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Ron DeSantis Says He Would ‘Destroy Leftism in America’ as President

Ron DeSantis Says He Would ‘Destroy Leftism in America’ as President

“I will be able to destroy leftism in this country and leave woke ideology in the dustbin of history”

Ron DeSantis appeared on FOX & Friends on Memorial Day and was asked what distinguishes him from Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. He said that as president that he would ‘destroy leftism in America.’

A bold claim, to be sure, but one that will resonate with many conservatives who see the left taking over every institution in the country.

The Guardian reports:

Ron DeSantis says he will ‘destroy leftism’ in US if elected president

Predicting two terms in the White House should he defeat Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination next year, Ron DeSantis said he would go on to “destroy leftism in this country”.

“I will be able to destroy leftism in this country and leave woke ideology in the dustbin of history,” the Florida governor told Fox News.

DeSantis declared his long-expected run last week, in a glitch-filled appearance on Twitter with its owner, Elon Musk.

The widely panned launch followed a long phony war period in which DeSantis toured early voting states and launched a campaign-oriented book but nonetheless fell further and further behind the former president in primary polling…

Undaunted, the governor told Fox & Friends on Monday: “At the end of the day, I’ve shown in Florida an ability to win huge swaths of voters that Republicans typically can’t win – while also delivering the boldest agenda anywhere in the country.”

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People on the left are reacting to this predictably.

Do people on the left not understand that conservatives and also many independents feel like the left has pushed the nation to the limit and want leftism destroyed?

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It would be novel to have a President that would do more than tweet about making positive changes.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Q. | May 31, 2023 at 12:03 pm



    MattMusson in reply to Q. | May 31, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    Gov. DeSantis will say all right things as he tries to pry the base away from Trump. He will quickly hit the moderation button for the General and forget all these promises.

    But it doesn’t matter because Trump will win the Primaries.

      geronl in reply to MattMusson. | May 31, 2023 at 4:39 pm

      Trump is hitting at DeSantis from the left. He basically praised Andrew Cuomo and Charlie Crist this week.

      MM – I respectfully disagree. As Governor, DeSantis has scored considerably in the “getting things done” column. That is a distinction that matters.

        henrybowman in reply to Q. | May 31, 2023 at 7:10 pm

        So for the next year, we all get to observe how successful DeSantis will be in destroying leftism in his own state. To be honest, he has a pretty good lead on it already.
        Of course, now he’s the supreme executive of a state, with direct control of not only his bureaucrats, but heavy influence over subsidiary cities, towns, and communities.
        Become a federal executive, and that all changes — he will still have power over his swampy bureaucrats, but little to none over wretched hives of scum and villainy such as California, Oregon, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and so on.
        Still, this is the same challenge every other president-elect has faced.

        MattMusson in reply to Q. | June 1, 2023 at 2:17 pm

        Q may be right but I would not bet on it. Nevertheless, we will see when the Primaries come to town.

    henrybowman in reply to Q. | May 31, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    So, you’re no relation to the other Q.

Leftist Reaction is to invoke Hitler when they are the ones acting like Nazis.

off topic but thought some may want to read something J Turley wrote


    We once had an argument in his chambers at the ICJ. Unforgettable.

    Soros could have learned from Buergenthal, but chose a much less virtuous path.

      interesting, would like to know more about this.

        It was for the ICJ 19 January 2009 reading of Judgment in the case concerning the Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 31 March 2004 in the Case concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America) (Mexico v. United States of America).

        Afterwards, we argued over the R2P concept, a hot topic at the time, and the overall impotency of the ICJ to enforce its decisions and PIL in general. It is more apt to call it a frank discussion.

      henrybowman in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | June 1, 2023 at 2:41 am

      Soros took the coward’s way out, therefore he learned nothing but selfishness.

How about doing it to the “ism” and the “ists” as well.

Trump destroys leftism with mean tweets every day.

To paraphrase:

Let me wave this shiny wokeism in front of you, this way you will not notice that I don’t state thatI will open fossil fuel production (the way Trump did), pull out of the WEF build back better agenda (the way Trump did), hold the US consumer economy over the heads of the EU and China (the way Trump did), or return capital investment to the American middle class by renegotiating trade treaties (the way Trump did).

All of what Trump did is against the interests of my financiers — who stand to lose a lot of money if American interests are put first — so I cannt say any of that (because I don’t intend to do any of that).

Look at the bad Wokey squirrel instead.

    Oh, come on! DeSantis is slapping ESG back into the dark ages, and he is ferocious about America’s need for energy independence.

    “The federal government doesn’t want to do energy domestically,” DeSantis said. “We have the ability to be energy independent,” he added, citing the Keystone Pipeline and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    However, he said Washington is standing in the way of energy independence by “not allowing all these leases on all these federal lands.”

    Pulling out of the WEF is not possible since countries are not a part of it, so no, Trump did not pull the us out it. It’s composed of monied crazies who want to control the entire world . . . crazies like Trump, .

    DeSantis has actively crushed the CCP influence in Florida, from signing a law (an actual law, not a temporary EO like Trump relied on . . . and had his whole agenda overturned the second Biden took office) barring China from buying up our farm land or any land near our military bases. He also signed a law (a LAW) that stipulates that there will be no globalist digital currency in Florida, nor even a federal one.

    Not sure where DeSantis stands on trade, but going by his other Florida First actual LAWS and not pie in the sky BS that either never happens or lasts only as long as he’s in office, my bet is that he’s going to be strong on trade.

    You (and Trump) dismiss what is happening in our culture, how woke crazies are literally destroying the fabric of this nation from law and order to basic tenets of morality (gee, maybe we shouldn’t be sexualizing kids in kindergarten or supporting a company that has taken as its motto: all your kids are belong to us, and we are Satanic freaking perverts!).

    DeSantis stands against this cultural rot, this pernicious assault on our nation’s children. Trump whines that Disney is a business and can do what it wants. That’s ’80’s GOP. This is 2023. And Trump is dead wrong. His team, his own son, said we have to end the Bud Light boycott because AND ONLY BECAUSE they donate more to the GOP than to Dems. What the freaking heck is that? Let’s just turn a blind eye to the damage they are inflicting because they give us money? Who is bought here? NOT DeSantis, who actually got blasted for doing what is right with regard to Disney even though they donated a substantial amount to is campaign.

    DeSantis did what was right anyway, even though it didn’t make his “donor” happy. Trump? He’s begging for the Bud Light boycott to end so he can rake in the groomer tranny pedo bucks.

    The difference between the two couldn’t be more clear, and yes, I’m going with the guy who isn’t beholden to donors, who doesn’t embrace covid criminals like Cuomo, and who didn’t sell this entire nation out to the genocidal Fauci gnome.

      smalltownoklahoman in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | May 31, 2023 at 1:11 pm

      “. He also signed a law (a LAW) that stipulates that there will be no globalist digital currency in Florida, nor even a federal one.”

      Now hold on, I thought currency was specifically a federal power, not a state one. How can Florida ban the use of such a currency in their state if Congress creates one?

      MoeHowardwasright in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | May 31, 2023 at 4:37 pm

      Might I add that DeSantis is a firm supporter of law enforcement. As well as a non-woke military. As a business owner if Florida I can tell you first hand that he saved this State and many many businesses because he threw Fraudci overboard. Trump cannot win the general election. He lost women and independents. I believe it had more to do with COVID and his habit of being a loudmouth bore. He just doesn’t know when to STFU! FJB

      henrybowman in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | May 31, 2023 at 7:15 pm

      “maybe we shouldn’t be sexualizing kids in kindergarten or supporting a company that has taken as its motto: all your kids are belong to us, and we are Satanic freaking perverts!”

      Just to make sure we’re on the same page — the DOE/AFT, right?

    Interesting to see how quickly the derangement spreads. As you can see, Trump is now is lumped with the “crazies.” He’s a globalist! He and his supporters dismiss what is happening in our culture, or even support it! He only did an EO, as his super-majority would not go along. How could you not understand?

      What is wrong with pointing out Trump actually spoke at the WeF?

      Is that factually incorrect? Is the video resurfacing doctored?

      Was Trump under the delusion that big businesses getting involved in the culture and trying to control politics across the western world isn’t a big deal was that why he spoke there?

      If DeSantis had spoke at the WEF I bet Trump backers would be crucifying him for it.

Somehow you all seem to forget the great thing’s President Trump accomplished

Crap like this, makes me know I’m right

DeSantis says he would consider pardoning Trump and January 6 defendants if he becomes president
DeSantis says he would consider pardoning Trump and January 6 defendants if he becomes president

He’s fishing for President Trump votes of course, I don’t believe a word he says

He’s trying to present himself more conservative and right than President Trump

    Um, he IS more conservative and right than Trump. Trump supports Disney’s grooming trans crazy, Trump wants everyone to buy Bud Light because . . . wait for it . . .they DONATE to him. Trump is socially liberal, always was and always will be. He loves him some trannies and some let’s all the gay the little kiddies in school (just not HIS kids or grandkids, of course. Yours don’t matter to Trump. We know this because he is okay with the grooming, DIE, and racist “antiracism” in schools).

    Trump has never stood up for American or Judeo-Christian values when it comes to culture or society or religion, and those things all MATTER. Maybe not to you, but they matter to some of us.

      MattMusson in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | May 31, 2023 at 1:18 pm

      He says all the things that Karl Rove tells him he must say to win the Primaries.

        Yeah, it’s all Rove . . . whom DeSantis met once, years ago, in passing. All that lie does is hope to guarantee a proven loser wins the GOP nomination. Trump can’t win the general. There are too many people who hate him (fairly or not) with the same lasting passion we all hate Hillary. That’s not changing because he wins the nom . . . any more than it did for Hillary. Honestly, at this point, Trump has a baked in hate factor that is much stronger and much higher than Hillary’s was in 2016. He can’t win a general election.

        So keep lying about DeSantis, get Trump nominated, and then he loses. It won’t be cheating or anything else because we are telling you right now that Trump cannot win a general. Period.

          inspectorudy in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | May 31, 2023 at 4:29 pm

          Not only can’t he win the general he is going to insult more and more people as the nomination gets closer. Today he insulted one of his staunchest supporters, Kayleigh McEnany because she READ a poll on fnc that showed that DeSantis had closed the gap some between him and Trump. He is so thin-skinned that he can’t help himself and puts his foot in it. I wish he would reign it in but he can’t. He is what he is and there will be no changes. He will lose the general because people hate him as we hate Hillary. It doesn’t matter if it is based on facts, hate is hate. He is still claiming that FL is the worst state but fails to mention that he moved there. If that’s the case then his judgment is not very good.

          MattMusson in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | June 1, 2023 at 2:18 pm


          I agree with 99.9999% of that I just would like to add this little nitpick.

          It makes us all look utterly insane.

          Rove is a man from the past.

          Don’t believe me?

          Go outside and ask 10 people at random if they know what Bush has done within a 1 month time span then google it to see if any of them got it correct.

          Bush was the PRESIDENT Rove served and people will not know a thing about what Bush does, what he thinks or well anything else concerning him.

          Imagine how much lower a profile a former advisor to the former president is.

          What taking irrelevant people from the past, and publicizing them to try to make them boogeymen to target opponents with while dehumanizing does is it makes us all look like jackasses.

          Americans hate dehumanizing propaganda, when we engage in it it is always hypocritical and when it is blatant it tars the side doing it with a very horrible brush.

          New voters weren’t even alive when Rove was relevant.

      TDS, plain and simple.

      gonzotx in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | June 1, 2023 at 10:50 am

      Hmm, AMerica First, Strong economy, carry a big stick but use persuasion and economic might so no wars so our young men and women won’t be murdered needlessly as they have in all Wars since WW2

      Nah, nothing there

        CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | June 1, 2023 at 8:59 pm

        True. Add growing energy independence as well. Trump did many good things during his term. The the problem is most of them were transitory and Biden has undone them during his term. Much of what he accomplished was within the purview of the Presidency as a result of his inability to forge legislative majorities. Even the tax cuts he got passed expire in 2025.

        The lasting changes made by Trump were frankly limited to the judicial appointments. 3 SCOTUS and multiple Appellate and District appointments. He had a solid plan, relying on competent assistance to select nominees that were overall very solid. More conservative than a few of Justices appointed by other R Presidents. Incredibly important and he has my thanks for not allowing the DC establishment to goof up the deal. It could have been much worse.

    geronl in reply to gonzotx. | May 31, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Trump who has openly praised Crist and Andrew Cuomo??

“He’s trying to present himself more conservative and right than President Trump”

Well — he is.

    MattMusson in reply to alien. | May 31, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    Trump is more populist than conservative. He is more Andrew Jackson than Eisenhower.

    And, he is a bigger threat to the Administrative State than Gov. DeSantis.

      inspectorudy in reply to MattMusson. | May 31, 2023 at 4:33 pm

      No he isn’t, he will never get McCarthy to go along with his plans because McCarthy will be there after four more years and Trump will not. No one in DC is going to bat for him because he will be a lame duck. Can’t any of you see that? He has recently blurted out that he will stop immigrant birth rights. He doesn’t have the power to do that and he knows it but it sounds good to the uninformed. I truly believe he will self-destruct before the nomination.

      geronl in reply to MattMusson. | May 31, 2023 at 4:44 pm

      4 years as President, he did nothing against the administrative state. The entire bureaucracy he supposedly led ignored him and fought his orders to them. In other words when it came to the swamp, Trump was a weak President.

    gonzotx in reply to alien. | June 1, 2023 at 10:28 am

      Trump in 2020: “I’m going do a big executive order, I have the power to do it as president and I’m going to make DACA a part of it . . . One of the aspects of the bill is going to be DACA. We are going to have a road to citizenship.”

      Watch it yourself:

      CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | June 1, 2023 at 9:13 pm

      Frankly offering a deal on the Dreamers is smart. It limits the use of tear jerking BS to a select few that actually qualify. Remember they had to arrive before a particular date, not have a criminal record and most importantly enroll into the program to receive a deferment.

      Offer up this group up front not an amnesty or a green card but a ‘yellow card’ which would offer permanent residency but no pathway to Citizenship. In exchange for mandatory E verify.

      The d/prog will scream and holler and likely reject it. Oh well, tough cookies. They had their chance to take yes for an answer but spurned the opportunity. They will have shown themselves to be unreasonable and hopefully the suburban college educated females who tend to get their heartstrings tugged on this issue will wise up and stop falling for the scam.

        If Trump does it, it’s great; if anyone else does it, it’s globalist, RINO, unAmerican, blah blah. They don’t care about principles, politics, or policy. I’m not even sure they understand any of those things. It’s just Trump. That’s it, that’s their whole worldview.

Of course DeSantis will destroy leftism during his 8 years.

The edifice he will build on the foundation Trump gives him will create a total re-alignment that will see the beginning of the utter collapse of all collectivist ideology.

And that will start in 2028.

In 2024 we need a flaming sword of justice to clear the way–because nothing can be built until the swamp stands dry.

DeSantis time is coming.

    inspectorudy in reply to Azathoth. | May 31, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Oh man, are you caught up in a fantasy! He will have no flaming sword just like last time when had to use executive orders on everything he accomplished. In DC, negative things are said about your opponent daily and Trump cannot tolerate that with his thin skin. He will counterattack and over-insult the very people he will have to ask to support him. That’s exactly what he did last time. Clean the swamp is in the same class as the perpetual motion machine. It doesn’t exist! Congress is the swamp!

      geronl in reply to inspectorudy. | May 31, 2023 at 4:45 pm

      The entire bureaucracy from top to bottom is part of the Democrat Party. Trump did nothing to change or threaten that as President.

Leftism is a cause and effect of authoritarian governance.

Sadly, this will alienate a lot of people who think they are leftists but simply do not understand the moral depths of leftism. DeSantis should be more specific. His list of legislative accomplishments in Florida is a good indication of what he means.

People of good will can differ about, for example, the extent to which government is involved in health insurance and health care. There is inevitably a balance. Leftists will not tolerate school choice. Leftists want totalitarian socialism, and they want it By Any Means Necessary.

E Howard Hunt | May 31, 2023 at 2:06 pm

If he destroy the left, then by definition, there be no right.
(Present subjunctive makes a comeback)

    inspectorudy in reply to E Howard Hunt. | May 31, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    You know he wasn’t talking about the left politically, he was talking about the woke crowd that is destroying our culture.

Can we stop this?

The Trump /DeSantis ‘feud’ exists solely to divide the right. That’s what it’s for.

And when The leftists magically with the White House again, complete with bushels of ballots signed with made up names from non-existent addresses the feud is what the the uniparty will blame for the GOP’s loss –instead of the blatant fraud AGAIN.

The left will gloat and detail how they did it AGAIN and you’ll all wonder what happened as they take your guns from your transed hands.

Trump or DeSantis is a win. Either one.

But let’s get DeSantis to scrape the McConnell barnacles off his ass–because they’ll kill him before he even gets a chance.

And I will re-iterate, Trump is the better choice –not on policy, he and DeSantis will do the same things, DeSantis is a MAGA Republican– buty because Trump has an iron in the fire DeSantis can’t have. The injustice of having a victory openly stolen from him.

Trump will be ‘the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword’.

And this country NEEDS that.

2020 cannot go un addressed. Heads must roll.

    Suburban Farm Guy in reply to Azathoth. | May 31, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    That’s why he should have let it go til 2028, and concentrated on Florida, making it a showcase. Would have been great campaign promo. He and Trump both, really need to win. And work together.

    geronl in reply to Azathoth. | May 31, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    This week Trump is praising Cuomo and Crist while trashing the best governor in America and his biggest supporters like Kayleigh. Trump’s own mouth is going to lose him more and more support as time goes on.

    He even blamed the bad performance in 2022 on pro-lifers.

    CommoChief in reply to Azathoth. | June 1, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    Which of the two candidates is more prone to using leftist arguments to bash the other? That would be Trump who sided with Disney, Bud Light, Cuomo to name just three examples. He has also picked up the feces the Lincoln Project squirts out and flung that at DeSantis.

    If anyone needs to slow their roll here before they use leftist, globalist and rino talking points to damage their opponent it is Trump.

    Danny in reply to Azathoth. | June 2, 2023 at 12:56 am

    Perhaps instead of pretending we are a dictatorship you should be looking at who is actually capable of winning the general election and it is not Trump

    Trump having the election taken by voter fraud is a politically harmful myth for Republicans Democrats love it, they ran against it in 2022.

And just who is Trump going to get to work for him? He’s awfully burning bridges for a candidate that needs to bring the Right together.

“What Is He Thinking? Trump Attacks His Former Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany”

    alien in reply to alien. | May 31, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    “awfully busy burning bridges”

    inspectorudy in reply to alien. | May 31, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    That’s what I said and he will have fewer supporters in the political class as he goes even lower. If he gets to the Cruz level of insults, he will definitely lose more supporters.

    henrybowman in reply to alien. | May 31, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    He insults people who should be allies (like DeSantis) and endorses people that anyone will tell him are backstabbers and swampies (like Ronna, McCarthy, Barr, and Comey). His inability to vet people on political principle is his kryptonite — and it’s because he has no consistent political principles of his own.

    He makes decisions by feelz, with his impulses instead of his brain. He writes in his (pre-candidacy) book that assault weapons need to be banned; then gets up in front of the NRA membership and outright lies that there will be no Second Amendment infringements on his watch; then personally — not by signing legislation, but personally, by executive order — starts banning previously legal arms, and issuing threats against additional ones. This was a “no new taxes” level lie.

    Trump is a pragmatist, and as such, he doesn’t recognize matters of principle. And that’s why he got only as far as he did. He did some great things, but he his his own ceiling. And I think DeSantis is the perfect second stage for our rocket.

      henrybowman in reply to henrybowman. | May 31, 2023 at 7:37 pm

      “…HIT his own ceiling…”

      gibbie in reply to henrybowman. | June 1, 2023 at 10:38 am

      Good analysis. This is what is known as a “tragic flaw”. One can have love and gratitude for Trump while recognizing his flaws.

      Azathoth in reply to henrybowman. | June 1, 2023 at 11:06 am

      ” And that’s why he got only as far as he did.”

      Is there something further than ‘most powerful man in the world’?

      His own ceiling? Are you kidding? They let a plague loose to stop him. A plague they talked about needing a year before it was loosed–or has everyone forgotten the left bemoaning the fact that if things kept going as they were, Trump would walk into a second term in late 2018 and early 2019? They hoped for a recession, or a conflict or a disaster–anything to stop Trump’s economy and policies.

      Desantis IS the perfect next stage–but the first stage hasn’t finished it’s burn yet.

      And if it doesn’t finish it’s burn, they will use the crash of the whole thing to burn us all.

I am for that, but the Leftists are not going down without a fight and without their vote fraud in high gear.

American Human | May 31, 2023 at 3:52 pm

I don’t read political manifestos or long speeches. Did he actually say how he would do this?

Just wondering.

The first thing Trump did in 2016 is pull us out of the Paris climate accords.

Where is the governor’s position on the WEF climate agenda of the EU and Australia? You know, the agenda that is forcing western nations to cut back their economies to support lower fossil fuel consumption in the name of lowering CO2 emissions for something something climate change? The agenda that forces us into putting solar panels on new construction, banning nitrogen based farming, banning gas stoves and dishwashers and… banning the internal combustion engine while China, Russia, India, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia go about with their energy primed economies?

Nah. The big problem is “Wokey Leftism”. Not the inflation caused by throttling back the fossil fuel industry.

    geronl in reply to George S. | May 31, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    Inflation was caused by stimulus. You know who signed that??? Take a guess.

    inspectorudy in reply to George S. | May 31, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    The climate accord was nonbinding and was never passed or voted on by Congress. obama knew it wouldn’t pass so he just made it a handshake. Why not ask DeSantis what his position is instead of acting like he has already come out for it? Have you seen Trump’s position on the LBGTXYZ crap? If I’m not mistaken he had a shout-out to them a few years ago and was very supportive. Now he is hedging his abortion stand. Look for it to change as the polls show DeSantis’s stand is not popular. A week ago he was on Disney’s side but saw that DeSantis was getting traction for his position. Guess what? Trump jumped on Disney but said DeSantis was wrong for his fight.

Oh, really? How would he do that? I’d love to see a mass dismantling of many Federal agencies, but I don’t see him even attempting it, not that Congress would cooperate. He can’t fire anybody, which is exactly why the left instituted the civil service system under the sham of “professionalism”.

Lucifer Morningstar | May 31, 2023 at 9:28 pm

“I will be able to destroy leftism in this country and leave woke ideology in the dustbin of history”

Yeah, right you will DeSantis. Just like Trump promised to “drain the swamp” and then never accomplished that task. The Swamp survived and is doing quite well at this point and the leftists are embedded to deeply to easily get rid of. That is if they can be eliminated at all. Which I highly doubt.

Wait, has he promised to cure cancer yet?

I love Desantis just like I loved Cruz.

My concern about Desantis is he’s like Rocky when mick was setting him up for easy victories. Show me a street fighter. This is why Trump had appeal, and some of it was warranted.

Scott Walker isn’t running. But he should be on the ticket with Desantis. Walker has fought against the leftists odds and won. Desantis has fought and won, but with the odds strongly in his favor. Those odds won’t be in his favor in the White House.