Max Boot’s latest Washington Post column takes aim at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, declaring him “more of a threat” than Donald Trump.
You see, DeSantis reminds Boot of Richard M. Nixon and not Trump:”a little reclusive, a bit of an odd duck … but he’s just incredibly disciplined”:
DeSantis reminds me not of Trump but of Nixon. A Yale teammates said he was “smart” but also “the biggest d—k we knew.” A former House colleague said: “He’s a little reclusive, a bit of an odd duck … but he’s just incredibly disciplined.”https://t.co/P7e2QD6Fs3
— Max Boot 🇺🇦 (@MaxBoot) July 6, 2022
In short, DeSantis is engaged in one of the most alarming assaults on free speech and academic freedom since the dark days of McCarthyism in the 1950s, when Nixon rose to power. His actions may not be as blatant as inciting a mob to attack Congress, but his record reveals a troubling pattern of authoritarianism and vindictiveness that would be extremely dangerous in the Oval Office.
Just because DeSantis is smarter than Trump doesn’t mean that he is any less dangerous. In fact, he might be an even bigger threat for that very reason.
Did a memo go out?
DNC memo went out. https://t.co/MDDE1GYfZF
— mallen2010 (@mallen_2010) July 6, 2022
We suspect there will be more of these in the coming months:
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) July 6, 2022
In other words, DeSantis is worse than Hitler? Because that’s where this is going:
We’re at the “Trump was literally Hitler, but he’s not that bad compared to DeSantis” level of cope. https://t.co/LoeQNJE34A
— GOPPouncer (@Mellecon) July 6, 2022
And it would be really nice if “True Conservative™ Mr. Boot” would tell us which Republican he’d support over Dems:
When was the last time True Conservative™ Mr. Boot ever endorsed or proposed a conservative candidate?
Just idle curiosity, as he feigns being adept at pointing out insufficient policies and candidates, but he only ever presents as a Democrat.
A comical rendition. https://t.co/pteMS6rPpJ
— Brad Slager 🍸🥃🍺🎙 Lifetime Subscriber to CNN+ (@MartiniShark) July 6, 2022
But, alas, this is what we’ve come to expect from his columns:
And of course it's Max Boot.
Remember: every single Max Boot column can be interpreted as him on his knees pleading to a casting director "oh God, I need this job." Zero dignity. https://t.co/YvQxgjfpYp
— Jeff B. is *BOX OFFICE POISON* (@EsotericCD) July 6, 2022
Maybe he went too far this time?
I'm going to go out on a limb and say I don't like DeSantis and would never vote for him, but he's not close to being as big of a threat as the guy who did everything he could to keep himself in power after he lost a free and fair election. https://t.co/y8wZbNa059
— Damon Linker (@DamonLinker) July 6, 2022
We expect that’s not the opinion of many on the Left who will do everything possible to kneecap DeSantis thinking Trump will be easier to beat in 2024.