Posts Tagged ‘Republican party’
Weird Republican email hits local candidates on Obamacare–over and over again

Weird Republican email hits local candidates on Obamacare–over and over again

We’ll give the GOP this: They’re pretty consistent. But creativity has never been one of their strengths. And with the 2014 election coming up, if my inbox is any indication, it looks like the National Republican Campaign Committee’s fight will be both consistent and totally uncreative. Just look at this: Those candidates mentioned in my email...

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Medicaid expansion’s complex politics: The other Corbett poll revelation

Medicaid expansion’s complex politics: The other Corbett poll revelation

Show me the unskewed poll, please. You may have heard yesterday that things keep getting worse for the company man in the Capitol, Gov. Tom Corbett. A new poll found Pennsylvanians consistently see him as a nuisance they’re ready to get rid of, come 18 months from now, as just 24 percent of the state believes he deserves re-election, and 56 percent do not. Those...

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DAILY GRINDER: Despite Signs of Compromise, PA GOP Says ‘No’ to Tax Hikes

Maybe you heard that some old, cranky GOP Senators and Representatives are thinking about maybe, at some point, possibly opening themselves up to voting for tax increases for the good of the nation? No? Well, yes, it’s happening, maybe! And the mere thought of it has Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist, whose anti-tax pledge those Congresspeople will...

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Libertarian Party Prepares Philly Ballot Access Fight with Help From Other Third Parties

The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania handed in about 49,000 signatures on Aug. 1 to get presidential candidate Gary Johnson on the statewide ballot. A week later, as expected, the Pennsylvania Republican Party challenged about 44,000 of those signatures, alleging, among other things, that 26,000 Philadelphia-based signatures came from individuals who are not...

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Q&A: Kevin J. Williams, Director of ‘Fear of a Black Republican’

Q&A: Kevin J. Williams, Director of ‘Fear of a Black Republican’

Trenton, New Jersey-based film director Kevin Williams spent six years asking some simple questions: With so few African American Republicans in the U.S., does the Republican Party even want them? And what effect is that having on the inner city, in which most politicians are Democrats and, oftentimes, have little visionary competition from the right to make...

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Philly GOP Elects a New Chairman—Maybe

Philly GOP Elects a New Chairman—Maybe

GOP activist Mike Cibik speaks to ward leaders. A somewhat rebellious faction of the Philadelphia Republican Party met at a church in Northern Liberties last night to elect a new Chairman. And they did. Now, the only question is whether or not that election was legitimate. An election was needed, it was claimed, after apparent former Chair Vito Canuso’s last...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Calls Trayvon Martin’s Death “An Assassination”

Mayor Nutter went on MSNBC on Sunday to speak about the Trayvon Martin killing in Sanford, Florida. “I’ve called this nothing short of an assassination,” Nutter said. “This individual Zimmerman followed Trayvon for some period of time. Trayvon was not a threat to him.” There is a candlelight vigil for Martin tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Love...

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Norquist Tells Pa Republicans: Don’t be a ‘Rat Head’

Norquist Tells Pa Republicans: Don’t be a ‘Rat Head’

Image: Wiki Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist spoke to the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on Friday and, as is his shtick, filled his speech with a few odd metaphors. Norquist is well-known for both creating the anti-tax pledge of the 2010 elections and once saying he wishes for government to be small enough that you could “drown it in the bathtub,” among...

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2012 Election: DNC, Obama Response to Santorum Shows Race Changing

2012 Election: DNC, Obama Response to Santorum Shows Race Changing

It wasn’t long ago the Democratic National Committee and Obama Campaign were sending out daily emails attacking Mitt Romney’s attacks on them, in between the former Massachusetts governor’s ‘America the Beautiful’ serenades at lowly campaign rallies. But things have changed. New polls show former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum leading all...

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A View From Inside ‘Occupy CPAC’ in Washington, D.C.

A View From Inside ‘Occupy CPAC’ in Washington, D.C.

The last time I took a ride with local community organizing group Fight For Philly for a story, we’d ridden a school bus around North Philadelphia, then headed back to Center City as members pushed their opposition to Wells Fargo’s school-swap deals and Sen. Pat Toomey’s indebtedness to corporate interests. On Friday, the trip would take us south—on a...

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