ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

TURNER'S WIN.

Updated on September 14, 2011

A big surprise.

The winning by the Republican candidate Bob Turner in Queens, New York's 9th Congressional district special election could only be considered a setback for President Barack Obama.

It should not have happened at the worst time, when he was pushing his new proposals through the United States Congress, to get the unemployment rate that was suffocating the country to go down, and to bring the slimy economy that he has inherited from the Bush era back on track again.

Besides, many thought the election that came about by the resignation of Rep. Anthony Weiner, a democrat, was, more or less, to do with the protection of the country's entitlement programs that were being attacked by the Republicans.

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid programs have been targeted during the debt ceiling and deficit reduction debates. They were still being targeted by Congressional Republicans, while tax loopholes, which were being taken advantage of by the wealthy, were being left untouched.

The raising of revenue on the most affluent Americans was not permissible, but the cutting of Medicare that catered to the old and the poor should be allowed; according to the Republican manifesto.

However, back to the New York election, the subject has suddenly been turned from social entitlements to Obama's foreign policy; particularly, when he recently repeated the suggestion by two previous U.S. presidents that Israel should return to "the 1967 borders" in its long standing dispute with the Palestinians.

He has therefore thrown the Jewish state "under the bus", as described by some political leaders; hence a large chunk of votes from the Jewish American population in the district went to the Republican candidate to get him elected.

What were voters thinking? America itself was in an economic turmoil, and it was doing all it could to come out of it; and so, why would they vote for someone, who would usurp an unflinching democratic seat to change sides?

Also, knowing fully well that such an act by voters would spoil things for Obama at a time when he had a plan to create jobs to curtail a high unemployment rate, and to get the economy growing again before Congress.

Should it be a time when a democratic Congressional seat fell prey to the Republicans? Many doubted that, but unfortunately it has happened.

Yet, the question that a whole lot of people were asking was, should Americans think about America first, or should they allow outside circumstances to influence or change things in this country?

Again, come to think of it, Turner's win is absurd. It is an upset that benefits just himself and a few selfish people, who are in cahoots with him.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)