Remember Baghdad Bob, that eternally optimistic Iraqi talking head, who told us of our military failure while our tanks were rolling through their capitol? Well, the DNC must have hired him as a consultant, because they are spinning the loss of N-0 9 like a washing machine powered by a Chevy big block. Hot Air has the details…
That doesn’t mean it wasn’t a surprise. The NY-09 seat has been in Democratic hands since, well, Warren Harding was President. So what did the leader of the Democratic Party have to say about the loss?
Democratic party leaders insisted the loss wasn’t a harbinger of things to come. “It’s a very difficult district for Democrats,” said Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, noting its Democratic margins there tend to be the second lowest of all the districts in New York City.
Well, in her defense, she still hasn’t gotten past that tough loss when Andrew Peterson edged David O’Connell for the seat … in 1922. The same seat was held by Geraldine Ferraro, Chuck Schumer, and Anthony Weiner … when he had his pants on. Going back to 1996, the lowest percentage a Democrat got in a general election in this seat was 60.8%, which was in 2010 while the Tea Party took 63 seats from Democrats that ended up being a lot more “difficult” than this one. It was such a difficult district that Weiner ran unopposed in 2006 and virtually unopposed in 2008.
With the smallest margin of victory in recent history being 60%, I can see how the DNC Chair would have been completely alarmed!
Seriously, this was obviously a referendum on Obama. This district was solidly Democratic since BEFORE the New Deal. Flappers and prohibition were the biggest issues when the GOP last held that seat. Al Capone wasn’t even a freaking rookie mobster when the Dems last lost there. In other words, something huge had to happen, and that huge thing was Obama’s failure. Now, had this happened in the midwest, the Democrats would have a different story-it would be all the racist white people that don’t like Obama because he does not look like them. Why ism’t the MSM claiming that? Or, was it that the Koch brothers, using the evil Sarah Palin electoral bulls eye map, mind control the population of NY-09? And now, with Bob Turner under their control, the can kill off the poor, elderly, and children? Hell, the Kossacks and Think Regress are probably be declaring that as the absolute truth as I speak.
It’s going to be an interesting run-up to the 2012 election, if 2010 was the trailer, these special elections (the GOP also won in Nevada) were the previews. It’s going to get interesting, and watching the Democrats trying to spin losses as inconsequential will be hilarious.