Quote# 140175

Regarding Andrew Gillum, who is black, winning the Democratic nomination in the Florida governor's race

The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.

Ron DeSantis, Yahoo 3 Comments [9/12/2018 1:41:52 AM]
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Submitted By: Doubting Thomas

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Yes, because God forbid you pay state income taxes or other forms of taxes to fund stuff. They might even use that tax money to ensure decent elections or to clean up the water!

9/12/2018 6:37:46 AM

Doubting Thomas

Sounds quite a bit like dog whistle racism, telling his racist base that he's one of them while trying to not sound like an overt racist. FFS, anyone who's been in politics for any amount of time ought to know never to use the word "monkey" when referring to an African-American opponent.

9/12/2018 7:16:34 AM


The funny thing is how his defenders are saying Democratic candidates have used the word "monkey" without any problem.

As in "monkey business" and "monkey wrench", which I'm pretty sure we know to have no racial undertones.

9/12/2018 9:17:24 AM

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