Mickey Kaus thinks it is all about Social Security and the fact that President Obama has put it on the table. In suggesting this he abandons other factors, like the fact that some believe President Obama has put Israel on the table. The issue of Israel was front and center in an article in Slate, by David Weigel. Along with the issue of gay marriage, per Mr Weigel. But, Mr Weigel also thinks that social programs were a factor.
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (a Democrat and an Orthodox Jew) endorsed the Republican candidate. He is quoted by Slate's Columnist Weigel:
The president of the United States is now a member of the Tea Party! He said, in his own words, that there won’t be Medicare and Social Security for my children and your children and my grandchildren unless we address Medicare!It is getting ugly out there.
And, our congratulations to Mr Bob Turner for his victory. Our condolences to State Assemblyman David Weprin on his defeat.
And congratulations to Republican Mark Amodei, out in Reno, Nevada, where he won a US House Seat (NV-2) agains Democrat Kate Marshall—by 20 points.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff