Whee! This isn’t just a win for the Democrats. But let’s crow just a little bit. Democrats haven’t had anyone representing this area of New York since Lincoln was President. So, in that sense, Fox News and its acolytes should be pissing in their pants rather than passing the pizza and Pepsi. All they can say is that Virginia and New Jersey prove that Obama is politically toast because those two states elected Republican governors. Well, I ask you: which do you think would get the attention of historians? A typical see-saw of local politics as exemplified by those gubernatorial races, or a sea-change like we saw in the 23rd Congressional District of New York?
Just in case some folks are deaf, here’s what we said, among other things:
We don’t like Sarah Palin.
What makes you think we listen to Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh? You think we have time for this crap? (And, uhh, you think we get radio reception?)
We are not Party Republicans. We became Republicans back when being a Republican meant opposing slavery and seeing America as a strong federation of free states.
We really don’t like being told what to do. And you call us parochial at your peril.
We’re not against government spending. Our biggest employers are Fort Drum, two major prisons, and a psychiatric center. That’s how we pay for things.
Ah, ’tis a wonderful morning to be in New York State. Suck it up, Beck!