Weinergate

Discussion in 'Politics' started by boedicca, May 28, 2011.

  1. Foxfyre
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    It is official. Weiner's district that is registered Democratic by more than 3 to 1 and hasn't elected a Republican since 1923 has elected the Republican. An older, not-all-that-photogenic seriously somber Republican at that. A referendum on Weiner? Maybe a little bit. But mostly a referendum on the insane policies our current Administration has forced and is trying to force on us.

    In the grand scheme of things, this election probably won't make much difference. But for now, it sure is sweet. :)
     
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    it was all those Harding/Coolidge holdovers ;)
     
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    This does not bode well for Obama.
     
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    It's sweet - and it is significant.
     
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    No. But then there is still well over 14 months to the election.
     
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    Yes, but if the economy improves enough for Obama to make ANY kind of case that it was his policies that did it--we all know that would be a lie, but a lot of his continuency seems to be willing to believe ANYTHING they're told--all this stuff will be quickly pushed aside. Out of sight, out of mind.

    But Weiner's district also has one of the highest concentrations of Jewish citizens in the country. Their memory is usually pretty good, and if Obama ticks them off, that is a significant voting block in New York State. That's a lot of votes that have tilted left for a long time but might be tilting right in the next election.

    It will be interesting to watch.
     
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    The word is constituency in my last post. I think that misspelling might have been a Freudian slip. :)
     
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    :eek:First time I've ever agreed with anything you've posted
     
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    For the economy to improve significantly enough by the 2012 elections, Obama would have to do the opposite of what he proposes. He's too much of an ideologue to change course.

    I also agree that Obama is going to lose some of the Jewish vote due to his hostility towards Israel.
     
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    And this one.
     

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