Category Archives: Elections

Crazed Tyrant Tom Wolf Wants to Appoint Agency Heads Who Agree With Him

The way “Governor” works is that, to fulfill the agenda you laid out in your campaign, you appoint a bunch of people to the various executive branch agencies who agree with that agenda, you retain some people who agree with … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

PPP: Toomey Approval Rating Only 28%

Rightwing Senator Pat Toomey manages to out-poll all the Democrats at this time, according to PPP’s first 2016 poll, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t vulnerable in 2016. Check out that 28% approval rating. Four years into his first term, … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US Senate

Tom Wolf’s Agenda is Popular

Hopefully the Fresh Start PAC will stick around to remind southeast Republican lawmakers’ constituents about this, since so many of them ran as liberals on this stuff: Voters are generally supportive of Wolf’s progressive agenda. Wolf took a beating for … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Elections, Governor, Issues

Poll: Who Are You Currently Supporting in #PHL2015?

Time to weigh in.

Posted in Elections, Philadelphia 2015

#PHL2015: What is the Nature of Michael Nutter’s Unpopularity?

The most straightforward explanation for Michael Nutter’s unpopularity is that by the last year of a second term, pretty much every incumbent Mayor is unpopular, especially if they’ve done a lot. People often don’t remember how unpopular many of America’s favorite ex-Mayors were the way … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Philadelphia 2015

#PAGov: Wolf Disagrees with Cuomo’s Fracking Ban

The moratorium supporters failed to move any Democratic candidates for Governor into their column during the primary, so this isn’t surprising. Wolf continues to support a moratorium on gas drilling on public land, so I’m expecting a high profile reversal … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Energy, Environment, Governor

#PA6: Obvious Thing Happens

The job little Jiminy Gerlach has been trying out for this whole time is finally his. In Congress, he fought against health insurance expansion and for unaffordable corporate tax breaks. And now he’ll get paid a whole lot more to do … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US House

#PHL2015 Candidates Have a “Duty to Respond” on Stuff They Can’t Do Anything About

This op-ed by James Lytle is Exhibit A in the case for not spending too much time talking about education in the 2015 Philly Mayoral race, even though that’s the issue most people seem to want to debate next year. Titled “Education issues … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Philadelphia 2015

Takin Mah Toys and Goin Home

Translation: Cynical contrarian posturing is more important to me than proactively assessing my actual level of agreement with either of the political parties’ platforms.

Posted in Elections

#PASen: Bob Casey to the Right of Michael Krancer and the Voters on Climate

(Been hangin’ out with this guy too much) Five years off from reelection and Bob Casey is already getting irritable bowel syndrome on climate politics – an issue that has yet to claim the political career of any Democrats, and … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US Senate