September 14, 2011

On Republican Bob Turner’s victory in the NY-9 special election…

Look at all the conventional wisdom here that has to be thrown out, and I want to make a contrast of something. After Obama’s speech last Thursday – the joint session of Congress speech, the campaign speech, where he announced his $457 billion in new tax increases – what did Boehner do? Boehner put out a Press Release immediately. And featured prominently in the Press Release was Boehner assuring everybody how eager the Republicans were to work with Obama on this. Now, Bob Turner, not one time, in a New York district that has been Democrat for 90 years, not one time did Bob Turner say, “I am eager to go to Washington to work with President Obama.” What Bob Turner said was “Send me to Washington to stop this. Send me to Washington to roll this back.”