And the STUNNING upset in New York City recalls Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts!
Remember the famous words of Abraham Lincoln: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time." Well, apparently fewer and fewer people are being fooled by Barack Hussein Obama!
Results in Tuesday's special election for House seats in New York and Nevada show that the political tide which repudiated Obama in the November 2011 midterm election has not abated. If anything, it is getting stronger.
The most upsetting of these twin disappointments for Democrats is the loss of the seat in New York which has been in Democrat hands for nearly one hundred years and was the political base of Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, Senator Chuck Schumer and the disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner.
But the vote in NY-9 was more than registering disgust with Weiner's bizarre behavior. Obama carried the district by 11 points. Now, Obama's popularity in the district which has a three to one advantage in registered Democrats is in the dumps. Much of that is due to the Jewish vote, but also there was a new enthusiasm in the district where voters who previously had not worked in campaigns were excited by the opportunity to get involved and send a message to Obama. Boy did they!
A Tea Party Triumph!
Democrat candidate David Weprin tried to make the Tea Party the boogie man in the race. He repeatedly tried to smear the Tea Party and his opponent Bob Turner with the vile rhetoric that has become commonplace in leading Democrat circles. At one point Weprin said "My opponent is identified with the Tea Party element of the Republican Party, that clearly has held our country hostage." This effort reached absurd lows in this press release from the Weprin campaign blaming the Tea Party and GOP candidate Turner for the debt downgrade.
If tactics to scare voters with the Tea Party bogeyman didn't work in New York City, they won't work in Ohio, Virginia or other swing states in 2012.
And 2012 IS what this election was all about. "I am the messenger," Turner said as he claimed his victory. "This message . . . will reverberate into 2012."
Amen to that!