Sunday, November 1, 2009

RINO Stampedes Out of Party, Destroying "Big Tent"

Some of you may have heard of the incredible race in NY-23. A liberal candidate - Dede Scozzafava - was picked by the local Republican party to be their candidate. Dede is a pro-abortion, pro-union, pro-gay marriage, big spending panderer in the New York legislature. Conservatives, both Republicans and independents, revolted and put their support behind independent conservative Doug Hoffman.

When this story went national, it resonated with conservatives sick and tired of Republican turncoats and liberals nominating and supporting the wrong kinds of candidates. Hoffman's financial support surged and his poll numbers soared. Conservative Hoffman led in the latest polls, while the liberal Republican fell into a distant third. Here is the latest double bombshell:

Scozzafava dropped out after Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman experienced a late-in-the-game surge. But on Sunday, Scozzafava backed Democrat Bill Owens -- the announcement was made in a statement send out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Her very actions though, completely confirm every conservative suspicion about her and about how wrong the Republican hierarchy is to back such candidates. First, conservative suspicion that she is a liberal was confirmed by her endorsement. She stood behind a liberal Democrat rather than behind a conservative. Second, every GOP group that backed her - NRCC, RNC, etc. and has discredited Newt Gingrich, who after touting Scozzafava is reduced to being the last Republican to endorse Doug Hoffman.

So Dede Scozzafava went "Arlen Specter", turning on the Republicans as quickly as Republicans decided to shun her. I appreciate when RINOs stab conservatives in the back BEFORE we elect them as Republicans, instead of after. It certainly helps to know where she stands. The implosion of the Dede Scozzafava campaign has done a lot to destroy the theory that moderate-to-liberal candidates make for the most 'electable' candidates. Sometimes, all they do is annoy the base and destroy the GOP brand, while sucking up money that could go for more credible candidates.

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