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Torching the Big Tent (NY Times on the GOP)
NY TImes ^ | 10/25/09 | Pinchy "loaf" Sulzberger

Posted on 10/26/2009 8:34:05 AM PDT by pissant

The feeble pulse of moderation in the Republican Party is in danger of flat-lining in the Nov. 3 Congressional election in upstate New York. Luminaries like Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich have taken opposing sides over whether the party dare tolerate the official Republican candidate in the 23rd district — Dede Scozzafava, a six-term assemblywoman whose record includes refreshing tinges of centrism.

Ms. Scozzafava was nominated by local party leaders as eminently electable despite — or because of — her defense of women’s abortion rights and her tolerant views on same-sex marriage.

She is already shunned by many more ideologically narrow House Republicans, and deep-pocketed right-wing purists, pouring in hundreds of thousands of dollars, have driven up the poll numbers of Douglas Hoffman on the Conservative line. Barely noticed in the intramural scrum is the Democratic candidate, Bill Owens. He could profit most from the three-way split in the heavily Republican district, which was vacated by John McHugh, the G.O.P. moderate appointed secretary of the Army by President Obama.

Helping to elect the Democrat is not the aim of ambitious conservatives like Ms. Palin, last year’s vice presidential nominee, who is now intent on building a national constituency. She pronounced Scozzafava’s candidacy unacceptable because it “blurs the lines,” at least of Ms. Palin’s idea of party orthodoxy. Mr. Gingrich, the former House speaker, nostalgic for the G.O.P.’s “big tent” fantasy days, disagreed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bigtent; dnc4rinos; gop; gopfuture; liberalbias; msm; msm4rinos; ny23; nytimes; propagandawingofdnc; rinoparty; rinopurge; rinos; scozzafava; whigpartyii
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LOL. The NY Times is concerned about the state of the GOP? Who knew?
1 posted on 10/26/2009 8:34:08 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Dear NY Treason Times,

When we want our enemies advice, we will call you. Until then do not waste our time.

2 posted on 10/26/2009 8:35:19 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Note to the GOP: Do not count your votes until they are cast.)
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I am contacting the NRCC to ask why they are supporting Scozzafava in this race, and why they are ignoring David Harmer in California’s 10th district. Here are the numbers if anyone else wants to call:
from the NRCC "contact us" web page:
Contact the NRCC

Address:

320 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Departments:

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)'s departments can be reached below:

General Email
website@nrcc.org

Executive
Phone: 202-479-7000

Administration
Phone: 202-479-7000

Political
Phone: 202-479-7000

Finance
Phone: 202-479-7000

Communications
Phone: 202-479-7070

eCampaign
Phone: 202-479-7000

Also, perhaps those of us who donated to the RNC or RCCC should ask for our money back so we can support the conservative candidates of our choice.

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From the desk of
cc2k:
Candidates I support: Doug Hoffman for Congress, NY 23rd (PayPal), David Harmer for Congress, CA 10th (website for info).

Please, spread the word about these important special elections on November 3, 209: New York’s 23rd congressional district and California’s 10th congressional district.

3 posted on 10/26/2009 8:35:46 AM PDT by cc2k (I have donated to Doug Hoffman, have you? [check my recent reply posts])
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To: pissant

We aren’t torching the big tent. Just tossing tear gas inside and shooting any RINOs that run out.


4 posted on 10/26/2009 8:36:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: pissant

Figures that the NYT would love Scuzzabama, who’s not even a moderate but a full-on liberal DIABLO.


5 posted on 10/26/2009 8:37:12 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: pissant
her defense of women’s abortion rights and her tolerant views on same-sex marriage.

Can you imagine the NYT writing in support of a conservative along these lines: "her defense of a baby's right to life and her tolerant views on traditional marriage."

6 posted on 10/26/2009 8:37:16 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: pissant
Dede Scozzafava, a six-term assemblywoman whose record includes refreshing tinges of centrism

IOW, the usual Albany hack.

7 posted on 10/26/2009 8:37:17 AM PDT by seton89
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To: pissant
Pinchy "loaf" Sulzberger

*spew*
8 posted on 10/26/2009 8:39:41 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: pissant
Someone had a great one liner on here yesterday. I wish I could remember who and give them credit. Maybe they will see this and claim it:
In a smaller tent, we stand closer together
What is important for conservatives is to hold to their principles and values. The GOP can win our votes if they support those principles and values. If they wander from that, they risk defeat. It is not us who are handing this seat to the Dems. It is the GOP who does this by nominating candidates who can not win.

I would like to see a Hoffman victory in NY23, but a resounding defeat for Scozzafava (which looks very likely) would still send the message. If Hoffman beats her by a good margin, it will be obvious that it was Scozzafava taking votes away from a candidate that could have won.


From the desk of
cc2k:
Candidates I support: Doug Hoffman for Congress, NY 23rd (PayPal), David Harmer for Congress, CA 10th (website for info).

Please, spread the word about these important special elections on November 3, 209: New York’s 23rd congressional district and California’s 10th congressional district.

9 posted on 10/26/2009 8:39:41 AM PDT by cc2k (I have donated to Doug Hoffman, have you? [check my recent reply posts])
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To: pissant

Newt and the NY Slimes are supporting the same candidate!

And Newt is thinking about running in 2012...


10 posted on 10/26/2009 8:40:15 AM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: pissant

When the New York Times comes out for the NRCC’s candidate, you can be pretty sure there is something rotten at the NRCC.


11 posted on 10/26/2009 8:40:29 AM PDT by mort56 (He who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither. - Ben Franklin)
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To: pissant

Well if the NY Times is “concerned” you can pretty much bet it’s the right path for us. I won’t hold my breath but this should tell the party “elite” (aka dead wood) they’re headed in the wrong direction. Like Rush says, the left will always tell us who our candidate is by who they’re most afraid of.

Cindie


12 posted on 10/26/2009 8:41:50 AM PDT by gardencatz (Thank you America, for exercising your free speech rights my Marine is fighting to defend!)
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newt keeps mistakenly preaching that this was a LOCAL election from the people, it was a unilaterally decision by a handful of party bosses - Newt, correct yourself.

Newt supports the BOSSES because he wants their support for President in 2012.

Newt doesn’t understand the grassroots is rebelling against this smoke filled room style of politics.

Newt - you look foolish here.


13 posted on 10/26/2009 8:42:15 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: pissant

Once again, Pinch lies. Dede isn’t a conservative with moderate social views. Dede is a liberal with moderate economic views. She belongs in the Democratic Party.


14 posted on 10/26/2009 8:44:00 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: pissant
The feeble pulse of moderation in the Republican Party is in danger of flat-lining in the Nov. 3 Congressional election in upstate New York.

Oh, please let it be so, nationwide.

The Slimes is desperately interested in the GOP, not.

The ringer GOP that backstabbs the conservatives that would prevail in these Congressional contests, that's what the NY Slime worry for.

But the good news is the record low for subscriptions and the record high for losses.

The Red newspaper remains in the red.

15 posted on 10/26/2009 8:44:11 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: pissant
Dede Scozzafava, a six-term assemblywoman whose record includes refreshing tinges of centrism.

Pinch calls the murder of 50 million innocent Americans "centrism".

He is a leftist loon !


16 posted on 10/26/2009 8:44:43 AM PDT by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: pissant
refreshing tinges of centrism.

I wonder if the NY Times would view a Dem candidate who was against cap and trade, against health care reform, and against abortion as demonstrating refreshing tinges of centrism. Scuzzy is only a centrist to those on the far left.

17 posted on 10/26/2009 8:45:51 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: pissant
Dede Scozzafava, a six-term assemblywoman whose record includes refreshing tinges of centrism

Refreshing tinges of far left liberalism.....There fixed it.

18 posted on 10/26/2009 8:45:52 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: 2banana
Can you imagine the NYT writing in support of a conservative along these lines: "her defense of a baby's right to life and her tolerant views on traditional marriage.

This kind of reminds me of all of the "advice" the left was lending the GOP after last year's elections - that they need to be more "centrist" in order to be "relevant". What a joke.

19 posted on 10/26/2009 8:49:09 AM PDT by cartervt2k
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To: Don Corleone

Well, you have to understand, the “center” for the New York Times is somewhere between Chairman Mao and Bill Clinton.


20 posted on 10/26/2009 8:49:39 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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