Andrew Gillum is the socialist kook who who just won the democratic primary in Florida for governor. His Republican opponent Ron DeSantis, referred to Gillum as being articulate, which sounds like a compliment, but the left is calling it a racist dog whistle because they are all out of their minds. DeSantis also used the word “monkey” not in reference to Gillum, and that made liberal heads explode everywhere. For those keeping track at home, it’s now racist to call a black man articulate, and white people can’t use the word “monkey” in any context without being accused of white supremacy.
Here’s The Huffington Post with all the outrage:
Andrew Gillum became the Democratic nominee for Florida governor on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, his opponent, GOP candidate Ron DeSantis, made racist dog-whistle comments about him.
During an appearance on Fox News with Sandra Smith, DeSantis, who is white, doled out backhanded compliments to Gillum, who is black, calling him “an articulate spokesman.” He said Gillum performed better than other candidates, just before arguing that Florida shouldn’t elect him.
As you can clearly see, the HuffPo says DeSantis is racist for calling Gillum articulate. Strangely enough, the liberal website was less outraged over this next thing:
“The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state,” said DeSantis to Smith.
While the HuffPo didn’t comment on DeSantis’ use of the word monkey, they got a quote from the Florida Democratic Party, to put it into the proper liberal context:
“It’s disgusting that Ron DeSantis is launching his general election campaign with racist dog whistles,” said Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo.
And the HuffPo found plenty of rage on social media:
12 hrs into the general election cycle, Ron DeSantis has already alluded to Andrew Gillum as a ‘monkey.’ This is the spirit of racial animus that fuels today’s GOP. That Trump and his friends in politics use to energize a white base. It’s baseless + un-American.
— Benji Gellman 🔥 (@benjigellman) August 29, 2018
Today in racism: GOP candidate Ron DeSantis said Floridians shouldn’t “monkey this up” by electing Andrew Gillum. The sad truth: this will make him more appealing to segments of the population. #cretin
— Luisa Giulianetti (@LitLuisa) August 29, 2018
What? Excuse me?
That Republican dog whistle is more like a megaphone lately.
GOP nominee for #FLGov Ron DeSantis just said Florida shouldn’t “monkey this up” by electing Andrew Gillum.
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 29, 2018
In Florida news, Ron Desantis said (on live TV) that Andrew Gillum will “monkey this up” regarding running Florida. RT so that we can let more people know what coded racist words this man uses.
— lindalaveck ❄️ (@lindalaveck) August 29, 2018
The thing is, DeSantis didn’t call Gillum a monkey nor did he allude to it. He said Florida shouldn’t “monkey this up” meaning the election. He used the word “money” instead of “f*ck” as in: Florida shouldn’t f*ck this election up by electing a socialist.
“Monkey” has many uses, most of which are not racist. “Monkey around” means messing around. Throwing a “monkey wrench” into something means to bring something to a halt. “Monkey business” is shenanigans. “Money see, monkey do” means to mindlessly imitate. “I’ll be a monkey’s uncle” means…I’ve honestly never understood that saying, but you get the point. Monkey is a perfectly fine word to use in a variety of situations that have nothing to do with racism.
We are now at the point where white people can’t use the English language in way without being accused of racism. That’s another way of saying that the word “racism” has absolutely no meaning.