Ron DeSantis threatens to send Kamala Harris to her ‘liberal homeland’
Kamala Harris continues to scratch out a lead over Ron DeSantis in a hypothetical matchup.

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The Governor has relished invoking Harris' name to galvanize his base.

A fresh fundraising appeal from Gov. Ron DeSantis includes a new attack on Vice President Kamala Harris.

The 2024 Republican presidential candidate, in his latest appeal to donors, threatens to send “Kamala back to her liberal homeland” in a breezy turn of phrase that is his latest example of disrespect for the person who is one heartbeat away from the presidency.

The dog-whistle wordplay comes as part of a larger excoriation of the Joe Biden administration.

“The radical agenda of the Biden administration will be ripped up and shoved into a trashcan when we send Joe right back to his basement and Kamala to her liberal homeland. They won’t be able to do any more damage to our country, our kids, or our future there,” DeSantis vows.

On the campaign trail, DeSantis has expressed doubt that the octogenarian President will ultimately be the 2024 nominee of the Democratic Party, suggesting that Harris or California Gov. Gavin Newsom may ultimately be the standard-bearer.

The Governor has relished invoking Harris’ name to galvanize his base.

Back in August, the DeSantis campaign stole a page from bygone talk show host David Letterman, with a coffee cup and a T-shirt spotlighting “10 things Kamala Harris should focus her time on.”

Nine of those things involve “closing the border.” And the 10th? “Making sure Joe Biden doesn’t fall.”

The campaign texted supporters with a pitch.

“Gov. DeSantis is going to cause Kamala Harris to start job hunting; we understand why she’s obsessed with hurting our campaign. Still, we’ve put together some suggestions of what she could be focusing on instead. What do you think? Do you want to help us remind our Vice President to … do her job? Click here to donate, and we’ll send you a discounted 10-things tee or mug to start off your DeSantis merch collection,” the promotional text read.

DeSantis, who recently blamed the Vice President for national “decline,” spent weeks this summer beefing with Harris over her critiques of Florida Black history standards, which contain language suggesting slavery could benefit the enslaved. He bemoaned her attacks on the trail.

“You can’t be operating in bad faith against your political opponents, 24/7,” DeSantis lamented in Iowa. “You can’t be doing fake narratives, and we have some Republicans that actually sided with Kamala’s lies just to try to get cheap shots in on me.”

The Governor has focused on Harris as so-called “impeachment insurance” for at least a year, meanwhile.

“So, here’s the thing. I thought Biden picking her at first was the worst decision ever because she’s not great. But she’s like the best impeachment insurance and 25th Amendment insurance anyone could have,” DeSantis said in July 2022.

“Because as bad as Biden is, even though he can barely read the teleprompter, and as much as people disapprove of him, nobody wants Harris, and so they’d much rather stick with Biden floundering around than actually turn the wheels of power over to somebody that clearly is in over her head.”

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


59 comments

  • My Take

    November 13, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Ron thr Babbler has to have a topic or two per day to babble about and stay in the news. I’ll bet his campaign has an internally posteď running list of potential topics. You can see from his babbling history that the topics should already have some familiarity to the public–longstanding or in the news–or should have appeal to his bases’ many hates or wishes.
    Regarding recent news attention, how come we have never heard the babbler weigh in on his positions on flying saucers and alien space monsters. Lots of other politicians have. Rep. Luna has been heavily involved. Come on, Ron; pro or con on space monsters?

    • Impeach Biden

      November 13, 2023 at 11:10 am

      Babbling Ron D? Really? The guy can speak freely. He doesn’t need cue cards, sheet sheets, and teleprompters. “Dementia Joe” is the babbler. Guy got lost at Arlington National Cemetery over Veterans Day. Embarrassing.

      • Tjb

        November 13, 2023 at 12:01 pm

        Talking about dementia, have you been listening to Trump. He makes Joe appear brilliant and sharp. Now we have Ron, 40 points behind demented Trump in the polls, what does this say about Ron’s intellect?

        • Impeach Biden

          November 13, 2023 at 12:36 pm

          You are as senile as “Demetria Joe” if you believe that. How about a debate with Trumps and “”Dementia Joe”. No cue cards, cheat sheets, teleprompter, pre arranged questions. Joe can’t do it. Hell he got lost at Arlington on Veterans Day. You our esteemed CIC couldn’t find his way after placing the wreath.

          • Marvin M.

            November 13, 2023 at 5:11 pm

            The only candidate who has refused to do debates as of this writing is Donald Trump.
            Joe Biden will have zero problem debating Trump when/if he become the Republican nominee.

        • My Take

          November 13, 2023 at 1:17 pm

          Pretty soon it’s going to be Droolin’ Donald.

        • Dont Say FLA

          November 15, 2023 at 10:54 am

          Ron was a smart guy when he was young but he got into his Ivy League schools Yarvard and Hale on baseball scholarship where he took many balls to the chin and with each shot he turned a little bit more into Raging Rhonda.

      • Poor Nazi Simps Of Florida

        November 13, 2023 at 12:07 pm

        Kool Aide Klasman; President Biden lives in your degraded brain, rent-free. Impeachment? He’s an international hero!

        • Fl nurse

          November 14, 2023 at 7:35 pm

          International hero of what…. Special Olympics

      • Joe

        November 13, 2023 at 12:28 pm

        Well, like, you know, you might wanna, umm, listen to the angry pipsqueak, like, talk about stuff, you know, before making that, umm, questionable claim, IB.

        • Dont Say FLA

          November 15, 2023 at 10:58 am

          They’ve obvioulsy been training Rhonda not to bobble his head constantly as he speaks. He bobbles it less, to a point, till the bobble reflex kicks in and then he can’t stop it for the remainder of his talking point.

          What does this prove? This proves Rhonda is untrainable. He still can’t control his bobble head despite a massive training effort for having him not bobble his head.

          The bobble head Rhonda Campagin is a total waste of effort for everyone involved.

      • TJC

        November 13, 2023 at 1:25 pm

        ” He doesn’t need cue cards, sheet sheets, and teleprompters.”
        You are absolutely right. DeSantis doesn’t need any of those things to speak like a 13 year old Valley Girl.

      • Mark miller

        November 14, 2023 at 11:34 am

        All republicans do is name call. You cant talk sensibly just shout insults and alternate facts.

        • Rich Chrzanowski

          November 14, 2023 at 7:33 pm

          OMG it’s the Democrats doing all the dirt. Has been that way since the Carter administration. They do nothing but lie cheat and steal. Maybe you should reevaluate what you are talking about. Maybe open a few history in politics.

    • Howard B

      November 14, 2023 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you!

    • Vicki Walsh

      November 14, 2023 at 8:17 pm

      I agree!

  • My Take

    November 13, 2023 at 11:13 am

    Ron the disliked loser will be back in Florida–defeated–while Kamela is still in office.

    • Impeach Biden

      November 13, 2023 at 11:28 am

      Ask Willy how she got started in politics. Ron didn’t have to blow anyone. She is as incompetent as “Dementia” Joe

      • Joe

        November 13, 2023 at 12:29 pm

        We all know Lil Ronnie had to blow Trump for that coveted endorsement.

      • Silly Wabbit

        November 13, 2023 at 1:26 pm

        You ass.

      • Silly Wabbit

        November 13, 2023 at 1:27 pm

        Ugly, too.

      • Silly Wabbit

        November 13, 2023 at 3:26 pm

        Ugly minded.

      • Dont Say FLA

        November 15, 2023 at 10:59 am

        Rhonda served in the Navy.
        Rhonda sailed the seven seas.
        In the Navy.
        Rhonda blew who he pleased
        In the Navy
        Rhonda gave head to get ahead
        In the Navyyyyyy

  • PeterH

    November 13, 2023 at 11:45 am

    DeSantis’s embarrassing narrative and thought processes are that of a five year old. He will NEVER be president of the United States!

    • Impeach Biden

      November 13, 2023 at 12:25 pm

      With regards to Kamala, it’s not who you know but who you b***.
      If she was in the private sector she would have been fired a long time ago for her complete mismanagement of her Southern Border assignment.

      • Silly Wabbit

        November 13, 2023 at 1:28 pm

        You stewpid.

      • PeterH

        November 13, 2023 at 3:12 pm

        Republicans in Congress are the only entity who have the authority to write legislation and turn that legislation into law to strengthen the Southern Border. You know this fact but pretend you don’t. Spin doesn’t make you appear smarter!

      • Silly Wabbit

        November 13, 2023 at 3:23 pm

        Angwy man.

      • Dont Say FLA

        November 15, 2023 at 11:01 am

        The guns and ammo are still flowing in to Mexico.
        THe cheap laborers are still flowing into USA.
        How is that any sort of failure to the people who matter?
        Hint: You do not matter, not unless you sell guns and ammo, or own a farm or construction business.

  • ScienceBLVR

    November 13, 2023 at 11:59 am

    Known Debating axiom… when all you can do is bash your opponent( or your opponent’s number 2) you got no game, no hope, just shame..and truly my dog’s a better debater than Ron with or without a teleprompter..
    Biscuit for President!

  • Joe

    November 13, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Raise your hand if you’re surprised to hear Tiny D resorting to racist dog-whistling in his campaign’s time of desperation. Pathetic stuff from Casey’s lapdog.

    • Silly Wabbit

      November 13, 2023 at 1:29 pm

      He wacist.

      • Impeach Biden

        November 13, 2023 at 1:53 pm

        When you got nothing else you wave that flag.

        • Silly Wabbit

          November 13, 2023 at 3:25 pm

          Ditto you.

        • Debora Collins

          November 14, 2023 at 12:32 pm

          Or hug & drool over that flag like the former idiot🤪

        • Dont Say FLA

          November 15, 2023 at 11:04 am

          Given how the racist flag, the Confederate Battle Flag, has been shunned and is not readily available anymore, racists tend to fly the USA’s Stars and Bars these days. You see a house with a USA flag outside, you have to wonder, “elderly or insurrectionist?” Given a (so called) “American” car with a USA flag bumper sticker, you have to wonder, “union member or insurrectionist? Given a pick up truck with USA flag Calvinized onto the rear window, no need to wonder. That’s an insurrectionist.

  • Bwj

    November 13, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    Too bad we can’t send Ron back to the 1930s.

    • My Take

      November 13, 2023 at 1:20 pm

      He has a couple more years to drag Florida there.
      In his loserdom.
      I wonder if Casey will leave him?

      • Dont Say FLA

        November 15, 2023 at 11:06 am

        Casey’s entire campaign strategy seems to be to sink Ron such that nobody blames her for leaving him when she finally leaves Animatronic Dopey.

  • Book A

    November 13, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    I think Biden should let another Democrat run. Biden has did a lot of good things for the country. I don’t like when politicians try to make fun of another politician. Should campaign on the issues facing the United States.

    • Impeach Biden

      November 13, 2023 at 1:51 pm

      Let’s see inflation is at historic highs. Fuel prices are much higher. We are no longer energy independent. We have a Southern Border crisis with well over 8 million illegals that have entered. Putin invaded Ukraine after “Dementia Joe” took office. We have chaos in the Middle East. There are terrorist groups taking pot shots at US installations over there. Nearly 50 attacks. That’s just a few things. Biden has been a complete embarrassment and failure as President. Jimmy Carter thanks fools like you that voted for him. He is off the hook now.

      • PeterH

        November 13, 2023 at 3:19 pm

        As you are well aware when Donald Trump imposed trade tariffs in 2018 …..EVERY ECONOMIST predicted that American consumers would pay higher prices due to INFLATION. Guess what happened?!?!?!

        As you are well aware the price of fuel is based on supply and demand. During COVID there was very little demand for fossil fuels BECAUSE PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE WERE NOT TRAVELING. So naturally when demand is low the price of fuel precipitously dropped. When you post immature SPIN it doesn’t make you look smarter.

        • MH/Duuuval

          November 13, 2023 at 9:51 pm

          Peter H: “Donald Trump imposed trade tariffs in 2018”

          Maybe Ron isn’t getting traction in Iowa and the midwest because the farmers know that the federal government had to allot an additional $9.5 billion to cover the losses of ag sales to PRC due to Trump’s ham-handed farm program. Otherwise, many of them would have gone bankrupt.

      • TJC

        November 13, 2023 at 3:22 pm

        Not letting you off the hook, though:
        Employment is at a historic high. Fuel prices have come way down. We produce enough oil and natural gas for the entire country but the oil companies choose to sell it overseas to make more money. Florida doesn’t have enough immigrants — legal or illegal — to harvest crops, keep up with the housing construction demand, fill the job demands of the hospitality industry, etc. Putin invaded Ukraine (its Crimean peninsula) in 2014. Without parroting a Trump lie, name a time when there has not been “chaos in the Middle East” or “terrorist groups taking pot shots at US installations over there”. And no President has embarrassed America more than Donald J. Trump.

        • MH/Duuuval

          November 13, 2023 at 9:47 pm

          TJC: “We produce enough oil and natural gas for the entire country but the oil companies choose to sell it overseas to make more money.”

          Today’s prizewinning insight about the oil money behind MAGA!

          • Dont Say FLA

            November 15, 2023 at 11:11 am

            We need the Keystone XL Pipeline for American’s energy independece, because somehow crude oil from Canada flowing to Louisiana refineries and then being shipped to the highest bidder, somehow that helps people in USA. LOL. I suppose if somebody gets a refinery job that did not previously, maybe they benefit. Maybe not. Maybe they get a crappy, dangerous job for terrible pay and useless benefits such as CVS Aetna insurance, a 401K with a commision based money manager (ie somebody that takes 50% of your gains). The only people that would absolutley benefit from Keystone XL are the oil and pipeline COs and stockholders.

      • TJC

        November 13, 2023 at 3:34 pm

        Not letting you off the hook:
        Employment is at a record high. Fuel prices are way down. We produce enough oil and natural gas to fuel our entire country, but the oil companies choose to sell a lot of it to other countries to make more money. Florida alone doesn’t have enough immigrants — legal or illegal — to plant and harvest crops, keep up with the housing construction demand, or fill the job demands of the hospitality industry. Putin invaded Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. Without parroting a Trump Lie, name a time when there was not “chaos in the Middle East” and “terrorist groups taking pot shots at US installations over there.”
        Those are all facts. Now an opinion:
        No President has embarrassed the United States more than Donald J. Trump.

      • Mark miller

        November 14, 2023 at 11:36 am

        Donnie is calling you for more money, amazing republicans never complain about inflation when they go buy bullets for their stupid guns.

  • Book A

    November 13, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Biden has done a lot of good things for our country. I don’t always agree with him on some issues.

  • My Take

    November 13, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    You have to wonder how he would have done running slightly to the right of Trump were he, Ronnie, a normal human being.

  • Michael K

    November 13, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Could his racist dog whistles get any louder?

    Oh yes, they can. It’s all he’s got.

  • Tom

    November 13, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Maybe they should send him back to Italy – nah, I like Italy, they don’t deserve it.

    • Impeach Biden

      November 13, 2023 at 3:52 pm

      DeSantis is very popular in Florida. There will always be Pelosi, Squad, Wasserman-Schultz, people that reside in liberal hell holes like DC, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, NYC, ATL, Portland, Seattle and on and on. that don’t like DeSantis. Tom you should move to one of those states. Kalifornia needs the tax revenue.

      • ScienceBLVR

        November 13, 2023 at 4:52 pm

        Peachy, Why you always picking on the females? Seems like you only go after the girls… mama issues??

      • Marvin M.

        November 13, 2023 at 11:16 pm

        Not quite sure what you mean “DeSantis is very popular in Florida”

        DeSantis is not popular in Florida. Not now. Not by a long shot.

        If he were as popular as you claim, he would probably be doing better in the presidential race that he is currently is. He’s still way behind a certain someone.

        I don”t care who you vote for in the Republican primary. Just have the guts to say to Trump, when he loses, to admit you didn”t vote for him. Or admit you did, despite the fact that he’s already said he’s going to round people up in camps if he becomes president. I’m certainly not voting for that, but if you are OK with that, well, when the leopard comes to eat your face, I will have zero sympathy for you, as you will in effect have voted for the Leopards Eating People’s Faces Party.

      • Tom

        November 14, 2023 at 7:34 am

        Desantis may be popular with you but to me he’s just a jumped up little fascist. They come and go. All the people you mention will be gone one day as will desantis. Where I live in Florida, there’s plenty of crime, shootouts up and down the highway, homelessness – why move when I have it right here at home?

      • Mark miller

        November 14, 2023 at 11:39 am

        Home owners insurance, car insurance, no transparency hiding his spending, sticking his nose in illegally flying migrants of and that tramp pushah his girl.

  • GOLDIE

    November 15, 2023 at 9:59 am

    Neither Trump or Biden should be running for president, they’re both too old. Let someone younger become president.

  • Dont Say FLA

    November 15, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Rhonda talks smack about VP Harris to “galvanize his base?” HIS base? HIS? Rhonda’s Base? Rhonda has no base. Rhonda has Big Man thought, but they are just a Little Man, a cheerleader for Trump. If Rhonda is galvanizing any base, Rhonda is galvanizing Trumps’ base.

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