Modern politics can be frustrating and annoying, but it can also be very entertaining when left-wingers are trolling conservatives. While most of the trolling are done on social media, there are times when it actually occurs in legislatures.
Florida’s latest example of conservative political trolling is a brilliant example.
State Senator Blaise Ingoglia, R-11th district, filed SB 1248 on Tuesday. It is titled “The Ultimate Cancel Act.” This bill, which in its most sanitized form, calls for Florida to “immediately cease the filings of any political party if certain circumstances exist; require the division follow a specific procedure; require the division provide a specified notice, authorizing a canceled party to reregister at the Department of State; and providing procedures for an organization to reregister as a party.
It sounds fair, right? But that’s not all. We later learn in the bill’s text that SB 1248 would require the state to “immediately annul the filings of political parties, to include their registration and approval status as political parties, if the platform has previously advocated or been supportive of slavery or involuntary service.”
That’s what you know. Orlando’s WESH helpfully explains that “Southern Democrats” advocated slavery during the Civil War. I would also add that many Northern Democrats thought slavery was just dreamy back then.
It would be absurd to think that the Ultimate Cancel Act could pass in Florida. However, Ingoglia wants to prove a point.
He stated that leftist activists had been trying for years to “cancel” people and companies because of past actions or words. This includes the removal and renaming of buildings and memorials. This standard is so high that it would be hypocritical to not cancel the Democrat Party for the same reasons.”
This is a topic that has sparked outrage among Democrats.
Carlos Guillermo Smith, a former Democratic State Representative, stated that “Republicans in Florida have become so drunk with power they are expanding their agenda for censorship to include abolishing Florida’s Democratic Party of Florida.” “If Floridians don’t feel alarmed at what is happening in Tallahassee from Republican leadership, then they aren’t paying enough attention.”
The Florida Democratic Party released a statement saying that “Presenting an act that would disenfranchise five million voters is both illegal and unserious.” “Under Ron DeSantis, Senator Ingoglia uses his office to push bills which are nothing but publicity stunts rather than focusing on the issues most important to Floridians like reforming property insurance, housing affordability, and combating global warming.”
The statement concluded that DeSantis’ puppets in Congress should learn quickly that Florida is a Democratic Republic, not a Banana Republic.
Republicans want to cancel every culture except conspiracy rage fascism.
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) March 1, 2023
Tyrants dictate one-party states.
The list of dictators who did it is long and very ugly.
Ask anyone who fled Cuba, Russia or Germany.
Now the @FloridaGOP wants to add Florida to that list?
These radical extremists can’t be serious.https://t.co/L4enZBAO0d
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) February 28, 2023
Take a look at Schultz’s statement. She tweeted, “These radical extremists cannot be serious.” Schultz clearly lacks a sense of humor, despite being a member of a political group that encourages babies to be killed at birth.
Ingoglia has made it clear that his proposal for legislation isn’t really a serious one. His Twitter bio states, “If you’re looking for snark you’ve got it.”
(By the way, there’s no “sensitive content” in the image in the tweet below.)
Fact check: TRUE. https://t.co/jFDAfyAW3W
— Blaise Ingoglia (@GovGoneWild) March 1, 2023
Although Ingoglia’s bill sounds appealing, no one really believes it is a viable proposal. It does reveal two things. The Democrats lack a sense of humor and are so ill-informed about themselves that they fail to see that cancel culture is the true target of this bill.