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Mayor Squidward Easily Wins Re-Election

By Wyatt Earp | November 8, 2011

Yes, I know it’s a bold prediction, since the polls in Philly are open for three more hours, but I have a hunch the Democrats will pull this one out. Case in point: Can anyone tell me who the GOP challenger is? I know, but it’s because I’m a political junkie. Not many others would, though, because the Philadelphia GOP is a disgrace. They phone in election after election and haven’t had a serious candidate for mayor in recent memory. As a result, Philadelphia has been run by Democrats for almost 70 years.

And look where we are. Homicides are skyrocketing, spending is through the roof, taxes are out of control, and city services are nonexistent. But yeah, let’s reelect this idiot!

I’ve come to accept the fact that this will be a one-party town for the rest of my life, but what truly galls me is the arrogance of our mayors – especially Michael Nutter. Instead of keeping up appearances that this is an actual race, he spent the first half of the day at Philadelphia International Airport, awaiting the arrival of America’s embarrassment, President Obama. Not at City Hall, not at his campaign HQ. Like most Democrat mayors, Nutter holds this city and its residents in contempt.

And now we have to suffer through four more years of him. Thanks, Philly voters; you can’t help shooting yourselves in the foot year after year.

UPDATE: The AP called the race for Nutter at 8:45pm. 45 minutes after the polls closed. 45. Minutes. This town deserves its fate.

Topics: Philly | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Mayor Squidward Easily Wins Re-Election”

  1. Bitter Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Jim Geraghty had a report that only 6 people had voted at one polling location in North Philadelphia as of lunchtime. I’m not saying that Nutter would lose, but turnout could be exceptionally light today.

    Sebastian & I were voters 245 & 246 at our precinct (which is only half of what votes at our location) as of 2:30pm.

    It was rather funny that the Democratic poll worker got up to promote his candidates and looked so disappointed when we refused his sample ballot. You can pretty much tell how people are going to vote by which side of the school’s cafeteria they go into. Our side which is pretty much made up of the home owners in the area is heavily Republican. I know this because of how many area houses I call when we help candidates who are reaching out to soft Republicans. The other door at the polling location represents the precincts that are heavily represented by the apartment complexes in the area. It runs far more Democratic.

    In 2008, they had like a 3 hour wait to vote on that side, and we walked right up to the table. That was depressing to see. Since that election, that side has been just as empty.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Bitter – I was #130 at my polling place in the Far NE at 2:20pm, but we usually have good turnouts. Lots of older folks in my neighborhood. The best time I have in the booth is selecting “NO” on retention of every single judge. “UP TWINKLES”

  3. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Chicago hasn’t had a Republican Mayor since 1931. This is 14 years longer than the Cubs have been to the World Series.

  4. L Frame S&W Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Ya know, I tend to vote Republican, but I’m still pretty liberal on certain things, but a political system without 2 viable parties is not a democracy, it’s a totalitarian regime, whether it’s in Moscow, or Philly.
    Here in Taxachusetts, we have the same baloney, the Republicans are really liberals, and the Democrats are so far to the left we need a telescope to see ‘em.

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Ferrell – Look at all of the Democrat strongholds: Chicago, New York, Philly, Baltimore, Detroit. See anything in common? Ruin.

    L Frame – Our problem is that the national GOP abandoned us. If they would have thrown some money our way this year – with all the problems Obama brings his political supporters – maybe the Republican would have had a chance. And as Bitter said, turnout is really, really low.

  6. Veeshir Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Can you blame the GOP?
    You wrote
    hanks, Philly voters; you can’t help shooting yourselves in the foot year after year.

    Can you blame the prospective GOP candidates?

    I’ve worn a Giants jersey to an Eagles game, it was ugly. I can’t imagine the union and other, various, thugs who count on a Dem admin being nicer than Eagles fans. I can imagine them being much more shooty.

  7. Veeshir Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Meant to quote from the article
    Brown says her car has been vandalized at least 10 times. So far, no arrests have been made.

    Luckily it’s just her car. Imagine if she actually had a chance.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Veeshir – No, I guess I don’t blame them, but it’s troubling to watch your city die because Democrats are doing nothing to stop it.

  9. Jon Brooks Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Here in Ohio we did the job on both parties which kinda makes me happy. On issue 2 which would repaeal Senate Bill 5 heavily favored by the Republicans we cut them off at the knees and defeated it. On Issue 3 which is heavily favored by Democrats to uphold obambi’s health care law we cut obambi off at the knees also and voted to repeal it in our state, so I am proud we pissed off BOTH parties:) LOLOL

  10. RogerDee Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Gonna be Detroit East. Another shell of a city. Time to move on Wyatt.

  11. Bob G. Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 11:34 am

    It’s not that the DEMS are doing ONE damn thing to STOP the decline…if anything, they’re HASTENING IT…(and smiling all the way home).

    Once proud bastions of REAL democracy, now all we see is case after case of MAJOR FAIL in MAJOR cities.
    Guess some folks LIKE those blinders (and all those entitlements).
    Wait until they reach the edge of that “cliff”.

    Sorry to hear the election results.

    Hang in there.
    Stay the course.
    And roll safe out there.

  12. hutch1200 Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    So, BITTER…how did your precinct/ward votes tally up? Repub vs donk turnout? I know that it is a PITA to get the #’s, as I’m a poll watcher for my mom outside of Scranton.

  13. Lergnom Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    We got to the polls at 6:30-we were #142 and 143, and this is a heavily blue-collar neighborhood.

    Stay safe