A good start to a political career

When asked on Fox News what he would do on his first day in the state’s senate, he said: “I really don’t know. That’s the key factor. I don’t know what I don’t know, so, I will learn what I need to know.

This is the NJ truck driver who just won the state Senate seat previously held by the President of the state senate. His elections expenses were $153. Some business cards and donuts for the staff.

That level of efficiency in spending isn’t going to last but still…..

6 thoughts on “A good start to a political career”

  1. His opponent’s comment as results came in:

    “Mr. Sweeney, in a statement released on Thursday, did not concede:
    ‘The results from Tuesday’s election continue to come in, for instance there were 12,000 ballots recently found in one county.’”

    Mr Sweeney is, of course, a Democrat.

  2. Richard – yes, there’s similar fuckery in the NJ governor’s election, with “poll worker errors”, strange counting machine difficulties, and batches of votes of mysterious provenance. Naturally the incumbent Democrat “won”. Perhaps they were so focused on the gubernatorial race they neglected to fortify the state senate.

    No doubt we have a problem with miraculous Mohammedan postal voting in certain constituencies and the establishment successfully crowding out challengers most of the time, but overall we’re pretty lucky that elections in the United Kingdom are more or less honest and transparent.

    If the Brexit referendum had been held in the USA the result would’ve been 5,675,454,666 votes for Remain and the FBI prosecuting John Cleese as a domestic terrorist.

  3. Looks like they discounted Durr as inconsequential and forgot to smear-campaign him. That is, of course, now being remedied.

    Dunno if they can away with the Mysterious Box gambit. Results I’ve checked are 2% difference for Durr. For US elections nowadays that’s a rather big margin.

  4. TBH, the incumbent wasn’t the worst politician ever, but Durr will be more confident in going after the NJ governor (assuming the votes were all accurate and Phil Murphy actually won).

    I tend to shy away from “personality” candidates, especially when they are to be in charge of a large constituency and only focus on a single issue, but Durr at least seems to have the fundamentals right. He will likely fight the vaccine/lockdown mandates and try to improve the economic environment for small businesses and labor unions.

    However, at the state level, the governor is really the one in charge of these policies and, as he admitted himself, Durr will face a learning curve as the head of the state senate, which requires a certain following of procedure. Wait and see, I guess.

  5. Also, let’s just be happy the guy who lost isn’t resorting to race-baiting and ad hominem attacks like a lot of his national-level counterparts. The guy is a pretty mature loser.

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