Category Gwen Graham

For Florida Democrats historical context is lacking. Why Levine and Gillum on paper aren’t as flawed as assumed.

Having lost 17 of the last 18 elections for Governor and the statewide Cabinet, you would think Florida’s Democrats would be looking for new blood, new ideas and fresh energy. But the establishment of the party loves to double down on tired old thinking and lazy stereotypes. They also love to maintain power at all […]

The Gwen Graham electoral strategic paradox

Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham announced her candidacy for Governor this week in Miami-Dade County – the county of her birth, but a locale in an area of the state less representative of the diverse views that help make Florida a microcosm for the entire nation than the district she previously represented in Congress- though that […]

Gwen Graham comes out swinging in gubernatorial announcement

Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham announced her candidacy for Governor of Florida today. The former Congresswoman who developed the reputation of somewhat of a conservative in her one congressional term came out swinging embracing progressive themes much like the other announced top-tier candidate, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Making her formal announcement in the Miami area which […]

How conservative was Gwen Graham in Congress? Not very according to a leading conservative group

As I have mentioned many times through the years on this site, a hobby of mine for over two decades has been to study interest group ratings based on the voting record of members of Congress. The American Conservative Union (ACU)  who host the annual CPAC Conference has been rating Congress for 45 years since […]

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 […]

TFS Pod 6: Syrian Refugee Vote, #Black Lives Matter, US as a State Sponsor of Terrorism and CD-13 Dem Primary

Happy Thanksgiving to our loyal readers! The latest edition of TFS Radio is in the boooks- you can listen any time at this link, or in the sidebar on the homepage of this site. Through our partner Rabble.TV you can listen on the go via the Rabble app on iOS and Android devices as well […]

TFS Radio 6 – Syrian Refugees, US as a State Sponsor of Terrorism #BlackLivesMatter, CD-13 Primary and more

This week, the TFS Radio Podcast  was taped earlier on Tuesday night, and we are released it at around midnight Wednesday AM. You can listen any time at this link. Among the topics discussed are: Why the US has a moral obligation to accept Syrian refugees thanks to US policies that destabilized the Assad regime […]

Gwen Graham’s third way – Independent and astute

Last week we took a critical look at Congresswoman Gwen Graham’s first week in office. The newly-elected member of Congress from Florida’s second district had carved out a record initially that would put her to the right of Democrats like Pete Peterson, Bill Grant (before his bizarre party switch) and Don Fuqua on economic issues. […]

Gwen Graham, “The Third Way” and a possible statewide run

Newly elected Congresswoman Gwen Graham is not your average freshman. As the daughter of of a former Florida Governor and US Senator her visibility from the word go was higher than just about any other Democratic Congressional challenger in the nation. Then in a wipe-out year for Democrats on so many levels she became one […]

Monday Musings – Gwen Graham making waves, Rubio an attention whore, secession, the Battle of Natural Bridge and the Civil War

Gwen Graham is making waves quickly as a number of questionable votes have raised eyebrows among the progressive community.   With her support of the Keystone pipeline and a vote against Nancy Pelosi, she is distancing herself from the Democrats and the internet is abuzz with criticism.  However, in the long run, minority party politics […]