If the polls are right, the voters in the solidly Democratic New York City district that Anthony Weiner represented until earlier this year are about to elect long-shot Republican businessman Bob Turner to Congress.
Of course, this will be read by Republicans as a sign that the Obama administration has lost support even in bluer-than-blue areas (which is partially true) and written off by Democrats as a fluke produced by the highly irregular demographics of New York’s Ninth District (also partly true)..... However, both of those blanket statements mask the true reason that Bob Turner will win this race — and the national implications of this vote going forward.
If Turner wins, it will not be because Obama has lost blue-state America entirely..... Although the president’s sagging numbers set the stage for this moment, local dynamics are also at play. .....The Ninth District, which includes parts of Queens and Brooklyn, has an extremely high concentration of Orthodox Jewish voters..... Traditionally loyal Democrats, these voters now appear to be driving the Turner surge. And it’s not just Obama and his policies on Israel that they are repudiating..... While Obama has a jaw-dropping 31% approval rating in the district, many voters are equally incensed at the New York Democratic Party and Turner’s opponent, David Weprin, for supporting New York’s gay marriage law.
Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin - Ankitham
at some point, the left is going to start to realize that it is their IDEOLOGY that is being rejected.
Then they’ll start getting dangerous.