DeSantis Loves Putin

Any candidate who can’t see that democracy in Europe and the defeat of fascism is in our vital national interest has no place in the White House…or Congress, or a governor’s mansion, or have his own talk show.

While talking to Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said, “While the US has many vital national interests, securing our borders, addressing the crisis of readiness within our military, achieving energy security and independence, and checking the economic, cultural, and military power of the Chinese Communist Party, becoming further entangled in a territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia is not one of them.”

First, checking the military power of China is a vital national interest, but Russia’s military invasion of a soveriegn nation is not? Second, Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine is NOT a territorial dispute.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has firebombed the entire nation of Ukraine which he’s justified with lies about Nazis. If Ukraine was actually controlled by Nazis, they’d be siding with Putin. Putin is trying to make Ukraine a part of Russia again and destroy the government elected by the people of Ukraine. He’s bombed homes, hospitals, schools, and playgrounds killing over 400 children in the process. Anyone who calls this a “territorial dispute” is a vile disgusting despicable human being. This is Ron DeSantis.

You can include Ron DeSantis with Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Tucker Carlson, and Donald Trump, who all are on the side of Putin’s fascist Russia over democratic Ukraine. In choosing Russia over Ukraine, they’re choosing Russia over the vital national interests of the United States.

Of course, Ron DeSantis would side with the fascist who doesn’t allow fair elections in his nation over the democratically-elected Volodimyr Zelenskyy. DeSantis has modeled his tyranny of Florida on the fascist states of Russia and Hungary. He’s waged war on science, history, LGBTQ, education, and all dissent.

Ron DeSantis says “Florida is where woke goes to die.” “Woke” is an idealogy of open-mindedness, thoughtfulness, and compassion. Woke is understanding positions you will never be in and being aware and conscious of the plights of others. If you’re a white male and you understand others who are not white males will have a more difficult path than you and realize that you do indeed have white privilege, then congratulations. You are woke. Ron DeSantis wants “woke” to die and is trying to kill it through legislation. Ron DeSantis is trying to cancel, not just free speech, but free thinking. He’s currently trying to turn one state college into a reeducation camp.

It’s shocking that Republicans don’t believe Russian aggression, threatening NATO and Europe, is not in America’s vital interests. Ronald Reagan must be rolling in his grave while Ron DeSantis is rolling in Putin’s propaganda.

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  1. Remember when Americans hated Russians because they were Communists. Well, they are no longer “communists,” so I guess it is okay now to love Putin, who does not represent most Russians.

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  2. I joined the Navy after college. I figured I owed my country some time. The US has been good to me. I never in a million years could have imagined the United States of today from the one in 1983 when I entered the Navy. I never would have imagined this country harbored so many treasonous, traitorous, anti-American, anti-US Constitution citizens, insurrectionists, and politicians (DeSantis, Gymbo Jordan, Matt Gaetz, MTG etc…).
    I am still proud to have served the United States I remember. I will also keep my firearms in working condition, cleaned, and well oiled. Trying my best to stay in shape as part of the geriatric anti-fascist brigade should America’s dumb ass authoritarian fascists neo-nazis start shit.

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    1. From one Vet to another – Thank You for your Service, I too joined in 1983 and 36 years later, I took off the uniform in this new age. Not sure where the world took a Right turn into fascists mind set, but they should have stood a post, did a tour in Europe before the Wall came down, but we provided this because we stood up to communists and made freedom something to be proud about. Cheers I feel for you in the Ultra States of America.

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