Far-left activists from a Jewish group called “IfNotNow” disrupted Ron DeSantis’ fundraising speech in New Hampshire on Friday night. They got on stage and screamed, “JEWS AGAINST DESANTIS!” But the Florida governor didn’t let their antics get to him.
DeSantis' speech gets raided by leftists. He deals with them brilliantly. pic.twitter.com/jNmiqrT9QZ— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 14, 2023
DeSantis’ response to the protesters was a masterclass in handling leftist agitation. He joked that you have to have a little fun in your speeches and wondered aloud why anyone would pay money just to disrupt an event. By staying calm and composed, DeSantis showed that he’s not intimidated by the left’s attempts to silence conservative voices.
The protesters were from IfNotNow, a progressive Jewish organization that opposes Israel’s alleged “system of apartheid.” They were founded in 2014 and are known for staging protests. But their decision to disrupt DeSantis’ speech shows a lack of respect for differing viewpoints and a willingness to silence those who disagree with them.
This is part of a larger trend on the left of shouting down opponents and disrupting events. Instead of engaging in civil discourse, they resort to intimidation tactics and disruptive behavior. It’s a dangerous approach that undermines the very principles of our democracy.
DeSantis’ ability to handle the situation with grace and humor is a breath of fresh air in a political climate that’s become increasingly hostile to conservative viewpoints. He’s shown that he’s a leader who won’t be cowed by the left’s attempts to silence him or his supporters.
Republicans need more leaders like DeSantis who can stand up to the leftist mob and defend conservative values. His response to the protesters is a reminder that, no matter how loud the left gets, the truth will always prevail in the end.