It’s to the point of absurdity, the ways in which the leftist media tries to destroy Republicans. While senators and congressmen definitely have targets on their backs from the press, governors are where the majority of their fire not directed at anyone named Trump has been trained. Gregg Abbott, Kristi Noem, and the main target of the left’s anger and hatred: Ron DeSantis.
It makes sense that those Governors would be targets, Texas and Florida are huge states, and Noem is a smart, attractive, conservative woman. When you want to accuse Republicans of a “war on women” or just generally being misogynists, it’s wildly inconvenient to have one of the top Republicans in the country being a woman.
Worse than that is to have one of the most successful politicians in the country being a Republican. That is who Ron DeSantis is. Therefore, he must be destroyed.
DeSantis has been on the correct side of every COVID decision – refusing to shut down schools or the economy, shunning vaccine mandates for treatments that work and no mask mandates. He’s the polar opposite of Joe Biden, Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer, and Andrew Cuomo.
Him being right is something the left would do anything to hide. At the start of the pandemic, DeSantis was demonized for refusing to follow Cuomo’s example in New York, and I’m not talking about the sexual assaults. Cuomo panicked, but was portrayed as playing it cool. His order to force COVID infected patients into nursing homes cost upwards of 15,000 lives that didn’t need to be lost. Florida, on the other hand, had no such order and took measures to protect its large senior population.
One was called a monster, the other a savior. Guess which was which.
The pervert with the dozen women alleging sexual misconduct got a $5 million book deal and will be rehabbed in due time. The guy with a higher senior population and significantly lower death rate among them is Hitler reincarnated because he still won’t force people do what is proving to not work.
I could go through and point out all the absurdities of the attacks on DeSantis, but that’s a book, not a column. I’ll just highlight one of the most recent hypocrisies from a media that simply can’t help itself.
On January 28, the Washington Post ran a story titled, “Covid-19 may have seasons for different temperature zones, study suggests.” This piece of journalism begins, “Covid-19 transmission may have seasonal spikes tied to temperature and humidity, increasing at different times of the year for different locations, a new study in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene suggests. Colder regions, such as the U.S. Northeast, may experience more cases during winter, while warmer regions, such as the southern United States, may see higher transmissions in the summer. More-temperate zones could experience two seasonal peaks.”
Makes sense, at least to anyone with a brain who has lived through the last 2 years.
In fact, it’s so obvious, many people noticed this long before last Friday. On August 13 of last year, the very same Washington Post ran a story entitled, “DeSantis blames Florida’s surge on ‘covid season.’ That’s misleading, experts say.” The number of “experts” cited in the piece is 2, 1 of whom is simply listed as a physician and college professor.
Five and a half months apart, the exact opposite story. One is exclusively about Ron DeSantis being awful, the other is about how he was right. Curiously, the one in which he is proven correct does not mention his name at all.
In August, the Post’s “expert” was reported as saying, “the novel coronavirus remains relatively new compared with other viruses and not enough data has accumulated since the beginning of 2020 to determine the environmental facts that could influence its course. But the available data from Florida shows that the state has experienced waves throughout the year, including last year’s winter surge.”
Now, parroting DeSantis without mentioning it or giving him credit, new “experts” say, “Fewer cases were detected between 62 and 75 degrees, a temperature range considered more tolerable for people to be outside.” What a difference party identification makes.
It’d be funny were it not so pathetic, and it’d be surprising were it not so expected.
Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.