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So... somehow you think that because a Rep won over a Dem that means that things are going to be very bad for Dems?
Originally posted by jdub297
Close your eyes and cover your ears. You may not see it; that doesn't make it go away.
Originally posted by TsukiLunar
Make what go away? A bipartisanship?
GOP wins in NY House race, seen as Obama rebuke
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republicans have scored an upset victory in a House race that started as a contest to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner after he resigned in a sexting scandal but became a referendum on President Barack Obama's economic policies.
The heavily Democratic district, which spans parts of Queens and Brooklyn, had never sent a Republican to the House.
Bob Turner, a little-known Republican businessman from Queens, beat Assemblyman David I. Weprin in an upset victory seen as a message to Washington.]/i]
A little-known Republican businessman from Queens, channeling voter discontent with President Obama into an upset, won election to Congress on Tuesday from the heavily Democratic district in New York City last represented by Anthony D. Weiner.
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.
ELECTION UPSET: GOP Candidate Takes Anthony Weiner's Seat
But voter frustration with Obama put Weprin in the unlikely spot of playing defense. A Siena Poll released Friday found just 43 percent of likely voters approved of the president's job performance, while 54 percent said they disapproved. Among independents, just 29 percent said they approved of Obama's job performance.
Before we were told that there is no way we can compete in the urban North, now we just took a seat from a Democratic stronghold which required the votes of at least 30% of Democrats in the District to take in New York City.
Originally posted by neo96
a democratic seat going republican might not turn any heads
but a democratic seat going republican in new york is a very big deal
another protest agianst obama and the demcrats themselves your call
but new york could use quite a few more republicans in power.
And almost comical (pitiful?) to see the dems attempting spin this news with DNC chair Wasserman saying that the 9th district (that the dems lost only twice since 1855) was a "difficult one for democrats".
Originally posted by Oaktree
I am surprised (or not, actually) that this isn't getting much coverage, MSM or ATS.
This is huge, and the Dems know it, which is probably why there is so little coverage.
This has been a Dem seat for how long, 160 years or so?
I actually suspect the orthodox Jews of the district ain't to happy with Obama.
Originally posted by centurion1211
The MSM has a ton of time, effort and money invested in obama.
You won't see them turn on him and start to really post the news unless TPTB decide obama is over.
Could happen soon, though.
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.
An internal, partisan civil war is now brewing in that party. What I think tonight is less important than what Joe Lieberman, Bill Clinton, Evan Bayh, and the rest of the former, and now defunct, reasonable wing of the Democratic Party is thinking tonight.