Category Florida Democrats

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 […]

Florida Democratic Party President: Poor people don’t care about “issues” and vote based on “emotions”

As part of the continued effort by leaders in the Democratic Party to malign and marginalize poor white voters, Florida Democratic Party (FDP) President Sally Boynton Brown has waded into this world as Miami New Times reports.   The FDP President according to the New Times addressed the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Broward County on Thursday […]

Dwight Bullard should take his seat back with full party support

Before State Sen. Frank Artiles resigned, there seems to be evidence that party insiders were already positioning to put the kibosh on a potential progressive running for the seat in 2018—specifically Dwight Bullard. Despite the fact that Artiles was weakened amidst a cloud of boozed-up bigotry wherein he referred to African-American colleagues using the n-word, a “f—ing a–hole,” and “b—-.” the […]

Inside the Florida Democrats Q1 fundraising and expenditures (UPDATED)

Under the direction of newly-elected Chair Stephen Bittel who came to office touting his fundraising ability, Florida Democrats recorded the worst post-election Q1 since 2005. The low fundraising number came as a shock to many when the anti-Trump energy which has seen a remarkable amount of money raised by both progressive groups and Democratic candidates […]