DeSanctimonious, indeed

22 Mar

Ron DeSantis finally commented on the possible indictment against Donald Trump on Monday. The statement was a bit odd. Unlike some other 2024 hopefuls, the Florida governor was ambiguous and half-hearted in his statement on the investigation. He insisted he is “not getting involved in it in any way.” 

“I have no interest in getting involved in some type of manufactured circus by some Soros DA,” the governor said of the case by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. “He’s trying to do a political spectacle… I’ve got real issues I’ve got to deal with here in the state of Florida.” He made sure poke at Trump in his statement. “I don’t know what goes into paying hush money to a porn star to secure silence over some type of alleged affair,” DeSantis said at the news conference. “I just, I can’t speak to that.”

Nobody cares, Ron.

People want America fixed / saved.


18 responses to “DeSanctimonious, indeed

  1. elspeth

    March 22, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    Yeah, DeSantis made a mistake there. On one level, I can fully appreciate his annoyance with Trump, who has been attacking him relentlessly for the past 6 months, even accusing him of being a “groomer” as a young teacher.

    Right now, a Trump super PAC is filing charges with the Florida election committee, accusing DeSantis of running a shadow POTUS campaign. It’s pretty ugly, and he is starting to let it get to him.

    He had done a fairly good job of remaining silent in the face of all that, and showed extremely impressive restraint. If he could have just managed that a little longer, it would have been better. This press conference was NOT a good look for him. He needed to project a vigorous defense of Trump, and he blew it.

    • feeriker

      March 22, 2023 at 1:08 pm

      It’s all a game, Elspeth. DeSantis and Trump are on the same team, and it ain’t OUR team. Sure, they’re rivals, just like pro-athletes with big egos who are on the same team dislike each other. But ultimately they know who the hands that feed them belong to, and they’re not about to bite them.

      As for Trump, if he wins (re-)election in 2024, then we’ll know thay he’s a Deep State actor for sure.

      • Will S.

        March 22, 2023 at 5:29 pm

        Alas, probably so…

    • Will S.

      March 22, 2023 at 5:28 pm


  2. feeriker

    March 22, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    I think it’s becoming more and more obvious that DeSantis isn’t the squeaky-clean, non-Establishment savior everyone has been making him out to be.

    They’re all insiders, folks. Some of them adopt a populist act in order to fool the rubes over whom they rule, but at the end of the day, they’re all part of the Establishment. There is no solution to what ails us from anybody who plays the Establishment’s game. Most normies are too dense to ever learn that, but maybe there’s a remnant who grasps it and will challenge the status quo.

    • elspeth

      March 22, 2023 at 1:09 pm

      Over the past year, I have had moments of disillusionment where DeSantis is concerned. Thankfully, unlike so many people, I was careful to remind myself that at the end of the day, he’s a politician like the rest; with all it entails.

      That said, he has been a stellar governor, and has fought valiantly for the rights of citizens and children of FL. He was the hands down best governor in America during Covid, and he humbled Walt Disney Co., when Kristi Noem was afraid of the NCAA, who aren’t nearly as powerful. Gotta give the man his due.

      But as with ambitious politicians, there is a limit to the amount of faith you can allot them. A hard limit.

      Trust not in princes…

      • Hh

        March 22, 2023 at 1:58 pm

        Desantis hasn’t done anything else ither red states governors have done.

    • thedeti

      March 22, 2023 at 2:15 pm

      Yes. Politics has become just a sideshow now. None of it matters other than letting their bases chew on the red meat tossed at them by the mainstream media (the left) and on blogs (the right). Nothing changes. Nothing will change.

      This is why everyone got so excited over Trump and then got all disillusioned when Trump didn’t get this or that done. See Ann Coulter. See most of Trump’s base.

      The left understands this game much better than the right does. The left’s True Believers wanted Hillary the Bitch, or Bernie, or Buttigieg. They got stuck with Biden because the big boys and girls, the adults, wanted to win, and knew a stolen election was more plausible with Biden.

      It’s all for show. Biden was and is the ultimate insider; having been “inside” for 40 years. He’s a joke; but he’s a useful idiot who they could control and wouldn’t rile up too many people, so they used him.

      • Will S.

        March 22, 2023 at 5:29 pm


    • Will S.

      March 22, 2023 at 5:29 pm


  3. dave snope

    March 22, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Well realistically, what can DeSantis do about something in New York? If the roles were reversed, even with Trump being President still, Trump would just say “Its sad what’s happening to our country” and then do nothing. DeSantis at least pointint out the DA is Soros funded is at least as effective as that if not a little moreso. And I can understand not exactly wanting to come to Trump’s defence after he failed to cross the rubicon and considering he is one of the fathers of the death jab.

    • Will S.

      March 22, 2023 at 5:30 pm


    • electricangel

      March 23, 2023 at 12:21 am

      Mentioning Soros is considered antisemitic. So there’s that.

  4. Why So Serious

    March 23, 2023 at 12:54 am

    Have you seen the Rhonda Santis meme?
    Morale force laugh out loud multiplier.
    He has now backtracked on peace in Ukraine after RINO handlers said he had some ‘splainin to do.

    • Will S.

      March 23, 2023 at 9:11 am

      No, but I love that! lol

      Ah. Figures.

  5. fuzziewuzziebear

    March 23, 2023 at 4:44 am

    Where would New York be if Thomas E. Dewey had put the energy into cleaning up the state instead of running for President? When I think of Ron DeSantis, I wonder where will Florida be if he went full tilt to cleaning up the counties and cities? There is a downside to ambition.

    • elspeth

      March 23, 2023 at 6:39 am

      It really is incumbent upon the citizens to elect effective local leadership. How much money is being paid to county commission members in FL’s 67 counties? How much more to mayors and city counsel members?

      We really need people to be much more attentive locally. The governor can’t do everything, but if the local governments were doing their best, state governments could offer support where they need it most.

      • fuzziewuzziebear

        March 23, 2023 at 7:06 am

        Somebody has to come down on these crooks hard. There are people writing law that simply don’t care that it is illegal. They hold the law in that much contempt. There is something about Florida being God’s waiting room that encourages low level government to be as corrupt as they choose. It is the governor’s place to come down on it like a pallet of bricks.


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