Ron DeSantis rejects ‘America’s Karen’ diss of Casey DeSantis

Ron Casey Desantis AP
'We wear criticism from MSNBC as a badge of honor.'

Ron DeSantis is punching back after a former Republican opponent in the 2016 Senate race called his wife “America’s Karen.”

The Florida Governor told “Varney and Co.” viewers on the Fox Business Network that the nickname, conferred on MSNBC by David Jolly, just meant the Left was threatened by Casey DeSantis.

The Governor said he and his wife “wear criticism from MSNBC as a badge of honor.”

“It shows my wife is an incredibly strong First Lady of Florida, a fantastic mother and a great wife and that threatens the Left. So she and I kind of shrug it off because we know it just shows they view her as a threat because the message that she was bringing in Iowa about the rights of parents and how we are not going to take this anymore with the Left trying to indoctrinate our kids,” DeSantis said.

“They understand that that resonates not just with Republican parents, with independent parents and yes with Democrat parents. And so I think that they’re very worried about her effectiveness.”

DeSantis’ retorts were the first since Jolly’s made the comments over the weekend.

“Casey DeSantis is a fairly compelling political figure in Florida and now nationally. For many, she’s the brighter side to Florida’s angry Governor. For others, she’s become America’s Karen,” Jolly said on MSNBC’s “The Saturday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Jolly’s take is that Mrs. DeSantis won’t help humanize her husband.

“Look, she’s a more effective messenger than Ron DeSantis, but if all she’s doing is amplifying the wrong message, she’s actually clarifying Ron DeSantis’ weaknesses,” Jolly said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s presented in heels or boots, the DeSantis doctrine is a losing one. We are going to learn that the more Casey DeSantis gets out there.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


25 comments

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 10, 2023 at 12:38 pm

    Why would Rhonda deny their own campaign messaging like this?

    The entire Rhonda Campaign platform is, you know, “Rhonda is a Karen.”

    If folks are calling Rhonda and Casey Karens, that is like a huge campaign success right there.

    Take the win, Rhonda. Not the whine.

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  • Rob Desantos

    July 10, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    The national narrative has accurately coalesced around the DeSaster campaign: short angry gov, karen wife/manager. And the little guy is BIG MAD about it!

  • ali

    July 10, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    SHE IS A KAREN>>> BECAUSE YOU MADE HER ONE…. Both of you are failing so miserably that you have no idea which way to turn. No one put you in this position but yourself. You do not know how to engage with the public in a presidential manner. You are a spoiled brat that does not know how to take rejection and for every negative punch, like that brat, you come and TRY to attack your component. You think you are smart, but you are showing all your hatred to the people, not your opponent. That is the reason why you are failing so hard. Keep on cause you are making AMERICA GREAT AGAIN by you losing. LOL….

    • FAU Poll

      July 10, 2023 at 1:50 pm

      POLL: DeSantis Getting Clobbered By Trump IN FLORIDA By More Than 20 Points

    • Component Opponent

      July 10, 2023 at 1:54 pm

      “Component”
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    • Karen Kline

      July 10, 2023 at 4:14 pm

      your stupid

  • Whose Karen

    July 10, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    If Casey is not America’s Karen, whose Karen is she? Is she a registered foreign agent Karen like the DeSantis Campaign’s Christina Pushaw? To which foreign nation does Casey pledge her allegiance to, Ron? The same as Pushaw or different?

    • Pushaw & Jill

      July 10, 2023 at 1:52 pm

      Pushaw’s hotdog lips and crazy eyes……Jill (Casey is not her first name) isn’t thrilled with them.

      • Whose Karen

        July 10, 2023 at 2:41 pm

        Where did Ron find Pushaw? On TLC’s plastic surgery disasters? OMG, so scary. She should get a refund at the very least.

  • EARL PITTS "THE BIG VOICE ON THE RIGHT" AMERICAN

    July 10, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Good afternoon Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s,
    The left will look back after their totally humilating 2024 smack-down-get-down-butt-spankin-White-House-Defeat of 2024 with tears in their Dook 4 Brains eyes and rue the day they tried to blastphime Casey the same way they blastphimed Milania.
    You Dook 4 Brains lefty’s will pay dearly for blastphimeing Casey. Eight years is a long long time to be butt hurt.
    Other than that, have a nice day Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s,
    Earl Pitts “The Real Big Voice On The Right (Me: NOT Clay & Buck” American

  • WhatNow

    July 10, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    OK. So “The DeSantis Family of Snowflakes”? That better?

    • Karen Kline

      July 10, 2023 at 4:15 pm

      what an idiot

    • My Take

      July 10, 2023 at 7:56 pm

      Isn’t she kind of close to what they used to call “neighborhood scolds”?

      • Tom

        July 11, 2023 at 7:46 am

        In modern parlance, it’s called an ‘entitlement of Karen’s’ but pretty much the same thing 🙂

  • Those White Boots

    July 10, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Ron and Casey wear criticism from MSNBC as a badge of honor.

    MSNBC sent Ron those white boots? And those sunglasses?

    • Tom

      July 11, 2023 at 7:51 am

      You keep lyin’ when you oughta be truthin’
      And you keep losing when you oughta not bet
      You keep samin’ when you oughta be a’changin’
      Now what’s right is right but you ain’t been right yet
      These boots are made for walkin’
      And that’s just what they’ll do
      One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

      • Those White Boots

        July 11, 2023 at 8:38 am

        We got some beach volleyball to play. Oil my back for me, please, Goose. Now oil my front, too. Hoo hoo hoo.

  • My Take

    July 10, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    America’s Karen
    ====
    Perfect!

  • My Take

    July 10, 2023 at 5:18 pm

    In the military, when high-angle mortar or howitzer fire at an unseen target causes a notable secondary explosion, you know you have have hit something worhwhile. Something vulnerable. Something sensitive.
    Same wiith Shorty DeSSantis”s whining.

    Keep up the heat on his Karen.
    Have him howl!

  • Suze

    July 11, 2023 at 6:57 am

    KKKasey…..says it all. white nationalist moms for DeathSantis.

  • Michael K

    July 11, 2023 at 8:19 am

    Poor Ron is a hammer who thinks everything is a nail. Not a very bright move to declare war on more than half of America and expect everything to be sweetness and light. Two Karen’s is two too many.

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 11, 2023 at 8:39 am

      Yeah… How are they supposed to do the old good cop bad cop routine when there’s no such thing as a good Karen? (Not *all* cops)

  • PeterH

    July 11, 2023 at 11:17 am

    The truth has finally arrived! Karen made Rhonda!

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 12, 2023 at 1:35 pm

      We really shouldn’t make fun of the DeSabled people. Mother Superior Whatshername is going to scold us like Rhonda yelling at little kids again.

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