Tomorrow’s Pennsylvania primary will be a good barometer of anti-incumbency rage. Is it real? As a democrat, I sure hope so.
PA has 109 CleanSweep
candidates running in the May primary. That is a huge number by any reckoning. These people were drawn to "CleanSweep" by last year's legislative pay raises. They come from every political party but they all seem to agree that "the government" is currently composed of "greedy career politicians".
That sentiment is good for Democrats. When PA "CleanSweepers" are quoted in the press they tend to bemoan the "the culture of arrogance and greed" that marks our current political climate, and as we all know one party has worked hard to create a "the culture of arrogance and greed." That is the party George Bush and Jack Abramoff.
Now, I'm sure Nancy Willing will protest that this movement is "non-partisan". She will point out (rightly) that that we have a bunch of lousy democrats that need to find other work. While that is true, the "net/net" of anti-incumbency is that republicans will lose more seats than democrats if it turns out to be real.
So listen to "Progressive Voices" at 7:30 on WVUD, 91.3 FM from the University of Delaware in Newark, DE or click on WVUD
and jump on the cleansweep bandwagon.
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