They do, but it's really annoying. In my experience, Philadelphia has a pretty bad reputation outside of this general area. Maybe this is partly deserved, but some I think is undeserved.
I think Philadelphia is more beautiful of a city than a lot of people - including some here on PS - want to give it credit for being, and has strong potential for being abso-freakin-lutely gorgeous, given the right initiatives and investment. My attachment to this area is strong enough that I changed careers, in part, just to stay in the area. Perhaps I'm a little biased.
If you believe people should work till they die to pay for a government worker to retire at 50, you're a Democrat. Otherwise, you're a Republican. All other differences between the parties are trivial.