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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*sigh* Why am I not surprised? Oh, that’s right! Because it’s New Jersey!

predator on October 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Bis

Hop

predator on October 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Palin’s endorsement was the kiss of death for Lonegan in this race.

NoStoppingUs on October 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM

And, will soon join Torricelli and Menendez in New Jersey’s Pantheon of Corruptocrats.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Hey, look at it this way. Palin single-handedly moved Lonegin from 40 to 43% of the vote!

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Let me guess. Christie’s to blame for this because RINO.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

I’m telling you. The new world is Imagination Land. Everyone, close your eyes and concentrate on “Naked.”

Axe on October 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Palin’s endorsement was the kiss of death for Lonegan in this race.
NoStoppingUs on October 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM

LoL yeah, I’m sure that’s it.

crrr6 on October 16, 2013 at 10:14 PM

NoStoppingUs on October 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Oh man, you are so right! I mean Lonegan was up by what–15, 20 points prior to that? She ruined it for him, no doubt! You are so astute!

*tell me you just forgot a sarc tag, please*

predator on October 16, 2013 at 10:15 PM

He can join the storytelling caucus with Elizabeth Warren.

Mr. D on October 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Let me guess. Christie’s to blame for this because RINO.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Nope, must be the fault of the TeaCons for nominating such a wacko in Lonegan.

That’s the narrative, right? Every time a candidate loses, we get the RINOs telling us “told you so”. Such perfect hindsight!

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

Lindsey now has someone to hold hands with on Senate movie night.

Marcus on October 16, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Meh. He’s still unsullied, appealing, and two-dimensional. Conservative fighters did a lot of hard work. Alas, voters are thick. Memories are short. He’s a Democrat and the media is a biased propaganda machine for his party. There is nothing left saving this nation and e are actually quite a ways into our decline. We’re thoroughly screwed and nothing will save us.

I expect a lot of similar moral victories as this nation’s once representative government descends further to one-party fascism.

Gingotts on October 16, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Hey, look at it this way. Palin single-handedly moved Lonegin from 40 to 43% of the vote!

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

It’s amazing that he got 43% of the vote in New Jersey, which is heavily Democratic.

You’d think, if the shutdown was so devastating, that a ‘golden boy’ like Cory Booker would have beat a Tea Party Republican by more than 12 points.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM

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.

Mary, I think you have that wrong.

The reason is that Democrat Christie is no conservative.

bluegill on October 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Palin’s endorsement was the kiss of death for Lonegan in this race.

NoStoppingUs on October 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Uh, yeah, sure.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I think the sun set in the west today too. This is New Jersey we’re talking about here, not exactly the epicenter of clearheaded thinking much less voting.

Like every other blue state, NJ could have gotten Charles Manson, added a “D” after his name, and leftists would crawl over broken glass to vote for him.

Bishop on October 16, 2013 at 10:19 PM

chocolate castle chocolate castle chocolate castle

Axe on October 16, 2013 at 10:20 PM

And the hits keep coming…

catmman on October 16, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Conservative Lonegan’s 43% is quite impressive in a Democrat state like that.

bluegill on October 16, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Nope, must be the fault of the TeaCons for nominating such a wacko in Lonegan.

That’s the narrative, right? Every time a candidate loses, we get the RINOs telling us “told you so”. Such perfect hindsight!

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

There were better candidates out there than Lonegan. None of them stepped up, so you can hardly blame Lonegan for losing a race he couldn’t win in the first place.

We didn’t throw this seat away, but it was gettable with a Scott Brown-type moderate, that’s all. No blame here.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Do with that what you will.

Wow, that’s a terrible boob job.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Did the RNC even bother to help?

joekenha on October 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Big headlights.

faraway on October 16, 2013 at 10:22 PM

I bet those can predict the weather.

faraway on October 16, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Get ready, guys. Mary K, Ed and company are going to be pimping out Christie like there’s no tomorrow, I bet.

We will be hearing about how impressive it is that a “Republican” like Christie got elected in a blue state.

bluegill on October 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Did the RNC even bother to help?

joekenha on October 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Before you get this idea circulating, yes they did. The RNC gave Lonegan money, as did the NRSC. The party stepped up to help Lonegan, as did Christie and Sarah Palin.

The Senate Conservatives Fund did nothing, and I could find nothing on Heritage’s spending (if any).

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM

We were SOOOOOOOO close to an ObamaCare repeal.

/s

ThePrez on October 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM

We didn’t throw this seat away, but it was gettable with a Scott Brown-type moderate, that’s all. No blame here.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

If adding to the McCain/Graham wing of the party is the key, I’ll take a pass.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM

the nineties didn’t happen

Axe on October 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Booker is being groomed for Hillary’s ticket.

Punchenko on October 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Did the RNC even bother to help?

joekenha on October 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

I don’t know, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they didn’t. They should change RNC to RSC–Republican Surrender Committee.

predator on October 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM

It’s amazing that he got 43% of the vote in New Jersey, which is heavily Democratic.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM

I know, it’s impossible to imagine that Republican could actually win a statewide race in such heavily blue state. Just ask Chris Christie.

Palin should come down here to Virginia. A good week’s worth of campaigning for Cucinelli might get him to 40%! Of course, Cuncinelli is only getting trounced because Virginia is such a blue state too.

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Palin’s endorsement was the kiss of death for Lonegan in this race.

NoStoppingUs on October 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Palin didn’t campaign for Lonegan until 12 October. Let’s look at the polls (RCP), shall we?

Quinnipiac: 10/10 – 10/14

Booker: 54
Lonegan: 40
Booker +14

Monmouth: 10/10 – 10/12

Booker: 52
Lonegan: 42
Booker +10

Rutgers-Eagleton: 10/7 – 10/13

Booker: 58
Lonegan: 36
Booker +22

Rasmussen Reports: 10/7 – 10/7

Booker: 53
Lonegan: 41
Booker +12

Richard Stockton College: 10/3 – 10/8

Booker: 50
Lonegan: 39
Booker +11

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 10:25 PM

McConnell pork now $3 billion

faraway on October 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Listen, I have never been a big Palin fan, but the polls prove your assumptions incorrect.

As for a Republican running statewide, New Jersey Republicans picked Lonegan. If you don’t like it, take it up with them.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Our future President, guys. I weep for the future of this once great country.

Jack_Burton on October 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Better get used to it

-America, after last week

triple on October 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM

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.

Actually, that is a perfect resume enhancement for Booker. Now he’s just your typical NJ politician.

Myron Falwell on October 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM

I know, it’s impossible to imagine that Republican could actually win a statewide race in such heavily blue state. Just ask Chris Christie.

Palin should come down here to Virginia. A good week’s worth of campaigning for Cucinelli might get him to 40%! Of course, Cuncinelli is only getting trounced because Virginia is such a blue state too.

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Of course, Christie isn’t Republican, so there’s that.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Priebus stumped for Lonegan one day (from RNC website). I couldn’t find anything about money.

predator on October 16, 2013 at 10:29 PM

If adding to the McCain/Graham wing of the party is the key, I’ll take a pass.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM

It’s that kind of attitude that consigns conservatism to a permanent minority in this country, and it sickens me.

This is a low-turnout special election, which is the best chance Republicans ever get. Steve Lonegan is not a media gadfly, he’s a former mayor with statewide name recognition and support in the party. In other words, he is the strongest conservative candidate New Jersey has to offer. Since he can’t win the state, that should be proof enough that you can’t go full-on conservative in hostile territory and expect to win.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:29 PM

The goal of giving him a decent opponent was, more than anything, to take some of the sheen off this media darling.

Doesn’t matter. The MSM will do their level best to put it right back on again. Get ready for Barack Obama II. The night’s biggest loser just might be Hillary Clinton.

djm1992 on October 16, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Booker 2016!!!!

mrscullen on October 16, 2013 at 10:29 PM

A spokesman for Republican Steve Lonegan’s campaign tells WABC that the campaign is “actively investigating countless reports of voter disenfranchisement” in Wednesday’s New Jersey special Senate election.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/16/Lonegan-Campaign-Actively-Investigating-Voter-Disenfranchisement-In-NJ-Senate-Race

More reports here:

The Lonegan campaign says voting machines are down in Morristown, Carteret, Middletown, Bridgeton, and Montgomery districts. All conservative districts.

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/10/87659-voting-irregularities-reported-booker-lonegan-u-s-senate-race/

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Better get used to it

-America, after last week

triple on October 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Used to what? Unqualified black guys running the country?

We’ve had 4 and a half years of practice. :)

Good Solid B-Plus on October 16, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Better get used to it

-America, after last week

triple on October 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Because, in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans by double-digits, an election of a ‘golden boy,’ who has nationwide name recognition, is a referendum or something.

I mean, seriously, I am SHOCKED, SHOCKED, SHOCKED that Cory Booker won the Senate seat he has been expected to win for, like, forevah.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Booker has to defend he newly gained seat again, right?

Punchenko on October 16, 2013 at 10:31 PM

his*

Punchenko on October 16, 2013 at 10:31 PM

studio on the water studio on the water

Axe on October 16, 2013 at 10:32 PM

It’s that kind of attitude that consigns conservatism the GOP to a permanent minority in this country, and it sickens me.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Scott Brown was no conservative. You want to win a GOP major with a bunch of socially liberal centrists, fine. But don’t act like you’re advancing the cause of “conservatism.”

Good Solid B-Plus on October 16, 2013 at 10:32 PM

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:29 PM

And what good does it do to keep adding people to the ranks who side with the oppostion (either by their votes or their words to the media) more often than they side with the side they say their on?

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 10:33 PM

a riddle wrapped in an enigma, dipped in marinara sauce.

Wondering, MKH, if this is a paraphrase from the Best TV Show Ever (except for Firefly) Newsradio.

29Victor on October 16, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Our future President, guys. I weep for the future of this once great country.

Jack_Burton on October 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Guilty white liberals need more self-confirmation that they aren’t racists simply because they lock their doors in black neighborhoods but not white, and try not to touch any darkies while out shopping.

Bishop on October 16, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Mary, I think you have that wrong.

The reason is that Democrat Christie is no conservative.

bluegill on October 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Lol do you believe half the things you even say?

GOPRanknFile on October 16, 2013 at 10:34 PM

We didn’t throw this seat away, but it was gettable with a Scott Brown-type moderate, that’s all. No blame here.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

We’re talking about a state that overwhelmingly re-elected Menendez.

bw222 on October 16, 2013 at 10:34 PM

-America, after last week

triple on October 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Hey triple, how’s OWS been doing?

Last time I checked you guys had gotten Elizabeth Warren elected. I’m sure you’ve done a lot since then…..

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

Booker has to defend he newly gained seat again, right?

Punchenko on October 16, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Yep, next year.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Did the RNC even bother to help?

joekenha on October 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Before you get this idea circulating, yes they did. The RNC gave Lonegan money, as did the NRSC.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:23 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

We’re talking about a state that overwhelmingly re-elected Menendez.

bw222 on October 16, 2013 at 10:34 PM

have you seen his daughter?

faraway on October 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM

McConnell pork now $3 billion

faraway on October 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM

So if that were measured in pieces of silver would it number around 30?

Bishop on October 16, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Mr. Arkadin on October 16, 2013 at 10:25 PM

When Kristie Kreme is forced by the dumbos in the GOPe as “the only electable candidate” in 2016, get ready for a two-way party schism. And eight years of President Hillary.

Palin campaigned for Lonegan as a very public shot against Kristie Kreme, who did nothing for his candidacy and all but handed the seat to Booker on a silver platter.

Myron Falwell on October 16, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Scott Brown was no conservative. You want to win a GOP major with a bunch of socially liberal centrists, fine. But don’t act like you’re advancing the cause of “conservatism.”

Good Solid B-Plus on October 16, 2013 at 10:32 PM

KingGold is no conservative either.

bw222 on October 16, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on October 16, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Welcome to politics. You don’t get to work your will without a majority in the legislature. Conservatives need moderates and vice versa. Bray all you want that it isn’t the case, but you’d just be lying to yourself more than anybody.

Too many seats in red and purple states have been thrown away to the Democrats for you to get on your high horse and decide which elections we contest and which we don’t.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM

OT: During the House vote tonight a stenographer was dragged from the floor ranting God Bless American and something about free Masons..

d1carter on October 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Conservative Lonegan’s 43% is quite impressive in a Democrat state like that.

bluegill on October 16, 2013 at 10:20 PM

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

bluefox on October 16, 2013 at 10:38 PM

McConnell pork now $3 billion

faraway on October 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM

So if that were measured in pieces of silver would it number around 30?

Bishop on October 16, 2013 at 10:36 PM

After the latest round of quantitative easing, that sounds about right.

Myron Falwell on October 16, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Booker is being groomed as the next obama…. beware…

sandee on October 16, 2013 at 10:39 PM

And what good does it do to keep adding people to the ranks who side with the oppostion (either by their votes or their words to the media) more often than they side with the side they say their on?

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 10:33 PM

It doesn’t do any good. But Rino apologists think it’s peachy.

SparkPlug on October 16, 2013 at 10:39 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

Our future President, guys. I weep for the future of this once great country.

Jack_Burton on October 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM

I highly doubt that.

Punchenko on October 16, 2013 at 10:39 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

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

Booker has to defend he newly gained seat again, right?

Punchenko on October 16, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Yep, next year.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Let’s see if Christie pulls out the stops for the GOP challenger.

Punchenko on October 16, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Another sleazy transformational DemoRat coming to DC.

RdLake on October 16, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Conservative Lonegan’s 43% is quite impressive in a Democrat state like that.

bluegill on October 16, 2013 at 10:20 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

A loss by 10 points is quite the out performance by Lonegan…

Considering the RCP average was 13.7…

MGardner on October 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM

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

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

Bishop on October 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM

It doesn’t do any good. But Rino apologists think it’s peachy.

SparkPlug on October 16, 2013 at 10:39 PM

It’s important to keep voting for them because ’cause they “fight the good fight” and come away from the table with a bracket of 29% instead of the otherwise 32%.

WHEW

Axe on October 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Will he now come out?

Midwestprincesse on October 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Booker is being groomed as the next obama…. beware…

sandee on October 16, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Meh, Obama had that community agitator Alinsky glow about him in the hearts of the progressive nutters. Booker is more like Bill Clinton: It’s all about the $$$, the fame, and rubbing elbows with tech executives and Wall Street.

Punchenko on October 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

From nj.com on contributions to Lonegan’s campaign:

(Booker raised eight times more money than Lonegan)

“Top donors to Lonegan’s campaign include Virginia James, a Lambertville investor and one of the major funders behind the conservative Club for Growth, one of the most influential and deep-pocketed outside groups in Washington. Her $1.2 million in donations to the club has provided crucial backing to Republican hard-liners such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and others who support the current shutdown of the federal government. The Club for Growth helped bankroll 13 conservative House members to victory, and helped unseat two incumbent GOP senators in primaries since 2010 by backing more conservative candidates. She could not be reached for comment.

Lonegan has also gotten checks from Christie and his family, and establishment Republicans across New Jersey such as U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen and GOP fundraiser Candace Straight. Doctors, gun-rights activists and Tea Party supporters across the country have also chipped in, as have political-action committees affiliated with U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, and U.S. Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.).

Still, a top campaign aide last week blasted the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the main fundraising arm of the Republican Party in U.S. Senate races, for leaving Lonegan to fend for himself against Booker.

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

swedish bikini team swedish bikini team swedish bikini team

Axe on October 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Scott Brown was no conservative. You want to win a GOP major with a bunch of socially liberal centrists, fine. But don’t act like you’re advancing the cause of “conservatism.”

Good Solid B-Plus on October 16, 2013 at 10:32 PM

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

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

We didn’t throw this seat away, but it was gettable with a Scott Brown-type moderate, that’s all. No blame here.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Debatable.

Say, what’s Brown up to these days in the Senate, anyway?

/s

cs89 on October 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Yeah – The National GOP didn’t do anything to help.

That’s why Palin came in. It would’ve been a worse situation.

Midwestprincesse on October 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Will he now come out?

Midwestprincesse on October 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Yes, right before Hillary names him her running mate. History!

Punchenko on October 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Welcome to politics.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Your brand of politics doesn’t work anymore.

Your brand of politics said that Romney should have had an easy win.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 16, 2013 at 10:45 PM

And thus we’re closer to MiniCave McConnell’s goal of being leader of 40 (or less), so all he has to do is show up (or not) to collect his check and pad his pension.

Steve Eggleston on October 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Welcome to politics. You don’t get to work your will without a majority in the legislature. Conservatives need moderates and vice versa. Bray all you want that it isn’t the case, but you’d just be lying to yourself more than anybody.

Too many seats in red and purple states have been thrown away to the Democrats for you to get on your high horse and decide which elections we contest and which we don’t.

KingGold on October 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Well, considering we haven’t seen conservatism practiced even when the GOP had both houses of Congress plus the White House, what is it we would be winning anyway?

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM

If Detroit was a state, it would be New Jersey.

bw222 on October 16, 2013 at 10:46 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

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

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

Bishop on October 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM

They would be too stupid to get the message. After all, these are low-information people we’re talking about.

I would mail a concrete pillbox.

Myron Falwell on October 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Of course, Christie isn’t Republican, so there’s that.

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2013 at 10:28 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

Will he now come out?

Midwestprincesse on October 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Gov. Jim McGreedy, V2.0. Fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffun.

Myron Falwell on October 16, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Mmm, mmm – can’t wait for the ’14 and ’16 elections that are gonna fix everything right up, yes sir.

Midas on October 16, 2013 at 10:54 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

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

Listen, I have never been a big Palin fan, but the polls prove your assumptions incorrect.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2013 at 10:27 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

PorkNado !!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!

faraway on October 16, 2013 at 10:56 PM

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