There sure are a lot of guns and white people in Adam Putnam’s vision of Florida the headline at orlandoweekly.com proclaims. In case you missed the point . . .=
Adam Putnam, a Florida Republican candidate for governor and proud “NRA sellout,” released a new ad proclaiming what the state will be like if he is indeed elected, and apparently it’s all about guns and white folk.
The one minute ad, shared on Twitter yesterday, was posted with the caption, “This is what our state can be and what our state will be when I’m your Governor! #FloridaFirst.”
Besides the obvious dog whistle slogan of the #FloridaFirst hashtag (a localized “America First” Trumpism), the rest of the share line is an odd pairing with the video, which shows Putnam discussing the Second Amendment to a sea of white people nodding in agreement around a giant bonfire . . .
So when a Florida gubernatorial candidate releases a video of him speaking directly about gun rights to a crowd of only white people, it’s hard not to see what “FloridaFirst” actually means.
An ad hominem attack by a race baiting media flunkie or something close to the truth?