (not my) post at all. It’s a great post and includes all kinds of video of various parts of the visit, some great Trump lines, and his great gesture buying the first responders lunch. What is wrong with you? What should it have included that it didn’t, in your mind? It’s quite in line with our coverage of pretty much everthing we cover, we try to include as much detail, video, and report as we can. You know we aren’t a news site, right? We don’t have people on the ground doing original reporting, that’s not our gig (except in rare and watershed legal cases, like Oberlin and the Rittenhouse trial).

          Let me state this as clearly as I can: you will not bully this site’s writers into writing what you want the way you want it. So cry some more.

          Bullying. Interesting word. I guess that depends on one’s perspective. The mocking insults directed me, and amplified by you “fuzzy” is not bullying. Just good old fashioned fun.

          People pointing out that you are incorrect is not bullying; it’s stating a clear fact. Constantly nagging us to change our content to suit your and your fellow Trump travelers becomes bullying when it is ongoing and is clearly trying to push us to do something that we do not want to (and will not) do. It won’t happen. Give it a rest. (And that’s not just you, it’s the other couple of commenters here who seem to imagine they can change our content to match their beliefs and viewpoints, no matter how counter to our own they are). If you don’t like our viewpoint or opinions, don’t come here. It’s not rocket science. Who goes to someone else’s house and tells them what to do, how to decorate, what hours to keep, and with whom they can be friends? Pretty much no one . . . but bullies.

          And I note that you didn’t bother to address my questions regarding your initial allegation that Mary’s post was “cursory.” Gee, I wonder why.

          Just for future reference, your seemingly bottomless sarcasm in the above comments isn’t bullying? Good to know. As for the Buttigieg article, it linked to other sources and was very sparse on substantive analysis, contrary to the ubiquitous wordy DeSantis praise. I would have thought the cursory nature of the post was obvious. If the comments here are examples of the DeSantis voting base, I think I’ll pass on your little clique.

        Actually, there is a post today here at LI about Trump’s visit to Palestine. LI needs to post all of the “dots” if we are going to connect them. The “truth” will reveal itself in good time. Not enough “dots” are being reported yet though. Like the Senate Republicans (I wonder who that is? Rhymes with Mitch McConnell) getting worried about DeSantis waiting too long to declare at the same time the Democrats are dismayed at Biden not making up his mind. And it’s not a “cult of DeSantis” but a cult of “anybody but Trump”. These threads are loaded with people who just don’t think things through. But I digress.

        If DeSantis is going to play the role of “Trump without the baggage”, he will have to declare soon and make his case soon. Otherwise, he risks being judged to being just the latest opportunist striking when he believing this is his golden moment. But his future lies with MAGA regardless of whether he runs. Even he has declared Trump to be THE defacto leader of MAGA and 2024 is Trump’s for the taking. There is good reason to believe that is what is going on. It is the only path that makes sense if DeSantis is the real deal.

        So I expect DeSantis to declare he is not running. Everything then falls into place after he endorses Trump sending the GOP Jeb! clown car careening downhill and over the cliff. Again. We then have our two superstar duo back and wreaking havoc against the Deep State.

        I am still hoping that all of this this has been a kabuki theater tactic by Trump and DeSantis to draw out the GOPe players and their dirty money. If so, it has worked so far. The Deep State GOPe jumped the gun with recycling their Jeb clown car strategy. So far, DeSantis is not biting.

        He hasn’t committed either way but for him to stab the establishment in the back by endorsing Trump would be a fatal blow. We would be off to the races and a landslide win in 2024. The end of the Uniparty and the beginning of the dismantling of the Deep State.


          Phil, you wrote: “LI needs to post all of the “dots” if we are going to connect them. The “truth” will reveal itself in good time. Not enough “dots” are being reported yet though.”

          I don’t know why I keep having to tell you this, but you don’t have a say in what LI “needs” to do, should do, does or does not do. If you want a say in a site’s content, editorial decisions, and writers’ opinions, you need to start your own. We do not “take requests,” and we certainly aren’t going to write things we don’t believe or think. What is wrong with you? Seriously, who do you think you are that you can dictate to anyone–who is not your minor child–what they do and don’t do?

          healthguyfsu in reply to Pasadena Phil. | February 23, 2023 at 12:20 pm

          Start your own blog of “dots”

          It should be called just that, “Blog of Dots.” Perfect!

          Maybe you feel he’s bullying you too? I think you should write the comments yourself. It’ll be more efficient that way.

          “Connect the dots” is Sundance / Treeper talk.

    Pasadena Pill has become a one trick pony.

    inspectorudy in reply to Pasadena Phil. | February 23, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    As usual, you are wrong. FL just passed a law allowing the governor of FL to remain in office if he/she runs for another office. I appreciate what Trump did in OH but we ALL know it was a political ploy. That doesn’t make it bad for the people in OH but for those of us looking on, it was a gimmick. Trump is shrewd and can play on people’s emotions but he hasn’t changed a single thing in his campaign of insults and mockery of others. I hope he decides to give it a rest and campaign on what he is going to do.

All done?

Adams is all talk about what ails NYC. DeSantis walks the walk and talks the talk about what ails the US

Poor Mayor Adams, he truly is a dullard.

amatuerwrangler | February 23, 2023 at 12:03 pm

And still….. we do not know the identity of “LG”.