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 »
NY 23: The Tempest and the Tea Party
A number of liberal Democrats today are celebrating Democrat Bill Owen’s victory over Conservative Doug Hoffman, but these liberals fail to realize that Conservatives are celebrating too. As Barack Obama meddled in local politics across the nation and poured money into obscure districts, Conservatives built upon the resolve that led to the first Tea Party and culminated last night in a lion’s roar directed at | Read More »
Deconstructing NY23: what happened; what’s next
It was a narrow victory for Owens when Conservative Doug Hoffman conceded victory last night in New York’s 23rd congressional district. Pundits and spin doctors are lining up to tell the voters what Owens’ victory means on both a local and a national level. personally, I’m not listening. If it’s anything like the pre-election spin, it’s going to be almost uniformly wrong. the fact is, | Read More »
Newt, Steele… Sadly Out Of Touch With Mainstream Conservatives.
Newt Gingrich, who had staunchly defended Dede Scozzafava’s bid for Representative of New York’s 23rd District, seems to be unaware of the reality which has been manifesting itself all over the country with regards to the leadership of the the Republican party, which is this: THERE ISN’T ANY. We thought we sent that message loud and clear during the 2008 Presidential race which brought the | 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 »
This was King Dedede’s announcement that he was suspending his campaign for Congressman to the 23rd District of New York. (via memeorandum) Dear Friends and Supporters: Throughout the course of my campaign for Congress, I have made the people of the 23rd District and the issues that affect them the focal point of my campaign. As a life long resident of this District, I care | 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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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 »
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!
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 »
**UPDATED**NY-23 Update: More troops for Hoffman, Scozzafava has reporter arrested, Owens in trouble
Last night, I received a call on behalf of the Susan B. Anthony List. The group — whose stated goal is getting “pro-life women” elected to Congress — is mobilizing to NY-23 in support of Doug Hoffman. The caller informed me that the group is sending out volunteers and community organizers to hand out SBA literature and Hoffman signs, and to rally social Conservatives to | 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 »