Philadelphia Vote Fraud? Oh yes.

Democrat functionaries like Daylin Leach and Democrat Party propagandists like Annette John-Hall continue to attack Pennsylvania’s photo voter ID bill calling it unfair while wondering if vote fraud can ever be found.

Well, yes, oh you pursuers of banana republicdom. It can be.

Al Schmidt, party of that body’s permanent Republican minority,has unveiled a study “Voting Irregularities in Philadelphia County, 2012 Primary Election” which focused on cases in 15 of the city’s 1,687 election districts and found cases of double voting, voter impersonation, voting by non-citizens, and 23 cases of people who were unregistered to vote but nonetheless permitted to do so.

Note that this focused on just 15 out of 1,687 districts.
Note that this focused on just a primary election.
If don’t believe vote fraud happens in Philadelphia you must believe in Santa Clause.

Thank you Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-12) for Pennsylvania’s photo voter ID law. Philadelphia Vote Fraud? Oh yes.

Philadelphia Vote Fraud? Oh yes.

Daylin Leach In His Own Words

Daylin Leach In His Own Words — State Sen. Daylin Leach has taken issue with our claim that he implied the Republican Party was the party of anti-Semites during a July 16 Democratic Party rally for Barack Obama at  Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Pa.

Here is the relevant part:

I want to say a word or two about domestic policy because Israel is extremely important but it’s not the only issue, and again because of my name and because I don’t think I  necessarily  look particularly Jewish people don’t know I’m Jewish often and so I hear things that I would not hear if I was more obviously Jewish.  And I’m keenly aware that while we have made great progress, anti-Semitism is still alive and well in parts of America.

And it’s important that we have a president of the United States who understands the importance of protecting religious minorities and the importance of fighting for the separation of church and state.

And it’s particularly important these days because I’m going to be honest the modern Republican Party has become something that it was not when I was a young man growing up which is a largely theocratic party.

Here is some advice Senator: Apologize, move on and, in the future, refrain from smearing groups of people for political gain.
Btw, if you were to propose that the Shema be recited to start the day in public schools very likely most Republicans — at least those you accuse of anti-Semitism — would support you. It’s the denial of God and the 10 Commandments that upset them, not the Old Testament.
Hat tip Bob Guzzardi.
Daylin Leach In His Own Words

Daylin Leach In His Own Words

Statements Haunt Daylin Leach

Statements Haunt Daylin Leach — Divisive statements made by incumbent Daylin Leach  at a July 16 Democrat campaign rally at an Elkins Park Synagogue are being turned against him by his Republican opponent in the17th District State Senate race.

“Sen. Leach’s comments Monday night were so far out of line and in such bad form that he proved yet again he is . . .clearly the most divisive member of the Pennsylvania Legislature,” Charles Gehret said.
Leach was a warm-up speaker at the event at Congregation Keneseth Israel which was headlined by Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
“As an active member of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition, I am disgusted by Sen. Leach’s comments and enraged he would say something so inflammatory and false about his political opponents,” said Bob Guzzardi, a Gehret supporter who serves on serves on the boards of Middle East Forum, Zionist Organization of America and Yorktown University.”
Leach is denying calling Republicans anti-semites.
One wonders, though, to whom exactly he was referring in his exhortations that Jews vote against them and for the Democrats. One further wonders who these people are who approach him out of the blue and tell him anti-semitic things in confidence due to his name not sounding Jewish, as he claimed at the event.
Some of those who do not have Jewish sounding names find this particular claim rather dubious, btw.
If Leach or the Democrats makes the video of the event public it would clear up quite a bit.
Statements Haunt Daylin Leach

Statements Haunt Daylin Leach

 

Pennsylvania Public Schools Doomed, Doomed, Doomed Say Dems

Pennsylvania Public Schools Doomed, Doomed, Doomed Say Dems — A sparse crowd of about 200 heard a panel of Democrat state legislators from Delaware County, Oct. 13, at the Upper Darby Center For Performing Arts describe how public schools in Pennsylvania are doomed unless they get back in charge.

The event was sponsored by PA PASS, a public education advocacy group.

The initials stand for Parent Advocates for Public Education To Achieve Student Success.

On the panel were Sen. Daylin Leach (D-17), Rep. Greg Vitali (D-166), Rep. Margo L. Davidson (D-164), Rep. Maria P. Donatucci (D-185), and Rep. Ronald G. Waters (D-191) along with Michael Stoll, who is communications coordinator for State Rep. Bill Adolph (R-165) and Jeffrey S. Miller who is the Republican budget analyst for the Appropriations Committee for the State House, which Adolph chairs.

Leach started things off by saying that there was a “severe and existential threat to public education”.

He cited state budget cuts, proposed voucher and charter school bills, and Act 25‘s  removal of exemptions  in which school boards can hike budgets without a referendum.

He said the referendums always lose since only 10 or 15 percent of voters have children in public schools.

Ms. Davidson, who had to leave early, said she agreed with Leach’s points.

“Ed Rendell would never have proposed such a thing,” she said.

Vitali echoed the despair.

“I truly believe it is a dire situation,” he said. He said the budget cuts were driven by “ideology not necessity.

“(Gov. Tom) Corbett put the interest of oil drillers over children,” he said referring to the reluctance of the governor to levy additional taxes on drilling in Marcellus Shale.

He also pined for the days of Gov. Rendell.

“Rendell was an aggressive fighter for public education,” he said.

He compared public schools to public libraries and said the 9.1 unemployment rate comes from layoffs in the public sector. Whatever it was he was smoking it would probably have been polite if he offered to share it.

Ms. Donatucci clearly feared for the children.

“It’s raining on our school children,” she said.  “. . .Our children aren’t going to get any money and they need to. . . An educational train wreck is going to happen and our children our tied to the tracks.”

Besides blaming Republicans she also blamed newspaper editors.

Waters was more philosophical.

“Elections have consequences,” he said. He noted Corbett said he was going to do the things he’s doing.

He claimed the state had a budget surplus and that money could have been used to keep education spending at the rates it had been the previous year.

Stoll pointed out, however, that there is no surplus and what Waters thought was a surplus is actually budgeted. He noted that 40 percent of state spending is for education. He explained that the reasons for the budget cuts were because federal stimulus money ran out.

After the comments by the panelists, parent representatives for the Radnor, Wallingford-Swarthmore, Interboro, Ridley, Southeast Delco, Haverford, Chichester, Springfield, Penn Delco, William Penn and Upper Darby school districts made presentations describing how excellent their districts were and how much harm the new changes in state policy are causing them.

A PA PASS moderator said that 173 teaching professionals, 148 para professionals, 11 security guards, 11 office support workers, nine maintenance workers, eight administrators and five social workers lost jobs in school districts in Delaware County due to budget cuts.

After parent presentations, PA PASS read to the panel questions submitted by the audience. The questions chosen by the moderator were generally along the lines of how can the vile Republicans  be stopped.

The unseen presence of the Tea Party was felt in the room most strongly it seems by Leach who made a Freudian slip of referring to legislative behavior as not being a “tea party” instead of a “garden party”.

He corrected himself.

Haverford School Director Larry Feinberg, who was one of the event’s organizers, ended things with some strange comments about the proposals for charter schools and vouchers being part of some conspiracy by “Main Line” millionaires looking to make money at the expense of innocent children.

Stoll several times during the night had to emphasize that 40 percent of the state money goes to public education and that there are no plans to end public schools.

The organizers of the event, the parents, and even the legislators all struck one as being sincere and even caring.

Leach and Ms. Donatucci both spoke out passionately against using the cruel residential property tax to fund schools as we now do.

The problem, however, was none of the Democrats or their supporters were able to face the big, fat grinning gorilla in the room, namely the 3 and 4 percent annual raises — which remember are on top of  automatic step raises — that the teachers always seem to get during contract negotiations because they have the right to strike and/or perform unsatisfactory work during their “work to rule” job actions.

The always growing salaries, of course, get the icing of very sweet pension and health plans.

And this is the reason why services are being cut, not because some greedy Republican hates children, as some implied.

Milk does not flow forever.

Pennsylvania Public Schools Doomed, Doomed, Doomed Say Dems

 

Pennsylvania Public Schools Doomed, Doomed, Doomed Say Dems

Daylin Leach Blog Embarrassment

Daylin Leach Blog Embarrassment — Way before Congressman Tony Weiner’s Twitter escapades, State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-17) had his own issue with the internet.

While Leach didn’t flirt with indecent exposure or corruption of minors on the blog he ran in 2005 while a state representative for the 149th District,  he did write some pretty weird  things that one would prefer not to have come from the mind of someone who makes our laws.

These include, as per this archive of the blog, LeachVent,  things like:

People think bachelor parties are an American tradition, as American as apple pie, or racial profiling.

Whether it’s a singing debut or a custody hearing, whether your wife is
arranging a surprise party, or your friends are arranging an
intervention, whether you are hosting a bake sale for your glee club, or
a pig roast for NAMBLA, I will be happy to publicize it.

Leach killed the blog after negative publicity in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Leach certainly isn’t not beyond the pale of forgiveness for these missives but voters ought to give a double look at someone who blithely once implied racial profiling isn’t unAmerican and would not look with loathing and disgust at NAMBLA  (North American Man/Boy Love Association), which is an organization aimed at making child molestation socially acceptable.

Hat tip Bob Guzzardi.

And while on the topic of Congresman Weiner and Democrat values, the old media has made attempts to equate his scandal  with the scandal involving David Vitter, a Republican senator from Louisiana.

For those interested in comparing past scandals, here’s how  Weiner’s differs from those of Bill Clinton.

1. Weiner has yet to commit perjury and lose his law license.

2. Weiner has yet to be accused of premeditated, forcible rape.

3. Weiner has yet to be accused of premeditated, forcible rape and be unwilling to personally and definitively deny the accusation.

4. Weiner has yet to be accused of threatening unruly ex-girlfriends with destruction, death or disfigurement.

5. Weiner has yet to have been shown to have sodomized anyone with a cigar.

6. Weiner has not been found to have used people on the public payroll — including police officers under his command — to have gotten girls for him.

7. Weiner is being condemned by his fellow Democrats who are demanding that he resign.

Just want to help out the Democrats of this state, including Daylin Leach, and keep things in perspective.

Daylin Leach Blog Embarrassment

Daylin Leach Blog Embarrassment -- Way before Congressman Tony Weiner's Twitter escapades, State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-17) had his own issue with the internet.

Daylin Leach Wants To Trap Kids In Violent Schools

This article is being reprinted with the permission of Bob Guzzardi

By Bob Guzzardi


The Republicans of Lower Merion and Narberth have done an excellent compare and contrast on the critical issue of a parents Freedom to Choose, and the need for poor kids to escape violent and educationally failing schools.

This piece by Party Chairman Lance Rogers takes aim at State Sen. Daylin Leach’s (D-17) attack on Students First, an education advocacy group started by Michelle Rhee, who was chancellor of the Washington D.C. public school system.

And here is the Students First response to Leach’s vicious piece.

Democrats want to trap kids in violent and educationally dysfunctional schools and Republicans want to free them. The Choice is Clear: Coercion or Freedom. Choice or Compulsion.

Abraham Lincoln would be proud. I am proud. And where does Senator Leach send his kids to school? And you? Where do you choose to send your kids to school?

Sen. Leach is, uncharacteristically, silent. Not a bad thing but I would like to know if he is as hypocritical as I think he is. Poor Sen. Daylin, the victim of Rich Right Wingers…oh wait, the proponents aren’t Republicans and aren’t getting rich from bad government as so many of Sen. Daylin’s colleagues.

Democrats cannot be trusted with educational policy. The Democratic agenda enriches the entrenched status quo bureaucracy at the expense of effective education and parental choice. To the Democrat, the state, the collectivist system, and the bureaucratic professionals know what is best for a child, better than a parent. More money being taken from citizens and given to a sclerotic system does not translate to better eduction.

 

Daylin Leach Wants To Trap Kids In Violent Schools

Daylin Leach Wants To Trap Kids In Violent Schools

Progressive Daylin Leach Praises Hackery

Progressive Daylin Leach Praises Hackery — State Sen. Daylin Leach whose 17th District includes Haverford and Radnor appears to be just peachy with  the practices that caused  Bonusgate.

In a column on his website Daylinsignts.com he takes issue with the report of the Grand Jury that investigated the crimes implying  the Grand Jury  could be just as easily called “The Doofus Patrol” and dismissing the anger expressed by those who after sitting through months of testimony indicted several lawmakers and staff members for taking taxpayer money to finance political campaigns. The indictments, btw, have already led to several convictions.

Among the objections in the report that trouble Sen. Leach are to the number of staffers employed by our legislators — there are 2,805 of them for 253 elected officials — and the pay of our legislators especially in relation to the number of days they actually work. The report notes that the base salaries for our solons is $78,314.66 excluding benefits. This package is among the highest in the nation. The report notes that the House was in session for 72 days in 2006, 115 in 2007, 72 in 20087 and 147 in 2009.

I will not insult Leach by calling him and his fellows in Harrisburg “doofuses” but I will point out that the simple change of a single letter in his name would give him the perfect moniker for the job and lifestyle for which he so strongly fights.

Leach, a Democrat, touts the “power of progressive thinking” on his website. Progressives are the most materialistic, money-worshiping people on the planet. It is their  tenet that all can be solved by the dollar. They really think that we can’t get competent, honest people to serve as our lawmakers for what New Hampshire pays , and just as delusionally think Pennsylvania is better run.

 Progressive Daylin Leach Praises Hackery

Progressive Daylin Leach Praises Hackery