Category Alan Grayson

Coded Antisemitism growing within the Democratic Party

While the Democratic Party has wrapped itself around identity politics for the purposes of building a coalition in elections and perhaps out of a desire to avoid meaningful dialogue on larger issues that actually impact minority communities, a dangerous drift toward coded antisemitism appears to be underway.  Take for example a recent Orlando Weekly cover […]

Congressional District 9 and identity politics – A risky game?

By Dave Trotter Over the last few weeks, there have been rumblings about the role that identity politics might play in the upcoming Congressional District 9 primary between Congressman Darren Soto and former congressman Alan Grayson. While it has not happened yet, things could get nasty if it does take a turn in that direction, […]

Do Patrick Murphy and Susannah Randolph hold the keys to victory in Grayson vs. Soto CD-9 Dem primary?

By Dave Trotter Well, we finally figured out that Alan Grayson will be running for Florida’s 9th Congressional District. Not only will this be an extremely interesting race to watch electorally, but also rhetorically. Over the years, there has been a lot of cross pollination between the staff and supporters of both candidates. Old wounds […]

Dennis Ross retirement opens a potential opportunity for Democrats

When Dennis Ross announced his retirement from Congress less than two weeks ago, local Democrats started scrambling for potential candidates in Florida’s 15th Congressional District.  The seat which since 1992 has essentially been anchored by western Polk County, now is more influenced by the burgeoning areas of eastern Hillsborough County. The three Congressman elected in […]

The cracks that divide us among Florida Democrats must be healed

The FDP Chairs Race has gotten off to a rip-roaring start with progressives and more moderate Democrats aggressively picking sides and trading barbs. This comes just a week after a devastating electoral defeat here in Florida. The realization that years of neglect have left us with an infrastructure incapable of withstanding GOP wave elections become […]

Grayson defeats Grayson

Primary night confirmed what the Florida Democratic establishment most wanted this election cycle: a massive Patrick Murphy victory for US Senate and a resounding electoral repudiation of Congressman Alan Grayson. The establishment will crow about the Grayson defeat and call it a referendum supporting its ongoing mission to push, shove, and kick progressives out the […]

The Phlip Side: The Democratic Donald Trump

We have a narcissistic egomaniac running for office this year.  A man with ethical questions plaguing his professional career. A man who has displayed appalling behavior towards members of the opposite sex.  Someone who lacks the temperament to hold the office which he seeks.  If you think I am writing about Donald Trump, you would […]

President Obama, Alan Grayson, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton walk into a bar fight

It’s a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party — are you ready to rumble?! Scott Arceneaux needs to brush up on his platitudes, because clearly, to “disagree without being disagreeable” doesn’t mean what he thinks it means. In a statement circulated to political media, Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Arceneaux said he was […]

Alan Grayson invokes Bernie Sanders in solicitation email

Ironic since Grayson has formally endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton. Who says Grayson isn’t a typical politician following the wind?  Text below: This campaign is going to be one for the political science textbooks. Any political consultant in Washington will tell you that if you want to run for office and win, you have to sell […]

Alan Grayson consistently leads Patrick Murphy in statewide polling

Florida Atlantic University released a new statewide poll conducted by the College of Business showing that Rep. Alan Grayson holds a convincing 7-point lead over New Dem primary challenger Patrick Murphy. When I first heard these poll numbers on Nicole Sandler’s “Radio Or Not” show* today it was one of those blink twice and check if you […]