Monthly Archives: June 2013

Despite talk of other big name candidates, Nan Rich continues to gain support

While recent attention has been focused on Charlie Crist and Alex sink potentially getting into the governor’s race, Nan Rich continues to plug away meeting voters and energizing the grassroots activists on the left. Recent polls have indicated that Rick Scott will be more difficult to unseat in 2014 then many Democrats originally anticipated, thus […]

Zest of the Day: Charlie Crist comfortable with his party switch, multiple flip-flops

From Adam Smith in the Tampa Bay Times.

Charlie Crist on the murder of Harry T. Moore

In April we ran a piece on the 1951 murder of Harry T. Moore, one of the most significant killings during the Civil Rights era in Florida. As we described earlier this week, Charlie Crist’s record on Civil Rights is impeccable.  However, tomorrow in a television appearance in the Florida’s largest media market (Tampa Bay […]

Zest of the Day: SunPass moves step closer to working in Northeast

Great news for those of us that travel frequently in other parts of the country. 

Are Some Florida Democrats Addicted to Sugar?

Florida’s sugar companies have been waging a public relations campaign that aims to create a perception that sugar is a responsible partner in protecting Florida’s environment. But the truth in the past has been quite different. The Everglades ecosystem is arguably the most important driver of Florida’s sustainability. The one of a kind environmental feature […]

Zest of the Day: Right-Wing Media Cover Up Supreme Court’s Unprecedented Blow To Voting Rights

Great stuff as always from Media Matters for America. 

The Southern Manifesto, Civil Rights, Voting Rights and Florida

Continuing in light of the ill-advised Supreme Court regarding the Voting Rights Act earlier this week let’s look at the signers of the Southern Manifesto from Florida. According to the official US House of Representatives site: ” Howard Smith of Virginia, chairman of the House Rules Committee, introduced theSouthern Manifesto in a speech on the House Floor. Formally […]

Kurly’s Kommentary: Recipe For Cultural Cleansing: Paula Deen and the war against the Crisco generation

By Steven Kurlander Like another 1960s era comics Lenny Bruce and George Carlin, who pushed the obscenity envelope, the great comedian Richard Pryor’s recipe for success was his use of vulgar language, especially the “n-word” in his routines that mocked racial stereotypes and relations in America. His breakthrough album, his third, was “That Nigger’s […]

FDP Communications rapid response to Supreme Court decisions impressive

When Allison Tant ran for FDP  Chairwoman earlier this year she promised an increase in quality and scope of communications. After several months nothing had changed and the party was noticeably slow or absent in responses to a number of critical news items. But the last two days, the FDP under new Communications Director Joshua […]

Voting Rights Act decision helps messaging for Charlie Crist in potential battle with Rick Scott

Yesterday’s appalling Supreme Court decision regarding the Voting Rights Act of 1965 could become a major campaign issue in a potential battle between Governor Rick Scott, who based on yesterday’s statement plans to emulate the behavior of other southern governors on this issue and Charlie Crist, whose two decade Civil Rights record is nearly flawless. […]