Tag Archives: Democrats
British election provides ominous signs for the left and center in American politics
Thursday’s British election hit those of us with a more leftist persuasion like a brick. UK’s Labour Party, the most visible and historically successful party advocating Democratic Socialism in a western democracy took a beating. Labour’s total number of seats in the House of Commons will be its lowest since before World War II. American […]
Liberal elites believe class hatred is less ugly than racism. They’re wrong.
The elite liberal id has been let out of its posh little box, and boy is it on a rampage. First there was Markos “dailykos” Moulitsas hoping that West Virginia voters died from lack of healthcare under the Trump administration, because apparently West Virginia voters (and Susan Sarandon) are solely responsible for Trump’s electoral victory. Now […]
Can Democrats learn some populist economic messaging from Donald Trump?
While many establishment Democrats have tried to avoid antagonizing Wall Street Donald Trump despite his bufoonish commentary on immigration is making some interesting points on economics. This weekend Trump sounded the alarm about something I have been talking about for ten years solid, the ability to go after the managers of hedge funds. From my […]
On Redistricting some South Florida Democrats showing hypocrisy and forgetting local interests
Florida’s Democrats love to play the victim especially when it comes to the way districts are drawn in the state. Redistricting has provided a continues excuse for Democratic under performance in elections from Congress to the State Legislature. In many ways, it is the gift that keeps on giving especially when so many Democratic activists […]
Clearing up some reapportionment misconceptions
Florida’s Supreme Court rightly threw out several Congressional districts basically invalidating the entire state map on Thursday. Under the “Fair Districts” law, Florida’s Congressional map was a complete disgrace. Florida’s Republicans have arrogantly drawn maps that skirt the boundaries of the law. The long-standing arrogance and sense of entitlement that Florida’s Republican leadership has demonstrated […]
Guest Column: Why Democrats Must Keep an Open Mind about the 2016 US Senate Race
By Reesa Levy I am a democrat, bona fide and proud. I vote democratic, knock on doors for democratic candidates, make hundreds of GOTV phone calls, and donate money to those democratic candidates I believe share both my ideals and concerns. I value my time and my work, therefore my expectation is that on those constantly […]
Kartik Krishnaiyer to start Democrats for Jeb!
As most of our readers know well, I take pride in all things Florida. Today, our state and the people of the nation are faced with a momentous prospect. Our former Governor Jeb Bush has an opportunity to be the first Floridian ever to occupy the White House. After much reflection, I have decided not […]
Florida Democrats still need Charlie Crist
A fashionable narrative that has developed among some Florida Democratic insiders since the November 2014 electoral debacle is that Republican-turned Independent-turned Democrat Charlie Crist created the environment for electoral defeat. But when you consider the evidence objectively, Crist almost won the Governorship DESPITE the long decayed statewide infrastructure of the Florida Democratic Party and the […]
State of the State: Fluff, Awkwardness, and Mark Pafford’s Rhetorical Questions
Rick Scott tried to prepare us for the rambling speech by opening with a joke about his speaking skills. Unfortunately, it did not help or make it any less painful. The state of the state was flat, boring, and the openly-cued clapping was cringe-worthy. Rick Scott tried to put forward an idea of “Florida exceptionalism” […]
A Progressive’s Guide to the 2015 Legislative Session: Democratic Players
Session overview here Legislative session kicks off tomorrow in Tallahassee and the Democrats have six less members of the House than last session and continue with 14 Senators. The Republicans have basically maxed out on potential seats (TFS estimates 83 as the maximum number of House seats the Republicans can win under this current map […]