Is Bill Clinton Seeking Delco Council Seat?

Bill Clinton, the Upper Providence councilman with the fortuitous name, is reportedly going to be one of the Democrat nominees taking on incumbents Mario Civera Jr. and David J. White for Delaware County Council this November.

His running mate is expected to be Patricia Worrell of Chester, the community activist who lost to  Dominic Pileggi in the 2012 9th District State Senate race.

The GOP is saying that Clinton and Ms. Worrell will be strong supporters of "urban diversification" which means giving Democrat voters from Philadelphia who are eligible for Section 8 Housing benefits extra money to buy homes in communities in which jobs are available such as Springfield, Concord and Middletown.

Why not give subsides to the homeowners already  in the communities? We can call them property tax cuts.

Someone is going to say that "Democrat voters from Philadelphia" is a racist "code word." Understand that it is not. It is meant to be taken literally. We are saying that the goal of  programs like "urban diversification" is not fairness or "social justice" but greed. We are saying that supporters of such things seek to use the power of government to take money from their opponents to bribe others to give them support to ultimately empower, and enrich, themselves.

These programs are vile as are the people who support them.

Hey Democrats: Greed is bad. Start fighting injustice instead of perpetuating it.

Of course, maybe the GOP is wrong and that Clinton and Ms. Worrell don't support this plan. In that case Clinton and Ms. Worrell should easily be able to articulate why this program is unjust and must be opposed, and come out against it as vocally as any Republican without fear of someone finding something in their background showing they once strongly supported such things.

In other races, the county GOP is endorsing Mary McFall Hopper of Ridley Park for county sheriff and Jennifer Holsten Maddaloni of Thornbury for register of wills.

The Democratic candidates are expected to be Rocco Polidoro of Springfield for sheriff and former Media Mayor Frank Daly for register of wills.

The GOP is endorsing incumbent Edware E. O'Lone for county controller. As of now, it appears he will be uncontested.

The GOP is endorsing for Common Pleas Court judges Richard Cappelli, a longtime magisterial district judge based in Concord, and William "Chip" Mackrides of Edgmont who is vice president of the Delaware County Bar Association.


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