Le deluge

From Power Line:

[…] Meanwhile, Republican Bob Turner won the special election to replace Anthony Weiner in the heavily Democratic district in New York City—the first time a Republican has won that seat in a century. Yet the chairwoman of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, gamely tried to shrug it off saying, “It’s a very difficult district for Democrats.” (Cue Kevin Bacon in Animal House here; “All is well!”) Anger at Obama’s anti-Israel policy is clearly a factor at work in this district, but keep in mind that one factor in Ronald Reagan’s 1980 landslide was anger among Jewish voters about Jimmy Carter’s anti-Israel policy. Reagan got something like 35 percent of the Jewish vote that year—more than twice what Republicans usually get. It was a factor in Reagan winning New York.

But wait, the hits keep coming!  The Journal front page also updates a story I’ve been following for a while out of California.  Seems the Democratic Party’s state treasurer has embezzled more than $1 million in campaign funds from candidate treasuries—perhaps several million.  She’s been doing it for years, apparently, and party leaders simply ignored red flags and $190,000 in fines for mis-reporting errors from the state agency that oversees campaign spending accounts.  I can imagine treasurer’s courtroom defense now: I was only doing privately what my party’s office holders do to the public on a daily basis—redistributing wealth. […]

From the AP via Gateway Pundit:

Nevada Republican Mark Amodei easily won a special election [by 20 points] on Tuesday to fill a vacant House of Representatives seat in a largely rural district that has never sent a Democrat to Congress.

With 95 percent of precincts counted, Amodei had collected over 57 percent of votes compared to 36 percent for Democratic state Treasurer Kate Marshall, according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office. Other candidates garnered the remaining votes.

“THANK YOU NEVADA!” Amodei posted on his twitter account as the votes rolled in and showed him with a near 20 point lead.

Amodei will replace Republican Dean Heller, who was named to the Senate to take over for John Ensign. Ensign resigned his seat earlier this year after admitting to an extramarital affair with a campaign staffer.

“With their support of Mark Amodei, the people of Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District have chosen the principles of common sense, Nevada values, and prosperity,” Nevada Republican Party Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian said in a statement.

Amodei: “We’ve been asked to send a message to Washington… We’ve been told this is a referendum. Mr. President, we are on the wrong track.”

The combination of Tea Party activism, the administration’s anti-Israel policies, and Democrat incompetence is taking its toll.

Good news for America.