Ron DeSantis PAC fundraises off Anthony Fauci hate, again
Ron DeSantis. Image via AP.

Friends of Ron DeSantis hits an unfriendly target.

The Friends of Ron DeSantis political committee continues to capitalize on conservative hatred of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Fauci, a frequent target of Gov. DeSantis, was blasted yet again in the punnily-titled “Gain of Fauci” email, a play on the Gain of Function research conducted at a lab in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus is thought to have gotten its start.

The timing is notable, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pushing for masks even for the vaccinated, as the delta variant crushes Florida.

The email contends that it has been “known for some time that the most likely explanation for the start of the pandemic is that the COVID-19 virus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China.”

“We’ve suspected for some time that Fauci and his bureaucratic brethren may have been involved in funding the Wuhan lab’s work to experiment on viruses in ways that made them more deadly to human beings,” the communication continues, before lauding Sen. Rand Paul for irking Fauci.

“Fauci got agitated because he doesn’t want us to know his role in funding reckless, ethically dubious research that may have precipitated a global pandemic,” the email contends. “Fauci needs to be fired, and an investigation into his role in funding the Wuhan lab must be launched immediately.”

Also needed: small-dollar donations. Even $5 will help “continue my fight,” the letter promises.

“The corporate media is Fauci’s Praetorian Guard, and they are attacking me because I’ve been willing to hold Fauci accountable,” the email contends, somewhat forcing a metaphor to make its point.

But the anti-Fauci push is anything but subtle.

DeSantis’ campaign is already marketing anti-Fauci material, including “Don’t Fauci My Florida” beer koozies and T-shirts released as the delta variant of COVID-19 threatens the limits of Florida hospitals.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


  • Lord Kimbo

    July 28, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    No, His Eminence Cardinal Fauci shall not be mocked by heretics with impunity. Wrath and tribulation shall be visited upon them.

  • Ocean Joe

    July 28, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    I watched the exchange between Dr. Fauci and Rand Paul. I think I understand why Paul’s neighbor knocked him off the lawnmower.

    • Matthew Lusk

      July 29, 2021 at 11:09 am

      I think he knocked him off the lawn mower because Rand Paul vote for the unconstitutional Obamacare mandate!

  • Karellen

    July 28, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Fascist Fred Flintstone is long over due for his comeuppance. Hopefully it happens just in time to “monkey up” his reelection aspirations.

  • Rick

    July 28, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    You LIBTARDS are attacking the wrong person. The root cause of all these issues are your brain dead president Biden. If you hate Florida, just get the Fu…ck out of here. Simple as that!

    • Tom Palmer

      July 28, 2021 at 6:18 pm

      My family has been in Florida for generations. Let newbies leave. Don’t let the alligators hit you in the ass on the way out.

      • Matthew Lusk

        July 29, 2021 at 11:12 am

        Tell us why you are a democrat.

    • Frankie M.

      July 28, 2021 at 6:36 pm

      You first fng

      • Tom Palmer

        July 28, 2021 at 9:01 pm

        That was mature.

  • father lowell laurence

    July 28, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Playwright Dr. Larry Myers new play is about vaccination, Covid, coping, faith

    Myers runs Playwrights Sanctuary

    the play is


  • Ron Ogden

    July 28, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    “. . . .as the delta variant crushes Florida.” Hyperbole thy name is FLAPOL.
    What verb next? How about “squishes” or “squashes” or “pressures” or, I’ve got it, the phavorite phrase of journal junkies, “oppresses”.
    Oh, that’s been used already, eh. Used to death? Yeah, I guess.

  • Tom Palmer

    July 28, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    I still wonder what DeSantis is really running for. If you check the Florida elections site, he still hasn’t filed to run for Governor.

  • Frankie M.

    July 28, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    That’s it Dr. DuhSantis blame the messenger. It’s too bad all these mouthbreathers can’t quarantine themselves & move to MacClenny. That was pretty sweet when Fauci pimpslapped Ron Paul tho. Thx for letting me relive that.

  • Frankie M.

    July 28, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    You first fng

  • Wendy W

    July 28, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Fauci and the CDC have done nothing but lie and give fake information for over a year. They are fear tactics and most people are waking up. Those that aren’t just don’t have enough brains to think for themselves. Thank God our Governor let’s people make their own choices and isn’t going to allow the government to dictate how we live.

    • Tom Palmer

      July 28, 2021 at 9:00 pm

      Yeah, I’d rather trust Dr. Carlson and Dr. DeSantis.

  • PeterH

    July 29, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    In Tennessee, Arkansas, North Carolina. South Carolina, Alabama, Idaho, Oregon and Washington State minors do not have to ask their ignorant Trumpster parents for permission to get the COVID vaccine.

    Teenagers should bring themselves siblings and friends to the nearest vaccine center and do the right thing.

    Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children…..the children should report child abuse. We must end stupid.

    Join real conservatives at the Lincoln Project.

    • zhombre

      July 29, 2021 at 5:59 pm

      The Lincoln Project is a pack of grifters formerly led by a pedophile, If you consider them ‘real conservatives’ excuse me your a dolt,

      • zhombre

        July 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm

        * [CORRECTION] you’re a dolt. No, make that f_cking dolt.

  • Tom

    July 29, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    I reside on earth Tjb.
    Fauci has become a victim of his friendly liberal media brown nosing. He’s misspoke so much and talked out of both sides of his mouth and lost all credibility. Fauci had been around to long. He’s clearly guilty on game of function and defends China. DeSantis mocking Fauci is risky but I understand why. Fauci needs to go, DeSantis unlike most had read the science. His efforts hsvd been very strong until the most recent re episode of covid in which he will pull Florida through. It’s a 100 yr pandemic and I don’t ever hear the Dems offer anything except whine. Nothing zero. We’re not doing lockdowns, no mask mandate-optional yes. Get over it.

    • tjb

      July 30, 2021 at 9:34 am

      Tom, your response sparked this memory -lost in space

      Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
      Can you hear me, Major Tom?
      Can you hear me, Major Tom?
      Can you hear me, Major Tom?
      Can you “Here am I floating ’round my tin can
      Far above the moon
      Planet Earth is blue
      And there’s nothing I can do”

      • Tom

        July 30, 2021 at 6:05 pm

        Tjb LMAO, you are really funny and off course. Warning, warning.
        Again, what is it that you and your haters offer? Nothing, btw Fraud said she opposes lockdowns. So
        She The Fraud supports America’s Governor. Just saying.

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