JUICE — Florida Politics’ Juicy Read — 10.11.2021 — Donald Trump, The GOP Kingmaker—Wasserman Schultz, Donalds, Facebook—More…

JUICE — Florida Politics’ Juicy Read — 10.11.2021 — Donald Trump, The GOP Kingmaker—Wasserman Schultz, Donalds, Facebook—More…

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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October 11, 2021

 

Donald Trump The Kingmaker

JUICE—Love him or hate him, former President Donald Trump still controls the media and the political world, regardless of how hard Democrats, social media outlets, and the mainstream media, try to render him irrelevant.

Trump is poised to help the Republican Party win back the majority in the U.S. Congress, one congressional seat at a time. This seat is considered one of the biggest targets for Trump and Republicans.

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Never Forget

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is honored to announce it has paid, in-full, the mortgages on the homes of 50 fallen first responders and Gold Star families, including three families in Florida. The families are those of U.S. Air Force Master SGT Jose J. Gonzalez of Crestview, FL; U.S. Navy HM3 Travis Levy Youngblood of Sebastian, FL; and U.S. Army SGT Luis Antonio Oliver Galbreath of Jacksonville, FL.

Master Sergeant Gonzalez died in the line of duty on August 21, 2019, serving during Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan. During his military career, Gonzalez deployed seven times, twice as a Marine in 2003 and 2005, and as an Army infantryman in 2009. As a Green Beret, he deployed to South America in 2014 and 2018, and to Afghanistan in 2016 and 2019. Gonzalez left behind his wife, Brenda, and their two children. Tunnel to Towers has paid off the mortgage on their home located in Crestview, FL.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Youngblood died in the line of duty on July 12, 2005, due to wounds sustained from an IED blast during combat operation in Hit, Iraq. Youngblood served with Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) when he was wounded. He left behind his wife, Laura Beth, and their two children. Tunnel to Towers also paid, in-full, the mortgage on their home in Sebastian, FL.

Face-Planting Facebook

Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers have grown highly critical of social media giant Facebook after whistleblowers have outed the companies alleged missteps and corruption that has led to accusations the company is endangering children.

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Rick Scott-Joe Biden’s radical, socialist agenda is pushing America off a cliff. Yesterday’s job numbers prove it. Are we surprised? No. But every American should be furious.

US Rep. Al Lawson Jr-The trash talking has begun! @WhipClyburn & I made a friendly wager on Saturday’s @FAMU_FB & @SCState_FB game. When #FAMU wins, the Congressman owes me those famous SC peanuts and gets to sport a #FAMU hat. Because really — what’s a puppy to a Rattler—? #LeaveNoDoubt #HBCU

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-I had a BARKtastic time this morning judging these spooky dog costumes. These dogs were definitely the cutest pup-kin in the patch.

President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden

Biden Spending Plan Cuts $40 Billion From Black Colleges” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Although Congressional Democrats have shown their ability to spend trillions of dollars less than a year into the Biden era, the new high spending bills show Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) funding cut significantly.  President Joe Biden’s (D) spending plan may cost HBCU’s over $40 billion in funding.

ESPN Reporter Suspended Over Opinion on Vaccine and Obama” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—The Disney-owned ESPN company recently made a controversial move to suspend reporter, Sage Steele. ESPN suspended Steele over voicing her opinion on vaccine mandates, and former President Barack Obama (D).

Wasserman Schultz Says Facebook is ‘Playing Word Games’ by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle have expressed concerns over social media sites like Facebook, and tension increased after Facebook’s most recent outage that lasted hours. Coupled with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifying before the U.S. Senate and more than 50 Attorney Generals

Allen West Receives Monoclonal, Knocks ‘Socialist Jackasses’ by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Although the practice has been limited by the federal government, gubernatorial candidate Lt. Colonel Allen West (R-TX) has received monoclonal treatment to combat his bout with COVID-19.

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charlie crist

Crist Campaign Claims two Dozen Endorsements” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

Scott: Biden ‘is Pushing America off a Cliff’ by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

President Donald Trump: Republican Kingmaker” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

Trump Endorses Bovo for Tackling ‘Status Quo by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—In the 2020 election, the race for Miami Dade County Mayor between Daniella Levin Cava and Esteban Bovo ended with Cava claiming victory. In the upcoming 2022 election, Bovo has now shifted his sights to Hialeah, and political pundits believe that Bovo will be succeeding Carlos Hernández as Hialeah’s new Mayor. While Bovo has already enlisted the support of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), now Bovo has gained former President Donald Trump (R) as a supporter and political figure who said that Bovo has “tackled the status quo.”

Fried Accuses DeSantis of ‘Lying About Masks by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has made his opposition to schools imposing mask mandates clear. In turn, Florida Democrats have criticized the Governor over his views, including Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), who’s vying to unseat DeSantis in the upcoming midterm election, and is urging school districts to implement a mask mandate. Commissioner Fried warned Floridians that “Ron DeSantis is lying to you about masks in schools.”

Biden’s Approval Numbers Continue to Plummet” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has made his opposition to schools imposing mask mandates clear. In turn, Florida Democrats have criticized the Governor over his views, including Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), who’s vying to unseat DeSantis in the upcoming midterm election, and is urging school districts to implement a mask mandate. Commissioner Fried warned Floridians that “Ron DeSantis is lying to you about masks in schools.”

Garcia’s Bipartisan Effort Expands College Tuition Waivers” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

“Rubio, Scott Lead Bipartisan Effort to Honor Justice Hatchett” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

Senator Rick Scott
Senator Rick Scott

Rick Scott Equates Biden Administration to ‘Systemic Socialism’ by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—Florida Senator Rick Scott fell short of referring to President Joe Biden as “Comrade” when he responded to news that the Biden Administration was going to use the FBI to monitor and question parents who oppose critical race theory. Sen. Scott equated the administration’s attempt to silence parents and the recent move to allow the IRS to “monitor Americans’ financial transactions,” to “Systemic Socialism” that is carried out by the Communist and Socialist countries of China, Russia, and Cuba.

R. Scott, Hawley Seeks Bipartisan Select Committee To Investigate Afghanistan Withdrawal” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—Sens. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a resolution Tuesday to establish a bipartisan select committee aimed at conducting a full investigation and compile a report on President Biden’s “misguided and dangerous decisions” over his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.

VP Harris to Star in New Kids’ Show” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool

DeSantis Condemns Biden Administration for Targeting Parents With FBI” by The Floridian’s —Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is standing firmly with parental choice and free speech after the Biden Administration announced that they were mobilizing the FBI to investigate, and possibly label some parents as ‘domestic terrorists’ for voicing their opposition against mask mandates and the controversial critical race theory that many school districts are “indoctrinating” children with.

GOP Officials Embrace Constitutional Carry in Florida” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—Republicans and Democrats have been squabbling over the issue of gun control in the state of Florida and in the country, and with Constitutional Carry being discussed for the 2022 legislative cycle, tension is rising as Florida Gun Rights staff press elected officials on where they stand regarding the issue.

U.S. Adversaries China and Russia Continue Fueling Venezuela’s Criminal Regime” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—China, Russia, and Iran, three of the top U.S. adversaries are expanding their presence and strengthening their ties with rogue governments such as that of Dictator Nicolas Maduro.

Scott Blames ‘Savage Cartels’ for Florida’s Fentanyl Issue” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—Florida continues to confront a growing opioid crisis, and lawmakers have responded with legislation in order to deescalate the concern. Senator Rick Scott (R), who oversaw the concern while he served as Governor of Florida, is addressing the issue by placing blame on “savage cartels” for the crisis.

Shevrin Jones Named DNC At-Large Member” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

Biden Blasts Republicans As ‘Hypocritical, Dangerous’ On Debt Limit Issue” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—President Biden is urging Republicans to back off playing “Russian roulette with the American economy” and help Democrats raise the debt ceiling ahead of the looming default deadline while chastising the opposing party’s obstruction of the issue as “hypocritical, dangerous and disgraceful.”

Nikki Fried Vows to Veto Any Abortion Bill as Governor” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—With momentum behind Florida’s new heartbeat bill building up, gubernatorial candidate, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL), vows to veto any abortion bill if elected governor.

Francis Suarez Teases ‘Miami Coin’ Currency” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL) is a self-described crypto currency advocate and has introduced the practice publicly in the city of Miami. The South Florida Mayor is now teasing what he calls “Miami Coin.”

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Cammack Slams Biden Administration For Imposing Border Patrol Vaccine Ultimatum” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama

“First Lady Casey DeSantis Diagnosed With Breast Cancer” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

Military Veterans Could Flood Congress in 2022” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—More and more Americans with a military history are joining the ranks of members of the U.S. Congress even though there is a nationwide effort by Progressives and anti-war proponents to demonize the U.S. military and the personnel that makes it run.

Florida Democrats Rally Against Florida’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’ by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres— The Florida March of Reproductive Freedom rally took place in downtown Fort Lauderdale this past weekend to call attention to the recently-filed Texas-style “Heartbeat bill” introduced in the Florida Legislature.

DeSantis Claims Gainesville Victory, COVID Cases Drop” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

Matt Gaetz Claims FBI Participated in January 6th Riot” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—In a recent Tweet, Rep. Matt Gaetz called the events of Janury 6th, 2021 “the political cudgel in America used against the Silent Majority,” a sentiment many Republican voters would agree with after a select committee and comparisons between 1/6/21 and 9/11/01.

Biden: Infrastructure Vote ‘Ain’t Going To Happen’ Until Agreement Of Reconciliation Plan” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama

Tort Tax and COVID-19” OPINION

Makki Accuses Former Obama Supporter Anna Paulina Luna of Being a ‘Phony’ by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—As the 3rd quarter of the 2021 fundraising cycle came to a close this week, Republican Congressional candidate Amanda Makki sent out a fundraising email calling (again) her primary opponent, Anna Paulina Luna, a “phony.”

Rubio’s ‘Marxism’ Remark Infuriates Progressives, Academics” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—At 8:13 am on Thursday, September 30, 2021, a nationwide explosion of Progressives, Liberals, and Democrats heads occurred when Florida Senator Marco Rubio called President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion infrastructure plan “Marxism.”

Crist Campaign Adds Lourdes Diaz for Hispanic Outreach” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

Bondi Named Head of Trump PAC After Lewandowski Exits” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

 Scott Predicts Rubio ‘Will Have a big win’ over Demings” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

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

Brian Mast Israel
Brian Mast Israel

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.

“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.

 

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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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