The Pennsylvania Democratic Party parodied Governor Tom Corbett’s reelection campaign website with a site that looks nearly identical to the original, except of course for the content.
Corbett’s original site (www.tomcorbettforgovernor.com) applauds the governor’s accomplishments with the economy and education, with the tagline, “Promises Kept.” The PA Dems’ site (www.tomcorbettforgovernor.org) shows a different tagline: “Promises Broken.”
On the real site, you’ll find the following statement, “Tom Corbett is not your typical politician, he is a leader who keeps his promises. No tax increases, a smaller, more efficient government, less spending and a commitment to job growth were just a few of the promises he made to Pennsylvania — promises that he has kept.”
The PA Dems’ site is not quite so flattering.
“[Corbett] promised he would clean up Harrisburg, but instead, Corbett has fallen in line with Harrisburg insiders that just want to push an ideologically extreme agenda that negatively affects citizens in Pennsylvania who are not Tom Corbett’s big donors, cronies, or vacation companions. Promises Tom Corbett made, like making Pennsylvania number one in job growth, have gone unaccomplished. Tom Corbett simply cannot be trusted to keep his promises or bring prosperity to Pennsylvania.”
Corbett’s campaign responded in kind.
“The PA Democrats are committed to doing whatever they can to deflect attention away from their weak field of gubernatorial candidates, even if it means regurgitating the same lies and misinformation they have been spewing for three years,” Corbett campaign spokesman Billy Pitman told PoliticsPA. “Unfortunately for Pennsylvanians, our opponents platform is no parody or joke! They support the same failed reckless tax-and-spend agenda that left Pennsylvanians bigger government, a $4.2 billion budget deficit and higher unemployment. Our opponents like Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, continue to prove they are out of touch and too liberal for Pennsylvania.”
The governor comes into this race with dangerous approval ratings. Just 24% of registered voters approve of the job he’s doing and Democrats have come out of everywhere to challenge him. Declared opponents include Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, State Treasurer Rob McCord, former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf, former DEP Secretaries Katie McGinty and John Hanger, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Cumberland County minister Max Myers and Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz.