Two big holes in Javier Manjarres's account of being booted from the Florida Democrat's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

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Just before DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz was about to speak at the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Hollywood she saw to it that conservative blogger Javier Manjarres was removed from the event.

“I have posted a lot of articles about Debbie’s chief opponent this election cycle, Karen Harrington, so perhaps that’s the reason why they felt compelled to escort me out of the event?” he wrote at The Shark Tank on Saturday.

“Apparently conservative bloggers aren’t welcome,” tweeted the AP’s Brendan Farrington.

Manjarres said he “ran into” Wasserman Schultz’s handler, who “flipped out” and ran to her boss.

On Sunday, on his blog, Manjarres provided more information from his perspective about kerfuffle.  I found two, perhaps three, holes in his account.

First, Manjarres writes, “Before the dinner started, I was able to interview … and spoke to many other Democrat candidates, Obama staffers and operatives, who may not like what I write, but respect my work.”

This is categorically false.  There simply are no Democratic candidates, Obama staffers or operatives who respect Javier Manjarres’s work.  Undoubtedly, some of them read his work, but it’s a very long stretch for Javier to assume that anyone, much less a Democrat, respects his, um, work.

What of Javier’s work is there to respect? Videotaping his love-letters to, err, interviews with Marco Rubio? Allowing PR flacks to ghost-write attacks under his name?

The only work performed by Javier that deserves respect is previous efforts at landscaping.  Reportedly, no one was better with a riding lawnmower than Javier.

Second, Javier writes about attending numerous events held by Republicans, such as Rick Scott, and never do they “boot” any Democrats from these events. Except for that little ol’ matter of Scott booting Democrats from his budget signing.

As for the third possible hole in Manjarres account, it’s his entire effort to play innocent by acting surprised when US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had him ejected from the event. It’s all but fact that Manjarres is working or whatever it is you call Manjarres’s shakedown operation, for DWS’s opponent, Karen Harrington. Which is fine. A former lawn guy turned blogger has to make a living somehow.

Just don’t be surprised when Javier’s booted from the next event.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.