Did you ever Hear the Tragedy of Darth DeSantis the Wise?
It's not a story the establishment GOP would tell you, but it’s unfolding right before our eyes
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is currently sitting pretty in the Governor’s Mansion, deep in the heart of Tallahassee and fresh off the heels of his massive reelection in the 2022 midterms. Having achieved the largest margin of victory for anyone who’s ran for the top spot in the Sunshine State in over 40 years, Ron DeSantis is one of the biggest feel good stories and absolute darlings of the Republican Party.
What a lot of people fail to pickup on though is at this very instant, Ron DeSantis is accelerating through nearly the exact same path and eventual tragic arc that Anakin Skywalker navigated throughout the Star Wars series, Episodes I - III.
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Darth DeSantis? Really?
Just hear me out first.
Ron DeSantis attended Harvard Law and in 2004 and enlisted in the Navy before discharging with honors as a Bronze Star recipient in 2010. He later accepted a position within the U.S. Department of Justice as a Special Assistant, U.S. Attorney for the same office of Middle Florida.
DeSantis would roll his military accomplishments into a successful run for the newly drawn, District 6 Florida House Seat in 2012. During his time on Capitol Hill, DeSantis would emerge as a founding member of House Freedom Caucus (HFC) and developed a relationship withthen President (who many joked was God Emperor), Donald J. Trump.
During the Clone Wars Saga, Anakin Skywalker rose through the ranks to Jedi General with less than adequate training due to the intense nature of the era. He commanded the 501st Legion with precision accuracy and notching many victories throughout the turbulent time period.
Skywalker was appointed to the Jedi High Counsel but (as we all know) was never granted the title of Jedi Master. It was during this time period that Anakin befriended then Senator from Naboo and eventual Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Senate (a man who would literally become a God Emperor), Sheev Palpatine.
The relationship between Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump seemingly flourished; with DeSantis publicly supporting the then President throughout many of his trials, tribulations and battles like the IRS Scandal, Impeachment Hoaxes and Mueller Investigation. Although DeSantis split with Trump on certain policies lines like building the wall (he once voted against it) and taxes and tariffs on China (he publicly refuted its effectiveness) they seemed to be a power couple in the making - possibly an unstoppable force with their power combined:
Maybe even as current and future leaders of party.
Most everyone knows about the fate of Anakin Skywalker, eventually falling into the trap set by Palpatine who used the temptations of the Dark Side to manipulate Anakin into rising up against the Jedi, killing many and destroying most of everything good in the galaxy. Following the fallout from Order 66, Anakin would face his mentor and friend in an epic duel, which he would lose, leaving him a bitter and burned quadriplegic known from that point on as Darth Vader.
Palpatine and Vader would go on to conquer the galaxy by force (pun intended), creating a Galactic Empire where Vader ruled on the frontlines by iron fist (literally) and light saber as Palpatine directed and orchestrate his master plan in the shadows.
In 2020, Donald Trump might as well have been a Jedi who met his demise during Order 66, as he attempted steer the nation out of a global pandemic while desperately holding onto some of the ideological principles that guided his historic run to the White House in 2016 in his first attempt at reelection.
Up against insurmountable odds, and with a favorability that garnered him over 12 million more votes than he received in 2016, Trump was still defeated by the real Big Lie that is the Administrative State-backed, feckless, empty suit known as Joe Biden in the 2020 Presidential Election.
It was the closest thing to a coup since the Kennedy assassination and done with more precision than the removal of Nixon from office, who lasted only a year following his reelection, after the largest popular vote margin of victory ever with and an electoral score of 538-18.
America First underestimated the true power of the Dark Side.
While Nixon moved to rehabilitate his name following ousting from Oval Office after the Watergate scandal, it’s Trump who is now carving his own path; fighting to reclaim what 74 million voters attest was rightfully his in 2020 while taking the fight again straight to the heart of the Deep State.
It was during the time period between Joe Biden’s inauguration and last winter that something changed.
The RINO Force Awakened.
With the prospectus of Donald Trump announcing his third bid for the presidency and seemingly without provocation, there was a great disturbance in the force of conservative politics.
In what was likely a long-planned out and massively coordinated effort, the Murdock-backed elements of the legacy, and mainstream media began to prop Ron DeSantis up as a legitimate, heavyweight contender within the Republican party, although most all reports claimed that the DeSantis team was focused solely on winning reelection in Florida. Many driving influences at the national level, namely billionaire donors and donor networks like Jeff Yass, the Koch Brothers, Americans for Prosperity and the Club4Growth were loading the DeSantis war chest with cash as an incentive while putting pressure on Ron run in the 2024 presidential election cycle next.
It was then, and regardless of whether or not Donald Trump was going to run again that Ron DeSantis, a former padawan or protege of the 45th President began to really be seduced by the Dark Side.
In a classic take on how Palpatine manipulated the Galactic Senate, the billionaire donor class, the Art Pope’s, Ken Griffin’s, Rupert Murdock’s and Ben Singer’s of the world began to shape and present a alternate reality to the public much akin to the notion that Trump wasn’t as popular (if not more) as he was during his first bid for reelection even though the actual numbers directly suggest otherwise.
But DeSantis’ flirtatious behavior towards national-level bankrollers bears coincidental similarities to the approach that then-Texas Governor, George W. Bush used in his 1998 reelection race, which preceded his presidential bid two years later. Funny how failed presidential hopeful, and brother of the 43rd President, Jeb Bush is now one of DeSantis’ largest supporters who is aiding in laying out nearly a mirrored model of Bush’s run back in 98.
Let us not forget that DeSantis criss-crossed the country stumping primarily for close associates in the 2022 midterms like Adam Laxalt, the former Nevada senatorial candidate who is now a lawyer working under DeSantis and New York gubernatorial hopeful, Lee Zeldin, who I have predicted will join the DeSantis team by no later than summer of 2023.
The pieces to hijack the party were slowly shifting into place.
DeSantis has followed a mostly populist path in his position as Florida Governor as Trump did nationally - he has established a solid base and is now referred to by those like never-Trumper, Paul Ryan as: “MAGA without the baggage,” or “Trump minus the mean tweets.”
Trump minus the mean tweets can best be summarized as a combination of his “in your face” style of politics and the never-ending war waged on him by the legacy media.
While DeSantis as Governor has brought many of his battles in Florida self induced, it’s been Trump who’s forever at war with radical State AG’s constantly allowing or for pushing fraudulent lawsuits (like the most recent failed Georgia elections case) and the two impeachment hoaxes while in office and sandwiched around things Mueller investigation. It’s easy to see that this manufactured baggage for DeSantis is created to make him look strong and more appealing while Trump’s battles are produced solely for the purpose of damaging the Trump name to the American public and eventually the voter.
However, it still allowed for the 45th President to garner 12 million more votes in 2020 than he did in 2016 - the jury’s still out on whether he’ll be able to recreate that margin or higher again in 2024.
According to Paul Ryan, Chris Christie and a slew of online influencers, we must forget about Trump’s impressive vote margin in 2020 and DeSantis’ historic win in in the 2022 midterms.
They also insist we must disregard Trump’s appeal in the Rust Belt, his stance on ending unnecessary foreign wars and investing in America First as one of the largest, if not the biggest draw Trump has to lure moderates, independents and democrat walk aways.
This is the message that they’ve whispered to convince billionaire donors now for two years and it’s the message that Paul Ryan and his surrogates are all seductively whispering in the ear of Ron DeSantis on an everyday basis.
The former Speaker (teacher) had found his Apprentice
Ironically, it was DeSantis who seemingly wanted to be Donald Trump just five short years ago, and before any of this nonsensical push for political suicide began:
In a recent article from The Hill, the editor laid out the case for DeSantis: “He’s a little more polished, I think. He’s got the Harvard credentials, he served in the military, he’s the governor of the third largest state, but he can still speak the language of the MAGA crowd,” With Trump, there’s still a lot of drama, so I think it probably worries him that there’s this other guy who’s getting a lot of attention.”
Assertions that DeSantis is leading the second coming of MAGA have even led to hardcore Trumpists to accuse the Governor of adopting or being coached to mimic the 45th President’s mannerisms while speaking.
But when you start to peel back the layers, and media manufactured comparisons between the two behemoths within the Republican Party, you can begin to draw disparaging differences.
Both have been mediocre at best on guns and the pandemic response, therefore those should be “push” issues in the 2024 presidential election cycle. They equally supported trusting the “science,” advocated for vaccines and supported lockdowns before they were mandated by the Biden Regime. Donald Trump took hits for the bump stock ban and Ron DesSantis has been tabbed by 2A advocates as “Red Flag Ron” in Florida for his public support and legislative push for red flag laws. As recently as this week, DeSantis introduced a “digital bill of rights” for Florida, something Trump introduced as part of his 2024 national platform over two months ago.
Donald Trump has ran on a lot of the same principles that have been talking points he’s made in interviews and at speaking events for a greater portion of the last forty years. Trump has always eluded on about cooperate tax loopholes for the rich, China’s dominance in the global market, the broken immigration system and America’s admiration for being in forever wars.
“Build the wall,” was the centerpiece of Donald Trump’s initial campaign and first term in office. Once elected, Trump could have never speculated that his biggest opponents to the wall construction before Chuck and Nancy took control of the House and Senate in 2019 would be those in the Republican House of Representatives, led by now DeSantis-aligned former Speaker, Paul Ryan.
In 2018, DeSantis would vote in the House against a Republican-led bill that would address several immigration related items including $1.6 billion dollars towards construction for the U.S. Southern Border Wall (immigration minibus bill). His no vote went against party lines, but wasn’t popular amongst HFC members due to its undefined protections for DACA recipients.
In addition to strengthened border security, toughness on trade is one of the strongest remnants of Donald Trump’s legacy. Getting out of the TPP, (which Ron DeSantis voted against), ending NAFTA and creating the new AMCA with Mexico and Canada were key trade victories while using tariffs and taxes to finally reign China in on the global market were some of the many geopolitical victories Trump notched during his first term in office.
It’s DeSantis’ safe stance on China that’s a glaring opposite of what were standard operating practices during the Trump presidency which brought the CCP directly to the negotiation table. Especially in the current climate where China is again, on the rise and posing the largest threat to American interests both at home and abroad that the next Republican President must be willing to take on leaders like Xi and Putin man to man. A stark contrast to our current president, the Joint Chief or Sec. Def. who can’t even get their geopolitical counterparts in China or Russia to pick up the phone these days.
The military industrial complex may not survive another Trump term in office, and it was during Trump’s reign that forever foreign wars (in Iraq and Afghanistan) were ramped down and eventually concluded. “Peace through strength” was Donald Trump’s preferred methodology when dealing with our enemies and the Neocon wing of the Republican Party and the military industrial complex appreciators fear that the inability to meddle in foreign elections, change regimes, install governments and invade sovereign nations would be more protected in a Ron DeSantis administration.
It’s his domestic policy platform and stances on key geopolitical items that those around Ron DeSantis have been able to shield and cherry-pick addressing (or not) during his time as the governor of Florida. He and his wife Casey have insulated themselves with an Empire of rabid internet pundits and influencers who have proficiently done whatever it takes to spin or delegitimize the MAGA agenda, skew documented history with DeSantis regarding his voting records as a House Representative and are now in relentless attempt to rewrite “Make America Great Again” with “Florida is Where Woke Goes to Die.”
Or whatever that means.
No other is more to blame for the fracture in this collaborative movement and distance between Trump and DeSantis than former DeSantis comms director and current Rapid Response Director, Christina Pushaw. A Grand Admiral Thrawn type, Pushaw brings a robust America Last, globalist and establishment resume to the DeSantis team, where she’s used her talents for spin and misinformation to prop up the job (or what she wants the media believe the job) that Ron DeSantis has (or hasn’t done) as Florida’s Governor is, like the actual disposition in the Florida v. Disney case or how tough DeSantis has really been on ending trans-time story hour.
As a registered foreign agent, who not too long ago, served under Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili from 2018 to 2020, Pushaw advocated for expanding the European Union and NATO. She knows her way around the legacy media, often attacking them into submission. And her former boss, Saakashvili, is a strong ally to now forever war owner and foreign investor, Ukraine President Vlodomir Zelenskyy. Pushaw is all too familiar with CIA led coups, espionage, minor Russian border incursions and of course the military industrial complex. Now Pushaw has settled down in Florida bringing that globalist style of misrepresentation to the DeSantis team where she spends most of her days directing online influencers like failed business owner John Cardillo, establishment pundit Bill Mitchell and stan accounts like Max Nordau to sell, “their version” of Ron DeSantis as they attempt to build an eventual challenger to Donald Trump sometime later this year.
It’s the same style of Regime Media that we get from the Biden administration but Pushaw wants you to believe that her version, the Ron DeSantis version is somehow the one that is intent on saving America from the successes that we achieved during the Trump administration - if that makes sense.
Regardless of where this fight goes between now and Iowa next fall, there is one thing everyone knows but few talk about due to fact that it’s the most reasonable, but least sexy way to look at how Republican presidential elections and pathways to 270 are won these days.
The eventual Republican nominee (presumably Donald Trump) will have 5 or 6 swing states and less than 70,000 votes floating somewhere in the Rust Belt determine whether or not a conservative will win back the White House in 2024.
National appeal, rural turnout, cross-tabulations and larger issues like the Dobbs ruling mean less when you look at it in this punitive and very sobering path to the presidency. Trump beat Hillary Clinton by a few states and about 55,000 votes and (supposedly) lost to Joe Biden in the same matrix and by about 35,000 votes in 2020.
The Trump team knows that’s where the heart of hidden Rebel Base is and you can more than speculate on the basis of how the last two presidential elections have gone that this is where a large percentage of their focus will be heading into next year.
This is the way.
Many also underestimate Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup with DeSantis, blinded by the Paul Ryan, Chris Christie and even the real-life Emperor Palpatine, George Soros’ messaging that the Republican Party and rest of the world is ready to move on.
And I’ve got a bad feeling about this.
DeSantis is neither light his feet, nor handles criticism well, having been flustered in both gubernatorial election cycles by the likes of meth adrift Andrew Gillum and former senator Charlie Christ. Even more recently when asked about Donald Trump openly attacking him his social media website, Truth Social, did DeSantis not look ready, willing, able or comfortable addressing the smoke:
An editor-in-chief from a National outlet said recently, “DeSantis is only the golden boy until he opens his mouth.
Then the whole narrative goes out the window.”
Until DeSantis makes it official, we are left to commentate and speculate on what the war ahead will look actually like. With non-factors like Nikki Haley, John Bolton and Tim Scott entering the arena and with Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence Asa Hutcherson and Chris Sununu all but essentially finalizing their launches as well, the 2024 general election field is finally starting to take shape.
The biggest takeaway from DeSantis’ position right now is that he’s in some aspects reached the point of political no return. Deciding not to run at this juncture would Ted Cruz his political standing and although he may be able to string out a third term as governor in Florida, his national appeal would be greatly damaged comparably to if he announced early that he was going to wait on examining a run until 2028.
A loss in the 2024 presidential primary would all but cast DeSantis into the political abyss; the proposed only legitimate challenger to Trump would set any future national level aspirations back for at least two full election cycles minimum. That puts him out in the 2028 president’s race, or a possible run for the senate if and when Rick Scott decides to retire.
The clock is ticking for Ron DeSantis and the Clone Army they’ve built around him to wipe out Donald Trump and the MAGA resistance once and for all.
Although we want it, the party needs it and everyone is anticipating the battle ahead, this isn’t going to go the way you (or the establishment) think(s).
In the meantime, who doesn’t love a good lightsaber duel, fought to the tune of Battle of the Heroes?
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