Skip to comments.Republican wins Democratic New York House seat (World coming to an end?)
Posted on 09/14/2011 12:16:05 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
With the outcome of his own reelection effort 14 difficult months away, President Obama suffered a sharp rebuke Tuesday when voters in New York elected a conservative Republican to represent a Democratic district that has not been in GOP hands since the 1920s.
Bob Turner, the winner, cast the election as a referendum on Obamas stewardship of the economy and, in the states Ninth Congressional District, which has a large population of Orthodox Jewish voters, the presidents position on Israel.
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Better to be magnanimous, stay above the fray, which is why I won't even mention the fact that Republican Bob Turner won in a district that elected Chuck Schumer, Geraldine Ferraro and Anthony Weiner.
Nor will you hear a peep out of me about the fact that Democrats were claiming this wasn't a "safe" seat anyway because a Republican held it as recently as 88 years ago. Sensing defeat, most Democrats fell back on their old habit of blaming the Jews.
This is a district that Obama won with 55 percent of the vote, a district in which Gore got 67 percent. This district is so heavily Democrat, it voted for John Kerry. In another plus for Democrats, the deceased are allowed to vote. But, like I said, nary a word about any of this from me.
Also, my lips are sealed -- tightly sealed -- about the fact that Turner, a political novice, won against a veteran Democrat politician, David Weprin, whose family is legendary in this district. Weprin got the backing of the entire Democrat establishment, and he still lost -- but will I even mention it? No.
Weprin tried to paint Turner as a hostage-taking Tea Partier who wants to destroy Medicare and Social Security and murder granny. It's part of the Democrats' winning strategy of appealing to moderates by portraying opponents as monstrous killers.
Also sensing defeat, the media hysterically tried to write off a loss here for Democrats as just a special case -- a district in which Obama is as popular as gonorrhea. But. A Siena poll released last Friday pegged Obama's approval rate in the district at 43 percent, which is about where Gallup pegs him nationally.
As for NV-2, more good news (which I refuse to mention). Republican Mark Amodei absolutely CRUSHED Kate Marshall. Will I mention that Marshall is state treasurer? And that this is Harry Reid's home state? No.
Democrats had high hopes here because Marshall is state treasurer and a late-August poll put Amodei ahead by only one percentage point, which I won't mention either since I'm not gloating. Nor am I going to point out that Marshall tried to paint Amodei as a hostage-taking Tea Partier who wants to destroy Medicare and Social Security and murder granny. (This positive message seems to resonate so well.)
Like Weprin, Marhshall got the backing of the entire Democrat establishment, with Harry Reid and Bill Clinton pushing for her, but I said I wouldn't gloat so I won't mention that either.
Oh, one more thing. Congratulations Bob Turner and Mark Amodei! Nice job trouncing the Democrats, heh, heh, heh! Oops ... wasn't gloating -- honest!
My Two Cents...
Wednesday-morning ping! God bless and have a nice day!
Liberal heads exploding. Would like to hear Ed Schultz and that lesbian fellow also on MSNBC this morning.
I am so delighted my prediction was wrong.
Anthony Wiener resigned? When did that happen and what are these photos the writer speaks of?
Ahhhhhh..... Did the dems get their nuts handed to them again?
Same here! I might have to tune back in to “Morning Joe” this morning for a change! Nothing better than schadenfreude for breakfast!
It’s not easy for lifelong Democrats to vote against the party. It’s like a Met fan routing for the Yankees in a subway series (no implicit bias of course).
Good one, ROTFLMAO.
Now this is CHANGE I CAN BELIEVE IN! LOL
This is great news & almost makes the whole disgusting Weiner episode a blessing in disguise. One would hope that more disgraced politicians could be as easily replaced with those with a bit more integrity. Therefore perhaps it is the end of the world.
The “tingle” up Chrissy Mathews leg is turning to a throb.
Still/always a chance of missing ballots in trunks etc.
Me too. I thought for sure that the Dems would find a way to steal it. But, I guess this is one case where the Dem trump card of election fraud just plain wouldn’t work.
From what I hear, the election machinery in that district is pretty much run by the Jewish voters, and they were not going to put up with any shenanigans when they were sending a message.
Hopefully it will be the first of many such messages sent to Obama and the Dems.
Nor will you hear a peep out of me about the fact that Democrats were claiming this wasn't a "safe" seat anyway because a Republican held it as recently as 88 years ago.
Wow! Quite a win and pickup! Thanks for the post John.
The Democrats hate Obama so much that even the dead are voting Republican!
The tingle up Chrissy Mathews leg is turning to a throb.
Actually, the "tingle" running up Chrissy Matthews' leg has turned into a "tinkle" running down his leg ... but in keeping with the spirit of this thread, I won't mention that either.
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