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Kicking Out Corbett Was Good, But Now Wingnut Legislators Are Taking Over PA

PA's new wingnut leaders think blocking the agenda of the new governor, who was elected in a landslide, will be a really good political strategy.
Kicking Out Corbett Was Good, But Now Wingnut Legislators Are Taking Over PA
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Of course insanity will soon ensue! I wish I'd hit the lottery. I'd never read the news again:

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Legislature will be led by massive Republican majorities - including the biggest House GOP majority in more than 50 years - when Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf takes office on Jan. 20.

But for two weeks before he takes office, those majorities will be sworn in and intact under outgoing Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, a fact that has not been lost on Republican Party backers.

That means it is still legal and possible - albeit technically challenging - to enact far-reaching legislation favored by many Republicans that Corbett might sign, but that Wolf had said during the campaign that he would oppose.

People who have looked into it could not find a precedent for such a move in modern Pennsylvania political history, but that does not mean it cannot be done.

What happened right after the election is that they booted out the Republican Senate Majority leader for being too "moderate" and installed one of the whack jobs. And guess what they've decided? That blocking the agenda of the new governor, who was elected in a landslide, will be a really good political strategy.

And why wouldn't they think that? It worked in Washington!

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