A political action committee in Florida set their sights on the state’s Republican governor Ron DeSantis earlier this week with a new advertisement, but it quickly became an object of mockery and laughter once released to the internet.
Daniel Uhlfelder is a Florida attorney and the man behind both the Remove Ron PAC and an earlier stunt in which he dressed himself in a grim reaper suit and walked the beaches of Florida in protest of the governor’s decision to allow beaches to remain open. Uhlfelder’s attack advertisement has the title “Florever Purge,” and slams the GOP leader for allowing “people to make their own decisions,” when it comes to COVID-19 and vaccines.
The ad parody’s the movie “The Purge,” and starts with a crowd of terrified passengers on a Florida-bound plane watching messages from DeSantis that condemn vaccine passports and promote individual responsibility. At the ending, a series of news clips about the pandemic hype up the terror of COVID-19.
New ad: The #FloreverPurge
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— Remove Ron (@RemoveRon) September 29, 2021
Ben Shapiro of the Daily Wire asked whether or not DeSantis was the actual author of the commercial, due to its emphasis on allowing people to make their own decisions. Shapiro commented that he feels “utter relief” when returning to Florida from California because of the freedoms allowed in the state. Shapiro added that the ad is a “win for everybody,” because it scares off “covid-panicked already-vaxxed blue state Democrats” from coming to the state.
Shapiro also said that the ad could use editing, replacing the news reel cutaways with video of Floridians enjoying the beach, sports, restaurants, etc. because as he put it “We’re living life normally.”
Senior writer Charles Cooke of National Review, another resident of Florida, said that the ad was amongst the funniest things he’d ever seen.
Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh commented that he “like[s] DeSantis even more now” after watching the ad.
Christina Pushaw, a spokeswoman for DeSantis said that the ad exemplifies what “Very Online Liberals” are most afraid of: “freedom to think for themselves.”
Author: Thomas Stevenson