JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —9.14.2022 — FL Democrats Bet the House of Abortion — Crist Accused of Pandering to Latinos— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —9.14.2022 — FL Democrats Bet the House of Abortion — Crist Accused of Pandering to Latinos— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
September 14, 2022


Democrats Bet the House on Abortion

Florida Democrats are hanging their political hats on the issue of abortion in hopes that voters, who mostly agree that the medical procedure should be kept legal, will condemn all Republicans at the ballot box.

With the national economy in shambles and the U.S. projecting foreign policy weakness around the world, the abortion issue is what Democrats are banking on against the presumed “Red Wave” election Republicans were expected to have.

The 2022 midterm will be tighter for Republicans than expected because of the Supreme Court decision to abolish Roe vs. Wade, but Democrats like Charlie Crist, who is running for governor against Gov. Ron DeSantis, have now become one of the leading voices for the abortion lobby.

Yes, this is the same unwavering “pro-Life” Crist that championed the rights of an unborn child when he was a Republican.

Crist is now saying that DeSantis does not want to debate him because of the abortion issue. READ MORE


Crist Accused of Pandering to Latino Voters

Duh, that is what Crist does best. In all fairness, all politicians are out pandering for votes, from all voting blocs.

But Crist's effort to win over Latino votes is extra special.. READ MORE


Byron Donalds-Inflation is up 8.3%. Food, shelter, and electricity are all up double digits. This is crushing poor families and seniors on a fixed income.

What are Dems doing today...

Celebrating the Inflation Reduction Act (which will increase inflation and electric bills).

Rep. Ted Deutch-Since the IAEA Board of Governors passed its censure resolution criticizing Iran's nuclear behavior in June, Iran has continued to rapidly advance its dangerous nuclear program, inhibit the IAEA's monitoring capabilities, and violate its safeguards obligations.

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani-I hate to give this update but nonprofits, legal aid and local governments need to be ready.

The state’s federally funded rental assistance program, OurFlorida, has run out of money and a large number of people who are waiting for assistance will not see it.


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Everglades Trust Issues Congressional Endorsements" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Everglades Trust, the influential non-profit advocacy group set up by community leaders and businesses to help protect the Everglades, has issued its 2022 midterm election congressional endorsements.

"Crist Says DeSantis Doesn't Want to Debate him" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Rubio Team Slams Demings and Inflation Reduction Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—President Joe Biden (D) celebrated the Inflation Reduction Act this week, but a gaffe in the timing of reporting has gained the president criticism from lawmakers and political pundits alike.

"Stephanie Murphy Calls on DeSantis to Distribute Funds Granted to FL" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In the last few months of Rep. Stephanie Murphy’s (D-FL) tenure (she is not seeking reelection), the Florida Congresswoman is calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to distribute the funds that were appropriated to the Sunshine State in President Joe Biden’s (D) American Rescue Plan Act last year. According to the Murphy team, the Governor has only just started to distribute the $35 million given.

"Crist Asserts Bodily Autonomy for Abortion, Yet Also Supports Vaccine Passports" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Democratic candidate for Governor Charlie Crist continues to differentiate himself from Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on just about every issue. The former Conservative Republican has reinvented himself into a Progressive Democrat.

"Rick Scott Cosigns School Choice Resolution" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Nunez Tells "Radical Puppet" Crist His "Pandering" to Latinos Won't Work" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—In the 2022 midterms, as is with every election, candidates are seeking to gain the support of key voting demographics. There is outreach, and then there is pandering. Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez (R-FL) says Democratic candidate for Governor Charlie Crist is performing the latter in seeking the support of Latinos in an appearance on Newsmax's National Report.

"New Poll: Nearly 50% of Seniors Oppose Inflation Reduction Act" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Ron DeSantis : Florida's Political Messiah" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Crist Compares Himself to Jesus Battling "DeSatan" in Campaign Speech" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The rhetoric employed by Democratic nominee for Governor Charlie Crist (D) continues to attract attention. In August, he called Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) a fascist whose supporters have "hate in their hearts." In September, he said he is "so damn proud" of President Biden's infamous speech calling "MAGA Republicans" enemies of democracy.

"Taddeo's Anti-Socialism Position Suspect Due to Business Ties to Goldman-Sachs" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—In Florida's Congressional District 27, State Senator Annette Taddeo (D) is hoping to unseat Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) and regain the seat Democrats lost in 2020. Sen. Taddeo is running as a moderate Democrat opposed to socialism and communism. However, Taddeo's LanguageSpeak, Inc., a business which provides translation services for other businesses, has a client in Goldman Sachs, who infused billions of dollars into Venezuela's government.

"Florida Abortion Clinic Fights Fine Over Waiting Period" by News Service of Florida

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karla Hernandez

"Karla Hernandez-Mats Calls DeSantis a "Dictator" in Online Ad" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—On Friday, The Floridian detailed a Spanish-language radio ad by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) targeting Karla Hernandez-Mats, Charlie Crist's nominee for Lt. Governor in the upcoming election. Sunday evening, Mats retaliated with an online ad of her own, calling DeSantis a "dictator."

"FL Lawmakers Spread $175 Million Across the State" by News Service of Florida

Top Florida Hospital System to Perform Genital Surgery on Minor Transgender Children" by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg

"Progressive FL Lawmaker 'Bullies Parents' For Supporting DeSantis's 'Parental Rights in Education' Law" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Republican State House nominee Susan Plasencia could be on the verge of pulling off one of the biggest upsets in Florida politics this midterm election cycle by defeating arguably the most Progressive state lawmaker, Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D).

"Florida TV Station Violates DeSantis's COVID Vaccination Executive Order" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The highly-anticipated debate between State House candidate Bonnie Jackson (R) and State Rep. Anna Eskamani (D) at the WESH-2 studios in Orlando was canceled after the TV station refused Jackson entry for not providing COVID-19 vaccination information.

"Charlie Crist Called out on National Television by ABC Host for Past Political Views" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Speaking to ABC’s Ana Navarro on The View, Rep. Charlie Crist was questioned regarding his tendency to flip-flop on crucial, hot-button policy issues.

"FL Legislators Call Out Mexico for Dirty Trade Practices" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Alongside the Simplifying Grants Act, which was announced Thursday, Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott Tandem made another joint announcement, this time petitioning U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to “initiate a Section 301 investigation of fruit and vegetable imports from Mexico, and to secure trade relief for Florida growers.”

"Rubio Concerned by Rays' Donation to Clinic Giving Puberty Blockers to Minors" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Scott, Rubio Introduce the Simplifying Grants Act" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—A multitude of Republicans in the U.S. Senate, including Florida’s very own Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have come together to introduce a bill looking to make life easier for local governments who are attempting to apply for federal grants.

"DeSantis Releases Spanish-Language Ad Targeting Karla Hernandez Mats" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With the 2022 midterm elections less than two months away, candidates are ramping up their offensives against one another. On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) released a Spanish-language radio ad targeting his rival Charlie Crist's (D) pick for Lt. Governor, Karla Hernandez-Mats.

"Bilirakis: Democrats' Reckless Spending to Blame for Poor Economy" by Rep. Gus Bilirakis—I have spent the last several weeks meeting with constituents and visiting countless small businesses in our community. The message I’m getting loud and clear is that our neighbors and businesses are hurting. Inflation is raging causing the price of gas and groceries to skyrocket. People simply can’t keep pace, and they need help, especially those who are on fixed incomes, like our seniors. And, everyone knows that the source of their pain is reckless government spending.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"Wasserman Schultz Continues Push to 'Ban Assault Weapons'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Cruz Warns of Weingarten's 'Damage' to US" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Steube Accuses Biden of Buying Votes with Student Loan Forgiveness" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Bilirakis Discusses how to fix Border Crisis" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Rubio Calls Out VA Inefficiency After Vets Experience Long Delays" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) penned a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough to voice his opinions and share his worries about the delays that former service members are experiencing in the VA. The Florida Senator did not fail to mention that the state of Florida has 1.5 million veterans living within its border and felt the need to address the delays that the service members have been facing.

"Rick Scott Announces Plan to Fund the Government Thru 2023" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—With the September 30th deadline to fund the government fast approaching, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is calling on his colleagues to pass a continuing resolution that will fund the government through 2023, by maintaining the current functions and programs of the federal government. This moves intention is to keep the Democrats from pushing any far-left agenda before the midterms, while also keeping the government funded.

"Taddeo Says DeSantis Puts Politics Over American Dream" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—State Senator Annette Taddeo (D) held a press conference this week, slamming Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). The congressional hopeful was joined by Janelle Perez (D) to "condemn the Governor's call to bus Cubans to Delaware." Both Perez and Taddeo directed verbal jabs at DeSantis and Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez (R), arguing that they are putting politics over the American Dream.

"DeSantis Calls Florida Democrats Disgraceful for Comparing Border Crisis to Cubans Fleeing Communism" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Miami—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took Florida Democrats to task for their apparent hypocrisy after they accused him and his administration of using "Anti-Cuban, Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric" on the campaign trail while refusing to condemn Democratic gubernatorial Lt. Governor pick Karla Hernandez-Mats's sympathetic tweet towards the late Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro.

"Governor Ron DeSantis announces State-Wide Toll Relief plan" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

"Diaz-Balart, Gimenez, Salazar Tackle Nicaragua in Letter" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Republicans have joined forces to ask the U.S. Office of International Religious Freedom to intervene in Nicaragua. Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R), Mario Diaz-Balart (R), and Carlos Gimenez (R) have joined forces to issue a letter to the Office . In the letter, Reps. Diaz-Balart, Gimenez, and Salazar share their “concern over the alarming repression of religious freedom by the Daniel Ortega regime in Nicaragua.

"Demings Releases Pro-Abortion Ad Attacking Rubio, Rubio Responds" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The Floridian recently covered Rep. Val Demings' (D) labeling of Marco Rubio (R) an "extremist" for his hardline pro-life stance. Sen. Rubio has stated support for legislation that offered exceptions to abortion in cases of rape and incest, while Demings has consistently voted against the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. In this clash of absolute stances on abortion, Demings has recently released an attack ad against Rubio.

"AmeriHealth Caritas Florida Pumps School Supplies to 2 Thousand Families" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Shannon Bream to Take Over as Anchor for Fox News Sunday" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Crist's 'Caught Lying' About Florida's Parental Rights in Education Bill" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"New Ad Flexes DeSantis' First-Term Accomplishments" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

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Brian Mast China

"Rep. Brian Mast Goes Scorched Earth on Biden Over 'Rainbow' Fentanyl" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Along the countless numbers of crimes that occur at the southern border (other than illegal immigration itself), law enforcement and border patrol agents have a new problem on their hands as there have been reports of mass quantities of the highly addictive, and incredibly lethal drug, fentanyl, being found The introduction of this drug into American society has caused politicians and pundits around the nation to sound the alarm as it has become one of the leading killers in the United States and has become the #1 killer of those aged 18-45.

"Crist Says He is "So Damn Proud" of Biden's Thursday Speech" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Few Democrats have outwardly spoken much about President Biden's (D) Philadelphia speech calling "MAGA Republicans" a threat to democracy last Thursday. At most, as The Floridian has covered, they have ignored the condemnations Biden leveled and focused on the positives, or using the same "MAGA Republican" phrase in their own tweets. In a Friday speech at a church, Democrat candidate for Florida Governor Charlie Crist praises Biden's speech, saying he is "so damn proud of him for it." DeSantis-affiliated Twitter account DeSantis War Room posted the clip Tuesday afternoon.

"Scott Calls for America to Renew 'Never Again' Promise" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich— In a recent Op-Ed with the Washington Times, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has a standard for the United States to renew and to continue to uphold: the idea of “never again.” America has dedicated itself to teaching young students about the horrors of the Second World War and all that it produced, especially the Holocaust.

"Figure-Skater Michelle Kwan Considers Future Congressional Run" by the Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg—Olympic figure skater, Michelle Kwan, appears to be seriously considering a run for Congress. Kwan, who is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history, has recently been appointed by President Biden to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Belize.

"Karla Hernandez-Mats Accuses Journalists of Being Republican Operatives" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Karla Hernandez-Mats, Charlie Crist's (D) pick for Lt. Governor in the 2022 midterms, continues to attract controversy less than a week after being selected. In a Sunday interview with the Miami-based Local 10 news program This Week in South Florida, Hernandez-Mats seemingly responds to the interviewers' questions in a condescending fashion and accuses them of working on behalf of the Republican Party.

"Val Demings Claims Inflation is Not One of Her Top Issues" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Among concerns heading into the midterm elections, the impending economic crisis seems to be the most important one. However, candidate for US Senate, US Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) has voiced that inflation is not one of her top issues

"DeSantis Takes Labor Day Victory lap, Touts Flo

rida’s Post-Pandemic Economic Success" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis kicked off this year’s Labor Day holiday by underscoring Florida’s post-pandemic economic progress.

"Crist's Running Mate Hernandez-Mats Deletes Sy

mpathetic Fidel Castro Tweet" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Karla Hernandez-Mats’s controversial and sympathetic tweet for former Dictator Fidel Castro has been deleted.

"Rubio Says he's 'the Most Effective Senator in Washington'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) took part in an interview with NBC 6 Impact with Jackie Nespral. During the interview, Nespral and Sen. Rubio discussed the upcoming midterm election. Commenting on a number of topics including President Joe Biden’s student loan bailout and Florida Rep. Val Demings (D), Rubio called himself "the most effective Senator in Washington."

"Team DeSantis Slams Biden’s Record in Office" by

The Floridian's Daniel Molina— Team DeSantis continues to direct its fury on President Joe Biden (D) with remarks about his record in office. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is facing Rep. Charlie Crist in the upcoming midterm election, has also maintained a rivalry with the President. In a message to supporters, the Governor’s team reiterated comments from DeSantis, slamming President Biden's record in office while also calling him “the American Nero.”


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 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 [email protected]

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