The Party That Brought Us Dede Scozzafava Wants to Stop Ann Marie Buerkle
Remember Dede Scozzafava? In 2009, the New York Republican Party tried to foist her on the people of New York. She was a liberal Republican who, with the backing of unions, almost got elected until conservatives stood up and said no. She wound up dropping out and endorsing the Democrat. The same New York GOP that gave us her and spectacularly saw the next several | Read More »
The Willingness of the Press to Believe Democrat Spin
The press’s ready willingness to believe Democrat spin is yet again driven home this morning by the Republican loss in New York last night. Immediately, the press was adopting Democrat spin that this was all about medicare. The press has a history of doing this. In April of 2009, the GOP lost a special election in New York with Jim Tedisco as the nominee. Carl | Read More »
Is Americans For Tax Reform On Our Side Still? Its Tax Policy Director Clearly Is Not.
Dede Scozzafava, the has been former Republican candidate for NY-23, voted for tax increases in the New York legislature 198 times. But, when Dede wanted to get in good with the Republican and conservative establishment, she signed the Americans For Tax Reform pledge — a piece of paper saying she would not vote for tax increases. She did not need 30 pieces of silver to | Read More »
In NY-23, Conservatives Win
The race has now been called for Democrat Bill Owens. This is a huge win for conservatives. “Whaaaa. . . ?” you say. There are two big victories at work in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. First, the GOP now must recognize it will either lose without conservatives or will win with conservatives. In 2008, many conservatives sat home instead of voting for John McCain. | Read More »
Leader Boehner Should Have Led
These guys keep shooting themselves in the foot. “This lady clearly has as agenda that’s different than most Republicans, she was out there promoting herself,” Boehner said, noting that he has encouraged all members of the GOP conference to support Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman. Mr. Boehner, with respect, this was blindly obvious to all of us outside the Beltway. You guys have spent $900,000.00 | Read More »
Scozzafava Throws Support to the Democrat
Dede Scozzafava is throwing her support to the Democrat, Bill Owens. She and her husband are working with union activists to drive the vote up for the Democrat. The Republican Party spent $900,000.00 to help her and this is how she repays them. And Pete Sessions, Chairman of the NRCC, and Guy Harrison, Executive Director of the NRCC, still have their jobs and are failing | Read More »
The GOP Establishment Must Be Purged as the GOP Loses in NY-23
Editor’s Note: I suggest you read carefully as I am not an advocate of purging people like Susan Collins or the typical “RINO” as there are some races where a conservative really cannot win. I am, however, serious that the GOP must purge its staff and leaders who have decided to always go with the liberal. In particular, the NRCC, NRSC, and RNC need some | Read More »
BREAKING: We PWND The NRCC. Dede Scozzafava Drops Out. GOP Establishment Dies on Our Hill.
Dede Scozzafava has dropped out of the NY-23 race. In her statement, she said I hereby release those individuals who have endorsed and supported my campaign to transfer their support as they see fit to do so. I am and have always been a proud Republican. It is my hope that with my actions today, my Party will emerge stronger and our District and our | Read More »
The NRCC Concedes Defeat in NY-23
That’s what it looks like and it reflects what I’ve been hearing too. The NRCC tells me directly that they are only spending money on anti-Owens ads. The anti-Hoffman YouTube? Gone. The anti-Hoffman press releases? Gone. The anti-Hoffman everything else? Gone. The pro-Dede Scozzafava stuff? Gone too. The RNC ground crews? They are pulling out to New Jersey. The Dede Scozzafava campaign says this is | Read More »
Scozzafava Campaign Goes After Me. Subtly.
Well, I guess I am having some sort of impact. If I wanted validation, I guess I have it from the Scozzafava campaign. Humorously, the interview is with the Los Angeles Times. See here: “Her positions on a lot of issues are reflective* of the electorate here,” said Matt Burns, a Scozzafava spokesman. “If the idea is that every Republican that runs for office needs | Read More »
Hoffman Now First
Yesterday in the Politico, the NRCC said Doug Hoffman had “no path to victory” in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Well, guess what. According to a new poll commissioned by the Club for Growth Doug Hoffman is in first place. Here’s the thing: it is only 300 people surveyed with a 5% margin of error. What the poll tells us for certain and very reliably | Read More »
NRCC Officials Feeling Very Threatened By Hoffman
The NRCC admits it is planning a relentless barrage against Doug Hoffman so that Scozzafava does not come in third. Pitiful. Their advertising will be focused on promoting Scozzafava and dinging Owens, but Two party officials tell POLITICO that the NRCC will continue to air TV ads propping up Scozzafava in the days leading up to the Nov. 3 contest and plans to keep up | Read More »
You, Me, and New York 23
Over at the Atlantic, Max Fisher writes about my involvement in New York 23. I’m happy to serve as a proxy for you guys, but we need to be honest — you guys did this, not me. I’m sure the Hoffman campaign appreciates your efforts. I very much appreciate your efforts. At the vanguard of the grassroots campaign has been Erick Erickson, blogger and editor | Read More »
Scozzafava Declares Herself Part of Abramoff Wing of GOP: Funnels Campaign Cash to Family
Jack Abramoff, present jailbird, was convicted of all sorts of crooked schemes. One of his favorites was to funnel money through various organizations into the hands of other people. It appears Dede Scozzafava is funneling RNC, NRCC, and donor dollars through her campaign account to her family. Dede Scozzafava is or was until recently the Chief Operating Officer of her brother’s company. Her company’s key | Read More »
Dede Scozzafava Should Withdraw
Republicans could use to hold New York’s 23rd Congressional District. As it stands, because of poor choices along the way, the Democrat is in the lead. We know now, confirmed by multiple sources inside and outside the various campaigns, that Dede Scozzafava has fallen into third place. Her recent behavior indicates a candidate who has lost control of the message, the campaign, and any chance | Read More »
Dede Scozzafava’s World Is Crashing Down Around Her. That is a Good Thing.
Chris Cillizza is now reporting what I have been hearing from multiple sources for a week now. Dede Scozzafava is now in third place in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. That may explain why Scozzafava, through her husband who also happens to be the head of the AFL-CIO up in that neck of the woods, called the cops to chase away reporters daring to ask | Read More »
Dede Scozzafava, Like Obama, Tries To Use Police Powers to Prevent Questioning Her
The insanity that is Dede Scozzafava continues in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Last night, Scozzafava said people should vote for her to prevent the Democrat being a rubber stamp for Pelosi and Obama. She then went on to reverse her position on card check — she now supports it. She then went on to refuse to say whether she thought abortion funding should be | Read More »
Dick Armey Heads to NY-23 for Hoffman
It has been much rumored, but not fully confirmed until now. Dick Armey, the House Majority Leader after the 1994 Conservative Revolution will go to New York to campaign for Doug Hoffman. In an exclusive conversation with RedState, Armey explains his reasons. “We win when we are us. We lose when we are Democrat lite,” he told me. In New York’s 23rd Congressional District, two | Read More »
Do the RNC, NRCC, and Dede Scozzafava condone eugenics and sterilization of the poor and minorities?
I hate to have to ask the question, but in light of this news broken by Michelle Malkin today, we must. Scozzafava is the proud recipient of the Margaret Sanger award given by an abortion group in New York. Margaret Sanger was a noted eugenicist. Though Planned Parenthood, the group Sanger found, denies it, evidence from a variety of sources points out that Sanger was | Read More »
BREAKING: Scozzafava Possibly Mulling Party Switch
As I said in my previous post, the Democrat in NY-23 has a greater likelihood of voting with the GOP than Dede Scozzafava. Now The Weekly Standard is reporting that when asked about switching to the Democrats upon election, the Scozzafava campaign was less than reassuring for the GOP. Will Dede Scozzafava, the liberal Republican running in the November 3 special election for Army Secretary | Read More »