Skip to comments.Democrats: Elections Not a Referendum on Obama
Posted on 11/03/2009 12:31:50 PM PST by An Old Man
The Democrats seem to be positioning themselves for two and maybe three big losses in today's off-year elections. Late polls suggest that the Republicans could sweep the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia and the special congressional election in upstate New York. So Democratic strategists have been downplaying the idea that today's results will be a referendum on President Obama or his policies.
This morning, Brad Woodhouse, communications director for the Democratic National Committee, sent an E-mail to reporters questioning whether the elections should be nationalized by the media. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters, "I don't think that these elections will portend a lot."
Translation: their internal polling data looks very bad.
Democratic strategists would have been saying the exact opposite had the dems swept these elections.
“Translation: their internal polling data looks very bad”
So true. Now if they were winning such as New Jersey they would be saying the results just confirm the country is behind Obama.
I believe it is Joe Biden who we are voting against, not that nice negro fellow.
Normal pol spin.
However, I think Nobel-boy really will believe the spin.
Ego being what it is.
Yeah, it would be a “mandate” for their Commie agenda.
I love the spin. These elections don’t reflect on Obama, even though they were run on NATIONAL issues, by and large....except for perhaps New Jersey. Hoffman ran against Obama, against healthcare, against cap and trade, and McDonnell did the same. McDonnell tied Deeds to Obama at every turn. While Deeds was campaigning with Obama and sending out flyers with Obama’s picture on it, McDonnell was busy hammering Deeds’ support of ObamaCare and Obama’s cap and trade, and Obama’s card check bill. Yeah, sure they have NOTHING to do with Obama. Right. Keep telling yourselves that.
The spin to watch tonight and tomorrow will be quite humorous. I’ve even heard media types and pundits say that Hoffman winning is actually GOOD for Democrats. LOL! They love to claim that independents and moderates are being pushed out of the party, when all the polling suggests the exact opposite. Independents have left Obama and Democrats in DROVES. McDonnell is winning independents by 20 to 30 pts.
The spin is absurd and laughable. Can’t wait for the Fox election desk tonight with Barone and Hume.
Geez, who would have thought that I'd agree with the liar-in-chief? Likely for different reasons, though.
2010 is a political lifetime away. Who knows what will happen?
However, I think that (R) wins are generally a good thing, and that this indicates the Dem landslide that started in 2006, has stopped. But it doesn't mean that the war is over, just this one particular chapter of it.
Rush, you magnificent b@$Tard.
The real message to these Democrats in denial is this: 2010 is right around the corner and YOUR NEXT!
Of course not. Must protect the socialist man-child, Dear Leader. Nothing is his fault, but anything good - yup, that’s because of him.
“Democrats: Elections Not a Referendum on Obama”
-and bears use the restroom.
Just like the 1993 elections.
I wonder what tune Gibbs whistles while walking past the graveyard?
Wonder if he thinks ‘portend’ means ‘feel very good’.
The fruits of rushing the leftist agenda is coming back to haunt Obama and his trolls. This is the first of a long line of rejections to the Obama doctrine of socialist agenda which started back in the late sixties and included the likes of the Manson family.
Make that ALL politicians...you're next!! Throw the bums OUT!
Unless, of course, the Democrats win. Then it is a referendum.
That's a fact.
No, but it is a referendum on how well their election corruption machine is coming along. Consider it a trial run for 2010.
Remember, Gibbs and the White House, among Pelosi, Reid, etc., claimed such about the Tea Party’s.....pay back is a biatch.
It's a referendum on Biden.
Yeah, THAT'S the ticket....
US News and World Report carrying the water for the Obama Administration tries to soften the blow. Guess what you lying scribners, it won’t work.
What about their next?
What's a "next" anyway?
I was honestly unaware that US News & World Report is still actively publishing. Who knew? Do they sell magazines are something? I can’t remember seeing one on the racks in years. Is it restricted to NY State or something?
It's all part of a master plan by Smart Man Barack and the Ballerina. It's no big deal that we are hanging on to a seat we've had since forever and Virginia was set to go Republican....hehehe!
Are you having fun yet?
Yes, and it is not just the Traitorous Dems that are next, but also any Republican who voted for Cap & Trade. They either are Traitors or they are “too dumb” to serve in Congress.
I knew it! I knew they’d start saying that when the writing was on the wall. I even said it. Only one more year ‘til the mid-term, so gird your loins, folks. It’s going to be a rough ride, and put nothing past them.
Hopefully these "blue dog" democrats will get scared away from Death Care if our candidates win today.
Today is a referendum of what's going on in America, and next November's election is going to be a real day of reckoning for a lot of these nasty democrats.
I hope they get thrown out of office because their policies are dangerous, and they are absolutely destructive to our National Security.
If they thought they would win, the Greek columns would be coming back ou tonight.
If the Democrats win any one of the three races, the MSM will proclaim it a great victory for 0ur Glorious Leader.
If the GOP follows up on their wins today and starts nominating Conservatives in all these house races coming up, especially in the blue-dog districts, these congress-critters will be afraid of being tied to Obamacare or cap-n-tax. Pelosi is then neutralized.
QUICK -- quack-quack-quack -- catch that OSTERICH!! LOL
Whistling, past the graveyard...la-tee-da, Mmmmm-Mmmmm-Mmmmm. :o)
Precisely! And they claimed, non-stop, in 2006 and 2008, that the Republican losses were a repudiation of George W. Bush.
They wish it were not so...
I a little dense, what does ROLF stand for?
Bill Clinton has ALREADY said the exact opposite.
"In a fundraising e-mail for Owens, Clinton called the special election bigger than just one candidate or one office . . . victory or defeat will also be seen as a referendum on President Obamas agenda. "
We all know that bill always tells the truth, don't we?
LOL! Got that right. There's a whole lotta styrofoam at stake here.
They know who's angry and who's motivated. And the one recourse the Dems and their lapdog media have between now and the 2010 elections is to smear, slander, demonize. The talking points are already on the street. "Yeah, this victory is really bad for the GOP because the fact that more people voted for them means that they're driving people away from the party." I'm trying to make sense of that one myself. I think it's a Zen koan.
They blame everything on W so it must be a referendum on him then right?
Probably the same people that work on their budgets!
If the elections aren't important why did 0 and Plugs spend so much time campaigning?
We need to keep hammering them on it, though, because you KNOW the Dems will try to sneak it in, incrementally, in any bill they pass in the next year. We also have to hold their feet to the fire on any 'climate change' legislation. They need to be informed, by showing them the REAL science, that humans have absolutely NO effect on the Global Climate, so any changes we make in our CO2 output is not going to affect it. Upending the Global economy will do nothing but make everyone poorer, except those like Algore, who make money on carbon credit trading.
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