Skip to comments.NYT shocked, shocked to find anger at Obama in Weiner’s district
Posted on 08/22/2011 10:22:11 AM PDT by Hojczyk
Of all the places to hear fulminations against President Obama, one of the least expected is the corner of 71st Avenue and Queens Boulevard, in the heart of a Congressional district that propelled Democrats like Geraldine A. Ferraro, Charles E. Schumer andAnthony D. Weiner to Washington.
But it was there that Dale Weiss, a 64-year-old Democrat, approached the Republican running for Congress in a special election and, without provocation, blasted the president for failing to tame runaway federal spending. We need to cut Medicaid, she declared, but he wont do that. She shook her head in disgust. He is a moron.
After nodding approvingly for a time, the Republican candidate, Bob Turner, signaled for an assistant to cut off Ms. Weiss. Frustration with Mr. Obama is so widespread, he explained later, that he tries to limit such rants to about 30 seconds, or else they will consume most of his day.
The race was widely viewed as a sleepy sideshow a mere formality that would put David I. Weprin, a Democratic state assemblyman and heir to a Queens political dynasty, into a seat known for its deep blue hue.
Instead, the race has become something far more unsettling to Democrats: a referendum on the president and his party that is highlighting the surprisingly raw emotions of the electorate.
If anyone tries to scare you with lies about Bob Turner, tell em Ed Koch told them to knock it off!
The Times interviewed a number of Democrats who expressed anger at Obamas performance. One said that Obama was way off base in his spending; another called Weprin part of the party regime. Even one member of the DNC from New York admitted that the election is much less about Turner and Weprin than it is about Barack Obama.
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The Fabians are so surprized... and the communists who love to instigate hate and fight around themselves pretend shock.
It’s all drugs, ponzi schemes and kool aid demoralization moment from here on out.
That's the thing that thick-headed Paul Ryan just doesn't get - Medicaid cuts stomp on Democratic constituencies whereas Medicare cuts stomp on GOP constituencies. So what does Ryan propose? Medicare cuts.
Round up the usual suspects...
'Nuff said ...