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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:38 PM

Voted for Trump. Voted for Rubio. Voted for DeSantis. Voted for Scott.

Does Florida have ANY redeeming qualities anymore? What a sad joke of a state.

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Reply Voted for Trump. Voted for Rubio. Voted for DeSantis. Voted for Scott. (Original post)
BlueStater Nov 2018 OP
Progressive Jones Nov 2018 #1
VanillaC Nov 2018 #2
juxtaposed Nov 2018 #5
still_one Nov 2018 #15
kerry-is-my-prez Nov 2018 #61
still_one Nov 2018 #66
hannah Nov 2018 #62
still_one Nov 2018 #67
pwb Nov 2018 #3
RKP5637 Nov 2018 #7
dawg day Nov 2018 #28
RKP5637 Nov 2018 #31
RKP5637 Nov 2018 #4
mcar Nov 2018 #6
bluestarone Nov 2018 #12
still_one Nov 2018 #17
LBM20 Nov 2018 #39
still_one Nov 2018 #69
BlueStater Nov 2018 #23
mcar Nov 2018 #46
BlueStater Nov 2018 #59
Liberty Belle Nov 2018 #27
LenaBaby61 Nov 2018 #63
Hekate Nov 2018 #33
mcar Nov 2018 #47
In It to Win It Nov 2018 #42
mcar Nov 2018 #48
Wiseman32218 Nov 2018 #55
kerry-is-my-prez Nov 2018 #70
Wiseman32218 Nov 2018 #72
Cha Nov 2018 #83
mcar Nov 2018 #87
Cha Nov 2018 #88
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2018 #8
BlueStater Nov 2018 #20
OrlandoDem2 Nov 2018 #9
radius777 Nov 2018 #45
mcar Nov 2018 #49
Phoenix61 Nov 2018 #73
OrlandoDem2 Nov 2018 #74
Quemado Nov 2018 #10
blogslut Nov 2018 #11
DavidDvorkin Nov 2018 #13
sandensea Nov 2018 #14
BlueStater Nov 2018 #18
blogslut Nov 2018 #19
BlueStater Nov 2018 #21
at140 Nov 2018 #16
Scurrilous Nov 2018 #32
YOHABLO Nov 2018 #22
underpants Nov 2018 #26
llmart Nov 2018 #36
underpants Nov 2018 #50
llmart Nov 2018 #79
kerry-is-my-prez Nov 2018 #68
at140 Nov 2018 #35
radius777 Nov 2018 #56
Awsi Dooger Nov 2018 #90
PoorMonger Nov 2018 #24
BlueStater Nov 2018 #29
PoorMonger Nov 2018 #44
SunSeeker Nov 2018 #25
OrlandoDem2 Nov 2018 #30
SunSeeker Nov 2018 #43
OrlandoDem2 Nov 2018 #65
SunSeeker Nov 2018 #71
atreides1 Nov 2018 #34
SunSeeker Nov 2018 #37
mcar Nov 2018 #51
LBM20 Nov 2018 #38
LBM20 Nov 2018 #40
mcar Nov 2018 #53
Blue_true Nov 2018 #64
MaryMagdaline Nov 2018 #41
YessirAtsaFact Nov 2018 #52
janterry Nov 2018 #54
IADEMO2004 Nov 2018 #57
Cousin Dupree Nov 2018 #58
JI7 Nov 2018 #60
Thrill Nov 2018 #75
crazycatlady Nov 2018 #89
pintobean Nov 2018 #76
voteearlyvoteoften Nov 2018 #77
The Genealogist Nov 2018 #78
kydo Nov 2018 #80
rso Nov 2018 #81
pansypoo53219 Nov 2018 #82
GulfCoast66 Nov 2018 #84
MFM008 Nov 2018 #85
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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:41 PM

1. It seems to me that many Floridians are societal refuse. Not all, of course. nt

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:43 PM

2. Nope.

Nothing at all. We're an embarrassment. Don't think we'll be able to help make a change in the next presidential election either as long as the incompetence here continues.

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Response to VanillaC (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:47 PM

5. Not true, we have a new voting block now!

 

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Response to VanillaC (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:54 PM

15. All states have issues. As a non Floridian my question would be why does Boward County

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seem to have issues repeatedly?

Is the same person who created the butterfly ballot in 2000 sill there for example, and if so, I would like to ask why

Another observation I would like to point out is the Senate and Governor race in Florida was extremely close. Florida is NOT a lost cause, but very much a reflection of a very divided state

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Response to still_one (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:26 PM

61. Seems a bit fishy that the most Democratic county in Florida continually has "problems" and

those people's votes don't get counted. Is someone on the take?

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Response to kerry-is-my-prez (Reply #61)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:32 PM

66. and perhaps we should take some pre-emptive action so it doesn't happen

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Response to still_one (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:29 PM

62. Theresa Lapore

Theresa Lapore designed the butterfly ballot in Palm Beach co. Thank God she is no longer in that position. Interesting to google her name and Adan Khashoggi.

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Response to hannah (Reply #62)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:33 PM

67. Thanks

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:44 PM

3. And, stand your ground?

I use to go there when my parents moved there, never really cared for it. Soon it will be a dessert anyway so i will leave it all to the pukes. When you get off the beaten path down there it is not so nice.

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Response to pwb (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:48 PM

7. Plus it will be flooded with the rising oceans and global warming. FloraDUH! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:24 PM

28. And the governor doesn't NOTICE.

The most vulnerable place in the country-- surrounded on 3 sides by water, no elevation.

But Scott and de Santis just don't believe in that climate change stuff, so it's not happening.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #28)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:31 PM

31. You would think they would get a clue when some streets in Miami flood at high tide.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:46 PM

4. I sure hope Florida enjoys the monsters they have voted into power. WTF is wrong with

Florida.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:47 PM

6. I, and many other Floridians, worked hard for a different outcome

We are devastated and discouraged. Could you give us a little break please?

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Response to mcar (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:52 PM

12. TY for all the FLORIDIANS there that DID EVERYTHING possible to win this

We ALL have to remember one thing THEY FUCKING CHEATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to mcar (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:59 PM

17. Do people realize how close this election was. Anyone who says Florida is a lost cause isn't

looking at the facts. We almost made it thanks to folks like you, and I am extremely optimistic about Florida in 2020

Florida is moving in the blue direction, and this last election reflects that

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Response to still_one (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:44 PM

39. True. VERY close, and Nelson really won! He got FUCKED by a shitty ballot and voter suppression.

 

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #39)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:35 PM

69. agreed, and the Democratic party really needs to get in front of this issue to avoid it happening

again

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Response to mcar (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:11 PM

23. My post wasn't directed towards you. Why get offended?

Look, I'm not going to be insane and claim that EVERYONE in Florida is a regressive fool, but there's WAY more of them here than there should be and they've successfully turned this state into red state hell.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:56 PM

46. ...

Voted for Trump. Voted for Rubio. Voted for DeSantis. Voted for Scott.
Does Florida have ANY redeeming qualities anymore? What a sad joke of a state.



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Response to mcar (Reply #46)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:21 PM

59. That's called an "exaggeration". n/t

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Response to mcar (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:24 PM

27. I suspect voter suppression had more to do with this than the actual will of voters.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:29 PM

63. THIS

From this outsider, I can clearly see that voter suppression is the biggest reason WHY Florida's in the disgusting death-grip of Banana-Republican's for the unforeseeable future.

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Response to mcar (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:32 PM

33. Yes. I don't like such broad brush statements either. The problem is the entrenched powers...

...are thoroughly determined to continue ruling despite being a political and probably soon racial minority, come hell or high water, same as Georgia. Fairness and democracy have nothing to do with it. This is the New Jim Crow.

It's going to take many battles to restore what gutting the Voting Rights Act took away. I for one will be cheering you on from California -- best of luck, Florida and Georgia. Thank you for your hard work, mcar.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:56 PM

47. Thanks, Hekate

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Response to mcar (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:45 PM

42. I still can't believe it! I thought we had it this time.

We're going to have a teabagger for a governor and two senators that do not represent us.

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Response to In It to Win It (Reply #42)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:57 PM

48. It is so depressing

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Response to mcar (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:09 PM

55. EXACTLY, WE CANNOT CONTROL OTHER'S VOTES!!!!

We tried and now with the ability of felons to vote can turn this around!!!

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Response to Wiseman32218 (Reply #55)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:36 PM

70. Things are going to change unless somehow that gets thwarted.

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Response to kerry-is-my-prez (Reply #70)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:38 PM

72. I totally agree!!! Jacksonville here!!!

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Response to mcar (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:27 PM

83. I thought of you and my sister when

I read the OP, mcar.

Should say "the majority of Floridians".. Not Florida!

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Response to Cha (Reply #83)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:24 PM

87. Yes, Cha

This broad brush state bashing doesn't help.

Let's also remember: who won Gov races in solid blue states like MA and MD? FL flipped 3 (I think), Congressional seats too.

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Response to mcar (Reply #87)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:33 PM

88. Yes, Florida Flipped red Seats to BLUE!

We Carry On!

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:48 PM

8. Yes. Plenty.

Just very few when it comes to politics.

But thank you for your concern.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:03 PM

20. And over half the citizens, who like having a racist as their governor.

Also, you're so cool the way you use that extremely original line.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:49 PM

9. The incompetence of the Florida Democratic Party is stunning.

There is no excuse for this. Obama won twice but on his own. From what Iíve read the Obama team did not rely on the Florida Democratic Party. Good advice for future candidates.

Interestingly, the leadership of this state has been silent! They are hiding! I donít even know who they are. They should all be fired and the state party taken over by someone competent.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:55 PM

45. Agree, they need to look in the mirror.

The fact is the FL Dem Party is highly incompetent.

The job of any party is to understand who your voters are, get them to the polls and have their vote count.. the FL Dem structure fails at this miserably.

Most Dem votes come from metro areas, ie cities, near-suburbs, college areas, etc.

If Dems focus strongly on developing these voters, so that they turn out consistently, then FL is easily a light-blue state.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:58 PM

49. The FL Democratic Party was much more active this time

It deserves criticism, but we actually had a paid campaign worker here in our red county for the first time ever.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:38 PM

73. Couldn't agree more.

The ones here act like it's a private club and no one under 65 is welcome. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. So very frustrating.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #73)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:50 PM

74. The FDP has lost something like 22 out of 24 statewide elections since 2000.P

Itís got the worst record of Democratic state parties east of the Mississippi.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:51 PM

10. Retirees and older voters in Florida

Florida is number one destination for people who move for retirement: https://smartasset.com/retirement/where-are-retirees-moving-2017-edition

Older voters are Americaís most reliable voters, which is why baby-boomer boomtowns like The Villages represent the most significant threat to a potential Democratic wave in Florida in 2018óand the most significant source of Republican optimism for many years to come. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/06/18/florida-senior-citizens-vote-election-2018-218758

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:52 PM

11. You know, state-bashing sucks

Good Democratic candidates in Florida came within a hair's width of their opponents and thousands of good Democrats worked their asses off to get them there.

Punch up or step off with this nonsense.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:54 PM

13. You're right.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:54 PM

14. +1

Besides, the GOPee probably stole at least half of those (black box voting).

For Medicare Rick, it must have been second nature.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:00 PM

18. I'm a Floridian.

I can perfectly admit this state is a piece of shit. Any state where over half the populace approves of Trump, DeSantis, and Scott is garbage.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:02 PM

19. I'm a Texan

State-bashing still sucks. It helps no one.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:07 PM

21. Considering Florida will be underwater in like 20 years...

...and they keep electing people who publicly deny climate change, I think I'm allowed to express disdain for it.

I just hope I'm out of here before Mother Nature inevitably takes a steaming load on this state.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:59 PM

16. Best state (FL) I ever lived in except for recent political outcomes..

Weather is never brutally cold (balmy 75 today), never snows, miles and miles of beaches, cost of living is affordable for old farts like me (I get $50k property tax break for seniors), great seafood restaurants which I love. But hurricanes are a regular here and politically speaking, republicans are mostly older folks who are dying away steadily, and I really believe we are just 2-4 years from turning this state blue from purple.

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Response to at140 (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:31 PM

32. ...

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:10 PM

22. Here's why people (especially retirees) move to FL.

 

It has no state income tax, which means Social Security, pension income and income from an IRA or a 401(k) are all untaxed. That alone could mean thousands in tax savings for retirees as compared with other states. Additionally, Florida has no estate or inheritance tax.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:17 PM

26. That's very true. There is a trend called "Halkbacks" though

Northerners and upper Midwesterners who are moving half way back to where they came from. Mostly to North Carolina, Tennessee, some into the Shenandoah Valley in Va. travel for them and their families is half the time and cheaper than going to Florida.

Not sure about estate and inheritance tax but the taxes are lower then their home states and the cost of living is MUCH lower.

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Response to underpants (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:39 PM

36. I have read that also.

The boomers like myself are choosing places like N. Carolina and Tennessee to retire because they just don't like Florida. I wouldn't move there either because it's too freakin' hot in the summer and I have a son who lives there. I'd choose Asheville, NC any day over anywhere in Florida.

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Response to llmart (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:59 PM

50. Asheville is really nice

My brother in Law got married near there. BnB in Hot Springs.

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Response to underpants (Reply #50)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:54 PM

79. Yes, I've been there a few times...

as I lived in NC for several years. It would have been one of my choices for retirement but then my daughter had to go ahead and have a baby. It's my one and only grandchild and I didn't want to miss out on any of that. But I did seriously consider it at one time.

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Response to llmart (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:33 PM

68. They have a pretty screwed up political history there too.....

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:35 PM

35. and there is a $50,000 reduction in assessed value of homes

if you are a senior who owns the home and lives here.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:11 PM

56. Why they need to run centrist Dems

in the state, who won't scare those type of voters.

IOW, Dems who will promise to strengthen Social Security & Medicare while not being overly tax-happy, while also being centrist on immigration/crime, tough on gun control.

Gillum was not a fit for that state.

Keep in mind there are also many conservative/moderate Latino voters in FL.

I think a centrist type - one who also has appeal to young people and progressives - wins easily and pulls Nelson (who is a centrist, but not a great candidate either, too old) along with him/her.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #56)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:39 PM

90. That was the theory with Gwen Graham

 

I voted for her in the primary, after considering Gillum. I mentioned this in the Florida Forum before the primary. Gillum was the activist choice but he was more liberal and he also had the Tallahhassee investigation, which wasn't much of anything but guaranteed to be exploited by Republicans.

I believe Graham would have won. We have criticized Republicans for losing races with Tea Party candidates who the state rejected. Gillum is extremely impressive and ran a great fall campaign but when 46% in the exit poll reject you as too liberal for the state, I don't see how anyone can argue it was the proper pick.

Nelson did not run a good race. He waited too long and made far too many poor assumptions. You can get away with that against an underfunded candidate but not against someone who can pay to plaster his own lies on every station all year.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:11 PM

24. These kinds of threads are trash IMO

Like all states Florida is home to many Democrats who work hard for a better future. To come here to DU and see threads piling on and attacking an entire state is not helpful in any way.

It feeds a division we should play no part in adding to. Itís elitism plain and simple. I am happy for any Democrat who is fortunate to live in the relative political comfort of a state that is populated and governed by Dems but many arenít so lucky - and it isnít as simple as picking up and moving to Ď better places Ď.

If we cede every Ď Red State Ď with scorn we only hurt our cause and say goodbye to the Senate forever. By this kind of toxic logic we would never have flipped so much in a state like Kansas. It also strikes me as nuts when we are so close to winning there again.

Do you also think we should turn back in Texas because Beto couldnít beat Cruz? We are close to changing the trajectory but only if we realize that and keep pushing.,

Also, lets not forget that Florida is currently run by openly crooked Rís. To discount that is unfair.

There were victories there like the re-enfranchisement of formerly convicted people. This could be huge for Democrats in elections to come because of how the numbers were skewed against minorities.

In my own home of Nebraska ó we failed to unseat any Republicans this year. But we did win Medicaid Expansion ó something our shitty government refused to implement. Now they have to, because we Democrats came out and voted for it.

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Response to PoorMonger (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:24 PM

29. 20 years ago, Florida was a purple state.

We had a few prominent Democrats like Chiles, Graham, and Nelson. Now it's the state of Scott, DeSantis, and Rubio. What the fuck happened?

That's what separates a state like Florida from Nebraska. Whereas Nebraska has been a consistent solid red state for decades, Florida has not but is slowly devolving into one. It's a very sickening sight to see.

Some states which used to be very Republican like Colorado are quickly changing for the better. Unfortunately, Florida is heading in the opposite direction and this state and its people may very well be doomed because of it.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:51 PM

44. Not exactly accurate about NE

When my parents moved here in 83-84 we had a Democratic Governor. Bob Kerrey ( he served from 83-87 ) He was also a long serving Senator.

A Republican took over for him but only lasted until 91 when Ben Nelson ( another Dem) beat her and served from 91 - 99. Nelson then went on to the Senate and served there as a Dem until his retirement in 2013.

Also in our second district we have often had a Democrat. The most recent was Brad Ashford who was defeated in 2016 ( with help from Russia) and that was even after we got fucked by gerrymandering in 2011 - which split our urban pop in Lincoln and Omaha to favor Rs ( beacause the old maps would have meant we could hold that seat comfortably ( and deliver one Eleectoral vote to Dems , as we did in 2008 for Obamaís first win ó because itís not winner take all out here )

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:13 PM

25. It will be a new state in 2020.

No more felony disenfranchisement. It will be a Presidential election year. Let's concentrate on the future and the work ahead. Florida is not irredeemable. Never give up.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:30 PM

30. That's if the FDP can identify and cultivate these voters.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:47 PM

43. We all have a responsibility to reach those voters.

I live in Dana Rohrabacher's old district, and knocked on doors for Harley Rouda. Volunteers like me got Harley elected.

Ask not what the Florida Democratic Party can do for you, ask what you can do for the Florida Democratic Party.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #43)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:31 PM

65. My son and I volunteered for my local state representative.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #65)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:38 PM

71. Thank you!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:33 PM

34. I wonder?

No more felony disenfranchisement, is a good thing...but can the Republican controlled legislature along with a Republican governor and a Republican AG, change or even revoke that law?

If they can put a wrench into the works, then Florida won't be a new state in 2020, 2022, 2024 or ever, will it?

One other question, some of the problems seem to be the lack of strong Democratic candidates and a voting system that's all but broken...good candidates can be found, both Senator Nelson and Mayor Gillum were strong candidates, but if the system remains the same with no changes or improvements...it really won't matter who the Democrats put up for office, will it?

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #34)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:41 PM

37. The "system" won't stay the same unless we give up and let it.

Ex-felon enfranchisement alone will bring in 1.4 million new voters. We have GOTV work to do. Despair is not an option.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #34)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:02 PM

51. The constitutional amendment that passed

was written in such a way that it is automatic so, no, I do not think the politicians can mess with it.

Gillum was the strongest Gov candidate we've had in a long time., IMO. My understanding is that Nelson wanted to retire but he and TPTB believed he was the best candidate to take on Voldemort.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:42 PM

38. Gore and Nelson got fucked by bad ballots and other shit. THEY REALLY WON THEIR ELECTIONS IN FL!

 

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:45 PM

40. TOO MANY DEM LEANERS DID NOT VOTE. True, it was better, but MORE PEOPLE NEED TO VOTE!

 

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:03 PM

53. Yep!

When Democrats (and leaners) vote, we win.

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:31 PM

64. Or the mailed in ballots and got fucked by the exact match BS.

Any able bodied person that mails in a ballot from a heavily democratic area is asking republicans to kick them in the ass. Our side need to vote more strategically.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:45 PM

41. My county is 70% Democratic

We are stuck in a state that hates us and fears diversity north of Palm Beach. Itís like being in AUstin, but at least there, the elections are never close and you know you are going to lose. Here, we get our hearts broken every time.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:03 PM

52. There will be 1.5 million more people eligible to vote in 2020

Due to restoring the rights of felons.

Something tells me they won't break Republican.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:04 PM

54. Breaks my heart

I'm so sad. As someone who lived there for more than a decade.......it just breaks my heart.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:17 PM

57. Wrong Burt!! It was close. Don't piss all over everyone.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:18 PM

58. Because of R rule in Fla, their elections are corrupt and their water is filthy.

Until Floridians get serious and vote Rís out, it will not change. Because of the booming tourism industry, the consequences are not as obvious as they will be when tourism is affected. SW Fla got a taste of it this summer when the red tide and green algae turned Fort Myers Beach into a ghost town. But now the water is mostly back to clean and itís all back to stays quo attitudes. Until the water is so overwhelmed that it canít clean itself, and until tourism and the economy suffers, they wonít get it. Some day they will.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:25 PM

60. don't a lot of people notbe to florida to avoid paying taxes ?

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:09 PM

75. I thought those HS school kids were going to play such a big role?

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Response to Thrill (Reply #75)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:59 PM

89. It is Florida

A state that does not have much to offer a recent HS grad. Kids want to be around people their own age, not people old enough to be their grandparents.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:19 PM

76. Great beaches, good food, decent climate

 

wonderful people, etc.

People don't vacation and retire there thinking it sucks.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:26 PM

77. Half of us are Blue

They get the old folks with scare tactics.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:33 PM

78. I lived in Florida for six years

Tallahassee. During my time there, I visited about every county in the northern 2/3 of the state. Most of it seemed like one big tourist trap, and the parts that didn't have that feel were often just depressing to be in. If I ever go to Florida again, it will be too soon. I didn't have issues voting in Leon County, but it sounds like a LOT of counties just can't seem to get it together. And, it seems like too many residents of the Sunshine State just don't care about that.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:54 PM

80. Yes it does! Seminole County is now blue for one.

When I moved to Winter Park back in 1994 it was deep deeper then the deepest red. Rural very repug.

It was red for Gore vs W and W vs Kerry. Went pink for the Obama years. Very light pink for the nightmare election in 2016. But we did flip the House seat. Put a dem in DC, Murphy. Big upset too. She decided to run very late in the election. Defeated a 20 year repug mica. She was voted most effective rookie congress person of her class. And she just won re-election.

This county went blue this election. Not the deep pretty blue of Orange county but not a very light blue either. Seminole County voted for Gillum and Nelson. Plus held the US Congress seat and took the state rep as well. That stuff never happens here, yet it did this time.

I will be working with the SemDems to make us a nice deep blue.

There were other counties that got bluer as well.

Sadly the racists aren't dying fast enough. You would have thought that with how much scott has tried to gut health care here more old people didn't die faster.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:55 PM

81. Florida

We did flip at least two republican US House seats in South Florida, and we did vote for Obama both times.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:22 PM

82. voter suppression since 2000 or before. scotus made it open season.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:37 PM

84. The Midwest is the problem with Florida. At least a part of our problem

Every year tens of thousands of wealthy, old white people move here. And they all vote.

So while demographics change more rapidly in other states, we get asshole replenishment every year.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:08 PM

85. In fairness

As many voted FOR the gop voted AGAINST the gop except for 35 to 12 thousand votes.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:16 PM

86. Looking like Florida will be tough to flip blue in 2020

 

Can't believe the entire state is red

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