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White House Gears Up for Disappointing Election Day
ABC News ^ | October 31, 2009 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 10/31/2009 8:30:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

With Democrats poised to lose the governor's race in Virginia, and to possibly lose the governor's race in New Jersey and a special election for a House seat in New York, the White House has started insisting any pending losses will not have any significance.

"Whatever the results are I don't think they portend a lot in dealing with the future," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters on Friday, pointing to the fact that Democrats won the Virginia and New Jersey governors' races in 2001 despite a very popular President Bush, with Republicans picking up seats in Congress in 2002.

"I think we continue to take the long view on what's going on in Washington and throughout the country," Gibbs said.

President Obama will appear at campaign rallies in New Jersey Sunday to help the struggling and unpopular incumbent governor, Jon Corzine, who polls show is in a statistical dead heat with the Republican nominee, former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie.

On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden will appear at a campaign rally in Watertown, NY, to help the Democratic candidate in the special election for that New York House seat, Bill Owens, who is in a tight race with Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: backlash; bho44; failure; mcdonnell; nj2009; obamanomics; socialism; tapper; va2009
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1 posted on 10/31/2009 8:30:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What’s the name of that river in Egypt?


2 posted on 10/31/2009 8:33:04 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“I think we continue to take the long view on what’s going on in Washington and throughout the country,” Gibbs said. “

Good, then you’ll be prepared for the future shellackings, Bobby.


3 posted on 10/31/2009 8:34:13 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
If the democrats lose, it's a one day blurp. If they win one election, it's breaking news till Wednesdays’ late night. If they win two, it's a major event till Thanksgiving and if it's a trifecta, well it's a proclamation that the obamma administration has made its’ mark and the rest of the country will follow the sheep herder.
4 posted on 10/31/2009 8:35:04 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It is getting laughable to hear the spin.

First, the meltdown of the stimulous opposition was ignored. Then, the teaparty protests were marginalized by derogatory jokes and minimal coverage. Next, the fourth of July protest was disbaraged and ignored. The town halls came next, and again, ignored while sending out goons to intimidate, so we went to Washington to the tune of 2 million. Nobody listened. Now we will get to hear the spin about the rino hunts being played out in the bluest states, whether old blues or newly minted blues.

The day I await to see bagdad gibbs speaking on is Nov 5 2010............


5 posted on 10/31/2009 8:35:13 AM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"the White House has started insisting any pending losses will not have any significance"

Every Democrat incumbant should have these 3 election losses (when they occur) rubbed in their noses so that they are very mindful of them when the Health Care bill comes up for a vote.

6 posted on 10/31/2009 8:36:09 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“I think we continue to take the long view on what’s going on in Washington and throughout the country,” Gibbs said.

Translation: “We are excited about the long-term effects of all the legislation and change that we are enacting now, that you will never be able to get rid of later.”


7 posted on 10/31/2009 8:36:44 AM PDT by AngieGal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This reminds me when Terry McAuliffe made comments after a devastating mid-term election that it was a “good night”.

100% spin 0% truth.


8 posted on 10/31/2009 8:36:51 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: JaguarXKE

Actually, you could take this statement as an admission that all three races are going to go GOP based on “Eyes Only” Democrat secret polling.


9 posted on 10/31/2009 8:37:37 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/ for Governor

http://www.billbolling.com/ for Lieutenant Governor

http://www.cuccinelli.com/ for Attorney General

Down to the final days. It’s get out the vote time.


10 posted on 10/31/2009 8:37:56 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Whatever the results are I don’t think they portend a lot in dealing with the future,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters on Friday ....

.... which explains why, in his most recent column, Dennis Miller referred to Gibbs as “Sargent Shultz.”


11 posted on 10/31/2009 8:39:28 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I still remember the media lying about the Clinton deposition, saying he got all red-faced and looked guilty as sin.

Then when the tape came out, it wasn't anywhere near as bad as the press told us. And Clinton ended up coming out of it looking better than he should have.

So I'm skeptical about anything coming out of the White House.

I won't be satisfied until the elections are over, we've beaten all Democrats, and there aren't any BS lawsuits protesting the results.

12 posted on 10/31/2009 8:39:56 AM PDT by airborne (I'm from an older generation. When killing the enemy was a good thing!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Disappointing.” Interesting choice of words for the lapdog media.


13 posted on 10/31/2009 8:40:54 AM PDT by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

People best check these elections and make sure everyone that voted is a qualified voter. ACORN will be in there someplace.


14 posted on 10/31/2009 8:41:09 AM PDT by RC2
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To: AngieGal

This is clearly HIS idea, but my TAKE is that nothing done in politics is written in stone. In fact, a stalwart Republican majority in Congress and GOP a president could make short work of everything the Obama Administration & Congress has or will accomplish in a few short months.


15 posted on 10/31/2009 8:44:29 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It now appears probable that the Republicans will take at least two out of the three nationally regarded races and have a better than even chance of winning the third. The 23rd district in New York, the gubernatorial contests in Virginia and New Jersey could all go to the Republicans (unless one considers Hoffman's probable victory the 23rd district of New York as a conservative victory).

This has undoubted implications for Obama and Pelosi's healthcare "reform." It should put the fear of God into many Blue Dogs. It will reinforce reluctant Democrat Senators and it vindicates Joe Lieberman. It also has implications for Cap and Trade in the Senate and makes it much more difficult for Obama to complete his Marxist coup of the whole American economy.

It has significant implications for the governing of the Republican Party. It leaves Rep. Pete Sessions and former Speaker Newt Gingrich both looking damned foolish. Worse, they look out of touch. They simply do not understand the electoral landscape of America today-although one suspects they will be learning fast. This has tremendous implications for funding and for the momentum of the Tea Party Movement.

I have preached long and often on these threads that the Republican Party must be reformed and that it cannot win if he does not accommodate The Tea Party Movement. Equally, The Tea Party Movement will succeed only in electing Democrats if it does not align itself with the Republican Party. A 21st-century election campaign throughout 50 states is too vast, too complicated, and too expensive to be accomplished by a bunch of well-meaning, overweight, middle-aged, suburbanite, middle-class, patriotic, Americans. They need the apparatus of the Republican Party because that professionalism, fund-raising ability, mailing list, ground game, national coordination, is absolutely indispensable if we are to have a hope of doing battle with the juggernaut being prepared for us by the Democrats. Just consider how many fundraisers Obama has already attended.

Essentially, this is a call for both groups to come together and accommodate each other and

for God sake act as patriots!


16 posted on 10/31/2009 8:46:01 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: airborne

Haven’t seen any evidence to show that this administration is remotely as able to manipulate the media as the Clinton admin. The Clintons could spin anything and play their opponents for fools.

This administration will go to war with the voters of New Jersey, Virginia and upstate New York.


17 posted on 10/31/2009 8:46:13 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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18 posted on 10/31/2009 8:46:17 AM PDT by digger48
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To: wombtotomb

Oh that is going to be a JOY.
Joy joy joy.

No more Democrat ram-rodding and screwing America, JOY!


19 posted on 10/31/2009 8:46:54 AM PDT by Danae (No political party should pick candidates. That's the voters job.)
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To: HokieMom

Don’t forget to money bomb Doug Hoffman and David Harmer in California 10 http://www.harmerforcongress.com/


20 posted on 10/31/2009 8:47:03 AM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“It’s only a flesh wound.”


21 posted on 10/31/2009 8:47:03 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: JaguarXKE
What’s the name of that river in Egypt?

Da Nile?

23 posted on 10/31/2009 8:48:00 AM PDT by BAW (I support Doug Hoffman)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well they’ll lose Virginia. The New York 23rd is not so much a loss as a Republican retention. And I think they’ll keep New Jersey. So it’ll be a net loss of one office that they haven’t had a chance of keeping for some time now.


24 posted on 10/31/2009 8:49:58 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: nathanbedford

Good points. I have been of the mind for some time, that Obama was doing so much campaigning that he and that party are well aware that the shellacking is coming in November despite their denials. He is trying to keep on top of it, which is fine, it will make him look like a loser when it comes to campaigning for others. Which will only further increase the trepidations of the Blue Dogs.

Obama is a one timer for sure.


25 posted on 10/31/2009 8:50:28 AM PDT by Danae (No political party should pick candidates. That's the voters job.)
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To: JaguarXKE

Oh King of Denial, hopin’ you’re buyin’ all his alibis
King of Denial, floatin’ down a river of lies


26 posted on 10/31/2009 8:52:36 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Whatever the results are I don't think they portend a lot in dealing with the future,"

Let's just pray that he's wrong because real Americans are rejecting socialism and not right because this will be the last free election in our couintry. I worry about Obama's ability to find or create a crisis as needed, always one that requires him to expand his power "for the duration of the energency".

27 posted on 10/31/2009 8:55:37 AM PDT by TurtleUp ([...Insert today's quote from Community-Organizer-in-Chief...] - Obama, YOU LIE!)
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To: dagogo redux

White House is whistling past the graveyard.


28 posted on 10/31/2009 8:56:37 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: MediaMole

Let ‘em go to war with the voters. That would be good for us! Good for America too!

BTW, I really like the quote on your profile page. It’s spot on!!


29 posted on 10/31/2009 8:58:20 AM PDT by airborne (I'm from an older generation. When killing the enemy was a good thing!)
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To: Non-Sequitur

“And I think they’ll keep New Jersey.”

No way, Chris by 3 or 4 points.


30 posted on 10/31/2009 8:59:44 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: RedWhiteBlue

Could GIbbs have meant this?

“Just because we are losing in the polls, doesn’t mean we will lose the elections. They are rigged, ya know!”


31 posted on 10/31/2009 9:09:57 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: dagogo redux
“It’s only a flesh wound.”

LOL. Now that's funny...
32 posted on 10/31/2009 9:11:28 AM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is never a good thing.)
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To: Ronbo1948

I was just listening to Carl Cameron (Fox News) discussing all the “prominent Republicans” who have come out to endorse Hoffman. The one name he didn’t mention - and this frosted my flakes - was Sarah Palin! He mentioned Tim Pawlenty as if he was the first! The fact is, they all were playing follow the leader and the leader was Sarah!


33 posted on 10/31/2009 9:13:31 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Steelers6

I can’t find any polls for the California 10. Do you have any numbers?


34 posted on 10/31/2009 9:13:59 AM PDT by ShowMeMom
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To: dagogo redux
“It’s only a flesh wound.”


35 posted on 10/31/2009 9:17:35 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Jake Tapper gives the official Obamanoid story, but he gives it in its real context. Thank you, Jake, for honestly reporting the news.

Hopefully, we are about to see three more Obama associates thrown under the bus. “Not my fault!” says the Messiah.


36 posted on 10/31/2009 9:26:31 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JaguarXKE

Carl Cameron is frosted. He’s in denial. He wrote Sarah off, but she won’t stay off.


37 posted on 10/31/2009 9:27:26 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
There he goes again.

Ol' "Baghdad" Bob Gibbs and his line of PURE BULLSH*T in the face of STARK REALITY.

38 posted on 10/31/2009 9:30:37 AM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: JaguarXKE
What’s the name of that river in Egypt?

I think it's called "River of no return".

39 posted on 10/31/2009 9:34:02 AM PDT by dearolddad
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To: JaguarXKE
What’s the name of that river in Egypt?

No, no, no...the State of Denial is one of Obama's 57 states, along with the State of Confustion. I don't recall the other five.

40 posted on 10/31/2009 9:34:41 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Don’t even think that they’re going to lose this one. The Dems in NJ (aided and abetted by the White House) will pull out every “dead voter / lost ballot / keep the polls open past the regular hours” trick in the book to avoid this loss. Christie will have to have a million vote margin to win the NJ election. If they can win one of two, then their propaganda ministers in the SRM can position it as an 0bama win. Bet on it.


41 posted on 10/31/2009 9:42:29 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Maureen Dowd is right. I DON'T like our President's color. He's a Red.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good old Wrongway Gibbs. How is he act picking football games ?


42 posted on 10/31/2009 9:52:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Karma.


43 posted on 10/31/2009 9:54:38 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: JaguarXKE
What’s the name of that river in Egypt?

You mean the Pre-emptive Damage Control?

44 posted on 10/31/2009 10:06:02 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: dearolddad

Sometimes it’s peaceful, and sometimes wild and churned...


45 posted on 10/31/2009 10:06:15 AM PDT by ditto h
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Considering that President Dubya actually gained seats his first midterm, I’d say that by comparison this is truly going to be a shellacking of major proportions.

And I for one, will be overjoyed to point out the difference between O and a real President.


46 posted on 10/31/2009 10:08:42 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I don’t care how the White House feels, it’s how those Congress critters up for reelection will feel that matters to me.


47 posted on 10/31/2009 10:17:51 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: JaguarXKE
What’s the name of that river in Egypt?

Not so much DeNile really as it is trying to do spin control. I think they are very much concerned under the surface.

48 posted on 10/31/2009 10:26:35 AM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Even if we lose, we still won, it means nothing to us, we shall tell you who to vote for and even if you don't we shall vote for you.
49 posted on 10/31/2009 10:35:42 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting a 100% of the time without the help of a teleprompter)
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To: Trueblackman

LOL, Obi-wan-Obama. We are under your spell.


50 posted on 10/31/2009 10:37:16 AM PDT by Rocky (OBAMA: Succeeding where bin Laden failed.)
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