While the mainstream media continues to whip up an alleged “Civil War” in the Republican Party, chiefly between former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, it is pretty clear that the latter is dedicated to dispelling these divisive rumors.
And he put this effort on full display when he recently weighed in on the absence of a “red wave,” which was broadly anticipated in the wake of Biden’s numerous destructive policies.
Unlike the mainstream media, DeSantis declined to blame Trump.
“We assumed we were going to end up with like, 245 House members, we’re at 222 it looks like, which is a huge underperformance. And so, you know, the question is, is, you know, why did that happen?” DeSantis inquired.
What happened indeed?
Well, a number of irregularities in certain states, for starters, the same states and counties that appeared to have issued in 2020.
Not to mention the media’s ongoing, wholly liberal bias.
However, despite these factors, the Republicans’ performance was still problematic overall, especially relative to Biden’s approval ratings, as noted by DeSantis.
“Because the way these midterms work, someone gets elected to the White House, and then there’s a reaction the other way, that’s what happens almost every two years and especially when people are pessimistic about the direction of the country, have a negative view on Biden, usually those voters are going to want to vote for people that are offering an alternative,” DeSantis continued.
Unfortunately, the alternatives proved to be not as attractive to some voters as possible, which DeSantis also observed.
“And yet some of those voters throughout the country, not in Florida, but throughout the country, even though they disapproved of Biden, even though they disapproved of the direction of the country. They still didn’t want to vote, you know, for some of our candidates,” the governor continued.
The use of “our” is especially refreshing, reaffirming the unity of the GOP that DeSantis clearly angles for.
And, to be really clear on that point, DeSantis point blank stated that the party division is not why the GOP did not perform as well as expected in the elections.
On the contrary, DeSantis indicated people clearly vote based on results, not pandering.
“I don’t think it’s a question of necessarily being divided as a party, I think it’s like, okay, how do you run and win majorities, and I think what we’ve done in Florida is we’ve shown that we’ve exercised leadership, we’ve not kowtowed, we’ve been willing to take on big interests … producing results, and that ends up attracting more people to want to be on your team,” DeSantis declared.
And what results DeSantis has produced … from standing his ground against Disney to Biden, not to mention his avowed commitment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Florida, after all, has attracted a massive population influx since DeSantis began to lead the state, and it is quite clear that Floridians like what DeSantis has to offer.
“If you look about how we performed, no governor, Republican, has ever gotten a higher percentage of the vote in Florida history than we got in 2022,” DeSantis remarked proudly.
One can only hope the same can be said for a Republican president in the near-future.
Author: Ofelia Thornton