The Gateway (Hurricaine Sandy Koufax Edition)
Not for nothing, but while the President's 69% share of the Jewish vote in the exit polling may look pretty overwhelming, this represent a whopping 9% drop from the 2008 exit polling which had him at 78% (later analysis had him at 74%, but it is best to compare apples to apples, and these apples have slightly less honey on them).
Based on those numbers, the 9% attrition in the Jewish vote cost the President even more than that in Florida, not to mention Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Just to be clear, except in red states where the GOP nominated total loons for the US Senate, most Americans did not vote for divided government.
The "division" was the packing and cracking of Democrats to elect a Congress not reflective of the popular will.
By contrast, in NYS, gerrymandering can't save Republicans from the Democrats. In NYS, only the Democrats can save the Republicans from the Democrats. How Ridiculous Gerrymanders Saved the House Republican Majority
The storm's impact?
Well, there were only three states where the President did better in 12 than in 08, and the biggest gain was in...Jersey.
For unrelated reasons, I didn't even believe it before the storm.
Domestic Partner: I'm leaving you for Nate Silver. He's always right and you're always wrong.
Nine year old Dybbuk asked me if MSNBC was still going to be on now that the election is over.
When I told him it was, he asked what they would be talking about
Arizona elects an openly bisexual member of Congress.
Worst news for a Democratic President: Republicans continue to hold the lower house.
A few well-deployed dollars in Long Island and Orange County and perhaps Jeff Klein wouldn't be the luckiest man in New York State (notwithstanding Senator Savino). Salesman nearly closed deal against GOP favorite - The Insider | Crain's New York Business mycrains.crainsnewyork.com
After doing a Karl Rove and announcing he wasn't conceding because there was a lot of paper yet to be counted, Eric Ulrich apparently decided that not even Alla Pometko could find him 10,000 votes. Queens Courier queenscourier.com
Gawker is shocked that Mindy Meyer got 2,553 people to vote for her.
While the Post is right that, in a special election, Lopez would get to chose his successor, they are wrong as to why.
Lopez gets to chose his sucessor not because of his lingering influence on the County Party, which actually has no real in choosing the nominee, but because he control the County Committee in his own Assembly District. Top of Form 1Gropez bombshell: No ‘Assembly’ required www.nypost.com
Kornbluh: Councilman Greenfield is the most powerful local politician in the Jewish community in Brooklyn.
Beautiful, this gasbag gets linked for an observation I made a month ago I made a month ago.
Then he has the nerve to leave me off his list of political blogger who make him "laugh, chuckle and scratch our heads during this election cycle." Let's Talk Dogri (straightforward)!!!: WINNERS AND LOSERS OF THE 2012 ELECTIONS
Proof men are bigger liars than women.