US politics



Shades of 2012, if the Democrats do not jettison their radical president and his whacky, far Left looney base, expect more of the same in future elections after 2012. The Democrats experiment in radical socialism isn’t panning out as they expected, the overwhelming majority of Americans (on both sides of aisle) are not enamored with failed Marxist theory.

Most Americans when polled, will admit to a rejection of any government big enough to believe it can step over any lines, state lines that is, and dictate by fiat. The radicalness of this administration shocked many a Democrat, and some Republicans who voted for him. They obviously hadn’t read the hundreds of posts here at the Tundra Tabloids that warned about Obama.

Now a democratic seat, since the 1920’s, has fallen to a Republican, in one of the sharpest rebukes to date. Remember, the Senate seat of Edward Kennedy is now in Republican hands after the seat was up for grabs, what followed later was a royal drubbing at the polls in mid-term elections. It looks like history will repeat itself once again. KGS

Republican wins Democratic New York House seat

By , Wednesday, September 14, 7:22 AM

With the outcome of his own reelection effort 14 difficult months away, President Obama suffered a sharp rebuke Tuesday when voters in New York elected a conservative Republican to represent a Democratic district that has not been in GOP hands since the 1920s.

Bob Turner, the winner, cast the election as a referendum on Obama’s stewardship of the economy and, in the state’s Ninth Congressional District, which has a large population of Orthodox Jewish voters, the president’s position on Israel.

With 75 percent of the precincts reporting at press time, Turner had a commanding lead, with 53 percent of the vote, compared with 47 percent for Weprin.

Turner, 70, a retired cable TV executive who has never served in elective office, defeated Democratic State Assemblyman David Weprin, 55, who has two decades of experience in public service, to fill the seat left vacant when Anthony Weiner (D) resigned in disgrace in June after more than 12 years in the House.

The defeat came as Republicans trounced Democrats in another special House election Tuesday, in northern Nevada, where Republican Mark Amodei led Democrat Kate Marshall, 56 percent to 39 percent almost from the start.

In both contests, the GOP pulled ahead by linking the Democratic candidate to Obama and his handling of the economy. Both Republican contenders urged voters to “send a message” to the president.

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