consultants are sandburs

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Chris Christie disagrees with Guardian reporting.

Believe it is true since it's reported by a reputable source?

Try this, from Guardian, here, where a screen capture was taken in case the page gets corrected.

This opening quote [links omitted]:

If the shutdown didn't hurt Republicans now, what about the 2014 midterms? -- Some predicted electoral disaster for the GOP after the shutdown fiasco, but in two test cases, so far at least, it's not happening

Harry J Enten, theguardian.com, Tuesday 29 October 2013 08.30 EDT


There has been a lot of talk about the possible electoral consequences of the government shutdown. And while the 2014 midterm elections are still a year away, we have two elections in 2013 that can serve as test cases of sorts. In both the New Jersey special Senate and Virginia gubernatorial races, the Democrat was against the shutdown, while the Republican was not. The Democrats have tried to make hay with this, but has it worked? The evidence available suggests that it has not.

Democratic Senator-elect Cory Booker defeated Republican Steve Lonegan by 11pt in New Jersey. That may suggest that the Republican brand was hurt by the shutdown, except for the fact that New Jersey is quite Democratic. No Republican candidate has gotten 50% or more of the vote in a major statewide election in the Garden State since George HW Bush in the 1988 presidential election.

They should have asked Snowden, and gotten it right.

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