Category Florida Democrats

Outline of topics for tonight’s space

Should House Democrats who didn’t stand in solidarity with minority Reps on the DeSantis map get a primary challenge?

It’s perhaps not enough to have merely voted no on the arbitrarily-drawn DeSantis Congressional plan. This is of course a plan so outrageous that it scuttles two majority-minority districts, while packing Democrats into several other districts to maximize the Republican advantages all over the state. For several days, the fact multiple (white) Democratic State House […]

Florida Democrats wisely begin pivoting in light of Biden’s successful opening with Venezuela

President Biden’s pragmatic shift in foreign policy over the last six months, a shift from continuing the inconsistent treatment of various authoritarian regimes, to a Realpolitik that emphasizes the current Cold War with China, and increasingly hot wars with Russia, has taken a strong turn in the last week. Isolating Russia should absolutely be the […]

Democrats botch legislative redistricting fight – but it isn’t the FDP’s fault

A lot has been made of the failure to forward a lawsuit on the recently passed new House and Senate Districts. In 2012, a lawsuit that was filed against the Senate districts resulted in the map being tossed and a much more balanced map being adopted beginning with the 2016 election cycle. Having been back […]

Florida Democrats announce voter registration push. Is it too little, too late?

For the first time since the 1870’s (before African-Americans, then mostly Republicans were disenfranchised by Jim Crow laws), Florida in 2021, had more registered Republicans than Democrats. This proved the culmination of many years of neglect by Democrats, both the mainline party and associated NGO’s/outside entities. The bottom line is this – here in Florida, […]

Politico: Florida Democrats already pointing fingers about 2022

I am at a point where I think the Democrats failure to understand the demographic changes that were visibly going on in the state from 2014 to 2020 are more the reasons for failure than any issue with party infrastructure, though those remain great. It is pretty galling in hindsight that the warnings we threw […]

Florida Democrats join calls RE: DeSantis special election abdication

As we discussed on Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis has chosen to play politics with multiple vacancies in the legislature as session approaches, denying largely minority constituencies in south Florida representation as long as possible. It’s been almost three months since those vacancies were created by Florida’s Resign to Run law, and typically it takes about […]

WaPo: Facing historic challenge, Florida Democrats stumble against DeSantis

A really good, detailed look at the situation down here from The Washington Post. This hits many of my current critiques and concerns about the way 2022 is shaping up for the Democrats. The opportunity created by DeSantis cruel, heartless handling of COVID-19 is being squandered as the party continues to struggle to register new […]

To win Florida in 2022 Democrats must stay on message- Authoritarianism/corruption and COVID are the ONLY issues that matter.

Florida Democrats face an uphill fight in 2022 to win statewide elections. Every single year, Florida becomes more Republican due to demographic shifts. While throughout the 2015-2018 period many Democrats tried to claim the state was becoming more Democratic due to the influx of Latinos, in fact as the state has gotten less white it […]

Florida Democrats, Cuba and Haiti: Different standards

Once again Florida’s Democrats find themselves so fearful of the term “socialism” that they are pandering when they discuss policy. Maybe it’s because of the oxygen media in the state gives this term despite feigning sympathy with the mis-characterization (Ron DeSantis, whose ideology is one of Statist authoritarianism is hardly ever characterized as anything but […]