Category Democratic Party

A tale of two southern seats and more Democratic failure

Last night, the Democrats lost special elections to fill the seats of Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) and Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) both of whom were appointed to the Trump cabinet. Democrats with their usual biases dove head first into the Price seat (GA-6) when it became open in February funneling upwards of $25 million towards […]

The simple decision Democrats must make in order to win again

A few weeks ago the new president of the Florida Democratic Party, Sally Boynton Brown, caught some flak when she told a group of progressives that changes in store for the party include messaging that makes a conscious appeal to emotion, and rigorous script testing, likely through soft polling and focus groups. The problem as […]

The Phlip Side: Lessons from 2016

Election night 2016 was incredibly painful for everyone who fought tooth and nail to defeat Donald Trump.  The only thing saving me from still sucking my thumb from the fetal position is the fact that Florida’s 29 electoral votes weren’t decisive.  We are reminded of the pain from last November every time an outrageous statement […]

DNC Fraud Lawsuit: examining the bizarre phone call with Debbie Wasserman Schultz district office on caller-ID

The latest wrinkle in the still oddly underreported DNC fraud lawsuit is spooky, weird, and yet possibly also incredibly lame. Late last week, the law firm for the suit’s plaintiffs filed a notice with the the court that it had received an anonymous call from someone using an electronic voice-disguising gadget, seeking information about the class action lawsuit alleging fraud […]

From “Fire Breathing Liberal” to Erdogan’s man in Washington: The transformation of Robert Wexler

Robert Wexler was my Congressman for 13 years (even though I moved around the state, I never left his district for more than a few months during campaign season so kept my registration in CD-19). In those 13 years, he generally voted well but didn’t climb the Congressional leadership the way someone who was in […]

Woke Republicans to the rescue?

An essay published in Politico by former Clinton campaign spokesman Jesse Ferguson describes how the Democratic Party plans to win following the 2016 debacle: move rightward toward Romney Democrats. Ferguson builds his house on a rotten foundation, claiming without irony “the Beltway has a fetish” for “the working-class community.” Really, how much time does your average DC […]

The Phlip Side: Analysis of the Sally Boynton Brown Controversy Part 2

Part 1 of this column Miami New Times Article quoted The Miami New Times article about new Florida Democratic Party (FDP) President Sally Boynton Brown, written by Jerry Iannelli (A link to the article is above, as is a link to Part 1 of this article), was an unfair piece that was full of both […]