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‘Unexpectedly’: Voters in NY-9 District Realize President Obama Is a ‘Moron’

Posted on | August 22, 2011 | 12 Comments

By now you’ve noticed how bad economic news in the Obama age is always “unexpected” according to liberal reporters. Now the failure of Obamanomics seems to be intruding into the political sphere:

Of all the places to hear fulminations against President Obama, one of the least expected is the corner of 71st Avenue and Queens Boulevard, in the heart of a Congressional district that propelled Democrats like Geraldine A. Ferraro, Charles E. Schumer and Anthony D. Weiner to Washington.
But it was there that Dale Weiss, a 64-year-old Democrat, approached the Republican running for Congress in a special election and, without provocation, blasted the president for failing to tame runaway federal spending. “We need to cut Medicaid,” she declared, “but he won’t do that.” She shook her head in disgust. “He is a moron.”
After nodding approvingly for a time, the Republican candidate, Bob Turner, signaled for an assistant to cut off Ms. Weiss. Frustration with Mr. Obama is so widespread, he explained later, that he tries to limit such rants to about 30 seconds, or else they will consume most of his day.
“It’s endemic in the district,” Mr. Turner said. “You can’t stop them once they get started.”
The Sept. 13 election was expected to be a sleepy sideshow — a mere formality that would put David I. Weprin, a Democratic state assemblyman and heir to a Queens political dynasty, into a Congressional seat that became vacant this summer when Mr. Weiner quit over an online sex scandal.
Instead, the race has become something far more unsettling to Democrats: a referendum on the president and his party that is highlighting the surprisingly raw emotions of the electorate.
National Democrats, alarmed by a poll that showed the contest far closer than anticipated, are privately fretting that even a close outcome in a working-class swath of Brooklyn and Queens may foreshadow broader troubles for the party in 2012.
The Siena College poll, conducted early this month, showed Mr. Weprin with an advantage of 6 percentage points, within the margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 points.
Suddenly Mr. Weprin’s aides have ramped up fund-raising, enlisting big-name figures like Senator Joseph I. Lieberman to headline events. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has dispatched operatives to advise the candidate. And the campaign, aided by big city unions, is drawing up an extensive field operation to turn out the vote.

Read the rest — thanks to Bert the Samoan Lawyer for the tip.

Unlike Barack Obama, I hate to encourage false hope and impossible dreams, but NY-9 may be a heckuva lot more winnable for Republicans than even the freaked-out Democrats fear.

The district’s Cook Partisan Voting Index rating is only D+5 — not nearly as prohibitively partisan as Jerry Nadler’s 8th District (D+22), for example. And remember how fired up we got for Sean Bielat’s challenge to Barney Frank? The Cook PVI rating for Frank’s MA-4 district is D+14. So if a bunch of bloggers and Tea Party types could put the fear into Barney — and we had him sweating, didn’t we? — we might actually be able to beat this Democrat second-teamer Dave Weprin.

But we’ve got to get cracking, folks: Sept. 13 is just three weeks from Tuesday, so go give Bob Turner $20 or $50 or $100 now and then help spread the word via Twitter, Facebook or e-mail to all your friends: A Republican could win this NY-9 special election, so please give now!

UPDATE: Just today Bob Turner was endorsed by the NY Sun.

He Never Tweeted Pictures of His Junk to a Porn Star


12 Responses to “‘Unexpectedly’: Voters in NY-9 District Realize President Obama Is a ‘Moron’”

  1. Sissy Willis
    August 22nd, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    I lied about my phone number. None of their darned business. Geez. 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    August 22nd, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    How far I’ve fallen.  From grace.  Turning the other cheek.  Not forgiving repeat offenders.  If only, I had the strength, to be so generous, as attributing Obama’s (and the other D-baggers) “shortcomings”, to just being “morons”.

    Not evil, Cloward-Piven, America hating stools.  Well, there you go.

  3. Anonymous
    August 22nd, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

    Oh my.  The Sissy Willis?  A pioneer like MKH, Betsy N, Goldilocks, …..  No snark intended.  I’m impressed, if you’re the Sissy Willis.

  4. McGehee
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    That’s her. She’s Stacy’s technical doyenne.

  5. TC_LeatherPenguin
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 12:34 am

    If Turner wins, Schumer (it used to be his seat) will be a joy to watch as he tracks down Weiner and bludgeons his junk with a 2×4.

  6. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    NY-9 voters realizing Obama is a moron is pretty unexpected.

  7. MrPaulRevere
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 6:14 am

    That map itself makes a very eloquent arguement against gerrymandering. Does the layout make sense to anyone? They split the island in half! It’s the gerrymander from hell.

  8. Adjoran
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 6:34 am

    The modern rule in many states is that water is a universal conduit, so if two parcels border on the same waterway, theoretically they can be in the same jurisdiction.  Same thing applies to annexations and redistricting.

  9. Adjoran
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    Seems worth the effort.  As a special election, there aren’t more pressing races around competing for time, money, and attention.  And it’s a no-lose proposition:  if we lose, it’s the Schumer-Weiner district, for crying out loud!  But if we won it, the Democrats would need a special Crisis Hotline set up.

    That would be sweet.

  10. ThePaganTemple
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    Amazing that Sissy would take the time to comment on an obscure little site like this one, huh?

  11. TC_LeatherPenguin
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    not really; a busload of them are from Queens, who are my Staten Islander brethren, in that we mostly own our own houses.

  12. Tea'd off in Tennessee
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    I just donated 1 1/2 x my campaign donation to Turner to this website.  Keep up the coverage on Bob Turner.  Nothing would please this Tennessean more than to see ANYBODY BUT A DEMOCRAT fill the vacancy left by Pervert Weiner.