JUICE — Florida Politics’ Juicy Read — 10.12.2021 — Dale! Miami Politics—Crist, Rubio, Socialism—More… Inbox – The Floridian

The Miami Mambo Fires new Police Chief  JUICE—In case you have been living under a rock for the past 60 years, politics in Miami, Florida, aka the “Miami Boogie Down,” is a little bit different than in most U.S. cities.

The predominantly Cuban-American political system in Miami-Dade County is filled with cronyism, nepotism, and a perceived degree of local corruption that those familiar with South Florida politics will tell you, is just part of the norm down in Miami.

Dictator Fidel Castro called it the “Miami Mafia,” a nickname that is still quietly used by some outsiders to describe how Miami politics or “Arroz con Pollo” politics is so prevalent.

The City of Miami Commission has fired Police Chief Art Acevado just 6 months into his term.

Acevado, who was brought in by popular Mayor Francis Suarez, made considerable waves.

Miami City Manager Art Noriega stated this week that Acevado was suspended indefinitely and would be fired because the governing body and the Chief had grown “untenable.”

Acevado ruffled feathers by stepping on toes and getting rid of baggage he felt the police department carried.

It appears as if Acevado was fired because he was trying to clean up cronyism and alleged corruption in the department.

Wrong move. You don’t just come in and try to change the system in a few months. You need to become part of the system first and then try to clean it up.

It’s the Cafecito way of doing things in Miami. Dale!

Miami’s Sen. Marco Rubio Bashes Biden Over Socialism Sen. Rubio is driving home the message, narrative that the Biden Administration has become an extension of the Socialist Party by embracing like-minded individuals and cowards down to them in order to play nice. READ MORE

—Rep. Ted Deutch-The district I represent includes Seminole and Tequesta native lands. Today, on #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we honor Native American culture and contributions to our nation. We also resolve to reflect on, and learn from, our full history. Indigenous history is American history.

—Rep. Lois Frankel-Let’s celebrate International #DayOfTheGirlU! When women and girls succeed, their whole communities succeed. We have to continue to work for better access to education, health services, financial freedom, and a seat at the table for women and girls around the world.

—Rep. Brian Mast-Schools and localities literally have more money from the federal government than they know what to do with, but Democrats still say it’s necessary to spend another $3.5 trillion.

—Rep. Val Demings-Whatever route your journey takes, it’s yours to take at your own pace. On this #NationalComingOutDay simply know that here in Florida there are a lot of people who will love and support you, every day.

—Rep. Darren Soto-Hey Central Florida families, it’s time to get your #FluShot! Due to a weak flu season last year, health experts warn it could be a much worse flu season this year.

Charlie Crist “Chris King Endorses Crist in “Breach-the-Wall” Election” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) continues to gain support for his gubernatorial candidacy, and his most recent endorsement takes Floridians back to the 2018 midterm election. In 2018, the Democratic ticket saw Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) and business leader and activist Chris King (D) team up to claim the Governor’s mansion.

“Crist Unveils ‘Justice for all’ Reform Agenda” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—After expanding his campaign’s outreach effort and amassing two dozen new endorsements, Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) has just unveiled his new “Justice for All” reform agenda.

“U.S Holds First Talks With ‘Candid And Professional’ Taliban Since Chaotic Exit” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—The Biden administration held its first direct in-person meeting with the Taliban since it reclaimed Afghanistan caused by President Biden’s botched withdrawal of U.S. troops, with officials calling the discussion with the Islamist insurgent group “candid and professional.”

“Rubio Continues Pressing Biden Administration’s Tango Dance With ‘Socialism’ by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—Senator Marco Rubio continues his relentless branding of the Biden administration as “Socialist” and pushing “Socialism” after President Joe Biden continues to fold to the Democratic Socialist wing of the Democratic Party.

“Trump Teases 2024 Run In Iowa Speech: We’re Going To Take America Back” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama

“Biden Spending Plan Cuts $40 Billion From Black Colleges” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Although Congressional Democrats have shown their ability to spend trillions of dollars less than a year into the Biden era, the new high spending bills show Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) funding cut significantly.  President Joe Biden’s (D) spending plan may cost HBCU’s over $40 billion in funding.

“ESPN Reporter Suspended Over Opinion on Vaccine and Obama” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—The Disney-owned ESPN company recently made a controversial move to suspend reporter, Sage Steele. ESPN suspended Steele over voicing her opinion on vaccine mandates, and former President Barack Obama (D).

“Wasserman Schultz Says Facebook is ‘Playing Word Games’ by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle have expressed concerns over social media sites like Facebook, and tension increased after Facebook’s most recent outage that lasted hours. Coupled with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifying before the U.S. Senate and more than 50 Attorney Generals

“Allen West Receives Monoclonal, Knocks ‘Socialist Jackasses’ by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Although the practice has been limited by the federal government, gubernatorial candidate Lt. Colonel Allen West (R-TX) has received monoclonal treatment to combat his bout with COVID-19.

“Crist Campaign Claims two Dozen Endorsements” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

Sen. Rick Scott “Scott: Biden ‘is Pushing America off a Cliff’ by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

“President Donald Trump: Republican Kingmaker” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

“Trump Endorses Bovo for Tackling ‘Status Quo’ by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—In the 2020 election, the race for Miami Dade County Mayor between Daniella Levin Cava and Esteban Bovo ended with Cava claiming victory. In the upcoming 2022 election, Bovo has now shifted his sights to Hialeah, and political pundits believe that Bovo will be succeeding Carlos Hernández as Hialeah’s new Mayor. While Bovo has already enlisted the support of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), now Bovo has gained former President Donald Trump (R) as a supporter and political figure who said that Bovo has “tackled the status quo.”

“Fried Accuses DeSantis of ‘Lying About Masks’ by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has made his opposition to schools imposing mask mandates clear. In turn, Florida Democrats have criticized the Governor over his views, including Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), who’s vying to unseat DeSantis in the upcoming midterm election, and is urging school districts to implement a mask mandate. Commissioner Fried warned Floridians that “Ron DeSantis is lying to you about masks in schools.”

“Biden’s Approval Numbers Continue to Plummet” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has made his opposition to schools imposing mask mandates clear. In turn, Florida Democrats have criticized the Governor over his views, including Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), who’s vying to unseat DeSantis in the upcoming midterm election, and is urging school districts to implement a mask mandate. Commissioner Fried warned Floridians that “Ron DeSantis is lying to you about masks in schools.”

“Garcia’s Bipartisan Effort Expands College Tuition Waivers” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

“Rubio, Scott Lead Bipartisan Effort to Honor Justice Hatchett” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

Rick Scott Equates Biden Administration to ‘Systemic Socialism’ by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—Florida Senator Rick Scott fell short of referring to President Joe Biden as “Comrade” when he responded to news that the Biden Administration was going to use the FBI to monitor and question parents who oppose critical race theory. Sen. Scott equated the administration’s attempt to silence parents and the recent move to allow the IRS to “monitor Americans’ financial transactions,” to “Systemic Socialism” that is carried out by the Communist and Socialist countries of China, Russia, and Cuba.

“R. Scott, Hawley Seeks Bipartisan Select Committee To Investigate Afghanistan Withdrawal” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—Sens. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a resolution Tuesday to establish a bipartisan select committee aimed at conducting a full investigation and compile a report on President Biden’s “misguided and dangerous decisions” over his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“VP Harris to Star in New Kids’ Show” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool

“DeSantis Condemns Biden Administration for Targeting Parents With FBI” by The Floridian’s —Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is standing firmly with parental choice and free speech after the Biden Administration announced that they were mobilizing the FBI to investigate, and possibly label some parents as ‘domestic terrorists’ for voicing their opposition against mask mandates and the controversial critical race theory that many school districts are “indoctrinating” children with.

“GOP Officials Embrace Constitutional Carry in Florida” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—Republicans and Democrats have been squabbling over the issue of gun control in the state of Florida and in the country, and with Constitutional Carry being discussed for the 2022 legislative cycle, tension is rising as Florida Gun Rights staff press elected officials on where they stand regarding the issue.

“U.S. Adversaries China and Russia Continue Fueling Venezuela’s Criminal Regime” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—China, Russia, and Iran, three of the top U.S. adversaries are expanding their presence and strengthening their ties with rogue governments such as that of Dictator Nicolas Maduro.

“Scott Blames ‘Savage Cartels’ for Florida’s Fentanyl Issue” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—Florida continues to confront a growing opioid crisis, and lawmakers have responded with legislation in order to deescalate the concern. Senator Rick Scott (R), who oversaw the concern while he served as Governor of Florida, is addressing the issue by placing blame on “savage cartels” for the crisis.

“Shevrin Jones Named DNC At-Large Member” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

“Biden Blasts Republicans As ‘Hypocritical, Dangerous’ On Debt Limit Issue” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—President Biden is urging Republicans to back off playing “Russian roulette with the American economy” and help Democrats raise the debt ceiling ahead of the looming default deadline while chastising the opposing party’s obstruction of the issue as “hypocritical, dangerous and disgraceful.”

“Nikki Fried Vows to Veto Any Abortion Bill as Governor” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—With momentum behind Florida’s new heartbeat bill building up, gubernatorial candidate, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL), vows to veto any abortion bill if elected governor.

“Francis Suarez Teases ‘Miami Coin’ Currency” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL) is a self-described crypto currency advocate and has introduced the practice publicly in the city of Miami. The South Florida Mayor is now teasing what he calls “Miami Coin.”

Kat Cammack Police “Cammack Slams Biden Administration For Imposing Border Patrol Vaccine Ultimatum” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama

“First Lady Casey DeSantis Diagnosed With Breast Cancer” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

“Military Veterans Could Flood Congress in 2022” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—More and more Americans with a military history are joining the ranks of members of the U.S. Congress even though there is a nationwide effort by Progressives and anti-war proponents to demonize the U.S. military and the personnel that makes it run.

“Florida Democrats Rally Against Florida’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’ by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres— The Florida March of Reproductive Freedom rally took place in downtown Fort Lauderdale this past weekend to call attention to the recently-filed Texas-style “Heartbeat bill” introduced in the Florida Legislature.

“DeSantis Claims Gainesville Victory, COVID Cases Drop” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

“Matt Gaetz Claims FBI Participated in January 6th Riot” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—In a recent Tweet, Rep. Matt Gaetz called the events of Janury 6th, 2021 “the political cudgel in America used against the Silent Majority,” a sentiment many Republican voters would agree with after a select committee and comparisons between 1/6/21 and 9/11/01.

Biden: Infrastructure Vote ‘Ain’t Going To Happen’ Until Agreement Of Reconciliation Plan” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama

“Tort Tax and COVID-19” OPINION

“Makki Accuses Former Obama Supporter Anna Paulina Luna of Being a ‘Phony’ by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—As the 3rd quarter of the 2021 fundraising cycle came to a close this week, Republican Congressional candidate Amanda Makki sent out a fundraising email calling (again) her primary opponent, Anna Paulina Luna, a “phony.”

“Rubio’s ‘Marxism’ Remark Infuriates Progressives, Academics” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—At 8:13 am on Thursday, September 30, 2021, a nationwide explosion of Progressives, Liberals, and Democrats heads occurred when Florida Senator Marco Rubio called President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion infrastructure plan “Marxism.”

“Crist Campaign Adds Lourdes Diaz for Hispanic Outreach” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

“Bondi Named Head of Trump PAC After Lewandowski Exits” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

“ Scott Predicts Rubio ‘Will Have a big win’ over Demings” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

“Steube Questions Google for Pulling Pro-Life Ads” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—Florida GOP members have long criticized Big Tech companies over censorship concerns, and the recent development in tension comes amidst a national conversation regarding abortions in the country. Florida Rep. Greg Steube (R) has joined other lawmakers in directing a letter to Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, accusing the company of banning “Live Action’s pro-life ads promoting Heartbeat International’s Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) hotline.”

“Deutch: ‘Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—Since 2019, lawmakers have crossed the political aisle for very few bipartisan efforts. With Congress Goes Purple, lawmakers honor and recognize National Recovery Month, an initiative to raise awareness for the drug addiction pandemic that has swept the country, by wearing purple attire and purple masks in support of the cause. Sharing his support and informing followers, Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D) expressed his support, affirming that “addiction doesn’t discriminate.”

“Senate GOP Blocks Democrats Bill To Fund Government As Shutdown Looms” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama

“DeSantis Launches Investigation on Facebook Over Election Interference” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—While Florida has been the hotspot for all things COVID-19, Big Tech is still a key priority of Florida Republicans, especially Gov. Ron DeSantis. Now, Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has launched an official investigation of Facebook over alleged election interference.

“Biden Indicates His Spending Bills May Not Pass This Week” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama

“Mast Accuses House Democrats of ‘Funneling’ Tax Dollars to Hamas” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—Florida Rep. Brian Mast (R), who volunteered with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) after retiring from the U.S. Army, recently stated that “The Squad” in the House had influenced their more moderate Democratic colleagues into “funneling” American “tax dollars to Hamas and forsaking” the nation of Israel after they voted against refunding the life-saving Iron Dome missile defense system.

“Pelosi Delays $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Vote To Thursday” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama

Florida’s COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Decline” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—For most of 2021, COVID-19 has been in large part, sucked the air out of the state as a result of the virus’s infection and death rate. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), like Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), has maintained a rivalry with President Joe Biden (D) over vaccine mandates, mask mandates, and vaccine passports. With new information being reported regarding COVID-19 related concerns in the state, Florida has now experienced fewer COVID-19 deaths along with a dip in cases.

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