Cory Booker projected winner of NJ Senate race

posted at 10:01 pm on October 16, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

And, with that, another Democratic vote in the Senate. CNN:

CNN projects Cory Booker will defeat Republican Steve Lonegan to win the special election to fill the remaining 15 months of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term. Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, will be the second African-American in the current Senate and returns the seat to Democratic hands.

No doubt, this is true:

With 70 percent reporting, the spread is Cory Booker 56, Steve Lonegan 43. Now, the state that’s sending Booker to the Senate with a 12-point margin will send Chris Christie back to the governor’s office with a 20+-point margin. Hey, it’s New Jersey. Its favorite son is a millionaire who sings about the working man’s plight. It’s a place of contradictions, a riddle wrapped in an enigma, dipped in marinara sauce.

I would have liked to have seen a little tighter margin, but Booker was always almost certain to win. The goal of giving him a decent opponent was, more than anything, to take some of the sheen off this media darling. With tremendous help from the reporting of Eliana Johnson, this race did some of that, revealing Booker’s exaggerations and imaginary friends in his tales of Newark heroism:

Booker’s tales of his trials and travails on the streets of Newark, the city that twice elected him mayor, are familiar, and they have helped to breed an almost mythological aura around the Stanford, Oxford, and Yale graduate. He did, after all, rescue a woman from a burning building last year, sustaining burns in the process. But sources tell National Review Online that the central character in one of Booker’s oft-repeated stories — T-Bone, the drug pusher who the mayor has said threatened his life at one turn and sobbed on his shoulder the next — is a figment of his imagination, even though Booker has talked about him in highly emotional terms and in great detail.

The revelation that the 15-year-old son of campaign contributor Jeff Zucker was on the board of a Booker co-founded start-up also offered a story to sully the two-dimensional heroic Booker narrative we’ve gotten up until now. And, as we all know an appealing two-dimensional narrative gone unchecked can be a dangerous thing. We’ve got one as president.

Update: Lynsie Lee, the single Booker’s online buddy and self-described “stripper model weirdo,” gave him a public congratulations. With her boobs. Content warning, in case you didn’t gather that, though I think Twitter makes you opt in to graphic images, so this should be pre-censored for you even if you click through. Do with that what you will.

Update: Results are here, though I don’t think they’re changing much.


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Ooh! Ooh! We should elect more fake Republicans who will take our money and votes and then vote with Obama 50% of the time, and 90% on the stuff that matters!

No thanks.

Darin on October 16, 2013 at 10:56 PM

You know, when I wrote my original post, I almost wrote, “just ask Chris Christie, although you’ll probably just say he’s not a Republican,” but I thought, nah, it’s too obvious.

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 10:50 PM

He sure seems awfully repelled by Republicans and awfully doe-eyed about Democrats.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Kristie Kreme is a Republican. He’s also a Socialist, a corporatist, an Obama-hugger, and a lover of big government, Sharia Law, and Obamacare.

He’s just not a conservative.

Myron Falwell on October 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM

You left out the fact that he is governor. The conservative is not, nor is he Senator.

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Yeah, according to the poll data you posted, Booker’s numbers rose after Palin started campaigning for him. I’m sure you have a hard-on for the Rutgers-Eagleton numbers, but they are an obvious outlier.

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM

And, yet, Lonegan beat the projected spread and won 43% of the vote, which he never had in any of the polls.

And, no, I don’t have a ‘hard-on’ (hard to do since I’m a woman) for the Rutgers-Eagleton poll, which was obviously an outlier – sort of like that NBC/WSJ poll was last week:

Pew (10-9-13, n=1,504):

Obama/Dems: 37%

Reps: 46%

Both/All: 13%

Other/Neither/Unsure: 5%

HuffPost/YouGov (10.11-12, n=1,000 adults):

Obama/Dems: 34%

Reps: 38%

Both/All: 13%

Other/Neither/Unsure: 15%

HuffPost/YouGov, recalculation based on forced choice follow-up (10.11-12, n=965 adults):

Obama/Dems: 43%

Reps: 43%

Other/Neither/Unsure: 14%

NBC/WSJ (10.7-9, n=800):

Obama/Dems: 31%

Reps: 53%

Both/All: 13%

Other/Neither/Unsure: 3%

Reuters/Ipsos (10.4-8, n=1,300):

Obama/Dems: 19%

Reps: 24%

Both/All: 46%

Other/Neither/Unsure: 11%

h/t Ace

Of course, I bet you’re still screamin’-creamin’ your knickers over that NBC/WSJ poll.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM

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And all those “moderate” Republicans in the Senate have really been a big help to the Conservative cause. A moderate Republican in D.C. is one with no spine and no conviction other than to go along to get along and make nice with statists on the far Left.

The Mitch McConnell’s of the world can go to he!!

Right Mover on October 16, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Mark Levin reported this evening live on his radio show that the RNC nor the NRSC gave NOT ONE PENNY to Lonegan.

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Well then, I guess Mark Levin is lying.Wouldn’t be the first time or the last.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:39 PM

That Hill article you linked to simply said: ”
The National Republican Senatorial Campaign is declaring that the GOP can win in New Jersey’s Senate race in a new fundraising pitch.”

I see no money mentioned, or any location where this “fundraising pitch” was to take place or if they mailed his campaign anything at all. So that article proves nothing.

The next link was to the nj.com site and said this:”With less than 12 hours until polls open, U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan got some high-profile political support this evening from the head of the national Republican party.”

WOW, that’s a lot of help from the RNC Chair. 12 hours before the polls opened? He should have waiting until this morning when THEY DIDN’T open for many Conservatives & maybe he could have REALLY been of some help!!

You fail with both of your attempts. Pffftttt

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Dig in to today’s election results in New Jersey and they are incredibly positive! Lonegan outperformed Romney (with no $)

idesign on October 16, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Considering he was outspent 12 to 1, I’d have to agree.

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 10:38 PM

(:->)

Me 3.

bazil9 on October 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM

(:->)
…did you girls …just throw up?
(:->)

KOOLAID2 on October 16, 2013 at 11:04 PM

And, no, I don’t have a ‘hard-on’ (hard to do since I’m a woman) for the Rutgers-Eagleton poll

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Resist We Much, we all know that some conservative women can have bigger hard-ons than some of the men, and I mean that with the utmost respect.

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I’m sure you have a hard-on for the Rutgers-Eagleton numbers, but they are an obvious outlier.

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM

…does your bagina itch?

KOOLAID2 on October 16, 2013 at 11:07 PM

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Reince Prebius told Levin last year the GOP was giving money to Michele Bachmann when, in fact, it did not.

Any conservative who donates to the GOP is a fool, but remember to send your comments back in the postage-paid envelope.

bw222 on October 16, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Thank you. I knew there was another case like that, but couldn’t remember. The RNC, and the rest of them all hate Conservatives & Tea Party members and Candidates and they don’t donate to their campaigns. In fact they support their opponent & especially if their opponent is a Democrat.

Yes, good idea with their money requests. What aggravates me more than their requests for money is their ignorant list of questions!

I already advised my friends and family to “Defund the GOP”

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Resist We Much, we all know that some conservative women can have bigger hard-ons than some of the men, and I mean that with the utmost respect.

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I am not a ‘conservative woman’ either.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 11:10 PM

And, yet, Lonegan beat the projected spread and won 43% of the vote, which he never had in any of the polls.

>snip!<

h/t Ace

Of course, I bet you’re still screamin’-creamin’ your knickers over that NBC/WSJ poll.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Reason?……Sarah Palin! If it wasn’t for her – this would have been a Muuuuh greater margin!

williamg on October 16, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I’m sending a cinder block next time, COD.

Bishop on October 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM

LOL Hey for Christmas a huge block of coal!!

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I heard Lonegan hammering that annoying conservative meme about “no pale pastels, only bold colors,” and he danced around any questions about the Cruz non-strategy, which he clearly supported. He was a Tea Partier, conservative deadender, and stood arm-in-arm with Sarah Palin. Smooth moves…in a red state. Not so much in New Jersey.

But I thought that didn’t matter? You know, because CONSERVATISM ALWAYS WINS!!!

Heh. Senator-elect Booker would like a word.

Meredith on October 16, 2013 at 11:12 PM

You just nailed the type of “Republican” KingGold is and likes.

Steve Eggleston on October 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Perhaps he just understands the concept of a Federal Republic better than you do. I’m a conservative, but I’ll take whatever I can get out of the Northeast, so long as they vote right for Speaker and Majority Leader and can be “whipped” on key issues. That puts the center-Right in charge of setting the agenda and terms of debate. After all, even the Maine Twins (when there were still two of them) both voted against Obamacare, along with McVain and the rest of the rogues gallery.

In politics, the perfect is the enemy of the good enough.

HTL on October 16, 2013 at 11:12 PM

#teapartyFAIL

What does this make? Like 0 for 7 in Senate races in the past two years? Lol. Morons.

NoStoppingUs on October 16, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Looking at America now is like looking at a modern sculpture made out of old automobile parts. Parts of it are recognizable, but the whole isn’t functional and doesn’t really resemble anything that we so loved in the past. Some optimistic old conservatives look at it musing that they could somehow reassemble the original out of all the parts, while the rest just hope they’re not there when it topples over. The majority just glance at it in mild disappointment that it doesn’t quite match its hype. They’re hoping the next BIG THING will be better.

claudius on October 16, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Reince Prebius told Levin last year the GOP was giving money to Michele Bachmann when, in fact, it did not.

Any conservative who donates to the GOP is a fool, but remember to send your comments back in the postage-paid envelope.

bw222 on October 16, 2013 at 10:41 PM

And now she’s under federal investigation for misuse of campaign funds. Unfortunately, she won’t be able to use her campaign funds to bail herself out of jail (though she may be able to use them for an attorney). Good call on that one, Priebus.

NoStoppingUs on October 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Meredith on October 16, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Lonegan beat Romney’s numbers with no money

So you know where you can stick your BS..:)

idesign on October 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM

After all, even the Maine Twins (when there were still two of them) both voted against Obamacare, along with McVain and the rest of the rogues gallery.

In politics, the perfect is the enemy of the good enough.

HTL on October 16, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Snowe’s committee vote allowed OCare to make it the floor where, of course, it passed. Her reasoning was that it should be put to a vote. That worked out well.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 11:20 PM

#teapartyFAIL

What does this make? Like 0 for 7 in Senate races in the past two years? Lol. Morons.

NoStoppingUs on October 16, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Um, Ted Cruz was elected last year.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Didn’t somebody claim that the NRSC contributed money? Not according to this, they didn’t. And once again, the RNC was not mentioned as a contributor either.

I need to put my waders on. The B.S. is hip-deep in this thread.

predator on October 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Yes, that would be this:

Mark Levin reported this evening live on his radio show that the RNC nor the NRSC gave NOT ONE PENNY to Lonegan.

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Well then, I guess Mark Levin is lying.Wouldn’t be the first time or the last.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Yes, the B.S. is deep and has been for a few days!

Thanks for your comments predator. Maybe tarnished Gold will research better before calling Levin a liar.

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

The good news, unlike the RichAsGod Laut, this Booker fellow has shown that he can be bought and has not just a few skeletons in the closet. My kind of Democrat.

TXUS on October 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Everyone, contact your legislators and state officials and push to not remove the exemption on individuals.

You need the bleed to occur.

Midwestprincesse on October 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Nah, Obama will do that himself, right after he issues the Unions their exemption.

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 11:25 PM

KingGold on October 16, 2013

…Karl?….Karl….Karl Rove?….is that you?

KOOLAID2 on October 16, 2013 at 11:27 PM

I’m not sure what the dynamics of 2016 will look like – maybe the electorate will be ready to vote for Mr. Peanut over any Democrat, but speaking as a Virginian whose state is about to elect an NRA F-rated, late-term abortion supporting Democrat as governor, I will say this: if we don’t nominate a candidate with a lot of Everyman curb appeal who is ready to take the fight to democrats, we will lose again.

Most of politics is not policy but the personal attributes and the relatability of the candidate. Romney lost because he was an unrelatable, lousy politician. Cuccenlli is about to lose because he is a lousy politician running a lousy campaign and didn’t fight back.

Democrats have figured out that if they nominate a black, Hispanic, woman or homosexual (or any combination), they will have an elevated, locked in voting base. You can have a smoking gun of Hillary concocting the YouTube tale, and most women will still vote for her, just as blacks would never leave Obama – only worse there are a lot more women than blacks.

crrr6 on October 16, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Um, Ted Cruz was elected last year.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Lol. “You forgot Poland!”

NoStoppingUs on October 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Lonegan beat Romney’s numbers with no money

So you know where you can stick your BS..:)

idesign on October 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Yeah…because special elections are the same as presidential elections lol. I wonder what you’ll say when Christie beats Buono by a much bigger margin?

GOPRanknFile on October 16, 2013 at 11:33 PM

NoStoppingUs on October 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM

….you’re playing with the wrong person troll!…your new name will become…MyShitCanNotStopRunning

KOOLAID2 on October 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM

KingGold on October 16, 2013

…Karl?….Karl….Karl Rove?….is that you?

KOOLAID2 on October 16, 2013 at 11:27 PM

You know, Mr. Kool you might have something there!! I’ve renamed him anyway, it’s now TarnishedGold:-) He’s out trying to find cancelled checks to prove that Mark Levin is a liar when Levin said the RNC & the NRSC did not donate ONE PENNY to Lonegan.

When he produces that, I’ll change his name back.

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Snowe’s committee vote allowed OCare to make it the floor where, of course, it passed. Her reasoning was that it should be put to a vote. That worked out well.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 11:20 PM

The vote out of the Finance Committee was 14-9. If Snowe had voted the other way it would have been 13-10. Explain to me how that would have prevented the bill from getting to the floor?

HTL on October 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 11:36 PM

…Hi bluefox!…got home late…left you and B9 a message (in fun)…half-an-hour ago (:->)

KOOLAID2 on October 16, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Cory Booker projected winner of NJ Senate race

People are crazy.

Lourdes on October 16, 2013 at 11:47 PM

That piece of crap Chris Christie is to blame for this…He could of picked his own temporary selection for that senate seat but no, he let a special election happen knowing full well a democrat would most likely win…He’s only about himself and not his party..screw him

sadsushi on October 16, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Um, Ted Cruz was elected last year.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Lol. “You forgot Poland!”

NoStoppingUs on October 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM

And, the Sudetenland (Deb Fischer) and France (Jeff Flake).

Was it over when the Nazis bombed NoStoppingUs?

Resist We Much on October 17, 2013 at 12:02 AM

I am not a ‘conservative woman’ either.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Conservative transvestite then? Drag queen? Nah, probably not, no sense of humor.

Mr. Arkadin on October 17, 2013 at 12:11 AM

MyShitCanNotStopRunning !

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM

…does your bagina itch?

KOOLAID2 on October 16, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Only at the sight of a strong conservative hero like Ted Cruz. He’s like a cross between Clint Eastwood and the Dennis Hopper character with the helium inhaler from BLUE VELVET.

Mr. Arkadin on October 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Conservative transvestite then? Drag queen? Nah, probably not, no sense of humor.

Mr. Arkadin on October 17, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I am a libertarian, which I’ve told you on several occasions.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2013 at 12:16 AM

BaginaItch…on the tag team!
GFYS!

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2013 at 12:16 AM

You know, Mr. Kool you might have something there!! I’ve renamed him anyway, it’s now TarnishedGold:-) He’s out trying to find cancelled checks to prove that Mark Levin is a liar when Levin said the RNC & the NRSC did not donate ONE PENNY to Lonegan.

When he produces that, I’ll change his name back.

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 11:36 PM

You realize both organizations support candidates in other ways besides straight cash donations, right? I mean I sure hope they didn’t spend a dime on that moron, but we won’t know until they release their own financial reports.

NoStoppingUs on October 17, 2013 at 12:19 AM

The good news, unlike the RichAsGod Laut, this Booker fellow has shown that he can be bought and has not just a few skeletons in the closet. My kind of Democrat.

TXUS on October 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM

The bad news – Wall Street is just getting started in buying Socialists with the hope of being the last ones eaten.

Steve Eggleston on October 17, 2013 at 12:23 AM

That Hill article you linked to simply said: ”
The National Republican Senatorial Campaign is declaring that the GOP can win in New Jersey’s Senate race in a new fundraising pitch.”

I see no money mentioned, or any location where this “fundraising pitch” was to take place or if they mailed his campaign anything at all. So that article proves nothing.

bluefox

In other words, RINOKing was lying. Wouldn’t be the first time, won’t be the last.

As for Lonegan not getting a dime from the RNC, that came from Lonegan himself.

xblade on October 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Heh. Senator-elect Booker would like a word.

Meredith

And the word is thanks for the campaign contribution Meredith.

xblade on October 17, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Mr. Arkadin on October 17, 2013

NoStoppingUs on October 17, 2013 at 12:19 AM

…they left… you goofs…they like taking the dogs for a walk…so the dogs can sh!t…you’re problem is…you think poo-poo talks!…get some toilet paper…and clean up your skid marks!
HaveAniceNuckenFight!

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Meredith on October 16, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Lonegan beat Romney’s numbers with no money
So you know where you can stick your BS..:)
idesign on October 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM

In fairness, Romney probably didn’t drop a penny into NJ, and this was a special election on a Wednesday. How many of the Obama mouth-breather brigade even knew elections are held more often than presidential cycles, let alone special elections, let alone special elections on a Wednesday? Not many, I bet.

crrr6 on October 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM

you’re problem is

…my gawd!…they’re rubbing off on me!

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2013 at 12:48 AM

< Conservative transvestite then? Drag queen? Nah, probably not, no sense of humor.

Mr. Arkadin on October 17, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I am a libertarian, which I’ve told you on several occasions.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2013 at 12:16 AM

What can you expect from a fictional character whose greatest joy in life is treacherously murdering his friends when they are no longer useful to him?

ebrown2 on October 17, 2013 at 1:51 AM

In fairness, Romney probably didn’t drop a penny into NJ, and this was a special election on a Wednesday. How many of the Obama mouth-breather brigade even knew elections are held more often than presidential cycles, let alone special elections, let alone special elections on a Wednesday? Not many, I bet.

crrr6 on October 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM

With all due respect, black leftists will always come out to vote for one of their own. They believe, like Al Sharpton, in racial supremacy. They are racists.

njrob on October 17, 2013 at 2:05 AM

Hey triple, how’s OWS been doing?

Good Solid B-Plus on October 16, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Busy not dragging the world towards an economic collapse to prove a point. You?

Oh right, looooooooooooser.

triple on October 17, 2013 at 3:19 AM

So you know where you can stick your BS..:)
idesign on October 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Palin probably hurts more than she helps outside of GOP primaries. Her screechy voice alone turns off people, regardless of political orientation.

bluegill on October 17, 2013 at 3:20 AM

PS how are you enjoying approval ratings similar to giant asian hornets?

triple on October 17, 2013 at 3:20 AM

I do lay this at Christies feet. He called a special election to save his hide when he should have just appointed Chiesa for the duration of the term. That would have given Lonegan, who got ZERO help from the RNC and the NRSC more time to lay out a ground game.

ctmom on October 17, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Bald is in.

Sherman1864 on October 17, 2013 at 7:15 AM

So you know where you can stick your BS..:)
idesign on October 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Palin probably hurts more than she helps outside of GOP primaries. Her screechy voice alone turns off people, regardless of political orientation.

bluegill on October 17, 2013 at 3:20 AM

…you were not even being addressed …blueballs…there is not even an attempt to keep your word…to anyone!

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2013 at 7:20 AM

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Priebus attended a rally at 6pm the night before the election. That was very helpful.

ctmom on October 17, 2013 at 7:25 AM

Another exemplary job done by the GOPe! Whigs.

Bmore on October 17, 2013 at 7:47 AM

The old adage proven once again. The citizens of New Jersy get the governance they deserve. Can’t wait to hear what fairy tales Booker will spin on the floor of the Senate.

PJ Emeritus on October 17, 2013 at 7:57 AM

On a side note, which are more fake, Lynsie’s boobs, or the boob Booker’s “friends?”

PJ Emeritus on October 17, 2013 at 8:07 AM

I love the Kos trolls coming over here to “rub it in”.

Its not like this was even a contest to begin with. Celebrating your victory here is a bit pyrrhic considering that you’ve just elected another willing participant in the advance of the destruction of our country.

You can point and talk about how the tea party almost brought us to the edge of economic ruin… and to that I’d say – we’re already there. We just have to own up to it one day.

Go ahead, take out a 14th Mastercard to pay for your 8th maxed out Visa. It works everytime when you have a fed that will just monetize the debt and bond holders who have nothing to lose because they know that the media will whip the populace up into a frenzy when the debt limit approaches.

Defenestratus on October 17, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Nominating closeted-gay, [half-]black men is now 2-for-2 for progressives.

This is a bad omen for Khillary.

Jeddite on October 17, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Well, we all knew that the mindless morons in the northeast would vote for yet another progressive. Let’s hope that Obamacare hits them the hardest along with the other progressive states. I heard this morning that people in Connecticut are getting a rude awakening. Let’s hope that the trend continues.

cajunpatriot on October 17, 2013 at 8:51 AM

The ads on the site are killing the pull up time for this site, FYI.

btw, Cory Booker could be the next Vice President of the United States.

He’d be a perfect running mate for Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden. The Progressive Democrats would have another 8 years to use the racist club on the gop (if it still exists at that point).


Another brilliant move by our Ruling class Masters.

PappyD61 on October 17, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Booker is being groomed for Hillary’s ticket.

Punchenko on October 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Then they could use the SEXIST club on the gop for 8 years, then the RACIST club on the republicans after that (or maybe even the HOMOPHOBE club).

He’d be a great President for the country as we fully transitioned from TEATERMERICA to SODOMERICA.

It’s morning in America.

PappyD61 on October 17, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Maybe he could tell us one of his stories now —something with firemen this time. How about the time he saved a fireman from a burning building? He carried him down from the 3rd floor —no make that the 4th floor.

Yeah, that’s the ticket!

claudius on October 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM

A crook, from New Jersey, in the Senate? What else is new?

Ward Cleaver on October 17, 2013 at 9:20 AM

By John Fund

Democrats did everything they could to portray yesterday’s special election for a Senate seat in New Jersey as a referendum on Republicans and the Tea Party. They clearly fell short of their expectations as Democrat Cory Booker underperformed his showing in almost all the polls, and wound up winning by only 10.3 points. By contrast, President Obama won New Jersey by 18 points just last November. At the same time, Democratic senator Robert Menendez cruised to a 19-point victory over a veteran moderate Republican state senator.

In a video released on Monday, President Obama had urged people to vote for Democrat Cory Booker “to send a message to the entire country about what kind of leadership we expect from our representatives in Congress, that we’re better than the shutdown politics we’ve seen in Washington.” Booker himself endlessly referred to Republican Steve Lonegan’s time as head of the state’s chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a tea-party-aligned group.

But Booker’s strategy didn’t seem to work and may even have energized Lonegan’s base. Booker had a 35-point lead only six weeks ago. A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released just last Monday still showed him with at 58 percent to 36 percent lead. Quinnipiac’s poll released on Tuesday had Booker with a 14-point lead. Only the Monmouth University poll that came out on Monday properly pegged Booker with a ten-point lead.

Lonegan lost, but his principled campaign showed the strength of conservative activists in a state that hasn’t voted Republican for president in a quarter-century. Since the campaign culminated with the government shutdown in Washington, it can’t be said that voters rose up to protest Republicans as Obama and Booker urged. In defeat, Lonegan won a higher percentage of the vote for U.S. Senate than any Republican in the Garden State has gotten in a dozen years.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2013 at 9:37 AM

He’d be a perfect running mate for Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden.

No. The Dem VP candidate in 2016 will be gay. It’s HISTORIC.

You can write that down.

Moesart on October 17, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Lonegan lost, but his principled campaign showed the strength of conservative activists in a state that hasn’t voted Republican for president in a quarter-century. Since the campaign culminated with the government shutdown in Washington, it can’t be said that voters rose up to protest Republicans as Obama and Booker urged. In defeat, Lonegan won a higher percentage of the vote for U.S. Senate than any Republican in the Garden State has gotten in a dozen years.

How to sugar-coat a defeat!

cajunpatriot on October 17, 2013 at 10:16 AM

How to sugar-coat a defeat!

cajunpatriot on October 17, 2013 at 10:16 AM

If Lonegan had won, it would have been a miracle. KingGold, et al, claim that a moderate would have won. If that is true, then why did Lonegan outperform all of the so-called moderates that have run for Senate in New Jersey in a dozen years?

We’re told that a moderate would have won. Really?

Resist We Much on October 17, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Nothing positive in this election at all. Spin it any way you want it still comes up rotten. But hey we will get everything back in 2017, right? LOL on whoever believes that.

bgibbs1000 on October 17, 2013 at 10:32 AM

A ten point defeat in a blue state where the anointed Dems candidate had a massive edge in media attention and money is not bad, not bad at all.

William Eaton on October 17, 2013 at 10:53 AM

But hey we will get everything back in 2017, right? LOL on whoever believes that.

bgibbs1000 on October 17, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Who is this ‘we’? The GOP? God forbid.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Obviously NJ is full of absolute morons incapable of making a good decision….. Elections have consequences you people, or don’t you understand that yet?

ultracon on October 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Booker will run in 2016, as the obama’s front boy.

Michelle and Barack really, really, really hate the Clintons.

Don’t fall for any other photocrap and claims.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2013 at 11:18 AM

On Topic – Fundamentally, there will be no real change in the voting record for this seat… the temporary nominee of Christie pretty much voted D on almost all key issues that the Senate faced over the last months.

Off Topic – Listening to the remarks from the SCOAMF, and hope that the GOP Leadership has this on tape and will play these remarks in another 90 days. It’s clear that this petulant, arrogant, and feckless President has learned nothing and fully intends another ‘Lucy and the Football’ moment with the GOP – demanding that they give him his agenda (Cloward / Piven fundamental change)without question or delay. It also proves that this President has no hesitation to lie – knowing full well that the feckless apparatchiks in the lamestream media will not call him on it.

As predicted, the GOP was blamed for the US being placed on a negative watch – as he lied about the reasons offered by Fitch…

As predicted, compromise remains defined as you surrender and I will win. ‘Want to change policy, win an election….’ –

Thanks Vichy Republicans – you sold out to restore 17% of the ‘non-essential’ government, which comprised primarily of closed national parks and monuments (as ordered by the WH to maximize inconvenience and ‘pain’), and do nothing to halt the unsustainable spending and debt trajectories you helped put this country on. You’ve sold yourself out to take the easy path, kick the can down the road, and empower a feckless, petulant, narcissistic, arrogant community organizer who hates this country more than our enemies.

Athos on October 17, 2013 at 11:19 AM

One further off topic thought regarding the SCOAMF – it’s pretty clear that he has been little more than a pampered prince all of his life as he’s learned little about being gracious, conciliatory, and being a leader.

It’s getting harder and harder to respect the office when the holder of that office is a complete and total arrogant ass.

Athos on October 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Yep, elections have consequences. Hey, VA, hope you like that hope & change when you elect a Clinton clone.
Back to Cory Booker…my crystal ball says he’ll be President some day….say, when investors will give the cold shoulder to purchasing our debt & the print in the presses dry up.
Great website, Resist.

Belle on October 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Athos on October 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM

From Ron Fournier in the National Journal today:

The White House likes to conflate the GOP’s public bargaining positions with their privately held ones. The president and his team may not understand the difference, which I doubt, or they’re looking for excuses to avoid a budget deal. Pragmatic, good-governance Democrats harbor such doubts about their president.

“We can govern by either leadership or crisis,” said Leon Panetta, a former Democratic congressman who served in Washington with nine presidents. “If leadership is not there, then we govern by crisis.”

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, who attended a breakfast meeting with Panetta and several other reporters Monday, reported that the former leader of the CIA and Pentagon under Obama was questioning his ex-boss’ leadership. “You have to engage in the process,” Panetta said. “This is a town where it’s not enough to feel you have the right answers. You’ve got to roll up your sleeves and you’ve got to really engage in the process … that’s what governing is all about.”

A Democrat close to Panetta said the Californian was speaking generally about issues he has had with the president’s lack of leadership inside Washington – most of them not yet aired publicly – rather than merely about this month’s clash, which Panetta mostly lays at the feet of the GOP.

Another high ranking Democrat with ties to both the White House and Capitol Hill pointed to the first failed days of Obamacare. While Republicans look “insane,” he said, Obama is making Democrats look “incompetent.”

“It’s all about winning with this White House,” said the Democrat who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid retribution from the White House. “It’s not about governing. It’s not about holding people accountable. It’s not about solving big problems.”

If Obama could finagle a budget deal out of the GOP, voters would almost certainly welcome the break from gridlock. His declining approval ratings might reverse. Higher ratings might help him rescue his stalled agenda (including immigration reform) and a wilting legacy. Obama was right to call the GOP’s bluff: Bowing to their demands would have been poor politics for him and a poor precedent for future politics. But the country gained nothing beyond another short-term deal that punts the long-term problem. Now what?

Okay, we get it: Obama is a winning politician. What’s in serious doubt is whether he will be remembered as a successful president.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Update: Results are here, though I don’t think they’re changing much.

10 points… exactly as I predicted.

This is devastating*. He’ll probably only win by 10 points.

*devastating – word oversused by pundits about stuff which isn’t actually devastating. See: Hannity’s overuse in regard to Reverend Wright tapes.

mankai on October 14, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I only note this to show that we all know how far gone much of the country is. LIVs dominate the electorate. Booker is a charismatic Dem in a NE state. There are very few things that could have derailed the inevitable… and they know it.

mankai on October 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Okay, we get it: Obama is a winning politician. What’s in serious doubt is whether he will be remembered as a successful president.

No doubt here. He’ll be remembered as a miserbale failure… in the underground anyway… the official state textbooks coming from the Central Committee on Education will list him as Dear Leader of the Glorious New Order.

mankai on October 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM

There are very few things that could have derailed the inevitable… and they know it.

mankai on October 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM

And that is one of the biggest challenges the country faces since corruption, a multitude of lies, and malfeasance, which should have derailed Booker’s campaign, all get overlooked because ideology / party loyalty trumps everything else when one has a (D) after their name.

Cory Booker is just the latest of a line of corrupt lying Democrats to represent the state of New Jersey in the US Senate.

Little has changed in the 13 years since I left NJ.

Athos on October 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

apparently, the NYT is unaware there is a Black Man
already in the US Senate…they are sleeping better
at night now, because we once again have an AA elected
to the US Senate….you see Tim Scott is only 3/5 a man,
or is it 2/3??

In any event, he does not rate a Human according to the NYT..

Good times people, Good times…

ToddPA on October 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM

ToddPA on October 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Just a point of information…

The “1″ position was held by the slave states. The abolitionist states wanted slaves (“all other persons” not “blacks”) not to be counted (the “0″ position) for reasons of representation to limit slave state power in the House.

Leftists constantly misuse these points. Free blacks (some of whom owned slaves) counted as “1″ and slaves were counted as 3/5. When I ask Leftsist in debate if they would have preferred that slaves count as “1″, they quickly assent… not realizing they are siding with slave states.

mankai on October 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM

PS how are you enjoying approval ratings similar to giant asian hornets?
 
triple on October 17, 2013 at 3:20 AM

 
+1
 
That said, I remember being unpopular with my three year old when I wouldn’t buy her a toy every time we went to the store. You accept that sort of thing when you’re trying to teach children about allowances and managing money, and you try to do the job well enough that they can care for themselves after you’re gone.
 
I’m sure any decent parent would explain how it’s all part of being a responsible adult and showing your love by teaching responsibility.
 
But yeah, you’re right, and you make a great point about approval ratings. Toys on the credit card will win every single time.

rogerb on October 17, 2013 at 12:15 PM

BTW triple, would you mind helping answer this?
 
Obamacare was passed to solve the free rider problem:
 

“So that’s why the individual mandate’s important,” Obama explained in a speech on Aug. 15, 2011.
 
“Because the basic theory is, look, everybody here at some point or another is going to need medical care, and you can’t be a free-rider on everybody else,” said Obama.
 
http://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=14952502&sid=77&cid=77

 

The tax/fine on a person making $43K who doesn’t want or can’t afford insurance will only equal about $860 (vs. thousands in premiums and deductibles), and $860 will barely cover any actual medical procedure.
 
Hospitals will still be required by law to provide care regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay.
 
Can you explain how Obamacare does anything to change the free rider problem?
 
Give us specifics, please.

rogerb on October 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Resist We Much on October 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

So support the GOPeunuch then, it worked great for Presidents McCain and Romney..

cableguy615 on October 18, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Lautenberg was a fraud, as was his predecessor. Now there’s another loud-mouth know-nothing democrat in the Senate, so the dynamics haven’t altered.

The only good part is that Booker sees Obama as a competitor. Obama paved the way to high office without experience and Booker is eager to follow. Both are charlatans whose time arrived.

virgo on October 19, 2013 at 1:15 PM

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