“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Now, whether or not this Tea Party candidate was legitimate, I couldn't tell you. I've never heard of him and didn't even know (or care) that there was a special election until last night. But I don't think you can conclude that his votes would have otherwise gone to the Republican.
And I agree that the predictive value of these special elections on the results of the next general election is nil.
Last edited by Kandahar; 05-24-11 at 10:10 PM.
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This was one of the most conservative districts in New York. The Republican candidate got 74% of the vote in the last election. This vote for the Democrat represents a complete rejection of the Ryan plan by a very conservative electorate.
“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
I'd warn some people in here about saying it's a referendum on ryans plan or anything of that nature frankly.
I seem to remember some of you being very upset about people calling some of the races following obamas election that the right called a referendum on him...