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Leftists lashed out at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who showed Disney who’s really the boss when he signed a bill eliminating the corporation’s special status in the state, and one of them was HBO’s Bill Maher who accused the Sunshine State Republican of “demagoguing” on education while admitting that where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
During Friday’s edition of “Real Time With Bill Maher,” the host devoted time to Disney which only hours earlier had its special status revoked by Florida’s enormously popular governor who signed off on the bill passed by the legislature that the California-based entertainment giant would no longer enjoy privileges not allowed for other businesses operating in the state.
In his opening monologue, the comic made light of what is a rapidly intensifying problem for Democrats and their corporate muscle who are only digging in deeper in defense of “woke” ideology and groomers being given a safe space to operate in America’s classrooms before settling in to address the matter in a more serious manner with his guests, conservative commentator Mary Katharine Ham and Caitlin Flanagan, a writer for The Atlantic which serves as the gospel for the coastal cultural elite.
Republicans are acting like there’s a sign when you go into Disney World that says 👉“You must be this tall to undergo gender reassignment surgery.” pic.twitter.com/36YAdDDdhZ
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) April 23, 2022
Maher kicked off the panel discussion with what he called “one of the saddest stories” about the House of Mouse which was busted down by DeSantis, saying that while he really “doesn’t give a sh*t about Disney,” he reminded his audience “they fired me once, I have every reason to hate them,” referring to the plug being pulled on his show “Politically Incorrect” in 2002 after his inflammatory remarks about 9/11 only days after the terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center and murdered thousands of innocent people.
“But I don’t hate them, I feel sorry for them because they live in this country where nothing is ever enough,” he said. “I mean at first they, you know, Disney…I mean Florida passed the “don’t say gay” law so Disney didn’t say anything like ‘ok, we just make fairies and elves riding in teacups’ so they got all sorts of sh*t from the left from that, because… and then they’re like ok because they always were one of the most gay-friendly companies in the world.”
“And now DeSantis, of course, he’s demagoguing this, but he wants to stop them from having their Vatican status there, and they just want to get people in the teacup,” expressing sympathy for a company that opposes democracy in Florida while turning a blind eye to abominable human rights abuses in China, the largest market for their products.
After giving the panel a chance to offer up their own takes, Maher acknowledged that there is a problem in the nation’s educational system.
“But it hinges on whether there really is something going on in the schools that never was going on there before and maybe shouldn’t be going on,” he said. “So we got information today about this because this is about what is going on in schools all across the country but Florida is, of course, a focal point because it’s Florida.”
He then addressed the 41 percent of math textbooks that were rejected by the state for content, specifically regarding the cancerous Critical Race Theory, opining that the four examples that were just released by the Florida Department of Education were mostly a “nothingburger” but that in one instance, a bar graph that measured “racial prejudice by political identification” had crossed the line.
(Image: Screenshot/Florida Department of Education)
“Why use that example?” Maher asked. “What happened to like, a train leaves Chicago?”
DeSantis put it best during a press conference this week.
“You know math is about getting the right answer and we want kids to learn to think so they get the right answer, it’s not about how you feel about the problem, or to introduce some of these other things, there’s a right answer and there’s a wrong answer and we want all our students getting the rights answers.”
Math is about getting the right answer, not about feelings or ideologies.
In Florida, we will be educating our children, not indoctrinating them. pic.twitter.com/BmhBXEljYM
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 18, 2022
What really gets the left’s goat is that not only is DeSantis right about what’s really being taught to kids behind the backs of their parents but that their attacks on him have spectacularly backfired, only serving to draw more attention to groomers and their defenders while elevating his national profile.
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