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First Whig Party Candidate Elected Since Reconstruction
Big Government ^ | 11/9/2013 | JARRETT STEPMAN

Posted on 11/09/2013 11:54:01 AM PST by markomalley

Modern Whig Party candidate Robert “Heshy” Bucholtz, a 39-year old software engineer, was voted in as an election judge in the Democratic bastion of Rhawnhurst in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. 

This is one of the first Whig candidates elected since the party became defunct in the 1860’s, and Bucholtz is the only Modern Whig currently in office. The last Whig politician to serve in Philadelphia was Robert Conrad, who was mayor of the city from 1854-1856.

Bucholtz won by a vote of 36-24. He is now responsible for overseeing equipment and procedures at the polls.

The Modern Whig Party portrays itself as the moderate alternative to the Republican and Democrat parties, emphasizing its opposition to “corruption, ineffective leadership, and ideological paralysis.”

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: modernwhigparty; whig

1 posted on 11/09/2013 11:54:01 AM PST by markomalley
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The Modern Whig Party portrays itself as the moderate alternative to the Republican and Democrat parties, emphasizing its opposition to “corruption, ineffective leadership, and ideological paralysis.”

hmmm. Maybe these are the drones we have been looking for..?

2 posted on 11/09/2013 11:58:58 AM PST by cardinal4
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To: cardinal4

Possible spoiler for the rats?... this could be their ‘libertarian’ party.


3 posted on 11/09/2013 12:01:46 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

I read an article a day or two before indicating that the party has also elected a school board member in NJ.


4 posted on 11/09/2013 12:06:52 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Viennacon

Who knows? Our choices now are the party of pelosi or Boehner, can’t be too much worse..


5 posted on 11/09/2013 12:09:27 PM PST by cardinal4
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To: markomalley

My relatives were whigs in the South. In fact, my father was only a democrat to vote in primaries. My great-great grandfathers’s Son-in-law ran for President.


6 posted on 11/09/2013 12:15:22 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: cardinal4

“Moderate” means left/liberal these days.


7 posted on 11/09/2013 12:28:05 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: markomalley
The Modern Whig Party portrays itself as the moderate alternative to the Republican and Democrat parties, emphasizing its opposition to “corruption, ineffective leadership, and ideological paralysis.”

IOW, a "Modern Whig" is the same thing as a "Whig." Shrug.

8 posted on 11/09/2013 12:34:52 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Viennacon

Similar to the way John Anderson siphoned votes away from Carter during the 1980 elections, though it wouldn’t have mattered anyway.


9 posted on 11/09/2013 12:36:11 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: markomalley

Their platform sounds largely conservative/constitutionalist they should do either of two things: 1) Rejoin the Republican party to work for smaller government candidates in primaries or 2) Only run in heavily Democratic areas like the inner cities where the “R” name has been tarnished (maybe beyond repair in some cases)!


10 posted on 11/09/2013 12:36:55 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: markomalley

Millard Fillmore would approve.


11 posted on 11/09/2013 1:15:24 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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“Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.”

- Henry Clay

The Modern Whig Party may be on to something. Clay’s words take on a special meaning in today’s politics (at all levels), do they not?


12 posted on 11/09/2013 1:24:04 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: markomalley

Whiggers!


13 posted on 11/09/2013 11:13:32 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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