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October 9, 2009

Grim RINO Tales: GOP Muster for an Epic Failure in New York State's 23rd

Posted by The MaryHunter at October 9, 2009 1:00 PM

Conservative GOP leaders have been talking a tough game lately, especially when it comes to ACORN. But when actions absurdly contradict tough talk, then leadership is nonexistent.

Take, for example, the case of New York State's 23rd Congressional District, which was freed up when GOP Rep. John M. McHugh was pegged to be Obama's secretary of the Army. In the upcoming special election, the Party had a choice: support a liberal Republican, who is in bed with ACORN, or toss this RINO to the lions for the good of the party's alleged values. Minority Leader John Boehner chose, of course, to do the prudent thing: Support the corrupt status quo.

Boehner is leading the charge to de-fund ACORN, but in the same breath he is willing to support the campaign of this alleged Republican, Dede Scozzafava:

Three times Mrs. Scozzafava has run for the Assembly on ACORN's Working Families Party line, appearing with John Kerry in 2004 and President Obama last year. The left-wing political Web site the Daily Kos has endorsed her for Congress - and with good reason. She is pro-card check, pro-abortion and twice voted in the Assembly to legalize gay marriage.

There is actually a conservative candidate in this race, however:

When upstate businessman Doug Hoffman, a lifelong Republican, learned just how liberal Mrs. Scozzafava's record is, he won the New York Conservative Party's nomination to oppose Mrs. Scozzafava and Democrat lawyer Bill Owens, who enjoys the support of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Conservatives like American Conservative Union Chairman David Keene say they are puzzled that National Republican Congressional Committee operatives are pouring massive efforts into Mrs. Scozzafava's campaign. NRCC Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions says it's because Mrs. Scozzafava would one day vote for Mr. Boehner for speaker, as if the lifelong Republican Hoffman would not.

In a word: infuriating. In another: unsurprising. Indeed, local polling tells an interesting story:

A John McLaughlin poll, conducted for the campaign, also shows a close race, but one question reveals why Mr. Hoffman has every chance of winning the seat. Last year the 23rd district voted narrowly for Mr. Obama. But this year the McLaughlin poll shows 56 percent of likely voters want to elect a conservative Republican. Only 24 percent said they would vote for a Democrat. A minuscule 8 percent said they wanted a liberal Republican.

If Boehner were sincerely interested in the forest of GOP values, one would expect him to at least distance himself from this liberal tree Scozzafava, or at best, campaign for the Independent -- who surely would caucus with the GOP, if not simply switch parties the day after being sworn in.

With GOP leaders unwilling to draw the line with GOP candidates, how possibly can the party reform, let alone take back Congress in 2010? When victory is only measured through short-term wins by RINOs who would just as soon lick the toes of ACORN in order to get elected, the Grand Old Party will continue to fail.

Think back now: what did all of that stumping that Bush did for Arlen Specter get? Exactly what anyone with half a brain who knows anything about Benedict Arlen would have expected: another disloyal political opportunist. So too, it seems, for Minority Leader Boehner. Emphasis on Minority.

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Contrary to the other kind, political RINOs are alive, well, and thriving among us.

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When will we see republicans with balls? Damn, this is so pathetic!

Posted by: Jay B at October 9, 2009 1:17 PM


"With GOP leaders unwilling to draw the line with GOP candidates, how possibly can the party reform, let alone take back Congress in 2010?"

What a fantasy! The GOP is just the other set of stripes on the same zebra. They've morphed into the party that sodomizes the taxpayers just like the democrats, only they use different methods. There is no difference anymore: Demopublicans or Republicrats, your choice.
Better come up with a different idea.

Posted by: Jacob at October 9, 2009 1:57 PM


I refuse to support the GOP anymore and tell the phone bank callers that I go race by race, locally and across the nation, support where I can. Also, via Club for Growth, who does a fantastic job supporting true conservatives and getting RINOs booted in the primaries (did so here in Maryland 1st). Haven't checked their site yet to see if they are supporting Doug Hoffman, I assume they are.

Posted by: pomalom at October 9, 2009 2:04 PM


The GOP will be a circular firing squad as long as the asshats that put it in the crapper are in leadership positions.
Stoopid is as stoopid does.

Posted by: single stack at October 9, 2009 2:15 PM


I stopped giving to the NRSC and NRCC a long time ago. Just like pomalom I too got tired of Democrat-Lite. Screw 'em.

However, I've seen some surprisingly good TV commercials lately. Whenever one of them does that I send in $10 or so and tag it to the commercial.

Posted by: chuck in st paul at October 9, 2009 2:30 PM


Boehner cries more then Beck...... :P
You can't really think that Boehner has "values" he is a politician. That would be like saying that GW wasn't a liar. LOL

The gay marriage thing is to freak out the bigoted base.. Who cares really? Am I going to be forced into a gay marriage? See what I mean? I don't care...

You think that because they say that they are going to do this and that and stop abortions that they will stop abortions? Dude? Again if they out law abortions what would they cry about to motivate the base and get them to vote? That they are kowtowing to idiots like yourself doesn't really help the party as a whole. Of course you could pull your head out of your butt and join the rest of us in reality. See that issues are not black and white right and left and help the country instead of bitching and crying every time something good happens under Obama.

Posted by: Crow at October 9, 2009 3:35 PM


What good thing has happened under Obama? Really, please fill us in on all these great accomplishments.

Posted by: Tom at October 9, 2009 4:05 PM


"With GOP leaders unwilling to draw the line with GOP candidates, how possibly can the party reform, let alone take back Congress in 2010?"

What a fantasy! The GOP is just the other set of stripes on the same zebra, and you will see the Ice Capades ice skating in hell on the lake of fire before anything changes. The GOP has morphed into sodomizing the citizens just like their counterparts, only they do it their own style. People need to educate themselves and take another direction. Voting for the lesser of two evils is still supporting evil.

Posted by: Jacob at October 9, 2009 4:30 PM


It would be nice if the Republicans had to become, or be replaced by, the Libertarians.

Posted by: I'm A Lasagna Hog at October 9, 2009 7:38 PM


People, hold our leaders' feet to the fire. The day you let up the pressure, is the day they get lazy & corrupt. It's also the day they start selling us out to political opportunism.

We WILL take back our party from the moderate dimwits who've led us astray, and having accomplished that, take back the government.

Posted by: Cylar at October 9, 2009 9:47 PM


"The gay marriage thing is to freak out the bigoted base.. Who cares really? Am I going to be forced into a gay marriage? See what I mean? I don't care..."

Marriage is not about a private relationship but a public one, and the reason society has an interest in it is that healthy marriages are essential to the well being of a society because of their role in raising healthy and well adjusted children. Contrary to what short sighted people like you think, it's not about what goes on between two people, but about how that relationship affects society. If anything, society has every reason to want to discourage relationships between homosexuals. They do not naturally produce children (and when they do adopt, the children are more likely to be screwed up than when they are raised by heterosexual couple), they spread disease, they have more mental health and chemical dependency issues, and overall, the more a person engages in homosexual activities, the shorter his life expectancy is likely to be. I can't think of one positive things gay relationships do for society, so why in God's name would we want to promote such a dysfunctional union by giving it society's blessings and benefits?

Posted by: Judith M. at October 10, 2009 6:17 AM


It would be nice if the Republicans had to become, or be replaced by, the Libertarians.

Yeah, if you like open borders. NO THANKS!!

The last election, I voted for the Constitution Party. Not that I don't have a few nits to pick with them, too, but I don't see anything that's an obvious deal breaker.

I figure a vote the Constitution Party offers the best of all choices. It denies my vote to the Republicans when they've offered unacceptable candidates, without endorsing the Democrats, and it pisses off the cosmopolitan libertarians who look down their noses at patriotism and the religion. What's not to like?

Posted by: Rob Banks at October 10, 2009 1:38 PM


Judith, I'm going to steal what you've written. Thanks for posting.

Posted by: Cylar at October 12, 2009 1:29 AM


I really like your blog and i respect your work. I'll be a frequent visitor.

Posted by: Kouba at October 18, 2009 1:20 AM


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