JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 11.16.2021 — Special Session Continues— DeSantis Backed Legislation—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 11.16.2021 — Special Session Continues— DeSantis Backed Legislation—More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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November 16, 2021

Special Session Comedy Show?

Florida Democrats are sticking to their narrative that the special session called by Gov. Ron DeSantis to address President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate is simply a waste of time.

Sens. Tina Polsky, Janet Cruz, and Jason Pizzo spoke to reporters yesterday to offer alternatives to the “unnecessary” special session, while Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith laughed at some of the bill's proposals.

Sen. Victor Torres told The Floridian that he also believes legislators were “wasting their time” by traveling to Tallahassee this week.

Most Democrats support the vaccine mandate, just as most Republicans do not. A recent poll shows that 51% of Americans, mostly Democrats, support the mandate.

Elections have consequences.

In Washington, Democrats control the U.S. Congress and call for special sessions all the time to address Democratic-sponsored legislation, so Florida Democrats need to rethink the magnitude of their hypocrisy when criticizing the Republican-controlled Florida legislature’s special session.

Regardless of what Carlitos thinks, none of these measures are a laughing matter.

 

It Was Ron DeSantis Fault

Senate President Wilton Simpson told reporters that the legislation introduced in the special session was negotiated by the House, Senate, and Gov. Ron DeSantis’s office. Gov. DeSantis actually introduce the bills last week.

Some Republicans believe that Speaker Chris Sprowls and President Simpson have introduced the watered-down bills. Simpson says that those watered-down bills were actually negotiated by DeSantis.

Rep. Dan Daley told The Floridian that he expects the bills to get “watered down.” READ MORE

 

 It’s Another Sunny Day in Florida

Florida is the Sunshine State, so there is no surprise that solar energy is booming.

Solar energy currently powers almost 800,000 Florida homes, and that number is expected to continue growing. According to the study, solar is projected to meet up to 30% of Florida’s total electricity needs over the next 10 years. READ MORE

Ron DeSantis-We value our first responders in Florida & we will not let heavy-handed mandates force them out of their jobs. The Legislature is working to pass a bill this week that will provide protections for all Floridians. Nobody should be forced to choose between a jab and their job.

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani -One of tomorrow’s Special Session bills talks about unemployment benefits for ppl who don’t get vaccinated so I’ve filed 2 amendments to expand UI eligibility to folks who don’t feel safe in a workplace w/unvaccinated ppl & for ppl who are caregivers for #COVID19 family members.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-Delivering renewable energy on an upgraded electric grid, ridding communities of lead water pipes & putting billions into environmental cleanup are just few ways that Americans' lives will improve with the @JoeBiden Infrastructure Deal.

Allen West
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"Allen West Welcomes Beto O’Rourke to TX Governor Race" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the gubernatorial election in Texas heats up, former Congressman Beto O’Rourke has officially thrown his hat in the ring, prompting Republican primary candidate Lt. Colonel Allen West (R-TX) to welcome O’Rourke to the race.

"Sen. Simpson Insists Anti-Mandate Bill Is What DeSantis Wants" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With the special session currently underway, it seems as if some Republicans are fighting harder against it than most Democrats, calling it a watered-down bill. Now, Senator Wilton Simpson (R) is pushing back against this rhetoric, insisting the bill is what Governor DeSantis (R-FL) collaborated for.

"AshBritt Makes History by Receiving the Largest Federal Debris Removal Contracts From the Dept. of Defense" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The U.S. Department of Defense has made history by awarding four contracts totaling $1.75 billion to AshBritt, Inc., representing the largest pre-positioned federal debris management contracts value awarded to a single firm. The record-breaking awards make AshBritt the prime Department of Defense debris management partner in four U.S. regions, comprising 25 states.

"US Showing Bipartisan Support for Protest in Cuba" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With the Cuban protests having lost steam over the past couple of months, the resistance to the oppressive government has organized its biggest display yet. Now, the United States is showing bipartisan support for the November 15th island-wide Cuban protest.

"New Study: Rooftop Solar Industry Creates $18.3B in Economic Impact for FL" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

Rubio Slams ‘Hypocrite Marxist’ Danny Glover Over Cuba" by The Floridian's—As the Cuban people embark on taking to the streets to protest the Castro regime, the domestic conversation continues regarding the issues affecting the Cuban people. Danny Glover, an actor and outspoke supporter of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro, has now penned an op-ed, criticizing the United States government for contributing to oppression in Cuba.

"FOX Nation Holds Patriot Awards In Hollywood, Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Biden Signs ‘Once-in-a-Generation’ Infrastructure Bill" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, President Joe Biden (D) directed a message to supporters, championing the infrastructure bill that will be signed today. Calling it a “once-in-a-generation investment,” the President added that it will contribute to progress in the country. The bipartisan bill will generate “good-paying jobs,” it will “modernize our infrastructure, turn the climate crisis into an opportunity, and put us on a path to win the economic competition for the 21st century.”

"Miami-Dade County ‘has a Seven-day Positivity Rate of 1%’" by The Floridian's—Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava took to social media over the weekend to praise the county over maintaining a low COVID-19 positivity rate. Specifically, she shared that “for the first time since the pandemic began, Miami-Dade County now has a seven-day positivity rate of 1%.”

"Russia Continues Dominance Over Dictators in Latin America" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Earlier this month, long-standing dictator, Daniel Ortega, clinched a sham election in Nicaragua — as expected— as he jailed every and all of his political opponents. Did anyone congratulate Ortega? Of course, the usual suspects, the dictators in Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela, did.

"Cherifilus-McCormick Defeats Holness in Democratic Special Election" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After counting all remaining overseas and military ballots in the Democratic primary race in Florida’s 20th congressional district ‘special election,” it appears that businesswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick has defeated Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness by 5 votes.

"Rick Scott Calls Biden a Liar Over 30% Middle Class Tax Hike" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—President Joe Biden (D) famously campaigned on not raising taxes on families that report an annual income below $400,000 per year. However, Biden’s new inflation tax will raise taxes on middle-class families by 30%, leading US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) to accuse President of telling a bald-faced lie.

"Federal Grand Jury Indicts Steve Bannon for Contempt of Congress" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—A federal grand jury on Friday indicted former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress over his failure to comply with a subpoena issued by the Democratic-led House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

"Demings, Rubio Share Veteran’s Reform Plans" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—On Veteran’s Day, a number of lawmakers took the time to celebrate the Veteran’s past and present on social media. Two lawmakers that expressed their gratitude were Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) and Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), who are currently engaged in a soon-to-be contentious senatorial race.

Anthony Sabatini
Anthony Sabatini/ The Floridian

"Conservative Legislator Censored By Big Tech" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-32) posted his opinion on the developing Kyle Rittenhouse case, Facebook censored the conservative legislator on their platform.

"Kamala Harris’ Approval Rating Stoops to 28%" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—While President Joe Biden (D) has seen relatively excruciatingly painful plummeting poll numbers, Americans have allowed this to overshadow the even worsening approval ratings of Vice President Harris (D). Kamala Harris’ approval rating has now stooped down to 28%.

"Florida Democratic Leaders Continue to Decry DeSantis’s ‘Special Session’ by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature is about to hold a Special Session to file legislation that would prevent the recent federal government vaccine mandates handed by President Joe Biden from being enforcedAnd as expected, Florida Democrats are fuming over what they believe is a simple “political stunt” by Gov. Ron DeSantis to score political points.

"Harris Awkwardly Uses French Accent During Paris Trip" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Patronis Grills Eskamani Over In-N-Out and Lack of Jobs Creation Experience" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After Progressive Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-49)  bashed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his statements in support of bringing on In-N-Out Burger to Florida, CFO Jimmy Patronis (R-FL) clapped back at Eskamani, implying she knows nothing about job creation.

"Demings Hit With FEC Complaint For Allegedly Violating Federal Law" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Americans for Public Trust has filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Election Committee (FEC) against Florida Democrat Val Demings and Val Demings for U.S. Senate campaign over allegations the campaign violated the federal “soft money” ban.

"Inflation Surges To New 30-Year High in October" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Inflation accelerated at the fastest monthly and annual pace, hitting a three-decade high in October — a key indicator that prices are rising more than expected as companies continue to struggle with the ongoing supply chain, labor shortage, and consumer demand.

"Brian Mast Publicly Calls Out Pelosi on House Floor" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With a slim majority in the House, Democrats have still managed to pass critical Build Back Better legislation with the help from 13 Republicans. However, US Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) is not going down without a fight after calling out Speaker Pelosi on the House floor.

"Crist: DeSantis Administration is an “Authoritarian Regime” by The Floridian's Daniel Molina–Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has called a Special Session for lawmakers to address the vaccine mandates the federal government has recently issued. Gov. DeSantis, who has officially filed for reelection, affirmed that the state is “going to strike a blow for freedom.” However, while the Governor may have picked up supporters in his crusade, detractors are still far and wide throughout the state. Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D), who’s vying to unseat the Governor, recently criticized DeSantis, calling his administration an “authoritarian regime.”

"Rubio Says Floridians Will Know ‘the Real Val Demings’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) is facing his toughest reelection bid yet as challenger Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) looks to unseat the Florida Republican in the upcoming 2022 midterm election.

"On The American-JetBlue Lawsuit, Republicans Should Know Better"—by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Open Letter: Jim Lamon ‘Only Republican’ Who Can Beat Sen. Kelly"—OPINION

"Jason Mariner Appears Constitutionally Eligible to Hold Federal Office"—by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—News outlets have been running with the narrative that Republican congressional nominee Jason Mariner is ineligible to hold public office because he did not go through the necessary process set in place by the Florida Commission on Offender Review and Office of Executive Clemency, but it appears as if he is eligible.

"Rick Scott Labels Biden Agenda ‘Systemic Socialism’ on Real America Podcast"—by The Floridian's Jim McCoolToday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released another episode of their podcast, “Real America.” In this episode, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel sat down with US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) where the two reiterated the term, “systemic socialism” to describe the Biden/ Democrat Party agenda for America.

"In-n-Out Burger Might Move to Florida Amid California Restrictions" by The Floridian's Jim Mccool—It is no secret that Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) loves his hamburgers. Now, Florida is rumored to be courting In-N-Out Burger to Florida over the Draconian vaccine passport mandates in California.

"AOC ‘Fears’ Social Spending Bill Will Be Gutted After Progressives Gave Up"Infrastructure Bill ‘Leverage’ by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) “fear[s]” since Progressives gave up its “leverage” in making sure that both the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better act were voted at the same time, President Biden’s massive social welfare spending package will now be gutted down.

"Florida Democrats Reveling in Their Infrastructure Victory' by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Lauren Book Says Special Session ‘Threatens Freedom’ by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Although Republicans claim that they are fighting against vaccine mandates in the name of freedom, not everybody agrees with the messaging. Senator Lauren Book (D-32) feels that Gov. DeSantis’ special session threatens freedom.

"DeSantis Officially Files Paperwork For Reelection Bid in 2022" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially filed paperwork to run for reelection in 2022 , marking his official start to his gubernatorial bid, his campaign announced Monday.

Rick Scott
Rick Scott/ The Floridian

"Rick Scott Demands Mayorkas Resign for Lying to the American People" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With the U.S. Southern border crisis continuing to surge, many have insisted that Secretary Mayorkas has been caught in a lie over the state of the border being closed. Now that 1.7 million illegal immigrants have entered the country, US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) is demanding Mayorkas’ resignation for lying to the American people.

"DeSantis Says Democrats Will ‘Support Forced Firing’ in Special Session" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During an early morning press conference in Zephyr Hills, Florida with House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson, Gov. Ron DeSantis outlined what his COVID-19 special session would address.

"NRCC Target Democrats Using Speaker Pelosi in Latest ‘Chaos’ Ad" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is positioning itself to take a huge bite out of the House Democratic majority and has put out a scathing ad against House Democrats using Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s own words to haunt them.

 

 

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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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