I got this post from my friend Susan Smith, who is president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, and she’s ticked off. After all, it’s Florida, where you’d think people would be interested in Social Security and Medicare, right?:
A couple of years ago, a group of progressives fought for the right to form an official caucus of the Florida Democratic Party. We won that battle and the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida was born.
Some other states have progressive caucuses and I’m told that there are even places where the Elizabeth Warren Wing of the party is ascendant. But, down here in Florida, the DPCF was sorely needed.
Now there’s an effort by a local party official to disband the Progressive Caucus of Florida. What did the DPCF do that was so terrible?
We asked a candidate for U.S. Senate about his positions on Social Security and Medicare.
On Monday, I joined other members of the DPCF in a conference call to raise some concerns we have about Patrick Murphy’s commitment to core Democratic values. Here’s how the Sun-Sentinel summed it up: