Creepy floating skull guy, Governor Rick Scott of Florida (R) issued a response about the merciless heckling he received from a woman in a Gainesville Starbucks, and it is so freakin’ weird that you have to question his sanity, as you’ll see below.
Cara Jennings erupted at the previous winner of “worst governor in America” accolades, when she derided him saying, “You don’t care about working people. You should be ashamed to show you face around here.”
Scott, in his always weird behavior, stared at her with the cold glare of a sociopath and only managed to mutter a tepid “I created jobs” before fleeing the scene so she couldn’t keep reminding the rest of the state just how much of a failure he is as both a person, and as a governor.
Not to end his embarrassment early, Rick went on to issue an actual press statement about the incident.
Most times a politician won’t even acknowledge a heckler that much (unless it’s Trump, of course, but that’s a different story). However, Scott felt the need to make an official response via a press release. What follows is one of the weirdest responses ever to this kind of situation:
People with radical views tend to not like civil debate. A self-proclaimed anarchist rudely yelled and cursed at the Governor. She also refused to Pledge Allegiance to the flag. It’s a free country, but it’s not at all surprising that an anarchist prefers shouting over conversation.
The only appropriate response to this is… What the f*ck?
Scott, who doesn’t even know the woman, called her a “self-proclaimed anarchist.” How clueless is this guy? Seriously, he just throws around scary sounding words with that completely detached look on his face like he’s trying to struggle to remember memorized talking points every time he speaks to the press. Then he bashed her for the Pledge of Allegiance. It literally sounded like something you’d hear in a 3rd-grade classroom. Mrs. Clark! Suzy didn’t say the Pledge of Allegiance!
Ms. Jennings issues her own response to Scott’s whacky statement:
I was never disrespectful about it, but I was never an avid Pledge leader. But I don’t know how that bears any impact on if I critique his policies or not. How is it relevant if I say the Pledge? How does that have any bearing on my legitimate critique of policy decisions? I think more people are concerned about him defunding Planned Parenthood than about me not saying the Pledge.
Source: New York Daily News
The short answer is, she could be the most ultra-anarchist, flag-burning rebel that ever existed and it would have absolutely ZERO relevance to Rick Scott’s willful and systematic destruction and sabotage of his own state and its people for the past several years. This is your normal Republican strategy, though. Someone calls them out and they have no defense so they personally attack them to distract and disqualify them from having an opinion.
Here’s a clue, Rick, you are going down in history as one of Florida’s worst governors and you can’t do anything about it.
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