Let’s take a moment and consider the deep depravity of Ron DeSantis’ plot to fly a group of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in an effort to own the libs. First, these are real families who are not here illegally, but who are going through legal channels to apply for asylum. Second, the migrants who were flown to Martha’s Vineyard this week were not transported from the state DeSantis governs, but from Texas. No, you’re not reading that wrong. DeSantis used Florida taxpayer money to pick up families in San Antonio and fly them to Martha’s Vineyard. Third, “in the hours after roughly 50 migrants touched down on Martha’s Vineyard in two planes sent by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the island’s community – still jarred by the unexpected arrival – rushed to help the newcomers.”

+ Maybe the saddest part of all this is that DeSantis assumes (probably correctly) that this callous stunt will be perceived as a winning move among his core base. He gets credit for being a piece of garbage, but he gets no points for originality. We’ve seen this racist crap before. The Martha’s Vineyard migrant flight has echoes of a dark past: Reverse Freedom Rides.