September 14 2011
Election in New York Shows Big Government Losing Support
Carrie L. Lukas
Turner's victory in the heavily Democratic New York 9th district is being described as sending the President a big message. As Sabrina wrote earlier, this is a heavily Jewish District and the Wall Street Journal details today just how much supporters of Israel have to be concerned about with this Administration.
Yet this wasn't just a foreign policy election. This was a rejection of the President's big government agenda.
It's worth noting that the newly elected Rep. Turner isn't just any old R who people could pull a lever for and vote "no" against establishment Democrats. He is a tea-party supporting advocate for limited government, reversing ObamaCare, and returning power to the people. And yes, he is the new representative of a very blue district in New York.
This is a big moment. Americans everywhere seem to recognize that idea of giving government ever-more power in the hopes that will somehow right our economy is simply misguided. It's time to try something new-or rather something very old, and begin the long process of returning our government to its proper role in society so that the private sector can expand once again.