The Daily News’ endorsement of Turner vs. Weprin is the equivalent of the New York Times endorsing Palin vs. Obama. Bob Turner is the Republican running for the seat vacated by disgraced Democrat Anthony Weiner. David Weprin is the Democratic contender for that seat and should be a shoe-in in the solidly Democratic district. Normally, a Republican would be doing well to get 25% of the vote. Polls show Turner at 40%.
The point is not who will win this race; that will probably be Weprin. The point is, it is indicative of the level of discontent felt by hard-core Democrats about the political leaders of their party. The national implications are very significant. Ronald Reagan was once a Democrat and later said “I didn’t leave the Party. The Party left me.” As the Democratic Party accelerates it’s leftward turn it is leaving more and more of its people behind and some of them are beginning to realize it.
Today is Labor Day. May God bless the working man and woman. They are the apple pie, motherhood and are the foundation of all that is good in America. Whether they pound a hammer, push a pen, birth a baby or cart away the trash they are the heart and soul of this great nation. They are exceptional; and yet the current Democratic Party leader is telling them there is no such thing.
Who said the Democratic Party is the working man’s party? The Democrats did, that’s who. Wrong again!