No one won NY-23
(Note: when this diary was started, I was working off of a quote from an election official stating unambiguously that a virus was causing problems in some of the voting machines and that it was not ‘fixed’ in voting machines in use on election night. That statement was later said to be incorrect by other officials; and — possibly limited by resources or simply looking | Read More »
Birthers and Hoffman Supporters Need Not Apply. Who’s Next?
Here, political correctness of a different sort runs deep. For instance, look at the support for a certain person running for senator in OH, despite backing the stimulus. Then look for the opprobrium heaped on Crist for embracing the stimulus. The situations are different, but the PC gods have spoken. Then look at the dislike for Hoffman crawling out of the woodwork, even though he | Read More »
Tuesday’s results on top and down ballot: The closer you look, the worse it was for Democrats
The more one digs into Tuesday’s election results, the worse they look for Democrats. Let’s start by reviewing once again the three high profile races: New York’s 23rd Congressional District special election, and the gubernatorial in New Jersey and Virginia. The Democrats have to know that NY-23 was a fluke – they can’t count on gross Republican miscalculation in 2010. Meanwhile, Democratic efforts to | Read More »
What Michael Steele Should Do After NY-23
Last night’s election brought a cornucopia of good cheer. The gleeful image of Bruce Springstein chewing nails while a victorious GOP celebrated to “Born to Run” still has me in a state of elevated good cheer. The one downer was the special election in NY-23. But, like almost every rotten situation, Conservative Party Myrmidon Doug Hoffman’s narrow defeat offers GOP Party Chairman Michael Steele a | Read More »
Wall Street Journal Editors Should Explain
Today, in editorializing about Scozzafava’s collapse, the normally astute editors of The Wall Street Journal join the ranks of those chronically infatuated with equating the supposed extremism of the right with that of the left. This apples-to-oranges nonsense is made only worse by the editors’ absurd acceptance of the “litmus test” argument about supposed conservative rejection of those who don’t “agree with them on every | Read More »
Hard Lessons for the GOP
Regardless of the outcome of the November 3rd election in New York-23, there are some serious lessons for the GOP to extract. This learning curve will be steep because they are so certain of their own superiority and statecraft. But, the arrogance of the bean counters and number crunchers must be tempered with common sense and a good dose of reality. Several myths are inherent | Read More »
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Hoffman v Scozzafava – A Wake-Up-Call for Newt, et al
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says it’s a “mistake” for Conservatives to back Doug Hoffman (C) over Dede Scozzafava (R) in the current special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. This, in spite of Scozzafava’s anti-Conservative positions on abortion, same-sex-marriage, labor unions, etc. It seems that having an (R) after her name is the overriding factor for Newt in deciding to endorse Scozzafava. My | Read More »
SECOND poll shows Hoffman ahead!
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/politics_nation/2009/10/ny23_poll_hoffman_5.html Hoffman 34 Owens 29 Scozzafava 14 Und 23 We have the momentum!! Keep up the support and keep those donations flowing into Doug! We can do this!
Hoffman — the unlikely hero
In grand American fashion, an accountant who looks like Barney Fife’s second cousin goes against the Republican machine, not to destroy it, but to save it from itself. He simply states his principles and because he’s honest it comes across for those who can see and hear — for those who can’t, well, that’s too sad.
New York 23 is a fascinating interplay in terms of political science. Following the Obama election and the takeover of Congress, the bean counters at Republican headquarters developed a Progressive strategy of demographic chess instead of actual use of political persuasion. This tried and true liberal philosophy is based on the coalition principle inherent in collectivist theory. It relies on tendencies and labels to win | Read More »
Did Gingrich Cross Swords with Palin or Cross the Rubicon Today?
What did New Gingrich intend to accomplish this morning? Did he merely cross swords with Sarah Palin, his potential rival for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012? Or, did he cross the Rubicon, making conflict with Reagan-Conservative Republicans in all fifty states inevitable? This morning, on a Fox morning talk-show, Gingrich arrogantly scolded Conservative Republicans for contributing money and moral support to Hoffman, NY-23, conservative candidate for Congress. Gingrich–a Hamiltonian nationalist if there ever was one–suddenly morphed, | Read More »
Newt Gingrich Endorses Dede Scozzafava?? Out Of Touch!!
I knew there was something about Newt Gingrich that was REALLY bothering me. Don’t get me wrong, Newt is a really bright guy, but I had severe doubts about his sanity when he started to cozy up to Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential campaign. Some of his choices recently lead me to believe he’s lost touch with the conservative patriot movement of the party, | Read More »
Stop Obama! Support Dede????
Dear Mr. Michael Steele, I regularly recieve your e-mails regarding stopping the radical agenda of Obama, Reid, and Pelosi. I’ve read them, i’ve agreed with them. I heard the republican leadership also state how this radical left agenda of the democrats needs to be stopped. How the stimulus bill did nothing to create jobs. How the spending of democrats in congress was leaving a burden | Read More »
How did I miss this? Kos for Scozzafava in NY-23
October 1: So it’s official, I’m rooting for the Republican to win. As a congresswoman, she could either move even more to the left to properly represent her progressive-trending district and be a pain in the side of the GOP caucus (they have nothing like our Blue Dogs), or Democrats can field a real Democrat to challenge her in 2010. Markos fears Hoffman, and rightly | Read More »