Incumbent Florida governor Ron DeSantis met his Democrat challenger Charlie Crist for their single scheduled debate ahead of November’s elections. While the media is pretending Crist performed ably, by any honest reckoning DeSantis not only showed up to do what he had to, he mopped the floor with his disgusting, cheap-shot opponent.
On issue after issue, DeSantis resonated with the voting masses. In one such exchange, here here is he rebutting Crist’s position on so-called gender-affirming minor for surgeries:
DeSantis destroys Crist for supporting gender surgeries for minors:
“If you’re a 15 year old, you can’t get a tattoo in the state of Florida. Yet we’re saying you can get a double mastectomy?” pic.twitter.com/9CRtRnfxo8
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) October 24, 2022
If you’re a 15 year old, you can’t get a tattoo in the state of Florida. Yet we’re saying you can get a double mastectomy? Of course not, it is inappropriate for to do this for minors and in Florida we’re not going to allow them to happen.
And in this powerfully-moving clip, DeSantis tells the story of a woman some forty years ago who got pregnant, was advised to get an abortion, yet for one reason or another did not go through with it, and against all odds eventually gave birth to a daughter. Stay for the second half:
Gov. @RonDeSantisFL on being pro-life: "We're better when everybody counts."
"Charlie Crist opposes [Florida's 15-week abortion ban], even though the baby is fully formed, has a heartbeat, can feel pain, and can suck their thumb." pic.twitter.com/YFzyyPklj9
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 24, 2022
[A] few months ago, I appointed her daughter to be the first Jamaican American justice in the history of the Florida supreme court.
I just think we’re better when everybody counts. I understand not everyone’s going to be born in perfect circumstances, but I would like to see everybody have a shot.
I’m proud of the fifteen weeks that we did. I know Charlie Crist opposes that, even though the baby is fully formed, has a heartbeat, can feel pain, and can suck their thumb.
He also supports sex-selective abortions, whuich is used to discriminate against little girls. He also supports dismemberment abortions, where they will literally tear the baby from limb to limb.
And he also supports taxpayer-funded aboprtion all the way up to the moment of birth, and that is plain wrong.
Boom. And these were just a few soundbites. DeSantis did this for hours with Crist, who offered nothing other than lies and a cheap shots at the possibility DeSantis might run for president in 2024.
Indeed, the lying media and slimy Crist didn’t have many angles to attack DeSantis, so the man who has literally been in three different parties over the course of his career kept returning to one question: Will you serve your full term? It’s a way of asking DeSantis if he’s running for president or not, as well as giving Floridians an idea that the person they vote for won’t commit to them.
Watching clips online or reading the headlines of the press, it’d be easy to think DeSantis got caught off guard. For starters, does that seem likely? DeSantis isn’t a rookie, and his team would certainly have prepared him for that question. Second, a little more digging reveals what was really going on. The Hill finally got around to reporting the true context of those viral exchanges:
DeSantis repeatedly refused to answer those questions, instead pivoting to the Biden administration and Crist’s record in Congress.
Of course, the candidates weren’t permitted to ask each other questions. Still, DeSantis’s silence on the matter is likely to raise further questions about his future political ambitions.
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