A Tea Party In Brooklyn — Republican Bob Turner, who ran as a Tea Party supporter, crushed Democrat opponent David Weprin in a special election last night (Sept. 13) to take the 9th District New York congressional seat that was once held by ultra-lefties Chuck Schumer and, most recently, Anthony “Little” Weiner.
A Republican has not won there since 1920.
It was a rout with Turner getting 54 percent of the vote, almost the percentage Obama got when he won the district that consists of parts of Queens and Brooklyn, in 2008.
So, does Allyson Schwartz, the ultra-left, secular Jewish, one-time abortion clinic executive director who represents Pennsylvania’s 13th District, feel someone walking over her grave?
She certainly should.
And speaking of Montgomery County, parts of which are represented by Ms. Schwartz, Tea Party activist Bob Guzzardi points out that businessman Steve Welch, who is seeking to be the GOP’s answer in 2012 to incumbent Senator Little Bobby Casey, was a strong supporter of leftist Congressman Joe Sestak and voted for Barack Obama in the Democrat Primary, albeit he says he voted for John McCain in the general election.
It’s good that you saw the light, Steve, but there are other potential candidates who saw it sooner and see it brighter and those are the ones that thinking people will want.