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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hochul's Win Fueled By GOP's "Kill Medicare" Agenda: Decision 2012

If Democrat Congressional Candidate Kathleen C. Hocul's Recent Win In New York's Formerly Staunch Republican 26th District Doesn't Send A Message To The Republican Party About Class Warfare, I Don't Know What Else To Tell Them.

That's Right!

Last Night Kathleen C. Hocul Beat The Pants Off Of Her GOP Opponent Jane Corwin After Corwin Endorsed Republican Congressman & Future GOP Star Paul Ryan's "Kill Medicare" Budget.

Can You Say; A Referendum On GOP's "Kill Medicare" Budget?

I Guess Corwin's Dirty Politics Scheme Of Barring The Certified Winner Via An Court Order Didn't Work!

FYI: Considering NY-26 Is A District That Has Elected ONLY Three Democrat Candidates Since 1857, I'd Say This Win Could Be Considered A Political Miracle!

Such Political Victories Against GOP Leaders' Class Warfare Agenda (Haves Vs Have Nots) Just Might Be The ONLY Way For Democrats To Win Back The U.S. House & Spur Democrat Congressional Leaders Into Taking Their Jobs Much More Seriously Next Time Around.

As It Relates To Paul Ryan's "Kill Medicare" Budget, Hardworking Americans, Including Our Nation's Very Valuable Senior Citizen Voters, Are Tired Of Congressional & State Lawmakers Balancing Our Nation's Budget On The Backs Of Middle Class, Senior Citizens, Veterans & Low Income People.

What About The Super Wealthy?

How Is It That Billionaires & Millionaires Are Legally Allowed (Due To Our Corrupt U.S. Tax Code) NOT To Pay Taxes?

Even Worse, How Is It Billionaires & Millionaires Are Legally Allowed To Send American Jobs Overseas (For Cheap Labor) & Still NOT Have To Pay Taxes, While Tax Bills For Middle Class, Senior Citizens, Veterans & Low Income Citizens Continue To Increase Annually?

Don't You Think Something Is Very, Very Wrong With This Picture?

And Now GOP Congressional Leaders Want To Kill Medicare Too?

Come On!

If GOP & Tea Party Leaders Are Truly Serious About Reducing The Deficit & Balancing The Budget Why Not Kill Subsidies & Tax Breaks To Oil Companies?

Why NOT Make The Super Rich Pay Taxes Too?

Why NOT Revise The U.S. Tax Code So That Its Fair For ALL American Citizens?


i.e., EVERYONE Will Have To Begin Paying Taxes!

Why NOT Make The Super Rich Corporate Titans Bring Back American Jobs From Overseas & Pay American Workers REAL Wages For Their Labor, Instead Of Paying 50 Cents An Hour To Some Third World Country Sweat Factory Employee?


Instead Of Proposing To Kill Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security Why Not Just Stop All Of The Fraud & Waste By NOT Allowing State Governors To Use Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security Funds To Balance Their State Budgets?

ALL Governors SHOULD Know How To Properly Balance A State Budget Without Robbing Their State's Most Vulnerable Citizens Or They Should NOT Be A Governor!

So With These Issues In Mind I Hope, Pray & Trust That Pres. Obama, Democrats, Independents And Union Leaders Will Rise Up, Mobilize, Keep The White House And...

Take Back The U.S. House In 2012!

Its Time For A New America!

America That's Fairly Opportunistic For EVERYONE!

NOT Just Wealthy White Citizens.

Congrats Are In Order To Kathy Hocul Of NY-26!


Democrat Kathy Hochul wins House seat in New York special election

Democrat Kathy Hochul swept to victory Tuesday night in a closely watched Congressional election in New York state, which turned into a proxy battle on a House Republican proposal on Medicare.

The race in New York's 26th Congressional district was to fill the seat of former Republican Congressman Chris Lee, who resigned over pictures and e-mails of him trying to find a date on Craigslist.

The seat had been considered safe for Republicans, who had held the district for more than four decades.

Democrats claimed the victory "had far reaching consequences around the country" over Medicare, while a top Republican warned trying to "predict the future based on the results of this unusual race is naive and risky."

With nearly 90 percent of precincts reporting, Hochul has 48 percent of the vote, Republican Jane Corwin 42 percent, self-proclaimed Tea Party candidate Jack Davis nine percent, and Green Party candidate Ian Murphy one percent.

The crowd chanted "Medicare, Medicare" during Hochul's victory speech in Buffalo, after the issue became the center of the once-little talked about race.

Hochul and Corwin attacked each other over it, with both campaigns, parties and outside groups flooding the airwaves with television commercials. Many of the ads spotlighted the political battle over House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's plan to drastically cut federal spending by reforming Medicare.

Hochul told supporters in her speech voters "looked beyond party labels ... for a message they believed in."

The Eric County clerk vowed to help balance the budget "the right way, not on backs of our seniors."

During the campaign, she highlighted the national fight, telling CNN before the election, "Corwin has 100% embraced the Paul Ryan budget. Even when Republicans in Washington walk away from it, she's been asked again and again, and she continues to support it."

Corwin called Hochul's message "scare tactics," and had argued, "she's trying to put out the idea that I'm trying to end Medicare. There's nothing further from the truth, I'm working to protect Medicare.

Minutes after the results were announced, both parties sought to paint far different implications of the race.

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, "Tonight's result has far-reaching consequences beyond New York."

Schultz said "it demonstrates that Republicans and Independent voters, along with Democrats, will reject extreme policies like ending Medicare that even Newt Gingrich called radical."

She said that she hopes the GOP will listen to voters.

"With this election in the rear-view mirror, it is my hope that Republicans will accept the message being sent by voters in this race, in the polls and at town hall meetings across the country and work with Democrats to get our fiscal house in order while protecting Medicare and other initiatives vital to our economic recovery," she said.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Steve Israel said, "We served notice to the Republicans that we will fight them anywhere in America when it comes to defending and strengthening Medicare."

But National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions said the race does not have national implications.

"Obviously, each side would rather win a special election than lose," he said. "But to predict the future based on the results of this unusual race is naive and risky. History shows one important fact: the results of competitive special elections from Hawaii to New York are poor indicators of broader trends or future general election outcomes. If special elections were an early warning system, they sure failed to alert the Democrats of the political tsunami that flooded their ranks in 2010."

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus argued the presence of a third party candidate was a factor in the race.

"Corwin ran a strong campaign in spite of facing a Democrat and a Democrat posed as a Tea Party candidate, both of whom sought to distract from the central issues in the minds of voters: restoring our economy and creating jobs," he said in a statement. "If we have learned anything from these results, it is that Democrats will stop at nothing to preserve the status quo in Washington, which is propelling our country towards bankruptcy."

Looking to the race for the seat next fall, Priebus said, "there is no question Kathy Hochul will have a tough time holding onto this seat in 2012 with Barack Obama and his failed economic leadership weighing heavily on the minds of western New York voters when they return to the polls."

Both parties have brought in some of their big guns to stump for their party's candidates.

House Speaker John Boehner and Cantor made recent trips to the district to campaign for Corwin.

For the Democrats, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, one of the Senate Democratic leaders, went to the district recently to campaign for Hochul, as did the state's other Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

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I Can Hear GOP Leaders On Capitol Hill Biting Their Nails Over This Race As We Speak.

This Afternoon Republican Candidate For The NY-26 Special Election Jane Corwin, Obtained A Court Order Barring Any Certified Winner In Today's Election Results.

A Clear Case Of Fear & Super Dirty Politics Wouldn't You Agree?

How Can A Candidate Block A Certified Winner Before The Actual Votes Are Counted?

I Really Hope Corwin's Democrat Opponent Kathleen C. Hochul Pulls This One Off Because New Blood Is Most Definitely Needed In This Stuffy Congressional District Of NY.

Stay Tuned.

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Corwin granted court order barring certification of winner

Jane L. Corwin this afternoon obtained a court order from State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia barring a certification of a winner in the special 26th Congressional District race pending a show-cause hearing before him later this week.

The Buffalo News obtained a copy of the show-cause order Buscaglia signed this morning based on a petition the Republican candidate filed Monday.

Under the judge's 11-page order, attorneys for Corwin have until Wednesday to serve copies of the court order on the election boards of Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Livingston and Monroe counties, their sheriff's offices, the state Board of Elections and her three opponents.

Pending court proceedings before Buscaglia on Thursday at the earliest, the judge also impounded all voting equipment and enjoined the canvass of paper ballots "except as directed by this court" and "temporarily enjoined and restrained from certifying" the winner pending that court hearing.

Chris Grant, a spokesman for the Corwin campaign, said the court action "is very typical" in such close elections.

"We recognize the closeness of the race and we want to make sure that every legal vote is counted fairly and accurately," Grant said.

Paul B. Wojtaszek, Buscaglia's law clerk, said such prospective court actions are permissible under the state's Election Law when a close vote is borne out by pre-voting polling.

Buscaglia has scheduled a hearing in the election case for 10:30 a.m. Thursday in his second-floor courtroom at 25 Delaware Ave. But the entire matter could be "moot" if the winning margin is sufficient to eliminate any need for court action, Wojtaszek said.

Corwin is battling Democrat Kathleen C. Hochul, Tea Party candidate Jack Davis and Green Party candidate Ian Murphy in today's election.

A copy of the court order was filed in the Erie County Clerk's Office at 11:01 a.m. today. Hochul is Erie County clerk.

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Sources: Buffalo News, CNN, MSNBC, TPM, Google Maps

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