04 November 10
Mere Rhetoric notes J Street's deceptive claim that many of the candidates they backed won
J Street endorsed 61 candidates for the 2010 election, 58 Democrats for the House and 3 Democrats for the Senate, and today they’ve been bragging about how 46 of those candidates won. The results are supposed boost the group’s post-Soros, post-Goldstone, post-Levy rehabilitation strategy, where they’re bypassing the journalists they’ve alienated and appealing to politicians in terms of raw power.
...The ultimate test is supposed to be last night’s scoreboard, where 46 of J Street’s 55 incumbents won their races.
There is no denying that 49 out of 55 is an enviable success rate: but as with so many J Street claims--such as with their claim that they were not receiving money from Soros--once again you have to go below the surface.
It is one thing to look at those 55 races--it is quite another to take a look to see how many of those races were actually competitive races where one could assume that the backing of J Street actually could have made a difference.
That is where J Streets bragging shows the extent of their desperation.
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