As we’ve seen, Karens are one of the most popular forms of entertainment on social media. They throw tantrums, they lie and they blow the most simple situations out of proportion because of their racial bias and entitlement. Unfortunately, some of those incidents end up in a Black person facing off with the police.
However, these people don’t exist only in our local Starbucks. They are also in our government. If these political officials weren’t wearing a suit, hidden away in their offices, they would have most likely been caught on TikTok making a ruckus in your neighborhood.
That Florida Man Gov. Ron DeSantis
Every time this man pops up in the news, it is about pure nonsense. Gov. DeSantis has successfully projected his homophobic and racist views onto legislation that has caused ripples across the nation. He has endorsed laws that basically put Florida in a time warp where LGBT individuals are shamed and talking about racism is taboo. Ultimately, he wants to protect white people from feeling guilty after learning the history of how we got to this new norm. By doing so, he’s admitted that he indeed feels guilty so, he’s taking it out on the education system.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
She was banned from Twitter was banned for a reason. The QAnon Queen has been famous (and not in a good way) for spewing racist, homophobic, transphobic trash online. Her tweets are polluted with spreading COVID-19 misinformation, boasting about participating in the insurrection and accusing trans people of buying up the tampons. She’s been openly and repeatedly racist while simultaneously insisting the party she belongs to is not. Greene been the model conservative, standing hatefully against anything associated with the Left.
Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
Sitting on the throne of lies is former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. Listening to her speak was not so much stressful as it was entertaining being that after she would blatantly lie, she would look you in your face from the Fox News camera and say, “I didn’t lie.” She was another coronavirus non believer but instead took her beliefs to the pulpit where she was responsible for informing the nation on the virus. She was so focused on protecting Trump you would’ve thought she got a raise for every time she said “the president has the virus under control.” Well, after 1 million deaths, it doesn’t seem like he did.
The Cheeto, Trump Himself
Undergraduate students could write dissertations on the mess that flew out of this man’s mouth while he was president. Honestly, his whole term was a fever dream. All of his racist rhetoric about people of color not belonging in the country or going back to the “old days” when it was legal to harass Black people in the street inspired American citizens to act on those words. Summer of 2020 was filled with hate spewing from Trump supporters and MAGAts. Thanks to him, a new, violent and even more unbearable group of Karens have been born.
Former US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
Betsy DeVos would be the parent complaining to the school board about mandatory masking and vaccination because “my body my choice.” Not only was she investigated for violating the Hatch Act for inappropriately sliding in a Fox News interview but she also compared slavery to abortion rights. On a more timely note, she and the Department of Education were sued for preventing a law to offer student loan forgiveness and tried to scam former students whose loans were already forgiven.
Senator Ted Cruz
If it’s not Florida, it’s Texas. Sen. Cruz’s top ten moments most definitely include his list of anti-racist books he surprisingly could quote from and abandoning his own state residents during their snow storm crisis to live his best life in Cancun. Just like most of the other Karens listed, he considered coronavirus information “government propaganda” and believes President Joe Biden is to blame for everything wrong in the country from chicken nugget sauce shortages to probably wind blowing too hard.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
Have you ever been in the grocery store minding your own business when a random, old white person just stares at you...bothered by your Black existence? That might’ve been Mr. McConnell. He’s been a ride or die for the Republican Party, standing against critical legislation that could help Black people simply because they were introduced by the party he didn’t like. Though he’s insisted he was for the people back in the day, his efforts against the very civil rights he ‘fought’ for are quite nonexistent now. As if he didn’t attend the March on Washington in 1963, he stands firmly against the teaching of critical race theory or you know, anything beyond a few handpicked MLK quotes.
Minority Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy
I don’t know if there’s anyone who defends Trump’s nonsense more than this guy. McCarthy repeatedly turns a blind eye to the actions of his party and insists the Left are “undermining” democracy by trying to hold the former president accountable of his foolishness. In addition, he also supported overturning the election, screaming “fake votes” and “stop the steal” just like the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol. McCarthy spends too much time pointing his finger and the very things he’s guilty of.
Conservative White House Wannabe’s
We’ll be here all day if I had to list them all out for you. Those paper-lipped folks on Fox News and conservative influencers of Twitter would be the bulk of it. If a Democrat but so blinks the wrong way, these folks are blasting it over the news and social media, crying about the radical left ruining the country. Meanwhile, they support white supremacist ideology and think there’s no big deal.
For example, a white man staged an arson claiming BLM was to blame. Before finding out he did the damn thing himself, Ben Shapiro went to Laura Ingraham on Fox to label the movement against police brutality being left-wing “violence and cruelty.” They make it their job to turn diamonds out of dust and still end up with Claire’s rhinestones.