Saturday, August 12, 2023

ANNALS OF DeSANTISTAN: Chris Christie claims Ron DeSantis ‘sounds like a really angry guy’. (A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics, August 12, 2023)

Ten years of tedious Trumpery, flummery, dupery and nincompoopery from Boy Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS.

Ten years of insolence, insults, and cruelty from DeSANTIS. It's our money.


We in Florida have endured misguided misanthropic RONALD DION DeSANTIS since January 3, 2013, when he first encumbered a Congressional seat, purporting to represent us in St. Johns County,


The former United States Attorney for New Jersey, later the N.J. Governor,  CHRISTOPHER JAMES CHRISTIE of New Jersey is right: DeSANTIS "sounds like a really angry guy,"

After 2024, I pray that DeSANTIS gets help, 

Dopey Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS badly needs a "checkup from the neck up," to borrow a phrase from my late environmental whistleblower client, EPA, HUD and FBI Senior Special Agent Robert E. Tyndall, prevailing plaintiff in landmark EPA environmental whistleblower case.

What do you think?

Want do y'all reckon?

From Florida Politics:


Chris Christie claims Ron DeSantis ‘sounds like a really angry guy’

A.G. Gancarski, 

Florida Politics, 

August 12, 2023

'He's squinting his eyes all the time and pissed about something.'

Is Florida’s Governor nice enough? One 2024 Republican opponent thinks Ron DeSantis always sounds “pissed” about something.

During an interview that aired Friday on WMUR’s “Conversation with the candidate,” former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie depicted DeSantis as consumed by anger and unable to heal the divide nationally as a result.

“He sounds like a really angry guy. He’s squinting his eyes all the time and pissed about something, you know, so I’m skeptical, right. I’m skeptical that somebody who’s that angry cares about healing the divide or has the ability to do it,” Christie said.

The attack on DeSantis is the latest sign that Christie sees DeSantis as an easy target.

During an interview on Fox News’ “Special Report”, Christie flexed on the Florida Governor.

“Our momentum is going the right way. Gov. DeSantis is going in the wrong direction. And so our first job is to get past Gov. DeSantis here in New Hampshire, we’ve now caught him. Now we need to pass him and then we’re going to take on Donald Trump one-on-one.”

Polls support Christie’s claim that second place is in play.

A survey conducted by the Manhattan Institute last month showed just 2 points separate the Florida Governor and the former New Jersey Governor, with both men in low double digits. DeSantis stood at just 13%, 2 points up on Christie’s 11%

A July survey commissioned by American Greatness and conducted by National Research Inc., showed DeSantis with 11% support, 30 points behind Trump and just 3 points up on Christie and Scott.

The American Pulse survey conducted between July 5 and July 11 showed Trump with 48% and DeSantis with 10.5%, just 0.5 points above Christie’s 10%.

Christie has attacked DeSantis consistently on a number of issues.

During a Fox News interview with Neil Cavuto, the former New Jersey Governor pilloried DeSantis’ defense of the state’s 216-page set of guidelines governing classroom instruction on Black history, which includes language claiming slavery benefited the enslaved.

“I think that what they’ve done is wrong and worse yet, what I really criticized Gov. DeSantis for was when he said, ‘I didn’t have anything to do with it and I didn’t know anything about it,’” Christie said. “Well, that’s not leadership. You know, that’s looking out at what’s going on in your state and saying you’re not responsible when you’re the Governor.”

During a CNN interview in late June, Christie mocked DeSantis’ fumbling response to a question about Jan. 6.

“He wasn’t anywhere near Washington. Did he have a TV? Was he alive that day? Did he see what was going on? I mean, that’s one of the most ridiculous answers I’ve heard in this race so far. You don’t have an opinion about Jan. 6 except to say I didn’t particularly enjoy what happened?” Christie told Kaitlan Collins.

“We had people trying to hunt down the Vice President of the United States, chanting ‘Hang Mike Pence,’ and Donald Trump the entire time sat outside the Oval Office, that little dining room of his, eating a well-done cheeseburger and watching TV and doing nothing to stop what was going on until it got to the point where even he could no longer stand it. … And Ron DeSantis doesn’t have any opinion on that?”

Overall, Christie has taken issue with DeSantis’ lack of message discipline and focus on niche issues as a candidate.

“What I would say is that, I think Gov. DeSantis spends a great deal of time on things in this presidential campaign, which I don’t think are the most important issues in America,” Christie said Thursday on the Hugh Hewitt Show.

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

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