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Referendum on Obama (NY-20) is a resounding hit for Pres

March 27, 2009 - John Stack

            I always have an idea to write for the blog a day ahead of time, then the landscape changes. At work today, a friend came up to me and says ‘Did ya see the new Siena poll?’. Best news all day! If you haven’t heard, the Siena poll now has Scott Murphy leading Tedisco by 4 percentage points! What a freakin catastrophe for the GOP! In the district with the greatest Republican advantage in party enrollment,  upstart Scott Murphy is beating long time pol Jim Tedisco! How bad is it that a Manhattan liberal democrat  investment banker is winning in mega GOP-land! Now, if Murphy wins, it should be seen as a crushing defeat. If Tedisco doesn’t WIN by at least 10 points, it should be considered a disater! Maybe the GOP will wake up and say ‘we just CAN’T keep up what we’ve been doing! We’re getting our hats handed to us!’ The GOP seems to be attacking more, slinging more mud, turning more to slimy hucksters like Rush Limbaugh and thinking somehow people will buy it! Guess what fools – there is no 9-11 to save you now! Good ole W can’t just wave the flag and say the magic words ‘9-11’ and all goes well for the Republicans.

            Most of the money spent in the race by Tedisco has been attack ads. Thing is, most of the attacks are truly groundless. Tedisco keeps pounding on Murphy giving bonuses to top execs at Synacor while the company lost money. Well, the executives did exactly what you would want them to do – they DOUBLED sales in one year and are doing fantastic right now. Now, these execs weren’t dealing with mortgage derivative swaps and destroying the company. They were growing a company which has a capilization now of over $100 million with 189 employees. It’s the kind of business you put on you resume. You put it on your resume that you compensated those most responsible for the success of the company. The mortgage malcontents at AIG aren’t growing their company. Those deals aren’t going to turn the company around in a couple years. So, Tedisco is harping on an incredible success story of his adversary – that must be just about as bad as it gets.

            The news keeps saying the economy will get worse before it gets better. I think it’s the same for the State and Federal GOP. They just don’t seem to get it.

Oh, I forgot. Tedisco's 'internal poll' (I believe he used McCain's pollsters who predicted he would win on election eve) say Tedisco is still leading. He forgot to mention the poll consisted of the people working in his campaign headquarters.


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