JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —8.16.2022 — DeSantis Pushes Back Against NY Governor's Jewish Remark — 'Don't Say Gay' Fake News— More..

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —8.16.2022 — DeSantis Pushes Back Against NY Governor's Jewish Remark — 'Don't Say Gay' Fake News— More..

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
August 16, 2022


LGBTQ Community is Being Erased?

His Republican detractors call him an outspoken extremist and self-serving activist, who likes to exploit the gay community for personal gain and promotes the debunked "Don't Say Gay' narrative.

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith maybe everything that he is accused of being, but his efforts of calling attention to what he believes are injustices made to the LGBTQ community, should be praised, sort of.

Rep. Smith defends Socialism. This we know. We have all seen the video of him defending Socialism on the floor of the Florida House of Representatives.

We have all seen him rail against Gov. Ron DeSantis's overall “Florida First” agenda, even though he voted for the “Freedom First” state budget.

But while Smith’s activism is noble, many of the assertions and accusations he makes are asinine.

Take for instance his recent statement that the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill or Parental Rights in Education bill, which Gov. DeSantis signed into law, is shoving “LGBTQ students back into the closet and erase our community from public schools.”

Really Carlitos?

The measure DeSantis signed into law prohibits teachers from indoctrinating children K to 3. That’s it.

Here is the text of how the bill reads:

"Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards."

READ MORE about the Parental Rights in Education



DeSantis Pushes Back Against NY Governor’s Jewish Slight Against Florida


There is no question that there are more Jewish Americans living in New York than in Florida.

Because many more Jewish Americans are leaving states like New York and California for Florida, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul decided to beg them not to leave for Florida because the state was “overrated.”

As you can imagine, DeSantis’s office had to respond. READ MORE


On the Campaign Trail..

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is coming to Central Florida to campaign for Rep. Anthony Sabatini as he continues to struggle in his congressional campaign against Cory Mills in FL CD 7.

Rep. Greene, who has endorsed Rep. Sabatini, will try to rally voters into supporting the firebrand legislators, even though the latest poll shows him trailing Mills by 16 points.

What poll?

Well, one very interested member of Congress (we will not disclose his or her name) has shared independent poll results with The Floridian that shows Sabatini having dropped 4 points in the past week alone.

Results of the poll:

Cory Mills: 34%

Anthony Sabatini: 18%

Erika Benfield: 4%

Brady Duke: 13%

Ted Edwards: 4%

Russell Roberts: 3%

Al Santos: 1%

Scott Sturgill: 3%

Undecided: 20%

Sabatini is losing big against Mills due to the $1.2 million independent expenditure (more money is expected to be spent) that has landed on Sabatini's head this past week.

A Pro-Trump Super PAC, American Liberty Action PAC, is responsible for the barrage of negative ads against Sabatini. READ MORE

Has the Fat lady begun to sing for Sabatini?


Debbie Wasserman Schultz-For Black & Latino seniors, the #InflationReductionAct will be 'life-changing.' Never forget: Republicans tried to kill this legislation. #VoteBlue2022

Marco Rubio-An investigation of a high profile political figure is neither “apolitical” nor “by the book” if the investigators are leaking sensationalized claims to the media on a daily basis

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-The Inflation Reduction Act will significantly lower drug prices for American families by allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug makers & capping out of pocket expenses. This historic legislation wouldn't have been possible without pragmatic voices in Congress.

Rep. Carlos A. Gimenez-You don't tax and spend in the middle of a recession. Absolutely not.

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani-DeSantis is supporting anti-abortion candidates in other states and he 100% plans to completely ban abortion in Florida if he’s re-elected. Don’t let him or his extreme agenda win.

"Biden's Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal: One Year Later," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Today marks the one-year anniversary of Pres. Biden's infamous and disastrous decision to withdraw U.S. military troops from Afghanistan. The hasty evacuation left behind billions of dollars in equipment for the reemergent Taliban to take for themselves. What's worse is that a large number of Americans and Afghan allies remain in hostile territory.

"DeSantis Responds to Hochul's 'Florida is Overrated' Jewish Remark," by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg—New York Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul poked at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and advised against New York Jews relocating to Florida. Hochul was signing a Holocaust education bill and was just about to introduce a Holocaust survivor to take the podium when she stated, "I just want to say to the 1.77 million Jews who call New York home: Thank you for calling New York home. Don't go anywhere or to another state. Florida is overrated. I shouldn't say this but look at the governor. It starts at the top down."

"Castor Receives Call Praising her Inflation Reduction Bill Vote," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Having passed in the House, the Inflation Reduction Act continues to polarize Democrats and Republicans. Sunday evening, a giddy Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) took to Twitter to celebrate by posting a brief video attached to her tweet.

"Charlie Crist Says DeSantis's Base is 'Far-right', Polls Say Otherwise," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida Democrats have remained persistent in branding Governor DeSantis (R-FL),and his legislation, "far-right." Now, US Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) is calling all of gov. DeSantis's Republican voting base of support, "far-right."

"Barbara Sharief and Lauren Book Senate Race Keeps Getting Uglier," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book (D-35) has become arguably the most influential Democrat in Florida Politics. However, Broward County Commissioner and Mayor Barbara Sharief (D-35) is challenging Book's incumbency in State Senate District 35.

"Nikki Fried Affirms she Wants an Assault Weapons ban in Florida," by the Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Nikki Fried Says She's not a COVID Lockdown 'Extremist' [VIDEO]" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—FORT LAUDERDALE—Agriculture Commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried is once again asserting her opposition to any future mask and vaccination mandates, taking issue with being referred to as a lockdown extremist.

"'Dark Money' Expenditures Against Sabatini Could Point to President Trump," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich and Javier Manjarres

"Rubio: American Families are Under Attack," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Earlier this week, The Floridian posted a clip from the Netflix children's series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous in which two young women are shown kissing. This is just the most recent example of how left-wing elites seek to remodel American culture. On Friday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) wrote a letter for the American Principles Project outlining the far-left cultural threat.

Rep. Michael Waltz
Rep. Michael Waltz

"Mike Waltz Tears into Democrats Claims US is in a Recession," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Democrats have recently jammed controversial legislation through Congress to expand bureaucratic organizations, such as the IRS, while also attempting to fight inflation.  US Congressman Mike Waltz (R-FL) is tearing into the recent moves made by his opposing party, and claiming the US is in a recession.

"Anthony Sabatini Lies About Voting for DeSantis's 2022 'Freedom First' Budget," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Most people look forward to checking their mailboxes every day to see what may have been sent to them, but that may not be the case for controversial State Rep. Anthony Sabatini, who recently dodged a debate with six of his Republican congressional opponents in Oviedo, Florida.

"Florida Reps Continue Slamming IRS Expansion and "Deadly Force" Job Listing," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As the United States seeks to deal with the current recession, one provision of the Inflation Reduction Act has raised more than a few eyebrows. As reported by The Floridian, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will hire 87,000 new agents. More worryingly, one of the described duties featured in the now-deleted job listing says agents must “carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.”

"Christina Pushaw Resigns, Joins DeSantis Re-election Campaign," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"DeSantis Calls Florida 'a Law-and-Order State'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is calling Florida "a law-and-order state." Amidst ongoing criticism from Democrats in the state and across the country, Governor DeSantis affirmed that what distinguishes Florida from the rest of the country is that Florida's 'a law-and-order state."

"Trump: "Release the Documents Now!" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Biden Promotes 'use of Deadly Force' to new 87,000 IRS Army," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—It has been reported around the nation that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is going to be hiring a vast number of agents after the House votes on Friday to grant the agency 80 billion dollars in additional funds. 87,000 agents are expected to be hired following the passage of the bill in the House. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and other Florida politicians have aired their disgust regarding the assumed bill going through.

"Netflix Streams Lesbian Kiss on Kids Show," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Netflix kids’ series Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous includes a kissing scene between two young girls. In the latest season of the animated series executively produced in part by Steven Spielberg, two female characters have built up tension between them throughout the series which finally culminates in the two sharing a passionate kiss on the mouth.

"DeSantis Announces Temporary Five-Year Teaching Certificate for Veterans," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Being a state where a sizeable veteran population resides, Florida works hard to provide for former service members. Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced a five-year temporary teaching certificate program for veterans finishing their bachelor's degree.

"Republican Congressional Candidates in FL CD 7 Say They can, Will Work With Democrats in Congress," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Oviedo, FL - This week Republican voters in Florida's 7th congressional district got the chance to hear what the candidates had to say for themselves on the issues in a debate-style format. The topic of congressional bipartisanship came up, to which many just about all of the Republican candidates said they would work with Democrats in Congress.

"Loomer Blames 'RINO' Republican Opponent for FBI Raid at Mar-a-Lago," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Monday night's raid on former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home by the FBI continues to make headlines. Conservative journalist and District 11 congressional candidate Laura Loomer has weighed in, telling The Floridian via text that the FBI needed to be defunded and dismantled.

"Cory Mills Leads in new Poll, 'Absentini' Sabatini and Santos cry Foul," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis Says ‘We’re Turning into a Banana Republic’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Rick Scott Comments on July Inflation Report," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Sabatini Demands Florida "Sever All Ties" with FBI and DOJ after Mar-a-Lago Raid," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Republicans Demand ‘Answers’ Over FBI’s Raid," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Republicans continue to criticize the FBI over its raid at Mar-a-Lago at the beginning of the week. With some praising the raid, others questioning it and yet others vehemently criticizing it, Republicans are calling it “frightening” and demanding “answers.”

"Fried: 'Ron DeSantis is Defending Donald Trump Instead of the rule of law'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), who’s seeking the Democratic nomination in the gubernatorial race, held a press conference in front of the governor’s mansion. In the press conference, the gubernatorial hopeful chided Gov. Ron DeSantis over his support of President Donald Trump (R).

"Mar-a-Lago Raid Could ‘Undermine’ Jan 6 Investigation," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The raid at Mar-a-Lago continues to have an effect on the political landscape as it further divides lawmakers and voters. Former Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo (D) commented on the raid, t arguing that if answers are not provided soon regarding the reasoning for the raid, it could lead “undermine” the January 6thinvestigation.

FBI Raid of Mar-a-Lago Compared to Gestapo," by The Flordian's Grayson Bakich—All of Florida's congressional delegation has opened up about the recent FBI raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Republicans and conservatives have voiced immense criticism of the raid, and more continue to speak out. The Floridian has covered the reactions of Governor Ron DeSantis (R), Senator Rick Scott (R), and many others.




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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