Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a publicity juggernaut these days. …
The reason he gets so much attention here at the Briefing is because he doesn’t make any unforced errors. Some claim that his recent remarks on Ukraine could be construed as such. I don’t:
DeSantis is speaking to voters, not to the out-of-touch DC bubble people. https://t.co/2cUygGHETC
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) March 15, 2023
Of course, all the right people got really mad about it — when Bill Kristol, Adam Kinzinger, David French, Max Boot and Mitt Romney are all for something, you need to be against it. Hardest hit was the GOP establishment — it was very sad because the governor refuses to be dragged along into cheerleading yet another massive foreign policy failure.
When DeSantis makes bold moves in Florida, they’re the right ones. His battle with Disney’s toxic wokeism is the stuff of conservative legend. Now he’s taken a swing at the Hyatt Hotels Corporation, or at least part of it. Robert has the story:
But now, for the first time, Ron DeSantis is making sure that these Leftist corporate behemoths will pay a price for pandering to today’s cultural saboteurs. The Hyatt Regency Miami is losing its liquor license.
Fox News reported Tuesday that “the DeSantis administration is moving to strip a major Miami hotel of its liquor license after hosting a Christmas-themed drag queen show in December with children present despite warnings.” With this and DeSantis’ earlier actions against the woke propagandists of Disney, we have done nothing less than enter into a new world. For the first time, corporations are seeing that they might suffer the adverse effects of tilting far to the Left and outraging the sensibilities of their customers who still retain a modicum of decency and sanity.
As Robert explains, there were a lot of tawdry displays of sexuality in front of the young kids at this show. … The leftist penchant for exposing young children to sexual situations is appalling. It’s as if they’ve all decided to become sexual predators to prove how “open-minded” they are.
Again, this isn’t some mom-and-pop corner bar that’s getting its liquor license taken away, it’s a Hyatt Regency in a very trendy neighborhood. DeSantis and his administration aren’t afraid to pick fights with the heavyweights. It takes that kind of fearlessness to battle the woke mob, which wins its fights by publicly intimidating opponents until they yield to the radical lunacy.
Corporate involvement in that lunacy has been a boon to the mob. They can now get the message out via heavily funded national advertising campaigns. There are as many ads about ideology as there are about products now. “You will be made to care” has been put on steroids, thanks to corporate money.
Action, not just Trumpian promises.
While collective action to dissuade territorial aggression is a vital principle motivating the west on Ukraine, it is also bleeding obvious that the war in Ukraine is a “territorial dispute” that isn’t a vital US interest.
Possibly related, from three years ago: