JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —6.3.2022 — Pushaw Pounces on Progressives—Sabatini's Sinking Campaign?

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —6.3.2022 — Pushaw Pounces on Progressives—Sabatini's Sinking Campaign?

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
June 3, 2022


Sinking Sabatini

 Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed the long-anticipated $109.9 billion “Freedom First” budget, a measure that most Republican lawmakers have supported and voted on, except for Rep. Anthony Sabatini.

Sabatini is a conservative firebrand and has sponsored good legislation, but because of his relentless attacks against fellow Conservative Republican legislators and moderate lawmakers, whom he calls all “RINOs,” none of his bills saw the light of day.

Is Sabatini a terrible legislator that wants voters in Florida’s 7th Congressional District to send him to Congress and forget all of his missed votes and hostilities against his colleagues?

Unfortunately for him, many Republicans believe so.

But with that said, Sabatini is considered one of the frontrunners in his Republican primary race to replace the retiring Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D).

The bigger issue Sabatini now faces is his rejection of Governor Ron DeSantis’ “Freedom First” state budget.

Sabatini voted against the budget twice, railing against education funding that DeSantis asked for and championed.

Could rejecting the most popular governor in the U.S. be considered a death blow to his congressional campaign? READ MORE




Governor Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary Christina Pushaw continues to pounce on anyone that she feels dishes out disinformation or false narratives about her boss or the state of Florida. So with that said, we will call her 'Pouncing Pushaw."

Progressives like Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, and Peter "I love glazed donuts" Schorsch hate her. Both Schorsch and Smith have tried to measure up against Pushaw, but both have drawn the short straw. Pushaw has proven to swing longer than both. Schorsch has even blocked her on Twitter. READ MORE

Crist Continues to Garner Support

Rep. Crist has now garnered the endorsement of Progressive Rep. Anna Eskamani, the bubbly and popular grassroots activist from the Orlando area. It's a big get for Crist. READ MORE

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-This $15.9 million federal grant is a game changer. It will be used to build a high speed rail connection between Orlando & Tampa. Orlando is a world-class city & needs a world-class transportation system. This grant will help make that a reality.

Rep. Matt Gaetz-Let the message from this committee hearing to Republican senators be clear:

If you back red flag laws, you betray your voters, you are a traitor to the Constitution, you do nothing to make mass shootings less likely, and you put a target on the back of your constituents.

Annette Taddeo (She/Her/Ella)-If the working class cannot afford to put a roof over their heads, how can we expect to have a “booming economy”.

Rep. Dotie Joseph-If we refuse to learn from our (personal and collective) history, we are doomed to repeat it.

We. Can. Fix. This. TOGETHER

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-Democrats will protect our kids next week when we vote for commonsense laws to prevent #GunViolence. Hopefully, extremist Republicans will listen to the Americans who support those laws - not just CEOs and lobbyists hungry for gun profits.


Charlie Crist gubernatorial
Charlie Crist gubernatorial


"Eskamani Endorses Crist for Governor" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Not Every Republican Lawmaker Supported DeSantis' 'Freedom First' Budget" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed the long-anticipated $109.9 billion “Freedom First” budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 at the Republican voter stronghold, The Villages.

"Scott on Rising Gas Prices: "Enough is Enough" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Yesterday, The Floridian reported about the nationwide rising gas prices. The historic highs have brought some of the most mind-boggling numbers this country has ever seen. We reported that gas prices reached its highest rate ever. We reported that in just one day, the national average went up 5 cents. We reported that in just one month, it went up 50 cents. We reported that in just one year, it went up $1.63 roughly. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, the national average went up 4 more cents today.

"Webster Receives 60 Plus Endorsement" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The senior citizen organization, 60 Plus, has officially endorsed Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) for reelection. 60 Plus is a nonpartisan, non-profit advocacy group with a “free enterprise, less government, and fewer taxes view towards issues important to seniors” according to their website.

'It's Okay to Say Gay' Billboards Continue to pop up in Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—June is Pride month in the LGBTQ community and activists in Florida are out in force trying to bring more attention to the false “Don’t Say Gay” political narrative that was coined during the 2022 legislative session that concluded in March.

"LGBTQ Political Catfight Ensues Between Christina Pushaw and Carlos Guillermo Smith" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The month of June is known to the Gay community around the world as "Pride Month" and it was only a matter of time before outspoken Progressive Florida Democrats like Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (Florida's FIRST LGBTQ Latino legislator) became unhinged or triggered over something Gov. Ron DeSantis's press secretary Christina Pushaw said to counter or question the narratives coming out of the militant-wing of the gay community.

"Rubio Team: Demings is 'a far-Left Radical'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) has campaigned to amass support to unseat Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R). However, this week, Demings’ candidacy was finalized as she officially filed to run for the Florida Senate. Though Democrats are hopeful that Demings can defeat Rubio in November, the Rubio campaign continues to dismiss her candidacy, calling her “a far-left radical” that will not become a Florida Senator.

"DeSantis: 'Brandon... America's Most Unpopular President'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Although Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is facing 3 Democratic gubernatorial challengers in the 2022 midterm election cycle, the Republican Governor has solely focused his efforts against President Joe Biden (D). This week, the feud continues as DeSantis further accuses “Brandon” of being “America’s most unpopular president.”

"Congressional Candidate Scotty Moore Runs to Oust Darren Soto" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Gas Prices Reach a New Historic High" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In the middle of March, The Floridian wrote multiple stories on the rising gas prices, inflation, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and how all three are intertwined. Some politicians, some experts, and statistics themselves tried to warn us about the devastating effects that would occur in the weeks to come. But it appears our statesmen and stateswomen did not listen.

"New Poll: Majority of Florida Republicans Support Legal Abortion Access" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Between the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion to throw out Roe v. Wade, and Florida proposing even more legislation to crack down on the practice, abortion has made its way back to center stage for plenty of Floridians. While the state is leaning more red than ever, a recent poll suggests that a majority of Florida Republicans favor legalized abortion.

Michael Grieco
Michael Grieco

"Michael Grieco Drops State Senate Bid" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Leader of Revived State Guard Sought" by News Service of Florida—Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office is advertising for a director of the revived Florida State Guard.

The director, who must have “knowledge of military culture and organization” for a position considered part-time, would be responsible for recruiting, training, and mobilizing the 400-member volunteer guard, which was approved by lawmakers this year to supplement the Florida National Guard during emergencies.

"Gas Prices Could Affect Storm Evacuations" by News Service of Florida—Record fuel prices could make many Floridians less willing to evacuate if they are threatened by hurricanes, the AAA auto club said. With the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Florida at a near-record $4.57 on Tuesday, AAA released survey results that said 42 percent of Floridians might be hesitant about getting out of harm’s way because of fuel prices.

"Fried Continues to Attack Crist on his Past and Present Gun Stance" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"PGA Tour Takes Troubling Stance Towards College Athletes and Amateur Golfers" By The Staff at The Floridian—If you are a golf fan, you’ve likely heard about the PGA Tour’s ongoing battle with competing circuits like Greg Norman’s newly launched LIV Golf series or the proposed Premier Golf League, both of which have positioned themselves as upstart disruptors to the PGA Tour’s status quo. As anticipated, the PGA Tour has taken a zero-tolerance policy towards pros who have shown interest in competing on rival tours, threatening to fine or even ban players who tee it up in a LIV Golf competition. Whether this stance proves to be effective, or even legal, remains to be seen.

"Rubio Introduces Bill in Attempt to Block Iran Deal" By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Iran Deal, or as it’s formally known, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was originally brought about in the later stages of the Obama administration (Joe Biden was Vice President at the time). It was struck down by former President Donald Trump (R) early on in his presidency. Since the transition, President Joe Biden has been working to reinstate the deal.

Sen. Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio

"Anti-Gun Activist David Hogg Called Out, Falsely Takes Credit for Gun Legislation in Florida" By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Since the horrific day that was February 14th, 2018, in Parkland, Florida, lives have been changed forever. Parents lost children, siblings lost siblings, and friends lost friends. The shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School understandably devastated the South Florida community, the state of Florida, and the United States as a whole.

"Republicans Target Former New Less-Democratic South Florida Congressional Seat" By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Republicans are poised to take control of the U.S. Senate in 2022 as Americans continue to reject the foreign and domestic policies that congressional Democrats and President Joe Biden have put forward since taking control of the U.S. Congress and White House in 2020.

"Lee County, FL 10-Year-Old Arrested for School Shooting Threat After Uvalde" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—It has been one week since the tragic attack on the Uvalde, TX elementary school that left 19 children and adults dead. Now, the recent awareness has spiked the public interest on the subject of school shootings, so much so that a Lee County 10-year-old was arrested for making a school shooting threat.

"Biden Suggests Banning Popular 9mm Handguns" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Waltz: Biden Not Sending Long Range Missiles to Ukraine is a 'BAD Decision'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As advertised on the header of his Twitter account, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) became the first Green Beret elected to Congress when he won the Florida's District 6 seat in 2018. Since 2019, he’s been one of the more prominent Floridian Republican voices in the House, such as making appearances on Fox News regularly, such as on Monday.

"Rick Scott Legislation to Help Build Southern Border Wall" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While the border crisis has persisted, many Florida politicians have stepped up to the task of reinforcing the southern border.  US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has now introduced legislation to help border states build a wall on the southern border.

"Flynn and Roger Stone Stump for Loomer in The Villages Against Rep. Webster" By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Conservative journalist and political firebrand Laura Loomer is making waves, and this time, following redistricting, Loomer is now running in a Republican majority congressional district and could very well be in position to win a seat


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

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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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