Casey DeSantis says ‘America’s Karen’ and ‘Walmart Melania’ nicknames are ways to get her to ‘back down’
Ron DeSantis and Casey DeSantis. Image via Colin Hackley.

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'That means they don't want to litigate the merits of their case.'

Some may call Casey DeSantis nasty names, such as “America’s Karen,” “Walmart Melania” or a “Jackie O. (Kennedy) wannabe,” or criticize her distinctive eyebrows, but Florida’s First Lady says she’s unfazed.

“One thing that the corporate media did get right about me: I do shop at Walmart,” Mrs. DeSantis said on the Fox News Channel’sFox & Friends.”

“I think it’s interesting and you probably can sympathize with this when they come after you and they’re just calling you names. That means they don’t want to litigate the merits of their case. They don’t want to have that conversation. They want to call you names, they want to try to get you to back down. But I can tell you the No. 1 thing — we will not back down when it comes to our family,” the First Lady added.

Ron DeSantis had previously offered commentary on the “America’s Karen” insult. He 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 his wife.

The Governor said then that 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 told Varney.

“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.”

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


20 comments

  • DeSantis has taking a page out of the Nazi playbook

    July 20, 2023 at 9:13 am

    America just does not want another bigot and homophobic out there spreading Nazi propaganda

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 20, 2023 at 9:19 am

    “Criticism is flattery! ” At least according to the Rhonda campaign.

    “China is our mortal enemy!” Except for the red dot specials up at the WalMarts.

    LOL @ Stupid Rhonda. How’d you get so stupid, Rhonda? How?

  • Balls to Head

    July 20, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Ron played college baseball, on an Ivy League scholarship, before aseball helmets had the chin protector added. Clearly he must have taken a lot of balls on the chin, resulting in the severe dain bramage they display today.

  • My Take

    July 20, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Maybe they are just laughng at you, Casey, and not trying to get you to do anything.

  • Rob Desantos

    July 20, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Or perhaps they are accurate descriptions of your dumb and awful personality, Casey.

  • Silly Wabbit

    July 20, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    She kwazy.

  • Michael K

    July 20, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    The insults, lies, bigotry and hate you’ve hurled against the people you target are simply coming back at you! Your entire campaign is based on turning Americans against other Americans – what do you expect?

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 20, 2023 at 3:24 pm

      They did not expect anybody to be as “smart” as them and so easily figure them out. LOL.

      • Jake

        July 21, 2023 at 3:27 pm

        Not smart, evil and vindictive yes.

  • My Take

    July 20, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    Queen Rhonda and 0.5His Harpy. His Harridan.
    The Smiling Scold.
    Florida’s Fascist Fishwife.
    Bigotry’s Banshee.

    Trump’s derisive namecalling has freed us all now to do the same. Challenges one’s creativity. But fairness is no limitation.

    • bob the dog

      July 24, 2023 at 7:32 am

      Wrongway Ron and the “Raccoon”- she looks like a raccoon with all the excessive makeup. That mamas for desantis crap is gross pandering at its worst. Why not do something in Florida for someone other than your “Secret” guests at the state residence, Desantis is all about behind the scenes pandering to his big money donors..

  • John Barron

    July 20, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    She sounds a lot like Hillary!

  • My Take

    July 21, 2023 at 3:16 am

    If Casey were a Pat Nixon, just a supporting smile standing behind (figuratively and literally) her family pol, it would be unfair to ridicule her deeply.
    But she is not.

  • Beth

    July 23, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    Casey is nothing but the co conspirator of a corrupt racist sexist pig raising her own version of the Hitler youth. She is compared to malaria because they are two of a kind, no ability to support themselves so they hitch their wagons to the most despicable creeps on the planet hoping to give their pathetic lives some sort of meaning. Quit your whining and get a real job Casey. You and your wanna be dictator husband will never get near the White House.

    • My Take

      July 23, 2023 at 8:54 pm

      Malaria !!
      Too funny!

  • Merit Litigation

    July 23, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    I’ll litigate the merits of elbow length gloves in Florida in July

    #1 – They hide tiny hand shaped bruises on the forearms
    #2 – They hide needle tracks

    Your turn, Rhonda. What you got, little guy? Let’s hear it!

  • Sonja Fitch

    July 24, 2023 at 6:15 am

    Look it up! Casey was so BORED reading the news when the cameras came back she just replied “Yada Yada Yada “. So shhhh fake !

  • My Take

    July 24, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Will Casey stick with loser DeStuntis?

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 24, 2023 at 3:20 pm

      LOLS. Nope. Aint NO way. The very moment she realizes the wheels fell off the wagon she hitched herself to, she’s out. And I bet she doesn’t want the kids. And I bet Rhonda doesn’t want them either. And I bet the kids all go to the orphanage where they will be sold to Russia.

  • DeSantis has taking a page out of the Nazi playbook

    July 24, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    DeSantis and his sycophant legislators had failed Floridians. They have adopted and tried to enforce ideology based out of a Nazi playbook. But Florida and America is better than that. It’s time to vote these bigots and racist out of office. DeSantis should resign immediately and drop out of the presidential race. He should be investigated for abuse of power and corruption, and if guilty of such crimes should be imprisoned.. he is trying to steal America from the freedoms that this country stands on

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