Boeing 747 Service to Permanent Minority Status is in the Air
In a heavily Jewish Congressional District Special Election in New York City the Democratic candidate was an Orthodox Jewish fellow who was well known. He ran against a Republican who was not well known and is a Roman Catholic. At the end of the race the Democrats pumped in $500,000 in campaign aid. The District has voted strongly Democratic in the past. The Democrat lost, in fact that race was not even close.
|Ms. Pelosi at a news conference answering the|
question about how many safe Democratic seat
there are for the next election
Switch cameras now to former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D, Ca) who is touting the Democrats chances to retake control of the House of Representatives in the 2012 election. Here is Ms. Pelosi speaking pearls of wisdom
California Democrat said the loss in Nevada’s special election was predictable because of the seat’s GOP leanings, and she acknowledged that losing a race in to replace former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) “was a disappointment.” But, Pelosi said, “It does not alter our plan for taking back the House.” New York
Ms. Pelosi went on to further categorize the losses
Pelosi called the losses a “mogul” and a “bump in the road.”
Yes, it did take The Dismal Political Economist several minutes to remember that a “mogul” is a bump in a downhill skiing course (he did splatter himself on a mogul course once). But the core Democratic voters, blue collar middle income families are all familiar with the term, aren’t they?
As for the fact that the losses in Nevada and New York did not alter Democratic plans for taking back the House in 2012, well maybe that’s because the plans are non existent to begin with, so another loss or two wouldn’t have made any difference in the plans.
Part of the news with Ms. Pelosi’s statements was this
“Special elections are aptly named; they’re special,” Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference
Ms. Pelosi has a weekly press conference? Why hasn’t the press been informed of this before.