Bad News For Disney, DeSantis Is Back And Has This To Say About Their WOKE Agenda “Trust Me, Under No Circumstances…”

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Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, has been the scourge of the Left for some time. It could be argued that he is the only person that might be a greater irritant and agitator to them than Trump, himself.

He has placed himself as a bulwark between the good people of Florida and the merciless woke machine. His already infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill as garnered more than a little media attention, not all of it positive. That isn’t the only battle that DeSantis is keen to fight.

It is now being reported that:

There are three views on the right of DeSantis’s retaliation against Disney. One is populist. “Woke corporations need to be put in their place. If they want to target the Republican agenda, they should expect to be targeted in turn by state power.”

The second is classical liberal. “Whatever the merits of Disney’s views, they have a right to them. Using state power to punish them is viewpoint discrimination. It contradicts the spirit of the First Amendment and smells of a banana republic.”

The third is a hybrid view typically held by traditional conservatives who are populist-curious, shall we say. “Retaliating against Disney would be questionable if DeSantis intended to follow through on it, but he doesn’t.

It’s kabuki. He’s going to figure out a way to undo this. All he wanted was to throw a scare into Disney and other woke companies by showing them what could happen eventually if they don’t stay out of politics.

He’s not going to strip them of their district.”

Is that right?

Watch this short clip from an appearance he made today. He says of the bill he signed eliminating Disney’s special improvement district, “That was really the first step in what’s going to be a process to make sure that Disney should not run its own government.”

That doesn’t sound like kabuki to me.

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Those who hold the hybrid view have failed to understand something DeSantis grasps, which is that the only litmus test that matters in populist politics is the next one. Mike Pence showed slavish loyalty to Trump for four years, but when Trump finally asked him to do something illegal on January 6 and he refused, insurrectionist goons were chanting “Hang Mike Pence” as they pushed into the Capitol.

None of Pence’s many previous acts of service to Trump mattered at that point. He had failed the most recent litmus test — a big one, to be sure — and so he was a “traitor.” Instantly.

Charles Cooke at NRO made the point in a podcast last week that the same illogic applies to the Disney mess in Florida.

If you support the “don’t say gay” law and you also support DeSantis calling Disney out for failing to apply their allegedly high moral standards to China, the fact that you passed those two populist litmus tests won’t stop you from being called a “traitor” if you fail the next litmus test, whether the state should rescind Disney’s district.

DeSantis didn’t need to make that move: It’ll be an administrative nightmare for the neighboring counties, it may inadvertently reduce Disney’s tax and debt obligations (which DeSantis is keen to deny in the clip), it’ll expose Florida to an array of litigation touching on free speech and property rights, and it’s all in service to retaliating against Disney over a policy fight which DeSantis … won.

So, Ron DeSantis is continuing to fight the good fight. We need as many people conscripted into this culture war as we can muster. In fact, as an August 2022 update, we reported that Ron DeSantis recently gave a speech at New Port Richey in Florida where he put the woke mob on blast. While discussing Florida’s educational system, DeSantis proudly exclaimed that Florida “is the place where ‘woke’ goes to die.” DeSantis didn’t stop there. He went on to say that cities that had opted to keep their vaccine mandates were doing so at the expense of children. DeSantis said that the logic behind the mandate had no basis in facts or science at all. His one-man war on wokeness is not stopping. Hopefully, DeSantis, Trump and the Conservative faithful can mount a cultural offense to the tsunami of political correctness that is sweeping over us.

3 thoughts on “Bad News For Disney, DeSantis Is Back And Has This To Say About Their WOKE Agenda “Trust Me, Under No Circumstances…”

  1. Trump never asked Pence to do anything illegal but Pence had a duty to send it back to the states till questions were answered

  2. Get off Trump’s case!!! He’s doing everything he can to bring AMERICA back!!! Not perfect but he is trying!!!

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