GOP Hypocrisy

Ron DeSantis Releases Ad Suggesting God Created Him on the Eighth Day

Either Casey DeSantis, the wife of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis doesn’t know what an unintentionally dumb commercial doesn’t look like or Florida folks are more gullible than I thought. I don’t know which.

The commercial is well beyond over the top. It’s a one-minute and 49-second brag-fest about the governor’s imagined qualities. An unnamed but deep-voiced narrator describes the right-wing governor as a “protector” who was created by God “on the eighth day” to keep paradise safe, Mediaite reports.

“And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a protector.’ So God made him a fighter. God said ‘I need somebody willing to get up before dawn and kiss his family goodbye, travel thousand of miles for no other reason than to serve the people, to save their jobs, their livelihoods, their liberty, their happiness,” the narrator intones.

Of course, I’m going to add that he ‘serves the people,’ by making immigrants “travel thousands” of extra miles. But that’s just me.

Images of DeSantis flash across the screen as the narrator continues: “So God made a fighter.”

“God said, ‘I need someone to be strong, advocate truth in the midst of hysteria. Someone who challenges conventional wisdom and isn’t afraid to defend what he knows to be right.’ And just so God made a fighter,” the narrator says, adding:

“God said, ‘I need somebody who will take the arrows, stand firm in the wake of unrelenting attacks. Look a mother in the eyes and tell her that her child will be in school. She can keep her job. Go to church. Eat dinner with friends.

I don’t recall anyone telling mothers they can’t keep their jobs, go to church, or eat dinner with friends. This commercial is all just a bunch of nothing aimed at tricking gullible Floridians into voting for an anti-LGBTQ “don’t say gay,” anti-abortion GOPer who hopes to severely restrict people’s rights every which way he can.

The sugary ad ends on a sappy note as the narrator says: “…And hold the hand of an aging parent. Taking their breath for the last time. So God made a fighter. God said, ‘I need a family man. A man who would laugh and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his daughter says she wants to spend her life doing what dad does. So God made a fighter.”

DeSantis released an equally heavy-handed ad earlier this election — called “Top Gov.” because it was based on Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel which began streaming on the same day.

Frankly, both of these ads are obnoxious, but then so is DeSantis. Folks on Twitter had thoughts.

And I’ll just leave the tweet by MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan here:

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