JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —7.29.2022 — Top Florida Democrat's Big Oops Moment — US Economy in the Dumps— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —7.29.2022 — Top Florida Democrat's Big Oops Moment — US Economy in the Dumps— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
July 29, 2022


Not so Fast Debbie

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is a heavyweight in the Democratic congressional caucus, has been called out and called a liar for stating that Senator Marco Rubio voted against veterans.

Sen. Rubio’s communication director tweeted a rebuke to Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s assertion that he turned his back on veterans. READ MORE

U.S. Economy is in the Dumps, Down the Toilet

Democrats are in full denial that the U.S. economy is in a recession and are not trying to move the goalposts and say that the current state of the national economy is “perfect.”


When former President Barack Obama’s economists paint a grim picture of the current state of the U.S. economy, you know the fat lady is tuning up her voice for a grand finale. READ MORE


Rep. Carlos G Smith—Many have asked us can gay/bi men or people living with HIV at high risk get monkeypox vaccines right now in Central Florida?

The official answer from the Orange DOH: Not now— you have to be EXPOSED to monkeypox to get the shot.

We’ll keep pushing to expand availability!

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

Joe Biden
Joe Biden


"Forward Party Wants to be a ‘Viable’ Third Party," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Voters have long argued for a third party that would more accurately reflect their political opinions, and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is looking to continue pressing that narrative and lead the charge. Comprised of dismayed Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, the Forward party has officially announced itself as a “viable” national political third party.

"U.S. Faces Second Quarter of Shrinking GDP," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The United States has faced two quarters with a shrinking GDP, which has incited arguments that we’re in a recession. Republicans are calling it the Biden recession, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has taken to social media to comment on the announcement.

"Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Falsely Claims Rubio Voted Against PACT Act," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Ahead of the midterms, the cutthroat nature of politics rears its ugly head once more. On July 28th, Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) engaged in a bit of mudslinging against Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). In a tweet published Thursday afternoon, Rep. Wasserman Schultz alleged that Rubio voted against the PACT Act, a bill expanding healthcare to veterans exposed to toxins.

"Rubio Demands Transparency from McKinsey & Co Must Answer Over Chinese Clients," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Florida Retail Federation Endorses AG Ashley Moody," by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Sexualization of Children in Florida at Drag Queen Clubs is Widespread," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis usually stays out of the political fray, but this week after her husband Gov. Ron DeSantis condemned the sexualization of children by a “woke society” that allows for individuals to “drag” their underage children into a sexually-charged dinner show at a Drag queen club, Mrs. DeSantis weighed in.

"DeSantis Calls For Legislation Against Woke ESG Practices," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As the culture wars in America rage on, many conflicts have extended into the realm of policy. "Woke" ideals worm their way into legislation, business practices, and education. Conservatives have fought against the tide, and Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has announced his latest counterattack. In a press release issued July 27th, DeSantis outlined proposals against environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) regulations.

"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?

Matt Gaetz
Matt Gaetz

"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 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.

Sen. Rick Scott
Sen. Rick Scott

"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.

"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.




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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