Monday, August 11, 2014

The Obama Effect: find it at an election near you.

When the leader of your party is a clueless, tin-eared coward who somehow believes he's not unlike an anointed Pharaoh, you're likely to get this kind of result.

Arguably, by any measure, the worst president this country has ever known, his allies are feeling it and this clown is utterly radioactive to his fellow democrats.

Here in the 18, Mussolini Mikey Briggs is in love with this guy, figuratively, if not literally.  Of course, there's no place for that kind of garbage in this district, which is perhaps one of the many reasons he had such a terrible showing at the polls.

Meanwhile, in Hawaii, those pols that Obama "helped out" got clobbered.

So, you dems that are still in love with this guy?  By all means, keep emphasizing it, won't you?


Hawaii Democrats divided on Senate, governor races

Associated Press

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie waves to passing cars as he does some last minute campaigning before the primary, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Honolulu. As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii's dramatic primary races, a pair of big storms thrashed toward the islands. The storms posed considerable risk, but for Abercrombie, they also represented an opportunity to cast himself as a steady leader with a strong emotional connection to people in the state. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
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HONOLULU (AP) — The top-ticket races in Hawaii's dramatic primary election have divided the Democratic party, with incumbents facing strong challengers and voters choosing between fresh faces and the old guard.
Hawaii's Gov. Neil Abercrombie is trying to hold onto his seat while disgruntled voters are turning their allegiance to state Sen. David Ige. Incumbent U.S. Senator Brian Schatz also faces a threat from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who believes the seat should have been passed on to her when her mentor, U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, died in 2012.
The winners of each race will face Republicans and independent candidates in the November general election, but such campaigns are often longshots in heavily Democratic Hawaii.
Schatz has outspent Hanabusa by more than $1 million, and his ads dominated the airwaves. But Hanabusa has attracted many of Inouye's supporters, who felt it was disrespectful for Abercrombie to disregard the political icon's dying wish to have Hanabusa be appointed his successor. Abercrombie chose Schatz, his lieutenant governor, to replace Inouye after his death.
"We feel confident but not overly confident," Schatz said as he campaigned Saturday in Kailua.
Hanabusa evoked Inouye's name throughout the campaign, aligning herself with the traditional Hawaii political establishment, while Schatz touted his endorsement from President Barack Obama.
"Colleen is riding on the backs of old senior Democrats," said Andrew Tomoso, 53, who works in the surfing and film industries and voted for Schatz on Saturday. "She's been trying to put Schatz down on his record, which I think is old-school. We need new blood."
As the final days of campaigning drew to a close, a pair of big storms thrashed toward the islands, presenting an opportunity for Abercrombie to show a strong emotional connection to voters.
How bad does it suck when an Obama endorsement is enough to get your ass kicked by democrats?

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