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    Republican Turner wins special election for Weiner"s vacated seat

    Businessman Bob Turner (R) defeated state Assemblyman David Weprin (D) in the special election for the House seat held by former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner (D).

    Turner’s victory is regarded as an upset given the Democratic history of the 9th district, which takes in portions of Brooklyn and Queens, as well as the fact that President Obama carried the seat by 11 points in 2008.

    “New Yorkers put Washington Democrats on notice that voters are losing confidence in a President whose policies assault job-creators and affront Israel,” said National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) in a statement after Turner’s win.

    Republicans also easily held a seat in Nevada’s GOP-heavy 2nd district, which has never elected a Democrat. State Sen. Mark Amodei (R) beat state Treasurer Kate Marshall (D) in a special election for the House seat left open by Sen. Dean Heller (R), who was appointed to replace Sen. John Ensign (R). Ensign resigned earlier this year over a scandal involving an aide.

    Moreover, Democratic strategists noted that they had a fairly weak candidate in Weprin, whose campaign was plagued by gaffes. He was chosen by party leaders largely because he promised not to challenge another incumbent in 2012, should his seat be eliminated in redistricting.
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    Combination of people being fed up with the lack of progress under Obama and a pinch-hit democratic candidate.
    It'll be interesting to see what happens here in '12.
    All 1.21 of them.

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    The Jews have been joined at the hip to the Democrats. It's looks like they are beginning to wake up.

    Considering the Jews had zero use for Republicans, who were more proactive toward Israel's best interests, it never made much sense to me.

    Obama made it plain that the Democrats had no use for them, so where are they going to turn.

    It's not really Obama's fault. He didn't know any better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_j15 View Post
    Combination of people being fed up with the lack of progress under Obama and a pinch-hit democratic candidate.
    It'll be interesting to see what happens here in '12.
    It's a conservative district that went for GWB in 2004.

    I find it funny that people said they were fed up with the lack of progress under Obama and vote for a Republican that will further make sure Obama can't accomplish anything.
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    Oh boy . . . is the Spin Doctor in the house!


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    How and why do you find it "funny", MTA? The job-less don't see it that way while Nero kicks the can down the street and fiddles away with more "stimuli" tax-payer funding.

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    [quote=Toadman;3273921]How and why do you find it "funny", MTA? Not a bit wee-bit concerned?

    [/quote]no. That district is far from representative.
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    Ostrich. What if we held a Presidential Election today? Would you be upset that we didnt give Obama enough time for implementation of the Jobs Bill(whatever's in it, Pelosi-style) and Obamacare? Frankly we don't have that time anymore. No one is re-investing in American business, sitting it out to see if the hour-glass gets flipped. If it takes one congressional district at a time so be it.

    He's never going to stop "campaigning", is he?

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    How can this be?

    WASHINGTON — President Obama anticipated Republican resistance to his jobs program, but he is now meeting increasing pushback from his own party. Many Congressional Democrats, smarting from the fallout over the 2009 stimulus bill, say there is little chance they will be able to support the bill as a single entity, citing an array of elements they cannot abide.
    Is this not the NY Times?

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    Many of the Dems felt the only way to send Obama a message that they were unhappy with his performance was to vote Republican.
    Siegelman and others say the tide turned in July when former New York Mayor Ed Koch became so angered by Obama's view that Israel's pre-1967 borders should be the baseline for Middle East peace talks that he announced plans to cross party lines and endorse Turner, to send Washington a message. It didn't hurt that although Koch hasn't held office since 1989, he remains immensely popular.

    Voters in the district said they crossed party lines for the first time ever based on a number of issues.Former mayor Koch turns tide in NYC race
    Also the district will probably disappear when lines are redrawn in the near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckiechan View Post
    Considering the Jews had zero use for Republicans, who were more proactive toward Israel's best interests, it never made much sense to me.

    I am an American, I am of German descent, I feel no need to vote for politicians who favor Germany's positions or well being.

    I assume that American's of Jewish decent are often Americans first and not driven by our polices to other jews in the middle east?



    I want the best for my German cousins, but America comes first. Perhaps Jews are similar

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    Siegelman and others say the tide turned in July when former New York Mayor Ed Koch became so angered by Obama's view that Israel's pre-1967 borders should be the baseline for Middle East peace talks that he announced plans to cross party lines and endorse Turner, to send Washington a message. It didn't hurt that although Koch hasn't held office since 1989, he remains immensely popular.
    Not for nothing but Ed Koch hasn't endorsed a Democrat since Bill Bradley in 1990. He has endorsed McCain, Bush, Rudy, Peter King, Rep. Gov. Pataki, etc. since then.
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    some jews vote israel.

    but do most jews vote israel or america?

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