In what is quickly becoming proof that “victory has a hundred fathers,” Democrats and the leftist media are giving credit to all sorts of circumstantial facts as the reason for their dual election victory last week.
And unsurprisingly, they argue that it’s a bellwether for things to come in next year’s midterm elections.
But Dems need to be reminded of a few other facts. First, NJ is a deeply blue state wherein GOP Gov. Chris Christie has fallen to as low as 15% approval.
And VA has been trending blue for more than a generation as liberal DC suburbs continue to explode in population.
And perhaps the fact that only half of voters cited Trump as their reason for voting should be a clue.
Had Hillary won the White House, it’s highly likely the VA and NJ elections would’ve turned out the same.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
To see the national media react to the well-predicted Democratic wins in Democratic areas this past Tuesday was like watching a cancer patient hear she’s in remission.
This was the light they had been searching for since their diagnosis on Nov. 9, 2016.
Anyone with the thinnest knowledge about politics knew that Democrats would almost certainly win the governor races in New Jersey and Virginia and that they were likely to win the mayoral race in Charlotte, N.C.
Both of Virginia’s U.S. senators are Democrats and the state voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and for Barack Obama in 2012 and 2008. The same goes for New Jersey, and though the state has had a Republican governor for two terms, it’s the long-obsolete Chris Christie, whose approval this summer was as low as 15 percent.
Charlotte hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 2009. The last five have all been Democrats.
The media toasted to these victories the way a child might cheer after bowling a strike aided by gutter bumpers.