JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —7.28.2022 — Someone Finally Said it: 'Mexico is not our Friend' — DeSantis Protecting Kids From Sexualization— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —7.28.2022 — Someone Finally Said it: 'Mexico is not our Friend' — DeSantis Protecting Kids From Sexualization— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
July 28, 2022


Our ‘Friends’ From Mexico Aren’t Really Amigos

The Mexican government is complicit with the Biden administration over the huge influx of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. southern border. While Democrats know this to be true, but won’t openly say it, Republicans have been screaming atop the mountain about this. Now. one Republican lawmaker is saying the quiet part out loud: “Mexico isn’t our friend.”

In other words, Florida Rep. Carlos Gimenez is saying ‘no more “Breakfast Tacos” for you Mexico.’

Mexico is allowing the border crisis to continue by allowing the passage of immigrants from Central America to cross their southern border and make their way to the U.S. border.

This is a fact.

Remember when former President Trump took heat because he said that Mexico was sending “rapists” and other bad people to the U.S.?

Well, he was right.

Mexico is allowing the worst of the worst to cross into the U.S. They are not our friends.

Most of the illegal immigrants coming to the U.S. want to make a better life for themselves and their families, but there is a significant criminal element that is also being allowed to make its way to the U.S.

This is on Mexico. READ MORE

Keep it in Your Pants, Mr/Mrs/He/She

Florida has been the epicenter of the Left-Right culture war, with Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) leading the way for conservatives nationwide, and tackling the "Woke society" head-on. During a recent press conference in Tampa, Florida, Gov. DeSantis condemned the practice of children attending drag queen shows and told attendees about a Miami bar whose liquor license was striped over their concerning position on minors. READ MORE


U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy— January 6th was an attack on the Capitol, on the peaceful transfer of power, and on democracy itself.

But it was also an attack on real people and brave law enforcement officers

Congressman Byron Donalds—Today, in the @GOPoversight

hearing, I addressed the need to take emotion out of the gun debate and prioritize the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Every death is a devastating tragedy, but we cannot use these horrific events to push extremist policies.

Rep. Ted Deutch—The legacy of Nazis’ antisemitism is real, dangerous, and poses a continued threat around the world today. Global leaders have a responsibility to recognize that and ensure the atrocities of the Holocaust are never repeated.

Congressman Greg Steube—By rolling out a program that provides ID cards to migrants, Biden is incentivizing illegal immigration. These cards will make it even easier for unauthorized migrants to access taxpayer resources like healthcare, housing, and transportation benefits.

Joe Harding—The current economy self identifies as a booming economy.

Sen. Jason Pizzo—Florida “Democrat” James Bush is a shill for the Florida Republicans. Voting against Democratic values and kissing the Governor’s ass - all day, everyday.

Dan Daley—At the MSD trial, I listened to the medical examiner describe the “snowstorm” impact of high-velocity rounds on the human body (in this case tearing through high schoolers.)

If that horror doesn’t move you to act on gun reform to keep our kids safe, I'm not sure what else would

matt gaetz


"Republican Lawmaker Gimenez Says 'Mexico Isn't Our Friend'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Conservatives have continuously attacked President Joe Biden (D) for the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. southern border since the beginning of his presidency. Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) even went as far as to call the border situation a “national security crisis and a public safety crisis.” Is Mexico to blame?

"Gaetz Votes Against Anti-Human Trafficking Bill," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) continues to himself in the public spotlight time and time again. The reason for the media's scrutiny is that the Florida Republican is allegedly under investigation by the Department of Justice for sex trafficking allegations involving a minor. While the lawmaker has refuted the allegations, Rep. Gaetz is now being questioned over his vote against an anti-Human Trafficking bill.

"Carolina Amesty Targets Socialism in Latest Ad," by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Soto and Other Florida Democrats Seek Obamacare Expansion," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare" remains a goal of Democratic leaders and elected officials. Several of Florida's own Democrats have taken charge on this issue. On July 15th, a letter crossed the desks of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spelling out this objective.  Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) tweeted the letter, of which he was one of its signers.

"DeSantis Condemns 'Woke Society' For Trying to Sexualize Children," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida has been the epicenter of the Left-Right culture war, with Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) leading the way for conservatives nationwide, and tacking the "Woke society" head-on. During a recent press conference in Tampa, Florida, Gov. DeSantis condemned the practice of children attending drag queen shows and told attendees about a Miami bar whose liquor license was striped over their concerning position on minors.

"Castor Pushes Hard in Support of Abortions," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The reversal of Roe v. Wade earlier this year has provided Democrats a rallying point with which to mobilize their voting base of support. Citing women's rights, bodily autonomy, and the burden of unwanted children, Democrats are working hard to make abortion the central plank of their midterm platform. Florida's own Democratic Representatives are no exception. Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) made a series of dramatic tweets Tuesday afternoon on July 26th.

"DeSantis Seizes on CNN's Poll Showing Biden's Approval Rating at 31%," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—President Joe Biden’s (D) approval rating continues to take a hit, and a new CNN poll indicates that the President continues to lose support among his own Democratic base. The results of the poll show that 31% of Democrats and left-leaning voters would prefer if someone other than the President was the nominee in 2024.

"Vice President Kamala Harris Makes American History With 'Woke' Declaration," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Angie Nixon
Angie Nixon

"Angie Nixon Doubles Down on Buying Voters Accusations," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Just last week Governor DeSantis (R-FL) was accused of trying to buy votes with his $450 checks for Florida families. Now, State Rep. Angie Nixon (D-14) is doubling down on her accusations, saying he is hitting a, "new freaking low!"

The DeSantis Administration announced the release of the checks that were for, "These one-time payments of $450 per child are part of [Governor DeSantis] new budget," stated Pushaw. The letter reads that the checks are a "one-time payment that can be used for anything from buying diapers to fueling up at the pump," according to DeSantis Spokeswoman Christina Pushaw (R-FL).

"Mike Waltz: No Vaccine Mandate for National Guard," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The debate over COVID-19 vaccine mandates has gained new battleground among America's armed forces. A vaccine mandate intended for the National Guard remains undecided by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. However, Representative Michael Waltz (R-FL) has announced his opposition to the mandate in a letter sent on July 26th.

"The 'Small' me at Lincoln Project Attack Matt Gaetz in Latest Video ad," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Progressive-minded talking heads over at The Lincoln Project have offered up a hypocrisy-rich attack video against Rep. Matt Gaetz in their latest video, “Matt’s Little Secret.”

"Rick Scott: CHIPS Act "Reckless Spending Spree," Does Little Against China," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As inflation continues to grow and a recession looms, Congress continues to propose new means and ways to continue spending. Among these proposals is the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America (CHIPS) Act.

"Rick Scott Attends the America First Policy Institute Summit," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Former governor and now Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) was a headlining speaker at the America First Policy Institute concerning the United States and its approach to foreign and domestic energy. The panel in which Sen. Scott sat on was hosted by Rick Perry (R-TX), the former Secretary of Energy in the Trump administration.

"Waltz Says Vax Mandates are ‘Crippling’ National Guard," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"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.

Marco Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio/ The Shark Tank

"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."

"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.




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

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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