Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott is considered by some to be a potential candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, but based on the reception he received Friday during a speech he gave at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), it doesn’t look like may Republicans are excited by the prospect of a Scott candidacy.
Scott began his speech by tossing out plenty of culture war red meat to the crowd, but they weren’t the least bit hungry when he told them:
Even though Scott paused for applause, there was none, which forced him to soldier on:
“The militant left in America are a modern day version of book burners.
“That’s right. Canceling, silencing, and banning from the Internet is book burning. These are the most narrow-minded, intolerant people our country has ever seen.”
The most blatant silencing, however, was from the audience, where perhaps two people offered up a few tepid claps of accord.
No doubt thinking he would bring the house down with his denunciation of “socialism,” Scott remarked:
“Socialism is not a new idea. It’s one of the dumbest, oldest, most discrete ideas of the 20th century that resulted in the deaths of 100 million people.
“If these Democrats who have no idea how the real world works, are acting like they just invented socialism. The modern wacky left Democrat has never read George Orwell. They don’t know they’re making his predictions come true.”
Scott was forced to use what he probably considered his rhetorical nuclear weapon:
You could almost sense that people were yawning and checking their watches.
Rick Scott is not a serious person or a serious candidate for the White House two years from now. Watching paint dry is more exciting than listening to this wannabe funeral director whine.
Here’s the video. (WARNING: May cause drowsiness):