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Democrats: Elections Not a Referendum on Obama
U. S. News ^ | November 3, 2009 | Kenneth T. Walsh

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."


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1 posted on 11/03/2009 12:31:50 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: An Old Man

Translation: their internal polling data looks very bad.


2 posted on 11/03/2009 12:33:20 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: An Old Man

Democratic strategists would have been saying the exact opposite had the dems swept these elections.


3 posted on 11/03/2009 12:33:54 PM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“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.


4 posted on 11/03/2009 12:34:35 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I believe it is Joe Biden who we are voting against, not that nice negro fellow.


5 posted on 11/03/2009 12:35:06 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: An Old Man

Normal pol spin.

However, I think Nobel-boy really will believe the spin.
Ego being what it is.


6 posted on 11/03/2009 12:35:37 PM PST by Gunflint
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To: Wee-Weed Up

Yeah, it would be a “mandate” for their Commie agenda.


7 posted on 11/03/2009 12:35:48 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: An Old Man

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.


8 posted on 11/03/2009 12:36:08 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: An Old Man
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters, "I don't think that these elections will portend a lot."

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.

9 posted on 11/03/2009 12:37:13 PM PST by wbill
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To: An Old Man

Rush, you magnificent b@$Tard.


10 posted on 11/03/2009 12:37:51 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: An Old Man

The real message to these Democrats in denial is this: 2010 is right around the corner and YOUR NEXT!


11 posted on 11/03/2009 12:38:04 PM PST by cranked
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To: An Old Man

Of course not. Must protect the socialist man-child, Dear Leader. Nothing is his fault, but anything good - yup, that’s because of him.


12 posted on 11/03/2009 12:38:47 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: An Old Man

“Democrats: Elections Not a Referendum on Obama”
-and bears use the restroom.


13 posted on 11/03/2009 12:39:12 PM PST by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: An Old Man
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters, “I don't think that these elections will portend a lot.”

Just like the 1993 elections.

I wonder what tune Gibbs whistles while walking past the graveyard?

14 posted on 11/03/2009 12:39:57 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: An Old Man

Wonder if he thinks ‘portend’ means ‘feel very good’.


15 posted on 11/03/2009 12:40:19 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: An Old Man

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.


16 posted on 11/03/2009 12:40:28 PM PST by MCCC
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To: cranked
The real message to these Democrats in denial is this: 2010 is right around the corner and YOUR NEXT!

Make that ALL politicians...you're next!! Throw the bums OUT!

17 posted on 11/03/2009 12:40:53 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: An Old Man

Unless, of course, the Democrats win. Then it is a referendum.


18 posted on 11/03/2009 12:42:13 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: cranked
Note to democrats:

2010 is right around the corner and YOUR NEXT!

That's a fact.

19 posted on 11/03/2009 12:42:35 PM PST by An Old Man (Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.)
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To: An Old Man
Elections Not a Referendum on Obama

No, but it is a referendum on how well their election corruption machine is coming along. Consider it a trial run for 2010.

20 posted on 11/03/2009 12:42:58 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: MAexile

Remember, Gibbs and the White House, among Pelosi, Reid, etc., claimed such about the Tea Party’s.....pay back is a biatch.


21 posted on 11/03/2009 12:43:03 PM PST by cranked
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
I believe it is Joe Biden who we are voting against, not that nice negro fellow.

LOL!

It's a referendum on Biden.

Yeah, THAT'S the ticket....

22 posted on 11/03/2009 12:43:07 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: An Old Man

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.


23 posted on 11/03/2009 12:43:16 PM PST by mort56 (He who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither. - Ben Franklin)
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To: An Old Man
Their next?

What about their next?

What's a "next" anyway?

24 posted on 11/03/2009 12:45:46 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: mort56

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?


25 posted on 11/03/2009 12:46:22 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: An Old Man
BLOODBATH
26 posted on 11/03/2009 12:49:04 PM PST by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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To: An Old Man
"I don't think that these elections will portend a lot."
27 posted on 11/03/2009 12:50:29 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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DU is just about starting to get fun.

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!

28 posted on 11/03/2009 12:51:00 PM PST by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: MrB

Are you having fun yet?


29 posted on 11/03/2009 12:51:51 PM PST by An Old Man (Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.)
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To: An Old Man

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.


30 posted on 11/03/2009 12:52:07 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.)
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To: An Old Man

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.


31 posted on 11/03/2009 12:52:16 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: cranked
That's right!

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.

32 posted on 11/03/2009 12:52:16 PM PST by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: An Old Man

If they thought they would win, the Greek columns would be coming back ou tonight.


33 posted on 11/03/2009 12:52:54 PM PST by AU72
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

ROLF...


34 posted on 11/03/2009 12:53:39 PM PST by GauchoUSA
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To: combat_boots
Rush, you magnificent b@$Tard.

I read your book!


35 posted on 11/03/2009 12:55:55 PM PST by The_Sword_of_Groo (Dum spiramus tuebimur - "While We Have Breath, We Will Defend")
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To: An Old Man

If the Democrats win any one of the three races, the MSM will proclaim it a great victory for 0ur Glorious Leader.™


36 posted on 11/03/2009 12:59:53 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Crisis - America Held Hostage)
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To: An Old Man
This may not be the beginning of the end, but it is the end of the beginning. W. Churchill

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.

37 posted on 11/03/2009 1:02:27 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: An Old Man
"White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters, 'I don't think that these elections will portend a lot.'"

QUICK -- quack-quack-quack -- catch that OSTERICH!! LOL

Whistling, past the graveyard...la-tee-da, Mmmmm-Mmmmm-Mmmmm. :o)

38 posted on 11/03/2009 1:03:22 PM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just go.)
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To: Wee-Weed Up
Democratic strategists would have been saying the exact opposite had the dems swept these elections.

Precisely! And they claimed, non-stop, in 2006 and 2008, that the Republican losses were a repudiation of George W. Bush.

39 posted on 11/03/2009 1:09:04 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: An Old Man

They wish it were not so...


40 posted on 11/03/2009 1:11:15 PM PST by OriginalChristian (If you can't get LIFE right, nothing else you think or say matters...)
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To: GauchoUSA

ROLF

I a little dense, what does ROLF stand for?


41 posted on 11/03/2009 1:17:39 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Wee-Weed Up
Democratic strategists would have been saying the exact opposite had the dems swept these elections.

Bill Clinton has ALREADY said the exact opposite.

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/southernsuburbs/story/832268.html

42 posted on 11/03/2009 1:17:55 PM PST by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
Rolling On Loud Floor........
43 posted on 11/03/2009 1:19:47 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
ROLF:

44 posted on 11/03/2009 1:21:21 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Tatze
No one would have expected that!

"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 Obama’s agenda.” "

We all know that bill always tells the truth, don't we?

45 posted on 11/03/2009 1:23:40 PM PST by An Old Man (Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.)
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To: AU72
If they thought they would win, the Greek columns would be coming back out tonight.

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.

46 posted on 11/03/2009 1:25:53 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: An Old Man

They blame everything on W so it must be a referendum on him then right?


47 posted on 11/03/2009 1:30:28 PM PST by xp38
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Probably the same people that work on their budgets!


48 posted on 11/03/2009 1:37:57 PM PST by charles1252
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To: An Old Man
So Democratic strategists have been downplaying the idea that today's results will be a referendum on President Obama or his policies.

If the elections aren't important why did 0 and Plugs spend so much time campaigning?

49 posted on 11/03/2009 1:51:19 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Obama: Grasping at Straw Men _ Not a Public Option It's a government mandate.)
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To: GI Joe Fan
Hopefully these "blue dog" democrats will get scared away from Death Care if our candidates win today.

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.

50 posted on 11/03/2009 2:34:34 PM PST by SuziQ
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