Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda in Two Words

Six minutes after the polls closed, the NY Times called the election for Chris Christie

Well, New Jersey is stuck with Governor Chris Christie (or later, Governor Kim Guadagno) for four more years. People decided to vote for a myth perpetuated by an Orwellian taxpayer-funded propaganda machine instead of a candidate who represents their best interests. And whose fault is that? Democrats.

Buono could have won if she had the support of the party. Buono should have won in a “blue” state. Buono would have won if she had had the requisite financial support to get her message out.

Not all Democrats were Christie enablers. People like Senator Loretta Weinberg and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman were proactive supporters of the challenger. On the national level, Governors Martin O’Malley and Deval Patrick came to New Jersey to stump for Buono. To all of them, I have two words: “Thank You”.

Some supporters were late to the game, like DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Shultz and then-Mayor Cory Booker.  To these late-to-the-game players, I also have two words: “Nice try.”

Some key Democrats opted out of getting involved. Quite an un-patriotic thing to do. Bill and Hillary Clinton supported their friend Terry McAulliffe in Virginia but couldn’t they have made one appearance in the Garden State? Barack Obama had his photo op with Chris Christie but treated Buono as if she were invisible. Joe Biden swore in Jeff Chiesa and Cory Booker but acted as if Amtrak never went past the 30th Street Station. To them, I have two words: “Why not?”

But the big problem is that many Democrats proactively supported His Arrogance. “Democrats” like Brian Stack and Joe DiVincenzo are traitors to their party and should not receive one cent of support from the party coffers. Other Democratic organizations gave lip service to the Buono campaign and went through the motions, but their support was shallow and non-convincing. To all those “Democrats”, I also have two words.

Comments (20)

  1. keepitreal

    Very well said.

  2. Galton

    I supported Barbara Buono.: the Democratic Party did not.

    The pigs will continue to run the show with one less democratic supporter in this state.

  3. 12mileseastofTrenton

    About as good a description as you can get.

  4. firstamend07

    She got blown out because she was a horrible candidate.

    Time to move on.

    She is old news.

  5. firstamend07

    The new Democratic Party is now led by Steve Sweeney.

    Buono acted like a rebel and rebels seldom win. I wish her well in her private life but she is old news. Her political life is over.

    In the next week a new leader for the GOP in the Senate will also take over because Sweeney will ” ice out” kean .

    A moderate Democratic Party will get stronger and stronger since Christie is no longer a factor.

    All Bills and initiatives now go through Sweeney.    


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