Dem. Florida Candidate Calls for Return of Confederacy on CNN

Andrew Gillum confederacy

While appearing on Fox News, Florida’s Rep. Ron DeSantis said of his Democrat opponent’s political agenda: “The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.”

Since DeSantis’ opponent Andrew Gillum is black, Democrats decided to deliberately misinterpret DeSantis’ comment as a racist dog whistle, instead of what it really was, the equivalent of saying “lets not monkey around.” DeSantis was also criticized for comments he made in the same interview in which he described Gillum as “articulate,” because according to the geniuses over at MSNBC, DeSantis would never deem it necessary to point out if a white man is articulate. So apparently if you criticize someone, you’re a racist, and if you compliment them, you’re also a racist. See how the rules work in 2018?

Meanwhile, can you imagine how the media would melt down if DeSantis did something crazy, like advocate for a return to the Confederacy?

DeSantis didn’t – but appearing on CNN, Gillum called for a “confederation of states,” or a confederacy. “Well, let me tell you,” Gillum said to Chris Cuomo about making the state have a more socialist agenda. “I think for Florida to move in that direction, we would have to do it as a confederation of states. We could not do it by ourselves solely here in the state of Florida because it would collapse the system. We would only attract the sickest of patients and it wouldn’t work.”

Cuomo cluelessly replied “I like that confederacy of states. I haven’t heard that before.”

Gillum’s agenda includes a $15 an hour minimum wage, abolishing ICE, single-payer health care, and massively increasing taxes across the board. Like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and other socialist crazies, Gillum has had praise heaped on him from the media.

As you’ve just seen, they really will praise anything the man does, including a call for the return to the Confederacy. I don’t know what’s funnier – Cuomo immediately agreeing that a Confederacy would be a great idea, or his complaining “I haven’t heard that before.” Has he ever opened a history book before?

By Matt

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