N.J. Democrats Continue to Attack Christie Where He Isn’t Vulnerable
Does this nonsense sound familiar, Save Jerseyans? A hapless New Jersey Democrat trying to score political points against Chris Christie by attacking his overwhelmingly popular reaction to Hurricane Sandy?
If you answered “from the mouth of Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester),” you’d be correct. Other correct answers include soon-to-be-official gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex). They can’t agree on anything else (including who should chair their state party). They can agree that Sandy is fair game for base partisan ridiculousness.
But that’s not a Sweeney or Buono quote. These particular verbal droppings belong to Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-Hudson), uttered at a Buono for Governor event over the weekend. So you were closed if you guessed Babs.
I’d love to know who convinced’em it was a smart strategy! It’d be political suicide if the legislature wasn’t gerrymandered for the express purpose of preserving Democrat seats like the one occupied by Jimenez; attacking your opponent’s strength can only work before the argument is already lost. But I sure hope they keep it up! Because it’s going to play right into Chris Christie’s hands in districts where GOP’ers have a fighting chance.