It’s April Fools’ Day, however the next music is, sadly, not a joke. Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has simply earned a brand new nation single that, amongst different issues, exhibits the right-wing politician taking a hardline stance towards COVID-19 measures whereas palling round with a bunch of white dude musicians.
Earlier right now, Fox & Associates aired a section on a model new music by Van Zant referred to as “Candy Florida,” in response to a brand new weblog submit by Media Issues. To cheers and pleasure, Fox’s Steve Doocy praised the nation tune for “highlighting the management” of DeSantis as he goes about his “efforts to maintain Florida free.”
These efforts apparently embody “taking up the swamp,” sticking it to Biden on COVID-19, and, most baffling of all, “calling out Dr. Fauci.”
Sure, the music’s official music video even has a chevron mid-single studying “Breaking Information: DeSantis Calls Out Dr. Fauci.”
“Candy Florida” comes full with anti-lockdown lyrics too, for some basic Republican pandemic fearmongering.
“Effectively, we ain’t been locked down we nonetheless have our freedom. / We will nonetheless see our family and friends,” the music proudly declares. “Our youngsters in class and we are able to go to church on Sunday. / And all it’s as a result of DeSantis is aware of learn how to lead.”
The music is an official Ron DeSantis joint, by the way in which — the homepage for the one notes that it’s “Paid by Ron DeSantis, Republican, for Governor.” The highest of the web page additionally reads “Candy Florida: GRD x Van Zant,” which sounds just like the worst doable collab in music historical past.
DeSantis proceeded to go on Fox & Associates for a softball interview the place he railed towards Disney for vowing to go towards the state’s “Don’t Say Homosexual” legislation. To huge shock, the governor stated the company was “attempting to impose a woke ideology on our state,” which he declared a “important menace.”
“This wokeness will destroy this nation if we let it run unabated,” DeSantis stated on Fox. “So in Florida, we take a really huge stand towards that.”
As for the remainder of us, DeSantis’ musical tastes pose a significant menace to fundamental inventive decency. So contemplate the antagonism mutual.
(Picture: Ron DeSantis)
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