As billions of dollars are washed and diverted to progressive candidates and the special interest lobby from Silicon valley, the shocking and developing story out of the Garden state, may not be all that surprising considering that Americans adhering to middle of the road politics, may have reached a breaking point. With the insufferable and abhorrent proclamations by assorted Democratic governors in fleecing basic rights and liberties, the uninspired and self-righteous leadership is facing a backlash that even the most underwhelming data-driven software could have predicted.
In an inspiring script conjuring at least semblance of a sanguine outlook on the near future of society, stealing a quote from a famous movie, “You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for $1.50 in late fees at the public library,” when applied to New Jersey politics illustrates beautifully an underdog Republican taking down one of the most powerful and well-funded incumbents in the state. For a measly campaign budget of $153, commercial truck driver Edward Durr soundly defeated Democrat and President of the state senate Steve Sweeney by four percentage points in an upset in the state’s third district as uplifting and unlikely as the Seattle University men’s basketball team and the O’Brien brothers knocking off the cosmically adept Harlem Globetrotters that was not as much as anomaly, but a trend-setting phenomenon. Sweeney’s funding channels spent $800 thousand in stark contrast to the frugal and ultra-efficient Durr campaign, with the difference in the quality and obvious frequency of television and streaming candidate advertisements readily apparent. Envision a high quality production enhanced all the bells and whistles of a high-powered national marketing agency versus a backyard amateur production shot with a smartphone.
The victory is especially sweet considering that Sweeny’s benefactors bought his reelection in 2017 in a record spending spree and the proliferation of radical ideology. The Cinderella story, combined with Governor Phil Murphy’s nano-thin victory, may be indicative that “The times they are a-changin”, in emphasizing that Mt. Rushmore will probably not be transformed into collage featuring Rupe Hall and the Kardashian daughters.
For the stunning price of $18.7 million the services of an uninspired and defiant leadership was maintained in a volatile era plagued by a climate of fear and ardent opposition to the Trump presidency resulting in reactionary policy. A staunch Second Amendment supporter, Durr opted to run in response to New Jersey’s strict anti-gun measures after being denied a concealed carry permit despite a clean record. While Sweeney is not quite at the tyrannical level of Murphy as a gun control activist utilizing his office in forwarding a militarized personal agenda against reasonable self-defense techniques, the career politician still represents a viable threat to firearms rights advocates.
The breakdown of Durr’s campaign spending is comically brilliant. Allegedly a portion was allocated towards Dunkin Donuts for his staff, and $86.67 went towards candidate promotional materials.
While the first round knockout of the heavyweight may not be indicative of a directional change in trajectory nationally, the poll numbers give hope to residents in predominately blue states and serve warning to bureaucrats who exploited the Covid-19 pandemic with implacable “orders” and “mandates” in killing small business and damaging the collective mental health, that votes will not tolerate the elitist approach to governance. This notion holds true especially on the West coast, where the prevalence of tech firms and the subsequent lobby have warped politics to a point where the quality of life and public safety have been desecrated in vast metropolitan areas, with Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, as the poster children for extremist legislation.
With job shaming running rampant, and the younger generations being pushed towards worthless college degrees in learning zero valuable skills, the fact that a working man won a key election is huge as the scourge of the Biden administration from a federal level attempts to hamper the first two Amendments.
In other election news, in the bizarre and futile Seattle city attorney race pitting a converted Republican against a psychotic and self-proclaimed police-hating abolitionist resulted in a victory for the faux-Conservative. However, the insanity of voters was once against prevalent, as the law enforcement defunding supporter of a complete criminal justice makeover received just over 40% of the vote, meaning that four out of ten residents are teetering on the brink delusion.