A dead clock is correct twice a day. Vivek Ramaswamy, the racially unaware homophobe running in the Republican Primary, nailed Ron DeSantis for his hypocrisy on Disney.
DeSantis called out by GOP candidate.
After listening to a transphobic diatribe from Republican Primary Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, the confused misinformer had a moment of clarity. Yes, a non-working clock is still correct twice a day.
Chuck Todd opened the door for Ramaswamy to separate himself from Ron DeSantis.
“On one hand, I assume you agree with pushing back at Disney the way Governor DeSantis has rhetorically,” Chuck Todd asked. “But is there a point where you think it is too much to use government to punish business?”
“Here’s where Ron DeSantis really lost it here. He’s gone on the wrong path. He claimed, and this part actually sounded good to me,” Ramaswamy said. “Disney should have never had crony capitalist lobbying-related privileges in the first place. Here’s the part he doesn’t mention. One of those crony capitalist privileges was, and I think the most relevant one, codified into law by none other than Ron DeSantis in 2021. So Florida passed this political antidiscrimination statute, which I applauded at the time. He said, If you operate Internet companies, this includes streaming services like Disney does, that you can’t engage in viewpoint discrimination.”
Vivek was not done. He wanted to twist the knife and put salt and acid into the wound.
“Now, here’s the funny, dirty little secret of that,” Vivek said. “They wrote in a last-minute exception into that law for anyone who also operates a theme park, more than 25 acres in the state of Florida. That’s crony capitalism. And so, the irony is Ron DeSantis, who’s now railing against crony capitalism and rolling that back, was the one who actually passed that into law for the case of Disney.”
And then came the final disqualifying blow.
“So, I think that undermines the credibility of his crusade,” Vivek continued. “I prefer to get to root causes rather than doing political stunts.”
DeSantis’s bad week is continuing.
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