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  •  Are New Jersey Dem legislators crazy? (2+ / 0-)
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    BeloitDem, MichaelNY

    They know that embracing Christie will lead to their party's defeat, they should be fighting him at every turn. This Christiecrat tendency is insane. Yeah, Christie is popular, but that won't last unless the NJ Dems let it.

    Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

    by Gygaxian on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 09:32:40 AM PDT

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    •  Despite Christie's numbers... (4+ / 0-)
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      ArkDem14, lordpet8, JBraden, MichaelNY

      Democrats still lead the generic legislative ballot and with a Dem-favoring leg. map as further safeguard, there's less stress.  To them, their only concern is keeping Dem turnout above 2009 and count on a fair number of Dem voters voting for Christie and voting Dem elsewhere (as polls indicate).  Also, Christie hasn't promised much help at all to legislative Republicans and they're mostly on their own.  Also, as for what you said, it's not like most Democratic legislators support Christie, just Sen. Stack and a few others.  Joe DiVencenzo is County Exec of ultra-blue Essex County so he has nothing to fear.  Booker, Dick Codey, Loretta Weinberg, and Speaker Oliver have all endorsed and willing to stump for Buono.

      "It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

      by KingofSpades on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 09:39:08 AM PDT

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      •  wait (0+ / 0-)

        you mean Oliver and Buono aren't mortal enemies?!?!

        :O

        Stack is pretty incredible, no way most people in ~80% Obama districts could kiss that much Republican ass and get away with it.

        Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

        by sapelcovits on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 10:41:46 PM PDT

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    •  politicians are often self-interested (3+ / 0-)
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      BeloitDem, Stephen Wolf, MichaelNY

      and don't give much of a damn about the welfare of the party or their fellow Dems.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 10:32:16 AM PDT

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