In one of the more ironic and hypocritical statements of the year, Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum said on CNN this weekend that his opponents should not make race a factor in the upcoming election. Gillum, who would become Florida’s first black governor if elected in November, was responding to the news that a neo-Nazi group had been making racist robocalls for the past couple of days.
“What I don’t want the race to turn into is a race of name-calling,” Gillum said. “I want to make sure that we don’t racialize and frankly weaponize race as part of this process which is why I have called on my opponent to work to rise above some of these things. People are taking their cues from him, from his campaign, and from Donald Trump.”
Sorry, Gillum is not actually saying that “we” shouldn’t racialize the election; he’s saying that his opponent, Ron DeSantis, should not do so. And he is saying that despite the fact that DeSantis hasn’t, to our knowledge, said one thing about the race of his opponent. He is saying that despite the fact that the left went into complete hysterical overdrive last week after DeSantis made the innocent warning to voters that they should not “monkey this up” by voting a corrupt socialist into the governor’s mansion. This was deemed a racist dog-whistle by the sick leftists who monitor these things, and DeSantis was forced to defend himself for the next three days…even though he plainly and obviously said nothing wrong.
THAT is the weaponization of race. THAT is racializing an election. And now you’re going to go on television and act like you’re above it all, Mayor Gillum? It’s insulting to anyone with half a brain.
Not that Gillum is counting on anyone with half a brain to vote for him. Luckily for him, there are plenty of voters in Florida working with far less.