Democratic party leaders insisted the loss wasn’t a harbinger of things to come.
“It’s a very difficult district for Democrats,” said Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, noting its Democratic margins there tend to be the second lowest of all the districts in New York City.
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), dismissed that idea......“This is a very seriously Democrat district,” Mr. Boehner said. “This is not a district that Republicans have any right to believe we could win.”
UPDATE: Debbie Downer the Demented DNC Parrot is already out with the spin:
Democratic party leaders insisted the loss wasn’t a harbinger of things to come. “It’s a very difficult district for Democrats,” said Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz,
A seat that was Democratic since 1923 is now taken from them. I’m sure we’ll handle it with good grace, right??
I mean, come on! It’s only been solidly NSDWP for 88 years! Talk about being a tough row to hoe for them, anything could happen!
UPDATE the Second: Oh holy shit, it gets even better:
But Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the district’s large concentration of Orthodox Jews made it unusual and meant the race had few national ramifications.
“In this district, there is a large number of people who went to the polls tonight who didn’t support the president to begin with and don’t support Democrats — and it’s nothing more than that,” she said in a telephone interview..........Indeed. Jews voting for Democrats? Unheard of! Could never happen! Oh, and bonus points for “it’s all the fault of the JOOOOOOS!”, Debbie Dingbat. Dear DNC, please don’t ever fire Debbie. May her days as chairwoman be infinite. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!