Fifty-Four Forty-Three: Obama's Home Court Catastrophe in NY-9
The election results in NY-9 are a rejection of Obama.
Fifty-four percent. That's the number of people who disapprove of Barack Obama's handling of his job as president in NY-9 and the margin by which the Republican won in that district.
This is a rejection of the DNC, the DCCC, the DSCC, and by extension, Obama's political mishandling.
Weprin was hand-picked. This candidate was selected by the DCCC for that district. This is the person that Barack Obama and Steve Israel and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz wanted to run with. Another hopelessly compromised, wishy washy, ineffectual, corporatist, DLC weenie. And remember: Pelosi, Wasserman-Schultz, and Obama didn't have to have this election. They didn't need to demand Weiner's resignation.
When grassroots activists and unions tried to get rid of Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, Obama & Co. said that primarying their double talking, Republican-lite corporate shill loser candidate whose unpopular voting record and championing of tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires (Read: Walton family heirs) over and above each and every constituent in the State of Arkansas made her sure to lose like the losing loser she was, ended in her complete and humiliating defeat when voters chose a real Republican instead of a shit-for brains loser ninny pretending to be a Democrat loser Blanche Lincoln.
This isn't a canary in a coal mine. This is a congressional seat. The Democrats in positions of power don't have much of these to spare but they are hell bent on losing each and every one of these by continuing to propose cuts in Medicare, Food Stamps, and Social Security so that we can pay for Tax Cuts for Millionaires and Billionaires, Corporations, and Wars that Nobody Wants to Fight or Pay For Any More.
The White House can blame liberals and "the professional left" all they want, but I wouldn't be a bit surprised if that is a pretty close approximation of the popular vote in the 2012 presidential election--
54 percent "Anybody but Obama, even Rick Perry"
43 percent "Unprincipled Pusillanimous Anti-FDR Democratic Party Catastrophe"