A New York Times columnist dissembles on an important issue today regarding the hotly contested House race in New York’s 26th district in order to promote the official party line on Medicare and Republican vulnerability thereon. Of course, the New York Times being in the Democrats’ thrall is a bit of a “dog bites man” story.
‘Puter knows a little something about this race, since he’s local and not writing a column based on DNC talking points from a cushy chair in the Gray Lady’s Manhattan headquarters.
Here’s the NYT’s Timothy Egan:
Look at the special Congressional election of next Tuesday. What was supposed to be a shoo-in for Republicans in a very safe district of upstate New York is now a tossup. For that, you can blame the Medicare radicals now running the House.
Mr. Egan’s hypothesizes that the Republicans’ Medicare reform proposal is so outlandish it’s nearly ruined their chances to hold a safe seat Upstate. ‘Puter calls shenanigans on Mr. Egan’s unsupported allegations. A simple Google search for “NY 26 poll” gives lie to his claims.
According to the Democrat candidate’s polling, the race currently stands R-31%, D-30%, TP-26%. The same Politico article notes that the well-respected Siena College pollsters have the race at R-36%, D-31%, TP-23%.
To ‘Puter’s simple mind both the independent and the Democrat sponsored polls show conservative candidates overwhelmingly favored by a nearly 60%-40% margin. But the New York Times isn’t interested in fair, or even accurate, is it?
The truth is a Democrat candidate has a chance of squeaking through in a Republican district because (1) the Republican has a Tea Party candidate to her right and (2) Chris Lee, a Republican, had to resign the seat because of his Craigslist sexcapades, thereby tainting (understandably) the Republican brand.
In sum, the Republican Medicare reform proposals have little to no impact on the outcome of NY 26’s special election. In a two candidate race, the Republican wins going away, and the polls reflect that. Mr. Egan’s allegation otherwise are at best an error, and at worst an outright lie in service to his Democrat cronies.
Correction, or at least a clarification, please.
Always right, unless he isn’t, the infallible Ghettoputer F. X. Gormogons claims to be an in-law of the Volgi, although no one really believes this.
’Puter carefully follows economic and financial trends, legal affairs, and serves as the Gormogons’ financial and legal advisor. He successfully defended us against a lawsuit from a liquor distributor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid deliveries of bootleg shandies.
The Geep has an IQ so high it is untestable and attempts to measure it have resulted in dangerously unstable results as well as injuries to researchers. Coincidentally, he publishes intelligence tests as a side gig.
His sarcasm is so highly developed it borders on the psychic, and he is often able to insult a person even before meeting them. ’Puter enjoys hunting small game with 000 slugs and punt guns, correcting homilies in real time at Mass, and undermining unions. ’Puter likes to wear a hockey mask and carry an axe into public campgrounds, where he bursts into people’s tents and screams. As you might expect, he has been shot several times but remains completely undeterred.
He assures us that his obsessive fawning over news stories involving women teachers sleeping with young students is not Freudian in any way, although he admits something similar once happened to him. Uniquely, ’Puter is unable to speak, read, or write Russian, but he is able to sing it fluently.
Geep joined the order in the mid-1980s. He arrived at the Castle door with dozens of steamer trunks and an inarticulate hissing creature of astonishingly low intelligence he calls “Sleestak.” Ghettoputer appears to make his wishes known to Sleestak, although no one is sure whether this is the result of complex sign language, expert body posture reading, or simply beating Sleestak with a rubber mallet.
‘Puter suggests the Czar suck it.