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Hikind (Democrat) Set to Endorse Republican
WSJ ^ | Sep 7, 2011 | Devlin Barrett

Posted on 09/09/2011 12:48:29 AM PDT by ari-freedom

Prominent Democratic state Assemblyman Dov Hikind has decided to endorse Republican Bob Turner in the race to replace Queens Rep. Anthony Weiner, another sign that next week's special election could be unexpectedly close in the overwhelmingly Democratic district.

Mr. Hikind—who over the years has crossed party lines multiple times to endorse Republicans including George W. Bush and former governor George Pataki—has scheduled a news conference Wednesday to announce he will support Mr. Turner.

Mr. Hikind had already indicated he wouldn't endorse the Democrat, fellow state Assemblyman David Weprin. Mr. Hikind has said he is upset about Mr. Weprin's vote earlier this year in Albany to legalize gay marriage in New York state—particularly that Mr. Weprin cited his orthodox Jewish faith as a reason to vote for the bill...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hikind; turner; weprin

1 posted on 09/09/2011 12:48:36 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom

The Orthodox Jews are not Liberal robots. Good for Rep. Hikind!

2 posted on 09/09/2011 12:51:07 AM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: ari-freedom

Why are Republicans torturing themselves over this seat-they aren’t going to win it!

3 posted on 09/09/2011 2:16:13 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: fortheDeclaration

Maybe we’ll surprise you.

4 posted on 09/09/2011 2:21:47 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: ari-freedom

interview in Yated

5 posted on 09/09/2011 2:25:32 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: ari-freedom

also from Yated:
an excerpt:
“For those who reside in New York’s 9th congressional district, there
is a chance on September 13th to protest what Obama has done on a
national scale and what the party of David Weprin has done on a local
scale. There is an opportunity to proclaim that we want to maintain
traditional values, we want jobs back, we want responsible tax policy,
and we want less governmental intrusion. We want less power for the
unions which have caused millions of jobs and industries to flee this
country, once the manufacturing capital of the world. It is those very
unions which strangle industry and contribute to government’s
inefficiency, who are committed to working slavishly to turn out the
vote on Election Day for the man they know will do their bidding.

We have to show that we are not apathetic, we are not pawns, and we
are not drones. We have to demonstrate that we are not corrupt, we do
have principles, and we are not all about pragmatism. Yes, we also
have to demonstrate to the people from our community who seek to make
money off of these wayward deviants that we have had enough of them
and will not countenance them either.

We don’t need another two-faced politician addressing us at our
dinners for our shuls, mosdos and yeshivos. We have had enough of
those. We don’t need another guy coming around mouthing some nice
words about Yiddishkeit and how he will always stand by Israel and
then go run off and wave lavender flags at the parades of those who
seek to destroy the Judeo-Christian principles of morality upon which
this great nation has been built. We don’t need another politician who
troops down our streets trolling for dollars and then goes to those
who seek to destroy the moral fiber of our community with his hand
out, telling them how, when elected, he will promote their agenda.

We don’t need another person to supposedly represent us, but
continuously voting against the best interests of our community. No,
we are not from the generation of Jews who incorrectly felt indebted
to FDR. We have no allegiance to the party of Carter, Schumer, and
Obama. We judge each man and woman based on their positions and votes,
and if they are out of line, we do not support them. We are principled
and strong, and we exercise our democratic right to speak up and say
the truth. We don’t just cower in our corners pontificating and then
staying home on Election Day when we can make our voices heard.

It seems that we have an obligation to select the candidate who will
not be an automatic vote for the Pelosi agenda. He will not be an
advocate for deviants. He will not seek to destroy this country. He
will not be a rubber stamp for a socialist, leftist, anti-religious,
anti-moral agenda. And by voting for Turner, you will be proclaiming
loud and clear that you have had it with the lies, you have had it
with the leftists, you don’t want marriage redefined, and you have had
it with embarrassing Israel and attempting to force it into suicidal
pacts. You will be able to hold your head high, no matter who wins,
and say, “We are different, we stand for something, and we are not for

This election is about something larger than the people running to
fill a seat which will likely be redistricted out of existence in
2012. It is about making a statement. It is not about polls and
testing who will win. It is not about trying to line up with the
projected winner in a bid to obtain future imagined benefits.

We are an am kadosh. We stand for something. And what we stand for is
not corruption, dereliction of duty, winning at all costs, or the
cynical alignment for temporary financial gain with those who lower
the declining moral level of the country even further. There is a
culture war being fought in this country. We have to decide which side
we are on. Are we with the crowd endeavoring to accomplish an
earthquake when it comes to the moral climate, or are we with those
who believe in individual responsibility and the free man’s capacity
for greatness and good?

6 posted on 09/09/2011 2:40:18 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: ari-freedom

Republicans cannot even win in Republican districts in special elections in New York.

7 posted on 09/09/2011 4:09:32 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: ari-freedom

Glad to eat crow on this!

8 posted on 09/14/2011 8:54:00 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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