JUICE — Florida Politics’ Juicy Read — 9.27.2021 — Abortion Rights!—Extremism In Politics—Smith, Rubio, Deutch, Murphy—More…

JUICE — Florida Politics’ Juicy Read — 9.27.2021 — Abortion Rights!—Extremism In Politics—Smith, Rubio, Deutch, Murphy—More…

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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September 27, 2021

 

Carlito’s Over-the-top way

Lawmakers like it when media outlets like The Floridian write about them, and they appear to go out of their way to write or say something that will garner them more media attention.

This is usually the case with most Right-Wing Republicans and Progressive Democratic lawmakers.

Take for instance Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, who is arguably one of the most Socialist-minded and attention-seeking knuckleheads in the Florida Legislature.

Some of the stuff ‘Carlitos’ says is so over-the-top and asinine that it astonishes even the most seasoned politico and media type.

For example, when Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped Dr. Joseph Lapado to be Florida’s Attorney General, Carlitos flipped his lid this past weekend.

Because Smith believes that Dr. Lapado is “skeptical of vaccines” and is “anti-mask,” that the Harvard-educated doctor is also “anti-Science,” and referred to him as a “so-called doctor.”

Do we wonder if Smith is also a medically-trained healthcare provider like the “so-called” Dr. Lapado?

Smith is a really good legislator, he is always putting his constituents second behind political expediency and his ongoing search for attention.

On the floor of the House, Smith commands attention and is usually very articulate when espousing his thoughts or making the case for any of the items or issues he is advocating for, like anything that has to do with the LGBTQ community.

Florida’s COVID Cases and Deaths Drop

This is good news, even as Democratic legislators like the aforementioned Rep. Carlitos Guillermo Smith continued to blame Gov. DeSantis for the spread of the virus and deaths attributed to the infection rate since the pandemic first began to spread. READ MORE

Abortion Rights

Florida Democrats blew a gasket last week when Rep. Webster Barnaby introduced his Texas-style Abortion bill during the first committee week of the 2022 legislative cycle.

We all knew it was coming.

Democrats are now going all out to defend a women’s right to kill a baby, and have organized protests around the state.

Interestingly enough, these are the very same Democrats that have accused Gov. DeSantis of killing infants and toddlers with COVID.

Let get me get this straight.

Democrats are protecting the right of any woman to kill a baby before it is born, but once that baby is born, they are championing his or her “Right to Life?” READ MORE

 

Matt Gaetz-The Red Flag inclusion was a staff error. Both sides agree it’s coming out. Drafting women is a terrible idea & is coming out too. TONS of good in this bill to win great power competition & end forever wars – good #AmericaFirst policy. Final bill won’t have these poison pills

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-ICYMI: This past week the House passed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act to help us deter our adversaries, support our allies, & provide our troops with the resources they need. #FY22NDAA

Rep. Ted Deutch-Once again, Florida Republican legislators are trying to strip away healthcare rights by following Texas’ lead. Abortion is a personal healthcare decision that every American deserves to make on their own no matter where they live.

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani -Welcome to Florida, where a Republican lawmaker files a bill to ban abortion and when asked about it by reporters says he “has no comments at this time.” So you want to strip away my bodily autonomy while attempting to avoid judicial scrutiny & not even TRY to justify it?!

Senator Jason Pizzo-The right of women alone to determine decisions about their bodies, is not lost on the men of the @FLSenateDems. Follow @LeaderBookFL @SenJanetCruz @TinaPolsky @LoranneAusley @SenatorTaddeo @SenAudrey2eet @LindaStewartFL @loriberman as they lead the fight to protect that right.

Stephanie Murphy
Stephanie Murphy

Florida’s COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Decline” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—For most of 2021, COVID-19 has been in large part, sucked the air out of the state as a result of the virus’s infection and death rate. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), like Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), has maintained a rivalry with President Joe Biden (D) over vaccine mandates, mask mandates, and vaccine passports. With new information being reported regarding COVID-19 related concerns in the state, Florida has now experienced fewer COVID-19 deaths along with a dip in cases.

“Florida Democrats Rally In Support of Abortion Rights” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—The newly-minted Texas Abortion law has come to Florida, and now Florida Democratic state legislators—Moderates, Liberals, Progressive, Socialists—have come together in solidarity in support of Abortion rights.

Murphy Votes ‘Yes’ on Women’s Health Protection Act” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Today, the US Congress approved a reactionary bill to Texas’ abortion legislation, that Democrats insist will protect a woman’s right to choose. The Women’s Health Protection Act passed along party lines, carrying the support of Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL).

Rubio, Menendez File Resolution to Help Venezuelan Women and Children” by The Floridians’s Jim McCool—As the Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela heightens to new levels, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R) and Bob Menendez (D) have coauthored a resolution that expresses “alarm over the growing humanitarian needs of women and children inside Venezuela and those seeking international protection in neighboring countries.” The Resolution commends the Government of Colombia “for joining the United States in granting Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans” and “urges other refugee-hosting countries to consider similar protections.”

VP Harris ‘View’ Interview Thrown Into Chaos After Two Co-Hosts Tested Positive For COVID” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama

Rep. Ted Deutch Rejects Progressive ‘Lies’ About State of Israel” by The Floridian’s As the Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela heightens to new levels, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R) and Bob Menendez (D) have coauthored a resolution that expresses “alarm over the growing humanitarian needs of women and children inside Venezuela and those seeking international protection in neighboring countries.” The Resolution commends the Government of Colombia “for joining the United States in granting Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans” and “urges other refugee-hosting countries to consider similar protections.”

Crist Calls for ‘Reckless’ Ladapo to be Fired” by The Floridians Daniel Molina—Governor DeSantis’ announcement that Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo would be serving as Florida’s new Surgeon General drew criticism from a number of Democrats. Ladapo, in speaking to Floridians, shared that the approach to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic should not be “from a place of fear” during a press conference earlier this week.

James Uthmeier Named DeSantis’ new Chief of Staff” by The Floridian’s—This week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced that he had picked Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo as Florida’s be Surgeon General. The move generated a lot of discussion because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and how it continues to affect the Sunshine State.

 

Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio

Rubio Highlights Biden’s ‘Incompetence’ Created ‘Cascade Of Calamities’ At The Border” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a video Thursday highlighting the latest high-profile border disaster that saw over the past week a sea of migrants, the majority being Haitian encamped under a bridge, a situation self-inflicted by President Biden’s lack of action that caused “a cascade of calamities and disasters.”

Suarez: Biden Showed Poor Leadership on Cuba and Afghanistan” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—With US foreign policy drastically changing amid the ongoing crises overseas in Cuba and Afghanistan, many Republicans are worried the Biden Administration is not doing enough on the global stage to addresses those crises. One of the most vocal and concerned politicians is Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL) of Miami, who recently stated that “the United States is retreating and China and Russia are advancing” around the world

New Emails Reveals Hunter Biden Asked For $2M Retainer Plus ‘Success Fees’ To Unfreeze Libya Assets” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—A pair of unpublished emails sent by Hunter Biden business associate revealed the president son agreed to use his “Beltway influence peddling” among mid-level Democratic donors to help them unfreeze Libyan assets while his father, Joe Biden was then-vice president, requesting for an annual $2 million retainer fee plus “success fees.”

Florida Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith Abandons ‘Latinx’ Label” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

Nikki Haley Endorses Maria Elvira Salazar” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—Though she currently does not have any Democratic candidates running against her in the upcoming 2022 midterm election, Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) is amassing support for her reelection bid. This week, Governor Nikki Haley (R) announced her endorsement of Elvira Salazar’s reelection bid.

Mayor Kent Guinn Crushes Fakhoury in Re-election Bid” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool

White House Doesn’t Know If Biden Has Ever Visited Southern Border During His 5 Decades in Politics” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—White House Press Secretary was unable to say when or ever President Biden, during his lifelong career in politics that spans more than five decades, has paid a visit down to the southern border, either during time as Senator or Vice President.

Majority of Americans Oppose Transgenders Using Women’s Restrooms” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—In a Rasmussen Poll conducted this week, the polling firm found that the vast majority of Americans (60%) oppose this new effort to allow transgender Americans to use the bathroom they identify with. One would think with time comes progress, but these numbers are actually up from 49% in 2017, jumping 11% in just 4 years.

Matt Gaetz Backs Luna, Brushes Off Amanda Makki” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool

Florida Lawmaker Files Texas-Style Abortion Bill” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres-It wasn’t long for a Florida State Legislator to file a “Texas-style” Abortion ban bill, as Rep. Webster Barnaby (R) just filed the third rail piece of legislation that several Republican lawmakers, including Conservative Rep. Anthony Sabatini, said would be filed after Texas’s anti-abortion measure to effect last month.

New Affordable Housing Program Seeks To Jump-Start Homeownership For Front-Line Workers” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

National Democrats Gamble big to ‘Come Out On Top’ In 2022” by The Floridian Daniel Molina

Florida High School Teacher ‘Indoctrinating’ Students With Black Lives Matter, Pride Flags” by The Floridian Jim McCool

Senate Parliamentarian Blocks Democrat’s Immigration Amnesty Plan On $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama

 

Nikki Fried
Nikki Fried

Nikki Fried Poses With White man Wearing ‘Black Face by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

Nikki Fried Condemns Use of FL Bar to ‘Silence Opposition by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

Let’s Expand Solar Farms Through the Free Market” by OPINION

Rubio: Biden to ‘Cut a deal’ with Maduro Regime” by The Floridian’s -Since the Biden Administration has taken charge of the federal government, many industries have had to change the way they do business around new policies, particularly the Energy industry. US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has called the sale of Citgo shares “The first step in the Biden plan to cut a deal with the Maduro regime.”

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez: ‘Regeneron Decision was a Great Decision’ by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

“14,000+ Haitian Migrants Camped Under Texas Bridge On Del Rio Border” by The Floridian’s-A large wave of almost 15,000 migrants, the majority primarily consisting of Haitian nationals, have packed under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas, living in impromptu makeshift camps awaiting asylum, as more expecting in the coming days creating a humanitarian and logistical challenge that is overwhelming Customs and Border Protection officers.

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.

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.”

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

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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