Author Topic: New DeSantis Ad Takes Aim at Spending...and Both Parties' Complicity  (Read 112 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Kamaji

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 56,909
New DeSantis Ad Takes Aim at Spending...and Both Parties' Complicity

By Susie Moore
September 14, 2023

Florida Governor and 2024 presidential candidate Ron DeSantis takes on the issue of spending in the latest ad released by his campaign and points the finger at both Democrats and Republicans in the process. The ad, released on Wednesday and shared by DeSantis himself on X (formerly Twitter), runs just under two minutes and lays out the gravity of the situation, explains how we got here, and sets forth DeSantis' plan to tackle the issue.

With somewhat ominous music playing in the background, the ad opens with Fox News' Neil Cavuto intoning, "Are you sitting down? Our total debt now has just topped $32 trillion," overlaying shots of the U.S. Capitol and the Federal Reserve.

DeSantis is shown during an interview asserting, "This government is spending way too much money — they've locked in the COVID era levels of spending, which are totally unsustainable."

It cuts to several Fox News hosts discussing inflation and the fact that half of Americans say they're worse off financially than a year ago.

We see DeSantis on the campaign trail, denouncing the overspending: "They borrowed, they printed, and they spent trillions and trillions of dollars since March of 2020, under the auspices of COVID and all these other things," with the scene then cutting to hundred dollar bills being printed, followed by a cackling Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) enjoying her expensive ice cream in front of her mega-dollar fridge, and finally, to former President Donald Trump signing a bill over a chyron that reads: "Trump Signs $2T Coronavirus Stimulus."

DeSantis continues: "Both parties have done it, both parties have been involved," as we see President Joe Biden shaking hands with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). He continues, "...and actually, Republicans are very tough when they're out of power, but when they get in power, you know, they basically go on a spending binge, too. And I think you've seen it over the last five or six years," as we see a headline: "Under Donald Trump's Watch, the National Debt Increased by $7.8 Trillion," followed by a scene of Trump in the Oval Office, seated behind the Resolute Desk, thumbs up and grinning, flanked by McConnell, former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and former Vice President Mike Pence, also all smiles, in a not-so-subtle dig at DeSantis' top rival for the GOP nomination in 2024.

*  *  *