Monday, April 20, 2015

Our digest of, and commentary on today's Florida political news and punditry.

Health-care battle

"Health-care battle puts nearly everything in legislative limbo." See also "Gov. Scott to sue feds over Medicaid expansion" and "".

"Pied Piper of Humbug"

Nancy Smith: "Everglades Foundation, Pied Piper of Humbug and Hype."

Rubio "folded like a cheap shotgun"

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) pointed out that "the minute Rush Limbaugh criticized him, he folded like a cheap shotgun." "McCaskill: Rubio 'Folded Like A Cheap Shotgun' On Immigration Bill."

"Absurd election"

The Tampa Trib editors: "In absurd election, the Tribune recommends Jamie Grant for House District 64."

Online voter registration

The Miami Herald editors: "State lawmakers should approve online voter registration." "A vote of confidence."

"A new layer of skepticism"

"The Bush family name adds a new layer of skepticism to the lengthy, detailed decision process voters endure in the nation’s first primary state." "Bush follows Bush on campaign trail in New Hampshire." See also "In New Hampshire, signs of strain emerge between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio" and "Jeb Bush: Is he 2016's Mitt Romney?"

"It was a bro-mance"

Carl Hiaasen: "New Jersey Democrat and his doctor friend were just looking out for each other." "It wasn’t corruption — it was a bro-mance."