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 »
The Conservative Revolt is a Good Thing
And don’t you forget it. Chris Stirewalt at the Examiner draws a great parallel between the Obama/Clinton primary last year and why a Conservative/Republican streetfight will be a boon for our chances in 2010 and 2012, rather than the detriment Democrats so desperately wish it to be. Obama beat Clinton for the same reason that Hoffman may win in upstate New York. He offered an | Read More »
Joe Scarborough: How History Repeats Itself
There is something about New York’s 23rd Congressional District that reporters and the GOP establishment are ignoring. According to the PPP poll and the Sienna poll, Doug Hoffman is expanding the base of voters willing to vote for a conservative, not shrinking the base as the press alleges.In talking about this race this morning with Joe Scarborough on his radio show, he talked about the | Read More »
41-36 According to Sienna
There is poll volatility (PDF) in the NY-23 race. PPP has Hoffman over 50%. Sienna has him at 41%.Both have Owens hovering in the mid-thirties.Isn’t it interesting, by the way, that for the last month Owens has held in the mid-thirties while everyone else has bounced around him and in New Jersey Corzine has held around 41% while everyone bounced around him.I wonder if that | Read More »
According to PPP, Doug Hoffman has raced into the lead against Owens, taking 51% to Owens’ 34%The race, however, is not over and there is no guarantee the polling is even halfway accurate. That is not to slight PPP, it just happens to be a crazy race, with a last minute drop out, and lots of weekend polling scores to make up the foundation.But, and | Read More »
Dede Gilchrest and Doug Harris
In 2008, incumbent moderate Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest lost in the primary to conservative State Senator Andy Harris. Gilchrest had been serving in Congress since 1991 and was one of 2 remaining Republican Congressmen from Maryland. This upset was apparently too much for Gilchrest to handle. Instead of gracefully losing and endorsing the Republican or just staying out of the election – Gilchrest endorsed the | Read More »
NY-23: The time for money has passed.
Now what they need are bodies. Doug Hoffman’s calling for help… so if you have a day or two to spare, get thee hence to NY-23. UPDATE: See also Hot Air.
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 to take responsibility | Read More »
Notice to Everyone
Hoffman has not won. Yet. Keep up the pressure. Redouble your efforts. Let’s be excited by the victory we have had, but don’t stand out. Stand up for Doug Hoffman. PS – As one of our contributors noted private: It speaks volumes about the pathetic leadership of the GOP right now that we are beating up the GOP today instead of beating up the Democrats. | Read More »
In NY-23 There Are Four Who Deserve Tremendous Credit
Lots of people want credit for Dede Scozzafava dropping out today. I feel like I have had a view from the inside. Lots of people are trying to give me credit for rallying the base since last July for Hoffman, but from my vantage point, there are four that are being overshadowed by Pataki, Pawlenty, and Palin, but who genuinely and truly deserve a hell | Read More »
Scozzafava is the “Mean Spirited” Republican Your Democrat Friends Warned You About
Dede Scozzafava is every bit the Liberal Republican the Grassroots has been warning about for weeks. Bowing to the political reality, reported in the Watertown Daily Times, “that Siena Research Institute poll numbers show her too far behind to catch up – and she lacks enough money to spend on advertising in the last three days to make a difference”, Scozzafava announced this morning she | 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 nation | Read More »
BREAKING! Scozzafava quits race!
Well, well, well… it just got interesting! The right thing has finally occured. Scozzafava has read the tea leaves (finally!) and dropped out. This should have happened last week and I wonder if she waited to the very last moment to finally make the announcement. http://hotair.com/archives/2009/10/31/breaking-scozzafava-quits-after-siena-poll/ Anywhoo, with her support base having completely collapsed (other than Newt – still weird), this was the right decision. | Read More »