There will be a special election in New York’s 20th Congressional District on March 31st. This is the election to replace Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand who took over Hillary’s Senate seat. The candidates are Scott Murphy (D) and Jim Tedisco (R). This Upstate New York district has been traditionally Republican. Voters in the district elected Gillibrand in 2006 over Republican John Sweeney who had a detestable ethical track record. Sweeney was linked to Abramoff and was into the whole DWI/domestic violence BS. No wonder.
The point of this post is not to trash Sweeney (good riddance). It’s a call to action. This special election has enormous implications. Jim Tedisco is a guy we need in Congress. The GOP grassroots is being asked to heed the call and donate to Tedisco. I’m going to donate, and I hope everyone else will as well.
Murphy is dangerous and will goosestep with Nancy Pelosi in the House. I have a hard time believing that the good folks of New York’s 20th Congressional District would elect someone like Scott Murphy. Consider this –
As a Senior Editor for the Harvard Perspective, Murphy approved and signed onto this garbage regarding the ROTC:
The values enforced by the military — submission to authority, unquestioning obedience, and a hierarchy of power — are contrary to the University’s values of independence, thoughtful inquiry, and equality for all.”
“Bringing ROTC on campus is not the best way of helping the economically disadvantaged.”
“We, as editors of Perspective, firmly believe all people should have the right to choose whether or not to be in the military, but we believe a university must not sanction a philosophy that is founded on an unquestioning submission to authority.”
Pure trash. And it gets better from here –
Scott Murphy, the Democrat running for New York’s 20th open seat, is sure to be wincing at all the attention on President Obama’s appointment picks who failed to pay their taxes.
Murphy is opposing Republican Jim Tedisco for the seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Kristin Gillibrand and the GOP already has their hands full of opposition research.
The New York Department of Taxation put out a lien in Murphy’s Small World Software Company in 1999 for $20,805. He paid up but the state had two other liens, worth about $750 combined, still outstanding.
The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee issued a statement saying Murphy was “taking lessons in tax evasion from his party’s elite.”
Hilarious. I guess if things don’t go well for Murphy in this House race – he can always grab a seat in Obama’s cabinet. Maybe Undersecretary of the Treasury under Tim Geithner.
The point here is – this special election is important. The Conservative Revolution has been launched. This is our first chance to prove that we are serious.
Yeah….so what? A dumb special election in upstate New York. Doesn’t matter, right?
If we are going to have any essence of momentum going into 2010, we have to start somewhere. This is ground zero. If you are happy with Obama, Reid and Pelosi – ignore it. If not, get up off your asses and do something. It’s time to mobilize folks. No more sitting on the sidelines. Our nation is about to slide into socialist obscurity. And our only recourse is to slow this with the Congressional elections of 2010.
This special election is a precursor to 2010. We need to start now. The GOP grassroots is asking for $20 in the effort. That’s not a lot in the grand scheme of things and considering the ramifications of the Democrat stranglehold on this nation. Go here to donate please.