Jim Geraghty did a perfectly acceptable job taking the Democrats to the woodshed for being blindsided in yesterday’s win in SC-01 (I will note, btw, that I in fact called it ahead of time), but I want to highlight this part:
It’s bad enough for the press to not know the district, but national Democrats don’t have that excuse. Today you’re hearing a lot of talk along the lines of, ‘oh, everyone knew this was a really conservative district and that Sanford would probably win.’ Well, you don’t spend more than $2 million ($1.2 million in donations to Colbert Busch, more than $929,000 on independent expenditures against Sanford) for a race you know you can’t win. Maybe this race really was unwinnable for Democrats, but this means that the DCCC and its allies have serious problems in assessing the terrain and determining which races ought to be prioritized.
…and normally I’d tell Jim to it-quay with eing-bay elpful-hay, but fortunately the Left never takes our advice. Seriously, they never do. It’s like they’ve got this gigantic blind spot in their vision; you can draw a goram blueprint for them, complete with a list of parts and their prices on Amazon, and they’ll just ignore it. Which is fine, of course, but it’s also kind of bizarre.