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How many Bob Turners are out there?
vanity | September 15, 2011 | neverdem

Posted on 09/15/2011 10:55:48 AM PDT by neverdem

Bob Turner overcame a 3:1 disadvantage in voter registration in the NY 9th Congressional District.

On Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: NY-9 is “a very difficult district for Democrats”

rmlew wrote:

Is Wasserman-Schmuck conceding every even to D+5 district in the country as “difficult”? Does she mean that every district won by less than 21% is difficult? Please, Lord make it so. We’ll have 350 Republicans in the House in 2013.

I think she recognizes that there are many "nominal" democrats, i.e. they are registered democrats, but they vote otherwise in general elections.

On Bob Turner deserves to be elected by 9th District to replace disgraced Anthony Weiner in Congress

miss marmelstein wrote:

I voted in New York for about 25 years. I really don’t remember too much voter fraud. It might have existed but remember, everyone voted for the Democrats so there was no need, lol! I always voted for the most conservative Democrat in the primary (Ed Koch, Ed Koch, Ed Koch) and then went for the Republican in the general.

When I was an intern, I knew a resident who used the opposite strategy, i.e. voted for the most radical leftist in the primary so that the leftist was so radical that they would be unacceptable in the general election. And I know there are folks who are registered as Democrats just because they might need a favor from the government or party since they control so many cities.

The point of this little polemic is that there maybe more Bob Turners out there than might be appreciated. Just because some Congressional District is D+10, it doesn't mean it's not worth consideration. There are too many elections where Democrats run unopposed. And don't forget, Turner was outspent by Weprin. Mindless advertising is highly overrated in my humble opinion.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bobturner; turner

1 posted on 09/15/2011 10:55:54 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: miss marmelstein

Thanks for the quote. I hope you don’t mind.


2 posted on 09/15/2011 10:58:20 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

I’m not sure how many TOTAL, but this might be a good place to start:

http://names.whitepages.com/robert/turner

;-)


3 posted on 09/15/2011 10:58:22 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: neverdem

GOP never even tried to run a serious campaign before turner. Same is true for other jewish districts in NY.


4 posted on 09/15/2011 11:04:52 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: neverdem

“And I know there are folks who are registered as Democrats just because they might need a favor from the government or party since they control so many cities.”

I overheard 2 ladies talking about the election. The first one said she met Anthony Weiner. The 2nd said My condolences. He’s a disgusting pervert! The 1st simply responded “He’s a fighter for the district.”

Now this lady identified herself as a catholic and she was a very nice lady but was very loyal to the Democrats.

The koskids who supported Weiner for ideological reasons had nothing to do with the district and were also disgusted with Weiner and his lies. Since he was tarnished, he no longer had any persuasion power and thus totally useless. But the loyalists just shrug and appreciate the constituent services.


5 posted on 09/15/2011 11:13:23 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: neverdem

Even some democrats after electing a proud Marxist must be asking themselves..

“What was I thinking”.. at some point.. even privately..
Even a few democrats know Stalin was a political disease..

Just maybe there are many more “David Horowitz’s” in the conversion process.. LET’s HOPE!..


6 posted on 09/15/2011 11:16:31 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: ari-freedom
“He’s a fighter for the district.”

That right there is the problem. The public treasury as trough and you better send a super-aggressive SOB to grab as much of it as he can to dole out to folks back home--or am I misreading this sentiment.

At the risk of sounding like a deluded dreamer wouldn't it be great if despicable model of elective representation were permanently retired?

7 posted on 09/15/2011 11:23:00 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: neverdem

We’re 4-to-1 Dem/Rep in our county and we still get GOP officials in here and there. In ‘10 most of our statewide candidates were dead even or had a slight loss.


8 posted on 09/15/2011 11:35:37 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: neverdem

On the flip side, there is also a good chance that a lot of the result this Tuesday was simply disgust at Weiner. Compare it to what happened in NY-26 and just call it a bookend to that result.


9 posted on 09/15/2011 11:41:53 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: ari-freedom
GOP never even tried to run a serious campaign before turner. Same is true for other jewish districts in NY.

Turner is Tea Party Version 2.0. The fisrt group of candidates from 2010 contained a distressingly high number of people with their hearts in the right place but their heads up their rear ends. In the 2011 we are once again seeing first time politicians out of the private sector, but unlike last time they are more serious, more thoughtful in speech, and able to keep their campaign on message despite Democrat attacks. Something many first time politicians and tea party favorites were unable to do in 2010.

If this becomes the rule rather than the exception this bodes very good for us and very bad for the Democrats.
10 posted on 09/15/2011 11:49:36 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: neverdem

Uh, one Sarah Palin.


11 posted on 09/15/2011 11:58:20 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: neverdem

They are out there.


12 posted on 09/15/2011 12:21:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: babble-on; ari-freedom
On the flip side, there is also a good chance that a lot of the result this Tuesday was simply disgust at Weiner. Compare it to what happened in NY-26 and just call it a bookend to that result.

There was at least one poll in which residents of NY 9 said Weiner should keep his seat. They only spoke about national issues from what I heard. IMHO, Obama was a big factor. The district is forty percent Jewish.

13 posted on 09/15/2011 12:37:16 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

The House should be made up of experienced honest people from different occupations that are willing to serve for a few years and then let others share their experience and wisdom.

We do not need full time career legislators and lawyers running our country. We need people to treat our money like a trustee and spend a reasonable and prudent amount.

Check out Ron Johnson, Senator from Wisconsin. A businessman/accountant that built a plastic manufacturing company. He is the type that we need.


14 posted on 09/15/2011 12:45:25 PM PDT by ADSUM (Democracy works when citizens get involved and keep government honest.)
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To: neverdem

Bobby Turner was (I don’t know if he still is) the RB coach for the Broncos.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 12:57:00 PM PDT by st.eqed
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To: neverdem

Are you kidding?! I’m flattered! If I knew I was going to be quoted, I would have written that post with more finesse.


16 posted on 09/15/2011 1:06:38 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: st.eqed

Moved with Shanahan to the Deadskins.


17 posted on 09/15/2011 2:08:07 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: neverdem

In all of the 435 districts, Pubs should put up a candidate whether they think they are in safe Dem districts. No one will know how Americans will think and feel after another year of this horrid Obama transgression. Even in the soviet state of Ca., where I reside, the Field Poll has 49% of people now saying, they are really angry at Bama. And this is a state where MOONBEAM is not sure if he can control his own liberal whack jobs in the state leg.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 5:32:08 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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21 posted on 09/15/2011 7:44:47 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Danae

How about one in Oregon?


22 posted on 09/15/2011 8:25:54 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: neverdem

>> How many Bob Turners are out there?

That depends on the number of available Scott Browns...

It’s good the seat changed hands, and no doubt the effect on policy will be worthwhile, but something short of seismic. Let’s not forget it was the misrepresentation of two upstate NY Republicans that facilitated the change in the regulation of marriage in NY; two backstabbing, Republican idiots that made objection to homosexual behavior a crime!

I know little about Turner, but what I know about NE Republicans isn’t much to speak of.


23 posted on 09/15/2011 8:38:44 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


24 posted on 09/15/2011 8:49:34 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: neverdem
There are plenty of Republicans who run hard races and many put in the effort.
Do you mean Republicans who can win, those willing to make the commitment to run in multiple elections over many years, while building a community base? Because this is what is far too lacking here in NYC. We can get candidates to run once. But they they lose and they loose interest, their spouses get annoyed, or the County Committee sabotages them, having branded them a loser.
25 posted on 09/15/2011 9:40:16 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: phillyfanatic

Republicans should run in every district, if only for the message. But the 50 districts which are D+5 or less Democrat leaning but held by Democrats are all worth seriously pursuing.


26 posted on 09/15/2011 9:52:10 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: neverdem

Excellent post and you are correct about campaign advertising and technical gimmicks like robo-calling. It is old time face to face contact and door to door canvassing that win elections. You must connect with the voter individually and that can only be done in person.

That’s why candidates with strong on the ground support will do well in 2012 - the Democrat’s Waterloo.


27 posted on 09/16/2011 4:41:17 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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