Gateway Pundit reports that Nancy Pelosi rejoiced today saying, “We won last night.” He notes:
They lost the Virginia gubernatorial race by 18 points in a state Barack Obama won by 6 points last year.
They lost the New Jersey gubernatorial race by 4 points in a state Barack Obama won by 15 points last year.
And she’s claiming a victory for Dems?
I had to find the video and hear it for myself:
“From our perspective, we won last night,” the California Democrat told reporters during a Wednesday photo op. “We had one race that we were engaged in, it was in northern New York, it was a race where a Republican has held the seat since the Civil War. And we won that seat. So, from our standpoint, no, a candidate was victorious who supports health care reform, and his remarks last night said this was a victory for health care reform and other initiatives for the American people.”
It’s an ominous sign that she sees the NY-23 race as “a victory for health-care reform and other initiatives”, never mind the fact that Democrat Bill Owens campaigned against the public option. This is all the more reason to answer Michelle Bachmann’s call and head out to DC, tomorrow to protest ObamaCare if at all possible. You can also protest at your home state’s capital, *or your member’s district office if a trip to DC is too much.
As for her bogus claim that the Owens win was a first for a Dem in that district “since the Civil War”…Please – are all Democrats using Daily Kos talking points, now?
By the way:
I didn’t mean to ignore the Michael Steele portion of the video. I just didn’t find anything noteworthy about it.
At least in that video clip. But George Stephanopoulos is reporting that at that same news conference:
But he also seemed to deliver a bit of a rebuke to potential 2012 presidential aspirants in his party such as Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, and Rick Santorum, all of whom immersed themselves in the NY-23 special House race with their endorsements and support for conservative Doug Hoffman who came up short last night.
“If you don’t live in the district, you don’t vote there, your opinion doesn’t matter very much,” Steele said while assessing the intra-party strife that resulted in a Democratic pick up of a seat held by Republicans since the Civil War.
*I added “your member’s district office” as an alternative to going to DC, as that is what Congressional Republicans have been suggesting, today, if you can’t make it to DC.