JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —7.26.2022 — DeSantis's Water Conservation Board Promotes Abortion — Does Charlie Crist Get Angry?— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —7.26.2022 — DeSantis's Water Conservation Board Promotes Abortion — Does Charlie Crist Get Angry?— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
July 26, 2022


Preserving Water, Protecting Abortions

Gov. Ron DeSantis's Soil and Water Conservation Districts are in place to protect Florida’s natural resources and conserve water, right?

Well, in Broward County, arguably one of the most progressive counties in the state, the board of water heroes is also using its water conservation efforts to protect abortions.

How do abortions have anything to do with water conservation?

Just ask the board members— Emma Collum, Jelani Harvey, Richard DeNapoli, Alissa Schafer, and Fred Segal.

It appears as if the group took issue with the overturning of Roe vs. Wade and decided to promote a pro-abortion rally that was held in their county.

You can’t make this up. READ MORE

Nice Charlie, ‘Angry Charlie’

AG Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried appears to be surging in the polls among Democrats and Rep. Charlie Crist may be reacting to it.

Crist has historically ignored his opponents until he sees poll results showing that they are gaining momentum or beating him. Now Crist has begun to go after Fried with just 3 weeks left in the primary election cycle.

Is Crist worried? READ MORE


Sen. Jason Pizzo-The Catholic nuns in my elementary school spent less time talking about Christianity in the classroom, than Florida Republicans do on a stage.

Rep. Carlos G Smith-In the past year, I led the charge against #DontSayGay and other attacks on LGBTQ Floridians.

After gerrymandering our district, the DeSantis machine is dumping tons of money into my GOP opponent to try and silence one of Florida's only LGBTQ lawmakers.

They will lose.

Congressman Greg Steube-The Democrats think that overturning abortion and gay marriage is going to bring their majority back in November.

AG Ashley Moody-With the nationwide rise in fentanyl overdose deaths, and the two mass overdose events we’ve seen recently in our state—we are calling on President Biden to take action and label this deadly substance for what it is: a Weapon of Mass Destruction.

Representative Dan Daley-Florida’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins today, Monday, July 25, and runs through Sunday, August 7.

You can save on items like clothing, footwear, backpacks, school supplies, personal computers, and more!

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-Day 1 in Jerusalem: I have read the stories, but today, I SAW those stories. From walking the streets of the City of David, to praying at the Western Wall, to kneeling at the place where they laid Jesus; I was in total awe! There’s no post/words that can describe this experience.

Rep. Mike Waltz-We could lose up to 60,000 of our National Guard if the Biden Admin enforces a vaccine mandate. This will be a disaster when we get hit with the next crisis at home.

Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis

"Reforming the Assignment of Benefits System."— OPINION

"DeSantis Says that Unlike Biden, 'He's Here to lead, not Follow,'" by The Floridian's—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is once again chiding President Joe Biden (D), saying that he’s “here to lead, not follow.” As DeSantis’ Democratic challengers gear up for a primary in August, the Governor is instead directing criticism at President Biden and Dr. Fauci, who announced that he’d be retiring at the end of President Biden’s term.

"Broward Soil & Water Board Promotes Abortions, Democratic Officials," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Broward Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD), was created to “protect” and preserve Florida’s natural resources, preserve wildlife, and the “general welfare of the people of the state,” including the promotion and preservation of abortions.

"Nikki Fried Says that Mr. Nice Guy Charlie Crist has Become 'Angry Charlie'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—He has been arguably the nicest, most seasoned political operative and consummate candidate in Florida politics for the past 20 years, but Rep. Charlie Crist is human and like everyone else, tends to lose his temper or show a bit of “emotion” whenever the chips, or public opinion polls, are down for him. This past weekend at the LGBTQ Democratic Caucus meeting in Broward County, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried beat Rep. Crist in a poll by a vote margin of 25-13.

"Rubio, Cruz Draft Bill to Reinstate FARC as Foreign Terrorist Organization," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The Biden administration's foreign policy has received considerable criticism from conservatives, with many Republican lawmakers having voiced strong opinions against the White House's decisions abroad, including it's decision to lift the terrorist designation from the FARC paramilitary organization.

"Sophia Lacayao Lies About Endorsement from Maor Cava & Sen. Taddeo," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Miami's Arroz con pollo politics is never dry, especially during election season. Now, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava (D-FL) has fought to get County Commissioner candidate, Sophia Lacayao (D-FL) to stop using the mayor's photo in a recent mailer that implies an endorsement of Lacayao to voters.

"Mast Attacks Biden on Energy, Border Security," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As the cost of living has increased around the nation, many Americans are feeling thinner wallets and are paying for it at the pump. This has caused conservatives around the country to call out the Biden administration on the rising prices caused by "Bidenflation." In a short video released early Monday morning, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), responds to President Joe Biden's (D) remarks on these high gas prices, calling on the President to "admit that you're wrong and reverse course."

Carlos Guillermo Smith
Carlos Guillermo Smith

"Liberal Florida Lawmaker Claims Ron DeSantis 'Condones' Nazism," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—At the recent TPUSA event, controversy broke out when Neo-Nazis began to demonstrate outside of the building. Now, Progressive State Rep. Carlos G. Smith (D-49) is claiming Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), who spoke at the event, condones Nazism.

"Parties Put Money into Miami-Dade Senate Race," by News Service of Florida

"Waltz Meets With Zelenskyy in Ukraine Meeting," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Members of the House Armed Services Committee issued a statement this weekend after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Minister of Defense Oleksiy Reznikov during their visit to Ukraine. Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R), a member of the delegation, also shared images of the meeting with Zelenskyy on social media, affirming the United States' support.

"Democrats Call on DeSantis to Denounce Tampa Nazis," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has garnered more criticism after his appearance at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Tampa. Numerous conservative speakers took to the stage, but the event gained controversy because a group of Neo-Nazis waved flags outside of the event. In response, a slew of Democrats have called on Gov. DeSantis to denounce the nazis.

"Jimmy Patronis Praises DeSantis for Economic Success in FL," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Hollywood, FL - The latest economic numbers have once again set Florida apart from the rest of the country as the state's jobless rates continued to decline. While at the Sunshine Summit CFO Jimmy Patronis (R-FL) praised the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and bashed Washington's handling of inflation.

"DeSantis and Mark Levin Moderate CD 7 GOP Congressional Debate," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—HOLLYWOOD, FL— The highly anticipated debate in Florida’s Republican congressional District 7 race was the first order of business at the Sunshine Summit that was hosted by the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for the debates and even sat in on two of the debates to help Conservative TV Host Mark Levin moderate the events.

"Paul Renner Defends Parental Rights Bill at Sunshine Summit," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Hollywood, FL - Speaker Designate State Rep. Paul Renner (R-24) took the stage at this year's Sunshine Summit on Saturday where he attacked Democrats on education reform. The soon-to-be Speaker of the Florida House called to stop educating children on "woke garbage" and defended the Parental Rights Bill.

"Sunshine Summit Holds District 13 GOP Primary Race," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—At the Sunshine Summit, this Saturday, Republican congressional candidates in District 13 squared off in a debate in hopes to secure their chances of becoming the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Charlie Crist’s (D-FL) .

"Aaron Bean Calls Erick Aguilar a 'Crook' and 'Con man,'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Hollywood, FL -  The Sunshine Summit this weekend hosted several key congressional debates, but none made the audience's attention perk more than the congressional District 4 debate between State Sen. Aaron Bean (R) and Dr. Erick Aguilar (R) when Bean called Aguilar a crook that stole from seniors.

Matt Gaetz and Anthony Sabatini
Matt Gaetz and Anthony Sabatini

"Mark Levin Says Sabatini's Foreign Policy 'Most Radical' he's Ever Heard [VIDEO]," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Ron DeSantis: 'Do you want to be in Brandon's party?' by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Hollywood, FL - At the Sunshine Summit, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was by far the most anticipated guest to take the stage. Gov. DeSantis kicked off his speech by bashing Democrats and highlighting Republican gains in the state of Florida, asking, "Do you want to be in Brandon's party?"

"DeSantis Warns Floridians About Cuban Investment Scheme," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakic

"Senator Ted Cruz Enters Florida Politics, Endorses Cory Mills," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Combat veteran Cory Mills has just landed arguably the biggest congressional endorsement of them all—Senator Ted Cruz.

"Crist, Fried Duke Square off in Debate, Sparks fly," by News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE --- With both claiming to be Florida Democrats’ best bet to defeat Gov. Ron DeSantis in November, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried traded barbs Thursday in their only debate before next month’s primary election.

"Jason Holloway Pulls a Charlie Crist, Swaps Political Parties to run for Office," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Jason Holloway has taken a page out of the Charlie Crist playbook and has changed his Democratic voter registration to Republican, and now he is running for State House District 58.

"Conversion Therapy’ Bans Remain Blocked," by News Service of Florida

"Demings Votes to ban 'All Semi-Automatic Rifles'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Rubio, Scott Introduce the 'Turn Off The Tap Act' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Republican Senators are looking to address an issue that has involves the state-controlled Chinese companies and their business dealings with the American government. The Republicans seeking to address this issue – Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) – have introduced the Turn off the Tap Act, which is designed to keep federal funds out of the hands of “firms listed on several federal blacklists, including the Department of Commerce’s Entity List and the Non-SDN Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies List.”

"DeSantis: ‘Biden is Blundering our Country’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) continues to criticize President Joe Biden (D), saying that “Biden is blundering our country towards the abyss.”

"Deutch: ‘Climate Change is not a Partisan Issue’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Crist Unveils ‘Accessibility for All’ Plan" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Ron DeSantis: 'The Checks Are In The Mail'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As a part of Governor Ron DeSantis' (R-FL) new "Freedom First" budget for Florida, the administration is once again placing Florida families at the front of their agenda by distributing $450 checks per child to take care of Back-To-School and family expenses. However, several Progressive Democratic state lawmakers have been critical of the move, accusing the policy of not being as altruistic as it seems



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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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