Skip to comments.Barack Obama celebrates primary victories as Tea Party splits vote (HURRAY for *cough* AMERICA!)
Posted on 08/11/2010 9:19:36 PM PDT by Libloather
Barack Obama celebrates primary victories as Tea Party splits vote
President bolstered for November's mid-terms as Democrats lead in key races for Senate and state governorships
Chris McGreal in Washington
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Barack Obama and his Democratic allies have scored a series of victories in primary races while the Republican establishment has lost out to agitated Tea Party supporters, bolstering the president's hand in November's mid-term elections.
The results of primaries in four states on Tuesday will leave moderate Democrats facing Republicans who have been tainted by extreme views, or accusations of unethical conduct, in key races for the US Senate and state governorships. This should undermine the Republicans' attempts to retake control of Congress. "This is the best night the Democrats have had this year," said Larry Sabato, a political science professor at the University of Virginia. "They've improved their position in all four states and the Republicans weakened theirs. The Democrats couldn't have written a better script."
Crucially for Obama, Senator Michael Bennet won a clear victory for the Democratic nomination against Andrew Romanoff, who had Bill Clinton's backing and was billed as likely to draw strong support from discontented liberals. Obama had campaigned heavily for Bennet, who won by with a nine-point lead, so the result undermines claims that the president is a liability for candidates.
Bennet's prospects have been helped by the decision of Colorado Republican primary voters to elect Tea Party supporter Ken Buck as their candidate for Senate. Buck, who beat the Republican leadership's favoured candidate, is thought likely to alienate many independent voters.
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Is this for real ? I thought Buck polled better against Bennett than Norton did.
The title is misleading. It should read the singular, victory.
We’ll see in November how well Barry has helped the RATS.
It’s the Guardian. They make the New York Times seem like National Review.
lulz, so true.
The lamers in the lamestream media are DESPERATE. In a Democrat Party primary some Democrat HAS to win—declaring the outcome a victory for Comrade Odumbsky is beyond silly.
Steaming pile of biased wishful thinknig from the left ...
Buck leads Bennett 48% to 42% in this poll...
Buck is a good campaigner and the GOP will unite around him.
and today Obama hit -22 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) ... economy is stalling out ...
In republican primaries, the Tea party wins and democrats count this as their win.
Not just that, he won in a squeaker and is the , oh and Bennet claimed Obama didnt help him much.
consider it good news that Obama WH is grasping on to this one, meaningless straw. It only matters if we win in November.
They are automatically thinking Tea Party candidates will be less electable... but they will be electable enough in Nov.
Obama True Believers win their primaries while RINO's go down to defeat. What else is new? Party bases win primaries.
In Colorado numbers alone show that Buck can and will bury Bennet.
This is just Leftist spin from an IngSoc propaganda outlet.
The Guardian ignores turn-out. Republicans swamped Democrats.
What kind of drugs is this guy on?!?
LOL, to be a fly on the wall the day AFTER elections. I don’t think the demmies are going to be celebrating, LOL.
more like republican splitting tea party vote.
Buck will be a fine candidate. He’s a great speaker, very charismatic. The blah blah about Buck is coming from an R establishment that cannot stand it when the voters do not select their designated candidate, despite them spending a lot of money to make sure the designee wins.
Buck can run as an outsider (he actually is) against an incumbent (Bennett) who voted for the stimulus program and Obamacare and favors amnesty. The negative ads on Bennett haven’t even started. Norton could not have credibly run as an outsider. I think either Norton or Buck would be great Senators. But Buck is far more electable this year.
The fiasco in Colorado is the governors race, which the party establishment almost certainly turned over to the rats by funding a terrible candidate, Scott McGinnis, as the annointed one. Moderate, boring, establishment. That lead Tancredo to throw his hat in the ring as an independent and also lead the voters to reject McGinnis and select a nice guy but not too strong a candidate, Scott Maes over McGinnis for the R nomination. Tancredo splits the vote as an I with either McGinnis or Maes.
The best race will be Colorado CD7. We have a great, charismatic, conservative, black man, Ryan Frazier, running against Ed Perlmutter. We can probably take that seat back in the house, which we lost in 2006.
Glad someone else caught that. These are Primary elections. Wow. A Democrat won (in the primary)..... Who'd have thunkit?
It would have been even bigger news if they'd all lost, but that wasn't possible.
Did someone forget to send the Guardian the memo about Tea Partiers being comprised of republicans and other conservatives who are building one very large platform while Barry is making teabagging slurs against anyone to the right of Chris Matthews?
In the end, there's only going to be two contestants. One who mocks America and one who honors her.
I can only imagine how deep Hussein is going to bury himself by then.
Per Rasmussen’s latest poll, given that Benett is the Dhim’s nominee, it’s 48% - 42% for Buck, and 48% - 39% for Norton. If, however, the Dhims picked Romanov, it’s 48% - 42% for Buck , and 44%-40% for Norton.
Moscow is a vacation wonderland.
The Republican loser got more votes than the Democrat winner.
Dumb Brits don’t know crap about America and see everything through their socialis left-wing glasses.
“Barack Obama and his Democratic allies have scored a series of victories in primary races”
Looks like Baghdad Bob has landed a job as Executive Editor for the Guardian.
“Is this for real ? I thought Buck polled better against Bennett than Norton did.”
I know what you mean. I seriously thought this was some kind of National Lampoon spoof story. This is some of the most utterly laughable propaganda I’ve read this whole election season. If this is the best they can grab on to, I think we’re in for a very successful election night on Nov 2.
Amazing how these guys jump to conclusions!
“It says a lot when the Zero has to clutch at primary wins within his own party to point to a “victory”. “
Sabato is a liberal shill and an absolute turd of a human.
I wonder how you say that in English.
Every time you see this crap, you know one thing, that the Dems have a Franken like intitiative in place for that particular seat,to manufacture votes and do ballot discoveries ( OH LOOKIE HERE WE FOUND A WHOLE TRUCK LOAD OF UNCOUNTED BALLOTS....TRICK!)via court order.
Conservatives should Make a list of such propagandized contests, and then lock and load.
Its political warfare.
This has been the JournoList-inspired spin in the mainstream media.
The Democrats WON! By beating...err...another Democrat in Colorado.