Skip to comments.Scozzafava Endorses Democrat After Dropping Out of N.Y. Congressional Race
Posted on 11/01/2009 11:45:14 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Republican Dede Scozzafava endorsed her former Democratic opponent Sunday in the race for an upstate New York congressional seat, one day after Scozzafava dropped out of the contest.
Scozzafava dropped out after Conservative Party candidate Dough Hoffman experienced a late-in-the-game surge. But on Sunday, Scozzafava backed Democrat Bill Owens -- the announcement was made in a statement send out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
"I am supporting Bill Owens for Congress and urge you to do the same," she said. "In Bill Owens, I see a sense of duty and integrity that will guide him beyond political partisanship. He will be an independent voice devoted to doing what is right for New York. Bill understands this district and its people, and when he represents us in Congress he will put our interests first."
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The Onion Lives.. Right?
LOL!!!! Way to go GOP played for total and utter fools...
Paging Newt. Have a crow stew here for you to chew on.
ROFL - GMTA
Someone replied to a post I made on one of the threads yesterday giving Scozzafava props for “doing the right thing”... I think they should eat their words...
How’s that Newt?
GOP... YOU SUCK!
Gotta support that GOP for the sake of GOP, right? You were suckered and the PEOPLE recognized this.
Hey....Michael Steele.....it’s time for you to step DOWN! On your own.....of course, the Dems will welcome you with open arms!
LOL - here newtie, here newtie newtie. Something for you to chew on for a while. Good boy newtie. Now bark, beg, and roll over and play dead.
Gomer Pyle cue!
Don’t let the door kick you in the ass on the way out, Schizzofrizzy.
...and another example of why I'll never give another dime to the RNC.
This is what moderate and liberal republicans do. They would rather see democrats win than any hated conservative.
Can’t wait till Tuesday night!
As big of a loser as she was, the endorsement may be the kiss of death. Still....it’s an obvious and transparent sour grapes move directed at Palin and others who want to see a true conservative win the seat.
Newt and Steele and the GOP are looking dumber and dumber. I really hope this is a joke!
She’s taken lessons from R Lin Sphincter
I am tearing up my RNC membership card and tossing my lapel pin. This is a disgrace!!!
She dropped out because she was dividing the vote alright... she was dividing the liberals who couldn’t decide between her and Owens!
She had better resign from the party. She should no longer be welcome at local party functions.
Dede you ignorant __________ .
He should be held accountable for this debacle. Had she not gotten the nomination and GOP support in the first place she would have little credibility now in her endorsement. What was the GOP or Newt's endorsement of her about in the first place? Knowing that the basic principles of our free-market system are at risk by the current administration how can anyone who truly represents the Republican party endorse a democrat? She wasn't even a RINO. She's clearly a liberal who thought that it would be politically expedient for her to run as a Republican in that district. Or, she was encouraged to.
I don’t need to count the coins in that picture to guess there’s thirty pieces of silver, right?
So who looks like the bigger Arse right now Newt or Steele
People have been positing that operationally there is little difference between Republicans and Democrats, that they are in reality two heads of the same organization; I’m inclined to agree.
I think this might be good news. Her association with Hoffman might have damaged him. It is not as if those who were planning to vote for her will listen to her. Most of her votes would have come from those who were unsure of Hoffman’s victory and did not want to split the vote. It is doubtful that they will vote for a Democrat.
Tuesday will be a nice glass of STFU to the GOP establishment and the first of many.
In other words, Owens isn’t quite as liberal as she is, but closer than is Hoffman.
We can’t make up anything further out than what the RINOs and Democrats are already doing. We think of the worst and they prove we were optimistic.
Where are all the “vote for any republican” voices? More seriously, who’s going to tell Newt to STFU and go away?
What a shock! /sarc
I have to go with Newt. He should have known better.
Yep, I decided a while back to stop ALL support of the GOP. Let them get by, if they can, without my dollars.
Payback’s a b*tch! Figured her for a Dem anyway.
Now it’s the voters turn. Let’s see what they think.
And thats not only the real story, but that’s the end of this story.
The GOP is just going to have to step back and get out of our way...let us pick the candidates
And this is the person Gingrich and the GOP had endorsed.
Well, I rest my case...
The people saw through her but the GOP leadership didn’t.
We want conservatives, like the Republicans used to be.
We don’t want liberals, like the Republicans have become.
Shouldn’t have thanked the snake, Sarah...live and learn.
IIRC at the news conference announcing the suspension of her campaign she was asked if she would support Hoffman. She said she would quietly teleconference with GOP chairs before making a choice.
One can only assume that the majority of the NYS GOP chairs endorsed her support of the Democrat.
What's the collective noun for weasels?
Newt & Nancy sitting in a tree,
Trying to find a way to kill the GOP.
It is good that the RINOS are making themselves known. That way we know who to target.
Birds of a feather........
Nice, but I think Newt’s the... well... you know! ;-)
It figures the ugly RINO would take off her republican mask the day after Halloween.
She needs to take her friend in the NY House who was the County Chair that got her the nomination with her along with the Chair of NY GOP who turned a blind eye to the dirty tricks and lies to get her on the ballot.
Since she had already commented in the past she was thinking of becoming a Dem, that it was only a matter of time if she was elected before she would caucus with Pelosi.
Now the RNC needs to ask for their campaign contributions back along with anyone else who supported her.
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