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VANITY: Fire Pete Sessions for attacking Doug Hoffman with Our Money
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Posted on 10/28/2009 5:49:49 AM PDT by cmj328

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has spent tens of thousands of dollars in the three-way NY-23 race to support pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-taxation, pro-stimulus DIABLO candidate Dede Scozzafava, who has refused to promise not to run as a Democrat next year if she loses the Republican primary as expected. That's bad enough, but at least many of the ads so far have focused on attacking the Democrat, which we can all agree upon.

Rumors posted to NRO and elsewhere are saying that this weekend things will change, and hundreds of thousands of NRCC dollars will pour into the district to sponsor attack ads against Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman. Meanwhile, the NRCC is not strongly supporting conservative Republican David Harmer in his run for a seat in California.

The conclusion we have to draw is that Rep. Pete Sessions, the chair of the NRCC, needs to leave his post. I will never give one dime to the NRCC again until it is abolished and refounded. I will also be supporting whatever candidate runs against Pete next year.

I am sad, however, that being far away from Washington and Texas, I will be unable to express my displeasure toward Pete in person.


TOPICS: US: New York; US: Texas; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 111th; firepetesessions; hoffman; nrcc; ny23; sessions; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 10/28/2009 5:49:49 AM PDT by cmj328
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To: cmj328

BTTT


2 posted on 10/28/2009 5:51:19 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: cmj328

amen

targeted giving is the only kind, from here on out


3 posted on 10/28/2009 5:51:29 AM PDT by silverleaf (Ours is the only country on earth with a ventriloquist dummy for President)
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To: cmj328

Fire Pete Sessions for attacking Doug Hoffman with Our Money


From the NRCC head or from Congress? He is in a pretty secure seat it seems to me so replacement as NRCC top dog maybe the most viable option.


4 posted on 10/28/2009 5:56:29 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Not one damned dime to the RNC until they clean up, flush out and fly right.


5 posted on 10/28/2009 6:02:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: cmj328

Don’t just start with Pete Sessions. Get rid of Bonehead Bohnior, McConnell, Steele as well.


6 posted on 10/28/2009 6:07:45 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: cmj328

agreed!


7 posted on 10/28/2009 6:10:39 AM PDT by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: cmj328
Democrat In All But Label Only ?

ML/NJ

8 posted on 10/28/2009 6:11:23 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: cmj328

Sorry, won’t join you. I’m happy we have so many people supporting Doug, but I can’t fault the national republican committees for supporting the choice of the local republican committees.

In this case, I COULD support them doing otherwise, because the pick was done so shadily, and the person chosen so out of the mainstream of republicanism. Generally, I’d be pissed if the national committee tried to overrule the local committee, because normally when that happens its because the local committee chose a good conservative.

If we are to take back the party, we need to do it from the grass roots, which means taking back the local committees, getting involved, and then counting on the national committee to support our nominees, even if they don’t like them.

It’s harder to do that if we go after the national committee for supporting the locally chosen republican, rather than supporting the republican who left the party to run as an independent.

(We have that happen all the time here, we pick good conservatives and the loser moderate gets mad and runs as an independent, draining off support and giving victory to the democrat. And just as much as we hate liberal republicans, the liberal republicans hate us conservatives, and so it’s best if we don’t punish the national committee simply for supporting the republican candidate — it’s what we normally want them to do, and something they don’t always do).

I do believe we shouldn’t give the NRCC Money, and we should write them and tell them to attack Owens instead of Hoffman (because their republican candidate would get more votes from Democrats anyway); we should also tell them to stop wasting money on a lost cause candidate (they do this all the time when the lost cause is a conservative), and instead throw all their money into the california race.

BTW, on the California race, The money there should be spent strictly on get-out-the vote efforts for republicans. We don’t want to raise general awareness, because if the democrats get too worked up, they’ll all show up for the election, and we need them to stay home.


9 posted on 10/28/2009 6:12:14 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: deport

Both. Sessions needs to pay a big price for this. He’s beyond RINO, he’s a traitor.


10 posted on 10/28/2009 6:12:36 AM PDT by cmj328 (Filibuster FOCA--a/k/a ObamaCare--or lose reelection)
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To: silverleaf
When primary season rolls around, we should start doing FR threads for each conservative candidate, so people can know who to support.

The only way to get back the Republican Party is to intensely focus on the primaries, to eliminate the RINOs and replace them with conservatives.

11 posted on 10/28/2009 6:13:07 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I used to think like you did.

But now they're putting out attack ads against the conservative candidate--his person, his beliefs, his positions.

More than de-funding, they need a severe punishing.

12 posted on 10/28/2009 6:15:29 AM PDT by cmj328 (Filibuster FOCA--a/k/a ObamaCare--or lose reelection)
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To: cmj328

More funny was when they put out an ad attacking Owens for supporting the stimulus package, when their own candidate also supports the stimulus package.

If I were Hoffman, I’d just run that same ad, with a text addition that says Dede supports it as well.


13 posted on 10/28/2009 6:47:28 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: cmj328

They better be real careful going negative, it may just send more Rs over to Hoffman.


14 posted on 10/28/2009 7:34:07 AM PDT by Darth Reardon (Im running for the US Senate for a simple reason, I want to win a Nobel Peace Prize - Rubio)
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To: cmj328

I think I need to send some money to the Hoffman campaign. The RNC really sucks!


15 posted on 10/28/2009 7:46:26 AM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: cmj328
Posting this to all pertinent threads, so these folks can no longer hide behind a faceless organization while they do their dirty work. The NRCC is doing *more* damage than Gingrich and even Steele. And they're doing it mostly behind the scenes -- Gingrich and Steele don't have to get re-elected next year, and every member of the NRCC executive committee does.

With that, I give you:

Photobucket

The National Republican Congressional Committee

Rep. John Carter, TX (in pic, far left)

Rep. Eric Cantor, VA (third from left)

Rep. John Boehner, OH (fourth from left)

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, WA

Rep. Pete Sessions, TX (sixth from left)

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, MI (not pictured)

Note: Rep. Mike Pence, second from left, strenuously objected to Scozzafava, and refused to endorse her or send her money. In retaliation, pro-leftist house members like those above anonymously told reporters that Pence isn't supporting Dede because he's anti-woman.

16 posted on 10/28/2009 8:19:14 AM PDT by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: cmj328

Sessions sent me an e-mail asking for $$$ I responded with a blistering reply that not one dime of my $$$ will go to his committee....I sent $$$directly to Hoffman.


17 posted on 10/28/2009 9:06:40 AM PDT by berkley
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To: cmj328
Waterboarding is too good for these scoundrels!!
18 posted on 10/28/2009 4:57:53 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (For once I AGREE with Obama. H1N1 IS a "national emergency". Stock MORE food, weapons, ammo, gold...)
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To: cmj328

Why would you be donating money to them anyway? Haven’t they done enough damage yet?


19 posted on 10/28/2009 5:02:18 PM PDT by surfer
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To: surfer

I may clueless, but I’m trying to figure out why the NRCC being condemned for supporting a Republican vs. someone who is independent and not a Republican? I realize he’s a conservative, and DS is a liberal Republican, so he’s more desirable than her. However, if he’s not running as a republican, why does the NRCC being scolded for supporting a Republican in the race, isn’t that their job?

Now I like what I see in Hoffman, but I don’t have a dog in this race; as I’m from Utah. I know the Republican is a liberal, and even as a R. myself, really don’t want her to win. We need as many strong conservatives as possible in the congress and senate, I agree. However, if he’s an independent, and is not running as a Repub., he’s essentially a rival or opponent. There is no getting around that fact, whether we like it or not!

Why are people on here criticizing the party for opposing him? He’s an opponent, isn’t he? Now am I reading this right? Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that people support this man individually. I hoping I don’t get attacked by some people for being a RINO, and not supporting ‘real’ conservatives! I know those posters are just waiting to pounce!

I do remember a number of posters who had a lot of warm praise for Pete Sessions at times in the past. Therefore, it’s strange to see/read about him being praised to the heavens before, and condemned as a RINO and a ‘traitor’ the next! Why, is he and other Repub.s praised as heroes one minute, and ‘traitors’ (RINOs)the next? Honestly, some people turn praise and condemnation at the flick of a switch on here!


20 posted on 10/31/2009 12:39:21 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: cmj328

No. The conclusion is that the NY GOP chairman, the buffoon who handpicked Dee Dee, needed to go. He is already gone.


21 posted on 10/31/2009 12:43:13 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Sorry, won’t join you. I’m happy we have so many people supporting Doug, but I can’t fault the national republican committees for supporting the choice of the local republican committees.

Thank you voice of reason.

22 posted on 10/31/2009 12:44:26 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: dsutah
"I may clueless, but I’m trying to figure out why the NRCC being condemned for supporting a Republican vs. someone who is independent and not a Republican?

You're stepping into this at the end! - He is a Republican, but his candidacy was sabotaged by the liberals that control the county committees. So he had to run from the outside.

23 posted on 10/31/2009 12:44:56 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: editor-surveyor
Hoffman was reported to have said that if he lost this race he would run in the 2010 Republican primary for this seat, as a Republican.
24 posted on 10/31/2009 12:54:12 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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To: KC_Conspirator
$700,000 in ads against Hoffman is the LOCAL chair's fault?

Pass the buck some more, chump. When are we going to LEADERSHIP in Washington? Fire Sessions now and replace him with Hoffman.

25 posted on 10/31/2009 12:55:11 PM PDT by cmj328 (Filibuster FOCA--a/k/a ObamaCare--or lose reelection)
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To: dsutah

I think given the choice of D or H...the GOP would have been a lot better off endorsing H (Hoffman) right from the beginning. I think the country really wants serious opposition to the Democrats in power (they have been hijacked by the Progressives) and RINO’s, liberal Republicans, etc whatever are not going to get the job done.

Likewise anyone that gets ACORN’s support, voted for the failed stimulus or gets endorsed by the Working Family Party...they have no business running at this point regardless of party - it is just a slap in the face of hardworking Americans.

I think a lot of people think Republicans should be Conservatives and not liberals...but that is exactly the problem. Republicans don’t stand for anything anymore...just big government just not quite as big as the Democrats.

We need to vote all of them out...get a strong true conservative base elected and really start fixing our country.


26 posted on 10/31/2009 3:48:36 PM PDT by surfer
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