Hoffman Concedes

Just moments ago, both CNN and Fox News declared Democrat Bill Owens the winner of NY23.

The biggest disappointment here is that  this truly was such a hard fought battle for Hoffman who lagged in 3rd place behind the original Republican (RINO) candidate and Owens for the past several weeks.  It wasn’t until Sarah Palin endorsed him 13 days ago that he had begun to pick up speed.  After just one week of soaring in the polls, the soar-losing liberal-Republican dropped out and took her few loyalists with her to tip the scale for Owens – even though Owens supports a public option for health care, something the liberal-leaning Scozzofava claimed to oppose.  Scozzofava even worked tirelessly phoning voters of the district stomping for Owens.

This was a god-awful case of bad timing.  Because there was no primary in this district, a committee of closed-door politicians selected the candidates FOR the voters.  With just 13 days under his belt as the head candidate against Owens, Hoffman lost by – get this – 3 lousy percentage points with the candidates virtually splitting the counties in half.

If the district had allowed the constituents the opportunity to vote in a primary, Hoffman could have had a much larger chance at having the luxury of competing with ample campaign funding giving him the victory he deserved tonight.

This seat will be up again in one year – it will be interesting to see if Hoffman comes back for a fair and decent first class campaign enjoyed by both Scozzofava and Owens.

One thing is for sure, Scozzofava and her behavior during this entire display of fairness and democracy should be a lesson to us all going forward with regard to RINOS – they are never to be trusted again!

Now, I will leave it up to Mel or Phil to gloat about the massive wins in New Jersey and the entire state of Virginia.  🙂

The Referendum

Obama and his henchmen (and mouthpieces in the media) have already begun to spin tonight’s elections.  They insist that the elections are strictly local and NOT a referendum on Obama’s and the Dem Congress’ performance thus far.  Bullshit!  Here are the races.  As long as I’m awake, I will post comments regarding the races as results come in.

VIRGINIA

There are the races for governor and all statewide races including the Virginia Assembly.  Projections are that the GOP will make gains across the board.  There is a potential for the GOP to sweep the state’s big 3 offices – Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General.  Late polls show Republican Robert McDonnell with a 10+% lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds for governor.

NEW JERSEY

Chris Christie (R) is going up against incumbent Dem, Jon Corzine for New Jersey’s governor.  Corzine has run the state into ruins and jacked up taxes.  This is a close race.  Corzine has spent millions of his billions on this race.  It’s too close to call, but this would be a major upset in a deep blue state.

NEW YORK 23RD

A race for New York’s 23 rd US House Congressional District pits Doug Hoffman (C) versus Bill Owens (D).  As you all know, the liberal Republican dropped out a few days ago and gave her personal support to the Democrat.  Owens is a life-long Republican with conservative values.  Late polls show him with a slight lead even after the departure of the pseudo-Republican.  This would make a major statement concerning Obama and the Dems in Congress.  Additionally, it would send a sharp message to the GOP establishment.  Stay tuned.

Obama and Biden have assisted the national Dems in pouring all their resources into each state.  So when the media and the White House downplay the importance of these results – don’t believe them for a damned minute.  The fact that the Dems are so concerned with these “petty local elections” show that they take them seriously.  There is a statement to be made here.  I hope the message goes for our side.  These are all 3 states that voted for Obama last time around.  The Dems and the White House have shown some urgency in all three states.  They know the implications.

Payback

The entire country has been attracted to the itty-bitty NY23 race, in which three candidates had entered: Republican Dede Scozzafava, Democrat Bill Owens and Independent Doug Hoffman. Hoffman had attempted to get the Republican nomination, but for reasons nobody has been able to figure out, the GOP endorsed Scozzafava, a pro-abortion, pro-stimulus, pro-big labor and pro-ACORN far-left winner of the Margaret Sanger Award. That was when Hoffman entered as an Independent.

The race took on monumental proportions and pretty soon the whole country was watching. Scozzafava had for a long time supported ACORN, then in the wake of the Biggovernment.com sting videos she said she’d have voted against giving them taxpayer support. She refuses, though, to distance herself from other groups, such as the SEIU and the Working Families Party. WFP is being investigated for voter fraud currently, with no fewer than 20 people finding that when they signed for what they thought was an absentee ballot, they were actually signing a ballot already filled out in their names–and entered for candidates they wouldn’t have voted for.

Newt Gingrich, after sitting down on the big, fluffy global warming couch with Nasty Pelosi, gave Scozzafava the GOP’s official endorsement. The controversies kept on, though. Not the least of those were Scozzafava refusing to debate publicly with Hoffman, then turning around and holding a press conference in front of Hoffman’s campaign headquarters during which she scolded HIM for refusing to engage her in a debate. The Republican party spent upwards of $1 million on Scozzafava’s campaign.

Shortly after Sarah Palin got involved, though, by backing Doug Hoffman, Scozzafava dropped out of the race. Then she generously repaid the Republican party’s backing and financing by–get this–backing Democrat candidate Bill Owens.

I’m pretty sure everybody tried to tell the Republican party that backing Scozzafava was a bad idea. Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, HotAir, Politico, everybody–all of the conservative bloggers who have traditionally been involved with the GOP–cried foul when they nominated Scozzafava. They didn’t listen. Now that she’s quit, we’ve been proven right. She’s defected.

The Republican party should listen and listen well. Conservatives are tired of the pandering to liberals and Democrats. The Democrats won because you couldn’t give us a true conservative, and the more you put folks like this up for us to vote for, you’re going to lose more and more support. Fair warning.

You deserve the payback you got from Scozzafava. You were stupid enough to endorse that pit viper in GOP costume, you deserve what she did. I’d rather have more independents than Republicans in office at this point because you’re no longer the party I remember from years ago.

Moveon.org Afraid of our little Sarah?

Tuesday’s upcoming election in NY23 is going to be quite a media blitz.  According to this article, Democrats – some of the big ones – are frightened at Sarah Palin’s influence as it states:

On Wednesday, MoveOn.org warned that a “bizarre House race in upstate New York could end up giving a big national boost to Sarah Palin and the far right.”

What’s even better?  The article is right on the ever-so-reliable and ever-so-frantic Huffington Post.
Where are the liberals to tell us how irrelevant and powerless Sarah Palin is when we really need them?

Sarah Palin Gets Results!

When news broke last week that Sarah Palin was endorsing the third-party but more-conservative candidate; Doug Hoffman in NY, an independent poll had Doug Hoffman in third place at 23% trailing the Democrat and the RINO endorsed by Newt Gingrich.  Just Friday, Newt declared support for Hoffman ‘a mistake’ as he continues to give his support to the pro-abortion RINO, Dede Scozzafava.

After Palin’s announcement, Doug Hoffman raised an amazing $116,000 in one day and in a newly released independent poll today, Hoffman has soared to first place.

I hope Newt is paying attention.  I regard the man with so much respect and cannot believe he doesn’t notice the country’s crave for real conservative values.  As bad as I feel for Newt’s dissent, I am thrilled that once again; however, we are reminded of the sheer power that Sarah Palin possesses over public opinion.