Category Democratic Party

Bernie Sanders, Tom Perez do “Oscar and Felix” routine on Chris Hayes

If you watch nothing else today, you at least have to check out this interview of Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez from Chris Hayes’ show last night. Hayes did a great job of creating the moment in which these two Democratic coalition leaders could demonstrate how they differ. Plenty of commentators are pointing out that, “zomg! Bernie ADMITS he’s not a Democrat,” as […]

FDP Chair Bittel announces Bernie Sanders as keynote Florida Blue speaker

Editors Note April 2, 2017 – This was of course an April Fools’ Joke.  In an exclusive to the Florida Squeeze, Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel says he is a dyed-in-the-wool “Bernie Bro,” and has his sights set on bringing the most-popular-politician-in-America on board as this year’s Florida Blue keynote speaker. “You know, the whole time Debbie Wassserman-Schultz […]

Liberal elites believe class hatred is less ugly than racism. They’re wrong.

The elite liberal id has been let out of its posh little box, and boy is it on a rampage. First there was Markos “dailykos” Moulitsas hoping that West Virginia voters died from lack of healthcare under the Trump administration, because apparently West Virginia voters (and Susan Sarandon) are solely responsible for Trump’s electoral victory. Now […]

What we’re reading: “Liberals and diversity,” by Matt Bruenig

Interesting article where poverty and law expert Matt Bruenig observes inconsistencies in the liberal view of diversity. Liberals believe that diversity is social good. But they also take action that shows they believe diversity is incompatible with justice, and that justice must be sacrificed to win against right-wing populism. CLICK HERE to read the whole […]

What we are reading: Why the Democrats can’t obstruct their way to power

An excellent piece of analysis from Aaron Blake of the Washington Post.  A big takeaway is that a bare majority of House districts voted for Donald Trump and the GOP nominee for Congress (218).  A minority (217) voted for some combination that included Democrats – either . Thanks to Congressional gerrymandering after the 2010 GOP wave, […]

The Phlip Side: 2018 FL Dem. Dream Team

It is a fact that you can’t beat somebody with nobody.  In politics, no matter how bad somebody is you are unlikely to beat them unless you have a better option.  Over the past decade Democrats have won a grand total of zero Florida Cabinet races.  The Florida Democratic Party failed to even recruit a […]

Oops she did it again: Pelosi’s inability to connect with non-gajillionaires is just getting weird

Last night Twitter lit up with clips of Nancy Pelosi at the CNN Town Hall responding to a college student asking if the Democrats might be wise to adopt more populist economic policies and priorities. Before asking the question, NYU student Trevor Hill said the alt-right had scored too many points with populist rhetoric. The question was […]