Saturday, July 17, 2010

The LuLac Edition #1239, July 17th, 2010



This week I sat down with a few political operatives who talked about State Attorney General Tom Corbett’s comments about unemployed Pennsylvanians who should find work because he was told by businesses that jobs go begging.
Q: When this year began, did it appear that Tom Corbett was a shoe in?

A: Absolutely. Only being run over by a bus or a Mack Truck could’ve stopped him.
Q: Is there an opening now for the Democrats?
A: Yeah, a tiny one though. Dan Onorato’s people found out that this was the second time he made the statement. He made it in March, said the same thing but no one was noticing. People were wondering when the campaign was going to start.
Q: It seems like Corbett has gone to the right on some issues and he did it unnecessarily.
A: You are correct. This health Care opposition thing he signed on to, his trying to appease the Tea Party people as well as the Twitter thing which he has backed off on might hurt him. If young voters who communicate it seems with their thumbs take this seriously, it might cause him some problems.
Q: Why would he in a moderate state move to the right?
A: I think many Republicans, even those we perceive as reasonable ones get afraid of the loud, proud but not necessarily right segment of the GOP.
Q: So will you go out on a limb and predict a Democratic victory for Governor?
A: No, 24 hours is a lifetime in politics, but it has made a dull race interesting and given Onoarto something to latch on to.
Q: And this computes how?

A: You never want to give your opposition something to sink their teeth into, especially if they have very little to begin with.


At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought this story would make the pro-censorship group here at LuLac happy

At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its just been my personal experience (friends, relatives, neighbors, bar stool bandits - that sort of thing) but CORBETT's on the money about unemployment benefits.

I'll even admit to the mind set in my 20's - I strung out my job search and worked for cash under the table.

Must be one of those dirty little secrets that no one wants out in the open.

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:30 a.m. - I believe you are SO WRONG! This country is in a crisis situation with the job market. Yes, maybe there are jobs for the taking around somewhere, but most, no one can actually make a living with. Secondly, when one is applying for said job, the line behind them is incredible with people looking for the same offer. As with anything, you have some people actually doing what Corbett says, but the vast majority cannot get anything. It's real easy for one of these blowbags to make a comment such as that, and point the finger at the unfortunates who have no choice but to be where they are. I'll be your story would change if you were in the same boat. Those poor bastards that can't get another job or for the newcomers to the work world find anything at all, except for the shit jobs they're offering out there, are in a really bad situation not of their making. I'd really watch my mouth and think a little, before I clump ALL of the unemployed out there as LIKING to be in that situation. Get a grip man, this unemployment situation is the worst since the great depression. Have some compassion.

At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Democrat who was all set to vote for Corbett.....until I heard this. I've also been out of work, and in a speciality field, for 15 months with NO prospects in sight.
Are there those who just want to collect? Absoutely. But I doubt its the majority...just check the lines at the job fairs.And,by the way, I worked for some 50 years before I was laid off. I think I
paid a few bucks into the fund over those years. Money that could have gained interest even in a simple savings fund.
Too bad Corbett won't have to try unemployment for a while once he loses. He, and many of his supporters, could learn a lesson or two!

At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right On, 6:02!!!

Corbett had my vote until he opened his mouth on this one.


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