JUICE —Florida Politics' Juicy Read 🍊 —3.1.2023 — DeSantis's 'The Courage to be Free'—Ingoglia Blows Up Florida Democrats—Donalds, Gaetz, Wasserman Schultz—Much More...

JUICE —Florida Politics' Juicy Read 🍊 —3.1.2023 — DeSantis's 'The Courage to be Free'—Ingoglia Blows Up Florida Democrats—Donalds, Gaetz, Wasserman Schultz—Much More...

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 1, 2023


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The Courage to be Free

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was out promoting his new book, “The Courage to be Free” in South Florida this week.

Gov. DeSantis was with Ben Shapiro at a private Republican Jewish Coalition event in Hallandale Beach before jetting off to The Villages, where he was greeted by the hoards of golf cart-driving Republicans, many of whom like to drive with one hand on the steering wheel, and the other on a can of Budweiser.

DeSantis will be in Miami bright and early on Wednesday, then head to Naples before shooting back over to Palm Beach for another event.

Forget about CPAC, DeSantis will be in Texas. As we first reported, DeSantis will skip CPAC this year and attend two events in Texas, one in Dallas and the other in Houston.



Oh, Blaise.

State Senator Blaise Ingoglia (R) has just triggered Florida Democrats by filing a bill that would end the Florida Democratic Party.

As you can imagine, Democrats blew a gasket and railed against the measure, calling him and just about every Republican “tyrants” for pushing a “one-party” state.

This bill wouldn't have been introduced without DeSantis’s blessing, so expect it to be signed into law.

Also, expect a lawsuit to be filed. READ MORE


Byron Donalds-Remember when @LoriLightfoo ordered businesses to close while ignoring her rules to “keep up w/ her hygiene?” It turns out the people of Chicago had enough of the double standard, destruction of their city, & dereliction of duty. Let’s hope things get better for the Windy City.

Rep. Darren Soto-Today, we are standing with @POTUS and his administration as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two key cases that will affect millions of federal student loan borrowers. We support the president's well-established plan to provide $10,000 — $20,000 in relief.

Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick-House Democrats have put People Over Politics to make historic investments in our communities, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and creating a record 12 million jobs.

Rep. Dotie Joseph-Closing out #BlackHistoryMonth highlighting the Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1st person of color to lead a major political party in either Chamber in Congress

Rep. Cory MIlls/ Congress
Rep. Cory MIlls/ Congress

"Mills Calls Discharge of Unvaccinated Military 'Unlawful Purge'" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—House Republicans continue dismantling the COVID regime. Rep. Cory Mills (R-FL) grills Under Secretary Gil Cisneros on the dismissal of military service members for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. Rep. Mills goes so far as to call it an "unlawful purge." READ MORE

"Ingoglia Introduces Bill to "Cancel" Florida Democrat Party" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—It looks as though Florida Republicans are turning cancel culture against itself. State Senator Blaise Ingoglia (R) has introduced the "Ultimate Cancel Act" that would effectively rule the Democratic Party in Florida defunct due to its previous support of slavery in the Civil War. READ MORE

"Gaetz, Waltz Question Veracity of Ukraine Funding" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Tensions continue to rise between Florida Republicans and the Department of Defense. During a House Armed Services Committee hearing, Florida Reps. Matt Gaetz (R) and Mike Waltz (R) questioned Inspector General Robert Storch regarding funding for the war in Ukraine. READ MORE

"Frost Calls DeSantis a Fascist: 'I Don't Care What Anyone Says'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As the first elected U.S. congressman from Gen-Z, freshman Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-FL) leaves no doubt whether the new generation will passively attempt to represent their constituents. Recently, Rep. Frost repeatedly called Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) a “fascist” and stated that he “we are actively being oppressed. READ MORE

"Team DeSantis Praises 'Biden's Border Crisis' Bill" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) continues to rally support against "Biden's Border Crisis." Last week, the Governor proposed legislation that would address key issues regarding the concern. As he promotes his soon-to-be  released book, Team DeSantis is highlighting why the "Border Crisis" bill is necessary. READ MORE

"MSNBC's Joy Reid: DeSantis wants 'Total Government Control'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Since 2016, Joy Reid has been a host on MSNBC and despite navigating some controversies during her tenure, she has made a home for herself on the network. In what News Busters journalist Kevin Tober described as a “meltdown,” Reid described Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) as a someone who will enforce “total government control” should he become President. READ MORE

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Salazar, Gimenez Condemn DHS for Facility Fiasco" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas condemning the DHS for allowing agents of the Cuban regime to visit U.S. military facilities. READ MORE

"Scott's New Resolution: 'National Fentanyl Awareness Week" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has announced the introduction of a resolution to the Senate which looks to establish February 26th through the 4th as “National Fentanyl Awareness Week.” READ MORE

"Waltz Seeks to Prevent Chinese Owning Private Schools with JROTC Programs" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Young people are a prime target for Chinese espionage, especially those in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC). Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) and Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) introduced a bipartisan bill prohibiting the the Dept. of Defense from establishing or funding JROTC programs in private schools affiliated with China. READ MORE

"Byron Donalds Reintroduces Financial Freedom Legislation" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—US Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) has reintroduced the House companion of the Financial Freedom Act. This legislation is aimed at Biden’s Department of Labor and would restrict the type of investments that self-directed 401(k) account investors can choose to invest in through a brokerage window, taking another step to ensure financial freedom. READ MORE

"Donalds Reiterates Need for Transparency on Ukraine Funding" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich— READ MORE

"DeSantis Ends Disney, the 'Corporate Kingdom'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has ended Disney's corporate and tax advantages over other Florida theme parks. READ MORE

"Netflix Continues 'Grooming' Children in Their Kids' Shows" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The American media company Netflix is once again exposing children to the current “woke ideology” in another one of their streaming kids' shows. READ MORE

Matt Gaetz
Matt Gaetz

"Gaetz Addresses Border Crisis in Arizona" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Recently, Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) made a trip to Yuma, Arizona to discuss how Republicans in Congress and the legislative branch as a whole, can address the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border. READ MORE

"Haley Will cut Foreign Aid to Enemies" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) penned an op-ed, sharing her views on foreign aid. In the op-ed, Haley assured that she would be cutting foreign aid to enemies of the United States...READ MORE

"Florida CFO Patronis: Biden is going to 'Impoverish an Entire Generation'" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich— READ MORE

"Bilirakis Demands Transparency, Accountability for Border Crisis" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The crisis of illegal immigration at the southern border has been ongoing for nearly two years, and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) is highly critical of the Biden administration's handling of the situation. According to Bilirakis, illegal crossings have continued with no end in sight, and in January alone, there were more than 150k migrants illegally entering the country. READ MORE

"Florida Republicans Slam Efforts to Rewrite Title IX" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The tide is turning against transgender policies, as 28 organizations demand that the Biden Administration rewrite Title IX to accommodate for "gender identity." READ MORE

"Frost Goes on Diplomatic Exchange to Korea and Japan" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In 2022, Florida voters elected the first Gen-Z legislator to the federal government, Representative Maxwell Frost (D-FL). After making history in November, Rep. Frost joined Reps. Mark Takano (D-CA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and French Hill (R-AR) to a “delegation & legislation exchange” trip to Japan and Korea. READ MORE

"Nikki Fried Will Lead the Florida Democratic Party" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Former Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is the new face of the Florida Democratic Party, defeating former State Senator Annette Taddeo by 52% of the vote.


"Ukrainian Flag Flying Over Washington, D.C. is 'Outrageous'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—READ MORE

"Waltz Calls for Public Release of Subpar Army Recruiting Data" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich— READ MORE

Byron Donalds
Byron Donalds

"Donalds, Oversight Committee Demand Transparency Concerning $113 Billion to Ukraine" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As a member of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) is looking for transparency concerning the federal government’s distribution of taxpayer funds to Ukraine and their defense efforts against Russia READ MORE

"Salazar Vows to Reduce Cost of Living in Miami" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina —READ MORE

"DeSantis Plans to End Tuition Waivers for Undocumented Migrants" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—JACKSONVILLE – While at a press conference addressing the “Biden Border Crisis,” Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) – adorning his signature on the podium —READ MORE

"DeSantis Outlines 'Border Crisis' Bill" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has long criticized the Biden administration over its handling of the "border crisis." READ MORE

"Scott Reintroduces Stop Taxpayer Funding to Hamas Act" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Mike Braun (R-IN) reintroduced the Stop Taxpayer Funding of Hamas Act. READ MORE


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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