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McMahon for US Senate
NY Post ^ | October 08, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 10/08/2010 2:38:00 AM PDT by Scanian

The Post today endorses Republican Linda McMahon for the US Senate in Connecticut.

If she wins -- and polls suggest she is closing in fast on her Democratic opponent -- this would be a major pick-up for the GOP, which hasn't won a Senate race in the Nutmeg State since 1982.

By all rights, McMahon would seem to be the ideal political neophyte seeking office: Well-spoken, intelligent and CEO of one of the state's largest and most successful businesses, which has brought 600 jobs to Connecticut.

The problem is that her business is professional wrestling -- immensely popular, to be sure, but an enterprise that strikes many as in dubious taste, at best.

Still, it's not as if McMahon plans on hiring Hulk Hogan as her top aide.

She is running on a ticket of fiscal conservatism, combined with socially moderate positions. While not a Tea Party candidate per se, she clearly has tapped into the voter anger and frustration that has fueled the movement.

Her opponent, Richard Blumenthal, is a career politician and conventional liberal Democrat who's spent 20-plus years as state attorney general.

He's also a proven liar -- having been caught repeatedly claiming to have served in Vietnam, when the closest he ever got to the war is New Haven.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; businessexperience; fiscalconservative; gop; wrestling

1 posted on 10/08/2010 2:38:06 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

I know that NYP is basically a nation-wide media despite its NY name, but I didn’t know that it endorses individual state race other than New York.


2 posted on 10/08/2010 2:52:22 AM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: Scanian

I guess the post does Not know the Idiots that live in Connecticut,Capitol of Guilt ridden Liberals who vote for every panty waist that comes out of the woodwork,Dodd,Delauro,Lierberman,this state is Left wing Heaven


3 posted on 10/08/2010 3:06:21 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: paudio

Half of Connecticut seems to work in NYC. McMahon did great in the debate. I hope Connecticut voters haven’t let themselves be so brainwashed by the Universities and the NYT that they think up is down and 10% unemployment is Republicans fault after 4 years of a Dem Congress and 2 years of Obama. The ignorance of the “educated” still stuns me.


4 posted on 10/08/2010 3:08:23 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: Scanian
Still, it's not as if McMahon plans on hiring Hulk Hogan as her top aide.

Personally, I kind of like the idea.

I can picture him in the Senate offices, the privileged gym, and the chamber itself working over the remaining Rats and RINOs.

This is not altogether unappealing. Not by a long stretch.

5 posted on 10/08/2010 3:24:11 AM PDT by Zakeet (Like the wise Wee Wee said, "We can't be broke ... we still have checks in the checkbook.")
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To: Scanian
The problem is that her business is professional wrestling -- immensely popular, to be sure, but an enterprise that strikes many as in dubious taste, at best.

Did the paper ever stop to ask the voters if that's a problem? Ms. McMahon runs a highly successful business and succeeds in a man's world. She doesn't depend on federal handouts (I'd assume the feds don't subsidize pro wrestling). Her sport isn't as violent as the never-ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Here's a thought. CT and MA are kind of competitive in attitude, with all of that shared border and old yankee attitude. If MA did the unexpected and voted for Scott Brown, it kind of sends a message to CT....it's okay.

6 posted on 10/08/2010 3:34:10 AM PDT by grania
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To: November 2010
Half of Connecticut seems to work in NYC

That half is mostly pretty high income. They can't be amused by Obama not supporting an extension of the over-$250,000 income tax cut.

7 posted on 10/08/2010 3:37:38 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

The poor are propagandized and manipulated and bribed by the left. The rich are brainwashed in K12 schools, universities, the papers, television . . .


8 posted on 10/08/2010 3:56:19 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: paudio
I know that NYP is basically a nation-wide media despite its NY name, but I didn’t know that it endorses individual state race other than New York.

A lot of people who work in NYC commute in from places like Connecticut and New Jersey. Local NYC TV stations are airing the ads for both candidates because part of Connecticut is in the NYC TV market.

9 posted on 10/08/2010 4:10:05 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: Scanian

This same newspaper endorsed Obama in 2008 and he had ZERO experience whatsoever in the private sector. He’s a career politician and agitator just like “Dick”.


10 posted on 10/08/2010 4:21:20 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: paudio

The whole metro area is referred to as the tri-state.


11 posted on 10/08/2010 4:28:34 AM PDT by printhead
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To: Scanian

With the Congress looking more like Professional wrestling every day and Obama speaking of hand to hand combat perhaps she is the best candidate.


12 posted on 10/08/2010 4:35:24 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ballplayer

Like the rest of the country CT is swinging decidedly right this year. According to the polls, McMahon had almost caught Blumenthal, but has now slipped further behind.

That seat and Gillibrand’s and, with a really extreme turnout imbalance, possibly Schumer’s could all be in play. I like the Post giving McMahon a boost right now.


13 posted on 10/08/2010 4:40:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: November 2010

Unfortunately, many CT voters think exactly like this. I hear it all of the time at work. I am constantly getting into arguments with the union members at my job about the evil Republicans, and how they want to screw the workers and line their pockets. I have been called a nazi because I am somewhat anti-union. (based on my past experience as a union member)


14 posted on 10/08/2010 4:44:03 AM PDT by SteelCurtain_SSN720 (If you pass the rabid child, say "hammer down" for me)
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To: grania

CT is much more suburban corporate, MA in numbers is more of a moonbat-Working Joe mix. CT ranges from light blue to purple while MA is usually deep blue, so in one sense Brown’s victory was the more notable there. But Brown was a pure Working Joe play and there’s less traction for that in CT.


15 posted on 10/08/2010 4:46:46 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Scanian

Who cares that she is CEO of a wrestling organization? Everyone makes it sound as if the US Senate is something other than a group of arrogant clowns who like to hear themselves talk. If Al Franken can be in the Senate, anyone can. And McMahon is a heck of a lot more professional than that clown Franken. I really want her to win. I think she’s run a great campaign and will be a credit to the GOP in the Senate. They need a little agression to take on the Dems.


16 posted on 10/08/2010 4:47:19 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: BigSkyFreeper

The Post endorsed Obama? That’s news to me.


17 posted on 10/08/2010 4:47:34 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SteelCurtain_SSN720

Unions are 14% of the workforce and (3/4?, 9/10?) of the Democrats campaign workers. Politics is just an extension of collective bargaining to them. They win until they kill their host companies and lose their jobs completely. There are reasons union membership goes down, not up, and one of them is that they destroy the competitiveness of the companies they feed on.


18 posted on 10/08/2010 4:52:09 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: paudio

In The NY-NJ-CT “Tri-State Area,” they do.


19 posted on 10/08/2010 1:56:09 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: ballplayer

I guess they are thinking that the same attitude that got Brown elected in MA has started moving south.

I can’t see Blumenthal losing. He has to be “rewarded” for chasing all those big manufacturing companies out of the state, don’t you know.


20 posted on 10/08/2010 1:58:59 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Zakeet

You and many others surely feel that way but it bugs me that the GOP is counting on a “businesswoman” whose stock-in-trade consisted of “matches” with pre-arranged outcomes, crude sexuality, and the widespread abuse of PED’s.

Ever see what became of Superstar Billy Graham? Not a pretty picture. Of course, Blumenthal is a danger to the whole country, not just his “stable.”


21 posted on 10/08/2010 2:03:07 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: 9YearLurker

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/item_OujeVCZXiN5DyhdwajcGdM;jsessionid=EA572FDF5AEA47A6DD9E95A6DC241343


22 posted on 10/08/2010 5:35:29 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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