There’s a lot of talk about an upset in the making, although I’m not buying it. The pessimist in me says there’s no way in hell a Republican can take this seat, even if it is the
former seat of the disgraced Anthony Weiner.
But then there’s this from PPP”s recent polling on the race, which is truly an eye-opener:
55% of voters in the district report having voted for Obama in 2008, which is the actual percentage of the vote he got in the district. Last year a lot of the races Democrats lost were because their voters didn’t show up and the electorate was far more conservative than for a Presidential year. When you lose that way you can say, well, our voters will come back out in 2012 and we’ll be fine. But there is no enthusiasm gap here. Obama voters are showing up in the same numbers they did in 2008. But only 65% of them are voting Democratic. That’s a really big cause for concern.
Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark.
UPDATE. Turner wins handily, 53% – 46% over the Demcorat Weprin. A big high-five goes out to Anthony Weiner for being a degenerate douche, President Obama for being a complete and utter failure, and a sincere thanks goes out to the people of NY-09, for putting country over party.
It’s amazing. A month ago, our national pundits were all excited about how POTUS “got” Osama bin Laden and how he would now be unbeatable in 2012.
That buzz lasted slightly over a week.
About four weeks later, the only buzz from Democrats included Weinergate and the indictment of presidential/vice-presidential nominee for the people’s party, John Edwards.
is continuing to create tons of shovel-ready jobs and we’re on the verge of a real Recovery Summer continues with its stranglehold on the economy.
With full control of the White House and both chambers of Congress for nearly four years has the housing market in a double dip, a record number of people on federal assistance, about 14 million people looking for work and anemic economic growth. Behold, the Obama’s McEconomy!
Hey, remember when Obama was elected and how the Democrats were constantly telling us how they would be pulling us back from the precipice of a repeat of the Great Depression?
Democrats want to nip this in the bud before the rubes begin to notice come election time:
Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner (N.Y.) called on the White House on Monday to detail conversations it allegedly had with Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) to try to convince him to drop his Senate bid.
Weiner said that allegations that White House officials had offered Sestak an administration job in exchange for his dropping of his primary bid against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) had become a growing political liability.
Weiner said that he saw it as likely that nothing inappropriate did happen, but reasoned that this was why the administration needed to be more forthcoming about the case.
“When we’re having conversations like this three days after the nomination, that’s a problem,” said Weiner, who also expressed support for Sestak’s Senate campaign.
But the New York Democrat said the best way to do that was with some sort of release of information, which he said would bury the story.
“Someone has to help us out here, and I think the White House and Congressman Sestak need to make sure we’re not talking about this next week,” Weiner explained.
Are we allowed to refer to Democrats as “corrupt” yet? Or is corruption just a label for the Republican party?
It isn’t so much about the potential violation of Federal law, or the continuation of politics as usual in Washington.
No, it’s not just that.
I don’t hear any Democrats going on about how unethical this all is–the White House handing out official administration jobs like candy on Halloween, just as long as it gets its way. Not to mention interfering with a Senate primary.
We hear none of that. What we do hear is Democrats lamenting the fact that this “issue” could be damaging to their electoral prospects come this November. You know, priorities.
Congressman Weiner and the rest of these corrupt Democrats can take a hike.
Kudos to Congressman Issa who’s been pounding the table on this issue for months.