Gus Van Horn blog Posted April 18 Report Share Posted April 18 Ron DeSantis is proving to be such a lunatic that I might need to rename my blog, given that hardly a day goes by without his outdoing himself to appeal to the Trump base in the worst possible manner.And lots of conservatives are lapping it up...Today, we have Ed Morrissey of Hot Air approvingly reporting that the governor has openly speculated that Florida should perhaps build a prison next to Disney:Image by Scazon, via Wikimedia Commons, license.... DeSantis tossed some chin music at Disney by suggesting some novel uses for state lands in the district. How about a competing amusement park, or maybe even some badly needed added capacity for the state penal system?A prison next to Disney World? That would be a case of cutting off one's nose to spite one's face if DeSantis took that suggestion seriously. That's more of a nice business ya got there, shame if something happened to it response. [Conservatives used to talk a good game about law and order. Didn't they? --ed]However, DeSantis is likely a lot more serious about re-assessing the property value of the Reedy Creek district and Disney's land within it. DeSantis noted that the agreement that Disney created to evade the earlier legislative action would have allowed Disney to assess its own property value. That's absurd, DeSantis argued, noting that Disney would be the only corporation or individual property owner in Florida with that ability. [Bye-bye low taxes? --ed]"The larger issue," DeSantis declared, "is ultimately who governs in a republic. And I think it's we the people under the Constitution," DeSantis concluded. "I think that's the only answer." [How, exectly, is Disney "ruling" us here? --ed]No. The larger issue, of which DeSantis seem oblivious, is What is a government for? News Flash: To deliver crime-boss-like threats -- idle or not -- to a private company is not in any way part of the answer.As an added bonus, DeSantis displays both his contempt for the type of voter he panders to and an alarming myopia when it comes to fighting the left in that another of his threats was to subject such things as the park's monorail system to external inspections.That's right: He threatened the park with both safety inspections and with something that would make the park much less safe, namely having a prison -- with its potential escapees -- nearby.First off, the fact that Disney's monorail has a long record of safety shows that such inspections are superfluous to their traditional rationale, safety. On top of that, his threat shows that the governor is so blinded by -- rage? power-lust? -- that he fails to see the irony of grandstanding to "protect" families and children from "woke" while finishing the job of turning our government from our protector against criminals into the most powerful of many criminal enterprises.Read the whole thing to get a bead on how degenerate the conservatives have gotten lately.-- CAVP.S. Some good news: DeSantis has lost the support of a prominent mega-donor over his abortion and book bans.Link to Original Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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