Pat Poprik Incompetence In Bucks County — Bucks County Republican Party Chairwoman Pat Poprik, yesterday, Jan. 21, released the dumbest bit of politicking of 2020.
Granted its early but it sets a high bar.
Ms. Poprik and her clueless contingent declared that businessman Andrew Meehan, who is challenging incumbent Brian Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District, will be excluded from candidate screening.
“They voted not to allow him to be voted on,” said Robert Ciervo.
The county GOP Executive Committee claimed Meehan did not share their values because of some alleged social media sin. They said it without the dimmest awareness that cancel culture is clearly not the value of the overwhelming majority of Republican voters even in the Philadelphia suburbs.
If what he did was so bad, why not confront him during the screening? Hmmm? Can you say fear? Expediency?
How about stupidity?
You could have safely given the incumbent the nod without dissing Meehan or his many, many supporters who Fitzpatrick will need if he should win the primary, April 28.
But you chose the halo polishing route thinking it will get you patted on the head by the people who use you and hate us.
Bucks County needs a new boss.
Here is the release:
Update 1: Andy Meehan has responded to the allegations of social media wrongdoing https://meehan2020.com/meehan-response-to-fitzpatrick-hit-job-dump/
Update 2: A little birdie told us the vote to exclude Meehan’s screening was 49-28 which is remarkable as our birdie says unanimous votes are the norm. Further the discussion to exclude Meehan took an hour and 15 minutes which was a unnecessary waste of time. Letting Meehan speak would have taken five minutes.
Philly Burbs Dems Show They Represent The Rich — President Trump taxed the rich big time with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that became law Dec. 22, 2017.
It limits federal deductions of state and local taxes at $10,000. This includes property taxes. Most of us think that is peachy as we don’t pay that much more, if that much, in these taxes.
The rich, though, with their wasteful mansions with big carbon footprints in exclusive communities, are feeling a lot of pain.
Especially, if they live in a high-tax state like New Jersey or California.
So the pseudo-socialist, crony capitalists who fill the Democratic Party are trying to help them. They want to return the state and local tax deduction. They neato beltway acronym they use to refer to this deduction is SALT.
On Dec. 19, the House passed H.R. 5377 which would have raised the deduction to $20,000.
The called it the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act (LOL). OK, the LOL is what we added.
Sixteen Democrats voted against the measure but they did not include any from the Philadelphia region. Yes, Brendan Boyle (Pa2), Dwight Evans (Pa3), Madeleine Dean (Pa4), Mary Gay Scanlon (Pa5) and Chrissy Houlahan (Pa6) voted to help the very rich.
Five Republicans voted for the measure. Yes, they included Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa1).
Brian, what good are you anyway?
A bill ending these deductions made it to the floor of the Senate, Oct. 23. It was sponsored by big-time lib Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). It failed 52-43. Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky was the only R vote in favor — gotta love the libertarians — and Sen Michael Bennet of Colorado was the only D vote against.
Five senators did not vote including Democrats Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont who in a strange coincidence had announced presidential campaigns.
Call it official. The GOP is the party of the little guy and the Ds are the bald hypocrites who represent the country clubs.
Sanctimonious Scanlon Sneers At Constituent — A reader contacted Mary Gay Scanlon, the divisive Democrat who represents Pennsylvania’s 5th District in Congress, expressing concern about the lack of action regarding border security and the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is a trade agreement that bipartisan experts say will greatly improve the economy of North America and, unlike, NAFTA, puts America first.
Here’s what our reader got in response. Congresswoman Scanlon should be ashamed of herself. She does not care about this country or her district.
Ladies Who Lynch With Mary Gay — Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, the divisive Democrat who represents Pennsylvania’s 5th District, is holding a town hall 3 p.m., Sunday (Oct. 20) at Strath Haven High School, 205 S. Providence Road, Wallingford, Pa., 19086.
Maybe next week she can look into Russia’s other LOL assets Jill Stein and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI).
Apparently she will be attempting to drum up support to impeach President Trump, well, just because.
Don’t be surprised if most of those attending Mary Gay’s ladies-wh0-lynch event to be defenders of the President and democracy.
Brian Fitzpatrick Carbon Tax Bill — Brian Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania’s 1st District Republican congressman, will be introducing a “carbon tax bill” today says the Washington Examiner. It will be similar to Market Choice Act introduced in 2018 by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FLA26) which died in committee.
The Curbelo bill imposed a tax of $24 per metric ton on industrial carbon-dioxide emissions, beginning in 2020 and rising annually at a rate of 2 percent above inflation.
In return, federal taxes on gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel would be repealed. The payers would mostly be operators of coal and natural gas power plants.
This means paying more for lighting, air-conditioning and heat, and maybe less for food and transportation.
And of course, coal plants (and mines and their jobs) would soon disappear as natural gas produces much less CO2.
Which would naturally mean less revenue which means someone is going to pound his fist and say we need to bring back the gasoline tax.
The claim that most of carbon tax money will be used to rebuild infrastructure also deserves a big LOL as that is what the gasoline and diesel tax is supposed to do now and obviously doesn’t.
We can’t jump on Fitzpatrick too much. Our wish is to replace all coal and NG plants with nuclear and hydro-electric ones so we give him credit for trying.
Hey Brian, if you really want to fix infrastructure repeal the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931. Studies show it adds 20 percent to the cost of federal projects. Repealing it means 20 percent more work with same amount of money. Infrastructure problem are solved. It’s almost like magic.
And on the other hand there is Pat Toomey.
Pennsylvania’s “Republican” senator joined the Democrats in again futilely voting to repeal President Trump’s court-approved use of emergency funds to build the much-needed wall on the Mexican border.
This wall is not anti-immigration. The wall is anti-drug smuggling and anti-child trafficking. If border crossers are forced to use supervised ports of entry it becomes a whole lot harder to bring children here to be molested.
Curt Weldon Hearts Billie — Joe Billie, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s 5th District congressional seat now held by Democrat extremist Mary Gay Scanlon, says he is getting support from former Congressman Curt Weldon.
Good for Joe, who is a Navy veteran, fireman and all-around good guy.
Fitzpatrick Appearing On Malik Show — Dean Malik has posted that Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa1)will be appearing on his show today (July 19) which airs noon on WWDB 860 AM.
Fitzpatrick was one of the few Republicans who voted to condemn President Trump’s remarks criticizing hateful anti-American statements by Democrat congresswomen.
The show is hosted by Malik and Don Beishl Fr. Also on the show will be noted journalist Stu Bykofsky, who had a long career with The Philadelphia Daily News; Stan Casacio, about his run for Montgomery County Controller; Billy Ciancaglini, the Republican candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia, and Bill Lawrence of BillLawrenceOnline.com.
John Fredericks Hosted Billie — Firefighter and veteran Joe Billie, a blue collar guy who has thrown his hat in the ring to take on Democrat incumbent Mary Gay Scanlon in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District race in 2020, was a guest on this morning’s The John Fredericks Show.
Joe says he was motivated to run by veterans matters and policies that ignored the elderly.
Good point Joe.
Hey Mary Gay, how much would the plans of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to forgive the student debt of white suburban college grads take from the elderly, veterans and blue collar people? You support the idea right? You certainly haven’t criticized it.
Fredericks encouraged Joe but said he had an uphill battle in 5th which was redistricted by the Democrat state Supreme Court in 2018 to give the area a heavy D-tilt.
Mary Gay might be more vulnerable than is thought. She’s been offering pablum on immigration while joining her party in stopping every necessary step by the Trump administration to resolve the crisis.
What is the problem with giving the Border Patrol whatever it wants whether it be a wall or more facilities for children who have been separated from the adults they were with and who may not necessarily be their parents? Why not say you support those who have been ordered by courts to be deported to be arrested and deported?
You can’t say that, can you?
Yeah, the Rs have a chance to flip the district if they fight. Joe is willing. Let him at it.