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PCIntern

(25,914 posts)
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:28 AM Sep 2012

Pennsylvania is the most outrageous state in the Union...

I've lived here 60 years, so I know what I'm talking about...

Where the hell else could you have an ex-Democratic governor tell the Republican nominee to spend more money in his state for advertising and that he shouldn't give up on Pennsylvanians? I mean, WTF?????

Link here. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20120930_Rendell_s_advice_to_Mitt__Don_t_quit_on_Pa__voters.html

But that's not all. It's is the same guy who told Gore to concede early in the recount process when HE WAS THE HEAD OF THE DLC!!! Can you just imagine a Rethug doing that to his candidate? In your wildest dreams??

I can't fathom why MSNBC is paying this guy a fortune to opine when they already have that asshole Harold Ford, Jr. to sell out Democrats.

More reasons why PA is screwed up later today! Stay tuned....

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Pennsylvania is the most outrageous state in the Union... (Original Post) PCIntern Sep 2012 OP
Unless he's trying to fool Romney... Drunken Irishman Sep 2012 #1
Rendell, unlike President Obama, PCIntern Sep 2012 #2
McCain came to my town Freddie Sep 2012 #9
Have You Ever Lived In Texas - I Am Sure It Is Worse Politically! cantbeserious Sep 2012 #3
"when HE WAS THE HEAD OF THE DLC!!!" There's your explanation, right there. Egalitarian Thug Sep 2012 #4
Lifelong Pennsylvanian... MadrasT Sep 2012 #7
The Democratic in DLC means the same as Socialist in NAZI coldwaterintheface Sep 2012 #5
More ad money for local TV stations muriel_volestrangler Sep 2012 #6
He only "thinks" with his other head... PCIntern Sep 2012 #8
Yeah, I'm a little upset with the way Simpson handled the injunction on the voter ID thing. HopeHoops Sep 2012 #10
I'm hearing that the photo license centers Freddie Sep 2012 #16
They are getting swamped, but they've only issued 10K of them. The GOP estimate,... HopeHoops Sep 2012 #18
Ed Rendell has always been about Ed Rendell. Jennicut Sep 2012 #11
There are some upsides to being a battleground state BootinUp Sep 2012 #12
Yeah we'll we here shouldn't be a battleground state... PCIntern Sep 2012 #13
Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh on one end. Philadelphia on the other end. Alabama in the middle. JaneyVee Sep 2012 #14
Or Pennsyltucky Freddie Sep 2012 #15
That's why they call him "Fast Eddie" BumRushDaShow Sep 2012 #17
I would think that to be valid handicapping of the race in Pennsylvania RB TexLa Sep 2012 #19
 

Drunken Irishman

(34,857 posts)
1. Unless he's trying to fool Romney...
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:35 AM
Sep 2012

McCain bit on Pennsylvania last go around and it hurt him. He spent a lot of money and time there and in the end came away with a blowout loss.

Freddie

(9,361 posts)
9. McCain came to my town
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:21 AM
Sep 2012

A day or 2 before the election in a desperate attempt win PA and it *snowed*! One of the earliest snows on record and he canceled and the town had to sue the Repug Party to recoup expenses for the rally that never happened.

 

Egalitarian Thug

(12,448 posts)
4. "when HE WAS THE HEAD OF THE DLC!!!" There's your explanation, right there.
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:52 AM
Sep 2012

That and the fact that PA is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh separated by Missouri.

MadrasT

(7,237 posts)
7. Lifelong Pennsylvanian...
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:27 AM
Sep 2012

...and I don't see any reason to venture west of the Susquehanna River. It's way too scary over there.

 

coldwaterintheface

(137 posts)
5. The Democratic in DLC means the same as Socialist in NAZI
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:26 AM
Sep 2012

it has no real meaning at all, just a buzz word to sucker in the less intelligent to support them.

muriel_volestrangler

(101,746 posts)
6. More ad money for local TV stations
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:27 AM
Sep 2012

Maybe that's what he's thinking of. And trying to get him to throw away money on a state Obama is bound to win isn't exactly '8 dimensional chess', if you ask me.

 

HopeHoops

(47,675 posts)
10. Yeah, I'm a little upset with the way Simpson handled the injunction on the voter ID thing.
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 10:56 AM
Sep 2012

All indications was that he was just going to issue one and wanted input from both sides on the content, but the last I read on it indicates that his "compromise" is to let those without voter ID cast a provisional ballot. You can do that ANYWAY - and they're rarely if ever counted. Unless he specifically says so, the requirement to produce a photo-ID within 7-10 days (forget which) still stands. I don't think his approach is even close to in line with what the requirements the PASC imposed when handing it back to him.

Freddie

(9,361 posts)
16. I'm hearing that the photo license centers
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 03:09 PM
Sep 2012

Are swamped with people getting photo IDs, so word is definitely getting out and people are *pissed off* about being denied the chance to vote. This could backfire on the Repugs.

 

HopeHoops

(47,675 posts)
18. They are getting swamped, but they've only issued 10K of them. The GOP estimate,...
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 03:47 PM
Sep 2012

... of 100K is the lowest and at the current rate they can't even come close to handling those. The opposition and more realistic estimate is 750K. If they can't service their OWN estimate, how can they service the reality? Besides, they reduced the requirements to providing a SSN (no card necessary), two forms of residency proof (bills), and finally dropped the latter. My voter registration card (no photo) in my wallet is all I've ever needed, and only the first time I vote in a specific district. Everyone at the polls knows me. I sign the registry and go vote on a machine that probably swings everything to the repukes anyway.

Voter fraud is NOT a problem. Only 50% of eligible voters bothering definitely is a problem.

BootinUp

(47,797 posts)
12. There are some upsides to being a battleground state
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:08 AM
Sep 2012

I guess. Thats all that this appears to be. Calm down.

PCIntern

(25,914 posts)
13. Yeah we'll we here shouldn't be a battleground state...
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:31 AM
Sep 2012

Given what's happened here over the years starting with Saint Ronnie, we should be solid blue, but the Appalachia part extends into our metropolitan regions, so we're not.

You can relax if you wish..that's your prerogative.

Freddie

(9,361 posts)
15. Or Pennsyltucky
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 03:05 PM
Sep 2012

For any non-PA'ers reading this, that frequent comment about our state is 100% correct.

BumRushDaShow

(133,425 posts)
17. That's why they call him "Fast Eddie"
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 03:19 PM
Sep 2012

But then one might interpret that it's a ruse to make him spend in the 4th largest media market meaning less would be spent in states that really ARE "swing" states.

There are PAC ads running here in Philly (including one with handkerchief head Artur Davis) but Rmoney's own "I approve this message" money is much more limited, given the $20,000,000 loan that his crew had to take out.

 

RB TexLa

(17,003 posts)
19. I would think that to be valid handicapping of the race in Pennsylvania
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 03:51 PM
Sep 2012

A 7 to 5 point lead by the president doesn't make it a lock.
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