Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Republican wins Democratic New York House seat

Photo: New York Daily News via Breitbart's Big Govt.
With his outcome of his own reelection effort 14 difficult months away, President Obama suffered a sharp rebuke at the polls Tuesday, when voters in New York elected a conservative Republican to represent a Democratic congressional district that has not been in Republican hands since the 1920s. - Paul Kane/Washington Post

The defeat came as Republicans trounced Democrats in another special House election Tuesday, in northern Nevada, where — with almost 10 percent of the districts reporting — Republican Mark Amodei led Democrat Kate Marshall, 56 percent to 39 percent.

In both contests, the GOP pulled ahead by linking the Democratic candidate to Obama and his handling of the economy. Both Republican contenders urged voters to “send a message” to the president.

After Turner Earthquake in Weiner District, Democrats’ Civil War Against Obama Begins - Breitbart's Big Government

...I predict a tectonic shift among American Jews and within the Democratic Party if Obama doesn’t quietly retire. All the spinning in the world can’t spin away the trend of Scott Brown, the Tea Party victory of November 2010, and now the Turner earthquake.

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....

NY-09 Goes Republican For the First Time Since 1922 - RedState
New York 9th District Special Election: Republican Bob Turner Takes Seat Formerly Held By Anthony Weiner - Wake Up America
Spin of the Day - Ed Driscoll at Pajamas
GOP Wins in NY House Race, Seen as Obama Rebuke - ABC, AP
DNC SPIN: NY9 'very difficult district for Democrats'... - HotAir via Drudge
In spite of the fact that Dems have held seat since 1923... - FOX
Top party officials 'disappointed, furious, disgusted, hopeless'... - Politico via Drudge
Even before the polls closed, the recriminations — something short of panic, and considerably more than mere grumbling — had begun. On a high-level campaign conference call Tuesday afternoon, Democratic donors and strategists commiserated over their disappointment in Obama. A source on the call described the mood as “awful.”

“People feel betrayed, disappointed, furious, disgusted, hopeless,” said the source.
WH says vote has nothing to do with Obama - NBC New York