October 31, 2009

SCOZZAFAVA SUSPENDS 23RD CAMPAIGN
— DrewM

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A new Sienna Poll (pdf) says Hoffman has 35% and Ownes is at 36%. Hoffman already had 50% of Republicans and plurality of independents.

Wow.

Dede Scozzafava, the Republican and Independence parties candidate, announced Saturday that she is suspending her campaign for the 23rd Congressional District and releasing all her supporters.

The state Assemblywoman has not thrown her support to either Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate, or Bill Owens, the Democratic candidate.

"Today, I again seek to act for the good of our community," Ms. Scozzafava wrote in a letter to friends and supporters. "It is increasingly clear that pressure is mounting on many of my supporters to shift their support. Consequently, I hereby release those individuals who have endorsed and supported my campaign to transfer their support as they see fit to do so. I am and have always been a proud Republican. It is my hope that with my actions today, my party will emerge stronger and our district and our nation can take an important step towards restoring the enduring strength and economic prosperity that has defined us for generations."

Via The Corner

Posted by: DrewM at 05:59 AM | Comments (464)
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1 yes.....

Posted by: FU52 at October 31, 2009 06:00 AM (U0xPt)

2 A RINO with a sense of shame????

Posted by: torabora at October 31, 2009 06:02 AM (H1b4W)

3 Best news I've heard it ages.

Now that fat witch can do her real job tonight.

Scaring kids and stealing all of their candy.

Posted by: Mortis at October 31, 2009 06:02 AM (hA5JK)

4

Happy days ARE here again!

Back on the couch Newt!

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 06:02 AM (CDUiN)

5 You know who this helps?

Go Sarah!

Posted by: CM at October 31, 2009 06:02 AM (f14vX)

6 I am and have always been a proud Republican.


Huh?

Posted by: Rickshaw Jack at October 31, 2009 06:03 AM (SrkN5)

7 I won.

Posted by: Consevatism at October 31, 2009 06:03 AM (Jazoq)

8 Somewhere in Washington D.C., a horse carriage is changing back into a pumpkin and mice.

Posted by: Crusty at October 31, 2009 06:03 AM (qzgbP)

9 Dede Scozzaflava was the Republican nominee.  She has no business not supporting herself.

Posted by: Newt Gingrich, Big Tent Advocate at October 31, 2009 06:03 AM (h60Tu)

10 6 I am and have always been a proud Republican.


Huh?

Posted by: Rickshaw Jack at October 31, 2009 11:03 AM (SrkN5)


Well in her defense, look at the current republican party.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:04 AM (erIg9)

11 Score!  Take that Newt! 

Posted by: alexthechick at October 31, 2009 06:04 AM (a11WD)

12
What's the story with Allahpundit, did he support Dodo over Hoffman, or what?


Posted by: Tweetmo Dowd at October 31, 2009 06:04 AM (z37MR)

13 Single digits....

Bye,Bye Dede, we hardly knew ye, thankfully.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 06:05 AM (f7EXG)

14 Holy shit, Sarah Jessica Parker is HOT in Hocus Pocus

Posted by: Mortis at October 31, 2009 06:05 AM (hA5JK)

15

 

Unicorns hardest hit.

Posted by: Blazer at October 31, 2009 06:06 AM (AoS9J)

16 Well in her defense, look at the current republican party.

My assessment of the situation was always..

Hey look at me, I can put a R in front of my name, and pretend my way into office.

Posted by: Rickshaw Jack at October 31, 2009 06:06 AM (SrkN5)

17 14 Holy shit, Sarah Jessica Parker is HOT in Hocus Pocus

Posted by: Mortis at October 31, 2009 11:05 AM (hA5JK)


That woman has the face of a mule.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:06 AM (erIg9)

18 Holy shit, Sarah Jessica Parker is HOT in Hocus Pocus

Posted by: Mortis at October 31, 2009 11:05 AM (hA5JK)


SJP is dog. Even a paper bag wouldn't save her.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 06:07 AM (f7EXG)

19

14 Holy shit, Sarah Jessica Parker is HOT in Hocus Pocus.

Meh.  But remember that this was before old age, Matthew Broderick, motherhood, and SatC decadence got to her.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 31, 2009 06:07 AM (9hSKh)

20 I have to disagree with you, Unclefacts. And her body is smoking

Posted by: Mortis at October 31, 2009 06:07 AM (hA5JK)

21

#17  That woman has the face of a mule.

Bunk! 

Posted by: John Kerry at October 31, 2009 06:08 AM (9hSKh)

22
I feel like I can take on the Empire all by myself.


Posted by: Hoffman, a.k.a. Red Leader at October 31, 2009 06:08 AM (z37MR)

23 Where's the flaming skull with hair? I know, it wasn't her originally, but...

Posted by: Mama AJ at October 31, 2009 06:08 AM (Be4xl)

24 Yes, this is way before she 'turned'

She's hot in this movie though

Posted by: Mortis at October 31, 2009 06:08 AM (hA5JK)

25 How did the Republican party pick her in the first place?  That is the real story.

Posted by: Village Idiot at October 31, 2009 06:09 AM (vdzXc)

26 So why is it still only tied?

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 06:09 AM (/3/1u)

27 Man, we were friggin stupid for not taking the offer to run on the Conservative line or what?

Posted by: The other 7 candidates at October 31, 2009 06:10 AM (f7EXG)

28 Lots of racism in this post too.

Posted by: Tom in Korea at October 31, 2009 06:10 AM (+gX1+)

29

#24  She's hot in this movie though.

Okay, to each their own and all that.   She really can't do anything for me because I don't recall seeing her in any 90's Skinemax Light Nite flicks.  She did show some brief skin with Bruce Willis in Striking Distance, though. 

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 31, 2009 06:11 AM (9hSKh)

30 How did the Republican party pick her in the first place?  That is the real story.

And a Sanger award recipient none the less.

Posted by: Rickshaw Jack at October 31, 2009 06:11 AM (SrkN5)

31

"I am and have always been a proud Republican."

If so, she would have thrown her support behind Hoffman.

 

 

Posted by: MDr at October 31, 2009 06:11 AM (ucq49)

32 Okay, to each their own and all that.   She really can't do anything for me because I don't recall seeing her in any 90's Skinemax Light Nite flicks.  She did show some brief skin with Bruce Willis in Striking Distance, though.

I don't know, it may just be the outfit.

Posted by: Mortis at October 31, 2009 06:11 AM (hA5JK)

33 Time to throw Hoffman another bone.  We need to carry this through folks.

Posted by: mghorning at October 31, 2009 06:12 AM (Jazoq)

34

25 How did the Republican party pick her in the first place?  That is the real story.

Example #1,3875,375 of why the Republicans are the "stupid party".

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 31, 2009 06:12 AM (9hSKh)

35 Bye-bye Scuzzy.

Go Doug!

Posted by: Fallen Sparrow at October 31, 2009 06:12 AM (poGcm)

36 The state assembly can give her support to whomever they want? Then she did this so that her votes will ge assigned to the Democrat by the assembly. She is attempting to torpedo Hoffman.

Posted by: maddogg at October 31, 2009 06:12 AM (W7Xp7)

37 She was history the moment Iowahawk endorsed Hoffman.

Posted by: Kurt at October 31, 2009 06:13 AM (4RrH4)

38

What's the story with Allahpundit, did he support Dodo over Hoffman, or what?

I think he just despaired that Dodo would sabotage Hoffman and vice versa and the Commiecrats would win another one.

I wonder if the GOP Establishment is paying attention....here, Allahpundit's pessimism may be right.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 31, 2009 06:13 AM (ujg0T)

39 Folks-
I enjoy a good snark as much as the next person, but obnoxious in victory is never appealing.  I applaud her for doing the right thing for her party and her country. 

End of pompous message.

Posted by: pep at October 31, 2009 06:13 AM (DZyVK)

40

17 14 Holy shit, Sarah Jessica Parker is HOT in Hocus Pocus

Posted by: Mortis at October 31, 2009 11:05 AM (hA5JK)

That woman has the face of a mule.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor

And the mule doesn't want it back, either.

Posted by: Crusty at October 31, 2009 06:14 AM (qzgbP)

41 Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya, Dede Holstein.

Take Megaham McLame and go find a trough of Valu-Rite Ice Cream and a 3hp jackhammer and go nuts for the weekend.

And Dede, bitch-slap that waffling, Pelosi-courting approval whore numbnuts Newt Gingrich upside the head with your biggest rubber fist for getting your hopesandchange up.


Posted by: sifty at October 31, 2009 06:14 AM (wr1Lf)

42 Just like I told her. Fear me.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at October 31, 2009 06:14 AM (u4Jg1)

43 Good for her.  While we may not agree with her views on many issues, at least she showed some good taste in not splitting the Republican/Conservative votes.

This deserves kudos and appreciation.

-J

Posted by: I'm just joshin... at October 31, 2009 06:15 AM (Vg5N+)

44 Excellent news. If Hoffman actually wins the House seat, it will be a slap in the face to both Wee Wee and the dimwitted "Moderates" who think conservatives should all sit down and shut up for the duration of Obama's reign..
Go Doug Hoffman (whoever the hell you are)!

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 06:15 AM (E1aPy)

45

I enjoy a good snark as much as the next person, but obnoxious in victory is never appealing.  I applaud her for doing the right thing for her party and her country

I have to give her that as well. A full-blown RINO would peevishly stick it out to the end and do even more damage.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 31, 2009 06:16 AM (ujg0T)

46 We need to wait for her endorsement. That could be a real bombshell if she pops up on Monday and endorses the democrat (whatshisname). It ain't over till it's over.

Posted by: joncelli at October 31, 2009 06:16 AM (vPMF5)

47 Wow, her unfavorable went from 20% to 50%. Political death right there.
I think she is hoping to stave off a primary challenge for her State Assembly seat at this point.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 06:16 AM (f7EXG)

48 And it would have worked, if it had not been for them out of state meddling kids.

Posted by: Dede at October 31, 2009 06:16 AM (SrkN5)

49

That woman has the face of a mule.

I've never noticed her face.

Posted by: Iamnotanalcoholic at October 31, 2009 06:17 AM (uQVDB)

50 Whassup Michael Steele?

Posted by: sifty at October 31, 2009 06:17 AM (wr1Lf)

51 I enjoy a good snark as much as the next person, but obnoxious in victory is never appealing.  I applaud her for doing the right thing for her party and her country.

really? this is the same woman that labeled each and every one of us that sent money to Hoffman, a "special interest". Screw her.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:17 AM (erIg9)

52

#51  Screw her.

In the immortal words of Meatloaf, "I will do anything for love, but I won't do that".

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 31, 2009 06:19 AM (9hSKh)

53 she is suspending her campaign for the 23rd Congressional District and releasing all her supporters.

Sunlight!  Freedom!  A lack of fat women who smell like old celery!

Posted by: Dede's Supporters at October 31, 2009 06:19 AM (qWLc4)

54
You know what?

It's a win-win no matter who Dodo endorses. If she endorses Owens, it will solidify support for Hoffman. If she endorses Hoffman, it will solidify support for Hoffman.

Her endorsement, or lack thereof, has no significant impact on the race. No matter what she does, it will not hurt Hoffman.


Posted by: Tweet Calrissian at October 31, 2009 06:20 AM (z37MR)

55 Kratos, yeah, just no. Ew.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:20 AM (erIg9)

56 Not 'throwing' her support to the real republican conservative in the race shows what a low life bitch she really is. Wake up NY and get rid of this dippy broad. She'll make a better madam in a $2 whore house than she is a politician.

Posted by: Scrapiron at October 31, 2009 06:21 AM (1kwr2)

57 Zombie Reagan, Zombie John Wayne, and Zombie Dean Martin all just lit stogies to celebrate.

Posted by: sifty at October 31, 2009 06:21 AM (wr1Lf)

58 Newt, don't let the door hit you on the way out. Bitch!

Posted by: harold bonesaw at October 31, 2009 06:22 AM (QT6tW)

59 Anyone got a video of the Warner Brothers witch with the flying bobby-pins?


Posted by: sifty at October 31, 2009 06:23 AM (wr1Lf)

60 The question is, what lesson will the RNC learn from the Dede disaster, if anything?

Posted by: RickZ at October 31, 2009 06:23 AM (is97c)

61 I'm with some here and Allah. I hold no ill will against her. She didn't actively run for this, she was prodded and then chosen. I think she probably as surprised as anyone she was chosen, and in the end she did the right thing.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 06:23 AM (GQkyJ)

62 Will the NRCC sabatoge Hoffman to prove a point?

Posted by: non_dhimmie at October 31, 2009 06:24 AM (cFwGO)

63 Witch Hazel Skuzzafava.

Posted by: sifty at October 31, 2009 06:24 AM (wr1Lf)

64 Huh the polling had Hoffman over Ownes, what happened? I mean to the pollsters, not the voters.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 31, 2009 06:24 AM (PQY7w)

65 I couldn't be there because I was stabbing the ever loving shiat out of Zombie Karl Marx with my Zombie Pencil.

Posted by: Zombie Milt Friedman at October 31, 2009 06:24 AM (aVQo/)

66 I wonder what Newt, Steele, etc. will say now. Are they gonna join the hysterical crybabies on the Left and declare Hoffman's (likely) victory to be a matter of the "mob of right-wing tea baggers" scaring people into leaving DeDe?

I'm sure some of the perpetually self reaffirming political bloggers will do it soon enough.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 06:25 AM (E1aPy)

67 54
You know what?

It's a win-win no matter who Dodo endorses. If she endorses Owens, it will solidify support for Hoffman. If she endorses Hoffman, it will solidify support for Hoffman.

Her endorsement, or lack thereof, has no significant impact on the race. No matter what she does, it will not hurt Hoffman.

So what's the percentage spread between Hoffman and Owens.  We still have to actually win to have howling rights.

Posted by: Iamnotanalcoholic at October 31, 2009 06:25 AM (uQVDB)

68 happy halloween! Muuhuuuuhaaaaaaa!!! this is GREAT!! I am hoping party toolz like Newt and Huckabee will get the message (the DEM cabal of elite effetes  certainly ignored our choice of HRC over BO)

Listen to the footsoldiers of your own party dammit! HOOFMAN HOFFMAN HOFFMAN!!


Posted by: ginaswo/MiM at October 31, 2009 06:26 AM (BP8ea)

69 This broad was no victim. She's a politician.

Never feel sorry for a liberal or a used car salesman.

Posted by: sifty at October 31, 2009 06:26 AM (wr1Lf)

70 I wish I could find the article, but yesterday, someone on the ground there said that Scozz had 3:1 Republican voters in her 20%.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 06:28 AM (GQkyJ)

71 "That woman has the face of a mule."

And acts like an ass, so she's consistent. 

Posted by: prettypinkfluffypanties at October 31, 2009 06:28 AM (id4C5)

72

Happy Halloween, y'all.

We got a treat.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 31, 2009 06:28 AM (ZGhSv)

73
Well, you gotta figure Hoffman will get Dodo's votes by a 2-1 margin, no?

Should be enough to win.

Posted by: Tweet Calrissian at October 31, 2009 06:28 AM (z37MR)

74 Now let's get rid of Awwwwshucksabee. His incredibly fake Andy Taylor routine is stinking up the place.

Posted by: teabag mobster at October 31, 2009 06:29 AM (wr1Lf)

75 She didn't actively run for this, she was prodded and then chosen. I think she probably as surprised as anyone she was chosen, and in the end she did the right thing.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 11:23 AM (GQkyJ)


BS, the meeting made clear the liberals did a lot of rounding people up to give her a plurality. There were 9 people vying for the party's pick here. The lobbying must have been intense from the moment the incumbent annouced he was resigning.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 06:29 AM (f7EXG)

76 It blows me away that people can feel sorry for a POLITICIAN.

She was chosen? Really? Just out of the local AM/PM minimart parking lot or something?

The woman is a career politician. She's a god damned RINO.

She basically shit on everyone that sent money to the REAL conservative in the race, Hoffman.

And apparently, she smelled of old celery.

Good riddance.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:29 AM (erIg9)

77 Seriously, if this was Sarah Palin, the media would be all over it with the "she's a quitter" meme and the "can't take a little bit of pressure" bs.

Posted by: prettypinkfluffypanties at October 31, 2009 06:29 AM (id4C5)

78 Noted New Yorker Newt Gingrich just emailed me to register his disappointment say that the race should be decided by voters in the district, not by opportunistic outsiders like Dede Scozzafava...

(Ha! that joke's going to take a long time to get old)

Posted by: Stewed Hamm at October 31, 2009 06:30 AM (aj2fh)

79 If DeDe married Creigh Deeds, she'd be DeDe Deeds.... And Sarah Jessica Parker has a horse face! But I'd still nail her.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2009 06:30 AM (9Cooa)

80 14 Holy shit, Sarah Jessica Parker is HOT in Hocus Pocus

Yes I am.


Posted by: Dee Snyder at October 31, 2009 06:31 AM (l1ltD)

81 #75 Exactly. Dodo Holstein was only a victim of RNC hubris and liberaltardation.

Posted by: teabag mobster at October 31, 2009 06:32 AM (wr1Lf)

82 @76

It blows me away that people can feel sorry for a POLITICIAN.

Feeling sorry for her has nothing to do with it.  It is a question of how we conduct ourselves, and the face we present to the rest of the voters. 

Posted by: pep at October 31, 2009 06:32 AM (DZyVK)

83

#79  And Sarah Jessica Parker has a horse face!

Yeah, but who looks more like a horse when they smile: SJP or Julia Roberts?

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 31, 2009 06:33 AM (9hSKh)

84 BTW , everyone should read the news reports of how Dede was chosen.
It's classic liberal maneuvering. It illustrates exactly how liberals manage to insert themselves into authority despite never seeming to never have a majority.
From the school board...to the church vestry....to town hall. It's the same MO every time.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 06:33 AM (f7EXG)

85
You're being silly, folks.

Are you going to feel sorry for the Yankees or Phillies players when one of them lose the World Series?

They're millionaires playing a game! Booo fucking hoooo.

DodoScozz hates you and everything you stand for. She thinks you're all racists, bigots, and homophones. Grow up, already, morons.

Posted by: Tweet Calrissian at October 31, 2009 06:34 AM (z37MR)

86 Feeling sorry for her has nothing to do with it.  It is a question of how we conduct ourselves, and the face we present to the rest of the voters. 

Posted by: pep at October 31, 2009 11:32 AM (DZyVK)


52% of the voters don't give a flying lizard what face we present.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:34 AM (erIg9)

87 Unclefacts, yes she was chosen. She didn't "run" for anything. She threw her hat in with the 8 other candidates and wasn't a favorite in all but a couple. But the "elders" decided she should get the nomination. As far as "campaigning against the conservative", thats her job as a candidate. If she had no honor she wouldn't have dropped out. She has nothing to lose. Yes she is a RINO, but at the very least give her kudos for dropping out.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 06:34 AM (wDGO/)

88 Holy shit, Sarah Jessica Parker is HOT in Hocus Pocus

Yes I am.


Posted by: Dee Snyder at October 31, 2009 11:31 AM (l1ltD)


Wow that's some funny shit right there.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 06:34 AM (f7EXG)

89 Final score:

Sarah ~ 7
Neuter & the GOP establishment ~ -3


Posted by: bigpinkfluffybunny at October 31, 2009 06:35 AM (KWhJd)

90 DodoScozz hates you and everything you stand for. She thinks you're all racists, bigots, and homophones. Grow up, already, morons.

Posted by: Tweet Calrissian at October 31, 2009 11:34 AM (z37MR)



THIS

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:35 AM (erIg9)

91 Republicans:

Thou Shalt Not End-zone Dance, someone might cry.

Democrats:

We won! Suck it!

Posted by: sifty at October 31, 2009 06:36 AM (wr1Lf)

92
Feeling sorry for her has nothing to do with it.  It is a question of how we conduct ourselves, and the face we present to the rest of the voters.

pep, love you, now please shut the fuck up

We want to stop the radical left from destroying our country, not win Miss Congeniality.


Posted by: Tweet Calrissian at October 31, 2009 06:36 AM (z37MR)

93 If she had no honor she wouldn't have dropped out. She has nothing to lose. Yes she is a RINO, but at the very least give her kudos for dropping out.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 11:34 AM (wDGO/)


Why on earth would I give anyone who literally HATES conservative values anything?

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:37 AM (erIg9)

94

That poll that is up there now is meaningless. There will not be a “more accurate” poll that takes this into account until several days later, and then only if done by a non network org.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 06:37 AM (CDUiN)

95

#91  That's right.

I won, bitches!!!

Posted by: Barry O (The Living Sun God) at October 31, 2009 06:37 AM (9hSKh)

96 I'll give her kudos when she changes party like Snarlin' Arlen.

Posted by: sifty at October 31, 2009 06:37 AM (wr1Lf)

97 It has nothing to do with honor. She is dead on the water at this point. She is literally trying to save her political life. At this point she would lose a vote for high school mascot.


Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 06:37 AM (f7EXG)

98 #91  I miss the throat slash.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 31, 2009 06:38 AM (9hSKh)

99 "Feeling sorry for her has nothing to do with it.  It is a question of how we conduct ourselves, and the face we present to the rest of the voters. 

Posted by: pep at October 31, 2009 11:32 AM (DZyVK)":

HAH...unless your face is stuck to their ass 24/7, they could care less what you "present".

Posted by: prettypinkfluffypanties at October 31, 2009 06:38 AM (id4C5)

100

Yeah, but who looks more like a horse when they smile: SJP or Julia Roberts?

I've never thought that Julia Roberts good looking.  I'd like to nail SJP too.

Posted by: Iamnotanalcoholic at October 31, 2009 06:39 AM (uQVDB)

101 The news is barely an hour old and we're already being criticized for "excessive celebration"? Gimme a break.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 06:39 AM (E1aPy)

102 Piling on just isn't right, but telling someone that it isn't is kind of futile; you either feel that it's wrong, or you aren't going to...

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 06:39 AM (t8KQU)

103 Why on earth would I give anyone who literally HATES conservative values anything? Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 11:37 AM (erIg9) Her actions prove your statement false. If that were the case she wouldn't have dropped out. Staying in the race is the best chance to stop "conservative hate".

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 06:39 AM (wDGO/)

104 "Calrissian"

had to look that one up.  ff

Posted by: prettypinkfluffypanties at October 31, 2009 06:39 AM (id4C5)

105

We want to stop the radical left from destroying our country, not win Miss Congeniality.

Posted by: Tweet Calrissian at October 31, 2009 11:36 AM (z37MR)

There's something wrong with being Miss Congeniality?  If there is, I sure don't know what it could be.

Posted by: McCain '08 at October 31, 2009 06:40 AM (is97c)

106 Good moment. Now we should concentrate on momentum. We were lazy and trusted the party. Now we know better.

Here is my take on why Obama and the RINO's sometimes win.

Here.

Posted by: Locus Ceruleus at October 31, 2009 06:40 AM (tzcjs)

107 The "concern" about excessive celebration always seems to pop up quick these days.

Posted by: sifty at October 31, 2009 06:41 AM (wr1Lf)

108 Her actions prove your statement false. If that were the case she wouldn't have dropped out. Staying in the race is the best chance to stop "conservative hate".

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 11:39 AM (wDGO/)


have you actually looked at her voting record, and her positions?

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:41 AM (erIg9)

109 LETS ROLL !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Ron USA at October 31, 2009 06:43 AM (6VVnC)

110
After the 2004 election, the very next day the GOP and Bush campaign advised us not to gloat. They used that word, gloat. I was a little irritated by it, but I blew it off as harmless and figured they were probably right.

That right there should've been a clear indication of how the GOP sees us, their loyal base. They think we're rowdy, ignorant hayseeds. They feel nothing but contempt for us. They use us. (Yes, even George Bush and his people).

Fuck them. It's My Fucking Party And I'll Gloat If I Want To.

I'll Gloat If I Want To.

Posted by: Tweet Calrissian at October 31, 2009 06:43 AM (z37MR)

111 Could it be? The Republican party is starting to listen?

Posted by: Mrs. Compton at October 31, 2009 06:44 AM (DzFTv)

112 whoa...ron's had his espresso this morning.

You moronspooks all have a wunnerful day! 

Posted by: prettypinkfluffypanties at October 31, 2009 06:44 AM (id4C5)

113 have you actually looked at her voting record, and her positions? Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 11:41 AM (erIg9) Holy crap, I get it Uncle Facts, I know she is a RINO. Pro choice, taxes, card check. But apparently she has SOMETHING in her that made her do the right thing. You don't just drop out of this race, almost guaranteeing a Conservative win unless you had skin in the game. To see the party win. Let me put it this way: "She made a move only someone concerned for the party would make."

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 06:44 AM (GQkyJ)

114

Are we saying that her support was conservative and will now go to Hoffman, because I don't see it that way.

Hope I'm wrong

Posted by: VELVET AMBITION at October 31, 2009 06:45 AM (fdW6J)

115

Holy Shitballs!! haven/t been here in 16hrs...I come back to flaming skulls, quitter rinos and drunkin ewoks WTF.

Ace can you improve your handheld format?  Blackberry AoS does not work.

 

Posted by: dananjcon at October 31, 2009 06:45 AM (dqGeB)

116 "I am and have always been a proud Republican."

Some Republican. Not only should she be endorsing Hoffman she should be campaigning for him.

Posted by: scrubjay at October 31, 2009 06:45 AM (r1UkF)

117
TendStl, how do you know the NRCC didn't tell Dodo they were all done giving her money and political support?

It's more likely she lost her logistical support than made a magnanimous gesture.

Posted by: Tweet Calrissian at October 31, 2009 06:46 AM (z37MR)

118 107 The "concern" about excessive celebration always seems to pop up quick these days.
Posted by: sifty

Yup. it's just one more arrow in the Lefty quiver. Whenever a conservative has any success they are either ignored, labeled an extremist or told to shut up and quit gloating.
When the Libs win it's not only indicative of a popular mandate, it's a 4-year party! Woo hoo!


Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 06:46 AM (E1aPy)

119 You know who this benefits? Not Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 06:46 AM (f7EXG)

120 She did the right thing.  She can go back to her regular job and know that she gave Hoffman a decent chance against the dem.

Posted by: curious at October 31, 2009 06:46 AM (p302b)

121
Woodchuck, is that you? ff

Posted by: Gray Squirrel at October 31, 2009 06:46 AM (z37MR)

122

 

For those of you who are interested, Dee Dee's has a few words for us.

Posted by: Blazer at October 31, 2009 06:47 AM (AoS9J)

123 "She made a move only someone concerned for the party would make."

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 11:44 AM (GQkyJ)


tend, I get what you're saying. I look at her COMPLETE picture. How do you figure her dropping out is anything but self-centered selfishness? The woman has lived her entire political career as the antithesis of conservatism. I'm genuinely interested in how you made the leap from that lifetime of liberalism, to some altruistic concern for the Conservative candidate? I don't see it at all.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:47 AM (erIg9)

124 TendStl, how do you know the NRCC didn't tell Dodo they were all done giving her money and political support?

It's more likely she lost her logistical support than made a magnanimous gesture.

Posted by: Tweet Calrissian at October 31, 2009 11:46 AM (z37MR)


They aready announced they were backing out yesterday.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 06:48 AM (f7EXG)

125 I would attribute this dropout by her to the power of the blogs.

Posted by: Def Leppard at October 31, 2009 06:48 AM (hIOnV)

126 Are we saying that her support was conservative and will now go to Hoffman, because I don't see it that way. Hope I'm wrong Posted by: VELVET AMBITION at October 31, 2009 11:45 AM (fdW6J) See #70 above.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 06:48 AM (wDGO/)

127 107 The "concern" about excessive celebration always seems to pop up quick these days.

Yeah.  Sooner or later some sniffling libtard will give us another lecture on "proportional response".  Fuck 'em.

Posted by: Iamnotanalcoholic at October 31, 2009 06:48 AM (uQVDB)

128 We want to stop the radical left from destroying our country, not win Miss Congeniality.

I think you can do both.  In fact, the one helps you with the other.  You can cut the other guy's throat, just do it with a smile.  Did we learn nothing from Reagan?

Posted by: pep at October 31, 2009 06:49 AM (DZyVK)

129 If my candidate suspended her campaign, what am I supposed to do up here in New Jersey?

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 31, 2009 06:49 AM (8aqVy)

130 Well, I gotta give it to her. That was about as classy a way out as she could go, and actually reveals some actual loyalty to the GOP.

Posted by: Musings at October 31, 2009 06:49 AM (6WjQu)

131 Proud Republican?  Last time she ran for anything it was as a candidate for an ACORN group,  the People's Family Party or some such nonsensical neo-commie name.  What is the Siena Poll?  What's its history of reliability?  Who commissioned the poll? Just wonderin' and carpin'

Posted by: Minnie Rodent at October 31, 2009 06:50 AM (2Y+xz)

132 Another thing - will Dede come out and support anone?

TWO BIG THINGS TO REMEMBER FROM THIS:

1) Conservatives got what they wanted - Newt kicked in the ass and Dede out of the race. So to hell with Libs who say we failed if Hoffman loses.

2) Watch if Dede switches to a Democrat which will justify everything we've said/done.

Posted by: Def Leppard at October 31, 2009 06:50 AM (hIOnV)

133 So Sarah, bagged a moose. I hope she has a NY Tag.

Posted by: Jean at October 31, 2009 06:50 AM (wNfla)

134

She must have got the green light from Daily Kos.

I'm not buying the squishy "at least she is doing the honorable thing..." argument, either.  Proudly accepting the Abortion Industry Oscar for Best Supporting Actress does not compute with "I am, and always have been a Proud Republican." 

This woman doesn't even rise to the level of RINO.

Posted by: Captain America at October 31, 2009 06:50 AM (Zl2Qs)

135
Let me put it this way, VELVET UNDERGROUND: Dodo sure as heck wasn't stealing a lot of support from the (D), Owens, in the race. She was getting her points from people who identify themselves as (R)'s and from the squishy middle.

Hoffman will be getting all of Dodo's (R) voters, and the rest will go to Owens.

Posted by: Tweet beats dead horses, unless they're gay at October 31, 2009 06:50 AM (z37MR)

136 And Sarah Jessica Parker has a horse face!


But I'd still nail her.

Posted by: Exactly at October 31, 2009 06:51 AM (aVQo/)

137 Let me put it this way:

"She made a move only someone concerned for the party would make."

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 11:44 AM (GQkyJ)


Let me put it this way:

She accepted reality. She tearfully withdrew and couldn't bring herself to endorse Hoffman. She is trying to save her political ass. I'll bet money next election cycle she is running as a Democrat for State or local office.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 06:51 AM (f7EXG)

138 TendStl, how do you know the NRCC didn't tell Dodo they were all done giving her money and political support? It's more likely she lost her logistical support than made a magnanimous gesture. Posted by: Tweet Calrissian at October There are 3 days until the election. She has nothing to lose. 2 choices: 1: She is a liberal, which I think her stances say so, and stays in so the Democrat wins and she switches parties. 2: She drops out to help the conservative win.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 06:51 AM (GQkyJ)

139
Scozza did the right thing by dropping out. Let's acknowledge that, and move on to kicking some Democrat butt.

Posted by: Brown Line at October 31, 2009 06:52 AM (HB1pj)

140 133 So Sarah, bagged a moose. I hope she has a NY Tag.

Posted by: Jean at October 31, 2009 11:50 AM (wNfla)


Threadwinner

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:52 AM (erIg9)

141
They already announced they were backing out yesterday.

Well, there you go. Her campaign kitty was as dry as her...well, you get the picture.

Posted by: Tweet beats dead horses, unless they're gay at October 31, 2009 06:53 AM (z37MR)

142

Yeah, but who looks more like a horse when they smile: SJP or Julia Roberts?

With that mouth Julia looks more like Senor Wences' character "Johnny":

Zaright?

Zaright!

Posted by: effinayright at October 31, 2009 06:53 AM (k6cRx)

143 139
Scozza did the right thing by dropping out. Let's acknowledge that, and move on to kicking some Democrat butt.

Posted by: Brown Line at October 31, 2009 11:52 AM (HB1pj)


We did, she dropped out.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:53 AM (erIg9)

144

OMFG...missed it, but researched it;  scuzzyfozza really was a  Sanger award winner?

Remarkable!

 

 

Posted by: dananjcon at October 31, 2009 06:54 AM (dqGeB)

145 I hate to point out the obvious peoples but this poll still has The Scuzz in it. Therefore only polls subsequent will show where DeDe Scuzz the Magic Peach Fuzz's supporters go.

Posted by: MRI at October 31, 2009 06:54 AM (aVQo/)

146

The "concern" about excessive celebration always seems to pop up quick these days.

Yeah, we don't want a repeat of the riots at the 9/12 Rally in Washington, now do we?. Remind me again how many cars were set on fire?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 31, 2009 06:54 AM (ZGhSv)

147 Wow.  I just saw the news blurb on MSNBC ... no indication of why she dropped out.. no talk of who it helps... no indication that the "independent" candidate is a conservate ... in fact, a non-news follower would see that report and think the GOP is in big trouble if they have to quit days before an election.

Posted by: IreneFingIrene at October 31, 2009 06:54 AM (pem/z)

148 Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 11:47 AM (erIg9) I just don't see a downside for Hoffman to come out and thank her for what she did.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 06:55 AM (GQkyJ)

149 There are 3 days until the election. She has nothing to lose. 2 choices:

1: She is a liberal, which I think her stances say so, and stays in so the Democrat wins and she switches parties.

2: She drops out to help the conservative win.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 11:51 AM (GQkyJ)


3. She realizes switching parties 3 days before an election  is the equivalent political seppuku. Nobody would ever her touch her. She just drops out instead and bides her time till things blow over.


Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 06:56 AM (f7EXG)

150 My question is: Does Hoffman immediately switch parties? Get party recognition for the ballots? Insult the Conservative Party by switching?

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 06:57 AM (wDGO/)

151 147: that's the point.The MSM wants to build "inevitability" for the Democrat.

Also, I laughed how RCP was "waiting" for a "real" poll to come out, and glommed all over the Siena poll. BUT, what will the Dede Drop do to turnout? My bet...

More of her people either will sit out or vote Hoffman. Doubtful they go for Owens at this point.

Posted by: eddiebear at October 31, 2009 06:57 AM (wNR37)

152
Hoffman should keep his lips zipped and not even mention Dodo's name.
Marginalizing Dodo and making her appear insignificant is the best political course of action.

Posted by: Tweet beats dead horses, unless they're gay at October 31, 2009 06:58 AM (z37MR)

153 Irenefingirene, I have been checking and tha'ts how it is being spun, as a Republican defeat. They don't have a clue whom it helps or they cannot bring themselves to note a Palin victory.

Posted by: Ben B. at October 31, 2009 06:58 AM (wXmCd)

154 I just don't see a downside for Hoffman to come out and thank her for what she did.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 11:55 AM (GQkyJ)


that may well be, to me it still doesn't exonerate her from being a liberal plant with nothing but selfish motives. Matter of fact, you may be exactly right with Hoffman doing that. Makes sense to me. Grabs up the people who would simply look at that (R) after the name, and puts them in Hoffman's camp.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 06:58 AM (erIg9)

155

I guess this means the 23rd District's odds of avoiding a meteor strike have greatly improved, then. 

New Jersey, on the other hand.....

Posted by: Captain America at October 31, 2009 06:58 AM (Zl2Qs)

156 Eat it, RINOs

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2009 06:58 AM (IoxPW)

157 Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 11:56 AM (f7EXG) No, I meant switches parties after the election. Not before.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 06:58 AM (wDGO/)

158 OT  but  a Corzine aide just got busted with ecstasy for sale.  Good day so far.

Posted by: Seriously at October 31, 2009 06:58 AM (8aqVy)

159 she was the ultimate sock puppet

Posted by: dananjcon at October 31, 2009 07:00 AM (dqGeB)

160 But apparently she has SOMETHING in her that made her do the right thing.

Yesterday Ace linked to Allah's post stating that the RNCC was withdrawing their people and (?) their financial support.  Which would mean DeDe didn't do this for altruistic reasons, more like she got kicked to the curb.

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2009 07:00 AM (9Wv2j)

161 155

I guess this means the 23rd District's odds of avoiding a meteor strike have greatly improved, then. 

New Jersey, on the other hand.....

Posted by: Captain America at October 31, 2009 11:58 AM (Zl2Qs)


They ain't off the hook yet...

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 07:00 AM (erIg9)

162 fwap fwap fwap

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 31, 2009 07:01 AM (m5aSu)

163
Being spun as a Republican defeat?

GOOD! That's exactly what we want. I want to defeat the leftwing cancer that has a death-grip on the Republican party, too.




Posted by: Tweet beats dead horses, unless they're gay at October 31, 2009 07:02 AM (z37MR)

164

A full-blown RINO would peevishly stick it out to the end and do even more damage.

Don't you hear history calling you, Dede??!!

Posted by: Olympia Snowe at October 31, 2009 07:02 AM (Be4xl)

165 I smell a red herring

Posted by: maddow's middle finger at October 31, 2009 07:03 AM (dqGeB)

166 Yesterday Ace linked to Allah's post stating that the RNCC was withdrawing their people and (?) their financial support.  Which would mean DeDe didn't do this for altruistic reasons, more like she got kicked to the curb.

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2009 12:00 PM (9Wv2j)

If Steele was responsible for that then I will say for almost the first time:  Way to go.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 31, 2009 07:03 AM (oObEM)

167 Said in my best Keanu Reeves voice:

Whoa.

Posted by: Fortunate Son at October 31, 2009 07:05 AM (B7kwl)

168 i'd love to have seen the sour look on o's petulant mug when he got the news today. yes o, it's starting. *GO HOFFMAN* and thanks to sarah for being one of the first to endorse him.

Posted by: nyc redneck at October 31, 2009 07:07 AM (Y7Zc1)

169

I remember, during the 2004 election, there was this group of twats calling themselves the "Republican Pro-Choice Majority."  I am sure those folks, wherever they may be, are deeply depressed today, which comforts me.

 

Posted by: Captain America at October 31, 2009 07:07 AM (Zl2Qs)

170 Isn't it about time that the "battle for the GOP" be declared over? Palin and other conservatives like Hoffman have won. David Frum and the Dedes of the party have lost. Of course the biggest loser will be Mittle of the Road Romney, but he'll have to wait until 2011 to realize that he's out of the game.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 07:07 AM (mFUln)

171

Wow.  I just saw the news blurb on MSNBC ... no indication of why she dropped out.. no talk of who it helps... no indication that the "independent" candidate is a conservate ... in fact, a non-news follower would see that report and think the GOP is in big trouble if they have to quit days before an election.

They, not the RINOs, not the Democrats, are still our biggest problem.

Though Newt needs to be shaken until he stops listening to them and notices the building momentum of the fiscal conservative movement.

 

Posted by: Mama AJ at October 31, 2009 07:08 AM (Be4xl)

172
Put the pieces together, morons.

On Friday, four days before the election, you find out you have no money for ads, no people on the ground, and everyone in the Republican is either treating you like a cancer or you no longer exist. What do you do?

Why, you withdraw from the race, immediately, that's what you do. This was the ONLY face-saving move Dodo, the politician, could make. She did it to save face or salvage what she could of her future political career

Posted by: Tweet beats dead horses, unless they're gay at October 31, 2009 07:08 AM (z37MR)

173 Now if my post way above is wrong and Scozz had some internals showing that most of her support is Democrat leaning, then fuck her.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 07:08 AM (08i9F)

174 As far as her votes, she won't get any. The entire Republican apparatus is now free to endorse Hoffman, from NY-23 to DC. I think you will even see Newt bury the hatchet. His problem was with 3 candidates. Now that's there's only 2 he will be fine with Hoffman.

And that is why Dede dropped out. The national party had already pulled out. The local party was standing there with the poll in their hands. Left to her own devices she would have let it play out.




Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 07:09 AM (f7EXG)

175 But we love Mitt.

Posted by: just for men hair dye at October 31, 2009 07:10 AM (dqGeB)

176 Most of her support was Rockefeller Republicans.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 07:10 AM (mFUln)

177 of course she couldn't put her support behind HOFFMAN. it shows she's a g.d. bitter lib.

Posted by: nyc redneck at October 31, 2009 07:10 AM (Y7Zc1)

178 Corzine thing doesn't look like anything that can hurt him. http://tinyurl.com/yc7zz39

Posted by: Ben B. at October 31, 2009 07:10 AM (wXmCd)

179 Oh BTW: Romney and Huckabdouche to endorse Hoffman in 3....2......1.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 07:10 AM (fVW8y)

180

It is a sad day for Global Warming. We didnt get to hear the fat lady sing

Carbo Delenda Est

Posted by: Gore the Elder at October 31, 2009 07:10 AM (rRlh2)

181

No, I meant switches parties after the election. Not before.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 11:58 AM (wDGO/)

My bet is if Hoffman wins, and he should as NY-23 is traditionally conservative, he'll stay a (C) until next year's election, while caususing with the (R)'s.  Next year, as an incumbent, he'll have both the (C) and the (R) nomination, and if I were to hazard a guess, remain a (C).  Of course, that could change after any conversations with Armey, Palin, etc., the new conservative leaders in the (R) party.

Posted by: McCain '08 at October 31, 2009 07:10 AM (is97c)

182 "But we love Mitt." I'm sure he'll love to do plenty of commercials for your fine hair coloring product after he realizes he'll be needing a real job.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 07:11 AM (mFUln)

183
Somewhere in America,  a man they call Newt is rubbing his sore ass.

Posted by: Dang at October 31, 2009 07:11 AM (UA4gE)

184 The RiNoCC will not learn a thing from this. Hoffman will now lose because Scuzzy was pulling more votes from Owens than from him. Now he gets them back. She needed to stay in for Hoffman to win.

Posted by: cbullitt at October 31, 2009 07:11 AM (BEQuG)

185 Why, you withdraw from the race, immediately, that's what you do. This was the ONLY face-saving move Dodo, the politician, could make. She did it to save face or salvage what she could of her future political career

Not over.  She still has to endorse Hoffman if she really is a Republican.  Hoffman will caucus with Republicans and is a vote for Boehner.  Scozzafava ain't out of the mud yet.

Posted by: WTFCI at October 31, 2009 07:11 AM (EbpbH)

186 Hmph, so much racism and sexism.  Where's that email address to report things to the white house?

Posted by: Tom in Korea at October 31, 2009 07:12 AM (+gX1+)

187 Hoffman will now lose because Scuzzy was pulling more votes from Owens than from him

How?  If Hoffman is pulling in a plurality of the independent vote then what you're arguing is that Scuzzy's GOP supporters are going to vote for Owens?

I don't know.  That sounds improbable.

Posted by: WTFCI at October 31, 2009 07:12 AM (EbpbH)

188 Yeah, Owens will probably lose by 3-6 points now that Dede's out rather than Hoffman pulling off a 1 or 2 point plurality win.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 07:13 AM (mFUln)

189

Are we saying that her support was conservative and will now go to Hoffman, because I don't see it that way.

Hope I'm wrong

Believe it or not, yes it mostly will go to Hoffman. There are quite a few people, often elderly, who habitually vote for who the Republican Party anoints, no matter how RINO. My parents often fall into this category.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 31, 2009 07:13 AM (ujg0T)

190

NewtFail

Can I gets an Amen?

Posted by: hutch1200 at October 31, 2009 07:14 AM (qhiTN)

191 Joe Biden will be in NY-23 on Monday, campaigning for Owens.

Posted by: mrp at October 31, 2009 07:14 AM (HjPtV)

192 hehehheheheh you said  Boehner.

Posted by: Beavis at October 31, 2009 07:14 AM (dqGeB)

193 Of course the biggest loser will be Mittle of the Road Romney, but he'll have to wait until 2011 to realize that he's out of the game.
Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 12:07 PM (mFUln)

Why on earth does this cripple Romney? In my opinion, he's the ONLY potential Repub. candidate that can win in 2012. I lived in MA and watched him fiught against countless Libtard ideas forced on him by an overwhelmingly Leftist/Democrat legislature. He's no "RINO".
In fact, his expertise in stopping budget bleeding/reconstructing corporations is exactly what this country will need in 3 years. In fact, we need it now.
Labeling him as one thing or another this early in the game is self-defeating.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 07:15 AM (E1aPy)

194
How does this help Michelle's Childrenz?
Haterz!

Posted by: sickinmass at October 31, 2009 07:15 AM (rYWEB)

195 Posted by: McCain '08 at October 31, 2009 12:10 PM (is97c) Not so fast my friend. Next year there will be a primary. He will be the incumbent but in those backroom deals where Scozz was selected there was a Conservative, Paul something, that got a lot more votes than Hoffman that is MUCH more articulate. He refused the Conservative Party ticket before Hoffman accepted it. He could challenge Hoffman in the primary.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 07:15 AM (08i9F)

196 The Rino's chickens....

Posted by: Rev Wright at October 31, 2009 07:15 AM (dqGeB)

197 Why is Mitt done? 1. The train is leaving the station and Mitt has been very public in his dithering on the platform as to whether he's jumping on it or not. Lots of people will remember this. 2. Romneycare. You don't need any other reasons.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 07:16 AM (mFUln)

198 i hope this is the kick in the butt that newt needed. what a fuddy duddy. is this what happens when you get old and fat and lazy. you go soft in the head on your principles. and btw, newt, STFU w/your global warming gibberish.

Posted by: nyc redneck at October 31, 2009 07:16 AM (Y7Zc1)

199

all i got to say is:

Fuck Yeah!

 

Posted by: NSM at October 31, 2009 07:16 AM (RxUMK)

200 ll ur Dede suporters r belong to us!

Posted by: hutch1200 at October 31, 2009 07:17 AM (qhiTN)

201 Newt is still trying to be the consummate triangulating politician. This isn't the 1990s, Newt. Things have changed.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 07:17 AM (mFUln)

202

Commie Karl Cameran said it was a social cons (once again) but he did mention that the conservatives said she was pro tax. Next they brought on RAS who said it was a victory for the Teaparty people and a wakeup call for the Republican Party.

 

He said if they didn’t get into the conservative movement it would hurt in 2010. He also said 50% of conservatives did not consider themselves Republican. That is the first time I have ever heard that on national media.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 07:17 AM (CDUiN)

203 Hoffman will win 53% to 46%.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 07:17 AM (f7EXG)

204 She has not thrown her support for either candidate?  The three people in her list of voters/supporters is going to get lonely!


Posted by: hous bin pharteen at October 31, 2009 07:20 AM (pU4D7)

205 Not so fast my friend. Next year there will be a primary. He will be the incumbent but in those backroom deals where Scozz was selected there was a Conservative, Paul something, that got a lot more votes than Hoffman that is MUCH more articulate. He refused the Conservative Party ticket before Hoffman accepted it.

He could challenge Hoffman in the primary.

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 12:15 PM (08i9F)


Only a brain dead idiot would challenge Hoffman in  a primary next year. The guy is a national name at this point.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 07:20 AM (f7EXG)

206

Why on earth does this cripple Romney? In my opinion, he's the ONLY potential Repub. candidate that can win in 2012.

 

That was a joke right???

 

Romney is just another libtard RINO and we are sick of libtard RINOs. That is why it hits him hard.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 07:20 AM (CDUiN)

207
I think I'll go to Wendy's® now and get a Bacon Deluxe® burger.


Posted by: Tweet beats dead horses, unless they're gay at October 31, 2009 07:21 AM (z37MR)

208

Why on earth does this cripple Romney? In my opinion, he's the ONLY potential Repub. candidate that can win in 2012. I lived in MA and watched him fiught against countless Libtard ideas forced on him by an overwhelmingly Leftist/Democrat legislature. He's no "RINO".
In fact, his expertise in stopping budget bleeding/reconstructing corporations is exactly what this country will need in 3 years. In fact, we need it now.
Labeling him as one thing or another this early in the game is self-defeating.

Question: Is there a good solid non RINO candidate from the Northeast or West Coast with a good war chest?

Think about it, by looking at the Demunist side: LBJ, Carturd, Clinton, Gore (almost). What do they have in common? From the South. They cut into the GOP base just a *little* bit at least.

I was hoping Mitt would prove to be that candidate from the Northeast or West Coast (Uncle Ron, anyone?) who could at least give the Commiecrats some challenge in those areas.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 31, 2009 07:21 AM (ujg0T)

209

Hoffman will remain a Conservative and a Republican.  In New York, if you are running under two or more party lines, you get all the votes received under each. Alot of Republicans (and even a few Dems, like my local city councilman in Queens) run under the major party label AND the Conservative label concurrently.  Doug Hoffman, unless he goes full RINO in office, would have no problem getting his name on the ballet under both the GOP and the Conservative lines.

There are quite a few of these "third" parties in New York, and the collection of lines the candidate runs under gives you a pretty fair read on their ideological makeup.  A Democrat who is also nominated by the Conservative Party is probably not a leftwing moonbat.  A Republican who is also nominated by the Working Families Party (i.e. ACORN) or the Green Party almost certainly is a leftwing moonbat.

Posted by: Captain America at October 31, 2009 07:21 AM (Zl2Qs)

210 197 Why is Mitt done?

Those aren't reasons, they are just lame generalizations that say nothing. Do you know anything about "RomneyCare"? Did you follow the years of debate and monitor Mitt's actions and efforts during his lengthy tussle with the most moonbatty Legislature in the nation?
If you think Mitt is a "RINO", you don't know Mitt.
Also, if Romney is "out" then I hope you enjoy dealing with Huckabee and losing in 40 out of 50 States.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 07:21 AM (E1aPy)

211

What will the donks take from this election?

More centrist articulation (bullshitting) like barry did?

Posted by: hutch1200 at October 31, 2009 07:21 AM (qhiTN)

212

It was the Iowahawk endorsement of Hoffman that did it.

Posted by: robtr at October 31, 2009 07:22 AM (fwSHf)

213 can someone tell me whats the deal with this baloon boy??

Posted by: charlie g at October 31, 2009 07:22 AM (dqGeB)

214 Corzine thing doesn't look like anything that can hurt him.

I think the NY Post is trying to throw us a bone. That paper is at every store and on the rack of headlines people eye at (in NJ). I'm all for them subliminally (or liminally if you actually read the story) putting the idea in people's head Corzine = Drug Dealer. I mean it's not like a third of the state Dem party was trafficking organs.

Posted by: MRI at October 31, 2009 07:23 AM (aVQo/)

215

193 Why on earth does this cripple Romney? In my opinion, he's the ONLY potential Repub. candidate that can win in 2012. I lived in MA and watched him fiught against countless Libtard ideas forced on him by an overwhelmingly Leftist/Democrat legislature. He's no "RINO".
In fact, his expertise in stopping budget bleeding/reconstructing corporations is exactly what this country will need in 3 years. In fact, we need it now.
Labeling him as one thing or another this early in the game is self-defeating

Plus he can give us Mass. style healthcare reform.

Posted by: TC at October 31, 2009 07:23 AM (QXKjZ)

216

Do you know anything about "RomneyCare"?

Well, he was just defending it a couple months ago. I've always been on the fence about him, but it's hard to see how I can support him given that fact.

Posted by: Mama AJ at October 31, 2009 07:23 AM (Be4xl)

217
Now it's up to the Democrats to steal the election.

Any colleges in NY-23? The Democrats love to use those students (who don't even live in the district) to register and vote for their candidates. That's how the Democrats stole NY-20, Gillenbrand's old seat.


Posted by: Tweet beats dead horses, unless they're gay at October 31, 2009 07:24 AM (z37MR)

218 See, this is why I should never leave the computer. Go out for a walk and look what happens.

Posted by: fluffy at October 31, 2009 07:25 AM (4Kl5M)

219 "Those aren't reasons, they are just lame generalizations that say nothing. " According to you, fevered Mitt supporter. The rest of the country has no interest in Mittle of the Road Romney, sorry. Romneycare was a sham as he himself has admitted, and he has sat on the sidelines for the entirety of this year. Where has Mitt been making speeches, giving interviews, being out in the public eye? He hasn't. Get over it Mittbot.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 07:25 AM (mFUln)

220 Why on earth does this cripple Romney?

Cripple is too strong a word.  But the fact is that it is now too late for anyone to take a meaningful position in the fight between the Conservative base and the RINO party establishment.  Sarah Palin and Fred Thompson (which we already knew) as well as, perversely, Tim Pawlenty, now have their endorsements in this race to prove that they are of us.  Romney and Huckabee don't, and will be haunted by the question "Where were you on NY-23?" until something bigger comes along.

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2009 07:25 AM (IoxPW)

221

I think this move hands the seat to Hoffman. I can't see DeDe's supporters being split worse than 50/50 (WAGOMP). Throw in a couple more high-profile endorsements and Hoffman walks right into Washington.

That Newt is also proven wrong is the icing on the cake. RINO's just got a rude awakening from the Tea Partiers. Though it might start slowly, I think the importance of issues just became more critical than party or personality. Fiscal responsiblity is the biggest Big Tent: it includes everybody in some way. Combined with a renewed message of Self-Governance by those who posess a true servants' heart, and we have the winning formula to defeat the leftists.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 31, 2009 07:26 AM (ZGhSv)

222 Hoffman will win 53% to 46%.

Well, presumably Scozzafava will still be on the ballot, so she'll pull some votes regardless and I'd guess about 10%

Posted by: Tom in Korea at October 31, 2009 07:26 AM (+gX1+)

223

I mean it's not like a third of the state Dem party was trafficking organs.

HaHa you don't know us very well

Posted by: N J at October 31, 2009 07:27 AM (dqGeB)

224 LOL, i'm so happy. it is so reassuring to think that people are waking up. *GO AMERICA*

Posted by: nyc redneck at October 31, 2009 07:27 AM (Y7Zc1)

225

Commie Karl Cameran said it was a social cons (once again) but he did mention that the conservatives said she was pro tax. Next they brought on RAS who said it was a victory for the Teaparty people and a wakeup call for the Republican Party.

 

And THIS is the crux of the matter. So-called "fiscal conservative social liberals" are a fraud. This is because:

1. The social issues are now having *real* fiscal impacts (think family breakdown leading to crime, sexuality leading to disease, and illegal aliens leading to crime)

2. The "social liberals" are more often than not LYING and masking their fiscal Commie Lite style of governance.

 

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 31, 2009 07:27 AM (ujg0T)

226 Dede, Newt and Michael all got to feel the power of the Conservative pimp hand for endorsing another RINO for elected office...

We must make the pimp hand strong, Conservative one...

Posted by: Infadel Mataween at October 31, 2009 07:29 AM (uZYdF)

227

. Fiscal responsiblity is the biggest Big Tent:

I beg to differ.

Posted by: J Holmes' stiff corpse at October 31, 2009 07:29 AM (dqGeB)

228 225 One of the people I talk with on the internet put it pretty bluntly: "I'll support 'social liberal' policies like legalizing drugs as soon as all the dopeheads are required to pay the full public costs (police, hospital, etc.) of their habits without a dime of my tax money going to cleaning up after them."

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 07:30 AM (mFUln)

229

PPP Twitter: With about 200 interviews down we had Hoffman 45 Owens 26 Scozzafava 17...her withdrawal will just make it that much easier for Hoffman

Posted by: Jose at October 31, 2009 07:30 AM (p5y6H)

230

So, which way do the squishes go?  My gut tells me that if they were willling to vote for Dede, they are going to end up as Owens' voters. 

I really think that most of the moronic middle needs to experience a minimum of 6-8 years of intense suffering at the hands of the left before they will even BEGIN to understand that big government is the problem, not the solution.

By then, it might be too late.

Posted by: stickety at October 31, 2009 07:31 AM (Jg5C9)

231 Nice takedown of Romney here (from HA Headlines).

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2009 07:31 AM (9Wv2j)

232 DedeScozzafaza in Broomstick Bunny!

Posted by: Frumley Brooks. Esq., mainstream conscervative at October 31, 2009 07:31 AM (8iZnv)

233 As McCain took Soros money, does anyone think that our NRCC, RNC,etc. have been tainted by same?

Steele must go....There has to be someone to head the Republican Party.....It took over a year to fix website...election was over and it just now is up...and it is not great.

How about the Red State guy or Ace to head us up?

Posted by: non_dhimmie at October 31, 2009 07:32 AM (cFwGO)

234 So, do the Republican big shots see this as an exception that proves the rule, or do they begin to see a true trend away from RINOs, away from counting R's, and towards counting C's and L's? The terms Democrat and Republican are misleading and therefore destructive these days. The true division is between Conservative and Liberal. Independents and Moderates are always in one way or another folks who can't or won't make up their minds. C and L are at least more honest terms and so may make their Parties less easily infiltrated by RINO types.

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 07:32 AM (ZzgoC)

235 Well, presumably Scozzafava will still be on the ballot, so she'll pull some votes regardless and I'd guess about 10%

Posted by: Tom in Korea at October 31, 2009 12:26 PM (+gX1+)

They didn't push for her to do this today for nothing. It will be front page news on all the Sunday papers and the lead item on the local news tonight. Dede gets 2% tops.


Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 07:33 AM (f7EXG)

236 What do you find most often in the middle of the road? Road kill.

tee hee

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2009 07:34 AM (9Wv2j)

237 220
'the fight' should be 'this fight', obviously.  And I think Jindal has endorsed Hoffman, but I'm not 100% sure.  Anyone else that's endorsed Hoffman before this morning is also due credit, I just don't know how many of the others are looking at 2012, though.

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2009 07:34 AM (IoxPW)

238

I wonder if Huckabee will now endorse hoffman

in other news Newt is starting a write in campaigh for scozafava

Posted by: Ben at October 31, 2009 07:35 AM (bftbi)

239 Well now all this premature celebration will look really really stupid if Hoffman loses.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 31, 2009 07:36 AM (m5aSu)

240 Since ScuzzyFace was WPF's approved candidate, it'll be too late for ACORN to change all the absentee ballots they've already stuffed.  Will the AssCORNs be quick enough to reprogram "their" fraudulent voters for Tuesday?  Poor Bertha. 

Posted by: MDr at October 31, 2009 07:36 AM (ucq49)

241

The Legend of Sarah grows.

Posted by: Bad Hollywood Screenwriter at October 31, 2009 07:37 AM (2f7Tz)

242 Well now all this premature celebration will look really really stupid if Hoffman loses.

That's what happens to racists and sexists like the AoS crowd.

Posted by: Tom in Korea at October 31, 2009 07:38 AM (+gX1+)

243 Well now all this premature celebration will look really really stupid if Hoffman loses.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 31, 2009 12:36 PM (m5aSu)


Not really. Any time you can prevent a RINO from entrenching themselves in a Republican district by get elected, it's a good day.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 07:38 AM (f7EXG)

244 Any colleges in NY-23? The Democrats love to use those students (who don't even live in the district) to register and vote for their candidates. That's how the Democrats stole NY-20, Gillenbrand's old seat.


Posted by: Tweet beats dead horses, unless they're gay at October 31, 2009 12:24 PM (z37MR)


yeah there are a few largish colleges in that district. nothing huge, but certainly capable of those kinds of shenanigans.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 07:39 AM (erIg9)

245 Well, at least she gets to keep the cool Margaret Sanger Award.

Posted by: Cicero at October 31, 2009 07:39 AM (2f7Tz)

246

I actually feel sorry for her. She's a lib and should not have been put forward for national office in the first place.

What the hell were the local Pubbies thinking?

Posted by: TexasJew at October 31, 2009 07:39 AM (VPwsO)

247 look at what a formerly relevant blog is whining about today
http://tinyurl.com/yfwlnrd

Copy & paste the url

Posted by: eddiebear at October 31, 2009 07:40 AM (wNR37)

248

Well now all this premature celebration will look really really stupid if Hoffman loses.

Oh, c'mon, Mr. Pink, don't be a grumpypants. We can think happy thoughts for a few minutes, can't we?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 31, 2009 07:40 AM (ZGhSv)

249 Does anyone have a vaginal mint?

Posted by: DeDe Scozzofava at October 31, 2009 07:40 AM (9Wv2j)

250 Gotta love it. I'm a "Mittbot" now. Just like Romney is a 'RINO".
Just like the pansies on the Left, the anti-Mitt people have to use dumbass  insults to get their point across. RINO is to the "born to lose" wing of the Republican Party what "racist" is to the moonbats. A label you throw on anyone you don't want to be heard.
Mitt Romney (despite his detractors) is a great choice for the Republicans (and the country). What are the chances that we'd have an ex-Governor with ties to the West, Midwest and Northeast regions of the country available to run on the ticket? Add the exquisitely serendipitous fact that he had a wildly successful career doing exactly what this country needs most (engineering major economic turnarounds). On top of that, he does seem to have the affable/good-looking thing going for him. When Dems have that, it's called charisma and is worth dozens of magazine covers. When Repubs have it, they're air-heads or puppets.

Go support whoever you want, but ragging on Romney is doing nobody any good.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 07:40 AM (E1aPy)

251

  @239  "Well now all this premature celebration will look really really stupid if Hoffman loses."

Maybe, but more importantly it will increase the outrage against the Repub party machine & its RINO candidates.  A Hoffman lose would probably be a better outcome - more pressure to run more conservative candidates and a stronger message to currently serving RINOs.

Posted by: MDr at October 31, 2009 07:42 AM (ucq49)

252 Dede looks like a mynock that has been hanging out on one of the Three Mile Island reactors.  She definetely needs a cap and trade!

Posted by: CDR M, HOTH TRENCH OFFICER at October 31, 2009 07:42 AM (cvmTR)

253 Blazer: For those of you who are interested, Dee Dee's has a few words for us.

What I find bizzare is the number of YouTube videos of cows mooing.  The Intertubes are a very weird place.

Posted by: oLD gUY at October 31, 2009 07:42 AM (P/D33)

254 Yeah sure my bad for being an old curmudgeon up there. Let's just enjoy a victory for a moment. fwap..fwap..fwap...fwapfwapfwapfwapfwapfwapfwap

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 31, 2009 07:42 AM (m5aSu)

255 Scuzzyfuzz was never elected by the GOP locals. In fact, all but 4 Republicans voted AGAINST her (11 in total). It was the local GOP Chairman that was friends with her that pushed her through against the votes. This just rights a wrong made by that idiot.

Posted by: enoxo at October 31, 2009 07:42 AM (3HxIN)

256 Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 12:40 PM (E1aPy)

Mitt could be fine but unless he begins to man up and publicly disavows RomneyCare he's dead in the water.

Posted by: Rocks at October 31, 2009 07:43 AM (f7EXG)

257 I hereby release those individuals who have endorsed and supported my campaign to transfer their support as they see fit to do so. I am and have always been a proud Republican. If you were truly a proud Republican you would've transfered your support Hoffman. Liberal to the end....

Posted by: Che Pizza at October 31, 2009 07:43 AM (4iIhs)

258

Go support whoever you want, but ragging on Romney is doing nobody any good.

Lincolntf: I took Tom Tancredo's support of Romney when he dropped out of the race as a good sign.

Romney could save himself on the Romneycare debacle by noting it was done in one state only, and let federalism rule.

I certainly preferred Romney to Juan McLame, Rudy (another skeleton falls out of the closet) Giuliani, or Mike Fuckabee.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 31, 2009 07:44 AM (ujg0T)

259 246

I actually feel sorry for her. She's a lib and should not have been put forward for national office in the first place.

What the hell were the local Pubbies thinking?

Posted by: TexasJew at October 31, 2009 12:39 PM (VPwsO)


it's NY.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 07:44 AM (erIg9)

260 250 I agree with you there, God only knows what would have happened had he beaten McCain in the primaries. He would be 1000000000000 times better than the current douchebag we have in office.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 31, 2009 07:44 AM (m5aSu)

261 A newly discovered fossil of Newtesaurus Pseudoconservatae contains a fully complete skull and clear impressions of feathers and skin. Earlier reconstructions of this animal suggested it was a fierce predator, but newly revealed sets of small grinding teeth and a weakly constructed jaw prove this creature was a harmless herbivore and not a powerful predator.

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 07:46 AM (ZzgoC)

262 Newt's twitter feed: http://tinyurl.com/yzctqug Scozzafava dropping out leaves hoffman as only anti-tax anti-pelosi vote in ny 23 Every voter opposed to tax increases support doug hoffman Newt. Dude. Buddy. Scozzafava WAS NOT ANTI-TAX! SHE WANTED MORE TAXES YOU IDIOT.

Posted by: enoxo at October 31, 2009 07:47 AM (3HxIN)

263 only one way to celebrate this

Posted by: fluffy, lousy with bacon at October 31, 2009 07:48 AM (4Kl5M)

264

Romney = Epic Fail

Posted by: harold bonesaw at October 31, 2009 07:48 AM (QT6tW)

265 250 qq more Mittbot. Romney was a dud last year, he's done nothing to improve himself since then, Romneycare hangs around his neck like a Flav clock necklace. The only dumbass around here is you. Romney is a joke, get over it pal. He's shown he doesn't have the chops. He had the chance to become leader of the opposition, he didn't, Palin stepped in and filled the vacuum. He had his chance. He decided to lie low.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 07:48 AM (mFUln)

266 How about a flaming rhino?

Posted by: Che Pizza at October 31, 2009 07:49 AM (4iIhs)

267

NEWS ALERT

RNC chairman Steele says RNC now endorses Hoffman and will provide support!

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 07:50 AM (CDUiN)

268 Or a flaming skull w/ Newt's silver helmet of hair?

Posted by: Che Pizza at October 31, 2009 07:51 AM (4iIhs)

269 God only knows what would have happened had he beaten McCain in the primaries. He would be 1000000000000 times better than the current douchebag we have in office.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 31, 2009 12:44 PM (m5aSu)

That's a good question.  One thing where he was infinitely preferable to McSquish was that he wouldn't have come across like a senile retard when talking about bidness (and fuck McVain one more time for blaming the economy for his defeat rather than his tonedeaf and idiotic excuse for a campaign).  I think during the debate he might've made Odummy look like the economic moron that we know him to be.  Mitt's not exactly Mr. Excitement and ultimately the MSM might've torpedoed him in favor of Il Douche, but he couldn't have been more pathetic than the toothless Maverick.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 31, 2009 07:51 AM (oObEM)

270 Mitt not only has to renounce RomneyCare, he has to renounce his support for mandates. I do not trust him. He will support Socialist crap if he thinks it does him some good. I'm kinda tired of that. Just. Stop. It.

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 07:51 AM (ZzgoC)

271

Now, to get the same voodoo in NJ.

The only bright side is Corzine is spending his own moola like a ship of sailors on a three-day bender. I wonder if you can throw $$$ at ones negitives and make 'em better.

Putting frosting on a dog turd???

 

Posted by: I P Freeley at October 31, 2009 07:52 AM (67aEn)

272 NEWS ALERT RNC chairman Steele says RNC now endorses Hoffman and will provide support! Let's just say they were finally "enlightened".

Posted by: A Conservative Baseball Bat Upside The Head at October 31, 2009 07:53 AM (4iIhs)

273 265 qq more Mittbot. Romney was a dud last year, he's done nothing to improve himself since then, Romneycare hangs around his neck like a Flav clock necklace. The only dumbass around here is you. chaos Wow man so you are saying I am the ONLY dumbass around here? That's awesome, I thought this place was full of dumbasses.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 31, 2009 07:53 AM (m5aSu)

274

Romney was a dud last year, he's done nothing to improve himself since then, Romneycare hangs around his neck like a Flav clock necklace. The only dumbass around here is you. Romney is a joke, get over it pal. He's shown he doesn't have the chops. He had the chance to become leader of the opposition, he didn't, Palin stepped in and filled the vacuum. He had his chance. He decided to lie low.

OK, then WHO do you want for 2012? Sorry, but I think Jindal and Palin still need more seasoning.

After four years of the man-child President we have now, real experience will resonate with voters then. Perhaps Teh Fred will start EARLY this time and emerge a front runner????

But if Mitt pays his dues, continues to build his warchest and polish his mostly impressive resume, and admits where he botched it on Romneycare and punts the issue to a state by state basis, he may be the one.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 31, 2009 07:54 AM (ujg0T)

275 Scozzafava dropping out leaves hoffman as only anti-tax anti-pelosi vote in ny 23 Every voter opposed to tax increases support doug hoffman newtgingrich Newt Gingrich

newt you twit, YOU supported the RINO who was in FAVOR of taxes and the raising thereof. Piss off already.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 31, 2009 07:55 AM (erIg9)

276 Just like I told her. Fear me. Posted by: Dave in Texas at October 31, 2009 11:14 AM (u4Jg1) As you wish. When you say, "Jump". I say, "How high".

Posted by: Dede Scozzafava at October 31, 2009 07:56 AM (4iIhs)

277

Go Hoff

Forget Newt

Unelect abomination

Posted by: pleased2bme at October 31, 2009 07:57 AM (62ta6)

278 Vic: He also said 50% of conservatives did not consider themselves Republican.

Count me in.  Would love to see a pol like that for both Cons and Libs.

Posted by: oLD gUY at October 31, 2009 07:57 AM (P/D33)

279 "OK, then WHO do you want for 2012? Sorry, but I think Jindal and Palin still need more seasoning." Well gee I guess 3 years isn't enough seasoning? I don't care who runs in 2012 as long as we don't get a guy who can't campaign for shit aka Mitt Romney. He had his chance to take out McCain and he failed. Losing a campaign to McLame = forevermore a loser in my book. Sorry. Romney's a loser. I want a winner.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 07:59 AM (mFUln)

280 Whats are all the moderate 'pubs brooks, parker, allah etc. going to do now that Sarah is running the American Conservative Movement?

Posted by: Ben B. at October 31, 2009 07:59 AM (wXmCd)

281 several lessons to be drawn here.
-Libs are busybodies who insert themselves into all politics, not just on their own 'side'.

-country club NE repubs exist b/c they're the only repubs who consider public office viable and desirable

-the repub political machine is made up of those 2 groups

-if you want conservative pols, folks need to man up and sacrifice their time and money to be a candidate. no candidate means more RINOs, esp here in the NE

-if you run as a conservative, the new wrinkle is the rest of the country will support you even as the GOP will stab you in the back.

-the thing left to find out is: when you win, you have to lead/govern. How will your supporters keep your feet to the fire? Will they? And how much staying power & impact will the conservative candidates have?


Posted by: evil midnight bomber what bombs at midnight at October 31, 2009 08:00 AM (hCQG5)

282 But if Mitt pays his dues, continues to build his warchest and polish his mostly impressive resume, and admits where he botched it on Romneycare and punts the issue to a state by state basis, he may be the one.

Oh, please God, no!!  Romney has all the charisma of wet cardboard and there is no way in hell he would have beaten Duh Won.

I think (and hope and pray) that someone will emerge that hasn't already got the taint of RINO loss on him or her.  While I love DeMint, Inhofe, Coburn, Marco Rubio, even Darryl Issa works for me, that guy Paul Ryan is worth a look.  Movie star looks, great solid conservative record, very engaging speaker.  We need a star, not a retread.

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2009 08:00 AM (9Wv2j)

283

Mitt Romney (despite his detractors) is a great choice for the Republicans (and the country).  

 

 

Bull Droppings

 

Romney’s recortd in MA was typical NE liberal – tax and spend, Romney care. He was also a gun grabber. He is for amnesty. In fact, he is nothing more than a slick hair version of Mclame.

 

He needs to get out of dodge.

 

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 08:01 AM (CDUiN)

284 Scozzafava smells the java!

Posted by: Bruce at October 31, 2009 08:01 AM (1Ftj8)

285 Drew-- You should change the headline. The poll was BEFORE Scuzzyfuzzy dropped out. Also, that poll was obvious B.S. I'm calling it right now, Hoffman by 10.

Posted by: Fresh Air at October 31, 2009 08:03 AM (7r9DK)

286 Ugh. Pown'd. Maybe I'll let go do another Global Warming Climate Change commercial?

Posted by: Newt at October 31, 2009 08:04 AM (4iIhs)

287 The only bright side is Corzine is spending his own moola like a ship of sailors on a three-day bender. I wonder if you can throw $$$ at ones negitives and make 'em better.

Hey - I'm a retired Sailor...I've been on three day benders (Val-u-Rite was in vogue in the Navy before this place was what it is)...at least I had some freaking common sense...I GOT LAID!!!

Posted by: Infadel Mataween at October 31, 2009 08:04 AM (uZYdF)

288

Mitt Romney (despite his detractors) is a great choice for the Republicans (and the country).  

 

 

Bull Droppings

 

Romney’s recortd in MA was typical NE liberal – tax and spend, Romney care. He was also a gun grabber. He is for amnesty. In fact, he is nothing more than a slick hair version of Mclame.

 

He needs to get out of dodge.

 

I don't care for Romney either, however the speech he gave when he announced he was dropping out of the race was great, but i am to the point that i will take ANYONE who can beat Obama in 2012

Posted by: Ben at October 31, 2009 08:05 AM (bftbi)

289 Other than that, its good news to hear this morning.

Now, though, I have to "walk the dog".

which I have in "scare quotes" so you all will think is a euphemism for something scatalogical or dirty/bad

Posted by: evil midnight bomber what bombs at midnight at October 31, 2009 08:05 AM (hCQG5)

290 Don't really want to get involved in the to-Mitt or not-to-Mitt food fight here, but the situation appears to be that we still don't have a workable candidate on the right. As long as we're going to try to pick from what was thought to be the correct candidate from last time, the outcome will be the same.

Jindal? Friend of the family. Probably a good pick for VP, but probably not ready for a presidential run.

Palin? Further down the road, but the left's favorite target has a tough road to hoe to sell herself to folks outside the base.

Romney? The base is split on him.

Just my .02- I'm going back to o-chem.

Posted by: tmi3rd at October 31, 2009 08:06 AM (MLaAD)

291 Focusing on how appealing a candidate is above what they stand for is exactly the way politicians want you to think. That's how we get Mitts and Macs. Ideas first. Appeal second.

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 08:06 AM (ZzgoC)

292 We Need a flaming Contract For America. Or with America. Whatever.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at October 31, 2009 08:07 AM (muUqs)

293

PAUL RYAN in 2012

please look into this guy. He is good looking, charismatic,  good debater, speaker and most importantly a fiscal conservative who actually can explain why he is fiscally conservative.

I am telling you guys, as long as he didn't kill and rape a girl in 1990, he will be the republican savior in 2012, 2016 or 2020.

 

Posted by: Ben at October 31, 2009 08:09 AM (bftbi)

294 Romney isn't exciting--Obama's exciting!--looking for a messiah?  How about someone who isn't an economic moron/demagogue who is also literate and smart (if not experienced) with foreign policy.  After the current exciting liar-moron, non-exciting may play very well in 2012.

Moreover, if hair jokes say more about your ignorance and bad faith than anything else.  Romney is smart, has succeeded in both the private and public domains, and has the premier support/campaign network.

Yes, the Mass healthcare thing is an issue that may sink him if he's not careful; if he can't adequately explain his role v. the role of a "real liberal," perhaps the nation's most liberal legislature?

I hope this great blog's comments can avoid degenerating into a high school of empty mockery.

PS:  Romney-Palin 2012 would be an excellent thing to have.   For both of them.  Assuming we can convince both of them.

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 08:09 AM (t8KQU)

295

I M "Hey - I'm a retired Sailor...I've been on three day benders (Val-u-Rite was in vogue in the Navy before this place was what it is)...at least I had some freaking common sense...I GOT LAID!!!"

No offense to drunken sailors - at least they know the value of a greenback...

Vet tree suiter here. Remember the Co. trashcan parties.... even the fruit was good...

Alas, the touchy-feely Army took over, and those good times have departed...

Posted by: I P Freeley at October 31, 2009 08:10 AM (67aEn)

296 Mitt would pick McCain or Graham for his VP and not even consider Palin or Jindal.

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 08:12 AM (ZzgoC)

297

tim3rd has it for the win.

Obviously, the future is unwritten. So prognosticating for 2012 is a bit premature.

But going on what happened in 2008, Mitt WAS the best of the *electable* candidates.

Duncan Hunter, my dream, lacked the war chest and executive office.

Teh Fred wasn't serious and soon enough, hope he learns this for 2012!

Rudy Giuliani was dumping his last trophy wife for a new one,

Huckabee was engaging in some rather dubious tactics (maybe his gig on Fox News will teach him something if he wishes to try again in 2012),

and Juan McAmnesty McLame was, well, just that.

As for 2012 (other than the aforementioned veterans above):

Palin is still a big target in the minds of the mushyheads, and unfortuantely they vote, although I certainly like what she stands for.

Jindal is still young.

Anyone else I need to find out more about still.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 31, 2009 08:13 AM (ujg0T)

298 In Massachusetts if you do not provide proof of medical insurance in your tax return, you will be punished. Punished. Eff Mitt.

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 08:15 AM (ZzgoC)

299 PAUL RYAN in 2012

He's definitely worth a look, Ben.  People can say all they want about ideas and principles.  And if informed, thinking people were the only ones voting, that would be sufficient.  Unfortunately, a lot of people vote with their feelings.  Are they useless tools?  Yes.  But their votes still count.  So, a fresh new face who can generate some real excitement is our only chance, imho.  Kinda like Sarah did a year ago.

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2009 08:15 AM (9Wv2j)

300

Mitt would pick McCain or Graham for his VP and not even consider Palin or Jindal.

Honestly, I don't think Tom Tancredo would have endorsed him if that were the case.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 31, 2009 08:16 AM (ujg0T)

301 OT:  One  more article to piss you all off.  Go read Blackfive's new article about the Commander in Chief.  He is giving the President more slack than me, but I have been to college with many left-wing nut balls.  After all, Al-Q are not terrorists, they are just like Che'.  Freedom fighters!!   They are fighting the miliatary indusrtial complex!

ps: at least the world series moves to Philly so NYC can get a breather till the next time it comes back. 

Posted by: hous bin pharteen at October 31, 2009 08:17 AM (pU4D7)

302

When the premise is flawed you have to say "No, no, a thousand times no," as compromising with error only puts you closer to error. Romney concerns me because he strikes me as a deal-maker. Making deals is acceptable if the deal gets you closer to your goal, but making a deal that gives government more control should never, ever be considered, which is why Romneycare should be viewed as intolerable by any conservative or libertarian.

If Romney would have disavowed Romneycare as soon as this debate began I would feel a lot more comfortable with him. Instead, he doubled down. A shame, really, because I think his business acumen would serve us well, but on these big picture issues I question his judgment.

His failure to endorse Hoffman strikes me as an entirely political attempt to stay in favor of the GOP establishment.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at October 31, 2009 08:18 AM (gHzxf)

303 Romney refused to endorse Hoffman, or anyone in NY23.  Given that he is active in non-small pond campaigns, including NJ, VA, and soon, the NY Gov race (he has endorsed Lazio, I believe), keeping on the sidelines in NY-23 means nothing.  Even if Hoffman wins.  If Hoffman loses?  It still means nothing.  Not only is NY-23 of only symbolic consequence, but Hoffman needs to run again NEXT YEAR.

In other words, get some perspective.  And, maybe, a grip.

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 08:18 AM (t8KQU)

304

If the left wing of the Republican party really wants a big tent then they are the ones who need to tell Dede that it is time to endorse Hoffman.

Otherwise, D.I.A.B.L.O.

 

 

Posted by: ThomasD at October 31, 2009 08:18 AM (UK5R1)

305 This is sweet, and it completely vindicates me in my decision to not send money to the RNC, who, in their wisdom, threw about $900k at Scozzafava. Unbelievable.

Posted by: rawmuse at October 31, 2009 08:19 AM (V/ZfA)

306 I like Ryan, a lot. 

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 08:20 AM (t8KQU)

307 Newt endorses Hoffman http://tinyurl.com/yzctqug

Posted by: Tendstl at October 31, 2009 08:21 AM (aUVXK)

308

 PAUL RYAN in 2012

He's definitely worth a look, Ben.  People can say all they want about ideas and principles.  And if informed, thinking people were the only ones voting, that would be sufficient.  Unfortunately, a lot of people vote with their feelings.  Are they useless tools?  Yes.  But their votes still count.  So, a fresh new face who can generate some real excitement is our only chance, imho.  Kinda like Sarah did a year ago.

 

To me Ryan is reagan-esque. He has something that is so rare in politicians, looks and substance. Hell that's rare in the human race.

And he is very very knowledgable on the biggest issue of our lifetime, economics and America's economic policies. 

Posted by: Ben at October 31, 2009 08:22 AM (bftbi)

309

Palin? Further down the road, but the left's favorite target has a tough road to hoe to sell herself to folks outside the base.

Hell, being the lefts “favorite target” should tell us that she is exactly who we need. We need to get off of believing media hype bullshit. We did that with teh Fred in 08 and the stupid fire in the belly bull. A lot of retarded idiots believed that McLame was the only one who could beat Hillary and that was what kept him in the race when he was bankrupt.  Another group of retards believed that Huckacrap was a conservative.

 

All of that was pure media BS. Even if we can’t get the conservative message out because of a bullshit media, we can at least recognize the truth ourselves and do some independent research.

 

Hell if you believe people like commie Karl Cameron you will ALWAYS be choosing between the lesser of two evils.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 08:23 AM (CDUiN)

310 Joe Biden will be in NY-23 on Monday, campaigning for Owens. They're sending Joey B? I hope they let him talk - A LOT.

Posted by: Che Pizza at October 31, 2009 08:24 AM (4iIhs)

311 Ryan just might be able to unite a lot of disparate conservatives.  He doesn't seem to have a lot of baggage and so has not turned off huge segments of the voters.  That, combined with his genuine conservative bona fides, makes him a pretty rare candidate.

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2009 08:24 AM (9Wv2j)

312 Newt Gingrich: Kingmaker!

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at October 31, 2009 08:24 AM (y29/1)

313

Just sent $25.00 to Hoffman--under occupation, I entered "Identifier of Douchenozzles." 

And I just earned 25 air miles--another 250,000 in purchases, and I could redeem them for a trip to Buffalo in January on a prop plane with a pilot who forgets how to handle a stall. 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 31, 2009 08:26 AM (DPM1U)

314 I think what of you are doing is projecting Democrat criteria for candidature onto the Republicans.  Going from Congressman (Rep or Senator) to Presidential candidate is too hopey-changey for us.  By the way, who was the last ex-Congressman GOP President?

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 08:26 AM (t8KQU)

315 The RINO's in the GOP have emasculated the party over the last 10-15 years...what is needed is a real REAGAN Conservative to stand out, step up and lead the GOP again...Palin is one of those types, and there has to be others out there.  Michelle Bachman from MN seems to be another one (from what I have seen and heard about her).

How about Tim Pawlenty?  Eric Cantor from VA?  We need the party to "find itself" and get back to conservative values...Orgasm is setting the GOP up to take it all back, we just need the people to do it...

Posted by: Infadel Mataween at October 31, 2009 08:27 AM (uZYdF)

316

 No matter what she does, it will not hurt Hoffman.   Posted by: Tweet Calrissian at October 31, 2009 11:20 AM (z37MR)

 

It will hurt him if she sits on him.

Posted by: Old Hippie Vet at October 31, 2009 08:27 AM (3IZGh)

317

In any case, it is way too early to be talking about a 2012 candidate. What we should be doing and urging on the party bosses is:

 

1: More conservative candidates for the 2010 races.

 

2: Total reform of the stupid primary rules.  And that needs to start NOW in order to get it done before 2012.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 08:27 AM (CDUiN)

318 How about Tim Pawlenty?  Eric Cantor from VA? 

 

Pawlenty is a RINO as well. Don’t know anything about Cantor.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 08:30 AM (CDUiN)

319 Anyone think that our next governor of Virginia, Bobby Mac, might be a candidate in '12? 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 31, 2009 08:31 AM (DPM1U)

320

2: Total reform of the stupid primary rules.  And that needs to start NOW in order to get it done before 2012.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 01:27 PM (CDUiN)

Uh, yeah, I mean, fucking McCain?  Really?  Really?

Posted by: Editor at October 31, 2009 08:32 AM (YX6i/)

321 I'd be a little concerned about anyone named Ryan running against Obama. 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 31, 2009 08:32 AM (DPM1U)

322

 Total reform of the stupid primary rules.  And that needs to start NOW in order to get it done before 2012.

An absolute must.  The GOP primaries suck because they are (1) front-loaded, (2) often "open" (to sabotage voting and political monkeywrenching) and (3)winner-take-all primaries, where a putz like McLame could win the slightest of pluralities and get all the delegates.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 31, 2009 08:32 AM (ujg0T)

323 I would ask Newt, "How's my ass taste?" but, well, you know.

Posted by: Sarahcuda at October 31, 2009 08:33 AM (YCVBL)

324 Does this mean the RNC and the NRCC will start hitting Owens rather than Hoffman?

Posted by: toby928 at October 31, 2009 08:33 AM (PD1tk)

325

Heh, Gengrich just endorsed Hoffman via CNN. I wonder what made him change his mind?

Posted by: robtr at October 31, 2009 08:34 AM (fwSHf)

326 Hey Chaos, who is your great savior for the Conservatives? Come on, genius. Who has a chance in hell to beat Obama? A bunch of polarizing nudniks from states with no electoral heft? Good luck with that, chump.
Romney fought AGAINST all of the onerous aspects of MA healthcare mandates. What would you have him do? Line up the Legislators who enacted it against the wall and have them shot? He was Governor of MA for God's sake! Go look at the debate, the votes, the compromises, the battles, etc. before you call it "RomneyCare".


Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 08:34 AM (E1aPy)

327 Hell, being the lefts “favorite target” should tell us that she is exactly who we need.

No, it tells us the left-controlled instututions, which are still the place people overwelmingly get their news and ideas from (to wit, the MSM, universities, schools, etc.) would portray her as bad, or even worse than they did in 2012 (book tour notwithstanding).

Palin's only, ONLY chance to get to the White House is via the VP route; as the VP for someone who reassures independents that she really isn't a dumb, right-wing extremist.  Romney is the perfect pair because NO ONE thinks he isn't very smart; and many people thinks he is too centrist (I think he is center-right).  So Romney can burst the Palin bubble of lies; and Palin adds the excitement Romney doesn't have.

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 08:35 AM (t8KQU)

328

Heh, Gengrich just endorsed Hoffman via CNN. I wonder what made him change his mind?

Posted by: robtr at October 31, 2009 01:34 PM (fwSHf)

Uh, his horse just broke it's leg coming around the final corner and they put it down before the race was ever over. 

Posted by: Editor at October 31, 2009 08:35 AM (YX6i/)

329 Does this mean the RNC and the NRCC will start hitting Owens rather than Hoffman?

Does it really matter at this point?  I think les jeux sont déjà faits. Everyone has made up their mind (except possibly the invented fake votes that might be cast for the Dem).

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 08:38 AM (t8KQU)

330 327
I am all for Romney/Palin 12
he has the Baine Capital econ background and she has the personality and understanding of 'real America!"

Posted by: ginaswo/MiM at October 31, 2009 08:39 AM (BP8ea)

331 now if Only Daggett would concede we can SWEEP NJ VA and pick up the NY seat after Bidens visit there Monday for the Trifecta!

Posted by: ginaswo/MiM at October 31, 2009 08:41 AM (BP8ea)

332

Heh, Gengrich just endorsed Hoffman via CNN. I wonder what made him change his mind?

Posted by: robtr at October 31, 2009

 

shit, well i guess that means owens will now win.

Posted by: Ben at October 31, 2009 08:41 AM (bftbi)

333

wow, it's never too early to start shitting on our field of GOP presidential candidates.

Posted by: Tweet beats dead horses, unless they're gay at October 31, 2009 08:41 AM (z37MR)

334 wow, it's never too early to start shitting on our field of GOP presidential candidates.

Posted by: Tweet beats dead horses, unless they're gay at October 31, 2009 01:41 PM (z37MR)

Yeah - I didn't think this was going to start until Wednesday.  Dede totally threw a wrench in those plans.

Posted by: Editor at October 31, 2009 08:43 AM (YX6i/)

335

No, it tells us the left-controlled instututions, which are still the place people overwelmingly get their news and ideas from (to wit, the MSM, universities, schools, etc.) would portray her as bad, or even worse than they did in 2012 (book tour notwithstanding).

 

I’ve got some sad news for you Paris; the leftwing press and establishment commies will demonize ANY conservative that gets the nomination.

 

Yes, they loved the “Maverick” right up until he was in the actual race against Obama and then he sucked. 

 

Again, I say if you try to please the press and the commies you can never get anything but a commie. We can not win playing that game.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 08:44 AM (CDUiN)

336

1: More conservative candidates for the 2010 races.

True dat. Hoffman is not a victory for 3rd parties, it's a victory for conservatives. I would much rather see actual conservatives and libertarian types take back the Republican party then try to forge a 3rd party. Hell, the libertarians have proven that's a losing proposition.

Of note, three polls taken in Florida over the last few weeks show Crist with a lead of 18 points (averaged). This despite the fact that (a) he is the sitting governor with a 60% approval the last I heard, (b) his opponent has very little name recognition right now, (c) the primary is still far off. With those advantages he still only musters about an 18 point lead.

In fact, I know he's feeling some heat because I am already hearing his ads on the radio out of Jacksonville and they are trying to pimp him as a conservative and claim he was rated #1 governor by Cato.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at October 31, 2009 08:45 AM (gHzxf)

337
Romney’s recortd in MA was typical NE liberal – tax and spend, Romney care. He was also a gun grabber. He is for amnesty. In fact, he is nothing more than a slick hair version of Mclame.


100% wrong. I live in Massachusetts and while governor, Romney did everything he could to lower taxes and cut spending. And he was not anti-gun. And he was a critic of illegal immigration. He is nothing like John McCain

Other than on being kinda pro-choice, Romney didn't flip-flop on anything. He's a good conservative. Not perfect like us, but still a damn good conservative.

Posted by: Tweet beats dead horses, unless they're gay at October 31, 2009 08:47 AM (z37MR)

338

In fact, I know he's feeling some heat because I am already hearing his ads on the radio out of Jacksonville and they are trying to pimp him as a conservative and claim he was rated #1 governor by Cato.

 

Didn’t he indorse Obama or something like that?

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 08:47 AM (CDUiN)

339 326 waaaaah waaaaah waaaaah this is 2009, not 2011. i'll care about who i want to vote for then. now i'm more than happy to point out who i don't want to vote for, and that includes your squishy, deal-making, government health-care creating icon Mitt Romney. the man is about as exciting as a wet sponge and he has a track record of losing at the national level, and to john mclame no less. the last refuge of the guy with incredibly bad ideas: "well, what's your idea?" whatever it will be, it'll be a damn sight better than mitt fucking romney.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 08:48 AM (mFUln)

340 #330, it's really fascinating to analyze the many ways they make up for each others' weaknesses: the excitement dynamic; the Conservative-RINO dynamic; the populist-establishment dynamic; the urban-rural dynamic. 

And I suspect that whereas very, very few would not vote for Romney due to Palin, many people right-of-center will vote for Romney because it puts Palin in position to become President.  And that is huge.

If you thought "Chicago Politics" reigned in 2008, just wait until Chicago Politics' headquarters is the Whitehouse.  In other words, While it may be a suicide mission, Romney has the most experience (from 200 , and the best armor to try and slay Obama and the Dems. 

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 08:49 AM (t8KQU)

341 wow, it's never too early to start shitting on our field of GOP presidential candidates.

I dunno, tweet.  Maybe if this had been going strong since 2005, we wouldn't have ended up with epic loser McCain.  Maybe it's good to be grinding it all out at this early date.

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2009 08:50 AM (9Wv2j)

342

100% wrong.

 

100% right, my research last election on his record indicated he WAS a gun grabber and supported big government and amnesty.  What happened was that he flip-flopped on everything liberal and talked conservative.

 

We will have to disagree.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 08:50 AM (CDUiN)

343
Too much Republican ashing going on in here.

I'm going to Drew's open thread above.

Be there or be queer.

Posted by: Tweet beats dead horses, unless they're gay at October 31, 2009 08:50 AM (z37MR)

344 if a romney/palin ticket would make people vote because palin's on the ticket, why not a palin/romney ticket? romney can be the policy wonk and palin can make the big decisions. mitt being up to his elbows in policy details is fine with me, thats what the guy was born for. he wasnt born to be the president.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 08:51 AM (mFUln)

345 Chaos, Reagan lost in 1976 at the national level. 

And remember, if a new election was being held this Tuesday, it's not at all clear that Obama would lose to McCain. And remember that a pure conservative will not will the White House in our lifetimes.  Center-right?  Yes.

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 08:53 AM (t8KQU)

346
IT'S A TRAP!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at October 31, 2009 08:53 AM (fUNEl)

347 romney can be paralleled to reagan. well, at least i know not to listen to anything you have to say ever again.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 08:53 AM (mFUln)

348 I have read that moderates urged Scozzafava to quit because she was going to be soundly thrashed by the conservative. The moderates felt that it would make moderates look bad to be so badly beaten by a conservative candidate, and in order to help future moderates, it would be best if Scozzafava quit.

It's as good an explanation as any.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 31, 2009 08:55 AM (EOnG1)

349 ACORN is reprogramming the Diebolds again.

Posted by: torabora at October 31, 2009 08:55 AM (H1b4W)

350 And remember that a pure conservative will not will the White House in our lifetimes

 

You are absolutely right, we can NEVER win if we don’t get in the damn race.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 08:55 AM (CDUiN)

351 Why is everyone so happy.  People who might have voted for Dede will vote for Owens now.

Posted by: erp at October 31, 2009 08:55 AM (BDRHK)

352 #344 if a romney/palin ticket would make people vote because palin's on the ticket, why not a palin/romney ticket?

Because, assuming Palin has much less experience than Romney overall.  And she doesn't have the business experience he has.  He also has much more life-experience.

Also, I sort of have a crush on his wife, but whatever...

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 08:56 AM (t8KQU)

353 correction: Because, assuming experience matters, and it does, Palin has much less experience than Romney overall.  And she doesn't have the business experience he has.  He also has much more life-experience.

By the way, if I didn't mention it above, the religion issue, which, unfortunately, is apparently, important to some people, is "remediated by a Palin-Romney ticket.

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 08:59 AM (t8KQU)

354 #347.  The only parallel is that losing the nomination shouldn't be viewed as = damaged goods.

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 09:01 AM (t8KQU)

355

and (Romney) supported big government and amnesty

Sorry, but if Tancredo endorsed him, I can't buy that.

As for Romney's RINOness, I guess the $64 (trillion?) question is this:

Did Romney do what he had to do because it was Commiechussetts and he could only do *so* much, or

Did Romney actually stab the state GOP in the back the way Ah-nold has in CA?

Discuss.....

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 31, 2009 09:01 AM (ujg0T)

356 #115 Holy Shitballs!! haven/t been here in 16hrs...I come back to flaming skulls, quitter rinos and drunkin ewoks WTF. Ace can you improve your handheld format? Blackberry AoS does not work. Get an iPhone

Posted by: kmiller1k at October 31, 2009 09:04 AM (n5ruu)

357

Dede. Deeds. Dead.

Follow it to the logical conclusion.  RINOs dead.

Posted by: MDr at October 31, 2009 09:06 AM (ucq49)

358 I, for one, credit the crashing squirrel endorsement. http://twitpic.com/mebyx

Posted by: Johnny I at October 31, 2009 09:06 AM (C4TdG)

359 A Conservative would have vetoed RomneyCare. Romney said "I like mandates." Is he more Conservative than Obama? Yes indeed. So is Hillary.

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 09:07 AM (ZzgoC)

360 Palin just drank Newts milkshake.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at October 31, 2009 09:09 AM (y29/1)

361
Follow it to the logical conclusion.

Marmalard and Neidermeyer dead?

Posted by: Dean Tweet at October 31, 2009 09:09 AM (z37MR)

362 Talking as break for a while.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 09:10 AM (CDUiN)

363 Base to the GOP:   "Run a conservative or we'll run one for you."


Posted by: Mike at October 31, 2009 09:15 AM (bd1EI)

364 #360, that's true, bcause she's waaaaaay over there, and...

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 09:16 AM (t8KQU)

365

Hi all.  Well, this is good news.  When the election is over I would sure like to see a story on what revolved around this district.  How was DeDe picked, what sort of lobbying went on (and by who), why the 13 ward/district heads picked her over other candidates etc.  I think it would be make some pretty interesting reading.

I think the one that clearly took the most damage over this is Newt Gingrich.  Prior to this he was a strong figure in the GOP and wielded a fair amount of influence.  In addition he was a favourite MSM "conservative".  Politics and showbiz don't like losers and Newt picked wrong, for the wrong reasons and held that position to the bitter end.  I suspect he's lost some support in the GOP and the MSM won't be looking to him as an "expert" commentator/pundit as much.

The winner here (besides NY23) are the conservatives both putside and inside the GOP.  It's possible to take back the party from the rino's but you better start doing from the inside, on a district by district basis.  This election saw a perfect storm coming together.  An almost textbook definition of a rino being chosen over a better conservative candidate (DeDe also didn't run a good campaign), the district heads picking a candidate who didn't represent the districts voters, concern about vote splitting actually getting attention of the GOP and real conservatives stepping in (the biggest of course was Sarah Palin) to finally take sides and finally this election becoming less about winning and more about political philosophy (conservatives vs rino).  Win or lose the seat, this was good for the party.  It's really out on the table now and politicians will be forced to actually choose a side.

Posted by: scr_north at October 31, 2009 09:17 AM (GE/dx)

366

Talking as break for a while.

posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 02

Vic is drunk by 2pm Lightfuckingweighty

Posted by: hutch1200 at October 31, 2009 09:17 AM (qhiTN)

367

NY Times story line, dreaded Conservatives are coming in to NY and taking over, AKA Sarah!

They forget to mention that Patkie, former NY governor, endorsed Hoffman, wonder why? 

Doesn't fit the story line, da huh?

Gee, they are asleep, posted story two hours after HA!

Posted by: Kemp at October 31, 2009 09:20 AM (2+9Yx)

368

C'mon, Dede can still run--I'm sure the CPUSA could use a high-profile candidate.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 31, 2009 09:21 AM (2qU2d)

369 365, while it may be, ultimately semantic, I'm not sure what "conservative" means.  For example, is "center-right" a subset of conservative?  Where does conservative end? 

The problem with the R candidate wasn't that she wasn't conservative; its that she seems to have been left-of-center.


Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 09:23 AM (t8KQU)

370 Times story quotes Newt, but mentioned that the RNCC is fully backing Hoffman now with all their "resourses".  Wonder WTF that menas?

Posted by: Kemp at October 31, 2009 09:24 AM (2+9Yx)

371 #367 Kemp, but is Pataki a conservative?

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 09:24 AM (t8KQU)

372 Bachmann is on NARN2 right now:

http://tinyurl.com/ykcvmmo

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 09:25 AM (t8KQU)

373 Bachmann, Palin, Cheney:  it's fascinating to see the reaction when you mention these names in the presence of "urban women."

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 09:26 AM (t8KQU)

374 900,000.00 Friggin' dollars spent on DEDE.....

Ask for refund, that will get their attention.



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Posted by: non_dhimmie at October 31, 2009 09:31 AM (cFwGO)

375
I'm optimistic but I'll hold off celebrating until the day after the election.
Even if Hoffman loses he kept a RINO out so that's still a good thing.

Posted by: YIKES! at October 31, 2009 09:32 AM (fUNEl)

376 Base to the GOP:   "Run a conservative or we'll run one for you."

Me Likey

Posted by: VELVET AMBITION at October 31, 2009 09:33 AM (fdW6J)

377 You guys can do what you want but I am going to vote on substance.  If Huck or Mitt is the nominee then I vote third party or not at all.  The only reason Palin is out of the question is because the media says she is.  To the extent that supposed right wing blogs like Hot Air pile on the abuse they do the Dem's dirty work for them.  (I am looking for a new blog to replace that one in my rotation just due to Allah alone)

It doesn't have to be Palin or Thompson or anyone we know right now but the important thing is that we think for ourselves and not accept the pre-conditions put on our choices by the media.  That is losing the battle before it is fought.  If you don't think they can do to Mitt what they did to Palin then you haven't been paying attention.  You also encourage their behavior by giving in to them instead of calling them on their bullshit.

If enough seats can be picked up in Congress then it won't matter so much who is president.  We can weather that storm either way.  The key is getting enough relatively sane people in power who don't think looting makes for good economic policy.

Finally, it is pretty clear that much of the electorate only has a very tenuous grasp of reality.  No sane country could elect the monster we just put in office with his affinity for Marxists and terrorists, and his inability to understand even the simplest of issues.  I am not sure the cause of this but that is where the bulk of the work will have to be done to save the Republic in the long term.  Getting more people into the news networks and academia may be just as important as getting control of the levers of power. 

Everything is now political because the left has made it so.  The sooner we realize that and act accordingly the better off we will be.

Posted by: Voluble at October 31, 2009 09:34 AM (nZNTl)

378
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Posted by: Dean Tweet at October 31, 2009 09:34 AM (z37MR)

379 How did the Republican party pick her in the first place?

Someone obviously slipped some very high grade blotter acid into their drinks at that restaurant.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at October 31, 2009 09:36 AM (kQFOc)

380 Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 01:48 PM

Keep crying, Sally.

You decided Mitt was a "RINO" and that was the end of your thought process. Think for a second, if he was able to win in MA, don't you think he can win nationally? If he was able to rescue massive corporations/endeavors like the Olympics, etc., that he might actually be able to do the job?

You want some Huckabee/Pawlenty/Jindal "pure" candidate and you're gonna get four more years of Obama. Those three are the real RINO's (Republicans Indulging the Needs of Obama).

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 09:39 AM (E1aPy)

381 #377, no, if Romney-Palin is the ticket, you will vote for them, and be happy to do so.  Else you are a non-AOSHQ moron.

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 09:39 AM (t8KQU)

382
Why is everyone so happy.  People who might have voted for Dede will vote for Owens now.

hahaha, from the mouths of babes ninnies....

Well, erp, it really doesn't matter who wins. We made our point by shunning the candidate foisted upon us by the out-of-touch inept party leaders. We 'won' by supporting Doug Hoffman and forcing the NRCC to drop Dodo.

Maybe we'll 'win' again if Hoffman wins the election. But I think the Democrats will steal this one, too. And in that case, we'll 'win' again when a million conservatives descend upon NY-23 and demand a stop to Democrats stealing elections. We've had enough, erp, from the boobs in the Republican party and the crooks in the Democrat party.

We're winning because we're fighting, for a change, erp.


Posted by: Dean Tweet at October 31, 2009 09:44 AM (z37MR)

383
One more thing, erp. We had absolutely nothing to lose in this election. Whether Owens or Dodo won, it was a vote for the Democrats in the House.

Posted by: Dean Tweet at October 31, 2009 09:45 AM (z37MR)

384 Maybe Gibbs ought to change the tone from "jobs" to "conservatives", the figures would look much better, such as "Number of conservatives saved or created".

Posted by: curious at October 31, 2009 09:53 AM (p302b)

385 Breaking News! Rudy Guiliani is endorsing Hoffman! Sometime next week or so...

Posted by: runninrebel at October 31, 2009 09:54 AM (i3PJU)

386

Palin is great.  Mitt is OK, his problem is, and you guys wont admit it is he is a mormon. Fred is too damn old, and getting older. Jindal is a joke. I hate the guts of that retard Huck.

Jeb Bush would be great, we HAVE to have a governor as a candidate, Senators all suck and have no idea how to lead.

A nice former general would be cool, but they dont want the job.

What I would like to see is a nice military take over next year and voting like in Iraq, nice and honest for a change

Posted by: chimpy_hussein_mcBain at October 31, 2009 09:59 AM (DLaJY)

387 That the 'republican' candidate who just dropped out didn't automatically throw her support to the person whose ideals most closely resemble the republican party platform tells me all I need to know about her 'integrity'.  She'd of thrown it to Owens if she could have, make no mistake about it.

We'll see what she does over the next few days.

Posted by: tdpwells at October 31, 2009 10:03 AM (Ei3oZ)

388 We Don't Give A Shit About You Department
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Posted by: prettypinkfluffypanties at October 31, 2009 10:05 AM (id4C5)

389 @340
And I suspect that whereas very, very few would not vote for Romney due to Palin, many people right-of-center will vote for Romney because it puts Palin in position to become President.

A million times no.  The point of Sarah Palin is that she's advanced herself through hard work and being right, not by sitting on someone else's coattails (like say, Hildebeast).  Palin either gets the nomination or can wait and be Energy Secretary or something.  I would not support her as perennial bridesmaid.  Or rather I wouldn't support the untrustworthy Mitt Romney to make her such.

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2009 10:06 AM (IoxPW)

390 "...while it may be, ultimately semantic, I'm not sure what "conservative" means." This is why you're a romney supporter...

Posted by: Blue Yankee at October 31, 2009 10:07 AM (eKgqT)

391 @345
And remember that a pure conservative will not will the White House in our lifetimes.

That's the pro-Romney argument?  Good luck with that.

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2009 10:09 AM (IoxPW)

392 #390, no, it's why you are more interested in being clever than having a serious discussion.  Knock yourself out!

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 10:09 AM (t8KQU)

393 Dudes and dudettes….not to get too dramatic, but during the Revolutionary War, New Jersey was George’s first victory(victory or death) against the enemy, they were German mercenaries (…We had bloody feet (no boots) and were getting ready to fold….So if the New Jersey tea party people don’t bring us to victory, Washington will send them back over the Delaware. (btw) blacks and indians fought with the British…..blacks were promised their freedom and money to fight against the Revolutionaries…I want reparations and a part of a casino.

Posted by: non_dhimmie at October 31, 2009 10:09 AM (cFwGO)

394 Why are you mad at me?   I just think Dede pulling out of the race is a political ploy to gain votes for Owens and if he wins, look for Dede to get a nice guvmint job from her friends on the left.  

I didn't want almost a mil of GOP dollars going to elect someone who gets the endorsement of Planned Parenthood and I think the worst lefty is better than a RINO.  As for Gingrich.  He's responsible for Clinton's second term win.  He should leave the political stage and never come back.

Posted by: erp at October 31, 2009 10:09 AM (BDRHK)

395 "...while it may be, ultimately semantic, I'm not sure what "conservative" means."

This is why you're a romney supporter...

Oh, snap!

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2009 10:12 AM (9Wv2j)

396 "How did the Republican party pick her in the first place?" There is a blog called TCOT that sets forth, in all the gory detail, how DoDo got the nomination...

Posted by: Blue Yankee at October 31, 2009 10:12 AM (eKgqT)

397 #391 No, that's the argument of someone who noticed that Obama got 50% more electoral votes than McCain (not the vaunted 52-48% of actual votes spread).  I know it's not linear, but feel free to get your feet on the ground.  If you think Sarah Palin is going to win any of the big industrial/electoral states any time soon, you're delusional; Romney-Palin?  MAYBE.

Thus is not about "us"; Palin would win our votes in 2012 or 2016.  It's about "them."

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 10:16 AM (t8KQU)

398 @386
I'll admit I have some hang ups on the Mormon thing.  Or thought I did.  Glenn Beck is a Mormon, but if he had any interest in running, I'd vote for him in a heartbeat over any of the current batch.  So maybe the Mormon 'hangup' is a rationalization of just not trusting the guy.

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2009 10:18 AM (IoxPW)

399 Paris: Does the fact that the commies aren't trying to destroy mittens tell you anything?

Posted by: Blue Yankee at October 31, 2009 10:21 AM (eKgqT)

400 So maybe the Mormon 'hangup' is a rationalization of just not trusting the guy. Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2009 03:18 PM (IoxPW) I'd be more weary of Romney over the Massachusetts healthcare thing...

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 31, 2009 10:25 AM (QECjC)

401 399, as opposed to Palin? Your logic is somewhat circular.  Palin is a target because she's an easy target; because she is loved by conservatives, and because she has "baggage."

Here's a better question: putting aside the healthcare issue, what hard evidence do you have that Palin is more conservative than Romney?  I'm talking policy positions; not "endorsing the conservative candiate in NY-23."


Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 10:26 AM (t8KQU)

402 Well, at this point Hoffman had better win, 'cause you just KNOW what all the pundits - Leftist and RINO - will say about what "the lesson is" if the Owens comes out ahead come Election Day. It would be just insufferable.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 31, 2009 10:28 AM (QECjC)

403 Two points for the Romney supporters.

We Conservatives are on the verge of 'vetoing" Obamacare,with no White House representation and pretty minimal representation (at least that we chose) in Congress.  Why didn't Mitt veto what we're calling Romneycare (and if you don't like the term, maybe you could suggest another)?

Gallup recently released a poll suggesting 40% opf the country consider themselves Conservative, with 35% (or so) moderate and 20% liberal.  Do you really think, given what Obama has done to his polls in nine months, that after four years, more than 3 in 4 moderates are going to subject themselves and their kids to 4 more years of him, rather than vote Palin (or any Republican not named Ron Paul)?

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2009 10:28 AM (IoxPW)

404 Here's a better question: putting aside the healthcare issue, what hard evidence do you have that Palin is more conservative than Romney? Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 03:26 PM (t8KQU) His socialist healthcare policies while Governor of Taxachusetts.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 31, 2009 10:29 AM (QECjC)

405 @400  That's what I'm saying.  Why would I care about the Mormon thing for Romney, but not Beck?  I just have more of a sense that Beck is 'one of us' based on what he says, and the heat he's willing to take for it, than Mitt's play it safe, comprimising ways.

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2009 10:32 AM (IoxPW)

406 Romney is for dealmaking for the sake of dealmaking. He proved that with RomneyCare. He can't be trusted.

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 10:34 AM (ZzgoC)

407 @401 and 404
I've never heard of anything described as "Palincare."

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2009 10:34 AM (IoxPW)

408

Vic is drunk by 2pm Lightfuckingweighty.

 

Not a chance, besides I said I wasn’t going to hit the porch today despite the beautiful weather which is about to get rare. Don’t want to be slobbering drunk when all the kids come by.

 

Palin is a target because she's an easy target; because she is loved by conservatives, and because she has "baggage."

Sounds to me like you have drunk the MSM Kool-Aid. As far as I know she has no legitimate “baggage” and she is an easy target only as long as you drink the Kool-Aid.

 

Talk about a circular object.

 

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 10:36 AM (CDUiN)

409 389, well, "she's advanced herself through hard work and being right, not by sitting on someone else's coattails (like say, Hildebeast)" in the terciary state of Alaska.  Yes, she impresses me, too, but at some point your perception of her transitions into an ink blot of hope.

Point A: 10/31/09; Point B: President


I would love to get her from A to B, too, but there's a difference between being a conservative AND being realistic; and just dreaming.

You have about two years to wake up.

Palin's only, ONLY path to the Presidency is via Vice Presdient.

Pawlenty-Palin?  I don't think Pawlenty is solid enough to create the same synthesis as Romney-Palin.

???-Palin  Maybe, but no one else comes to mind that can pull it off.

I. Am.  Out of here.



Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 10:36 AM (t8KQU)

410 #408.  It's the general public that has drunk the Kool-Aid; DEAL WITH IT.

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 10:38 AM (t8KQU)

411 "How did the Republican party pick her in the first place? That is the real story." From what I've heard, she's actually considered rather conservative by NY GOP standards.

Posted by: flenser at October 31, 2009 10:39 AM (HjyRX)

412 Palin's only, ONLY path to the Presidency is via Vice Presdient. Posted by: ParisParamus Why?

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 10:39 AM (ZzgoC)

413 Its the gopher picture that did her in.Now that she's cooked we want our gopher back.

Posted by: chicocano at October 31, 2009 10:40 AM (Cz1PV)

414 It's gonna be Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman....you'll see

Posted by: curious at October 31, 2009 10:48 AM (p302b)

415 Palin's only, ONLY path to the Presidency is via Vice Presdient.
Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 03:36 PM (t8KQU)

After the way the McCain campaign used her and shit on her, why would she ever accept the VP position again?  Especially with Romney.  The vast majority of the sniping at her from the right is coming from Romney's people.  All the assholes in Iowa whom that rotten fucking hack Jonathan Martin quoted to smear her were Romney people.  They've been doing it since the moment McCain picked her, and if you think Romney doesn't approve of it, you're naive.

Posted by: ol_dirty_/b/tard at October 31, 2009 10:49 AM (Z0bVg)

416 But apparently she has SOMETHING in her that made her do the right thing.


Johnson of Newt.   (until recently)

Posted by: alppuccino at October 31, 2009 10:49 AM (jW3Dg)

417 eman:  the WHY is because most people view Palin as too flakey and/or inexperience and/or conservative.  Yes, that can be changed to a degree, but not in 2-3 years.

Anyway, the URL link goes to my e-mail address.  Feel free to contact me if you're THAT fascinated by this subject.

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 10:49 AM (t8KQU)

418 417, I disagree on the time limit being too short. We live in rapidly changing times. Palin has plenty of time and Barry is helping her. Ha. When you can find a way to be more polite, perhaps I will.

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 10:55 AM (ZzgoC)

419 The local Liberals almost pulled off this farce. If it wasn't for Palin, they would have won.  Either Dede or the Dem wins.   A win-win for the Liberals in a Conservative/Republican district.

Posted by: mystry at October 31, 2009 11:06 AM (kmgIE)

420

Romney was in favor of the Brady Bill waiting period.

 

Romney was in favor of the assault weapons ban

 

Romney supported and had passed the massive healthscam bill for MA

 

Romney increased taxes and fees in MA.

 

Ergo – Romney is a liberal

 

These were just a few things I found easily in less than 10 minutes of looking at his record as governor.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 11:09 AM (CDUiN)

421 In additon, despite being a devout Mormon he supported a bunch of gay rights stuff and abortion. I didn't list that because I really don't give a crap, other than it also shows even more distain for the Constituion.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 11:11 AM (CDUiN)

422 Steele just called  Scozzafava a moderate Republican.  She's pro tax, pro abortion, pro card checc and pro all things liberal is a fucking moderate Republican?  I want his ass gone.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at October 31, 2009 11:13 AM (RQ+qN)

423

No one does "politics" like the Dims.  Brass knuckle, head bustin', the truth be damned, the ends just the means.  The DemonCrooks have successfully labelled Palin, without the requisite GOP push back, hence her  71% unqualified to be POTUS.  Romney?  Too many folks will exclude him because he's a Mormon.  I honestly don't see any of the current high profile Repubs or conservatives being viable 2012 candidates.

OK, maybe just one, Bachmann, if she and the GOP can mount a counterattack now, against all the Dim detracters mounting their pre-emptive smear campaigns. 

Posted by: MDr at October 31, 2009 11:16 AM (ucq49)

424 Vic- Lying about Romney and his record isn't gonna get your darling candidate elected.

"...Romney supported and had passed the massive healthscam bill for MA..."


This statement alone proves you to be ignorant of Romney's tenure as Governor as well as how health care debates are won and lost. You have perhaps heard of the word "override"? Maybe your public school failed to teach it?


Go polish your Huckabee button, bitch. The rest of the Party has real shit to do.

 

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 11:18 AM (E1aPy)

425 415 Palin's only, ONLY path to the Presidency is via Vice Presdient. Posted by: ParisParamus at October 31, 2009 03:36 PM (t8KQU) After the way the McCain campaign used her and shit on her, why would she ever accept the VP position again? Let's not discount the amazing this women seems to wield: she singlehandedly threw a monkey wrench in Cuban-style Healthcare with a single Twitter. She single-handedly made Hoffman the likely winner this coming week. I'm not saying I'm 100 percent onboard with her, but for a private citizen her recent national impact has been amazing.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 31, 2009 11:20 AM (QECjC)

426 Ummm, I meant, "Let's not discount the amazing power this women seems to wield."

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 31, 2009 11:20 AM (QECjC)

427 I wouldn't touch either Julia Roberts or Sarah Jessica Parker with Madonna's reasty "wand massager"

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 31, 2009 11:26 AM (PQY7w)

428

Whew.  That was close.

The Gingrich that (almost) stole Christmas

Posted by: MDr at October 31, 2009 11:27 AM (ucq49)

429 That fat bitch had the liberal voters split.  Now they can rally around Owens.  Thanks, fat bitch.

Posted by: The Most Interesting Man In the World (rdb) at October 31, 2009 11:27 AM (Tsag4)

430 It's not good news.

Posted by: The Most Interesting Man In the World (rdb) at October 31, 2009 11:29 AM (Tsag4)

431 Governor as well as how health care debates are won and lost. You have perhaps heard of the word "override"? Maybe your public school failed to teach it?
Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 04:18 PM (E1aPy)

Then why doesn't Romney say that?  He praises the MA government-run healthcare every chance he gets.  And I've seen that pic of him at the bill signing, hamming it up with Ted Kennedy and the rest of the libs.  Also, he recently had a painting of himself commissioned with the MA healthcare bill ON HIS DESK.  He called it "his greatest accomplishment" or something to that effect.   If he got rolled by the legislature, he should come out and say it and disavow the whole abomination.  He can't have it both ways and take credit for it while blaming its failure on others.

And since you're accusing anybody who dislikes Mitt as being a Huckabee supporter, Ill tell you right now:  I hate Huckabee with a white-hot passion.  He's a phony and a lying opportunist, as well as a big-government nanny-stater and a would-be theocrat.  While I don't care for Romney, Huckabee's attacks on Romney's religion were despicable, as was that "cross" ad.

Posted by: ol_dirty_/b/tard at October 31, 2009 11:34 AM (Z0bVg)

432 It is best if Hoffman wins. If he loses, at least it will be a more honest contest: a Conservative vs. a Democrat. RINOs are Democrats.

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 11:36 AM (ZzgoC)

433 That's a real surprise, Paramus thinks Palin needs some seasoning by being attached to another loser campaign. How many times does Mrs. Palin need to be picked as VP by shitty candidates before she's allowed to run herself, experts? Four? Five? Until she dies? Watching the Mittbot meltdown was pretty funny though. Yeah, you can fuck yourself too Mr. "BUT HE OPPOSED ROMNEYCARE HE GOT OVERRIDDEN BY THE LEGISLATURE WAAAAAH" yeah until it was time to run for president then he was all over the airwaves talking about how he'd "found" a solution to America's healthcare "problem." What a fucking joke.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 11:39 AM (mFUln)

434 380 He already lost nationally. TO JOHN MCCAIN. End of discussion. You fail.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 11:41 AM (mFUln)

435

hence her  71% unqualified to be POTUS.

 

That piece of BS came from a network news poll, that is the kind of shit I am talking about drinking the Kool-Aid. You can not believe a damn thing those people say.

 

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 31, 2009 04:18 PM (E1aPy)

 

That stuff came from a MA Web Site and every bit of it came from his own speeches and posted website material WHEN HE WAS GOVERNOR.

 

So kiss my ass you NE sqwishie fucktard. And you probably voted for Kennedy a few times too asshole.

 

And if you had a brain half as big as your mouth you would have seen that I can not stand asshole Huck.  

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 11:43 AM (CDUiN)

436 Anyone who thinks that Huckabee is some kind of conservative icon has no fucking clue what that man stands for. He's slightly to the left of Ah-nuld.

Posted by: chaos at October 31, 2009 11:46 AM (mFUln)

437 What percentage of votes are mailed in early in that district?  A major portion of the voting might already be done.


Posted by: crosspatch at October 31, 2009 11:50 AM (ZbLJZ)

438 I saw a recent picture of Mitt and his hair was not perfect. He also was not drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's.

Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 12:01 PM (ZzgoC)

439 Posted by: eman at October 31, 2009 05:01 PM (ZzgoC)

In other words, Mitt's probably not a werewolf.  Which is a good thing.  I think.

Posted by: ol_dirty_/b/tard at October 31, 2009 12:04 PM (Z0bVg)

440

LOL, I haven’t had a pina colada in decades. I prefer straight bourbon over ice. Must preserve the precious bodily fluids.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 12:04 PM (CDUiN)

441

Gotta take another break for fixin supper and eating. Kids will be here soon.

Posted by: Vic at October 31, 2009 12:08 PM (CDUiN)

442 The only way for (R) to win the White House next time is to develop a trojan horse strategy. The GOP is very experienced in trashing  & throwing Conservatives to the wolves, so this should not be a problem, aka Jack Kemp and Sarah Palin.  This can and should be done, case in point the recent Hoffman election, which I do believe he can/should/will win.  I say, let the Dems/Marxists demonize the GOP candidate for 2012 (which they most certainly will),  recant and introduce their REAL candidate for POTUS and VP. who are REAL Conservatives who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.

Posted by: sirsurfalot at October 31, 2009 12:25 PM (sX+1c)

443 Ahahahahaha.  Huckabee, the giant flaming douchebag, has just gone out on a limb and endorsed Hoffman.  Still no word from Romney.

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2009 12:27 PM (9Wv2j)

444 Is "Mitt" short for "Baseball Mitt"?  And what kind of parents would name their kid "Baseball Mitt"?

Posted by: The Most Interesting Man In the World (rdb) at October 31, 2009 12:49 PM (Tsag4)

445 Brewer, whassup!  According to Wikipedia (yeah, I know), Mitt is his middle name.  His first name is Willard.  I never new that and now I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Peaches at October 31, 2009 12:54 PM (9Wv2j)

446 Hey, Peaches!

Posted by: The Most Interesting Man In the World (rdb) at October 31, 2009 01:23 PM (Tsag4)

447 I'm tired of the phrase RINO. How about Dem-Hag?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at October 31, 2009 01:29 PM (8iZnv)

448 I like Mark Steyn's


Democrat
In
All
But
Label
Only

DIABLO

Posted by: sandbagger at October 31, 2009 01:32 PM (aHq/7)

449 @409
Palin's only, ONLY path to the Presidency is via Vice Presdient.

This is your opinion and I reject it entirely.  She either has her own path or none.  I can live with none.  I cannot live being second fiddle to another half assed candidate like Mitt or McCain.  Mitt lost to McCain.  There's a reason for that.  And I certainly wouldn't support him if he got the nomination because I wouldn't risk my credibility on him.

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2009 02:32 PM (IoxPW)

450 77   If this was Sarah Palin, the media would be all over it with the "she's a quitter" meme and the "can't take a little bit of pressure" bs.

Nailed it.  The MSM are a total bunch of f***weasels.  Nothing but Dem mouthpieces.

Posted by: sf at October 31, 2009 02:41 PM (xz5dP)

451 OT, anyone venturing over to Hotair may want to check their headlines.  According to the AP, the portion of the general public that actually wants to be on Obamacare is a whopping 2%

2%!

That's what the Democrat party is destroying itself over.

Posted by: Methos at October 31, 2009 05:18 PM (IoxPW)

452 Neither Mitt nor Huckabee are the answer, they are more of the same problem and we need someone new, fresh, and actually conservative not "reasonably more conservative than most Republicans." That might mean we have to wait a while, politics is like that.

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