Thursday, October 22, 2009

Going Rogue for Hoffman for NY-23

Today has been a banner day for the Doug Hoffman campaign, no only have they been racking up an impressive wave of contributions from across the country but Dick Armey, Michele Bachmann and a slew of conservative blogs. Rush Limbaugh said good things about him and pointed out that his main opponent Dede Scozzafava was on the far left of the Democrat Party much less the Republican Party.

None of these will have the impact of a message posted on FaceBook tonight though. A civilian named Sarah Palin endorsed Doug Hoffman as well. The Scozzafava campaign has been stumbling and tripping of late, not the best of timing. An attempt to hold a press conference in front of the Hoffman headquarters became a debacle.

Political parties must stand for something. When Republicans were in the wilderness in the late 1970s, Ronald Reagan knew that the doctrine of “blurring the lines” between parties was not an appropriate way to win elections. Unfortunately, the Republican Party today has decided to choose a candidate who more than blurs the lines, and there is no real difference between the Democrat and the Republican in this race. This is why Doug Hoffman is running on the Conservative Party’s ticket.

Conservative writers and bloggers across the country have called for Scozzafava to step down.

Newt Gingrich tried to explain his endorsement of Scozzafava:

My endorsement of Dede Scozzafava in the special election for New York’s 23rd Congressional District is a means of regaining a conservative majority in America.

That excerpt is all you need to read. It makes no logical sense whatsoever. How does electing someone on the far left of the Democrat Party help regain a conservative majority? Where is Senator Specter? Where is Jim Jeffords? What has Senator Snowe done for us lately?

Leftwing Republicans who side more with the Democrats are not helping the conservative movement at all. It is hurting us. Did Newt Gingrich not hear about the unprecedented TEA Party turnouts all over the country? Maybe Mr. Gingrich was too busy making environmentalist ads with Sharpton and Pelosi to notice the hundreds of thousands of patriotic Americans who turned out in DC on 9/12?

These people were more angry at the listless, gutless and unprincipled Republican Party than they were at the Democrats. They represented tens of millions of Americans concerned with the direction of this country. The last thing these people, who could make the GOP a real majority party, want to do is elect leftists to Congress. We are tired of pretending that this somehow helps the conservative cause.

It is becoming increasingly clear that the leadership of the "Grand Ol' Party" has no desire to make a principled conservative stand. They have no idea how close the party is to losing its base of activists, volunteers and financial contributors. If something does not change, its the entire TEA Party movement that is going to go rogue.

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