According to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), what he calls the “national regime media” wanted Hurricane Ian to hit Tampa because he would help to “advance their agenda” and “they thought that would be worse for Florida.”
They. Them. The other. The enemy.
Can you see the right-wing game that DeSantis is playing? Whenever a Republican doesn’t want to answer a question or is caught in a lie, he or she will try to blame someone or something else. That way they don’t have to accept any responsibility.
DeSantis made those remarks to Florida’s Voice, a right-wing website, according to Mediaite.
“Quite frankly, you have national regime media that they wanted to see Tampa, because they thought that would be worse for Florida. That’s how these people think.
“They don’t care about the people of this state. They don’t care about the people of this community. They want to use storms and destruction from storms as a way to advance their agenda. And they don’t care what destruction’s in their wake. They don’t care about the lives here. If they can use it to pursue their political agenda, they will do it.”
In other words, if anyone was harmed or killed as a result of Hurricane Ian, it’s all the media’s fault, because DeSantis certainly isn’t going to accept any of the blame. How typical.
Remember when failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump was asked if he accepted any of the blame for the massive U.S. death toll from COVID?
“I don’t take responsibility at all,” Trump said defiantly, pointing to an unspecified “set of circumstances” and “rules, regulations and specifications from a different time.”
Harry S. Truman had a sign on his desk while he was president that read, “The buck stops here.”
But Truman was a Democrat and an adult who could admit and accept his own failings. Today’s Republicans don’t have the spine for such accountability.