DeSantis’ nickname contest

What’s the best nickname for the Florida Governor?

James Leftus
3 min readMar 17


  1. ) DeathSantis

A favorite during the Covid pandemic when 80,000+ Floridians died following the governor’s Open for Business policy.

Ron DeathSantis

2.) Three-Fingers

A new nickname resulting from reports that the governor eats pudding with three fingers, not a spoon.

3.) DeFascist

A natural response to the governor’s despotic proclamations, laws and policies.


4.) Meatball Ron

This from the Orange Emperor of Mar-a-Loco and my personal favorite. Meatballs lend themselves to all kinds of monkey warfare:

  • Meatballs are innocuous and easy to use in protest art.
  • Meatballs are non-violent.
  • Meatballs allow for making political statements while enjoying lunch.
  • Meatballs are readily available.
  • Meatballs lend themselves to public protest gatherings disguised as community picnics.
  • Throwing a meatball is not assault, but you might get a dry cleaning bill.
  • Meatballs are fun.
  • Best of all, the meatball symbol is a humorous — and mocking — insult to the governor without saying a word.
Meatball Ron

5.) DeSanctimonious

Another entry from the Orange Florida Man. It captures DeSantis’ image of himself as God’s warrior.

6.) Dark Lord of Florida

I see this one as a non-starter, primarily because the governor might see it as a compliment.

7.) Florida Fuhrer

Nice name to capture the governor’s dictatorial tendencies. I also like the alliteration.

Florida Fuhrer

8.) Pig Out Ron

Another reference to his table manners.

9. God’s Chosen Ron

A reference to the governor’s claim he was a “fighter” sent by the Invisible Man in the Sky.

10.) Ronnie WTF

A nickname based on reactions to the governor’s ideas.

Florida State Guard

Got a favorite nickname for Florida’s governor? Add it in the comments section.



James Leftus

Groucho Marxist writer on the Florida Gulf Coast. Left Behind Volunteer. Former Youth International Party member. Founder AARP ANTIFA club.