JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 9.20.2021 — DeSantis And Fried Team Up —Cava, Mast, Polo, Rubio—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 9.20.2021 — DeSantis And Fried Team Up —Cava, Mast, Polo, Rubio—More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
September 20, 2021


DeSantis and Fried Agree on Something!

JUICE—Sound the alarms! There appears to be a breakthrough moment between Gov. Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried.

While Commissioner Fried and Gov. DeSantis do not appear to agree on just about anything these days (ever), it appears as if keeping the steady flow of government-issued Monoclonal antibody treatment is the one thing both politicians agree on.

Fried recently penned a letter to the Biden administration urging them not to cut Monoclonal treatments, echoing DeSantis’s actions. DeSantis said that he has already spoken to another Monoclonal manufacturer about supplying Florida if Biden decides to pull the plug on future shipments of the treatments.   READ MORE


Miami-Dade Scores!

No, I am not referring to the new Miami Soccer (Futbol) team.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, with a little help from State Senator Shevrin Jones (D) and a few other lawmakers, unveiled the renaming of Old Dixie Highway to Harriet Tubman Highway.

“On this long-awaited day, we commit to remembering our country’s full, complicated history — and to honoring the heroes who fought against oppression and injustice,” stated Mayor Cava

Look What I found

Democratic State Rep. Michael Greico believes he may have found an archive from the old “Cocaine Cowboy” days, or a recently lost package of some form of illicit drug. During one of his customary beach clean-ups, Rep. Greico posted an image of a package he found in the sand.

Chances are that it wasn’t a leftover prop from film crews during the filming of the iconic movie “Scareface.”

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani -The # of people traveling out of Texas to access an abortion illustrate what experts predicted well before the ban took into effect. Those who want to end a pregnancy are doing their best to travel beyond state borders. Some are succeeding. Many are not.

— Kristen Arrington-ICYMI: Myself & 31 of my Democratic colleagues sent a letter requesting that our Governor apply for federal funding from the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program. Florida’s families are currently missing out on $375/month. Thanks Rep. @AngieNixon for leading this charge!

Office of Representative Kevin Chambliss-Started my Saturday morning off the right way, at the Honorary Designation Ceremony renaming parts of the Dixie Highway after Harriet Tubman. I am very proud to have been involved in this effort and am extremely thankful to all the elected officials who helped make this happen.

Marco Rubio-The first step in the Biden plan to cut a deal with the Maduro regime in #Venezuela is happening. The first of many major giveaways to a Pro-Iran, Pro-Russia, Pro-China, Anti-American narco-terrorist regime is taking shape

SpencerRoach-The Senate parliamentarian ruled against allowing Democrats to include a pathway to legal status for an estimated 8 million undocumented immigrants in their massive social spending plan.

Rep. Bobby DuBose=Those who have worked around the clock to keep our schools, hospitals, vaccination sites, & medical facilities safe & clean during this pandemic deserve the power of having a strong voice to dictate their working conditions and their wages.

Congresswoman Kat Cammack-We still have Americans stranded in Afghanistan. The news cycle continues to move on, but there are American citizens stuck behind enemy lines. While the Biden administration focuses on other things, we won't forget. It's time to bring every American home.

"Fried: Biden Should Keep ‘Current Monoclonal Antibody Allotments’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Last week, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) criticized President Joe Biden (D) for his decision to enact tighter control over Monoclonal antibody treatments in the state of Florida. The treatment is something that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has supported, and lawmakers like Florida Rep. Darren Soto (D) have also used it while recovering from COVID-19.

"Mast: Biden has Sentenced Americans & Afghans ‘to Death’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After the Taliban took complete control of Afghanistan, a number of Republican House members released scathing remarks against the Biden Administration. One Florida lawmaker who took issue with President Biden’s withdrawal is Florida Rep. Brian Mast (R). A veteran, Mast shared a statement to honor his “Alive Day,” remembering the bombing that altered his life 11 years ago. Moreover, he expressed that President Biden “has sentenced Americans and thousands of Afghans who were our friends and allies to death.”|

"Accused Bigot Cindy Polo Endorses Nikki Fried" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Controversial Progressive Democrat and former State Rep. Cindy Polo (D) has fully embraced Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried‘s 2022 gubernatorial campaign against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

"Allen West Applauds Lt. Gov Dan Patrick for Taking His Constitutional Lead" by The Floridian's Jim McCloud

"Florida Democrats in “Massive Trouble” After new Voter Registration Numbers Released" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Murphy Says She’s Committed to Helping U.S. Allies in Afghanistan" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) said the Biden’s administration botched withdrawal from Afghanistan brought back personal memories, recalling being a refugee herself from a war-torn country, saying she is devoted to helping make sure “everything” in her power to help Americans and Afghan allies abandoned by President Biden.

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis: Biden is ‘Targeting Floridians’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Tension continues to rise between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and President Joe Biden (D). At first, both were at odds regarding mask mandates, vaccine mandates and vaccine passports. Now both appear to be at odds regarding monoclonal antibody treatments. In an announcement shared by Friends of Ron DeSantis, the Governor accused the Biden Administration of “targeting Floridians” in a manner he feels could “cost Floridians their lives.”

"DeSantis says ‘Yes, get Vaccinated’ for COVID" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Trump: Biden Won’t Fire ‘Nutjob’ Milley Over Fears He’ll Reveal ‘Dirty Secrets’ On Chaotic Afghanistan Withdrawal" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Former President Trump lambasted Gen. Mark Milley and President Biden after the Biden White House staunchly defended the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman following reports that he committed treasonous acts, saying his successor is covering for the “nutjob” top general out of fear he will reveal the “dirty secrets” about the chaotic “deadly disaster” withdrawal in Afghanistan.

"Anthony Sabatini Attacks ‘RINO’ Speaker Sprowls, Pushes ‘Open Carry by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Although the Republicans may have a solid majority in both the state House and Senate, infighting still occurs. Rising star GOP figure, State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-32), has had some choice things to say about the Republican establishment over the years and now Sabatini is attacking Speaker Sprowls (R-65), calling him a “RINO.”

"Biden Accused of ‘Covering up’ American Deaths in Suicide Attack" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela Exposed From Within" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Biden Says He Has ‘Great Confidence’ In Gen. Milley Amid Resignation Calls" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—President Biden defended General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Wednesday amid calls for the top general to resign, following reports that he committed treasonous acts in working to undermine former President Trump by secretly calling China and vowing to warn the communist nation if the United States would launch an attack.

"Gimenez Says Biden’s ‘Intent to Deceive the American People was Deliberate’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, there was an immediate response to retrieve soldiers, aides, and others whose lives were at risk. In recent weeks, there have been terrifying accounts of people recounting their stories of how they escaped the country.

"Shevrin Jones Encourages Bipartisanship Over Common Core" by The Floridian's James McCool—In the wake of Governor DeSantis (R-FL) calling on the Florida House to end Common Core once and for all, the public response has been more than surprising. While Common Core tends to traditionally be a conservative talking point, State Senator Shevrin Jones (D-35) is leading the way for bipartisan action on replacing Common Core.

"Webster Wants to ‘Mitigate COVID-19 Risks’ at Border" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—As tension continues to increase in the United States regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Florida Rep. Daniel Webster (R) has offered an amendment “to mitigate COVID-19 risks at the border.” The amendment comes at a time when protests have erupted across the country concerning health care workers who oppose vaccine mandates.

"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—The American 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

"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: ‘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.

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

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of 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. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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