We saw states vote for non-Marxist governors; states like Massachusetts, Illinois, and Maryland. These were shocking results and perhaps even more telling than the Senate shift. Republicans have control of many state legislatures. Many of the proclaimed future leaders of the Marxist party were defeated soundly.
Now we learn in what political observers on all sides of the spectrum agreed was a stunning shift to the right, Republicans in Pennsylvania’s state Senate on Wednesday afternoon ousted their longtime leader Dominic Pileggi. Although the ouster of a state Senate leader is normally not a national political story, the Pileggi saga is the exception. Coming in a state in which centrist Republicans have a long history influence within the party, this shift to the right is particularly newsworthy.
Pileggi, frequently infuriated the conservative wing of the state party. Chester County lawmaker Pileggi — Senate leader since 2007 and someone who has often won praise from Democrats — was replaced by State Sen. Jake Corman of State College, who is considered much more conservative.
It is felt that Corbett’s re-election loss was in large part due to his failure to embrace a conservative agenda and the difficulties he had in sending his message. Much of the dissatisfaction was with what was perceived as Corbett’s protection of unions, both public and private. This is an issue that is running deeper and deeper among the American public as we have seen in Wisconsin and Indiana
The deep dissatisfaction with the core element of Marxism, the union, is becoming a lightning rod for the American public who still believe America is defined as freedom and independence.