California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom used the Fourth of July to try troll his counterpart in Florida, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

During Campaign Stop, Florida Gov. DeSantis Promotes Education Achievements, Taunts Newsom

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis campaigned in rural Hillsborough County on Wednesday, demonstrating his support for the agricultural community and discussing his education policies.

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis campaigned in rural Hillsborough County on Wednesday, demonstrating his support for the agricultural community and discussing his education policies.

He was rewarded in kind, as the Florida Farm Bureau endorsed the incumbent for re-election over his Democratic rival Charlie Crist.

As often happens, DeSantis touched on several topics. But he noted at length that since he became governor, schools now emphasize civics education, the average teacher’s salary has increased 20 percent, and the state boasts record-setting funding for schools, both in terms of total dollars and per pupil.

The incumbent also stuck to a theme that has resonated with many parents in the era of woke: “We are very, very insistent that the purpose of our system, our school system, is to educate students, not to indoctrinate students, and we believe in the rights of parents,” said DeSantis.

Yet he couldn’t pass up a shot at his increasingly hostile rival from the opposite coast, left-wing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of California.

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During his comments, DeSantis urged the crowd to not take anything for granted on Election Day. He pointed out how close his initial election in 2018 was with Democrat Andrew Gillum. DeSantis won by about 33,000 votes out of 8.2 million cast.

“Had that election come out differently, this state would be in way, way worse shape. I don’t think anybody would dispute that,” the governor said.

“You would’ve been California, Illinois, and New York, all rolled into one,” which would have produced “generational damage to this state,” he added.

Speaking of the Golden State, DeSantis noted, I hear a lot of people chirping about Florida from like California. They’re so worried about Florida. They can’t even keep the power on in California. I mean, are you kidding me?”     

“Once all the people that want to move to Florida move out of there, maybe they’ll have adequate power. It’s just ridiculous.”

On Tuesday, Newsom had taken to Twitter to urge his constituents to conserve energy. This came just days after he told people not to charge their electric cars.

“The risk for outages is real and it’s immediate,” Newsom said. “These triple-digit temperatures throughout much of the state are leading, not surprisingly, to record demand on the energy grid.”

CNBC reported that the state’s main power provider refrained from ordering rolling blackouts on Tuesday because energy demand subsided.

CNBC also noted, “California, which has set a goal to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2045, has shuttered a slew of gas power plants in the past few years, leaving the state increasingly dependent on solar energy.”

Ironically, California’s energy grid is in crisis now, even though the state remains gripped by drought and gets eternal sunshine, because of its war on fossil fuels.

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