Are we getting the whole story?
Whoo-hoo! The Republican won the Dem New York House seat; the Republican won the Dem Nevada House seat. Mark Amodei won in Nevada over Dem Kate Marshall in an election that two weeks ago was considered a shoe-in for the Dem. Last night the Republican won: 57 to 36 percent. Amodei's closing message: "We've been promised recovery, and we've been given misery. Let's send a message to Washington."
Obama is poison in Nevada; Obama is poison in New York. Who would have thought? /sarc.
Despite the fact that the Queens County Democrat Party machine kicked into high gear, Dem David Weprin lost over Rep Bob Turner. With 80% of the precincts reporting, the race wasn't even close: 54% for the Republican and 46% for the Dem. The district has NEVER SENT A REPUBLICAN TO THE HOUSE. Democrats have a 3-1 ratio registration advantage in the district. The Dem candidate should have won: an Orthodox Jew and member of a prominent Queens political family, he should have won easily in this largely white, working-class district which is nearly 40% Jewish. The Republican is a Roman Catholic former media executive and "political novice." Wow. Simply wow.
UPDATE #2: Read Andrew Breitbart's story at BigGovernment: "After Turner Earthquake in Weiner District, Democrats' Civil War Against Obama Begins." Says Breitbart: "I predict a tectonic shift among American Jews and within the Democratic Party if Obama doesn't quietly retire....Many Democrats are awakening to the reality that their party has been hijacked by a radicalism completely unfamiliar to their parents' and grandparents' Democratic Party." Amen, Brother.
The obivous answer to that question is "No." The "story" I'm referring to is how badly--really--is Barack Obama doing in the polls? Tomorrow people in New York's 9th Congressional District are going to vote for a new representative to replace the disgraced Anthony Weiner. As of yesterday the Republican, Bob Turner was showing numbers that would have him pulling off a huge upset: Turner leads Dem David Weprin 47-41, with the Socialist Worker candidate at 4% and "undecided" at 7%.
This is a heavily Democrat district, and an article at Public Policy Polling says Turner is leading for two reasons: He's ahead by 32 points with independents; and he's winning 29% of the Democrat vote.
"If Turner wins on Tuesday it will be largely due to the incredible unpopularity of Barack Obama dragging his party down in the district. Obama won 55% there in 2008 but now has a staggeringly bad 31% approval rating, with 56% of voters disapproving of him. It's a given that Republicans don't like him but more shocking are his 16% approval rating with independents and the fact that he's below 50% even with Democrats at 465 approving and 38% disapproving."
Ouch! If these numbers for the 9th District are even close, it's more than realistic to believe that Barack Hussein Obama may be in for the biggest epic fail in 2012 that any sitting president has ever had for a second term election. Stay tuned for tomorrow's election results. You have to wonder at some point if the Dems are having second thoughts about their guy running for a second term.
The "War Room" at Salon.com is saying that the race is "actually pretty meaningless"--seriously?--since the 9th District "is liable to be redistricted out of existence soon." That seems to me to be missing the point. This is New York City, and it was a formerly safe seat for ANY Democrat. A Siena College poll has Turner at 50% to 44% for his Dem opponent. The Salon article, naturally, says nothing about the reasons for the vote going for the Republicans, except to say that these voters are a "pro-Israel crowd" and "some residents are a bit... wary of President Obama." Good grief, that's some spin. At the end of the article, they do admit, however, that the psychological effect of a Democrat loss in the district "would be devastating--And that's why the DCCC is throwing a ton of money into a pointless race."
The leftist press--still carrying water for Barack Hussein. Let's see where that gets them in 2012.
P.S. The photog above is Obama at Shanksville, PA yesterday, greeting attendees at the Wall of Names, the newly dedicated Flight 93 memorial. One of his handlers should have told him that this really wasn't a "grip & grin" campaign opportunity--that it was actually a solemn occasion.