JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.15.2022 — DeSantis is Hitler?— Democrats go Ghost on 'Ghost Candidates—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.15.2022 — DeSantis is Hitler?— Democrats go Ghost on 'Ghost Candidates—More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
January 17, 2022

Because DeSantis is Hitler? WTF!?

AG Commissioner Nikki Fried, who took a lot of heat for comparing Gov. Ron DeSantis to Adolf Hitler last Friday, isn’t backing down from her remarks.

On Sunday, it appears as if Commissioner Fried doubled down on the comment.

I am not sure if this is politically expedient for Fried, but whatever. She owns it and her gubernatorial campaign could sink or swim on the comparison. READ MORE


DeSantis Receives Some Love for Tallahassee Folks

Veteran government affairs guru Nick Iarossi from the Capital City Consulting firm came out in defense of Gov. DeSantis's leadership and overall performance in a sit-down interview with The Floridian.

Iarossi, who is a key player in the DeSantis political world, praised the recent “State of the State,” saying that the address was inspiring.

Florida Democrats on the other hand did not see DeSantis’s speech the way Iarossi did. READ MORE


Florida Democrats go “Ghost” Over Democratic “Ghost Candidates”

Certain Florida Democratic legislators are all loud and opinionated when it comes to railing against Republicans and Republican issues and causes, but when it comes to talking about potential Democratic missteps and hypocrisies, well, mum is the word. READ MORE

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-Week 1 of legislative session .While @RonDeSantisFLadds fuel to the fire with more divisive rhetoric, our team is up in Tallahassee fighting for the bread-and-butter issues that impact daily lives.

Rep. Carlos G Smith-Just in time for #MLKDay2022@GovRonDeSantis introduces an illegal re-districting map which destroys minority representation in Florida.

Alex Andrade-Is it just me or is @NikkiFriedsounding more and more hysterical?


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Nikki Fried

"Nikki Fried Reasserts Comparing DeSantis to Hitler" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Less than two days after comparing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to Nazi Adolf Hitler, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) appears to reassert her controversial remarks from last Friday.

"Florida Democrats go Silent as 'Ghost Candidate' Controversy Unfolds" by The Floridiain's Javier Manjarres—Outspoken Florida Democrats protesting “Write-In” or so-called “Ghost Candidates” are suddenly silent about their own apparent ghosts of elections past.

"Iarossi Says DeSantis's 'Free State of Florida' Speech Rallied Floridians" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The 2022 Florida legislative session is now underway, and while Governor Ron DeSantis’s “State of the State” or "Free State of Florida" address invigorated Republican legislators and voters, and Independent voters, Florida Democrats were quick to criticize the yearly address as a mere political play to appease his voting base of support.

"Florida Gov. DeSantis Compared to Hitler by Democrat Nikki Fried" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is running for governor in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race, recently compared Gov. Ron DeSantis to Nazi Adolf Hitler.

"Wasserman Schultz Says 'SCOTUS Ruling Sets Back our Fight'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina


Mast Calls for Controversial Federal Takeover of State Water Rights" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"House Takes Up Ballot Initiative Restriction" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida—& Elections Committee is scheduled Tuesday to take up the proposal (HJR 1127), filed by Rep. Mike Beltran, R-Lithia.

"Murphy Secures More than $245M to Rebuild Bridges" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Before her time ends in office, having announced that she would not run for reelection, Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) has secured almost $245 million for the Sunshine State. The effort, a result of a bipartisan infrastructure law, will help repair and build bridges.

"Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate, Backs Health Worker Rule" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida

Former Rubio Legislative Aide Alina Garcia to Run for Florida Senate" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Florida Republicans Continue Registering More Voters Than Democrats" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Republican Party of Florida is taking another victory lap around the Florida Democratic Party, celebrating that they have a 45,153 registered voter advantage. This doesn't look good for Florida Democrats.

"Rubio: I Won’t let Biden Hijack Florida’s Elections" by Senator Marco Rubio—Florida Republicans continue to criticize President Joe Biden (D), taking issue with rising inflation among other concerns. Lawmakers like Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) are further hinting that this could lead to the President being voted out of office. Citing reports from the most recent Quinnipiac poll, Rubio said that the findings show that “most Americans think Biden is a disaster.”

"Rubio: 'Americans Think Biden is a Disaster'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Republicans continue to criticize President Joe Biden (D), taking issue with rising inflation among other concerns. Lawmakers like Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) are further hinting that this could lead to the President being voted out of office. Citing reports from the most recent Quinnipiac poll, Rubio said that the findings show that “most Americans think Biden is a disaster.”

"Justices Order New Trials for Death Row Inmates" by News Service of Florida's JIm Saunders—TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered new trials for two Death Row inmates, including for a man convicted in the murders of a Broward County couple after his mother provided key testimony.

"Associated Industries of Florida Unveils 2022 Legislative Priorities" by Jim McCool

"Moody Unveils Initiative Tackling Human Trafficking" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) announced a new human trafficking initiative. Most recently, the AG Moody addressed rising smash-and-grab robberies, but now the new initiative invites business owners to train staff, so they can report instances of human trafficking. Calling it an effort to have “partners in the community,” Moody was joined by several other political figures in unveiling the initiative.

"Casey DeSantis: ‘Freedom is Prevailing in Florida’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida’s First Lady, Casey DeSantis, released a message to supporters, praising Florida and affirming that “freedom is prevailing in Florida.” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has been fighting several controversies while also facing three gubernatorial challengers. However, Casey DeSantis assured that the state is moving forward, arguing that “Florida is the freest state in the United States.”

"Annette Taddeo Reveals Plans for Florida's Pre-K Programs" by The Floridian's Jim McCool and Javier Manjarres—Tallahassee, FL - Gubernatorial candidate and State Senator Annette Taddeo (D-40) revealed her ambitious plans for pre-K programs in Florida ahead of the 2022 legislative session on Wednesday in a press conference to discuss her newly-file SB 1922.

"Consumer Inflation Jumps At Fastest Pace In Nearly 40 Years" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Inflation jumped at its fastest 12-month pace in nearly 40 years in December, as the surging costs continues to eat into Americans' wages and indicating that inflationary price pressure is showing no sign of easing.

"Democrat Cruises to Win in Hastings District" by News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders—TALLAHASSEE — More than nine months after the death of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, South Florida voters Tuesday elected Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick to succeed him.

"Rubio Campaign Calls Demings ‘Politically Convenient by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Florida can use those 1 million expired COVID-19 tests, after all ” by Tampa Bay Times’ Kirby Wilson— “At the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie ran into Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. He had news for her. The federal government has agreed to give Florida another three-month extension to use the nearly 1 million rapid COVID-19 test kits that expired in a state warehouse at the end of December, Guthrie said. Fried,

"Waltz Accuses Olympics Committee of ‘Hypocrisy by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) has penned an op-ed for Fox News, discussing the upcoming Beijing Olympics. The Florida Republican, taking issue with the International Olympic Committee, accused the committee of “hypocrisy,” arguing that “China will use Olympics to camouflage, distort and hide their oppressive authoritarian regime.

 “Florida Republicans craft restrictive abortion law Democrats have little power to stop” by POLITICO’s Arek Sarkissian— Republicans who control the Florida Legislature have spent months crafting the proposal after Texas lawmakers in May banned all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and opened up abortion providers to lawsuits from private individuals.

"Democrat Fried Says "Free State of Florida" a DeSantis Dog Whistle" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Tallahassee—In response to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s State of the State address, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried held a press conference to pan all of Gov. DeSantis talking points, especially his use of the terms “Freedom” and “the Free State of Florida,” which she refers to as a “dog whistle.”

DeSantis: Freedom is good, COVID mandates, lockdowns are bad” by The Associated Press’ Brendan Farrington

"Ron DeSantis Reinforces Florida's Ban On CRT" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Tallahassee, FL - Florida has easily been one of the most proactive in shooting down Critical Race theory education almost one year ago.  Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) kicked off his State of the State Address further reinforced the state's ban on CRT in the classrooms.

"DeSantis Takes Shots at Fauci in State of the State Address" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Tallahassee, FL - Today's State of the State Address before the Florida House, was always poised to be a politically-charge speech.  Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) delivered, opening up his State of the State Address by taking shots at Dr. Anthony Fauci and the federal government.

"RNC Sues NYC Election Officials To Block Law Allowing Noncitizens To Vote" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

 “Florida Senate panel backs bill to overhaul students’ annual testing” by Miami Herald’s Ana Ceballos and Tampa Bay Times’ Jeffrey S. Solochek

Both Republicans and Democrats use 'Ghost Candidates" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Two of Florida’s most progressive state legislators, Reps. Anna Eskamani and Carlos Guillermo Smith, have joined fellow Democratic legislators, Angie Nixon and Tavaris McCurdy, to pen a letter to the Florida Public Service Commission asking them to conduct an audit into Florida Power & Light (FPL) “to determine whether ratepayer money was used, directly or indirectly, to finance the fake candidate schemes,” or "ghost candidates."

"GOP Immigration Proposal Emerges" by the News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders—TALLAHASSEE — In one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ priorities for this year’s legislative session, two Republican lawmakers have filed a proposal that seeks to ratchet up immigration enforcement. In the state.

"Implementation is Key to Make Progress Monitoring Work for Students" OPINION—When COVID-19 caused the cancellation of state assessments in 2020, it created a rare opportunity to re-evaluate what parts of our public education system were working and which needed changes.

"Progressive Supervisor of Elections in Florida Asks GOP Candidate if He's With 'Proud Boys' (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Progressive Broward Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott has recently been caught on camera appearing to take sides in the contentious special congressional election in Florida’s 20th District by asking Republican congressional nominee Jason Mariner if he was a member of the Proud Boys and if he had “thrown up” hand signs that could be portrayed as racist.

"Senate 2022 Field Officially Set: Thune and Johnson To Run for Reelection" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"DeSantis Blames Federal Gov. Failures on Lack of Therapeutic COVID-19 Treatment" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Amid controversial accusations of stockpiling COVID-19 tests, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has publicly come blaming the federal government's failures on a lack of monoclonal and therapeutic treatments for COVID-19.

(Exclusive to the Floridian) "Rubio: Biden ‘Doesn’t Enforce the law’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—As President Joe Biden’s (D) Administration nears its first year in office, the President is touting accomplishments while GOP lawmakers are raising concerns. Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), who’s currently running a reelection campaign against Florida Rep. Val Demings (R) , spoke to The Floridian about the Biden Administration’s response to illegal immigration and the border.

"Fried accuses DeSantis of Trying to ‘Circumvent Oversight’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Building Inspections Proposed After Surfside Collapse" by News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders

"Fried Responds to DeSantis's Confirmation That COVID Test Kits Expired" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's recent press conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, The Floridian publisher, Javier Manjarres, asked the governor about the accusation made against him by Agriculture Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried (D-FL), who accused him of letting COVID-19 test kits expire.

Byron Donalds
Byron Donalds

"Byron Donalds Says he Will Hold Pelosi Accountable for Capitol Riot" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—On the 1-year anniversary of the January 6th Capitol riot, Democratic legislators are using the ominous day to push their media narrative that former President Donald Trump and many of his supporters, actually tried to overthrow the federal government.

"Charlie Crist Accuses DeSantis of 'Aiding and Abetting' Jan. 6th Rioters" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—One year ago today the infamous January 6th riot on Capitol Hill took place in an effort to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election. Now, Democrats are expected to start talking up the events again with gubernatorial candidate and US Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) accusing Governor DeSantis (R-FL) of "aiding and abetting," January 6th rioters.

"Biden Blames Trump For Jan.6 Capitol Riot" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—President Biden marked the one-year anniversary of the Jan 6 Capitol riot by repeatedly bashing former President Donald Trump while rallying Senate Democrats to force the passage of sweeping federal election reforms.

"DeSantis Compares Capitol Riot to 'Assassination Attempt of Republican members of Congress' by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During a press conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis was asked his thoughts about the 1-year anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot, where the first term governor compared the riot to the “attempted assassination of Republican members of Congress” at congressional baseball game practice on June 14, 2017.

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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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