Impact of NYC Special Election on Democrats
Panel weighs in on congressional race results
- Duration 6:12
- Date Sep 14, 2011
Panel weighs in on congressional race results
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I believe the country is on the -- who put the wrong course.
And the White House has not provided the leadership of the policies to correct jobs and the economy were still -- overarching issue.
But Israel was very important to our large number of people and they do not trust this president -- -- election.
Don't -- too much into it certainly it's -- different.
We have not had a seat in democratic column kind there's local election between two people who -- known to the district.
Again we would like to one.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talking about the win for Republicans in New York congressional district nine.
Also the other -- is in Nevada before the break we asked you.
-- the GOP wins in new York and Nevada elections.
Harbinger of things to come for Democrats are just local racist 97% of you say.
Forecasting the future 3% said local races in this unscientific online poll.
Here -- the results New York nine Bob Turner the Republican won with 54% of the vote over Democrat David what for an.
And in Nevada to market and a day defeated Kate Marshall Democrat 58%.
To 36% -- -- the panel Charles.
Well in New York -- the Democrats.
Went down this morning into VP coal mine and discovered today the canary.
Extremely did deceased.
Terminated in -- -- -- did this who has a whopping terrible defeat you briefing in 2010.
Which was a true Republican tsunami.
The Democrats held received by twenty points it's been held since 1923.
And they lost by -- it's -- there's several reasons are obviously.
A rebuke against the president and his economic.
Secondly the most heavily Jewish history in America a rebuke against the president's hostility hostile policy against Israel.
But lastly I think there's a message here that what the report that Democrats have assumed.
Would be the magic bullet for the next election of the medi scare campaign which.
Succeeded in New York 29 after the Ryan plan was revealed.
You may not work and in part it could be.
Because -- -- that negotiations.
Obama at least had the White House indicate that He would cut entitlements even though He never.
Put it on the table and that the might have sent a message that yes Republicans want to cut entitlements in one way.
But Obama could perhaps another way and I think people may have -- That issue and if for the wrote that the Democrats are -- to -- scare.
In -- 9% unemployment to 1% economic expansion.
And He demanded that they have nothing.
One despite what was said publicly privately even some Democrats look at New York nine and say.
There are concerns here.
I think everybody's saying their concerns Nancy Pelosi said very clearly they -- they wanted to win and there was -- if you infusion of democratic money into that race the last week.
That made it clear that they've thought this -- had a chance to win and clearly.
There was no chance those numbers are pretty strong.
The key thing is here one the Medicare business that that was what you saw brought out as -- card to defeat a Republican it had worked in upstate New York quite recently in the -- immediate aftermath of Paul Ryan's budget proposal.
It did not work here.
There are lots of issues about you know all politics being local if you look at the reality of what weapon had done as a state assemblyman He voted for same sex marriage you orthodox Jews in the area didn't like it.
-- a big player here in this marketplace.
Secondly in terms of Israel and you know Anthony -- had been very strong on Israel questions now rose about.
Exactly how strong would weapon weapon have been in terms of visual what's would have would you be following the president's marked the Democrats on this question.
And then finally definitely should have been erupting but does that not raise quote alarm bells in the democratic party for Florida.
And four other places where there's -- heavy.
Jewish vote yet does and that's part of it although this is an orthodox Jewish community.
And very strong on this point and dominant I don't think they're dominant in Florida but it raises questions about the Jewish communities.
Backing for President Obama who's been very clear that he's a big supporter but at the same time said.
There's limits to what Israel should be allowed to do that that's the problem to other thing to say is that in Nevada I think.
That may even be although people are reacting to the news in New York is the Bellwether.
It's what happened in Nevada that may be the -- if you can't win.
With a very interesting attractive candidate.
Against -- not very interesting Republican in the lap it up -- all the retirees live that's a tough one.
Yes even the Nevada race in this being spun as Republican race.
Republicans had the upper hand going and but in the big picture Nevada plays.
In the democratic.
Card whether it's a blue or red state.
Crucial I think -- -- 2012 presidential election but if you if you look in the district at washoe county.
You have President Bush who won the county 5147.
Over John Kerry if President Obama who won -- By twelve in 2008 over John McCain and you have -- won it by ten points this time so we've seen -- fairly significant shift that I think reflects what we saw.
In the 2010 elections just to expand them won both wanna Charles said about the Medicare -- -- issue.
We're beginning to see a pattern -- May -- early to call it a definitive pattern but going to 2012 we've now seen several cases in which the -- -- issue.
Just hasn't worked it did not work and Wisconsin recalls remember.
That's what that was about do you have in this case you have turner.
Who said basically if -- had a role model in congress it would be Paul Ryan that was -- that was featured in a democratic ad and it didn't do any good.
So I think you're starting to see a pattern here it will be interesting to see if it holds up through the 2012 elections we will continue this discussion talk more about 2012 on the online show that follows this broad.