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(Talking Points Memo)   Steve Lonegan (R-Unemployed), who loudly supported the Government Shutdown, now says the only reason he lost the NJ special election was because of the Government Shutdown   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 135
    More: Obvious, Steve Lonegan, New Jersey, special election, The Star-Ledger, Cory Booker  
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2013-10-21 04:59:08 PM  
Lonegan has no problems with holding two or more contradictory ideas in his head.

While he was calling for the deportation of all illegal immigrants and for employers to be punished for hiring illegal immigrants as the head of the NJ chapter of Americans for Prosperity, he was hiring undocumented day workers to go and put up signs for his organization.

He is a schmuck.
 
2013-10-21 05:00:48 PM  
Sucks to be him.
 
2013-10-21 05:00:55 PM  
Well, and because he ran an awful campaign featuring ideals and values that the electorate did not share.
 
2013-10-21 05:02:27 PM  
Go away, loser.
 
2013-10-21 05:03:40 PM  
Booker had a 14 point lead BEFORE the shutdown.
 
2013-10-21 05:03:57 PM  
Conservatism can't fail, only YOU can fail conservatism!

This is what you reap for failing Conservatism Steve!

You didn't go far enough! This is why you failed.


You failed Conservatism!
 
2013-10-21 05:04:45 PM  
Uh ... okay then.
 
2013-10-21 05:04:57 PM  
But I thought Americans LOVED the shutdown. It's exactly what they wanted and were cheering republicans all the way.

How could this be?
 
2013-10-21 05:05:25 PM  
There's always some mysterious "reason" when a Republican loses.  There's always a conspiracy, the weather, some sort of external factor. At their most self aware, they blame the messaging of their ideas.

It's never "people liked the other guy's ideas more than yours". Why can't they accept that?
 
2013-10-21 05:07:41 PM  

what_now: There's always some mysterious "reason" when a Republican loses.  There's always a conspiracy, the weather, some sort of external factor...


...black guys standing outside of a polling place
 
2013-10-21 05:09:07 PM  
In that case, I guess he didn't think his clever plan all the way through, now did he? Or rather, if he were in support of the shutdown, then his sacrifice should have been with a glad heart and celebrated tidings of joy...
 
2013-10-21 05:09:41 PM  

RexTalionis: He is a schmuck.


that is not fair to all the Schmucks out there.
 
2013-10-21 05:13:18 PM  

hubiestubert: Or rather, if he were in support of the shutdown, then his sacrifice should have been with a glad heart and celebrated tidings of joy...


Actually, if you read what he said in other articles that were a bit better than this one, he doesn't think the shutdown is the reason he lost - he thinks that it's because the Senate Republicans gave up that he lost. Prior to the special election, he predicted that when he wins the special election, President Obama is going to give up and give the Republicans everything they wanted.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/steve-lonegan-shutdown-cost-me -e lection-98619.html?hp=r7
 
2013-10-21 05:16:38 PM  
i hear he's crashing on carl paladino's couch these days.
 
2013-10-21 05:20:26 PM  

RexTalionis: Lonegan has no problems with holding two or more contradictory ideas in his head.

While he was calling for the deportation of all illegal immigrants and for employers to be punished for hiring illegal immigrants as the head of the NJ chapter of Americans for Prosperity, he was hiring undocumented day workers to go and put up signs for his organization.

He is a schmuck.


Came here to mention cognitive dissonance, I see you've got it covered.  Moving right along.
 
2013-10-21 05:21:51 PM  

what_now: There's always some mysterious "reason" when a Republican loses.  There's always a conspiracy, the weather, some sort of external factor. At their most self aware, they blame the messaging of their ideas.

It's never "people liked the other guy's ideas more than yours". Why can't they accept that?


If they were intellectually honest they wouldn't be republicans anymore.
 
2013-10-21 05:21:55 PM  
Republicans never lose because they suck, there's always something else that caused them to lose.

I'm starting to think they lied about being the party of self responsibility.

/the bootstraps are a lie
 
2013-10-21 05:24:21 PM  
Is that the blind guy that pushed his wife?
 
2013-10-21 05:24:29 PM  
FTA:  "There is no doubt in my mind or in the minds of any of my campaign staff that the shutdown cost me the election," Lonegan said in an interview with the New Jersey Star-Ledger on Monday. "If I had known it was going to happen and that it was going to be handled so badly in Washington, I wouldn't have run for Senate."

Lonegan supported the shutdown while he was running for Senate.

i78.photobucket.com


"Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, reading his newspaper."

 
2013-10-21 05:25:02 PM  

Isitoveryet: Republicans never lose because they suck, there's always something else that caused them to lose.



And that would be reality.
 
2013-10-21 05:25:08 PM  
Bet he didn't see that coming....
 
2013-10-21 05:25:20 PM  

what_now: There's always some mysterious "reason" when a Republican loses.  There's always a conspiracy, the weather, some sort of external factor. At their most self aware, they blame the messaging of their ideas.

It's never "people liked the other guy's ideas more than yours". Why can't they accept that?


In a nutshell: the three Presidential debates.

Obama loses the first one.  Dem reaction:  "WHAT WERE YOU DOING MR. PRESIDENT?!"
Romney loses the next two.  Republican reaction:  "OMG~! CONSPIRACY~! LIBERAL MEDIA'S GIVING OBAMA A PASS~!"

/party of personal responsibility
//my ass
 
2013-10-21 05:26:23 PM  

Rwa2play: what_now: There's always some mysterious "reason" when a Republican loses.  There's always a conspiracy, the weather, some sort of external factor. At their most self aware, they blame the messaging of their ideas.

It's never "people liked the other guy's ideas more than yours". Why can't they accept that?

In a nutshell: the three Presidential debates.

Obama loses the first one.  Dem reaction:  "WHAT WERE YOU DOING MR. PRESIDENT?!"
Romney loses the next two.  Republican reaction:  "OMG~! CONSPIRACY~! LIBERAL MEDIA'S GIVING OBAMA A PASS~!"

/party of personal responsibility
//my ass


They'll take it, I'm sure
 
2013-10-21 05:28:26 PM  

Vai1018: Bet he didn't see that coming....


I will not laugh..... I will not laugh...... I will not laugh......

*GUM SHOOTS OUT OF MOUTH AND HITS MONITOR*

You evil, magnificent bastid!
 
2013-10-21 05:28:51 PM  
Well, it does speak to his judgement (or lack thereof).
 
2013-10-21 05:29:33 PM  
good day sir
 
2013-10-21 05:29:39 PM  
At the rate republicans are losing elections (and just wait till November 2014. HOO-BOY!), Fox News will have to invent the 96 hour daily timeslot schedule to give shows to all these dirtbags.
 
2013-10-21 05:30:11 PM  
Thanx conservz, I can haz moar of this?
 
2013-10-21 05:30:29 PM  
Since Booker won is it a mandate for Obama to continue his policies?  I ask because I recall after a special election in Massachusetts were a republican won it was supposed to be a message from the voters to Obama telling him to change his policies.  I am wondering if this message sending thing works both ways.
 
2013-10-21 05:32:27 PM  

Rwa2play: what_now: There's always some mysterious "reason" when a Republican loses.  There's always a conspiracy, the weather, some sort of external factor. At their most self aware, they blame the messaging of their ideas.

It's never "people liked the other guy's ideas more than yours". Why can't they accept that?

In a nutshell: the three Presidential debates.

Obama loses the first one.  Dem reaction:  "WHAT WERE YOU DOING MR. PRESIDENT?!"
Romney loses the next two.  Republican reaction:  "OMG~! CONSPIRACY~! LIBERAL MEDIA'S GIVING OBAMA A PASS~!"


It's even more ridiculous when you consider that the defining moment of the debates was Romney getting tripped up by a FOXNews talking point.
 
2013-10-21 05:32:34 PM  

what_now: There's always some mysterious "reason" when a Republican loses.  There's always a conspiracy, the weather, some sort of external factor. At their most self aware, they blame the messaging of their ideas.

It's never "people liked the other guy's ideas more than yours". Why can't they accept that?


Boy, if their ideas are so vulnerable that so many external factors can cause them to fail, their ideas must really suck.
 
2013-10-21 05:32:51 PM  
Whiny little biatch.
 
2013-10-21 05:33:40 PM  
Couldn't have happened to a derpier douchebag.
 
2013-10-21 05:34:17 PM  
He's not unemployed. He'll go back to his job as the New Jersey head of Americans for Prosperity, where I'm pretty sure his only job was recording those inane "Taxpayer Minute" commercials on the radio.
 
2013-10-21 05:37:18 PM  
So he wants McCain and Graham to be primaried. Typical sore loser rupublitwat.
 
2013-10-21 05:39:09 PM  

RexTalionis: Lonegan has no problems with holding two or more contradictory ideas in his head.


Well, yeah.  That's why he had the (R) by his name on the ballot.
 
2013-10-21 05:39:16 PM  

Rwa2play: what_now: There's always some mysterious "reason" when a Republican loses.  There's always a conspiracy, the weather, some sort of external factor. At their most self aware, they blame the messaging of their ideas.

It's never "people liked the other guy's ideas more than yours". Why can't they accept that?

In a nutshell: the three Presidential debates.

Obama loses the first one.  Dem reaction:  "WHAT WERE YOU DOING MR. PRESIDENT?!"
Romney loses the next two.  Republican reaction:  "OMG~! CONSPIRACY~! LIBERAL MEDIA'S GIVING OBAMA A PASS~!"

/party of personal responsibility
//my ass


i159.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-21 05:39:54 PM  

Flappyhead: Rwa2play: what_now: There's always some mysterious "reason" when a Republican loses.  There's always a conspiracy, the weather, some sort of external factor. At their most self aware, they blame the messaging of their ideas.

It's never "people liked the other guy's ideas more than yours". Why can't they accept that?

In a nutshell: the three Presidential debates.

Obama loses the first one.  Dem reaction:  "WHAT WERE YOU DOING MR. PRESIDENT?!"
Romney loses the next two.  Republican reaction:  "OMG~! CONSPIRACY~! LIBERAL MEDIA'S GIVING OBAMA A PASS~!"

It's even more ridiculous when you consider that the defining moment of the debates was Romney getting tripped up by a FOXNews talking point.


"Working the refs" only helps at margins when things are close. If you start thinking that it alone can win games ... You're gonna have a bad time.

[tinyfaceromney.png]
 
2013-10-21 05:41:15 PM  

Triple Oak: Is that the blind guy that pushed his wife?


Yeah he didn't see the shutdown coming.
 
2013-10-21 05:44:31 PM  

RexTalionis: He is a schmuck.


Joe Lieberman gets back from a trip to Egypt:
Friend: So what was good about your trip, Joe?
Joe: Well, I did get my picture taken in front of the Sphinx while I was riding a male camel.
Friend: So Joe, how do you know it was a male camel?
Joe: I heard some Egyptian say: "Look at the big schmuck on that camel."
 
2013-10-21 05:46:36 PM  

Heliovdrake: Conservatism can't fail, only YOU can fail conservatism!

This is what you reap for failing Conservatism Steve!

You didn't go far enough! This is why you failed.

You failed Conservatism!


He wasn't conservatating HARD ENOUGH!
 
2013-10-21 05:48:13 PM  

Heliovdrake: You failed Conservatism!


Tum conservatism ke, evideth ka tato, tum conservatism ke, vishwaas karte ho!

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-21 05:48:36 PM  
Thanks Obama.
 
2013-10-21 05:49:44 PM  

GlenninSac: Joe Lieberman gets back from a trip to Egypt:
Friend: So what was good about your trip, Joe?
Joe: Well, I did get my picture taken in front of the Sphinx while I was riding a male camel.
Friend: So Joe, how do you know it was a male camel?
Joe: I heard some Egyptian say: "Look at the big schmuck on that camel."


Ha ha ha ha ha!

Ah ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Ah ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha !
 
2013-10-21 05:49:56 PM  

Rann Xerox: FTA:  "There is no doubt in my mind or in the minds of any of my campaign staff that the shutdown cost me the election," Lonegan said in an interview with the New Jersey Star-Ledger on Monday. "If I had known it was going to happen and that it was going to be handled so badly in Washington, I wouldn't have run for Senate."

Lonegan supported the shutdown while he was running for Senate.

[i78.photobucket.com image 210x195]
"Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, reading his newspaper."


SOOOOO much win here.
 
2013-10-21 05:52:17 PM  

Ambivalence: But I thought Americans LOVED the shutdown. It's exactly what they wanted and were cheering republicans all the way.

How could this be?


Truth. We were told he'd be treated as a liberator.
 
2013-10-21 05:53:25 PM  

Carn: Came here to mention cognitive dissonance, I see you've got it covered.  Moving right along.


No, dammit.  Having "no problems with holding two contradictory ideas" is not Cognitive Dissonance.  CG is the state of anxiety and discomfort produced by the holding of two contradictory ideas while believing both are true.

What Mr. Lonegan is experiencing is Doublethink.  He doesn't care if the ideas are contradictory or mutually exclusive.

There's no "dissonance" at all.

That's kind of the point.
 
2013-10-21 05:55:21 PM  
"If I had known it was going to happen and that it was going to be handled so badly in Washington, I wouldn't have run for Senate."

What did he think would happen during a government shutdown?
 
2013-10-21 05:57:22 PM  

impaler: GlenninSac: Joe Lieberman gets back from a trip to Egypt:
Friend: So what was good about your trip, Joe?
Joe: Well, I did get my picture taken in front of the Sphinx while I was riding a male camel.
Friend: So Joe, how do you know it was a male camel?
Joe: I heard some Egyptian say: "Look at the big schmuck on that camel."

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Ah ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Ah ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha !


2.bp.blogspot.com

Aw, I love Joe anyway.


And I'll always love a guy who can get away with stuff like this.

images.politico.com

Sometimes he's a badass
images.politico.com

sometimes he's ... uh...

1.bp.blogspot.com

Just don't stop bein' Joe.

i.huffpost.com
 
2013-10-21 05:59:36 PM  

Pincy: "If I had known it was going to happen and that it was going to be handled so badly in Washington, I wouldn't have run for Senate."

What did he think would happen during a government shutdown?


more curious - does he imagine this is the only reason he lost?
 
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