Crist’s Running Mate Karla Hernández Calls DeSantis a “Wannabe Dictator’, Get’s Definitions Wrong
Karla Hernández accused Florida’s Gov. DeSantis of being a dictator on Twitter for the second time on Monday, framing the attack as a vocabulary lesson on defining a dictator.
In the video, Hernández stands in front of a blackboard and refers to herself and Ms. Hernández while defining the term dictator, a reference to her former position as a teacher’s union boss.
“Dictator. A person who gives orders and behaves as if they have complete power. A person who behaves in an autocratic way.
This is not the dictionary definition of a dictator. Dictionary.com defines the word as “a person exercising absolute power, especially a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.” Merriam-Webster defines it as “one holding complete autocratic control: a person with unlimited governmental power.”
The critical difference between these definitions is that Hernández defines the term as one who “behaves as if they have complete power,” while dictionaries agree that power has actually to exist.
The DeSantis War Room Twitter account quickly responded and illustrated the difference.
If @RonDeSantisFL were a real dictator, you wouldn't be allowed to post a video like this.
— DeSantis War Room (@DeSantisWarRoom) September 12, 2022
Multiple Twitter users ridiculed Hernández for the comparison as well.
"Everyone I don't like is Hitler"
— Leet House (@QuackBrapQuack) September 12, 2022
Hernandez is making a fool of herself with this.
— DelrayAve (@DelrayAvener) September 12, 2022
Who is this person and what relevance or contributions to society is she responsible for? Doing this whole skit is embarrassing. I never get to hear what these peoples platforms are based on outside of silly name calling. Embarrassing
— Mox (@MoxInTampa) September 12, 2022
Dictator? You mean like your hero Fidel Castro?
— Fred Seiltgen (@Fritz8822) September 12, 2022
In Florida, we have a wannabe dictator in Ron DeSantis. He removes people from office who disagree with him, he limits voting power of minorities. Dictator. Synonyms are autocrat, tyant, and oppressor.
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