From the New York Times:
A little-known Republican businessman from Queens, channeling voter discontent with President Obama into an upset, won election to Congress on Tuesday from the heavily Democratic district in New York City last represented by Anthony D. Weiner.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was quick to hit the spin cycle. From Fox NY:
“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.
Wasserman Schultz told the NY Times:
“In this district, there is a large number of people who went to the polls tonight who didn’t support the president to begin with and don’t support Democrats — and it’s nothing more than that.”
That’s a curious conclusion, because this district has been one of the most reliable Democratic districts in America for nearly 90 years.
Democrat Anthony Weiner held the district 1999-2011. He succeeded Democrat Chuck Schumer, who held it from 1981-1999 and left when he became a senator. Then there’s Elizabeth Holtzman (1973-1981), and Emanuel Celler, who held the district beginning in 1923 until he was defeated by Holtzman. The length of time in office gives the additional lie to it being “a very difficult district.” Everybody was reelected at least 3 times.
The last fiction comes from Ynet News, which wrote “Turner took advantage of the discontent among the Jewish community with Obama’s policy toward Israel…” The wording implies that Turner was a lying opportunist–as opposed to Weiner, who originally denied his sexual predations and verbally abused a CNN reporter for questioning him about them–who used Jews to win. It’s too difficult for socialist elites, who run the New York media and have pinned all their hopes on Obama, to believe that voters were discontented enough to stray from their Democratic plantation for the first time in 88 years.
This incident reveals how liberal elites view average Americans as too stupid to know what’s best. We can only hope they continue this display.