Florida Dems so desperate for a good leader, they beg DeSantis to comment on Ukraine – it backfires big!

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Two Florida Democrat gubernatorial hopefuls who are aspiring to replace Ron DeSantis stepped on a rake when they sought to weaponize the Ukraine-Russia conflict against the popular Republican incumbent.

With the situation in eastern Europe becoming increasingly dangerous with NATO allies moving to boot Russia off of the SWIFT international banking system and Russian leader Vladimir Putin putting his nuclear forces on high alert, the world could be at the brink of World War III but Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried are playing politics.

Over the weekend, Crist, who was the Sunshine State’s Republican governor before defecting to the Democrats during the Obama administration, took to Twitter to post what could quite possibly be his most clueless tweet of the year.

“We need leaders who will stand up for democracy at home and abroad. Ron DeSantis never will,” he wrote, completely omitting one critical fact, that DeSantis did exactly that when serving in the U.S. military during the war in Iraq.

Not to be outdone, sitting Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is a super spreader of social media manure, took to Twitter to sling her latest electronic dart at her nemesis.

“Ron DeSantis still hasn’t said a word about Putin invading a free, democratic country, which says everything,” she said.

The ambitious former weed lobbyist who drew criticism after she likened DeSantis to murderous German dictator Adolf Hitler was mocked by the current governor as a “lockdown lobbyist” for her advocacy for draconian COVID restrictions wielded by Democrat leaders who demonstrated authoritarianism during the pandemic that had much in common with Putin’s style of governance.

The dynamic duo’s barbs were greeted by the expected backlash on Twitter.

Christina Pushaw who serves as press secretary for DeSantis and who has a wicked Twitter game delivered a one-two punch, hitting both the party-jumping Crist as well as the nation’s current president.

“Did you forget who the president is, Charlie? You know, the guy who is supposed to be in charge of foreign policy? Where is he these days anyway?”

With the world on fire and American leadership desperately needed, Biden inexplicably left the White House to spend the weekend in seclusion in Delaware, a rather relevant detail that Fried either didn’t know or deliberately omitted.

Pushaw also jabbed Crist by posing a picture of DeSantis in his Navy uniform, “Take the L, Charlie,” she wrote.

Pushaw later added, “The only reason I pay attention to anything @NikkiFried and @CharlieCrist say is that the Florida DNC communications shop — I mean, the totally independent & objective MEDIA — use Charlie & Nikki’s talking points for all their stories about @GovRonDeSantis.”

Others joined the fray, defending DeSantis and mocking the hapless Democrats.

The likelihood that either Crist or Fried will be able to take down DeSantis can charitably be described as a longshot with recent polling showing the governor with a comfortable lead against both of them, a lead that could expand if they don’t holster their itchy Twitter trigger fingers.


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