JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 11.9.2021 — DeSantis is all in!— 'The Jab'—More

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 11.9.2021 — DeSantis is all in!— 'The Jab'—More

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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November 9, 2021

It's Official. Gov. Ron DeSantis Has Filed for Re-election

JUICE—Gov. Ron DeSantis has quietly filed to run for re-election and Democrats are beside themselves.

“Ron DeSantis just filed for re-election. I'm here to stop that,” stated AG Commissioner Nikki Fried. But how is she going to stop him from filing for re-election? Oh, she meant to stop him from winning, I guess. Whatever.

Rep. Charlie Crist didn’t go after Gov. DeSantis over his official entrance into the race. Instead, Rep. Crist continued his “DeSantis hates you because he won’t promote the vaccines” narrative.

Crist even thanked Sesame Street’s Big Bird for doing his part in getting vaccinated.

"Thank you @BigBird for doing your part to keep yourself and others healthy!”-Rep. Charlie Crist

What’s next?

Will Bert and Ernie be campaigning alongside Crist, and will the Cookie Monster (you know who you are) finally come out of his closet and hit the campaign trail too?

But with that said, news has broken that The Count, along with other Sesame Street cast members, broke ranks and was seen last week at the Governor’s mansion with the DeSantis’.

According to a source, The Count was counting down the days before DeSantis won re-election. READ MORE

 

The Jab, The Jab, The Jab

 

Florida Democrats and media types are a little bothered with Gov DeSantis referring to the vaccine as a “jab.”

During a press conference in Zephyr Hills, DeSantis referred to the vaccine as a “jab” several times as he laid out the upcoming special legislative session’s agenda.  READ MORE

Lauren Book
Sen. Lauren Book/ The Floridian

"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 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.

"Polsky Says “no Contact Whatsoever’ From DeSantis Over Ladapo Controversy" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Biden Comments on ‘Sham’ Nicaraguan Election" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Combat Veteran Cory Mills Believes ‘Florida is America’ by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Murphy Called a ‘Fraud’ After Voting For $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Moments after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-206 in favor of President Joe Biden’s $1.2 Trillion infrastructure bill, House Democrats, including Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy, applauded their efforts to pass the contentious and divisive spending bill.

"House Passes Biden’s Infrastructure Bill" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—President Joe Biden has just scored a big win as the House just passed his $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill as part of the “Bidenomics” agenda he put forward since taking office last January.

"Allen West Involved in Physical Altercation at Airport" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

 

Sen. Rick Scott
Rick Scott

"Scott, Rubio Joins 40 GOP Senators Seeking To ‘Strike Down’ Biden’s Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandate" by The Floridian's Mona Salama —Florida Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio are joining more than three dozen Republican senators seeking to officially nullify and “strike down” President Biden’s “unconstitutional” vaccine mandate through the Congressional Review Act.

"Biden Dismisses $450K Payments For Separated Migrants As ‘Garbage’ Report" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—President Biden on Wednesday dismissed recent reports that his administration is in talks to settle legal suits by cutting checks of nearly half a million dollars per illegal immigrant separated while crossing the southern border under the Trump administration, calling the reports “garbage.”

"Suarez Plans To Take Next Paycheck Entirely In Bitcoin" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced that he would take his “next paycheck 100% in Bitcoin,” aiming to be the first lawmaker at the state or federal level to accept part of his salary in digital currency.

"Biden Administration Might Be Helping the Cuban Regime" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Although the Cuban protests have fizzled out since the Summer, many Cuban-Americans have not forgotten the United States’ lack of action against the Communist regime, especially US Rep. Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL) who claims the Biden Administration might be helping the Cuban regime.

"Waltz and Murphy Forge the Bipartisan ‘Extending Limits of U.S. Customs Waters Act’ by The Floridian's Jim McCool—This week, U.S. Representatives Mike Waltz (R-FL) and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) introduced the bipartisan Extending Limits of U.S. Customs Waters Act to double law enforcement’s area of operation in coastal waters to enable more effective enforcement of U.S. customs laws, interdict drugs, and stop human traffickers.

"DeSantis Slams ‘Brandon Administration,’ Supports Chant ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Youngkin Wins Virginia Governor Race, Giving Dems Devastating Blows Ahead of 2022 Midterm" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

‘Trump Ally’ Gus Bilirakis Endorses Cory Mills for Congress" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—in the Republican congressional primary race in Florida’s 7th District.

"Sabatini Meets With Trump in Palm Beach" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Conservative State Rep. Anthony Sabatini has made the cut—Sabatini met with former President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida.

"CD 20 Democratic Primary Likely Going to Recount" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After months of campaigning to win the Democratic primary ‘Special Election’ in Florida’s 20th congressional district, the predominantly Black American voting constituency overwhelmingly rejected Progressive State Rep. Omari Hardy, but not another Progressive firebrand, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick.

Annette Taddeo
Annette Taddeo

"Taddeo Continues to Gain Support in Gubernatorial run" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Jason Mariner Wins Republican Primary Race in Floridas’ 20th District" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—It was over before it began. Businessman Jason Mariner crushed Greg Musselwhite in the Republican primary race in Florida’s 2oth congressional district. Mariner will now face the winner of the Democratic primary race, which could go to an automatic recount.

"Pro-Life Movement Suffers Critical Loses This Week" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After the passage of Texas’ new and controversial abortion law, pro-Choice Americans have been up in arms alongside the Biden Administration, taking the issue as far as the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, with more abortion legislative updates coming out across the country, it has been a very bad week for pro-life advocates.

"Mast Says Illegal Immigrants Just Have to ‘Break the law’ to Live American Dream" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—US Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) has reminded Americans of the Border Crisis and of the whopping $450,000 the Biden administration is thinking about gifting illegal immigrants for foreign nationals that have crossed the U.S. southern border illegally. Although many immigrants work hard to achieve the “American Dream,” Rep. Mast claims all you have to do is “break the law” in order to get paid.

"Trump Mocks ‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden For Snoozing At Climate Summit" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

DeSantis Grills Biden Over $450K Payout to Illegal Immigrants" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Since reports surfaced last month that the Biden administration would be paying $450,000 to immigrants that were separated from their families at the border, Republicans have expressed their disappointment at the administration’s decision to do so. In response, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), a staunch critic of President Biden, called it “a slap in the face to every hard-working American.”

‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden Appears To Fall Asleep During UN Climate Summit" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—President Biden appeared to get a few little shut-eye Monday during the opening sessions at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, before an aide snapped him back into reality.

"DeSantis Staffer Calls Out Fried’s Mandate Double Standard" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Commissioner of Agriculture and gubernatorial hopeful, Nikki Fried (D), has through and through supported vaccine mandates. Now, Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Press Secretary Christina Pushaw has once again called out Fried on her mandate double standard.

"Like Obama, Biden Apologizes to World for America" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—While he didn’t submissively bow to a foreign dignitary like former President Barack Obama once did, President Joe Biden did apologize to world leaders at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland for the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord who were attending

"Manchin To House Progressives: Stop Holding Infrastructure Bill ‘Hostage’ by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) threw a wrench at President Biden’s $1.75 trillion tax and social welfare spending framework, warning House progressive that their tactics in holding the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill “hostage” will not push him to support the reconciliation bill.

"Biden Enters First Carbon-Based Trade Agreement, Grills Trump" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With his international meetings wrapping up, it is no secret that President Joe Biden (D) plans to enact trade and foreign policy that is vastly different from the previous administration. News broke today that the Biden Administration plans to enter the first carbon-based trade agreement.

Air Force

"U.S. Alarmed At China’s ‘Stunning’ Pace of Military Advances by The Floridian's Mona Salama—In the wake of China’s testing its hypersonic missile and months of tensions of simmering tensions with Taiwan, Pentagon officials are sounding the alarm they now see as foresee trouble over the “stunning” pace Beijing is moving with its rapid military expansion.

"Florida Democrat Guillermo Smith Appears to Root for COVID Deaths?" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and other state and local health agencies announcing that Florida has the lowest COVID rate in the nation, Gov. Ron DeSantis appeared to take a victory lap over the announced statistics, a move that flipped out Progressive Democrats like Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith.

"Roger Stone’s Halloween Trick-or-Treat Message for Anna Paulina Luna" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Biden Administration Considering Paying Migrant Families $450K Each In Compensation" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Donalds Demands Democrats Apologize to Energy Corporations" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With rules and regulations being passed in masses by the Democrat0c-controlled House of Representatives and approved by the Biden Administration, US Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) has formally demanded Democrats apologize to major energy companies.

"DeSantis Sets Dates for Special Session to Address Vaccine Mandates" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a proclamation announcing the dates of the special legislative session to address the banning of COVID vaccine mandates, particularly the vaccine mandate President Joe Biden is forcing on American workers.

"Sabatini Calls Ban on Vaccine Mandates ‘FAKE Bill’ by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Although Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) called a special session to resolve vaccine-related issues, the Republican-controlled legislature is not doing enough for State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-32), who is calling the latest anti-mandate legislation a “FAKE bill!”

"DeSantis to Investigate Broward School Board Member Taking Kids to Gay Bar" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The DeSantis administration has dispatched an investigator to look into whether they will file a possible complaint against the Broward County School Board and school board member Sarah Leonardi, and school teachers who took a group of elementary school teachers to a gay bar in Wilton Manors, Florida.

"Fried: ‘Floridians Were Jailed Under… Marijuana Crime Bills’ Crist Supported" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) and Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) are both vying to unseat Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), and both have made calls for the Governor’s Florida Surgeon General nominee, Dr. Joe Ladapo, to be withdrawn after a controversial meeting with Florida state Senator Tina Polsky (D). Commissioner Fried directed verbal jabs at Rep. Crist, responding to a recent interview the former Governor of Florida took part in regarding marijuana decriminalization. In response, Fried argued that “Floridians were jailed under the marijuana crime bills you fought for.”

"Sprowls: Legislature Must Provide ‘Freedom’ for Floridians" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—This week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) sued the Biden Administration over President Joe Biden’s (D) vaccine mandate regarding contractors and executive branch employees who work with the federal government to get vaccinated. As a result, the Florida Legislature is scheduled to meet in a Special Session to discuss vaccine mandates. House Speaker Chris Sprowls (R), in speaking at the Future of Florida Forum, did not directly address vaccine mandates, but he did note that the Legislature is entrusted with providing Floridians “the freedom” that’ll “make Floridians’ lives better.”

"Military Veterans Poised to Make Big Impact in 2022" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After it was reported that the 117th Congress would have the least amount of military veterans walking its halls since World War II, a new crop of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans have decided to put on their political boots on the ground and run for the U.S. Congress in the 2022 midterm election.

 

 

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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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