Thursday, June 01, 2023

ANNALS OF DeSANTISTAN: Ron DeSantis now blames ‘global warming’ for military recruitment woes. (Florida Politics)

In Elvis Presley's words, Governor DeSANTIS "ain't nothin' but a hound dog! Cryin' all the time!"

Does our floundering Flori-DUH Boy Governor sound like a crazy, cranky resident of The Villages, yelling at people to say off his lawn?   

Is our Boy Governor baying at the moon out of deep-seated insecurity with a world that rejects his unctuous ukases?  

Is he off his rocker?

Does he need a checkup from the neck up?

Whining about Liberals, drag queens, ESG, DEI and other Country Club white male grievances, and stuff and stuff.  Notice this double Ivy League graduate is horribly inarticulate, and whines incessantly.

Inventing grievances?  Inveighing against diversity?

Is that the best the once Grand Old Party has to offer after TRUMP's insurrection?

You tell me.  

Our paranoid TRUMP Mini-Me whines like a loser.  How many Iowa farmers will fancy a voice that could curdle an entire dairy farm full of milk?  How many Iowa workers fancy a fascist dressed in elevator boots, making inflammatory statements about his enemies -- Blacks, history teaching, Disney, trial lawyers, LGBTQIA people -- the list goes on.  He needed psychiatric help.   

Proving The Peter Principle lives on in politics, DeSANTIS has reached his maximum level of incompetence.  He was our crummy Congressman 2013-2018, appearing on Fox News 40 times but doing little or nothing for our district.

DeSANTIS & Co. disdained helping with the St. Augustine National Historical Park and National Seashore, dismissed because local Tea Party satraps opposed it.   

In early 2013, I met with two DeSANTIS staffers in his local office: as I was waiting for my ride, I overheard the two of them stating that the Congressman would never support the National Seashore. 

You could not miss their voices, heard through thin walls in the A.D. Davis Construction Co. building, across from the jail.   

I later spoke personally with DeSANTIS at our County Commission Auditorium after his 2014 appearance at the League of Women Voters/St. Augustine Recored forum.  I shook his hand. He tried to run away, but I held on long enough to look him in the eye and tell him that his local staff promised to get back to me, and never did so.  He assured me that one of them would.  They never did so,

DeSANTIS was an inept and maladroit Congressman, with limited abilities, 

Now he's a lousy Governor, with delusions of adequacy.

An authoritarian control freak who says he would eliminate Liberalism.

Our Nation was founded by liberals, and they said so.

Our liberal democratic republic defeated Hitlerism.    

The thought of Boy Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS as President and Commander-in-Chief boggles the mind.

From Florida Politics:  

Ron DeSantis now blames ‘global warming’ for military recruitment woes

By A.G. Gancarski

Florida Politics

May 30, 2023 

We need to eliminate these distractions and get focused on the core mission at hand.'

Florida’s Governor is telling Iowans that the military’s focus on “global warming” is a reason recruiting has fallen off, and he vows to “eliminate” such “distractions” if elected President.

Ron DeSantis told a crowd in West Des Moines Tuesday of several issues of social consciousness that he believes are keeping people from signing up for the U.S. Armed Forces.

“And it pains me when we see revered institutions like our very own military become more concerned with matters that are not central to the mission, whether it’s global warming or gender ideology or pronouns, morale is declining, and recruiting is suffering. We need to eliminate these distractions, and we need to get focused on the core mission at hand,” DeSantis said Tuesday.

This continues a series of similar critiques from the Governor, who appears to be road-testing a list of grievances.

During a Memorial Day hit on the Fox News Channel, the Florida Governor and freshly minted Presidential candidate has revived criticisms of armed forces policies that, to him, have prioritized equity over winning wars.

“Well, first, I think we need to look at what’s going on with the military right now. And I think the military that I see is different from the military I served in,” DeSantis said on “Fox and Friends.”

“I see a lot of emphasis now on political ideologies, things like gender pronouns. I see a lot about things like DEI, and I think that that’s caused recruiting to plummet. I think it’s driven off a lot of warriors, and I think morale is low,” DeSantis said.

The Governor has vowed to work against equity initiatives in the military, even saying he would act on his first day as President.

During an interview on Good Morning Orlando, the new Republican presidential candidate spotlighted DEI and using various gender pronouns as “nonsense” ripe for instant removal.

“I think it’s been politicized. I think you have a focus on things like DEI. A focus on things like gender pronouns. And that’s diverting from the core mission, and the core mission is really what attracts people to the military. So recruiting is suffering; people are leaving the service,” DeSantis said.

“One of the things I’ll do as President on Day One, you know, reassert the power of Commander in Chief, get all the nonsense out of the military, say this is going to be mission-focused again. And I think you’re going to see recruiting respond very, very positively, and I think you’ll see morale increase,” DeSantis added.

The Governor has spotlighted these and other culture war issues as reasons people aren’t signing up for the armed forces.

“You see them recruiting with, like, using drag queens and doing stuff with the pronouns and all this other stuff. That’s part of the main reason recruiting is so low,” DeSantis told podcaster Dinesh D’Souza this month.

DeSantis also discussed “drag queens” and other social trends troubling him in an Iowa stump speech.

“When you see videos of folks recruiting for the military services using things like drag queens, you know, that is just fundamentally wrong,” DeSantis said earlier this month at the Feenstra Family Picnic, a major confab of Iowa Republicans.

The U.S. Navy, where DeSantis served, used a drag queen as a “digital ambassador.” The service member, Joshua Kelley, performs as “Harpy Daniels.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at or on Twitter: @AGGancarski

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All the things that he's saying are causing recruitment shortages are individually false... but the net effect of politics I can believe would cause these problems..HIS OWN brand of politics included. Just the general stupidity of it all and who wants to fight for a nation that doesn't see healthcare as a right and on and on and on. Who wants to protect super rich people who want to hoard everyone's money and don't want to pay taxes? Who wants to be part of a militia for greedy people?