Bob Turner: What It Means.

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    "Retired businessman Bob Turner of Breezy Point won the special election to replace Anthony Weiner as congressman for the 9th District Tuesday, defeating state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) and putting the seat in Republican hands for the first time since the 1920s.

    Turner took 54 percent of the vote, compared to 46 percent for Weprin, according to preliminary results, completing a stunning come-from-behind victory in a race that had garnered national attention.

    Running on a platform that focused on cutting federal spending — by as much as 35 percent over 10 years — and restructuring Social Security and Medicare for future retirees in order to keep the programs solvent, Turner had framed the race as a referendum on the Obama presidency.

    Weprin tried to paint Turner as a radical Tea Party Republican whose views are out of line with the people of the district.

    Turner also backs Second Amendment gun rights, while Weprin is pro-gun control; Turner is pro-life and Weprin pro-choice on abortion; and Turner is against any tax hikes on income and capital gains, while Weprin backs increasing rates on high earners to help close the federal deficit.

    Another key element in the race was each candidate's support of Israel and Obama policy toward the Jewish state. The 9th Congressional District has the highest percentage of Jewish voters of any district in the country..."
    Upset! Republican Turner wins congressional seat - Queens Chronicle: Central/Mid Queens News


    1. Wow!
    My district, heavily middle class, heavily Democrat, largely Jewish....declined to vote for the liberal-Left wing- progressive-Democrat- Obama clone candidate!
    This district has many Orthodox Jews...and Turner's opponent is an Orthodox Jew!

    2. What does it show? That the concepts embodied in the Tea Party movement are the wave of the future! Don't believe those polls stating that the Tea Party has lost support in this nation.

    3. What does it mean? Obama is toast!


    4. What does it tell? History repeats:
    Democrats (Progressives) were thoroughly rejected by the voters in the election of 1920:
    “The United States presidential election of 1920 was dominated by the aftermath of World War I and the hostile reaction to Woodrow Wilson, the Democratic president. Harding's victory remains the largest popular-vote percentage margin (60.3% to 34.1%) in Presidential elections after the so-called "Era of Good Feelings" ended with the victory of James Monroe in the election of 1820. ” United States presidential election, 1920 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    “In the 1920 election, he and his running-mate, Calvin Coolidge, defeated Democrat and fellow Ohioan James M. Cox, in what was then the largest presidential popular vote landslide in American history since the popular vote tally began to be recorded in 1824: 60.36% to 34.19%.”Warren G. Harding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So, once again, the American people got a look at progressives, and realized what fraud they are!
    Beware, Obama:

    MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
     
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    Start chilling the champagne, PC, 2012 is a lock!
     
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    Oh I get it...you're being sarcastic aren't you?
     
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    OK....you can come to the party.
     
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    You're not serious, are you BVD?
     
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    I'll bring a slab of freshly killed beef.:lol:
     
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    If I were the Dems I'd be very worried about 2012.

    That seat was a Dem lock since the 20's and now its a Rep seat??

    I think that pendulum is gonna swing big time.
     
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    Yep, I reckon I can pick sarcasm...
     
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    Woot, Another Dem bites the dust !!! 2012 here we come!!
     
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    Well, this is good, but there were a lot of things in play.

    A poll showed that most of Weiners' constiuents didn't want him to step down. That they felt he had been sandbagged by his party over a petty scandal. So I have to wonder how many Democrats stayed home because they got tired of the Party flipping off their wishes.

    If anyone should have forced Weiner out, it should have been the voters of the 9th, not Nancy and Barack.

    Not saying it was a major factor, but I wonder if it was a factor at all, given this district is going to vanish, anyway.

    But was telling is that the Democrats sunk a lot of money in compared to the Republicans, and Turner still won.
     
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