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Old 11-13-2020, 09:18 AM
 
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Missing from this chart is the fact that Biden actually underperformed in Philadelphia vs. Clinton in 2016. His margin of victory in the city was lower this time around as more Black men showed up to vote for Trump.

So Philly's 'burbs really did make the difference, and Biden's city performance makes charges that the city Democrats were up to their old tricks ring hollow.
I live in District 1 (Brian Fitzpatrick), which is all of Bucks plus a small sliver of Montco. Trump underperformed Fitzpatrick's margin in District 1 by a whopping 16%. The educated suburbs just flat out rejected Trump's stupidity, even the conservatives/Republicans who kept their GOP Congressman.
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Old 11-13-2020, 12:44 PM
 
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Do you live in Philly?
I do. The city has been Democrat-run for a long time. Glad to see Trump go, but this city needs new leadership, and it's not another Democrat.
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Old 11-13-2020, 05:16 PM
 
Location: 215 (MontCo)
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I do. The city has been Democrat-run for a long time. Glad to see Trump go, but this city needs new leadership, and it's not another Democrat.
I suppose we should elect a Republican mayor, just look at how well Chester has turned out under their leadership.
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Old 11-13-2020, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I do. The city has been Democrat-run for a long time. Glad to see Trump go, but this city needs new leadership, and it's not another Democrat.
The city needs term limits for city council. It is as simple as that.
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Old 11-14-2020, 05:39 PM
 
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I suppose we should elect a Republican mayor, just look at how well Chester has turned out under their leadership.
Chester has had a Democrat for mayor for the past 8 years. So, smack smack!!!

Both Democrats and Republicans suck. However, you would think after so many years of disastrous leadership under Democratic rule, Philadelphians would at least consider someone outside of the same party.
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Old 11-14-2020, 05:41 PM
 
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The city needs term limits for city council. It is as simple as that.
We have term limits for mayor and look at the turd we have in office there. I'm sure we'll get another Democrat regardless.
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Old 11-15-2020, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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We have term limits for mayor and look at the turd we have in office there. I'm sure we'll get another Democrat regardless.
Clarke is the person who needs to be voted out more than anyone. He yields honestly more control than the mayor does in many regards. Hence why we need term limits for council.
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:23 AM
 
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Clarke is the person who needs to be voted out more than anyone. He yields honestly more control than the mayor does in many regards. Hence why we need term limits for council.
Agreed on all accounts. Clarke is a career politician with corruption being his most effective skillset. A real poverty pimp. It's a real embarrassment.
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Old 11-15-2020, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I do. The city has been Democrat-run for a long time. Glad to see Trump go, but this city needs new leadership, and it's not another Democrat.
I should perhaps note here that the ossified, corrupt Democratic machine began its rule in 1951 when a good-government reformer beat an ossified, corrupt Republican machine that had run the city (and misspent money) for 70 years prior to that. The reformer's successor was cut from the same cloth, but his successor went back to the norm, and then we got Frank Rizzo.

It's time we swept out the current ossified, corrupt machine, but the Republican Party is in no position to do it, and the Working Families Party is too small and limited in its appeal to do it.

Just be aware that if and when that time comes, whoever takes over will likely become ossified and corrupt after a few decades.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:44 AM
 
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I do. The city has been Democrat-run for a long time. Glad to see Trump go, but this city needs new leadership, and it's not another Democrat.
I agree that long-term one-party rule is not good for any governed body. Mississippi and Alabama each provide state-level examples of that. The PA suburbs are ahead of the curve having recently flipped to majority-Democratic control on the county level. Unfortunately for Philadelphia Republicans, their regard for residents of color, their response in Fishtown to the George Floyd/Breonna Taylor protests, the reaction to the Columbus statue's imminent relocation from Marconi Plaza in South Philly, and the embrace of the incumbent commander-in-chief by the majority of the police union will hinder their chances for voters to take their presumably inclusive Republicans platforms and promises at face value.

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