While referring to the first black Democratic nominee for governor in Florida, the GOP nominee says the last thing we need to do is “monkey this up.”

By |2018-08-30T10:31:00-08:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |20 Comments

Courtesy of Media Matters:

SANDRA SMITH (ANCHOR): How do you plan to beat [Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum]?

REP. RON DESANTIS (R-FL): Well look, this is — Florida elections are always competitive. This is a guy who, although he is much too liberal for Florida, I think he’s got huge problems with how he’s governed Tallahassee. He is an articulate spokesman for those far-left views, and he’s a charismatic candidate. I watched those Democrat debates and none of that was my cup of tea but he performed better than the other people there. So we’ve got to work hard to make sure that we continue Florida going in a good direction. Let’s build off the success we’ve had on Governor [Rick] Scott. 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. That is not going to work, that’s not going to be good for Florida. So I’m going to fight for what I believe in, because I think I’m the guy who can really lead Florida in a good direction.

Is that “right direction” also a racist direction, because damn! 

Has anybody ever even heard the term “monkey this up.” Because I sure haven’t 

And just in case you are thinking of giving this guy the benefit of the doubt, keep in mind that he attached himself to the racist-in-chief remora to a bloated orange whale shark. 

Yeah, I don’t think this was an accident. 

In fact, this was so bad that even Fox News rebuked DeSantis for making the comment.

To be honest this comment will probably get this guy a few more of those white nationalist votes down there in Florida. 

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  1. Anonymous August 29, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    REVEALED: Ron DeSantis helps run a Tea Party Facebook group that promotes racism and ‘deep state’ conspiracies

    …The “Tea Party” group has nearly 95,000 members, the Ledger reported. In the past, group members have posted about the “ghetto scum” that is Black Lives Matter and made fun of the Parkland massacre survivors.

    “One member believed the violent far-right rally of neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017 was a hoax,” the report noted, “writing in a post liked by 1,600 users that the rally was ‘orchestrated by the left’ to ‘destroy America.’”


  2. Beaglemom August 29, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    DeSantis knew exactly what he was saying and whom he was saying it to. Simple code for let’s go all out racist, Florida Republicans. I sure hope the Democrat can win. In a state where convicted felons who have served t heir sentences still cannot vote, Rick Scott should never have been allowed to be on the ballot in Florida. He is himself a convicted federal felon guilty of Medicare fraud. And all those stupid senior citizens, including some good friends of ours, voted for him – because he’s a Republican. He’s also the one who, about two years ago, ordered all state employees never to speak of “climate change” or “global warming” as Florida continues to undergo ever more severe storms and natural disasters like the algae and red tide scums, all related to climate change. It’s one of the states that will sink the fastest as ocean levels continue to rise. But, hey, let’s keep voting for these guys. After all, they’re Republicans!

  3. Anonymous August 29, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Did you see this?
    America Soured on My Multiracial Family
    David French

    • Sista Tristan August 29, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      “I’m an evangelical Christian, and ever since I was a young man, two Bible verses have tugged at my soul. The first comes from the Book of James, and defines “pure” religious practice in part as looking after “widows and orphans in their distress.” The second, from the Book of Galatians, declares an eternal truth: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
      “I will never, ever forget the moment when we told our daughter her story—when we held one another and wept shamelessly and publicly in a piZZa parlor in Middle Tennessee.
      (Parenting tip: Never have the tough conversations in restaurants.)
      ” in 2013, Kathryn Joyce, a writer and journalist who studies and reports on American evangelical Christianity, published a book called The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption. It was a blistering attack on the evangelical adoption movement, claiming that the adoption industry was rife with corruption and that Evangelicals were in the grips of an ominous “orphan fever” motivated primarily by a desire to evangelize orphan children.” ” around the summer of 2015, we began to notice a shift. The attacks on our family came less and less from the left, and increasingly from the so-called alt-right—a vicious movement of Trump-supporting white nationalists who loathe multiracial families. They despise international adoption. They call it “race-cucking your family” or “raising the enemy.” Heaven help you if they find you online, and find us they did. In part because I criticized their movement directly—and in part because I refused to support Donald Trump in 2016—they came after us with a vengeance.” “hey lifted pictures of my then-7-year-old daughter from social media and Photoshopped her into a gas chamber, with Donald Trump pressing the button to kill her. They put her image in slave fields.”
      ” One day she’ll learn. One day I’m sure we’ll hold one another again—this time not in a pizza parlor—and weep for the hate directed at her because of her beautiful skin, a hate designed to wound her precious soul.”

    • Beaglemom August 30, 2018 at 4:15 am

      Frankly, I think the notion of multiracial families is a wonderful thing. And it makes sense for people everywhere. What David French is stating sounds like a way to attack President Obama and his family, who were better in every way than the members of the current occupiers of the White House.

    • Meghan August 30, 2018 at 5:17 am

      I’m impressed that the right flat out threatened his daughters life, but he still managed to be angrier at the Obama administration for making sure the adoption tax credits weren’t being misappropriated and this nameless faceless “left” for voicing their concern about evangelicals indoctrinating foreign born children.

    • anon August 30, 2018 at 2:33 pm


      ” his attempt to draw equivalence between that sort of hate attack and what he presents as corresponding attacks on his multiracial family from the left felt to me like a willful misreading of the history I lay out in my book.”
      “Last year, I had the honor of speaking at the annual summit of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, the largest umbrella group in the Christian adoption movement. The panel, a conversation with CAFO President Jedd Medefind, was framed around “civil disagreement,” but there was much more civility, and shared concern about the inadvertent harm adoption can do, than conflict.

      That widespread concern has led many in the movement to go beyond their early focus on adoption to advocate for family preservation and “alternative care” options like domestic foster care and adoption within developing nations.” “Racism and hate are real. But so are systems that unwittingly perpetuate institutional racism, sexism, and classism with less personal malice, and often the best of intentions.”

  4. Meghan August 30, 2018 at 5:21 am

    My favorite part is when they play dumb and act like they are completely unaware of the use of monkey as a racial slur for centuries.

  5. barbara carlson August 30, 2018 at 6:01 am

    Never heard the expression — here are some real monkey word uses —

    • anon August 30, 2018 at 7:24 am

      monkey house=psychiatric hospitals and prisons
      monkey business=to tamper with
      monkey wrench=sabotage (something), especially as a form of protest

      monkey up=To make one angry


      the Left is like rabid dogs when it comes to anything that could possibly be seen as RACIST from the Right, and this was definitely some raw meat for them. Even Dictionary.com was feeding the hysteria …

      • Anonymous August 30, 2018 at 9:32 am

        Monkey THIS up, not monkey up.

        Making excuses for this racist prick just exposes how racist YOU are.

        Even by your own twisted definition, to make one angry, doesn’t make sense in the sentence.

      • Meghan Phillips August 30, 2018 at 5:31 pm

        Yeah, I’m sure that’s exactly what he meant. RME

  6. BLM. August 30, 2018 at 8:43 am


    “her conversations with former Obama official William Jawando, civil rights activist Bree Newsome and Clayborne Carson, the publisher of Dr. King’s papers.”

  7. Anon August 30, 2018 at 9:14 am

    FB>”Republicans won Republican Party primaries.
    Also, at the same time, Democrats won Democratic Party primaries.
    Primaries, dude. Primaries.
    It’s like he doesn’t even know how the Republic works. Like, at all.”
    Jim Wright

    “the $hiTgibbon ‘primate’ of tRUMPland”

  8. anon August 30, 2018 at 12:19 pm


    ““Tired of these over paid ignorant blacks telling me what I should believe in. I will tell you what I believe in and that is our Flag the National Anthem and America period end of story,” “You don’t like it here go to Africa see how you like it there. We are all Americans not African American not Hispanic American. WE ARE ALL AMERICAN.” “Steelers are now just as bad as the rest of the over paid baboons. You respect your flag, country and our national anthem. How many men and women have lost limbs or died to protect this country and you baboons want respect,” “If you want respect you need to earn it and so far you haven’t. Stop watching, or going to a game and paying for over priced food, water and tickets. Let’s see how the baboons get paid when white people stop paying their salaries.”

  9. Anon August 30, 2018 at 12:38 pm


    1. DeSantis Spoke at David Horowitz’ Anti-Islam Restoration Weekend
    2. DeSantis Moderated Racist Alt-Right Facebook Group
    3. DeSantis Hopes to Throw 1.7 Million Floridians of Health Care
    4. DeSantis Thinks Even Paul Ryan Is Too Immigrant-Friendly
    5. DeSantis Is an Unapologetic Theocrat

  10. Anonymous August 30, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    The Trump administration is denying passports to Hispanics along the Mexican border claiming their birth certificates may be fraudulent. Some are being sent to detention centers. Others are stuck in Mexico when their passports are revoked at the border.

    Trump is now going after U S CITIZENS.

    They’re going after those delivered by midwives which is common in rural areas.

    But make no mistake, this is just the camel’s nose.

    Oh, and TOLD YOU SO.

  11. zvodret iluret October 17, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I am forever thought about this, thanks for putting up.

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