Republicans scored an upset victory in a House race that began as a contest to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner that morphed into a referendum on President Present’s economic policies while Nevada saw a trouncing of Democrat Kate Marshal by Mark Amodei in the NV-2 Congressional District.
The White House and its Democrat operatives, I think, can officially be described as all wee-wee’d up over yesterday’s election results.
David Catanese, writing for the left-leaning website Politico noted, “National Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Pete Sessions wasted no time framing the results as a rebuke to the GOP's favorite punching bags: President Obama and Nancy Pelosi.”
Sessions had this so say about the stunning victories. “This clear rebuke of President Obama’s policies delivers a blow to Democrats’ goal of making Nancy Pelosi the Speaker again. New Yorkers put Washington Democrats on notice that voters are losing confidence in a President whose policies assault job-creators and affront Israel. An unpopular President Obama is now a liability for Democrats nationwide in a 2012 election that is a referendum on his economic policies.”
In a separate statement on the Nevada results, the Texas congressman was even more direct, remarking that "Democrats just saw their 2012 playbook fall apart."
Don Surber, a blogger whose opinions I greatly respect, posits this powerful summation of Bob Turner’s win in New York’s District 9: “A sitting Democratic president should not be able to lose the Jewish vote in New York City, and yet this president has managed to do just that. One has to admire the scale of incompetence it takes to undo more than a century of work by generations of Democratic Party officials. Somewhere Boss Tweed sobs. Remember, this district went with Obama in 2008 by an 11-point margin."
NY-9 is a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3-to-1. Unions and the Democratic Party poured $1.5 million into the race outspending Turner and the GOP on the airwaves and swamped voters with campaign mailings and robo-calls—all to no avail.
At the Tatler, Bryan Preston declares, “Time of death for the age of Hope and Change, 11:58 pm eastern, Sept. 13, 2011.”
Time of death...now that's effin' funny.