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GOP nominee endorses Democrat after stepping aside under pressure from right
The Hill ^ | 11-01-2009 | Tony Romm

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: acorn; betrayer; corruption; guttersnake; libturd; ny2009; ny23; rino; scozzafava
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Well, a RINO is always a RINO!
1 posted on 11/01/2009 1:01:40 PM PST by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Dede will announce a switch to the Dems soon I’m sure...good riddance to bad rubbish.


2 posted on 11/01/2009 1:03:06 PM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

and this shows the obama plan...get the republican out and replace him with either a dem or a republican who would do his bidding....screw this meglomainiac....go Hoffman

Get rid of acorn vote fixers

photo id to vote.


3 posted on 11/01/2009 1:04:11 PM PST by The Wizard
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

And will someone please remind me again WHY we are supposed to welcome these back-stabbing traitors into our party???


4 posted on 11/01/2009 1:04:39 PM PST by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012!!!!!)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

What this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt is that conservative Republicans were right about this all along.

This should also permanently destroy Newt’s reputation as a conservative.


5 posted on 11/01/2009 1:04:59 PM PST by Ikemeister
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
Boy, what a surprise.

not

6 posted on 11/01/2009 1:05:07 PM PST by redhead (They are running SCARED, folks! :o) Check out the Halfbaked Sourdough at mukluk.wordpress.com)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

That did not take long for her to show her real stripes. This is after she took all the Republican money. I had given her some credibility after she dropped out of the race but after his maneuver she has sank to the bottom of the gutter like the rest of the dimoKKKRATS. She has been smoked out as to her real identity.


7 posted on 11/01/2009 1:05:31 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Ol’Newt and Steele really know how to pick’em!


8 posted on 11/01/2009 1:05:49 PM PST by avacado
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

GOP nominee endorses Democrat after stepping aside under pressure from LEFT


9 posted on 11/01/2009 1:06:19 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Huh... You almost wonder if the rat WANTED her endorsement.
Anyway, Hoffman is sure to get a boost from this.


10 posted on 11/01/2009 1:06:21 PM PST by Lancey Howard (Go Phillies!)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

This makes her look like a jerk and Gingrich like a fool.

After he endorsed her, she does not have the courtesy to keep her mouth shut.

As for Newt, it rubs it in that he was a fool for not seeing just how far left she really is.

A really good case of rubbing his nose in it.

At this stage, his credibility is no better than hers.


11 posted on 11/01/2009 1:07:11 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

The one-party system in action.


12 posted on 11/01/2009 1:07:37 PM PST by devere
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

way to prove the point conservatives have been making....


13 posted on 11/01/2009 1:07:53 PM PST by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

It shouldn’t surprise anyone,,,


14 posted on 11/01/2009 1:08:12 PM PST by babygene
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

The GOP is not in the business of opposing the Democrats. The GOP is in the business of opposing Conservatives.


15 posted on 11/01/2009 1:08:24 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: wk4bush2004
And will someone please remind me again WHY we are supposed to welcome these back-stabbing traitors into our party???

Maybe the party "leaders" want their "big tent" to include back-stabbing traitors?

16 posted on 11/01/2009 1:08:27 PM PST by Lancey Howard (Go Phillies!)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
Yet, she doesn't have enough integrity to become a bona fide Democrat.
17 posted on 11/01/2009 1:09:04 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: PreciousLiberty

We conservatives tried to tell Steele and the party leadership that Scozzafava was a fake, but they didn’t LISTEN! See?


18 posted on 11/01/2009 1:09:38 PM PST by Elpasser
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

She’s probably a Democrat mole. I suspect there are a lot of them in the Republican Party.


19 posted on 11/01/2009 1:10:08 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: PreciousLiberty
Dede will announce a switch to the Dems soon I’m sure...good riddance to bad rubbish.

Exactly. Good riddance. She would have switched in office anyway, like Arlen Sphincter.

20 posted on 11/01/2009 1:11:03 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Big Giant Head

Here it is. Not a surprise.


21 posted on 11/01/2009 1:11:25 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (Proud Clinton-hater since 1998.)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
Talk about a "Teachable Moment"!

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.

.

22 posted on 11/01/2009 1:11:41 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: old curmudgeon

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.


23 posted on 11/01/2009 1:11:59 PM PST by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

The Good people of her NY assy district need to bounce her fat ass out of Albany too.


24 posted on 11/01/2009 1:12:57 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
GOP nominee endorses Democrat after stepping aside under pressure from right

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.

25 posted on 11/01/2009 1:13:26 PM PST by kabar
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To: Elpasser
We conservatives tried to tell Steele and the party leadership that Scozzafava was a fake, but they didn’t LISTEN! See?

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.

26 posted on 11/01/2009 1:13:31 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: All

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.


27 posted on 11/01/2009 1:13:53 PM PST by rbmillerjr (It's us against them...the Establishment RINOs vs rank and file...Sarah Palin or bust)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
DeDe should have a "D""D" next to her name.
Switch parties, lady, but see how much respect they give you.
28 posted on 11/01/2009 1:13:58 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

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.


29 posted on 11/01/2009 1:14:49 PM PST by ChuckHam
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

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!


30 posted on 11/01/2009 1:15:13 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Gingrich was on FOXNEWS this morning, and he couldn’t conceal his bitterness. Believe me, this is a HUGE defeat for him.


31 posted on 11/01/2009 1:18:29 PM PST by Ikemeister
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To: ClearCase_guy
They do NOT want Sarah Palin's chosen candidate to win the election. The GOP is at war with the Conservative base.

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.

32 posted on 11/01/2009 1:18:42 PM PST by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
If Boehner, Pete Sessions, Gingrich, et al thought they could get away with it, I bet they would endorse the donk, too.

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:

Photobucket

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.

33 posted on 11/01/2009 1:18:48 PM PST by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


34 posted on 11/01/2009 1:19:23 PM PST by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: devere

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.


35 posted on 11/01/2009 1:19:43 PM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“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!!!!!!!!!


36 posted on 11/01/2009 1:20:23 PM PST by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012!!!!!)
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To: Ikemeister

I wonder if Newt & Steele “encouraged” DeDe to endorse Owens as payback ?


37 posted on 11/01/2009 1:20:38 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


38 posted on 11/01/2009 1:22:04 PM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: avacado
Ol’Newt and Steele really know how to pick’em!

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.

39 posted on 11/01/2009 1:22:07 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
She’s probably a Democrat mole. I suspect there are a lot of them in the Republican Party.

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?)

40 posted on 11/01/2009 1:22:26 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Elpasser

She’s not a fake. She fits in very well with the Gingrich-Steele view of being a Republican.

They endorsed her because she is one of them.


41 posted on 11/01/2009 1:23:28 PM PST by Z in Washington
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To: ellery

bttt your post


43 posted on 11/01/2009 1:24:24 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

This is good..we need to let the leftists in our party know that they might as well become Dems because we will not support them. I’m glad this happened. I think she just assured the Conservative victory.


44 posted on 11/01/2009 1:25:00 PM PST by Hildy
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To: wk4bush2004
The Party of Reagan is being resurrected, led by SARAH PALIN!!!!!!!!!

Sounds like a line from the "Blues Brothers"

"We're putting the band back together."


45 posted on 11/01/2009 1:25:26 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: ellery
Note: Rep. Mike Pence, second from left, strenuously objected to Scozzafava, and refused to endorse her or send her money.

Thanks for this bit of news...the more I see or hear from Mike Pence, the more I like him. I think he and Mrs. Palin should have lunch sometime.
46 posted on 11/01/2009 1:26:00 PM PST by LostInBayport (When the riders in the cart outnumber those pulling the cart, the cart stops moving. My back hurts.)
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To: Psalm 144
There's a clip on Youtube of Oswald Mosley, British Fascist leader of the 1930's making a speech which is pretty striking.

I have nothing good to say about fascists! But Mosley makes an interesting point -- he's outside on a platform, speaking to a crowd of workers and he describes the new coalition in the national government. "Ramsey McDonald, and Stanley Baldwin! In the same national government! With their arms around each others' necks --Dear old pals! Do you see? They've always been ALL THE SAME!"

47 posted on 11/01/2009 1:26:13 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The GOP is at war with the Conservative base.

That can't be said often enough.

48 posted on 11/01/2009 1:26:22 PM PST by Z in Washington
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To: Ikemeister

Newt needs to learn who he works for!


49 posted on 11/01/2009 1:26:34 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
I predicted this the day she dropped out.

[Paging Mr. Newt Gingrich. Please pick up the White Courtesy Phone.]

50 posted on 11/01/2009 1:26:43 PM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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