Category Florida Democrats

Progressives and Democrats must decide – are they for women or for themselves?

As I am sure y’all have noticed, I’ve been absent from these pages for several months now. Where have I been?  An unforeseen event, the shocking US Soccer Men’s National Team elimination from the World Cup at the final qualifying hurdle thus leading to an open Presidential Election for US Soccer President (eight candidates with […]

Florida demographic shifts favor the Democrats, correct? Maybe not…

Editor’s Note: In wake of this week’s double electoral defeats for Democrats in nearby locales, we are re-running this piece which got fewer page views than most of our articles from April 2017. It makes an important point about a convenient narrative for the Democrats and media related to Florida’s future electoral politics.    We’ve […]

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 […]

Guest Column: The Resistance, coming to a town near you?

 Dr.Rachel Sutz Pienta I think I knew what was going to happen around 11 pm on election night. President Trump was really going to happen. I live in a small town south of Tallahassee. During the 2000 election recount, I lived inside Tallahassee city limits. Then, like now, the Democratic candidate won Leon County but […]

Florida Squeeze Pod: FDP President says poor (white) folks don’t vote issues

You’ve read the articles, now hear the Squeeze Pod. Kartik and Brook discuss the deeper issues implied by a campaign season set to ignore issues that matter to voters. Is the problem simply one bad facts and bad reasoning? Or, are there more pernicious reasons for party elites to eschew issue that move the base? Does […]

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 […]

TFS Editorial: Is the new FDP President the right person for the job?

Florida Squeeze Pod: FDP President says poor (white) folks don’t vote issues By now you have heard about the reprehensible comments made by Florida Democratic Party President Sally Boynton Brown where she argued that people who are struggling to make ends meet do not vote on “issues.” Instead they vote because they are emotional beings. Unable […]

Ballard Partners and Robert Wexler to represent Turkey’s Erdogan Government (UPDATED)

Ballard Partners, the firm headed by Brian Ballard, Donald Trump’s “longtime lobbyist” (as described by Politico) has been hired by Government of Turkey per the publication’s Marc Caputo.  The  Erdoğan government in Turkey has completely changed the direction of that country, turning the secular pro-western republic of Atatürk into an authoritarian theocracy in alliance with Saudi […]

The Phlip Side: Analysis of the Sally Boynton Brown Controversy Part 1

A lot of ink has been spilled over comments made by the new Florida Democratic Party President Sally Boynton Brown.  The Miami New Times wrote a piece (Click here to read it) railing against many of the points that Ms. Brown made.  My good friend Kartik, who I have a lot of respect for, editorialized […]

The Democrats elitism and obsession with identity could kill the party’s chances for revival

Florida Democratic Party President Sally Boynton Brown’s now infamous remarks on Thursday in Broward County that were first reported by the Miami New Times continued a pattern of Democratic leaders demonstrating contempt, elitism and a malicious anger toward white working class voters. For many in the party, working class white voters deserve their fate because […]