If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck -- then, guess what? It’s Ron DeSantis tied to another racist statement, event, or person.
How many more times will the Republican gubernatorial nominee be tied to racism, xenophobia, islamophobia, and God only knows what other -isms and phobias?
In Monday’s episode of “How Racism Turns,” we find DeSantis attached to an event orchestrated by David Horowitz, who has been known to say things along the lines of DeSantis’ “monkey it up” phrase.
Seems DeSantis didn't just appear, but SPOKE at David Horowitz Freedom Center conferences in Palm Beach and Charleston, S.C. in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Remember, Horowitz is the one who said "African Americans owe their freedom to white people and the country’s 'only serious race war' is against whites." Read about it here.
Want to know why Republicans have won the racist label?
Too many of you who aren’t racist stand quietly by, while racists in your party are very vocal about their dislike for those who are not like them.
Ron DeSantis, speaking at the event (one of four times), said this:
“I just want to say what an honor it’s been to be here to speak. David has done such great work and I’ve been an admirer. I’ve been to these conferences in the past, but I’ve been a big admirer of an organization that shoots straight, tells the American people the truth and is standing up for the right thing.”
What is the right thing, Mr. DeRacist? Given the things Horowitz has said about African Americans, were those the right things? What other organizations in that same vein do you admire? The KKK? Neo-Nazis? Skinheads?
Who will DeSantis be joining next? David Duke?
I thought Ron DeSantis was just a figment of Donald Trump’s imagination, brought to life.
After all, prior to Trump bringing Pinocchio to life, he was still a wooden boy, right?
What I am seeing now is that DeSantis has held racist views and behavior prior to Trump making him the Republican nominee.
Trump simply plucked DeSantis out of obscurity, and placed him at the forefront of the Florida Republican Party.
From what I see, DeSantis has no platform. All he has is Donald Trump and their mutual love for racism and FOX News.
He was able to get the Trump base’s adoration through osmosis, and an assist from FOX.
What will be the next Race DeScandal?
The week has just begun. I guess we will wait to see what other -isms come flying out of DeSantis’ closet.
Leslie Wimes, a Sunshine State News columnist, is founder and president of Women on the Move and the Democratic African American Women Caucus, www.daawc.com. Follow Leslie on Twitter: @womenonthemove1