Overlooked, or at least given short shrift, in the analysis of the Democrat’s stunning defeat in NY 9 has been the age of the average voter. It’s relatively high and the elderly make up an usually large percentage of the electorate in the district.
The losing Democrat, David Weprin, tried to turn that to his advantage by incessantly “warning” that Republican ogres wanted to gut Social Security/Medicare benefits.
Judging by the results, the tactic "flopped in spectacular fashion." And if it won’t work there, it won’t work anywhere. That’s is more bad news for a floundering president who is using “Mediscare” as one pillar of his reelection strategy. It should also send a message to Republicans that there is a lot to be gained by doing what’s right, as long as they take the time to explain their policies to the American people.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Obama’s Demagoguery Another Loser in NY-9 [Dan from New York]
Dan from New York: