I think putting pressure on Corbett is good as I opposed the transportation bill.
However, he has fought for elimination of the state store system, he has encouraged the natural gas industry and he is fighting for Voter ID.
We had a chance to nominate a more conservative candidate for governor, but Corbett prevailed.
He is not perfect (but we knew this going in). However, he is far better than any Democrat we are going to get.
The Pennsylvania GOP is not very conservative. The legislature is the stumbling block, not Corbett. If the legislature would send more conservative bills to him, he would sign them.
Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is still a pro-union, blue state that seems to be trending more blue.
The most conservative governor would still have trouble with the Republican legislature.
I think it is intellectually weak to think the governor alone can change years of RINO dominance in the legislature.
There is no excuse to continue to put up with the business as usual politics or politicians in Harrisburg.
Corbett speaks of “pension reform” this year.
That RINO legislature you write about isn’t budging on that one...
Neither are they on state store reform or property tax reform.
The tea party groups backed a bill to eliminate property taxes and it was countered by a phony RINO bill to give the local school boards the ability to impose additional taxes on sales and income.
RINO’s need replacement at all levels and in my county, three conservative candidates are running in three House districts, plus one in a State Senate district.
By the way, do you support the efforts of the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania in backing replacements for RINO’s in the legislature?
His “fighting” for things is good political show, but the Obama Administration (EPA) and the federal courts will make his “fighting” nought with their actions.
One other thought, I listen to the folks in the lunchrooms and water coolers. The madness that elected Kathleen Kane as AG two years ago from Penn State fans is ready, willing and able to boot Tom Corbett out and its no wonder his re-elect numbers are so low and Democrats lead him in the polls.
It might not matter in the end what you or I think about him.