Dems Take Back NY's 23rd CD For First Time Since Civil War
A caution to New York Republicans, enamored, of late, with the conservatives (those of the Beck, Limbaugh, and Palin ilk), while bashing the moderates in their own party.
Ahh. Divide yourselves, and be conquered -- by the Democrats!
The tea party, at least in upstate New York, is essentially over, with Democrat, Bill Owens, winning the election in the 23rd Congressional District against Conservative, Doug Hoffman, and Republican, Dede Scozzafava, who, the weekend before the election, having been berated and undermined by her own party, threw up her hands in disgust, withdrew from the race, and endorsed Owens, the Democrat.
Strange bedfellows, indeed.
Of course, elsewhere around the State, Democrats did not fare as well.
Andy Spano lost his spot as Westchester County Executive. [It was the property taxes, stupid!] The Democrats lost control of the Nassau County Legislature.* [It was the energy tax and the property tax, stupid!] Tom Suozzi and Ed Mangano are battling it out, mano a mano, with absentee ballots hanging in the balance. [It was and still is the energy tax, the property tax, and those school district taxes, stupid!]
*Unless Denise Ford, who says she will not vote for Peter Schmitt for Majority Leader (who could blame her?), decides to caucus with the Democrats.
And in Hempstead Town, to no one's surprise, the Republicans, led by Supervisor, smiling Kate Murray, held on to their stranglehold by huge margins. [That's just stupid!]
Face it. People are frustrated. Voters are angry. GOPers came out to vote. Dems stayed home.
Another visit to bizzaro world in an off, off-year election.
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