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RNC wades into New York special election [backs RINO with massive funds]
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-10-16 | Reid Wilson

Posted on 10/16/2009 10:50:33 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

The Republican National Committee is making its first large financial commitment to the party's candidate in a New York special election, fighting back criticism that the party has allowed Democrats to jump to an early lead.

The RNC will give $85,000 to the coordinated campaign efforts, the maximum allowed by federal law. And the RNC will give the New York state Republican Party what a source described as a six-figure transfer in order to run more advertising on behalf of Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava (R).

Meanwhile, the RNC has sent two paid staffers to help Scozzafava's campaign, and it has committed to fully funding the party's victory program, aimed at increasing turnout in the Nov. 3 special election.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: gingrich; gingrichisarino; hoffman; ny2009; ny23; rino; rinos4obama; rnc; scozzafava; steele; wtf
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1 posted on 10/16/2009 10:50:33 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

RINO National Committee, RNC, says it all.


2 posted on 10/16/2009 10:54:24 AM PDT by stockpirate ("if my thought-dreams could be seen. They'd probably put my head in a guillotine" Dylan)
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To: rabscuttle385

Nothing sums up the Republicans’ current situation than this.

And they wonder why people stay home rather than support these Democrats in RINO clothing.


3 posted on 10/16/2009 10:54:50 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: oldbill

there must be alot of rinos in the party who still believe in the gop, otherwise why are ppl still donating money to them. Give to individual candidates, not the party


4 posted on 10/16/2009 10:57:00 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: stockpirate

Ditto. Dede Scozzafava is another RINO; might as well have a dem; at least they’re honest about their liberalism. Vote for the Conservative and donate to candidates, not the RNC or other republican arms.


5 posted on 10/16/2009 10:57:21 AM PDT by Spartan79
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To: rabscuttle385
Endorsed by ACORN's Working Families Pary and DailyKos
6 posted on 10/16/2009 10:57:21 AM PDT by rvoitier (Progressives are in the GOP, too.)
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To: rabscuttle385

This is going to haul in those contributions from conservatives.

Come on Freepers, open up those wallets and pocketbooks. s/


7 posted on 10/16/2009 10:58:05 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: rabscuttle385

“Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, who has attacked both his rivals as liberals”

This is the problem, Doug is running on the Conservative Party Ticket. I would not expect the RNC to support him. This is also a reason I will not send money directly to the RNC. I will choose which candidate I want to support.


8 posted on 10/16/2009 10:58:15 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: oldbill
And they wonder why people stay home rather than support these Democrats in RINO clothing.

I just don't understand how, after the past two elections, and watching the outrage at the tea parties and other events, they still keep doing the same thing.

I believe Rush is right about the people running the RNC (the elites), they are embarrassed by the kind of people who are showing up at rallies and town halls.

Michelle Malkin has some great stuff on this woman, being supported by the RNC AND Newt Gingrich --- including her being the recipient of the Margaret Sanger Award.

9 posted on 10/16/2009 10:59:15 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: rabscuttle385

So our choice in 2010 will be hardcore liberal socialists pushing a heavy handed agenda or the people that love them.

What a choice. :(


10 posted on 10/16/2009 11:00:41 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Parley Baer

Here’s the website where you can donate to Doug Hoffman and put your money where your duty is:

http://www.doughoffmanforcongress.com/


11 posted on 10/16/2009 11:01:37 AM PDT by mudblood
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To: rabscuttle385

Steele is a DNC sleeper. I’m convinced.


12 posted on 10/16/2009 11:09:32 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Michael Steele still doesn’t get it.


13 posted on 10/16/2009 11:09:59 AM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: rabscuttle385

The most liberal candidate in the race.

figures.

Wish Rush would mention something about this.


14 posted on 10/16/2009 11:12:40 AM PDT by GeronL (They Made It Happen On Purpose Economically. MIHOPE)
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To: rabscuttle385

lol! And the RNC continues to send me letters begging for money. No way, no how are they getting a dime from me. Taking my money and backing RINOs is no different than ACORN getting my tax dollars to back Democrats.


15 posted on 10/16/2009 11:13:01 AM PDT by avacado
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To: rabscuttle385
Just turned into Radio WWTF to hear this big of news. Sheesh. Stupid Party, I'll say.
16 posted on 10/16/2009 11:14:54 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If Obama destroys the Republic, the GOP will be worse than the Democrats, for failing to block him)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Steele must go.


17 posted on 10/16/2009 11:14:58 AM PDT by GeronL (They Made It Happen On Purpose Economically. MIHOPE)
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To: stockpirate

The RNC never learns a damn thing.


18 posted on 10/16/2009 11:15:06 AM PDT by dbrew2u
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To: stockpirate

I think the problem with the RNC is that they only care about winning seats. They could care less about issues of the candidate only that they can win...


19 posted on 10/16/2009 11:15:30 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: stockpirate

I sent back the envelope withOUT money to the RNC but WITH a note saying NO SUPPORT OF RINOS! SORRY!!!! If they mess up these 2010 elections, they will LOSE their BASE completely!


20 posted on 10/16/2009 11:17:09 AM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: dbrew2u

Yep. Their last Presidential nominee was a real winner. Wow. Look where our country is today on account of it.


21 posted on 10/16/2009 11:17:09 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If Obama destroys the Republic, the GOP will be worse than the Democrats, for failing to block him)
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To: LibertarianLiz; rabscuttle385
including her being the recipient of the Margaret Sanger Award.

Not to mention being endorsed by The Daily Kos!!!
22 posted on 10/16/2009 11:18:04 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: cc2k; rabscuttle385

cc2k: please post your excellent summary writeup of this big R democRat so others have background....


23 posted on 10/16/2009 11:19:06 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: napscoordinator

And the RNC will ask me for a contribution soon. If we can’t push out the rinos I have to go elsewhere


24 posted on 10/16/2009 11:19:09 AM PDT by reefdiver (So how's that HOPE & CHANGE working out for ya ?)
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To: quantim
To be fair to Mr Steel, the “C” in RNC stands for Committee. I don't believe he makes these candidate decisions.
25 posted on 10/16/2009 11:26:43 AM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: rabscuttle385
Meanwhile, the RNC has sent two paid staffers to help Scozzafava's campaign

Guaranteeing that the $85k will be wasted.

26 posted on 10/16/2009 11:29:04 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Obama and his fellow leftists are your enemy, not RINOS.


27 posted on 10/16/2009 11:31:35 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Parley Baer; chicagolady

They gave ZERO support to Chicago Lady. She wasn’t third party. They HATE conservatives as much as the Democrats do.


28 posted on 10/16/2009 11:31:36 AM PDT by GeronL (They Made It Happen On Purpose Economically. MIHOPE)
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To: rabscuttle385

http://doughoffmanforcongress.com/


29 posted on 10/16/2009 11:31:55 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: rabscuttle385

Time for American Independent Party people to get together with Constitution Party and New York’s Conservative party, collect the authentic Americanists our of the GOP and make a new real party.


30 posted on 10/16/2009 11:32:27 AM PDT by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: popdonnelly; rabscuttle385
Obama and his fellow leftists are your enemy, not RINOS.

Whoever is not with us is against us.

Goin' rogue...

31 posted on 10/16/2009 11:33:43 AM PDT by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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Because of this I won’t donate to the RNC this year.


32 posted on 10/16/2009 11:35:04 AM PDT by webboy45
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To: napscoordinator

and why is it that the real conservative candidates get NO support?


33 posted on 10/16/2009 11:35:37 AM PDT by GeronL (They Made It Happen On Purpose Economically. MIHOPE)
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To: rabscuttle385

The real problem here is the NY GOP nominating this woman. The county GOP chair just handpicked her. The RNC is obligated to support Republican candidates, pure and simple. I don’t like it, but it is what it is. The problem is the NY GOP party apparatus.


34 posted on 10/16/2009 11:36:55 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative; chicagolady

They did NOT support Roseann Pulido last year did they??

She was their nominee but she was TOO CONSERVATIVE and she is a FReeper.

Stop making excuses.


35 posted on 10/16/2009 11:40:10 AM PDT by GeronL (They Made It Happen On Purpose Economically. MIHOPE)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Steele is a DNC sleeper. I’m convinced.
______________
Hell yes he is. Get him OUT!


36 posted on 10/16/2009 11:40:14 AM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Ha. Is that why they backed out of funding Bachmann in her race last year until conservatives reacted in outrage and forced them to do so?

The GOP establishment will cut conservatives at the throat with it comes to financial backing and support from the inner circles.


37 posted on 10/16/2009 11:44:47 AM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: OldPossum

I’ll donate to Sarah when she announces.


38 posted on 10/16/2009 11:45:25 AM PDT by Krodg
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To: OldPossum
Come on Freepers, open up those wallets and pocketbooks. s/

OK. Where do I send a contribution for Hoffman?

39 posted on 10/16/2009 11:46:40 AM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: rabscuttle385
The GOP is very used to being in the minority..in fact, I think that they are real comfortable with it. Like in the old Foley as speaker days, the GOP only wanted to make friends and leave the floor early. Enough of the BS. $ for conservatives/patriots. No money for GOPlib/rino’s.
40 posted on 10/16/2009 11:48:24 AM PDT by JPG (Obama...a 24/7 nightmare.)
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To: rabscuttle385

The problem occurred long before this transfer of funds. The die is cast. The Republican candidate is a RINO. The furor raised by this thread should have happened during the nomination process.

Splitting non-Dem votes between a RINO and a conservative who cannot win is pointless. Why are there so many people here who want to shoot themselves in the foot?

It is silly to expect the national Republican leadership to support the Conservative Party candidate! Go ahead and complain that the Republicans selected a RINO. I agree that it is frustrating. Would this district be able to elect a conservative in a general election? The fact that a RINO got the nomination suggests not. I know that in my district a RINO need not apply.


41 posted on 10/16/2009 11:54:11 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: stockpirate

Daily Kos says she, the GOP candidate, is more liberal than the Dem and other candidate!


42 posted on 10/16/2009 11:59:24 AM PDT by mono
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To: Krodg
You can have your voice heard loud and clear on November 3 by donating to David Harmer for Congress. We are having a special election on November 3 to replace Ellen Tauscher who took a position in the State Dept. David Harmer is no RINO. You can find out more about him or donate to him at

http://www.harmerforcongress.com

Getting a conservative elected in Nancy Pelosi’s backyard will send a crystal clear message to the RINO’s about what to expect in the 2010 election.

43 posted on 10/16/2009 12:02:48 PM PDT by usflagwaver
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To: rabscuttle385
Time to crank up the phone call machine.

We have an enemy in our own camp--the RNC. We'll make no headway until we drive the moles out of the party aparatus.
44 posted on 10/16/2009 12:03:46 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sarah Palin -- I love her because she freaks out all the right people.)
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To: mono
Daily Kos says she, the GOP candidate, is more liberal than the Dem and other candidate!

Supporting Hoffman may be the way to go, but don't try to sell me this Kos crap that the Democrat is more conservative than a RINO. How many time are we going to get fooled by that nonsense.

45 posted on 10/16/2009 12:03:52 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Antoninus
We have an enemy in our own camp--the RNC. We'll make no headway until we drive the moles out of the party aparatus.

The enemies were the local county chairs who gave this RINO the nomination probably based on her husbands contracting ties.

The RNC did not pick this RINO and all they are doing is supporting the now nominated RINO against a Democrat.

46 posted on 10/16/2009 12:07:15 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: the_Watchman
We've got the same thing here in IL with Mark Kirk. He's a RINO, through-and-through; but he's the only possible Republican who can win a statewide senate race right now.

I have given-up having outrage over running RINOs in blue states and blue districts. My outrage now gets focused on RINO-backing by the RNC in red states and red districts (see: Senate races in NE, FL, Coburn’s Senate run, Graham in South Carolina, etc.)

I mean, I can understand the need to nominate a Mike Castle, or a Mark Kirk, or a Whitman; but I don't have any understanding for siding with RINOs in primaries where a more conservative candidate could win in the general (Florida, for example).

However, I think it is becoming a very unseemly habit of our modern GOP -— that is, taking sides in GOP PRIMARIES.

47 posted on 10/16/2009 12:07:32 PM PDT by TitansAFC (Socialism is a disease; Sarah Palin is the cure. Palin/Romney 2012 or Palin/Gingrich 2012!!)
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To: FreeReign; mono; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; ...
Supporting Hoffman may be the way to go, but don't try to sell me this Kos crap that the Democrat is more conservative than a RINO. How many time are we going to get fooled by that nonsense.

No, it's not "Kos crap."

The Republican Party does not have a monopoly on conservative ideas.

Now, generally, but NOT always, RINOs are more conservative than Democrats. Case in point: Bob Conley (D) vs. Lindsey Graham (RINO) last November.

The problem with RINOs is that their actions are largely unpredictable, except for the near certainty that they will, at some point, most likely when conservatives need them most, turn around and stab conservatives. Case in point: who let out Sotomayor? Graham. Who let out Obamacare? Snowe. Who threw the election to Obama? McCain and Romney. Who voted for Porkulus? Specter, Snowe, and Collins. Who destroyed an entire state (California)? Schwarzenegger. Who endorsed Van Jones? Whitman. Who backed a big bailout for fat cat NY bankers? Bush.

48 posted on 10/16/2009 12:11:57 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: TitansAFC

Wow! A voice of reason! So many on this thread will only accept black and white results and don’t understand that politics is similar to making sausages; i.e, you have to do a lot of “holding your nose” while you cook.


49 posted on 10/16/2009 12:12:30 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: oldbill

This is the reason they are called the Stupid Party. The pissed away nearly a decade with a congressional majority in the House and Senate, with several years under a Republican president and all the managed to do was expand government and make us deeper in debt by acting like effing DEMOCRATS!

And then they stand around scratching their asses wondering why the people wouldn’t vote for them.


50 posted on 10/16/2009 12:20:23 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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