Gavin Newsom Reveals the Hilariously Dumb Reason He's Targeting Ron DeSantis

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Gavin Newsom began a one-sided feud recently with Ron DeSantis after dropping an ad buy in Florida proclaiming California the real bastion of “freedom” in the country. I say one-sided because DeSantis has taken the “I don’t even think about you at all” approach to the situation, continuing to focus on scoring wins in his state while Newsom flails wildly, attempting to position himself for a 2024 run.

The California governor hasn’t taken the hint that DeSantis just isn’t that into him, though. Newsom lashed out again in an interview the FOX LA anchor Elex Michaelson, calling the Florida governor a “bully” and shouting “Who the hell are you?” while trying to wax poetic about people who “look” and “love” differently.

Now, Newsom has revealed the reason for his obsession, and it’s absolutely hilarious, both because of how absurd it is and because of the fact that the California governor apparently has no critical thinking skills.

This has shades of Newsom playing low-rent Joe Biden, constantly bringing up Charlottesville as his motivation for entering the presidential arena. Except, in this case, Newsom’s reason is pathetically weak. He’s mad that DeSantis threatened fines against the organization that runs the Special Olympics because they were trying to impose a COVID vaccine mandate that ran up against state law? That’s the best this gel-headed wonder could come up with to make himself seem principled and tough?

It’s absurd in that Newsom’s reason is such small tea that it provides zero justification for the governor of a state over 2000 miles away to meddle in Florida. Even if DeSantis had viciously targeted the Special Olympics in some unfair way, that’s what Newsom thinks will make him a national hero?

Of course, that’s not what DeSantis did, and Newsom’s lack of critical thinking ability is apparent in his criticism. The organization that runs the Special Olympics was attempting to exclude deserving athletes based on whether they had gotten the COVID vaccine. The problem with that is two-fold. One, the vaccine doesn’t stop spreading, which made the mandate completely pointless and purely political. Two, some children who participate in the Special Olympics have conditions that don’t allow them to get the vaccine.

If Newsom had gotten his way, those athletes would have been left out in the cold in order to make some corporate overlords feel better about themselves. DeSantis wasn’t going to stand by and let that happen. He enforced the law, the mandate was dropped, and everyone who was supposed to attend got to attend. As he’s done the entire pandemic, DeSantis put the well-being of children first, not the deranged rantings of politicians.

So to recap, Newsom believes DeSantis is a bad Florida man because he allowed more people to participate in the Special Olympics instead of giving into useless virtue signaling over the COVID vaccine. If that’s his message for 2024, good luck with that.