JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 9.28.2021 — DeSantis Takes on Facebook—Loving Hamas?—Rubio, Steube, Deutch, Demings—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 9.28.2021 — DeSantis Takes on Facebook—Loving Hamas?—Rubio, Steube, Deutch, Demings—More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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September 28, 2021

 

"I'll Huff, and I'll Puff, and I'll Blow..."

Big Tech continues to be the ‘Big Bad Wolf’ in American Politics and Republican (some Democrats) lawmakers continue to pressure the social media giant into changing its perceived bias ways. Gov. Ron DeSantis has now launched an investigation into Facebook over alleged election interference.

The investigation comes on the heels of apparent and continued harassment and canceling of Conservative-minded individuals.

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets have been banned individuals for violating their respected "rules."

Yet, the terrorist Taliban group is still allowed to tweet to the heart’s content.

READ MORE about the investigation into Facebook.

 

More Tech Tyranny…

Rep. Greg Steube (R), recently for wait for it…wait for it…censoring Pro-Life advertisement on its platform. READ MORE

 

WE LOVE HAMAS!

Socialist Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are so quick to defend the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority that they forget the overwhelming majority of their Democratic colleagues support Israel.

Looking to defund the Iron Dome Missile Defense System could be a sign that “The Squad’ is anti-Israel. I just wanted to put that out there. READ MORE

 

—Rick Scott-Democrats just want more blank checks for reckless spending on their liberal wish list that fuels inflation. I won’t sign off on more debt, more inflation & higher prices at the pump & grocery store for every American. I’m fighting for Florida taxpayers. They deserve better.

—Ted Deutch-Contraception is key to the health, economic empowerment, and futures of all people. Yesterday was #WorldContraceptionDay. Not just yesterday, but every day, I’m committed to ending the #GlobalGagRule to protect access to contraception & health care freedom around the world.

Congressman Byron Donalds-Biden’s $4.3 trillion Build Back Better Act is an excuse to use the crisis of COVID-19 to pass every radical measure to appease the progressive wing of the Democrat party.

US Rep Kathy Castor-Unless we act, kids today will live through 3x as many climate disasters as their grandparents. We have no time to waste when it comes to investing in climate solutions. It's time to pass the #BuildBackBetter Act.

Rep. Val Demings-U.S women die of pregnancy-related complications at a higher rate than in any other large, wealthy country. Black women are 3x as likely to die. It’s time for Congress to close the Medicaid coverage gap.

Greg Steube
Greg Steube

"Steube Questions Google for Pulling Pro-Life Ads" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida GOP members have long criticized Big Tech companies over censorship concerns, and the recent development in tension comes amidst a national conversation regarding abortions in the country. Florida Rep. Greg Steube (R) has joined other lawmakers in directing a letter to Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, accusing the company of banning “Live Action’s pro-life ads promoting Heartbeat International’s Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) hotline.”

"Deutch: ‘Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate” by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Since 2019, lawmakers have crossed the political aisle for very few bipartisan efforts. With Congress Goes Purple, lawmakers honor and recognize National Recovery Month, an initiative to raise awareness for the drug addiction pandemic that has swept the country, by wearing purple attire and purple masks in support of the cause. Sharing his support and informing followers, Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D) expressed his support, affirming that “addiction doesn’t discriminate.”

"Senate GOP Blocks Democrats Bill To Fund Government As Shutdown Looms" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"DeSantis Launches Investigation on Facebook Over Election Interference" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While Florida has been the hotspot for all things COVID-19, Big Tech is still a key priority of Florida Republicans, especially Gov. Ron DeSantis. Now, Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has launched an official investigation of Facebook over alleged election interference.

"Biden Indicates His Spending Bills May Not Pass This Week" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Mast Accuses House Democrats of ‘Funneling’ Tax Dollars to Hamas" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Rep. Brian Mast (R), who volunteered with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) after retiring from the U.S. Army, recently stated that “The Squad” in the House had influenced their more moderate Democratic colleagues into “funneling” American “tax dollars to Hamas and forsaking” the nation of Israel after they voted against refunding the life-saving Iron Dome missile defense system.

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"Pelosi Delays $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Vote To Thursday" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

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 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.

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COVID

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.

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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