Tag Archives: 2010

TRR Exclusive: Florida Dem chair pins party’s hopes on redistricting, won’t rule out gov run

Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith believes Florida’s misshapen districts have hampered Democrats’ ability to win elections, almost more than any other factor. And he won’t give a Shermanesque statement on not running for governor again. Smith spoke to TRR … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, you gorgeous creatures! Now enjoy these awesome fireworks…

As you can see, in the spirit of American exceptionalism, I’ve outsourced the fireworks to Asia …

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In the states: GOP control puts women, students, the poor in crosshairs

Kansas to become an “abortion free zone” … states enacting “covenant marriages” that are near impossible to leave … privatized Medicaid that allows HMOs to function as literal “death panels” and more. Glimpse the future — one that could be … Continue reading

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Pew poll: voters unenthused by midterm results

A new Pew poll finds fewer than half of Americans feel good about the results of last week’s “shellacking” election, and an alarming number don’t expect the new Congress to get much done.

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Rick Scott: ‘let’s get to work…! now take this awesome gift card’

You really can’t make this stuff up. Rick Scott, the guy who slinked out of his former hospital corporation, Columbia/HCA, with a $300 million golden parachute before the company settled with the federal government to the tune of $1.7 billion … Continue reading

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Read this: the way forward in Florida

I promise I’m going to stop posting about the election… I promise I’m going to stop posting about the election … I promise I’m going to stop posting about the election. But first, if you are a Democrat in Florida, … Continue reading

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Alex Sink: meet the mirror. You lost because of YOU, and your state party (**UPDATED**)

I wasn’t going to do any more retrospectives on the 2010 election, because I’m already on to the business of how we progressives move forward. But if there’s one thing I hate in politics, it’s people pointing the finger at … Continue reading

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Exit poll remainders: jobs, jobs, jobs

A couple of interesting items from the 2010 exit polls (as if you haven’t heard enough election stuff…) In the Florida Senate race, Charlie Crist may actually have a future as a Democrat. He got 19 percent of the black … Continue reading

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Read this: why Democrats lost

Kenneth Quinnell, formerly of the Kendrick Meek campaign and now back to the Florida Progressive Coalition (and ThinkProgress) offers a candid assessment of what went wrong for Florida Democrats on November 2nd. Short version: a suckish state party, a compromising … Continue reading

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(Video) Joy on MSNBC: the Fox News candidates

I think it was a bit of a faux pas mentioning the Network that Is Not News on MSNBC, but Media Matters picks up the clip in which your humble TRR editor discusses the Fox training received by our “grassroots” … Continue reading

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