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View Diary: The FL GOP's worst fear come true: Cuban-Americans in Miami swung hard to Dems in 2012 (144 comments)

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  •  Now if only that could translate into a long-term (16+ / 0-)

    situation -- if only the true-believer coalitionizing old white folks who seem to run the FL Dem Party apparatus could learn a new trick, like actually using electoral power to effectuate General Welfare-based policies and programs. If only there was a way to undo the latest Gerrymapping of legislative districts, and empty the Red shit out of the Statehouse and Governor's actual Residence (bearing in mind that goodol'boyism and taking care of cronies and contributors is here, like toenail fungus, to stay, and stay, and stay...).

    Thank you for your effort in putting this diary together. Maybe it will inspire the insipid to do the unthinkable and nominate some people who actually WANT the high offices, and are ready to use them to benefit that thing called "the rest of us."

    "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

    by jm214 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:01:38 AM PST

    •  That's going to be the problem (0+ / 0-)

      I don't see anyone in the Florida leadership being able to capitalize on this Cuban-American swing.

      Oh, hell. I don't see anyone in the Florida Democratic leadership being able to, you know, lead.

      Hopefully I'm wrong.

      ::

      "If Clint can shuffle back on stage, so can I." ~~billmon

      by vicki on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 04:52:10 AM PST

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