In trying to spin the results of this week’s elections to fit the Democratic/media narrative that Republicans are a dying species, Administration officials dwell on the results in NY-23 as if the White House were indifferent to the races in New Jersey and Virginia. And anyway, the Democratic candidate in New Jersey was an incumbent Governor weighed down by broken promises and corruption.
Let me remind you what a leading Democratic Governor said just over a month ago about the contest in the Garden State:
Asked in an interview with POLITICO about the New Jersey race, Democratic Governors Association chairman and Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said flatly: “Corzine wins.”
Then the always-colorful Schweitzer stood up, reached into his pocket and shook a few coins, and doubled-down: “I bet whatever money is in my pocket he’s going to win.”
Was he just betting his change?
Let’s also recall where President Obama was last weekend. Yup, you got it. He was in Jersey, holding rallies in Camden and Newark. And it wasn’t just the President. The Democratic National Committee was urging Maine Democrats to make calls to New Jersey on behalf of Jon Corzine while doing nothing to help Defeat Question 1 (the citizens’ veto of a state law recognizing same-sex marriages).
According to liberal blogger John Aravosis:
the DNC was in fact doing more than sending generic “get out the vote” messages to advocate. In states they deemed worthy, they were actually organizing for specific things on the ballot. Marriage in Maine simply didn’t pass muster.
It’s not just that, a DNC official told Aravosis that it “did not send an email to our Maine list asking them to make calls in New Jersey.” Democrats, while begging for gay money, were more concerned about reelecting an embattled Democrat than opposing Question 1.
It must really hurt for those gay Democrats who have such high expectations for their party.