Andrew Gillum, who is the current Democrat candidate for Florida governor (and who happens to be black), seems to think that everyone and everything that’s in opposition to him is “racist.”
In August, Gillum’s opponent, Republican candidate Ron DeSantis, said to Fox News that Florida shouldn’t “monkey this up” by embracing Gillum’s agenda, “with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.” Gillum promptly, and loudly, claimed that the phrase “monkey this up” was “racist.” (Of course, “monkeying up” is just an old expression for “messing up” something. Does anyone really not know that?)
In October, when Gillum was held accountable for a minor ethics violation, he tried to distract from it by claiming that the whole thing was about “[using] my candidacy as a way to reinforce… stereotypes about black men.”
A recent political ad — wherein Gillum is jointly endorsed with incumbent Democrat Senator Bill Nelson — features a young black man who talks about how “other” politicians (i.e., Republican ones) “don’t listen to people like me” (i.e., blacks). He also pointedly refers to “Stand Your Ground” laws — which were created to allow police officers to defend themselves against aggressive and dangerous suspects — as being “racist.”
(A side note to that young man: If anyone isn’t “listening to you,” it’s not because you’re black. It’s because you’re believing, and parroting, blatantly false talking points that have been fed to you by dishonest, race-baiting politicians and a complicit media.)
After all of this Gillum has the nerve to say he’s “sick of divisive language and strategy.” Hypocritical much, Andrew?
Needless to say, it reflects badly on Gillum’s character that he keeps disingenuously making an issue of race where it really isn’t one. But that’s just one of the lesser reasons why he’s the wrong choice for Florida’s governor. More importantly, he is a leftist and a Socialist, and he has plans for Florida that would not to be its benefit.
Gillum is currently the mayor of Tallahassee. Given his character and his politics, it should surprise no one that he hasn’t been good for that city. And it’s reasonable to conclude that he wouldn’t be good for any other place that he was in a position of authority over.
Whenever I see “DEM” next to a candidate’s name on a ballot, I think of it as being a warning from them: “Don’t Elect Me!” Gillum is just one example of why I feel this way. Every new thing I learn about him makes him look even worse than before.
I hope and pray that Floridians are not foolish enough to elect this person to govern them. He does not merit their support in any way.
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