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Ron DeSantis continues to earn claps from cultural conservatives as Florida moves a little more to the social Right.

Or, perhaps, to what was the center until very recently.

In May, The Sunshine State’s governor made a promise.

Upon signing a tax-cutting package, he announced he’d “play Whack-A-Mole” against Critical Race Theory in Florida schools.

He spoke of lipstick and stickin’ it to taxpayers:

“You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. … So what we’re doing, the Department, the Florida Board of Education is meeting, and they are addressing this. And I told them they need to address this. And we’ve got to do it. … It’s offensive to the taxpayer that they would be asked to fund Critical Race Theory. That they would be asked to fund teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other.

“if we have to play whack-a-mole all over this state stopping this critical race theory, we will do it.” pic.twitter.com/zV5dLzcDVb

— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) May 21, 2021

And while guesting on Unfiltered with Dan Bongino Saturday, Ron tore into CRT, which he called “horse manure.”

“We’re…not going to support any Republican candidate for school board,” he vowed, “who supports critical race theory in all 67 counties…”


“Next week, I have my Commissioner of Education going to the Board of Education banning it, banning any departure from accurate history and following our standards. This is something we’ve got to stay on the forefront of.”

Well, he wasn’t kidding.

As reported by the New York Post, on Thursday, the state’s Board of Education banned Critical Race Theory in public schools.

Gov. Ron opened the meeting and implored members to 86 the controversial race-based ideology.

Speaking virtually, he asserted, “Some of this stuff is, I think, really toxic. I think it’s going to cause a lot of divisions.”

“The woke class wants to teach kids to hate each other, rather than teaching them how to read, but we will not let them bring nonsense ideology into Florida’s schools.”

The Post notes the measure — which mentions

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