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Seb Dakin
Seb Dakin
7 months ago

I’m not sure Ron’s appraisal of why his wife is a threat to the Left is ‘baloney’. Ambitious, successful “a great wife and mother”, a woman in full as it were, who doesn’t genuflect at the nostrums of self-styled feminists who would like to think of themselves as speaking for all women.
In fact, provoking the use pejoratives like ‘Karen’ or “Walmart Melania” (which somehow manages to be snobbish and misogynist at the same time) means she’s wound the Left up so much that the virtue-signaling mask is slipping right off. Nothing very progressive about sneering at a woman’s choice of clothes.
If she can keep provoking the Left into “deplorables” moments a-la Hilary Clinton, the Democrats are just going to look uglier and uglier.

Seb Dakin
Seb Dakin
7 months ago

I’m not sure Ron’s appraisal of why his wife is a threat to the Left is ‘baloney’. Ambitious, successful “a great wife and mother”, a woman in full as it were, who doesn’t genuflect at the nostrums of self-styled feminists who would like to think of themselves as speaking for all women.
In fact, provoking the use pejoratives like ‘Karen’ or “Walmart Melania” (which somehow manages to be snobbish and misogynist at the same time) means she’s wound the Left up so much that the virtue-signaling mask is slipping right off. Nothing very progressive about sneering at a woman’s choice of clothes.
If she can keep provoking the Left into “deplorables” moments a-la Hilary Clinton, the Democrats are just going to look uglier and uglier.

Sharon Overy
Sharon Overy
7 months ago

Yesterday’s applause for the the politically active mom is today’s hit piece on why she’s actually a white supremacist.

Which should, of course, be ignored. This week, the ‘progressive’ media have labelled the following as white supremacist or similar:

Using your exercise bike instead of throwing clothes onto it.
Being against the sexual slavery of children.
Being an Asian who wants to go to university.

Last edited 7 months ago by Sharon Overy
Sharon Overy
Sharon Overy
7 months ago

Yesterday’s applause for the the politically active mom is today’s hit piece on why she’s actually a white supremacist.

Which should, of course, be ignored. This week, the ‘progressive’ media have labelled the following as white supremacist or similar:

Using your exercise bike instead of throwing clothes onto it.
Being against the sexual slavery of children.
Being an Asian who wants to go to university.

Last edited 7 months ago by Sharon Overy
J Bryant
J Bryant
7 months ago

This is a fine article, imo. Pretty much sums up the hypocrisy surrounding the way the msm treat Casey DeSantis.
My take on her is she is both narcissistic (a trait she has in common with many politicians and media “personalities”) and a savvy political operator. Of the two, I’d say Ron DeSantis is the technocrat who knows how to get things done (which is why I’d vote for him), but his wife is probably the better instinctive politician. I bet she was one of those back-stabbing girls in high school who nonetheless ended up president of several clubs. That’s ok with me. You need a very sharp edge to succeed in politics these days, and she can likely help her husband become our next president.

Warren Trees
Warren Trees
7 months ago
Reply to  J Bryant

Our country has truly devolved into an “Idiocracy” if we are commenting on an article about the aesthetics of a candidate’s spouse in July of 2023.

Warren Trees
Warren Trees
7 months ago
Reply to  J Bryant

Our country has truly devolved into an “Idiocracy” if we are commenting on an article about the aesthetics of a candidate’s spouse in July of 2023.

J Bryant
J Bryant
7 months ago

This is a fine article, imo. Pretty much sums up the hypocrisy surrounding the way the msm treat Casey DeSantis.
My take on her is she is both narcissistic (a trait she has in common with many politicians and media “personalities”) and a savvy political operator. Of the two, I’d say Ron DeSantis is the technocrat who knows how to get things done (which is why I’d vote for him), but his wife is probably the better instinctive politician. I bet she was one of those back-stabbing girls in high school who nonetheless ended up president of several clubs. That’s ok with me. You need a very sharp edge to succeed in politics these days, and she can likely help her husband become our next president.

Jim Veenbaas
Jim Veenbaas
7 months ago

It doesn’t matter who Desantis is married to. The regime media would find fault, precisely because she opposes the regime. Desantis could marry Greta Thunberg tomorrow and the regime media would find something to criticize.

J O
J O
7 months ago
Reply to  Jim Veenbaas

Good lord. Greta? I feel bad for whatever sap marries that goblin.

Stephen Quilley
Stephen Quilley
7 months ago
Reply to  J O

I’m not sure that Gen Z will get married. It’s probably the end of the line except for Amish

Nicky Samengo-Turner
Nicky Samengo-Turner
7 months ago
Reply to  J O

NO chance of a goblin there…

Cathy Carron
Cathy Carron
7 months ago
Reply to  J O

“How dare you!” : )

Stephen Quilley
Stephen Quilley
7 months ago
Reply to  J O

I’m not sure that Gen Z will get married. It’s probably the end of the line except for Amish

Nicky Samengo-Turner
Nicky Samengo-Turner
7 months ago
Reply to  J O

NO chance of a goblin there…

Cathy Carron
Cathy Carron
7 months ago
Reply to  J O

“How dare you!” : )

J O
J O
7 months ago
Reply to  Jim Veenbaas

Good lord. Greta? I feel bad for whatever sap marries that goblin.

Jim Veenbaas
Jim Veenbaas
7 months ago

It doesn’t matter who Desantis is married to. The regime media would find fault, precisely because she opposes the regime. Desantis could marry Greta Thunberg tomorrow and the regime media would find something to criticize.

Cathy Carron
Cathy Carron
7 months ago

Casey DeSantis is no Jackie Kennedy – and good that she isn’t! Jackie was attractive but by no means a beauty – the space between her eyes was just a bit too wall-fishy. Indisputable was her sense of style. Jackie smoked like a chimney ‘Salems’ were never out of her sight – but she did everything to hide it from the public; the nasty habit no doubt contributed to her cancer death at a relatively early age (62). In search of money, Jackie had a fair number of sexual relationships with men, especially after Jack died; she and her sister Lee also had a penchant for sleeping with the same guys. She finally hit the jackpot with Onassis. Yup -Casey is no Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

UnHerd Reader
UnHerd Reader
7 months ago
Reply to  Cathy Carron

She married Onassis after Robert Kennedy was killed, because she panicked and wanted to protect her children by living overseas. With all his money, she felt protected. She apparently said to a friend, “They are killing the Kennedys.” I probably would have panicked, too.

Nicky Samengo-Turner
Nicky Samengo-Turner
7 months ago
Reply to  Cathy Carron

I love women who smoke, just to wind up the petite bourgeoise like you

Cathy Carron
Cathy Carron
7 months ago

Although not a Jackie-fan, I would have preferred that she had not smoked so that she could have lived longer for her children and grandchildren.

Last edited 7 months ago by Cathy Carron
Cathy Carron
Cathy Carron
7 months ago

Although not a Jackie-fan, I would have preferred that she had not smoked so that she could have lived longer for her children and grandchildren.

Last edited 7 months ago by Cathy Carron
UnHerd Reader
UnHerd Reader
7 months ago
Reply to  Cathy Carron

She married Onassis after Robert Kennedy was killed, because she panicked and wanted to protect her children by living overseas. With all his money, she felt protected. She apparently said to a friend, “They are killing the Kennedys.” I probably would have panicked, too.

Nicky Samengo-Turner
Nicky Samengo-Turner
7 months ago
Reply to  Cathy Carron

I love women who smoke, just to wind up the petite bourgeoise like you

Cathy Carron
Cathy Carron
7 months ago

Casey DeSantis is no Jackie Kennedy – and good that she isn’t! Jackie was attractive but by no means a beauty – the space between her eyes was just a bit too wall-fishy. Indisputable was her sense of style. Jackie smoked like a chimney ‘Salems’ were never out of her sight – but she did everything to hide it from the public; the nasty habit no doubt contributed to her cancer death at a relatively early age (62). In search of money, Jackie had a fair number of sexual relationships with men, especially after Jack died; she and her sister Lee also had a penchant for sleeping with the same guys. She finally hit the jackpot with Onassis. Yup -Casey is no Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
7 months ago

An entertaining read. Always a pointed and thought-provoking tone from this author.

Steve Murray
Steve Murray
7 months ago
Reply to  AJ Mac

A strange thing always seems to happen when i’m reading an article by KR. I start off thinking “what’s this piece of flummery about?” and end up with an unusual insight into some key aspect of the zeitgeist. Of course, it’s deliberate, and dare i say it: very feminine. She knows of what she speaks.

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
7 months ago
Reply to  Steve Murray

How dare you! Just kiddin’, I agree.

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
7 months ago
Reply to  Steve Murray

How dare you! Just kiddin’, I agree.

Steve Murray
Steve Murray
7 months ago
Reply to  AJ Mac

A strange thing always seems to happen when i’m reading an article by KR. I start off thinking “what’s this piece of flummery about?” and end up with an unusual insight into some key aspect of the zeitgeist. Of course, it’s deliberate, and dare i say it: very feminine. She knows of what she speaks.

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
7 months ago

An entertaining read. Always a pointed and thought-provoking tone from this author.

Jeremy Bray
Jeremy Bray
7 months ago

The sort of Democrat feminists who criticise Casey deSantis for how she looks are the Barbies of the left – they all think alike and are rather dumb. You see their “niceness” is a thin veneer only applicable to those they agree with or can patronise.

David Giles
David Giles
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeremy Bray

Absolutely

David Giles
David Giles
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeremy Bray

Absolutely

Jeremy Bray
Jeremy Bray
7 months ago

The sort of Democrat feminists who criticise Casey deSantis for how she looks are the Barbies of the left – they all think alike and are rather dumb. You see their “niceness” is a thin veneer only applicable to those they agree with or can patronise.

DA Johnson
DA Johnson
7 months ago

I would take issue with both the article and some comments regarding Melania Trump’s lack of political involvement. It’s true that she was not politically engaged like Casey DeSantis, and the gossip was that she did not want her husband to enter politics at all. But whatever the truth of that, when she became First Lady Mrs. Trump carried out her duties just as well as her predecessors–visiting schools, hospitals, military bases, etc., as well as chairing meetings, speaking at conferences, entertaining the spouses of visiting dignitaries, and providing glamour when accompanying her husband. Her “FLOTUS” Twitter feed was full of videos of her numerous engagements each week, and she was especially warm and engaging when meeting with small children. None of this was reflected in the MSM of course, but I think she deserves respect for conscientiously fulfilling a role that she may not ever have wanted to play.

DA Johnson
DA Johnson
7 months ago

I would take issue with both the article and some comments regarding Melania Trump’s lack of political involvement. It’s true that she was not politically engaged like Casey DeSantis, and the gossip was that she did not want her husband to enter politics at all. But whatever the truth of that, when she became First Lady Mrs. Trump carried out her duties just as well as her predecessors–visiting schools, hospitals, military bases, etc., as well as chairing meetings, speaking at conferences, entertaining the spouses of visiting dignitaries, and providing glamour when accompanying her husband. Her “FLOTUS” Twitter feed was full of videos of her numerous engagements each week, and she was especially warm and engaging when meeting with small children. None of this was reflected in the MSM of course, but I think she deserves respect for conscientiously fulfilling a role that she may not ever have wanted to play.

Rick Lawrence
Rick Lawrence
7 months ago

Excellent article, Kat. Very insightful. Makes me wonder if the role of First Lady in the US is more important than I had realized. After all, the US didn’t have one with Trump and Casey DeSantis could very well be a factor in giving her husband the edge.

Rick Lawrence
Rick Lawrence
7 months ago

Excellent article, Kat. Very insightful. Makes me wonder if the role of First Lady in the US is more important than I had realized. After all, the US didn’t have one with Trump and Casey DeSantis could very well be a factor in giving her husband the edge.

David Giles
David Giles
7 months ago

So basically the progressive critique of her is pure misogyny. And there ain’t nothing quite as misogynistic as the pearl-wearing female journalist, like Katie Baker at the Daily Beast.

Seriously, she’s not embarrassed at dismissing women who shop at Walmart as White Trash? Really?

David Giles
David Giles
7 months ago

So basically the progressive critique of her is pure misogyny. And there ain’t nothing quite as misogynistic as the pearl-wearing female journalist, like Katie Baker at the Daily Beast.

Seriously, she’s not embarrassed at dismissing women who shop at Walmart as White Trash? Really?

Michel Starenky
Michel Starenky
7 months ago

The MSM women presenters are Barbie dolls.

Michel Starenky
Michel Starenky
7 months ago

The MSM women presenters are Barbie dolls.

J O
J O
7 months ago

Fantastic article. I kept thinking the whole time that perhaps Casey DeSantis should be the one running for president.

J O
J O
7 months ago

Fantastic article. I kept thinking the whole time that perhaps Casey DeSantis should be the one running for president.

laurence scaduto
laurence scaduto
7 months ago

One aspect of this story that gets short shrift here; among Republican voters there are far fewer people getting political news and opinions through social media. Most social platforms are not welcoming to more conservative thinking, often rather combatively so. Social media is just for keeping up with Nonna and cousin Vic and sharing pictures of the new baby.
So Mrs. DeSantis gets to rile-up the opposition without any cost to herself. Later she’ll probably make a mix-tape of the screechiest and most hypocritical attack rants to play for the amusement of her fans at some rally. She could probably teach her husband a thing or two about public relations.
My only advice: she should get a good tailor to touch-up the fit on some of those dresses. Just a bit. Nothing too conspicuous.

Last edited 7 months ago by laurence scaduto
laurence scaduto
laurence scaduto
7 months ago

One aspect of this story that gets short shrift here; among Republican voters there are far fewer people getting political news and opinions through social media. Most social platforms are not welcoming to more conservative thinking, often rather combatively so. Social media is just for keeping up with Nonna and cousin Vic and sharing pictures of the new baby.
So Mrs. DeSantis gets to rile-up the opposition without any cost to herself. Later she’ll probably make a mix-tape of the screechiest and most hypocritical attack rants to play for the amusement of her fans at some rally. She could probably teach her husband a thing or two about public relations.
My only advice: she should get a good tailor to touch-up the fit on some of those dresses. Just a bit. Nothing too conspicuous.

Last edited 7 months ago by laurence scaduto
Katherine Finn
Katherine Finn
7 months ago

Just watched a speech of hers. She’s stunningly beautiful but deeply boring, as you’d expect a US Y+TV type to be. Quote from her rambling, unfunny speech in Iowa “The breakfast pizzas are lidderally…good”. Plus the pushing of the mom of small kids thing gets a bit naueeating.
However, I’m right behind their outspoken opposition to the wokeborg and I wish them well in their campaign.

Katherine Finn
Katherine Finn
7 months ago

Just watched a speech of hers. She’s stunningly beautiful but deeply boring, as you’d expect a US Y+TV type to be. Quote from her rambling, unfunny speech in Iowa “The breakfast pizzas are lidderally…good”. Plus the pushing of the mom of small kids thing gets a bit naueeating.
However, I’m right behind their outspoken opposition to the wokeborg and I wish them well in their campaign.

2A Solution
2A Solution
7 months ago

“being shaped like a concrete cinderblock with roughly the same amount of charisma.”

Go f**k yourself.

2A Solution
2A Solution
7 months ago

“being shaped like a concrete cinderblock with roughly the same amount of charisma.”

Go f**k yourself.