Say No to Tom Corbett

Say No to Tom Corbett

Posted in the Erie Forum

“Peace On Earth”

Since: Apr 08

Erie Pa

#1 Aug 9, 2010
Want to live in a recreation of Bush's version of America for 4 years? If we sit back and let it, it WILL happen! To join the fight to slam the door on Tom Corbett, visit www.voteonorato.com ! Before it's TOO LATE!!!
Fluffy Bunny

Cleveland, OH

#2 Aug 9, 2010
Pennsylvania state government is broken and the misuse of public money by officials at the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) along with widespread nepotism and alleged corruption is just the latest tragic incident of ethical failure by public officials. The next governor needs to have the right plan to reform government, and the determination and experience to make the right decisions regardless of the consequences.

Dan Onorato flunked his first real leadership test yesterday by repeating his call for reforms at the DRPA but punting on who should implement them. Dan Onorato shouldn't allow his personal relationship with DRPA Chairman John Estey to cloud the fact that ending the culture of abuse at the DRPA starts with new leadership who wasn't at least complicit in the failures.

(Onorato and Estey are former law school classmates. Also, Estey was chief of staff to Onorato's mentor, Gov. Ed Rendell.)

Corbett, who has done more to change the culture of political corruption in Pennsylvania than any attorney general in the history of the commonwealth, has said that when he is elected governor he will replace Estey as chairman of the DRPA with someone who is a competent chairman who will not politicize the authority.

We got a glimpse of the real Dan Onorato, a politician who will say anything to get elected without the toughness to implement reform and effectively govern. Onorato claims he is a reformer who wants to curb the power of the special interest, prevent fraud and abuse, and reach beyond the normal insiders to serve on public boards, but he is really just another political insider and career politician who has spent the last twenty years moving from one political office to another in Pittsburgh.

When asked about the removal of his friend John Estey as DRPA Chairman, Dan Onorato's instinct to protect the special interest at the expense of the public interest leaves one wondering where's the real reform he promises? NO WHERE.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20...
Dung beetle

Pasadena, MD

#3 Aug 9, 2010
all of the candidates have deep rooted and irreversible chacter flaws. They are all products of a large intestine.
caslopus

Erie, PA

#4 Aug 9, 2010
That is the same exact email to went around to EVERYONE on the Tom Corbett for Governor email list.

Although I have great respect for the Attorney General, I have to say that his plans to move PA forward sound a little foggy. At least Dan Onorato has a track record of effective government reform. I mean come on, Alleghany County was on the verge of bankruptcy and Pittsburgh was about to be taken over by the state. This guy comes in, makes wise budget cuts, consolidates, trims the fat from local government and gets the place back in shape—all in a relatively quick manner. Regardless if you like the guy or not, you cannot knock his politics or his efficiency. We need someone like this at the state level. Onorato wants to shrink the size of the state legislature. I'm more than fine with that. He wants to put a specialized tax on investors who seek to explore the Marcellus (not sure is that's the correct spelling) Shale to generate wealth for the Commonwealth and to create JOBS. I'm more than fine with that too. Corbett, well, let's just say he wants to do the opposite. But don’t take my word for it, go to his webiste and see for yourself. Plus, he has no real executive experience. In fact, he's been a prosecutor his whole life, which by the way is a very admirable career, however, it still cannot compare to Onorato's credentials for the job.

Originally, I was a BIG Corbett supporter. But after learning more about Onorato, really, there is no comparison between the two. Dan Onorato far outshines Tom Corbett any day of the week and is more prepared for the job.
Fluffy Bunny wrote:
Pennsylvania state government is broken and the misuse of public money by officials at the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) along with widespread nepotism and alleged corruption is just the latest tragic incident of ethical failure by public officials. The next governor needs to have the right plan to reform government, and the determination and experience to make the right decisions regardless of the consequences.
Dan Onorato flunked his first real leadership test yesterday by repeating his call for reforms at the DRPA but punting on who should implement them. Dan Onorato shouldn't allow his personal relationship with DRPA Chairman John Estey to cloud the fact that ending the culture of abuse at the DRPA starts with new leadership who wasn't at least complicit in the failures.
(Onorato and Estey are former law school classmates. Also, Estey was chief of staff to Onorato's mentor, Gov. Ed Rendell.)
Corbett, who has done more to change the culture of political corruption in Pennsylvania than any attorney general in the history of the commonwealth, has said that when he is elected governor he will replace Estey as chairman of the DRPA with someone who is a competent chairman who will not politicize the authority.
We got a glimpse of the real Dan Onorato, a politician who will say anything to get elected without the toughness to implement reform and effectively govern. Onorato claims he is a reformer who wants to curb the power of the special interest, prevent fraud and abuse, and reach beyond the normal insiders to serve on public boards, but he is really just another political insider and career politician who has spent the last twenty years moving from one political office to another in Pittsburgh.
When asked about the removal of his friend John Estey as DRPA Chairman, Dan Onorato's instinct to protect the special interest at the expense of the public interest leaves one wondering where's the real reform he promises? NO WHERE.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20...
Jim Yount

Mohnton, PA

#5 Aug 10, 2010
Tom Corbett is a return to McCarthyism. Look at his intimidation tactic to expose the identities of computer forum people that criticize him. Also, see the PA tax amnesty ads on YouTube--scary stuff under Corbett going on right now!
Chris Zampogna

Camp Hill, PA

#6 Aug 10, 2010
Jim Yount wrote:
Tom Corbett is a return to McCarthyism. Look at his intimidation tactic to expose the identities of computer forum people that criticize him. Also, see the PA tax amnesty ads on YouTube--scary stuff under Corbett going on right now!
You are 100% correct - Corbett is BAD NEWS for Pennsylvania!

Not sure of your political views -- but I am really trying to get the word out about Dan - and I'm a Republican!!

Please take a look at my Republicans for Onorato FB page.....Invite your friends!!

http://bit.ly/bv9YrR

Thanks
Chris

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#7 Aug 10, 2010
tim leary wrote:
Want to live in a recreation of Bush's version of America for 4 years? If we sit back and let it, it WILL happen! To join the fight to slam the door on Tom Corbett, visit www.voteonorato.com ! Before it's TOO LATE!!!
You are 100% correct - Corbett is BAD NEWS for Pennsylvania!

Not sure of your political views -- but I am really trying to get the word out about Dan - and I'm a Republican!!

Please take a look at my Republicans for Onorato FB page.....Invite your friends!!

http://bit.ly/bv9YrR

Thanks
Chris

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#8 Aug 10, 2010
caslopus wrote:
That is the same exact email to went around to EVERYONE on the Tom Corbett for Governor email list.
Although I have great respect for the Attorney General, I have to say that his plans to move PA forward sound a little foggy. At least Dan Onorato has a track record of effective government reform. I mean come on, Alleghany County was on the verge of bankruptcy and Pittsburgh was about to be taken over by the state. This guy comes in, makes wise budget cuts, consolidates, trims the fat from local government and gets the place back in shape—all in a relatively quick manner. Regardless if you like the guy or not, you cannot knock his politics or his efficiency. We need someone like this at the state level. Onorato wants to shrink the size of the state legislature. I'm more than fine with that. He wants to put a specialized tax on investors who seek to explore the Marcellus (not sure is that's the correct spelling) Shale to generate wealth for the Commonwealth and to create JOBS. I'm more than fine with that too. Corbett, well, let's just say he wants to do the opposite. But don’t take my word for it, go to his webiste and see for yourself. Plus, he has no real executive experience. In fact, he's been a prosecutor his whole life, which by the way is a very admirable career, however, it still cannot compare to Onorato's credentials for the job.
Originally, I was a BIG Corbett supporter. But after learning more about Onorato, really, there is no comparison between the two. Dan Onorato far outshines Tom Corbett any day of the week and is more prepared for the job.
<quoted text>
You are 100% correct - Corbett is BAD NEWS for Pennsylvania!

Not sure of your political views -- but I am really trying to get the word out about Dan - and I'm a Republican!!

Please take a look at my Republicans for Onorato FB page.....Invite your friends!!

http://bit.ly/bv9YrR

Thanks
Chris

“Peace On Earth”

Since: Apr 08

Erie Pa

#9 Aug 10, 2010
Zampogna wrote:
<quoted text>
You are 100% correct - Corbett is BAD NEWS for Pennsylvania!
Not sure of your political views -- but I am really trying to get the word out about Dan - and I'm a Republican!!
Please take a look at my Republicans for Onorato FB page.....Invite your friends!!
http://bit.ly/bv9YrR
Thanks
Chris
Thanks, I will take a look. Corbett reminds me too much of ALBERTO GONZALES. I can't find much difference.

“Peace On Earth”

Since: Apr 08

Erie Pa

#10 Aug 10, 2010
Zampogna wrote:
<quoted text>
You are 100% correct - Corbett is BAD NEWS for Pennsylvania!
Not sure of your political views -- but I am really trying to get the word out about Dan - and I'm a Republican!!
Please take a look at my Republicans for Onorato FB page.....Invite your friends!!
http://bit.ly/bv9YrR
Thanks
Chris
Wow Chris! I'm even more impressed now that I've read what Dan Onorato really stands for! THIS is exactly what PA needs right now!!! Jobs are #1!!!

“Peace On Earth”

Since: Apr 08

Erie Pa

#11 Aug 10, 2010
Fluffy Bunny wrote:
Pennsylvania state government is broken and the misuse of public money by officials at the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) along with widespread nepotism and alleged corruption is just the latest tragic incident of ethical failure by public officials. The next governor needs to have the right plan to reform government, and the determination and experience to make the right decisions regardless of the consequences.
Dan Onorato flunked his first real leadership test yesterday by repeating his call for reforms at the DRPA but punting on who should implement them. Dan Onorato shouldn't allow his personal relationship with DRPA Chairman John Estey to cloud the fact that ending the culture of abuse at the DRPA starts with new leadership who wasn't at least complicit in the failures.
(Onorato and Estey are former law school classmates. Also, Estey was chief of staff to Onorato's mentor, Gov. Ed Rendell.)
Corbett, who has done more to change the culture of political corruption in Pennsylvania than any attorney general in the history of the commonwealth, has said that when he is elecwted governor he will replace Estey as chairman of the DRPA with someone who is a competent chairman who will not politicize the authority.
We got a glimpse of the real Dan Onorato, a politician who will say anything to get elected without the toughness to implement reform and effectively govern. Onorato claims he is a reformer who wants to curb the power of the special interest, prevent fraud and abuse, and reach beyond the normal insiders to serve on public boards, but he is really just another political insider and career politician who has spent the last twenty years moving from one political office to another in Pittsburgh.
When asked about the removal of his friend John Estey as DRPA Chairman, Dan Onorato's instinct to protect the special interest at the expense of the public interest leaves one wondering where's the real reform he promises? NO WHERE.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20...
Though I disagree I thank you for your comments.
Erie for ONORATO

Warwick, RI

#12 Aug 15, 2010
Dan needs your help. Volunteer today by visiting his office on State Street. For more details go to onoratoforgovernor.com .

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Erie Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
GE Steward Deferment.. 26 min Lowservice 2
Housing blight in Erie, PA. Kudos to the City o... 1 hr Rich D 1
Bayfront advertising 3 hr Confused 4
Poll Why does Crosby, dba the Mike Guy, hate M Sopp? (Jun '15) 6 hr Ghost of Dr Garvy 43
We Are All Nazis now!!! 6 hr well 5
Alayna Getchel - the alt-right of code enforcem... 6 hr Everyone 7
ge management about to get hit...... very soon!... (Oct '16) 6 hr Future known 111
Trump blasts alt left over Charlottsville 6 hr everyone 26
Racism 8 hr Otis Campbell 31
GE Union Sounds Like United Mine Workers 10 hr buhbye 29
G.E. Management Layoff 10 hr Bill in 6 15

Erie Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Erie Mortgages