DeSantis spox schools man fleeing San Fran hellhole on why he chose FL despite supposed ‘worse politics’

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An outgoing San Francisco resident headed to Florida is facing some criticism for suggesting that there is something wrong with the state’s politics.

In a lengthy Twitter thread posted late Monday, a man named Hari Raghavan announced his decision to leave the Bay Area because it’s turned into a hellhole.

In the thread, he readily admits that he now finds it “more inconvenient to live in San Francisco or Oakland than when I lived in Chennai or Bombay growing up.”

Chennai and Bombay are cities in the third world nation of India. Like other parts of India, Bombay, in particular, is teaming with poverty:

The thread goes into great detail about the problems — the lack of safety, an animus toward business and success, the embrace of “equity,” etc. — plaguing San Francisco.

This part of the thread was definitely appreciated by all conservatives. Where Raghavan messed up, critics say, is in how he concluded the thread.

View the whole thread below:

Talking about his new home in Miami, he writes that “there’s plenty to be apprehensive about” living in another state. Like what exactly? Like its “[w]orse politics (from our perspective), its own superficiality, weather issues, critters, guns.”

Missing from the thread is any comprehension of the fact that Florida’s so-called “worse politics” are what’s at the root of it being a veritable utopia compared to virtually all of California, but especially so blue hellholes like San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Raghavan’s complaint did not sit well with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s press secretary, Christina Pushaw.

In a short Twitter thread, she responded with exasperation at the idea of Raghavan fleeing California but then turning around and potentially voting California-like politicians into office in Florida.


She wasn’t alone in her criticism.


In fairness to Raghavan, he did provide some clarification after the backlash emerged, saying “my bad” and explaining that he’s definitely not into the far-left (or far-right).

“My bad, should have framed better. I’m moderate: – FL politics isn’t perfect. Nowhere is! – I didn’t vote far left in CA; I reject that blame. – Far right + left both suck. – I won’t ‘vote blue’ in FL. I vote for specific candidates, not a party,” he tweeted.

This prompted Pushaw to kindly thank him for the clarification.


His willingness to acknowledge criticism, admit that he’d made a flawed judgment call, and speak cordially with the governor’s press secretary is encouraging.

But there’s still one problem. He thinks Florida’s current governor — a man who’s presided over it becoming one of the top destinations for blue state citizens fleeing “progressive” hellscapes — is “terrible.”

He wrote as much in a tweet posted only two months ago. Mind you, he mentioned his distaste for DeSantis while defending his belief that blue cities like San Francisco and Chicago are “horrible.”

It’s a bit confusing, but look at the relevant thread below:

The tweet about DeSantis is not being well-received:

However, his tweet is months old, and he’s now hobnobbing online with the governor’s press secretary, so perhaps there’s still hope for him …


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