JUICE —Florida Politics' Juicy Read 🍊 —3.2.2023 — DeSantis has Jokes—Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela Continues—Mills, Eskamani, Rubio—Much More...

JUICE —Florida Politics' Juicy Read 🍊 —3.2.2023 — DeSantis has Jokes—Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela Continues—Mills, Eskamani, Rubio—Much More...

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 2, 2023


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The Crisis in Venezuela Continues


Most Venezuelans will tell you that the oil sanctions former President Donald Trump put in place are not working, rather they are hurting everyday people. Now, many economic exports and academics are saying that the oil sanctions put in place need to be revisited, and dissolved.

With the 2024 Presidential election cycle underway, will the Biden administration ease those sanctions, or will the Republican presidential nominee, most likely former President Trump, continue the hardline stance against Dictator Maduro? MUST-READ

Ron DeSantis the Comedian

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis comes off to many (mainly legacy media) as some dry, no-personality leader who is gunning for the White House.

Actually, Gov. DeSantis only comes off as angry, but he is not. He just gets frustrated with media types.

DeSantis can be very funny.

As he continues pushing his “The Courage to be Free” book, DeSantis lobs out all kinds of jokes and funny moments outlined in the book.

One of the funniest is the story of him canvassing neighborhoods during his first congressional run for office. DeSantis says that he bought Casey a scooter to campaign with.

Can you imagine that sight?

DeSantis also pokes at politicians like former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and makes Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg the “butt” of his jokes. READ MORE


Chip LaMarca-Dreams do come true! Today I met my sports hero, a good father/husband, businessman, and a pretty damned good ball player for a Florida kid who was supposed to be too small & slow! Thank you @EmmittSmith22 for being an inspirational speaker for the @YMCAofSPBC Glad I saved that @wheaties box for two decades!

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani -The FL Juvenile Justice System needs serious reform, including reforms that @NinthCircuitSAO has been pushing for.I also filed an amendment last week (before these tragic murders) to create a violence prevention task force, & that failed along a party line vote.

Congressman Jared Moskowitz-Over 140,000 Floridians each year are diagnosed with diabetes. It can’t be overstated how much this will change lives and help people afford the care they deserve.

Marco Rubio-Yesterday a train carrying propane derailed in Manatee County, Florida. Local & state officials inform us that fortunately no leak has been detected & it poses no hazard to residents

Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick-Every American should have high-quality, affordable health care. That’s why Democrats have expanded tax credits to help lower health insurance premiums for millions of Americans.

Gov. Ron DeSantis/ Bo0k tour
Gov. Ron DeSantis/ Book tour

"Experts Agree: Venezuela’s Humanitarian Crisis Can’t Wait" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During a panel discussion on U.S. Policy for Venezuela hosted by Florida International University (FIU) on Tuesday, Western Hemisphere political and economic experts concluded that U.S. “Maximum Pressure” sanctions against the Nicolas Maduro regime in Venezuela have not worked. READ MORE

"FIU Commemorates Employee, Stephen Fain, With Medal" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida International University is taking significant steps to honor FIU's longest-serving employee, Stephen M. Fain. The school has now instituted the Fain Medal and will recognize faculty who have advanced the university's mission. READ MORE

"Luna: Zelensky 'Gone Too Far' Saying US Troops May Need to Fight for Ukraine" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—In a viral video making the rounds on Twitter, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said if his country loses, Russia will push further west, and the United States will need to put boots on the ground. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) responded to the video with a tweet of her own, saying, "Zelensky’s comments have gone too far." READ MORE

"DeSantis Lands Punch on Buttigieg for Taking Paid Paternity Leave" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Naples— Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a shot at Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg during his “The Courage to be Free” book tour, questioning how the Secretary could take 3 months of paid leave just because he and his husband welcomed adopted twins. READ MORE

"Ron DeSantis Acknowledges Wife Casey's Beauty, Avoids Sleeping in Dog House or on Couch" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarre Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis seems to always say the right things, and Republican voters are paying very close attention as it appears that he and First Lady Casey DeSantis are close to announcing a presidential run in 2024. READ MORE

"Gimenez: US "Must Decouple from Communist China" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As more evidence of Chinese espionage becomes apparent, House Republicans question our economic relationship with the country. In a Select Committee on the Communist Party of China (CCP) hearing, Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) said the US must "decouple from Communist China" entirely. READ MORE

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


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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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