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Weprin Drops Out of Debate in N.Y. Special
Roll Call ^ | Aug. 29, 2011 | Joshua Miller

Posted on 08/30/2011 6:43:52 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot

State Assemblyman David Weprin (D) dropped out of a scheduled debate with Republican Bob Turner on Monday, just over two weeks before a special election in New York’s 9th district that will send one of the men to Congress.

Weprin was tripped up in a recent interview with the New York Daily News editorial board when asked the size of the national debt. The Daily News reported that he had a “deer in the headlights look” and then said “[a]bout 4 trillion.” According to the most recent Department of Treasury statistics, the country’s total debt stands at about $14.7 trillion.

The Turner campaign framed Weprin’s decision to not participate in the debate as directly related to the Daily News interview.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: newyork; turner; weiner; weprin
3 to 1 Democratic advantage in this district. Polling indicates Weprin has about a 6 point lead.

This gaffe does not help him in this race to replace Anthony Weiner.

1 posted on 08/30/2011 6:43:55 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot
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To: Palmetto Patriot

If Turner wins this seat, it is a huge blow to 0bama. Now if only the NY GOP would help him win.....


2 posted on 08/30/2011 6:45:03 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

The Democrat Party does not discriminate against the ignorant. Examples in Congress abound.


3 posted on 08/30/2011 6:45:46 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Palmetto Patriot
The first New York politician who may find his election efforts imperiled by voting for same-sex "marriage" is a Democrat Assemblyman from New York City.

Assemblyman David Weprin is running to replace the disgraced Anthony Weiner in New York's 9th Congressional District, but Weprin's votes for gay "marriage" and other gay-friendly legislation is hurting him in his September 13th special election effort.


Asm. David Weprin (right) Marches in the Gay Pride Parade

According to City & State First Read:

"Weprin's vocal support for same-sex marriage is not the only problem he faces in a congressional district with a substantial Orthodox Jewish population. Anti-Weprin flyers circulating in Brooklyn also call out Weprin for voting in the Assembly to support the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-bullying law that the flyer claims has led to the 'incorporation of books such as 'Heather Has Two Mommies' into the school curriculum.' The flyer, whose author is unknown, also hits Weprin for telling the Stonewall Democratic Club during his 2009 comptroller campaign that, 'Since I was elected to the City Council in 2001, I have been a co-sponsor of just about every bill of concern to the LGBT community.'"

It should be an easy race. Weprin is an orthodox Jew running for Congress in a district with a solid base in the Orthodox Jewish community, but the Jewish constituency is decidedly unhappy with Mr. Weprin over his support for the LGBT agenda.

Both Democrat and Republican insiders say that Weprin's support for gay "marriage" has given Weprin's Republican opponent, Bob Turner, a real chance to win the election.

source.


4 posted on 08/30/2011 6:57:33 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Palmetto Patriot

bump.


5 posted on 08/30/2011 6:59:30 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Is Daily News the ones conducting the debate?

I can’t seem to figure out how he thinks his statements are plausible, not that they are anyways.

What is this man’s thought process?


6 posted on 08/30/2011 7:02:17 AM PDT by dila813
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
Now if only the NY GOP would help him win.....

He's better off without them. Remember - Bloomburg, NY 23, Pataki, Lindsey, Javits, Rockefeller.......

7 posted on 08/30/2011 7:06:12 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

The mentally ill are the RAT base, by all means pose with those who are proud to be perverted.


8 posted on 08/30/2011 7:21:25 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Had enough?)
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To: the invisib1e hand
The well known NYC councilman for the area ( who's an Orthodox Jew, and who's name I just forgot) MAY endorse the GOP candidate. It just might be enough..

OTOH, whoever wins is a one-win-wonder..because the CD disappears ..due to redistricting..

9 posted on 08/30/2011 7:35:51 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I think it does. The disgust for mr obama in this area is deep believe it or not


10 posted on 08/30/2011 7:58:33 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Turner win??? Will NEVER happen. Those Brooklyn, Forest Hills, and Kew Gardens Dems would vote Dem as they are being herded onto the trains.


11 posted on 08/30/2011 8:25:37 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: ken5050
...the CD disappears ..due to redistricting..

It doesn't disappear. It moves down South, and turns red.

12 posted on 08/30/2011 8:29:52 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: Palmetto Patriot; Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; no dems; Kaslin; ...

Either Welprin is confident of winning and doesn’t have anything to gain by participating in the debate, or else the race is close and he can’t risk any more gaffes.

NY-09 deserves better than Weiner and Welprin.


13 posted on 08/30/2011 8:50:05 AM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: the invisib1e hand; NYer; SunkenCiv; OddLane; juliej; Liz; LottieDah; Vaquero; The Mayor; ...
Weprin is an Orthodox Jew...

No Orthodox Jew I know of would be marching in that "gay pride" parade at all, let alone striking a pose for photographers with that transvestite wacko for all to see. You photo is worth a thousand words to point out what a jerk Weprin is.

14 posted on 08/30/2011 3:07:06 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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Weprin spokeswoman Liz Kerr:

David's slip of the tongue [grossly understating the federal debt] is not going to harm Brooklyn and Queens working-class families and seniors like Bob Turner's plan to end Medicare and Social Security as we know it.

How many times have we heard this out of the simplistic minds of 'Rat politicians? Apparently there is such ignorance and such an entitlement mentality out there that this old bromide still attracts votes.

If Congress doesn't "end Medicare and Social Security AS WE KNOW IT" by raising the eligibility age or cutting benefits or both, Medicare and Social Security will just end on their own. The simple fact is that their deficits are unsustainable in the future with an ever-aging population, as relatively fewer workers pay into the systems to support relatively larger numbers of beneficiaries.

15 posted on 08/30/2011 3:47:31 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


16 posted on 08/30/2011 5:31:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

NY has one of the most incompetent state GOPs. Maybe they help the most by staying out of it?


17 posted on 08/30/2011 10:18:25 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: the invisib1e hand; justiceseeker93

To quote another freeper who once remarked on a different man in dress, “somewhere in the world that guy’s father is crying.”


18 posted on 08/30/2011 10:20:01 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

They look fetching together! Weprin is a real pandering jerk!


19 posted on 08/31/2011 7:39:05 AM PDT by juliej
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To: xkaydet65

Ed Koch stated last night that he believes Turner will win. You are painting with a very broad brush.


20 posted on 08/31/2011 7:41:16 AM PDT by juliej
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To: juliej
Weprin is a real pandering jerk!

A Faustian bargain all around.

21 posted on 08/31/2011 8:08:09 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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