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Old 11-06-2019, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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That was my point but predictably people put on their team jerseys as expected.
What team jersey were you wearing when you wrote the title of this thread?
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Old 11-06-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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That was my point but predictably people put on their team jerseys as expected.

Well, you did a poor job of making your point then.


A relative of mine was a county coroner in Central Pa. He has a high school education. His experience was a few years as an EMS. That's it. But he was friendly with the local Republican establishment that ran things, and they put his support behind him and he won the election. That's what political machines do.
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:02 PM
 
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What is the difference between a Republican Coroner and a Democrat Coroner? Apparently there is a difference because people think so. And don't get me started on Republican and Democrat judges who are elected to enforce the law. Oh, there's more. The Recorder of Deeds too needs to be immersed in Democratic politics to be able to his job properly.
It, likely, happens because people are still allowed to choose the one party "lever" on the ballot.

I'm thrilled, by the way, that another minority party won one of the "At Large" city council seats.
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:06 PM
 
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Is this supposed to be some kind of whine about how many races were won by democrats in the city? Maybe if the republicans actually tried, they might have a bigger say in city government. They didn't even bother to put up candidates in 60% of the district council races, nor the race for sheriff, and their mayoral candidate wasn't originally endorsed by the party over a candidate who has been living on disability for years but would have miraculously been able to serve as mayor despite this. They even lost an at-large council seat to a third party candidate. If it's more about how the democrats swept leadership in Delco, well, look, no further than DC for reasons why.
The funniest part of all is the OP is obviously ignorant of when Philadelphia was run by a REPUBLICAN machine. And that machine was described as one of the most corrupt in the country.
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:09 PM
 
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The Republican Party is dead to city people, and for damn good reasons.
It died, overall, after Sam Katz's mayoral run.
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:16 PM
 
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Democrats swept every race in Bucks, too, which is kind of surprising since it's typically split 50-50.
It's not surprising. The president is making the Republican Party toxic. Look what happened in VA and Kentucky.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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It's not surprising. The president is making the Republican Party toxic. Look what happened in VA and Kentucky.
Did Romney, the most polished, well-mannered politician you could find, carry VA? No. There are trends that are in motion with or without Trump.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:27 AM
 
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A relative of mine was a county coroner in Central Pa. He has a high school education. His experience was a few years as an EMS. That's it. But he was friendly with the local Republican establishment that ran things, and they put his support behind him and he won the election. That's what political machines do.
Exactly the reason, in my opinion, that coroner doesn't need to be, and probably shouldn't be, an elected position.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:31 AM
 
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Did Romney, the most polished, well-mannered politician you could find, carry VA? No. There are trends that are in motion with or without Trump.
Lol. I know. I've been following politics since the 1960 presidential election.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:35 AM
 
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It, likely, happens because people are still allowed to choose the one party "lever" on the ballot.
Not any more.

https://theintercept.com/2019/10/30/...raight-ticket/

Not that most people won't just mindlessly punch the R or D for every race anyway, though...
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