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DeSantis Releases Viral ‘Top Gov’ Ad Taking Aim At ‘Corporate Media’

DeSantis takes on Tom Cruise’s role from “Top Gun” and shares his “rules of engagement” for taking on the “corporate media” in a viral new ad

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis released a new ad borrowing imagery from the record breaking “Top Gun” movie franchise, and featuring a thematically dressed DeSantis parody Tom Cruise’s role in the recent sequel.

DeSantis offers “rules of engagement” for “dog fighting” and “taking on the corporate media” while parodying the film that’s raked in more than $600 million at the box office.

The first rule, per the governor: “Don’t fire unless fired upon, but when they fire, you fire back with overwhelming force.” The second is “never, ever back down from a fight,” and the third: “don’t accept their narrative.”

DeSantis’s young son is featured at the end of the video shouting, “Let’s turn and burn!” while adjusting a throttle. At press time the video has over 1.4 million views on Twitter.

The Florida primary is being held today, and DeSantis is widely expected to face former Rep. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-Democrat, in November.  One outlier poll, however, showed Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried poll ahead of Crist, according to Politico.

Regardless, most polls have shown DeSantis handily beating Fried or Crist in November. Last week, Politico reported that DeSantis boasted a 50 to 43 lead over Fried and a 50 to 42 lead over Crist. Politico notes, “If you expect a red wave Republican year, then DeSantis’ lead is likely even larger.”

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Meanwhile, even as Trump appears to be boosted in popularity by the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago home, DeSantis appears to be gaining on him in extremely early polling of a 2024 Republican primary battle.

A recent Yahoo/YouGov poll showed Trump up 49% to DeSantis’ 31%, with 21% undecided.

Trump, however, has remained the front runner in every national Republican primary poll released since he left office in 2021, though DeSantis beat Trump for the first time with New Hampshire voters, according to a poll released in June.

DeSantis defended Trump after the FBI raid on his home, calling the event “totally off the rails” and declaring that “these agencies have now been weaponized to be used against people that the government doesn’t like,” according to the New York Post.

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    Ted Weiland

    August 24, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Don’t ever back down from a RIGHTEOUS Fight!

    “Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” (Proverbs 25:26)

    This includes exposing the US Constitution as America’s national idol – especially among alleged Christians and patriots. If our biblical foundations are ever to be restored this idol MUST BE torn down in the hearts and minds of Americans.

    Idolatry is not so much about statues as it is statutes, such as what one considers the supreme law of the land.

    There can only be one supreme law: 1) The Constitution per Article 6, or 2) Yahweh’s moral law per the Bible.

    To futilely attempt to meld the two is to be as double-minded as the Israelites on Mt. Carmel with Elijah: Why halt ye between two opinions? If We the People (a contemporary form of Baal) is God, serve Them. If Yahweh be God, Serve Him!

    For more, see Chapter 3 “The Preamble: We the People vs. Yahweh” of free online book “Bible Law vs, the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at Bible versus Constitution dot org. Click on the top entry on our Online Book page and scroll down to Chapter 3.

    Then Chapter 9 “Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land.

    See also blog article “Could You Be a Disciple of Baal and Not Know It?” Search title on our Blog.

    Find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the sidebar and receive a free copy of the 85-page “Primer” of “BL vs. USC.”

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