CA-36’s Massachusetts moment

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CA-36's Massachusetts moment

There are sev­eral ways to look at the result in CA-​36.

First of all there is the sta­tion wagon full of nuns the­ory. The sud­den death of Hahn’s mother draw­ing pos­i­tive atten­tion to peo­ple who had not paid atten­tion to the race. There is just no way you can poll or do any­thing about that.

Sec­ond of all there is Stacy’s take:

Look, if Hahn wins by less than 10 points, that’s a huge GOP vic­tory in this heav­ily Democrat-​leaning dis­trict. If the mar­gin is less than 5 points … Well, that’s hard to imag­ine. If Huey should some­how win, it will be noth­ing short of a miracle.

There is some­thing to that, but like the 1984 elec­tion when a Demo­c­ra­tic pun­dit said: “You spot me 50 elec­toral votes and I can win this thing” you don’t get con­gres­sional seats on moral victories.

How­ever I think the best way to look at it is Mass­a­chu­setts 2010.

Any stu­dent of mil­i­tary his­tory knows that to win a war, you want to tie down your foes with a demon­stra­tion to keep them from rein­forc­ing the pri­mary the­ater of bat­tle. For the invest­ment of an Ad by Turn Right USA the democ­rats in the dis­trict were sent into a panic. They spent a for­tune on a seat in a blue state and a dis­trict where the pres­i­dent won by 30 points. As long as Democ­rats are play­ing defense on their own turf,they can’t make inroads in states where the GOP ran wild in 2010 to re-​take the house.

One final thought: Democ­rats not only spent a for­tune but they used panic tac­tics, and unlike in Mass­a­chu­setts, you had allies cross­ing lines, from hack­ing to death threats to com­pro­mis­ing an actual Amer­i­can Hero. These were lines that were not crossed in the Bay state. Hahn and her allies were unmasked and yet the dis­trict voted for her any­way. Like Hal Chase at his trial by the National league it call came out, and he still won. Quote Bill James:

He was free, then. It had all been brought out into the open , and he had got­ten by with it. This seems to have had a lib­er­at­ing effect of Chase’s activities…

Chase went on to help throw the world series in 1919. Why would we expect Hahn or any of her cronies to show any more restraint in their gov­er­nance or in their tac­tics after they got away with it dur­ing a national election?

In a repub­lic you get the gov­ern­ment you deserve. The peo­ple of Cal­i­for­nia in gen­eral and CA-​36 in par­tic­u­lar have made their choices and they deserve all they will get from them.

Wel­come Big Hol­ly­wood read­ers, take a peek around, Remem­ber an anniver­sary that the MSM ignored Learn why Ann Alt­house is like Gen­eral Sher­man and don’t for­get to check me out on WCRN AM 830 Saturday’s at 10 a.m. EST or any­time online by just click­ing on my fedora above.

There are several ways to look at the result in CA-36.

First of all there is the station wagon full of nuns theory. The sudden death of Hahn’s mother drawing positive attention to people who had not paid attention to the race. There is just no way you can poll or do anything about that.

Second of all there is Stacy’s take:

Look, if Hahn wins by less than 10 points, that’s a huge GOP victory in this heavily Democrat-leaning district. If the margin is less than 5 points . . . Well, that’s hard to imagine. If Huey should somehow win, it will be nothing short of a miracle.

There is something to that, but like the 1984 election when a Democratic pundit said: “You spot me 50 electoral votes and I can win this thing” you don’t get congressional seats on moral victories.

However I think the best way to look at it is Massachusetts 2010.

Any student of military history knows that to win a war, you want to tie down your foes with a demonstration to keep them from reinforcing the primary theater of battle. For the investment of an Ad by Turn Right USA the democrats in the district were sent into a panic. They spent a fortune on a seat in a blue state and a district where the president won by 30 points. As long as Democrats are playing defense on their own turf,they can’t make inroads in states where the GOP ran wild in 2010 to re-take the house.

One final thought: Democrats not only spent a fortune but they used panic tactics, and unlike in Massachusetts, you had allies crossing lines, from hacking to death threats to compromising an actual American Hero. These were lines that were not crossed in the Bay state. Hahn and her allies were unmasked and yet the district voted for her anyway. Like Hal Chase at his trial by the National league it call came out, and he still won. Quote Bill James:

He was free, then. It had all been brought out into the open , and he had gotten by with it. This seems to have had a liberating effect of Chase’s activities…

Chase went on to help throw the world series in 1919. Why would we expect Hahn or any of her cronies to show any more restraint in their governance or in their tactics after they got away with it during a national election?

In a republic you get the government you deserve. The people of California in general and CA-36 in particular have made their choices and they deserve all they will get from them.

Welcome Big Hollywood readers, take a peek around, Remember an anniversary that the MSM ignored Learn why Ann Althouse is like General Sherman and don’t forget to check me out on WCRN AM 830 Saturday’s at 10 a.m. EST or anytime online by just clicking on my fedora above.