Weiner's seat goes red:
Don’t believe any spin you read out of the White House or the DNC. This is huge. It is a complete rejection of the president, and I guarantee you his campaign is as worried as a lamb at a kabob shop. [. . .]Rep. Pete Sessioon: "a clear rebuke of President Obama’s policies "
Turner framed the race as a referendum on President Obama. Exit interviews suggest voters were intent on sending a message to Obama about the economy.
Turner also appealed to the district’s heavily Jewish population to make a statement as well on Obama’s poor treatment of Israel. Turner is Catholic while Weprin is Jewish, suggesting clearly that voters had Obama on their mind – they couldn’t really have been concerned about a Jewish congressman’s votes on Israel.
In 2010, a bad year for Democrats, Weiner defeated Turner by 20 points. The wave of anger at the president and his policies that brought about Republican control of the House seems even more intense today.
Michael Barone: "a stunning repudiation of Chuck Schumer"
Jim Geraghty: "eye-popping" and "ominous"
Steven Hayward: Panic time?
Meanwhile, in Obamaland, life goes on as if in a time-loop. See the drones attending this Ohio campaign rally chant "Pass this bill!" (about 7 minutes in):
Weird and sad.
Clearly, Obama's "quiver is empty":
In truth, Obama is out of arrows. His quiver is bare, because he came into office as a rhetorical president without much experience or any ideas other than growing even bigger a tired big government. And now the public realizes that both the speeches and the big spending do not work. The result is that we collectively know what the president cannot any longer say — and it proves far greater than what he can say. He is well past the point of Jerry Ford’s WIN buttons or Jimmy Carter’s fist-pounding malaise speech.RTR.
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