(TotalConservative.com) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered his State of the State address Tuesday morning and told his audience “you ain’t seen nothing yet” referring to the Florida legislative session kicking off on the same day in Tallahassee where a supermajority of newly elected Republicans are expected to support his agenda.
Over the past three years, DeSantis became incredibly popular among conservatives across the nation not only for pushing back against the strict pandemic policies and restrictions implemented in most of the country but also for resisting “woke” radical leftist ideologies through legislation. DeSantis stood up to the mainstream media, corporations, as well as teachers’ unions, winning reelection as governor last November by a 19-point landslide.
According to DeSantis, Florida is now “the nation’s leading red state” rather than a general election battleground, transformed by his legislative victories.
The governor is also adamant that his policies serve as an example of what should be applied across the whole nation which is highlighted in his new book, “The Courage to be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for American Revival.” In the book, DeSantis says he will “Make America Florida” by “combating a lot of powerful, elite institutions.” Although no campaign for a 2024 presidential run is yet announced, it’s becoming more and more obvious that this is where DeSantis is heading as he travels across the country to promote the book.
During a retreat hosted by the Club for Growth held in Palm Beach, before over 100 big donors in the Republican Party, DeSantis said, “You can fight back, and you can beat these people,” referring to the radical leftists. He told the audience they’ve been beaten “time and time again” in Florida, “on education, on lockdowns, you name it.” GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley was also invited to the retreat, but not former President Donald Trump.
After this, he spent two days in Texas, meeting with donors in Houston and speaking at two dinners. “They know you don’t mess with Texas,” DeSantis said, “and you don’t tread on Florida” he added.
DeSantis also spoke in Simi Valley, California, where he acknowledged the “great American exodus” of residents “from states governed by leftist politicians” imposing their ideology with “poor results” to states like Florida and Texas.
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