Posts Tagged ‘Pat Poprik’

True Dat

This story doesn’t need much comment.

Voter ID now! 

Dems like to snarl that Voter ID disenfranchises people. This reaction is called “projection”, since that’s how they would use Voter ID. Instead they don’t support Voter ID, since that helps them commit electoral fraud.

If you’re looking to help on Election Day, consider looking at the True the Vote website, maybe signing up as a volunteer.

After all, while we’re not Philly, we do have lots of Dems around like Rattigan and Ryan.  And let’s not forget Poprik!  If she doesn’t like the Repub running anywhere in her personal sandbox known as the Bucks County GOP, they’ll get nothing from her. It’s Pat’s party here!

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Primary Concerns

Tuesday, April 24, is primary day in Pennsylvania.  Getting Obama out of office is job 1, but there are other jobs as well.

Two people have stepped up to run against Santarsiero.  I don’t know much about Helen Bosley.  I’ve been told that she has been someone important in the Planned Parenthood hierarchy.  I’ve also been told that she has the “official” Bucks County republican party endorsement.  In my opinion, a kiss from Pat Poprik is toxic.

Anne Chapman is the other person running.  Her website is here.  She’s on the right side of some issues, but the “Property Tax Independence Act” is quite simply FUBAR.  And I don’t think Ms. Chapmen at all understands what the bill is about or the possible ramifications, she just wants to promise lower taxes.

Everyone wants lower property taxes, but will this proposal do anything to really reign in costs?  Public education is a government monopoly, and the teacher’s unions have a death grip on education (for the kids!) to ensure that the quality will never be as good as it should be.  If all school funding is moved from local taxes to Harrisburg, parents will lose the little influence they have today.  It won’t happen overnight.  You can put together any number of charts and graphs and Power Point presentations to demonstrate how “equitable” the distribution of funds will be.  Doesn’t matter.  Schools districts will notice that the piper has moved to Harrisburg, and that’s where they’ll dance.  It is inevitable.

One of the principles of conservatism is that smaller government is better, and closer government is better.  The idea of consolidating municipalities to save money is not popular, primarily because people are afraid that if their towns are consolidated they will become much smaller fish in a bigger pond.  They would be right.  Ditto for the school districts.

Someone tell Anne Chapman. Or maybe better yet, tell Rob Ciervo.

There are also Republican committeeperson contests in all of the UM districts.  Committee people get to hear from all of the candidates who want to run for an elected position, and then they vote on who will get the party endorsement.  You vote for them, but they are not obliged to tell you how they vote.

It’s kind of a noxious, insider-ish thing, made worse by Pat Poprik’s presence.  Consider challenging the people who want to run for the committee positions.  It may not be possible to get rid of Poprik, but the fact that Harry Fawkes continues to hold the chairman position just gives proof to the accusation that Republican is the party of stupid.  Bucks County went for Obama in 2008, so it’s hardly as if the Bucks GOP is serving the county well.  Poprik no doubt prefers that Fawkes retain the chairman seat so she can do as she pleases, but it’s long past time to push back against her Pelosi-like “leadership”.  It’s not about what’s good for Poprik, it’s time to focus on what’s good for the citizens.  If a candidate committee person cannot commit to cleaning up the GOP in Bucks County and replacing Harry Fawkes (and Poprik, with luck), vote for the candidate who can.

State of the County

“The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then get elected and prove it.”

P.J. O’ROURKE, Holidays in Hell

I knew that Bucks County went for Obama in 2008, but I was a bit surprised to learn that the county went for Kerry in 2004.

Good Lord.  Not Kerry.

County commissioner elections are also coming up in November, and there’s been a real push on the Democrat’s side to get a majority.

I’ll happily go on record to say that I believe with my whole heart that when Dems get the reins, bad things happen.  It’s just the way it is.  They ride around on their blue wave, looking for a nesting ground because their old homestead is in ashes.  But they always bring their pathologies with them.  Higher taxes?  Coming soon!  More crime?  You bet!  Crappy schools?  Takes time, but they’re on the way.  Then when their policies have destroyed a community, they move on to fresh stomping grounds.

So I’m really not thrilled with the state of the GOP in Bucks.

Will people remember the 2010 Democrat voter fraud allegations?  Not so much, I think, since the scandal surrounded Murphy who’s out of the picture now.

But the Barbara Reilly & gang arrests will have more staying power, as will the memory of the secret deal with Candace Quinn.

Neil Samuels of the county Democratic Party and Pat Poprik of the county GOP got into a spitting match in the newspaper over which of the commissioners should have known and be held accountable.  In my opinion, it was a stupid spat between party operatives.  Who cares what they think?  I’d rather know what the commissioners have to say for themselves.

I don’t know how these county offices work, or how close together they are.  But come on, were these people who worked for Reilly kept in an isolation chamber?  Saying the kinds of things that happened in that office since the late 1980’s or early 1990’s went on and no one knew just doesn’t pass the smell test.  People always know, and they always talk.  And Reilly was warned in 1998 and again in 2001 by the auditor about improper use of comp time.  And still no red flags?  What’s in the Doylestown water anyway?

Pat Poprik’s stupid comment about commissioners not having authority over the office of the register of wills was just that: a stupid comment.  Any county elected official’s first responsibility is to the county and its residents.  End of sentence.  Maybe you can’t march in and take over the office, but don’t try to tell me your hands are tied.

The only reply I know of was from Charles Martin, in the Courier-Times, and it was lame.  Secret, eh?  Hit piece?  Boo hoo!  How could you possibly know what’s going on under your nose?

Have all the GOP elected officials decided to take a page from Obama’s book and make sure that the buck skitters away elsewhere?  Why do the Republicans sound like Democrats?

This is how communities turn from red to blue: Republicans too arrogant to step up and take responsibility.  We need to clean it up or it will be cleaned for us, and we’re not going to like the result.