JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.03.2022 — A New Year, A New Line of Attack Against DeSantis—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.03.2022 — A New Year, A New Line of Attack Against DeSantis—More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
January 3, 2022

Happy New Year

With that said, 2022 will likely be one of the most consequential election years of our lifetime.

Where have we heard that cliché before?

All joking aside, 2022 will be a big year in politics.

The legislative session in Florida is less than two weeks away, COVID is once again surging across the state, and Democrat's only line of attack against Gov. Ron DeSantis is to criticize him for taking time off during the holidays to be with his ailing wife and three rugrats.

Wait, President Biden was in Rehoboth Beach taking a break over the holidays and wasn’t making any public appearances (he rarely does).

But to the president’s defense, he did walk the dog a few times on the beach. Those count as public appearances, right?

Last year, Democrats around the state and national, decided to bash Gov. DeSantis for taking what they call “a vacation” as COVID cases were multiplying at an alarming rate.

After the chorus of Democrats began to call DeSantis “MIA” from his duties as governor, DeSantis, via his executive office, informed Floridians that while he was still working, he also juggled spending time with his family, and attended another one o First Lady Casey DeSantis’s cancer treatments.

The problem that Democrats have with DeSantis is that he hasn’t made any public events. Even though his weekly schedule shows him working in Tallahassee, it is not good enough for Democrats.

Well, Democrats longing (obsession) to see DeSantis come out from hiding is going to happen.

DeSantis will be at Broward Health in Broward County this morning to most likely discuss COVID and the ongoing treatments being administered to those infected with the virus. Remember, Florida has been shorted monoclonal therapies by the Biden administration.

Here is our coverage of Democrats targeting DeSantis for attending cancer treatments with his wife Casey:

Cammack Defends DeSantis, Reminds AOC to Reach out to her Breast Cancer Constituents

Fried Accuses DeSantis of Acting ‘Negligent’

Scott: AOC is a ‘Complete Hypocrite’

Democrats Criticize DeSantis for Balancing Work and Family


Ron DeSantis-Happy New Year from the free state of Florida.

Commissioner Nikki Fried-As we come together tonight to ring in a New Year, I’m continuing to urge Floridians to take the necessary steps to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their community from COVID-19. We’re all in this together, and our way out is together.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-As we head into 2022, I wish you and your families all the happiness in the world. May you stay healthy and safe and prosper in the New Year.

Rep. Val Demings-Happy first day of 2022, everyone. Let’s make this a great year.

Rick Scott-From my family to yours, Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to another great year doing a job I love: serving Florida families in the U.S. Senate & making Washington work better for every Floridian.

Byron Donalds-Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year! Now, let's take back the House!

Shevrin “Shev” Jones=Happy New Year from Mr Titos and Princess Nikora!!


Kat Cammack
Kat Cammack

"Cammack Defends DeSantis, Reminds AOC to Reach out to her Breast Cancer Constituents" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Cory Mills: Make American Farming Great Again" OPINION by Cory MIlls—The current American economy, which is arguably the worst in recent memory, has been perpetrated by President Joe Biden and his Progressive Democratic cohorts in the U.S. Congress.

"Fried Accuses DeSantis of Acting ‘Negligent’ by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As Florida faces surging cases of COVID-19, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) is calling for Governor Ron DeSantis (R) to make use of unused COVID-19 tests that she claims will soon expire. While she did not provide information on what tests she’s speaking of or where the information derives from, Commissioner Fried said that if Governor DeSantis does not act soon, it would be “negligent at best.”

"Scott: AOC is a ‘Complete Hypocrite’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has faced criticism from Democrats who accuse the Governor of disappearing while Floridians face a surge in COVID-19 cases. However, the Governor has responded to critics, arguing that he has been by the side of his wife who is facing breast cancer. One vocal critic has been New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D)...

"Casey DeSantis: Governor DeSantis Protected 'Liberty and Freedom' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—To close out the year, Casey DeSantis, the First Lady of Florida, shared a year in review message for supporters. Supporting her husband, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), Casey championed the efforts of his administration while sharing that there’s more work to complete in 2022.

"Democrats Criticize DeSantis for Balancing Work and Family" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After Fox News reported that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a few days off of his busy schedule to accompany his wife, First Lady Casey DeSantis, to one of her cancer treatments, The Floridian has learned that this was not the first time the governor has taken personal time to be with his wife and family as she battles breast cancer.

"Ron DeSantis Calls Biden Administration a 'Regime' on Education" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—This year saw a mass politicization of the education system, with local school systems stirring up more controversy than the state or federal government. Now, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is calling the Biden Administration a 'regime' on education.

"State Urges Appeals Court to Act on Health Worker Shots" by News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders—TALLAHASSEE --- Saying it is among states that are “unshielded,” Florida is pressing a full federal appeals court to at least temporarily block a Biden administration rule that would require health-care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

"AOC Spotted in Miami Beach, Ringing in New Year 'Enjoying a Taste of Freedom' by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Demings Finds new Voice to Push the Biden Agenda" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Death Row Inmate Proposal Sparks Opposition" by The News Service of Florida—is considering a proposal that would allow Death Row inmates to represent themselves in certain court proceedings, an idea that has drawn opposition from defense attorneys, prosecutors and mental-health advocacy groups.

"New Florida Residents Credit Ron DeSantis for State's Success" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As Americans from across the nation pack their bags for Florida in droves, new Florida residents are crediting Governor Ron DeSantis' (R-FL) policies for successfully fighting crime.

"Rick Scott Backs Navy in Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Amid new and unpopular vaccine mandates, the Biden Administration has cracked down on military members avoiding COVID-19 vaccination. Now, US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) is taking religious vaccination exemptions for service members to the courts.

"Biden's Job Approval Rating Continues to Plummet" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Military Proposed as Alternative to Jail Time" by The News Service of Florida

"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.

Rep. Michael Waltz
Rep. Michael Waltz

"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.

"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.

"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
Anthony Sabatini/ The Floridian

"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.

"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) ...


The JUICE is juiced by Javier Manjarres, Daniel Molina, and Jim McCool

Related Posts

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

Subscribe to the newsletter everyone in Florida is reading.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


More Related Posts