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View Diary: PA-Gov: Tom Wolf (D) Hits Back At Tom Corbett's (R) Lies About The Wolf Company In New Ad (12 comments)

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  •  He's in free-fall. (5+ / 0-)

    He leapt off the cliff, his reelection chances going with him. And now he's grasping at anything and everything on the way down, trying to stop the fall.

    •  and he's running against a smart person (2+ / 0-)
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      Mostel26, Stwriley

      with a cool name.  This isn't his season.

      plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

      by anna shane on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 05:37:19 PM PDT

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    •  Monsters are most dangerous (2+ / 0-)
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      Mostel26, Stwriley

      when they are wounded, cornered, and have nothing to lose. Corbett's crony pack are frothing like rabid dogs to destroy the unions, the schools, and our state before they get booted.

      I'm sorry to insult to the poor diseased canines, they can't help themselves when they are infected.  Unlike the PA GOP.

      Yes, live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! ~ Auntie Mame

      by Cinnamon on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 05:43:22 PM PDT

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      •  PA GOP in the Legislature........ (1+ / 0-)
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        Stwriley

        has Corbett on their personal "pay no mind" list. His method of "bargaining" with his fellow party members for placing the pension "reform" bill into a committee chaired by a moderate Republican was to veto several hundred million dollars of Republican negotiated spending in the state budget and demand they return to Harrisburg to vote on a pension bill that both destroys pensions and does nothing to help local taxpayers.

        Good luck with that.

    •  Hoping Corbett's cliff diving performance ... (3+ / 0-)
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      Mostel26, Stwriley, paulex

      ... is done in a tuxedo with rediculously long tails.
      The GOP gerrymander after the 2010 elections has left PA with a 13-5 GOP margin in the US House along with 27-23 and 111-92 margins in the state Senate and House respectively.  Dem's need to win those legislative bodies back, (then hold them and implement a fair redistricting after the 2020 census).

      •  If by 'fair' you mean 'lock in the house'. (0+ / 0-)
        (then hold them and implement a fair redistricting after the 2020 census).
        Time to stop playing nice. Lock it in. Gerrymander to hell and back, make their party suffer for the shit it's done.
        •  Disagree. (2+ / 0-)
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          Mostel26, Stwriley

          There are too many unnaturally uncompetative districts whose representatives are effectively elected by winning their primaries.  That leads to candidates who are beholden to their respective bases, needing only to worry about a challenge from a more 'purist' candidate.
          After the elections we still need to have a funtioning democracy, which inevitably means some comprimise.

          With a fair playing field, democrats win, (and not many tea party Republicans will prevail in R+3 districts).

        •  A "fair" map is D favorable anyway (3+ / 0-)
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          Stwriley, paulex, antooo

          We have a 4:3 registration advantage over Republicans. A map with a fair drawing of lines should create a similar advantage.

      •  2 dueling ideas here (2+ / 0-)
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        Stwriley, antooo

        1) There aren't many seats the Dems need to pick up in the PA Senate in order to win that chamber, (+2 if Wolf wins) and a few more (+10) in the PA House to do the same.

        2) There might not be enough D candidates of quality to actually accomplish this even with a historically large Wolf win.

        The PA Senate has more than a few moderate Republican wheeler / dealer types with whom Wolf can work, so I think winning the PA House would be the best. I'm hoping we can get Wolf +5 or +6 here in the Philly burbs and see if the rest of the state can pull their own weight.

        In any case Wolf being governor for two terms is a MUST if we want to create a fair district map for 2020.

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