BEST. ARTICLE. EVER!
[...] The 23rd district of New York is a Petri dish for the future of the Republican Party. There are three candidates in the race – Democrat Bill Owens, newly-crowned Republican Dede Scozzafava and Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman. Thanks in large part to bloggers like Erick Erickson and Robert Stacy McCain, the race has garnered national attention. In the modern media era, even the most obscure election can set the motion for a conservative comeback.
Unfortunately, Republican Party leaders, both locally and nationally, have abandoned conservative principles to pursue an empty victory.
Conservative and Republican activists are angry about the appointment of the very liberal, ACORN-backed candidate Scozzafava. American Conservative Union Chairman David Keene first wrote about the race in The Hill in late September, “When New York Republicans face a special election, party leaders meet in what we used to call ‘a smoke-filled room,’ select a nominee and shove their choice down the throats of the faithful. In this traditionally Republican district, that means Republicans are today being told to rally ’round Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava — who favors card-check, abortion, gay marriage and higher taxes and thinks Congress ought to be authorizing more rather than less spending.” [...]
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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich doubled-down on his backing of Margeret Sanger award winning liberal Dede Scozzafava by declaring that backing conservatives only would lead to Pelosi being “Speaker for life.” Apparently, holding Republicans candidates to certain standards isn’t helpful in achieving a Republican majority: [...]
Newt is an idiot.