Another Loss for New Jersey

“When people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”  Benjamin Franklin


The Bergen Record was so full of gloating, Liberal rhetoric, finding the actual results of yesterday’s election was a trial in patience.  The best one could find as far as results were concerned was that Newark Mayor Cory Booker won the election by an 11 percent margin.


The best man clearly did not win.  But as I noted yesterday, when criminals are allowed to vote, they vote for other criminals.  People who don’t care about America, freedom, or the Garden State will vote for those of like mind.  And Blacks overwhelmingly vote for other Blacks.  Hispanics will vote for Communists.  Those who immigrate here bring their politics with them.  The heck with freedom; they want free money.  That’s all they know or care about.


The voter turnout in Passaic County (and according to media reports, all across the state) were abysmally low, even for the usually-low mid-term and off-year elections.  The turnout in the cities was even lower than in the suburbs.  Paterson had a turnout of 17.13 percent; Passaic, 16.9 percent.  The inner suburbs of those cities went for Booker:  Clifton, Haledon, Prospect Park, and Woodland Park.


Surprisingly, Hawthorne and Totowa voted in favor of Lonegan.  We can probably attribute this low turnout to Booker’s boasting that he was ahead in double-digits.  The city voters probably shrugged and figured only the minimum of voters had to get out there.


Lonegan told his supporters not to believe the Media; that his polls showed the gap closing.  In the end, the gap was double digit – 11 percent.  The unofficial final count in Passaic County, town-by-town.  Booker, 37,012; Lonegan, 25,167 votes.  That’s a difference of 11,845 votes.  In effect, the city of Paterson won the election for Booker single-handedly, even with a low turn-out and without the help of her suburbs.


The suburbs that voted for Lonegan had a somewhat better turnout.  North Haledon, of all places, had the greatest turnout in Passaic County (30.6 percent) and voted for Lonegan, 1,298 to 624.  The rest of the suburbs were somewhere in the 20 to 28 percent range.  In short, the turnout could have been much better.  Somehow, if the ten Passaic County communities had each just turned out another 2,000 voters (approximately another 20 percent), Lonegan would have won, at least in Passaic County.


Did the Passaic County voters, having heard Booker’s boast, throw in the towel?  Did they dislike the notion of voting for a Conservative?  The Bergen Record fairly laughed at Lonegan’s boasts of taking on Obama and the Senate.  All candidates boast; that’s what juices up their base to go out there and get the voters.


Passaic and Northern Morris County’s tendency to vote, or at least register, Republican has been trending downhill since 2,000.  Who could blame them?  The Republican Party was supporting untenable candidates.  Old men who spoke of compromise and crossing the aisle.  The political arena is no place for tired-out, old men.  Yet Lonegan is no tired-out old man.  He’s full of spirit, and yet he still lost.


Very likely, his loss is the result of the insuperable split in the Republican Party between Conservatives and Moderates.  The Democrats have been boasting for years that they could split the Republican Party for good and all time – destroy it – and replace our current system with a one-party system.  That’s the definition of Communism.


The closer you are to a city, the more conformist you’re likely to be, if only for the sake of safety, where criminals, like wolves, target the victim that stands out.  That’s why black is the official clothing color of New York City.  Fear so gripped the Garden State, that residents who could afford to do so, fled cities like Cory Booker’s Newark by the thousands.  They wanted to be safe and they wanted their individuality.


Urbanity caught up with their children, though, thanks to television, the movies, the music industry, and even the regulation that suburban high school football teams had to change their schedules to accommodate playing urban and first-ring cities instead of their neighboring high schools.  Then, of course, too, there was the introduction of drugs into the suburbs.


Now those children and grandchildren are the sheep who stayed home in order not to vote for the decidedly uncool, individualistic, outspoken Steve Lonegan.  He was a fighter and that scared them.


What would their Democrat friends say if they voted for him?


What a pity.  Like Mitt Romney for president, Steve Lonegan would have made a tremendous senator, the likes of which the Senate hasn’t seen in about 150 years.  What a loss for New Jersey and the country.





Published in: on October 17, 2013 at 10:44 am  Leave a Comment  

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