We’ve got another Tea Party ticket-splitting special election in New York, and it looks like Jane Corwin, who stupidly endorsed Paul Ryan’s budget plan, is in trouble. Corwin is spooked because she’s polling within 5 points of the Democrat, Kathy Hochul. Jack Davis, an anti-immigrant flaming asshole millionaire who ran as a self-funding Democrat for a couple of cycles, is now re-tooled as a Tea Party candidate, and he’s polling in the low 20s. Hochul’s doing pretty good in a R+5 district where real Democrats (i.e., not Davis) usually get beat by 15-46 point margins.
Corwin has Boehner and Cantor coming to town, but I fail to see how their presence will do anything but draw attention to this deadly fact:
The poll found that 59 percent of respondents said they opposed reining in federal spending by cutting entitlement programs like Medicare. Only 38 percent said they supported such spending cuts to trim the deficit.
The best that Corwin can do to mollify pissed-off seniors is to pimp an award from Pat Boone. Old, angry Republicans who can’t bring themselves to vote for a Democrat apparently aren’t impressed by such a weighty endorsement, especially when they have newly minted Tea Partier Jack Davis to vote for.
When tranny-curious Chris Lee resigned this seat, I assumed it was a Republican lock. Now I’m wondering if it’s going to show us that the Ryan plan was a genuine suicide attempt, rather than a tear-stained cry for help.