RINO DeDe Scozzafava tearfully
quit suspended the NY23 special election for New York’s 23rd Congressional District. It begs the question, will the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) switch their big campaign contributions to conservative candidate Doug Hoffman? In a last attempt to desecrate conservatism, Scozzafava’s scuzzy and subtle suggestion that her name will remain on the ballot and, although she is not in the race, voters can still cast a vote for her, is despicable.
Scozzafava has a long-time liberal-leaning-performance as a Republican in New York. Hoffman is a business man who lives just outside the congressional district and says he was “redistricted out” of the voting area. His candidacy got a giant boost when former governor, Sarah Palin stepped in and supported him, over Newt Gingrich’s foolish endorsement of Scozzafava. The sparks flew.
Endorsements for Hoffman have come from Governor Tim Pawlenty, former Governor George Pataki, former senators, Fred Thompson and Rick Santorum, Dr. James Dobson, Concerned Women for America, Club for Growth, Steve Forbes, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, The Minuteman PAC, Rep. Jeff Flake, and the Wholesale-Distributor PAC, among others.
The New York Post is endorsing Hoffman and says assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava:
“…is the product of an obscenely corrupt political bargain by GOP bosses that sells out their party – and New Yorkers generally….
And then comes the damning claims of Scozzafava’s cozy relationship with socialists tied to ACORN:
With the backing of the ACORN-allied
Working Families Party, she supports Big Labor’s favorite organizing
bill — card-check — as well as the federal stimulus, opposed by every
Michelle Malkin has a column out on the Working Families Party.
Sounding just Democrat, DeDe’s farewell message is a whine and devious message:
In recent days, polls have indicated that my chances of winning this election are not as strong as we would like them to be.
On Election Day my name will appear on the ballot, but victory is
unlikely. To those who support me – and to those who choose not to – I
offer my sincerest thanks.
Even in defeat Scozzafava’s smary behavior continues. Rather than sincerely asking that her supporters switch their vote to conservative Doug Hoffman, she hints that votes can still be cast for her. Are her supporters really Republicans? The district yielded a 52% vote for Barack Obama in November 2008. Was that just a vote against Bush? Are her supporters RINOs too, who will cast their vote for Owens? Whatever the answer, Scozzafava should have said that a vote for Hoffman is the proper way to Republicans and her. In such an important contest, Scozzafava’s subtle suggestion is unforgivably scuzzy.
In latest polling dated October 31, Siena shows Hoffman at 35%, Owens at 36% and Scozzafava 20%.
So RNC, can you hear us now? While Hoffman can still lose Tuesday’s election to Democrat candidate David Owens, conservatives are sending the message that we will no longer tolerate RINO traitors. We will fund conservatism, and, Newt, we are willing to take the chance that Nancy Pelosi will be “Speaker for Life,” in order to try to do the right thing for the future of our country and families.
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