Scozzafava endorses Democrat in NY-23

posted at 4:15 pm on November 1, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Doesn’t this prove the point conservatives had been making about Dede Scozzafava all along?

One day after she suspended her own campaign and declined to publicly endorse either of her opponents, Republican Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava has formally announced her support for Democratic candidate Bill Owens. …

This isn’t a huge surprise. According to the Watertown Times, Scozzafava, who is angry about the indignities she suffered at the hands of Conservative nominee Doug Hoffman, was quietly encouraging her supporters yesterday to support Owens.

In addition, her labor leader husband, Ron McDougall, issued a late-night endorsement of Owens via a statement released by the AFL -CIO, which signaled the start of a labor wave moving from Scozzafava’s camp to Owens’ side. This could prove critical when it comes to the GOTV effort.

Uh, sure, as if that 19% or so that backed Scozzafava in the race included a “labor wave”.  The union voters were not going to back the Republican in this race, outside of McDougall and a few of his buddies.  They’re already behind Owens, even with the Card Check-supporting Scozzafava in the race.  Why wouldn’t they have already wanted to give Nancy Pelosi another caucus vote?

There are two ways of looking at this.  Either Scozzafava doesn’t mind throwing Republicans under the bus for a little dog-in-the-manger revenge, or she’s a lot closer in policy to the Democrat than the conservative candidate.  Neither of those commends Scozzafava, nor the county party leaders who handpicked her to replace John McHugh.  In fact, it makes it clear that conservatives were right all along to point out Scozzafava’s unsuitability for the endorsement — and should result in replacing the GOP bosses in NY-23 who bungled it.


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txag92 on November 1, 2009 at 3:37 PM

yup!
And I think Dagget in NJ is a Dem operative too.
It’s the Chicago Way!

katy on November 1, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Not only was the GOP ‘leadership’ wrong in judging her qualifications as a Republican candidate…they are proving to be lousy at basic politics.

AUINSC on November 1, 2009 at 3:28 PM

well allowing a hockey mom with a laptop run circles around you should have been the first clue

unseen on November 1, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Bleeds Blue on November 1, 2009 at 3:38 PM

The party didn’t turn on her.

a de facto lifetime sinecure in the House of Representatives

But I’m glad you support people ruling you for life.

lorien1973 on November 1, 2009 at 3:39 PM

The real question here is who are the eleven bonehead Republian committee people that gave a liberal Democrat the Republican nominiation. This proves that the traditional conservatives that wanted Scozzafave out were totally right.

They need a Tea Party to overthrow the Repub committee there

georgealbert on November 1, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Sarah Palin: “I told you so.”

jimmy2shoes on November 1, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Are there any REAL republicans in New York?

Mangy Scot on November 1, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Nope. Heck even the Conservative Party got screwed in Westchester County. Andy Spano (Democrap) got on both the Conservative and Working Family Party lines for County Executive. Why? The CP chair sold out for job security. Oh, and Working Family Party is ACORN. Yeah that’s right, Spano got lines on two parties diametrically opposed to each other. How’dya square that circle?

Iblis on November 1, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Frum. David Frum. Paging David Frum. Please use the courtesy blue phone.

Erich66 on November 1, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Gotta love that Dem leadership

Poll: Only 34 percent of Californians approve of Pelosi’s performance

A poll released over the weekend shows that only 34 percent of Californians approve of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) job performance, down 14 points from March.

CWforFreedom on November 1, 2009 at 3:40 PM

the party that you’ve worked for for many years turns on you. No wonder she said “bite me.” She feels screwed, and, in a way, she was.

Bleeds Blue on November 1, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Are you talking about HILLARY, Lib? Sounds like her story. The poor thing.

HornetSting on November 1, 2009 at 3:40 PM

She feels screwed, and, in a way, she was.

Bleeds Blue on November 1, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Like you care

Hilarious

CWforFreedom on November 1, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Before the GOP can be built from the ground up it needs to be torn from the top down.

We got “Change” in our leadership in 2008 but like Obama’s “Change” it is empty and hollow.

William Amos on November 1, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Fat, stupid whore. Are you listening to this Newt? RNC? THIS is what you supported? Ignorant fools.

KSgop on November 1, 2009 at 3:42 PM

The real question here is who are the eleven bonehead Republian committee people that gave a liberal Democrat the Republican nominiation. This proves that the traditional conservatives that wanted Scozzafave out were totally right.

They need a Tea Party to overthrow the Repub committee there

georgealbert on November 1, 2009 at 3:39 PM

The 11 GOP Chairmans didn’t vote for her–in fact, 7 of them voted against her.

The main guy over the GOP Chairmans group rammed her through without the votes because she was his friend.

Enoxo on November 1, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Allahpundit. Allah Pundit. Paging Allahpundit. Please use the courtesy blue phone.

Erich66 on November 1, 2009 at 3:40 PM

FIFY

DanSC on November 1, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Can anyone, ANYONE, think of any politician on the modern scene who thinks of their office as a service as opposed to a proxy for their enormous ego?

For the first time in my life, I view the USA as fundamentally broken, and I’ve been gradually letting the idea of America as a shining damn city on a hill die a quiet death.

We let them take our educational system, and it was lost at that moment. Now they have the whole thing and their tanking it.

It’s over.

jeff_from_mpls on November 1, 2009 at 3:42 PM

In fact, it makes it clear than conservatives were right all along to …

Conservatives have been right about nearly everything for years. The “moderates” have had their heads up their a$$es and yet have had the temerity and gall to try and tell the conservatives how things should be. But the “moderates” haven’t been right about a single thing, ever. Not one thing.

Maybe this new public embarrassment will be enough to shut the moderates up? I certainly hope so, though they don’t seem to have enough sense to even do that. The Vichy Right are more intent on destroying conservativism than anything, it seems.

Michael Steele should resign before Monday night. He was a total disaster throughout the NY-23 situation, as he’s been for everything else. Enough, already. And the leadership of the NRCC need to be put in the stocks for a week and then relegated to the farthest back benches of the basement meeting room that there are. They are morons who did nothing but spend precious money endorsing an obvious liberal who was always shilling for the left.

progressoverpeace on November 1, 2009 at 3:43 PM

pathetic

simply freaking pathetic

the GOP is truly a national disgrace

go f yourselves.

blatantblue on November 1, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Debating 101 and civility – 0

blatantblue and class are like zenith and abyss.

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2009 at 3:43 PM

the party that you’ve worked for for many years turns on you. No wonder she said “bite me.” She feels screwed, and, in a way, she was.

Bleeds Blue on November 1, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Are you talking about HILLARY, Lib? Sounds like her story. The poor thing.

HornetSting on November 1, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Zing

CWforFreedom on November 1, 2009 at 3:43 PM

AUINSC on November 1, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Oh, yeah! I wonder what they did to “get her on board”?

d1carter on November 1, 2009 at 3:43 PM

Fat, stupid whore.

KSgop on November 1, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Leave Newt alone!!!1!

Kensington on November 1, 2009 at 3:43 PM

No wonder she said “bite me.” She feels screwed, and, in a way, she was.

Bleeds Blue on November 1, 2009 at 3:38 PM

You can have her. Congratulations. Enjoy the ton of garbage.

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2009 at 3:44 PM

“She is who we thought she was!” – Dennis Green

This surprises me not at all. We knew she was a DIABLO. Regardless of whether or not Hoffman pulls it out on Tuesday, let this be a lesson to the so-called leaders in the GOP. Embrace fiscal conservatism. Join with the tea partiers, the Dittoheads, the Palinistas, the 9/12 Project, the bloggers, and everyone else out there who’s fed up. Because if you keep offering up candidates like McCain, Dubya, Scuzzy, and Crist, you will get run out of town.

Doughboy on November 1, 2009 at 3:44 PM

“mattklewis Hmm. Newt supported Wayne Gilchrest over Andy Harris in MD, & Gilchrest endorsed the Democrat. Newt supported Dede over Hoffman, and …”
21 minutes ago from Power Twitter

joedoe on November 1, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Fat, stupid whore. Are you listening to this Newt? RNC? THIS is what you supported? Ignorant fools.

KSgop on November 1, 2009 at 3:42 PM

We must Reason Together, and we must forge New Ways that have Never Been Tried. If we don’t Reason calmly and with Great Tolerance for our Opponents, then we are Just As Bad as or Opponents.

So let us take the Middle Way. The Way of Reason.

jeff_from_mpls on November 1, 2009 at 3:45 PM

“In fact, it makes it clear than conservatives were right all along to point out Scozzafava’s unsuitability for the endorsement — and should result in replacing the GOP bosses in NY-23 who bungled it.”

I’d have to look back to the post where the four meetings took place to see which one had appeared to cause this disaster, to see if it’s the one that most fairly represents Scozzafava’s 122nd Assembly District, but it’s not particularly needed.

I mention this because Scozzafava has another tough situation on her hands now, and as you say, Ed, so do some R bosses in the NY-23 which they might be able to fix if they do it post haste (via my headline comment):

Big mistake by Scozzafava, unless she got a good deal from Obama for a non-political job on the Dem side of the fence, ’cause she’ll be out of an 122nd Assembly job come next 2010, where she ran unopposed in 2008 as an R.

122nd Enrollment stats:
D: 22,107
R: 34,313
I: 3,237
C: 936
WFP: 260
Gre: 146
Blank*: 13,742

It would be nice to see an R declare their interest in running for that seat and if the local R leadership had any sense at all they’d make sure it happened … TOMORROW!

*Standard for No Party Affiliation in NYS

Doing it before the election Tuesday will take all the edge off Scozzafava’s endorsement of Owens today.

Dusty on November 1, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Frum. David Frum. Paging David Frum. Please use the courtesy blue phone.

Erich66 on November 1, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Never mind, Dave. Just STFU and go away, you Vichy backstabbing moron. And take the rest of the retard Vichy with you. Traitors and ignoramuses are not welcome and not helpful. Go be the Democrats that you really are. Do your damage over there.

progressoverpeace on November 1, 2009 at 3:45 PM

So.. The GOP lost another “Arlen Specter.” Boo f*****g hoo.

Star20 on November 1, 2009 at 3:45 PM

This shows that most Republican leaders aren’t conservative. Which is kinda the opposite of what you’re shooting for.

The Calibur on November 1, 2009 at 3:37 PM

IMO, the GOP leadership has been just as guilty as the Dems in ignoring the will of the people. I think the message being presented here is it is time for new leadership across the board. Fiscal conservatives might do well if they keep to their principles and don’t get caught up in the game both parties have played so well for generations. That is my hope at least.

truetexan on November 1, 2009 at 3:46 PM

I received in another one of those famous “past-due” letters from Chairman Steel’s RNC Hqtrs begging for money last night. I was so mad last time one came in (a week ago no less) I actually drove it to the post office.

I let Mr. Steele know he was not getting another dime from me as this last fiasco proves – the RNC threw money at Scuzzy’s campaign and I want it returned. Now that she has endorsed a Dem my suspicions about her are proven.

Until we can find and support conservatives do not have the audacity to ask me for money to pay a fool’s salary.

24K lady on November 1, 2009 at 3:46 PM

the party that you’ve worked for for many years turns on you. No wonder she said “bite me.” She feels screwed, and, in a way, she was.

Bleeds Blue on November 1, 2009 at 3:38 PM

‘The Party’ supported her. Perhaps you missed some of the nuance?

DarkCurrent on November 1, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Oh, yeah! I wonder what they did to “get her on board”?

d1carter on November 1, 2009 at 3:43 PM

I’m guessing it required a tranquilizer gun and some kind of large hoist.

Terrie on November 1, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Why are people confusing NRCC FUBAR with Michael Steele who is the chairman of the RNC?

SouthernGent on November 1, 2009 at 3:47 PM

jeff_from_mpls on November 1, 2009 at 3:42 PM

We’re not there yet. Only one side have been fighting for the last 60 years.

The giant is just beginning to wake up and he’s really big. Way bigger than the other side. Once he’s fully awake…get ready!
Reeeally ready! UGLY READY!

katy on November 1, 2009 at 3:47 PM

jeff_from_mpls on November 1, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Don’t give up. The Pink Lady showed her cards too soon. It will backfire on her and the district will hopefully go Hoffman’s way. And then we will kick all those critters and self serving narcissists. All corrupt incumbents will get wiped out. If this does not happen in 2010, you can say what you please but let’s not give up now. The battle has only begun.

nyx on November 1, 2009 at 3:47 PM

cucking funt

exsanguine on November 1, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Why are people confusing NRCC FUBAR with Michael Steele who is the chairman of the RNC?

Because Steele came out and endorce her. In the moment he needed to show leadership he make the wrong choice.

William Amos on November 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM

the party that you’ve worked for for many years turns on you. No wonder she said “bite me.” She feels screwed, and, in a way, she was.

Bleeds Blue on November 1, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Notice how natural it is for a Democrat to view the PARTY as the employer of our politicians.

Conservatives, in sharp contrast view the PEOPLE as the employer.

They work for US, bleeder blue, NOT THE PARTY BOSSES.

Remember these insights into the confused and deeply UnAmerican thought processes of the Democrat Party.

jeff_from_mpls on November 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM

SouthernGent on November 1, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Steele was supporting Dede prior to this. So far, Steele lost another race in NY (earlier in Obama’s term) in a red district. His GOP was useless and ineffective here. It falls on him, as party leader.

lorien1973 on November 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM

In Newt’s defense, he’s been so worried about global warming lately that he couldn’t see straight in NY-23.

Kensington on November 1, 2009 at 3:19 PM

heh.

Newt looks absolutely horrible after this farce.

Even though I at one point (in the 90s) admired the man, I have to admit I will have a very hard time taking anything he says seriously ever again.

Norwegian on November 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM

I’m sure ace and AP still feel ‘sorry for her.’ What a joke.

deidre on November 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM

Bleeds Blue on November 1, 2009 at 3:38 PM

The party didn’t turn on her.

a de facto lifetime sinecure in the House of Representatives

But I’m glad you support people ruling you for life.

lorien1973 on November 1, 2009 at 3:39 PM

I’m merely suggesting that Dede was on the verge of a real good gig and got screwed by the party she gave her life to. I’m not really talking politics, just human nature. Dede’s doing a “F*** me? No, f*** you” thing. As a liberal, I just find the whole thing amusing.

And, I’m not for the Congressman-For-Life thing, but in NY 23 she would have basically been re-elected forever and ever amen. Losing that could make a person bitter.

Bleeds Blue on November 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM

The people have been screwed by the Dems and Pubs..

CWforFreedom on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Here’s some more egg on your face, Newtie!

Sarah Palin–right from the get-go!

Looks like the RINO label on this one right here was correct all along.

It appears that our RINO hunting efforts have paid off. This one has been positively ID’d as a RINO, and this Owen’s backing is a last ditch dying effort of a failed RINO.

RINO’s take note: it’s open season on ya’ll

ted c on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Pete Sessions and Guy Harrison need to get out!!!!!!!!!

ohiobabe on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Damn RNC.

Lesson learned… these f’n RINOs are Democrats who HATE what the GOP is supposed to stand for. If the RNC want to give us RINOs, get out and become Democrats.

Not that it was hard to see coming… but many of us suspected this would happen.

PAGING NEWT! Your hopes and aspirations are OVER.

mankai on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

So the GOP basically spent a half a million dollars on behalf of the Democrat candidate.

BadgerHawk on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

There should be more strings attached to receiving contributions from the RNC. For instance, agreeing not to publicly endorse a Democrat opponent under any circumstances or else you have to return monetary contributions. Too bad there isn’t some type of legal recourse to recoup money given to Scozzafava since she’s turned out to be a fraud.

Christina_M on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

I’ve got a 10 spot that says Big DeDe cries on camera every single day between now and election day. Big, fat, dripping democrat crocodile tears — while her thug union boss husband rubs her enormous shoulders — as DeDe sobs about how much she wanted to be the Republican representative, but the mean, mean conservatives hurt her little lard-covered feelings. Any takers?

Rational Thought on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

How Wrong Can You Be:

Gingrich: “Lets just start with, she is the nominee of the local party, my bias is to be for the nominee of the local party, and I don’t second guess the local party, she has signed a no tax increase pledge, she is endorsed by the National Rifle Association, she has come out against Cap and Trade, [crosstalk] she is opposed to the Obama Health Care plan, she will vote for John Boehner instead of Nancy Pelosi.

All of those things together make her it seems to me, a legitimate, authentic, Republican nominee. In addition, the last poll that came out yesterday, she is well ahead of, and she is much more likely to beat the Democrat than Hoffman because Hoffman doesn’t live in the district, he’s never won an election in the district, she represents the biggest county in the district, she actually knows the local issues, and Hoffman has says publicly he doesn’t know the local issues..

So I just think it is a mistake for the Conservative movement, to think splitting in the special elections is a smart idea, if we give that seat to the Democrats, shame on us…

Maybe, it’s about high time to start “second guessing” the party line and start questioning the lack of conservative principals.

It was clear Scozzafava was democrat in republican clothing.
There are many more RINO’s out there and it’s about time they were held accountable. Mittens and Huckleberries

Kini on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Oh, yeah! I wonder what they did to “get her on board”?

d1carter on November 1, 2009 at 3:43 PM

I’m guessing it required a tranquilizer gun and some kind of large hoist.

Terrie on November 1, 2009 at 3:46 PM

bwaaahhhh. Bagged and tagged.

The Conservative Revolution is just beginning.

JOIN OR DIE.

Geochelone on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

All indications are that this lady is very liberal and has a union guy for a husband, yet she marketed herself as a Republican. I have to assume that the Republican label is important to the local constituents.

Cindy Munford on November 1, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Hahah

This is too good.

I seriously want to hear what Graham and team have to say now!

MeatHeadinCA on November 1, 2009 at 3:52 PM

Predicted new spin by the Frum/Brooks crowd: Damn right- wing nuts are driving moderate Republicans to endorse Democrats; further roof that people like Palin are a cancer to the party.

Erich66 on November 1, 2009 at 3:52 PM

In case Ed misses this with all of the action going on:

Sarah Palin To NJ Candidate Chris Daggett: You Lie!

http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/sarah-palin-to-nj-candidate-chris-daggett-you-lie/

gary4205 on November 1, 2009 at 3:52 PM

correction “proof”

Erich66 on November 1, 2009 at 3:52 PM

I’m merely suggesting that Dede was on the verge of a real good gig and got screwed by the party she gave her life to.

The party supported her, even as support fell away. But, in typical liberal fashion, it’s not her fault. She ran a pretty crappy campaign – the photo op in front of Hoffman’s office, the fake police report, etc.

I’m amused that you are amused that people like this somehow have a right to a seat because they have an R or D after their name.

lorien1973 on November 1, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Lefties will say the extreme teabagger fascists in the GOP made her do this yadda yadda yadda.

Speedwagon82 on November 1, 2009 at 3:53 PM

So the GOP basically spent a half a million dollars on behalf of the Democrat candidate.

BadgerHawk on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

That’s just counting Dede

MeatHeadinCA on November 1, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Democrats don’t pretend to be honest. So people like Scozzafava can lie and do lie.

Democrats highjack (Read MCCAIN & SCOZZAFAVA) republican positions and they need to be found out.

What a scumbag, another one.

father on November 1, 2009 at 3:53 PM

So the GOP basically spent a half a million dollars on behalf of the Democrat candidate.

BadgerHawk on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

mhm

blatantblue on November 1, 2009 at 3:53 PM

ted c on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Yo my main man Ted; are you as pissed off as I am?

This could be a good thing though for the veil has been lifted ; we now know what a Donk in Rino clothing looks like.

Its open season, happy hunting.

Geochelone on November 1, 2009 at 3:54 PM

And, I’m not for the Congressman-For-Life thing, but in NY 23 she would have basically been re-elected forever and ever amen. Losing that could make a person bitter.

Bleeds Blue on November 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM

I basically agree with that, which is why her supporting Owens isn’t really that bad. It may tip the race to him – for this year – but he’ll be knocked out in 2010 anyway.

Had Hoffman never entered the race you would have had Scozzafava running as an incumbent next year (with full party backing) and mostly serving as a rubber stamp and ‘bi-partisan’ smoke screen for Pelosi.

BadgerHawk on November 1, 2009 at 3:54 PM

SARAH PALIN WAS RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

…again.

The artic FOX is outsmarting the entire political establishment!

katy on November 1, 2009 at 3:54 PM

Democrats don’t pretend to be honest. So people like Scozzafava can lie and do lie.

Yep. And people like Bleeds Blue will re-elect them for life to office.

lorien1973 on November 1, 2009 at 3:54 PM

Predicted new spin by the Frum/Brooks crowd: Damn right- wing nuts are driving moderate Republicans to endorse Democrats; further roof that people like Palin are a cancer to the party.

Erich66 on November 1, 2009 at 3:52 PM

yup, especially if Hoffman loses.

deidre on November 1, 2009 at 3:54 PM

I’m merely suggesting that Dede was on the verge of a real good gig and got screwed by the party she gave her life to. I’m not really talking politics, just human nature. Dede’s doing a “F*** me? No, f*** you” thing. As a liberal, I just find the whole thing amusing.

And, I’m not for the Congressman-For-Life thing, but in NY 23 she would have basically been re-elected forever and ever amen. Losing that could make a person bitter.

Bleeds Blue on November 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM

She screwed herself. The momentum against her candidacy began when her union thug husband called the cops on a Weekly Standard reporter who had the temerity to ask her a question. And lying to the police and press about what happened didn’t help matters.

So if anyone f’ed herself out of this House seat, it was Scuzzy-fever. The GOP f’ed themselves when they backed this loser in the first place. Luckily for them, they could very well be bailed out of their own stupidity on Tuesday by the true conservatives who all along saw this backstabbing lib for what she really was.

Doughboy on November 1, 2009 at 3:54 PM

Are there any REAL republicans in New York?

Mangy Scot on November 1, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Ya i’m here.

heshtesh on November 1, 2009 at 3:55 PM

And one more:

I, father, am a Vegan but I happen to wear leather, crocodile and eat bob veal. You see I’m a Vegan.

Everyone happy?

father on November 1, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Newt has been a joke for over 10 years. Why he kept getting conservative kudos for so long is beyond me.

Speedwagon82 on November 1, 2009 at 3:56 PM

“You know me…”

We do now, Dede. We do now.

Jim Treacher on November 1, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Told ya so, you betcha!

Philly on November 1, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Ya i’m here.

heshtesh on November 1, 2009 at 3:55 PM

I’m sorry.

Mangy Scot on November 1, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Naval Marshal General Isoroku Yamamoto:

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

Pay backs a b$#&ch GOP leaders

Jeff from WI on November 1, 2009 at 3:57 PM

truetexan on November 1, 2009 at 3:46 PM

I guess the biggest problem is that the system itself rewards corruption. Politicians act in their own best interest and it’s in their own best interest to skim off the top as much as possible, please the corporations, and have a job when they get out of office. Conservatism doesn’t provide these perks, therefore it will be practiced less often.

The Calibur on November 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

where are you STEELE? where are you NEWT?

rtsidedragon on November 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

This is what happens in politics. After progressives ousted Joe Lieberman from the Democratic, he endorsed John McCain. These things happen. I guess politicians are human and take things personally.

terryannonline on November 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

I think she’s a bitter bitter woman.

therightscoop on November 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

So the GOP basically spent a half a million dollars on behalf of the Democrat candidate.

BadgerHawk on November 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Continuing an 8-year tradition… which is why I cut them off 8 years ago…

Send money to local candidates.

mankai on November 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

Worth watching if you have not already seen

Robert Reich and the truth about Dems and HealthCare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT7Y0TOBuG4&feature=player_embedded

CWforFreedom on November 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

where are you STEELE? where are you NEWT?

rtsidedragon on November 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

Licking Dede’s toes?

MeatHeadinCA on November 1, 2009 at 3:59 PM

One word says it all:

INFILTRATION

BobUSMC on November 1, 2009 at 3:59 PM

And the NRCC is stupid stupid stupid.

therightscoop on November 1, 2009 at 3:59 PM

I’m sorry.

Mangy Scot on November 1, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Let me remind you i’m the one living here.

heshtesh on November 1, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Send money to local candidatesAmericans For Prosperity.

mankai on November 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

FIFY

Mangy Scot on November 1, 2009 at 3:59 PM

I think she’s a bitter bitter woman.

therightscoop on November 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

You just defined half of the Republicans and all of the Democrats.

MeatHeadinCA on November 1, 2009 at 3:59 PM

I bet Hoffman still wins. According to the PP poll- which tends to lean left Hoffman had a HUGE lead over owens.

ousoonerfan15 on November 1, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Yeah, something about letting that cameltoe

under the tent, or something.

HornetSting on November 1, 2009 at 3:28 PM

HornetSting shame on you/s

Clyde5445 on November 1, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Do you think the dunces at the NRCC will try to get the money back that they gave her? NO MORE MONEY FOR RINOs or the GOP until they stop pushing RINOs on us! Give directly to conservative candidates or conservative PACs.

Sporty1946 on November 1, 2009 at 4:00 PM

I think this gives a lot of weight to the theory that she was a leftwing plant from the get go. Get a leftwinger on the R ticket and and leftwinger on the D ticket. Exactly the sort of elections the left wants…

18-1 on November 1, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Yes. A replay of the 2008 presidential contest.

Django on November 1, 2009 at 4:00 PM

This is what happens in politics. After progressives ousted Joe Lieberman from the Democratic, he endorsed John McCain. These things happen. I guess politicians are human and take things personally.

terryannonline on November 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

Incorrect.

Lieberman was ousted BY the Democratic party as they chose fit to pick someone else because of pressure by the progressives.

DeeDee Arnold here left of her own accord while the Republican party fully stood by her… to the tune of 900 million dollars. She then endorsed the Democrat.

She’s not human. She’s a progressive.

Skywise on November 1, 2009 at 4:00 PM

I guess us getting upset about RINO turned democrat just means we are a bunch of Glenn Beck purist or something…

MeatHeadinCA on November 1, 2009 at 4:01 PM

This is what happens in politics. After progressives ousted Joe Lieberman from the Democratic, he endorsed John McCain. These things happen. I guess politicians are human and take things personally.

terryannonline on November 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

At least Lieberman was friends with McCain for decades. Scuzzy is just doing this for Owens because the mean conservatives embarrassed her.

Speedwagon82 on November 1, 2009 at 4:01 PM

This wasn’t a matter of simply turning against Hoffman.
She was aware of the national focus the has garnered and the support by Sarah and the true conservatives. Scuzzy is thumbing her nose at all conservative Americans who saw her for what she is. She wanted to lie about being (R) and now she resents that we didn’t play along.

Tom_OC on November 1, 2009 at 4:01 PM

I’m sorry.

Mangy Scot on November 1, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Let me remind you i’m the one living here.

heshtesh on November 1, 2009 at 3:59 PM

That is why I said “I’m sorry”. You could move here to VA. We’ll have a Republican governor in a couple days. (fingers crossed)

Mangy Scot on November 1, 2009 at 4:01 PM

The “Big Tent” isn’t supposed to include the opposition party.

mankai on November 1, 2009 at 4:02 PM

[Bleeds Blue on November 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM]

She didn’t get screwed by the Party. She got screwed by her constituents, who after having the limelight shone on her record and positions, went to the Hoffman side of the aisle making it a race. The Party for the most part backed her. Only a few in the Party bucked the go-along-get-along, zombie-like convention professional politician mindset and even that the notice and moves were taken after reviewing both the polls, the records and positions.

The people were speaking and some in the leadership sat up and took notice. Kudos to Doug Hoffman for giving the people of NY-23m a means to speak unequivocally and in a manner that our political leaders couldn’t ignore. It sucks that it happened this way, but that’s how it happens when our political leaders try to look the other way.

Dusty on November 1, 2009 at 4:02 PM

Obama: “Republicans just do what they are told”

I agree. Obama has told Dede what to do, and she has done it.

portlandon on November 1, 2009 at 4:02 PM

Everyone of us she go to Newtered website and ask for our money back that we donated to the nrcc.

Brass Knuckles on November 1, 2009 at 4:02 PM

You shall know her by her words, You shall know her by her Dedes

nyx on November 1, 2009 at 4:03 PM

grapeknutz on November 1, 2009 at 3:23 PM

no nO NO, grapeknutz. The Party has left US. It’s time to take it BACK. That’s what the DEM’s want us to do, fracture ourselves. Remember Perot and Clinton in ’92? Bubba won with only 43 percent of vote. No. It’s time to go RINO hunting!!!

rtsidedragon on November 1, 2009 at 4:03 PM

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