Orlando Paper’s Editorial Board Eviscerates “Fraud, Phony, Do-Nothing, Galling, Orwellian” Ron DeSantis

From the editorial board of the Orlando Sentinel:

Florida’s summer of suffering was also a summer of silence for Ron DeSantis. The governor had nearly nothing to say about his state’s lengthy run as No. 1 in the nation in COVID cases, No. 1 in hospitalizations and No. 1 in deaths. Instead, the governor held almost daily news conferences intended to burnish his presidential bona fides among the MAGA crowd, and boost his presidential ambitions. With numbers finally falling, DeSantis now has the gall, the nerve, to take a victory lap.

As others have already noted, it’s like a firefighter tossing a bucket of water on a house that’s already been burned to the ground and then declaring victory. What a fraud. What a phony. It’s so transparent, but far too many gullible Floridians and complicit politicians are going to buy and echo DeSantis’ savior rubbish. And now, the do-nothing governor is trying to claim credit for this surge coming to an end. It is DeSantis’ final and most essential command — to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. How Orwellian.

Read the full editorial.