Skip to comments.Chairman Long Writes Speaker Boehner on Wendy Long (Chairman gives Boehner the "what for")
Posted on 09/02/2012 8:52:35 PM PDT by Sun
The following is the text of a letter sent to US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, on August 31, by the Conservative Party of New York State Chairman Michael R. Long:
Dear Speaker Boehner:
New York State, in 2010, delivered more new GOP Congressmen to you than any other state in our Nation. They helped you become the Majority Leader and this year will help keep the GOP Majority in the House, in fact may even be part of giving you a bigger majority.
Why would you say there is "no significant US Senate race underway" when we both know that we are already fighting the enrollment numbers in this blue state? New York voters are concerned about the fiscal future of our nation and are looking for candidates who will go to Washington to make a difference.
(Excerpt) Read more at livingstonconservative.com ...
“New York State, in 2010, delivered more new GOP Congressmen to you than any other state in our Nation...”
Really? That’s very surprising. I know NY is a big state, but I was not aware of this.
Yes, very interesting.
The Wall Street Journal, A Smarter Approach to New York’s Banks
Why do senators Schumer and Gillibrand support a punitive approach to regulation?
By Wendy Long, August 14, 2012
Since the financial crisis began in 2008, four proposals for financial-industry reform have emerged. Only one will work, and it’s not the one imposed by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. Let’s review the options.
1. Break up the banks.
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio wants to cure “too big to fail” by chopping up the largest banks into smaller institutions. This approach has superficial appeal. If a banking institution is so big that its failure would cascade through the economy, it is arguably too big to exist. Read More...”
Reading this piece by Wendy Long, we can see why fiscal conservatives such as Steve Forbes, Grover Norquist, et al, are endorsing Wendy.
I actually found this great map on the NY Times site, well, more than a map....
Here is the link
You can narrow the results by state and it has a very nice grid that shows gains as well as wins. It’s very good, their election stuff is always excellent.
It appears NY added 5 republicans to their congressional delegation and that’s the most that I can find after poking around through the other big states.
My state, NJ is horrible. The Times has it Dems expect to win easily/dems expected to win narrowly/toss-ups/Rs expected to win easily/Rs expected to win narrowly
In NJ EVERYONE is expected to win easily (except for one toss-up open seat which did go R) and they all did, with at least 55% of the vote. We are so gerrymandered in this state, it’s a disgrace.
We had a big year 2 years ago. We have been busting our a$$es in certain areas and are doing the same this year. http://TEANewYork.com
“It appears NY added 5 republicans to their congressional delegation and thats the most that I can find after poking around through the other big states.”
WOW, VERY IMPRESSIVE and VERY ENCOURAGING!
And thanks for the map!
Good luck in NJ!!
Good luck, good luck to you. I was born & raised in NYC the child of 2 staunch republicans.
“We had a big year 2 years ago. We have been busting our a$$es in certain areas and are doing the same this year. http://TEANewYork.com “
“busting our a$$es” is paying off and thanks for your hard work!! Now we have to get the naysayers to do a little (or a lot) of the same!
The conservatives in NY, who just give up, are their own worst enemies. FIGHT conservatives FIGHT!!!!
Two strong conservatives that I’m working on right now are:
You have to remember that New York was ludicrously overrepresented by Democrats in districts that were historically Republican. At one point, the GOP was down to TWO out of 29 seats by mid-2009 (whereas we had 10 out of 29 going into the 2004 election, with the Dems gradually picking off some weak incumbents and open seats, dropping to 9, and then 6 with 2006 and 3 in 2008, and then 2 when Zero appointed one to a subcabinet post and the Dems won the special in an upset).
The GOP reclaimed 6 lost seats in November 2010, going back up to 8, and came close in 4 other seats (though we later lost Chris Lee’s seat when he resigned and the Dems again scored an unexpected upset in the special for what was the longest-held GOP seat left in the state — but we compensated for that by capturing the Weiner seat).
Ultimately, we are competitive for at least 14-15 of those 29 districts (and have held those at least at some point in the past two decades). With the redistricting and loss of two seats (to 27), there still is no reason we can’t take at least 10-12 of those with good and well-funded candidates (and at least 13 of the 27 are competitive for us).
As for New Jersey, there’s no reason we shouldn’t have a tie of 6-6 come November (the GOP already has 6, and with redistricting, the Dems forced to have Pascrell & Rothman run against each other, they’ve already lost a seat while we hold all of ours).
New York is one thing, but I really don’t get why NJ isn’t staunchly republican. Our state motto is Liberty & Prosperity!
Still, we did get lucky with that re-districting. And, as seems plain, incumbents are ENTRENCHED here, so I guess we can count on holding what we have.
I’m very glad Christie didn’t become the veep candidate, I hope he runs for re-election and wins and I hope he can do better in building up the party state wide. He hasn’t done much so far - I don’t know why that is, but, perhaps things will improve as time goes by.
New Jersey has always been a fairly competitive state. It has also, unfortunately, produced some truly horrible political figures (going back to George McClellan in 1864). Worse yet is the corruption and the liberal statism of both state parties. The last actual Conservative Governor was Charles Edison, then a Democrat, in 1940 (and he had to go on bended knee to the corrupt Boss Hague of Jersey City to get the nod).
Go back to the 1980s and you had Governor Tom Kean who won a sweeping reelection victory in 1985 (and getting even a substantial % of the Black vote), but he did next to zilch for the state GOP (and the “Republicans” he did try to help in those days were people like Albio Sires — yes, THAT Albio Sires) and the state swiftly fell to Flim-Flam Florio.
At least one good thing you can say about Florio is that in his midterm elections, the GOP won gargantuan majorities in the legislature. The bad news is with the execrable Christie Whitman beating Florio (and only narrowly in both her runs), she proceeded to piss away all those incredible gains with her statist leadership, and by the time DiFrancesco took over, it was all wiped out for good (and the parting shot from those establishment imbeciles was to sabotage Bret Schundler, a Conservative who should’ve been a national star, from succeeding them — indeed, you can thank both Chrissie and Donnie for the pervert McGreevey and all the 8 years of rotating Governor chaos that followed).
While Christie not Whitman is perhaps a slight improvement, I’ve been wary of him going back to his days as U.S. Attorney. He doesn’t “get it” on illegals and the same threat posed by Mohammandans to our way of life. He’s more sound and fury but little else. You may get 8 years out of him, but ultimately as with Kean & Whitman/DiFrancesco, will you get much else ?
Oh Lord, Sires was a republican? I have it on good authority that the man is as dumb as a box of rocks! I guess we were well rid of him.
And you are 100% correct about Schundler, the party completely betrayed him. That was all abortion uber alles stuff, disgusting. Also, I have heard there was a lot of resistance to vouchers.
But, he could have won, if he had had support and you are right that led to McGreevey and all that stuff.
I work in a law firm and it was pretty amusing the day McGreevy came out of the closet. 1/2 the people were completely shocked, to the other half it was old news.
I think The Onion had the best take on it. Their headline read:
TEARFUL HOMOSEXUAL ADMITS TO BEING GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY.
I saved that one.
Going back to Schundler, he is so typical of what happens when we have exceptional figures within our party, they often have to be "destroyed" for the threat they pose to the establishment. Truth be told, I think there are way too many rich country-clubber White Socialist bigots in the GOP that are terrified at the prospect of other Republicans that have the power to lead or appeal to other ethnic groups on the basis of Conservatism and increase their presence in the party. Sure, they can tolerate a few tokens (Sires under Kean), but a mass migration of thousands of brown-skinned people into the GOP whom they might actually have to fraternize with in positions of power ? Oh, the horror !
I think people forget how close McGreevey came to knocking off Whitman after just a single term (the myth that she was popular in the state is just that - she won in '93 solely because ANYONE who ran against Florio would've won, but she was about the worst person we could've ever put up, an elitist liberal snob and big gubmint statist). She didn't almost lose because McGreevey was so appealing, but because she was so viscerally disliked by so many Republicans. Like more than a few other so-called "Republicans", I think she was (is) nothing more than a closeted Democrat, one who could maximize damage to the GOP from within (Gov. William Weld of MA was another, Ah-nold out in CA -- and unfortunately, so is the present nominee for President, a big reason I've so vociferously opposed his candidacy for more than 6 years running).
Mike Long endorsed Patakifeller for Governor to get his family patronage jobs, and his party is notoriously soft on the public goon-yuns.
Both very good choices. Wendy is great, we had a rally for her here and raised some money for her. Our first meeting was a 2 hour one.
I was told about Kathy thru Jason McGuire we have also backed her. We have 7 candidates running for senate and she is one of them.
i vividly dreamed I was at a campaign strategy kick-off meeting. I was giving them brilliant ideas.
Then i woke up. Glad the nightmare is over. Keep me out of it.
I left the NY Conservative Party because of my differences with Mike Long’s RINO endorsements.
HOWEVER, I’m not going to bite my nose to spite my face, when he backs good candidates like Doug Hoffman, Wendy Long, et al.
From my email from Wendy’s campaign:
” we have some great news - more Victory Centers have opened!
Please reach out to your local Victory Center and volunteer any time you can. Any help you can provide - phone banking, lit drops, putting up lawn signs - WILL make a difference for Wendy Long and all of our Congressional candidates on Election Day. A list of Victory Centers in your community, with contact information for each, is included below.
Please e-mail our volunteer coordinator at email@example.com and let us know when and where you volunteered!
And as always, thank you for your continued support of Wendy Long, her campaign, and to the advancement of our beliefs of limited government and expanded freedom.
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“Both very good choices. Wendy is great, we had a rally for her here and raised some money for her. Our first meeting was a 2 hour one.
I was told about Kathy thru Jason McGuire we have also backed her. We have 7 candidates running for senate and she is one of them.”
That is so good to hear!
If Kathy Marchionne wins the GOP primaries, it will send both RINO McDonald and Cuomo a message that they can’t thwart the voters will and legislate gay so-called marriage. If we don’t weaken Cuomo now, we could have him as president some day. Yikes. He seems to be good a duping the public.
Anyone else think Boehner was drunk after Romney’s speech?
I don’t have much of an opinion on George McClellan as a politician, he sure was a lousy general.
That was messed up how the 1864 rat platform was for making peace and McClellan was allegedly for winning. Talk about schizophrenic.
Almost like the GOP being against Osamacare and yet nominating....oops never mind. ;d
I agree on McClellan’s military prowess. He screwed up the Seven Days’ Battles, at one point when Stonewall Jackson sat rather than reinforce advanced Confederate units that easily could have been surrounded and wiped out, swinging the whole battle. Then, again, at Antietam, he first ignored Lee’s exposed right flank until it was way too late, then insisted on charging across bridges when the creek itself was fordable. And, of course, he failed to follow up, ending the war in 1862.
Speaker Boehner is a nice man, but not tough enough, or astute enough, to be Speaker. I wish the Republican congresscritters would replace him with a stronger leader.
What’s your take on Whitman v. Bill Bradley? It seemed she got the nod for guv based on her near-victory then, so it probably wasn’t a surprise that she got nominated. Do you think she came off better then and just got worse later on?
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Bradley was caught in the Florio backlash, one reason he nearly lost in ‘90 (it would be a year later that the GOP would sweep landslides in the legislature — no Dem was safe). Whitman was outspent by some 10-to-1, but she expertly tied Bradley to Florio (had she had more money, she might’ve succeeded) and he just ran a terrible campaign (it also destroyed his viability for the ‘92 Presidential race and he was convinced he would lose to Congressman Dick Zimmer in ‘96 that he outright retired).
She didn’t win the nomination for Governor in ‘93 without a sweat, facing Kean’s former Attorney General, Cary Edwards (who held her to a 40-33% margin). Edwards had lost to Congressman Jim Courter in ‘89 for the right to face Florio in the prior Gubernatorial contest. As a Kean Republican, I don’t think Edwards would’ve been much better as a Governor than Whitman. As it was, Whitman never could get a majority of the vote (49% in ‘93 and just under 47% in ‘97), and she only beat both Florio and McGreevey by exactly 1%, pretty poor (especially in the ‘97 race).
Ultimately, yes, she came off as a giant-slayer in the early going with a bright future, but her decided preference for steering a left course and pissing off the base ultimately doomed her. She, of course, remains one of the most reviled RINOs in the country.
The 1864 RAT nominee reminds me a lot of their 2004 nominee. In both cases, they tried to run on an anti-war platform and blast the Republican president as a warmonger who is destroying civil liberties, then they nominated a "war hero" who promised he'd do a better job fighting that war. So did they want a truce or did they want to double down our the U.S. effort? Who knows.
Tell the base one thing and the swing voters another.
Video of Wendy Long’s interview on Fox and Friends this morning:
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