I’m not a fan of Allyson Schwartz and neither is Howie Klein:
There are a number of races EMILY’s List is getting involved in that pit conservative women against progressive men and one of their keystone races is for the governor of the Keystone State. Their candidate is great on one issue: Choice. On economic justice issues, she’s a backward conservative and a danger to working families. Her record in Congress is disgraceful for anyone calling themselves a Democrat, let alone a Democrat from a safe, solidly blue district like hers. A vice chair of the repulsively corrupt, corporately-owned New Dems, her lifetime ProgressivePunch score on crucial roll calls is a wretched 76.68. But for the current session– where nothing is in her mind except her lust to become Pennsylvania’s first woman governor– her voting record has really gone into the toilet as she endeavors to prove how conservative she is by voting with Boehner and Cantor whenever she can. Her score for the current session has sunk to an abysmal 52.4, Blue Dog territory.
Allyson Schwartz isn’t a terrible candidate because she’s a woman. She’s a terrible candidate because she’s a conservative serving the interests of Big Business and Wall Street rather than of working families of Pennsylvania. EMILY’s List is terrible for supporting her just because she’s a woman. They should be supporting women– we need lots more in public office– but not women like Margaret Thatcher… or Allyson Schwartz. Oh come on, Howie… how can you compare Allyson Schwartz to Margaret Thatcher? Here’s how:
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