From impeachment to eviction: Not on our watch!

Editor’s note:  this article was published on July 29th, 2020.  She was mighty prescient! By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte County Dems writer Listen up, Florida. If Trump loses this election, he may refuse to leave. Whispers among high-profile Republicans, political pundits, constitutional scholars, and even Trump himself are growing louder for such a possibility. Trump’s potential…

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Introducing our six candidates for FDP Chair

Editor’s Note:  Since Terrie Rizzo announced she will not run for re-election, six candidates have announced their candidacy for Chair of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP). Below are the announcements by Dr. Cynthia Moore Chestnut and former Miami-Dade Mayor Mannie Diaz, followed by articles on candidates Dr. Janelle Christensen, President of the Democratic Environmental Caucus…

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Republicans just voted to defund the police

By  Dana Milbank, Washington Post Columnist,  Dec 23, 2020 President Trump and Republicans campaigned in 2020 by scaring Americans into thinking Democrats would “defund the police” and unleash a crime spree. This helped Republicans keep control of the Senate (for now) and grow their numbers in the House. So what are they doing to celebrate?…

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Republicans claim to be the party of the working class. They have a funny way of showing it.

Opinion by  Catherine Rampell, Washington Post Columnist, Dec 21, 2020 At long last, Congress has a deal on fiscal relief. Both parties recognized the political urgency of preventing the sudden, simultaneous expiration of dozens of safety-net programs in the days after Christmas. Both parties also exploited this urgency as an excuse to demand other concessions. The wish…

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Almost no one wants a neighbor like Donald Trump

By  Helaine Olen, Washington Post Columnist, Dec. 18, 2020 This week, The Post reported that a lawyer for the evangelical DeMoss family, President Trump’s next-door neighbor at Mar-a-Lago, had submitted a letter to the town of Palm Beach pointing out that an agreement Trump signed with the town decades ago forbids anyone — including the soon-to-be-former president…

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Why did Trump caravan get covered?

Letter to the Charlotte Sun Editor, Dec 18, 2020 The day after the Supreme Court shredded the Republican attempt to overturn a free and fair election with a partisan power grab thwarting the will of a majority of American voters, the Sun ran a front-page story on a Trump caravan whose main purpose is to…

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FL Attorney General Moody ‘disappointed’; defends effort to overturn election. DeSantis acknowledges Biden win (sort of). Who wants to be the Dem candidate for governor?

Extract from the politico.com newsletter, Dec 16, 2020 Slow shuffle — Florida Republicans, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, appear to be grudgingly moving closer to accepting that Joe Biden will be America’s next president. Recognition of reality — Attorney General Ashley Moody — who joined 16 other attorneys general in an unsuccessful effort to get the election results…

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My 2020 Christmas Letter

Linda A Richardson wrote this in response to a Christmas brag sheet she received which complained about the inconveniences of a family while ignoring the suffering of so many of their neighbors. Instead of Christmas cards, she is mailing post cards to Georgia Democrats to encourage voting in their Senate Runoff. As we stop and…

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