Ron DeSantis And His Hysterical Hysteria

DeSantis feels the pressure of trailing Gillum in the polls


From Wikipedia:  While the word “hysteria” originates from the Greek word for uterus, hystera, the word itself, is not an ancient one, and the term “hysterical suffocation” — meaning a feeling of heat and inability to breathe — was instead used in ancient Greek medicine. This suggests an entirely physical cause for the symptoms but, by linking them to the uterus, suggests that the disorder can only be found in women.

Well, Ron DeSantis is definitely showing us that the disorder is not only found in women.

DeSantis appeared to be a little hysterical in confronting the media about their coverage of Andrew Gillum.

So much so that he lied about someone getting kicked out of the Legislature in Tallahassee. Now Marc Caputo of POLITICO Florida put it a little nicer in a tweet:

“It didn’t happen,” he wrote. Which sounds nicer than “He lied.” However, the latter is more straightforward and to the point, because that’s exactly what DeSantis did.

He lied.

At this point, DeSantis KNOWS the media isn’t going to let an outburst like that go unchecked.

Hysterical Ron started rolling his neck and his already high, nasally voice got two octaves higher.

Talk about feeling the heat and inability to breathe (hysterical suffocation)!

Don’t believe me?

Check out the video!

The Florida gubernatorial race has become quite the big deal, nationally. People are going to weigh in on everything concerning the candidates.

When a candidate becomes hysterical, as DeSantis did in this video, perhaps that candidate just isn’t ready for prime time.

I was expecting DeSantis to stomp his foot, poke his mouth out, and call his mommy to tell her the media is picking on him.

Zone of protection for Gillum?

Let’s be honest. The media covered Gillum and the FBI probe incessantly during the primary.

The Tallahassee Democrat and the Tampa Bay Times were two of the biggest ones. We ALL know about New York, Costa Rica, and everything else that’s been printed about Gillum and that probe.

We also know Gillum has never been implicated by the FBI, despite the many stories that included him instead of those who actually HAD been implicated.

How many stories have you read about Scott Maddox or Paige Carter-Smith? You know, people who were implicated.

Never, and I repeat, never, did you see Gillum have a meltdown such as DeSantis did, and ask the press why they weren’t covering those people.

That’s childish and, well, hysterical.

It’s time for DeSantis to put his big-girl panties on.

Republicans need to pull his coattails and give him a lesson on how to remain cool under pressure. I understand DeSantis is a product of the tea party, and that entire movement was built on raw emotion. Good and bad.

Perhaps he should give Marco Rubio a call.

Heck, I’ll even give him a piece of advice that’s been passed down in many black families:

It’s not about what they call you. It’s about what you answer to.

Unless what they call you IS what you answer to!

In that case, you are in trouble.

Wait. Maybe that’s why Ron DeSantis is so … hysterical.


Leslie Wimes, a Sunshine State News columnist, is founder and president of Women on the Move and the Democratic African American Women Caucus, Follow Leslie on Twitter: @womenonthemove1