April 15, 2024

Florida Governor, Disney hater, and high-heeled shoe fan Ron DeSantis introduced the quick suspension of a democratically elected state lawyer on August 9 with the assistance of a web-based meme. The ensuing scene is gloomy, complicated, and one more instance of how the terminally on-line politician is simply the worst.

If you happen to’ve been studying Kotaku over the previous few months, you’ve seen DeSantis’ ongoing authorized struggle with Disney over its particular district, which gave the corporate distinctive management over Disney World’s taxes, water, and extra earlier than the governor had it eliminated. The presidential hopeful didn’t like that Disney flippantly criticized his 2022 Home Invoice 1557, referred to by opponents because the “Don’t Say Homosexual” invoice, which prevents dialogue of sexual identification in Florida’s public colleges. His struggle in opposition to the mouse has gone poorly, costing him and his state $1 billion within the course of. However DeSantis isn’t simply selecting fights with firms that don’t align together with his political beliefs, he’s additionally going after elected officers in Florida who dare to not worship the bottom upon which he walks.

As reported by CNN, on August 9 DeSantis (and his bizarre face) suspended elected prosecutor Monique Worrell of Florida’s ninth Judicial Circuit citing “neglect of responsibility and incompetence” because the reasoning for the controversial transfer. DeSantis believes she hasn’t been robust sufficient on criminals, ignoring that the voters of her district get to make that call. The transfer—one he’s carried out earlier than—is being criticized by Florida democrats as a “political hit job” and a menace to the state’s crumbling democracy.

Sheriff utilizing memes throughout an official press occasion

Throughout the press convention saying the transfer, DeSantis was joined by two native sheriffs, who CNN factors out don’t serve any county that overlaps with Worrell’s jurisdiction. Each sheriffs criticized Worrell and praised DeSantis. However one in every of them determined—with I assume DeSantis and his staff’s approval—to make use of the convention to point out off printed variations of the “That is high quality” meme.

10 Tampa Bay

“I need to present you a well-liked meme,” stated Sheriff Grady Judd as he whipped out the picture.

“That is high quality. As the home is on hearth, our little sizzling canine right here says: ‘That is high quality.’ He was a canine. Now he’s a sizzling canine as a result of his home is on hearth.”

At this level, the sheriff then swapped the favored meme out for an edited model that options Worrell sitting within the place of the canine, surrounded by flames. Throughout all of this, DeSantis will be seen smiling behind the sheriff and his photographs.

“Properly, I’ve one other one,” stated Grady. “Monique Worrel says: ‘That is high quality.’ The truth that two law enforcement officials have been shot within the face, that is high quality. Regardless of criminals not being prosecuted, that is high quality.”

The sheriff then proceeded to reward Worrel’s alternative, Choose Andrew Bain, mentioning he was an all-star soccer participant (for some motive) earlier than commending DeSantis on doing what’s “proper.”

I’m your duly elected state lawyer,” stated Worrel in a speech following the suspension.And nothing carried out by a weak dictator can change that. That is an outrage.”

Law enforcement officials praising a state governor for eradicating one other democratically elected official utilizing on-line memes. Issues are going nice in Florida…