The race for disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner's seat should have been a slam-dunk for Democrat David Weprin. After all, New York's 9th. District is the bluest of blue and has been in the control of Democrats since the 1920's. This is the same district that voted for liberal Chuck Schumer and Anthony Weiner for years. Tonight's victory for Republican Bob Turner is a major slap in the face to President Barack Obama and his failed agenda. It's also a repudiation of Obama's treatment of Israel, because the 9th District has a large Jewish voter base that went for the Republican candidate. Barack Obama received an astounding 78% of the Jewish vote nationwide in 2008 and many New York Jewish voters have said they were sick and tired of the way this administration has treated Israel and wanted to send a message.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
It will be interesting to see how the White House tries to spin this huge loss in the coming days. President Obama won this district by 11% in 2008 over Republican John McCain, but his approval rating stands at 33% at present. The Turner campaign has sought to prevent voter fraud at the hands of the Democratic machine by asking a judge to impound the non-regular ballots (i.e. absentee & provisional) because of “gross incompetence” on behalf of the Board of Elections, citing “absentee ballots being mailed to dead people and people who did not request them. There has been many close elections lost because of Democratic zombie (dead voters) voters in the past, so this was a smart move by the Turner campaign. This victory by a Republican candidate in a solid liberal district will send shock waves throughout the country. Will the tone-deaf White House take notice? Doubtful, too much arrogance with this bunch, but it will send a wake-up call to the other elected Democrats throughout the land.Sphere: Related Content