By now you already know that Christie (GOP) won in NJ, McDonnell (GOP) won in VA, and Owens (DEM) won in NY-23.

What you may not know is that DNC chairman Tim Kaine’s unibrow has grown so thick and wiry that it’s sucking brain cells from where he needs them most.

In his statement last night, the Can’t-Be-Former-Governor-Soon-Enough quickly poo-pooed the stunning losses in NJ and VA and then delivered this hot, smelly mess of a paragraph:

“However, perhaps the most consequential race of the night was the special election in the 23rd Congressional District of New York in which the Republican candidate, a moderate, was purged from the Republican Party by the most extreme elements of the conservative right wing including Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. This race turned out to be the worst of all possible worlds for Republicans as not only did the Democrat, Bill Owens, win a seat that Democrats have not held in more than 100 years, but what occurred in New York has exposed a war within the Republican Party that will not soon end. It played itself out in Pennsylvania earlier this year when longtime Republican Senator Arlen Specter became a Democrat and is playing itself out in House, Senate and Gubernatorial races nationwide. The all out war between Republicans and the far right wing is a disaster for the Republican Party and will dog it well after today.”

Really? The most consequential race of the night was a single house race in NY? Seriously? This exposed a war within the republican party? Please, let’s stop calling Scozzafava a moderate. She’s a liberal in every sense. It’s not even fair to call her a RINO anymore. Even RINO’s don’t drop out of races and endorse democrats.

Of course the GOP would have loved to have won in NY. But it’s their own dang fault. They handpicked a candidate so liberal she dropped out of the race, endorsed the democrat and campaigned for him.

Hoffman was an underdog from the beginning. A nice guy. An accountant. A patriot. But a weak, uninteresting, uninspiring third party candidate. Let’s not forget that Hoffman should never have been competitive in the first place. The GOP spent almost a million dollars shredding him before coming to his corner with 72 hours left on the clock. The GOP deserved to lose this race.

Back in VA, the story is the O-Shift. Obama won in VA a year ago by 6 points. McDonnell won by 18. That’s a 24-point swing. Now Chairman Brow, Carville and Gibbs will argue that this simply followed a historical trend. Super. I’d like to see the state where a president won by 6 points and a year later his party faced an 18 point defeat. I’ll send a free autographed book to whomever can find that ‘historical trend’.

NJ might be even more stunning. Corzine spent somewhere north of ten billion dollars (so it seems) and lost to a conservative in the most corrupt state in the country. NJ is so blue that even the Smurfs look light skinned.

Should republicans be picking their desks for a major takeover in 2010? Absolutely not. These results mean that NJ will have a conservative governor for the next four years. VA will have the same. And, if we’re lucky, Obama/Pelosi/Reid will take an extra breath before ramming their socialist agenda down our throats.

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