Too bad to check: NRCC sending volunteers to help Scozzafava?

posted at 7:07 pm on October 27, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via AmSpec, there’s no hard proof that it’s true but if the GOP’s willing to dump ad money into this sinking ship, why wouldn’t they dump volunteers too?

Not only is the NRCC pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into the media campaign of Dede Scozzafava, they’re also organizing and coordinating teams of GOTV volunteers in the district. And they’re picking up the tab.

Our team just finished meeting with a NRCC volunteer named “James” who works out of the Watertown office for the Scozzafava campaign. James informed us that he was sent to Watertown, NY from Washington D.C. as a volunteer for the NRCC. We asked about expenses, and he said the NRCC was paying for everything.

We had a great chat with James and learned that a good portion of the Scozzafava campaign volunteers were indeed brought in from outside of the district.

Like I said earlier, this is probably their way of warning next year’s third-party challengers to expect a fight to the bitter end if they do something as reckless as jumping into a tight race. Fair enough — except that, in this particular case, it’s no longer the conservative who’s killing the Republican’s chance at winning, it’s the Republican who’s killing the conservative’s. And if Hoffman loses by a whisker to the Democrat, don’t think grassroots right-wingers won’t be keenly aware of whose fault it is. The GOP’s playing an increasingly destructive game here.

Are we absolutely sure that Scozzafava is bleeding votes from Hoffman and not Owens, though? By now, most of her conservative supporters have already defected, leaving nothing but a centrist rump in her camp. Which way are those people likely to break if forced to choose — for the Democrat, or for the guy whose supporters have been relentlessly dumping on their candidate of choise as not even worthy of the name RINO? When it comes to her quitting, maybe we should be careful what we wish for.


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Who are the volunteers who would go out and support the sinking ship?

lorien1973 on October 27, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Who are the volunteers who would go out and support the sinking ship?

Meggie McCainiacs?

Good Lt on October 27, 2009 at 7:10 PM

I’m as mad at the GOP as I am the Dems right now.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

JoeinTX on October 27, 2009 at 7:10 PM

And if Hoffman loses by a whisker to the Democrat, don’t think grassroots right-wingers won’t be keenly aware of whose fault it is. The GOP’s playing an increasingly destructive game here.

Yes!

AUINSC on October 27, 2009 at 7:11 PM

NRCC needs to let go. Or people are going to let go of them.

upinak on October 27, 2009 at 7:11 PM

And if Hoffman loses by a whisker to the Democrat, don’t think grassroots right-wingers won’t be keenly aware of whose fault it is.

Elephants never forget.

Geochelone on October 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

GOP = Party of conservatism.

True_King on October 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Who are the volunteers who would go out and support the sinking ship?lorien1973 on October 27, 2009 at 7:09 PM

A good question which should be asked of every Democrat Apparatchik and MSNBC/CNN/ETC.

Beltway Bandit on October 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Woe be unto the poor telemarketer working for the NRCC that calls me for a donation.

ncborn on October 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Rats jumping ON a sinking ship????

CC

CapedConservative on October 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

At this point they (GOP) have stabbed me in the ass quite a few too many times.
This would be the last.

bbz123 on October 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Scozzafava is not a hill the NRCC should opt to die on, even though she vaguely resembles one. Zing!

The Chewbacca Defense on October 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

The NRCC is playing a dangerous game that it looks like it is going to lose.
This whole thing is a trainwreck and it is really all the NRCC’s fault.

ORconservative on October 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

The NRCC is suicidal.

Cicero43 on October 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Woe be unto the poor telemarketer working for the NRCC that calls me for a donation.

I was just thinking the same thing. It’s been a while since I heard from any since I began hanging up on them but if I do they are going to wish they had called a different number.

Damnable idiots….

JoeinTX on October 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Whiskey
Tango
Foxtrot!?

This has John “Stubborn Jackass” McCain written all over it… like a bad Limbaugh parody.

alexwest on October 27, 2009 at 7:14 PM

I have zero faith that the GOP will be able to stop itself from cranking out pork-barrel appropriations if they get control of Congress again. All this crap is about getting numbers. Who cares if the member is a conservative or not? Let’s get the House back so we can start handing out the f*cking pork again like they did from 1996-2006.

Does anyone here NOT think this is the GOP’s goal?

fiatboomer on October 27, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Allahpundit (whomever that is?)

it’s no longer the conservative who’s killing the Republican’s chance at winning, it’s the Republican who’s killing the conservative’s. And if Hoffman loses by a whisker to the Democrat, don’t think grassroots right-wingers won’t be keenly aware of whose fault it is. The GOP’s playing an increasingly destructive game here.

Very nicely put there Allah, you are almost sounding conservative.

Keep learning, one day you’ll see the light.

Joe Pyne on October 27, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t get a “survey” from the RNC or the NRCC with questions that sound like they are conservatives! Ha! Here’s living proof the Republican party is run by RINO’s. Just say NO people. Especially you in NY 23. Here’s a chance for you to lead the nation in telling RINO’s they won’t get your money or your vote.

Christian Conservative on October 27, 2009 at 7:14 PM

If this is true, the NRCC learned nothing from the last National Election. Nothing at all.

kingsjester on October 27, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Does anyone here NOT think this is the GOP’s goal?

I don’t have any doubt that that is some part of it. Dollar signs, baby.

The GOP needs an enema stat!

JoeinTX on October 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Pride – it’s the same reason Newt won’t admit how wrong he is on this one.

BadgerHawk on October 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Hoffman needs to pull a Lieberman and when he wins identify himself as a conservative rather than a republican. ergo, the creation of the conservative party.

docdave on October 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM

It’s on, bitches!

alexwest on October 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Then the GOP deserves to die.

John the Libertarian on October 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM

upinak on October 27, 2009 at 7:11 PM

They are on a spiral of self-destruction. They would rather destroy themselves than admit that they were wrong.

promachus on October 27, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Like I said earlier, this is probably their way of warning next year’s third-party challengers to expect a fight to the bitter end if they do something as reckless as jumping into a tight race.

The difference here is that it’s a special election, so I don’t even see why the GOP should look at this race and next year’s races in the same light. Theoretically, these things get worked out in the primaries, and if a primary loser comes back to run third-party that’s an entirely different situation.

Ronnie on October 27, 2009 at 7:17 PM

If only Meghan McCain would endorse Scozzafafalus, THAT would put her over the top on the road to victory!
Where is BoomBoom these days? AP?

JeffinOrlando on October 27, 2009 at 7:17 PM

May as well go all in…

SouthernGent on October 27, 2009 at 7:17 PM

OK. Game on, you sons-of-female-dogses!

alexwest on October 27, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Who are the volunteers who would go out and support the sinking ship?

lorien1973 on October 27, 2009 at 7:09 PM

People who want a free trip to New York.

Ronnie on October 27, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Where is BoomBoom these days? AP?

BoomBoom, nice :)

I’ve been referring to her as “Cups” McCain myself.

JoeinTX on October 27, 2009 at 7:18 PM

The NRCC is filled with a bunch of damn fools . . . just look how well they’ve done so far this decade.

rplat on October 27, 2009 at 7:18 PM

The NRCC is suicidal.

Cicero43 on October 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

True, true, but if no one in the conservative corner of the RP stands up and denounces this publicly, they will get away with it like always.

This should be the number one topic on talk radio for the next month.

Joe Pyne on October 27, 2009 at 7:18 PM

NRCC is a …

Psycho Killer
Qu’est-ce que c’est? [What is it?]
fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa better
Run run run run run run run away
OH OH OH

darwin on October 27, 2009 at 7:19 PM

I don’t even care about Scozzafava quitting. It’s a 60% (R) district, so if Hoffman can bleed her down to 15-20% of the total vote he wins (assuming some of her votes come from Dems).

It’s the NRCC and GOP tossing good money after bad – money that could be used to fund a solid challenger in a centrist district next year – that’s so grating here. It makes me glad I’ve never sent them a penny, and a near certainty that I never will.

BadgerHawk on October 27, 2009 at 7:19 PM

What is the NRCC playing at? This isn’t like the Kos Kidz who demand the most ultra liberal hard leftists run in any seat. This is just about asking for the party that once supporting fiscal conservatism to do so again. I could live with her pro-choice stance even if I didn’t like it. But she’s a statist in the pocket of the unions and a natural big-spender – precisely the kind of person who would vote for more suicidal stimulus bills and a larger government.

What is needed is a small correction in the NRCC. Less of the big government statism please, we already have a party who caters to that called the Democrats.

Anders on October 27, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Woe be unto the poor telemarketer working for the NRCC that calls me for a donation.

ncborn on October 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Earlier this evening I answered the phone and it was a Newt Gengrich Foundation donation call. I politely told the caller to remove my name from Newt’s list and told her that he can thank his NY23 endorsement and Nancy Pelosi photo-op. Screw Newt and the NRCC!

farright on October 27, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Who cares if the member is a conservative or not? Let’s get the House back so we can start handing out the f*cking pork again like they did from 1996-2006.

+10 fiatboomer. It’s all about pork for us, not for them. A congressman who is against pork is against the RNC. This explains why they loathe Sarah so much.

Ozwitch on October 27, 2009 at 7:20 PM

GOP = Party of conservatism.

True_King on October 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Pink = The Color of Cotton Candy.

Pretty deep don’t cha think???

BigWyo on October 27, 2009 at 7:20 PM

centrist rump

It’s what’s for dinner.

LASue on October 27, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Who are the volunteers who would go out and support the sinking ship?

lorien1973 on October 27, 2009 at 7:09 PM

I’ll go! I’ll go!

Every extra pound of weight will help.

Loxodonta on October 27, 2009 at 7:21 PM

DUH!!!!!!!!!!! ACORN will be there to help her campagin. I’m sure they are going to order a recount and Dede will go from 3rd to 1st!

deidre on October 27, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Are we absolutely sure that Scozzafava is bleeding votes from Hoffman and not Owens, though? By now, most of her conservative supporters have already defected, leaving nothing but a centrist rump in her camp.

The centrist rump supports the candidate with the biggest liberal rump. How appropriate.

I simply cannot understand why the RNCC is so hell-bent on assisting Scozzafava. That the rumor may even be true is why I stopped giving to pooled campaigns long ago. I support candidates I believe in but refuse to contribute to funds that has provided campaign cash to people like Specter, McCain, or Snowe.

highhopes on October 27, 2009 at 7:21 PM

LOU WHO ZER!

Firebird on October 27, 2009 at 7:21 PM

GOP = Party of conservatism.

Not if you’re pro-life in the RHINO-elite northeast!

chickasaw42 on October 27, 2009 at 7:21 PM

The NRCC is suicidal.

Cicero43 on October 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

That is very true, but unless the conservatives within the Republican Party sound out and publicly denounce this suicidal move by Steele and the rest of that outfit, then nothing will change, as always.

This should be the number one topic on talk radio for the next month!

Joe Pyne on October 27, 2009 at 7:21 PM

The depths of the NRCC’s support of Scuzzyflava is astonishingly shortsighted and self-defeating. I knew they were craven machine pols, but who knew they were so jawdroppingly stoopid?

With apologies to the Soup Nazi, I say “No cash for you!”

OhioCoastie on October 27, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Never knew the GOP had their very own version of Acorn.

fourdeucer on October 27, 2009 at 7:23 PM

What part of conservative does the GOP not understand?? We don’t want any more liberal Republicans! Hoffman came out of a Tea Party so that’s good enough for me.

yoda on October 27, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Hoffman needs to pull a Lieberman and when he wins identify himself as a conservative rather than a republican. ergo, the creation of the conservative party.

I’ve actually been thinking about this. Lieberman goes by ID, Hoffman should go by CR – a Conservative that caucuses with the republicans. It will allow for conservatives to work with Republicans while not destroying the Republican infrastructure which, while stupid and/or corrupt, is still useful and salvageable.

For you programmers out there it’s like adding an interface to a class definition. I bet Hoffman would get some followers and some marker “parties” like the NY Conservatives would crop up elsewhere to distinguish Conservatives from squishes.

alexwest on October 27, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Hey GOP listen very carefully… Not one RED cent!

Bulldogger on October 27, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Third Party Time

BuckNutty on October 27, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Since when do “volunteers” get paid?

SagebrushPuppet on October 27, 2009 at 7:26 PM

GOP = Party of conservatism.

True_King on October 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Not in a very long time.

single stack on October 27, 2009 at 7:26 PM

It’s the NRCC and GOP tossing good money after bad – money that could be used to fund a solid challenger in a centrist district next year – that’s so grating here. It makes me glad I’ve never sent them a penny, and a near certainty that I never will.

BadgerHawk on October 27, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Actually for me the fiscal irresponsibility seems to be part of simply ignoring the GOP base and going for the “electable” candidate who will immediately reach out to Democrats in an effort to get along. The RNC may believe that it is the way to grow the party but they clearly think they can get away with it because social and fiscal conservatives have no other options than to vote whatever pathetic liberal mess they offer up as a “Republican” (think McCain when he went out there and attacked Christian Conservatives). Hoffman is proving that the base may have other ideas after being forced to vote for a political traitor like McCain instead of a real Republican.

highhopes on October 27, 2009 at 7:27 PM

If this is true the NRCC is adding insult to injury.

technopeasant on October 27, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Joe Pyne on October 27, 2009 at 7:21 PM

NRCC is separate from the RNC, so Steele’s not behind this. Although I wouldn’t put it past him.

The NRCC folks are these guys.

Who, presumably, would know better – but methinks they all want federally-funded trout farms in their districts.

fiatboomer on October 27, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Why not use the local tea party people to help Doug. Come on guys and gals get over there and help out?

tarpon on October 27, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Iowahawk has endorsed Hoffman.

jaime on October 27, 2009 at 7:28 PM

repugnicans should listen to the pig eyed Newt . He has made the party what it is today .

borntoraisehogs on October 27, 2009 at 7:28 PM

I have zero faith that the GOP will be able to stop itself from cranking out pork-barrel appropriations if they get control of Congress again. All this crap is about getting numbers. Who cares if the member is a conservative or not? Let’s get the House back so we can start handing out the f*cking pork again like they did from 1996-2006.

Does anyone here NOT think this is the GOP’s goal?

fiatboomer on October 27, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Exactly! Don’t you see? It’s all about getting back into power. And for that reason, we must all support the Republican nominee, John Candy.

SagebrushPuppet on October 27, 2009 at 7:28 PM

NRCC seems to be under the impression they don’t have to take our orders.

This isn’t going to end well for them.

jhffmn on October 27, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Does anyone know what the NRCC rules are? How much choice do they have but to support the local Republican nominee? I don’t know this. If they have no choice but to support her, according to the rules, there’s no sense complaining about it until we can change those rules.

If the NRCC does have a choice, though, please consider what Scozzafava voters will do if lack of support from the NRCC forces her to drop out. How many of her supporters will stay home, and how many will vote Democrat? At this point, which is admittedly early, her voters could put the Democrat over the top. While her continued presence on the ballot could make a Hoffman win easier even without a majority.

THINK STRATEGERICALLY!

Loxodonta on October 27, 2009 at 7:29 PM

My grade for the National Rhino Party–going from a DEDE to an F U!

chickasaw42 on October 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM

The GOP keeps shooting itself in the foot, and pissing off conservatives everywhere. Not only do we have to battle that hard left and the democrats, but the GOP as well who supposedly suppose to be different from the democrats.

Scozzafava is hard left. What the hell are they thinking?! GOP is done or it’s quickly speeding off a cliff.
If Hoffman does not win, I hold the GOP principally responsible.

cubachi on October 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM

SagebrushPuppet on October 27, 2009 at 7:28 PM

I was going to say Mike Golic.

fiatboomer on October 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Maybe we can do without an NRCC, an NSCC, and even a RNC. Perhaps the future of the GOP is in PACs and direct donations. If the Supreme Court takes McCain-Feingold down a few notches, that’ll help make it so.

joe_doufu on October 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM

What are we going to name the new party?

rebuzz on October 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM

I think after this election cycle the Dem’s and Rep’s will realize the American Taxpayer is trying to figure out how to drive the “UN” American Politicians into the Ground ..

wheels on October 27, 2009 at 7:31 PM

OhioCoastie on October 27, 2009 at 7:23 PM

They are not stupid. It’s a hill to die for RINOs as well.

promachus on October 27, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Why don’t they just admit they made a mistake and move on. Are they pig headed or do they really believe that this Margaret Sanger devotee is the best choice for the GOP.

Mormon Doc on October 27, 2009 at 7:32 PM

borntoraisehogs on October 27, 2009 at 7:28 PM

This sly dog wants us all to cuddle on a couch with Nancy Pelosi. IT WONT WORK DAMMIT

fiatboomer on October 27, 2009 at 7:32 PM

What are we going to name the new party?

rebuzz on October 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM

THE ROGUE PARTY.

Geochelone on October 27, 2009 at 7:33 PM

At this point, which is admittedly early, [Scozzafava] voters could put the Democrat over the top.

Which would be different, exactly how?

PackerBronco on October 27, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Loxodonta on October 27, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Even if they have to support her, they don’t have to go all in as they are now doing.

promachus on October 27, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Woe be unto the poor telemarketer working for the NRCC that calls me for a donation.

ncborn on October 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

When they call, just say you’re a homicide investigator in the middle of a murder-suicide investigation.

When they ask who, say… the NRCC.

TXUS on October 27, 2009 at 7:34 PM

I can only wonder why the NRCC would send any money or people into that race when, miracle of miracles, CA-10 is now a dead heat!

Holy stupid management.

Freddy on October 27, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Wrap your head. Wrap your head in duct tape. NOW.

I’m writing a check to the NRCC for $0.00. In the memo line, “Dede Scozzafava.”

Red Cloud on October 27, 2009 at 7:34 PM

You must be kidding me! They need to back off and back out. Hoffman has the energy and momentum. The NRCC showed their lack of class in the anti-Hoffman ad. If the Democrat wins, it will be a direct result of their interference in an area they do not understand.

Connie on October 27, 2009 at 7:34 PM

The GOP’s playing an increasingly destructive game here.

It’s because the GOP Ayatollah’s are elitists – just like Pelosi and the Democrats who reacted to the Tea Party movement with piss and vinegar.

The Democrats declared war on the American people and now it appears the GOP Ayatollah’s are doing likewise. Their campaign against the grassroots will be as successful as Nancy Pelosi’s was.

The problem is … Nancy Pelosi didn’t have the benefit of hind sight and the GOP does. Which makes them even more stupid than Pelosi. Hey – I want to take back the GOP – but if the Ayatollah’s lock the gates I’m perfectly willing to go for a third party.If Conservatives all vote for the third party in the next Presidential – and gain more votes than the GOP. It’s the death of the GOP.

The way of the Whig.

So uhm … yeah – very destructive game they are playing.

HondaV65 on October 27, 2009 at 7:35 PM

If Hoffman does not win, I hold the GOP principally responsible.

cubachi on October 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM

I would hold them 100% responsible. To wear the R you should have to support the party platform. For the NRC and NRCC to support Dede Soupsandwichsanger they sre saying they don’t support the GOP platform.

fourdeucer on October 27, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Why don’t they just admit they made a mistake and move on. Are they pig headed or do they really believe that this Margaret Sanger devotee is the best choice for the GOP.

Mormon Doc on October 27, 2009 at 7:32 PM

No…it’s just the typical beltway mentality. They think they are smart and we are stupid. Except, every time we do it their way, we lose.

AUINSC on October 27, 2009 at 7:36 PM

How obtuse to you have to be – ACK!

I do think if we get the trifecta we might get our party back. RINOs will have been defeated, Conservatives will have won out.

gophergirl on October 27, 2009 at 7:36 PM

ot so sorry but WSJ chyron on Kudlow says GMAC is in advanced talk for ANOTHER bailout by US billions more, oh I KNEW IT I knew we werent done with this turd
frakkers

ginaswo on October 27, 2009 at 7:36 PM

To the geniuses at the RNCC, supporting Scozzafava makes perfect sense.

OhioCoastie on October 27, 2009 at 7:37 PM

I’m writing a check to the NRCC for $0.00. In the memo line, “Dede Scozzafava.”

Red Cloud on October 27, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Maybe they’ll send you back a check for $5.00, like the phone company did to that one guy.

I’m rootin’ for you. You could get crazy rich off GOP stupidity.

SagebrushPuppet on October 27, 2009 at 7:38 PM

I have a habit of saying starving the beast of $$$ is the only non-violent way to stop government growth.

Same goes for the GOP. No more contributions. You hear me Newt and ‘What up’?

ROCnPhilly on October 27, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Who are the volunteers who would go out and support the sinking ship?

Acorn paid volunteers

what a better way to get the one (communist) party is to destroy the opposition from with in.

tjexcite on October 27, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Newt has been promised he’s next in line. In for a dollar, in for a dime. Conservatives should just donate directly to a candidate and not send any money to the nrcc. This might be a way to get their attention. I suppose Tom DeLay has been rehabed thru Dancing and will be appropriate for a vp slot.

Kissmygrits on October 27, 2009 at 7:40 PM

And yeah, AP, you’re right. This is the GOP throwing NY-23 to the wolves to make their point about the direction they think the party should take. It doesn’t matter what the voters want.

Connie on October 27, 2009 at 7:40 PM

ACTUALLY NRCC IS RUN BY A GROUP OF CONSULTANTS LIKE JOHN FEEHERY, KEVIN MADDEN ETC ALL OF WHOM ARE RINOS AND WANT TO GET RINOS ELECTED.

THIS IS THE SAME GROUP WHICH MADE BOTCHED SARAH’S SPEAKING GIG AT THE NRCC DINNER AND GOT NEWT INSTEAD. THEY PLANKED NEWT AGAINST SARAH EVEN THEN.

All of these people openly undermined her. They first made a war upon Sarah, now the battle is spreading. I can’t tell for sure whether someone is behind this group or these consultants represent the behind-the-scenes people in the party. I am pretty sure that this is the same group that’s advising GOP in this fracas.

If somebody among us has any higher up connections, please go and find out who’s exactly making the decision to double down on Scuzzyfever. Then, we can tie up the loose ends and get those people booted out.

promachus on October 27, 2009 at 7:40 PM

What are we going to name the new party?

rebuzz on October 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM

NO! This is a throw the moneychangers out of the temple moment. The GOP leadership long left me, not the other way around. They are the ones who are going to be disposed of so that I can get my party back. It belongs to people who have traditional conservative values, not the values of political traitors like McCain, Graham, or Scozzafava! Ronald Reagan understood that when he challenged what was then the Gerald Ford wing of the party.

Just to close I happened across this Reagan quote from five months after he took office:

“Welcome here to your house, which you’re letting me live in for a while.” How different from the current filthy lying coward how infests the place and refers to it as his house. Just sayin’

highhopes on October 27, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Even if they have to support her, they don’t have to go all in as they are now doing.

promachus on October 27, 2009 at 7:34 PM

I would hope they are being responsive and not proactive. I really don’t know their governing rules and nobody here seems to either. And at this point, I think Scozzafava’s continuing participation may actually draw votes that would otherwise be for the Democrat. So, unless I see some contradictory evidence, I’m not worried about this NRCC move nor angry at them about it.

Loxodonta on October 27, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Good god… just say no to DIABOs…

ninjapirate on October 27, 2009 at 7:41 PM

DIABOs

Um… make that DIABLOs…

Democrats In All But Label Only…

ninjapirate on October 27, 2009 at 7:41 PM

If the RNC is successful, and they cause the Democrat to win the election…

You can be damned sure this will “send a message” to anyone who was formerly stupid enough to contribute money to the RNC.

Of course there are no “moderates” among national committee contributors; there’s not one Party donor in the country who doesn’t care whether his money goes to benefit Republican or Democrat candidates, or gets split between the two.

The massive contributions Sarah Palin pulled in are the only reason the RNC still has a pot left to piss in. And right now they are busily divesting themselves of even that.

logis on October 27, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Reagan didn’t leave the GOP, the GOP left Reagan.

SagebrushPuppet on October 27, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Michael Barone is calling Scozzafgavabeans an ACORN pawn.

Good one NRCC, please stop calling at all hours on all days.

NTWR on October 27, 2009 at 7:43 PM

NRCC needs to let go. Or people are going to let go of them.

upinak on October 27, 2009 at 7:11 PM

we have: every funding request that comes in my mail gets returned with, “thanks for the prepaid return mailer. I wanted to use it to let you know that I support individual conservative candidates but not the party in general. So … my wee donations go to individual candidates and of course, the SarahPAC”.

It thrills me to stick these in the mailbox.

Onager on October 27, 2009 at 7:43 PM

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