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Posted on 11/01/2009 1:01:39 PM PST by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
GOP nominee endorses Democrat after stepping aside under pressure from right By Tony Romm - 11/01/09 03:28 PM ET The Republican in a New York House race that has become a symbol of the divisions within the GOP endorsed her former Democratic rival Sunday, a sharp snub to the third-party conservative who forced her out of the race.
Dede Scozzafava, who'd been chosen by local Republican leaders to try to hold the seat for the GOP, instead threw her support behind Democrat Bill Owens -- only a day after she unexpectedly backed out of the tough, three-way special election.
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Here it is. Not a surprise.
Call it our version of ..."Card Check" (nyuk, nyuk, nyuk).
Waiting for Mister Gingrich to TRY to weasel-out of this, but it will not work.
So be it.
This may be a very good step towards regaining control of the GOP as it shows most of the current crop for the political power whores they are.
The Good people of her NY assy district need to bounce her fat ass out of Albany too.
Who forced her out? Bad polls and no money are the reasons, not the "right." She could have stayed in, but she didn't want to finish in third place.
Lord knows I have no proof, but I suspect that the GOP requested that she throw her support to the Democrat. The Republican establishment does NOT want a third party win. They do NOT want Sarah Palin's chosen candidate to win the election. The GOP is at war with the Conservative base.
Not news, just more apparent than ever.
This proves that the RNC needs an antiseptic cleaning.
Time to get the McCain tools out of there.
Nice job by Newt,Steele,Boehner...et al.
She isn’t a RINO!! She’s a Dim! Newt and the rest of the Repubs better get on board with us or their going down. Glad she showed her true colors. Bye bye bitch.
I tried to comment on this on Michael Steeles Facebook page, it vanished instantly. The High Poobahs got played for fools again, and they ain’t happy!
Gingrich was on FOXNEWS this morning, and he couldn’t conceal his bitterness. Believe me, this is a HUGE defeat for him.
So, so true and utterly crystal clear. The minute Palin went public with her support for Hoffman, this race became about nothing but Palin v. Establishment GOP.
If the National Republican Congressional Committee had not endorsed, funded and staffed Scozzafava's campaign, she would have had to drop out many weeks ago. They have done *more* damage than Gingrich and Steele, while hiding behind the faceless NRCC organization.
As of this morning, Boehner, the head of the NRCC, was still pushing "moderates" and the big tent: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2375879/posts.
With that, I give you:
The National Republican Congressional Committee
Rep. John Carter, TX (in pic, far left); DC office: (202) 225-3864
Rep. Eric Cantor, VA (third from left); DC office: (202) 225-2815
Rep. John Boehner, OH (fourth from left); DC office: (202) 225-6205
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, WA; DC office: (202) 225-2006
Rep. Pete Sessions, TX (sixth from left); DC office: (202) 225-2231
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, MI (not pictured); DC office: (202) 225.8171
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.
P.S. That’s why I believe there will be foul play from both Dems and Repubs in NY23 in order to ensure a Hoffman loss.
The one-party system in action.
Precisely. Like the false choice between Mensheviks and Bolsheviks. Rival factions, but both communists.
The GOP will either disappear into oblivion, or find a ‘use’ as a false front subsidiary of the Social Democrats.
“The GOP is at war with the Conservative base.”
And by declaring war on us, they are making a HUGE mistake! We won’t be pawns of the RNC; we are fighting back and we’re gonna win!
The Party of Reagan is being resurrected, led by SARAH PALIN!!!!!!!!!
I wonder if Newt & Steele “encouraged” DeDe to endorse Owens as payback ?
The GOP is not in the business of opposing the Democrats. The GOP is in the business of opposing Conservatives.
And securing our efforts and donations to defeat ourselves.
Outed. Exposed. Revealed.
GOP = Game Over, Pukes.
Steele DID NOT pick this woman. The NY Republican Committee did this.
It is Steele's job to support Republican candidates,. He did his job.
Newt showed us all what a fool he really is.
Wasn't there a certain high ranking Republican who voted for Obama? I can't remember his name right now: but it was certainly a black mark against him, generally speaking. (Should I have used a comma instead of a colon?)