Skip to comments.AP: Democrat Cory Booker wins special Senate election over Lonegan
Posted on 10/16/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT by servo1969
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And I want to know how many times he voted.
Oh yeah, the Republicans have a good shot at keeping the House and taking the Senate in 2014. Wishful thinking...
Game over, ignorant and stupid wins and there are no signs that fact will change any time soon.
Let’s face it, we are simply outnumbered. There is no Silent Majority to get us out of this mess.
I hear ya, but I think the answer here is not to hunker down.... It’s time to get in the rhinos faces.
This was inevitable.... They wanted to lose from jump. We had a handful of brave patriots who wanted to do what was right for their country, but the rest were uncomfortable with the fight.
Now is the time to turn up the heat on these a$$holes and let them know that election time is coming.
Donate whatever you can to Ted Cruz, Mike Lee & co
Call your worthless congressmen and senators and let them know you have a long memory
Donate to the senate conservatives fund
Donate to the heritage foundation
Then follow through.
Ann was praising McConnell??? Damn her, wtf?
Don’t Worry Cripple, that is cash they took from you in the first place, so Ubama ain’t too worried.
Look at their constituency.
I hadn't thought of that. Hopefully whoever runs against Booker will expose him early on for the creep he is. Booker had ads four months ago.
Christie will never allow it. He can’t let another Jersey Republican take the spotlight away from him.
More than 4 out of 10 voted for liberty in a liberal state. It ain’t over but it’s extremely taxing.
Everything is pointing to the necessity of a better ground game with conviction and the willingness to cut the RINOs loose. This is going take time unfortunately, but it must happen.
Forget it, it's Jersey, in those parts being a creep is considered a plus.
Good luck. I’ll just work on reforming China. It’s real sad when it’s easier to convince die-hard CCP officials that lower taxes and less government spending is good for the economy than explaining that to Democrats in the USA.
Don’t ask, it usually comes in 3’s.
Yep. It is going to take the entire system collapsing before anyone is willing to change.
Even then, odds are even money or better that what they will want will be more government and not less.
I will keep fighting as long and hard as I can, but I hold no illusions that we are anywhere close to a majority any more.
But it’s also a special election which doesn’t normally favor the idiots.
Funny. Booker doesn’t even live in NJ.
Yeah, New Jersey is almost as sucktastic as Illinois....
We have to live in hope that the chance still exists and that Republicans will improve their ground game. In this state, Republicans are a club (as another FReeper commented) whose members will vote only if they can be bothered to do so. We projectile vomit RINO’s on a regular basis.
NJ is a cesspool politically. No one should be surprised here at all. It would have taken a miracle to elect a good candidate like Lonegan. One always holds out hope, a la, the Scott Brown election in MA, but that is the exception in these failing states. The voters of these northeastern union-filled states are lost in any national election. We won’t win their electoral votes and won’t win Senate seats, barring an unusual election cycle.
I live in Hudson County in NJ and I talk to a lot of people, and they don’t realize that they are conservative until you get to a point in the conversation where a light goes off over their head. There are a lot of people here who live their lives as conservatives but have been brought up not to vote that way. Some of them are starting to come around. Race is playing a factor too, but maybe I should leave that for another discussion.
Hi, there, 148. Your gas lamps still working, or converted to electric? We had them in East Orange, where I was born. The bigger kids were able to climb those rungs that the lamplighters used to use but we were too little. The first rung was really high off the ground. Regards to you and Mr. 148.
My mom loved to tell me that. But at least we have a clue: Boehner, Booker ... so what’s the next tragic B.
I think Lonegan's showing tonight disproves that theory, they're not all bad.
And Obamacare will be squeezing the life out of Americans by then, if the conservative hits Booker early on as a vote for Obamacare it will make a difference.
Looks like a 12 point differential. Thats an improvement for the GOP in Nj.
The last six polls in Oct. had it between 10 - 14 % Booker except for one at 22%.
But he still lost.
NJ GOPe is also a cesspool
if you’ve disowned America, why do you keep using “tex” in your handle?....if you don’t believe in it, don’t use it....
I often think of how it was when Carter was President and the People rose up and chose a better way under Reagan.
The difference I think, is that people actually suffered with Carter’s malaise. Today things suck, but nobody suffers because of it. Well, at least not until Obamacare is in full swing and becomes irreversible.
Add to the fact that Obama is consistently treated as being above it all with the option of falling back on the “it’s all Bush’s fault” excuse when things don’t work out for him.
My Faith in the American Voter is lower than an Ant’s belly at the moment.
Many Northeastern Democrats are generational Democrats that need to wake up. Look at Staten Island; it split the last POTUS vote.
One poll had it at 6 points. Lonegan’s internal poll had it at 3! They could have altered that one, though, to get out the vote.
Losing isn't everything and maybe we can someday get back to the place where an American citizen is represented whether the elected official was their choice or not.
Never said I would never return. I’m thinking it will a few more years of Obama, 8 years of Hillary and 8 years of Jeb Bush in the White House. After that, Americans might realize that enough is enough and so it will be time for me to return.
I commend Lonegan for putting up a good fight, but there wasn’t a chance in hell that he was ever going to win this race. Booker outspent him by a wide margin ... and to be frank about it, if running an smart, ugly conservative with glasses was a recipe for success then Steve Forbes would be serving about his seventh term in Washington in various Federal offices including the White House.
She’s still alive.
I bet they would not elect Ben Carson, Thomas Sowell, or West, or Cain.
Looks like Lonegan got within 11%. With no national support. He can win this race next year if he gets the support.
OH please. The reason we want republicans to win elections is to represent “conservative” values, against the wishes of the liberals in their district.
But after awhile the only thing people will notice is that the bear doesn't dance particularly well.
The kid must be a child prodigy, or something!
This is NJ. Corruption by a Democrat is a resume' enhancement.
With Booker running as an incumbent in Washington next year in a "normal" election cycle, Lonegan would lose by a wide margin if he runs again.
NJ used to be a red state. Part of the problem is that NJ over the last couple of decades has become a cheaper (not cheap, but cheaper) alternative for Manhattanites who move here and bring their politics with them. That and we do have a very serious immigration problem. The immigration problem will never get better here, but as things get more expensive and the state becomes less attractive to New Yorkers we will see things change somewhat. Note that I did say somewhat. But there is conservatism here. I mentioned before that we have people here who live conservative lives but have been groomed not to vote that way. We need to reach those people.
That’s what I’m saying. But they’re not liberals. They’re democrats because their parents told them that they’re democrats. But still, NJ was once a red state. If today’s election was held three or four years ago it would not have been this close. And NJ is not NY. We need to do a better job of reaching out to people here, and I am doing my part to help in that department.
That's true for a lot of states. Before the spawn of the hippies took over the country.
That brings up an interesting point: If Steve Lonegan, who is legally blind, was a liberal democrat there would have been an absolute love-fest going on in the media. Probably a documentary about his great courage. Definitely public support from all kinds of groups. But because he’s a conservative, nothing.
I no longer live in the great Garden State, so I sent him some money.
I was proud to do so.
It was less than a year ago when the RINO Mitt Romney could only manage 40% of the vote.
I think there's a clear lesson there.