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Washington Post Slimes Casey DeSantis But Media had No Problem With Hillary, Michelle, and Jill

Washington Post Slimes Casey DeSantis But Media had No Problem With Hillary, Michelle, and Jill

You guys, it’s okay that Bill and Barack used their wives as important assets. But Casey being around? That’s too much! God forbid.

Ruby Cramer at The Washington Post wrote a more eloquent piece of garbage about Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis compared to the one at The Daily Beast.

Without flat out saying it, Cramer’s words craft an essay to reinforce the left’s push that Casey is akin to Lady Macbeth, whispering in her husband’s ear to do the dirty deeds. Somehow her “insular marriage” and success before marriage are a problem.

At least Cramer admits the obvious through her words, probably without meaning to: people are scared of Casey because she’s normal.

Reading the comments showed me that the paper achieved its goal.

The left had NO PROBLEM with Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama taking center stage with their husbands. They had no problem when Hillary and Michelle received a ton of attention during their campaigns and while in the White House. Then there’s DR. Jill Biden.

They still fawn over Barack and Michelle’s love story and marriage. You cannot do that with the Clintons.

But somehow…despite Ron and Casey having a great love story and marriage, the press treats them differently.

It’s not a shock. Casey can relate to people, she’s likable, and most of all, she’s approachable.

Cramer and others seem to have a problem with Ron “talking about the two [Casey] of them as one.” Weird:

Ron was always talking about the two of them as one — when “we” got elected, when “we” protect freedom, when “we” fight the woke agenda — as if it was hard to see his role and hers in clear relief. Reporters approached Casey’s story with phrases like “co-governor,” “secret weapon,” “not-so-secret weapon” — the “X-factor” who “knows what’s best for Ron.” Ron was known to inspire fear, even in his allies. “If you can’t make ’em see the light,” he has said, quoting Ronald Reagan, “make ’em feel the heat.” But Casey — she was a subject they wouldn’t touch if they didn’t have to.

She stood, as many political spouses do, whether they wish to or not, as a mirror onto which the public could project its doubt and its criticism: Where Ron was hard and bellicose, people said, Casey was soft. Where he was unable to connect with voters, she was charming, telegenic, warm to the touch. Where he broke his stage presence — with an angry outburst, or a wild, sarcastic look in his eyes — she was steady in front of an audience. As a young TV anchor, she would stand in front of her bathroom mirror, practicing, practicing, practicing. Before debates during his campaign for governor in 2018, he was instructed to write “LIKABLE” in all-caps across the top of his notepad, according to footage published by ABC News, like a reminder.

Melania Trump is a quiet lady but also seems approachable. She’s relatable because all she wants to do is be a mom and wife. Her son is her top priority.

November 7, 2020, in USA Today: “Former second lady Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, has been an enthusiastic and key campaigner for her husband during the 2020 presidential race. Take a look at her and her family over the years and on the campaign trail.”

Look at what I found in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in 1993. It’s an article titled “Hillary Clinton as first lady: a very leading role.” It’s an article admitting Hillary would take a center role during her husband’s presidency, and that’s okay.

Hillary and Bill even had a cutesy nickname: Billary. The nickname followed them from Arkansas to the White House.

The article gushed about how Hillary became Bill’s “most important political asset.” The left apparently didn’t have a problem with Bill placing Hillary on an advisory committee, too. The article celebrated Hillary’s achievements on the Rural Health Advisory Committee.

In 2016, The New York Times published “The Closer: Michelle Obama.” The excerpt: “Dismissed early on by critics, the first lady has evolved into a powerful presence on the campaign trail.”

It is so cool that Michelle spoke her mind and became an asset (LOL) in Hillary’s eventual FAILED campaign:

“She has ended up to be the most effective and reassuring antidote to Trump that we have, and the best at making that contrast,” said Jennifer Palmieri, Mrs. Clinton’s communications director.

Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster, said that Mrs. Obama had a special voice for women. “This isn’t a politician’s articulation of what’s going on here,” Ms. Lake said. “This isn’t a man’s articulation. It is a woman who never asked for this platform using it to say what she thinks.”

They celebrated Michelle’s parenting, which I admire. Their daughters had to be active and absolutely no TV and computer entertainment during the week. She made sure she always had time with them and their activities.

They even celebrated how Michelle keeps to herself, doesn’t grant a lot of interviews, etc. But Casey and Ron? Man, it’s so weird how they limit their circle and do normal stuff:

Ron and Casey live as an inner circle of two. They were always two private people, trusting of each other, often exclusively so, but the level of prominence and power they achieved in Tallahassee seemed to insulate their world further, creating a level of distance between Ron and Casey and everyone else. They don’t take social calls to the mansion, except for Christmas receptions and Easter egg rolls and the like. DeSantis’s supporters say this is a good thing, to be so focused on “the mission” at work and on their family at home. They say Ron and Casey are normal people in abnormal positions. Normal people go to Chick-fil-A, they say, just like Ron and Casey do. Normal people play T-ball with their kids, just like Ron and Casey do. At the residence, invited guests post Instagram photos standing next to a sign that reads “Governor’s Mansion: Closed to Visiting.” Outside, new layers of security fencing have been added to the perimeter.

Then Cramer bemoans that it’s hard to find anyone in Jacksonville who still has connections to Casey. She worked at a TV station and remained driven in her career. God forbid she had determination and dreams.

You guys. Someone researched how The Washington Post portrayed Hillary, Laura Bush, and Michelle. JACKPOT.

Caveat: This study concerned their first 100 days as first ladies. But still, it gives us an idea.

Conclusion: The majority of the articles portrayed all three women in a positive light.

Keep that study handy in case Ron wins in 2024.


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2smartforlibs | June 19, 2023 at 1:08 pm

The propaganda machine knows the Kool-Aid crowd never follows up, they just dink the Kool-aid they are given.

Washington post slimes Melania , for 7 years…

Get used to it

Just saying

    Telemachus in reply to gonzotx. | June 19, 2023 at 4:58 pm

    Wow, what a shock! Everyone who reads the blog knows Melania was mistreated by the media. But, you had to find a way to make it about Trump somehow.

Massinsanity | June 19, 2023 at 1:58 pm

Michelle is super smart. She went to Princeton and Harvard LS don’t you know.

She was so talented that 15 years into her career she was working in community relations for a hospital. What an achievement.

“Dr.”, ahem, Jill pretty much drags the senile old fool around in what amounts to serial elder abuse but she is also wicked smart as demonstrated in her basically unreadable thesis that Tucker covered on numerous occasions.

Lets face it, most of these liberal losers hate Casey because she is smart, confident and attractive.

The last one kills them.

This is just the Washington Com-Post shoveling another layer of what is now its reputation. The observations about Hillary and Michelle are dead-on.
What would be concerning is if the WaCoPo DIDN’T smear Casey DeSantis.

Jackie Kennedy was more popular than JFK!

As always there is a two track system with different sets of laws, rules, customs, levels of civility and degree of enforcement to be imposed depending upon if one is a d/prog or not. It’s no surprise they are bestowing the bifurcated treatment onto Ron and Casey DeSantis, but reinforcing the observation is helpful to remind us who our true political opponents are and how much they hate and fear the rest of us.

Hillary Clinton is self-sliming. Less so for Mike “Thesis” Obama, but for so for “Taco” Jill.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | June 19, 2023 at 9:08 pm

If anyone doubts that DeSantis will be treated similar to Trump, they are sadly mistaken.

    Agreed. The difference, I think, is in their personalities, temperament, background, and experience. Trump is prone to surrounding himself with horrible people who stab him the back, and he does this because they praise him. All Bill Barr had to do to become AG was write an op-ed praising Trump. Once in, he just did his dirty deeds against Trump, and Trump is too slow to fire bad actors. Heck, he doesn’t even see bad actors when they are right under his nose acting badly. Trump worries about the press (gee, just think how mean they’d have been if he fired Fauci! The horror! Much better to just go along to get along. Trump’s sad playbook).

    DeSantis, on the other hand, is not an approval-seeking weather vane who makes decisions based on what “the media” will think or how much backlash he’ll get (up to and including from the sitting president of these United States). DeSantis bucked Trump’s Fauci-Birx tag-team of covid crazy, and he was well-lambasted by the national media AND by Trump (who didn’t have the balls to thwart Fauci and the media to keep his promise to “open by Easter”).

    DeSantis won’t react to Democrat attacks like a spoiled baby pounding his whittle fisties on the floor and screaming “it’s not FAIR!”; he’ll have a highly-competent team (something that is no longer possible for Trump) who will respond appropriately.

    So, yeah, DeSantis (or any Republican) would face the same attacks from Democrats. Heck, smarmy Mittens McRomneyCare faced it, and he caved, folded like a cheap suit. If you know anything about DeSantis at all, you know he’s no Mittens.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | June 20, 2023 at 6:55 am


      I never doubted anything you state about Trump’s desire for affirmation and his selection of those in his circle while president.

      But most of what Trump experienced is from the vitriol heaped upon him by the media (including Fox Snooze), the left leaning bureaucracy, Never-Trumpers, Congress (both sides of the same coin, er, aisle), and a host of others.

      You cannot say with certainty that DeSantis will select a winning cabinet if he is president. Unless he brings his entire administration from Florida, he’s going to have to choose from the same pool of globalist Republicans Trump had to choose from. And THAT is a pit of vipers.

      Then, the media WILL excoriate DeSantis and his family, cabinet, and those around him. He will be subject to numerous investigations by state and local AGs looking for every possible crime he may or may not have committed. Unless he toes the globalist line, he will be hamstringed at every turn.

      Need proof? In my lifetime, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush, Bush, Trump. Add in every Republican candidate that kissed the ring of the leftists and still lost, especially Romney and McCain. Those two especially not only kissed the ring, but the asses of globalists, and then only got a pass when they talk bad about other republicans.

      Need more proof? Democrats who are as corrupt as the day is long got a pass: Clinton, Clinton, Obama, Biden as a VP, Biden as a Senator, Biden as a pResident.

      I now that you are borderline Never Trumper. I voted for him. I would vote for him again. I will vote for every Republican candidate over a Democrat any day – and I AM NOT a Republican. I am a registered independent Constitutionalist.

      But again. If you believe that DeSantis is going to have an easy time, you are sadly mistaken.

        Agreed. No one who isn’t a d/prog will have an easy time. On the other hand a GoP candidate with a more disciplined communication style may vary well have an easier time than a GoP candidate with a less disciplined communication style. Not creating unforced errors for the media and your political opposition to club you with means less issues to be hit over the head with.

          AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to CommoChief. | June 20, 2023 at 2:15 pm

          True Chief.

          No one doubts Trump’s inability to engage his brain before accelerating his mouth.

          No one doubts that Trump has created unforced errors, even today.

          But Trump was never a “politician.” He was merely a TV personality that said whatever came into his head.

          But that’s what made him endearing to many voters.

          I would rather get fucked by someone who at least talked dirty to me first, than a politician who fucked me without the benefit of a reach around.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | June 20, 2023 at 9:19 pm

          Hey no argument there from me on the points you raise. Of course I ain’t a voter Trump needs to worry about in the general election; I will support the GoP nominee. The same is not true for many Indy/swing voters who for whatever reason don’t like his style of communication. I like it, it’s funny as hell and reminds me of old school pro wrestling promos with a staccato cadence and over the top messages. Flamboyant and funny to me.

          Trump could choose to use more judicious language and he has done so at times. IMO he likes the controversy his style creates more than he wants to appeal to the Indy and swing voter who get rubbed the wrong way by his combative communication style. Ultimately it is his choice of which is more important for the success of his campaign.

henrybowman | June 20, 2023 at 3:20 am

“Cramer and others seem to have a problem with Ron “talking about the two [Casey] of them as one.”

Absolutely nothing like Hillary screaming, “We are the president!”