Category RPOF

Florida GOP 2000-2022

In this podcast, we discuss the history of the Florida GOP from 2000 to the present day. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for free which enable you to subscribe and listen on your iPhone […]

The GOP in Florida – A history of the shift from moderation to authoritarianism – 1960’s until today.

Recording of our Twitter Space on the topic.

Florida Republicans then and now: the ideological change – tonight at 5pm ET

Tonight we’re doing a Twitter Space on the complete ideological shift of Florida Republicans, who were once considered a moderate party which was strong in suburbs and some urban areas. The 1990’s Florida GOP was generally viewed as more centrist than the national party. While elements of the shift rightward and toward culture wars and […]

While attacking China, LG Núñez makes the case that Florida should be China

A simple way to do this is to share my tweets on the subject:

#CPAC2021 Highlights: The illiberal, non-conservative right has a new ideology – Statist Nationalism

CPAC’s second full day has thus far followed up on the Friday lighting-rod speeches of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Missouri Senator Josh Hawley. The two potential leading contenders to take up ex-President Donald Trump’s mantle as leader of a new Republican Party laid out what the new GOP is about. Rep. Paul Gosar of […]

Why are GOP legislators rushing to move the Florida Presidential Primary?

Two words – Jeb Bush. On Monday, legislators rushed through the House Ethics and Elections Committee a measure that would move Florida’s Presidential Primary back to March 2016 from its current late January date. The Senate passed a similar measure quickly through committee. For years, the Florida Primary was a critical moment in the nomination […]

Governor Scott’s shallow inaugural appeal

Having been returned to office by Florida’s electorate despite failing to meaningfully grow Florida’s economy in his first term, Governor Rick Scott will appeal to residents to relocate to Florida. Since this Governor and his allies in the legislature proudly gutted the growth management laws that worked for 30 years, a potential influx in population […]

Florida political winners and losers for 2014

NOTE: Our Tuesday poll feature will return next week. It’s that time of the year for reflections. 2014 was an election year and with it came the usual array of winners and losers. A difficult year for Democrats across the country as well as here in Florida saw clear winners and losers.

Florida Democrats at a crossroads: Republican economic failures

Florida Republicans have long sold economic growth and tax cuts as the fundamental core of the party’s messaging. While other issues such as school vouchers, restricting women’s reproductive freedom, undermining marriage equality and undermining restrictions on gun ownership have been the sexy headlines in Florida’s papers. But the Republican brand has been based on tax […]

On the passing of Tom Slade

One of the most influential people in Florida’s last half century of politics passed away on Monday. Tom Slade, more than any other single man is responsible for the political climate Floridians live in today. The lasting and permanent Republican majorities in the state of Florida were built largely by him, with deputies implementing his […]