Voters Cry Foul Play in NY 23rd District (Owens)

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    Does this really surprise anyone.... Democrats are losing serious credibility....

    11:45 am est

    by Michael Patrick Leahy of The TCOT Report and Nathan Barker of The Gouverneur Times

    From his nomination as the Democratic candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd Congressional District on August 10 until October 30, barely 84 hours before the polls opened in the special election, newly elected Democratic Congressman Bill Owens was adamantly opposed to health care reform bills that included the "public option."

    UPDATE:

    President Obama Acknowledged Today That He and Bill Owens Pulled a Health Care Fast One on the Voters in NY-23

    The New York Times is reporting that in his pep talk to the Democrats in Congress this morning, President Obama acknowledged that he and newly elected NY-23 Democratic Congressman Bill Owens have pulled a fast one on the voters in that district.

    The Times reported the President's comments about Bill Owens today in the context of the overall pending Health Care bill vote:

    The president also singled out Representative Bill Owens, the newly-elected Democrat from a historically Republican district in New York, who was sworn into office just on Friday. Mr. Obama noted that Mr. Owens would support the health care bill even though it might not be popular at home.

    “Think about Bill Owens,” Mr. Obama said. “He could have dodged it. But he didn’t. And guess what? Bill is sitting right here."


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    Democrats are smart to rub voter noses in their treachery.

    No way this will backfire on them in 2010
     
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    Wait, I thought this was a major victory for conservatives?
     
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    And especially for the Sarah Palin/Fred Thompson dynamic duo..
     
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    I think that you are being sarcastic.:lol: But if I were Owens I would not be going home for Thanksgiving without alot of additional security.:cuckoo:
     
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    Obama and Owens. Two peas in a pod.
     
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    A very sad situation. Can't even get angry about these things at this point. People are now just used to corrupt fraud politicians.
     
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    Another example of a third party candidate throwing an election to the Democrat and yet all of talk radio and punditry kept talking about what a message it sent and what a victory it was. Fuzzy math I guess.
     
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    You just say that because you Dread the Fred!
     
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    Looks like 4 days before the election he changed his position, so there doesn't seem to be a problem in terms of his vote on the health care bill. If he made clear his change of position prior to the vote, that is.

    He's accused of breaking 3 more promises in his first 24 hours in office.

    All I can say is you get what you deserve when you support candidates from the two major parties.
     

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