Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NY-09: Stunning Repudiation of Chuck Schumer

This result is a rebuke to Barack Obama, but it is a rebuke as well—a stinging one, perhaps more stinging—to Senator Charles Schumer. - Michael Barone/Washington Examiner

...As one of the three Democratic leaders of the Democratic majority in the Senate—and by common consent the one who outshines in intellect the other two put together—Schumer has played an important role in fashioning Democratic policies, including but not limited to the 2009 stimulus package and Obamacare.

This vote is a startling repudiation of those policies by just the voters Schumer was hoping to win over....

Obama costs Dems a Congressional seat -- in NYC! - Philip Klein/Washington Examiner
Twin defeats spark Democratic fears - Politico
With Jewish Support, GOP Retakes Seat Held by Democrats for Nearly a Century - Trevor Loudon
G.O.P. Gains House Seat Vacated by Weiner - New York Times