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Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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September 15, 2021

 

We'll see you in Court!

Gov. Ron DeSantis has vowed to protect Florida jobs by pushing back against President Joe Biden’s recent executive edict of mandating vaccinations for millions of Americans.

Expect a legal challenge from Gov. DeSantis. It’s not a matter of if DeSantis will while a lawsuit against the Biden administration, but when. MUST-READ

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Common Core No More

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Secretary Richard Corcoran have announced that the dreaded Common Core education standards, or Florida Standards, will be scrubbed from school curriculums. Sorry, Jeb, Floridians don’t like the standards.

Democrats are also on board with this proposal. Sens. Lauren Book and Shevrin Jones are just two Democrats who side with DeSantis on this.

State Sen. Jones (D) stating: “I look forward to teachers getting back to genuinely teaching, and moving away from teaching to a test, something that only hinders student development and long-term potential.” READ MORE

 

He’s Back

Former President Donald Trump is ending his “summer vacation” in New Jersey and is coming home to Florida. READ MORE

Carlitos' Way

Love him or hate him, but Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D) is proving to be pretty effective, and it appears as if his lawsuit to pressure the DeSantis administration demanding that COVID numbers may have worked.

"After withholding detailed COVID death data for months, #DeSantis suddenly releases the info after WE SUED THEM. Coincidence?- Rep. Smith

Was it a coincidence?

Lauren Book-As a former classroom teacher, I join educators across the state in expressing excitement over this announcement. *PENDING FURTHER DETAILS* wonderful potential here to change FL's public education system for the better. Let's get teachers back to TEACHING, not teaching to a test!

Rep. John Rutherford-The Biden/Harris Administration declares and uses a public health crisis to force a vaccine upon you. Next, the CDC will declare firearms a “public health” issue and use it to cancel the Second Amendment. This IS about freedom, Mr. President, and it cannot stand!

Rep. Ted Deutch-The decision to end the US war in Afghanistan was correct but we owe it to those who gave their lives, including our NATO & coalition partners who went to war alongside us, to assess where failures occurred.

Rep. Anthony Sabatini-We live in one of the most corrupt countries in the world and most people can’t see it.

—Rep. Kathy Castor-The devastating impacts of the climate crisis are all around us: monster hurricanes, extreme cold snaps, record-breaking heat waves. We must meet this moment with critical investments to #BuildBackBetter – in clean energy, innovation, resilience and environmental justice.

Rick Scott=As the Communist Cuban regime continues to oppress its people, I'm proud of Nacho Rocha & other Cuban-American pro-democracy activists demanding that the @UN& the international community stands united with the Cuban people's fight for freedom.

Senator Jason Pizzo-The staff at @AMIkids meet our kids at the crossroads, but you’ll rarely witness a better demonstration of how providing adequate resources can help children succeed. An issue both sides of the @FLSenate should always agree on - state funding for this program is an investment.

 

Senator Marco Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio

"DeSantis Considering ‘all Legal Options’ Against Biden’s Vaccine Mandate" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"President Donald Trump Returns to Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Gen. Milley Secretly Called Chinese Military Fearful Trump Would ‘Go Rogue’ In Launching Nuclear Attack, New Book Says" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley was deeply shaken with fears that former President Trump would “go rogue” in launching a military strike or nuclear weapons against China that he single-handedly took secret action, acting twice by making secret backchannel calls to his Chinese counterpart to prevent it, according to excerpts from a new book.

"U.S. Innovation Essential to American Economic Health" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—TheAmerican Edge Project is a new, national coalition dedicated to the proposition that U.S. innovators are an essential part of our American economic health, national security, and individual freedoms. This organization’s leadership includes key conservative experts and leaders, such as former Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss.

"Rubio: Afghan Rapid Collapse Confirms ‘Wrong People Making Military And Diplomacy Decisions’ by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) demanded to know from Secretary of State Antony Blinken how the Biden administration failed to see the intelligence suggesting a rapid collapse of Afghanistan was imminent than initially projected, arguing if those in charge of U.S. foreign policy did not see the analysis or chose to ignore it, then the evidence proves that “we’ve got the wrong people making military and diplomacy decisions in our government.”

"DeSantis Eliminates Common Core in Florida" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—An issue that has plagued the Republican debate for years now might actually be resolved in Florida. Common Core, which has been debated as far back as the 2015 GOP Presidential Primary, has effectively been eliminated by Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), making Florida the first state to replace it.

"Makki Calls Anna Paulina Luna ‘Clinically Phony’ by The Floridian's Jim McCool

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

"President Donald Trump Endorses Anna Paulina Luna" by the Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"House Democrat Soto Minimalizes Growing Inflation, Calls it ‘Minor’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—President Joe Biden’s (D) $3.5 trillion budget has generated Democratic infighting as some lawmakers like Florida Rep. Omari Hardy (D) support the budget, and other lawmakers like Senator Joe Manchin (D) do not approve.

"Moody: Vaccine Mandates ‘Undermining’ Floridians" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Lt. Gov. Nunez Lashes Out at ‘Champagne Socialist’ AOC" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While everyone already knows Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), the self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist from New York, a lot more people are talking about her tonight. This week, Rep. Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) appeared at the Met Gala wearing a dress that read “Tax the Rich.” However, the political statement did not go without backlash, triggering Lt. Gov Jeanette Nunez (R-FL) to lash out at “Champagne socialist” AOC.

"Mast Spars With Blinken During House Hearing On Afghanistan: ‘We Don’t Need to Hear Lies’" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Maggie’s List PAC Endorses Amanda Makki for Congress" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Trump Fires Back At Bush 9/11 Domestic Extremism Remarks: ‘He Shouldn’t Be Lecturing Anybody!’ by The Floridian's Mona Salama—​Former President Trump blasted former President George W. Bush for comparing Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 to foreign terrorists during his speech marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, saying the 43rd president “shouldn’t be lecturing anybody.”

"House Democrat Deutch Blames DeSantis for Biden’s Vaccination Mandate" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—With Republicans upset with President Joe Biden and his administration for breaking their promise not to mandate vaccines, Democrats like Rep. Ted Deutch have not reverted to blaming Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for forcing President Joe Biden’s hand in implementing the recent vaccination mandate.

"Rep. Smith Continues Suing FL Department of Health to Make COVID-19 Records Public" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Attorney General Ashley Moody Runs for Re-election" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Progressive Hardy Says Democratic Sen. Manchin Wants to Keep ‘Rich People Rich’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Democrats are facing infighting regarding President Joe Biden’s (D) 3.5 trillion budget. Some like Senator Joe Manchin (D) oppose it while others like Florida Rep. Omari Hardy (D) support it. Over the weekend, Manchin

Democratic Congressional Candidate Falsely Claims ‘Most’ Slaves Were Muslim" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Appearing on “This Week in South Florida” Sunday morning political TV show, Democratic State Rep. Robin Bartleman solidified her pro-Abortion position, saying that “when life occurs” is dependent on “who you are” and “depends on your personal beliefs” and on “your religion.”

"Texas’ Abortion Law is Coming to Florida, Pro-Abortion Activists vow Fight" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Appearing on “This Week in South Florida” Sunday morning political TV show, Democratic State Rep. Robin Bartleman solidified her pro-Abortion position, saying that “when life occurs” is dependent on “who you are” and “depends on your personal beliefs” and on “your religion.”

"Waltz & Graham Issue Statement on Taliban Releases" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) joined South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) in releasing a joint statement on the Taliban’s release of 113 Americans and foreigners. The release comes after reports of grueling journeys that some Americans have had to go through in order to reach safety.

"[VIDEO] Trump Says Americans ‘Going to be Very Happy’ With his 2024 Decision" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"DeSantis No Mask Policy Upheld in FL Schools" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"DeSantis Predicted Biden’s New Vaccine Mandate" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"U.S. Retreat From Afghanistan Sends Dire Message To Latin America" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Although the worst is behind us, you’d be kidding yourself if you thought politics around COVID-19 was over. In fact, this week Florida has been the center of all things COVID, with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) practically predicting President Biden’s (D) new vaccine mandate.

Progressive Omari Hardy Disrespects Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Uber Gives Away 50 Thousand Rides to Afghan Refugees" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Now that the Biden Administration has announced the official end of the Afghanistan withdrawal, the worst is presumably behind us, we think. With Afghan refugees scattered across the world, Uber has given away 50 thousand rides and one million dollars in resettlement efforts.

Rick Scott
Rick Scott

"Rick Scott: ‘Biden has made the world a dangerous place’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—While Americans have largely been evacuated from the now Taliban-run Afghanistan, new obstacles face the United States with the new middle-eastern government. The current predicament truly begs the question, “should America negotiate with terrorists?”  US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) doesn’t think so, and he blames Biden for this ultimatum.

"Islamic Terrorist Attack on the U.S. is ‘Inevitable’" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rubio: State Department’s Evacuation Response a ‘Disgrace’" by the Floridian's Daniel Molina—

Roger Stone: ‘Don’t Underestimate Nikki Fried’ by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While the 2022 election will more or less serve as a referendum of the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate , local elections are just as important, if not more so. One race of particular importance this cycle is the Florida gubernatorial race where Democrats will try to unseat Governor DeSantis (R-FL). But first, Democrats must get through a polarizing midterm which veteran GOP strategist Roger Stone thinks will go to Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL).

"Audrey Henson of Pinellas County Runs for Congress" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Local businesswoman, nonprofit founder, and conservative Audrey Henson today launched her campaign for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Henson is a Florida native and grew up in St. Petersburg. Henson is now running for the 13th US Congressional district in the South Florida community.

"Rep. Guillermo Smith Wants Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood Lifted" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The movement to “overturn the decades-long ban on gay/bi men donating blood” continues to grow as Florida State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D), an openly gay man, is promoting what he says is the “groundbreaking” ADVANCE organizations study to help flip the ban preventing gay men from donating blood.

"Scott: Democrats ‘Shamefully Silent’ on Afghanistan" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"DeSantis Filing ‘Emergency Motion’ After Enduring Another Mask Mandate Political Blow" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has received another political blow as Circuit Court Judge John C. Cooper ruled in favor of mask mandates, removing the automatic stay measure from the previous order. In response, the DeSantis Administration announced that it would be filing an “emergency motion to reinstate the stay.”

"Gold Star Mom Invites Trump NOT Biden To Fallen Marine Son’s Funeral" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—A Gold Star mother whose Marine son was one of the 13 U.S service members killed in last month’s ISIS suicide terror attack outside Kabul’s international airport invited former President Trump — not the current commander-in-chief —President Biden to her child’s funeral.

"Ron DeSantis has Shown the ‘Backbone to Fight Over Certain Core Values’" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—“I think he’s doing exceptionally well,” said Veteran Republican strategist Roger Stone of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during a sitdown interview with The Floridian. The always colorful and animated Stone said that he believes Gov. DeSantis is “very able and very courageous in his decision making and he showed the backbone to fight over certain core values.”

DeSantis Dismisses 2024 President Talk as ‘Manufactured’ and ‘Nonsense’" byThe Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Byron Donalds Censored Over COVID-19 Opinion" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Censorship has been a crucial talking point for Republicans since Twitter and Facebook’s infamous ban of former President Trump (R) on all the major social media platforms. Now the practice is starting to become less foreign for many Conservative officials, such as US Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), who has been censored by Youtube for simply giving his opinion on COVID-19.

"State Department Taking Credit For Rescue Of 4 Americans In Afghanistan" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—The State Department is attempting to steal full credit for the United States “facilitated the safe departure of four US citizens” from Afghanistan,” but a private team of military veterans involved in the rescue effort is disputing this claim, arguing that the Biden administration deserves little to no credit for the dangerous operation.

"STOCK Act Complaint Filed Against Wasserman Schultz" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Two lawmakers that have recently been embroiled in controversy over possible ethical violations are Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D). The violations in question could be in direct offense to the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, also known as the STOCK Act.

"Waltz Makes ‘Paramount’ Plea for Afghanistan Evacuations" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Roger Stone Credits God for Being Spared by Trump in Witch Hunt [Video]" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Gwen Graham Tries to Deflate FSU Football on Opening Night" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Scott Slams Biden’s ‘Shameless Appeasement’ to Cuba" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Since protests against the Cuban dictatorship began on the island earlier this year, Florida Republicans have criticized President Joe Biden (D) for his response. An uprising in protests also coincided with the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, which as subsequently led to tension increasing between the United States and Afghanistan. In turn, the U.S. embassy was evacuated along with soldiers and interpreters that have been serving in the country. Now, the President has signaled that staffing should be increased at the U.S. embassy, and Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) is calling the move “shameless appeasement.”

"McCaul: 6 Planes Carrying Americans Being Held ‘Hostage’ By Taliban" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said that six airplanes carrying American citizens and Afghan allies are sitting at an airport in Afghanistan trying to depart, but the Taliban is currently “holding them hostage for demands.”

"Kathy Castor Champions Removal of Confederate Statue from Congress" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As statue removal has become normalized over the past few years, the practice was taken to the U.S. Capitol this week. According to reports, US Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) has championed the removal of a Confederate General statue from the US Capitol building.

VP Kamala Harris Pushes Biden’s Failed Foreign Policy to Address Human Rights" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Roger Stone: Capitol Police Civil Suit a ‘Political Hit Case’" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Roger Stone sat down with The Floridian to go over some recent revelations in national politics, including the Capitol Police Civil Suit that named him as a defendant. Stone previously pledged to “disbar” the lawyers who filed the Capitol Police suit, and now he is calling the government’s complaints a “political hit case.”

"CNN Reporter Calls Taliban ‘Friendly’ As Kabul Falls" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Israel and Hamas Exchange Rocket Fire Amid Afghanistan Demise" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Wasserman Schultz Supports $3Trillion Pathway to Citizenship Effort in Senate" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) shared an NPR, interview segment discussing a plan from Democrats to provide “a path to citizenship in their budget framework.” The interview explored the option of a $3.5 trillion spending bill that would tackle immigration reform, and discussed the effort that includes “permanent residency for qualified immigrants in the bill through a process called budget reconciliation.” The Florida lawmaker praised “reconciliation,” calling it “essential” in the process to move forward.

"Liz Cheney: Trump Bears ‘Very Significant Responsibility’ For ‘Catastrophic’ Afghan Withdrawal" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) blasted both Presidents Joe Biden and Donald Trump for the “catastrophic real-time” situation unfolding in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the government Sunday, arguing that the bulk of the blame should be towards the former president who bears “significant responsibility” over the current Democrat botched handling of withdrawal of troops.

The JUICE is juiced by Javier Manjarres, Daniel Molina, and Jim McCool.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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