Category 2016 Congressional

Do politicians purposely create tribalism and ethnic divisions?

Politicians and political activists on both sides of the political divide are some of the most judgmental people around – and in many cases create divisions simply to exploit them for electoral purposes. Conservatives seek to divide us ethnically for political purposes aided by a willing media while many of my sisters and brothers on […]

TFS Radio 7: Florida Gators, Donald Trump, Selfish Democrats, New Congressional Districts and Mayor Andrew Gillum

TFS writers – Katy Burnett, Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer recorded TFS Radio Episode 7 today. The following topics were covered. The Gators lose badly in the SEC title game to Alabama and in Basketball to the highly rated Miami Hurricanes…is the world coming to an end? Donald Trump’s statements and the reaction. Why Kartik […]

Darren Soto + Donald Trump: why ConservaDems spell disaster in 2016

IN a political environment driven by campaign cash, it matters who is at the top of candidate fundraisers because it shows who the candidate aligns himself with, while providing a road map of who is bidding on that lawmaker’s future votes. Who co-chairs a fundraiser can help tell the story of a candidate’s past and […]

TFS writers discuss Charlie Crist, Eric Lynn, CD-13 and Democratic Party Field Operations

Charlie Crist continues to be a media sensation and his run for Congress in the St Petersburg based CD-13 appeared to be straight forward. But Democratic Primary challenger Eric Lynn has solidified much of his support locally, and with nine months to go until the primary, Crist is not shoe-in for the nomination. Also, the […]

TFS Pod 6: Syrian Refugee Vote, #Black Lives Matter, US as a State Sponsor of Terrorism and CD-13 Dem Primary

Happy Thanksgiving to our loyal readers! The latest edition of TFS Radio is in the boooks- you can listen any time at this link, or in the sidebar on the homepage of this site. Through our partner Rabble.TV you can listen on the go via the Rabble app on iOS and Android devices as well […]

TFS Radio Number 5 – Special time this week 11:30 AM Tuesday

TFS Radio Number 5 will air at 11:30 AM this morning to avoid a scheduling conflict with tonight’s US Men’s National Team World Cup Qualifier on our host Rabble.TV. The show can be listened to live here.  Katy Burnett, Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer will discuss the Democratic debate on Saturday and Secretary Hillary Clinton’s […]

TFS Radio Episode 3 – Jeb Bush and FDP Convention Review

Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer discussed Jeb Bush’s sinking Presidential campaign as well as the full weekend of activity at the Florida Democratic Party convention on TFS Radio Episode 3. Check it out the archived broadcast here.   TFS Radio is a collaborative effort of The Florida Squeeze and Rabble TV. Via our partner Rabble.TV you can listen […]

It’s Time to Talk Candidate Recruitment – Part Two

We talk a lot on this blog about building a bench, so for the weekend of convention it seems fitting that we try to focus the discussion candidate recruitment. The future success of the Florida Democratic Party depends on drastic changes in the way that they draft, mentor, and train candidates, so it seems logical […]

Democrats need to heed Lincoln Chafee’s words on “Prosperity through Peace”

Former Republican US Senator turned Independent Governor and Democratic Presidential Candidate Lincoln Chafee dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination on Friday.  Chafee whose voting record in the Senate was the most liberal among Republicans during his tenure was one of the few that stood tall against the rush to war in Iraq. […]

Dan Webster for Speaker without a seat? Yes it is possible

Since Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation on Friday, speculation has been rife about Florida’s own Dan Webster emerging as a conservative alternative to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. But the problem is Webster appears likely to not have a winnable House seat in the Orlando area so he cannot be House Speaker…but that is […]