As a long-suffering, exasperated Conservative New Jerseyian, it gives me great satisfaction and a profound sense of relief to join thousands of my fellow citizens to humbly report the following:
In a political upset of near miraculous proportions, Republican challenger Christopher J. Christie has ousted incumbent Democrat Jon S. Corzine to become Governor of the State of New Jersey.
Christie, who, earlier in the year, had a double-digit lead, was able to fend off waves of negative attacks from Corzine and Independent spoiler Chris Daggett, emerging the victor with a several digit margin. .
Four torturous years of Corzine at the helm of this battered state has finally come to a merciful end.
Between purchasing both his 4 year U.S. Senate seat and his 4 year Governorship, Corzine has spent $130 million of his own money to ensure the defeat of his hopelessly outspent Republican challengers.
NOT THIS TIME!
Just enough of the normally hypnotized, liberal New Jersey electorate could no longer ignore the sensational failure of offensive liberalism, rejecting the notion that Democrats are the champions of the middle class, and the saviors of the downtrodden.
Perhaps the most stupendous aspect of this upset is the utter rebuke of President Obama.
While this was not, as many have suggested, a “referendum” on Obama’s policies or strength of his coattails, he did make 3 well choreographed and highly publicized campaign rallies for Corzine down the stretch.
However, despite his disgusting display of hypocrisy and political arrogance, the President did not succeed in converting the full compliment of the masses as he did during his Presidential campaign. The mindless cattle in this state who support him did as they were expected, but, the rest of the voters were unswayed by his political charm offensive on the behalf of Jon Corzine, who has the empathy of a stump.
New Jersey and its citizens have been the butt of many jokes throughout the years, and, at least politically, it has been deservedly so.
However, on this night, we can hold our heads just a little bit higher.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
This is it.