JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —8.30.2022 — Florida Republicans Vandalized as 'Fascists'— Rep. Webster Very Sick, Expected to Quit Congress— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —8.30.2022 — Florida Republicans Vandalized as 'Fascists'— Rep. Webster Very Sick, Expected to Quit Congress— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
August 30, 2022


Republicans are Fascist?

The embattled Seminole Republican Executive Committee, whose chairman Benjamin Paris was recently arrested on a misdemeanor related to elections, had their office vandalized this past weekend. The vandals, presumably anarchists, spray painted a vulgarity across the group’s office’s window sign. Republicans, both at the state and federal levels, came out to denounce the vandalism, but Democrats stayed silent. READ MORE

Where is Dan Webster?

Longtime Conservative Republican Congressman Dan Webster is said to be very ill, and there is speculation that he will be retiring shortly after the November election.

Republican members of Congress have told The Floridian that Rep. Webster is sick and that he has not been seen as much on the Hill.

If and when Rep. Webster retires early, it would cause Gov. Ron DeSantis to call for a special election to replace the congressional vacancy.

Laura Loomer, who lost to Webster last week by only 5,200 votes, says she is running again, as is State Rep. Anthony Sabatini, who also lost his primary race. Sabatini lost his race by 14 points.

The Floridian first broke the story of Webster's declining health. READ MORE


Rick Scott-Unsurprising that the White House has no clue what’s really going on at the southern border. After all, Joe Biden hasn't been there since he "drove by" in 2008. His words, not mine

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-From lower Rx and health care costs, to solar panel incentives, Democrats like @valdemings make life easier and save money for America's working families. #VoteBlue2022

Congresswoman Kat Cammack-"Our producers are facing historic challenges for their industries and the Department of Agriculture shows its support and solidarity with another 'woke' program that will do nothing to ease the burdens on the folks who work so hard to feed our nation."

Rep. Stephanie Murphy-I never take America’s freedoms for granted. Every day, I feel grateful beyond words that this country gave my family refuge during our darkest days. Watch below to learn more about our journey

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-Grateful that we passed Dignity for Incarcerated Pregnant Women in Florida, to ensure unfortunate/careless situations like don’t happen.

Lauren Book-The right to privacy is codified in Florida's Constitution. Despite this, the Florida GOP has made it their mission to pass unconstitutional legislation restricting your right to an abortion

Senate Democrats are the only thing standing between women & an all-out abortion ban.


Joe Biden
Joe Biden

"Mayor Levine Cava Announces HOMES Plan," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has taken to social media to announce the county's housing initiative called the HOMES plan. The announcement comes after Floridians have faced skyrocketing prices.

"Sanders Surges in Presidential Poll," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Local Florida Republican Party HQ Vandalized by Anarchists," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—A few months ago, the United States saw a spike in vandalism against pro-life facilities such as crisis pregnancy centers after the leaked Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Now, there has been an episode of vandalism in Seminole County, Florida, at the Seminole County GOP office, just days after President Joe Biden (D) called the ‘MAGA,’ pro-Trump Republicans ‘Semi-fascists’ at a fundraiser.

"Crist Says Biden Was Being "Honest" on "Semi-Fascist" Remark," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Barely a week after winning the Democratic primary for Governor, Charlie Crist (D) continues to alienate Floridians. As we have covered, Crist called Ron DeSantis (R) a fascist whose supporters have "hate in their hearts" and does not want their vote. Saturday, Rep Crist picked Karla Hernandez-Mats, an apparent Fidel Castro...

"Rubio Calls on Biden to Sanction Nicaragua for Human Rights Violations," by the Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In a recent blog post, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has called for more pressure against the Nicaraguan totalitarian regime led by Dictator Daniel Ortega and his spouse Rosario Murillo. The call for more pressure comes after repeated instances of human rights violations...

"Hernandez-Mats's Disdain for Veterans and Love for Fidel Castro Could Sink Crist, Florida Democrats," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Rep. Charlie Crist has tapped a controversial Miami-Dade County Teacher’s Union president, Kathy Hernandez-Mats, to be his running mate.

"Mast and Steube: Of Course There's No Case for FBI Raid on Trump," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Team DeSantis Likens Hernandez-Mats to Randi Weingarten, Calls her 'Radical'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The political sparring has officially begun as the Democratic gubernatorial ticket and the DeSantis administration are unloading on each other. Over the weekend, gubernatorial candidate Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D)announced that Karla Hernandez-Mats was his running mate.

"Waltz Calls Afghanistan Withdrawal 'un-American’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina‚—Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) has penned an op-ed for Fox news, exploring “Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal.” Republican critics have voiced their disapproval of the President’s plan to withdraw from Afghanistan. Since the withdrawal, Waltz has argued that the ‘fundamentally un-American’ move has only exacerbated tension in the middle east.

"Rubio Calls Demings ‘a Do-Nothing Congresswoman’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) joined One Nation with Brian Kilmeade to discuss a number of topics, including his race against Florida Rep. Val Demings (D). Officially the senatorial candidate in the general election, Rep. Demings has embarked on her "Running to Win" tour across the state. In response to his challenger, Rubio is calling Demings ‘a Do-Nothing Congresswoman.”

Anthony Sabatini
Anthony Sabatini/ The Floridian

"Anthony Sabatini Looks to run for Congress Again," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Less than a week after getting crushed by 15 percentage point in his congressional race in Florida’s 7th District, State Rep. Anthony Sabatini, has announced that he will be running for Congress in District 11 if Rep. Dan Webster retires.

"Meet Karla Hernandez-Mats, Crist's Radical Running Mate," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—It seems as though Charlie Crist (D) isn't too keen on winning the appeal of Floridan voters. On Thursday, Rep. Crist flat-out called Governor Ron DeSantis (R) a fascist and said that his supporters have "hate in their hearts," adding that he didn't want their votes. Now, his new running mate may just sink his popularity even further. Karla Hernandez-Mats is the head of United Teachers of Dade, a large teachers' union in the Miami-Dade area.

"Steube Discusses FBI Censoring Facebook on Hunter Biden's Laptop," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—In a recent interview with Joe Rogan, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the FBI ordered social media not to spread news about Hunter Biden's laptop. While Newsweek clarifies that this was to verify the story's authenticity, the recent raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home raises suspicion in hindsight. On Friday, Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL-17) offered his insights on Fox News' Evening Edit.

"Rep. Donalds Commemorates 13 Fallen Service Members in Afghanistan Withdrawal; Reaffirms Call for Biden to Resign," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Friday, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) sent out a press release regarding the one-year anniversary of the 13 service members who died in Kabul during the attempted evacuation of the U.S. military from Afghanistan. The attempted withdrawal was supposed to bring the United States out of the area peacefully for the first time since 9/11 but ended in tragedy when radical Islamic extremist groups descended upon the area.

"Donalds Compares Mayor Bowser's School Vaccine Mandate to Segregation," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"DeSantis Suspends Controversial Broward County School Board Members," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Demings Calls Rubio an Anti-Abortion Radical Despite Her Own Pro-Abortion Radicalism," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Ever since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June, many "Red States" have acted accordingly, placing heavy restrictions on, or outright banning, abortion. Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that he has and would support legislation that has exceptions for pregnancies, including pregnancies that have been a result of rape or incest.

Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio

"Rubio Calls Out Demings for Supporting Mass Student Loan Forgiveness," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Yesterday, President Joe Biden (D) made an announcement stating that his administration would be paying tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt to individuals using taxpayer dollars. Republicans have jeered this decision, while some Democrats have applauded it. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is not a fan.

"DeSantis Announces New SunPass Savings Program," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—If any of The Floridian's readership frequently drives on Florida's toll roads, you can breathe a bit easier now. On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is implementing a new "SunPass Savings" program beginning September 1st. This six-month initiative is estimated to save users $38 million, and DeSantis is calling on the State Legislature to "take necessary action" next year so more Floridians can save toll money.

"Diaz-Balart Condemns Biden's Reduction in Force of Office of Cuba Broadcasting," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—For many years, the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) has given the Cuban people news media through its Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) that the state disallows. Recently, however, just over a year after the historic July 11th protests, its budget has been facing a Reduction in Force (RIF). Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) is calling this RIF "despicable" and an attempt by the Biden administration "to appease the Communist oppressors."

"Scott Demands Diaz-Canel, Maduro, and Ortega be Denied Entry to UN General Assembly,"by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—There are three regimes that stand out in the Western Hemisphere for their human rights abuses and as threats to US interests—Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Cuba, under Miguel Diaz-Canel, Nicolas Maduro's Venezuela, and Daniel Ortega's reign of terror in Nicaragua, have all contributed to the majority of human rights atrocities committed in Latin America.

Moskowitz vs. Budd: Position on Israel," by The Emet Times

"Crist Ad Tells Voters 'Defeat Fascism, Defeat DeSantis'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Straight from his primary win against Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) is now mounting attacks against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). Crist, who defeated Fried by a wide margin, is now positioning himself as the Democrat that can unseat DeSantis in the November election. Releasing a new advertisement, Crist is calling for Florida voters to “defeat fascism, defeat DeSantis.”

"DeSantis Tired of ‘Little Elf’ Dr. Fauci," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to attract criticism as he gears up to step down from his position in December. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), one of Fauci’s top critics in the country, addressed Fauci’s media appearances. Showing his displeasure to those in attendance at the Keep Florida Free tour, DeSantis called Fauci a “little elf.”

"Florida Reps Attack Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—On Wednesday, the Biden administration announces that it will forgive $10,000 student loans to those who make less than $125,ooo a year. As swell as this sounds, this will cost taxpayers $300 billion, and the national debt is currently at $30.7 trillion. Needless to say, Republicans and conservatives have called out this latest directive from the White House.

"DeSantis Administration to Invest $56 Million; Protect 20,000 Acres of FL Land," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—All throughout the Sunshine State, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and his administration has designated over $56 million for 20,000 acres for natural conservation. More than 98% of the land is within Florida’s Wildlife Corridor, which is a series of lands that are interworking and are integral to the sustainability of the state’s ecosystem.

"Laura Loomer Refuses to Concede Primary Race, Cries Voter Fraud," by The Floridian's Jim McCool

Sen. Rick Scott
Rick Scott

"Scott Announces COLLEGE Act; Looking to Make Universities More Responsible for Debt," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On Monday, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) announced his intention to introduce the Changing Our Learning, Loans, Endowments, and Graduation Expectations (COLLEGE) Act. With the President Joe Biden (D) announcing today that the administration will forgive up to $20,000 in student loan debt, many Republicans, including the Florida Senator, have come out saying that forgiving college debt would be a disaster.

"Rubio: Why Are People Who Support Terrorists Allowed to Enter US?" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Last week, it was reported that at least 66 terrorist suspects have been caught illegally entering the United States. On June 8th, the Biden Dept. of Homeland Security and Dept. of State ruled that so long as individuals provide "limited or insignificant support" to terrorist organizations, they can legally enter. On Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to Secretaries Alejandro Mayorkas and Anthony Blinken rightfully concerned with this decision.

"Florida's Biggest Loser: Anthony Sabatini," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Luna Crushes Republican Primary Field, Advances to General Election," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Aaron Bean Easily Wins Primary Election," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Election Night Results in Florida," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Lauren Book Wins Contentious Primary Race, Reelected to Florida Senate," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Rep. Gimenez Faces Democrat Asencio in General Election," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Salazar and Taddeo Win Primaries, Face off in November General Election," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Rubio Says Senate Race is a ‘Clear Choice’"by The Floridian's Daniel Molina


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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