Mad as Hell: Why Carl Paladino Matters
On June 2nd, Republican leaders in New York chose a candidate for Governor. The man they chose, a favorite among GOP elites, was Rick Lazio. Of course, in New York, as in other states, it is ultimately the voter, and not the elites, who make that final determination. Last night, the voters chose Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino. In a similar — though much more publicized | Read More »
Is NY’s “accidental governor” ready to step down yet?
David Paterson appears to have some ethics problems. From allegations of interference in a domestic abuse case, New York’s governor has moved right on up to accepting gifts. Allegedly. From the Watertown Daily Times: New York’s Public Integrity Commission has charged embattled Gov. David Paterson with an ethics violation involving a gift of free Yankees tickets for the 2009 World Series that could cost him | Read More »
Hoffman collects two big Conservative endorsements in NY-23
Former Republican Presidential Candidate (and my personal pick for the job, if we’re to be completely honest about it), Fred Thompson sent out a letter to supporters of his political action committee, urging support of NY-23 Congressional Candidate Doug Hoffman. In that letter, Thompson refers to Hoffman as the “True Conservative” in the race for NY-23 — an assessment with which, given the record of | Read More »
New York State vs. Small Business
In any economic evaluation, you have to balance long-term goals and short-term goals in a way that will ultimately benefit the “Bigger Picture.” In other words, though it isn’t always the case, sometimes you have to sacrifice short-term prosperity in order to benefit greater in the long run. Recent decisions by New York State, however, seem to suggest a willingness on the part of the | Read More »
Final Push for Conservatism in NY-23: Josh Lynch makes the case that a young Conservative can win in Upstate New York
Promoted from the diaries by EPU The Confirmation of Representative John McHugh as Obama’s Secretary of the Army is still yet to occur, but NY-23 Republicans and Democrats are preparing for the inevitable race for his seat in Congress. And amidst talks that the District 23 Republicans may push off making their nominations, The Jefferson County GOP has made their selection known, and a final tally | Read More »
Preparing for Battle: NY Congressional Dist. 23
Now that Congressman John McHugh has been tapped as Secretary of the Army by President Obama (and there is little doubt he’ll be confirmed), the race has begun for his seat in the House. Though Congressional District 23 is one of the largest (and most underrepresented) districts in the nation, in general, this isn’t one that people pay much attention to. Except, this isn’t like | Read More »
New York Gov. Talks common sense on legilsation budgets. Does it matter?
(cross-posted at SLCLiberty [digg link]) It took a recommendation by the Property Tax commission to do it. David Paterson has issued an executive order to the State Legislature requiring that all new legislation with attached costs must also come with a plan to pay for it. Traditionally, Albany has simply issued mandates without such a requirement, leaving local municipalities to foot the bill. Meaning, in | Read More »
The Tea Party in Canton, NY
Any day you can drive through Northern New York with the windows down is a good day. And, considering I was about to stand on a line holding a sign for two and a half hours, this bode very well indeed. The light breeze and clear, blue sky was all the encouragement I needed that this was a darn fine day for dissent. As I | Read More »
Dems just now getting around to asking those pesky questions they should have asked months ago
(from a post at St. Lawrence Co. Republitarian) New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Cortland, New York Tuesday, speaking with local business leaders about how to best stimulate local economy. Basically, the idea was to seek grant proposals for money that is already earmarked for the State. The gist: we have x amount of dollars, now let’s decide how to spend it. Now, let’s forget, for the | Read More »
An open letter to my Congressman re: HR 1586
The following is a letter submitted to the office of my Congressman, John McHugh, Dist. 23, NY. And, frankly, to all our Congressmen. This will be cross-posted at SLC Republitarian and sent to local papers today. Dear Sir, When you took office, you swore to uphold the Constitution. This is the document which defines our nation, and as such, which must be the standard to | Read More »
New York State GOP needs a hero… or at least a leader.
I’m starting to get a little worried. And annoyed. Actually, mostly annoyed. Gubenatorial candidates in states like New Jersey and Virginia are coming out of the woodwork. Republicans are lining up to take on leadership roles throughout the country, and preparing for long, hard battles. Meanwhile, in New York, where we face an enormous budget crisis and an unelected governor who seems to feel that | Read More »