Open thread: The NY-9 and NV-2 special elections; Update: AP calls it for Turner; Update: AP calls it for Amodei

posted at 8:35 pm on September 13, 2011 by Allahpundit

Polls close at 9 p.m. ET in New York and 10 p.m. ET in Nevada. PPP surveyed the latter race in just the past few days and predicts a double-digit win for Republican Mark Amodei. McCain barely won the district three years ago but thanks in part to a breezy 33/59 approval rating for Obama, this is now a walkover for the GOP.

The suspense is in New York. In one corner: Republican Bob Turner, who leads by six points in not one but two recent polls. That’s encouraging, as is the fact that the White House is already pre-spinning an expected defeat, but that margin is by no means a guarantee of victory in a special election. In the other corner: A guy who received a kiss-of-death endorsement this morning from Anthony Weiner; who can’t vote for himself today because he doesn’t live in the district — and has no plans to relocate if he wins; and whose secret weapon on the trail appears to be Bowser from Sha Na Na. There’s one simple question here. If Turner holds on, how much national significance does this victory have? Don’t the local quirks — chiefly a heavy Orthodox Jewish presence that’s placed special emphasis on gay marriage and the White House’s policy towards Israel — mean that this election is sui generis?

Says Nate Silver, maybe not:

A study by David Smith and Thomas L. Brunell on special elections to the House since 1900 finds that they do anticipate general election results to some extent: there is a modest, but statistically significant, correlation between how many seats change hands during special elections and which party does best in the next midterms.

The connection does not always work. In advance of the 2010 elections, Democrats won seven of the nine special elections to the House, with an even score as far as seats changing parties. (Democrats lost Hawaii’s First Congressional District to Republicans, but won New York’s 23rd, both under somewhat unusual circumstances with multicandidate fields.) Then they lost 63 seats in November…

But that assumes that parties are as cool-headed about the results as we’re attempting to be here. And they aren’t. A loss in New York’s Ninth District, after a rough couple of months for Democrats, will only worsen their morale. It could discourage other Democrats from running.

And it could affect campaign strategy in other races. Republicans might conclude that Israel is a vulnerability for Mr. Obama, for instance, and make it a bigger part of their campaigns. That may or may not be a good strategy for them — but it could affect the landscape of the campaign all the same.

In fact, state Democrats have already found the silver lining in a likely Weprin loss: It’ll be a “wake-up call” to Obama to change his policies before the party gets wiped out across the board next year. That makes sense superficially — Obama’s approval rating in the district is 36/52 — but what it means in practice, I have no idea. If in fact the district is a quirky outlier and not representative of mainstream Democratic opinion, which way is O supposed to shift policy-wise? Right, to pander to the more conservative Democrats of NY-9, or left, to pander to the base that’s not really in action tonight?

Here are the AP’s live results pages for NY-9 and NV-2, respectively. Exit question: Humpbot cameo if Turner wins?

Update: Benchmarks via Sean Trende:

In ’08, Weiner carried Brooklyn portion of NY9 52/48. Queens = 65/35. Queens = 70% total vote.There’s your benchmarks.

Update: More benchmarks via Nate Silver:

NY09 over/under line: Weprin (D) would need about 54% of the votes in Queens precincts, 42% in Brooklyn precincts, to tie Turner (R)

Update: With roughly 60 percent reporting, Turner leads by six as I write this — but there are almost 100 precincts still to come in from his stronghold in Brooklyn, so the margin’s bound to increase. At a minute before midnight on the east coast, the AP’s seen enough. Turner wins. The lede: “Republicans have scored an upset victory in a New York City House race that became a referendum on President Barack Obama’s economic policies.”

I should wait to do this until the race is called for Amodei in Nevada too, but with roughly 40 percent reporting, he’s out to an honest-to-goodness 20-point lead. We’ve seen enough there too, I think. Release the ‘bot.


Robot libido by sabotage

Update: Get out your broom. It’s over in Nevada too.

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Let the spinning begin. If Scott Brown’s victory wasn’t enough warning to the Dems, Turner’s won’t be either. What the Dems will try awfully hard to overlook is that they pulled out all the stops: mediscare, class warfare, smears, Bill Clinton, Andy Cuomo whatever. And it wasn’t enough. When you spend unlimited amounts of money and use all your main weapons and still fail, there is no excuse big enough to cover the fact that you lost when you really should have won.

Fred 2 on September 14, 2011 at 12:52 AM

The Hump Bot!

Key West Reader on September 14, 2011 at 12:53 AM

I just read that Turner is the first Republican to win NY 9 in…NINETY years!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 14, 2011 at 12:37 AM

That’s amazing. I’d like to think tonight is a sign of good things to come in 2012!

powerpro on September 14, 2011 at 12:53 AM

Andrew Breitbart, after the Turner win: “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.”

d1carter on September 14, 2011 at 12:54 AM

Fred 2 on September 14, 2011 at 12:52 AM

I dunno. I think we need more Jobs Plan.

/aka stimulus
/aka cowbell

/aka… WHOLE LOTTA MORE HUMP. BOT!!!!!

Key West Reader on September 14, 2011 at 12:55 AM

Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!

The ‘bot sporting the clock like Flavor Flav!

3 questions:

1) Does the ‘bot get tested for HIV?
2) Does the ‘bot wear Trojans?
3) in the last scene, was that a small oil stain on the sheets?

Danny on September 14, 2011 at 12:56 AM

Did Blabbermouth-Schultz just say that NY-9 was “a very difficult district for Democrats”??????

Wow. Just wow.

Flyboy on September 14, 2011 at 12:58 AM

Andrew Breitbart, after the Turner win: “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.”

d1carter on September 14, 2011 at 12:54 AM

And those guys were the KKK. How radical can they get?

Ronnie on September 14, 2011 at 12:59 AM

Wow. “Bye-Bye, pervert!” indeed.

Marcus on September 14, 2011 at 1:00 AM

Maybe Pelosi should start moving into her office now.

Chuck Schick on September 14, 2011 at 1:01 AM

I dunno…. After watching the APhumPbot, it seems like it’s humping Obama’s entire world. Even Obama’s only private part.

Can you find it?

Night, all.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2011 at 1:01 AM

Schad…

… My rage is unmeasurable.

Seven Percent Solution on September 14, 2011 at 12:45 AM

..the controversy centers around what THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS was purported to have said and that probably will never be accurately determined. To be perfectly fair, when i posted this on my blog and I have discussed it with others, I freely admit my enmity for Obama and his grasping, tone-deaf, inconsiderate FLOTUS.

That said, I take the gravest exception to her obviously contemptuous expression, the rolling of the eyes, etc.

It is not the behavior one would have seen from Laura Bush, Nancy Reagan, and, for that matter, Rosalynn Carter, Patricia Nixon, Lady Bird Johnson, Mamie Eisenhower..

..or even Hillary Clinton

The War Planner on September 14, 2011 at 1:02 AM

Key West Reader on September 14, 2011 at 1:01 AM

Excuse me-but I don’t to even come close to visualizing Obama’s ‘private’ parts.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 14, 2011 at 1:04 AM

Listening to tomorrow’s Democrat spin on how these races were meaningless…meaningless! will be delightful.

Blacklake on September 14, 2011 at 1:07 AM

The War Planner on September 14, 2011 at 1:02 AM

No excuses, whatever, no matter what anyone says. Her face and demeanor all all-telling.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2011 at 1:08 AM

I’m hoping this means the end for the “pass the bill now” campaign.

HellCat on September 14, 2011 at 1:09 AM

Heh, Humpy going to work on what looks like a radiator reminds me of a funny scene in Futurama.

Fry: You guys might both be losers, but I just made out with that radiator woman from the radiator planet.
Leela: Fry, that’s a radiator.
Fry: Oh, *ahem* is there a burn ward within ten feet of here?

Good Solid B-Plus on September 14, 2011 at 1:11 AM

I’m hoping this means the end for the “pass the bill now” campaign.

HellCat on September 14, 2011 at 1:09 AM

I think it will…

ladyingray on September 14, 2011 at 1:12 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/nyregion/ny-democrats-try-to-avoid-upset-in-special-election.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

But Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the district’s large concentration of Orthodox Jews made it unusual and meant the race had few national ramifications.

“In this district, there is a large number of people who went to the polls tonight who didn’t support the president to begin with and don’t support Democrats — and it’s nothing more than that,” she said in a telephone interview.

William Amos on September 14, 2011 at 1:12 AM

Look out, Obama! Now the Dems will be beating the bushes for that birth certificate too.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 14, 2011 at 1:12 AM

And those guys were the KKK. How radical can they get?

Ronnie on September 14, 2011 at 12:59 AM

LOL

cynccook on September 14, 2011 at 1:15 AM

Humpbot!!

nickj116 on September 14, 2011 at 1:18 AM

The War Planner on September 14, 2011 at 1:02 AM

I think it is worse that that…

watch it again.

I think she really says:

“All this for a fuc%ing flag?”

Seven Percent Solution on September 14, 2011 at 1:19 AM

William Amos on September 14, 2011 at 1:12 AM

The upset in New York came the same day that, in a special election in Nevada’s Second District, an open seat was won by Mark Amodei, a Republican, over Kate Marshall, a Democrat. While Mr. Amodei’s victory was hardly a surprise, as the district has been held by a Republican since it was created in the 1980s, his defeat in the more Democratic leaning parts of the district demonstrated the challenge Democrats face in a country frustrated with high levels of joblessness and no near end in sight to economic woes.

The New York loss is an embarrassment to Representative Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Mr. Israel just a few months ago had expressed hope that the Democrats could move to take back control of the House; now his party appears to be facing a challenge defending seats it already holds.

Awwww….:-D

cynccook on September 14, 2011 at 1:23 AM

But Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the district’s large concentration of Orthodox Jews made it unusual and meant the race had few national ramifications.

“In this district, there is a large number of people who went to the polls tonight who didn’t support the president to begin with and don’t support Democrats — and it’s nothing more than that,” she said in a telephone interview.

Liar. She’s delusional. They had that seat for nearly a century.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Gee, you mean the PEOPLE get to decide who “represents” them in the United States of America????

It is SO much easier to be President of China.

KMC1 on September 14, 2011 at 1:31 AM

Seven Percent Solution on September 14, 2011 at 1:19 AM

..I think so too. But AT THE VERY LEAST her scowl is decidedly inappropriate.

The War Planner on September 14, 2011 at 1:31 AM

..I think so too. But AT THE VERY LEAST her scowl is decidedly inappropriate.

The War Planner on September 14, 2011 at 1:31 AM

And he approves of it. This is the supposed President.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2011 at 1:33 AM

i reside in the 9th (weiner’s former district). last year i was at a snoozer of a civic association meeting listening to weiner spin lies about social security. this year i had the pleasure of voting for his replacement! suh-weet!

anna on September 14, 2011 at 1:40 AM

But Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the district’s large concentration of Orthodox Jews made it unusual and meant the race had few national ramifications.

“In this district, there is a large number of people who went to the polls tonight who didn’t support the president to begin with and don’t support Democrats — and it’s nothing more than that,” she said in a telephone interview.

this woman’s a nutbag. there are loads of jews in the district but this is hardly crown heights- it’s super mixed with multiple ehtnicities and most of the jews are not orthodox but mainstream. but way to alienate the orthodox jews.

anna on September 14, 2011 at 1:44 AM

And the dems throw the NY jews under the blame bus…

theflyonthewall on September 14, 2011 at 1:53 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on September 14, 2011 at 1:04 AM

JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!

Lanceman on September 14, 2011 at 1:57 AM

JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!

Lanceman on September 14, 2011 at 1:57 AM

Finally, a Democratic platform that the Ron Paul contingent of HA can fully support.

:)

Good Solid B-Plus on September 14, 2011 at 2:00 AM

Finally, a Democratic platform that the Ron Paul contingent of HA can fully support.

:)

Good Solid B-Plus on September 14, 2011 at 2:00 AM

Heh! Don’t forget Farakkhan and ernesto!

Lanceman on September 14, 2011 at 2:03 AM

And the dems throw the NY jews under the blame bus…

theflyonthewall on September 14, 2011 at 1:53 AM

…it’s Bush’s fault…
………Japan’s….
…..the Arab spring….
…………Europe…..
………………ATM’s…..
……..Earth Quakes……….
…………….Hurricanes……
…………………the Tea Party…..
………………………and now the Jews…

The buck stops everywhere but Obama’s desk……

Hilarious.

Baxter Greene on September 14, 2011 at 2:15 AM

Glenn Beck is splitting his sides laughing.
Weiner wishes he invested in gold.

pat on September 14, 2011 at 2:16 AM

Heh! Don’t forget Farakkhan and ernesto!

Lanceman on September 14, 2011 at 2:03 AM

I graduated from high school with one of Farakkhan’s sons.
Wasn’t I lucky.
///

annoyinglittletwerp on September 14, 2011 at 2:32 AM

“So Mr Obama, how does it feel to be a free citizen again? No more criticism for taking well-deserved vacations and golfing trips. And your lovely wife is able to move about the country on her own without the Republican’s complaining about her wasting tax payer funds.”

–and then I woke up.

leftnomore on September 14, 2011 at 2:36 AM

JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!

Lanceman on September 14, 2011 at 1:57 AM

Admit it- You’re jealous because we(If Judaism is a race than I’m still Jewish. Neener) won’t let a goy-boy like you into our sooper-seekrrit, world-domination klub.
*wriggles nose*

annoyinglittletwerp on September 14, 2011 at 2:36 AM

i reside in the 9th (weiner’s former district). last year i was at a snoozer of a civic association meeting listening to weiner spin lies about social security. this year i had the pleasure of voting for his replacement! suh-weet!

anna on September 14, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Mazel Tov!

JohnGalt23 on September 14, 2011 at 3:05 AM

Late to thread, but got my HA humpbot alert. AP, no matter what is said about him here, some of it deserved — especially as to his metrosexual candy-ass RINO stuff — is a complete and total mensch-like hombre cum cowboy for this post. There is hope, after all.

TXUS on September 14, 2011 at 3:06 AM

That video of the FLOTUS is all it should take to bring the Lightworker and his overreaching thugocracy to their just desserts, and the party of domestic destruction down with them.

Please, send it far and wide.

hillbillyjim on September 14, 2011 at 3:46 AM

Humpbot, nice :)

jarodea on September 14, 2011 at 4:12 AM

F*** yea, bot humping. Taste the hydraulic fluid.

gogman on September 14, 2011 at 5:18 AM

New Meme: The public option would have saved Weiner.

rob verdi on September 14, 2011 at 5:58 AM

Humpbot!!
thanks ap.

ted c on September 14, 2011 at 6:03 AM

How could the spin be: “oh it doesn’t matter if it’s Dem or Rep, all the anti-incumbants will be thrown out. It doesn’t matter if it’s Dem or Rep” when the Dem here wasn’t even in office?

That’s the more “respectable” spin I’m hearing rather than Wasserman Shultz’s ridiculous “Well NYC really isn’t a Democratic town”.

Marcus on September 14, 2011 at 6:30 AM

I meant, all the “incumbents” will be tossed, anti-incumbent mood.

Marcus on September 14, 2011 at 6:31 AM

Bellweather, indeed. How many now have flipped to the GOP because of Failbama?

Now we add “Weiner’s Seat” to the list. The electorate is still fired up.

dogsoldier on September 14, 2011 at 6:34 AM

if this is the tune that the bellwether is ringing, then it is certainly going to be some rough sailing for a few years if you’re a D.

ted c on September 14, 2011 at 6:43 AM

I hope this is one of many turnovers.

wi farmgirl on September 14, 2011 at 6:50 AM

SECOND RESULTS THREAD: AP CALLS IT
The Heat of the Meat Leads To A Hosin’ By The Chosen

Headline of the Night by Ace of Spades

ted c on September 14, 2011 at 7:05 AM

did i call it or did i call it…sam stein on morning joe…

paraphrase: yeah, they won, but this district will be gone after redistricting…

cmsinaz on September 14, 2011 at 7:05 AM

I think she really says:
“All this for a fuc%ing flag?”
Seven Percent Solution on September 14, 2011 at 1:19 AM

Can someone explain this? I can’t get to that link. Server overloaded.

Youngs98 on September 14, 2011 at 7:18 AM

I’m sorry I missed it.

What is the latest outrage re FLOTUS? and is it something worth posting on FB?

PappyD61 on September 14, 2011 at 7:19 AM

Good news from New York… Thx District 9…

Khun Joe on September 14, 2011 at 7:27 AM

How can Obama not look in the mirror and realize his days are numbered, and still double down on the destruction.

He is truly an evil man.

fossten on September 14, 2011 at 7:38 AM

ROFL

Lost the Wiener Boy seat, how pathetic is that for the ‘rats.

Reap what you sow, morons, though I’m sure they will chalk it up to not being liberal enough.

Bishop on September 14, 2011 at 7:46 AM

did i call it or did i call it…sam stein on morning joe…

paraphrase: yeah, they won, but this district will be gone after redistricting…

cmsinaz on September 14, 2011 at 7:05 AM

they talk about it as if it evaporates–voters and all. but it won’t.

ted c on September 14, 2011 at 7:50 AM

Andrew Breitbart, after the Turner win: “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.”

d1carter on September 14, 2011 at 12:54 AM

This is the point I keep trying to make to my friends and family that are “default” Democrats just because their parents were Democrats.

Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, Durbin…these people would have been considered fringe kooks back in the day. Now they’re running the party.

visions on September 14, 2011 at 7:56 AM

Always LOL at that thing humping a lava lamp.

Doesn’t that…hurt?

Good Lt on September 14, 2011 at 7:57 AM

ted c on September 14, 2011 at 7:50 AM

yup

cmsinaz on September 14, 2011 at 7:59 AM

The tighter Obama squeezes, the more independents slip through his fingers.
Now of course in a few years, they will run to the next Hopey Changey con-person.

Electrongod on September 14, 2011 at 8:05 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/nyregion/ny-democrats-try-to-avoid-upset-in-special-election.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

But Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the district’s large concentration of Orthodox Jews made it unusual and meant the race had few national ramifications.

“In this district, there is a large number of people who went to the polls tonight who didn’t support the president to begin with and don’t support Democrats — and it’s nothing more than that,” she said in a telephone interview.

William Amos on September 14, 2011 at 1:12 AM

Yes, because Jews historically have supported the GOP.

/

mankai on September 14, 2011 at 8:13 AM

It’s a beautiful morning…

Fallon on September 14, 2011 at 8:15 AM

Andrew Breitbart, after the Turner win: “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.”

d1carter on September 14, 2011 at 12:54 AM

Good luck. I’ve been making that case to my parents for the last 30 years (since I entered HS). Scoop Jackson is dead… and so is Nixon, but somehow it comes back to “Democrat = Give ‘em Hell Harry” and “Republican = Caviar-eating Blue Blood”.

When I started in college in 1984 and reported that the college Democrats were a bunch of Castro/Sandinista/Soviet loving Marxists, I was dismissed. But those college Democrats are now fully in charge of the party.

mankai on September 14, 2011 at 8:18 AM

YESSSSSSSS!

(I went to bed before all the results were out.)

WannabeAnglican on September 14, 2011 at 8:22 AM

..I think so too. But AT THE VERY LEAST her scowl is decidedly inappropriate.

The War Planner on September 14, 2011 at 1:31 AM

I dislike FLOTUS as much as anyone, but I don’t think she is scowling – I think she just looks like that. I also thought his nodding was more of a “that’s nice dear” nod than indicating agreement. He has a tight little “that’s nice dear” smile also.

That flag ceremony was very touching, though.

yocheved on September 14, 2011 at 8:25 AM

Yes, because Jews historically have supported the GOP.

/

mankai on September 14, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Could DWS’s district be Jewish, I wonder? That has got to be the stupidest talking point I have heard today (although it is early.)

yocheved on September 14, 2011 at 8:30 AM

How can Obama not look in the mirror and realize his days are numbered, and still double down on the destruction.

He is truly an evil man.

fossten on September 14, 2011 at 7:38 AM

I don’t think it’s fair or accurate to say that at all. I don’t think Obama is an evil man.

Just an ignorant and incompetent one.

You ask, how can he double down? Because that is literally all he knows or can comprehend. He knows that his policies are not working, but he mentally cannot conceive any other course of action other than to continue on with the ruinous policies he’s advanced.

It’s not immorality. It’s just pure, unadulterated idiocy, coupled with arrogance.

Vyce on September 14, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Just got done watching the opening block of MORNING JOE… Yummy… never saw so many “deer in the headlight” looks…

Pass the popcorn!!

Khun Joe on September 14, 2011 at 8:39 AM

Look out, Obama! Now the Dems will be beating the bushes for that birth certificate too.
Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 14, 2011 at 1:12 AM

What do you mean “too”? The Dems started the while birth thing.

Count to 10 on September 14, 2011 at 8:41 AM

“So Mr Obama, how does it feel to be a free citizen again? No more criticism for taking well-deserved vacations and golfing trips. And your lovely wife is able to move about the country on her own without the Republican’s complaining about her wasting tax payer funds.”

–and then I woke up.

leftnomore on September 14, 2011 at 2:36 AM

After November 2012, dreams can come true!

Sekhmet on September 14, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Liberalism is a progressive mental disorder. These warning signs from these two examples in response to the insanity of detroying our economic system will not register with the elitest leftwing nutjobs. The truth to a liberal is what they want it to be, not what is based on the truth. Besides the rest of us are too stupid to understand what is happening. What is happening is happening in their minds, not what is happening in reality. The world economy is collapsing because of a mental disorder called liberalism.

volsense on September 14, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Andrew Breitbart, after the Turner win: “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.”

d1carter on September 14, 2011 at 12:54 AM

It’s morning in America, part 2.

Behold the soon to be, retro-Reagan Democrats…..

roy_batty on September 14, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Congratulations to everyone in NY-9 and NV-2. “You did good!” …both for yourselves and for the country. Thank you for sending a message.

MainelyRight on September 14, 2011 at 8:48 AM

DWS is proving to be a bigger failure and coward than her boss. Lying to the world in a telephone interview??? This is so she doesn’t have to look anyone in the eyes while trying to sell them a load of cr%p. Maybe she’s scared for her own job since people are finding out it’s ok to pull the lever on the other side of the ballot. O is one and done and he knows it this morning. At least Moochelle has figured out how to pack a suitcase.

Kissmygrits on September 14, 2011 at 9:11 AM

Go, Hump~Bot
Go, Hump~Bot
Go, Go, Go, Hump~Bot!!!

Jack Deth on September 14, 2011 at 9:12 AM

From this morning’s NY Post:

That a Brooklyn-Queens district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1 could swing to a GOP candidate who was outspent and outmanned — and where unions poured in enormous resources in the final hours — doesn’t bode well for a president facing re-election in a queasy economy.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on September 14, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Beautiful! Mr. Obama knows he’s floating on a turd and the American voters will push the handle in Nov 2012. Hey Mr. Precedent why doncha schedule another speech

notashamed on September 14, 2011 at 9:32 AM

The dems had their winning streak in NY-23 snapped at 1 by running a 3rd party plant and the democrat running as a conservative. Losing 700+ seats, state, local and federal in November 2011 said nothing to the democrats and Obowma’s prospects of an upcoming bully beatdown? Talk about tone deaf.

The Tea Party has America demanding limited gov’t, lower spending and less entitlement programs.

dthorny on September 14, 2011 at 9:50 AM

“So Mr Obama, how does it feel to be a free citizen again? No more criticism for taking well-deserved vacations and golfing trips. And your lovely wife is able to move about the country on her own without the Republican’s complaining about her wasting tax payer funds.”

–and then I woke up.

leftnomore on September 14, 2011 at 2:36 AM
After November 2012, dreams can come true!

Sekhmet on September 14, 2011 at 8:44 AM

AND Michelle Obowma can go back to NOT being proud of her country, once again.

dthorny on September 14, 2011 at 9:53 AM

SO Dems no loner support Isreali Jews, NY Jews… I guess Florida is next.

Also – Ohio – key swing – has a large concentration of Jewish Americans – I wonder if this will carry over?

Odie1941 on September 14, 2011 at 10:20 AM

A bit of Randy Newman parody regarding last night’s Republican win:

Last night I saw Barack Obama on a TV show
With some smart a**ed New York Jew
And the Jew laughed at Barack Obama
And the audience laughed at Barack Obama, too…

Jack Deth on September 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Jack Deth on September 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Unions your money don’t matter
Don’t you hear what I say…

Lanceman on September 14, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Democrats’ evaporating support is like Spinal Tap’s ever-shrinking concert venues, and ST manager Ian Faith’s explanation could apply, “Their appeal is becoming more selective.”

curved space on September 14, 2011 at 2:03 PM

“The mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small;
Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness He grinds all.”

Longfellow: Retríbution.

bluefox on September 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM

I just read that Turner is the first Republican to win NY 9 in…NINETY years!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 14, 2011 at 12:37 AM

That’s amazing. I’d like to think tonight is a sign of good things to come in 2012!

powerpro on September 14, 2011 at 12:53 AM

Debbie Wasserman Schultz said this is a distinctly hard district for Democrats to win. heh

hawkdriver on September 14, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Andrew Breitbart, after the Turner win: “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.”

d1carter on September 14, 2011 at 12:54 AM

These new Democrats (Muslim loving, Anti-American, Communists)have infested every city hall, mayoral office, state house, and the federal government.they will need to be excised like a malignant cancer in a resounding, tsunami,no doubt about it, overwhelming loss at every level in 2012. Let there be no doubt that they have been rejected like in N.Y. in the 2012 elections. Remember in November! It’s going to take decades to undo the harm these Democrats have done to this country by regulating and taxing and stealing it into bankruptcy!

Marco on September 14, 2011 at 5:46 PM

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