Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Democrats flipped a GOP-held Florida state House seat on Tuesday, handing the party its 36th state legislative pickup nationwide since Donald Trump won the presidency. Democrat Margaret Good, an attorney, defeated Republican James Buchanan, son of Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), 52 percent to 45 percent. Libertarian Alison Foxall received 3 percent of the vote. "Representative-elect Margaret Good's campaign was dedicated to the people of Sarasota County who are tired of Florida Republicans peddling a Trump agenda counter to their values," Jessica Post, executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, said in a statement. "Rep.-elect Good went door-to-door, talking with voters about affordable health care, fully funded public schools, safeguarding LGBTQ+ and reproductive rights, and protecting Florida's beautiful environment."

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The one thing Trump is good at; losing GOP seats.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-13 09:59 PM | Reply

"The district voted for Trump...by about 5 percentage points"

And the Dem won by 7, so it was a 12-point swing.

Where's Rex to whistle past the graveyard?

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-02-13 10:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

But, but..the Russians are interfering.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-02-13 10:14 PM | Reply

But, but..the Russians are interfering.

They may well be. It would be in their best interest to flip one of the houses in 2018.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-02-13 10:18 PM | Reply

REPUBLICAN QUITS, DENOUNCES TRUMP: ‘MORE RACISM,' ‘MORE HATRED' IN AMERICA WITH CURRENT PRESIDENT

Rising star in Michigan Republican Party blasts Trump and resigns

www.mlive.com

#5 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-02-13 10:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Rein is quoting a Republican in order to make a point?

Now I've seen everything.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-13 10:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6

Next thing you know Hatter and Corky will be linking to the Cato Institute...

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-13 11:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Rein is quoting a former Republican in order to make a point?

FTFY

#8 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-02-13 11:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#7

The butthurt is so special in this one.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-13 11:29 PM | Reply

Next thing you know Hatter and Corky will be linking to the Cato Institute...

#7 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Saw that. Funny.

Rein is quoting a former Republican in order to make a point?
FTFY

#8 | POSTED BY REINHEITSGEBOT AT 2018-02-13 11:27 PM


OK. Where does this former Republican align with you on issues? If he is generally opposed to your preferred policies is it principled disagreement or does he immediately revert back to being pure scum from your POV? I am genuinely curious.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-14 12:09 AM | Reply

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But, but..the Russians are interfering.

#3 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Weak.

You used to be at least mildly humorous.

Lately you feel more like a Family Guy joke that's been going on for about 2.5 years.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-14 02:10 AM | Reply

🌊

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-14 10:42 AM | Reply

I posted this story more than an hour before this one.

What's up, RCade?

#13 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-14 11:11 AM | Reply

OK. Where does this former Republican align with you on issues?

#10 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Frankly, it's difficult to understand how anyone but the very wealthy align at all with Republicans on most issues.

#14 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-02-14 11:24 AM | Reply


 

Regardless of these recent state races, I'm still not buying into what seems to be a prevailing opinion that the Democrats will win the House of Representatives this November.

There's a long way to go before November, which means that the Democrats have a few months to shoot themselves in the foot. Again.

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-02-14 11:32 AM | Reply


@#14 ... Frankly, it's difficult to understand how anyone but the very wealthy align at all with Republicans on most issues. ...

Republicans seem to campaign on populist issues then, when they win the election, they govern for the major benefit of their donors, who happen to be the very wealthy. This leaves the populist voters who put them into office with little more than crumbs.

But the time re-election comes around, they are back to campaigning on populist issues, and the voters are convinced to be happy with the meager crumbs they got.

 

#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-02-14 11:37 AM | Reply

But the time

should be

By the time

#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-02-14 11:38 AM | Reply

Now I've seen everything.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ

Yeah these days a republican taking an ethical stance is newsworthy.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-02-14 04:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The Koch brothers and Koch Industries have spent millions of their dirty money to prevent this very thing from happening in State elections. There's no joy in Kochville tonight.

#19 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-02-15 01:09 AM | Reply

Rein is quoting a Republican in order to make a point?

Now I've seen everything.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-13 10:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

I can provide links from self-proclaimed liberals (with a history to back it up) who see this as I do - I don't believe you'd give any credence to their views under any circumstances. This is based upon countless prior discussions on this topic. Demonstrate that you've become FAR more open-minded on this and I'll consider dealing in your terms....

#130 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-14 01:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

What a laugh and a half.

#20 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-02-15 06:23 AM | Reply

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