Tagged: Florida politics

Where Guns Rule

Where Guns Rule

  In the part of Florida where Sandra and I live, politics is quite simple. White people vote Republican, others vote Democrat. I know it sounds crazy, but that’s what I’ve noticed in my 20...

We’re Voting Anyway

We’re Voting Anyway

There’s an election in our town today. And Sandra and I are going to do our civic duty. We are going to vote. There are three City Council candidates in our district. The incumbent,...

Scott’s Forked Tongue

Scott’s Forked Tongue

I didn’t vote for Rick Scott. I don’t see how anyone could. But the majority of Florida’s voters don’t see things my way. They re-elected the man as our governor. Now, they’re getting what...

“The South” Rises Again

“The South” Rises Again

White Americans closed ranks in the midterm elections and put Hope and Change on hold for at least two more years. All the talk about changing demographics turning states like Georgia and Mississippi “blue” turned out to be...

The Jeb Bush Myth

The Jeb Bush Myth

  Now that the horrors of the latest Bush presidency are fading in America’s collective memory, Republicans are warming to the idea of another Bush in the White House. I was expecting something like...

Is Rick Scott OK?

Is Rick Scott OK?

I mean is he all right mentally? He doesn’t sound like it. First, there was his delay in taking the stage for the opening of Wednesday night’s debate because Charlie Crist had a small...

Score One for the People

Score One for the People

    I had forgotten about the amendments I voted for back in 2010. Along with 60 percent of Floridian voters, I had enthusiastically said yes to two constitutional amendments designed to stop Republican...

Let’s Hear it for Vermont!

Let’s Hear it for Vermont!

It was the sun, of course, that brought me to Florida. I just couldn’t stand another dreary winter day in Toronto and I was homesick for the sun-drenched mountains of Jamaica. So, when I slipped...

Figuring out Who to Vote for in Congressional Election isn’t Hard

Figuring out Who to Vote for in Congressional Election isn’t Hard

I got an email from a group called Boldprogressives.org this morning asking me to suggest someone to run against our Republican congressman, a local lawyer named Dennis Ross. So I  went to the web...

Powerful Saboteurs Target American Democracy

Powerful Saboteurs Target American Democracy

The news on national TV today is all about the elections for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, and the pundits are sifting through exit polls to figure out the meaning of it all....