When Rick Scott speaks in public, no one expects coherence.
No one expects facts.
Those expectations certainly weren't dashed in Scott's State of the State speech for this year.
Scott kicked off his beatitudes this time around by making a joke about the former, his "world renowned oratorical skills" as he referred to them.
Hilarious. We can now add attempts at humor to his list of monumental failures.
Of course, Scott can joke all he wants. The fact remains that his "jokes" are at Floridians' expense, and they're far from amusing. In the past, his awkward public speaking skills may have helped to put a human mask on his ulterior motives, a distraction from the ugliness of his policies and what they actually do to those Florida families he claims to care about so much. Unfortunately, the mask doesn't do the trick anymore.
After four years of devastating policy results, Scott isn't fooling anyone. Sadly, it no longer matters much, because voters, for some reason many of us still can't figure out, just handed him another four years to keep it up. Since he doesn't need to run again, he can well afford to thumb his nose at each and every one of those voters while he creates a rosy, fictional public fairy tale to cover up the true story of Rick's Wonderland. Because the real story isn't for the faint of heart. It's no bedtime story. For those feeling the impact of the tale, it's the nightmare that never dies.
It's not Wally World, folks, but the wonders of Rick's theme park are closed to Florida's everyday citizens who can't afford a ticket. That Florida Welcome sign says it all. Florida is open for business, at our expense.
In his speech, Scott even gave a name to his latest tall tale: