Republican Bob Turner wins Wiener’s NY seat in Congress

by NW Spotlight

Republican Bob Turner has won a 54%-46% upset victory over Democrat David Weprin – to replace Anthony Wiener in Congress.

The victory for pro-life and pro-marriage Turner over pro-choice, pro-gay-marriage Weprin is all the more impressive because NY-9 (Brooklyn & Queens NY) has a 3-1 Democratic voter registration. That’s a stunning +39% Democratic voter registration advantage in NY-9! By contrast, in Oregon’s upcoming OR-1 special election to replace David Wu, there’s a +12% Democratic voter registration advantage.

NY’s 9th Congressional District – registered voters:

  • 195,984 Democrats
  •   62,423 Republicans
  •   84,966 Others

Bob Turner’s victory makes him the first Republican in 91 years to be elected to represent New York’s 9th Congressional District.

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  • Livefree

    The lib Dems are finished I hope and pray.

  • Mairez

    If you add up the Republicans and the “Others,” you get 147, 389. That’s roughly  48,000 voters short of a victory. And yet, our guy won.  I can’t wait to watch Face The Nation and Meet The Press this Sunday! 

    If they can do it, we can do it here in CD1. Maybe we should tap their brain trust for some pointers.

  • The Bill Post Radio Show

    And don’t let the moderate GOP’ers fool you, this victory was all about Gay Marriage.  The people will not have this behavior shoved down their throat anymore.
    http://www.nationformarriage.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=omL2KeN0LzH&b=5134145&ct=11216981&notoc=1

    • 3H

      If a gay couple gets married – how is that shoved down your throat?  It has nothing to do with you.  Shocking, I know, but they really don’t care about you.  So, Bill, what harm do you personally suffer if a gay couple gets married?  Does a kitten die?   

  • Rupert in Springfield

    Its funny to look back on now isn’t it? Just two short years ago we were hearing how there would be a 40 year Democrat Reich. It is unbelievable how Democrats have blown this.

  • the real valley person

    Pro marriage? I thought gay people in NY WERE pro marriage?  Isn’t he actually ANTI marriage for gay people?

    • Anonymous

      yes, Turner is opposed to gay marriage, and polling shows it was a major issue in his election.

      • valley person

        So then you agree he shouldn’t be characterized as “pro marriage.” He should be characterized as “anti gay marriage.”

  • the real valley person

    Another interesting point not mentioned by Catalyst. Turner pledged, gave his word, that he would vote against any efforts to cut back SSI or Medicare spending. An interesting position for a Republican. Maybe Corniles needs to try that line. 

    • Guest

      you have your facts wrong.  turner said repeatedly he is in favor of massive SS/Medicare reform, including increasing the retirement age and cutting future benefits.

      • valley person

        This is direct from his web site:

        “Social
        Security and Medicare represent solemn commitments made by the
        government to people who have been paying into this system their entire
        lives. I believe that these programs should be preserved as they are for
        those in or near retirement and that we should work to strengthen and
        preserve them for our children and future generations. I oppose efforts
        to privatize or bankrupt either. I would work with members of both
        parties to reach a solution that will meet our obligations on both of
        these programs.”Massive reform? I don’t think so. Sounds like very minor tweaking to me.

  • Bob Clark

    In some ways I hope Bama’s popularity decline doesn’t go too far before this coming February.  I think GOP presidential aspirations are better off if Bama continues to muddle in ineffectiveness.  If Bama crashes too badly in the next few months, it might invite more Dem heavies like Hillary Clinton get into the race.  Even Dick Cheney has had kind words for Hillary in comparison to Bama.  This isn’t LBJ, but I recall Carter having to fight Ted Kennedy in 1980 Dem primary.

    Palin is out on the edges but I think she’s just trying to keep the MoveOn dot commies offbalance.  They seem impelled to keep something in reserve in case Palin jumps into the GOP race.  Perry is a good foil for Romney. 

  • Anonymous

    Turner’s victory is a total repudiation of Obozo. Obozo favors the Palestinians and hates the Israelis. Obozo supports homosexual (not gay) marriage. And Obozo supports taxing and spending instead of saving and supporting job creators. The voters of NY District 9  told Obozo where he could take his socialist policies and shove them.

    • 3H

      Hmmm.. care to explain that he supports homosexual but not gay marriage.  Are you saying he is in favor of male couple getting married but not a female couple?

      • Anonymous

        I refuse to support the corruption of the word gay to mean queer not that I meant he supports homosexual but not queer marriage. Obozo supports queer marriage.

        • 3H

          Ahhh!!!   And you see that as a problem… supporting gay marriage?

          • Anonymous

            You know, you pretend to be intelligent, spewing your phony web facts and the like. But you can’t understand simple English. My support of queer marriage has nothing to do with any use of the term “gay” marriage. As I stated, I don’t support the use of the word gay to mean homosexual or queer.

            I know this is a simple construct…but it is apparently too simple for you to understand.

          • 3H

            No, I understand.  I just don’t have to buy in to your preferences.  The world does not revolve around you.  YOU can call it whatever you want.  Expecting people to agree with you and fall into lock-step is another matter entirely.   Kinda rigid, aren’t ya?

            Web facts? I expect, from now on, that you will not cite any web facts.  I do expect citations however.   Just not gonna take you at your word.

          • Anonymous

            You really are trying to show how dense you can be, right?  Can you point out for me where I said you had to buy into my definition against using the word gay to mean queer. Just show me one little piece of evidence. Oh, that’s what I thought. Typically you can’t and you can’t even go to some biased Web site and find a citation.

            Not once, never, did I say you had to buy my definition. In fact, I would assume with your small mind that you wouldn’t buy my definition.  It is so beyond you.

            Actually, I don’t know that I have ever cited to you “facts” gathered from Web sites. You see,I understand that there is little, or no, fact checking on the web. People write things on the Web all of the time and other people cite them like, just because they are written on the Web, they are facts. I get, that even the vaunted Wikipedia is hacked so often that anything published there is to be taken cum grano salis.

          • 3H

            Every fact, even in a textual form, has to be taken cum grano salis.  Really depends upon where you get the facts from on the web.  Just as it’s important to make sure where the facts in a book are coming from.

            Your little rant about the term “gay marriage” kinda shows you care.  Once again we have facts versus actions.  The two just never jibe with you, do they?  You say one thing and do another.  Yet, you want people to ignore that actions and pay attention to only the words. 

            But, just to prevent another little outburst, how do you feel about same-sex marriage?  Same-sex marriage is an OK term, right?  Any objections?

          • Anonymous

            Actually, same-sex marriage is okay with me…both as a term and as a practice. 

            My former brother-in-law is a homo and changed “spouses” frequently with nary a concern for what happened to them. He demanded, I should point out, that his “spouses” be of the stay at home variety. I always figured that if he was required by law to be married that at least he would have to take some financial responsibility for his “spouses.” 

            So, you see, same-sex marriage is fine with me…in fact, I think it should be required as it is with hetero couples (The Lee Marvin case pertaining in non-wed relationships.) Homos, however, don’t see it that way. They’ll only want to get married so long as the law prevents it. Once the law changes there’ll be a sea-change in the thinking of homos about same-sex marriage.

          • 3H

            Yeah, I don’t know if I can go along with the corruption of the term Homo.  It simply means “man” and when you talk about homos I’m not sure if you mean a group of Neanderthals or Habilis or just a group of men (Sapiens?).  I mean, if your brother-in-law is a Homo Habilis I’d get in touch with the Smithsonian or someone.  They’ll be pretty excited.  Or imagine if you mean Homo Australopithecus.  That would mean something, huh?  

            I really can’t support the word “Homo” for a man who wants to marry a man.  It’s too confusing.  After all, presumably, we’re both homos.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, I know homo is confusing but you’d really be honked off if I called them faggots.

          • valley person

            At some point, someone who manages this site ought to start removing your deliberately offensive posts. 

          • Anonymous

            Just making a point VP…just making a point. Sorry (not really) my street language is so bothersome to you.

          • just doing the math

            It is not street language,
            it is verbal abuse that you
            spew when anyone disagrees
            with you. And I agree with
            VP, your offensive posts
            should be removed.

          • Anonymous

            Of course you want my posts removed…you want the posts of anyone who doesn’t agree with you removed. Heaven forfend that anyone disagree with you.

          • just doing the math

            Joel,
            Really, on a conservative web
            site, where most the posts are
            by conservatives. And I believe
            it is you that has been calling
            me a math a**. This has everything
            to do with a difference of opinion,
            and your propensity for name
            calling when others disagree
            with you. Most sites would have
            removed you long ago.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe they don’t remove people for telling the truth.

          • valley person

            Street language? I doubt you would use it in the street. If you did a buff gay dude might wipe up the pavement with you. 

          • 3H

            I’ll make you a deal.  I’ll be happy to give up the term on this board “gay marriage” if you give up the term “libtard”.  I had a brother who was DD (Develomentally Delayed) and I can remember the looks people used to give him.   So, oddly, I find any use or derivation of the word “retarded” to be not only offensive but terribly juvenile as well.  It’s usually used by ignorant people who have no idea of where the word came from, what it means, and how hateful it is.

          • Anonymous

            Actually, retarded is a perfectly good word…although I admit appending the suffix “tard” to liberal is probably offensive…but then it’s meant to offend and probably isn’t fair to retarded persons. Eschewing retarded is kind of like doing away with problems…we now have no problems, we have challenges. Similarly we no longer have retarded individuals, they are developmentally delayed or even worse other-abled. At any rate, in deference to your brother I can do away with “libtard.”

            So, although I don’t feel retarded is a hateful word, I can understand how “libtard” could be construed that way.

          • 3H

            Thank you. 

          • valley person

            You are giving up libtard? This may render you mute. On the other hand, you will probably come up with something worse. Why not just swear off name calling altogether for a day and see how that works?   

          • Anonymous

            If I gave up name calling, you’d lack for something to moan about. We can’t have that now, can we?

          • valley person

            Try me out. I think I can find other things to moan about. 

          • Anonymous

            No thanks…I put up enough with your moaning about my use of the names you can understand. I don’t want to make it any harder on you.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t count on the voters of Oregon CD1 to be smart enough to tell Brad Avakian to stick it up his butt. These are the same voters that kept returning the boy in the tiger suit to office despite the fact that he raped his girlfriend at Stanford.

  • DP

    63,750 out of over 343,000 registered voters bothered to vote in this election — about 18% of the total. Out of those, 54% voted for Turner. So roughly 10% of 9th Dist. voters voted for him. So much for a stunning and overwhelming victory. Hope he enjoys his one year as a congressman. 

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