Yes, we know it’s about the parties. Who wouldn’t want to be invited? The music is cool, the drinks well poured, the energy is just… better. But none of this is about politics.
Once again we must, sadly, point out that Republicans do not benefit by currying favor with Garden State Equality and the state’s LGBT political bosses. To have GSE high priest Chris Fuscarino’s benediction means nothing in a General Election and even less in a Republican primary.
Two incumbent Republican congressman came to an understanding with GSE that meant keeping social conservatives at arm’s length. In return for dissing their base, their Democrat opponents lost Fuscarino’s blessing – but won (or appear to have won) their elections anyway.
As with the case of Bob “I am a different kind of Republican” Hugin, wrapping oneself in a rainbow flag meant not a jot on the profit side – but very much depressed the base on the debit side. Conversely, the one unabashedly social conservative Republican in the congressional delegation – the one specifically targeted for defeat by Garden State Equality – won re-election without much difficulty. It appears he will now be New Jersey’s only Republican member of Congress.
We suspect this is why the ever watchful David Wildstein placed GSE’s Chris Fuscarino in the losers column on Friday, over at NewJerseyGlobe.com. Wildstein noted that the portly Fuscarino “missed the boat” by failing to endorse the Democrat challengers to the two GOP incumbents and instead “making his top target the only Republican congressman who won.”
Sigh… When will Republicans learn that the only sure way to earn the support of people who vote like LGBT is their top priority is by executing a change of registration form and running in the Democrat primary. It’s all about the shoes, and red is just so out of fashion.