JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —9.19.2022 — DeSantis Called 'Anti-Semite' Over Campaign Ad — Left vs Right in Bitter Congressional Race— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —9.19.2022 — DeSantis Called 'Anti-Semite' Over Campaign Ad — Left vs Right in Bitter Congressional Race— More...

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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September 19, 2022

 

Ron DeSantis the Anti-Semite?

Florida Democrats, namely Rep. Charlie Crist, continue to call Gov. Ron DeSantis a “racist” and an “anti-Semite” for not condemning instances of Nazis and other anti-Semites have reared their heads during the 2022 midterm election cycle.

Actually, Gov. DeSantis has denounced these “jackasses” but it's not good enough for Democrats and Crist.

Now Crist is targeting DeSantis for using a controversial pastor in his latest campaign ad.

“Ron DeSantis's latest campaign ad features an anti-Semite. DeSantis has consistently refused to condemn hate or extremism, including the Nazis in our state waving flags with his name. Now, he's spending millions to elevate an anti-Semite with a history of hateful speech.”

Crist claims that DeSantis has refused to “forcefully condemn” these hate groups.

In reality, DeSantis did “forcefully” condemn anti-Semitism during a press conference early this year at the Southwest Water Management District in Palm Beach County. READ MORE

 

Charlie and Kamala are not on the Same Page

Just as VP Kamala Harris recently said that there wasn’t a border issue, Crist argued that Texas may have an issue, which put him at odds with the Biden administration. READ MORE

 

Squeezers

Gus Bilirakis-I celebrate the US decision to fully lift the Cypriot arms embargo which has been in place since 1987. In 2019, Congress passed a bill I co-authored, the Eastern Mediterranean Energy & Security Partnership Act, which paved the way for this action.

Rep. Lois Frankel-It's troubling to see these reports. The Bipartisan Task Force to Combat Antisemitism had a productive meeting with @Official_SCN this week to discuss the threats facing Jewish & other faith-based communities, as well as the best practices to identify, report, & combat them.

US Rep Kathy Castor-Congratulations @USouthFlorida for being awarded the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, for the third time! Your commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students creates a strong path for success inside and outside the classroom.

Lauren Book-Ron DeSantis has no problem using people as political pawns — and his actions may have violated the law. It's why he is actively losing support in South Florida. This trend will continue all the way until November.

Alex Andrade-Today is the 235th anniversary of when the Founding Fathers signed our Constitution. Team Andrade celebrated the day at the Santa Rosa Shooting Center.

Happy Constitution Day!

 

Anna Paulina Luna
Anna Paulina Luna

 

Left vs Right: The Congressional Race Between Progressive Eric Lynn and Conservative Anna Paulina Luna" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The congressional contest between Air Force Veteran Anna Paulina Luna and former President Barack Obama advisor Eric Lynn (pictured) will be one of the most closely-watched races in the country, and will arguably become one of the most ideologically-driven races of the year.

"PART 2: Exclusive Interview With Montez Clark Concerning BLM, CRT, and More" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As the general election draws nearer and nearer, Americans are starting to pay more and more attention to their local races and how they are going to use their vote at the ballot box this year. That is why we sat down with Dr. Drew Montez Clark (R), the District 20 Republican congressional nominee challenging incumbent Rep. Shelia Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL) in November.

"Crist Urges DeSantis to Apologize Over Anti-Semitic ad" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) released an advertisement titled "Results," which has received criticism over the appearance of Pastor Larry Jinks of the First Baptist Church of St. James City, Florida. In the advertisement, Jinks praises DeSantis for protecting the right of religious congregation, but Jinks’ appearance in the advertisements has drawn controversy over the anti-semitic views that he’s shared in the past.

"Rubio Says Democrats Will 'Destroy the Country'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) held a campaign rally in Melbourne, Florida. In the rally, Rubio discussed the upcoming race, his time in the Senate, and Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey also praised Senator Rubio’s efforts in office. In speaking about Democrats in the upcoming midterm election, Senator Rubio said that “they will destroy the country.”

"DeSantis Criticizes Newsom's 'Brain Function'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"DeSantis Breaks Fundraising Record While Crist Raises $20 Million in Just Over one Month" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

"Crist Contradicts VP Harris Regarding Border Crisis" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Just as Vice President Kamala Harris asserted that there was not an illegal immigration border crisis along the U.S. southern border, Rep. Charlie Crist, who is running for Governor of Florida, contracted the Vice President during a recent interview on CNN.

"DeSantis's Criticism of Rogue Media Outlets is Nothing New" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—President Donald Trump broke the mold when it comes to pushing back against rogue media outlets and reporters who tend to keep a progressive slant in their reporting. But while President Trump has famously taken on the media when he first ran for office in 2015, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was also taking shots at “Legacy media” outlets.

"Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Stand Behind Florida Sugar Industry" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Amid changes to the United States' sugar policy at the national level, the sugar industry has sat on the sidelines and waited for changes that could potentially change the landscape of the industry. In a penned letter to the US Department of Agriculture, US Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) defended Florida's sugar industry.

"Texas Sends Busloads of Illegal Immigrants to VP Harris’ Washington Domicile" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

"Mast Aims to Stop Sending Taxpayer Dollars to Anti-Israel Education" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is historically a very complex issue. For many Americans, Israel is a beacon of hope in the hostile Middle East. For other Americans, there are not the same shared emotions for the Israelis, and some even support the Palestinians. However, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) is looking to stop sending American tax dollars to the Palestinians and their anti-Israel agenda.

"DeSantis Team Slams ‘Dividin’ Biden’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) team continues to direct criticism at President Joe Biden (D), saying he’s “on a warpath against conservatives.” Gov. DeSantis finds himself embroiled in controversy this week after sending undocumented immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, home to many influential figures including the Obamas. Gov. DeSantis, calling Biden ‘Dividin’ Biden,’ further ties Crist to Biden as Florida gears up for the November election.

Maria Elvira Salazar
Maria Elvira Salazar

"Salazar Leads Passage of Trafficking Abuse Victims" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, the House passed the Senate version of a bill that would help child sex trafficking abuse victims. Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) and Philadelphia Rep. Deborah Ross (D) led the bipartisan legislation, which also included California Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) and Pennsylvania Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R).

"Rubio, Scott Look to Strengthen Sentences for Fentanyl Dealers" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Within the past month, The Floridian has done multiple stories on the introduction of fentanyl to American society and the effects that it has had.

"Rick Scott Comments on Troublesome August Inflation Report" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Florida Leads: Sunshine State Nationally Recognized for Economic and Educational Achievements" by The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

"DeSantis Sends Illegal Immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, but Biden Deports More" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Byron Donalds Introduces the COBALT Act" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Hernandez-Matz Calls Gaetz a 'sex Predator,' but Forgets she Backed a Convicted Pedophile" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rubio ad Calls Demings ‘Dangerously Liberal’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The Rubio campaign has released a new advertisement against Florida Rep. Val Demings (D). In the advertisement, voters are warned that Demings is “dangerously liberal.”

"Crist ‘fed up’ With DeSantis in new ad" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) has released a new advertisement, taking political digs at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). The new advertisement, exemplifying how Crist is ‘fed up’ with DeSantis, calls the Governor “divisive.”

"Lawmakers Question Biden Over Marti News Cuts" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Karla Hernandez-Mats Jokingly Compares Special Education Students to State Legislature" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

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
stephanie murphy

"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

"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).

anna eskamani
anna eskamani

"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 hav

e 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.

"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

 

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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