Marco Rubio’s Faustian bargain

By Mac Stipanovich, Floridapolitics.com,  June 13, 2021 The much-anticipated U.S. Senate race in Florida between the Republican incumbent Marco Rubio and the Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Val Demings is on. And it bids fair to be the highest-profile contest in the country in the struggle for control of the Senate. One of the more interesting aspects of this matchup…

DeSantis signs transgender athlete ban on first day of Pride Month

Editor’s note: just a coincidence?  I don’t buy it! By John Kennedy, Capital Bureau, USA TODAY NETWORK-FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Tuesday a controversial ban on transgender athletes participating in women’s sports at the high school and college levels, seizing on a trend coursing through conservative states. The Republican governor enacted the measure on…

What Trump has to fear from Rudy Giuliani

Opinion by  George T. Conway III, Washington Post contributing columnist To borrow the infamous line of his ex-presidential ex-client, it looks like Rudolph W. Giuliani is “going to go through some things.” Like possibly being charged with a crime. Worse, some people who might have tried to save him from that fate might have actually guaranteed it.…

Fear of rising Black power terrifies DeSantis, conservative Republicans

By Barrington Salmon,  Florida Phoenix, April 30, 2021 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is running scared. So fearful is he and his collaborators of the rising power of primarily Black racial justice protesters, they concocted and signed a sweeping bill into law that criminalizes the constitutionally guaranteed right to protest. Going forward, those who march in…

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Ron DeSantis Is the Republican autopsy

By Ross Douthat,  Opinion Columnist, NY Times, April 17, 2021 After the Republican Party suffered a surprising (well, to Republicans) defeat in the 2012 election, the Republican National Committee famously commissioned an autopsy that tried to analyze how the party had fallen short. It made a range of recommendations, but they were distilled by the headlines…

Amid allegations of spoiler candidate scheme, FL Democrats call for GOP Senator to resign

Editor’s note:  While Republicans in Tallahassee attempt to suppress Vote by Mail via SB 90, ostensibly to address election fraud; they will likely do nothing to address this alleged crime within their party.  How two faced! By SAMANTHA J. GROSS and  ANA CEBALLOS,  Miami Herald, March 19, 2021 Florida Democrats on Friday called for Republican Sen.…

Vaccine pop-up clinics accused of favoritism draw strong community reaction

Editor’s note: Charlotte Dems helped blow the whistle on this latest version of DeSantis political favoritism after he scheduled a pop up clinic at Kings Gate, a gated community and Republican stronghold in Port Charlotte. By Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune The Palmer Ranch community in Sarasota County encompasses 9,000 acres in the developed portion west…