JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 12.22.2021 — DeSantis Accused of Attacking Women—Democratic Intraparty War Continues—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 12.22.2021 — DeSantis Accused of Attacking Women—Democratic Intraparty War Continues—More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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December 22, 2021

Democrats Just Hate Ron DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is called and accused of a lot of things by Democrats, but the latest accusation made against him by former Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) is just straight-up stupid.

“DMP” accused Gov. DeSantis of waging a ‘war on women’ and single-handily pushing a “state-sponsored” campaign against women who are involved in politics, and who are running for elected office.

According to “DMP,” attacking women is only done by Republicans, but forgets the daily attacks against Florida’s political boogeywoman, Christina Pushaw. MUST-READ

 

Democrats Turn on Their own

Sen. Joe Manchin could be considered persona non grata in the Democratic Party for not supporting the Build Back Better legislation in the U.S. Congress. “The Squad” has come after him, and now other, more ‘moderate’ Democrats have done so as well.

Enter Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzREAD MORE

Marco Rubio-Omicron has overtaken Delta as the dominant Covid strain in the U.S. So a variant that caused severe illness in some people has been replaced by a variant that causes mild to no symptoms in most people

US Rep Kathy Castor-Thank you President Biden for keeping your promise to ensure that justice system reflects the diversity and talent of our great country #Florida should commit to similar progress 80% of top criminal justice officials are white 53% of pop

Rep. Carlos G Smith-Floridians are facing unconscionable rent hikes! That’s why we’re calling on #DeSantis to declare a housing state of emergency and use his authority to direct the AG to use the existing statutory consumer protection against price gouging to offer renters relief!

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-Since there’s no direction and it seems like every man/woman are for themselves in Florida with the uptick in #Omicron cases, do your due diligence:

1. Get vaccinated/boosted

2. Get tested

3. Wear a mask (Follow @CDCgov

rules, not Florida’s)

4. Stay safe

.

Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis

"Wasserman-Schultz Joins Progressives Attacking Manchin For Social Spending Bill Rejection" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) joined fellow Progressive Democrats in lashing out at Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) after he announced that he will not support President Biden's social welfare spending bill, essentially tanking the passage of the massive $1.75 trillion package.

"DeSantis Accused of Promoting 'State-Sponsored' Attacks Against Women in Politics" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Former Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) has recently taken to Twitter to express her concerns over what she calls the targeted "political harassment & intimidation" against women by "right wing actors." In a series of three statements (Tweets), Rep. Mucarsel-Powell doesn't divulge any specific instances of intimidation and harassment against her, just that the culprits are "right wing" with ties to "extreme white wing platforms," and are being supported by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

"Mike Waltz Praises Joe Manchin for 'Standing Up' to Build Back Better" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After enduring intense political opposition from the House "Squad," US Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) is praising US Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for standing up against the costly Build Back Better agenda.

"Scott Leads Bipartisan Effort Urging Biden to add Israel Into Visa Waiver Program" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Sens. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) led a group of 18 bipartisan Senators urging the Biden administration in support of granting Israel's inclusion into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.

"Gambling Appeal in Florida Case Dropped" by News Service of Florida—that gave the Seminole Tribe control of sports betting throughout the state. Lawyers for Magic City Casino in Miami-Dade County and Bonita Springs Poker Room in Southwest Florida on Friday asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the appeal.

"Trump To Hold News Conference On Jan. 6" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"CFL Legislator Slams CRT With Byron Donalds' Life Story" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—State Rep. Spencer Roach (R-79) recently appeared on a talk show where he slammed Critical Race Theory (CRT) with the life story of Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL).

Cory Mills: Embracing our America First way of Life" OPINION—In less than one year, Americans will head to the polls to vote to overthrow the failing Progressive Socialist experiment and America Last Agenda that Congressional Democrats have been pushing ever since they cheated their way into controlling the three branches of government.

"DeSantis Warns Americans should Resist ‘Faucism’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) continues to rally support against Dr. Anthony Fauci, and this time it comes after Dr. Fauci has shared his thoughts on the recent Omicron spread. Airlines have been the topic of discussion, considering whether or not passengers should be required to wear masks on planes.

Matt Gaetz and Anthony Sabatini
Matt Gaetz and Anthony Sabatini

"Republican-Led Firearm Proposal Would Allow Guns at Legislative Meetings" by The News Service of Florida—A House Republican on Monday filed a proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to be armed with guns at state legislative meetings. Rep. Anthony Sabatini, R-Howey-in-the-Hills, filed the bill (HB 6099) for consideration during the legislative session that will start Jan. 11.

"Rubio: Demings Should Cosponsor my Anti 'Non-Citizens' Voting Bill" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Earlier this month, New York voters approved a measure allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections. In response, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) questioned whether or not similar legislation could be introduced in the Sunshine State.

"Chip LaMarca Unveils Ambitious Legislative Agenda" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With only weeks in the way of Florida's next legislative session, State Rep. Chip LaMarca (R-93) unveiled his ambitious agenda for the 2022 legislative session in Tallahassee.

"Manchin Delivers Major Blow To Biden’s Massive Social Spending Bill" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Stephanie Murphy Will not Seek Re-Election to Congress" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Harris Fumes After Charlamagne Tha God Presses if Biden The 'Real President' by The Floridian's Mona Salama

DeSantis Predicted the Definition of Vaccination Would Become 'Shifting Target' by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Ashley Moody Announces New 'Be a Florida Hero Initiative' by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With the unprecedented uptick in crime across America, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R-FL) has launched the, "Be a Florida Hero Initiative," to attract more law enforcement recruits.

"COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 increased during the past week, according to data posted online Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The data showed that 1,556 inpatients had COVID-19, up from 1,389 a week earlier. Meanwhile, the Thursday numbers showed 278 COVID-19 patients were in intensive-care units, up from 245 a week earlier.

"Anthony Sabatini Blames Sprowls and Simpson for 'Standing in the way' of E-verify" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 increased during the past week, according to data posted online Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The data showed that 1,556 inpatients had COVID-19, up from 1,389 a week earlier. Meanwhile, the Thursday numbers showed 278 COVID-19 patients were in intensive-care units, up from 245 a week earlier.

Senator Marco Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio

"Rubio Accuses Biden of Blocking his Anti-Chinese Slave Labor Bill" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After Senate Democrats blocked Senator Marco Rubio’s 2-year Uyghur anti-Slavery bill effort earlier this week, the bill finally passed in the upper chamber, but only after the White House pulled out all the political and legislative steps to keep his slave labor bill from passing.

"ABCFL Endorses Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) is challenging Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) in a race that has received a lot of coverage heading into the 2022 midterm election. However, Fried’s candidacy in the gubernatorial race requires the Agriculture Commissioner position to be available, and former Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson (R) ...

"Florida Sends Team to Aid Kentucky Recovery" by News Service of Florida

"Waltz: Biden Should Arm Ukraine Against Russia" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) expressed her opposition to a federal rule that mandates masks and vaccinations in federal Head Start programs. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) has already filed a preliminary injunction, and Moody asserted that she would “aggressively push back” against the vaccine mandate.

"Moody Will 'Aggressively Push Back' Against Head Start Vaccine Mandate" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) expressed her opposition to a federal rule that mandates masks and vaccinations in federal Head Start programs. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) has already filed a preliminary injunction, and Moody asserted that she would “aggressively push back” against the vaccine mandate.

"Democrats Block Scott and Rubio's Anti-Slavery Bill" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"From 'Chain Gang Charlie' Crist to 'Woke' Supporter of Critical Race Theory" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Senate Passes $778 Billion Defense Authorization Bill" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—The Senate passed an annual must-pass National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2022 that would authorize $778 billion in defense spending, heading to President Biden's desk where he will sign legislation that includes $25 billion more in the final budget than he initially requested.

"Demings' message to Floridians: We have "not figured it out yet because we're taking our time' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Last week, Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) took part in a virtual event over Zoom with the National Organization for Women (NOW). Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s (R) campaign is now criticizing the Senatorial hopeful over comments shared during the event. The comments in question are in regards to Demings and the Democrats' "message" heading into the upcoming 2022 midterm election.

"Tunnels to Towers Foundation Pays Off Mortgages of FL First Responders" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—In their mission to provide aid to the families of America's fallen first responders, the Tunnels to Towers Foundation has paid off the mortgages of Florida first responder's homes.

"Biden’s Crises Make It Harder To Spread Christmas Cheer This Year" OPINION by Tommy Hicks, Jr.—This year celebrating the Christmas season is more difficult than ever. As families across Florida feel the pinch of rising prices, a supply-chain crisis, and an energy crisis, they know who is to blame. Thanks to Joe Biden’s failed leadership, Americans are footing the bill for Democrats’ reckless spending and radical, political wish list, making what should be a joyful time of year stressful for families struggling to make ends meet.

"Demings Seen Giving Support To Hoax Whistleblower Rebekah Jones" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) was seen cheering and giving her support to the notorious so-called "whistleblower" Rebekah Jones after she made debunked claims that Gov. Ron DeSantis fired her for her refusal to alter coronavirus data and had ordered agents to raid her house and pointed a gun at "her children faces."

"Senate Republicans' Campaign Arm Raises $8.4M in November" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) hauled in nearly $8.4 million in the month of November, beefing up their war chest heading to next year's critical midterm elections.

"Rubio Brands Demings 'Pelosi Puppet' After Anti-Gun Remarks" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After speaking against the Second Amendment in Miami, FL, US Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) is now being accused of being a leftist "Pelosi puppet," by her senatorial campaign opponent, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

"Democrats to Increase debt ceiling by $2.5 Trillion" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"DeSantis, Simpson Dominate Money Chase" by News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders

"Florida GOP, Gruters Muzzle Hillsborough Republican Party" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appearing to be unstoppable in his quest for reelection, it appears that the only thing that could disrupt his path to victory is a self-inflicted wound or a total meltdown of the embattled Republican Party of Florida (RPOF), or Florida GOP.

"Rubio Questions Demings on ‘non-Citizens’ Voting" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Last week, New York voters approved a measure that would allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. If the legislation is not vetoed, or if the Mayor doesn’t sign it into law before then, it will become law within 30 days of being voted on.

"Crist: ‘DeSantis Doesn’t Care About Floridians’ by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) sent a message this week to his supporters, arguing that “Gov. DeSantis doesn’t care about Floridians.” The former governor of Florida is vying to unseat DeSantis and assume the office again but this time as a Democrat.

Brian Mast China
Brian Mast China

"Brian Mast Counters Omar's 'Islamophobia' Bill" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With her take on the September 11th attacks, along with her antagonist view of Israel, US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has concerned many Americans with her rhetoric.  Now, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) has successfully countered Omar's "islamophobia" legislation.

"Waltz Warns of ‘Biden’s Inaction’ on Ukraine" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Over the weekend, a poll conducted by ABC/Ipsos showed that President Joe Biden’s (D) approval rating had taken another hit because of a number of issues. One of those issues is growing tension between the United States and Russia. On the heels of the poll, Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) and Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) have penned an op-ed for Fox News, arguing that the world is more dangerous now because of “Biden’s inaction on Ukraine.”

"House Select Jan. 6 Committee Votes to Recommend Contempt Charges for Mark Meadows" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Trump Blasts Netanyahu For Disloyalty In Congratulating Biden: 'F--k Him' by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Matt Gaetz Files National 'Stand Your Ground Bill' by The Floridian's JIm McCool—After weeks of anticipation, US Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has finally filed his "National Stand Your Ground Bill." Rep. Gaetz's measure has garnered far-reaching Republican support.

"Hillary Clinton Warns a Trump Re-election 'Could Be The End' of Democracy" by The Floridian's Mona Salama— Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is betting that former President Donald Trump will seek a White House bid once again in 2024 and warned that if he is elected again, it "could be the end" of U.S democracy.

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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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