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    GOP sweep: Big governor victories in Virginia, NJ - Yahoo! News

    Democrats are losing the independents ?????
    Time for a CHANGE !
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    Barry lived in NJ for the past 3 weeks and urged his supporters to turn out for his good friend J Corzine.



    I am happier about the outsider, conservative non politician Hoffman in NY.
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    #24 Jersey

    It is a good size referendum on his policies. He is way to the left and the country isn't. It's also going to make a strong statement to Democrats in Red or Purple states that if they vote for all this Leftist crap they'll join the unemployed.
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    Those independent voters who helped elect Obama went with the
    REPUBLICAN dispite the fact that Obama spent a lot of time campaigning
    in New Jersey for the loser !

    If the Democrats won Virginia and New Jersey that would be claiming
    victory for Obama.

    Well they lost... so you be the judge.

    One thing we know for sure... Obama did not deliver his independent voters.
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    He really isn't, but by all means, continue propagating that myth.

    I mean, if you guys want to get on the party hats about a lackluster candidate and an incredibly unpopular incumbent Governor losing in a midterm election, more power to you.
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    Last time the pubs took NJ and Va in the off year election was 1993, last time the dems took Nj & VA gov races was 2005 think about it....
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    Tonight's elections might not seem like much on the surface, but all those Democrats in moderate states up for re-election in 2010 are losing their lunch right about now. These results will not help Obama advance his agenda over the next 12 months.
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    A lot of that has more to do with the respective candidates in the races, not who occupies the White House.
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    I think this is a combination of a lot of things, but the major ingredient to me, is tea. I think this is a referendum on big government, out of control spending, bailouts, and incumbents. DC better pay attention.
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    I got this crazy feeling that our ex smoker President is Lighting up tonight.
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    And how do you figure that these results are a repudiation of Obama's agenda?
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    Yeah, um, he appears to be, uh, doing quite well :confused:
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    #24 Jersey

    It's the only way for the people to say NO to what's going on. And they have said NO today in the only way they can.
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    #12 Jersey

    Maybe but the spin would be it was an endorsement of Obama if Dems won tonight. Just keeping it real.
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    #91 Jersey

    You guys are like jests fans a couple of victories and your going to win the SB. :singing:
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    Oh really? Then why has Owens received the highest vote for a Democrat in NY-23 since 1990? Why did Democrats manage to increase their majorities in the New Hampshire state houses, while Democrats also held their own in Virginia despite losing the governorship? And while you're at it, perhaps you can explain to me how Obama's 58 percent approval in New Jersey contributed to Corzine's loss.
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    NY-23 = teabagger and Sarah Palin fail.
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    No surprise in VA, and as far as NJ goes, it's too bad Corzine lost, but he bought the governorship anyhow, and Christie is going to do more harm to the Republicans than Corzine would do good for the Democrats. By the way, in 2001 Mark Warner-D (VA) and McGreevy (D-NJ) won the governorships, so I don't really think it's particularly meaningful that Republicans won this time around.

    Meanwhile, looks like Dems have a good chance of winning NY-23, which would be a big deal since the righties bet an enormous amount on that race, and actually forced out the official Republican candidate.

    But, it looks like gay marriage is going down to defeat in Maine. That's too bad. We have to wait for more bigots to die off. That's how civil rights and women's rights ultimately prevailed. It took blacks 100 years after slavery to gain equality, and women 50 years after getting the right to vote to get equal rights. Usually, it's the courts that address the tyranny of the majority, and I suppose that's what will happen with gay rights.
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    If it was same family marriage, I am sure it would have passed in Maine.

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