Taegan is reporting on a Quinnipiac poll in Pennsylvania that has Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D) leading Gov. Tom Corbett (R) by ten points, 45% to 35%. And State Treasurer Rob McCord (D) is ahead of Corbett by eight, 43% to 35%.
No wonder The Maddow blog said Corbett's in "deep trouble."
TMB adds, "Fifty-two percent of respondents said Corbett doesn't deserve re-election," adding that this is due to his support of cuts to popular programs—higher education, school districts, and social services. Instead, he's beholden to Grover Norquist and his pledge to never raise taxes.
That's working out well for him.
To make matters worse, he also backed the Voter I.D. law:
[I]n an embarrassment for his administration, [it] was blocked by a Republican judge weeks before the election last fall, after studies showed that over 750,000 Pennsylvanians lacked the required photo ID. At a press conference before the ruling, Corbett couldn't remember the types of ID that voters were supposed to have.
Way to go, Tom. Voter suppression is always a surefire way to win over ... voters.
I had heard of this, but seeing it is so much more stupid. Via.
This is the second time Norquist has used the term "short leash" regarding the president: VIDEO– Grover Norquist: GOP “can have [Obama] on a rather short leash. Here’s your allowance… come back if you behave.” Unlike his last little racist dig, this time he caught himself.
"We got lots of things Obama claims to be for, and we will make — we, the Republicans in the House and Senate — will make him actually make those spending restraints, in order to get the continuing resolution out a week, two weeks, a month. Obama will be on a very short leash, fiscally speaking, over the next four years. He’s not gonna have any fun at all. He may decide to go blow up small countries he can’t pronounce because it won’t be any fun to be here, because he won’t be able to spend the kind of cash he was hoping to."
Grovie is such a panic, isn't he? Or to put it another way:
Seriously, what a condescending, self-important ass.
It is noteworthy that Norquist says “we” when referring to the Congressional Republicans. This would seem to conflict with his group’s frequent claim that it is a “a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases.” And it seems to ignore the 50 Congressional Republicans who have already distanced themselves from his ironclad oath.